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Wednesday Morning Notes

Hummingbird rescue — Yes, we’re serious. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel nursed a hummingbird who appeared “weak and lethargic” back to health on the Herndon and Reston boundary line. [Reston Patch]

An ode to Kalypso — Kalypso’s Sports Tavern is celebrating its eight-year anniversary next week. The party will include a crab feast and musical performances. Reservations are recommended. [Kalypso’s Sports Tavern]

Nearby: don’t block intersections — Local police are ticketing drivers who block intersections when stoplights change. Drivers could get a $30 ticket and a $67 bill for court costs. [WJLA]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

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Northern Virginia Restaurant Week Begins on March 19

The Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is back this year. The annual event, which runs from March 19-26, offers reduced price at more than 50 restaurants in Northern Virginia.

Customers are strongly encouraged to make reservations.

Several eateries in Reston and Herndon are participating in the event, including:

For a complete list of all eateries taking part, visit the event’s website.

Photo via Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

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Kalypso’s Fifth Birthday Bash Starts Thursday

Kalypso's Sports TavernKalypso’s Sports Tavern at Lake Anne Plaza is turning five years old.

The restaurant and bar will celebrate with an anniversary beach party weekend beginning Thursday.

Here is what is planned:

Thursday, July 2 — Pre-Party with Favorite Reggae Band I & I Riddim, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, July 3  — Cheers to Five Years All Day Celebration

  • 5 p.m. – Steel Drums on the Patio with Orlando Phillips
  • 9:30 pm – Suz’s Blues Band

Saturday, July 4 — Happy Fourth of July

  • 4 p.m. – DJ with Beach Music on the Patio
  • 9:30 p.m. – DJ in the Bar

Sunday, July 5 — Lexie Hayden on the Patio from 1 to 4 p.m.

Kalypso’s will transform its patio into a beach, featuring sand, beach balls and other beach fun. There will be food and beverage specials all weekend.

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