Friday Morning Rundown

RA Mascots Myrtle the Turtle, Walker the Woodpecker and Earl the Squirrel/Credit: RA

At Harlem’s Height Tonight — Check out the New York Festival of Song’s program At Harlem’s Height tonight at 8 p.m. at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage.At Harlem’s Height celebrates the music of Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, W. C. Handy and many other composers who led the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 30s. Tickets are $20 for residents. [Reston Community Center]

New System For Blighted Properties — Fairfax County Supervisors have approved a new system to deal with blighted properties. The new rules allow the county to repair blighted homes at an owner’s expense. Previous rules only allowed the county to demolish blight homes, not repair them. [Fairfax County]

Virginia Sirius XM Customers Could Collect –Virginia customers of Sirius XM Radio Inc. may be eligible for restitution under a settlement to resolve claims that the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising, billing, and cancellation practices. [Commonwealth of Virginia]

Reston Association mascots Myrtle the Turtle, Walker the Woodpecker and Earl the Squirrel/Credit: RA

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