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Week in Reston

Post-Secondary Options Day at South Lakes

Graduating students at South Lakes got an earful Thursday, hearing from speakers about career options after high school. The featured speaker, Ken Harvey, a former Washington Redskin, told seniors his story of dropping out of high school but then going back and also going to college because of developing good habits and listening to advice of trusted family and friends.

“You’re going to have habits, either good or bad, and they’re going to stick with you throughout life,” said the four-time Pro Bowler. “You want to develop good habits now,” Harvey said. The event also featured Barry Bradberry, associate dean of admissions at Elon University, who talked to college-bound seniors about adjusting to academic and social changes in college. For students not heading to college, the event included “Reality Day,” which featured a faculty skit and a role-playing game that allowed students to see what life will be like on their own.

Reston Hospital Center Wins Award

The Reston Hospital Center was one of four Virginia hospitals to receive the Hospital of Choice Award from American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHCP), which recognizes America’s most customer-friendly hospitals. “This award reflects the work and the attitudes of our employees, medical staff and volunteers,” said William A. Adams, president and CEO of Reston Hospital Center. The Choice Awards are given to health-care facilities that provide the very best customer service to patients and their families, as well as active involvement in the communities they serve. Reston Hospital Center is an expanding full-service medical and surgical facility, which will feature 187 beds in all-private rooms upon the completion of its current expansion.

Upcoming Farmers’ Market Goes Online

The Reston Farmers’ Market, which will open May 7 and run until Oct. 29, has uploaded its vending information to the Internet at www.lakeannevillage.com. The event features real farmers within 75 miles of Fairfax County and offers everything from fresh produce, honey products, flowers, baked goods, and, new this year, meat and dairy products. The market opens Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Professional Clothing Drive

The Reston Chamber of Commerce is holding a professional clothing drive May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clothing needs to be in "ready to wear tomorrow" condition, marked with sizes and cleaned and on hangars. Business dress and casual attire is requested. The clothing will go to Reston Interfaiths' Embry Rucker Shelter, Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Fairfax County Battered Women's Shelter and Northern Virginia Family Services.

Calendar

April 30, 9:30 a.m., Reston Association’s Community Yard Sale at Reston Association’s parking lot at Isaac Newton Square.

May 23, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Public Hearing on renewing Comcast’s franchise in Reston at the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway.