Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Chipotle Feeds Homeless

Herndon's first Chipotle will open Friday, Sept. 24, but before the grand opening, there will be a pre-opening event to raise money for Herndon's hungry.

Empty Bowls, a nonprofit organization that supports food banks, community kitchens and other organizations that fight hunger while also promoting community action in the arts, will be the center of Thursday's pre-opening event.

The event will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the new Chipotle, located at 1144 Elden St. between Alabama Drive and Herndon Parkway.

There is a $5 donation at the door for a burrito and a soft drink and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Empty Bowls to benefit Herndon community hunger programs. There will also be pottery bowls by local artists sold at the event to help raise money.

Antique Shop Holds Opening

Antiques at Longhill Proper will hold its grand opening Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 709 Dranesville Road.

At 11 a.m., Sherri Longhill-Dolby, resident of the Town of Herndon and owner of Antiques at Longhill Proper, will be presented with a new member plaque by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce. Old-fashioned horse and carriage rides begin at 1 p.m. and a vintage 1927 Chevy Capital Sedan will be on display outside the store. The antique store specializes in authentic 19th century Victorian antiques and has such items as solid walnut and mahogany furniture, period lighting, mirrors, Victorian cards, garlands and other period accessories.

Longhill Proper purchases antiques, one piece or an estate, and offers appraisal services for antiques and residential contents for insurance purposes, estate valuations and charitable donations.

For information, contact Sherri Longhill-Dolby at 703-787-9510 or e-mail: info@antiquesatlonghillproper.com.

Youth Violence Prevention Training

The Herndon Police Department will be conducting Youth Violence Training Thursday, Sept. 23, from 7-8:30 p.m., held in the Herndon Town Council Chambers at 777 Lynn St.,

Attendees will receive information on building family ties, youth mentoring and assisting with youth decision making, developing skills and providing access for positive role models and similar areas. Guest speakers, Marion Chew, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the director for the International Child Healing to Improve Learning and Developing (C.H.I.L.D.) Services, and Jessica Soussana, M.S.W., is clinical social worker and the project coordinator for the Save Our Kids/Salva Ninos coordinator for the Save Our Kids/Salva Ninos, a gang-prevention initiative.

For more information, contact Officer Lisa M. Cammarota at 703-787-7627 or Joe Gould at 703-435-3134.

Planning Notebook

The Planning Commission went over the following agenda item at their Sept. 20 work session, in preparation for their Oct. 4 public hearing.

Zoning ordinance text amendment #04-09 is a proposal to amend Section 78-807 of the 2000 Herndon Town Code regarding permitted and permissible principal uses and structures. The amendment is to allow, by conditional use permit, storage or warehouse facilities with a dwelling unit in the Planned Development-Industrial Park (PD-IP) zoning district.

Atlantic Reality has applied for the amendment to allow storage or warehouse facilities with a dwelling unit to be permissible, subject to the approval of a conditional use permit to ensure provision will be made to protect health, safety and public welfare of the surrounding landowners. Town staff anticipates that Atlantic Reality will seek to rezone the land between the Sunset Business Park and the Fairfax County Parkway, to PD-IP and obtain the necessary conditional use permit for the development of a self-storage facility.

Town Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 23.

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

Chipotle pre-opening fund-raiser for Empty Bowls, 5 - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council Regular Session.

Thursday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Farmers' Market.