Week in Reston

Week in Reston


<bt>* In the Jan. 21 issue, an article about a Forest Edge Elementary fundraiser mistakenly stated that Curt Clinton started the program. It was started several years before Clinton became involved. Also, the article said 54,000 tabs had been collected over four years. In fact, the 54,000 tabs were collected last year alone.

* In the Jan. 18 issue, an article about the Reston Association assessment cap incorrectly stated that the cap is currently set at $250. That figure, set in 1984, did not include the annual increases. The current cap is $430.

* In the Feb. 18-24 article, 'Best of Reston' Lines Up, the company, MillerMusmar was spelled incorrectly.

<sh>Scout Collects Coats for Shelter

<bt>Bryan Kobick, a scout from Reston Troop 1970, collected more than 135 coats for the Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston for his Eagle Scout project. Kobick and his fellow Boy Scouts distributed more than 600 flyers in late January and delivered the coats to the shelter last Thursday. "It was a great surprise how many coats we actually collected," Kobick said. Crest Cleaners, which has stores in Reston and Franklin Farm, dry-cleaned 125 of the coats, free of charge. The shelter will continue seeking more coats until Feb. 28. Coats may be donated by calling the shelter at 703-437-1975 or during their scheduled collection hours, which are Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursdays, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

<sh>ABC Endorses RA Candidates

<bt>Reston's Alliance for a Better Community endorsed last Tuesday three candidates running for the Reston Association Board of Directors. ABC endorsed Sunderbriar Cluster President Robin Smyers as the Lake Anne director, incumbent Doug Bushée as North Point director, and high-tech company CEO Rick Beyer as the at-large director. Barbara Aaron, who is RA's Hunter Mill director and helped coordinate ABC's nomination process, said the three endorsed candidates represent new blood for the RA board. Aaron said the nominees are "exactly the kind of candidates who will continue to enhance ABC's record of winning support for positive leadership to make Reston an even greater place to live, work and play."

<sh>RCA Planning Meeting Canceled

<bt>The Reston Citizen's Association's Planning and Zoning Committee will not hold its regular March meeting, originally scheduled for March 1. The next regular meeting is scheduled for April 5.

<sh>New Restaurant to Open

<bt>For the last four years, M & S Grill, a Portland, Oregon based restaurant, has wanted to open in Reston. Next month, they will open at the Reston Town Center in the space previously held by Angelo and Maxie's Steakhouse. Incidentally, M & S Grill is owned by the same company as McCormick and Schmick, another Town Center restaurant located across the street from the new M & S Grill location. The new restaurant will offer primarily beef and chicken entrees, as opposed to the seafood offered at McCormick & Schmick, said restaurant spokeswoman Jill Collins. In 1999, M & S Grill tried to open a restaurant at Plaza America, but was unable after the developer decided the space was needed for Cable & Wireless.

<sh>RA Board To Meet Thursday

<bt>The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at the RA building, which is located at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq. Topics of discussion are expected to include the upcoming RA board elections and the proposed changes to RA's governing documents.

<sh>RCC Collects Prom Dresses

<bt>Reston Community Center is holding a drive to collect lightly-used prom dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry, so low-income local teens can attend their high school proms. Dresses of all sizes, styles and colors are needed, though RCC requests that donated dresses be dry-cleaned prior to donation. The donations may be dropped off at RCC at Hunters Woods on Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The drop-off area is near the pool overlook. Teens who are unable to afford dresses on their own are invited to select a dress on Saturday, April 24, at RCC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.