Morning Notes

Clouds gather over Royal Lake Park in Kings Park West (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Depression-Era Building in Groveton Set for Demoliton — “A historic building in Groveton will soon be demolished in preparation for the construction of the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit system. The property at 6821 Richmond Highway…is described in Fairfax County documents as a two-story Colonial Revival commercial building of domestic origin that was built in 1934.” [On the MoVe]

Virginia to Study College Policies After Protests — “The Virginia House of Delegates has formed a select committee on maintaining campus safety and allowing students to exercise their First Amendment rights, after more than 125 arrests at four of Virginia’s college campuses” where students staged protests of Israel’s war on Gaza. [Virginia Mercury]

Chanel Opens New, Bigger Tysons Store — The fashion brand Chanel has opened a new boutique at Tysons Galleria, the mall announced on Monday (May 13). “Designed by longtime Chanel collaborator Peter Marino, the new 5,000-square-foot boutique more than triples the size of the previous one, which first opened at the mall in 2004.” [WWD/Yahoo]

Glass Recycling Bin Added at Clifton School — “Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management program is proud to announce the installation of a new glass recycling bin at Clifton Elementary School, expanding the ‘Purple Can Club’ in the region. This initiative was spearheaded by two Robinson Secondary School juniors, Shaan Agarwal and DK Nguyen, who identified the need for more accessible glass recycling options in Clifton.” [DPWES]

Springfield Sports Complex to Launch Youth Academy — “The St. James is opening an academy for young athletes at its Springfield location starting in fall. The St. James Performance Academy will combine academic instruction with athletics, conditioning, nutrition, and more for young athletes in grades 6 through 12 in a number of sports, including basketball, baseball, figure skating, golf, and swimming.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

McLean Company Rethinking GPS — Tech firm NextNav Inc. is working to make a more precise and secure complement to GPS technology,” but it needs the Federal Communications Commission’s approval. The company is seeking access to “a small part of the 900 MHz public wireless spectrum” so it can provide location services with signals from telecommunications towers instead of satellites. [DC Inno]

Memorial Day Ceremony Planned in McLean — “American Legion Post 270 will host its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Garden in front of McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road…The public is invited to attend the service, which will last about 30 minutes.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Wednesday — Expect showers and possible thunderstorms after 2pm, alongside patchy fog from 7am to 2pm, with a high near 65. Precipitation is 80%, and new rainfall may reach up to three quarters of an inch. At night, there’s a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 59. [NWS]

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