Morning Notes

The Makers Rise development near the Innovation Center Metro station (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Centreville Man Charged in Fairfax Hit-and-Run — “City of Fairfax Police arrested a 34-year-old Centreville man for driving away from a multi-car crash on Saturday afternoon, according to the weekly crime report. Responding around 1:03 p.m for the report of a crash, officers found two vehicles that had sustained significant damage at Main Street and Judicial Drive.” [Patch]

Metro Plans Bus Network Redesign — “Metro is going on the road with Better Bus, a new initiative to rethink, redesign, and revitalize bus service. In a bold inaugural effort to redesign the current bus network, Metro is holding events across the region to hear from customers and the community.” [WMATA]

County Assisted With Alexandria Apartment Fire — “Apartment fire in 6200 block of Edsall Road on 10/8 at 10:41 AM. One occupant rescued by firefighters from second-floor window via ladder. No reported injuries. Cause: Unattended cooking on stove. Damages: $12K. Three occupants displaced. @AlexandriaVAFD assisted” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Reston Community Center Adds Board Members — “On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the request of Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors: Beverly A. Cosham, Paul D. Thomas and Shane M. Ziegler…The three-year terms for Cosham, Thomas and Ziegler will begin on November 7″ [RCC]

Input Sought on New Annandale Community Space — “The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is hosting a series of Community Engagement Forums regarding the upcoming community space at Heritage Center in Annandale. The 1,800-square-foot space is located in a retail shopping plaza and will house the Boys & Girls Club.” [NCS]

Firefighters Free Dog’s Paw From West Falls Church Playground — “Excited for his afternoon playdate with friends yesterday, Baloo wanted to try the monkey bars; it was his first time. He was nervous, and as he pawsed to plan his leap, a digital pad got stuck in one of the holes on the playground. Fortunately, his friends were there to help.” [FCFRD]

Full Launch of New County Land Use System Pending — “Fairfax County’s land use systems will partially shut down from Friday, Oct. 21, to Monday morning on Oct. 31, when the new Permitting and Land Use System (PLUS) becomes fully operational…For several weeks after Oct. 31, data will still be migrating, and the processing of records might be affected.” [Annandale Today]

McLean-Based Hockey Star Details Morning Routine — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will start his 18th season with the D.C. hockey team today (Wednesday) against the Boston Bruins. Resident of a five-bedroom mansion in McLean since 2012, Ovechkin says he starts each day at 7 a.m. with a shower, feeding time for his black Labrador, and a walk. [Axios D.C.]

It’s Wednesday — Possible light rain overnight. High of 69 and low of 49. Sunrise at 7:16 am and sunset at 6:36 pm. [Weather.gov]

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