Morning Notes

Sunset over Hidden Creek Golf Course in Reston (photo by Cindy Ross)

Summer Camp Registration Coming Up — “Registration for Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) summer camps serving children ages 3 to 16 will begin Jan. 10, 2023. Registrations fill up very quickly, so families are encouraged to visit the Park Authority Camps webpage to view more than 1,000 programming options to prepare” [FCPA]

Attorney General Launches Investigation of TJ — Jason Miyares said Wednesday that his civil rights office will probe Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology for delaying notifications to students who were commended by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Fairfax County Public Schools, which ordered its own review, has denied deliberately withholding the information, attributing it instead to “human error.” [The Washington Post]

Metro Worker May Have Operated Train While Drunk — “A Metrorail operator was arrested on Friday, December 23, 2022, on suspicion of operating a train while intoxicated (DWI), according to a public Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) document.” The Blue Line train failed to stop at the Van Dorn station, “coming to a stop for more than 30 minutes before safely discharging customers at Franconia-Springfield Station,” Metro said. [Greater Greater Washington]

Warrant Service Leads to Extended Standoff in Vienna — A Vienna resident was charged with assault and stalking on Monday (Jan. 2) after police received several calls about “disorderly conduct” at his home. When police tried to serve the warrants, the man began “throwing things off his balcony and threatening others,” leading to an hours-long standoff that ended around 10 p.m. without incident. [Patch]

Vienna Sandwich Shop Will Resurface in Arlington — “[Tim] Ma’s well-regarded Chase the Submarine, which closed in Vienna about five years ago, is making a comeback at Westpost on S. Joyce Street in Pentagon City, the chef confirmed…The sandwich shop is moving into the relatively small ‘cube’ space in the development’s plaza which was home to Bread and Water until this fall.” [ARLnow]

Virginia Rail Seeks More Funds from Fairfax County — “Fairfax County taxpayers would be on the hook for additional funding to help subsidize Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service in the next fiscal year, but the total funding from Fairfax County tax coffers would still be down from pre-pandemic levels.” [Sun Gazette]

Route 29 Widening Outside Centreville Expected This Spring — “In the next few months, Virginia Department of Transportation plans to begin construction to widen 1.5 miles of U.S. Route 29…from four lanes to six, between Union Mill Road and Buckleys Gate Drive. According to VDOT, approximately 30,000 vehicles a day travel the congested stretch of state roadway.” [WTOP]

Lincolnia Park Getting New Playground — “The Fairfax County Park Authority has begun work to replace the playground equipment at Glasgow Park. The project will require the park to close until the installation of the new equipment is complete…Contingent on the weather, the new playground is expected to open in February 2023.” [FCPA]

It’s Thursday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 67 and low of 50. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:01 pm. [Weather.gov]

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