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A ramp from I-66 near Fair Oaks (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

FCPD Shares Results of Vehicle Crime Crackdown — “Throughout…August, officers from our 2023 Summer Crime Prevention Initiative made over 50 felony arrests and over 50 misdemeanor arrests in an effort to take dangerous drugs out of our communities and hold criminals accountable. In August, our officers focused on vehicle-related crimes.” [FCPD]

Amazon to Fund Housing for First-Time Owners — “Working with the nonprofit National Housing Trust (NHT), the company said it will give housing developers or local organizations grants to come up with strategies on how to create ‘affordable homeownership’ opportunities. Then, the housing trust and Amazon will offer those organizations loans to build or preserve housing units set aside for low- and middle-income families.” [Washington Post]

Pakistani Clothing Store to Open in Tysons This Year — “Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm represented global retailer Khaadi in leasing 5,491 square feet at Tysons Corner Center…Khaadi will occupy its new space by year end and plans to open as many as 30 stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as distribution and eCommerce centers, said CEO Rehan Syed.” [Cushman & Wakefield]

FCPS Enlists Teachers From Other Countries With New Program — “For the first time ever, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) welcomed dozens of international teachers through a global teacher program…This year, the county welcomed 31 global teachers from eight different countries, including Yanique Thomas from Jamaica.” [WJLA]

Day Spa Coming to Groveton Development — “The Beacon of Groveton…is getting a new retail tenant. The 4,690 square-foot space previously occupied by a mattress business is being transformed into the Aesthetics Day Spa, which will offer a variety of nail, massage and other services, according to the store manager.” [On the MoVe]

Vienna Accounting Firm Acquired — “Raleigh accounting firm Cherry Bekaert…announced Wednesday that it has acquired Vienna accounting and staffing firm Cordia in a deal that closed Sept. 7. The companies declined to disclose the deal price. The acquisition roughly doubles Cherry Bekaert’s head count in Greater Washington” [Washington Business Journal]

Closure Planned for I-495 Ramp in McLean — “The ramp from southbound I-495 to southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway is scheduled to close during overnight hours Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15. The ramp will close between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., and traffic will be detoured to the next exit to access the George Washington Parkway.” [VDOT]

Mosaic Elementary Teachers Pull Plane for Charity — “Mosaic Elementary School is pulling with a purpose! Over the weekend, Mosaic ES staff members came together to pull a plane at Dulles Airport in an effort to raise money to support the Special Olympics. Mosaic ES is the first elementary school to participate in the plane pull.” [FCPS/Facebook]

It’s Thursday — Thursday’s weather will be sunny and pleasant with a high temperature close to 77 degrees. Moving into night, the sky will remain clear and the low temperature will be around 57 degrees. A north wind will continue at a slightly slower pace from 7 to 9 mph. [Weather.gov]

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For many remote workers, a messy home is distracting.

You’re getting pulled into meetings, and your unread emails keep ticking up. But you can’t focus because pet hair tumbleweeds keep floating across the floor, your desk has a fine layer of dust and you keep your video off in meetings so no one sees the chaos behind you.

It’s no secret a dirty home is distracting and even adds stress to your life. And who has the energy to clean after work? That’s why it’s smart to enlist the help of professionals, like Well-Paid Maids.

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Still planning for summer camps? Check out the great variety of art projects and fun teachers at Art House 7 in Arlington. We have morning, midday, and afternoon weekly camps for ages 5-13. Among our themes: Clay Creations; Animals Around the World; Arts & Crafts; Draw, Paint & Sculpt Faces & Animals; Drawing & Printmaking. We’ve recently added PaperPalooza (paper making and bookmaking) and Jewelry camps. You can see all our listings on our website.

Art House 7 has been a haven for artists of all ages since 2015, offering classes, camps, and workshops. We’re located on Langston Blvd. near the Lee Harrison Shopping Center. We have an ample 2-story studio, and plenty of free parking.

Weekly camps at Art House 7
– June 17-Aug. 9
– Camp times: 9-11am, 11am-2pm, 2:30-4:30pm
– Ages 5-13

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Encore Creativity for Older Adults at Capital One Hall

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is pleased to raise the curtain and welcome community members to its spring concert at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA on May 4, 2024. The concert, which starts at 3 PM, will bring hundreds

Dream, Design, Build: Home Expo 2024

Sponsored by ABW Appliances & Eden, join us for a one-of-a-kind Home Expo event on May 11th from 10AM to 4PM!

The DMV’s top experts — AKG Design Studio and GMJ Construction — are opening their doors to homeowners to

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