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The Lake Anne water fountain in action (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Teen Charged With Murder Released on Bond — A 14-year-old charged with fatally stabbing a 17-year-old boy in Annandale earlier this month was released on bond before trial, the victim’s brother says. “The Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office said prosecutors asked the judge to keep the suspect in jail until trial, but the judge released him with the ankle monitor on Tuesday.” [NBC4]

Dispute Leads to Stabbing on Fairfax Connector Bus — “A juvenile was injured in a stabbing on a Fairfax Connector Bus Thursday evening in Hybla Valley, according to Fairfax County police. Officers said they responded to the 4300 block of Lawrence Street around 3 p.m. for a report of a juvenile male with a stab wound to their upper body.” [WJLA]

Israel-Owned Company Expands to Herndon — “Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) launched its first innovation center in the U.S. in Herndon and the debut program within it — IAI CATALYST…a 5-month business accelerator program, tailored to support emerging startups.” Owned by the state, IAI is one of Israel’s “leading aerospace and defense manufacturers.” [FCEDA, World Nation News]

Chipotle Leases Vacant Mount Vernon Site — “A long vacant building near the corner of Sacramento Drive and Richmond Highway will soon be home to a rapidly growing restaurant chain. Chipotle Mexican Grill recently signed a lease with Sacramento Center broker Renaud Consulting for the nearly 3,200 square-foot pad building located at the front of the shopping center.” [On the MoVe]

New Horse Stables Approved in Great Falls — “Having outgrown its main facility in Great Falls, equine-therapy group Lift Me Up! soon will begin providing wellness programs at a satellite location in the community. The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals on Jan. 10 voted 6-0 to allow the nonprofit organization to establish a riding-and-boarding stable at 1051 Kelso Road.” [Gazette Leader]

McLean Resident Joins Park Authority Board — “The Fairfax County Park Authority Board welcomed Johna Toomey as the newest member of the Park Authority Board. Toomey was appointed to the Park Authority Board as an at-large member by Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay.” [FCPA]

Lego Replica Lands at Dulles Airport — A Lego replica of Dulles International Airport will now be displayed permanently at the actual airport. The builder, Petworth resident Richard Paules, says it took him six months and required 50,000 bricks to construct the airport with no instructions. Luggage carousels and the infamous people movers are included. [NBC4]

It’s Friday — Showers are possible before 1pm, with some drizzle before 7am. Clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies and a high around 68 degrees. There’s a 30% chance of precipitation. Expect a mostly cloudy Friday night with lows near 45 degrees and a northwest wind at 7 mph. []

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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

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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