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Bicyclist crosses Wiehle Avenue in Reston at site of future bridge (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before the remnants of Hurricane Ian arrive or you head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Metro unveils new map with addition of Silver Line extension
  2. Alcorn shuts door on possibility of redeveloping Reston National Golf Course
  3. Uniqlo opens Fair Lakes store, its first in an open-air shopping center
  4. Students across Fairfax County protest proposed policies limiting transgender student rights
  5. Convenience store approved for longtime family-owned gas station in Springfield
  6. Police: Motorcyclist died after crash on I-495 near Inova Fairfax
  7. Remains found in Tysons identified as teen who disappeared 47 years ago
  8. Reston’s Halley Rise development to feature new urban farm, fall festival
  9. NEW: McKay believes ‘safe legal ground’ if FCPS defies state’s draft policies on transgender students
  10. For owner Amir Mostafavi, South Block coming to McLean brings life ‘full circle’

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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A duck takes a bath in Royal Lake near Burke (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

The weekend is almost here. Before you double check your Congressional district or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Upcoming gastropub restaurant in Reston reignites family legacy, pays ode to Lake Anne
  2. Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery arrives in Herndon, will offer free ‘bundtlets’ at grand opening
  3. JUST IN: Truck hits McLean power line, killing man and prompting outage
  4. BREAKING: Assistant arrested for allegedly assaulting special needs student at Dogwood ES
  5. Developer seeks to convert Tysons office building into ‘live/work’ units
  6. DEVELOPING: Pedestrian in hospital after crash in Pike 7 Plaza parking lot
  7. FCPS ‘reviewing’ Virginia’s proposed policies on treatment of transgender students
  8. Metro board takes key step to setting opening date of Silver Line Phase II
  9. Proposed ‘home share’ program could help house older county residents
  10. Reston planning committee approves Vantage Hill redevelopment

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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INOVA is proposing to expand its hospital campus (Photo via INOVA).

Before you soak in the last summer rays before leaf-gathering season arrives or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the five most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. North Carolina truck driver killed in I-495 crash
  2. Hiring underway ahead of Wegman’s 2023 opening in Reston
  3. County board approves preferred path for Soapstone Connector in Reston
  4. Inova gets green light for new Springfield hospital from Fairfax County
  5. Fast-casual Indian restaurant to open in the Town of Herndon

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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The chain, which has a location pictured here in Texas, will open in Herndon (Photo via Google Maps).

Before you soak in the last summer rays before leaf-gathering season arrives or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the five most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. BREAKING: Del. Mark Keam resigns from General Assembly, triggering special election
  2. Fast-casual Indian restaurant to open in the Town of Herndon
  3. Fairfax County to move forward with proposal for new Reston library, apartments
  4. Inaugural ‘Reggae at the Lake’ festival set for this month in Reston
  5. Trash troubles persist in Fairfax County, with residents reporting missed pick-ups

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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A summer day on the W&OD Trail (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Labor Day weekend is almost here. Before you soak in the last summer rays before leaf-gathering season arrives or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Trash troubles persist in Fairfax County, with residents reporting missed pick-ups
  2. Vienna Police cite pickleball players for making racket at Glyndon Park
  3. Naked man accosts woman on W&OD Trail in Reston, may be involved in other exposure incidents
  4. New space center in Reston to take off at local public viewing of NASA’s historic moon mission
  5. FCPD seeks help identifying suspect in attempted abduction, assaults on W&OD Trail
  6. Reconstruction of Baron Cameron Avenue intersection underway
  7. UPDATED: Bystander helped detain suspect in Hybla Valley fatal shooting
  8. Fairfax County Public Library board sticks by materials selection policy
  9. Fairfax medical cannabis dispensary will open this week near GMU
  10. Fairfax Wawa will open its doors this week, bringing free coffee for all

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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A line forms for a food truck at Vienna’s most recent Chillin’ on Church party (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

