Morning Notes

Fog shrouds Capital One Center in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Early Voting Underway for Congressional Races — Fairfax County opened three early voting sites on Friday (May 3) for the June 18 Democratic and Republican primaries, which will determine nominees for multiple House and Senate seats. “An additional 13 early voting sites open on June 8…The last day to vote early in person is June 15.” [Fairfax County, NBC4]

One Injured in Merrifield House Fire — “Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personel extinguished a fire late Thursday night at a two-story home in the Merrifield area. Initial reports said no one was injuried, but a department spokeswoman told Patch on Friday afternoon that one civilian was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.” [Patch]

Star Wars-Themed Drone to Land in Chantilly — “Coinciding with Star Wars Day, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum announced that a new artifact — a new themed Boeing CV2 Cargo Air Vehicle — will go on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center…in May.” The aircraft was outfitted to resemble an X-wing Starfighter for Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge resort. [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Dunkin’ Donuts Plans Store in Annandale — “The small building at 7025 Columbia Pike in Annandale undergoing renovations will house a Dunkin’ Donuts shop, according to a building permit posted on the structure. The building was formerly occupied by Annandale Florist but has been vacant since a fire in August 2022.” [Annandale Today]

Report Finds Gender Disparities in Fairfax County — “The report, ‘Gains, Gaps & Goals: The Status of Women and Girls in Fairfax County,’ explored how women and girls fare in economics, health and overall well-being, painting a picture of what one expert called, ‘the good, the bad, the ugly.'” Findings include a wage gap between male and female workers as well as “significant mental health disparities.” [WJLA]

New Student Rep Chosen for School Board — “Megan Sawant, a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, has been elected by the countywide Student Advisory Council (SAC) to serve a one-year term as student representative to the Fairfax County School Board, beginning July 1.” [Gazette Leader]

Reston Community Center Celebrates 45 Years — “The Reston Community Center (RCC) is celebrating its 45th anniversary. In a recent episode of the ‘County Conversation’ podcast, Bev Cosham, chair of RCC’s Board of Governors, spoke about what makes RCC so special and highlights its 45th anniversary.” [Fairfax County Government/Twitter]

It’s Monday — Showers and thunderstorms are possible after 2pm, with patchy fog clearing by 10am. Expect mostly cloudy conditions with a high near 80. Monday night, the chance of rain continues, with a low around 65 and light winds. Precipitation chances are 40% in the day and 50% at night. [NWS]