Thursday Morning Rundown

Trees blooming near Reston Hospital Center

Teachers Speak Out — Several Fairfax County educators were among those testifying to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at budget hearings on Tuesday. Teachers implored the supervisors to find more funding for schools. [WTOP]

Dogwood Gets a Grant — Dogwood Elementary’s Eco Schools Club recently received a $3,000 FCPS Schoolyard Improvement Grant to support student research on interdependent plants and pollinators by designing and creating a pollinators’ garden. Students will learn how bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife are helpful to plants. Plants chosen for this garden will be Virginia native plants that do not require a lot of extra water but can survive and thrive in Virginia’s climate.

Coming Soon: Bike To Work Day — Reston Station (adjacent to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro) is a pit stop on the area’s Bike to Work Day on May 15. Sign up to bike to work and stop in at pit stops along the way for camaraderie and treats. [Bike To Work Day]

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Reston Association headquarters (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Reston Association has adopted a new strategic plan that aims to continue the vision of Reston’s founder Bob Simon over the next…

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Morning Notes

A turkey vulture in flight in the West Ox Road area (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Cell Phone Service Restored After Outage — Phone service has been restored after a…


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