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Morning Notes

Crossing Grand Commons Avenue in Fairfax Corner (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Traffic Enforcement Campaign Underway — “This week, the Fairfax County Police Department has started our second ‘Road Shark’ campaign throughout the county. Road Shark is a high-visibility and coordinated enforcement and education effort to deter aggressive driving, reduce crashes, and change driving behavior.” [FCPD]

Fairfax HS Locked Down Over 911 Hangup — “Police put the high school located at 3501 Lion Run in Fairfax City on lockdown around 1 p.m., in order to investigate a 911 hang-up call. Matt Kaiser, a spokesman with Fairfax City, told Patch that the police response and lockdown were standard procedure for any 911 call received from a school.” Police later determined there was no threat. [Patch]

Quebec Wildfires Affect Local Air Quality — “Another potentially beautiful day in the D.C. area has been somewhat tainted by wildfire smoke wafting across the skies…Parts of the region are seeing Code Orange air quality, indicating hazardous air for sensitive groups.” That includes Fairfax County, which also saw smoke yesterday (Tuesday) from a landfill fire in Lorton. [Capital Weather Gang]

More Early Voting Sites to Open Saturday — “For the run up to the final week of early voting for the June 20 Democratic primary, an additional 13 early voting sites will open on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In total, 16 early voting sites will be open on Saturday…These 16 locations will also be open daily from Monday, June 12, to Saturday, Jun 17.” [Fairfax County Government]

Grocery Store to Replace Culmore Walgreens — “A new international grocery store, called Ummah Market, is coming to the former Walgreens building at 6053 Leesburg Pike in the Culmore area of Bailey’s Crossroads.” The store is expected to open in two or three months and will sell products from the Middle East, Egypt, India, Afghanistan and more, according to the manager of the existing store in Glen Allen. [Annandale Today]

Inova Acquires Local Lung Diseases Practice — “The health system said Tuesday it’s taking over the nearly 40-year-old Northern Virginia Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates PC (NVPCCA) to create what it’s calling Inova Pulmonology, a division devoted to lung diseases and related care.” NVPCCA had locations at 101 West Broad Street in Falls Church and 3289 Woodburn Road in Annandale. [Washington Business Journal]

Peruvian Chicken Eatery Relocating in Mount Vernon — “Capital Chicken, currently located beside the parklet at Mount Vernon Plaza, plans to vacate its space at the shopping center when its lease expires later this month and relocate to the former 5 Ten Foodmart property at 8339 Richmond Highway, which closed in February 2020.” [On the MoVe]

Vienna Council Approves Funds to Finish Tree Count — “The Vienna Town Council on June 5 approved spending an additional $11,000 with PlanIT Geo to conduct further tree-inventory work on town property. The approval will bring the contract’s total cost to $85,000.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Wednesday — Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. At night: Widespread haze before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind around 7 mph. [Weather.gov]