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A sail boat on Lake Audubon in Reston (photo by Marjorie Copson)

Gunfire Incidents in Springfield Under Investigation — “Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating two reckless discharges of a firearm that occurred in Springfield. After midnight on October 22, officers responded to the 6900 block of Cabin John Road for the sound of gunshots in the area.” Gunfire was also reported on Oct. 13 around Highland Street and Channing Road. [FCPD]

Fairfax City Gets First Bikeshare Stations — “The first of 10 Capital Bikeshare stations in Fairfax City [were] installed Tuesday, Oct. 24, on Beech Drive near Draper Drive Park. Three more stations will be installed this week at Scout on the Circle, Foxcroft Colony condominiums, and the apartment complex on Layton Hall Drive.” [City of Fairfax]

Mother of Suspect in Frying Pan Shooting Speaks Out — “The mother of an au pair from Brazil who is accused of killing a man at a home in Herndon, Virginia, says she’s worried about her daughter and she believes there’s more to the story. On Feb. 24, 37-year-old Christine Banfield was fatally stabbed and 39-year-old Joseph Ryan was shot to death inside a bedroom at Banfield’s home.” [NBC4]

Vienna Officially Adopts New Zoning Code — “Code Create Vienna, the town of Vienna’s first major zoning-code rewrite in decades, has been in the works for three years and cleared its final hurdle Oct. 23. Vienna Town Council members were ebullient as they unanimously voted in favors of the sweeping code changes, which will take effect Jan. 1 next year.” [Gazette Leader]

All-Day Breakfast Restaurant Opens in Woodlawn — “A new family-owned restaurant with table service and a combination of Latin and American cuisines has opened in Woodlawn. Grandma’s Famous Café, located in the former El Pollo Royal space at Cooper Center, features breakfast served all day; daily specials; pupusas, tacos and quesadillas; sandwiches and subs; wraps; soups and freshly made salads; sides and drinks.” [On the MoVe]

Jet’s Pizza Coming to Annandale — “A franchisee of the Detroit-style pizza chain plans a roughy 1,600-square-foot pizzeria at 7026 Columbia Pike, located in the Aldi-anchored Annandale Shopping Center. The new Fairfax County location, slated to open this spring, will be the second local restaurant for Jet’s franchisee Dan Kosztowny, who is a week or so away from opening his first…near Potomac Yard.” [Washington Business Journal]

County Tree Commission Reaches 50 Years — “It’s been a half century since the Fairfax County Tree Commission was chartered in Fairfax County.” The Urban Forest Management Division will mark the anniversary at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) with a “ceremonial planting of the 50th tree of 50 installed to celebrate each year of the Tree Commission’s service.” [DPWES]

Free Workshop on Starting a Business Planned in Tysons — “If you are thinking about starting a business then Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is ready to assist you! Founder of Veterans Growing America Donnell E. Johns, Sr., will be the featured guest speaker during FCEDA’s next Entrepreneurship 101 (E-101) workshop scheduled for November 14, 2023, in Tysons.” [FCEDA]

It’s Wednesday — The weather will be mostly sunny with temperatures reaching a high of around 74 degrees. During Wednesday night, the sky will become partly cloudy and temperatures will drop to a low of around 51. []

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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