Accessibility of New Silver Line Stations Still Lacking — “As Metro prepares to open six new rail stations in Northern Virginia, some future passengers are expressing dismay over their limited access for pedestrians and cyclists. While they say they are pleased with station amenities…they see room for more improvements that could provide better connections to the transit points that don’t rely on vehicles.” [Virginia Mercury]
Tysons Sees Slow Progress on Walkability — “Fairfax leaders say plenty of Tysons-area residents are frustrated that walking and cycling doesn’t feel safer or easier. Still, public officials say, the area is showing potential. It will take more time, they say, to find a balance between moving thousands of vehicles and creating space for what they hope will be a growing number of pedestrians and cyclists.” [The Washington Post]
Lorton Man Dies From Medical Emergency — “Police said that they had taken Murray into custody without force after receiving multiple calls about a man ‘acting erratically and disorderly’ at around 4:15 p.m. in the 6500 block of Amherst Avenue in Springfield. At that time, Murray was running into traffic and hitting vehicles as they passed by.” [WTOP]
Chef Peter Chang Opens Fairfax Restaurant — “There’s another new Chang venture in Fairfax flying under the radar with a semi-secretive name: Lu Wei Peter Zhang, which quietly opened in September…The concise menu includes traditional dishes like salt-and-pepper pork feet, marinated beef tendon with pancakes for wrapping, and hot pots with assorted meats.” [Washingtonian]
Falls Church Developer Officially Seals Movie Theater Deal — “Joe Muffler, key point person for the Mill Creek’s Founders Row mixed use development in the downtown area of the City of Falls Church, announced to the News-Press earlier this week that a formal lease has finally been signed with Paragon Theatres for a multiscreen facility at Founders Row.” [Falls Church News-Press]
Sheriff’s Office Dog Dies — “With much sadness, we share with you the sudden and unexpected death of Hank, our young therapy dog. Hank was an Aussie Doodle whose training began at birth for the role he played at the Sheriff’s Office…Hank’s quiet interactions helped manage our stress levels.” [Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook]
Kaiser Opens New Springfield Medical Center — “The new 99,000-square-foot facility at 6551 Loisdale Court in Springfield, set to start seeing patients Monday, replaces the adjacent Springfield site — Kaiser’s oldest Mid-Atlantic property…The new facility expects to serve more than 47,000 Fairfax County residents and 144,000 annual visits.” [Washington Business Journal]
Fort Belvoir Bowling Center Returning — “The bowling alley on the Army garrison is reopening on a limited basis this month. According to Fort Belvoir Family and MWR, the bowling center’s ‘soft opening’ will start Nov. 17, and the facility will operate during set hours every Thursday through Sunday” [On the MoVe]
Mount Vernon RECenter Renovation on Schedule — “Once the rec center shuts down — in January 2023 according to the updated project timeline — FCPA will move out of the facility over a two-week period, and the contractor will take over the site. The newly renovated and expanded rec center with two ice rinks and a dedicated fitness center is tentatively expected to reopen in January 2025.” [On the MoVe]
It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 48 and low of 33. Sunrise at 6:52 am and sunset at 4:57 pm. [Weather.gov]
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A man walks by trash bins next to the curb (via Trinity Nguyen on Unsplash) (Updated at 1:25 p.m.) The service and staffing challenges plaguing trash collectors throughout Fairfax County…
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.
Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.
He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.