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Kids play in the fountains by Strawberry Park in the Mosaic District (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

National and Dulles Airport Noise Complaints on the Rise — “Airplane noise complaints have rebounded at Reagan National and Dulles International airports after a pandemic-era lull, a rise that mirrors a resurgence in air travel. Residents in the Washington region filed more than 205,000 complaints…in 2022, according to an annual aircraft noise report this summer from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.” [Washington Post]

Vienna Little League Team Finishes Tournament Run — “Game over, and VA’s Big Red Machine (Vienna American) is headed home. The team fought a tough battle against TN in extreme GA heat today falling short of reaching the semifinals, 7-2, in the Southeastern Region Little League Tournament. Congrats BRM, on a thrilling season!” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

Carjacking Reported at Merrifield Dealership — “Police are still on the lookout for a suspect after a carjacking at a BMW dealership in Fairfax County on Saturday. Around 6:00 p.m., officers with the Fairfax County Police Department found the stolen car unoccupied after it was taken from a dealership located in the 8400 block of Lee Highway” [WUSA9]

FCPD Implements Policy on Foot Pursuits — A foot pursuit policy introduced after the fatal shooting of Timothy Johnson on Feb. 22 has been criticized as inadequate by Johnson’s mother and activists for focusing on “documentation of chases, rather than offering specific guidance about when and how they’re conducted.” An expansion based on an ongoing independent review could be announced in October. [Washington Post]

Tysons Office Building Could Be Redeveloped — “The low-rise, 1970s-era office at 7980 Quantum Drive…is up for sale, marketed as an opportunity for a buyer to rezone and redevelop it with new 237-unit multifamily building. The existing light industrial zoning would also allow for a variety of nonresidential uses, such as a catering or self-storage facility by-right” [Washington Business Journal]

Naval Warship Named After Reston Resident — “Marine 1st Lt. Harvey ‘Barney’ Barnum jumped to the ground when he came under fire during an ambush in Vietnam that killed his radio operator and commander…The Medal of Honor recipient, now 83, watched [July 29] as his wife smashed a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow to christen the future U.S. Navy destroyer that’ll bear the name Harvey C. Barnum Jr.” [WTNH]

McLean Restaurant Owner Warns of Scam — “The owner of popular fast-food chain Z-Burger says his company is out hundreds of dollars after falling prey to a scammer claiming to work for DoorDash. Z-Burger founder Peter Tabibian…said the McLean, Virginia, restaurant was bilked Wednesday evening.” [WTOP]

Fire Set on Vienna Basketball Courts — Vienna police are investigating a destruction of property incident that occurred at Glyndon Park (300 Glyndon Street NE) around 10 p.m. on July 28. “Officers and firefighters responded to Glyndon Park for a fire that was set on the basketball courts.” [Vienna Police]

It’s Monday — There is an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with possible rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch. Highs will be near 89°F. Tonight, expect showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, and a continued chance of precipitation between 8pm and 2am, with lows around 72°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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