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Washington West Film Festival A Success

Film festival brings together filmmakers and film lovers.

A red carpet was laid out at Reston Town Center’s Bow Tie Cinema for the 6th annual Washington West Film Festival. The 6th annual Washington West Film Festival (WWFF) showcased fifty-nine films from around the world, including world premieres and D.C. premieres. ”We're getting terrific feedback about our Washington West 2016 lineup of films,” said Brad Russell, founder and president of WWFF.

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Reston Nova Labs Inspires Entrepreneurs

Reston maker space encourages new product.

Mike Hogarty, owner of Hotrods 2 Hybrids joined with Callye Keen from Red Blue Collective to create Alpha, a new fidget toy.

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MOD Pizza opens at Reston Plaza America

MOD stands for Made On Demand.

MOD Pizza, MOD stands for Made On Demand, held a grand opening at Reston’s Plaza America on July 1.

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Restaurant Developments in Reston and Herndon

MOD Pizza opens at Reston Plaza America.

MOD Pizza (MOD stands for Made On Demand) held a grand opening at Reston’s Plaza America on Friday, July 1.

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Reston: Science Night at Dogwood Elementary

The schools hosts Science Night with Children’s Science Center.

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Reston: Student Art on Display at GRACE

Reception held at Greater Reston Arts Center for high school students’ art show.

A reception was held the evening of March 18 for the Emerging Visions program, on display at the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) at Reston Town Center.

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Herndon, Reston Business Update

Joe Grooming, which had a retail space at Reston Town Center is now PR Barbers. The business will be operated by Reg Laws, an owner of PR at Partners Salons.

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Media Alive in Reston

Sharing messages from Fairfax County to the nation.

Reston based MetroStar Systems was named a finalist of the 10th Annual Helios Apollo Awards for the communication and culture categories.

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Local Beer Served in Reston

Thirsty for local beer in Northern Virginia? Try Reston.

Reston Town Center’s World of Beer hosted interviews Wednesday, March 2 for its new program “Drink It Interns,” where interns will use social media and writing skills to share beer stories they gather during their travels.

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Welcoming Spring in Reston

Family events and activities to look for.

As spring approaches, Reston will host a variety of events in early March.

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Reston GRACE Celebrates Youth Art Month

Art exhibits at Reston gallery dedicated to the area’s youth.

The GRACE Art gallery at Reston Town Center has an exhibit featuring works from students from schools participating in the Center’s signature art education program, GRACE Art.

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Reston Community Center Hosts Taste of Arab World

A Diversity of Art at Reston Community Center.

Reston Community Center (RCC) hosted “A Taste of the Arab World” at Hunters Woods Friday, Feb. 12.

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Reston: Around the World in a Day

Google at Ideaventions: Reston academy keeps promises.

Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science in Reston which opened in the fall of 2015, has celebrated several achievements over the past months.

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South Lakes HS in Reston to Host Broadway Cabaret

NoVa Mini Maker Faire and Battle of the Bands.

Reston South Lakes High School Chorus Department will soon begin its 11th year of Broadway Night. Another upcoming event which will be hosted at South Lakes HS and Langston Hughes Middle School is the annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire.

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Reston and Herndon Dig Out Of Blizzard

Blizzard limits public transportation, volunteers and crews step up.

Government, schools and libraries were closed throughout Reston and Herndon as the area continued to shovel out the snow from blizzard Jonas.

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General Dynamics to Move to Reston

Post office and upcoming Reston Polar Dip at Lake Anne.

Reston resident Doris Tyler, owner of Chesapeake Chocolates at the Lake Anne Village Center, has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise money to open a post office in the Lake Anne Village Center.

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Changes At Reston North Point Village Center

Foto Image to close, Pet Valu to open.

Foto Image located at 1436 North Point Village Center will be closing on Jan. 30.

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Fairfax Area Becomes a ‘No Drone Zone’

FAA shuts down drone clubs within a 30-mile radius of Washington, D.C.

Over twenty drone hobbyists met at Reston Nova Labs to discuss recent emails announcing the extension of FAA's "no drone zone" deeper into Virginia and Maryland in a 30-mile radius beyond Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport in D.C.

