Metro Extends Blue Line Shutdown — The closure of all six Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Washington National Airport will now last until Nov. 5, instead of Oct. 22, as previously scheduled. Metro said Friday (Sept. 30) that “unexpected site conditions and remediation efforts” required the change, delaying the completion of the future Potomac Yard station in Alexandria. [WMATA, ALXnow]
Woman Killed in Annandale Hit-and-Run — “Officers investigating a fatal hit and run involving a pedestrian at Annandale Rd/Maple Pl in Annandale. The adult female pedestrian was taken to the hospital and succumbed to her injuries.” [FCPD/Twitter]
Herndon Man Charged With Leesburg Murder — “A man has been charged with second-degree murder and grand larceny following the death of a Leesburg, Virginia, man on Friday. Mario R. Hernandez-Navarrate, 19, of Herndon, Virginia, was apprehended Friday after being involved in a crash in the victim’s vehicle in Fairfax County, according to a police report.” [WTOP]
How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Ian — “By now, many Fairfax County residents have seen the devastating images from Florida. It is natural to want to help. If you choose to donate in any way, here are a few ways to make sure your donation makes an impact.” [FCFRD]
Tysons Security Firm Helps With Hurricane Response — The Tysons-based security firm Global Guardian had a team of former CIA, FBI, and special forces members on the ground in Florida to help people caught up in Hurricane Ian last week. The company’s past work includes assisting with the evacuation of Ukranian refugees. [ABC7]
Overnight I-395 Lane Closures Start in Springfield — “The northbound I-395 general purpose lanes will have nightly lane closures at Edsall Road (Route 648), weather permitting, Monday night, Oct. 3 through Thursday night, Oct. 6 for bridge painting work…Each night, the left two lanes of northbound I-395 at Edsall Road will be closed at 10 p.m., followed by the left three lanes at 11 p.m.” [VDOT]
West Falls Church McDonald’s Eyes Renovation — “The second-oldest McDonald’s in Virginia – at 6729 Arlington Blvd. – is slated for a major upgrade to include a drive-through…Following a public hearing on Sept. 28, the Fairfax County Planning Commission deferred a decision on a zoning special exception until Oct. 12 to address concerns about the circulation pattern and parking.” [Annandale Today]
Longtime Mosaic District Tenant Goes Virtual — “Corporate employees at Merrifield’s Custom Ink LLC won’t need to go into the office again now that the company decided to offload its space. The 22-year-old custom-printing firm will seek to sublease its 73,000-square-foot corporate office in the Mosaic District and secondary 52,000-square-foot office in Reno, Nevada, beginning this fall.” [Washington Business Journal]
Silver Line Extension Sees First-Ever Train Operations — “Operator V. Bellamy (pictured below) pulling out from Dulles Yard to become the first train leaving Ashburn for simulated service today. Another great step in this milestone towards opening of the #SilverLineExtension.” [WMATA/Twitter]
It’s Monday — Possible light rain throughout the day. High of 56 and low of 47. Sunrise at 7:08 am and sunset at 6:50 pm. [Weather.gov]
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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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