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  • RA Board Proposes to End Bocce Plan — Again

    It has been more than a year since the Reston Association Board of Directors approved a bocce court for Cabots Point Recreation Area. For nearly as long, the RA Board has been trying to start the process over — or abandon it all together. RA President Ken Knueven has proposed to “direct staff, in light…

  • Thursday Morning Rundown

    Be Prepared — Making your holiday gift list? In honor of Winter Preparedness Week, Fairfax County has some useful ideas to keep everyone safe. [Fairfax County] SACC Prices To Rise? — Fairfax County is considering changing the fees for School Age Child Care in its schools. A new sliding scale would increase fees for some and decrease…

  • South Lakes Boys Basketball Enters Top 20

    South Lakes High School’s boys basketball team enters the Washington Post poll as the No. 15 team this week. The Seahawks are 5-1 after defeated Thomas Jefferson 46-25 on Tuesday. They upset former No. 13 Woodson 75-70 last week. The team is led by Brandon Kamga, who is averaging 26 points per game. Kamga, a senior,…

  • Reston Pets of the Week: Desmond and Sawyer

    Meet Desmond and Sawyer, Reston residents since March 2014 and this week’s Reston Pets of the Week. Here is what their owners have to say about them. Desmond and Sawyer, based on our favorite characters from the TV show Lost, are twin brothers we welcomed into our home in March 2014. We met Swayer first…

  • Bacon N Ed’s Owner to Compete on Food Network

    Chef Ed Hardy, who owns and operates Bacon N Ed’s food trailer at Reston Station, also has another job: Food Network contestant. Hardy will appear on the Food Network Show Kitchen Inferno on Wednesday night. Kitchen Inferno, hosted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone, works like this: “Contestants try and “outcook” a chain of increasingly skilled chefs…

  • Del. Ken Plum: On the Agenda

    One of the most frequently asked questions of me this time of year is, “What will the General Assembly be doing when it meets?” The question is understandable, with the regular session of the legislature scheduled to begin on Jan. 14. The answer is not simple, however, even at this late date. There is unfinished business left…

  • Reston Chili’s Will Close Before End of 2014

    Chili’s Bar and Grill will be closing its Reston location sooner than expected, a store spokesman has confirmed. The restaurant’s last day will be Dec. 28, says Mike Huffman, director of operations for Chesapeake Restaurants, Chili’s parent company. Huffman told Reston Now last week that the Chili’s, located at 11840 Sunrise Valley Dr., would close “sometime this…

  • FCPS’ Five-Year Plan Includes Redistricting, Renovations

    An addition to South Lakes High School, renovations at Herndon High School and a redistricting of some of Reston’s elementary schools are among the plans for Fairfax County Public Schools Area 1 in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the Fiscal Years 2016-2020. FCPS plans out where improvement money will be spent in five-year cycles. FCPS Superintendent…

  • Wednesday Morning Rundown

    Cornerstones Home Wins New Roof – DryHome Roofing and Siding, a Sterling-based roofing company, has selected Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) as the recipient of a new roof through its annual Free Roof for the Holidays program. The new roof will replace one on a Cornerstones’ property in Herndon, ensuring the house is ready to become a home for…

  • Herndon Man Arrested in Reston Drugstore Burglary

    A Herndon man was arrested by Fairfax County Police Sunday afternoon when he tried to steal prescription medications from the Walgreens Pharmacy located in an office building in the 1800 block of Town Center Drive in Reston. An employee of the store told police the man entered the business about 1 p.m. and took property. Police charged…

  • Reston Real Estate: Should You Sell During the Holidays?

    This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. Chanukah begins today, and Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be here very soon too. With everything going on this time of year, many sellers opt to wait until well into the new year to list their home. Some believe summer is the best…

  • Telephone Town Hall With Rep. Connolly Tuesday

    As the 114th Congress draws to a close, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va 11th) will hold his 22nd Telephone Town Hall Meeting for constituents Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Thousands of residents of Reston, parts of Fairfax County, Prince William County and Fairfax City will automatically receive calls inviting them to stay on the line as…

  • ‘Reston Rondo’ Sculpture Dedicated at Hyatt Park

    The bright-yellow aluminum curves have been in place in front of the Hyatt Regency Reston for about six months, however on Monday Reston Rondo was formally dedicated as a part of Reston. Reston Rondo is the public art work by Baltimore sculptor Mary Ann Mears. Mears was chosen by the Initiative for Public Art Reston…

  • Robber Hits Sun Trust at Safeway Hunters Woods

    Fairfax County Police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Sun Trust Branch inside a crowded Safeway store on Monday afternoon. The man got away from Safeway at Hunters Woods Village Center with an undisclosed amount of money just after 5 p.m. — during the busy late afternoon shopping time, said FCPD public information officer Don…

  • Metro Flooding Wreaks Havoc on Morning Commute

    Updated, 10:40 a.m. — Metro says Silver, Blue and Orange line service between L’Enfant Plaza and Farragut West has been restored, but expect residual delays in both directions. A water main break in downtown D.C. halted Metro service on the Silver, Blue  and Orange lines and snarled the commute for countless Washington-area residents Tuesday morning. Thousands…