Morning Notes

The student sculpture “Rise” sits on the Lake Thoreau spillway in Reston (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

County to Crack Down on Felon Gun Possessions — The Fairfax County Police Department and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office launched Operation Press Check yesterday to focus “on dedicating more time and resources to the investigation and prosecution of convicted felons who have guns illegally…There will be approximately six detectives involved in the initiative along with a team of four prosecutors.” [WTOP]

New Historical Marker Coming to Groveton — The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will place a historic marker at Little Hunting Park in Groveton to commemorate a Supreme Court ruling that determined prohibiting Black people from swimming pools is discriminatory. The case was sparked by the Little Hunting Park Pool and Tennis Club’s refusal to let a Black family use its pool in 1965. [On the MoVe]

Four Arrested for Stealing From Bloomingdale’s in Tysons — “According to the Fairfax County Police Department, just after 5 p.m. on Friday, the accused thieves grabbed more than $4,500 worth of designer handbags from a store and ran away. The group reportedly jumped into a waiting Chevrolet Suburban and tried to drive away.” [WUSA9]

Reston Cooling Services Co-Op Seeks Feedback — “Customers who cool their homes in Reston with the RELAC water-cooling system will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed co-operative that’s being formed to manage the operation of the system…The first public meeting will take place later this week in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Lake Anne.” [Patch]

Annandale Swaps One Vape Shop for Another — “Annandale has lost one vape shop but is getting another. Tobacco Luxe, at 7109 Columbia Pike, closed at the end of December. Meanwhile, a Tobacco Hut is coming to 7221 Little River Turnpike. That building has been vacant for years since a title lender moved out.” [Annandale Today]

Vienna Health Care Firm Buys Maryland Company — “Vienna’s Clarest Health has snapped up a Maryland firm — its third acquisition in less than two years — to break into new markets and fill gaps in the post-acute pharmacy care space. The deal to purchase Towson, Maryland’s Remedi SeniorCare doubles the local player’s geographic footprint, from 20 to 40 states, and nearly triples its headcount, from 850 to 2,200 employees.” [Washington Business Journal]

First-Ever Economic Forum Planned in Vienna — “Vienna residents and business owners soon will have the chance to learn more about the Washington area’s economy, the town’s role in that ecosystem and practical details about Vienna’s recently updated zoning code. Vienna’s Economic Development Department will hold its inaugural ‘State of the Economy’ event Jan. 18 at 9 a.m…at the Vienna Community Center.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Wednesday — Expect partly sunny skies and a high of around 49 degrees accompanied by a west wind blowing 17 to 22 mph, and gusts reaching up to 39 mph. Night will be mostly clear with a low temperature of about 32 degrees. The southwest wind will reach speeds of 5 to 13 mph, and gusts may reach up to 18 mph. []

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