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Tysons Blvd at night (photo by John Lee/Twitter)

Police Share Plans for Future DUI Checkpoints — “Throughout the year, our Fairfax County DUI squad will host sobriety checkpoints throughout the County. District stations will also host sobriety checkpoints, between the hours are 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. The focus is to recognize those community members who are impaired and get them off the streets safely.” [FCPD]

Dead Bodies Found in Culmore and Groveton — “Two dead bodies were found in different areas of Fairfax County hours apart Saturday, police said. One body was found behind a business at the 3300 block of Glen Carlyn Drive…Hours later, officers responded to a call about another body found at the 7100 block of Mint Place” [WUSA9]

Cause of Mount Vernon Boat Fire Still Unknown — Fairfax County fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a boat in the 4800 block of Tarpon Lane around 7:16 p.m. on May 4. Two people got injured in the fire and were transported to a hospital, while the boat “is considered a total loss.” [FCFRD]

Tysons Office Buildings Up for Sale — Tysons Concourse — a pair of seven-story office buildings at 1593 Spring Hill Road — has been put on the market by owner AG-ARC Tysons Concourse Owner LLC. Built in 1986, the “Class A” offices were renovated in 2017 and “could attract new tenants, or else be redeveloped with ‘at least’ 1.2 million square feet of new uses, ‘including multifamily, townhomes, and/or senior living,'” marketing materials say. [Washington Business Journal]

Less Plastic Bag Litter Seen in First Year of Tax — Fairfax County’s 5-cent tax on plastic bags generated about $2.3 million in revenue over its first year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2022, according to the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination. The executive director of Clean Fairfax says the nonprofit has found “fewer plastic bags…during stream monitoring and litter cleanup events” since the tax began. [Fairfax Times]

McLean Boys’ Rowing Team Wins State Title — “Nate McClafferty, the McLean boys’ rowing coach, and Russell Topp, the Wakefield girls’ coach, both told their rowers to prepare to race in the afternoon. Both teams got their second shot, and as the thunder held off at the Occoquan River at Sandy Run Regional Park in Fairfax County, both the McLean boys (4 minutes 42.6 seconds) and the Wakefield girls (5:21.7) emerged as state champions.” [The Washington Post]

FCPS Music Teachers in Running for Grammy Award — “Alberto Rodriguez (above), orchestra director at Mount Vernon High School, and Ær Queen (below), music teacher at Braddock Elementary School, have been selected as quarterfinalists for the 2024 GRAMMY Music Education Award. They are among 212 teachers from across the country being recognized for having made an significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education.” [FCPS]

Solo Artist Shows Now Open in McLean — “From ironic sculptures skewering modern technology to naturalistic wood sculptures and colorful abstract paintings, the latest solo shows at the McLean Project for the Arts exude variety and challenge viewers…The shows opened April 13 and will run through June 10.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Monday — Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. North wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 7 mph. []

Photo by John Lee/Twitter

Recent Stories

Good Wednesday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Fairfax Connector will pull into the Fairfax County Government Center soon for its first-ever Winterfest. Space is quickly disappearing for the public bus system’s holiday event, which will take place…

A solo exhibition by sculptor and microbiologist Kendall Buster will descend on Reston’s Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art on Dec. 9. The exhibit, SEED, is presented in conjunction with Buster’s…

A coffee shop inspired by Saudi Arabia’s cafe culture is now bringing that hip energy to both Tysons malls.

Shotted has gained a loyal following, especially within the D.C. area’s Muslim community, since opening a kiosk at Tysons Corner Center in 2020. Three years later, Shotted has expanded for the first time with a new branch in Tysons Galleria.

Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!

Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.

For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.

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The Nutcracker presented by the Ravel Dance Company

The Ravel Dance Company will present the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker. It is Christmas Eve and the Stahlbaum family’s daughter Clara has received a Nutcracker from the mysterious toymaker and godfather Herr Drosselmeyer. Follow her journey through the Pine

Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Fellowship Square, improving the lives of 800+ older adults with very limited income and resources by providing affordable housing and supportive services.

Experience a festive holiday fundraiser complete with savory wines & craft beers, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, exciting


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