Developers Hope Silver Line Opening Will Boost Activity — “Officials responsible for building and operating the 11.4-mile, $3 billion extension…have insisted that it will spark and sustain considerable development…For developers, they’re hoping those words ring true, that it supercharges multimillion-dollar investments they’ve bet on, but also brings more riders back to the office from previously hard-to-reach residences” [Washington Business Journal]
Herndon Election Results Certified — The Fairfax County Board of Elections has certified the results of the Nov. 8 contests, cementing Herndon Mayor Sheila Olem’s reelection. Town Council candidate Stevan M. Porter fell just 119 votes short of Donielle Scherff, one of five victors, but said he won’t call for a recount. [Patch]
Silver Line Boosted Tysons Office Rents — “After Phase 1 opened with four stations in Tysons, that area’s office market experienced an acceleration in rent prices compared to nearby Reston, data shared with Bisnow by CompStak found. Since 2014, average effective rents were up 26.6% in Tysons and up 17.7% in Reston” [Bisnow]
Herndon Man Arrested for Carjacking Attempt — A 40-year-old Herndon man was arrested on Nov. 7 and faces charges of attempted carjacking, aggravated assault of a police officer, simple assault and destruction of property. The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. and led to him being treated at a hospital for minor injuries. [Herndon Police]
Feedback on Middle School Recess Positive — “At the beginning of this school year, Fairfax County Public Schools introduced middle school recess after a pilot program showed this age group does better in the classroom when free play factors into their day. According to principals, students, and teachers, that decision, along with the move to eliminate cell phone usage, is already paying dividends.” [FCPS]
General Assembly Gets Bill on Trans Students in Sports — Republican Del. Karen Greenhalgh of Virginia Beach has introduced a bill that would bar transgender students in K-12 and colleges from competing on teams that correspond with their gender identity. The bill would require athletics to allow students on teams based on their sex assigned at birth and could even affect private schools by banning them from playing against public schools unless they also comply. [The Washington Post]
FCPD Hires Incident Support Services Director — “Chief Kevin Davis of the Fairfax County Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Vera Daniel as Director of FCPD’s Incident Support Services. In this role, Director Daniel will work with Major Greg Fried to develop prevention strategies, techniques, and training aimed at supporting officers who may have been impacted by traumatic events.” [FCPD]
County Adds Public Health Training Program — “The ‘Public Health Youth Ambassador Program,’ coordinated by the Fairfax County Health Department, is a free educational program that trains local high school students from the African, African-American and Hispanic communities as community health workers. Thirty local high schoolers are currently enrolled. The program seeks to enroll an additional 60 students between now and June 2023.” [FCHD]
It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 51 and low of 37. Sunrise at 6:54 am and sunset at 4:55 pm. [Weather.gov]
The Barton Hill Recreation Area in Reston is slated for upgrades (via Google Maps) Upgraded lighting is no longer a component of upgrades to the Barton Hill tennis courts in…
Fairfax County Public Schools Fairfax County Public Schools could require parental notifications for class materials deemed sexually explicit, but in a deviation from the state, the proposed policy directly addresses…
A public art piece inspired by the connectivity and energy of atoms has been erected in Reston Town Center’s Hyatt Park. Called “Vidustria,” the installation is drawn from the word…
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.
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