Morning Notes

A crowd fills the kids’ area at Vienna Oktoberfest (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Get to Know the School Board Candidates — “Fairfax County voters will select a new school board this November, with all 12 seats up for election. In addition to the nine district seats on the ballot, voters will pick from nine candidates vying to fill three vacant at-large seats…The Washington Post sent questionnaires to each candidate about the most pressing issues in Fairfax County and their top priorities.” [Washington Post]

Man Found Shot on I-495 in Annandale — “A man was found shot on the side of I-495 in the early morning hours Sunday, Virginia State Police say. Just after 2 a.m., officers responded to Exit 54 for Braddock Road…on I-495 North where it was reported that a man was lying on the shoulder of the road.” [FOX5]

ICYMI: Pedestrian Killed on Richmond Highway — “A pedestrian died last night (Friday) after a hit-and-run crash on Richmond Highway (Route 1) in the Woodlawn area of Mount Vernon…The driver fled the scene, possibly in a white SUV that a witness reported seeing before the crash, the FCPD said.” [FFXnow]

Restaurant Proposed for Vacant Falls Church Motel — “A new plan to revitalize the former Stratford Motor Lodge site was announced to the Falls Church Planning Commission in late September…The indoor-outdoor restaurant concept will come from the team behind Dominion Wine and Beer in Falls Church…with plans to introduce an indoor-outdoor restaurant concept.” [Patch]

County Gets Funds for Veteran Housing — “Twenty additional HUD-Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers were awarded to FCRHA, increasing the total number of local vouchers available to 183. These vouchers provide veterans experiencing homelessness with affordable housing and supportive services.” [Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority]

DoorDash Driver Concerned About FCPS Security — “A man who works full-time as a DoorDash driver says he often gets requests from Fairfax County high school students to leave orders at side doors of schools, posing security concerns and making him fear for his job…[He] said the deliveries could raise concerns, because random people should not walk around school grounds.” [NBC4]

Historic Great Falls Schoolhouse Will Get Central AC — “The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved the award of $15,763 in grant funding to help furnish and install central HVAC service in the Historic Forestville Schoolhouse located within Great Falls Grange Park…Lack of air conditioning has made the schoolhouse difficult to utilize between May and September as the weather warms up.” [FCPA]

Nonprofit Moves After 25 Years on Route 1 — “Good Shepherd Housing, a nonprofit focused on reducing homelessness, announced Oct. 4 the recent relocation of its headquarters from Richmond Highway to the Backlick Center South Business Park building at 8253 Backlick Road, #L in Lorton.” [On the MoVe]

Piglets Born at Frying Pan Farm — “Say hello to the newest members of the Frying Pan Farm Park family! Doris, the Hampshire Sow, delivered a litter of adorable baby piglets on Sept. 30, and they’re all cozy and snuggled up in the Kidwell Barn! Stop by and say hi this weekend, and enjoy a Campfire Wagon Ride later.” [FCPA/Facebook]

It’s Monday — The upcoming forecast indicates predominantly mild and pleasant weather conditions, with occasional rain showers expected throughout the week. Temperatures will remain comfortable, ranging from the mid 60’s to low 80’s. []