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Sunflower in RA Community Garden

Same-Sex Marriages Put On Hold — Hold off on those wedding plans. Same-sex marriage in Virginia is not happening just yet. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, putting on hold a lower court ruling that said the unions could start on Thursday. [Washington Post]

Metro Boosts Tysons — Metro says 5,000 to 7,000 people are using the Tysons Corner station on weekdays, a rate that is comparable to stations like White Flint, Virginia Square, Stadium-Armory and Van Dorn Street. Some retailers at Tysons Corner Center also say that they have seen double-digit sales increases since the Silver Line opened. [NBC4]

Metro Pays Out $4.2 Million To Settle Case — Metro has paid $4.2 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit in a which a former employee alleged that the transit authority violated federal regulations by awarding a $14 million contract to a Virginia computer-systems company without seeking competitive bids. [Washington Post]

Back To School For Emergencies — The start of a new school year is a good time to re-evaluate your family emergency procedures. Fairfax County has some tips for being prepared. [Fairfax County

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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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