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Reston trafficTraffic Woes Will Continue Despite Influx of Money — Fairfax County is set to receive more than $1.2 billion to alleviate traffic issues over the next six years. However, with so many more cars clogging the roads, that will only fix about half the problems, officials say [Washington Post]

Help Syrian Refugees — Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are offering their offices as drop-off points for a blanket drive for Syrian refugees in Turkey. They are hoping to fill a shipping container that will be delivered to a local relief agency overseas.

Blankets should be new or gently used. Donations should be made by Dec. 7. Nearest drop off location: Office of Chairman Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 530, Fairfax, VA 22035. [Fairfax County Government]

Virginia Unemployment Still Low — October unemployment in Virginia held steady at 5.6 percent, but the state also shed jobs. [Washington Business Journal]

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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

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