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Two ducks in Wolftrap Creek near Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Pastor Dies After Fire at Newington Home — “The Northern Virginia pastor who was sent to the ICU with severe burns after an explosion in his Fairfax County home last month has died, according to his daughter. Kevin Corey was burning documents in a firepit in the backyard of his townhome on Powderbrook Lane…when neighbors heard the explosion about 8:30 p.m.” [NBC4]

FCPD Targets Crime at Annandale Apartments — “The Mason Police District reports ‘significant and positive outcomes’ from a crime suppression effort at Fairmont Gardens in Annandale. Between Jan. 3 and Feb. 3, patrol officers and detectives charged 85 people with 137 crimes in the area around Wadsworth Court.” [Annandale Today]

Fairfax Connector Workers Seek Progress in Contract Talks — “Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 members held a public demonstration outside the Fairfax County Government Center on Jan. 31. Union workers are demanding Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff McKay stand with workers during their contract talks with Transdev, a French-owned company contracted to operate the county’s transit system.” [Fairfax County Times]

Inova Opens Urgent Care Clinic in Belle Haven — “The new Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care center opened at 6218-B North Kings Highway off Richmond Highway in Belle Haven. The new facility is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends.” [ALXnow]

County Revises Covid Vaccine Data Dashboard — “The COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard has been updated with a new focus on 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine data. Currently, 18.6% of residents have received the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to stay up to date with your vaccines.” [Fairfax County Health Department/Twitter]

Fairfax City Helps Fund Business Refurbishments — “Mayor Catherine Read joined Fairfax City business leaders on the porch of Hammrock’s Restaurant in Old Town on Thursday morning to celebrate 20 city businesses who benefited from the Façade and Interior Improvement Grant program…City businesses that wish to refurbish or improve the exterior or interior of their buildings, shops or offices can apply for an FCFI grant.” [Patch]

Lorton Brewery Hopes to Open by Summer — “Buildout of the new Bunnyman Brewing and Cafe has gotten underway at building W13 at the Workhouse Campus in Lorton, and one of the venue’s owners is cautiously optimistic that it will open before the busy summer season — even if it’s a soft launch during Memorial Day weekend.” [On the MoVe]

Laundry Dryers and Washers Donated to Fairfax Nonprofit — “We received an incredible donation from The Home Depot last week! The Fairfax Circle location generously gifted us brand-new washers and dryers, which we use every day at the Lamb Center to provide clean laundry for those we serve.” [The Lamb Center/Facebook]

It’s Monday — Expect rain to begin around 4pm, with a cloudy high of 50°F. There’s a 70% chance of precipitation. Rain will continue at night, with a low reaching 40°F, east winds at 6-13 mph and gusts up to 21 mph. Precipitation is certain, accumulating between half an inch and three-quarters of an inch. [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…

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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