Morning Notes

Reston Town Center’s pavilion has been turned into an ice skating rink (photo by Amy Woolsey)

Next Phase of Dulles Airport Taking Shape — “A team of planners at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is working on a new vision for Dulles — one that could vastly expand the airport’s footprint and include construction of a new runway, concourses and completion of the AeroTrain system. The new master plan also could incorporate the next generation of transportation options…known as air taxis.” [Washington Post]

Burke Man Charged With Indecent Exposure —  “At 12:46 p.m. on December 16, officers responded to a sex offense at the intersection of Coffer Woods Court and Blincoe Court in Burke. A victim observed a man running on a nearby trail exposing himself.” Police arrested a 53-year-old man, who “may have exposed himself on multiple other occasions along the Pohick Stream Valley Trail.” [FCPD]

Merrifield Design Company Lays Off Hundreds — “Custom Ink LLC is eliminating all in-house production of its custom printed shirts and other swag, resulting in the closure of its remaining production facility in Dallas and hundreds of layoffs. Custom Ink notified 490 employees on Dec. 8 that their jobs are being eliminated,” including 83 employees based in Virginia. [Washington Business Journal]

Woodlawn Furniture Showroom to Close — “For 37 years, Duane Collie has owned and operated the Keeping Room, a two-floor custom furniture store located at Potomac Square.” After sharing in September that he will retire, Collie is looking to clear the store’s remaining inventory before a jewelry store takes over the space in late February. [On the MoVe]

County Board Updated on Major Road Projects — The Virginia Department of Transportation’s acting megaprojects director Michelle Shropshire gave the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors updates on “a host of projects that are finished, under construction or the drawing board” last week. Highlights include more than 1 million trips per month on the new I-66 Express Lanes since they opened outside the Capital Beltway last year. [Gazette Leader]

Herndon Satellite Company Makes First Acquisition — “Fresh off raising $68 million from a number of big-name investors, Herndon-based analytics company HawkEye 360 Inc. has struck an acquisition that will expand its data-gathering capacity. The company…has acquired RF Solutions from its parent company, Maxar Intelligence. Its first-ever deal gives HawkEye 360 two additional satellites, named Charlie and Delta, to go along with the 21 it has in orbit.” [DC Inno]

Chantilly Man Wins $125K With Lottery Scratch-Off — “Alfredo Ochoa of Chantilly scratched his way to $125,000 in holiday money with a Virginia Lottery ticket he purchased recently at Giant Foods located at 13043 Lee Jackson Highway in Fairfax…He told lottery officials that he plans to use his winnings to take case of his family.” [Patch]

Fire Department Has Tips for Keeping Pets Warm — “Winter can be a difficult time for pets, but with some preparation and vigilance, pet owners can help ensure their furry friends stay happy and healthy when temperatures drop. Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe and comfortable during the colder months.” [FCFRD]

It’s Wednesday — Expect a sunny day with temperatures reaching nearly 46°F and a northwest wind of 5-7 mph. The night will be mostly clear with temperatures dropping to around 31°F and a west wind of 3-6 mph. []

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