Monday Morning Rundown

Bronze Bob's view of Lake Anne Plaza

Student Helping Students — South Lakes High School junior Sahana Arkalgud, raised $5,000 for the second straight year to fund the school’s Avidity Scholarship. Arkalgud began the Avidity Scholarship last year as part of her International Baccalaureate Middle Years Project. The award is given to a SLHS senior with high academic standing, a drive to learn and capacity to excel. The 2014 award was given to Tyler Liboro, who will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall.

Bathroom Break — Metro’s new Silver Line stations will have something that existing stations do not: easy-to-find bathrooms. [Washington Post]

Number Of Homeless People Declining In Virginia — Virginia Gov. Terry McAullife says the number of homeless people in the commonwealth has declined 8 percent in the last year. [WTOP]

Say Hello To The Connolly Trail — At a Saturday ceremony in Lorton, the Fairfax County Park Authority officially renamed the 40-mile Cross County Trail the “Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail.” The name change was in recognition of Rep.  Connolly’s strong support for open space and parkland during his tenure on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors took action last year to rename the trail after Connolly.

Recent Stories

Before we head into a weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on the site in recent days. Reston Vietnam vet discovers his old helicopter at Smithsonian…

Despite a few days’ delay, Red Velvet Bakery and Little Beast Bistro are now set to open at Reston Town Center West on Saturday (September 18). Initially planning to open…

A solar energy-powered lamp post (via Sandra Parra/Unsplash) Fairfax County has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, and now, it has a plan to achieve that goal. The Fairfax County…

A furnished 1 BD/1 BA condo was recently listed for rent. The renovated unit comes with assigned garage parking.

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