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Banners with fall leaves decorate Main Street Marketplace in Fairfax City (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Location Chosen for New FBI HQ — “Federal officials have decided the FBI will leave its iconic but decaying headquarters in downtown Washington for the Maryland suburbs, multiple people familiar with the decision said Wednesday…An empty 61-acre plot outside the Greenbelt Metro station” will win out over another Prince George’s County site and a Springfield warehouse favored by Virginia. [Washington Post]

Departing Pandas Pass Through Fairfax County — The Smithsonian National Zoo’s three giant pandas traveled through Fairfax County yesterday (Wednesday) on their way to Dulles International Airport. With the departure of Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and Xiao Qi Ji, the D.C. zoo will be panda-free for the first time in over 50 years. [Fairfax County Government/Twitter]

Israeli Flags Stolen From Local Home — The disappearance of two Israeli flags flown outside Fairfax resident Jarod Keren’s home since early October is being investigated by the Fairfax County Police Department as a “bias crime.” The FCPD says “10 anti-Islamic incidents have occurred this year compared to three last year and 24 anti-Jewish incidents have been reported compared to seven last year.” [WJLA]

Providence District Gets New Planning Commissioner — Jeremy Hancock was sworn in to represent Providence District on the Fairfax County Planning Commission on Nov. 1 by Deputy Clerk of the Court Gerarda Culipher. Formerly president of the Providence District Council, Hancock replaces Phil Niedzielski-Eichner, who remains on the commission as an at-large member and chairman. [Gazette Leader]

County Offices to Close for Veterans’ Day — “Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, in observation of the Veterans Day holiday. However, some facilities are open, and schedules vary…Visit Fairfax has compiled a list of events in Fairfax County, neighboring counties, D.C. and elsewhere to honor our vets.” [Fairfax County Government]

Park Authority Seeks Input on Potential Fee Increases — “The Fairfax County Park Authority Board is proposing fee increases at rec centers and other park facilities. Members of the public are invited to a virtual meeting on Nov. 15, 7 p.m., on the 2024 fee schedule.” [Annandale Today]

Woodlawn Wendy’s Closed for Facelift — “The Wendy’s restaurant located at Woodlawn Shopping Center closed in late October for a refresh, according to a company representative…The renovation project does not involve a full remodel, the representative told property manager Woodmont Properties, so only the exterior of the restaurant will appear updated.” [On the MoVe]

Fairfax Connector Service Changes Proposed — “Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold two virtual community meetings to share proposed June 2024 service changes to Fairfax Connector bus service on routes throughout the county to improve reliabilty, frequency and connectivity for customers.” [FCDOT]

It’s Thursday — Expect mostly sunny skies with a high around 77, accompanied by south winds at 10 to 13 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Clouds will increase Thursday night as temperatures drop to around 49, with northwest winds continuing at 8 to 14 mph and gusts still reaching 20 mph. []

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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…

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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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