Morning Notes

Cars on Route 123 approach Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Vienna Metro Station Gets New Bikeshare Stop — “We partnered with @fairfaxcounty to install a new Capital Bikeshare Station at Vienna Metro Station and relocate our bike racks under a canopy for increased protection from the elements. This means a better biking experience for all of our customers!” [WMATA/Twitter]

Herndon Robbery Under Investigation — “The victim told police that two men approached him from behind as he was walking on the sidewalk on March 29. One of the men showed what appeared to be a handgun and they demanded the victim hand over his property, according to police. Once he did, the two men drove off in vehicle that was driven by a third suspect.” [Patch]

Republican Joins Senate Race Against Chap Petersen — “Ken Reid, a former Loudoun County supervisor and Leesburg council member, announced on Sunday that he was running to fill the 37th District seat in the Virginia Senate…[Petersen is also] facing a challenge from fellow Democrats Saddam Azlan Salim and Erika Yalowitz in the June 20 primary.” [Patch]

Restoration and Updated Trail Near Finish in Mount Vernon — “Around April 17, the scaffolding will come down from the exterior of Mount Vernon’s Mansion following a multi-year project to restore it to its 1799 appearance…Later this spring, an upgraded route to George Washington’s home will be unveiled as the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail fully opens for pedestrian and bike access from Richmond Highway.” [On the MoVe]

McLean Candy Corporation Swallows Vet Company — “Mars, best known for its candy empire including M&Ms and Snickers bars, also owns a large pet care business, and it’s adding to it with a $1.3 billion acquisition of veterinary diagnostic company Heska. Mars’ pet care business is one of the largest in the country.” [WTOP]

Local Arts Organizations Awarded Grants for Recovery — “ArtsFairfax [Wednesday] announces 29 nonprofit arts organizations as recipients of the ArtsFairfax Pandemic Recovery Grant. A total of $250,000 was allocated by the County for grants distribution to the arts sector in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” [ArtsFairfax]

Annual Horse Expo on the Horizon — “Calling all horse enthusiasts to the Annual Horse Expo at Frying Pan Farm Park! This massive event is for everyone – experienced riders, beginners, and anyone who loves horses or hopes to become a rider. Trot over to the farm on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy the show!” [Fairfax County Park Authority]

It’s Thursday — Thunderstorms late. Overcast. Pleasantly warm. High of 85 and low of 58. Sunrise at 6:45 am and sunset at 7:36 pm. []