Morning Notes

A clock overlooks the Eden Center parking lot (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Wintry Mix Expected From Storm in Fairfax County — “Storm Team4 is tracking a winter storm expected throughout Saturday and into early Sunday…The District and parts of Maryland and Virginia bordering the Capital Beltway will get a wintry mix, with snow arriving Saturday morning and then changing over to all rain. Not much snow accumulation is expected.” [NBC4]

Parents of Overdose Victim Urge Awareness of Opioids — “In the months since Cayden died, the Fosters have worked to make sure other parents don’t experience similar heartbreak. Schools across the D.C. region have hosted information sessions about the dangers of fentanyl, and are continuing to do so. Fairfax County has an opioid awareness session scheduled next week.” [WTOP]

Man Charged With Hit-and-Run in Fairfax Circle — “A Michigan man was arrested on a felony hit-and-run charge, after leaving the scene of a collision near Fairfax Circle around midnight on Dec. 26, according to police. City of Fairfax Police responded around 12:10 a.m. to the area of Fairfax Boulevard and Blenheim Boulevard” for the reported collision. [Patch]

Mount Vernon Rec Center Renovation on Track — “Closed to the public just over a year ago for a major renovation and expansion project, the Mount Vernon Rec Center underwent extensive work on its foundation in 2023 and will gain a second level and internal features over the course of the new year, according to the Fairfax County Park Authority.” [On the MoVe]

Electronics-Sniffing Police Dog Retires — “K9 Browser has officially entered a well-deserved retirement after an exemplary career as the pioneer of our Electronic Detection Program with @FairfaxCountyPD As we bid farewell to Browser, we are eager to welcome our new electronics detection K9, Delaware.” [Fairfax County Government/Twitter]

N. Va. Newspaper Consolidates — “This week marks an evolution in the GazetteLeader, as the two separate editions (one for Arlington County, one for the coverage area in Fairfax County) are being merged into one. Bringing the two together is designed to provide readers and advertisers with a stronger print product to augment the media organization’s extensive and fast-growing online audience.” [Gazette Leader]

Eden Center Greets New Year With New Restaurants — “Lots of new things are going on at the Eden Center, the Vietnamese-focused shopping center in Seven Corners. A sugarcane juice shop, called Mia & More, opened Dec. 29. Crabby Noodles, a restaurant specializing in pho and seafood, also opened last month. And the Pop Up District, a food hall plus short-term popup shops, is coming in the third quarter of 2024.” [Annandale Today]

County Seeks Vendors for Earth Day Festival — “The Fairfax County Park Authority is gearing up for another Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Applications are now being accepted for vendors and exhibitors to participate in…the largest Earth Day celebration in Fairfax County.” [FCPA]

It’s Friday — Expect a sunny day with a high around 42 and a northwest wind around 6 mph, shifting to southwest in the afternoon. As night falls, anticipate increasing clouds and a low temperature of about 30, accompanied by a gentle south wind of 3-6 mph. []

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