Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Teen Stabbed at Party

Police continue to investigate the stabbing of a Reston teen Saturday, March 25 at a party on the 2300 block of Hunters Square.

The 15-year-old victim got into an argument outside of the party with a man who was asked to leave by the host around 10:20 p.m, according to the police report. Twenty minutes later, the man returned with 15 to 20 people.

A group of about four people assaulted the victim before the original suspect stabbed him in the midsection, said Officer Richard Henry, Fairfax County police spokesman. “The suspect also attempted to stab the victim’s brother, but bystanders separated them before he was able to,” said Henry. The group fled in a tan minivan.

The victim was taken to Inova Fairfax hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said police. The stabbing appears to be gang related. “There was definitely evidence to believe the suspects were associated with a gang,” said Henry.

The stabbing suspect is described as white, between 18 and 20-years-old, 5 feet 6 inches and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shoes and a black bandana.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Reston Artists Celebrate 35 Years

The League of Reston Artists celebrates 35 years of providing community art. In the spring of 1968, Embry Rucker, an Episcopal priest in Reston, asked Pat Macintyre, then a student at the Corcoran, to organize art shows at The Common Ground, a coffeehouse located where Jasmine Café is now. From that, the League of Reston Artists (LRA) was born.

From April 3 through April 30, the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne will celebrate with a special show at Jo Ann Rose Gallery as a tribute to the artists who helped LRA grow the past 35 years.

The event also doubles as LRA's annually judged Fine Arts Exhibition. Artists will compete for $300 in prize money. An additional $500 in award money has been donated by Pat Macintyre, one of the LRA's principal founders. Winners will be announced at the awards reception on Sunday, April 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public.

RAGS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Reston Art Gallery and Studio (RAGS) rings in its 20th year of inspiring local artists. Located at Lake Anne Plaza, the Gallery is home to 11 local artists who work side-by-side creating an eclectic array of artwork. To celebrate the past two decades of art, artists from the gallery will display their work at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods from April 3 to April 30.

MLK Seeks Nominations for Educator Awards

The Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Foundation, Inc. continues to seek nominations for its Outstanding Educator Awards.

Given each year to an individual, a group and a business, the awards recognize outstanding leadership in helping students improve their academic achievement and develop positive self-esteem. The deadline for receiving nominations for this award is April 1. Call 703-476-4937 or

e-mail arthur38@comcast.net for nomination forms and additional information.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Foundation, Inc. is also seeking tutors or mentors for its community-based Hollywood Education and Literacy Program (H.E.L.P.). The program helps students develop literacy and

effective life long learning skills by using proven tutoring and study techniques. Training for tutors and mentors will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Christian Church, 11400 North Shore Drive, Reston, Va. 20190. For additional information, please call Jenet Mills at 703-435-9936 or e-mail millsjenet@aol.com.

INC-spiring Businesses

INCspire, the Incubator Program of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for its GrowthSPURT7 Business Plan competition. Entrepreneurs with innovative business plans in the technology or government services industries are invited to apply to win top prize in this competition, which includes $10,000 in business services: temporary placement in the Incubator program, specialized consulting services from leading industry experts, and a special funding review session with venture capital firms and much more. Applicants need to submit a business plan for review by judges representing all segments of industry. Three finalists are chosen for the “interview” segment, during which the judges will dissect and challenge the plan, and encourage the applicant to defend and elaborate the business opportunity. For applications or more information, call INCspire at 571-323-3304 or visit www.INCspire.com. Deadline for applications is April 18 at 5 p.m. The winner will be announced May 11.


Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m., The Reston Association Special Board Meeting on the governing documents at Isaac Newton Square.