Morning Notes

Visitors walk up to the Smithsonian’s Udvar Hazy Center in Chantilly (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Cookie Baked in Space to Be Displayed in Chantilly — “The first food ever baked in space is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia — and it’s a chocolate chip cookie…The dough was provided by McLean-based Hilton, the same cookie dough used to baked the warm chocolate chip cookies given at check-in to guests at its DoubleTree hotels.” [WTOP]

Longtime Hybla Valley Vacuum Store to Close — Sun Sew Vac will close on June 29 after nearly five decades of business. First opened in Mount Vernon Plaza in 1975 before moving to 7770 Richmond Highway in 2013, the vacuum and sewing machine store experienced a boom during the pandemic, but owner Robert Hines Jr. has now opted to retire. [On the MoVe]

Don’t Bother Baby Deer, Police Say — “Each spring, numerous fawns are frequently found causing residents to seek help from wildlife professionals to treat or raise these young animals. In most cases, fawns are healthy and need no human intervention.” Fawn rehabilitation is prohibited in Fairfax County after Chronic Wasting Disease was detected in a deer during the 2022-2023 hunting season. [FCPD]

Annandale Woman Concerned by Vape Shops — Thurraya Kent is “concerned about how many vape shops are in Fairfax County…Ms. Kent’s son died of a fentanyl overdose in January 2023. Her son Malcolm was 17 years old. Ms. Kent is not saying any of the Annandale vape shops had anything to do with her son’s death. But she’s still concerned about what these shops are selling.” [WJLA]

Community Hub in the Works for Culmore — “A new project in Culmore is connecting residents to healthcare, education, afterschool programs, and much more in their own neighborhood. The Culmore and Bailey’s Crossroads Place-Based Initiative (PBI) is creating a hub for community-serving programs at Culmore United Methodist Church.” [Annandale Today]

FCPD Seeks Grant to Assist With Recruiting — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday (May 7) allowing the police department to accept a state grant for a new Criminal Justice Training Academy program that “will facilitate the transfer of former out-of-state, federal and military law-enforcement personnel who are seeking to relocate to Fairfax County.” [Gazette Leader]

Herndon Opens Registration for Summer Classes — “Hey Town of Herndon residents! Get ready for an epic summer! Registration is officially open for our summer classes and programs. From fitness to family fun, we’ve got it all. Don’t miss out on exciting events! Secure your spot now!” [Herndon Parks and Recreation/Twitter]

It’s Thursday — Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 76. Precipitation chances are 70%. Chances of showers and thunderstorms decrease to 50% before 2am, with a low temperature around 58 at night. [NWS]

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