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Fairfax Old Town Hall in autumn (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Homebuilder Arrested for Defrauding N. Va. Families — “Fairfax County Police confirmed to WUSA9, Craig Tadlock with T&S Homebuilders was arrested Thursday morning after several Northern Virginia families came forward alleging the homebuilder took their money and failed to successfully build their new homes, claims which the builder denies.” [WUSA9]

School Board Member Harassed While Campaigning — “Fairfax County School Board member Ricardy Anderson (Mason) says she was verbally assaulted while campaigning for re-election…Anderson had just pulled into a townhouse community on Meeting House Road in Lincolnia with plans to canvass voters when a large man approached her on the sidewalk and started screaming at her.” [Annandale Today]

Inova Adds Health Clinics in Mount Vernon — The Inova Cares Clinic for Families (ICCF) and Inova Juniper Program (IJP) celebrated their grand openings Wednesday (Oct. 18) at the Mount Vernon Professional Center. ICCF offers primary care to Medicaid recipients, people who are uninsured and other underserved patients, while IJP is “Northern Virginia’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS care.” [On the MoVe]

Daily Mexico City Flights Coming to Dulles — “Mexico’s return to the highest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety level is likely to aid the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s efforts to lure additional traffic to and from the U.S.’s neighbor to its south…Aeromexico has announced plans to bring daily service from Mexico City to Washington Dulles International Airport starting next year.” [Gazette Leader]

Man Robbed in Dunn Loring After Visiting Casino — “An adult man was followed home from a Maryland casino when he was approached at gunpoint and robbed in Fairfax County. Police responded to the area of 8100 block of Timber Valley Court for the report of an armed robbery 10:30 p.m. According to police, the suspect assaulted the victim and then stole his money.” [FOX5]

Longtime Reston Dancer to Retire — “Gin Dance Company (GDC)…stands at a bittersweet crossroads as it announces the forthcoming retirement of its Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff, from the stage. After an illustrious career spanning 27 years as a professional dancer, Shu-Chen Cuff will gracefully take her final bow in GDC’s mesmerizing production ‘Insight’ on November 11, 2023, at Capital One Hall.” [DC Theater Arts]

Fire Department Promotes New Deputy Chief — “Fire Chief John Butler is pleased to announce the promotion of Battalion Chief Brian Edmonston to Deputy Chief with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, effective November 4, 2023. He will be assigned to the Fire and Rescue Training Academy.” [FCFRD]

N. Va. General Assembly Elections to Watch — “With so many districts falling into either solidly-blue Democratic or reliably-red Republican territory, there are only a handful of tossup seats…that could end up deciding which party controls the General Assembly. In Northern Virginia, analysts and observers are closely watching districts in outlying Loudoun and Prince Williams counties, as well as Stafford County.” [WTOP]

It’s Friday — Expect showers later in the afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 69. For Friday night, there is a possibility of showers and thunderstorms, a mostly cloudy sky, and a low around 51. The chance of precipitation is 50%. []

Recent Stories

Good Tuesday 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…

Nearly a mile of Hunter Mill Road in Reston has been closed in response to an outside gas leak in a residential neighborhood. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department…

The Food Star site in Bailey’s Crossroads is officially open for redevelopment.  At a meeting on Nov. 21, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan amendment to…

A new bank is coming to Reston’s Campus Commons development. Capital Bank appears to be opening a location at 1900 Campus Commons Drive in Suite 130, according to Fairfax County…

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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The Nutcracker presented by the Ravel Dance Company

The Ravel Dance Company will present the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker. It is Christmas Eve and the Stahlbaum family’s daughter Clara has received a Nutcracker from the mysterious toymaker and godfather Herr Drosselmeyer. Follow her journey through the Pine

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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