Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Oct. 26.
Ginny Lovitt, the Executive Director for The Chris Atwood Foundation (a Northern Virginia nonprofit aimed at addressing the opioid crisis) trained nine Prince William nonprofits on how to use Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, effectively reviving an affected individual.
(What’s Up Prince William)
After Jack Evans, Metro board chairman, threatened to halt the land transfer that would give the state of Maryland land rights to Metro’s Silver Spring, College Park and New Carrollton stations (which the state needs to proceed with Purple Line construction) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has threatened to lobby to have the Metro board disbanded.
Four Democratic Virginia House of Delegates candidates from Prince William County (John Bell, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Elizabeth Guzman and Danica Roem) were endorsed in separate statements by former VP Joe Biden last week.
(Prince William Times)
On Oct. 24, Herndon Elementary celebrated their sixth annual Food Day. Kids danced, tried new foods and even added apples to a kiddie pool-sized salad. Coordinated by Real Food for Kids, celebrity Chef David Guas, health professionals and community leaders came together in an attempt to teach kids how to get active, have fun and be healthy.
Hamish Brewer, the nationally recognized Occoquan Elementary leader who is now the principal of Fred Lynn Middle School, was featured in an online documentary about innovation.
After getting stuck in farm machinery (a tractor attachment, specifically) yesterday, a Lovettsville man has died. The incident occurred in the 42200 block of Lovettsville Road around 10:45 a.m.