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Horses and a pelican on the carousel at Lake Accotink Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Special Education Lawsuit Against FCPS Tossed — “Families who sued the Fairfax County School Board and Virginia Department of Education over services for students with disabilities have asked the state attorney general to investigate the two entities after a judge dismissed their class-action case last week.” [Washington Post]

Historic Marker Unveiled for Gum Springs Voting Rights Figure — “Dozens of top county officials, community leaders, ministers, neighbors and family members gathered July 22 to recognize the major civil rights era contribution of a humble, devout Gum Springs woman, whose name was almost lost to history. The event was the unveiling of a historic marker honoring Annie E. Harper (1885-1983) at her former residence, 7735 Fordson Road.” [On the MoVe]

D.C. Region Officials Say to Drive Less This August — “Officials are asking residents to help limit air pollution by driving less this month. This summer there have already been 17 code orange days, when the air is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, and there have been 3 code red days, when the air is unhealthy for everyone.” [DCist]

Inova Fairfax Ranked as Virginia’s Best Hospital — “Inova Fairfax Hospital is the No. 1 hospital in Greater Washington as well as in all of Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings…Inova Fairfax [also] ranked No. 18 in the nation for obstetrics and gynecology and No. 46 in the nation for neonatology.” [Washington Business Journal]

Annandale Man Killed in Bethesda Crash — “A 22-year-old Annandale man died after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a guardrail early Saturday morning in North Bethesda, Maryland, according to Montgomery County Police…Two passengers in the vehicle were also taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.” [Patch]

Tysons Banking Company to Close Branches — Primis Financial Corp plans to close a quarter of its branches and “cut dozens of positions” after posting a $200,000 loss for the second quarter of 2023, its first quarterly loss since 2017. The affected branches in Leesburg, Warrenton, the Charlottesville and Richmond areas and “more rural parts of the state…are expected to be closed by Oct. 31.” [WBJ]

County Shares Plan for Spending Leftover Funds — “Hundreds of millions of dollars are being carried over from the fiscal 2023 budget, and Fairfax County officials are proposing a bevy of ways to spend them. The Board of Supervisors on July 25 set a public hearing for Sept. 26 to discuss the proposed budget-carryover package.” [Gazette Leader]

Child Care Facility Approved in Lincolnia — “The Board of Supervisors approved a zoning special exception last week for a childcare facility with up to 36 children in Lincolnia. The Kingdom of Children Bilingual Preschool would be located in a former single-family house built in 1948 at 6481 Little River Turnpike” [Annandale Today]

It’s Wednesday — The weather forecast shows a sunny day with a high temperature of about 85°F. By Wednesday night, the skies will become partly cloudy, and temperatures will drop to around 65°F. []

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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Sep 25, 2023

Good Monday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 9063 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

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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Our local therapy practice is delighted to welcome Stacey Cali, Resident in Counseling, who has openings now for new clients. Stacey specializes in therapy for women, couples, teens and families. A graduate of George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Stacey is also passionate about working with people with addiction.

Stacey’s approach: “Therapy’s a powerful combination of reflection, support and action. You’ll find sessions are filled with empowerment, compassion, goal setting and a metaphorical shovel to dig deep to find the root of your difficulties and how to move past them.”

Adds Stacey, “As a therapist who works with women, teens, couples and families, I use a personalized style of counseling, tailored to you as an individual. You’re the expert in your life, I’m just here to guide you towards transformation and healing.”

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Reston Home Tour

Celebrate Reston’s diverse and inspiring architecture on this self-guided tour of seven stunning properties. The Tour showcases spectacular homes, each transformed by its owners’ style. By capitalizing on Reston’s lush green space, many with lake views, these homes highlight what

Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Active Bystander Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

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