Thursday Morning Rundown

Splashing in Lake Anne fountain

Speed Survey — Fairfax County Police want to know how you feel about or whether you see people speeding through your neighborhood. [Fairfax County Police]

Reston Biz Says ‘Happy Birthday, Wizard of Oz’ — ArtInsights Animation & Film Art Gallery is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia for “There’s No Place Like Home,” an exhibit and sale of official art from The Wizard of Oz.  In honor of the Hollywood premiere of The Wizard of Oz on Aug. 15, 1939, all are invited to an open house from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, and to an event featuring official Warner Bros. artist Andrea Alvin on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 5 p.m. to 9p.m. at ArtInsights, 11921 Freedom Dr. at Reston Town Center.

Reston 2020 Wants Longer Phase II Process — The Reston citizens advocacy group tells Supervisor Cathy Hudgins that additional meetings should happen this fall so everyone can better understand the Phase II project, which will look at the future of Reston’s neighborhoods and Village Centers. [Reston 2020]

FCPS To Raise Food Prices — For the first time since 2009, FCPS is raising the price of its breakfast and lunch meals.  In elementary schools, breakfast will cost $1.75 and lunch will cost $2.90 (up from $1.50 and $2.65, respectively). In middle and high schools, breakfast will cost $1.75 and lunch will cost $3.00 (up from $1.50 and $2.75, respectively). The cost of milk and soy milk will not change, nor will the costs for students who are eligible for free and reduced price meals.


Thursday Morning Rundown

Lake Thoreau at Sunset/Credit: James Roth

Police Warn of IRS Scam — Fairfax County Police say residents should beware of telephone scammers who demand payment of back taxes and make threats such as “you will be arrested.”  The scammers have been operating here the last few months and sometimes call targets repeatedly. [Fairfax County Police]

Herndon High Tops in Office Skills — Eighteen students from Herndon High School earned Microsoft Office Master certificates, more than any other school in Virginia. [Herndon Patch]

Free HIV Testing At Reston Walgreens — The Reston Walgreens (1860 Town Center Dr.) is offering free, one-minute HIV testing. The testing is a program offered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Walgreens pharmacies.  At these locations, specially trained pharmacists will conduct free, walk-in HIV testing using the INSTI test, which yields results in 60 seconds. [Greater Than]

Lake Thoreau at Sunset/Credit: James Roth


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