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The Fair City Mall parking lot on a rainy day in Fairfax City (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

New Sushi Restaurant Opens in Lorton — “An all-you-can-eat hibachi and sushi restaurant is slated to open Dec. 26 at Gunston Plaza in Lorton. Sushi Ohayo — pronounced ‘Ohio’ — is a full-service Japanese restaurant with an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, bento boxes, sushi and sashimi…This is the second location for Sushi Ohayo, which opened its first restaurant in Chantilly a few months ago.” [On the MoVe]

Stabbing Under Investigation in Fairfax — “City of Fairfax Police detectives are investigating a stabbing that occurred Christmas Eve in the 9800 block of Fairfax Boulevard, according to a 5:50 p.m. post on the department’s X/Twitter account. As of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the victim was in stable condition at a nearby hospital, according to a police spokesman.” [Patch]

Rehab of Bridge Over I-395 Complete — “The Virginia Department of Transportation has completed the rehabilitation of the bridge on Duke Street over Interstate 395 in the Lincolnia area. The contractor, Martins Construction of Falls Church, replaced the concrete bridge deck and beams, upgraded the westbound sidewalk to a shared-use path, and widened the eastbound sidewalk.” [Annandale Today]

Virginia to Lose Community Health Workers — “Virginia is set to lose about 60 Community Health Workers employed at local health districts by July 1, 2024. More than 25 additional workers will follow in the year after that. There are 112 CHWs employed at 25 of Virginia’s 35 health districts as of July 2023.” [DCist]

Retiring McLean State Lawmaker Honored — “Before stepping down from the House of Delegates at year’s end, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean-Great Falls) accepted plaudits and a parting gift Dec. 21 from the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president Paul Kohlenberger presented her with an engraved platter noting her public service to the McLean community and Virginia.” [Gazette Leader]

Local Libraries Plan New Year Celebrations — Families with kids of all ages are invited to “Noon Year’s Eve” parties at the Oakton, Chantilly and Patrick Henry libraries. Starting at 11 a.m. in Chantilly and at 11:30 a.m. in Oakton and Vienna on Saturday (Dec. 30), the festivities include dancing, crafts, games and countdowns to noon. [FCPL]

It’s Wednesday — Expect showers and possible thunderstorms after 1pm, along with patchy fog and a high near 56. New rainfall amounts could be between three quarters and one inch. At night, showers are likely with potential thunderstorms and patchy fog before 1am. Night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 47 and a 60% chance of precipitation. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Wednesday 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 two years after updating its vision for the future of McLean Central Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority is ready to start work on some of the planned upgrades….

After a soft opening in early February, Down the Line Sports Center will officially introduce itself to Fairfax City tomorrow (Thursday). The event will kick off at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting, followed by a meet-and-greet with six professional pickleball players visiting from around the country.

Restonians now have a chance to own a piece of their community’s history. Reston Museum, which is located at Lake Anne Plaza, will hold a raffle over the next month…

Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.

Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.

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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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The Van Metre 5K Run

Participate in the 32nd Annual Van Metre 5K Run, a race that goes further than 3.1 miles, and every stride you take supports Children’s National Hospital. The Van Metre 5K Run donates 100% of proceeds to Children’s National Hospital and

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.

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