Morning Notes

The Fair City Mall parking lot on a rainy day in Fairfax City (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

New Sushi Restaurant Opens in Lorton — “An all-you-can-eat hibachi and sushi restaurant is slated to open Dec. 26 at Gunston Plaza in Lorton. Sushi Ohayo — pronounced ‘Ohio’ — is a full-service Japanese restaurant with an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, bento boxes, sushi and sashimi…This is the second location for Sushi Ohayo, which opened its first restaurant in Chantilly a few months ago.” [On the MoVe]

Stabbing Under Investigation in Fairfax — “City of Fairfax Police detectives are investigating a stabbing that occurred Christmas Eve in the 9800 block of Fairfax Boulevard, according to a 5:50 p.m. post on the department’s X/Twitter account. As of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the victim was in stable condition at a nearby hospital, according to a police spokesman.” [Patch]

Rehab of Bridge Over I-395 Complete — “The Virginia Department of Transportation has completed the rehabilitation of the bridge on Duke Street over Interstate 395 in the Lincolnia area. The contractor, Martins Construction of Falls Church, replaced the concrete bridge deck and beams, upgraded the westbound sidewalk to a shared-use path, and widened the eastbound sidewalk.” [Annandale Today]

Virginia to Lose Community Health Workers — “Virginia is set to lose about 60 Community Health Workers employed at local health districts by July 1, 2024. More than 25 additional workers will follow in the year after that. There are 112 CHWs employed at 25 of Virginia’s 35 health districts as of July 2023.” [DCist]

Retiring McLean State Lawmaker Honored — “Before stepping down from the House of Delegates at year’s end, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean-Great Falls) accepted plaudits and a parting gift Dec. 21 from the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president Paul Kohlenberger presented her with an engraved platter noting her public service to the McLean community and Virginia.” [Gazette Leader]

Local Libraries Plan New Year Celebrations — Families with kids of all ages are invited to “Noon Year’s Eve” parties at the Oakton, Chantilly and Patrick Henry libraries. Starting at 11 a.m. in Chantilly and at 11:30 a.m. in Oakton and Vienna on Saturday (Dec. 30), the festivities include dancing, crafts, games and countdowns to noon. [FCPL]

It’s Wednesday — Expect showers and possible thunderstorms after 1pm, along with patchy fog and a high near 56. New rainfall amounts could be between three quarters and one inch. At night, showers are likely with potential thunderstorms and patchy fog before 1am. Night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 47 and a 60% chance of precipitation. []

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