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A pedestrian bridge over Route 50 in Seven Corners (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Abortion Rights at Center of Key Election Day Races — “The most-watched races in Tuesday’s off-year general election have all been dominated by the ongoing debate over abortion rights. From a reelection bid for governor in Kentucky to a statewide ballot measure in Ohio to state legislative elections in Virginia, access to abortion has been a frequent topic in campaign debates and advertising.” [Associated Press/WTOP]

Police Investigate Shooting in Bailey’s Crossroads — “Saturday at 4:50 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Glen Carlyn Drive in Bailey’s Crossroads for the report of a shot person. Officers responded and found the victim, an adult man, with two gunshot wounds to his upper body. The man was transported to the hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.” [FCPD]

Scheduling Changes for Wiehle, Route 1 Meetings — Next Monday’s workshop launching a study of Wiehle Avenue in Reston will be in the cafeteria of Langston Hughes Middle School, not at Reston Station as previously announced. In addition, a community meeting on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit project “has been rescheduled from Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, to Jan. 31, 2024, due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.” [FCDOT]

Woman Reunites With People Who Saved Her Life — “What should have been a normal day for a 65-year-old woman in Fairfax County became life or death. But with the help of eight people, Linda Carr survived. Now, she got to reunite with them during a life-saving reunion event. On Sept. 13, Carr was participating in a Zumba class at South Run Recreation Center when she went into cardiac arrest.” [WUSA9]

Tysons Consultant Bought by Private Equity Firm — Guidehouse “announced Monday it is being acquired by an affiliate of Boston-based Bain Capital Private Equity for $5.3 billion. Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre said the sale to a larger private equity sponsor should accelerate the company’s growth both in the U.S. and overseas.” [Washington Business Journal]

FCPD Uses Drones to Investigate Crashes — “The Crash Reconstruction Unit now has its own drone and its own two-person team of trained drone pilots…The unit has been borrowing a drone from crime scene detectives, and they’ve already seen how it helps them investigate and figure out exactly what happened after a fatal accident.” [WJLA]

Burke School Recognizes Veteran Staff and Volunteers — A “smiling kindergarten teacher” who recently wore “a superhero cape for a themed dress-up day” at White Oaks Elementary School “doesn’t need to wear a cape: she’s a real-life hero who served her country before joining Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). She’s not alone: three other staff members and volunteers within the school’s walls have their own stories to share.” [FCPS]

Fort Hunt School Brings Garden Back to Life — “The school garden is thriving again at Stratford Landing Elementary School, thanks to a new garden coordinator, Get2Green lead, parent volunteers and students. About five years ago, the school had a robust garden program led by outdoor learning teacher Mary Charlton, but after her departure in 2021, the garden fell into disuse.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Tuesday — Expect a mostly cloudy day with a high temperature close to 76 and a southwest wind at about 10 mph. At night, the sky will clear up with the low temperature around 48, accompanied by a north wind at approximately 7 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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