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Morning Notes

Capital One’s headquarters and and the Silverline Center lit at night in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

County Cuts Herndon Police From Training Academy — “In a March 18 letter…Deputy County Executive Thomas Arnold, who oversees public safety, said he had decided ‘to terminate the Town of Herndon Police Department’s affiliation with the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy effective June 1.'” The move came after Herndon Police Chief Maggie DeBoard objected to the academy’s director signing graduation certificates in Chinese. [Washington Post]

Five Men Arrested in Online Child Solicitation Sting — “Five men have been arrested after a multi-day operation to bring down online predators, the Fairfax County Police Department announced on Wednesday…Those people then came to Fairfax County with the intention of committing a sex act with the minor, but instead found detectives waiting for them.” [WUSA9]

Reston Town Center Reports Strong Leasing — Boston Properties recently reported that 96% of its offices at Reston Town Center are leased, despite a 20% vacancy rate in Reston overall. Jake Stroman, co-head of the developer’s D.C. area office, attributes that success to RTC’s “scale and suburban location,” along with the mix of residents, retail, amenities and events. [Washington Business Journal]

Longtime Hybla Valley Dry Cleaner to Close — “South Valley Cleaners, a longtime tenant at Mount Vernon Plaza in Hybla Valley, is closing for good and urging customers to pick up their dry-cleaned garments April 6-7 from noon to 4 p.m.” An employee says business has been hampered by rent increases, inflation and staff shortages. [On the MoVe]

Dog Daycare Expanding to Lincolnia — “Playful Pack, a place offering dog daycare, boarding, and washing, is coming to Barcroft Plaza. The facility is expected to open at the end of the summer or early fall, depending on when the permits are approved, said Tyler Parker, a co-owner of Playful Pack LLC, along with his wife Alyssa and his brother, Scott.” [Annandale Today]

Centreville Students Open Prom Dress Shop — “Marketing students from Centreville High School and the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program will open their Prom Dress Shop for the prom season on Friday, April 5, at Centreville High School…Any area student — not just those from Fairfax County Public Schools — who do not have the funds to purchase a prom dress may choose from hundreds of new dresses donated by Macy’s.” [FCPS]

Mobile Art Exhibit Coming to Tysons — “Capital One Hall is proud to host the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) for a FREE mobile exhibit [on] April 9th 11am-7pm and April 10th 9am-1pm…This dynamic compilation of paintings, prints, photographs, and film, by artists from a range of cultures and time periods, illustrates the universality of human emotions.” [Capital One Center]

Vienna’s Zero Waste Store Highlighted — “A zero waste store in Vienna, Virginia, is a shining example of how small businesses can make a big difference in building a more sustainable future. Through its innovative approach, Trace — The Zero Waste Store, at 140 Church St. Northwest, inspires customers to embrace a lifestyle that is not only mindful of the planet, but also enriching for the community.” [WTOP]

It’s Thursday — Showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm, with some storms potentially producing small hail. The high will near 56, and the chance of precipitation is 60%. Night will be partly cloudy with a low around 39 and a chance of showers until 2 am. [NWS]