Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Attention Hockey Fans

Jimmy's Tavern has purchased 46 game tickets to see the Sabres play the Capitals at the MCI Center on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. A luxury bus will transport passengers from Jimmy's to the game and back to Jimmy's. The bus will leave at 5:30 p.m. and return after the game. Jimmy's will provide snacks, sodas and bottled water on the bus. This family friendly event is $55 per person, which includes the game ticket, bus ride, snacks, sodas and a plate of wings at Jimmy's after the game. For more information or to sign up, contact Jimmy at Jimmy@jimmystavern.com or 703-470-4014.

March Chamber Events

Meg Walker of NetworkSolutions will speak on the topic of Web marketing during the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce's Better Business Luncheon Tuesday, March 14. The event is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will cover "Eight steps to being found on-line." Admission is $25 for members by Friday, March 10 or $30 at the door; $35 for non-members. A buffet lunch is included. Space is limited, reserve ahead at 571-323-5300 or e-mail info@herndondulleschamber.org.

* Chamber 101 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. This event offers the chance for members to learn how to get the most out of their membership. Non-members are welcome. The event will be held at ITT Technical Institute, 14420 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 100, Chantilly. Pre-register with Ellen Kaminsky by calling 571-323-5302 or e-mail membership@HerndonDullesChamber.org.

Day Time Burglaries

The Herndon Police are investigating a series of daytime burglaries. Entry is being gained through a back door. The police urge residents to keep all doors and windows locked. If anyone suspicious is noticed, contact the Herndon Police at 703-435-6846. If someone is seen breaking into a residence, call 911. Residents wanting a security survey for their home or business, may contact Officer Denise Randles, Community Resource Officer, at 703-787-7627, denise.randles@herndon-va.gov.

Volunteers Sought

Neighbors United/Vecinos Unidos of Herndon seeks volunteers to provide homework assistance to youth ages 7 to 14 after school at its two Herndon sites. Tutors are needed Monday through Thursday from 4:15 to 6 p.m., and the schedule is flexible. Volunteers 16 and up are welcome. Call 703-376-8475 or e-mail info@vecinosunidos.org.

Herndon Festival Recognized

The Herndon Festival was recently recognized as one of the top community festivals in the nation by Recreation Management Magazine, a national publication covering recreation, sports and fitness facilities management.

In an introduction to the article that featured the Herndon Festival, Recreation Management editors defined successful events as those that "pay attention to the little details. They worry as much about portable toilets as they do about sponsorships. They consider their steering committee as important as the headlining band."

The Herndon Festival, the first event mentioned in the article, was specifically lauded for the team of organizers mobilized each year prior to, during and following the festival. According to the article, the Herndon Festival exemplifies "the first habit of highly successful festivals: you must assemble the right team."


The cover photograph of the Feb. 22-28 edition of the Herndon Connection misidentified Herndon High School student and basketball player Chase Miller.

Town Calendar

Wednesday, March 1

2006 business license application and payment due.

Ash Wednesday

Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission public hearing

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council work session

Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m.

Neighborhood College Alumni Group