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A van passes Annandale Plaza in front of a sign for Bowlero (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Third Person Dies After Braddock Road Crash — “A third passenger in the crash that occurred early Sunday morning at the intersection of Braddock Road and Bradfield Drive in Annandale has been pronounced deceased at the hospital.” Detectives were notified yesterday that Yan Zhou, 68, of Burke, died from her injuries, bringing the county’s traffic death toll for the year up to five people. [FCPD]

County Seeks Feedback on Workforce Housing Policy — “Fairfax County is opening a period of public comment to review and provide feedback on the revised WDU sales prices,” which drop units for households earning 120% of the area median income and add 70% AMI households. Recommended by a task force, the changes are open for comment until 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2024. [Housing and Community Development]

Community Farm Coming to Woodlawn — “The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is preparing to launch a community farm this spring that will provide free growing space for low-income and military-connected individuals and families around the Richmond Highway Corridor.” The 2-acre farm will include a barn, a well, electricity and dozens of raised planting beds. [On the MoVe]

Great Falls Treatment Facility Allowed to Stay — “The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on Jan. 31 voted 5-0 to uphold the zoning administrator’s determination that a Great Falls group facility is a by-right use. A Mission for Michael…was licensed as a mental-health group home on April 19 last year by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services.” [Gazette Leader]

House Passes Four Bills From Reston Delegate — “Del. Karen Keys-Gamarra (D-Reston) was elected in November to succeed Reston’s long-time delegate Ken Plum. As of Saturday, the freshman lawmaker already had four bills passed in the Virginia House of Delegates,” including ones related to services for homeless students and maternal health. [Patch]

Virginia Senate Votes to End Tax Exemption for Confederate Group — “With two Republicans joining all 21 Democrats, senators agreed to dismantle a pair of obscure tax breaks for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the organization that sponsored most of the Confederate statues that dotted Virginia’s landscape until localities began removing them over the past several years.” [Washington Post]

Mantua Teacher Uses Super Bowl to Teach Math — “In Paul Malc’s math class at Mantua Elementary on Wednesday afternoon, the longtime teacher asked his students to raise their hands if they plan to watch the Super Bowl. Then, in an effort to talk about probability, Malc asked the class how common Hail Mary passes and onside kicks are…In his 20 years in the classroom, Malc has often turned to football and other real-life scenarios to teach math concepts.” [WTOP]

Share Love of Hunter Mill District for Valentine’s Day — “Valentine’s Day is next week and a good time to showcase our love of #HunterMill. My office is requesting your help. By Tuesday (2/13), email up to 3 things you [heart] about Hunter Mill & include ‘HMD Valentines’ in subject line to huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov.” [Walter Alcorn/Twitter]

It’s Thursday — Expect mainly sunny skies with the temperature reaching around 53 degrees and a south wind blowing at 3 to 7 mph. By night, the skies will turn mostly cloudy, and the temperature will drop to around 38 degrees, accompanied by a southeast wind at approximately 7 mph. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

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…

Detectives have charged a 17-year-old boy with DUI-related manslaughter and maiming in a Nov. 20 crash that killed one teen and seriously injured four others in Fairfax County’s Idylwood area….

A mental health facility has opened its doors in Reston, promising to help both clients and new and training therapists. Columbia Associates — which operates a network of outpatient mental…

Some teenage volunteers in Vienna have teamed up with a national nonprofit to show their support for American military service members. The town’s Club Phoenix Teen Council launched a donation…

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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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