Wednesday Morning Rundown

Fall at Smartmarkets Reston

Local App Gets MapQuest Partnership — MapQuest has announced a partnership with, an app that matches drivers who need roadside assistance with tow trucks and other service providers, 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]

Recent Stories

Owners of six Woofie’s franchises in Northern Virginia are hosting a “Paws in the Park” pet adoption event tomorrow (Saturday) at Wolf Trap National Park. Participating Woofie’s include Reston/Herndon, Ashburn-Leesburg,…

A Fairfax Connector bus to Tysons (staff photo by James Jarvis) The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has the green light to apply for a federal grant to replace…

Morning Notes

The splash pad at the Mosaic District in Merrifield has been turned on (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Congress Approves More National Airport Flights — “More long-haul flights are coming…

Fairfax County’s annual Summer Entertainment Series will kick off on June 1 (via Fairfax County Park Authority/Twitter) The Fairfax County Park Authority has composed a slate of summer shows, including…


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