Morning Notes

Turtles in a small pond off Hunter Green Court in Reston (photo by Peter Flanagan)

Vehicle Crashes into Centreville Apartment — “#FCFRD are on the scene of a vehicle into a building in the 13000 Blk of Orchard Dr. Firefighters arrived with one vehicle into a garden-style apartment building. FCFRD TROT is working to stabilize the building. The building investigator is on scene. No reported injuries.” [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue/Twitter]

Art Studio Eyes Reston Location — “An unusual new paint-and-sip style art studio is working on its first location in the state and it will be right here in Northern Virginia. It’s called Hawaii Fluid Art and they have announced the signing of a franchisee to bring a location to Reston. The actual location hasn’t been revealed” and may not have been identified yet. [The Burn]

Mural Planned for Mount Vernon Church — “Public art continues to proliferate along the Richmond Highway Corridor in Fairfax County. The latest building about to get its façade painted is Rising Hope Mission Church on Russell Road. Soon, a nature-themed mural will adorn the side of the church facing Richmond Highway.” Painting will begin this month. [On the MoVe]

Safeway Employee Assaulted with Shopping Cart — Fairfax City police arrested a 31-year-old man last Friday (March 29) after he allegedly threw a shopping cart at a Safeway employee after an argument in the grocery store at 10350 Willard Way. During his arrest, the man “assaulted an officer,” police say. [Fairfax City Police/Twitter]

Singers at Wolf Trap Reflect on Beyoncé Album — “‘Well, happy Beyoncé Day,’ said Roberta Lea to cheers from a sold-out crowd at the Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. — coincidentally on the same day that Beyoncé released her new country-themed album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’” Lea and other artists in the Black Opry Revue hope the album will expand the genre to new listeners. [Washington Post]

Reston Company Warns About Robocall Tax Scams — “Transaction Network Services, which regularly analyzes more than 1.5 billion daily call events across hundreds of carrier networks to identify robocall trends, said residents in the D.C. metro have already received nearly 400,000 tax-related robocalls since the start of the year. Some of those calls pretend, convincingly, to be a real person.” [WTOP]

Local Nonprofit to Match Donations — “FACETS, a Fairfax-based social-safety-net provider that helps those affected by poverty, hunger and homelessness in Fairfax County, has launched a new website ( with a $10,000 match donation challenge. Every donation made through the new site will be doubled up to $10,000.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Tuesday — Expect showers and potential thunderstorms mainly before 2pm, followed by a chance of storms after 2pm. Patchy fog may occur before 2pm. The high will be around 57, and there’s a 90% chance of precipitation. Night showers and thunderstorms are likely, along with patchy fog, especially after 8pm. The low will be around 50. [NWS]

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