Week in Reston

Week in Reston

RA Election Results

Joe Leighton, Cheryl Beamer, Robin Smyers and Frank Lynch have been elected to the Reston Association Board of Directors. Leighton ran for the at-large director seat and defeated Jane Lee Wong with 5,386 votes to her 1,628. Beamer beat James Burton for the Hunter Woods/Dogwood District seat with a 873 to 690 tally. Smyers and Lynch ran unopposed, but needed 10 percent of their district’s vote to be considered legitimate winners. Smyers earned 1,427 votes for the Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District seat and Lynch gathered 1,492 votes for the North Point District seat.

Southgate Skateboard Park

The Southgate Community Center will host a one-day skateboard park on Saturday, April 21. "This is one more example of moving forward to building a skateboard park in Hunter Mill District," said Supervisor Catherine Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill). The skateboard park is an opportunity to provide a service to the younger part of the population. "We want to continue to provide what the kids enjoy," said Hudgins. While Saturday’s park is a one-day event, she said a permanent structure would be a wonderful facility.

Armed Robbery in Reston

A 40-year-old Herndon man, a pizza delivery driver, was robbed in the 11500 block of North Shore Drive in Reston on Thursday, April 12, around 11:30 p.m. He was walking to his car after a delivery, when a man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask approached him. The man brandished a knife and demanded money, which the victim relinquished. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, and the victim was not injured.

The suspect then got into a vehicle and fled on to North Shore Drive. Police officers received information that led them to a crash site near North Shore Drive and Village Road. Investigation revealed that the driver was the robbery suspect. Benjamin Reagan, 20, of the 2200 block of Cocquina Drive, was arrested and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He was charged with robbery and possession of marijuana.

Earth Day Activities

Reston residents will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive. There will be a 5K Fund Run/Walk to benefit the Nature House. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and costs $25.

Afternoon activities, from 1 to 5 p.m., will include live animals, native plant sales, children’s games and hands-on nature activities. The raid date for the afternoon activities is Sunday, April 22. For more information call the Walked Nature Education Center at 703-476-9689.

Lake Anne Meeting

Supervisor Catherine Hudgins will hold a second meeting on the recommendations for the comprehensive plan amendment of Lake Anne Village Center. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Anne Elementary School. The recommendations are posted on the county’s Department of Planning and Zoning web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/projects/lakeanne.htm. For more information call Goldie Harrison at 703-478-0283.

Relay for Life Fund-raiser

The Grateful Living and Keep Hope Alive teams for the Relay for Life are sponsoring a wine tasting and silent auction on Saturday, April 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). Among the items offered are tickets to Redskins games and vacation beach houses. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 at the Wine Seller in Herndon, or at Reston’s Used Book Shop at Lake Anne. They will be available at the door on Saturday for $30.