Three Firefighters Injured in Gunston House Fire — Three Fairfax County firefighters received minor injuries while tackling a house fire in the 10900 block of Harley Road on Sunday (Jan. 15). A bystander was also treated for unrelated injuries. Ignited by a floor heater, the fire caused an estimated $123,467 in damages, displacing two residents who were out of town when it occurred. [FCFRD]
Huntington Affordable Housing Now Open — “The Arden, a new seven-story, 126-unit multifamily apartment located a block from the Huntington Metro station at 2317 Huntington Avenue and built by award-winning affordable housing developer Wesley Housing, was officially opened Friday, Jan. 13 with a ribbon cutting, speeches and an open house tour.” [On the MoVe]
FCPS Starts Work on School Year Calendar — At a school board work session yesterday, Fairfax County Public Schools presented four calendar options with different break lengths and end dates for the next school year. All of the options cut down on the number of shortened school weeks compared to the current year. [WTOP]
Herndon Police Investigate Robbery — “The victim reported that in the morning hours of Friday, January 13, 2023, he arrived home and upon exiting his vehicle, he was struck in the back of his head. The suspect then displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim complied before the suspect ran off in an unknown direction. The case is under investigation.” [Herndon Police]
Gun Seizures Increase at D.C. Area Airports — “Transportation Security Administration officers caught 89 guns at security checkpoints at the Washington region’s three major airports last year, an increase of about 24 percent compared with a year earlier. Officers seized 35 guns at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall, 29 at Reagan National and 25 at Dulles International, the TSA said.” [The Washington Post]
Park Authority Board Chair to Step Down — “Fairfax County Park Authority Board Chairman Bill Bouie has announced his intention to step down as chairman of the Park Authority Board after 14 years of distinguished leadership of that body. Chairman Bouie, will continue his service on the Park Authority Board representing the Hunter Mill District, a post he has held since 2005.” [FCPA]
Winter Coats Still Needed in Reston — “Thank you to everyone who has donated to #HunterMill and @Cornerstonesva Winter Coat Closet. Hundreds of much needed coats have been distributed so far! There is a need for larger men’s winter jackets, esp. 2x/ 3x. If you can, drop off at my office, 1801 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston” [Walter Alcorn/Twitter]
Langley Mansion Sold to Mystery Buyer — “The game of musical mansion chairs in McLean’s Langley Farms has taken another turn. Kirk Galiani, founder and co-chairman of US Fitness, and his wife, Maria, of Galiani Design Group, sold their home Monday…for $10.8 million.” Per the real estate broker, it’s one of the most expensive residential sales in the D.C. region in at least six months. [Washington Business Journal]
It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 43. Sunrise at 7:25 am and sunset at 5:14 pm. [Weather.gov]
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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.