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]

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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