Morning Notes

Snow on bridge in Reston’s The Glade (photo by Marjorie Copson)

Deadline for Feedback on School Calendars Extended — “Thank you to the approximately 23,000 families, staff, students, and community members who completed FCPS’ Calendar Feedback Form…The form will close on Monday, February 6, at noon. The School Board is scheduled to vote on a calendar on Thursday, February 9.” [FCPS]

McLean Teen Launches Swim School in South Africa — “An 11th-grade student at The Potomac School in McLean returned to the United States in late January after launching a youth swim academy in Alexandra…The not-for-profit Alexandra Youth Swim Academy, founded by Sasha Minsky, 17, provides free swim instruction to children aged 7 to 16 in the township, near Johannesburg.” [Patch]

Herndon Data Company Considering First Acquisition — “Unissant has grown organically over the years, but that phase may be coming to an end. It is actively looking to acquire, [Chairman and CEO Manish] Malhotra said, and indeed just dropped a letter of intent for an unnamed company it is evaluating.” [Washington Business Journal]

Silver Line Wins Award — “The Washington Airports Task Force (WATF) presented the Silver Line with the 2022 Williams Trophy during its annual general meeting on Friday, Jan. 20…The award recognizes how people in the region collaborated and took the initiative to make rail service to Dulles a reality.” [The Connection]

Mount Vernon Town Hall Will Have Food Tastings — “The annual Mount Vernon Town Meeting will feature a new event this year: a Taste of Mount Vernon. The town meeting hosted by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck is planned for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd.” [Patch]

Chantilly Mom Looks to Support Pediatric Patients — Inspired by a social worker who gave her son a bag of toys when he was at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a brain tumor in 2004, Chantilly resident Marcie McCauley and her family started making “Boredom Busters” with supplies to help kids and their parents during an extended hospital stay. As of 2022, the nonprofit has delivered over 2,000 boxes to patients. [WTOP]

It’s Thursday — Overcast throughout the day. High of 42 and low of 32. Sunrise at 7:15 am and sunset at 5:32 pm. [Weather.gov]

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