News for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

News for Tuesday, March 19, 2013



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Update on State Session

Favola, Comstock, Foust provide General Assembly results.

State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31), Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34) and Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) addressed a crowd at the Great Falls Grange Tuesday, March 12, on the results of the latest General Assembly session.

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Rotary Presents Youth Service Awards

Three local students honored for ‘service above self.’

The McLean Rotary Club presented its annual Youth Service Awards to three local students at their Tuesday, March 12, meeting. McLean High School senior Jung Wook "James" Choi, Langley High School junior Rebecca Pifer and Potomac School senior Britt Nelson were each awarded $250 scholarships in recognition of their efforts serving the community.

Council for the Arts Celebrates Women in Arts

Herndon honorees are Grace Wolf, Karen Cobb and Robin Carroll.

The Council for the Arts of Herndon gave this year's awards celebrating women in the arts to Town Council member Grace Wolf, immediate past president of the CAH, Karen Cobb, past executive director of the CAH, and Robin Carroll, immediate past president of the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts.

Voices of Arts at GRACE

High school students’ artwork on display.

In celebration of the Youth Art Month at the Greater Reston Art Center (GRACE), students from Herndon, Oakton and South Lakes High Schools came together for an exhibition on Friday, March 15. The theme of the exhibition was Emerging Visions: Voices.

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O’Connell Softball Opens Season with Shutout Victory

Pitcher Finucane throws no-hitter against Bishop Ireton

The Knights are led by Missouri-bound pitcher Tori Finucane and North Carolina-bound catcher Jillian Ferraro.

Letter: Discussing Internet On Capitol Hill

Letter: Discussing Internet On Capitol Hill

Commentary: General Assembly to Reconvene

Commentary: General Assembly to Reconvene

When ‘Everyone is Irish’ at Town Center

Clyde’s of Reston hosts St. Paddy’s Day celebration.

With a decided nip in the air and the threat of rain, you could almost imagine yourself wandering the streets of Galway, Ireland—a fitting atmospheric backdrop for the third annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Reston Town Center held on Saturday, March 16.

Sullivan Leads McLean Baseball to Victory

Highlanders beat Westfield for first win of the season.

The McLean baseball team capitalized on five Westfield errors.

Reston Hosts Nowruz Festival

2nd Annual Persian New Year Festival in Reston Town

“I’ve been to the Oktoberfest here, the Wine Festival, concerts in the Pavilion, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a crowd like this one.” That was Roy Mackey of Reston’s impressions of the throngs that filled the closed-to-cars Market Street in the Reston Town Center on Sunday, March 17.

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Easter Festival at Floris United Methodist Church

Floris United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Family Easter Festival on Saturday, March 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. (Doors open at 2:45 p.m.) Everyone is welcome. The Egg Hunt (organized by kindergarten through first grade, second grade, and third through fifth grade) begins shortly after 3 p.m.

ArtSpace Herndon Hosts Reception for ‘Beyond the Blue and Grey’ Exhibit

On Saturday, March 2, ArtSpace Herndon hosted an artist’s reception at their location in downtown Herndon. The event was open to the public and provided an opportunity to speak with the artists whose work was on display.

Herndon Cox Communications Celebrates Black History Month

In partnership with Fairfax County, Cox Communications celebrated Black History Month at the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality event, a celebration of culture and heritage held at the Fairfax County Government Center Forum & Board Auditorium in Fairfax on Friday, Feb. 22.

Bringing Local History to Life

“I wanted the kids to see that this area wasn’t always townhouses and shopping centers.” So answered McNair Elementary School-based Technology Specialist Laura Reasoner Jones, when asked what motivated her to produce a movie and organize a McNair History Night. Jones has authored several well-reviewed books, including “Herndon (Then and Now)” and “The All-Wise Being: A Tale of God and Republicans,” the latter being a fictionalized account of her ancestor Ethan T. Reasoner, based largely on his personal journals.

Farmers Table at Frying Pan Park Offers a Preview of the Market Season

Dreaming of all that farm fresh produce and the treats on offer at the area farmers’ markets? Counting the days until May when most will re-open? Stop dreaming. And stop staring at the calendar. Wander over to Frying Pan Farm Park on Thursdays between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and satisfy your cravings for food that hasn’t been flash-frozen or packed with preservatives so that it could make the gazillion mile trip from who-knows-where to your grocery store.

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Community Honors Sandy Hook Victim

The gray skies, frigid temperatures, and howling winds were not enough to deter 100 people from coming out to honor the Sandy Hook victims last Sunday, March 3, at Lake Fairfax Park as they ran and walked 26 laps for each of the lost lives.

Letter: ‘Me’ vs. ‘Us’ at Town Hall

Letter: ‘Me’ vs. ‘Us’ at Town Hall

Metrorail Phase 1 Nears Completion

Phase 1 of the project 89 percent complete.

Four years ago this month, construction of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project began. Today project construction is 89 percent complete. Station structures are in place at the four stations in Tysons Corner and one at Wiehle Avenue in Reston.

Letter:On Lyme Disease Awareness Bill

Letter:On Lyme Disease Awareness Bill

Letter:An Overlooked Aspect of Homelessness

Letter:An Overlooked Aspect of Homelessness

Bulova Appoints Mary Cortina, Faisal Khan to Park Authority Board

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (D-at-large) recently appointed two new representatives to the Fairfax County Park Authority Board.

Chef Jacques Haeringer Featured in Communicating Today

On Monday, April 8, the long-running local television program Communicating Today will be producing a brand new cooking segment, titled "Gourmet Chef," on Channel 10, Fairfax Public Access. John Monsul, the creator and producer, has invited the first guest—Master Chef Jacques Haeringer, long time proprietor of the L'Auberge Chez Francois country restaurant in Great Falls.

St. Patrick’s Day at the Old Brogue

Cool temperatures and gray clouds didn’t stop the Saint Patrick’s Day crowd from hitting The Old Brogue for some fun and friendly celebration on Sunday. Deep-rooted in tradition, the Irish pub attracted hundreds of loyal fans—young, old and everyone in between—for a day full of food, drinks and friends.

Mediterranee Gets Behind Local Arts

Restaurant launches in-house art exhibition series with Frank James Ellis' paintings.

Restaurant launches in-house art exhibition series with Frank James Ellis' paintings.