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Reston (staff photo by Scott Brodbeck)

Demolition begins at burned hust of Oud Resto and Hall — “The site of the Main Street restaurant that burned down in 2020 is where Ox Hill Companies will build a seven-story mixed-use development with condos, retail spaces, and a drive-thru bank. The company said a Truist Bank regional branch will be relocated to the new building.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Driver in crash that killed two Oakton High School students only had learner’s permit — “Usman Shahid, who police say was driving a BMW at 81 miles per hour southbound on Blake Lane just before the crash, only had a learner’s permit at the time. Virginia law requires that drivers must be 21 or older, or 18-years-old and accompanied by a legal guardian or sibling when they’re driving. At the time of the crash, Shahid was 18 and a resident of Fairfax County.” [Patch]

Students at Annandale Terrace Elementary School plan Arbor Day tree planting — “Students, faculty and staff at Annandale Terrace Elementary School are gearing up for a big Arbor Day celebration on April 26, 2024, at 8:50 a.m. The event will take place simultaneously with the County’s 41st consecutive year being designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.” [Fairfax County]

Firefighter sustains minor injury in Loudoun County warehouse fire — “A significant warehouse fire in Sterling drew a fire department response, causing one firefighter to be evaluated for heat exhaustion Monday afternoon.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Frost is expected in the early morning until 8am, followed by sunny skies and a high temperature of around 71 degrees. The light southwest wind will shift to the south at 6 to 11 mph during the morning. Scattered showers are likely after 2am Tuesday night, accompanied by increasing clouds and a low temperature of about 56 degrees. The south wind will blow at 9 to 13 mph, gusting up to 20 mph, with a 50% chance of precipitation. [NWS]

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Good Monday 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 today — Apr 22, 2024.

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Tuesday throughout the county, from our event calendar.

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❄️ Tuesday’s forecast

Frost is expected in the early morning before 8am, followed by sunny skies and a high temperature near 71 degrees. The light and variable winds will shift to the south, reaching 5 to 10 mph later in the morning. Tuesday night will see scattered showers mainly after 2am, with increasing clouds and a low temperature around 54 degrees. A south wind of 9 to 11 mph is anticipated, and there’s a 30% chance of precipitation. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

The MonumentCam screenshot above is used with permission of the Trust for the National Mall and courtesy of EarthCam.

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Morning Notes

Boaters and geese can be seen in the distance on Lake Accotink (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Man fires gun at dog, Fairfax County police say — “Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) said they received a report of a man firing a gun at a dog in Annandale on Thursday morning.” [DC News Now]

Fairfax County libraries hosting used book sales this spring — “There’s no need to spend a fortune on brand-new books — various Friends of the Library groups throughout Fairfax County are holding used book sales this spring that can help you stock your bookshelves for a lower price, all while supporting the library.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Footwear retailer New Balance opens in Mosaic District — “Specializing in one-on-one service, New Balance Mosaic District offers a wide variety of footwear and apparel.” [Patch]

All Virginia drivers required to have insurance by July 1 — “All Virginia drivers will be required to have vehicle insurance starting on July 1, ending the Uninsured Motorists Fund.” [WAVY]

It’s Monday — Expect sunny skies and a high near 64 accompanied by a northwest wind at 7 to 9 mph during the day. The night will be mostly clear with the temperature dropping to around 40. The northwest wind will decrease to around 5 mph and become calm as evening approaches. [NWS]

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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 today — Apr 19, 2024.

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. New Fairfax County ordinance requires drivers to stop, rather than yield, for pedestrians (18973 views)
  2. FCPS hopes to alleviate school overcrowding with new boundary adjustment policy (16533 views)
  3. Taim Mediterranean Kitchen in Reston permanently shutters four months after opening (6986 views)
  4. Manassas Man arrested after road rage shooting incident in Centreville (5319 views)
  5. Juvenile arrested for alleged rape and abduction in Reston apartment building (5091 views)
  6. JUST IN: Two injured in rooftop fire in Tysons (3069 views)
  7. Halal hot chicken restaurant opens in Reston’s South Lakes Village Center (2621 views)
  8. Firefighters say they ‘Wiehle Like’ new pedestrian bridge at Wiehle Avenue (2265 views)
  9. Fairfax driver charged with felony hit and run in Vienna (1841 views)
  10. NEW: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Fairfax (1674 views)
  11. Reston au pair indicted on second degree murder in fatal shooting case (1560 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday throughout the county, from our event calendar.

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

🌤️ Saturday’s forecast

Expect clouds to clear gradually by mid-morning, leading to a high near 68 degrees and a northwest wind blowing at 10-15 mph, with gusts reaching up to 26 mph. For Saturday night, skies will be partly cloudy and the temperature will drop to around 43 degrees. The north wind will blow at 5-11 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

The MonumentCam screenshot above is used with permission of the Trust for the National Mall and courtesy of EarthCam.

