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Fairfax County must pay MWAA another $40M for Silver Line Phase II

The Herndon Metro station (staff photo by Jay Westcott) With the Silver Line Phase II opening still in flux, Fairfax County is being asked to pay another $40 million. At its transportation committee meeting on Friday (Sept. 30), the Board of Supervisors got an update on the ramifications of the Metr

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Morning Notes

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to a burned-up elevator motor at 226 Maple Avenue in Vienna on Saturday (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Metro Extends Blue Line Shutdown — The closure of all six Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Washington National Airport will now last until Nov

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New Route 7 travel lane opens earlier than expected in Reston

Route 7 has a new eastbound lane between Reston Avenue and Riva Ridge Drive (via VDOT) Drivers headed east on Route 7 in Reston can now get a small taste of what the road will be like once it’s fully widened. A third eastbound travel lane opened along a 2-mile stretch of Route 7 (also known as

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Reston Home Tour with "Spaces Reimagined" is Oct. 17

"Spaces Reimagined" shows six Reston homes with new looks, layout and life.

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Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: Sept. 26-30

Bicyclist crosses Wiehle Avenue in Reston at site of future bridge (staff photo by Jay Westcott) The weekend is almost here. Before the remnants of Hurricane Ian arrive or you head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County. Here are the 10 most-re

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Live Fairfax: It’s fall y’all — best pumpkin patches around

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column exploring Fairfax County. This recurring column is sponsored and written by Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney Associates. Questions? Reach Sharmane at 813-504-4479. It's that time of the year to pull out your favorite pair of boots and adventure outdoors to make th

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Reston Home Tour returns for 20th year this fall

11925 Triple Crown Road is one of eight houses in the 2022 Reston Home Tour (courtesy Reston Museum) Visitors will have a chance to step into an assortment of Reston lifestyles at the Reston Home Tour this November. A ticket unlocks self-guided tours of eight homes, according to a press release from

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With flooding possible, Hurricane Ian washes out some local events

Fairfax County faces a marginal risk of flash flooding from Hurricane Ian (via NOAA) An October weekend once filled with fall events is starting to clear out, as Fairfax County braces for Hurricane Ian. The storm that devastated Florida after making landfall on Wednesday (Sept. 28) is expected to we

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Morning Notes

Clouds loom over the Tysons Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Fare-Free Connector to Metrorail Transfers Start Tomorrow — “To continue to improve transit service in Fairfax County, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved service and fare changes on Fairfax

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Reston Town Center pavilion to reopen next month as renovations continue

The first major renovations to Reston Town Center’s in 30 years are well underway, with the pavilion set to reopen later this year. A spokesperson for Boston Properties says the opening of the pavilion is anticipated “sometime in November with the return the ice rink for the winter seaso