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A family walks on a bridge at Lake Accotink Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

New FCPS Superintendent Seeks to Restore Trust — “Schools are back in session in Fairfax County — and they’re under the direction of a new superintendent, Michelle Reid…Reid says that as superintendent she is trying to listen deeply to community members, and she sees part of her charge in Fairfax as restoring public trust in public education.” [WAMU]

Victim and Suspect in Hybla Valley Shooting Identified — The man who died on Tuesday (Aug. 30) after a shooting at the Mount Vernon Square apartments was D’Mari Norris, 21, of Alexandria. Fairfax County police say Francisco Juares, 22, of Alexandria, shot Norris “multiple times in the upper body” before being held down by “a nearby witness” until officers arrived at the scene. [FCPD]

Metro May Change Faregates Again — “Metro estimates it loses more than $25 million each year because of fare evasion. Sources said Metro’s new General Manager Randy Clarke wants to look at possibly modifying faregates to prevent such losses.” [NBC4]

Fair Oaks Ambulance Donated to Ukraine — “Working with the Chicago-based Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA) and some related medical relief charities, the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company (FOVFR) has donated a retired ambulance to be shipped to Ukraine to assist with the relief effort there. Along with some additional supplies, the ambulance will be moved into Ukraine and used wherever the need is greatest” [FOVFR/Facebook]

Fairfax City Parks and Rec Director Retires — Cathy Salgado retired as Fairfax’s parks and recreation director on Tuesday after a 35-year career. Salgado joined Fairfax City in 2015 after serving in the same position for the Town of Vienna for 13 years. [Fairfax City Parks and Rec/Facebook]

Annual “Fill the Boot” Charity Fundraiser Returns — “Members of the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics – IAFF Local 2068, and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will once again be conducting an in person ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This year’s campaign is scheduled to run Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5.” [FCFRD]

Local Business Leaders Hear Pitches in Herndon — “Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Shark Tank” session Wednesday where local non-profits and community support groups pitched ways business leaders and elected officials could become involved in their efforts. The lunchtime session and discussion followed the Chamber’s Innovate Conference that took place Wednesday morning at the Crowne Plaza Herndon.” [Patch]

Reston Library Hosts Succulent Plant Swap — “Did you know that succulent plants are excellent at cleansing the air and removing toxins? Succulents are also a great choice for people who don’t have enough time to spend on a garden! Please bring spare plants if you have any to share with the community.” [Fairfax County Public Library]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 85 and low of 66. Sunrise at 6:39 am and sunset at 7:41 pm. [Weather.gov]

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