We hope you have a great weekend! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

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Morning Notes

Beaver munching on grass by Walney Pond in Chantilly (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Shake Shack proposed for Kamp Washington Shopping Center — “Fairfax City Board of Architectural Review approved exterior designs for two new restaurants planned for the former Just Tires location.” [Patch]

A Fairfax County school bus crashes into a DMV — A Fairfax County school bus struck the relatively new Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles building on Braddock Road Thursday morning when another driver failed to yield, forcing the bus driver to swerve off the road, Fairfax County police said. [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Poetry in the Parks coming to Turner Farm Park Observatory — “April is National Poetry Month, and ArtsFairfax and the Fairfax County Park Authority are kicking off a summer of fun poetry events to get you inspired. Poetry in the Parks is a series of poetry readings and workshops, created by Fairfax County Poet Laureate Daniella Badra, that will span from April 27 to August 17.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

The Peterson family, of Fairfax-based Peterson Cos., donates $20 million to Inova Health System — “Inova Health System just landed another substantial donation from big names in Greater Washington’s real estate world, putting the system closer to its $75 million fundraising goal.” [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Friday — Expect showers after 2pm, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 65 degrees. The southeast wind will blow at 6 to 8 mph, and there’s a 30% chance of precipitation. For Friday night, showers are likely in a mostly cloudy setting and a low temperature of around 54 degrees. The southeast wind will be around 6 mph before transitioning to a northwest wind after midnight, with a 50% chance of precipitation. [NWS]

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Good Thursday 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 today — Apr 18, 2024.

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Friday throughout the county, from our event calendar.

🌧️ Friday’s forecast

Showers are possible after 2pm with cloudy skies and a high near 65; a southeast wind will blow at 6 to 9 mph, with a 30% chance of precipitation. Friday night, the chance of showers continues with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 53. Expect light winds to shift to a northwest direction at 5 to 7 mph after midnight, accompanied by a 50% chance of precipitation. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

The MonumentCam screenshot above is used with permission of the Trust for the National Mall and courtesy of EarthCam.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to discuss the day’s happenings in the comments.

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Morning Notes

Cat (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

Cat declawing to be banned in Virginia — “Veterinarians will not be allowed to declaw cats in Virginia starting in July, unless there are certain ‘therapeutic’ reasons to do so.” [ABC8]

Proposed 4-cent tax hike prompts community debate — “The proposed Fairfax County budget comes with a hefty real estate tax increase, and a lot of opinions from community members.” [WUSA9]

Historic McLean garden tour returns this weekend — “This walking tour showcases Ballantrae Farm — a 6.5-acre estate with a 1923 Colonial Revival manor house, a c. 1843 farmhouse and extensively landscaped grounds with areas for outdoor entertaining, a sunken tennis court, a hidden treehouse, and a walled kitchen garden.” [Eventbrite]

Two Florida men arrested for string of car break-ins at Fairfax parks — “Fairfax County police say two Florida men are under arrest and have been charged in connection with a string of car break-ins at parks across the Virginia county during a nearly two-year period.” [WTOP]

It’s Thursday — Expect a mostly sunny day with temperatures reaching a high near 79 degrees, accompanied by a northwest wind blowing at 6 to 10 mph. As for Thursday night, the clouds will increase and the temperature will drop to around 51 degrees, with an east wind at 6 to 9 mph. [NWS]

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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 today — Apr 17, 2024.

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Thursday throughout the county, from our event calendar.

☀️ Thursday’s forecast

Expect generous sunshine and a high close to 77, along with a northwest wind blowing 6 to 9 mph today. Thursday night will see a gradual increase in clouds and a low hovering around 49, accompanied by an east wind of 7 to 9 mph. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

The MonumentCam screenshot above is used with permission of the Trust for the National Mall and courtesy of EarthCam.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to discuss the day’s happenings in the comments.

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Morning Notes

Falls Church High School entrance (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fairfax Schools could lose millions under proposed Youngkin budget amendments — “Fairfax County Public Schools would lose over $6 million in funding for English language learners in each of the next two years, as a result of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s budget.” [WTOP]

Caboose Commons is hosting Women’s Market — “Female-owned Caboose Commons is hosting Women’s Market Sunday afternoon in the Mosaic District, featuring more than 20 women vendors.” [Patch]

Fairfax students use AI to create an algorithm for classifying brain signals — “Ramachandran said he and Nalini considered different types of available technology for analyzing brain signals. In some cases, patients get implants, which Ramachandran said are innovative but ‘require a level of invasiveness that isn’t really ideal for everyone.'” [WTOP]

Non-fatal student overdose reported at Falls Church High School — “A non-fatal student overdose was reported at Falls Church High School Monday, Fairfax County police said.” [ABC7]

It’s Wednesday — Expect showers with possible thunderstorms after 5pm, cloudy skies, and a high near 70 accompanied by a southeast wind at 5-7 mph. Precipitation chance stands at 70%, with new rainfall amounts generally under a tenth of an inch, although higher amounts are possible in thunderstorms. On Wednesday night, there’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 pm, with showers likely and possible thunderstorms between 8 pm and 2 am, followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 am. The night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 59, southeast wind at 6-8 mph, and a 60% chance of precipitation. Similar to the day, new rainfall amounts will be less than a tenth of an inch except for potentially higher amounts in thunderstorms. [NWS]

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Good Tuesday 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 today — Apr 16, 2024.

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Wednesday throughout the county, from our event calendar.

⛈️ Wednesday’s forecast

Expect showers and possible thunderstorms after 5pm, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 72°F. Southeast winds will be 7-10 mph, and there is a 40% chance of precipitation. Wednesday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely before 11pm, followed by mostly cloudy skies and a low of 59°F. The southeast wind will shift to the south, remaining 6-8 mph, and the chance of precipitation increases to 60%. New rainfall amounts will be less than a tenth of an inch, with possible higher amounts in thunderstorms. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

The MonumentCam screenshot above is used with permission of the Trust for the National Mall and courtesy of EarthCam.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to discuss the day’s happenings in the comments.

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