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A turtle relaxes on a log at Royal Lake Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Deer Archery Program Starts Saturday — Fairfax County’s Deer Management Archery Program begins Saturday (Sept. 10). and runs through Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. Part of a larger effort to “reduce and stabilize” the county’s white-tailed deer population, the program is overseen by the Fairfax County Police Department and takes place in parks and other locations throughout the county. [FCPD]

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud in N. Va. — “A Northern Virginia contractor has pleaded guilty to taking down-payments for patio and deck projects that were never built in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier counties, and will also soon stand trial in Stafford County…Ryan Vanover, 40, of Haymarket, pleaded guilty Tuesday to contractor fraud in Fairfax County Circuit Court, as part of a proposed plea agreement.” [WTOP]

Herndon Restaurant Delivers on All-You-Can-Eat Promise — “Getting up and serving yourself? That’s for peasants. Thalis are large platters (it’s actually the Hindi word for plate), filled with many small dishes…Jodhpur, located in the Herndon strip mall next to the town’s H Mart, is our region’s only restaurant that serves nothing but bottomless thalis.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

ArtsFairfax Doles Out Grants — “ArtsFairfax, the nonprofit designated as Fairfax County’s local arts agency, today announces over $400,000 in Operating Support Grants to 44 nonprofit arts and culture organizations based in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church.” [ArtsFairfax]

Donors Still Needed for McLean Blood Drive — “Last call for the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the McLean Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 8! The Heart of Gold Foundation will be on site collecting donations. It’s urgent for donors of all ethnicities to support patients in need!” [McLean Community Center/Twitter]

Chantilly Students Invent Walker to Help Those With Parkinson’s — “Two Fairfax County students are aiming to treat Parkinson’s symptoms with a one-of-a-kind product they created over the last two years. Kaavya Karthikeyan and Akanksha Tibrewala are childhood best friends, neighbors, and classmates at Chantilly High School.” [ABC7]

Ribbon Cut on New Vienna Police HQ — “Vienna officials made it official on Sept. 2, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the town’s new $14 million police headquarters, located at 215 Center St., S. Although officers won’t move in for another few weeks, the air at the event was one of celebration.” [Sun Gazette]

Vienna Cottage Houses Go on Sale — “J.D.A. Custom Homes is now accepting buyer appointments for Courthouse Cottages, Vienna’s new cottage housing community…This community of 12 duplex style cottages also includes a shared clubhouse and large outdoor common area…Estimated delivery is Spring 2023. Pricing will begin in the mid $1.2 mil range.” [Vienna Business Association]

It’s Wednesday — Overcast throughout the day. High of 76 and low of 69. Sunrise at 6:44 am and sunset at 7:31 pm. [Weather.gov]

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