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Herndon High Winter News

STEP Team, Marching Band, Writing Center active at the school.

The Herndon High Step Team performed at the Strathmore on Saturday, Jan. 16 to celebrate and honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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’Threaded with Green’ at ArtSpace Herndon

Winter exhibits at Herndon art gallery.

The quilts in ”Threaded with Green” on display at ArtSpace Herndon show the talent, dedication, and attention to detail from nineteen invited fiber artists. Every quilt in the show has an element of green.

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Reston: Around the World in a Day

Google at Ideaventions: Reston academy keeps promises.

Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science in Reston which opened in the fall of 2015, has celebrated several achievements over the past months.

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South Lakes HS in Reston to Host Broadway Cabaret

NoVa Mini Maker Faire and Battle of the Bands.

Reston South Lakes High School Chorus Department will soon begin its 11th year of Broadway Night. Another upcoming event which will be hosted at South Lakes HS and Langston Hughes Middle School is the annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire.

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Reston and Herndon Dig Out Of Blizzard

Blizzard limits public transportation, volunteers and crews step up.

Government, schools and libraries were closed throughout Reston and Herndon as the area continued to shovel out the snow from blizzard Jonas.

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General Dynamics to Move to Reston

Post office and upcoming Reston Polar Dip at Lake Anne.

Reston resident Doris Tyler, owner of Chesapeake Chocolates at the Lake Anne Village Center, has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise money to open a post office in the Lake Anne Village Center.

Herndon Vice Mayor Connects with Runnymede

Honoring the history of Herndon.

In November of 2015 Herndon’s Vice Mayor Jennifer Baker visited England and met Derek Cotty, Mayor of Runnymede, Herndon’s sister city. Runnymede is a water-meadow alongside the River Thames in the English county of Surrey, and just over 20 miles (32 km) west of central London.

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Herndon High Prepares For Winter Cabaret

Broadway music and dance at Herndon HS.

Herndon High students have been rehearsing for the annual winter cabaret show.

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Changes At Reston North Point Village Center

Foto Image to close, Pet Valu to open.

Foto Image located at 1436 North Point Village Center will be closing on Jan. 30.

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Fairfax Area Becomes a ‘No Drone Zone’

FAA shuts down drone clubs within a 30-mile radius of Washington, D.C.

Over twenty drone hobbyists met at Reston Nova Labs to discuss recent emails announcing the extension of FAA's "no drone zone" deeper into Virginia and Maryland in a 30-mile radius beyond Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport in D.C.

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Not Your Average Joe’s Opens at Reston Spectrum

New restaurant at Fountain Drive in Reston opens in January.

The Reston Spectrum at 1845 Fountain Drive now hosts Not Your Average Joe’s, a Massachusetts-based restaurant chain, known for stone-hearth pizzas, salads, unique burger combos and other casual fare.

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New Year on a High Note in Vienna

Vienna’s music venue ready for 2016.

I.M.P., owner of Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club announced it has entered into a partnership with Jammin Java and its co-owner/booker Daniel Brindley.

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Reston: Metro’s New Manager Meets the Public

Farewell paper tickets, welcome General Manager Wiedefeld.

In 1965, federal legislation allowed for the creation of a mass transit system for Washington, D.C.

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Racing in Sahara

South Lakes HS graduate participates in Morocco Motorcar Rally.

Paul R. Misencik Jr., a South Lakes High School graduate of 1986, competed in the grueling six-day Maroc Challenge, a motorcar rally across some of the most inhospitable, Sahara Desert terrain in Morocco.

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Herndon HCTV Recognized By Town Council

Volunteers of Herndon station celebrate 25th anniversary.

In December, volunteers and staff at Herndon Community Television or HCTV were recognized by the Town of Herndon Councilmembers. Attending were Blake Rose and his wife Nancy Rose. President of Herndon HCTV, Blake Rose thanked the council for the recognition and the 25 years of keeping the community connected.

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Herndon: ArtSpace Herndon Opens Korean Pop Art Exhibit

Herndon Art Gallery prepares for January events.

Saturday, Dec. 12 there was a reception at ArtSpace Herndon for the Korean Pop Art in America exhibit. The exhibit is at ArtSpace Herndon from Dec. 8 until Jan. 10, 2016.

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Herndon Dresses Up for Holidays

As 2015 concludes, fun for the family in Herndon.

