Thursday Morning Rundown

Putting Finishing Touches on Wiehle-Reston East Metro station

Mystics Support South Lakes — Washington Mystics Coach Mike Thibault will be attending and live tweeting (@WashMystics) about the South Lakes’ girls basketball game against McLean on Friday at 5:45 p.m. at SLHS. Team mascot Pax will also be at the game. Fans attending the game will have a chance to win tickets for the 2014 Mystics season as well as other prizes.  SLHS Girls varsity coach Christy Winters Scott is also a color analyst for Mystics games. [Washington Mystics]

Plum Fights For Virginia’s Uninsured — Del. Ken Plum took to the floor of the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday to make an impassioned speech on the commonwealth’s uninsured citizens and the importance of expanding Medicaid. [YouTube]

Dressing Down For Pay To Go Up — Staffers at one Fairfax County High School have been dressing casually to show solidarity in their frustration that FCPS teachers have gone several years without a raise. Superintendent Karen Garza has said giving teachers a raise in the upcoming fiscal year is among a top priority. [Washington Post]

New Public Info Chief For Fairfax County — The county announced it has hired Tony Castrelli as director of the office of public affairs. Castrelli comes from the City of Alexandria, where he was director of communications and public information. He replaces Merni Fitzgerald, who is retiring. [Fairfax County]

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Morning Notes

Wolftrap Creek in fall (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Route 7 Lane Shift in Reston Starts Today — “On or about Tuesday, Nov. 29, the right-turn lane from eastbound Route…

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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