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Not Your Average Joe’s Opens at Reston Spectrum

New restaurant at Fountain Drive in Reston opens in January.

The Reston Spectrum at 1845 Fountain Drive now hosts Not Your Average Joe’s, a Massachusetts-based restaurant chain, known for stone-hearth pizzas, salads, unique burger combos and other casual fare.

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Reston: Metro’s New Manager Meets the Public

Farewell paper tickets, welcome General Manager Wiedefeld.

In 1965, federal legislation allowed for the creation of a mass transit system for Washington, D.C.

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Racing in Sahara

South Lakes HS graduate participates in Morocco Motorcar Rally.

Paul R. Misencik Jr., a South Lakes High School graduate of 1986, competed in the grueling six-day Maroc Challenge, a motorcar rally across some of the most inhospitable, Sahara Desert terrain in Morocco.

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Urban Pop at Reston Station

Small business try retail at Reston Wiehle Avenue.

Visitors to Reston Station may have noticed glass jewel housing on the north side of the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station.

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Parade Returns to Reston Town Center

‘Home Sweet Home’ at 25th annual Reston Holiday Parade.

Friday, Nov. 27, Reston Town Center hosted its 25th annual Holiday Parade.

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New Businesses to Open In Herndon, Reston

Comstock Partners has prepared a lease with Farmers Restaurant Group to bring the restaurant to Reston Station at Wiehle-Reston East Metro station. Additional business developments with the Herndon and Reston area.

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Capital Bikeshare To Connect Fairfax, Starting With Reston

Transportation alternatives coming to Reston.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) hosted a community meeting on the Reston Bike Share Project Thursday, Oct. 29, at Dogwood Elementary School, in Reston. It was an opportunity to meet Adam Lind, the county’s new Bicycle program manager.

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Election Day in Herndon and Reston

Polls opened in Virginia from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 for the election, where voters will choose state and county lawmakers.

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Reston Hosts Fifth Washington West Film Fest

Celebrating the future at Reston Town Center.

From Oct. 21-27, 56 films from around the world were shown at venues including the Reston Bow Tie Cinemas, Wolf Trap Foundation For The Performing Arts, National Press Club, George Mason University, the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, the Angelika Film Center and more.

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South Lakes Cheerleading Wins Liberty Conference

Teamwork a component in Reston cheer squads progress.

The Reston South Lakes Varsity Cheerleading Squad made history by winning the Liberty Conference Championship.

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Washington Film Fest Comes Back to Reston

Film festival brings movies from around the world.

The Washington West Film Festival intends to repeat its history of great cinema screenings at its 5th annual festival.

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Courage Wall At Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station

Public has opportunity to participate in art project.

From Sept. 2 to Sept. 26, visitors at the Reston Silver Line Station are able to see an interactive art project, a chalkboard called the Courage Wall.

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Reston Restaurants Rearrange

Several Reston restaurants undergo renovations, new businesses come to town.

With summer ending, business will be back to usual once schools return to session. There will be some changes to the dining selection, including the anticipated arrival of the restaurant Red’s Table.

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Metro Needs an Overhaul

Problems shake confidence of WMATA Metro.

Traffic is almost always hectic in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. suburbs. It may have been no surprise according to a nationwide traffic study, Washington, D.C., obtained the honor of worst rush hour congestion in the country.

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STEM-Based Private School to Open in Reston

Ideaventions Academy plans to open Reston school.

Two Thomas Jefferson High School alums, Oakton residents Juliana and Ryan Heitz, opened a teaching science center in 2010 for young learners after an unsuccessful search to find a science enrichment class for their son.

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Reston: Ribbon Cutting Held For Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center

Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center, called a "hidden treasure" in Reston, held a grand opening on Saturday, July 18, at 12005 Sunrise Valley Drive in suite 120.

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Dulles International Airport Challenges

A demand for change at Dulles Airport.

Washington Dulles International Airport, located in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia, was once surrounded by farmland.

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Ukulele Festival Held at Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza

Aloha! Ukulele festival a success in Reston.

A signature summer event of Reston is the Lake Anne annual Ukulele Festival, held this year on Saturday, July 11.

