Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

<b>Teen Girl Stabbed

</b>A 15 year-old Herndon male has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old female. On Oct. 10, at 11:20 p.m. Herndon Police responded to the 1000 block of Charles Street for the stabbing. The 14-year-old female was suffering from multiple stab wounds; she was flown by helicopter to INOVA Fairfax Hospital in extremely critical condition.

According to police, the incident was not gang related and appears to be a domestic situation.

<b>Homeland Security Grant

</b>The Town of Herndon has been allocated $199,800 in grant funds under the FY 2004 State Homeland Security Grant Program. The purpose of the grant is to purchase emergency response equipment such as NOAA weather radios and a specialized trailer so the Department of Public works can more easily and quickly transport materials, supplies and other equipment to a response location. The grant also includes funds to purchase and install an auxiliary or emergency power generator for the Herndon Municipal Center. This grant is indirect federal funding to the town and is being administered by Fairfax County's Office of Emergency Management. This is the third grant under the State Homeland Security provisions that the town has been successful in obtaining, with the guidance and assistance of Fairfax County staff.

The construction costs to renovate 397 Herndon Parkway into the new Herndon Police facility was partially subsidized with two State Homeland Security grants totaling $428,978.

<b>Redevelopment Plans Reviewed

</b>The Herndon Town Council will view presentations on conceptual plans for downtown development received under the Public Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002. The presentations will be made by two development teams at a special session scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 765 Lynn Street, Herndon. The special session will be held just prior to the regularly scheduled work session, which will immediately follow in the Council Chambers Conference Room. No action will be taken during the special session.

This matter is tentatively scheduled for public hearing at the Town Council's public session of Tuesday, Nov. 8. The purpose of the public hearing is for the Town Council to consider action to advance one or both of the projects from the conceptual stage to the detailed stage. Subsequent to this action, a comprehensive agreement for development as well as a Zoning Map Amendment (rezoning) public hearing would be required for a project to move towards construction.

<b>Teen Friday Night

</b>The Herndon Community Center will hold a Halloween Blacklight Party Friday, Oct. 14 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Don't forget white T-shirts and highlighters. There will be an art wall to show off glow-in-the-dark artwork. Admission is $4 in advance; $5 at the door. Teen nights are for middle school students only. For more information or to register, contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868 or register at www.herndon-va.gov.

<b>New Resident Orientation

</b>“Welcome to Herndon” is an opportunity for new residents to get acquainted with the community. The program includes an overview of town government and town services, as well as opportunities for getting involved in the community. Light refreshments will be served. The event is scheduled for Oct. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center located at 1086 Elden Street in the Dulles Park Shopping Center. For more information, call Brian Glaser at 703-435-6829.

<b>Concert at St. Timothy's

</b>Music will be resounding off the rafters at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church with a special concert by the local singing group the Treble Clefs. The group will be performing songs from swing, rock and roll, country, jazz and patriotic favorites. The concert will be held Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. A dessert reception will follow the performance. This is the first of many upcoming Dessert Concerts to be held at the church. Ticket donations are available for $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/children under 12. For more information visit www.saint-timothys.org.

<b>Home Maintenance Seminar

</b>A one-day overview of effective preventative home maintenance and small repair techniques will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center. The workshop is designed to help homeowners avoid home component failures and the costly repairs that follow, including recommendations on how to develop short and long-term maintenance plans. The workshop will address problems associated with and preventative maintenance of appliances, HVAC (heating and cooling), kitchens, bathrooms, electrical, plumbing, doors and windows, walls and floors, siding, and roofing. There will be demonstrations of techniques and handouts will be provided. The Neighborhood Resource Center is located at 1086 Elden Street in the Dulles Park Shopping Center. For more information regarding the workshop, call 703-435-3182 or e-mail pablo.hollstein@herndon-va.gov.

<b>October Chamber Events

</b>* Spanish Immersion Weekend, Oct. 14-16 at Tysons Corner Sheraton. The Herndon Dulles, Virginia Hispanic, and Vienna Tysons Chambers of Commerce have joined forces with the Spanish Academy to present "Awaken the Spanish Within Immersion Weekend." This total-immersion program enables participants to carry on a basic conversations in Spanish by the end of one weekend and is useful for employees in industries such as banking, mortgage, real estate, hotels/hospitality, restaurants, medical services, or any business with Hispanic employees or customers. The course includes three days of instruction, lunch Saturday and Sunday, dinner dance event Saturday night plus a 15 set CD audio program and full course manual so participants can continue studies after the weekend. Fees: $699, individual; $1,300, dual registration; or $4,000 for a VIP Team Package for six. Call Ellen Kaminsky, 571-323-5302. Register online at www.awakenthespanishwithin.com/immersion-weekend.html, or call 866-432-6446.

* Chamber of Commerce Fall Golf Classic, Oct. 17, at Raspberry Falls golf course, Leesburg. Noon registration, 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, 6:30 p.m. dinner/awards. Drive more business to one's company by participating in this event by sponsoring, donating items for the raffle or goodie bags or by organizing a team to play. Register in advance. http://HerndonDullesChamber.org/golfclassic.html or call, 571-323-5300.

* New/Prospective Member Orientation (Chamber 101), Oct. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., at ITT Technical Institute, 14420 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 100, Chantilly. This monthly seminar teaches how to use Chamber events and programs most effectively. It includes a free lunch and networking with 30 to 40 other businesses. Free, but pre-register with Membership Director Ellen Kaminsky, 571-323-5302 or email membership@HerndonDullesChamber.org.

<b>Teen After-school Program

</b>Teenagers 12 to 17 are invited to the Herndon Community Center for an afternoon of refreshments and a movie — free. Teen Cinema is held the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All movies are rated PG or PG-13.

* Oct. 13: "Diary of a Mad Black Woman"

* Oct. 27: "Elektra"

* Nov. 10: "Million Dollar Baby"

* Nov. 24: No movie/Thanksgiving holiday

* Dec. 8: "Fat Albert"

* Dec. 22: "Coach Carter"

To find out what's playing, to be placed on a mailing list or to register, call the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868.

<b>Town Calendar

Fall Clean Up North of the bike trail Oct. 17-21

Thursday, Oct. 13

Farmer's Market, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur

Saturday, Oct. 15

Home Maintenance Seminar

Welcome to Herndon orientation

Monday, Oct. 17

Architectural Review Board/Heritage Preservation Review Board public hearing, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council work session

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.

Architectural Review Board/Heritage Preservation Review Board work session

Neighborhood College Alumni group