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A parrot jams to the band Hijynx during its performance at the Starr Hill Biergarten in Tysons’ Capital One Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Metro Adds More Shuttles During Station Closures — “We recognize the crowding concerns with the Orange & Silver Line shuttle service and continue to adapt our plan. To help with crowding,” Metro has added Express shuttles running seven days a week between Rosslyn and McLean, and starting today (Monday), all routes will have more buses. [WMATA/Twitter]

Two Dead Bodies Found on Saturday — “At 9:21 a.m., officers with the City of Fairfax Police Department responded to the 9700 block of Fairfax Blvd” and found the body of an unidentified adult. At 9:55 a.m., Fairfax County police reported that another body was discovered in the 6200 block of Little River Turnpike. Both departments said there didn’t appear be a threat to the community. [FOX5]

“Heavy” Fire Put Out Near Reston — “Units [were] on scene of a structure fire near the intersection of Hunter Mill Road and Crowell Road in the Reston area. Arriving crews saw heavy smoke and fire coming from a seemingly abandoned structure. The fire is under control.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

N. Va. Home Sales Expected to Drop This Year — “The number of overall sales across Northern Virginia in 2023 is expected to decline 10 to 15 percent, compared with 2022…Fairfax County’s single-family home market will effectively see flat prices in 2023, with total sales down 10 percent and inventory (the number of active properties on the market) dropping 13 percent.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

McLean HS Beats Madison for Softball Championship — “Sore arm or not, [Hailey] Simpson wouldn’t be denied the opportunity to pitch for a state championship. For the third time in just over 24 hours, she took to the pitching circle for the Highlanders in their most important game of the season and spun a complete game, allowing just four hits to lift McLean to the summit, 2-1, in Aldie.” [The Washington Post]

Banking Company Moves From McLean to Tysons — “Primis Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: FRST) recently relocated its corporate headquarters from a low-slung brick building on Old Dominion Drive in McLean to the ninth floor of a recently renovated, Class A tower in the heart of Tysons.” The company says the move to 1676 International Drive could help it compete for “customers and talent.” [Washington Business Journal]

Pride Month Art Added at the Mosaic District — “Image360 Fairfax, a locally-owned and operated graphics design company, recently finished a project to help The Mosaic District celebrate Pride Month…In support of the LGBTQ+ community, Image360 installed an art display featuring a rainbow of flowers and empowering phrases at the atrium facing the Strawberry Lane public space.” [Patch]

Graduating Springfield Students Open Time Capsule — “As Lynbrook Elementary School students in Springfield boarded buses to head home, a handful of soon-to-be graduating seniors from nearby John Lewis High School returned to where they learned their ABCs to step back in time.” [ABC7]

It’s Monday — A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. High near 78. South wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. [Weather.gov]