Thursday Morning Rundown

Jacksons  at Reston Town Center

Examining Tall Oaks — Former Reston Citizens Association board member Dick Rogers takes a look at the pros and cons of what’s planned for Tall Oaks Village Center. [Reston 2020]

Worst Holiday Traffic Today — Heading out for the long Memorial Day Weekend? Today (Thursday) is actually the worst time to travel, according to this regional study. [Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments]

Reston Company Founder Donates Big — Dwight Schar, founder of Reston-based homebuilder NVR, along with his wife Martha, will give $50 million to Inova to develop a cancer research institute. [Washington Post]

Tolls For A Cause — Today is the annual Dulles Greenway Day, where collected tolls go to benefit charity. [Dulles Greenway]

Reston’s Creative Class Rank — This graphic shows U.S. “cities” with the highest clusters of the “creative class.” That means artists and writers but also scientists and software developers. Reston is in the top 20, along with Cupertino, Calif. and locally, Bethesda and McLean. [Washington Post]

Recent Stories

Before we head off into another weekend with COVID-19 abound, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days. Seven new businesses — including…

A rapid COVID-19 at-home testing kit (via Jernej Furman/Flickr) Fairfax County Public Library offered at-home COVID-19 test kits to the community for the first time this morning (Friday). An hour…

Two days before Thanksgiving, the 29 Diner was decimated by a fire. The next day, owner John K. Wood got back to work. “It was a total loss,” Wood told…

A new beauty bar is coming to Lake Anne Plaza by the end of the year. Owner Dina Almashat plans to open Beauty Bar by Dina within the next 10…

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