Morning Notes

A house in Great Falls as evening arrives (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Meeting Tonight on Burke Centre Parkway Safety — Braddock District Supervisor James Walkinshaw is hosting a virtual community meeting at 7-8 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) to address the roadway’s safety after last month’s fatal crash. Police will touch on recent traffic enforcement, and VDOT will share the process for “potential design changes.” [The Walkinshaw Advisory]

People Found Sleeping in Reportedly Stolen Car Arrested — “Two people were arrested in a Lorton shopping center parking lot after they were found sleeping inside a vehicle that had been reported stolen, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.” [Patch]

How to Help Hawaii Residents Affected by Wildfires — “The D.C. region has a thriving Hawaiian community, and many are worried about the safety and wellbeing of their loved ones on the island. Kaimana Chee, a local halau instructor and chef, says the disaster on Maui hits close to home.” [DCist]

Fairfax Starts Changing Streetlights to LED Bulbs — Fairfax City has begun “Phase 1 of installing new LED streetlights in place of the aging natural gaslights in Old Town Fairfax. Work is expected to continue through Oct. 1” and will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the dates listed below. [City of Fairfax]

Rehab Planned for Aging Annandale Bridge — “The Virginia Department of Transportation is providing a virtual public involvement opportunity on plans to rehabilitate the King Arthur Road (Route 3679) bridge over Accotink Creek to improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians and extend the overall life of the bridge.” Feedback on the proposed improvements is being accepted through Sept. 5. [VDOT]

GMU-Led Play Wins Festival Award — Audiences at last month’s Capital Fringe festival in D.C. gave a best drama award to “The Road to the End,” a play with a cast and crew composed entirely of George Mason University students and graduates. The play was inspired by a trip to the Grand Canyon that Oakton-based writer Bella Panciocco took to mourn her late grandfather. [GMU]

Annandale School Dedicates Building to Former Leader — “The Pinecrest School’s board of directors dedicated its lower building to former Head of School Nicole McDermott in honor of her 18 years of visionary leadership, from 2005 to 2023…A plaque naming the building the Nicole McDermott Lower School Building…was unveiled on Aug. 10.” [Annandale Today]

Principals Wanted for Southeast County Schools — “It’s back to school time [on] Aug. 21 for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), and several schools around the Richmond Highway Corridor are in the process of finding new principals following some recent departures. Three of the seven county-wide FCPS schools without a permanent principal are in Region 3” [On the MoVe]

It’s Tuesday — There is a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 88°F. At night, the chance of showers and thunderstorms drops to 30% before 11pm, followed by a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Expect partly cloudy conditions with a low around 67°F. []

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