🐦 A cricket stadium may be coming to Fairfax

Also: An Arlington attorney in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions

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Today’s factoid of the day is: Over the course of her sixty-three-year reign, Queen Victoria survived eight assassination attempts.


George Mason University to build a cricket stadium in 2025

Cricket Batsman

George Mason University is set to build a functional cricket field at its Fairfax campus by the end of this summer, with plans for an entirely new ballpark by 2025. The university has proposed consolidating athletic facilities on its 190-acre Fairfax West Campus and collaborating with Major League Cricket (MLC) to study the possibility of building an international-level multi-purpose facility that could host both baseball and cricket games.

Sanjay Govil, owner of Washington Freedom Cricket Team and founding investor in MLC, said that as part of GMU's agreement with Washington Freedom, they would fully fund the construction of the new stadium.


Local attorney moves forward in Jeopardy!

Arlington attorney Luigi De Guzman has advanced to the quarterfinals of Jeopardy!'s Tournament of Champions, after being the only contestant to answer Final Jeopardy! correctly. The 43-year-old attorney will now compete for a grand prize of $250,000 against nine other contestants. De Guzman first appeared on the show in July 2022 and won five times before qualifying for the tournament.


EQAC releases annual environmental report for 2023

Fairfax County's Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) has released its annual report on the environment, and recommends building an electric vehicle charging network to further the county's environmental goals.

The report also highlights critical staff shortages in departments such as wastewater and solid waste, with higher vacancy rates of 16-22% in the Department of Public Works Environmental Services. The EQAC suggests updating employee compensation policies to attract and retain workers in these areas.



  • The National Air and Space Museum just is having their Family Day event on March 9th.

  • The Winery at Bull Run is having their fifth annual Barrel Tasting Tours on the 9th and 10th. Learn more.

  • River Bend Country Club (Vienna) is having “an evening in Monet’s garden” on Saturday. Click here to see the details.

  • The Animal Welfare League is hosting a Puppy Yoga event in Arlington.

  • Vienna Photography Show is seeking submissions for their event later this month.

  • Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is having book sales throughout this week.

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