Friday Morning Rundown

Holiday greens at Whole Foods

Kudos, Herndon High Physics Students — A pair of students from Herndon High were named winners of the 2015 Association of Space Explorers (ASE) AstroSat Challenge. Ian Boll and Cyril Antoney created a team named Herndon Space Voyagers, which explored the relationship between pollution, sunlight, and global temperatures.

Mural Musings From Restonian — Reston Artist Dana Scheurer’s mural at Reston Town Center was the subject of a “Second Glance” feature in The Washington Post magazine this week. Restonian points out what you did not see in either photo. [Restonian]

New Voting Districts For North Reston — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved new voting districts for North Reston. A new precinct at Armstrong Elementary was created by dividing Aldrin and North Point precincts; The northern portion of North Point precinct combined with the northern portion of Aldrin will retain the name “North Point,” with polling place at St. Thomas a Becket Catholic Church, 1421 Wiehle Avenue, Reston;  the southern portion of Aldrin retains the name “Aldrin” and polling place at Aldrin Elementary School. [Fairfax County]

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