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Morning Notes

A menorah statue is lit up for Yom Kippur at the corner of Chain Bridge Road and Horseshoe Road in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Get Prepared for Flu Season — “The Fairfax County Health Department is encouraging everyone six months and older to prepare for flu season by getting a flu vaccine and reminding yourself of the steps to take to help avoid flu…September through October is typically the best time to get a flu vaccine.” [FCHD]

Car Shot on I-66 Near County Border — “Virginia State Police are investigating a reported shooting on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia on Monday morning when a car driving on the interstate was struck by a bullet…Police said it happened around 10:30 a.m. near the 47-mile marker near the Prince William County and Fairfax County line.” [WTOP]

Reston Office Building Bought by New York Developer — “TF Cornerstone…has purchased 1881 Campus Commons Drive in Reston for $25.1 million…TF Cornerstone plans to combine 1881 with 1900-1902 Campus Commons Drive, creating an 18-acre urban campus with modern spaces and amenities [in a] mixed-use neighborhood surrounding the Wiehle–Reston East Metro.” [Patch]

N. Va. Population Drop Brings Down State Income Levels — “The changing demographics of Virginia are unlike the ones we’ve been accustomed to. The region whose economy should be of most concern right now is Northern Virginia, while the region with the most hopeful positive changes is Martinsville and Henry County.” [Cardinal News]

Fair Oaks Fire Station Welcomes New Truck — “On Friday, Fire Station 21 (Fair Oaks) B-shift held a push in ceremony for their new Rescue 421. It is a fire service tradition to push new apparatus into their station…Shout out to Sully Supervisor Kathy Smith for stopping by.” [FCFRD/Facebook]

Inova to Screen Firefighters for Cancer Risks — “A Northern Virginia hospital is preparing to launch a new pilot program aiming to increase early cancer screening for firefighters in the D.C. area. The pilot study will be run by Inova’s Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center and Inova Occupational Health.” [WTOP]

County Backpack Drive Declared a Success — “The Fairfax County Department of Family Services has been overwhelmed with the outpouring of community donations of backpacks and school supplies this year. We are so appreciative for the support that our donors and partners provided to the children and families we serve.” [DFS]

Oakton Resident Who Worked for Park Service Dies — “Following his military service during the Vietnam War, Oakton resident John Byrne enjoyed a long National Park Service career and remained active in environmental matters…Byrne died at his Oakton home Aug. 31 at age of 82 after suffering from multiple ailments, said his wife, Linda Byrne.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Tuesday — There is a 30% chance of rain before 8am, followed by possible showers and cloudy skies, with temperatures reaching a high of 62°F. For Tuesday night, expect a slight chance of showers before 2am and mostly cloudy conditions with a low of 55°F. The chance of precipitation is 20%. [Weather.gov]