Week in Reston

Week in Reston


<bt>In last week's RCC candidate profiles, Beverly Cosham and Terry Smith's profiles should have stated they were opposed to a mail-out ballot process that preserves one person, one vote. Both candidates support one person, one vote, but believe mailing out ballots would foster voting fraud and be seen as illegitimate. Also, Mary Buff is not a member of Reston Socials.

<sh>FCPS Superintendent Moves to Reston

<bt>Fairfax County Public Schools's new superintendent, Jack Dale, said he expects to close this week on the purchase of a condominium near Reston Town Center. Dale said he plans on moving into the high-rise building, located across Reston Parkway from Town Center in the coming weeks. Dale, 55, was hired in May to lead FCPS, the nation's 12th largest school system with more than 165,000 students. He was previously superintendent of Frederick (Md.) County Public Schools.

<sh>Hudgins Hosts Preparedness Clinic

<bt>Hunter Mill Supervisor Catherine Hudgins is hosting an emergency preparedness clinic Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Hunter Woods Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts neck Road. Representatives from the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area, Fairfax County's Citizen Corps Council, the Office of Emergency Management and the county police and fire departments will provide information and brochures. To confirm attendance or for more information contact Rebecca Kurylo of the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area Chapter at 703-805-2332, TTY 711, e-mail to kurylor@usa.redcross.org or on the Web at www.redcross.org. For information about the citizens corps visit www.fairfaxcountycitizenscorps.org or call 703-246-3460, TTY 711.

<sh>Hunters Woods To Unveil Sculpture

<bt>An outdoor bronze statue, designed by a seventh grade student at Langston Hughes Middle School, will be installed and dedicated at Hunters Woods Elementary School at a ceremony Friday afternoon. Designed by Lauren Quast and cast and completed by New York artist Mike Pilato, the statue of a mountain climber will be unveiled at a ceremony at the school at 1:30 p.m. Pilato worked with sixth grade students last year at Hunters Woods and will return this year to continue teaching and demonstrate the art of sculpture. Hunters Woods is a magnet school for arts and sciences.

<sh>Community Connections on Thursday

<bt>A one-stop shopping event for Reston volunteer opportunities and information about services, programs, events and activities will be held at Reston Town Center on Thursday at 6 p.m. Reston clubs and organizations will be featured at the free event, which is also a chance to meet with community leaders and policy makers. Community Connections will be held under the Equity Office Pavilion and is being sponsored by Reston Association and Reston Community Center. For more information, call 703-476-4500.

<sh>Fire Stations Host Open Houses

<bt>All 35 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department stations, including the Reston station at 1820 Wiehle Ave., will hold an open house on Saturday to mark Fire Prevention Week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The stations will have displays and activities that highlight fire safety and burn prevention. A special emphasis will be placed on testing smoke alarms, with firefighters and paramedics offering information about what to do if the alarm sounds and also how to properly test and maintain the devices.


<bt>Reston Association Board of Directors Meeting. Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at RA's Main Offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.

Reston Association Planning & Zoning Committee. Monday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at RA's Main Offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.