Thursday Morning Notes

Mayflowers at Reston Town Center

County Absentee Voting Strong — Fairfax County election officials say absentee voting is going strong since opening by mail and at the Fairfax County Government Center Friday. More than 1,000 people have cast absentee ballots in the first four days. In 2012, there were 712 ballots cast at the end of the third day of absentee voting. Satellite absentee voting begins Saturday at the North County Governmental Center in Reston.

NFL Stadium In Reston? Keep Driving — This may be a good spot in Loudoun for a potential new stadium for Washington’s pro football team. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe mentioned Silver Line spots, including Reston, in a recent radio interview. [Washington Post]

KidsFest This Weekend — The Fall for Fairfax KidsFest is Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 1 and 2) at the Fairfax County Government Center. The free festival will include two entertainment stages, rides on the KidWay MidWay (click for tickets).Activities include scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, public safety and recycling-themed exhibits, pony rides, petting zoo, and more. (KidsFest)

Light The Night in Reston — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Northern Virginia Light The Night Walk is Saturday at Reston Town Center. Walk as an individual or team to help raise funds for blood cancer research. [Light the Night]

Recent Stories

Before we head off into another weekend with COVID-19 abound, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days. Seven new businesses — including…

A rapid COVID-19 at-home testing kit (via Jernej Furman/Flickr) Fairfax County Public Library offered at-home COVID-19 test kits to the community for the first time this morning (Friday). An hour…

Two days before Thanksgiving, the 29 Diner was decimated by a fire. The next day, owner John K. Wood got back to work. “It was a total loss,” Wood told…

A new beauty bar is coming to Lake Anne Plaza by the end of the year. Owner Dina Almashat plans to open Beauty Bar by Dina within the next 10…

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