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Morning Notes

Strong winds cleared many people from Mosaic District’s Strawberry Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Man Pulled From Mud in Mount Vernon — “Units on scene of a rescue in the 5200 block of Burke Drive in the Woodlawn area. One adult male in the water 30 feet from the shore stuck in mud. Firefighters have successfully extricated the person. No reported injuries at this time.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Nearby: Suspect ID’d in Dulles Town Center Shooting — “Loudoun County police have identified the suspect in Sunday morning’s shooting inside the Dulles Town Center shopping mall that left one person in serious condition…The mall has been closed for the remainder of the day.” [WTOP]

Shooting Threat Found in John Lewis HS Restroom — “In response to the threatening graffiti found at John R. Lewis High School, a letter from Fairfax County Public Schools was sent home to parents and guardians. Officials say out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased security and police presence beginning Monday, April 10 and throughout the week.” [WUSA9]

Driver Crashes Into Annandale ESL School — “An elderly driver rammed into a Fairfax County school Friday afternoon, according to Fairfax County Police Department. The incident happened just before 4 p.m. at what appears to be the Evergreen Academy — a language school in Annandale.” At least one person in the building was injured. [ABC7]

Trader Joe’s Taking Over West Springfield Whole Foods — “Trader Joe’s, a longtime tenant of…Springfield Plaza on Old Keene Mill Road, has executed a lease to replace Whole Foods Market at Federal Realty Investment Trust’s Old Keene Mill Center three miles to the west.” Whole Foods will move “toward the end of 2023 for a much larger space at Springfield Plaza.” [Washington Business Journal]

Fairfax County Lost Residents in 2022 — “While some counties in Northern Virginia regained some of the population they lost during the first years of the pandemic, a Census Bureau report released Thursday shows Fairfax County’s population continued to drop.” [Patch]

Summer Camps Offered for Lower-Income Families — “NCS is partnering with the Fairfax County Park Authority to offer affordable summer camps to families with a household income of less than $132,500. Eligible families will pay reduced rates for children to participate in popular Park Authority summer camps offered at Sully Community Center.” [Neighborhood and Community Services]

Sidewalk Construction Begins in Vienna — “Beginning…Monday, April 3 and lasting through the week, sidewalk, curb and gutter construction will occur at the corner of Courthouse Rd and Locust St, SW, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Flaggers will be present. To avoid delays, consider an alternate route.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

It’s Monday — Broken clouds. Mild. High of 69 and low of 39. Sunrise at 6:50 am and sunset at 7:33 pm. []

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