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Wednesday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff — April 27, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

Construction at Reston Station

Brew House Shoutout — Lake Anne Brew House “is another addition to a Fairfax County microbrewery chain that runs close to W&OD bike trail.” The Brew House reopens later this week after stopping to brew more beer. [Brewery Showcase]

Bike To School May 4 — Many Reston schools are among the FCPS schools participating in Bike to School Day next week. Check if yours is on the list and how to get involved. [FCPS]

Co-Working Grand Opening — Refraction, a co-working space at 11911 Freedom Dr. in Reston Town Center, is holding a grand opening May 12. [Refraction]

Was Fairfax County Firefighter Bullied Before Death? — Fairfax County officials are looking into cyberbullying against firefighter Nicole Mittendorff, who is believed to have committed suicide. The body of Mittendorff, who had been missing more than a week, was found last week in Shenandoah National Park. [Reston Connection, Washington Post]

  • John Higgins

    It’s appropriate that Chief Bowers looks into the treatment of Nicole Mittendorrf by her “brothers” in the Fire and Rescue Department and associated volunteers. Among the hundreds of good people who serve there, there is a thin vein of scum who harassed, humiliated, and shamed this lady for months by, among other things, reckless and sickening posting on Fairfax Underground. Life is too complex to assume this was THE cause of her ultimate despair, but it’s safe to say it contributed. I’m deeply disappointed that those around her who, of necessity, must have each others’ backs day in and day out, tolerated such abuse. This is a classic example of a hostile workplace and I’m expecting to see a number of badges on the table when the review is completed. I’m also hoping for a lot of soul searching among her brothers.

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