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Clouds over the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar Hazy Center in Chantilly (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Canadian Wildfires Affect Local Air Quality Again — “The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Code ORANGE Air Quality Alert Tuesday for Northern Virginia. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups.” [NWS]

Fairfax City Water Rescuers Assist Vermont After Floods — “The Arlington County Fire Department announced Sunday morning, that just the night before, they had teamed up with the City of Fairfax Fire Department to deploy eight swift water rescuers to Vermont to assist the state.” As of Friday (July 14), the storms that hit Vermont last week have been tied two deaths due to flooding. [WUSA9]

Republican Challenges State Sen. Adam Ebbin — “Sophia Moshasha, a technology advocate, will run as a Republican challenger to state Sen. Adam Ebbin in the heavily Democratic 39th District this fall. Moshasha officially announced her candidacy Monday. The 39th District consists of the city of Alexandria, the Crystal City area of Arlington and the Bailey’s Crossroads area” [Inside NoVA]

Chick-fil-A Might Be Coming to Lorton — The fast food company has “filed a sign permit application for a ‘new Chick-fil-A build’ at 9405 Lorton Market St. in Lorton, on an undeveloped portion of Regency Centers’ Lorton Marketplace.” A public relations firm said Chick-fil-A would “very much like to have more restaurants in Fairfax County” but has “no new locations to confirm at this time.” [Washington Business Journal]

Longtime Arlington Tattoo Parlor Relocates to Bailey’s Crossroads — “Rick’s Tattoo on Langston Blvd is moving at the end of the month. The long-time Arlington tattoo parlor, self-described as the oldest in Virginia, was established in 1980 at 4818 Langston Blvd…The shop is moving just over the county line to Bailey’s Crossroads.” [ARLnow]

Marshall HS Grad Goes Pro in Pickleball — “What started as a curiosity for [Alix] Truong became a healthy addiction, to the point where she gave up tennis and a typical high school life to play pickleball full time. She is embarking on a tour, playing competitions across the country and could be blazing a path for young players to pursue a career in pickleball.” [The Washington Post]

Reston Library Hosts Plant Swap This Thursday — “Thinking of starting a flower/vegetable/herbs garden? Stop by the Reston Library to pick up a plant! If you have any extra plants, please bring them along to share with the community.  Registration is not required, but much appreciated.” [Fairfax County Public Library]

Blood Drive Coming to McLean — “As blood supplies in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area remain low, the McLean Volunteer Fire Department is teaming up with Inova Blood Donor Services again to hold a blood drive on July 28. The Inova bloodmobile will be located in the fire department’s lower parking lot, at 1455 Laughlin Avenue” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — There’s a possibility of showers and thunderstorms primarily after 5pm today with widespread haze clearing before noon. The day will mostly be sunny with temperatures hovering around 92, dropping to a low of nearly 71 at night. The chance of rainfall is 30%. []

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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.

Services include:
• Mobile pet spa grooming
• Dog walking
• Pet sitting
• In-home or overnight pet sitting
• Customizable services

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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.

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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.

STEM Fest is an exciting

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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