Wednesday Morning Rundown

Fall at Smartmarkets Reston

Local App Gets MapQuest Partnership — MapQuest has announced a partnership with Urgent.ly, an app that matches drivers who need roadside assistance with tow trucks and other service providers, Urgent.ly was developed, in part, by Reston’s Rick Robinson and Herndon’s Ric Fleisher. [Fast Company]

Pets That Give Back — Modern Reston recently tagged along with Fairfax Pets on Wheels as they offered some furry friendship to area senior citizens. [Modern Reston]

TJ Troubles For One Reston Student — Washington Post education writer Jay Mathews breaks down the story of one Reston teen as an example of how a studet can have seemingly perfect scores and still not make the cut for the super-selective Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (PS – it can also have a happy ending). [Washington Post]

Join in at The YMCA Gala — Tickets are still available for Saturday’s annual Community Gala at the YMCA Fairfax County Reston. The Black Tie Optional event benefits YMCA programs and scholarships. [YMCA Fairfax County Reston]

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