Thursday Morning Rundown

Reston Town Center Holiday Train

Metro To Get $150 Million Restored — The $1.6 trillion year-end omnibus spending bill will restore $150 million in funding to Metro. Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld  said the money “provides the critical funding necessary to ensure our safety projects continue without interruption.” [Loudoun Times-Mirror]

Melinda Doolittle at CenterStage — Former American Idol (season six) contestant Melinda Doolittle will perform jazz, soul and Broadway standards at Reston Community Center Saturday. [Reston Connection]

Tour De Lights Saturday — Reston Association’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee will lead bikers on the fourth annual “Tour de Lights” ride past Christmas lights on Saturday evening. Free and all ages welcome on the 10-mile ride [Reston Association]

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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