North Point Restaurant Clears Development Step — The plan for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at North Point Village Center was recommended for approval by the Fairfax County Planning Commission, which met last week. Chick-fil-A plans to tear down the former North Point Burger King building. No Board of Supervisors hearing date has been set. [Reston Now]
Jewish Film Festival Preview in Reston — Reston Community Center Hunters Woods will host a free screening of the documentary “Raise the Roof,” Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The movie is about American art professors who set out to replicate the mosaic roof of an 8th-Century Polish synogouge using only period tools and techniques. [Reston Community Center]
Metro’s Malfunctions — In reflecting on last week’s shutdown of the entire system for a safety inspection, here is a good history of how Metro got to be so broken. [WAMU]
Adopt An Artist With GRACE — The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival returns to Reston May 21-22. Greater Reston Arts Center is sponsoring an “Adopt An Artist” program, where citizens can sponsor a participating artist, learn more about them and earn festival perks. [GRACE]
Photo: Reston Association’s 2016 Kids’ Trout Fishing Day/Credit: Sean Bahrami
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A public art piece inspired by the connectivity and energy of atoms has been erected in Reston Town Center’s Hyatt Park. Called “Vidustria,” the installation is drawn from the word…
A man walks by trash bins next to the curb (via Trinity Nguyen on Unsplash) (Updated at 1:25 p.m.) The service and staffing challenges plaguing trash collectors throughout Fairfax County…
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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