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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Graduations and Protests: Reston's Plague Year, Week 11 (Updated 6/3)

Photo part of the Public Art Reston #athomechalk project.

South Lakes High School graduates are being celebrated with a drive-by car parade tonight at 7pm. Details here.

Herndon High School seniors got their own surprise last week:

As nationwide protests continue in the wake of the death of George Floyd, lots of information about local events. Today:

If Nextdoor is to be believed, Reston Town Center is acting.... predictably.

Reston Strong is also planning a demonstration on Friday evening.

And there's a Herndon car rally on Thursday.

You can get your daily serving of racist and alarmist commentary about these events on Twitter, but here's a reminder of how these events are interpreted, even here.

Not quite "why was the helicopter circling?" but still pretty dramatic:

Remarkably, still no sign of Michael Delaney, missing since walking out of Reston Hospital Center on May 10. Search teams were out again last weekend, and someone put together a map of all the places that have been searched. Facebook group with more here.

Even as Phase 2 of Virginia's reopening has been delayed, we'll end with this much-discussed response to the first phase, which allowed restaurants to begin outdoor service:

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