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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. [Weather.gov]

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Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.

Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.

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Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

  • Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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The Van Metre 5K Run

Participate in the 32nd Annual Van Metre 5K Run, a race that goes further than 3.1 miles, and every stride you take supports Children’s National Hospital. The Van Metre 5K Run donates 100% of proceeds to Children’s National Hospital and

Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander 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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