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Ducks on thin ice in Reston/Credit: Dave Lepkowski

Budget Cuts Hampering FCPS Tech Improvements — Nearly 30 percent of computers in the Fairfax County Public Schools are more than five years old.  While the system seeks to upgrade technology must sooner than that, budget cuts make that nearly impossible. One official says to replace all 155,000 computers on that schedule, $21.7 million annually. [Fairfax Times]

Polar Vortex Freezes Out Stink Bugs — Virginia Tech scientists say that 95 percent of the pests were wiped out by this winter’s big chill. [Washington Post]

Taking The Message On The Road — Fairfax County Police have an new look for a police cruiser. The department has outfitted a 2013 Ford Taurus with a road safety message. The cruiser is designed to increase public awareness about impaired driving and other traffic safety issues, police said. [Fairfax County Police]

Photo courtesy of Dave Lepkowski.

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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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