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Week in Reston

Malicious Wounding in Reston

A Sterling man was hit with a baseball bat and a bottle Sunday, Oct. 30, when he pulled over to assist a motorist in a stopped car on the shoulder.

Driving with two friends on Fairfax County Parkway near Wiehle Avenue around 12:30 a.m., the victim pulled over upon noticing another car on the shoulder, said a police report. The victim exited the car to see if he could help when three men from the other car approached and then assaulted him with a baseball bat and a bottle, said Mary Mulrenan, a police spokesperson. A friend of the first victim, also from Sterling, exited the car to stop his friend from further attack. While helping, he was cut on the hand, said the police report. The suspects then fled the area. Despite life-threatening injuries to the first victim, the group of friends first drove home before they were driven to Inova Loudoun Hospital. The third person in the car was asleep in the backseat during the incident, said Mulrenan. The second victim, 25, who received non life-threatening injuries, was treated and released. The investigation is continuing and no arrests have been made. Suspects are described as white males.

Hudgins Calls Meeting on Township

Last Thursday, Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D) announced that she will host a public meeting to review the Reston Citizens Association proposal to establish a new town within Fairfax County. The meeting was scheduled for Wednesday Nov. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at South Lakes High School’s Green Cafeteria. Hudgins will be joined by Reston’s state representatives, Del. Ken Plum (D-36) and state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32).

Representing the Hunter Mill District, which is composed of Reston, the town of Vienna and portions of Herndon since 1999, Hudgins plans to respond to RCA’s request for information on the viability of Reston as a town. However, the meeting was called with less than a week notice, making it impossible for local newspapers to publicize the meeting.

For more information on the Reston Town Status Meeting, contact Kathleen Driscoll McKee of the Hunter Mill District office at 703-478-0283, TTY 711.

Autumn Harvest This Weekend

Reston Association is sponsoring the Autumn Harvest Celebration, a chance to see the autumn season through the eyes of a Native American. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Walker Nature Education Center. The event will offer traditional food, Native American games, and stories from the autumn season. The event costs $3 for RA members and $5 for non-residents.

RCC’s Autumn Ball Friday

The Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods is hosting an Autumn Ball on Friday, Nov. 4 from 8-11 p.m. A local Ballroom Dance champion will lead a complimentary social dance lesson. Participants will be able to try various dance styles, including the waltz, cha cha, rhumba, foxtrot, tango and swing. A buffet meal and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Semi-formal attire is encouraged. Admission is $5 per person at the door. This dance is for adults, age 18 and older.

Church Helps with Clothing Drive

The 7th Annual Performances & Clothing Drive, sponsored by Warm Clothes from Warm Hearts, Inc., will take place at Tally Ho Movie Theater in Leesburg. Featured performances include James Daniels, a gospel recording artist, Michael J. Girdy, a saxophonist, and a New Voice Inc., a youth theater troupe. Price of admittance is donations of new hats socks and gloves for men, women, and children. Donations will be collected at the Dec. 3 performance and at Heritage Fellowship United Church of Christ

Twenty-five percent of the donations received will be given to the Salvation Army’s Hurricane Relief Fund. For more information call 703-904-0359 or email anitagilla@go.com.

<sh>Ice Skating Returns

<bt>The Ice Skating Pavilion at the Reston Town Center opened for skating Wednesday, Oct. 26 through March 2006. The Ice Skating Pavilion offers public skating and skate rentals daily, as well as birthday parties, private and corporate parties. Beginner and intermediate lessons are also available. For hours of operation and admission rates, call the skating hotline at 703-709-6300 or visit www.restontowncenter.com.

Best of Reston Search

Best of Reston 2006 nominees may be businesses, organizations or individuals that go beyond the norm when giving time and/or resources to improve Reston and surrounding communities. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to a project which has tangible results, recognize a need and show initiative to take on projects and causes which are outside the scope of their normal work, and work without thought of recognition. Nominations are due Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Nomination forms can be picked up from the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce at 1763 Fountain Drive, or from Reston Interfaith’s offices at 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210. Forms can also be downloaded from www.restoninterfaith.org or www.restonchamber.org.

The 15h Annual Best of Reston will be held Thursday, April 20th at the Hyatt Regency Reston. Proceeds from Best of Reston support the programs and services of Reston Interfaith.

Calendar

Monday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Reston Association Special Board Meeting, Isaac Newton Square.