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

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An FCPS employee gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at an Inova clinic in January 2021 (photo by Karen Bolt/Fairfax County Public Schools) Fairfax County is looking for artists to contribute to…

Reston Association (courtesy RA) Reston Association’s Board of Directors filled an at-large seat vacated by board member Glenn Small in November.  At a Thursday (Jan. 26) night meeting, the board…

The county’s housing authority has entered into an agreement with Foulger-Pratt (Photo via Fairfax County). A task force will discuss the redevelopment of Reston Town Center North (RTC North) beginning…

Morning Notes

Vehicles turn off Route 123 into Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Vienna’s Ilia Malinin Impresses at U.S. Skating Championships — “Even before his leading score of 110.36…

The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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