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The ICF building near Fairfax Circle on an overcast day (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Cut-Through Traffic Restrictions Proposed for McLean — “To protect McLean neighborhoods overrun by commuters cutting through to avoid bottlenecks on Route 7, Interstate 495 and other major roads, newly elected Fairfax Supervisor Jimmy Bierman (D-Dranesville) wants to restrict peak-hour traffic in those neighborhoods, but exempt residents living there using a vehicle-sticker program.” [Gazette Leader]

Bill to Regulate Marijuana Sales Advances — “Three years after Virginia lawmakers voted to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults, the General Assembly is finally moving ahead with efforts to create a marketplace for the manufacture and sale of recreational cannabis. There’s a long way to go. And even supporters don’t agree on an approach — or know whether Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) will go along.” [Washington Post]

Police Watch Route 28 for Reckless Driving — Fairfax County police officers conducted a High Visibility Enforcement (HIVE) initiative along Route 28 on Saturday (Jan. 27), cracking down on unsafe and distracted driving. Officers issued 144 tickets as part of the campaign, the department says. [FCPD/Twitter]

New Student Art Displayed at Dulles Airport — “A new collection of artwork from students in Fairfax County’s public schools is now on display at Washington Dulles International Airport. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, McLean Project for the Arts and Fairfax County Public Schools celebrated the continuation of the ‘Youth Art Walk’ initiative during festivities on Jan. 23.” [Gazette Leader]

Parks Grant Program Returns With Budget Cap — “Following a three-month administrative review, the Fairfax County Park Authority Board lifted the temporary hold on the Mastenbrook Grant Program and applications are now being accepted…In order to be considered for a grant, the maximum project cost for proposed projects cannot exceed $100,000,” a new factor added by the review. [FCPA]

Vienna Hires New Public Works Director — “After a nationwide search, the Town of Vienna has selected Brad Baer to serve as its next Public Works Director. Baer has extensive experience both in government and the military, most recently serving as the Facilities Design and Construction Bureau Chief for Arlington County, Virginia. Baer is also a 22-year veteran of the United States Navy.” [Town of Vienna]

More Flights Coming to Dulles Airport — “United Airlines is adding new routes, bringing back others and dusting off seasonal flights at Dulles International Airport to meet travel demand. United, by far the dominant carrier at Dulles, will add a new nonstop flight to Anchorage, Alaska, this spring…It will be the only airline offering nonstop service to Alaska from the D.C. area.” [WTOP]

Sully Visitor Center Closed for Renovations — “Sully Historic Site: The Visitor Center will be closed for renovations through Saturday, February 17. Grounds will be open daily dawn to dusk. Check the website or call (703-437-1794) the site for updates before visiting.” [FCPA/Twitter]

It’s Monday — Expect partly sunny skies, a high near 46 degrees and a northwest wind blowing at 16 to 18 mph and gusts reaching up to 31 mph. As for Monday night, the skies will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of around 31 degrees, while the north wind continues to blow at 6 to 11 mph. [Weather.gov]

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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