The weekend is almost here. Before you welcome a new kitty or bunny into your home or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. 22-year-old arrested for allegedly raping woman at knifepoint in her Reston apartment
  2. JUST IN: Woman sexually assaulted in Reston apartment, police say
  3. Study group considers new future for Reston National Golf Course
  4. District Taco plans two new franchise locations in Springfield and McLean
  5. Another pedestrian dies after crash on Dulles Toll Road in Reston area
  6. A free and privately funded shuttle is coming to Reston Town Center
  7. Busara Thai has closed its Tysons restaurant after 26 years
  8. NEW: Fairfax County could end local Covid state of emergency next month
  9. FCPD: Community member finds body near Huntley Meadows Park
  10. Family mourns loss and seeks justice for pedestrian killed in Seven Corners parking lot

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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A construction worker looks out from the Makers Rise development near the Innovation Center Metro station (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you live up the last days of summer before school returns or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Fairfax County volunteer’s petition urging Home Depot to stop sales of invasive plants takes root
  2. Personnel emergency declared as FCPD tackles staffing challenges
  3. Pizza restaurant brings new ‘scratch kitchen’ to Herndon’s Aslin Beer Co.
  4. Expanded W&OD Trail, Occoquan adventure center and more planned for Fairfax County
  5. New future thawing for former Ice House Cafe in Herndon
  6. UPDATED: Man shot in Huntington, prompting police search
  7. Tysons Galleria’s upcoming dine-in movie theater has a premiere date
  8. Man killed in head-on motorcycle crash west of Burke Lake
  9. Appeals court sides with transgender woman in lawsuit over treatment at Fairfax County jail
  10. Capital One Hall revives ‘Broadway in Tysons’ for new season

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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A rescued beagle at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (staff photo by Matt Blitz)

The weekend is almost here. Before you sneak in one last visit to The Water Mine this summer or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. BREAKING: No gunshots at Tysons Corner Center, mall says after evacuation
  2. Fairfax County adopts fees for using its electric vehicle charging stations
  3. BREAKING: Police look for homicide suspect around Seven Corners condos
  4. Bridge planned to connect Loudoun and Fairfax counties over Dulles Toll Road
  5. Rescued beagles arrive at Fairfax County shelter in anticipation of adoptions
  6. Major mixed-use development approved near Herndon Metro station
  7. Fairfax County police charge driver after fatal crash in Herndon
  8. Free fresh food marketplace coming to Reston this week
  9. Weird Brothers plans to relocate in Herndon
  10. ‘Fresh Baguette’ promised at McLean bakery opening this fall

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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Capital One Center in Tysons (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you cool off at the nearest swimming pool or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Proposal to convert Vienna bank into modern diner gets key approval
  2. Fannie Mae campus redevelopment in Reston approved despite access concerns
  3. Proposed Inova office repurposing would add housing, park space in Merrifield
  4. Most expensive Fairfax County homes sold in July
  5. Planning commission OKs Inova’s plan for new Franconia hospital
  6. Tysons East affordable housing project lands $33M in public funds
  7. Metro contemplates October opening for Silver Line Phase 2
  8. Reston’s Vantage Hill redevelopment moves forward on expedited timeline
  9. JUST IN: Man arrested for exposure incidents in Tysons West, police say
  10. Circuitous Reston pedestrian refuge redesigned after community pressure

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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Acrobats with Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios show rehearse in Tysons (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you read up on local history or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Fairfax County shelter to help with adoptions of beagles rescued from a research facility
  2. National outbreaks of salmonella include cases in Northern Virginia
  3. First pieces of Reston’s Isaac Newton Square development in the works
  4. Virginia Tech campus redevelopment finds new life with possible Falls Church sale
  5. Big fitness facility inks deal for next phase of Reston Station
  6. Opening this week, Indian restaurant Rasa brings heat to Mosaic District
  7. One injured during Herndon assault and carjacking over the weekend
  8. Fairfax County plans for new Covid vaccine, as cases hold steady
  9. Korean steakhouse, Shake Shack in the works at Tysons’ Pike 7 Plaza
  10. Traffic, back-up concerns dominate proposal to demolish Reston Taco Bell

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

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