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FIVE Men Rob Residence

Police continue to investigate a robbery in Reston on Friday, Sept. 29, when five men broke into a house with the door open.

The suspects entered the house on Mountain Laurel Place and brandished a gun to the resident before stealing personal items.

The victim, an 18-year-old Reston man, was sitting in the house when the suspects approached him. They flashed a handgun and then stole items from the house. Then the suspects fled. The victim was not injured.

LOOKING for the Best

Reston Interfaith and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce seek nominations for the 2007 Best of Reston awards. The annual awards honor businesses, organizations and individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to community service and improving the lives of others.

Eligible Best of Reston nominees may be businesses, organizations, or individuals that make extraordinary contributions of their time and resources to improve the quality of life in the Reston-Herndon area and the surrounding communities.

Nominees must demonstrate commitment to a project that has tangible results, recognize a need and show initiative to take on projects and causes that are outside the scope of their normal employment, and work selflessly without thought of recognition.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. Nomination forms can be picked up in Reston from the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce at 1763 Fountain Drive or from Reston Interfaith’s office at 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210. Forms can also be downloaded from Reston Interfaith’s web site at www.restoninterfaith.org or from the Chamber’s web site at www.restonchamber.org. To obtain a form by mail, call Meredith Young at 571-323-9566. Nominations received after the Oct. 30 deadline will not be considered.

Winners of the 2007 Best of Reston Awards will be announced at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 11, 2007. They will be formally honored at the 16th Annual Best of Reston Gala on April 19, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

ENJOY an Autumn Adventure

The Living Scarecrows and a costume parade are a few of the highlights for Reston Town Center’s Autumn Adventure on Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon – 4 p.m.

The family-fun event, held at the Pavilion, celebrates the change of season with horse-drawn hayrides, a hay maze, face painting, make-and-take crafts, and entertainment by Flumpa and the Living Scarecrows. Children are invited to participate in a costume parade and contest, and trick or treating at participating Reston Town Center retailers. Admission price for activities is $5 per child or $20 per family. Proceeds will benefit the programs of Reston Interfaith, nonprofit organization serving Northern Virginia. Autumn Adventure is supported in part by Premium Sponsor, Verizon.

CORRECTION

An article last week said Shane Wolfe had formerly served as acting principal at Armstrong and Terraset elementary schools. It should have said he formerly served as assistant principal at Armstrong and Terraset. Wolfe was recently named principal at Armstrong Elementary.

VOLUNTEERS Needed at RCC

The Reston Community Center continues to look for volunteers for several projects:

* RCC Clubhouse Program at Terraset Elementary School

Tutors are needed to help children ages 7-11 on homework. Time shifts include following days: Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; and Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. For more information, contact Debbie Heron, youth programs director, at 703-390-6163 or Deborah.heron@fairfaxcounty.gov.

* Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-15 at RCC Hunters Woods, volunteers are needed for set-up, hospitality and breakdown. Volunteers can work for any two-hour segment Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, contact Haywood R. Hopson, Sr., community events director, at 703-390-6161.

* Halloween Family Fun Day

On Saturday, Oct. 28 at RCC Hunters Woods, volunteers are needed for any two-hour segment of time from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goody bags and pizza will be available after the event for volunteers, and t-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Debbie Heron, youth programs director, at 703-390-6163 or Deborah.heron@fairfaxcounty.gov.

* Children’s Fall Flea Market

On Saturday, Nov. 18 at RCC Hunters Woods volunteers are needed for any segment of time from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pizza will be provided to volunteers after the event. For more information, contact Debbie Heron, youth programs director, at 703-390-6163 or Deborah.heron@fairfaxcounty.gov.

* Winter Break Fun Zone

Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 29 at RCC/Hunters Woods, volunteers are needed for any segment of time from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Activities include games, field trips, cooking, photo lab, woodshop, swimming for 20 children and volunteers. For more information, ] contact Debbie Heron, youth programs director, at 703-390-6163 or Deborah.heron@fairfaxcounty.gov.

RESTON at Home Tour

The Reston Historic Trust will present the 5th annual Reston At Home Tour on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This year’s tour focuses on the arts and features five private homes of art collectors, artists, and musicians. The tour, which costs $20 in advance, is self-conducted.

Tickets are available at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village Center, 1639 Washington Plaza, or at the Greater Reston Arts Center at Reston Town Center, 12001 Market Street. On the day of the tour, tickets will cost $25. Passes include the tour map, information, and home illustrations by Pat Macintyre. All proceeds from Reston At Home benefit the Reston Museum.

Volunteers are needed to help host the homes during the tour. To register, please visit the Reston Museum at 1639 Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center, or call 703-709-7700 for more information. Volunteer registration forms are also available by e-mail, contact reston.at.home.tour@gmail.com.

JOIN Holiday Parade

Organizers of the 16th annual Reston Holiday Parade is looking for parade participants. This year’s parade, with the theme of “Ring in the Season at Reston Town Center,” takes place Friday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Interested groups will have the opportunity to join 1.5-mile parade route with an assortment of Macy’s style balloons, musical groups, dancers, antique cars and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For an entry form, contact Billie Nicolotti at 703-476-9377.

SEEKING Nominations for Community Service Awards

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Steering Committee invites nominations for the 2007 Community Service Awards, which will be presented Monday, Jan. 15, 2007.

Awards are based on contributions to the community in support of tolerance and equal opportunities, efforts that reduce poverty, and promotion of non-violence and conflict resolution. Nominations for youth, young adults, adults and businesses are due Monday, Oct. 2.

For more information, download the Community Service Award materials at www.restoncommunitycenter.com/restonmlkcelebration or contact Gaea L. Honeycutt at 703-390-6145.