County’s Eastern Portion Closing Business Gap — The western part of Fairfax County, including Reston and Tysons, continues to far and away lead the county’s commercial economy. But the quickest growing nonresidential properties of the county, according to newly released data, are in the Springfield and Alexandria areas. [Washington Business Journal]
Parents of Special-Needs Students Form Own PTA — The Fairfax County Special Education PTA is planning a meeting April 25 to vote on its bylaws and form an executive board. [Fairfax County Public Schools]
Parking Controversy the Source of April Fool’s Fodder — At least a couple creative local residents decided to have some fun over the weekend with stories about what “happened” at the Town Center on April 1. [Restonian/Medium.com]
Grab a Free Ice Cream Cone — Today is “Free Cone Day” at Ben & Jerry’s, including the local shop at 11916 Market St. at Reston Town Center. The company has celebrated the annual event since 1979. Cones will be available from noon to 8 p.m. [Ben & Jerry’s]
Reston’s Ben & Jerry’s, located at 11928 Market St. at Reston Town Center, is participating from 12 to 8 p.m.
Stop by for your free cone and make a donation. All proceeds will benefit charity. The Reston store will give donations to SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center of Fairfax County.
Ben & Jerry’s says Free Cone Day is “our way to celebrate and say thanks for another year of support, and we’ve kept it up every year since, spreading the peace, love & ice cream around the globe!”
Ben & Jerry’s also has some tips on how to pass time in line on Free Cone Day.
Who is ready for some ice cream — and to give back?
Tuesday, April 8 is Ben & Jerry’s annual Free Cone Day. Participating stores nationwide — including at Reston Town Center — will offer free ice cream cones from noon until 8 p.m. Tips are encouraged, which will be donated to a local charity.
Reston’s charity is Safe Spot, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Fairfax County. Safe Spot is a non profit aimed at ending child abuse.
Photo courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s