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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Aug 18, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 11628 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Aug 18, 2023)…

  1. Celebrity favorite Dave’s Hot Chicken to open Tysons restaurant next week
  2. New brewery hopes to bring beer, ‘eclectic’ food to Old Town Fairfax on Labor Day weekend
  3. Morning Notes

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

  1. Study: Office and retail trends tell different stories about Tysons pandemic recovery (9492 views)
  2. Owners of McLean restaurant plead guilty to tax evasion, Covid relief theft (7037 views)
  3. Where to eat in Fairfax County for Summer Restaurant Week 2023 (5542 views)
  4. Fairfax County to replace playground at Reston North Park (3905 views)
  5. Fish-shaped Japanese waffle pop-up will open permanent shop in Dunn Loring (3877 views)
  6. Construction underway on new condos near Innovation Center Metro station (3436 views)
  7. Armed robbery, stolen golf carts under investigation at Hidden Creek Country Club (3387 views)
  8. VHC Health swiftly expands Fairfax County presence with offices in Vienna, Merrifield (2234 views)
  9. Traffic Alert: Four-vehicle crash closes I-495 Express Lanes in Tysons (1927 views)
  10. Thunderstorm knocks out power for many in southeastern Fairfax County (1757 views)

📅 Upcoming events

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

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

☀️ Saturday’s forecast

The weather forecast for Saturday is sunny with a high temperature of around 84°F, accompanied by a gentle northwest wind blowing at 5 to 9 mph. As for Saturday night, expect clear skies and a low temperature of around 63°F, with a light west wind ranging from 3 to 6 mph. 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

More than 75,000 workers at health care giant Kaiser Permanente are set to strike on Wednesday. The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions’ contract with the health system expired on Saturday…

The vacant Fuddruckers building along Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) in Fairfax City may not be standing for much longer. The site at 3575 Chain Bridge Road, which has been…

Reston Association’s Board of Directors has formally come out in opposition to the possibility of a casino near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station. In a statement released yesterday (Monday), RA…

Coming on the heels of celebrations in Tysons, Oktoberfest is set for a raucous return to the Town of Vienna this weekend. Vienna Oktoberfest will take over Church Street for…

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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