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People cross Leesburg Pike (Route 7) near the Spring Hill Metro station in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Missing Oakton Man’s Car Found — “Shenandoah National Park announced Wednesday morning that a gray Honda belonging to Mateo Luis Cabo Zevallos, 21, was found in a parking lot at mile 21 on Skyline Drive. Zevallos was last seen May 5 leaving his home in Oakton en route to George Mason University.” [Inside NoVA]

First Ride Suggests I-66 Trail Criticisms Merited — The newly opened 66 Parallel Trail segment between the Vienna Metro and Cedar Lane is “not a very pleasant ride, but it’s not as bad as the pictures make it out to be,” DCist’s transportation reporter says. On the upside, the trail has “direct connections to places people want to go,” but concerns about noise and vehicle fume exposure in places next to the highway “bear out.” [DCist]

Dulles Airport Could Let VIPs Skip Terminal — “The airports authority is advancing plans for a VIP remote passenger processing service for commercial airline flights at Dulles. A committee of the authority’s board voted Wednesday to issue a presolicitation for a firm to develop, lease and operate the facility at 45041 Compass Court…Departing passengers would be transported directly to their scheduled commercial aircraft from the new facility.” [Washington Business Journal]

Dulles Toll Road Revenues Rise — “A post-COVID back-to-work culture, aided by some help from Mom Nature, helped fill the Dulles Toll Road’s coffers during the opening third of the year. Toll Road revenues for the first four months of 2023 stood at $66.5 million, up 33 percent from a year before and 7.6 percent above budget, according to figures reported May 17 by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.” [Gazette Leader]

FCPD Hires IT Director — “Chief Davis from Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) is pleased to welcome Smitha Tumuluri as the new Director of its Information Technology (IT) Bureau…Director Tumuluri will work with FCPD’s administrative and uniformed team leaders to develop IT strategies and solutions that align with the agency’s mission.” [FCPD]

Oakton HS Student Wins State Beauty Pageant — “Ashley Wang is a sophomore making history beyond the pageant stage. Ashley is the first East Asian and the second Asian to win the title of Miss Virginia Teen USA…As Ashley gears up to represent Virginia in the Miss Teen USA competition, she is spreading a message of self-love and encouraging everyone to embrace the unique qualities that make them different.” [FCPS/Facebook]

Lorton Picnic Area Is Getting Restrooms — Fairfax County Park Authority contractor, Bright Construction Group, will be mobilizing next week to build the Laurel Hill Central Green Restroom. Expected to finish in spring 2024, the $2.5 million “project includes construction of a restroom facility, accessible walkway and supporting infrastructure to include sanitary sewer, electric and water lines.” [FCPA]

County’s Oldest Boy Scout Troop Reaches 95th Anniversary — “Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, parents, grandparents, elected leaders, Boy Scout officials, and former scouts celebrated the 95th anniversary of Troop 150 on May 15…Troop 150 is the oldest troop in Fairfax County still operating and is among the oldest in Northern Virginia.” [Annandale Today]

It’s Friday — Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. At night: A chance of showers after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. []

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…

Reston Association is seeking candidates for its 2024 Board of Directors’ election. Four seats are open for the election, which will take place in March. Specifically, two at-large director seats…

Zombies, pirates and other virtual characters are about to be unleashed on Tysons, just in time for Christmas. Sandbox VR will launch its new virtual reality gaming experience at 1656…

Do the holidays have you stressed and busy? Worry not about what to wear as Live Fairfax has the Style Survival Guide for this season!

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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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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