North Springfield resident Asher Grady has his leaf collecting down to a science. And with the mature trees around his quarter-acre lot, he needs to. Each fall, he said, he goes through between 60 and 80 bags of leaves, spending between eight and 12 hours to rake and bag them.
Reston Community Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
“It was 10:45 p.m. when we heard in our little earpieces that the network was going to call the election for Obama at 11 o’clock.” Reality set in for him. “Looking around the table, I said, ‘Oh dear. When they call the election for Obama, they’re going to go to the black guy, and so I better think of something to say,’” he said, making the audience burst into laughter.
Track & Field
South Lakes High School had a successful showing at The Ocean Breeze Freedom Games indoor track meet Saturday, Jan. 7 in Staten Island, N.Y., which was highlighted by a record-setting performance by junior Olivia Beckner in the 1,000 meters.
I'm writing about a recent experience with the newly installed pay parking system. I realize that the entire system is new and might have "kinks" to work out, but overall I feel the experience was a disaster and an embarrassment to the parking system.
Reston: Viewpoints: What do you think of the new parking fees?
“Oh, I didn’t know they started charging …. I’ll stick to weekends now I guess, since that’s free.”
The company selected by a special committee of the Reston Association to review the purchase and renovation of the deficit-plagued Lake House property backed out of negotiations.
Reston Community Players’ production of ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ coming to CenterStage on Jan. 20.
Ever inventive contemporary American playwright Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is the Reston Community Players’ upcoming production.
The Dulles Corridor Rail Association (DCRA) Board of Directors voted last week to merge with the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) with the Alliance going forward to represent transportation interests for the region.
The McKnight family volunteering in the Hat Project for the Women’s March on Washington.
The McKnight family of Reston may have slightly underestimated exactly what it meant to volunteer their home to serve as the area collection point for the hats being knitted for the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington.
Elizabeth Noto has been named principal of Herndon High School, effective Jan. 30.
Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel and town council members were sworn into office for their 2017-18 terms on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Herndon Municipal Center.
To our fellow Reston Association members: We are the Reston residents who came together under Mediaworld Ventures, LLC and were selected to conduct an independent review of Reston Association's acquisition of the Lake House, and subsequent renovation budget overrun.
Save the golf course?
Reston Association disagrees with County over planned road affecting the Hidden Creek Country Club’s golf course.
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock
“In an act of moral cowardice in the closing days of his administration, President Obama’s ‘reckless abstention’ [to use the words of former DNC Chair and current Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)] at the UN has demonstrated his legacy as the most anti-Israel President in modern history. President Obama took the longtime, bipartisan support for Israel that has been a hallmark of U.S. foreign policy for decades and scrapped it with this short-sighted action last month.
New Year’s Resolutions: Tradition to Use or Lose
It’s that time again, the start of the New Year.