Morning Notes

A car drives by townhomes in Fair Lakes (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Last Chance to Weigh in on Proposed End of Leaf Collections — “@ffxpublicworks is proposing to discontinue vacuum leaf service after the upcoming winter season. A final decision will be made by the Board of Supervisors this fall. A survey is now open through Aug. 18.” [Fairfax County Government/Twitter]

Resident Artist Shares Tysons Love With Merchandise — “As a Tysons resident, the businessman-turned artist who goes by able6 enjoyed seeing the community grow and develop. Now he believes Tysons should get some new branding — and art should be a key part of it…He’s set up an Etsy shop and has growing interest in orders of prints and tote bags.” [Patch]

Police Find Fentanyl With Seven Corners Traffic Stop — “A traffic stop for a fraudulent temporary license plate led to a drug arrest in Seven Corners on Aug. 14, the Fairfax County Police Department tweeted…A search of the vehicle netted 47 suspected blue M30 fentanyl pills, additional counterfeit temporary license plates, and evidence of narcotics distribution.” [Annandale Today]

Election Officers Wanted, Especially Republicans — “We need more election officers! We especially need people who wish to represent the Republican Party, so we have equal numbers of officers representing the two major parties on Nov. 7. Officers perform non-partisan duties, however. Apply now” [Fairfax County Office of Elections/Twitter]

Yoga Studio Celebrates Return to Fairfax — “Sun & Moon Yoga is a locally owned, community-supported school of yoga that has operated in Northern Virginia since 1994.” After closing its Fairfax City location during the COVID-19 pandemic, the studio will reopen at 3975 University Drive today (Friday) with a 3 p.m. ribbon-cutting, followed by a free class and refreshments. [Fairfax City EDA/Facebook]

School Resource Officers Train for New School Year — “Fairfax County school resource officers were trained on Thursday to handle the spike in violence and drug use they’ve seen since the start of the pandemic. They spoke with News4’s Aimee Cho about what they see and what role they play in trying to help students.” [NBC4]

Fire Department Gives Out Donated School Supplies — “Shortly after 10 a.m., a few large and mid-sized SUVs started pulling into the bays of the Penn Daw Fire Station just off Route 1 in the Belle Haven area…Members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Service were putting out a different kind of fire — the stress of getting kids ready to go back to school.” [WTOP]

It’s Friday — The weather forecast for Friday is sunny with a high temperature of approximately 84 degrees. During Friday night, the sky will be clear and the temperature will drop to around 61 degrees with a northwest wind blowing 6 to 10 mph. []

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