Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Sept. 29.
Today, Friday, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day. Deals can be found at your local Wawa, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, McDonald’s, Cinnabon, Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee, 7-Eleven, Keurig, Sugar Shack, Jirani, Grind N Crepe, Agora Downtown Coffee Shop, and Gathering Grounds Cafe.
(INSIDENOVA and Potomac Local)
According to a summer 2017 study by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, air in the D.C. region is the best that it has been in the last 20 years. Since 2012, there have been no Code Red air quality days.
Last May, the Fauquier County School Board asked administrators to take a second look at the schools’ policy to provide cold cheese sandwiches and milk “substitute meals” to students with unpaid lunch balances. The new policy, which will go into effect mid-year if it passes at the board’s October meeting, would allow students to charge meals (hot entrees included) and require staff members to call the child’s parents to discuss payment problems.
Prince William County students got free breakfast Friday, Sept. 29, in an attempt to remind families about the importance of “healthy fuel for learning.” According to a press release, 56,000 lunches are served each day at the county’s 95 schools, but less than half of their students eat the schools’ breakfast.
(Prince William Times)
Victor Hoskins, Arlington County’s Economic Development Director, has said that he will adopt the same strategy he used when attempting to bring Nestle USA to Rosslyn when trying to convince Amazon to bring its North American headquarters to Arlington.
(Washington Business Journal)