Thursday Morning Rundown

Ducks on Lake Thoreau

Art Has An Impact — Art Reston’s Joe Ritchey, who will be honored this fall by Americans for the Arts for his commitment to public art here, recently wrote about how public art spurs economic development. [Americans for the Arts]

Bite Me Cancer Benefit — The second annual Bite Me Cancer for Lifetime fundraiser will take place Friday 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Life Time Athletic in Reston. The whole family is invited to use the outdoor pool, try some demos of spin and exercise classes and other healthy activities (adults will also receive a free seven-day pass to the club). Bite Me Cancer, founded by Nikki Ferraro, whose parents are active in the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, supports teens with cancer. [Bite Me Cancer]

Cross Country Kudos — South Lakes High School’s girls varsity team finished second and the boys teams finished sixth and 10th out of 30 schools in the Chancellor High School Cross Country Invitational in Fredericksburg. SLHS  sophomore Alex Koukili won the developmental (JV) boys race and it was his first high school cross country race.

Pope Will Affect Metro — Pope Francis will be in Washington, DC., Sept. 22 to 24. Plan now for how that might affect your Metro commute. [Metro]

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Morning Notes

Fairfax County Flies Flags at Half Mast for Pentagon Officer — Fairfax County flags will fly at half-mast today (Wednesday) after a Pentagon police officer was killed in a shooting…

Plans to counter the ongoing degradation of Colvin Run at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston are in the works, but much like climate change and the development that have contributed…

The Fairfax County Police Civilian Review Panel, a citizen-led board intended to help with police accountability, is getting an executive director. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the change…

Reston’s latest Pet of the Week is Odie, who may be shy at first but will quickly warm up and become a purr machine.

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