Reminder: Richmond Highway Speed Limit Lowered Today — The speed limit on Richmond Highway (Route 1) will decrease from 45 to 35 mph between I-495/I-95 and Mount Vernon Highway, starting today (Tuesday). The change is intended to improve safety on the roadway, which has seen at least 12 fatal pedestrian crashes since 2015. [DCist]
Missing Oakton Man Found Dead in Shenandoah — “The body of missing George Mason University student, Mateo Cobo Zevallos, 21, was believed to be found Sunday afternoon around 12:15 p.m. at Shenandoah National Park, according to the National Park Service.” The Fairfax County Police Department confirmed yesterday (Monday) that Zevallos was found deceased, with no foul play suspected. [WUSA9]
Police Investigate Springfield Commercial Burglary — “Police responded to the burglary at Smoke Bazaar, 6715 Backlick Road in Springfield, around 14:40 a.m. Sunday. According to police, a stolen 2013 silver Hyundai Elantra was driven through the storefront, and four suspects entered. The suspects stole merchandise and left in a stolen 2019 black Hyundai Elantra.” [Patch]
Herndon Digital ID Company Acquired — “Herndon’s Airside Mobile Inc. has sold itself to a London identity verification firm, a deal it completed late last year but is only now disclosing.” The firm, Onfido, has turned Airside’s 2,000-square-foot office at 13500 Dulles Tech Way into its new U.S. headquarters. The now-combined companies sell technology that helps businesses verify identities. [Washington Business Journal]
Bailey’s Crossroads Has a New Thai Restaurant — “Mum Aroi, the new restaurant that replaced Rabieng at 5892 Leesburg Pike in Bailey’s Crossroads features the cuisine of northeastern Thailand with a modern twist…Mum Aroi, which means ‘delicious’ in Thai, opened [last] week after the longtime owners, the Duangrat family, decided it was too much to maintain two restaurants.” [Annandale Today]
Herndon Church Provides Education on Drug Addiction — “Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon…opened its doors [on Sunday] to facilitate an important but often uncomfortable conversation on drugs and addiction. The church held its first Drugs & Addiction event, in response to rising overdose numbers across Fairfax County and concerns expressed by the congregation.” [ABC7]
Free Train Rides Offered on Fridays — “Virginia Railway Express is going fare-free on Fridays this summer. The commuter rail service announced Monday that from June 2 to Sept. 1, all Friday rides will be free.” VRE reported an uptick in ridership when it offered free rides last September in response to Metro’s Yellow and Blue line shutdowns. [Inside NoVA]
Spring Concerts Return to Meadowlark Gardens — The Virginia Chamber Orchestra is once again delivering a “Music in the Gardens” concert series at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. Taking place at 3 p.m. this Sunday (May 28) and on June 11 and 25, the concerts are free, but admission to the park is $3 to $6. [VCO]
It’s Tuesday — Partly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 7 to 10 mph. At night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind 3 to 8 mph. [Weather.gov]
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.
The Georgetown Visitation Masqueraders proudly present
Descendants The Musical
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.
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