Thursday Morning Rundown

Possible rare Mandarin Duck in Reston/Courtesy Beth Burns

County Budget Shortfall — Fairfax County Executive Ed Long says there may be a budget gap of about $90 million for fiscal year 2017. [WTOP]

New Grading Metric For FCPS? — Fairfax County is considering new grading system that would eliminate zeros. [Washington Post]

Reston Gets A Mention On West Bank — Palestinian investor working hard to develop community on Israel’s West Bank says he was inspired by Reston, Va. [NPR]

Local Students’ Work On Display — A new art installation, Emerging Visions: Reconstruction opens Friday at Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Schools featured include Herndon, Oakton and South Lakes. [GRACE]

Photo: Possible rare Mandarin Duck was spotted in Reston near Lake Audubon earlier this week/Courtesy Beth Burns

Recent Stories

If you’re a small business in Reston, you could receive up to $250 per new hire through the Return to Earn initiative.

McNair Elementary School students pick up lunch on their first day of school for the 2021-2022 academic year (via FCPS) Fairfax County Public Schools is revising a number of procedures…

As more and more drivers shift to sustainable vehicles, a design review board for the Reston Association is looking to formalize requirements for what electric vehicle charging stations must have…

Find some good insights in this week’s Reston Home Insider, including: “If you’re not getting showing requests in the first 24 to 48 hours, your home is likely mispriced.”

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