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A giraffe made of Legos outside Springfield Town Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Annandale Church’s “Black Lives Matter” Banner Vandalized — “Someone tore down banners at Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale during the night of Sunday, Aug. 13. One banner said ‘Black Lives Matter.’ The other said ‘Be the church'” and phrases like “fight for the powerless,” “reject racism” and “embrace diversity.” [Annandale Today]

Tysons Concourse Office Buildings Acquired — “A Rockville developer has acquired a 1980s-era office complex near Metro’s Silver Line in Tysons with an eye toward eventually redeveloping it as a mixed-use property with a focus on residential.” The new owner, Berman Enterprises LP, says its short-term plan is to lease the twin seven-story buildings at 1593 Spring Hill Road, but it will later evaluate “what a redevelopment could look like.” [Washington Business Journal]

FCPD Promotes New Internal Affairs Commander — “John Lieb has been promoted to Major and will serve as Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau. Major Lieb previously served as the Captain of the Franconia District Police Station.” Police Chief Kevin Davis also announced promotions for director of crime control strategies and data analytics, the operations support bureau’s traffic division captain and captain of the IAB’s compliance division. [FCPD]

Hot Chicken Restaurant Opens in Annandale — “New location alert!! @hangryjoeschicken is
NOW OPEN in Annandale, VA. Come and visit us at 7042 Little River Turnpike Space G…We are bringing the heat to you! We’re serving up the best Nashville-style hot chicken sandwich and wings” [Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken/Instagram]

Vienna Library Plans Will Be Finalized Soon — “Design plans for the…new Patrick Henry Library in Vienna, along with a parking structure that also would be used for public parking, are on track to be finalized and presented to the Vienna Town Council this fall, said Jessica Hudson, director of Fairfax County Public Library.” [Gazette Leader]

Local Arts Organizations Awarded Grants — ArtsFairfax has allocated over $590,000 “in Operating Support Grants to 50 nonprofit arts and culture organizations based in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church.” This year, the nonprofit lowered the minimum eligible budget and raised the maximum request allowed “in recognition of the rising costs of labor and materials.” [ArtsFairfax]

Singer to Make Virginia Debut in Reston — “Singer/songwriter and activist Tae Phoenix makes her Virginia debut Friday at 6 p.m., at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston…Phoenix has worked extensively with Herndon-Reston Indivisible, a local political action group…and was honored to make her first Virginia performance in Reston with the support of that group.” [Patch]

Beware Traffic From GMU Move-ins — “Beginning…August 16, until August 20 there will be high traffic volume on George Mason’s campus for Move-In. Freshmen move in August 16 and August 17 from 9am-5pm and Upperclassmen move in August 18-20 from 9am-5pm. Traffic impacts will occur around campus, particularly near Braddock Road, Roanoke River Road, Lots J and K, and the Rappahannock Parking Deck.” [Supervisor James Walkinshaw/Twitter]

It’s Wednesday — The forecast for Wednesday is sunny with a high temperature near 86°F. As night falls, the sky will turn partly cloudy, and the low temperature will reach a mild low of 69°F. []

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Explore your creative side this fall at Art House 7 with our Fall 2 Session of art classes beginning October 30th. Whether you’re a budding artist or looking to unleash your artistic potential with something new, there’s a class for everyone!

Short and Drop-In Classes:

Dive into creativity with our short-term offerings, including a 3-week still-life painting course, a 3-week knitting class, a 5-week Painting the Portrait and Figure workshop led by acclaimed local artist Danni Dawson, and a mesmerizing 4-week exploration of Japanese Suminagashi and modern paper marbling. Plus, we have a drop-in class specially designed for parents and toddlers (2-4 years old) to introduce them to the world of art.

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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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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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