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Week in Reston

Reston History Series Continues

The Reston Historic Trust and the Reston Museum are exploring the early history of Reston. The Reston Museum is producing another free program on Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m., to be presented at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center—Lake Anne, titled: “Building Community in Reston: Diversity, Openness and Inclusiveness.” For more information, call the Reston Museum at 703-709-7700, email restonmuseum@gmail.com, or visit www.restonmuseum.org.

One of the most important items that Robert E. Simon Jr., fostered when he founded Reston was a sense of community. The goal was to establish a place where everyone mattered, had a sense of belonging, and was able to serve. With that in mind, he believed that diversity was a key to building Reston’s community. Without diversity, it would be impossible to build a rich community. On Feb. 28, the Reston Historic Trust (Reston Museum) will continue its "History of Reston" series with a program on openness, fairness and inclusiveness, along with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s that set the stage for Simon’s concept of openness that challenged the segregation laws and the racial traditions of Virginia.

Presenters: A panel of Reston residents from the 1960s and early 1970s including Tom Ahart, Carol Ann Bradley, Laura Thomas, Doris Briggs, J. Arthur Jones, and Vern Wingert.

Self Defense Training for Women

The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation has announced that Reston-based Triple Canopy, a global provider of mission support, security and training services, has underwritten several women’s self-defense training sessions in 2012.

“The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation believes that Fairfax County is the best place to live, work and raise a family. We further believe that it is through partnerships between the police department and local businesses that keep the community safe,” says FCLE Chairman Fred Sanborn.

The foundation partners with the Fairfax County Police Department to offer the Women’s Self Defense Training programs. Females 13 years of age and older who live or work in Fairfax County are eligible to register for this training.

Contact the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation via email at info@fairfaxfoundation.org or online at www.fairfaxfoundation.org.

Reston Hospital Uses New Technology

Reston Hospital Center completed its first surgery using a new, near-infrared fluorescence imaging guided system on the da Vinci Si Surgical System earlier this month. Nicholas Lailas, MD, of The Urology Group, used the technology to remove a tumor from a patient’s kidney.

This new fluorescence imaging, called Firefly™, creates a more enhanced visual field for surgeons allowing for more accurate assessments and surgeries. The new technique incorporates a redesigned 3-D HD camera that is mounted on one of the four arms of the da Vinci Si surgical robot. The specially designed camera and endoscopes allow surgeons at Reston Hospital Center to capture images of tissue and surrounding blood vessels by injecting a green-colored dye that is activated by near-infrared light. The camera can switch views between standard real time images and images illuminated by the dye.

The technology also allows surgeons to differentiate between malignant and normal tissue as the surgery is being performed because cancerous tissue stains less brightly than normal tissue.

Fusion Dental Earns Angie’s List Award

The Reston office of Fusion Dental has earned the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

“Angie’s List is the gold standard for online community recommendations, and winning the award for the second year is testimony to how our patients appreciate and recommend the high level of service we provide them,” said Scott Synnott, DDS, Reston office.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.