Thursday Morning Rundown

The Reston Market at Lake Anne

Bechtel Donates Portables To FCPS — Bechtel, selected as Fairfax County Public Schools’ 2014 Business Partner of the Year for its partnership with Reston’s Lake Anne ES, has donated nine portable classrooms to the school system. The project management company has a large headquarters in Reston. The portables, valued at $120,000, will go to Forestville and Keene Mill Elementary Schools and to Langley High School as those schools are undergoing renovations. [FCPS]

Giving Circle Grants Cycle Open — The Giving Circle of HOPE, which helps people in need in Northern Virginia by awarding grants and conducting service programs, has opened its 2014 grant cycle.  Grants up to $7,000 will be awarded to local non-profit organizations through a competitive screening process.  Grant applications are due by August 15 and may be accessed at www.givingcircleofhope.org or requested by e-mail at [email protected]. Since its inception the Giving Circle of HOPE has given over $755,000 to organizations in Northern Virginia.

USGS Scientist Killed In Plane Crash — Longtime Reston resident and U.S. Geological Survey pioneer in Geospatial Technology, Doug Nebert, 51, died in a private plane crash in Toledo, Ore. on May 31.  [Reston Patch]

Kids: Help Design Cornerstones’ T-Shirt — Young artists are invited to take part in Cornerstones’ first Help the Homeless T-shirt Design Contest.  The winning design will be on T-shirts for the Help the Homeless Program. The contest ends June 30. [Cornerstones] 

Recent Stories

An FCPS employee gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at an Inova clinic in January 2021 (photo by Karen Bolt/Fairfax County Public Schools) Fairfax County is looking for artists to contribute to…

Reston Association (courtesy RA) Reston Association’s Board of Directors filled an at-large seat vacated by board member Glenn Small in November.  At a Thursday (Jan. 26) night meeting, the board…

The county’s housing authority has entered into an agreement with Foulger-Pratt (Photo via Fairfax County). A task force will discuss the redevelopment of Reston Town Center North (RTC North) beginning…

Morning Notes

Vehicles turn off Route 123 into Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Vienna’s Ilia Malinin Impresses at U.S. Skating Championships — “Even before his leading score of 110.36…

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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