Reston Week

Reston Week

News in Brief

<sh>Fatal Accident

<bt>The Fairfax County Police Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal accident which occurred on Leesburg Pike at Reston Parkway, in the Reston area, about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30. Amy E. Rowan, 30, of Port Place, in Reston, was driving a 1997 Honda Accord eastbound on Leesburg Pike. Police said Rowan ran a red light at Reston Parkway and struck a 2000 Mazda pickup truck, being driven by Yaseen Hassan, 19, of Clarkes Crossing Square, in Sterling, who was attempting to turn left onto Leesburg Pike from Reston Parkway. Hassan, and a passenger in the Mazda, Walidullah Essar, 16, of North Point Court, in Reston, and Rowan were all transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Hassan and Essar were admitted with head injuries. Rowan was pronounced dead at the hospital. According to police alcohol was a factor on Rowan's part. This accident is still under investigation.

<sh>Southgate Kick-Off

<bt>On Saturday, June 15, Reston Association, in conjunction with Fairfax County, will hold a kick off festival to distribute information on the Southgate Recreation Center renovation effort. The event, featuring food, music, games, face painting and a moonbounce, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Southgate Center, 2050 Pinecrest Drive. Festival attendees will be able to meet with community leaders to learn more about the center and the upcoming Reston Association referendum ballot, which will be sent out in the fall. For more information call 703-435-6530.

<sh>Indecent Exposure

<bt>Fairfax County Police are investigating a felony indecent exposure that occurred at the intersection of Glade Drive and Reston Parkway in the Reston area on Wednesday, May 29 at 8 a.m. A school bus loaded with children was stopped at that location for a traffic signal. Four students saw a man walk out of a wooded area not wearing any pants and his shirt was unbuttoned. The students of Hunters Woods Elementary School reported the exposure to their principal when they arrived. The suspect is described as white, in his 40s, with a full beard. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Historic Trust Hosts Award

<bt>The Reston Historic Trust is hosting a reception to celebrate the homecoming of a prestigious national award. Terrabrook Properties will be officially transferring the plaque for the 2002 National Planning Landmark Award to the Historic Trust. The American Planner's Association's Landmark Plaque honoring Reston was originally presented to Terrabrook at the same Chicago ceremony honoring Reston founder Robert Simon with the National Planning Pioneer Award. The 2002 National Planning Landmark Award will reside in the Reston Museum.

The reception will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Reston Museum and Shop on Lake Anne Plaza. Simon, representatives from Terrabrook, the American Planners Association, the Reston Historic Trust Board of Trustees, representatives from the local government and community leaders are expected to attend. Refreshments will follow a brief program.

For more information call 703-709-7700.