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Week In Herndon

Herndon Historical Society

The Herndon Historical Society will hold a meeting on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Herndon Train Depot.

A new Metrorail line is making its way from the East Falls Church station on the Orange Line, through Tysons Corner and Reston, to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County.

Representatives from the project will be on hand to provide an update on one of our region's most exciting transportation initiatives.

Marcia McAllister, communications manager, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and Jennifer Aument, community outreach manager, Dulles Transit Partners, will speak during the presentation.

Come learn about the possible future of the Metro in our area. For further information, please contact Chuck Mauro at (703) 787-9879 or cmauro10@aol.com.

Scouts Collect Funds

Local Cub Scout Pack 159, based out of Fox Mill Elementary School, will be collecting funds for donation to the Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and local disaster relief, Saturday Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The scouts will be at the Giant grocery store, 2551 John Milton Drive in Herndon.

The scouts will be collecting in cooperation with the American Red Cross, as they did in January for Tsunami victims, and will give the Red Cross the money to determine where it is most needed.

Bready Park Tennis Center Opens

The Bready Park Indoor Tennis Center will be opening for the 2005-06 season Sept. 26.

The center offers a season contract and random court time, men's single flight, mixed doubles league and group and private tennis lessons.

The Bready Park Indoor Tennis Center is located adjacent to the Herndon Community Center at 814 Ferndale Ave. For more information and to reserve court time, call 703-435-6800 ext. 2110.

Project Hope & Harmony Meeting

Project Hope & Harmony will hold an organizational meeting of the Community Advisory Board being established to ensure that the individuals, organizations and businesses, Herndon day laborers and other community members will have an ongoing role in the process and operations oversight of the approve regulated day-labor site.

The first meeting of the board will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m., at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road in Herndon.

In addition to establishing operating rules and process for the advisory board, members will receive an update on implementation plans.

Stakeholders identified by Project Hope & Harmony, local homeowners associations, law enforcement and officials of the Town of Herndon, Fairfax County and Loudoun County have also been invited to designate representatives.

The primary goal of the board is to engage community members in a partnership to ensure open lines of communication.

Police Ask for Help

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public's assistance identifying the person or persons responsible for assaulting a 36-year-old Alexandria area man.

Around 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, Herndon police were called to a field in the 1200 block of Herndon Parkway for a man lying on the ground.

Officers located the man, who was unconscious and suffering from trauma to his head. Police were able to determine that the injuries were not the result of an accident. The victim was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital via Med-Evac helicopter with serious injuries. Herndon police continue to investigate this case.

Anyone with information on the assault or anyone who might be involved is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477. A cash reward of $100 to $1,000 will be paid for information which leads to an arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.

Good Neighbor Nominations

The Town of Herndon and the Cultivating Community Committee are seeking nominations for the Good Neighbor Award by Nov. 11.

The purpose of this award is to recognize those people who go beyond the call of duty to act as good neighbors in their respective neighborhoods.

The winner will receive recognition by Town Council at a public meeting in December.

Residents may nominate a family member, friend or neighbor who makes noteworthy contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood.

Nominations must be made prior to Nov. 11. Nomination forms are available on the Town of Herndon Web site. Go to www.herndon-va.gov and click on "What's New." Forms are also available at the Herndon Municipal Center and the Neighborhood Resource Center. For more information, call 703-435-6800 ext. 2010.

September Chamber Events

Networking Breakfast and Program is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Centre in Chantilly.

Enjoy breakfast while discussing the topic: "The Art of Referrals," presented by business coach T.C. Smith. Register on-line in advance at www.HerndonDullesChamber.org or call 571-323-5300, or info@herndondulleschamber.org.

Town Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 22

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

Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m.

Fall Begins

Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m.

Herndon Fraternal Order of Police Poker Run

Monday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

Planning Commission work session.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council public hearing.