A video captured outside Cherry Hill Park shows a crossing guard coming to the rescue when kids fell in the street.


There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Friday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here’s a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.

Santa HQ, Tree Lighting, Other Events Coming To Tysons

The holiday season kicks off early at Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria with the arrival of Santa and other events. Visitors can expect a Christmas tree lighting, Santa HQ and other holiday-themed events in November and December.

Vienna Zip Code Is Top For Solar Energy Installations In NoVA

Vienna’s zip code is the top place for solar energy system installations in Northern Virginia, according to numbers from the Solarize NOVA program.

Kids Take A Tumble, Crossing Guard Steps In: Video

A video captured outside an elementary school Thursday shows the patience and importance of crossing guards.

Taxi Driver Scores A Top Lottery Prize

A taxi driver from Arlington won a top prize after buying a lottery ticket in Alexandria.

Sears To Close Spotsylvania Town Centre Location: Report

Transformco, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced Thursday it plans shut another 96 stores by February. Among those stores is the Sears located at Spotsylvania Town Centre, according to a report.

Sedona Taphouse Restaurant Slated To Open

Sedona Taphouse, which offers Southwest-inspired cuisine, is the first restaurant to lease space at Chantilly’s Preserve at Westfields.

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