Key Tysons Developer Dies — “Theodore N. ‘Ted’ Lerner, a self-made billionaire developer who became principal owner of the Washington Nationals and oversaw the team’s rise to prominence, capped by its victory in the 2019 World Series, died Feb. 12 at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. He was 97.” [The Washington Post]
Emergency SNAP Benefits End This Week — “During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government passed a law to temporarily increase SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to support families. The law has recently changed, and the benefits will end Feb.16. Effective in March, SNAP benefits will return to normal, without the added supplement.” [Fairfax County Government]
Fairfax County Casino Draws Few Bets — “Marsden has left the door open for legislation to be re-introduced in 2024 in media interviews. However, discussions with lawmakers, county officials and a regional economic policy expert show there may be little appetite to go all in on a Fairfax County casino even if the proposal were to come up again” [Virginia Mercury]
Hot Chicken Joint Now Open in Lincolnia — “A new chicken place, called Hot Lola’s, opened Feb. 8 in Pinecrest Plaza. The restaurant, at 6544 Little River Turnpike, Unit A, is in the space formerly occupied by Granddaddy’s Skillet…Co-owner and manager Alan Vo describes the chicken as a combination of Asian and Nashville flavors.” [Annandale Today]
McLean Entrepreneur Expands Mac and Cheese Business — “McLean, Virginia, entrepreneur Myles Powell has grown his line of frozen, ‘clean’ mac and cheese — 8 Myles Mac N’ Cheese — from a handful of stores to more than 1,200 retail locations, including retailers like Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Balducci’s, and Target.” [WTOP]
Private Computer School Settles Fraud Claims — “Pinellas Corporation (Pinellas), a for-profit school offering computer training courses in McLean and Richmond, and CEO and sole owner Paul Giordano, of Washington, D.C., agreed to pay $450,000 to settle allegations that Pinellas paid bonuses to consultants based on their success in securing enrollments of students receiving military veterans benefits.” [U.S. Attorney’s Office]
Meetings on Lake Accotink Dredging Project Tomorrow — The Fairfax County Department of Environmental Services and Public Works (DPWES) will hold a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) and an in-person meeting at Kings Glen Elementary School on Thursday (Feb. 16). Staff will present their recommendations and details on the impacts and costs. [DPWES]
Hen Found in Herndon Home Dies — “Henrietta the Hen, who appeared mysteriously one day last December in Tas Robin’s garage in Herndon, died recently at her new home in Montgomery County, Maryland…Before Henrietta’s untimely death, the hen had settled into her new life in Maryland, according to Robin.” [Patch]
It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 54 and low of 35. Sunrise at 7:02 am and sunset at 5:46 pm. [Weather.gov]
It’s going to be a cold and rainy weekend in Fairfax County, thanks to Tropical Storm Ophelia. Tracking to make landfall in North Carolina today (Friday), the storm is expected to reach Northern Virginia tonight.
Qualtrics, a technology and data research company, has officially opened its doors in Reston. The company, which provides artifical intelligence-driven software to assist businesses with customer and employee “experience management,”…
Tysons Galleria’s commitment to serving up high-end retail continues with the recent arrival of three new clothing stores. A boutique from Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana is now open…
Fairfax County is considering a pilot program to support more murals in its commercial revitalization areas. The pilot program, called Paint It! Fairfax, was introduced at a Fairfax County Board…
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