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A bridge over Reston’s Lake Audubon in autumn (photo by Marjorie Copson)

Halloween Events Galore This Weekend — “Whether you’re looking to be scared silly or for some Halloween events for kids to just have some good old-fashioned family fun this year, check out the activities below to find the perfect Halloween activities. And beware, you never know what could turn up on these hallowed grounds at these Halloween events.” [Visit Fairfax]

Escaped Inmate Arrested at Springfield Hotel — “Naseem Roulack, 21, was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. at a hotel in the 6700 block of Commerce Street…Roulack was serving a 13-year sentence for charges of aggravated malicious wounding, grand larceny and hit-and-run when he escaped custody, but is also facing kidnapping, armed robbery, armed carjacking, first-degree assault and vehicle theft charges for a Sept. 1 incident in Gaithersburg, Maryland.” [U.S. Marshals Service]

Homes Cleared for Mount Vernon Gateway — “Property demolition and site clearing activities are underway for the impending construction of a multifamily residential building in a suburban neighborhood between Hybla Valley and South County. The nearly five-and-a-half-acre site will eventually be home to a five-floor, 280-unit apartment building that represents the first phase of the ‘Mount Vernon Gateway’ project.” [On the MoVe]

Former Fort Belvoir Doctor Convicted of Sexual Assault Again — “A former Army doctor from Springfield, Virginia, who’s already serving a 10-year prison sentence for rape, is now facing up to life in prison for abducting and attempting to sexually assault his wife inside the couple’s home. Drew Steiner, 60, was convicted by a jury in a second trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Wednesday.” [WTOP]

School Speed Cameras Lead to Thousands of Tickets — “In August and September, nearly 13,000 drivers were caught going 10 or more miles per hour above the posted speed limit. Over 3,500 speeders were caught in August, and over 9,300 were identified in September. Since April, when the county initiative started, more than 55,000 drivers were caught speeding.” [WTOP]

Reston Parkway Repairs to Take Rest of Year — “Motorists traveling southbound on Reston Parkway can expect the lefthand lane on the bridge over the Dulles Toll Road to remain closed until December, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.” The lane has been closed since July 10, when a truck struck the bridge, damaging the “deck beams and other elements.” [Patch]

FCPS Seeks Input on Website Redesign — “FCPS will be updating our current websites to improve user experience. Our website vendor will focus on key elements including design, layout, navigation, content, and accessibility. Please take our survey and let us know your thoughts about our websites and how well they are serving you.” [FCPS]

New Playground Finished at Lake Accotink Park — “Construction of the new playground began in early September and final inspections were completed last week. The new playground will officially open with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting next Thursday, November 2, at 5:00 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park.” [The Walkinshaw Advisory]

It’s Friday — Expect partly sunny skies with a high around 81, accompanied by a gentle west wind at 3 to 6 mph. As night approaches, the sky will be partly cloudy, and the temperature will drop to approximately 62. []

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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