Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Murder Trial Begins Monday

The murder trial of former South Lakes High School student Allen Anderson is set to begin Monday at Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Anderson, 19, of Lorton was arrested Nov. 23, just hours after Justin M. Carter, a 19-year-old Reston resident, was murdered in Reston on a wooded pathway behind Winterthur Apartments.

According to police testimony at Anderson’s preliminary hearing Feb. 21, the incident occurred in the early afternoon when Anderson, along with three accomplices, tried to rob Carter.

One of the accomplices called Carter to buy a bag of marijuana, hoping to lure him into the woods for the robbery, according to police testimony.

Anderson’s attorney argued his client never intended to rob Carter.

Carter, who grew up in Reston, had also attended South Lakes, but did not graduate.

Mosques Organize Civic Picnic

Northern Virginia mosques and organizations are holding the 6th Annual Northern Virginia Family and Civic Picnic on Saturday Aug. 26, from 2:30 - 5 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park. Sponsors include the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Dar Al-Hijrah, Manassas Mosque, Muslim Association of Virginia, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Council on American-Islamic Relations, all 501(c) non profit organizations. Political candidates from all parties are being invited to address the community. Civic involvement, voter registration and family fun will be the theme of the picnic.

In the event of rain, the picnic will move to the ADAMS Center at 46903 Sugarland Road, Sterling. If raining, confirm the rain plan by calling 703-433-1325 at noon or 703-624-6352.

Save Date for Density Forum

The Reston Citizens Association and the Alliance of Reston Homeowners and Clusters are asking resident to save the date for a community forum on planning and zoning issues in Reston. The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6., at the Lake Anne Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m.

RCA, which organized the forum, plans to include speakers from Fairfax County planning and zoning staff, who will present possible changes for Reston’s planned residential community zoning ordinance to the Board of Supervisors next month.

The forum is part of an effort to provide additional information about the issues surrounding any proposed changes in the ordinance.

At the forum, speakers will be asked to limit their comments to current problems, if any, in Reston’s current zoning ordinance; potential solutions for these problems; and steps to maximize community involvement in improving the zoning ordinance.

In addition, all speakers will be requested to disclose any personal financial interest in the positions they take.

RA District Meetings This Fall

The Reston Association will be host District Meetings this fall in each of the four voting districts: Lake Anne/Tall Oaks, Hunters Woods/Dogwood, South Lakes and North Point.

According to the Association, the purpose of the meetings is to reconnect with members, discuss topical issues, hear comments and answer member questions. Each district’s director will lead respective meetings with a "Desserts & Discussion" theme.

For more information about the meetings, call 703-435-6514. Below are a list of the meeting dates and locations:

* Monday, Sept. 25, 7-9 p.m., Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Meeting at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, Director Robin Smyers.

* Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m., Hunters Woods District Meeting at Glade Room Wednesday, Director Barbara Aaron.

* Thursday, Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m., South Lakes District Meeting at Reston Sunset Hills Montessori School, Director Kathleen Driscoll McKee.

* Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., North Point District Meeting Brown’s Chapel Park, Director Doug Bushée.

5K To Raise Money for Diabetes

Tall Oaks At Reston, an assisted living community, will host a 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk and Community Extravaganza next month to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Tall Oaks at Reston. Kaiser Permanente supports the event as the premier Platinum Sponsor. Giant Foods, Humana MarketPOINT, Reston Hospital Center and Reston Runners are Gold Sponsors.

The route for the run/walk is on Reston’s trails to cater to both the expert runner and casual walker. The Community Extravaganza portion of the event features a live New Orleans style jazz band, food, exhibits and silent auction. The event is open to the public. The first runner and walker to cross finish line will receive a prize. Each run/walk participant is required to donate at least $25 to the cause.

To receive more event information and a registration form, visit www.TallOaksAtReston.com. For questions about the event, contact Ms. Moore at dmoore@talloaksatreston.com or call 703-834-9800.

Volunteer for Reston Triathlon

The Reston Triathlon is looking for volunteers to help with the event which this year will be Sunday, Sept. 10. Volunteers are needed for packet pick up on Saturday, Sept. 9; then on race day volunteers are needed for the swim course, transition areas at Lake Audubon boat ramp and South Lakes HS, post race food, run sentry, markings, bike marshal and finish line. For those who live on Lake Audubon, the event could use assistance from those with a small boat or a canoe.

A free Triathlon T-shirt and free food after the race are rewards for helping. E-mail restontri@aol.com or go to www.restontriathlon.org and follow the links for volunteers.