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Week in Reston

Independence Day in Reston

Reston Association is gearing up for its annual Fourth of July pre-fireworks celebration at Lake Newport pool, located at 11601 Lake Newport Road. The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include a DJ, pool games, prizes and food, including cotton candy. Lake Fairfax is the Reston destination for Independence Day fireworks.

Lake Anne Wins Grant

Lake Anne Elementary School won a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The Toolbox for Education grant was awarded to Lake Anne for its proposal entitled “The Lake Anne Learning Garden,” which envisions installing benches and planting gardens in the school’s courtyard. The vision hopes to turn the courtyard into an idyllic garden where students can use the area as a learning center. Parents and community volunteers are clearing the area, so students will be able to use it at the beginning of next school year. Lake Anne Elementary has won four grants during the past school year.

Update on Revitalization

The Reston Planning and Zoning Committee will meet Monday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Conference Room, Reston Association Building, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

Fred Selden, director of planning for Fairfax County, will speak about the status of the proposed revisions to the Comprehensive Plan that may be made in connection with the Lake Anne revitalization project. This meeting, as are all P&Z meetings, is open to the public.

Seeking Larceny Leads

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is seeking assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for stealing numerous pieces of art from Reston Art Festival in May. The two-day festival was held at Reston Town Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and May 20. Between 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday display tents were unzipped and various pieces of art were stolen, including:

· One 9”x12” painting of a face - $650

· One 16”x20” painting of two people - $450

· One 11”x14” painting of two people - $200

· Ten unframed paintings of people - $1,150

· One harp that measured 20” long, 7” wide, 2” deep, in a triangular shape - $725

· Two Japanese paper art pieces - $300

· One 3 feet tall statue of a medicine man - $600

· One 12”x24” painting of medieval colors - $975

Anyone with information on these larcenies or the suspect or suspects involved is asked to call Fairfax Count Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477. A $100 to $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to an arrest. Callers do not have to give their names or appear in court.

RCA Election

Reston Citizens Association will hold an election for its Board of Directors at the RCA Booth at Reston Festival, June 7 and 8 at Reston Town Center. A ballot may also be mailed in, postmarked no later than July 8, to RCA 2007 Election, John Lovaas, 11437 Washington Plaza W., Reston, VA 20190. Ballots may also be found on RCA’s web site and e-mailed, no later than July 8. The Web site is at http://go-resTOWN.org/ballot07.htm.

Aside from the candidates for the Board of Directors, residents of Small Tax District #5 will also vote on an administrative resolution to officially change RCA’s name to Reston Citizens Association, as it is commonly known. The Articles of Incorporation, on file with the State Corporation Commission, still reflect the founding name of the organization, Reston Community Association. For questions call John Lovaas at 703-318-9628.

A Doctor’s Wrinkle

Sterling doctor David E. Berman treated patients for facial wrinkles with an unapproved drug that was intended for “research purposes only” and “not for human use,” according to federal court documents.

Berman, 50, of Reston, pleaded guilty June 12 to misbranding a drug by offering it for sale in the name of another medication, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg.

Berman, who faces up to a year in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000, is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Alexandria in October.

Berman treated patients in 2004 with the unapproved Botulinum Toxin Type A as if it was Botox Cosmetic, a form of the medication that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of facial wrinkles, according to the release. He did not inform his patients he was using an unapproved drug, according to court documents.