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Morning Notes

A sunrise is seen at Lake Audubon (photo courtesy Marjorie Copson).

Police Arrest Suspect Who Crashed Car into Home — “Officers responded to the 9300 block of Cumbria Valley Drive in Lorton for a man entering vehicles. Officers parked their cruisers and approached the area on foot. Officers found Nico Anthony Doublet inside a 2020 BMW X3. Doublet ignored the officers’ commands, backed the car out of the driveway and sped off at a high rate of speed. No FCPD officers were in their vehicles when they contacted him and did not pursue him.” [Fairfax County Police Department]

Fairfax County Public Schools Maintain Accreditation Status — “All 195 Fairfax County public schools are accredited, two with conditions, for accountability year 2023-24, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education. Ninety-nine percent, or 193 out of 195 schools, attained “accredited” status and two schools attained ‘accredited with conditions’ status. No Fairfax County public school received a status of ‘accreditation denied.’” [FCPS]

Fall Book Sale Returns to Reston Regional Library — “The Friends of the Reston Regional Library will host their Big Fall Sale this September 20 through 24. One of our two largest sales of the year, this sale will feature more than 30,000 books in very gently used condition, from over 20 categories.”  [Friends of the Reston Regional Library]

Grand Opening Set for North Hill Park in Alexandria — “The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for North Hill Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m.” [Fairfax County Government]

Dog Daze Returns to Lake Fairfax Park This Weekend —Dogs get a chance for a final swim in the water tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the water min. The cost is $10 per dog. [Fairfax County Government]

Batting Cages Reopen at Braddock Park — “The batting cages, which were closed in 2022, have reopened with new pitching machines, netting and a suite of new bats and balls. The batting cages will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only through Oct. 29.” [Fairfax County Government]

It’s Friday — Showers and thunderstorms are likely after 2pm, with areas of fog clearing by 8am. Expect mostly sunny skies with a high of 92 and light south winds. Rainfall may be less than a tenth of an inch, but possibly higher in thunderstorms. On Friday night, anticipate a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 70. Winds will calm after midnight, and rainfall may reach between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, with higher amounts in thunderstorms. []

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If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!

In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!

We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.

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Our local therapy practice is delighted to welcome Stacey Cali, Resident in Counseling, who has openings now for new clients. Stacey specializes in therapy for women, couples, teens and families. A graduate of George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Stacey is also passionate about working with people with addiction.

Stacey’s approach: “Therapy’s a powerful combination of reflection, support and action. You’ll find sessions are filled with empowerment, compassion, goal setting and a metaphorical shovel to dig deep to find the root of your difficulties and how to move past them.”

Adds Stacey, “As a therapist who works with women, teens, couples and families, I use a personalized style of counseling, tailored to you as an individual. You’re the expert in your life, I’m just here to guide you towards transformation and healing.”

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Reston Home Tour

Celebrate Reston’s diverse and inspiring architecture on this self-guided tour of seven stunning properties. The Tour showcases spectacular homes, each transformed by its owners’ style. By capitalizing on Reston’s lush green space, many with lake views, these homes highlight what

Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Active Bystander Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

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