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Diners eat outside at the corner of Avenir Place and Gallows Road in Dunn Loring (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Vienna Little Leaguers Compete for World Series Today — “The Big Red Machine’s ‘Summer of Swat’ continues! They won the highest championship for their age group last year and are now vying for a chance to play in the Little League World Series! The quest starts at 1 p.m…with the SE Region Tournament in GA.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

Map to Locate County Park Amenities Launches — “The Park Amenity Locator is a web-based application, which allows park-goers to search for parks by geographic location and through more than 30 amenity filters that help target a variety of park features, such as dog parks, playgrounds, mini golf, boating, amusements, skate parks, campgrounds, athletic fields, pickleball courts and many more.” [Fairfax County Park Authority]

Covid Relief Funds Go to Merrifield Office Conversion — Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to utilize up to $8 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to acquire 2990 Telestar Court. The vacant office building will be converted into 80 multifamily affordable housing units. [FCRHA]

New Spa Coming to Belle View this Summer — “A nationwide [floatation] therapy center known as True Rest Float Spa is targeting the end of August to open a franchise at Belle View Shopping Center…The spa is currently offering a pre-opening special on gift cards.” [On the MoVe]

Reston Teacher Retires After Six Decades — “After 60 years in education, Pompeii Ferrer, known as ‘Miss Pompeii’ by her class of 4-year-olds at Robert E. Simon Jr. Children’s Center, plans to retire. Leila Kaszubunski, the preschool’s director, told Patch that Ferrer is a very creative teacher, who loves music and has fun dancing with her students and helping them learn how to write the letters of their names.” [Patch]

PSAT Tests Will Be Paper-Free This Fall — “This October, the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) will be administered in Fairfax County in a digital format…Exams will be held at each high school on Wednesday, October 11.” Students who need testing accommodations must turn in a request form to their high school by Tuesday, Aug. 8. [FCPS]

Singer Regina Spektor Readies for Wolf Trap Performance — “She was a Russian-born immigrant who became a Grammy-caliber singer-songwriter in America. This Thursday night, Regina Spektor plays Wolf Trap in Virginia with a heavy heart for back home. ‘This horrendous War in Ukraine has been breaking all our hearts,’ Spektor told WTOP.” [WTOP]

Fees Waived at Great Falls Park Tomorrow — “Get the hiking gear ready. Friday, August 4 is Great American Outdoors Day, which means that entrance to all national parks will be free. The holiday is the third of four fee-free days from the National Park Service at all 423 national parks.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

It’s Thursday — There is a slight chance of showers after 2pm, but it will be mostly sunny with a high near 86°F. Tonight, there’s a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 8pm, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 70°F. []

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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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