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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Dec 8, 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 — Dec 8, 2023.

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

  1. FCPS fully restores snow days, ending use of virtual learning (21791 views)
  2. Report: As Northern Virginia prospers, some neighborhood conditions worsen (13315 views)
  3. Italian soccer club picks Tysons site for first U.S. youth academy (9725 views)
  4. Construction to begin on pedestrian bridge near Reston Town Center (9070 views)
  5. Developer proposes turning offices on Fairfax Blvd into ‘smart’ housing (5616 views)
  6. Sixty Vines to open in Reston Town Center next week (4197 views)
  7. Jiwa Singapura closes at Tysons Galleria after less than a year (3587 views)
  8. Fatal overdose of Justice High School student under police investigation (3205 views)
  9. Route 29 reopens after fatal two-car crash outside Clifton 7-Eleven (3199 views)
  10. West Potomac HS student charged with murder for fatal shooting outside D.C. bar (2795 views)
  11. Police identify man killed in Route 29 crash near Centreville (2661 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

Expect patchy fog from 8am to 10am, followed by partly sunny skies and a high near 56. A calm wind will turn south at 5 mph in the afternoon. Saturday night brings a 50% chance of showers after 1am, increased cloudiness, and a low of 49 with southerly winds at 5 to 10 mph. See more from

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend! 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

Friday night’s performance by comedian Nate Bargatze is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, according to Monumental Sports…

Reston Association has adopted a new strategic plan that aims to continue the vision of Reston’s founder Bob Simon over the next three years.

A 93-year-old woman died earlier this week from injuries she sustained in a car crash on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in Bailey’s Crossroads, police say. Gladys Bilbao, a Falls Church…

D.C.-based fast food chain Z-Burger has officially opened in a former Pizza Hut at 541 Maple Avenue West in Vienna. The restaurant opened in late November. While business was initially…

Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

  • Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

Similar to FEMA’s

Festival Ballet Virginia Presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Festival Ballet Virginia, Reston’s premier ballet company, is performing a fun, family friendly production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center Theatre on Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2. Take an adventure with Alice


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