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Lake Audubon from bridge in Reston (photo by Ray Copson)

Reminder: Early Voting Begins — “[It’s] the first day to #voteearly in the congressional #midterms! The 8th, 10th & 11th U.S. House seats are up for election and there are three sites open for #earlyvoting on weekdays” [Office of Elections/Twitter]

Sexual Battery Trial Against Former Teacher Cut Short — “A Fairfax County, Virginia, circuit court judge has dismissed an indictment alleging aggravated sexual battery against a former music teacher who gave lessons to students out of his house. The dismissal came Monday, Sept. 12, in the midst of the jury trial of Roger McKay, according to court records obtained by WTOP.” [WTOP]

Reston Station Developer Talks Silver Line Phase II — “With the remaining Silver Line stations expected to open in the next few months and the Reston Comprehensive Plan Review in the public comment phase, this seemed like a good time to check in with the developer. Comstock’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Steffan agreed to answer a few questions…about the company’s recent acquisition and what it envisions for Reston Station’s future.” [Patch]

FCPS Sued Over Special Education Appeal Hearings — “Fairfax County Public Schools and the Virginia Department of Education have been hit with a federal class-action lawsuit claiming families of disabled children who challenge schools’ decisions about specialized education plans don’t get a fair shake.” [WTOP]

Free Student Bus Pass Program Adds Metrobus — “Fairfax County, City of Fairfax and Fairfax County Public Schools officials celebrated the Metrobus expansion of the free bus program Thursday at George C. Marshall High School…The recent expansion adds free Metrobus access to students at certain high schools.” [Patch]

Metro Safety and Budget Issues Collide — “Financial problems sparked by the pandemic, a prolonged train shortage and questions about the stability of Metro’s tracks converged Thursday as transit leaders said they will look outside the agency to help solve a growing budget gap while assuring the public the rail system is safe.” [The Washington Post]

Hilton Plans Voyage to Space — “[The] McLean hotel giant…said this week it will design astronaut facilities for a private space station called Starlab currently being developed by Denver’s Voyager Space Holdings Inc. and Bethesda’s Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT). Starlab will eventually be one of the replacements of the International Space Station” [Washington Business Journal]

Tysons Library Takes Kids to Spy School 101 — “Join us for a hybrid workshop presented by the International Spy Museum on how to be a spy! The workshop will take place in the library meeting rooms and start with an interactive group activity followed by the virtual presentation.” [Fairfax County Public Library]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 65 and low of 51. Sunrise at 6:59 am and sunset at 7:06 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

The weekend is almost here. Before you double check your Congressional district or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County….

McLean High School teacher Jeffrey Brocketti can’t wait to tell everyone what he discussed with host Pat Sajak during a “Wheel of Fortune” commercial break. He will soon be allowed…

A DogFest is coming to Reston Town Square Park tomorrow (Saturday). The event, slated to take place from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. at 11900 Market Street, will benefit Canine…

(Updated at 6:15 p.m.) — Bailey’s Crossroads, including Route 7 and Crossroads Place, has reopened and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted after reported gunshots prompted a massive police response to…

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Ravel Dance Company presents the Nutcracker Ballet

The Ravel Dance Company will present this holiday tradition for the 2nd year at the gorgeous Capital One Hall main stage. It is a wonderful way to start the holiday season. Follow Clara through her journey to the Pine forest,

Silent Dance Party

Reston Station is hosting the first ever FREE Silent Dance Party on Reston Metro Plaza on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 5-9 pm!

To dance, you will be provided wireless headphones in exchange for your driver’s license. Choose from three

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