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Parking lot lights in Chantilly at sunset (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Deadline Extended for Input on Pedestrian/Bicycle Projects — Initially set to close yesterday (Monday), the deadline for community members to take Fairfax County’s Active Transportation Project Funding Survey has now been moved to midnight on Thursday (Oct. 19). The survey will narrow down a list of proposed pedestrian and bicycle projects up for $100 million allocated by the county board. [FCDOT]

Groveton Neighborhood Named a Historic Site — “Randall Estates looks like so many Fairfax County subdivisions built in the early 1960s…But its development — undertaken by a Black public-school teacher to provide homes for African American professionals who had few opportunities for home ownership during Jim Crow in Virginia — was recently recognized by the Fairfax County Registry of Historic Sites.” [On the MoVe]

Fairfax Man Arrested for DWI in Sterling — “A deputy on patrol initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. The driver did not pull over and continued to accelerate. The vehicle eventually stopped on Reston Parkway in Fairfax County, and the driver was arrested.” The 27-year-old man has been charged with driving while intoxicated, drinking while driving, fleeing and speeding. [Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office]

Herndon Man Arrested for Vehicle Break-Ins — “Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department are crediting a tip from the public for helping them identify a suspect wanted in connection with a series of recent break-ins and package thefts. During the late-night hours of Oct. 3-4, someone broke into and stole from vehicles parked in the Fair Oaks and Reston police districts.” [Patch]

Braddock Road Paving Expected to Improve Safety — “A portion of Braddock Road (Route 620) between Pleasant Valley Road (Route 609) and Old Lee Road (Route 661) will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic via flagging, weather permitting, Wednesday, Oct. 18 and Thursday, Oct. 19 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.” [VDOT]

South County HS Pilots AP African American Studies — “At South County High School in Lorton, Virginia, students inside one classroom were hard at work Monday recreating sculptures like the ones you would see in ancient West Africa…Students are also learning about Black Joy and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It’s all part of the curriculum for the new AP African American Studies pilot class.” [NBC4]

Halloween Shirts Offered at McLean Blood Drive — “The McLean Volunteer Fire Department is partnering with Inova Blood Donor Services to host a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the fire station, located at 1455 Laughlin Ave…In gratitude for their donations, all blood donors will receive a Halloween T-shirt.” [Gazette Leader]

Centreville Schools Host Weekly Farmers Markets — “Settlemyre said the markets prove to be a mutually beneficial partnership as they support local farmers and educate children on the pleasures of clean eating. FCPS officals added that it also provides an exceptional avenue for students and their families to access affordable and healthy food.” [WJLA]

It’s Tuesday — The weather forecast indicates partly sunny conditions and a high temperature of around 63°F. Night will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of approximately 47°F, along with a lighter northwest wind blowing at 3 to 5 mph. []

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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