Morning Notes

The sunset seen from a Vienna parking lot (photo by Amy Woolsey)

Solar Eclipse Descends Today — A solar eclipse will be visible in Maryland and Virginia with up to 90 percent of the sun blocked out today between 2 and 4:30 p.m. The maximum eclipse is expected at 3:20 p.m. [NBC News]

Virginia to Allow Only-only News Sites to Publish Legal Notices — “Virginia has become the first state in the nation to approve the publication of legal notices in online-only local news sites.” [ARLnow]

FCPS Named Top Community for Music Education — “Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been honored by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education.” [FCPS]

Performance Troupe Celebrates 30 Years in Tysons — “It’s been three decades since Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas conceived “Stomp,” a groundbreaking theatrical production that transformed ordinary objects into percussion instruments, creating captivating and entertaining sounds. Today, “Stomp” is one of the most beloved and widely performed shows, with numerous troupes captivating audiences worldwide.” [Fairfax County Times]

Reston’s Virginia Spine Institute Shifts Brand — “ Virginia Spine Institute is now VSI. After three decades of treating over 100,000 patients, the independent medical center at the forefront of advanced spine care is revitalizing its brand to reflect its unparalleled success as a pioneer in innovative spine solutions and its growth as a destination of choice for patients worldwide.” [ABC News]

Master Gardeners to Offer Free Clinics — “As spring blooms, the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Master Gardeners extend a warm invitation to all gardening enthusiasts for a series of free Vegetable Garden Plant Clinics.” [Fairfax County Government]

First Beaver 1040 5K Run Set for April 13 — “Lace up your running (or walking) shoes and join the Friends of Lake Accotink Park for their inaugural 1040 5k at Lake Accotink Park on Saturday, April 13. Enjoy a scenic trip around the Lake Accotink Loop at your chosen pace and find out how you can be an active participant in the Friends of Lake Accotink Park community.” [Fairfax County Government]

It’s Monday — Expect a mostly sunny day with a high near 68, as calm wind picks up to 5-9 mph from the south in the morning. The night will be partly cloudy, with lows around 52, accompanied by a gentle south wind of 3-6 mph. [NWS]

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