Thursday Morning Rundown

South Lakes High School

Fairfax Officer Saves Eagle — This was on the other side of the county, but so good we just had to share. Fairfax County Animal Control officer Kathy Prucnal rescued an injured American Bald Eagle at Huntley Meadows Park when she wrapped it in a blanket and took it to the vet for treatment. [Fairfax County Police]

Help Crimesolvers Solve Shooting  — Fairfax County Crimesolvers is asking for the public’s help in solving a shooting in the 9000 block of Oleander Avenue in nearby Oakton on the morning of Tuesday, October 21. No one was hurt, but a bullet was shot through the window. The shots may have come from the Oakton High School football field, where someone was shooting at the scoreboard. [Fairfax County Crimesolvers]

Kudos to McCool — South Lakes High School senior Andrew McCool advanced to the Virginia High School League Cross Country Championships after finishing 21st at the North Regionals with a time of 15:45 on Wednesday. McCool is the first individual SLHS boys cross country runner to qualify for States since 2001. The VHSL state meet is Nov. 14-15 in The Plains, Va.

Thanks, ‘Charlie Brown’— The Reston Community Players’ final two shows of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown are Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8. at CenterStage at Reston Community Center. They troupe is encouraging patrons to bring a canned item to donate at the shows to support the Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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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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