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A train leaves the Tysons Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

County Adopts First Climate Resilience Plan — “The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted Resilient Fairfax, the county’s first-ever Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan. Resilient Fairfax focuses on climate effects, helping Fairfax County adapt to increasing climate hazards experienced locally.” [OEEC]

Dog Licensing Services Now Available — “Fairfax County dog licenses are now available through PetData. The county entered a partnership with this company to provide dog licensing services, including processing applications and payments, mailing renewal notices, answering questions, [and] providing and mailing tags.” [Fairfax County Government]

Far-Right Militia Members Ate at Tysons Olive Garden — Members of the Oath Keepers spent $408.82 at the Italian restaurant after participating in the Jan. 6, 2021 siege on the Capitol, per reports from the ongoing trial against the group’s founder. Court documents showed one individual complaining that the Olive Garden was a “‘far drive away’ and that the server was ‘being a pain about wearing masks.'” [Washingtonian]

Metro Considering Silver Line “Express” Train — “Metro is looking at timing trains to create an ‘express’ train that shaves five to six minutes off the total trip. Metro says an express train could only catch up with a train in front of it, not pass it, so it would have to time things correctly for it to work.” [DCist]

GMU Launches Public Health College — “George Mason University announced today that it is launching the first and only College of Public Health in the Commonwealth of Virginia to meet the critical growing need for skilled, interdisciplinary health professionals and research across the state.” [GMU]

Tree Removals Planned on Vienna Street — “Due to the dismantling of the Callery pear trees on Nutley Street, lanes adjacent to the median from Princeton Terrace SW and Roland Street SW will be closed tomorrow, Wed., Nov. 2, and Thurs., Nov. 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outer lanes in both directions will be open.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

Reston Planning Committee Seeks Volunteers — “Do you live in Reston, want to volunteer, and have an interest in helping to ensure that Reston’s development as a planned residential community continues to follow the founding principles? Then perhaps becoming a member of the Reston Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee is what you’ve been looking for.” [Patch]

Local Nonprofit Starts Holiday Donation Drive — “The Fairfax-based nonprofit Britepaths is seeking donations from the local community to provide holiday meals and gifts for children in 265 Fairfax-area families…Britepaths partners with schools in the Fairfax and Justice high school pyramids to identify families with demonstrated need for holiday assistance.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 66 and low of 52. Sunrise at 7:38 am and sunset at 6:08 pm. [Weather.gov]

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