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Metro Alert: Orange and Silver Line Delays Expected This Weekend

As major track improvements continue on Metro, riders of the Orange, Silver and Blue Lines should expect delays this weekend.

On Saturday (August 11) and Sunday (August 12), Farragut West, McPherson Square and Metro Center’s lower level will be closed. Orange and Silver Line trains will run every 12 to 15 minutes outside the shutdown area. All Orange and Silver Line trains will end at Foggy Bottom.

Blue Line trains will run between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery only. All other stations will be open. Shuttle buses will replace trains between Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle stations.

A “Unite the Right” rally and counterdemonstrations planned for Sunday afternoon near the White House could also make the commute more challenging. According to a statement, Metro will “be prepared to add trains as needed to address crowding if necessary.” Access to some stations due to overcrowding on the platform may be restricted by Metro Transit Police.

Photo by Mike Heffner

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Increased Fees for Home Resale Document Disclosures Go Into Effect Aug. 20

Updates to Reston Association’s disclosure document fees for home resales will go into effect on Aug. 20 following the Board of Director’s approval of the new fee breakdown last month.

The Property Owners’ Association Act requires homeowners to provide interested purchasers with legally required information about the property, common areas and the homeowners association.

State law allows RA to charge fees to prepare disclosure packets, which must be completed within 14 days from the day payment is received. According to a statement, fee increases were instituted to account for inflation over the last five years.

Fee increases vary between roughly $17 to $39 depending on the type of document to be disclosed. The new fee schedule is below: 

Additionally, the fee for electronic disclosures is $264.08 and $293.42 for paper or CD disclosures.

Photo via Reston Association

(This story was updated at 9:23 a.m. on Aug. 7 to include fees for electronic and paper/CD disclosures). 

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‘Back 2 School Bash’ Offers School Preparation Resources on August 18

It’s that time of year again: Fairfax County Public Schools will begin the new school year on August 28. Ahead of the new academic year, a “Back 2 School Bash” with one-stop-shop resources for getting ready to go back to school will be held on Aug. 18 at South Lakes High School (11400 South Lakes Drive).

The event, which is free and open to all ages, will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local schools, government agencies and nonprofit providers will be on-site to provide information about resources, programs and services offered by community agencies and through other partnerships.

The bash is cosponsored by FCPS, Cornerstones, Reston Community Center, YMCA Reston, and Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Service.

For more information, contact LaTanja Jones, Collaboration and Outreach Director, at 703-390-6158, or [email protected].

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This Week’s Deals & Events in Reston

Each Monday, Tim’s Reston sets the table with deals and events for the work week ahead in Reston. On Friday, we’ll catch up with Tim again with the upcoming weekend’s deals and events.

Highlights for the upcoming work week include:

Event of the Week: Reston Association is throwing a Pirate & Princess Party this Wednesday @10:30 a.m., with dress up, crafts, games, & fun activities. Fun for kids 3 to 5 years old. $10 for RA members; $14 for non-RA members.

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

See the entire list by category or scroll through the entire list here:

Follow Tim’s Reston on Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, & his newsletter for new deals and events, posted regularly throughout the week!

Interested in special promotion as the Deal or Event of the Week or Weekend? Have a deal or event tip? Comments? Suggestions? Email Tim at [email protected]!

Photo via Tim’s Reston

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Monday Morning Notes

Airbnb no longer up in the air — If you’re looking to make your place into an Airbnb, you might have to buy a $200 two-year permit to rent out your house for up to 60 days a year. [The Washington Post]

Lifeguards sought at Reston Community Center — Positions are open at the center for water safety instructors and lifeguards. The positions pay between $11 to $20.77 an hour.  [Reston Community Center]

Drawing class tonight — Reston Regional Library is hosting a class on how to draw your favorite cartoon. The event is open to attendees between the age of 10 and 18. [Reston Regional Library]

Nearby: Overnight shooting — Two juveniles were shot Sunday night in McLean. One of the victims died and another remains in the hospital. [WTOP]

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