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Looking up at the Blvd Reston apartments building (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Man Charged With Stealing FBI Car — “A man working as a contractor at FBI headquarters in downtown D.C. stole a bureau car from the building’s basement garage Tuesday and was arrested hours later after trying to drive onto the grounds of an FBI facility in Northern Virginia, authorities said.” The man allegedly posed as an agent in a failed attempt to access the Vienna facility. [Washington Post]

Overdose by Herndon HS Student Reported — “A non-fatal student overdose was reported by the Fairfax County Public Schools District Tuesday night. The overdose, which was reported by Fairfax County police, involved a student from Herndon High School. Officials said the overdose did not happen at the school.” [WJLA]

FCPD Expands Use of “BolaWrap” Remote Restraints — “Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis announced Tuesday that his department was buying 450 of the devices — good for one in each patrol vehicle, which officers sometimes share. The department will become the first big law enforcement agency in the D.C. region to have them.” [Washington Post]

CIA Fires Woman Who Alleged Assault — “The CIA this week terminated a woman whose whistleblower account of being assaulted in a stairwell at the spy agency’s headquarters prompted a flood of colleagues to come forward with their own complaints of sexual misconduct. The woman’s attorney called the action a brazen retaliation. While the CIA said that accusation was ‘factually inaccurate,’ it wouldn’t comment further on the case” [Associated Press/WTOP]

Outdoor Furniture Chain Secures Bailey’s Crossroads Store — “Fortunoff Backyard Store, an outdoor furniture retailer that got its start in New York more than a century ago, is expanding into Northern Virginia. The outdoor furniture retailer has leased about 18,000 square feet in the Giant-anchored Crossroads Place by south Jefferson Street and Leesburg Pike.” [Washington Business Journal]

Amazon Fresh Revives Bailey’s Crossroads Plans — “The Amazon Fresh grocery store that had been on hold since 2021 is back on track, and Floor & Decor is moving into the shopping center on Leesburg Pike, reports Senior Property Manager Joe Simi. Amazon has submitted plans to redo the interior of the space and could open by late summer, although the company has not announced a date to start construction.” [Annandale Today]

Vienna Gets Tips for Becoming More Business-Friendly — “Seeking to experience the town of Vienna’s business licenses and permits, consultant James Patteson…attempted to open a tattoo parlor in the building directly across from Vienna Planning and Zoning Director David Levy’s office. Patteson found the experience generally favorable and praised the competence of town staff members, but had some suggestions for improvement.” [Gazette Leader]

Lorton Golf Club Honored as a Top Wedding Venue — “For the second year in a row, Laurel Hill Golf Club received the prestigious Weddy Award for Best Golf Club venue presented by Brides & Weddings Magazine…The award reaffirms Laurel Hill Golf Course’s dedication to providing an outstanding venue and event planning for weddings and special events.” [Fairfax County Park Authority]

It’s Friday — Expect gradual clearing leading to a sunny day with a high temperature around 60°F. Showers are possible late Friday night, particularly after 4am, as clouds increase and the temperature drops to around 46°F. Winds will be from the south at 3 to 6 mph, with a 30% chance of precipitation. []

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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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