Reported Boom Came From Military Planes — “Fighter jets caused a sonic boom heard and felt throughout the D.C. area after they were scrambled from Joint Base Andrews to intercept a Cessna jet that flew over” D.C. and later crashed in southwest Virginia yesterday. Fairfax County’s police and fire departments were among the emergency responders that got reports of a loud noise around 3 p.m. [NBC4]
Student Repping Fairfax County Finishes Second at Spelling Bee — “Charlotte Walsh, an eighth-grader representing Fairfax County, was the runner-up in the 95th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Walsh, 14, from Compass Homeschool Enrichment, based in Herndon, survived 13 rounds of spelling and word definitions before being tripped up by ‘daviely’ in the 14th round of the finals Thursday night.” [Inside NoVA]
No Injuries Reported in McLean House Fire — On Friday, “#FCFRD [was] on the scene of an house fire in the 6000 blk of Chesterbrook Rd in the McLean area. Units arrived w/ heavy fire showing from the back of home & extending to the attic. All occupants accounted for. No reported civilian or firefighter injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]
Reston Advisory Committee Leader Clashes With Police Chief — “Bob Sledzaus resigned as the chairman of the Reston Community Advisory Committee on May 23, citing Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis’ decision to prohibit the recording and livestreaming of committee meetings.” Davis said in April that virtual/hybrid committee meetings will end on Sept. 1, after which recording or live-streaming will be prohibited. [Patch]
Vale Road Closures Through Thursday — “Vale Road (Route 672) between West Ox Road (Route 608) and Fox Mill Road (Route 665) will have stormwater pipe replacement work, weather permitting, Monday, June 5 through Thursday, June 8.” The closure timing will vary, starting today with the section between Cobb Hill Lane and Foxvale Drive between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. [VDOT]
Mount Vernon Bank Relocates Due to Highway Widening — “Wells Fargo has officially opened its Cooper Center branch after relocating there from a building nearly diagonal across Richmond Highway. According to Wells Fargo spokesperson Kenrick Thomas, the bank moved…after the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) exercised eminent domain rights and bought the Colonial Revival-style building…where the bank previously was located.” [On the MoVe]
New Student Representative Chosen for School Board — “Rida Karim, a sophomore at Woodson High School, has been elected by the countywide Student Advisory Council (SAC) to serve a one-year term as student representative to the Fairfax County School Board, beginning July 1. Karim will participate in School Board meetings as a nonvoting member” [FCPS]
Free Ice Cream at The Boro Tonight — Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will host a “Hello Summer Party” from 7 p.m. to closing time at all of its locations, including at The Boro (1669c Silver Hill Drive). The first 25 visitors will get free swag bags, and anyone who downloads the business’ app can get a free scoop. [Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams/Facebook]
It’s Monday — Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 6 to 9 mph. At night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 7 mph. [Weather.gov]
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Tysons Corner Center can move forward with new plans for its next phase of development. After a public hearing on Tuesday (Sept. 26), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved…
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Public invited: “Fur-th Birthday” brunch celebration for Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, Sunday, October 8 at The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, providing premium mobile pet services throughout Aldie, Middleburg, South Riding is celebrating its fourth anniversary with expansion to Centreville and Chantilly and its fourth Woofie’s pet grooming van. The franchise, owned and operated by Loudoun County residents, husband/wife team Sebaot Gebre and Teferi Dejene, has grown by 900% since its first full year in business.
• Mobile pet spa grooming
• Dog walking
• Pet sitting
• In-home or overnight pet sitting
• Customizable services
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
We invite you to join us at STEAMOLOGY’s annual FREE STEM Fest for elementary and middle school students, taking place on Saturday, October 14th at South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079.
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