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A woman walks to the Dunn Loring Metro station entrance (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fire Burns Down Wolf Trap Area Home — “The Fairfax County Fire Department responded to a massive fire at a home in McLean Friday night. The home, located in the 1100 block of Windrock Drive caught fire shortly before 7 p.m. The dispatcher for the incident said the caller believed the house was struck by lightning. However, firefighters told 7News it’s too early to verify that.” [ABC7]

CIA Trainee Convicted of Assault at HQ — “[Ashkan] Bayatpour was convicted Wednesday of a state misdemeanor charge of assault and battery in a case that was remarkable for breaking through the CIA’s veil of ultra-secrecy and playing out in a public courtroom where it has emboldened a sexual misconduct reckoning.” [Associated Press]

Man Arrested for Arson in Woodlawn — “On August 25, at 7:57 a.m., Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded for reports of smoke and a sounding fire alarm in a garden-style apartment building in the 4200 block of Buckman Road…Fire investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. The suspect was quickly identified and taken into custody.” [FCFRD]

Herndon Road Closed for Pipe Replacement — “Bennett Road (Route 669) between Fox Mill Road (Route 665) and Leefield Drive (Route 5360) will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, Monday, August 28 through Thursday, August 31 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day for stormwater pipe replacement.” [VDOT]

Ground Breaks on Lake Fairfax Skating Rink — “Groundbreaking on 8/22 for a new inline skate rink at Lake Fairfax. It’s a great partnership of @fairfaxparks and @Capitals next to existing skate park. The Capitals are donating the inline skating rink, which should be open next spring!” [Walter Alcorn/Twitter]

Virginia Lawmakers Reach Deal on Budget — “Top negotiators for Virginia’s House and Senate announced Friday that they had struck a long-delayed budget deal that dismisses Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s quest for $1 billion in recurring tax cuts and provides one-time tax rebates instead.” [Washington Post]

Cat With No Ears Adopted at County Shelter — “This is not a photoshop – Picassa doesn’t have ears. And she’s gorgeous and so friendly and really just wonderful! Picassa had to have a ‘bilateral pinnectomy due to squamous cell carcinoma,’ and since this sweet cat was formerly a stray, coming to us and getting this surgery probably saved her life!” [Fairfax County Animal Shelter/Facebook]

Artists Bring Work to Fort Hunt Gallery and Homes — “The Stone Bridge Artists Tour has expanded from nine artists displaying their work at three local homes back in 2021, to 18 artists showing their productions from Sept. 7-10 at four home venues and the Nepenthe Gallery — all located within two miles from each other in the vicinity of Fort Hunt Road.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Monday — There is a 40% chance of showers, mainly after 8 AM, with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 78°F. The east wind will be between 6-8 mph. For Monday night, expect a 50% chance of showers, mostly cloudy skies, a low around 69°F, and an east wind of 5-7 mph. []

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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.

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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.

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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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