Fire Department Unveils Platform for Sharing Emergency Information — “Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows residents and/or business owners to share critical information about their home or business that will aid FCFRD firefighters and paramedics during an emergency.” [FCFRD]
Last New Route 7 Lane Opens in Reston — “The third westbound lane along Rt 7 between Riva Ridge Dr and Reston Ave is now open! It arrives ahead of schedule just like the third eastbound Rt 7 lane a couple weeks ago as part of the Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project.” [VDOT/Twitter]
Hybla Valley Mobile Home Park Residents Share Struggles — “The future for residents of Harmony Place is precarious. Tenants say much-needed repairs aren’t happening quickly enough. The rent, currently $900 per month, is expected to rise next year. And a major transportation project getting underway in the next few years could wipe out some homes and raise land values, making redevelopment of the park more enticing to developers.” [DCist]
Merger Between Tysons and Reston Consultants Allowed to Proceed — “A federal judge in Maryland on Tuesday ruled against the Department of Justice’s antitrust effort to halt Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.’s deal to buy Reston cybersecurity contractor EverWatch Corp…The acquisition — which is valued at $440 million, according to securities filings — was announced in March” [Washington Business Journal]
COVID-19 Relief Grants Available for Local Arts Groups — “ArtsFairfax, the nonprofit designated as Fairfax County’s local arts agency, today announces the Pandemic Recovery Grant, a funding opportunity that prioritizes underserved arts and culture organizations. ArtsFairfax will distribute $170,000 in Pandemic Recovery Grants to both established and emerging arts and culture groups impacted by COVID-19.” [ArtsFairfax]
Movie Theater Incentives Are a Go in Falls Church — “The Falls Church City Council in Virginia voted Tuesday night to approve controversial tax incentives for a new movie theater, a few weeks after the city’s planning commission recommended against the incentives…The first $20,000 in ticket tax revenue and $10,000 in concessions tax revenue each year would go to the city; the rest would go back to the developer, Mill Creek Residential Trust.” [WTOP]
Fairfax City Gets State Funding for Flood Projects — “The City of Fairfax, Va., was awarded $144,000 in grant funding from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to implement two projects to make the city more resilient to flooding…The outside funding will allow the city to develop a community flood resilience plan and to conduct a flood study for the Mosby Woods area.” [City of Fairfax]
Volunteers Wanted to Help Clean Scott’s Run — The Fairfax County Park Authority will host a fall Watershed Cleanup Day at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve in McLean at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 15). People of all ages are welcome to meet at the park’s lower parking lot to help “remove tires, bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways.” [FCPA]
It’s Thursday — Rain until evening. High of 66 and low of 60. Sunrise at 7:17 am and sunset at 6:34 pm. [Weather.gov]
A sign urging drivers to “take a moment” has been placed at the Oakton High School road exit (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Fairfax County will introduce speed cameras to…
Comcast’s headquarters in Philadelphia (via Mike Conway/Unsplash) Fairfax County is still working through negotiations with Comcast for cable service in Reston. Although discussions are still underway, the Fairfax County Board…
Fairfax County police cruiser with lights on (via FCPD/Facebook) A dog was shot and killed by Fairfax County police during a search of a house in Herndon this morning. Officers…
Fairfax County’s I-66 Transfer Station (via Google Maps) Residents served by Haulin’ Trash, the now-bankrupt private trash collector, will be allowed to use Fairfax County’s waste disposal facilities at no charge…
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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