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A LOVE sign stands in Fairfax City’s Old Town Square (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

One Dead, Six Hospitalized After Annandale Crash — “Fairfax County Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in Annandale, Virginia that sent seven people to the hospital Sunday morning, including one man who died en route…People who live in the area tell WUSA9 they’re shocked to see this happen but they said there’s been a long history of drivers speeding” on Braddock Road, where the crash occurred. [WUSA9]

Alleged Brothel Operators Indicted — “Three people arrested and charged in November 2023 in connection to brothels operating in Boston and Northern Virginia have been indicted by a federal grand jury…According to charging documents, the defendants operated an interstate prostitution network with multiple brothels in Cambridge and Watertown, Massachusetts, as well as in Fairfax and Tysons.” [WTOP]

Virginia Poised to Allow To-Go Cocktails — “Virginia lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of making cocktails to-go a permanent part of the restaurant industry across the state…The legislation, which was passed by both the House of Delegates and the Senate, would remove” the July “sunset” for a measure that allowed cocktail deliveries during the pandemic. [WTOP]

Park Authority Lines Up Black History Month Events — “Embark on a journey of cultural richness and historical significance this Black History Month with several programs in Fairfax County parks. Join us in honoring and exploring the vibrant tapestry of Black heritage though interactive events, programs, exhibits and offerings for all ages.” [Fairfax County Park Authority]

FCPS Awarded Funding for New Teachers — “The Virginia Department of Education has announced funding for the current fiscal year for the Mentor Teacher Program, which provides resources for educators with zero previous experience entering the teaching ranks. Fairfax County will receive $137,782 under the program (highest statewide), with Arlington garnering $14,874.” [Gazette Leader]

Arts Advisory Committee Formed for Mason District — “Mason Supervisor Andres Jimenez established a Mason Arts Advisory Committee to review Fairfax County’s Master Arts Plan and propose art-related activities in Mason District that align with that plan…The Mason Arts Advisory Committee, chaired by local artist James Albright, will hold four initial meetings to bring artists and groups in Mason District together to review the Master Arts Plan.” [Annandale Today]

Mount Vernon HS Dedicates Wing to Marine Training Program Alumni — “Dozens of Mount Vernon High School (MVHS) students and alumni, family members and community members converged on the school Jan. 31 for a special ceremony honoring the men who founded and led the school’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) program for many years.” [On the MoVe]

Vienna Police Get First Female Motor Officer in Decades — “Officer Keyser just made history by becoming the first female motor officer in the Town of Vienna Police Department in a whopping 75 years! After acing the Fairfax County Motor Officer traffic school, she’s now out in the streets of Vienna, making sure that everyone follows the traffic laws and stays safe.” [Vienna Police/Facebook]

It’s Monday — Expect sunny skies with temperatures reaching a high of around 50 degrees and a gentle northeast wind at approximately 6 mph. As night falls, the sky will remain mostly clear, and temperatures will drop to a chilly low of around 28 degrees. The north wind will continue at a speed of 3 to 6 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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