Tuesday Morning Rundown

Lake Thoreau on Feb. 13, 2014/Credit: Carole Burnett

Farewell, Hybrid Tax? — Virginia’s hybrid car tax looks like it is on its way to being repealed. The state senate voted 37-1 last week to repeal the $64 annual fee. The fee formerly was $100, by previous Gov. Bob McDonnell reduced it. The house has already voted in favor of getting rid of the tax. It now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s desk. He has indicted he will sign the repeal. [WTOP]

On Why The Silver Line Must Make Stops — When Metro’s Silver Line opens later this year, a trip from Reston to downtown is expected to take 40 minutes. That led a reader to ask The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock why no express service from the new line to D.C.? He explains the reasons why. Among them: the cost of adding a second track on the $2.3 billion project. [Washington Post]

Meet Johnny Ray And His Soul Food — Herndon has a new restaurant, Johnny Ray’s Sultry Soul Food. Johnny Ray is a former Fairfax County Public Schools employee who is sharing his love of BBQ, greens and other southern food on Elden Street [Fairfax Times]

Photo courtesy of Carole Burnett.

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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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