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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Nov 17, 2023

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 today — Nov 17, 2023.

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. Construction of triple roundabouts coming soon to Fairfax County Parkway (25617 views)
  2. French bistro Mon Ami Gabi to close Reston location by year’s end (7632 views)
  3. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill to open first Fairfax County restaurant next year (3532 views)
  4. Fairfax County and Virginia leaders call for investigation into FBI HQ site selection (3174 views)
  5. Teens arrested after gunshots heard in Rose Hill McDonald’s (2539 views)
  6. The Casual Pint to open near Dunn Loring Metro station tomorrow (1980 views)
  7. Report: D.C. Chinatown food hall plans expansion to Tysons (1955 views)
  8. Old Town Fairfax buildings to be razed soon for mixed-use condo development (1727 views)
  9. Ice Cream Jubilee eyes April opening in Reston Town Center (1600 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday throughout the county, from our event calendar.

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

☀️ Saturday’s forecast

The weather will transition from partly sunny to fully sunny with a high temperature close to 57°F. Winds will blow from the northwest at 11-14 mph, and gusts may reach up to 25 mph. For Saturday night, expect clear skies and a low temperature around 35°F, with a northwest wind blowing at 7-10 mph. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend, Arlington! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

Recent Stories

A counselor at Glasgow Middle School in Lincolnia is facing criminal charges after he allegedly head-butted an 11-year-old student last week. Detectives began investigating the reported assault on April 16…

Vienna is considering several options to improve parking availability along its commercial corridor. At a conference session on April 15, the Vienna Town Council reviewed recommendations to its update zoning…

The Town of Herndon is getting a new director of economic development. Marc G. Smith will assume the position starting on May 13, the town announced today (Tuesday). He will…

The Starbucks at the Chesterbrook Shopping Center (6214 Old Dominion Drive) in McLean has reopened after an extensive facelift. Starbucks closed in early March to get some interior design improvements….

For many remote workers, a messy home is distracting.

You’re getting pulled into meetings, and your unread emails keep ticking up. But you can’t focus because pet hair tumbleweeds keep floating across the floor, your desk has a fine layer of dust and you keep your video off in meetings so no one sees the chaos behind you.

It’s no secret a dirty home is distracting and even adds stress to your life. And who has the energy to clean after work? That’s why it’s smart to enlist the help of professionals, like Well-Paid Maids.

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Still planning for summer camps? Check out the great variety of art projects and fun teachers at Art House 7 in Arlington. We have morning, midday, and afternoon weekly camps for ages 5-13. Among our themes: Clay Creations; Animals Around the World; Arts & Crafts; Draw, Paint & Sculpt Faces & Animals; Drawing & Printmaking. We’ve recently added PaperPalooza (paper making and bookmaking) and Jewelry camps. You can see all our listings on our website.

Art House 7 has been a haven for artists of all ages since 2015, offering classes, camps, and workshops. We’re located on Langston Blvd. near the Lee Harrison Shopping Center. We have an ample 2-story studio, and plenty of free parking.

Weekly camps at Art House 7
– June 17-Aug. 9
– Camp times: 9-11am, 11am-2pm, 2:30-4:30pm
– Ages 5-13

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Encore Creativity for Older Adults at Capital One Hall

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is pleased to raise the curtain and welcome community members to its spring concert at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA on May 4, 2024. The concert, which starts at 3 PM, will bring hundreds

Dream, Design, Build: Home Expo 2024

Sponsored by ABW Appliances & Eden, join us for a one-of-a-kind Home Expo event on May 11th from 10AM to 4PM!

The DMV’s top experts — AKG Design Studio and GMJ Construction — are opening their doors to homeowners to

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