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Bryce Harper Comes to Herndon

Dedicates an All-Star Complex bearing his name at Fred Crabtree Park in Herndon before winning the Home Run Derby.

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Law Enforcement Torch Run to Be Held in in Reston

Event to support the athletes of Special Olympics Virginia.

Racially Charged Rant Goes Viral

Larry Butler, Acting CEO, Reston Association, condemns the man's remarks.

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Balducci's in Reston Town Center Grand Opening

Gourmet market offers "the finest, the freshest, the most flavorful foods in the world."

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Reston Hospital Center Awards Scholarships

Students recognized for their academic excellence and passion for careers in healthcare.

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Taste of Reston 'Savors the Flavor of Reston'

Tens of thousands turn out for the food, vendors, family fun and carnival.

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Chalk on the Water Brings Artists, Art Lovers to Reston’s Lake Anne

Open air setting allows spectators to naturally engage with ‘artists in action’ and see how works of art evolve.

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Reston Concerts on the Town Draw Large Crowds

The free concert series is a hit with locals and out-of-towners.

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Second Pedestrian Hit and Killed in Reston

FCPD Reston District station continues newly implemented pedestrian safety campaign and steps up enforcement.

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Beauty for All the Senses in Reston

Reston Chorale showcases five gardens of distinction in four local neighborhoods.

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Reston Sprint Triathlon Attracts 1,050 Participants

John Chambers, 41, wins First Place with a time of 55:23; Zoe Van Winckel 16, wins First Place as a female with a time of 1:00:42.

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Rainbows Everywhere in Reston

The first ever Reston Pride celebrates the vibrant local LGBTQ community.

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Reston BioBlitz 2018 Goes Down in History

BioBlitz documents as many plant and animal species as possible and finds threatened conservation species in Reston.

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Reston Hosts ‘A Star-Spangled Salute’

Reston Town Center comes alive with patriotic songs and music over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Gardens of Note is This Saturday, June 2 in Reston

Funds to benefit The Reston Chorale.

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Dance Theatre on Adrenaline in Reston

Sean Dorsey Dance unpacks trans/queer perspectives with sass and playful humor.

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Local Musicians Release Their New Album

Singer/songwriters Kathleen Huber and Tom Bodine are members of the Reston/Herndon Folk Club.

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Reston to Host BioBlitz 2018

Citizen-scientists sought in a real-world ‘Pokémon Go for Nature.’

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Two Reston Pools Open Before Memorial Day

Enjoy a splash of summer fun now.

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Small Businesses Play a Critical Role in Reston

What do 'Little Boxes' offer patrons, how do they do it and what do they need to thrive?

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Paw-sitively Fun at Reston Town Center

Outdoor festival brings together local businesses, animal rescue groups and pet lovers.

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Remembering and Honoring Nabra Hassanen

‘Being human means having a heart, toward any race or religion,’ said 18-year-old Abdel-Latif of Palestine.

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Newly Constructed Lakeport Dock Expected to be a Reston Community Gem

It takes a community to build a dock.

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Meet the Farmers at the Reston Farmers Market

The 2018 Reston Farmers Market opens.

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VDOT Wants to Hear from You

Submit written comments regarding the Hunter Mill Bridge over Colvin Run.

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‘The Cornerstones’ of Community Honored at 2018 Best of Reston Awards

Individuals, organizations and businesses build a community and help raise funds to support the mission of Cornerstones.

Registration Opens for Bike to Work Day 2018

A record number of cyclists in the Washington area anticipated to participate.

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So Many Ways to Celebrate Reston’s Founder’s Day 2018

Reston turns out to live, work and play in the sun.

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Free Tax Preparation Assistance in Herndon and Reston

Available for families and individuals earning $54,000 or less in 2017.

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Aldrin Elementary Students Win Top Award at State Championship

The team is invited to compete in the 2018 Vex World Robotics Competition, but needs financial support.

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Battalion Chief Turns Chick-fil-A Owner in Reston

High winds and drizzle do not deter campers for the signature 'Chick-fil-A First 100.'

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South Lakes High’s Alston Receives the 'Respect the Game' Award

Alston exemplifies sportsmanship on the field, citizenship off the field and leadership in all endeavors.

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Seeking in Reston to End Multiple Sclerosis

Team Onos, with Team Captain Cathy Onufrychuk raises more than $51,000 of the total $177,109 raised at Walk MS Reston.

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Sunrise Chefs in Head-to-Head Competition

Event demonstrates healthy from-scratch cooking with seasonal ingredients.

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‘Collect for Kids’ Seeks Help

Donations and help from organizations is requested.

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Herndon Author Begins Coast-to-Coast Book Tour

Kwame Alexander will stop at Scrawl Books in Reston, Wednesday, April 5 for his new book, ‘Rebound.’

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Easter Egg Hunt in Reston Offers More Than Candy-filled Eggs

At Restoration Church, the newly planted Reston campus of Floris United Methodist Church, people find community, build relationships, and grow in faith.

Fundraiser in Reston for Moms Demand Action

Event Saturday, April 14 at Café Montmartre.

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New Public Art in Reston

Glass sculpture is turning heads.

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Reston Association Passes Stronger Internal Controls

StoneTurn Group, LLP urged RA to adopt similar policies a year ago.

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Reston Fulfills a Tree City Requirement

Pull out invasive plants; plant the native plants.

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Trout For Dinner in Reston, Anyone?

Spring weather means giving fishing a try for many local children.

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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Honors Frank de la Fe

Hunter Mill residents appointed to the County’s boards and commissions.

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Spring Snowstorm Offers the Best Sledding and Winter Fun in Reston

Late season Nor'easter drops 5 inches of snow.

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Reston and Herndon Students Join ‘March For Our Lives’

Local families support demand for tighter gun controls.

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