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The Great Falls Village Centre gazebo in the evening (staff photo by Angela Woolsey).

Hundreds of County Drivers Mistakenly Receive Tickets — Roughly 2,8000 people were wrongfully received speed camera tickets. The issue stems from flashing lights that were not working properly near Irving Middle School and London Towne Elementary School in July. [WTOP]

Alcorn Releaseds Mark-up Ahead of Vote on Comprehensive Plan — Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn has released a mark-up on the pending update to Reston’s comprehensive plan. A public hearing before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is slated for Tuesday. [Fairfax County Government]

Man Arrested After Argument Leads to Stabbing in City of Fairfax — “A 26-year-old man is facing charges after City of Fairfax police said he stabbed an acquaintance multiple times Thursday, Sept. 7. Officers said they responded to a CVS at 10090 Fairfax Boulevard for reports of a stabbing. An investigation revealed that the victim had been stabbed by an acquaintance after an argument. [WJLA]

Lorton Police Station, Animal Shelter to Open This Fall — “A Lorton police station and Fairfax County’s second animal shelter, both under construction since 2021, are expected to open this fall.” [WTOP]

FCPD Invites Young People to Join Public Safety Cadet Program — “The Fairfax County Police Department is putting out a call for young people aged 14-20 to join its public safety cadet program. Police told 7News the program teaches young people about law enforcement and the law itself. Young people spend time in a classroom learning, but also go out and do things like police ride-alongs, training, fundraising and community events.” [WJLA]

Young Fox Outfoxes Cat in Tudor Hall Neighborhood — “Early on Thursday morning, a young fox outfoxed Popeye, the feral cat living in the Tudor Hall neighborhood located just north of the Fairfax City border. The family of a Patch reporter has been leaving water, a bowl of food, and treats for Popeye every night for the last several years.” [Fairfax City Patch]

It’s Monday — There is a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am and after 2pm today, with patchy fog in the morning. Expect partly sunny conditions and a high near 85°F. Tonight, patchy fog may develop after 2am, and it will be partly cloudy with a low of around 67°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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