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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Jan 26, 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 26, 2024.

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

  1. Ten Fairfax County restaurants are among the region’s 100 best, Washingtonian says (28251 views)
  2. Uyghur restaurant brings new flavor to Herndon (7609 views)
  3. Armed robbery at Tysons hotel leads to drug and gun seizures, police say (6817 views)
  4. Fairfax senator proposes expansion of accessory living units that would override county rules (6070 views)
  5. Herndon plans for last remaining acres of Chestnut Grove Cemetery (3333 views)
  6. West Falls Church, Tysons restaurants make semifinals of James Beard Awards (3168 views)
  7. Fairfax County casino bill advances on tie vote to full Senate committee (2770 views)
  8. Reston Association cheers Reston no longer being considered for casino (2509 views)
  9. FCPS unveils tentative capital projects plan with new renovation queue in development (2245 views)
  10. Police chase man on bicycle after reported theft attempts in Bailey’s Crossroads (2146 views)

📅 Upcoming events

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

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

🌧️ Saturday’s forecast

Rain is likely after 4pm, with clouds increasing and a high of 56°F; the northwest wind will be 5-7 mph, turning northeast later. Precipitation chance is 50%. Saturday night, expect rain after 7pm, a low of 43°F, and an east wind at 6-11 mph, gusting up to 18 mph. There’s a 100% chance of precipitation, with new amounts between half to three quarters of an inch possible. See more from

🌅 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

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.

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.

Similar to FEMA’s

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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