Thursday Morning Rundown

Fox in snow in South Reston/Credit: Joy Every

Snow Shows Big Impact on Small Biz — Four in 10 Virginia businesses say they are impacted by weather issues, including this winter’s snowstorms. A recent survey shows those business say weather costs them up to $25,000 annually. [Washington Business Journal]

National Parks Boosting Virginia Business — Virginia national park sites are drawing millions of visitors a year and are pumping nearly a billion dollars into the state economy. The U.S. Department of the Interior says Virginia’s national park sites yielded nearly $1 billion dollars in economic benefits and attracted 23 million visits in 2012. [WAMU]

Boost The Band — The South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School Bands are holding an online auction for a sparkly diamond necklace from Aspen Jewelry Designs in Herndon. Proceeds will help the bands replace instruments and other pay other expenses. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. The drawing is March 19. [SLHS Band Boosters]

Aiding GRACE — Naked Pizza is honoring March’s Youth Art Month by donating 20 percent of order totals to Greater Reston Arts Center. Offer is good March 7 through April 5. Use code GRACE when ordering.

Photo by Joy Every

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Morning Notes

Inside the Fairfax City Regional Library (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Redevelopment Proposed in Bailey’s Crossroads — “Several community members who attended a Fairfax County Planning Department presentation on a proposal…

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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