Thursday Morning Rundown

View from BLVD

Metro Ridership Way Down — Even with recent expansion with the Silver Line, shoddy Metro service contributing to ridership levels seen more than a decade ago. [Washington Post]

In Virginia, It’s George Washington’s Day, Not President’s Day — Fairfax County explains why. [Fairfax County]

Race For Hughes MS — Langston Hughes Middle School is holding the Panther Pride 5K on Feb. 27, 8 a.m. [PR Races]

A Taste of the Middle East — Reston Community Center is hosting “A Taste of the Arab World” Friday at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy Middle Eastern foods, belly dancing, henna art and baklava baking at this free event. [Reston Now]

Recent Stories

Owners of six Woofie’s franchises in Northern Virginia are hosting a “Paws in the Park” pet adoption event tomorrow (Saturday) at Wolf Trap National Park. Participating Woofie’s include Reston/Herndon, Ashburn-Leesburg,…

A Fairfax Connector bus to Tysons (staff photo by James Jarvis) The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has the green light to apply for a federal grant to replace…

Morning Notes

The splash pad at the Mosaic District in Merrifield has been turned on (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Congress Approves More National Airport Flights — “More long-haul flights are coming…

Fairfax County’s annual Summer Entertainment Series will kick off on June 1 (via Fairfax County Park Authority/Twitter) The Fairfax County Park Authority has composed a slate of summer shows, including…

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