Turgeon Elected President of Medical Staff at RHC
<bt>Reston Hospital Center (RHC) announced that Daniel G. Turgeon, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.L.L.C., a board-certified general surgeon, has been elected president of the Medical Staff at RHC. He is elected for a two-year term, and in the position will sit on the hospital's Board of Trustees. Turgeon was appointed to the RHC Medical Staff in 1987, and served in numerous leadership positions throughout the years. Named by Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Doctors — Chosen by Their Peers" for five consecutive years, Turgeon participated in three medical mission trips to Iquitos, Peru.
<sh>South Lakes Welcomes Azeris
<bt>As a part of the Deliberating in Democracy (DID) program, an international democracy exchange project, a group of educators from Azerbaijan visited South Lakes High School on March 9. They toured the building and observed U.S. and Virginia government classes. South Lakes teacher, Janet Croon, is a part of DID, and may travel to Baku, Azerbaijan, as a part of a teacher exchange program. The educators exchange ideas of how to use controversial issues — foreign policy, government regulation of video violence, and environmental protection — in a classroom setting.
<sh>Week of Hope Looking for Floor Space
<bt>For seven weeks this summer, starting June 19, the Week of Hope program will look to bring relief to public and private service agencies in form of free labor. The volunteers, teens and adults help the community in food banks, low-income summer camps, assisting the special needs population, and providing company for the senior citizens. Between 400 and 600 volunteers will come to the community this summer. The Week of Hope coordinator, Jay Willer, is looking for a place for the volunteers to camp out with their air mattresses and sleeping bags, from Sunday night until Friday morning, each of the seven weeks. For more information, contact Jay Willer at 703-507-9991.
<sh>Economic Update: Residential Real Estate
<bt>The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel discussion on the future of the housing market in Northern Virginia. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 16, at 8:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents Street. The panel includes: Christine Todd, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors; Tom Williamson, Comstock Homes; Leslie Channel, Reston Hospital Center; Lee Rau, Commissioner, Hunter Mill District, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority; and Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Questions regarding mortgage rates, home prices, and affordable housing will be answered.
<sh>Meeting on Lake Anne Revitalization
<bt>Fairfax County Supervisor Catherine Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) will host a meeting concerning the Lake Anne Village Center Revitalization project. Jim Prost of Basile Baumann Prost and Associates Inc. (BBPA) will present the economic analyses for the revitalization. The meeting will be held at Lake Anne Elementary School, 11510 North Shore Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Copies of the Executive Summary and Report are available on the County's Web site at http://www.fcrevit.org/lakeanne/main.htm
<bt>March 17, 7 p.m. Reston Association Board Work Session on Governing Documents, RA Main Office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.
March 21, 7 p.m. Reston Community Center Finance Committee Meeting, RCC Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.
March 24, 6:30 p.m. Reston Association Informal Board Meeting, RA Main Office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.
March 24, 7 p.m., Reston Association Board of Directors Meeting, RA Main Office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.