Morning Notes

Looking up at the Kingston at McLean Crossing apartments in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

New Dunkin’ Donuts Coming to Woodlawn — “The next-generation Dunkin’ under construction at Woodlawn Shopping Center is tentatively slated to open toward the end of third quarter 2023, according to the public relations firm for the ownership group. The store originally had hoped to be open for business early this year.” [On the MoVe]

Taller Metro Fare Gate Installations Begin — “After more than half a year of testing, Metro has finalized a taller faregate design that will roll out across the entire rail system in the coming year. The goal is to reduce fare evasion, which costs the agency about $40 million a year.” Vienna will be the first Fairfax County station to get the new gates, likely in early fall. [DCist]

County Board Recognizes Pride Month Organizers — The “Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized and thanked on Tuesday the many companies, organizations, and individuals who contributed to the celebration of Pride Month across the county in June…Bri Morgan of Reston Pride accepted the board’s proclamation on behalf of all the organizations” [Patch]

Reston Community Center Seeks Board Candidates — “Reston Community Center (RCC) is seeking interested candidates to run for seats on its Board of Governors…Candidates must complete a Candidacy Statement to have their names placed on the Preference Poll ballot. Candidacy Statements will be available at RCC facilities or online…beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1.” [RCC]

Farmers Market Launches in Tysons Tomorrow — “New @The PARC! Potomac Farm Market and Celebrate Fairfax are working in partnership to bring the farm to you every Thursday through October 19th from 12pm-7pm…In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, this grand opening will also feature FREE ICE CREAM while supplies last from Tysons Creamery.” [Celebrate Fairfax/Facebook]

McLean HS Students Celebrated for Quiz Show Win — “The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on July 25 honored the McLean High School ‘It’s Academic’ squad of the 2022-23 school year. The team became the first in Fairfax County Public Schools’ history to win back-to-back annual championships.” [Gazette Leader]

Annandale Church Dedicates Renovated Sanctuary — “Hundreds of church members celebrated the completion of the new sanctuary at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on Woodburn Road in Annandale last week at a dedication ceremony and special Mass. The old church building had become too small for the growing parish and needed extensive repairs.” [Annandale Today]

Frying Pan Farm Park Awaits Return of 4-H Fair — “Celebrate Fairfax County’s agricultural traditions and enjoy some old-fashioned fun as the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival returns to historic Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Va., Aug. 3-6, 2023…The 4-H Fair kicks off with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, at 10 a.m.” [Neighborhood and Community Services]

It’s Wednesday — The forecast for Wednesday is sunny and warm, with a high near 90 degrees and a calm wind that will pick up to 5-7 mph from the south in the afternoon. The night will be mostly clear, with a low around 75 degrees. []

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