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Morning Notes

Fall leaves on a Lake Audubon bridge (photo by Marjorie Copson)

Hunter Mill Road Traffic Stoppages Today — “On Mon 10/17 from 9AM-3PM, Hunter Mill Rd will have full traffic stoppages of up to 10 minutes each between Crowell Rd and Cobble Mill Rd to install beams as part of the Colvin Run bridge project. Expect delays and consider using alternate routes.” [VDOT/Twitter]

Racial Disparities Persist in Virginia Marijuana Arrests — “While marijuana arrests overall dropped in the year since Virginia became the first state in the South to legalize, Black adults accounted for nearly 60 percent of marijuana-related cases before the state’s general district and circuit courts…despite Black people accounting for about 20 percent of the state population.” [The Washington Post]

House Fire Reported in Lorton — “Units on scene of a house fire in the 7500 block of Billisam Court in Lorton area. First arriving units reported smoke showing from the roof. Crews have brought a fire in attic under control. Occupants safe. No reported injuries at this time.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Washington Capitals Star Sells Langley Farms Home — “The estate of Washington Capitals’ star T.J. Oshie — the home he and his wife acquired in 2017 from Boston Properties’ executive Ray Ritchey — sold in mid-September for $6.4 million, six months after the Oshies paid $7.4 million for a larger property in the same exclusive McLean community.” [Washington Business Journal]

See Pics From Lorton Community Center Grand Opening — “Today’s ribbon cutting of the Lorton Community Center & Fairfax County Public Library welcomed 500+ neighbors who couldn’t wait to visit the new and modern library, paint pumpkins in the art room, view the new gym, take hula lessons, workout room, sensory room, recording studio, Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC), and play at the new park to name a few.” [Supervisor Dan Storck/Facebook]

Learn What’s Happening in Tysons Development — “Suzie Battista and Beth Elliott from the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development will present the latest news about the changes afoot in Tysons. They’ll also introduce attendees to the new Tysons Tracker online platform, which provides public access to a wealth of information about local development projects.” [Fairfax County Public Library]

Supervisor Takes a Ride on Silver Line Phase II — “Silver Line Phase 2 is opening soon for passenger service! It was exciting to take @wmata from new Reston Town Center Station to Dulles Airport last week. It’s a great step forward for public transportation in our region.” [Supervisor Walter Alcorn/Twitter]

Lincolnia Students Catch Up on Learning — “Students in Fairfax County attended Saturday School at Glasgow Middle School, completely voluntarily. It’s part of a federal program to help students catch up after time spent remote learning during the pandemic.” [WUSA9]

Mosaic District Store Seeks to Make Women Look and Feel Great — “Russman’s clever branding has worked, it would seem, as Undeniable Boutique has become a standout in an area known for its top-notch shopping since its inception in 2011. Undeniable Boutique has also won the Best Women’s Boutique category in Best of NoVA® nine times in the years since Russman opened its doors. ” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

It’s Monday — Possible light rain in the morning. High of 66 and low of 54. Sunrise at 7:21 am and sunset at 6:29 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. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

A new Burlington store is set to open in Mount Vernon Plaza this summer, according to a spokesperson for Federal Realty. The discount retailer, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory,…

A home-based golf instruction facility is coming soon to a half-acre of land on 1051 Kelso Road in Great Falls. Next Level Golf — a local golf instruction company —…

Spring is a magical time and Live Fairfax has a list of exciting things to experience around the area this spring!

There’s a reason Well-Paid Maids has hundreds of positive reviews from happy clients in the D.C. area.

The home cleaning company pays cleaners — who are W-2 employees — a living wage starting at $24 an hour. Plus, cleaners are offered benefits, including insurance, 24 paid days off a year, 100% employer-paid commuting costs and more.

Lexi Grant, an operations manager at Well-Paid Maids, said it best: “People deserve their work to be respected and recognized. When that happens, you love what you do, and you create the best results.”

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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,

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.

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