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Morning Notes

A man walks a dog into McLean Central Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Special Education Disparities Persist in FCPS — “Students with disabilities in Fairfax County Public Schools perform substantially lower than their peers on standardized tests and face significantly higher rates of extended suspensions and expulsions, according to a new report on the school division’s special education program.” [DCist]

Pedestrians Hit in Fair Lakes Parking Lot — “Three pedestrians were hit by a car at Fair Lakes Shopping Center in Fairfax, Virginia, on Sunday, according to Fairfax County police. First responders were called shortly after 4 p.m. to the BJ’s parking lot…One of the victims was taken to the hospital in critical condition, authorities said.” [NBC4]

County Sees Drop in Employment — “It may be a seasonable blip or the portent of something more significant, but 7,000 fewer Fairfax County residents were recorded as having jobs in August compared to a month before. As a result, the county’s jobless rate ticked up two-tenths of a percentage point” [Sun Gazette]

New “Social Wellness” Club Opens in Springfield — “There’s a brand-new luxury spa in an industrial area of Mason District. Balian Springs opens to the public tomorrow, Oct. 4, in a former office building at 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria. It’s not just a spa though; it’s a social wellness club, says Director of Operations Michael Yohman.” [Annandale Today]

McLean Fire Department Hits 100th Anniversary — “As McLean Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) celebrates its centennial, this brief video shares the story of their 100 years of service to the community. It honors a culture of volunteerism that inspires all who work out of Station 1 in McLean.” [FCFRD]

Town Hall Tonight on Reston Arts Center Proposal — “Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn and Fairfax County staff members are hosting a town hall Tuesday night about the proposed 60,000-square-foot arts center being considered for Reston Town Center. The town hall will take place at 7 p.m., at the South Lakes High School auditorium” [Patch]

Circuit Court Plans Ceremony for New Judge — “Christie Ann Leary will be presented her official commission as a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge, on Friday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. at the Fairfax County Courthouse…Leary previously took her oath of office on March 1, 2022.” [Fairfax County Government]

New McLean Art Exhibit Showcases Art by Educators — The McLean Project for the Arts’ new exhibit “Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists” features artworks created by 18 local educators, including George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College faculty. Opened Sept. 16 and running through Nov. 10, the show includes a variety of media, from paintings and paper sculptures to stop-motion video. [Sun Gazette/Inside NoVA]

It’s Tuesday — Rain throughout the day. High of 54 and low of 45. Sunrise at 7:09 am and sunset at 6:48 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

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

A look at the most and least expensive townhouses sold in Fairfax County last month, March 2024.

Taim Mediterranean Kitchen in Reston has permanently closed just four months after its opening. The New York-based chain, known for its falafel, initially held a grand opening at 11692 Plaza…

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is asking the county’s General Assembly delegation to oppose Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed funding cuts to Metro in the state’s budget. During a board…

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Ravel Dance Company presents The Sleeping Beauty at Capital One…

Be transported to the magical kingdom of Princess Aurora, where the wicked Carabosse casts a curse that dooms the Princess and her entire kingdom. Set to the spectacular Tchaikovsky score, this beloved classic will sweep you away with its beauty,

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