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A Fairfax County Public Schools bus lets off students in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Feedback Sought on Proposed South GW Parkway Changes — The National Park Service is seeking public input on its assessment of how proposed improvements to the southern George Washington Memorial Parkway and Mount Vernon Trail could affect cultural and historic resources. Comments on the project, which could add a road diet and crosswalks, are due Sept. 1. [Patch]

FCPD Mistaken in Saying Teen Died From Overdose — Vilma Gonzalez was shocked when Fairfax County police reported that her 16-year-old son died from a drug overdose in Bailey’s Crossroads on June 25. Almost two months later, detectives told her that initial autopsy results showed he instead “had a lethal level of carbon monoxide in his system.” [NBC4]

Schools Must Follow State Policy on Transgender Students, Miyares Says — “Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new model policies for the treatment of transgender students are in line with federal and state nondiscrimination laws and school boards must follow their guidance, the state’s attorney general said in a nonbinding legal analysis released Thursday.” [Associated Press/WTOP]

Northern Virginia Sees Spree of Auto Dealership Thefts — Eight vehicles have been stolen from dealerships in Fairfax City since July 21, part of a trend seen across Northern Virginia. The Fairfax cases occurred overnight between Thursday and Monday, and seven of eight targeted Dodge and Chevrolet vehicles, police say. [Fairfax City Police/Twitter]

Bailey’s Crossroads Park to Get New Swings — “The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is set to begin work on the addition of swings to the playground at Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park located in the Mason District. The playground is expected to be closed from Sept. 5 to Sept. 29 for work to be completed. The remainder of the park features…will remain open and accessible to the public.” [FCPA]

Annandale Church Hits Real Estate Market — “A prime church property in Annandale is on the market for $13.5 million. The congregation at Iglesia la Biblia, a bilingual Charismatic Pentecostal church at 5001 Backlick Road, has outgrown the space, so they want to relocate, says Josh Velez, the son of pastor Roger Velez and a real estate agent with Samson Properties.” [Annandale Today]

Great Falls Plans for 9/11 Commemoration — “The annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., honoring the six Great Falls residents and others who lost their lives and suffered in the 2001 attacks and their aftermath.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Friday — There is a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the area, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 90 degrees. At night, the chance of precipitation decreases to 30%, mainly before 8pm. The night is expected to be partly cloudy with a low temperature of around 72 degrees. []

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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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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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