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A barred owl at the Walker Nature Center in Reston (photo by Pete Huffer)

(Updated at 8:50 a.m.) Saturday Storm Affects Power, Trees — “Wind damage — mainly downed trees — occurred all over the region, including northern Virginia, the District and Maryland. Some trees fell onto homes and cars. In many instances, roads were blocked. But the winds also toppled portable toilets and street signs and tore shingles off roofs.” [The Washington Post]

Police Launch Final Week of Road Safety Campaign — “We start our fourth and final wave of the successful ‘Road Shark’ campaign on Monday, July 31 through Sunday, August 6. During this high-visibility and coordinated enforcement, FCPD continues to deter aggressive driving, reduce crashes, and change driving behavior.” [FCPD]

Northern Virginia Evictions Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels — “Roughly 2,500 eviction suits were filed in Arlington County between July 2022 and June 2023, about a 10% increase above pre-pandemic levels. Fairfax County, the state’s most populous, saw 7,500 filings — with filings in the first quarter of 2023 surpassing those in the first quarter of 2020 by close to 3%.” [DCist]

People Rescued After Boat Capsizes During Storm — “Great rescue by our Marine Patrol boat [Saturday]! A boat capsized in Belmont Bay today during the storms. Our officers came to the rescue, pulling five people safely from the water. Their swift action and dedication undoubtedly saved lives!” [FCPD/Facebook]

Water Main Replacement Coming Near Fairfax HS — “As part of Fairfax Water’s program to continually improve its water service, selected water mains on and around Cornell Road will be replaced in early August…After the new water mains are installed, the water supply may be interrupted for short periods to make necessary connections to the existing water system.” [City of Fairfax]

McLean Softball Players Win State Tournament — “Led by strong pitching and sound defense, the McLean Little League age 9-11 girls all-stars softball team won recent District 4 and state tournament championships with a combined 5-0 record and allowing a limited number of runs in the process.” [Gazette Leader]

Lorton Nonprofit Gets Food Pantry Donation — “Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) announced July 27 that it received a $2,700 donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Food Lion…LCAC…plans to use the grant for purchasing meat, produce and other high-demand food items for its pantry.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Monday — There is a 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, with partly sunny skies and a high near 84°F. The night will be mostly clear, with a low of 65°F. []

Recent Stories

FFXnow Daily Debrief for Sep 29, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 8 articles that were read a total of 10957 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

A 17-year veteran of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has been arrested for allegedly stealing drugs stored at two stations for her personal use, police announced today (Friday)….

A total of six new Capital Bikeshare stations may soon arrive around the Innovation Center Metro station. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will host a meeting this coming Wednesday…

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…

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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