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Wolf Announces 10th District Art Show

The opening of the annual 10th District Congressional Art Show featuring works by area high school students will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the George Washington University (GWU) Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Loudoun County, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) announced. The show is free and open to the public. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m.

All submitted artwork will remain on display at the campus until April 22. The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside other “Best in Show” entries from congressional districts across the country.

The campus is located at 44983 Knoll Square, off Route 7 in Ashburn, and the art show will be held in Enterprise Hall.

For more information about the art show, contact Donna Crowley in Wolf’s Winchester office at 540-667-0990 or 1-800-850-3463.

MOMS Club of Herndon to Meet March 21

The MOMS Club® of Herndon will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church (651 Dranesville Road, Herndon). The club encourages all Herndon (zip codes 20170 and 20171) stay-at-home mothers to join and to meet other at-home mothers.

Guest speakers Amanda Geary and Jen Blevins of Renewed Spaces Northern Virginia will talk on how to organize children’s belongings. Attendees will also share their organizing challenges and solutions with the group. Children are encouraged and welcome to attend all MOMS Club events.

For more information or to RSVP contact: Tomoko Azuma, Membership VP at Herndon_moms_info@yahoo.com.

AT&T to Install New Cable Lines

Beginning in mid-March and concluding in December, AT&T will install new cable service lines along Dranesville Road, Madison Street and Van Buren Street. Minimal disruption to residents and businesses is anticipated; the contractor will provide advance notice to those potentially affected by construction activities and will keep residents and businesses informed as the work approaches their neighborhoods.

To minimize disruption, the majority of the work will be performed by underground boring behind existing sidewalks and in easements. All disturbed property will be restored to its original condition. Contractors will be working from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. off the roadway and, when necessary, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. within the roadway. Traffic will be controlled as needed.

The Public Works Projects page of the town’s website, www.herndon-va.gov, will be updated throughout the life of the project as warranted. Residents and business owners may contact Public Works at 703-435-6860 or public.works@herndon-va.gov.

Herndon Festival Tops List of "Fantastic Festivals"

Herndon Festival and the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department were recognized in the latest issue of Recreation Management magazine in an article that highlights successful community events. “Programming: Make It Special” provides insights “gathered from cities and towns putting on stellar special events all over the country.” The Herndon Festival, produced by Herndon Parks and Recreation staff, was touted for being the largest free festival in Northern Virginia that offers “something for everyone.”

To see the article and the complete list of “Fantastic Festivals”, go to http://www.recmanagement.com/201302fe03.php. The 33rd Annual Herndon Festival takes place May 30-June 2013 in historic downtown Herndon.

Correction

The story “Relay for Life Kicks Off 10th Walk” stated that Herndon Relay For life has raised more than $300,000 in its 10-year history. It has actually raised $1.4 million.

Also, Luminaria bags can be purchased for those who have survived the disease, as well as those battling cancer, not just for those who have passed away.