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Morning Notes

A sunset at Valo Park in Tysons (photo by Fazli Erdem/Twitter)

County on the Lookout for Spotted Lanternfly — “Fairfax County Forest Pest Management unit…is asking County residents to help slow the spread of this invasive pest by being vigilant about not moving spotted lanternfly life stages when traveling through known infested areas and to vacuum nymphs and adults with a shop vac and scrape egg masses into a container of soapy water, as well as report sightings.” [DPWES]

Longtime Seven Corners Clothing Store to Move — “After outfitting local healthcare workers for 20 years, Gallo Clothing in the Seven Corners Shopping Center is closing for good. The store’s last day is Thursday, July 27. Meanwhile, just about everything in the store is marked down 25 to 75 percent…The landlord is raising the rent, so Gallo Clothing is relocating, says manager Doris Zelaya.” [Annandale Today]

McLean Playground Fundraiser Hits Halfway Mark — The campaign to raise $400,000 for a new playground at McLean Central Park is halfway to its goal. Upcoming events to support the fundraiser include a sold-out “Barbie” movie watch party tonight (Tuesday), a fitness class on July 29 and a family festival at Shipgarten in Tysons in August. [Patch]

Update on Braddock Road Project Coming — The Virginia Department of Transportation will give an update on its Braddock Road Multimodal Improvements Project tomorrow (Wednesday) at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Planned changes include shared-use paths on both sides of the road and “intersection improvements…at Rolling Road, Wakefield Chapel Road/Danbury Forest Drive, and Burke Lake Road.” [Annandale Today]

Fairfax City Adds New Mural — “With the help of Murals at Mason, artist Lecsi Pillar designed a radiant art installation outside of Big Buns D#*! Good Burgers. Her mural is not only a part of the city’s ever growing partnership with George Mason but also art flourishing and contributing to the city’s attraction.” [Fairfax City Economic Development Authority/Facebook]

Parking Overhaul Will Help Tysons, Local Transit Advocate Says — “If the idea is to take Tysons from a scarred wasteland primarily defined by two 10- to 12-lane roads knifing through its center, the county will need to consider more serious reforms that reduce car dependency. To that end, it has released the details of Parking Reimagined, a plan to significantly lower parking minimums” [Greater Greater Washington]

AT&T Donates to Richmond Highway Nonprofits — The telecommunications company has contributed almost $50,000 to “help boost the digital literacy and learning skills of children and adults along the Route 1 Corridor.” The beneficiaries are Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, which got $24,000 to support technology training for low-income individuals aged 16-24, and United Community, which got $25,000 to support an online learning program for students. [AT&T Connects]

International Travel Is Back at Dulles — “Latin America and Africa are leading the way as overseas travel to and from Washington Dulles International Airport rebounds, with only Asia lagging in the post-COVID world…Many aircraft plying international routes from Dulles are going out mostly full.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Tuesday — There is a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm today, with patchy fog before 9am. Expect mostly sunny conditions, with a high near 89°F. Tuesday night brings a 30% chance of evening showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 67°F. [Weather.gov]

Photo by Fazli Erdem/Twitter