Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Two Beaten, Robbed

Police continue to investigate the beating and robbing of two Herndon men, 34 and 21, early Monday morning, April 3 at the Walker Nature Educational Center. Police detectives believe the two men were targeted and assaulted because of their sexual orientation.

The two victims were walking on Parcher Avenue in Herndon when three Latino males offered them a ride to go party in the wooded parking area of the center, said police. The two victims were taken to the nature center at 11450 Glade Drive and met by three more Latino males.

“They hung out and then at some point during that time, they were attacked,” said Officer Shelley Broderick, spokesperson for Fairfax County police. During the beating the suspects took the victims' wallets and cash.

At 2:30 a.m. the victims ran to a home near the pavilion, and the homeowner called for help. Both victims were transported to Reston Hospital Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

“They had lots of facial injuries and head injuries from being hit and kicked,” said Broderick.

The suspects were described as Latino males from El Salvador between 18 and 21-years-old, said the police report. They were driving a white, four-door car.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at

1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Performing at Kennedy Center

The South Lakes High School Wind Ensemble will perform at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Friday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.

RA Elections Conclude

The race for two at-large seats and the South Lakes district seat on the Reston Association Board of Directors concluded last Friday, March 31. Current RA President Jennifer Blackwell, Richard Chew, George Kain, Rod Koozmin and Mark Watts all ran for the two at-large seats. Kathleen Driscoll Mckee and Gerald Volloy were running for the South Lakes district seat. Results will be announced April 11 at the association’s annual meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Reston.

Reston Artist Wins Award

Ann Marie Williams, a Reston artist, won the 2006 National Cherry Blossom Festival Art Contest. Williams’ award-winning art illustrated the official program for the festival. Her work was chosen from 70 submissions from around the country and around the globe. Submissions came from as far away as Japan and the Netherlands.

Documentary To Be Released

“Reston – Past, Present & Future,” a documentary DVD, will go on-sale Saturday, May 20. Researched, filmed, and edited by Reston resident Steve Resz, the film has been more than 4 years in the making.

Resz, who began filming in 2001, shot more than 150 hours of video. The finished film runs 3 hours and 10 minutes. The film includes more than 1,000 digital scans of historical photos and documents.

It will be available for sale on the Internet as well as in local retail stores to be announced. Resz continues to seek out additional store locations to sell the DVD. For more information, contact Steve Resz at 703-471-3972, or email: steveresz@mac.com.


Tuesday, April 11, 8 p.m., The Reston Association Annual Board Meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Reston.