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George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill seen across Dogue Creek in Mount Vernon (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Man in Connolly’s Office Attack Tied to Earlier Assault — “The suspect is accused of attacking another person shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday. He approached a woman sitting in her car in the Chantilly area, asked her if she was white and then smashed her windshield with a bat, police said. He’ll be charged with a hate crime and destruction of property.” [NBC4]

Youngkin Vetoes Undergrounding Utilities Bill — “On Friday, May 12, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin vetoed legislation that would have funded an underground electricity distribution line along Route 1 in Fairfax County in support of the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit project. The legislation had passed unanimously in both the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate.” [On the MoVe]

Police Still Looking for Suspect in Culmore Shooting — “Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau continue to investigate last week’s non-fatal shooting in Culmore.” Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect based on surveillance footage from the May 10 incident, which occurred near a 7-Eleven in the 3300 block of Glen Carlyn Drive. [FCPD]

Reston Area Primed for Housing to Replace Offices — “The Reston-Herndon area saw a 112% spike in Class-A multifamily rents over the three years ending March 31 — the largest of any submarket in the D.C. region, according to Delta Associates’ first-quarter multifamily report…With all this demand, the obsolete office parks that dot the area are due for a reckoning, panelists said.” [Bisnow]

Possum With Babies Relocated From Chantilly Park — “A few weeks ago, our incredible Park Specialist, Kiersten, at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park successfully relocated a mother opossum who was eating out of the trash can. The can was gently lowered so Mom could climb out with all babies tucked away in her pouch. Thank you, Kiersten, for ensuring the mommy and babies were safe and unharmed!” [FCPA/Facebook]

Food Scrap Disposal Expands to All Farmers Markets — “Each of the Park Authority’s 10 Farmers Markets now include food scrap disposal sites where customers can dispose of food waste to be composted. This expansion is the result of a highly successful pilot program that experienced strong customer support in 2022.” [FCPA]

FCPS Settles on Graduation Venue for Next Five Years — “The Fairfax County School Board on May 11 unanimously approved a $500,000-per-year, sole-source contract with Monumental Sports & Entertainment to rent EagleBank Arena at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus for graduation ceremonies. The contract will run for five years and have a total value of $2.5 million.” [Gazette Leader]

Family Bicycle Ride This Weekend in Vienna — “This Sunday at 10:30 am, join Vienna’s Bicycle Advisory Committee for a 6.3-mile family bike ride on local trails and low-volume streets. The ride starts and ends, rain or shine, at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE. Helmets required.” [Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling/Twitter]

It’s Tuesday — Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%, with possible showers between 1 p.m. and 2 a.m. []

Recent Stories

Good Friday 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…

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In the future, people who earn more than Fairfax County’s median income will likely no longer be able to buy workforce housing. A task force recommended to the Board of…

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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