Morning Notes

Tysons Corner Center from International Drive and Fletcher Street (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Virginia Removes Resources for LGBTQ Youth — “The administration of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) quietly took down LGBTQ+ youth resources from a state website after a conservative media outlet questioned the links, records show, building on a pattern of removals derided by public health employees who say their work is being politicized.” [The Washington Post]

Fair Lakes Decor Store to Close — “World Market in the Fair Lakes Shopping Center is supposed to close on July 15, but will likely close sooner because the store is running out of inventory…World Market may be replaced by Savers Value Village, a thrift store chain that trades on the New York Stock Exchange.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Oakton Stormwater Pond Repairs to Resume — “Work on the Circle Woods Pond project at East Blake Lane Park in Fairfax will resume on Monday, according to a post on Twitter by Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik. The project was put on hold in April after workers discovered a hawk’s nest containing eggs in a tree slated for removal.” [Patch]

County to Open Waitlists for Subsidized Senior Housing — “On Monday, July 10, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. through Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., applicants 62 years and older may register at Rent Café, an online housing portal, for an opportunity to be placed on waiting lists for Project-Based Voucher (PBV) units.” Waitlists will open for properties in McLean, Reston, Rose Hill and Hybla Valley. [FCRHA]

Public Agencies Take “Wait and See” Approach to Twitter — “Limits on how many tweets a Twitter user can read in a day caught many off guard last week, including D.C.-area public agencies that rely on the social media site to communicate with those they serve.” A Fairfax County police spokesperson said the department will “continue to utilize Twitter,” along with Fairfax Alerts and other social media platforms. [WTOP]

Herndon Office Buildings Owner Defaults on Loan — “The owner of the properties at 2551 and 2553 Dulles View Drive, Gemini Rosemont Realty, was unable to refinance or sell the property ahead of the April 1 maturity date for its $51.2M CMBS loan…The 356K SF office property near Dulles International Airport has seen its occupancy fall from 94% when the loan was issued in 2013 to 80% this year” [Bisnow]

Robinson SS Alum Wins Regional Emmy — “Congratulations to Robinson SS alum and FCPS video producer Mark F. Jones, who won his first Emmy for the entry ‘To the Beat of His Own Drum’ in the ‘Video Essayist’ category. The video follows Wilbert Tucker Woodson High School student Michael Gouin’s experience as a drummer who is deaf.” [FCPS/Facebook]

Toy Sale Coming to Herndon — “The Closet Of The Greater Herndon Area is hosting a toy sale Saturday, July 15, at the Herndon Moose Lodge. Shoppers and toy collectors will be able to purchase a variety of vintage toys, including Fisher Price, Little People, Transformers, preschool toys, American Girl dolls, games, porcelain dolls, trains and more.” [Patch]

It’s Friday — A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. At night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%. []

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