Week in Reston

Week in Reston

RA Renovates Bridges

In the past few months, the Reston Association has repaired or renovated several bridges. The oft-pictured Van Gogh Bridge near Lake Anne is the most recent bridge undergoing renovation. It will be open to foot traffic again within a few weeks.

Fatal Crash in Reston

A man driving a Nissan 300zx was killed last week near the intersection of Baron Cameron Avenue and Hunters Gate Way when he lost control of his car, crashed into a guardrail, spun across a median facing oncoming traffic and was then broadsided by a Honda Civic, according to a police report.

The driver of the Nissan, Jason Fadness, 21, of Clifton, who died at the scene, may have been speeding when he lost control of his car last Tuesday, April 4, at around 2:15 a.m., said Fairfax County police. Fadness’s car, which was traveling eastbound on Baron Cameron, caught fire after the crash.

The driver of the Honda Civic, 46 and from Reston, suffered severe injuries and was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital in critical condition, according to the police report. The driver was wearing his seatbelt.

Toxicology reports are still pending. This is the 15th crash fatality in Fairfax County this year.

Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital Honored

Last month, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) honored Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital for its 25-year commitment to excellence in small animal care at AAHA’s Yearly Conference in Long Beach, Ca.

Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital, which has been an AAHA hospital member since 1981, undergoes regular evaluations by AAHA practice consultants who visit hospitals to ensure compliance with AAHA standards in many areas of practice, from surgery to diagnostic imaging.

The American Animal Hospital Association is an international organization of more than 36,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals.

Former SLHS Principal Joins Board

Realista Rodriguez, immediate past principal of South Lakes High School, was asked to serve on the Association for Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD) Board of Directors.

Rodriquez began her three-year term on April 3 at the end of the closing general session of the ASCD 2006 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago. Rodriquez has served with ASCD for more than 10 years as a conference presenter, panel member, conference committee member, nominations committee member, product tester, host to staff members, volunteer, and associate. Rodriguez is currently a Fairfax County Public Schools recruitment specialist.

ASCD, headquartered in Alexandria, is an international nonprofit for educator leaders with more than 175,000 members residing in 135 countries and includes principals, teachers, superintendents, professors of education, and other educators. Founded in 1943, ASCD provides education information services, offers cutting-edge professional development for effective teaching and learning, and supports activities to provide educational equity for all students.

Reston 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.

Election, Referendum Results

The election results for three board seats were announced Tuesday April 11 at the Reston Association’s annual meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Reston.

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.

The governing documents, last updated in 1984, were put to referendum the past two months after a four-year revision process. The results of the referendum were scheduled to be announced April 11, but will be postponed until Friday, April 14.


Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., The Reston Community Reinvestment Corporation board meeting at the Lake Anne Professional Building, 11484 Washington Plaza West.

Friday, April 14, the Reston Association will announce the results of the Governing Documents Referendum.