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Construction continues on the “Block A” mixed-use tower at Capital One Center in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

IRS Data Shows Exodus in Northern Virginia — “Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax city, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County all saw more people move out in 2020 than move in — basically everything in Northern Virginia except for Loudoun County and outlying areas such as Fauquier County and Stafford County.” [Cardinal News]

Lake Accotink Celebrates Past, Prepares for Future — “The Fairfax County Park Authority hosted a 60th-anniversary celebration of Lake Accotink Park Aug. 27…The next big thing to happen at Lake Accotink Park will be a major dredging operation to prevent the lake from filling up with sediment.” [Annandale Today]

Vienna Little League Champs Honored — “The Vienna American Little League 11-year-old All-Star team is back in the spotlight! At its Monday meeting, the Vienna Town Council commended ‘The Big Red Machine’ on a stellar season and post-season titles as Virginia Champs and Tournament of State Champions winners!” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

Regional Conservationists Seek to Save Wood Turtles — “Experts said they believe that wood turtles still thrive in roughly 30 to 40 streams in the D.C. region but lost a large portion of their habitat long ago. In Virginia, Akre said, all of their habitat along the Potomac River in parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties has nearly disappeared.” [The Washington Post]

Talks for HBCU Campus in NoVA Progress — “Since last summer, leaders with Virginia State University and Norfolk State University have discussed the idea of a physical campus in the region. Last month, discussions on locations progressed. President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Victor Hoskins said the two schools presented their basic requirements for the campus during a Northern Virginia economic alliance meeting.” [Inside NoVA]

The Five “Must Stops” in Tysons — “There are so many fun things to do when visiting TYSONS it’s hard to keep count! Here are THE 5 MUST STOPS that you just can’t miss when taking your own ZIP TRIP!” [FOX5]

Volunteer Poll Workers Sought for Elections — “The Fairfax County Office of Elections is seeking students age 16 and older to serve as pages at polling places on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8). Participants will serve an eight-hour shift under the supervision of the chief election officer of a precinct.” [Sun Gazette]

County Commission for Women Adds Seats — “The Fairfax County Commission for Women is looking for two new representatives: one from the LGBTQ community and one transgender woman. Be the first one to fill one of these newly added roles…The Commission works on policies and initiatives to promote gender equality, eliminate violence against women, and honor women and girls in Fairfax County.” [Department of Family Services]

It’s Tuesday — Possible light rain in the evening. High of 89 and low of 73. Sunrise at 6:37 am and sunset at 7:44 pm. [Weather.gov]

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