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A U.S. flag flaps by Maple Avenue in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

No Elevated Bacteria Levels at Lake Accotink — “More than 24 hours after bacterial testing began on the water in Lake Accotink following a sewage spill, results show bacteria levels are not elevated. This indicates the cleanup effort was done in time to prevent downstream contamination from reaching Lake Accotink. As a result, there is no continued concern regarding human exposure to untreated sewage in the lake.” [DPWES]

Supreme Court Passes on Lawsuit Against Sheriff’s Office — “The Supreme Court on Friday said it would not review a decision holding that gender dysphoria is covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act…Leaving the decision undisturbed means that Kesha Williams’s lawsuit against the Fairfax County, Va., sheriff can proceed.” [The Washington Post]

FCPS Employee Arrested on Child Porn Charge — “A Fairfax County Public Schools employee was arrested on Friday in connection with possession of child sexual abuse material…Police said the material that Betts is accused of possessing came from the internet and that detectives do not believe there is any involvement with” FCPS students. [Patch]

Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested — “Two men have been arrested for robbery after arranging to sell a car online. On June 25 police responded to an armed robbery in the 4300 block of Americana Drive in Annandale. Police found the victim who had sustained multiple lacerations on her head.” [FCPD]

No Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday This Year — “You won’t have a sales tax holiday to look forward to in August, as you have in years past. Virginia ended its weekend without sales taxes on clothing, school items, and appliances this year.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Hybla Valley Nonprofit Expands Food Pantry — “United Community’s (UC) Choice Food Pantry [reopened] Monday, July 3 after a major renovation and expansion that allows clients to walk through and select their own food, including fresh meat and fresh fruits and vegetables.” [On the MoVe]

Fireworks Stand a Fixture Outside Rose Hill Safeway — “Putting on your own fireworks show is an annual tradition for many in the area. ‘[You’ve got a lot of] pyros around here,’ said Oscar Thrower, assistant manager at the Alexandria Gorilla Fireworks stand…Thrower and his boss Christine have been at that location for the better part of a decade…and he’s something of a local celebrity.” [WTOP]

Tysons Sees Uptick in Apartment Costs — “Despite a recent uptick, apartment-hunters in Tysons are getting better deals than they did a year ago…The median Tysons apartment-rental rates in June stood at $1,998 for one-bedroom units and $2,389 for two-bedroom units, according to figures reported by Apartment List.” [Gazette Leader]

Metro Temporary Art Initiative Underway — “Trains have been temporarily taking on vibrant new shades: navy blue with a big red ribbon for the holidays, pink and white for cherry blossom season, and a big rainbow motif for Pride month…The initiative was spurred on by new WMATA General Manager Randy Clarke, who has wanted riders to feel proud of the system and feel a sense of ownership in taking care of it.” [DCist]

It’s Wednesday — A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 20%. At night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. []

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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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Arlington Metaphysical Chapel Presents Metaphest, October 14-15, 2023

Workshops on: ~ Meditation ~ Intro to Tarot: The Aces and Major Arcana

~ Ageless Aging ~ Past Life Regression ~ Animal Communication and Healing

~ Psychometry ~ Spiritual Healing ~ Self Soul Love ~ Consciously Clearing Clutter ~ Awareness/Mindfulness/Consciousness.


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