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Ex-Fairfax Officer Wants Trial Moved —  The former Fairfax County police officer charged with murder in the 2013 shooting of John B. Geer wants his trial moved out of Fairfax, Adam D. Torres is scheduled for trial next month in the slaying of Geer, 46, an unarmed man in a domestic standoff in Springfield when Torres allegedly shot him. [Washington Post]

Reston’s Bird As Art — Reston artist Dana Scheurer has created limited edition prints of Reston’s official bird. Proceeds from sales benefit Friends of Reston. [Friends of Reston]

Virginia Essentially Ends Veterans Homelessness — Virginia has been certified by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as the first state in the nation to functionally end veteran homelessness.  Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia has housed 1,432 homeless veterans since October 2014. McAuliffe, as part of the national Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, pledged inJune 2014 and to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

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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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Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.

He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

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