Monday Morning Rundown

Works Sunday 2014/Credit: Tim Barwick

Help Wanted For RA Parks And Rec Committee — Reston Association is seeking members who are interested in serving on the newly formed Parks and Recreation committee. The committee will, among other things, advise the Board of Directors on the management and development of RA facilities and amenities. [Reston Association]

Meet The Newest Face at Fire Rescue — Ivan, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, recently began work as Fairfax County Fire Rescue’s newest rescue dog. [Fairfax Times]

Lower VA Test Scores — The Virginia Department of Education says nearly one-third of schools in the commonwealth will not earn full accreditation this fall after reading and science scores dropped on state standardized tests. Officials estimate that 600 or more of the state’s approximately 1,800 schools could be “accredited with warning” next month. The standards were recently tightened, which led to the lower test pass percentage. [Washington Post]

Tonight: Pony Barn Meeting — The first meeting of RA’s Pony Barn Working Group will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr. RA is kicking off the community engagement process for the future of the Pony Barn Area, which may be turned into a memorial garden or another community amenity.

Photo: Members of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Reston make lunches for clients at Embry Rucker Community Shelter as part of the annual Works Sunday day of service. The church worked on the project with Herndon Friends and members of St. Thomas a Becket Catholic Church.


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