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 today — Jan 24, 2024.
- 8:15 am: Morning Notes | 🗣️ Comments
- 9:30 am: Fairfax County casino bill advances on tie vote to full Senate committee | 🗣️ Comments
- 10:15 am: County board signals support for preserving smaller Lake Accotink | 🗣️ Comments
- 11:00 am: County acquires land needed to complete walkway on Sunrise Valley Drive | 🗣️ Comments
- 11:45 am: Police chase man on bicycle after reported theft attempts in Bailey’s Crossroads | 🗣️ Comments
- 1:15 pm: Study encourages Vienna to allow shared parking to balance supply and demand | 🗣️ Comments
- 2:30 pm: VIDA Fitness to open gym with swimming pool this spring in Reston Station | 🗣️ Comments
- 3:30 pm: Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office denies ignoring ICE detainer for man facing child porn charges | 🗣️ Comments
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on Thursday throughout the county, from our event calendar.
- 1:00 pm: Qigong
- 3:00 pm: Author David Nicholson
- 3:00 pm: Author talk: David Nicholson on “The Garretts of Columbia”
- 5:00 pm: Slow Looking at Tephra ICA
- 7:00 pm: Laser Cutter 101 Sign-off
🌧️ Thursday’s forecast
Expect rain mainly before 1pm accompanied by areas of fog, a high around 60°F, and a southwest wind of 6-9 mph, with an 80% chance of precipitation and amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible. Thursday night, rain is likely with fog and cloudiness, low around 54°F, south wind 5-8 mph, and a 60% chance of precipitation, with similar precipitation amounts as earlier. See more from Weather.gov.
🌅 Tonight’s sunset
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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.
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.
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.
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