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Thursday Morning Notes

by Karen Goff August 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

Starbucks at Reston Town Center

Outfitting Kids A Major Operation — Go behind the scenes with Kids R First, which has to organize a whole warehouse-sized stock of school supplies to help thousands of area needy kids. [Modern Reston]

Spraying For Zika — Virginia will get $560,000 in federal money to fight the mosquitoes that carry the potentially dangerous virus. The funds, provided by the Centers for Disease Control, will serve as a stopgap measure to help Virginia and other vulnerable areas respond to this emerging public health threat, the office of Sen. Mark Warner (D) said. As of July 28, 2016, the Virginia Department of Health has reported 50 cases of the Zika virus in the Commonwealth.

This Breuer Building Will Stay — Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors ruled developers can tear down the Marcel Breuer-designed former American Press Institute building to make way for residential development. At the same time in Atlanta, authorities ruled another Breuer building, the Central Library, will be renovated and leased. [Archdaily.com]

Teachers Mentoring Teachers — Fairfax County Public Schools are looking for retired teachers interested in being paid collaborators with current FCPS teachers. There is an introductory meeting Aug. 16. [FCPS]

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