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Monday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff — April 21, 2014 at 8:00 am 0

Easter 2014 in Reston

FISH Fling This Week — The ninth annual FISH Fling Gala to benefit Herndon Reston FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help) is this Saturday. The FISH Fling is crucial in providing over $50,000 to support FISH’s Family Assistance Program, which helps hundreds of families annually. The event also honors those volunteers and partners who have made a difference in the Herndon-Reston community. Tickets are $85 ($40 tax deductible). [Herndon Reston FISH]

Celebrate Sizanani — Reston-based Global Camps Africa will celebrate its 10th anniversary Saturday with a fundraising gala. Sizanani is a camp founded by Reston’s Phil Lilienthal for children in South Africa who have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Tickets start at $75. [Celebrate Sizanani]

DC Area Pricey For Renters — The District (and surrounding areas like Farifax County ) come in No. 2 as the most expensive rental market in the country, says the National Low Income Housing Coalition. The Washington area comes in behind Hawaii, where a person needs to make an average of $31.54 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment. Around here, that number is $28.25. Virginia in general comes in at No. 10 on the list. [WTOP]

Who Wants to Head the Silver Line? — Pat Nowakowski, the executive director of the Silver Line rail project, announced last week he is leaving his $257,000 a year job. With the project behind schedule, that’s a tough position, and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority CEO Jack Potter says there are “big shoes to fill.” Here’s the job description. [Washington Post]

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