Thursday Morning Rundown

Reston Town Center

Talking Racial Equity — Join civil rights leader and University of California-Berkeley professor john a. powell for “Racing to Justice: Achieving Social Equity in Our Community, discussion at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. Explore where we are today and how we can continue to live the values of our community’s ideals. Free tickets are required. Call 703-476-4500 or visit

Simon Post Office’s Grand Opening — Take a closer look at the new Bob Simon Post Office that recently opened inside of Chesapeake Chocolates. [Reston Connection]

VDOT Route 7 Meeting March 1 — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a community meeting for more details on a Route 7 widening project. The project, which will include a bridge over the Dulles Toll Road, will begin next month and will take more than two years to complete. [VDOT]

Garza’s Listening Tour Rescheduled — Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza has rescheduled her listening tour stop for the Reston area. Garza’s Hunter Mill visit was supposed to take place last week, but was canceled due to snow. The new date is March 29, 6:30 p.m. at James Madison High School in Vienna. [FCPS]

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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