Morning Notes

A bicyclist turns onto Sunrise Valley Drive from Barton Hill Road in Reston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Reston Pub Makes Leap to D.C. — “Makers Union, Thompson Restaurants’ 4-year-old tavern in Reston, Virginia, busts out of the suburbs with a shiny new D.C. edition serving tomahawk dinners for two, ‘sea-cuterie’ boards, and lots of brown liquors — plus a neon-lit reminder to ‘get nauti’ in its Southwest Waterfront neighborhood.” The second location opened on Monday (Oct. 2). [DC Eater]

Dranesville District Supervisor Candidates Face Off — “While frequently exchanging unpleasantries at a forum hosted Sept. 27 by the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA), candidates seeking to become the next Dranesville District supervisor fielded questions on taxes, the environment, law enforcement, Metro funding and drag-queen shows.” [Gazette Leader]

Fairfax City Officer Helps Snake Stuck in Glue — “Animal Control Officer Carroll responded to a snake stuck in a glue trap. ACO Carroll purchased vegetable oil and was able to free the snake from the trap. ACO Carroll then released the snake back to it’s natural habitat.” [Fairfax City Police/Twitter]

McLean Cybersecurity Firm Shuts Down — “IronNet Inc. has ceased operations and laid off its entire staff after it was unable to secure the capital it needed to remain in business. Following repeated warnings that it was on the verge of insolvency, the company founded by a former director of National Security Agency officially shut down on Sept. 29.” Hit by allegations that it mislead investors, the company went public just over two years ago. [Washington Business Journal]

Silver Line Restaurant Recommendations Wanted — “I’m working on a food story about Metro-accessible establishments along the Silver Line, so tell me about your favorite spots to grab [beer, pizza, salads] and more from McLean to Ashburn! Help me end the stereotype that NoVA is nothing but soulless chains!” [Wyatt Gordon/Twitter]

Providence Community Center Has New Name — “On September 30, 2023, community leaders joined family members of the late Jim Scott to rename the Providence Community Center as the Jim Scott Community Center…Scott, who died in 2017, served as Providence District Supervisor for 14 years and in Virginia’s House of Delegates for 22 years.” [Neighborhood and Community Services]

FCPS Middle Schoolers Sprint Into Sports — “When Fairfax County, Virginia, began offering middle school sports for the first time this school year, eighth-grader Claire Brown didn’t hesitate to sign up. She decided to join the cross-country team, the first organized sport offered at Sandburg Middle School, because she anticipated it might help her with other sports she plays.” [WTOP]

McLean Fire Department Plans Open House — “The McLean Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an open house on Oct. 14, an event that will include activities for the whole family. The open house will feature life-saving, fire-prevention and emergency medical demonstrations.” [Patch]

It’s Wednesday — The weather forecast predicts patchy fog clearing before 10am, followed by sunny skies with a high around 84. Wednesday night, watch for patchy fog returning after 4am, while the rest of the evening remains mostly clear with a low around 58. []

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