Email signup

Morning Notes

The sun sets in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Capitol Police Push to Expand Presence After Assault — “The U.S. Capitol Police wants to increase the number of field offices it has around the country to investigate threats to members of Congress, as well as more funding to beef up cooperation with local police departments, the agency’s chief said Tuesday, a day after a man…attacked staff members of Rep. Gerald E. Connolly” [The Washington Post]

Sister of Man Killed by FCPD Speaks — Nechelle Lemagne, sister of the man shot and killed by police in Penn Daw on May 11, says her brother “was definitely murdered,” expressing bafflement at Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis calling the officers heroes. “Nechelle said she isn’t defending her brother’s actions but questions the way police handled it.” [ABC7]

One Injured in Vienna Townhouse Fire — Around 8:30 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday), Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to a townhouse fire in the 700 block of Hunter Court SW. All occupants were evacuated, but one person was taken to a hospital “with non life-threatening injuries. No reported firefighter injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Metro Got Hacked From Russia — “A former WMATA contractor using a personal computer in Russia breached Metro’s computer system earlier this year, according to a report from WMATA’s Office of the Inspector General, revealing ‘grave concerns’ for the system’s cyber vulnerabilities.” [DCist]

Inova Mount Vernon Opens Region’s First Post-Acute Care Unit — “Inova Health System held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for its new post-acute care specialty hospital in partnership with Select Medical. The specialty hospital serves critically ill patients who need extended care but no longer need the intensive care of an acute care hospital. The first patients will be welcomed on Tuesday, May 23.” [Patch]

Tree Trimmings May Affect Traffic Next Week — “Dominion Energy will trim and/or remove trees along Blenheim Boulevard between Great Oaks Drive and Ridge Avenue. This work will reduce hazards to overhead lines and reduce the potential for residential power loss during storms. Work is expected to last one day. Residents are advised to slow down when they see the orange cones.” [City of Fairfax]

GMU Swim Coach Announces Retirement — “George Mason University men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Peter Ward has announced his retirement after starting the program 25 years ago. Hired in fall 1998, Ward built a Division I program and led the men’s and women’s teams to several team titles in two different conferences.” [Inside NoVA]

Scotts Run Fire Station Celebrates New Engine — “FS44 Scotts Run (A-Shift) held a push-in ceremony for their new Engine 444. Shout out to @SupvPalchik staff for stopping by! Thank you to the @fairfaxcounty residents and leadership for providing us with the latest cutting-edge equipment needed to serve the county.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

South Lakes HS Tops Local Theater Awards — “South Lakes High School received 18 nominations for the prestigious National Capital Area Cappies, which are considered the Tony Awards for high school theater in the DC region. It received the most nominations in 2023 of all DC area schools for its production of ‘Bright Star.'” [Patch]

It’s Thursday — Sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. []

Recent Stories

Pickleball courts may be in store for a warehouse on Tyco Road, a still-industrial section of the Tysons West neighborhood. A new commercial building permit application was submitted to Fairfax…

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or If…

Fairfax County’s child welfare system has seen abuse and neglect cases surge over the past year, taxing the dozens of volunteers charged with advocating for those children in foster care…

Another race is in the mix of Reston’s racing options: the Women’s Training Festival 5K. On June 25 at 9 a.m., women will take part in the event, which is…

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!

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

The Dragons Concord is now open at 11215L Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030! After some delays with construction, we’ve finally opened our doors and are accepting tabletop gamers of all types to come down and enjoy our tailored gaming space.

We have 7 tables exclusively dedicated to TTRPG and Miniature wargaming, including 3 custom gaming tables in their own private, themed gaming rooms. This isn’t the normal game store and while we do have a selection of harder to find retail in the back, our focus is on providing play space and gaming services such as an active roster of storytellers with regular scheduled games you can book through our website or Meetup (

If you’ve been wanting to get into tabletop or miniature gaming, but haven’t because you couldn’t find a group or a comfortable place to play, come down and check us out!

Submit your own Community Post here.

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


Subscribe to our mailing list