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A vehicle on Nutley Street at I-66 with snow on the ground (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

FCPS Delays Classes After Snow — “All Fairfax County public schools and school offices will open two hours late tomorrow. Central Office employees may report two hours later than their regular scheduled time, but no later than 10 a.m…Central offices will open to the public at 10 a.m.” [FCPS]

Man Arrested for Impersonating Police Officer — “A 31-year-old Georgia man is facing charges after City of Fairfax police said he impersonated a law enforcement officer and deceived four people into paying him money. Officials said they were made aware of multiple cases of fraud in June 2023.” [WJLA]

County Recognizes National Day of Racial Healing — The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS), Board of Supervisors and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) leaders proclaimed Jan. 16 a National Day of Racial Healing. “The event recognized the partnership between NCS and NOVA to promote racial healing and upward mobility that will secure a more equitable, just and inclusive community.” [NCS]

More Capital Bikeshare Stations Proposed — “The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a virtual meeting on expanding the Capital Bikeshare network in the Mount Vernon District at a virtual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18″ at 7 p.m. Twelve new stations are proposed around the Huntington Metro Station, Fort Hunt Park and Mount Vernon Trail. [FCDOT]

Vote on Reston AC Service Planned — The Reston Association Board of Directors approved a referendum starting Feb. 16 on whether to repeal a deed provision requiring Lake Anne customers to obtain air-conditioning services from RELAC. “There will be two public hearings held on Feb. 5 and 12 for RELAC customers to provide feedback and learn more about what the referendum entails.” [Patch]

State Lawmakers Debate Raising Minimum Wage — “Among the first bills to draw such partisan debate was legislation that would raise the minimum wage in Virginia, which currently sits at $12 per hour. Under the bill, the minimum wage would increase to $13.50 per hour in 2025, and then rise again to $15 in 2026. The bill passed through the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor Monday by a 9-6 vote, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.” [WTOP]

Blood Drive Coming to McLean — “January is National Blood Donor Month and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department encourages local residents to participate in its blood drive on Friday, Jan. 26. The fire department, in partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services, will hold the event from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at its station, located at 1455 Laughlin Ave.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Wednesday — Expect sunny skies with a high near 29 and a west wind ranging from 7 to 13 mph. As the night progresses, there will be increasing cloud coverage and a low temperature around 19. Winds will shift to the southwest, blowing at 3 to 6 mph. [Weather.gov]

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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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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

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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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