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A bicyclist on Merrilee Drive near the Dunn Loring Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Board of Supervisors Contenders Diverge in Views of County — “Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay (D) and his Republican challenger, Arthur Purves, politely exchanged views — with the occasional sharp elbow — during a televised Oct. 2 forum.” [Gazette Leader]

Murder Charge Filed in Woman’s Fatal Shooting — Eric Antonio Rubio, 36, of Alexandria, has been charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony for the death of Brenda Ochoa Guerro, who was found unconscious in the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital parking lot on April 13. Rubio and three others were arrested in May for concealing a dead body. [FCPD]

Tysons Developer’s Data Center to Replace AOL HQ — “The former Ashburn home of America Online is being demolished to clear the way for a new data center campus from PowerHouse Data Centers, a subsidiary of Tysons-based American Real Estate Partners. The 43-acre site will be redeveloped with three data center buildings spanning 1.2 million square feet and a new power substation.” [Washington Business Journal]

Police Warn About “Bank Jugging” — The Fairfax County Police Department says there have been several incidents in recent months of people breaking into vehicles to steal large amounts of money that they saw victims withdraw from banks. Police advise community members to stay vigilant and take “appropriate safety measures.” [FCPD]

McLean Group Endorses Mixed-Use Development — “The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) on Oct. 4 lent its backing to the proposed Astoria mixed-use redevelopment in downtown McLean, but expressed reservations that additional students living at the site might exacerbate overcrowding at nearby schools.” [Gazette Leader]

Local Contractors See Stocks Rise After Israel-Hamas Violence — “Greater Washington’s defense giants posted some of their best days on Wall Street in years Monday following Hamas’ large-scale offensive against Israel over the weekend.” West Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. saw shares climb 11.4% to $471.61, while “shares in Reston weapons maker General Dynamics Corp. rose 8.43% to $238.48.” [WBJ]

FCPS Introduces Healthier, Global Meals — “It’s time for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students to say farewell to processed corn dogs and sugary breakfast items…Alongside incoming Executive Director Shaun Sawko, FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) team will be rolling out improvements to their menu that better reflect the diversity of our student body and focus on fresh, healthy food.” [FCPS]

Senators Call for Probe of Voter Roll Errors — “Democratic Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia are urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate whether the Youngkin administration violated the Voting Rights Act when it wiped at least 270 fully qualified Virginia voters off the state’s rolls.” [Washington Post]

Mount Vernon Bicycle Tour Coming Up — “Sign up for the first Tour de Mount Vernon Youth & Family Ride on Oct. 21, 8:15 a.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! Every child must be accompanied by an adult. 1 adult may accompany up to 5 children. Limited to 50 youth riders!” [Dan Storck/Twitter]

It’s Wednesday — Expect increasing clouds and mild temperatures with a high near 70 and a light northwest wind at 3 to 6 mph. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy and cool, with a low around 49 and calm wind conditions. []

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…

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

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