Friday Morning Notes

Reston Grandmother Fighting For Pay Hired After Being Fired— Swartha, Tujare, 67, lost her job as a wheelchair attendant at Dulles International Airport after she participated in a strike demanding higher wages. Huntleigh Corporation, an airport contractor, fired her; but after a settlement, agreed to give Tujare her job back along with more than $4,000 in lost wages and benefits. [WUSA 9]

Barnes & Noble Kitchen Opens in Ashburn — Four years after the closure of the Barnes & Noble in Reston, the company has opened a new location in Ashburn’s One Loudoun. The new location is a Barnes & Noble Kitchen that includes an in-house restaurant. [Northern Virginia Magazine]

A 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rumbles D.C. Area —  Shocks from an earthquake centered in Dover, Delaware were felt throughout the D.C. area, including Reston on Thursday. The location of the quake was near the Doer Air Force Base, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. [NBC Washington]

Gingerbread Man Race Takes Place at Reston Town Center — The 17th annual Gingerbread Man Mile took place last Friday. The event is sponsored by Potomac River and was featured by The Connection. [The Connection]


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