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RTC West from the Dulles Toll Road (staff photo by Fatimah Waseem)

One Injured in Fair Oaks Kitchen Fire — “Units are on the scene of a small kitchen fire in the 12000 blk of Ridge Knoll Drive in the Fair Oaks area. The fire is out. All occupants are accounted for. One civilian suffered minor injuries. No reported firefighter injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Tire Thefts at Tysons Dealership Under Investigation — “Fairfax County Police are investigating after the tires and rims were stolen off of four vehicles that were parked at a car dealership in Tysons Corner. It happened around 7 a.m. on May 10, at the Ourisman Honda of Tysons Corner dealership.” [WUSA9]

Metro Seeks Feedback on Future Train Design — “Metro is holding a series of pop-up events through the end of the month so riders can weigh in on the design of the forthcoming 8000-series trains…The trains will have new features like open gangways that allow you to walk the length of two cars. They will also have more space for bikes, luggage, and strollers.” [DCist]

Ribbon Cut on James Madison HS Expansion — “Madison was honored to have Dr. Reid, members of the school board, our own Principal Calvert, and other distinguished guests in attendance at the official ribbon cutting to mark the end of our construction! #ONEKindactVienna #OurFCPS” [Madison HS/Twitter]

Applicants Wanted for Schools Audit Committee — “Fairfax County Public Schools invites applications from community members interested in serving on the School Board Audit Committee…Applicants must reside within the boundaries of Fairfax County or Fairfax City.  The Board will be appointing two committee members for a term ending June 30, 2025.” [Elaine Tholen]

Burke Student Orchestra Honored by State Legislators — “The Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Clayton Allen received a Virginia House Resolution on Tuesday, May 16, commemorating the Chamber Orchestra’s performance at the National Association for Music Education conference.” The award is the highest bestowed on the orchestra program in its 49-year history, Allen said. [FCPS]

Wolf Trap Kicks Off Summer Season — “Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a popular destination for summer concerts at its Filene Center, an outdoor amphitheater. Summer concerts kick off Thursday as The Avett Brothers perform on three nights. Families can then enjoy a free concert with fireworks.” [Patch]

No Lane Closures Over Memorial Day Weekend — “The Virginia Department of Transportation is suspending most work zones and lifting lane closures for the busy Memorial Day weekend. VDOT predicts the heaviest congestion on Interstate 95 from Fredericksburg to D.C. both directions through Monday…Tolls on the Interstate 66 Express Lanes inside the Beltway will also be suspended on Monday” [Inside NoVA]

It’s Thursday — Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. At night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. []

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

The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Ravel Dance company at Capital…

It is Christmas Eve and Clara has received a Nutcracker. Follow her journey through pine forest where she encounters angels, and snowflakes then welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy to the Kingdom of Sweets. This production is the perfect way


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