Morning Notes

ShowPlace Icon Theatre’s sign is lit up at night in The Boro (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Buildings Demolished for Route 1 Widening — “A construction crew tore down the building formerly housing Mount Vernon Auto Repair at 8249 Richmond Highway Oct. 10. The razing was part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) planned demolition of several properties this year in preparation for the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements project” [On the MoVe]

Comedian Reflects on Northern Virginia Origins — “In an interview with Northern Virginia Magazine, comedian Aparna Nancherla discusses her time at Thomas Jefferson High School, comedic origins, and her new book on imposter syndrome.” Nancherla, who has also acted in shows like “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Corporate,” grew up in McLean and has parents living in Arlington. [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Vote on Whether to Rename Woodson HS Tonight — The Fairfax County School Board will vote tonight (Thursday) on whether to move forward with a proposed renaming of W.T. Woodson High School. “At a public hearing about whether the school system should proceed with a name change, several parents said changing the school’s namesake gives the county a chance to correct a previous mistake.” [WTOP]

Annandale Student Works to Create Cancer-Fighting Soap — “Local scientist Herman Bekele has been engineering a soap that he hopes one day can help treat skin cancer. However, Bekele is not a tenured professor at a research university — he’s a 14-year-old from Annandale…The ninth grader at W.T. Woodson High School was just named ‘America’s Top Young Scientist'” by 3M. [Washingtonian]

County Extends Vaccine Clinic Hours — “We are now offering extended hours at several of our clinics for school-age children to catch up on their school-required immunizations. See the schedule and find out how to make an appointment at” the Fairfax County Health Department’s website. [Fairfax Health/Twitter]

New Center for Active Seniors Planned in Springfield — “The public is invited to attend a series of information sessions to learn about the new Burke-Springfield Center for Active Adults. The new space at Huntsman Square in Springfield will offer an exciting opportunity for the Burke-Springfield Center Without Walls to transition to a brick-and-mortar facility.” [Neighborhood and Community Services]

Herndon House Goes for Harry Potter Halloween — “For 20 years, Mary Mireles of Herndon has been entertaining neighbors and trick or treaters with homemade Halloween decorations. This year, the mother of a percussion student at South Lakes High School is trying to drum up support for the school’s band with a spooky Harry Potter-themed Halloween display outside her Herndon home.” [Patch]

New Lords and Ladies Fairfax Honored — “Twenty local notables who have contributed to the community for years received their due Oct. 3 as Fairfax County supervisors honored them as Lords and Ladies Fairfax. County supervisors began the tradition in 1984. Celebrate Fairfax provided support for this year’s event, held at the Fairfax County Government Center.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Thursday — The forecast predicts a mostly sunny day with a high near 74 degrees and a calm wind in the afternoon. The night will be partly cloudy, with temperatures dropping to around 53 degrees accompanied by a light north wind. []