Thursday Morning Rundown

Forest Edge ES students take part in Walk to School Day 2015/Courtesy Karen Raffel

Reston Association’s Open House — New to Reston or want to know more about Reston? Attend Reston Association’s Open House (formerly called Newcomers Night), where reps will be on hand to offer info on recreation, services, covenants, Reston history, and navigating the new RA website. The event is tonight, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at RA offices, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. [Reston Association]

Mom Peeved at Dulles Staff — A woman flying from Boston to a layover Washington Dulles International Airport said she was directed by United Airlines staff to use a pet relief area for a private space to pump breast milk. [Washington Post]

FCPS Graduation Rate on Rise — Fairfax County Public Schools 92.7 percent of the class of 2015 graduated on time. That’s above the state average of 90.5 percent and an increase of 0.1 percent from the class of 2014. [FCPS]

Ritchey Receives Honor — Reston’s Joe Ritchey , and his company, Prospective, Inc., were honored at the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America gala in New York City on Tuesday. Ritchey was honored for his commitment to public art in Reston and donations of more than $1 million over the years to arts-related non-profits. [Reston Now]

Photo: Forest Edge ES students take part in Walk to School Day 2015 on Wednesday/Courtesy Karen Raffel 

Recent Stories

Before we head into a weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on the site in recent days. Reston Vietnam vet discovers his old helicopter at Smithsonian…

Despite a few days’ delay, Red Velvet Bakery and Little Beast Bistro are now set to open at Reston Town Center West on Saturday (September 18). Initially planning to open…

A solar energy-powered lamp post (via Sandra Parra/Unsplash) Fairfax County has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, and now, it has a plan to achieve that goal. The Fairfax County…

A furnished 1 BD/1 BA condo was recently listed for rent. The renovated unit comes with assigned garage parking.


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