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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. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

A new Burlington store is set to open in Mount Vernon Plaza this summer, according to a spokesperson for Federal Realty. The discount retailer, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory,…

A home-based golf instruction facility is coming soon to a half-acre of land on 1051 Kelso Road in Great Falls. Next Level Golf — a local golf instruction company —…

Spring is a magical time and Live Fairfax has a list of exciting things to experience around the area this spring!

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Ravel Dance Company presents The Sleeping Beauty at Capital One…

Be transported to the magical kingdom of Princess Aurora, where the wicked Carabosse casts a curse that dooms the Princess and her entire kingdom. Set to the spectacular Tchaikovsky score, this beloved classic will sweep you away with its beauty,

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