This Week in Herndon

This Week in Herndon

News in Brief

<sh>Deliveryman Robbed

<bt>On Thursday, April 4 at 9:10 p.m., a 36-year-old pizza deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint in the 1000 block of Queens Court in the Town of Herndon. Two suspects approached the victim as he was delivering a pizza and demanded money. One suspect was armed with a shotgun. The victim ran and was chased by the suspects. The victim threw money on the ground and approached a residence asking for help. The suspects took the money and fled the area. One suspect was described as a black male, five foot nine inches to five foot 10 inches tall, medium build, possible mustache, wearing a dark-hooded jacket and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as a black male, five foot five inches tall, medium build, wearing a dark-hooded jacket. Anyone with information about this robbery or the suspects is asked to call the Herndon Police at 703-435-6846.

<sh>Joint Work Session Called

<bt>A special joint work session with members of the Herndon Town Council, Herndon Planning Commission and Herndon Cultural Arts Center Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Town Council Chambers located at 765 Lynn Street. The purpose of the joint work session will be the presentation and discussion of site selection and feasibility findings for the Herndon Cultural Arts Center. The joint work session will be immediately followed by the regularly scheduled Town Council work session. Any questions should be directed to the Town Clerk's office at 703-435-6804.

<sh>Tree Planting at Harbor House

<bt>A tree planting ceremony hosted by the Herndon Harbor House board of directors, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development and the Town of Herndon will take place at Harbor House on Virginia Arbor Day, Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. A tree is being planted in honor of the residents. Harbor House resident and former opera singer Katerina Guro, who has performed throughout the United States and Europe, will sing "God Bless America" and a Russian folk song as part of the festivities. For more information about the Virginia Arbor Day event, contact John Dudzinsky at 703-787-7380.-

<sh>Art at Herndon Elementary

<bt>Herndon Elementary School is a participant in the GRACE Arts Program available to elementary schools in Northern Virginia. Throughout this school year parent volunteers at HES discussed the following artists and mediums with the students — Pablo Picasso, Romery Bearden, Paul Cezanne, Joan Miro, Andrew Wyeth, photography and Egyptian art. The students created art projects based upon the discussions. An art exhibit will take place on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the HES gymnasium to showcase the various artworks created by the students over the past seven months. Additionally, six pieces of donated art will be raffled. The art comes from local artists including Andrew Mahoney. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the HES PTA. For more information, contact the HES co-coordinators Amy Hughes at 478-3370 or Connie Rambo at 703-787-8968.

<sh>Environment Hearing

<bt>The Commission on the Future of Virginia's Environment will host a public hearing on Monday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the Senate Room A of the General Assembly Building in Richmond. The commission is charged with examining the status of Virginia's natural resources/environmental programs and their funding and it is requesting the public to suggest natural resource/environmental issues that the Commission should examine as part of the work plan for the year. The Commission is composed of 10 members of the General Assembly, seven citizens and the Secretary of Natural resources. Those persons wishing to speak during this public hearing may register in advance by calling Patty Lung, Senate Clerk's Office, at 804-698-7450. For more information, call Martin, Farber, Sue Bulbulkaya or Jeff Gore at the Division of Legislative Services at 804-786-3591.