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Morning Notes

Reston’s Lake Audubon in the morning (photo by Terry Baranski)

Car Taxes Due Next Month — “Personal property taxes — better known as car taxes — are due on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Bills were mailed this summer, and there are many convenient ways to pay…Car tax bills increased on average by 33% this year, due to the pandemic-induced shortage of new and used cars.” [Fairfax County Government]

Six Displaced by North Springfield Fire — A malfunctioning propane grill ignited a fire on the deck of a one-story house in the 7500 block of Inzer Street at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 17). No injuries were reported, with one resident going to the hospital for a check-up, but the fire displaced six people and resulted in approximately $93,750 in property damages. [FCFRD]

Metro Faces $185M Budget Deficit — “Metro is in better financial shape next year than previously hoped, but the transit agency will still face a tough fiscal road in the years ahead. Leaders say addressing the shortfall will require a wholesale look at the operation — from who it serves, to how much service it will provide and when.” [DCist]

Legal Experts Skeptical of Proposed Transgender Student Policies — “Legal challenges will likely start to take shape this week against Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new policies restricting the rights of transgender students at schools…Legal experts say Youngkin is likely violating both state and federal laws.” [NBC4]

Marshall HS Student Makes Ice Skating History — Ilia Malinin, a senior at Marshall High School who competed in this year’s Winter Olympics, landed the first-ever quadruple axel in competition last week, according to U.S. Figure Skating. Jeffrey Litz, principal of the Idylwood-based school, praised Malinin for his ability to “perform at such a high level while also balancing his schoolwork and social life.” [FCPS]

Black Bear Spotted in Vienna — “Black bear sightings in Vienna have prompted multiple calls to the Vienna Police Department, the town government said Sunday night. The most recent black bear sighting was reported in the area of the 300 block of Park Street NE. That follows a sighting earlier this month at a McLean home” [Patch]

Oakton Student Gets Perfect SAT Score — “Stephen Kennedy, a senior at Flint Hill School in Oakton, recently learned he had received a perfect 1600 score on the SAT he took at the school in late August…He was among only 500 of the 2 million students who took the SAT this year to notch a perfect score.” [Sun Gazette]

Groveton Neighborhood Celebrates Anniversary — “I had the honor of presenting a proclamation to the Jefferson Manor Citizens Association in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Thank you, President of JMCA, Derek Cole, and Jefferson Manor residents for continuing the tradition of being a beautiful and welcoming community!” [Supervisor Rodney Lusk/Twitter]

It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 81 and low of 67. Sunrise at 6:56 am and sunset at 7:10 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. đź•— News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Friday night’s performance by comedian Nate Bargatze is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, according to Monumental Sports…

Reston Association has adopted a new strategic plan that aims to continue the vision of Reston’s founder Bob Simon over the next three years.

A 93-year-old woman died earlier this week from injuries she sustained in a car crash on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in Bailey’s Crossroads, police say. Gladys Bilbao, a Falls Church…

Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

  • Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

Similar to FEMA’s

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