Morning Notes

The Vienna Community Center with “Taking Flight” statue at sunset (photo by Amy Woolsey)

Code Red Air Quality Alert Today — “A Code Red Air Quality alert has been issued for the D.C. region” as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts through the area. “The Fairfax County Park Authority has canceled many outdoor activities for the day, including summer camps and classes, and outdoor water parks and pools will be closed.” [FFXnow]

Herndon Man Charged With Assault — A 34-year-old man from Herndon “was arrested for abduction and assault stemming from an incident in which he threatened to rape a female acquaintance and prevented her from leaving the residence. Upon being taken into custody by police the following day, he was arrested for assault on a police officer and obstruction of justice” [Herndon Police]

Overhauled Mount Vernon 7-Eleven Nears Reopening — “The newly rebuilt 7-Eleven service station with a quick-food store and fuel pumps, located across from Engleside Plaza shopping center, has a target opening date of Friday, July 7, according to company representatives.” [On the MoVe]

Police Seek Funding for More License Plate Readers — “The Fairfax County Police Department will accept grant moneys, if awarded, to finance the purchase of license-plate-reading (LPR) equipment and explosive-ordnance-disposal robots, following expected authorization June 27 from the Board of Supervisors.” [Gazette Leader]

Lizard Missing for a Week Found in Fairfax City — “A missing bearded dragon was reunited with its owner on Wednesday thanks to the intervention of the City of Fairfax Police. On Tuesday, Officer Emerson trapped the lizard in a city resident’s garden off of Richard Avenue and transported it to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.” [Patch]

Vienna Resident Appeared on Jeopardy! — “Northern Virginia resident Vic Goel…put his knowledge to the test during Wednesday’s airing of famed quiz show ‘Jeopardy!’ Goel, a Vienna resident, is a corporate immigration attorney and legal tech enthusiast, according to his LinkedIn profile. He works as the managing partner at Reston-based Goel & Anderson.” [Inside NoVA]

County Shares Small Business Stories — “From custom cookies and cake pops to handmade furniture and jewelry, there are numerous small-scale production businesses that call Fairfax County home. While supporting local businesses is important year-round, this summer the county will share profiles of home-grown makers to encourage residents to shop small and local through the Made in Fairfax program.” [Fairfax County]

A Spotlight on Dunn Loring Woods — “Since the Kluttzes arrived in the neighborhood, the appeal of its location has deepened. The Mosaic District in Merrifield, just across Interstate 66, has developed into a destination spot for retail and gourmet dining. And the neighborhood has filled with more young families like theirs as some of the original owners have downsized or moved on.” [The Washington Post]

It’s Thursday — Widespread haze. Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. At night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 6 mph. []