Countywide

Morning Notes

The Trillium, a senior living facility, is taking shape in the expansion of The Boro in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Emergency Task Force Called for Florida Hurricane — “VA-TF1 has been activated by @fema
as an 80-person Type I urban search and rescue team in response to #Hurricane #Idalia. The team will leave to assist the affected region [Monday] evening.” [Virginia Task Force 1/Twitter]

Senior Housing Complex Opens in Kingstowne — Fairfax County and developer Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing recently celebrated the grand opening of Oakwood Meadow Senior Residences, a 150-unit apartment building for low-income adults aged 62 and older. Located at 5815 South Van Dorn Street, the development is aimed at seniors earning 60% of the area median income or less. [FCRHA]

Northern Virginia Gets Creative With Office Conversions — “There are no aromatherapy rooms or saunas at Bailey’s Upper Elementary School, which occupies a five-story brick complex near a busy highway next to Fairfax County’s Seven Corners area. But just like the spa down the road, this magnet school serving third- through fifth-graders was carved out of a former office building.” [Washington Post]

Fairfax Senator Has Unexpected Ties to Roanoke Star — “While [Scott] Surovell is very much a product of Fairfax County, he has long-standing family ties to Franklin County and the Roanoke Valley. He says those connections make him more sensitive to a part of the state where Democrats sometimes can’t even field candidates.” [Cardinal News]

County Board Candidates Weigh in on “Missing Middle” Policies — “Several candidates running for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in November favor taking steps to make housing more affordable in the county, but no candidate has expressed support for duplicating Arlington County’s Missing Middle Housing plan that went into effect July 1.” [Patch]

Car Wash Offers Free Services to Local Educators — “‘Mr Wash Car Wash is celebrating Back To School month with Free Express Signature+ Extra Shine Car Washes for all teachers, school staff, and administrators through Aug. 31,’ the company announced on Instagram. That includes the Mr Wash locations at 5901 Columbia Pike in Bailey’s Crossroads and 3031 Gallows Road in Merrifield.” [Annandale Today]

GMU Reports Record Numbers of Students — “George Mason University’s total student enrollment has surpassed 40,000 this year, a first for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the largest freshman class in school history with 4,500 students.” The university says it has defied statewide trends, with enrollment numbers at other colleges “dropping across Virginia.” [GMU]

Providence Community Center Gets New Farmers Market — “Residents living near the Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro station will have a new place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables thanks to the weekly Providence Produce with Potomac Market. Every Wednesday, from 3-7 p.m., Potomac Farm Market will be setting up a stand and selling fresh local produce, agricultural and jarred goods, and local honey in the parking lot of the Providence Community Center.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — There is a 50% chance of showers with mostly cloudy skies and a high of 83°F. Tuesday night, showers and possible thunderstorms are likely, with a low of 69°F and a 70% chance of precipitation. [Weather.gov]