World Police and Fire Games In Reston

Weekend events near Reston Town Center

Rain which lasted throughout Saturday, June 27 cancelled several outdoor events in the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games. Yet a sunnier Sunday permitted competitions continue in Fairfax County.

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Reston: Vigil Held for Investigator Silva

Sympathy and solidarity after athlete’s death.

A competitor in the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games Investigator Carlos Silva of Brazil was killed and two other bicyclists were seriously injured Thursday, July 2 after a front tire blowout caused a chain reaction crash at Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Va.

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Reston Area Restaurants Closing And Opening

New dining in the Reston area.

Spring brought several new restaurants to Reston Town Center, including the NEYLA Mediterranean Bistro which replaced Paulo’s Ristorante, and Barcelona Wine Bar, a Spanish tapas restaurant known for its wine list. Bartaco, a restaurant with a beachy vibe and cuisine rooted in Mexican tradition opened at 12021 Town Square St., and has received over one hundred reviews on review site Yelp.

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Reston Prepares For World Police and Fire Games

Volunteers sign up to assist in national sports event.

This week, staff affiliated with the Fairfax World Police and Fire Games have been greeting and authorizing the volunteers and participants in the upcoming events at 1800 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston.

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2nd Annual Lake Anne Chalk on the Water Festival

This past weekend Reston Lake Anne Plaza hosted its second annual Lake Anne Chalk on the Water Festival. There were three categories for persons to participate in, each with cash and other prizes awarded.

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Reston Hosts Sprint Triathlon

Community event benefits Cornerstones.

Sunday, May 31, was the date of the Ninth Annual Reston Sprint Triathlon. Proceeds from the event were donated to one of Reston's oldest, and Northern Virginia's most successful, nonprofit organizations, Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith).

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Nanobrewery To Open At Reston Lake Anne

Craft beer site to open in Reston.

Reston residents Melissa and Jason Romano purchased a retail space at 11424 Washington Plaza, where they will open Lake Anne Brew House, a nanobrewery. Thirst for local beer and new regulatory attitudes towards brewing have encouraged entrepreneurs to begin craft beer operations across the country.

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Changes To Parks And Pools In Reston

New outdoor racquetball and courts open at Reston Stratton Woods Park.

Fairfax County Park Authority will dedicate new outdoor racquetball and courts at Reston’s Stratton Woods Park on Saturday, May 16.

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Neyla Restaurant To Open in Reston

Mediterranean restaurant to open at Reston Town Center.

Neyla, the new Mediterranean restaurant in the former Paolo’s space at Reston Town Center, plans to open this week, said restaurant management.

Reston Celebrates New Monumental Sculpture

Artwork by Patrick Dougherty hosted at Reston Town Center.

Visitors to Reston Town Center will notice a prominent new public art piece located near the Greater Reston Arts Center art gallery on Market Street. This sculpture is a creation by Patrick Dougherty, an internationally acclaimed artist who creates enormous art installations out of tree saplings. Helping as a project assistant for this sculpture was Alexandria resident Matthew Harwood. “He is a wonderful person to work with, Pat has quite an artistic following,” said Harwood.

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Reston Town Center Opens Mercury Fountain

Celebration held at Reston landmark.

At almost 28 feet tall, the Mercury Fountain has become a symbol of Reston Town Center and a Reston landmark. Erected in 1990, the design of the fountain was chosen after a call for artists and interviews were conducted for a memorable attraction to the Town Center.

Fairfax Chamber Hosts Innovation Awards

Fairfax Chamber staff has active spring season.

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber) announced winners for the 1st Annual Greater Washington Innovation Awards, the premier event celebrating the thought leadership, innovation, and creativity of individuals and organizations in select industries in the Greater Washington metro area. Winners were announced live at the April 20th awards gala at the Hyatt Regency.

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Reston Founder's Day Art Show and Awards Ceremony

League of Reston Artists display art at Reston Community Center.

On April 12, friends and members of the League of Reston Artists met at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery located at the Reston Community Center for a reception.

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Reston NoVa Mini Maker Faire a Success

Innovators and creators display their crafts in Reston.

The family-friendly showcase of invention and creativity returned to Reston on Sunday, March 15. Tech enthusiasts and innovators gathered in Reston for the second annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire at South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School.