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FFXnow Daily Debrief for May 12, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 6 articles that were read a total of 8331 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (May 12, 2023)…

  1. Homelessness continues to increase in Fairfax County, especially among families with kids
  2. Reston Farmers Market returns with more vendors, parking constraints
  3. County bans overnight commercial parking on downtown McLean street

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. IT company to expand Reston HQ, add 90 jobs (22463 views)
  2. University seeks to open new campus in Herndon office buildings (12016 views)
  3. BREAKING: Pedestrian dies after crash involving fire engine in Reston (3580 views)
  4. Artificial intelligence and data firm signs lease at Reston Station (3080 views)
  5. Fire engine that hit woman in Reston didn’t see her in road, police say (2763 views)
  6. New performing arts center, hotel proposed in Old Town Fairfax (2182 views)
  7. Data center boom prompts Fairfax County to take new look at rules, environmental impacts (2158 views)
  8. DEVELOPING: Police look for suspect in shooting near Culmore 7-Eleven (2060 views)
  9. Yama Chen’s Sushi has opened at last in Vienna (1970 views)
  10. Residents, school board member raise traffic safety concerns around Reston schools (1412 views)
  11. Mosaic District’s Four Sisters to close on Mother’s Day after 30 years (1110 views)
  12. Overhaul of county zoning ordinance approved again, despite opposition (1108 views)
  13. County allows more sip-and-stroll style events at Reston Town Center (1074 views)
  14. Report: Mars Inc. eyes Tysons office for temporary HQ in anticipation of expansion (1034 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday in Fairfax County, from our event calendar.

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

🌥 Saturday’s forecast

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We hope you have a great weekend! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

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Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!

Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art

Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!

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The Dragons Concord is now open at 11215L Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030! After some delays with construction, we’ve finally opened our doors and are accepting tabletop gamers of all types to come down and enjoy our tailored gaming space.

We have 7 tables exclusively dedicated to TTRPG and Miniature wargaming, including 3 custom gaming tables in their own private, themed gaming rooms. This isn’t the normal game store and while we do have a selection of harder to find retail in the back, our focus is on providing play space and gaming services such as an active roster of storytellers with regular scheduled games you can book through our website or Meetup (

If you’ve been wanting to get into tabletop or miniature gaming, but haven’t because you couldn’t find a group or a comfortable place to play, come down and check us out!

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Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun

Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!

Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!

• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all

Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker

Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road


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