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A belated Mosaic Fall Festival, postponed by rain, takes over Strawberry Park on Saturday, Sept. 30 (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Metro Still Recovering From Derailment Near National Airport — “Most Metrorail customers will see nearly normal train service [Monday], even as Metro continues to inspect the fleet’s oldest railcars…However Blue and Yellow line trains will depart every 15 minutes while work continues to repair tracks damaged in Friday’s derailment.” [WMATA]

County Seeks Input on Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects — “Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has developed a proposed list of projects that will be narrowed down further with input from the community to receive a portion of $100 million funding allocated by the Board of Supervisors.” Virtual meetings will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) and noon on Thursday (Oct. 5) to discuss the projects. [FCDOT]

Man Arrested at Franconia Park for Sex Offenses — “A man Fairfax County police believe is responsible for multiple sex offenses in the Groveton area was arrested Thursday after he was spotted on a surveillance camera…According to authorities, [the man] tried to flee when officers responded, and while doing so, started to take off his clothes and throw them into the woods nearby.” [WTOP]

Reston Association Expresses Opposition to Potential Casino — “In the wee hours of Friday morning, Reston Association Board of Directors approved a motion to oppose the construction of a casino in Reston…The board also directed CEO Mac Cummins and Board President John Farrell to work together to come up with a strategy for opposing the casino.” [Patch]

McLean Road Closed for Pipe Replacement — “Rector Lane (Route 760) between Alvord Street and Old Dominion Drive (Route 738) will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Oct. 5 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day for stormwater pipe replacement…Through traffic will be detoured.” [VDOT]

Reston and Springfield Dog Parks Named Among N. Va’s Best — “The Baron Cameron and South Run dog parks made the list of ’10 Best Dog Parks in Northern Virginia 2023′ published in the magazine’s October issue, which hit newsstands Sept. 22…The Park Authority maintains 11 dog parks countywide.” [FCPA]

Participants Wanted for EV Charging Program — “The application period for the Charge Up Fairfax pilot program will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday November 12, 2023…Approximately 5 communities will be selected for the Charge Up Fairfax pilot program and HOAs will be notified whether they were selected to participate the first week of December 2023.” [OEEC]

FCPS Partners With Nonprofit to Introduce Students to Careers — “In collaboration with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), the national not-for-profit Think Big for Kids has officially expanded to the Greater Washington region, and their first area school district partner is Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)…Think Big for Kids’ mission is to help break cycles of poverty by preparing students to excel in today’s workforce.” [FCEDA]

It’s Monday — The forecast for Monday shows sunny conditions and a high temperature near 81 degrees, accompanied by a mild north wind around 6 mph. During Monday night, expect mostly clear skies and a low temperature around 60 degrees. []

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Reston Association is seeking candidates for its 2024 Board of Directors’ election. Four seats are open for the election, which will take place in March. Specifically, two at-large director seats…

Zombies, pirates and other virtual characters are about to be unleashed on Tysons, just in time for Christmas. Sandbox VR will launch its new virtual reality gaming experience at 1656…

Do the holidays have you stressed and busy? Worry not about what to wear as Live Fairfax has the Style Survival Guide for this season!

Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!

Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.

For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.

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Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Fellowship Square, improving the lives of 800+ older adults with very limited income and resources by providing affordable housing and supportive services.

Experience a festive holiday fundraiser complete with savory wines & craft beers, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, exciting


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