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A bridge at Lake Audubon in Reston (photo by Marjorie Copson)

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against Youngkin — “Environmental groups filed suit Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court to prevent Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) from taking Virginia out of a multistate carbon-credit market aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” The lawsuit argues that the governor doesn’t have the authority to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. [Washington Post]

Man Planned to Hit People With Van at Dulles Airport — “A Maryland man charged…with planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at [National Harbor] pleaded guilty on Monday to engaging in a separate plot to drive a stolen van into a crowd of people at a nearby airport…Henry admits that he stole a U-Haul van from a parking garage in Alexandria, Virginia, drove it to Dulles International Airport…and entered a terminal building on March 27, 2019.” [NBC4]

Fire Department Rescues Worker Injured in Tree — “#FCFRD units are working a technical rescue in the 5800 blk of Wood Laurel Ct in the Burke area. A worker suffered an injury while trimming a tree. Crews are working to lower the worker from the tree.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Lake Accotink Task Force Zeroes in on Issues to Study — “The Task Force on the Future of Lake Accotink at its most recent meeting finalized the questions to be addressed by the consultant, WSP/LimnoTech.” Considerations include “downstream impacts, the impact of a major flood or extreme storm, whether the dredge sediment could be used to build a wetland, and the future of the amenities.” [Annandale Today]

County Animal Shelter Will Waive Adoption Fees — “Join us for this year’s Clear the Shelters event! On Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26, ALL adoptions for all pets will be fee-waived!” There will be nearly 100 animals looking for a home, Fairfax County Animal Shelter Director Reasa Currier says. [FCAS/Facebook]

RASA Offers Deal for One-Year Anniversary in Merrifield — The fast-casual Indian restaurant Rasa is celebrating its first anniversary at the Mosaic District in Merrifield with $1 bowls today (Tuesday). The eatery is located at  2905 District Avenue, Suite 160, and open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. [RASA]

Annandale Gets New Computer Lab — “The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington will hold a ribbon cutting for its new Cox Innovation Lab at the Annandale Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, at 4 p.m.” The event will include an appearance by football player Malcom Mitchell, who won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. [NCS]

It’s Tuesday — The weather forecast predicts a mostly sunny day with a high temperature near 84°F and a North wind at about 10 mph. Tuesday night will be mostly clear with a low around 63°F, and a Northeast wind around 6 mph will become calm after midnight. []

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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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