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Wolftrap Creek in fall (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Route 7 Lane Shift in Reston Starts Today — “On or about Tuesday, Nov. 29, the right-turn lane from eastbound Route 7 to Baron Cameron Avenue will shift to the north (toward the median). Between Nov. 29 and Thursday, Dec. 1, crews will construct a temporary entrance from eastbound Route 7 to the Sunoco-Baron Cameron Service Center and Three Cees Car Wash & Quick Lube.” [VDOT]

Mobile Notifications for Covid Boosters Begin — “The Virginia Department of Health is sending text and voice message reminders to residents aged 50 and above that they are eligible for COVID-19 bivalent boosters. The text/phone reminder campaign begins on Monday, November 28th in multiple counties across the Commonwealth, including the Fairfax Health District.” [Fairfax County Health Department]

Wings & Burger Now Open in Huntington — “WNB Factory, an Atlanta-based franchise specializing in wings and burgers, opened its doors at Huntington Gateway Shopping Center on Sept. 19, according to manager Doug Hwang. Hwang, who’s preparing to open another franchise in Centreville in January, said the restaurant is known for its 100% certified Angus beef, which is not pre-frozen.” [On the MoVe]

Apple Allegedly Discourages Unionizing at Reston Store — “In emails sent from an employee to AppleInsider, Apple is said to have used the mandatory daily download from Saturday morning to promote the idea that unions aren’t the way forward. The meeting was required and for any employees clocked in at the time it occurred.” [AppleInsider]

Fairfax City Council Candidate Seeks to Have Recall Petition Dismissed — “John W. Farrell of McLandish Lillard, who was representing city council candidate Billy M. Bates, told Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Penney Azcarate that the petition filed by Anahita N. ‘Ana’ Renner requesting a recount of the Nov. 8 election should’ve included all candidates on the ballot.” [Patch]

County Hiring Day Care and Recreation Employees — Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services will host open hire events at the Lorton and Providence community centers tomorrow. Available positions include activity facilitators and School Age Child Care day care center teachers. [NCS]

Library Winter Reading Program Launches Soon — “Our Winter Reading Challenge is December 1-January 31, 2023. Want to learn how it will work? Have questions about Beanstack? Join us for a short presentation and a Q&A.” [Fairfax County Public Library]

Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-a-Long This Weekend — “It’s time to head over the river and through the woods to Wolf Trap National Park for the free annual Holiday Sing-A-Long on Saturday, Dec. 3. Since the Filene Center opened in 1971, ‘The President’s Own’ United States Marine Band has participated in the Holiday Sing-a-Long every year.” [WTOP]

It’s Tuesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 52 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:49 pm. [Weather.gov]

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