Wind Advisory Expected Today — “There is a Wind Advisory in effect from 2 PM Tuesday (3/14/23) to 2 AM Wednesday (3/15/23). Northwest winds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. Use extra caution when driving and secure objects that could blow around outside.” [Ready Fairfax/Twitter]
Fatal Car Crash Victim’s Family Not Satisfied With Sentencing — The family of a woman killed in a DWI crash on I-495 near Telegraph Road says prosecutors should’ve pursued higher charges. The Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney sought 10 years in prison for former D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission chairperson Devon Lesesne, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, but Judge John Tran sentenced him to just four years, one of which has already been served. [WUSA9]
Metro Sees Low Initial Ridership for Silver Line Phase 2 Stations — “Figures from the extension’s first months show light usage at new stations…Regional leaders and transit officials, whose expectations have been reshaped by the realities of the pandemic, say they are optimistic after the slow start.” [The Washington Post]
Former School Board Member Seeks to Return — “Former school board member Ilyrong Moon kicked off his campaign on Saturday for one of the three at-large seats on the Fairfax County School Board…From 2004-2019, Moon was an at-large member on the school board, twice serving as its chairman.” [Patch]
County Updates Covid Vaccine Data Display — The dashboard now aligns “with current vaccine recommendations and new measures reported by the Virginia Department of Health…In the Fairfax Health District, about 24% of people 6 months and older have gotten an updated booster dose. Nationally, about 16% of the population has received an updated booster dose.” [FCHD]
Fairfax City Restaurant Week Extended — “Fairfax Economic Development Authority and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce are extending the sixth annual Fairfax City Restaurant Week for a second week. From Monday, March 13 through Sunday, March 19, the city’s restaurant community will be offering a week-long selection of meals and deals.” [Patch]
Merrifield Gets New Art Gallery — “Mosaic Arts, the new art gallery next to the Mosaic District, is more than a showcase for local artists; the gallery also has a studio offering art classes…Sisters and artists Van Nguyen and Lynh Nguyen opened Mosaic Arts in December at 2931-B Eskridge Road…in the space formerly occupied by Auntie Te’s consignment shop.” [Annandale Today]
Springfield Photographer Wins International Award — “A photo of wildlife taken at Huntley Meadows Park was a winner in the 2022 World Nature Photography Awards, announced Feb. 20. The photo of a male Hooded Merganser won gold in the ‘behavior — birds’ category.” [On the MoVe]
It’s Tuesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 43 and low of 33. Sunrise at 7:23 am and sunset at 7:15 pm. [Weather.gov]
The anticipated cost of renovating Patrick Henry Library has escalated in recent years, leading Fairfax County to seek a bigger contribution from the Town of Vienna.
The Vienna Town Council agreed on Monday (Dec. 4) to raise the town’s cap on funding for the new library’s construction to approximately $4.7 million — a $590,000 increase from the previous maximum set in 2020.
New boundaries have been approved for McLean elementary schools to relieve crowding at Kent Gardens (via FCPS) Kent Gardens Elementary School should finally get some substantial capacity relief, starting next…
The Fairfax County School Board will vote next week on $847,000 in funding for security cameras at nine elementary schools. That project is among those that could be funded as…
The National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar Hazy Center in Chantilly at night (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Washington Post Workers Walk Out in Bid for Union Contract — “Unionized journalists…