Week in Reston

Week in Reston

<sh>South Lakes To Honor Hubbard

<bt>At a Veteran's Day Ceremony this Friday, South Lakes High School students will honor Tavon Hubbard, a South Lakes graduate killed in Iraq last August, and will hear a keynote address by Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Harvey C. Barnum, a Reston resident who is now deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for reservist affairs.

Barnum was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor, for taking command of a rifle company in Vietnam after its commander and radio officer were killed. He rallied the company, which was cut off from the remainder of the battalion by enemy fire, and led a counter-attack against a gun position amidst heavy fire.

Hubbard, who grew up in Reston and graduated from South Lakes in 1997, served as a U.S. Marine in Iraq. He was killed last summer when his helicopter crashed outside Baghdad.

Other speakers at the South Lakes ceremony will include Kenneth Knight, vice commander of the American Legion, Department of Virginia, and Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill).

<sh>Panel To Discuss Lake Anne

<bt>A community meeting on Lake Anne's past, present and future will be held at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Reston's founder, Robert Simon will discuss his original vision for the community and representatives for each era of Lake Anne's history will also speak.

Among the expected highlights of the presentation will be the release of the initial findings of a needs assessment study being conducted to determine the economic and infrastructure health of the historic neighborhood. The discussion is open to the public and will be moderated by Sarah Larson, a Reston historian.

<sh>Bus To Teach Seniors 'Travel Safety'

<bt>A modified Fairfax Connector bus designed to teach senior citizens travel safety will be presented to the Reston community at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Lake Anne Fellowship House.

Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) and county Department of Transportation officials will show off the renovated bus, which uses hands-on education to teach seniors the nuances of public transportation.

Because some senior citizens can no longer drive and are often apprehensive about riding the bus, the "Mobile Accessible Travel Training" program will teach them how to read bus schedules, how to locate a bus stop near their residence, and how to use transfers.

<sh>YMCA-Reston Receives Grant

<bt>The Reston YMCA received a $2,500 grant from Target Corporation on Monday to help fund the YMCA's Reston reading preparation program and its Preschool Center, which serves more than 130 children between the ages of 16 months and five years.

The "Ready Set Read" program is designed to help teach reading to youngsters entering kindergarten.

"We are thrilled to be one of the recipients of the grants from Target Corporation," said Pam Curran, vice president of YMCA operations for the region, in a press release. "It will help us enrich our 'Ready Set Read' program and continue to demonstrate to young children the excitement of learning and living adventures through reading books."

<sh>New Bank Opens at Spectrum Center

<bt>Middleburg Bank, a $144 million company based in Loudoun County, opened its first branch in Reston on Tuesday. The new bank is located at the Spectrum Center at the corner of Bowman Towne Drive and Fountain Drive. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Middleburg Bank officials touted the company's unorthodox customer service approach, in which traditional bank tellers have been replaced with individual financial consultants. Also, customers are offered gourmet coffee and pastries when entering the branch.

<sh>Reston Schedule

<bt>Reston Association Board of Directors Informal Meeting. Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at RA Main Offices, 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.

Reston Association Board of Directors Regular Meeting. Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at RA Main Offices, 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.