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Fall - Lake Thoreau

FCPS Budget Deja Vu — While new Fairfax schools superintendent Karen Garza is warning of an extreme budget crisis for 2014-15, some say it’s the same old story as every year. Others are warning this time the shortfall could have real consequences. “We’re not crying wolf,” says school board member Ted Velkoff. [Washington Post]

Cap for College? — Should the University of Virginia have a limit on out-of-state students? Would it enable more more students from competitive Northern Virginia get into the school? Some lawmakers think so. [Washington Post]

Family Fun: Thanksgiving Day Bike Ride — Looking for something to do on Turkey Day? Join one of several family bike rides in Reston. [Cycling in Reston blog]

Mental Health System to Blame? — Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds says the state mental health system is partly to blame for his son’s death. He says he’ll work to make sure other families don’t experience what his family has. Gus Deeds, 24, attacked his father with a knife, stabbing him in the face and chest, before taking his own life last week. [WTOP]

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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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Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.

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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