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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Sep 12, 2023

Good Tuesday evening! Today we published 6 articles that were read a total of 8394 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Sep 12, 2023)…

  1. New festival to celebrate Virginia coming to Tysons Corner Center
  2. Starbucks is coming (again) to The Spectrum in Reston
  3. FCPD mid-year crime report shows upticks in shoplifting, assaults

📅 Upcoming events

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

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🌦️ Wednesday’s forecast

There is a 60% chance of showers and possible thunderstorms before 8am, followed by partly sunny skies and a high temperature of 79°F. Northwest winds will be around 7 mph. Expect less than a tenth of an inch of new rainfall, with potentially higher amounts during thunderstorms. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy with a low of 59°F and northwest winds at the same speed. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

Thanks for reading! Feel free to discuss the day’s happenings in the comments.

Recent Stories

The plan for a major residential neighborhood near the Innovation Center Metro station in the Herndon area is evolving. But the tweak won’t be approved by the Fairfax County Planning…

To further its environmental goals, Fairfax County’s to-do list should include building an electric vehicle charging network, addressing “critical” staff shortages, and addressing development pressure, the Environmental Quality Advisory Council…

Three Fairfax County Public Schools teachers will now be able to pursue unique arts projects with their students, thanks to financial assistance from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing…

Fairfax County is moving steadily towards its target of building 10,000 net new affordable housing units by 2034. The county has roughly 4,000 units built, planned or under construction that count towards the goal set in 2022, staff told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (Feb. 27).

Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.

Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.

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Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

  • Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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The Van Metre 5K Run

Participate in the 32nd Annual Van Metre 5K Run, a race that goes further than 3.1 miles, and every stride you take supports Children’s National Hospital. The Van Metre 5K Run donates 100% of proceeds to Children’s National Hospital and

Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

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