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Four Charged in Pinecrest Road Robbery and Assault

Police have charged one adult and three juveniles in connection with the June 7 robbery and assault near Pinecrest Road. The adult, Ali Lewis, 19 of Freetown Court, Reston was charged with robbery on June 21.

Detectives linked the four suspects to the incident based on a tip they received from the public. Police have not linked these suspects to the other similar incidents and are still seeking information and tips from the public on those cases.

Detectives in the Reston Police District are investigating four recent robberies and assaults on Reston area paths that may be connected.

In three of the incidents, victims were walking when they were approached by groups of young men, physically assaulted, then robbed. In a fourth incident, the victim was a bicyclist. Each of the incidents happened during daylight hours between 3:25 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Candidates Sought for Reston Community Center Board

Reston Community Center (RCC) is seeking interested candidates to run for seats on its Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is a nine-member body responsible for overseeing the operations of the RCC. All residents of Small District 5, age 18 or older, are eligible to run for appointment to the RCC Board of Governors. Candidates must complete a candidacy statement in order to have their names placed on the Preference Poll ballot. Candidacy statements will be available at the center or online at www.restoncommunitycenter.com beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. The deadline for candidacy registration is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.

This year’s preference poll will fill three positions for three-year terms on RCC’s Board of Governors. Online and mail-in balloting and walk-in voting will be available from Sept. 13 through Oct. 4 until 5 p.m.

For more information on the 2013 RCC Preference Poll or Board of Governors, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.

Reston Forum to Address Smart Growth

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins announced city planner and smart growth advocate Jeff Speck will be the keynote speaker at a community forum entitled “Understanding Urbanization: Building on Reston’s Past to Future to Help Create Its Future.”

Speck, author of “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time” and “The Smart Growth Manual” will be discussing urban design and smart growth principles and how they can be applied in Reston. A panel discussion with local design industry leaders, Fairfax County land use planning staff, and commercial development representatives will follow Jeff Speck’s presentation.

Residents are invited to attend the forum on Monday, July 22. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the Reston Association Conference Room, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. To RSVP for the event or for more information, contact the Hunter Mill District Office at 703-478-0283.

Deadline Nears for T-Shirt Art Competition

Reston Bike Club and ArtSpace Herndon invite all 2D artists to enter the Reston Century T-Shirt Art Competition. All 2-dimensional media are acceptable, including painting, drawing and photography. Artwork and photography entered in this year's competition must carry a theme identifying it with Hamilton, Va. and road cycling.

Recognition will be given to first, second and third places as determined by the RBC Board in the following amounts:

First Place: $500

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $100

The first place winning entry will be printed in full color on the back of the shirts given out to approximately 1,200 riders and displayed on the Reston Bike Club website. On the day of the Reston Century, the winning artist will be encouraged to sell prints of the winning artwork in format(s) of his/her choosing in a space under the registration pavilion at Reston Town Center. No commission will be charged on the artist sales that day.

Additionally, all artists will be invited to exhibit their entries at ArtSpace Herndon in conjunction with the Reston Bike Club annual awards dinner in late fall.

Entries can be submitted online, by email or regular mail. The entry fee is $15 for up to three images. The entry deadline is Monday, July 22.