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A clock overlooks the Eden Center parking lot (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Wintry Mix Expected From Storm in Fairfax County — “Storm Team4 is tracking a winter storm expected throughout Saturday and into early Sunday…The District and parts of Maryland and Virginia bordering the Capital Beltway will get a wintry mix, with snow arriving Saturday morning and then changing over to all rain. Not much snow accumulation is expected.” [NBC4]

Parents of Overdose Victim Urge Awareness of Opioids — “In the months since Cayden died, the Fosters have worked to make sure other parents don’t experience similar heartbreak. Schools across the D.C. region have hosted information sessions about the dangers of fentanyl, and are continuing to do so. Fairfax County has an opioid awareness session scheduled next week.” [WTOP]

Man Charged With Hit-and-Run in Fairfax Circle — “A Michigan man was arrested on a felony hit-and-run charge, after leaving the scene of a collision near Fairfax Circle around midnight on Dec. 26, according to police. City of Fairfax Police responded around 12:10 a.m. to the area of Fairfax Boulevard and Blenheim Boulevard” for the reported collision. [Patch]

Mount Vernon Rec Center Renovation on Track — “Closed to the public just over a year ago for a major renovation and expansion project, the Mount Vernon Rec Center underwent extensive work on its foundation in 2023 and will gain a second level and internal features over the course of the new year, according to the Fairfax County Park Authority.” [On the MoVe]

Electronics-Sniffing Police Dog Retires — “K9 Browser has officially entered a well-deserved retirement after an exemplary career as the pioneer of our Electronic Detection Program with @FairfaxCountyPD As we bid farewell to Browser, we are eager to welcome our new electronics detection K9, Delaware.” [Fairfax County Government/Twitter]

N. Va. Newspaper Consolidates — “This week marks an evolution in the GazetteLeader, as the two separate editions (one for Arlington County, one for the coverage area in Fairfax County) are being merged into one. Bringing the two together is designed to provide readers and advertisers with a stronger print product to augment the media organization’s extensive and fast-growing online audience.” [Gazette Leader]

Eden Center Greets New Year With New Restaurants — “Lots of new things are going on at the Eden Center, the Vietnamese-focused shopping center in Seven Corners. A sugarcane juice shop, called Mia & More, opened Dec. 29. Crabby Noodles, a restaurant specializing in pho and seafood, also opened last month. And the Pop Up District, a food hall plus short-term popup shops, is coming in the third quarter of 2024.” [Annandale Today]

County Seeks Vendors for Earth Day Festival — “The Fairfax County Park Authority is gearing up for another Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Applications are now being accepted for vendors and exhibitors to participate in…the largest Earth Day celebration in Fairfax County.” [FCPA]

It’s Friday — Expect a sunny day with a high around 42 and a northwest wind around 6 mph, shifting to southwest in the afternoon. As night falls, anticipate increasing clouds and a low temperature of about 30, accompanied by a gentle south wind of 3-6 mph. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

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…

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…

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.

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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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