Week in Reston

Week in Reston

County Honors ‘Living Urban Legend’

<bt>The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has designated Saturday, April 17 as Robert E. Simon, Jr. Day. Simon, Reston’s founder, was honored for his “vision, principles, energy, efforts and enthusiasms” in envisioning a town with residential units, businesses and recreational facilities all within an arm’s reach. The resolution, introduced by Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) calls Simon a “living urban legend.” Reston will celebrate Founder’s Day on April 17 as well, with festivities at Lake Anne Plaza.

<sh>Reston House Fire Ruled Accidental

<bt>A fire that caused more than $300,000 in damages to a Reston home started after a halogen lamp ignited a set of curtains, Fairfax County Fire Department officials have determined. The fire occurred the night of Saturday, March 13, at a single family home at 11308 Stoneledge Ct. No one was injured in the blaze, fire department officials said.

<sh>South Lakes Teen Wins Math Scholarship

<bt>A South Lakes High School student was among 800 students nationwide who have been awarded an Achievement Scholarship from the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Jameelah Calhoun last week received the $2,500 scholarship in mathematics. Calhoun’s scholarship is part of a program to support young black Americans in their pursuit of higher education.

<sh>Reston YMCA Celebrates Healthy Kids

<bt>More than 300 participants showed up for the Reston YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day event last Saturday. The annual event emphasizes incorporating fitness activities into children's’ daily lives. Children and their families took part in exercise classes, hula lessons, basketball, swimming and more. “The YMCA Fairfax County Reston and our staff are committed to helping children grow into healthy adults,” said Robert Conklin, executive director of the Reston YMCA. “We understand that if kids discover a sport or activity that they love, they’ll often continue to stay active through their lives.”

<sh>Reston Web Site Launched

<bt>A new web site, developed to coordinate activities for Reston’s 40th anniversary, has been launched. The site, www.restoncelebrates.org, features a calendar of special events and will offer an e-mail update service to notify residents about upcoming anniversary events. Local public relations firm, Myers PR, developed the site, which is being sponsored by the Reston Hospital Center and Virginia Commerce Bank.

<sh>Town Calendar

<1st>Monday, April 12, 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods

Reston Community Center Board of Governors will hold its regular meeting

Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Reston Hotel & Conference Center

Reston Association annual members’ meeting and reception

Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m. at the Reston Association headquarters

Reston Association’s annual Board of Directors meeting to elect officers and receive an annual audit