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Morning Notes

Dawn at Lake Audubon on the first day of 2024 (photo by Ray Copson)

Person Killed by Train Near Reston Metro Station — “A person was struck and killed by a Metro train after police determined they were trespassing on Silver Line tracks in Fairfax County, transit officials wrote on social media Monday. The incident occurred near Reston Town Center and was announced shortly before 9:45 a.m., but officials did not say when the person died or how the individual gained access to the tracks.” [Washington Post]

I-95 Crash Injures Woman and Child — “A woman and a child were seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County, Virginia, early Sunday morning. A spokesperson with Virginia State Police told WTOP that officers went to the northbound lanes of I-95 at the 165-mile marker where the crash occurred at 1:50 a.m.” [WTOP]

Co-op Forms to Provide Reston Air-Conditioning Service — “Directors of Reston RELAC LLC, the service entity RELAC, and Simon McKeown, acting as the Steering Committee Chair representing Reston homeowners, signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday afternoon to continue providing chilled water service to about 900 customers in Reston during the 2024 cooling season.” [Patch]

Falls Church Plans First-Ever Restaurant Week — “The City of Falls Church said it will give local diners a chance to save while getting a taste of ‘The Little City.’ Falls Church Restaurant Week will include more than 40 participating restaurants in a two-square-mile area. The ‘week’ will actually span 10 days, running from Jan. 19 to 28.” [WTOP]

McLean HS Boys Win Holiday Basketball Competition — “Overall, the McLean Highlanders finished 3-0 to win the Fairfax Holiday Hoopfest with victories in three different manners — the first on a last-second shot, a solid 13-point semifinal triumph, then a blowout in the championship game. The eight-team, three-day boys competition was played at Fairfax High School Dec. 28-30.” [Gazette Leader]

Eden Center Adds Vietnamese/Cajun Restaurant — “Crabby Noodles, a new restaurant at the Eden Center in Seven Corners, offers Vietnamese and Cajun-style seafood with a focus on crab meat. The restaurant, at 6795 Wilson Blvd., is in the former Mango Mango spot.” [Annandale Today]

Inside a South County African American History Class — “That’s how Miller says he now approaches his classroom: seeking to fill the big holes in students’ knowledge, with an eye to helping them see they are part of history, too. In the fall, after the class lays the framework by discussing their own racial and cultural backgrounds, they move on to a unit that covers African American history in Fairfax County.” [DCist]

Local Teen Advocates for Climate Action Through Art — “When it comes to the changing planet, a Fairfax County, Virginia, teen wants kids to take action now. Arielle Kouyoumdjian, 17, is founder of the Changing Planet Justice Foundation. The 11th grader said it’s an organization that ‘gives a platform for kids all over the world to submit artwork, poetry [and] journalism about how climate change is impacting their community.'” [WTOP]

It’s Tuesday — Expect sunny skies and a high near 44 degrees, accompanied by a northwest wind ranging from 8 to 11 mph. As the night approaches, the clouds will increase, and the temperature will drop to around 30 degrees, with a steady northwest wind at about 6 mph. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Wednesday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Nearly two years after updating its vision for the future of McLean Central Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority is ready to start work on some of the planned upgrades….

After a soft opening in early February, Down the Line Sports Center will officially introduce itself to Fairfax City tomorrow (Thursday). The event will kick off at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting, followed by a meet-and-greet with six professional pickleball players visiting from around the country.

Restonians now have a chance to own a piece of their community’s history. Reston Museum, which is located at Lake Anne Plaza, will hold a raffle over the next month…

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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