Top Fairfax Headlines in September

Most-read Patch stories in September in Fairfax City.

This month's top headlines include a not-quite-tornado, restaurant inspections, Romney at Van Dyck Park, and a new art house theater.

For more on each story, click the links below. Stories are listed in order of popularity as of September 30.

A strong storm threw trees on houses and cars, and blew down the Fairfax High School baseball bleachers in early September. Heavy winds and rain had residents thinking they could be in a tornado, though weather officials later ruled out that possibility in Northern Virginia. 

See also: PHOTOS: Saturday Storm Damage in Northern Virginia and NWS: 'No Evidence of a Tornado at This Time'

Several Injured in Car Crash at Daniels Run School
A driver had a medical emergency on Old Lee Highway. His car flipped over a van in the Daniels Run Elementary School parking lot.

Find out how area restaurants performed in their last Virginia Department of Health inspection. 

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The economy and jobs were on the minds of thousands of voters who gathered in Van Dyck Park in Fairfax City to hear Republican presidential candidate and former Gov. Mitt Romney speak. 

See also: Hundreds Gather for Romney Rally in Fairfax and Romney Talks about Jobs at Campaign Rally in Fairfax

Fairfax County School Board members agreed to consider moving county students to schools outside Fairfax City to relieve overcrowding at Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School.  

Rabid Fox Found Lying in Fairfax City Driveway
Police reminded residents to vaccinate their pets and be wary of strange animals after a rabid fox was found lying in a Fairfax City driveway.

Comcast Offers Low Cost Internet to Students Receiving Free School Lunch
Comcast recently announced its Internet Essentials program to try to assist families facing tough times. 

Council Unanimously Approves Bus Lot at Pickett Tank Farm
Council members voted to purchase property at the Pickett Road tank farm for 50 Fairfax County Public Schools buses, a decision that ends five years of frustration for Crestmont residents and creates new concerns for those living near the tank farm 

About the Blasts and Rumbling You're Hearing...
There may be more than one source of those blasts, booms and low rumbling noises.

New Movie Theater — With Its Own 'Top Chef' — Opens in Fairfax
The Angelika at Mosaic, a new art house theater that will offer independent, foreign and classic films, opened in Fairfax at Lee Highway and Gallows Road, 2911 District Ave. 


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