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A walkway at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston (photo by Marjorie Copson)

Teen Arrested for Hybla Valley Shooting — “Preliminarily, Major Crimes Bureau detectives determined the victim was walking to a nearby apartment. He was approached by the 14-year-old suspect who displayed a firearm and shot the victim. A nearby home was also struck by one round, where no one was injured.” The teen was taken into custody Saturday (Nov. 11) evening after his mother brought him to the Mount Vernon District Station. [FCPD]

Occoquan Dam Siren Will Go Off Tomorrow — “Fairfax Water has scheduled its annual siren system test for the Occoquan Dam on Tuesday, Nov.14, at 10 a.m. This is a routine test to ensure the siren system is functioning properly in the unlikely event of a dam failure.” [Fairfax County Emergency Information]

First Responders Rescue Trapped Driver in Tysons — “#FCPD officers assisted as @ffxfirerescue cut the roof off an overturned vehicle to get the trapped driver out after a crash near Anderson Rd & Chain Bridge Rd. The driver went to the hospital w/ injuries not considered to be life-threatening. Remember to drive safely.” [FCPD/Twitter, FCFRD/Twitter]

Neighbors Oppose Two New Oakton Houses — “The Fairfax County Planning Commission on Nov. 1 unanimously recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve a rezoning and special-exception request that would result in two new houses in Oakton and preserve an existing historic structure…Several neighboring residents testified against the application,” fearing it will set a bad precedent. [Gazette Leader]

Affordable Housing Waitlists Open for Seniors — “Older adults interested in applying to affordable housing waitlists will have the opportunity to do so November 13-19, 2023 for select properties in the county.” Options include one-bedroom apartments at The Fallstead in McLean and The Belmont currently under construction near George Mason University’s Fairfax campus as part of the One University development. [FCRHA]

Fairfax Man Wins $5 Million in Lottery — “A man in Fairfax, Virginia, decided on a whim to buy a few scratch-off tickets from the lottery machine after doing some grocery shopping. And that decision paid off. Alexandr Pichshev recently won $5 million on the ‘$326,000,000 Fortune ticket’ scratch-off game at the Safeway at 3043 Nutley Street.” [WTOP]

Reston Tech Startup Raises $5 Million — “After nabbing a $5 million seed round, NoVa’s Tidal Cyber is planning to make waves in the local industry. Tidal Cyber, a 20-person startup based in Reston, was founded by CEO Rick Gordon, CTO Richard Struse and CIO Frank Duff — all MITRE veterans.” []

More Art Decorates Richmond Highway — “Murals, sculptures and other forms of public art are on the increase around Richmond Highway as Fairfax County officials and placemaking experts attempt to create a greater sense of community and identity around the corridor. This past week, artist Nico Cathcart…started work on the long-awaited mural at ZIPS Cleaners on North Kings Highway near South Alex.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Monday — Expect a sunny day with temperatures reaching a high of around 57 degrees. Monday night remains clear, with lows around 41 degrees. The southwest wind of 7 to 9 mph will shift to a northwest direction after midnight. []

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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