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Deer eats leaves outside Wildwood Park in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fire Department Fills the Boot With Over $187K — “The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s Fill the Boot campaign raised $187,300 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters stood at intersections from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 collecting donations from motorists and pedestrians.” [Annandale Today]

Fairfax Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn — “A Fairfax man pleaded guilty today to receipt of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), receipt of obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children, and possession of CSAM…He faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment for each charge.” [U.S. Attorney’s Office]

Richmond Highway Senior Housing Proposal Up for Votes — “RH Senior Housing…will seek rezoning approval from the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors this month for a proposed independent living facility for low-income senior citizens adjacent to the Beacon of Groveton apartment building.” [On the MoVe]

McLean Students Raise Funds to Build School in Senegal — “After three years of fundraising, the BASIS Independent McLean French Honor Society raised enough money to construct a new schoolhouse in Khombole, Senegal, to replace an existing, temporary building that could not withstand the rainy season.” [Gazette Leader]

FCPD Welcomes New Class of Recruits — “Last week, Chief Kevin Davis welcomed 59 new recruits starting their first day at the FCPD Criminal Justice Academy. Session 85 is one of the largest academy classes in over 10 years, surpassing the previous record-breaking numbers of Session 84.” [FCPD]

McLean Group Donates Backpacks to Students — “The Woman’s Club of McLean raised $1,300 this summer to purchase and outfit backpacks for school-aged children involved in a program for young mothers and their children. The program is operated by Second Story, a nonprofit group…that provide[s] counseling and residential housing for teens, young mothers, and their children who are living in unsafe residential situations.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — There is a 30% chance of showers after 2pm today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 86°F. For Tuesday night, expect a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, getting more likely after 8pm. It will be mostly cloudy with a low of around 68°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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