Morning Notes

A heron stands in Wolftrap Creek in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Reston Parkway Bridge Repairs Continue — “Motorists can expect delays on Reston Parkway/Route 602 at Sunset Hills Road/Route-675E to continue until Monday afternoon due to emergency bridge work, according to VDOT. A truck traveling southbound on Reston Parkway to the eastbound entrance ramp to the Dulles Toll Road in Reston struck the bridge on Monday morning” [Patch]

Opening Date Set for Lorton Lidl — “The long-awaited Lidl supermarket in Lorton will officially open July 26 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration…The 30,000 square-foot Lidl will soon be joined by several neighboring retail businesses and a childcare center that are slated to open this fall or winter.” [On the MoVe]

Park Authority Wants Your Selfies — “Grab your friends and your camera and celebrate National Park and Recreation Month! The Fairfax County Park Authority is holding a selfie photo contest from July 24 through July 28 to commemorate this year’s theme ‘Where Community Grows.'” [FCPA]

Vienna OKs Parking Restriction — “Vexed by construction parking near the new Sunrise Senior Living building at 380 Maple Ave., W., and apprehensive about vehicular spillover once that facility opens, residents on Millwood Court, S.E., have pressed Vienna officials for years to impose permit parking on their cul-de-sac. The Vienna Town Council voted 6-1 July 10 to grant them their wish” [Gazette Leader]

Local Students and Seniors Design Cane for Navigating Crosswalks — “Five students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Alexandria were named finalists in the Conrad Innovation Challenge for the walking cane they designed with the help of visually impaired people from the Herndon Senior Center.” [Patch]

Herndon Satellite Company Gets Funding Boost — “HawkEye 360, a commercial operator of remote-sensing satellites, announced July 13 it has raised $58 million in new funding. Based in Herndon, Virginia, the company uses radio-frequency data collected by satellites to geolocate electronic emissions and draw insights.” [Space News]

Owner Sought for Annandale Office Building — “A four-story office building at 7023 Little River Turnpike in Annandale is for sale, according to a listing on LoopNet. Known as the Annandale Professional Building, it has 41,944 square feet. It was built in 1973. The listing doesn’t include a sales price.” [Annandale Today]

County Library Hits E-book Milestone — “Fairfax County Public Library celebrated it’s 20 millionth digital checkout last week when one cardholder borrowed ‘Crying In H Mart’ by @Jbrekkie! We are so excited to reach this milestone and are thankful to everyone who helped us get there by supporting us!” [FCPL/Twitter]

It’s Friday — A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 5pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 70%. [Weather.gov]

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