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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Jan 12, 2024

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 — Jan 12, 2024.

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

  1. Man challenges UVA track star to race at McLean HS, loss goes viral (18140 views)
  2. Fairfax County NAACP president Michelle Leete has died (6822 views)
  3. Changes in store for Fair Oaks Mall with DMV relocating service center (5065 views)
  4. FCPD: Multiple home burglaries linked by woman pretending to deliver flowers (3781 views)
  5. Peter McCandless, killed in a crash at 87, helped introduce Reston to the world (3540 views)
  6. Georgetown University baseball team finds new home in Tysons (3242 views)
  7. JUST IN: Fairfax County Public Schools cancels activities as storm moves in (2834 views)
  8. Another storm may bring flooding, high winds to Fairfax County tomorrow (2816 views)
  9. Two arrested in months-long investigation of postal box thefts in Vienna area (2669 views)

📅 Upcoming events

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

☀️ Saturday’s forecast

Expect a mostly sunny day ahead with temperatures reaching around 46 degrees. It will be breezy, featuring a west wind of 18 to 23 mph and gusts up to 46 mph. As for Saturday night, the sky will remain mostly clear, and the temperature will drop to around 31 degrees. The southwest wind will blow at 10 to 15 mph, and gusts may reach up to 24 mph. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 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

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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