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Reston National Golf Course at morning (photo by Terry Baranski)

Confusing I-66 Signs Will Be Fixed, VDOT Says — “The Virginia Department of Transportation is replacing a sign on Interstate 66 that says to go west to get to D.C., which is to the east. On a busy stretch of I-66 at Nutley Street in Vienna, there’s a sign for I-66 East to Washington, but just in front of it, there’s a sign for I-66 West to Washington.” [NBC4]

Woman Arrested for Fairfax Pool Hall Fight — “A 19-year-old Fairfax woman faces multiple charges, including the malicious wounding of a police officer, following an altercation that took place early Friday morning a Fairfax City pool hall, according to police. Officers responded around 1:30 a.m, to Revolution Dart and Billiards at 9687 Fairfax Blvd. for the report of a patron refusing to leave.” [Patch]

Police Issue Almost 25K Citations During Safety Campaign — “The Fairfax County Police Department has successfully wrapped up their 2023 ‘Road Shark’ campaign, issuing close to 25,000 citations and warnings to dangerous drivers on Fairfax County roadways.” The campaign also “resulted in hundreds of Driving While Intoxicated arrests.” [FCPD]

Dominion Square Development Secures More Financing — “The first all-affordable housing development in Tysons has secured new pieces of its financing puzzle and is on track to break ground late this year…[Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing] said it hasn’t yet finalized construction financing, but is working with its lenders and tax credit investor funders, hoping to raise the needed funds by the end of 2023″ [Bisnow]

N. Va. Schools Nervous About State Budget Negotiations — “The new school year starts in just a few weeks in Northern Virginia. But with General assembly negotiations ongoing over how to spend the state budget surplus, local schools are preparing to open their doors without hoped-for state support.” [DCist]

McLean “Castle” Ready for Housing Market — “A Tuscan-style estate in McLean will hit the market later this month full of regal vibes, all of which could be yours for…$22 million. When it goes for sale, it’ll be the second-highest property currently listed in McLean, according to Redfin.” [Washingtonian]

Park Authority Reveals Selfie Contest Winners — “At the culmination of National Park and Recreation Month, many Fairfax County Park-goers participated in a selfie photo contest hosted by the Fairfax County Park Authority…The Park Authority is happy to congratulate the following contest winners in their respective categories.” [FCPA]

It’s Thursday — Expect showers and potential thunderstorms throughout the day, with highs near 78 degrees. Precipitation chances peak at 80%, with new rainfall amounts of a quarter to half an inch possible. At night, precipitation chances drop to 30%. The sky will gradually clear, reaching a low of around 66 degrees. [Weather.gov]

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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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STEM Fest

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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