Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Rabid Fox Killed

<bt>The rabid fox that bit three children Aug. 9 was found by the police Aug. 12, and after the animal attempted to attack an officer, the police shot the fox, killing it.

<sh>Man Charged in Fire Threat

<bt>Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged Manuel Aquino, 36, of Sterling, Sunday, Aug. 8, with a threat to burn or damage a home, a Class 5 felony. Aquino was charged in connection with setting shrubs and a shed on fire and threats made to set home on fire on Gentle Breeze Court, Herndon, Aug. 7. No injuries were reported. Class 5 felonies receive a sentence of between one year and 10 years, or at the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for no more than 12 months and a fine of no more than $2,500, either or both. Aquino is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center with no bond, pending hearing.

<sh>Al Fatih Granted Trailer

<bt>The Town Council approved the site plan last week for a temporary trailer, parking, and temporary turn-around to be added to the existing Al Fatih school site at 730 Jackson St.

<sh>Town Code To Match County

<bt>The Town Council approved Town Attorney Richard Kaufman's suggested ordinance last week to update the town's current code dealing with animal control and care laws. The ordinance asked that the town's code match the recently adopted and updated animal control and care laws of Fairfax County, so that the town may utilize the county's law. The revision changes the wording from "animals and fowl" to "Animal Control and Care," and states that the new incorporation will not be applicable to section 6-3, dealing with the keeping of fowl.

<sh>Herndon Golf Course Junior Open

<bt>For the second year, the Herndon Centennial Golf Course has offered a Junior Open as a reward for participants of the three junior camps. Gene Fleming, director of golf, said the golf course offers three camps for ages 7 and up, where young golfers learn proper course etiquette and behavior and how to eventually take their game to the next level. He said through the camps the children don't get to play that often on the course, so the Junior Open at the end of the summer is their chance to play like the adults. Fleming said this year they had 37 participants for the three divisions. The groups were divided by age and the number of holes played. The three-hole division was for ages 7-9, the nine-hole division was for ages 10-13 and the 18-hole division was for ages 14 and up. This year's three division winners were, for three hole, Matthew Monos; nine hole, Patrick Miller; and 18 hole, Joe Irish.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Thursday, Aug. 19

Farmer's Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, blue/jazz. Town Green. 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 20, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Friday Night Live, rain date, band to be announced. Town Green.

Saturday, Aug. 21, 8 a.m.

Herndon Centennial Club Championship, Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

Sunday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m.

Herndon Centennial Club Championship, Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

Thursday, Aug. 26, 7:30-9 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, U.S. Naval Academy Electric Brigade, high-energy show band. Town Green.

Friday, Aug. 27, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Friday Night Live, Jah Works and Soldiers of Jah, reggae. Town Green.

Monday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Planning Commission work session.