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Morning Notes

A cardinal perched on a power line in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Developers Seek to Add More Housing in Fair Lakes — “Proposed updates to Fairfax County’s land use regulations, preliminarily earmarked for the county staff’s highest priority, signal that the sea-changing real estate market wants to see Fair Lakes, like elsewhere in the county, shift away from suburban office and toward new residential development.” [Washington Business Journal]

Reston Fire Station Introduces New Engine — “Thursday, Station 25. Reston, A-Shift placed new Engine 425 in service. A ‘push In’ ceremony was conducted by the shift. This tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn equipment when firefighters had to push the equipment back into the station. E425 responded on its first call, an outside fire, a short time later.” [FCFRD/Facebook]

New Italian Deli Gets Ribbon-Cutting in Fairfax — “After selling his first restaurant in Manassas, Kapoor opened a new one in Arlington, but he was forced to close it due to the impact of the pandemic. Kapoor began his new venture in Fairfax City with a soft launch on Feb. 14. Friday’s ceremony marked the restaurant’s official opening.” [Patch]

D.C. Poaches Tysons Architecture Firm — “D.C. is turning to its recently created Vitality Fund, a pot of incentives to lure more businesses to its downtown, to…offer undisclosed cash grants to architecture firm KTGY to move its office from Tysons, as well as branding and marketing consultancy Quadrant Strategies to triple its D.C. office, so long as they both meet certain annual performance targets.” [WBJ]

Historical Marker Unveiled for Vienna Preschool — “Beautiful day [Saturday] for unveiling a new historical marker at Marshall Road and Ware Street commemorating Parkwood School and its legendary founder, Clarene Vickery, who educated thousands of preschool children here in Vienna.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

Candytopia Opens in Tysons Corner Center — “After weeks of anticipation, Candytopia at Tysons Corner Center…is finally open! The candy museum is a sweet experience for children and a colorful one for adults. Decked out with an art salon, Candytopia has crafted pieces using different arrangements of your favorite flavors of candy.” [WTOP]

Metro Gets Overall High Marks in Poll — “Commuters have abandoned the system not because they dislike Metro, the survey suggests, but because they are working from home more frequently. The survey of a random sample of more than 1,600 D.C., suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia residents shows that despite Metro’s high-profile struggles…3 in 4 riders rate Metrorail ‘excellent’ or ‘good.'” [The Washington Post]

Great Falls Resident Competes in Netflix’s “Dance Monsters” — “A professional dancer and the owner of a modeling agency, Chelsea Cushing knows how to put her best face forward, so it’s ironic that the Great Falls resident’s most public appearances have happened behind face- and body-concealing CGI and motion-capture technology.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Reston Woman Wins WaPo Poetry Contest — “Even without a calendar, you know when spring has arrived. You can feel it in the air. And Vicki Elsbernd’s poem about something recently in the air — and in the news — tickled me enough to choose it as my favorite entry in this year’s Springtime in Washington Haiku Contest.” [The Washington Post]

It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 51 and low of 29. Sunrise at 7:13 am and sunset at 7:21 pm. []

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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.

To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!

We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!

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Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!

Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art

Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!

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Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun

Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!

Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!

• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all

Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker

Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road


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