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Pedestrian walkway on Gallows Road bridge over I-66 (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Officer Who Shot Timothy Johnson Appears in Court — “A former Fairfax County, Virginia, police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man suspected of shoplifting from the Tysons Corner Center mall has made his first court appearance on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm.” [WTOP]

McLean Road Reopens After Water Main Break — “Kirby Rd has been repaired and is now open.” Often used by commuters in McLean, the road closed between Sugarstone Court and Claiborne Drive on Friday (Oct. 20) after a water main break resulted in flooding and extensive damage. [VDOT/Twitter]

Police Investigate Armed Carjacking — “Officers are investigating a carjacking in the 2400 blk of Midtown Ave, Huntington. 3 men displayed a firearm and stole a 2023 White Chevy Malibu. The victims were not injured and the suspects left the area.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Reston Community Center Adds Mobile Services — “The Reston Community Center has long been known as a hub for cultural and recreational activities in Reston. Now, it’s taking its programming on the road with the launch of a new department focused on offsite and collaboration initiatives.” [Fairfax County Government]

Fairfax County Developments Among Biggest in N. Va. — “Gigantic mixed-use projects around Metro — not least along the expanding Silver Line — continue to dominate Northern Virginia’s development scene.” The biggest ones in the works include The Boro in Tysons, Halley Rise in Reston, Reston Station and the planned Converge development at the West Falls Church Metro station. [Washington Business Journal]

Young Athletes Awarded by County — “Youth sports athletes, coaches and parents were honored on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 at the annual Stephen A. McLaughlin Champions of Character Awards at the Fairfax County Government Center. The annual awards…honor county youth, coaches and parents in each magisterial district for extraordinary service in pursuing victory with honor on and off the field of competition.” [Neighborhood and Community Services]

Funding Approved to Support Dulles Snow Removal — “Authority board members on Oct. 18 awarded Eastern Salt Co. the contract to provide sodium chloride — known to its close friends as salt — for use in future snow-and-ice-removal efforts on roadways at Washington Dulles International Airport and on the Dulles Toll Road.” [Gazette Leader]

New 5K Race Planned at Lake Accotink — “Lace up your running shoes and join the Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) for a wild, fun-filled adventure at the first-annual Beaver Boogie 5K Fun Run/Walk! This fantastic event is set to take place on Sunday, Nov. 26, at scenic Lake Accotink Park. The race will begin at 10 a.m.” [Fairfax County Park Authority]

It’s Monday — Expect sunny skies and a high of around 63 degrees, accompanied by a northwest wind at 8 to 13 mph, gusting up to 18 mph. Night will be mostly clear, with the temperature dropping to around 40 degrees. A 6 mph north wind will calm as the evening progresses. []

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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