County Chair Reacts to Club Q Mass Shooting — “I want to be unequivocal: I stand with our LGBTQIA+ community. The repugnant violence we saw in Colorado Springs has no place in society. We will never give in to the forces of hate or oppression. My heart breaks for the victims and their families.” [Jeff McKay/Twitter]
Developer Hopes to Obtain Land for Housing at Innovation Station — “While the details haven’t been hammered out, Peterson hopes the county would sell or ground lease its parcel for some nominal price, Taylor Chess, Peterson’s president of development, said in an interview. Such a deal would help to make the project economically viable over the long haul” [Washington Business Journal]
Falls Church Man Spends Record Number of Days in Space — “Today, the Falls Church-born [Mark] Vande Hei isn’t just an astronaut, but a record-setting one. When he returned from 355 consecutive days in space this past March, he set an all-time record for Americans.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]
Virginia Celebrates First Kimchi Day — “On Saturday, in recognition of the milestone, the Korean American Women’s Association hosted a kimchi festival at Good Shepherd Evangelical Church in Springfield, reenacting a familial ritual…Virginia’s Kimchi Day was established when Irene Shin (D)…proposed a resolution to make it official in January.” [The Washington Post]
Old Courthouse Road Gets Sidewalk — “Remember that old pedestrian path along Old Courthouse Road between Battery Park Street and Pine Valley Drive? Well, it’s a thing of the past as new ADA-compliant sidewalks, curb and gutter, and drainage improvements have been installed! The project isn’t complete yet, as roadway repaving and resurfacing begins this upcoming Monday, Nov. 21, through Wednesday, Nov. 23.” [Town of Vienna/Facebook]
Staff Shortage Affects Fort Belvoir Gate — “Since Oct. 31, Fort Belvoir’s Walker Gate — which reopened last February following the replacement of Dogue Creek Bridge — has experienced nearly daily schedule changes due to staffing challenges. The shortage of guards available to man the gate is not unique to the local garrison; it’s a problem throughout the National Capital Region (NCR).” [On the MoVe]
Fire Chiefs Organization Relocates HQ to Tysons — “The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Headquarters (HQ) offices will be moving from its current location in Chantilly to the Tyson’s Corner area in Fairfax County, VA in early December…This location will provide better headquarters access for IAFC leadership and members” [Firehouse]
Park Authority Spokesperson Reflects on Career — “In 21 years as Fairfax County Park Authority’s public-information officer, Judy Pedersen visited nearly all of the agency’s 420 sites, hosted countless community meetings about park projects and was the media’s go-to person during natural and human-caused crises.” [Sun Gazette]
It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 50 and low of 25. Sunrise at 6:59 am and sunset at 4:52 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.
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.