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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Aug 11, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 9 articles that were read a total of 19271 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Aug 11, 2023)…

  1. UPDATED: Man killed in three-vehicle crash on Route 50 in Merrifield
  2. UPDATED: Drivers critically injured in crash on Route 50 at I-66 near Fair Oaks
  3. Pedestrian killed in crash at Kirby Road crosswalk in McLean

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. UPDATED: More than 16,000 without power in Fairfax County as storms roll through (9718 views)
  2. Redevelopment of Hunters Woods ballfield in Reston to begin this summer (3933 views)
  3. Neighboring restaurants in Chantilly Park Shopping Center permanently close (3517 views)
  4. More housing needed as Tysons population continues to surge, study finds (3174 views)
  5. Two-day festival VietFest returns to Tysons for its 10th year this weekend (2791 views)
  6. JUST IN: Tornado Watch issued for D.C. area with storms, hail possible today (2772 views)
  7. Lego Discovery Center opens in Springfield, ushering in new era for town center (2432 views)
  8. Restonian creates new oven that he says bakes pizza in under two minutes (2235 views)
  9. Pickleball advocates petition for Nottoway Park tennis courts to be converted (1542 views)
  10. Fast food restaurant Wingstop is coming to Herndon Centre (1542 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday in Fairfax County, from our event calendar.

☀️ Saturday’s forecast

The weather forecast for Saturday is predominantly sunny with temperatures reaching approximately 92°F, accompanied by gentle southwest winds of 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Meanwhile, Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, and low temperatures around 73°F. A southwest wind of about 6 mph will persist, and the overall likelihood of precipitation is 20%. See more from

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

Recent Stories

The assessment fees that Reston Association members pay every year are expected to go up again in 2024, based on a newly proposed budget. To cover the actual costs of…

German-owned grocery chain Lidl is almost ready to unveil its brand-new location in the heart of Tysons. Next week, the chain is opening a new store in Pike 7 Plaza…

A Bailey’s Crossroads resident has been arrested after allegedly threatening violence at a church in Haymarket. Rui Jiang, 35, posted multiple “threatening” messages to his Instagram account on Sunday (Sept….

Morning Notes

Get Prepared for Flu Season — “The Fairfax County Health Department is encouraging everyone six months and older to prepare for flu season by getting a flu vaccine and reminding…

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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