Deck the halls, hang the wreaths and string the lights for the annual "Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays" contest at the Town of Herndon.

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Urban Pop at Reston Station

Small business try retail at Reston Wiehle Avenue.

Visitors to Reston Station may have noticed glass jewel housing on the north side of the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station.

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Parade Returns to Reston Town Center

‘Home Sweet Home’ at 25th annual Reston Holiday Parade.

Friday, Nov. 27, Reston Town Center hosted its 25th annual Holiday Parade.

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Herndon High To Present ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’

New drama teacher brings Narnia to Herndon.

Since September, students at Herndon High School Theatre have been preparing an action-packed presentation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

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Vienna’s Caboose Brewing Readies For First Winter

Caboose Brewing Company creates an enjoyable pub atmosphere.

In the town of Vienna near Mile Marker 12 on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) past the red caboose and headed west is the Caboose Brewing Company. Located at an industrial park near the bike trail, Caboose combines varieties of beer with a farm-to-table food menu from chef Brandon McDermott.

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New Businesses to Open In Herndon, Reston

Comstock Partners has prepared a lease with Farmers Restaurant Group to bring the restaurant to Reston Station at Wiehle-Reston East Metro station. Additional business developments with the Herndon and Reston area.

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Capital Bikeshare To Connect Fairfax, Starting With Reston

Transportation alternatives coming to Reston.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) hosted a community meeting on the Reston Bike Share Project Thursday, Oct. 29, at Dogwood Elementary School, in Reston. It was an opportunity to meet Adam Lind, the county’s new Bicycle program manager.

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Election Day in Herndon and Reston

Polls opened in Virginia from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 for the election, where voters will choose state and county lawmakers.

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Ethereal and Natural Reactions at ArtSpace Herndon

New exhibit opens at the community art gallery.

Herndon community art gallery ArtSpace Herndon opened a new exhibit on Nov. 3,. Ethereal and Natural Reactions, a dual exhibition highlighting creativity in the form of abstract contemporary paintings by artist Anne Cherubim.

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Reston Hosts Fifth Washington West Film Fest

Celebrating the future at Reston Town Center.

From Oct. 21-27, 56 films from around the world were shown at venues including the Reston Bow Tie Cinemas, Wolf Trap Foundation For The Performing Arts, National Press Club, George Mason University, the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, the Angelika Film Center and more.

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South Lakes Cheerleading Wins Liberty Conference

Teamwork a component in Reston cheer squads progress.

The Reston South Lakes Varsity Cheerleading Squad made history by winning the Liberty Conference Championship.

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Herndon Hosts Homecoming Parade

Community joins in Herndon’s Homecoming parade.

The Town of Herndon hosted its annual homecoming parade the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24.

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Washington Film Fest Comes Back to Reston

Film festival brings movies from around the world.

The Washington West Film Festival intends to repeat its history of great cinema screenings at its 5th annual festival.

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Herndon Offers Fall Fun

Family fun events at Herndon Community Center and ArtSpace.

Herndon offers some fall fun for residents of different ages. Herndon Community Center at 814 Ferndale Ave. will host a Pinkalicious Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 18, 12:30-3 p.m. at their Pinktastic Halloween event.

Fall Fun At Herndon’s Frying Pan Farm Park

Herndon park to host several October events.

With the arrival of autumn, Herndon’s Frying Pan Park is preparing upcoming events for people of all ages.

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Herndon Police Helps with Pope’s Security

Latest from the Herndon Police Department.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of National Drug Take-Back Day, 186 pounds of unwanted and expired prescription drugs were dropped off at the Herndon Police Department station on Herndon Parkway.

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Courage Wall At Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station

Public has opportunity to participate in art project.

From Sept. 2 to Sept. 26, visitors at the Reston Silver Line Station are able to see an interactive art project, a chalkboard called the Courage Wall.

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Herndon’s First Craft Beer Brewery Opens Sept. 19

Herndon’s first nanobrewery Aslin Beer opens in September.

On Sept. 19, Aslin Beer will open at 257 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, and will be Herndon’s first small-batch brewery or nanobrewery.

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Reston Restaurants Rearrange

Several Reston restaurants undergo renovations, new businesses come to town.

With summer ending, business will be back to usual once schools return to session. There will be some changes to the dining selection, including the anticipated arrival of the restaurant Red’s Table.

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Metro Needs an Overhaul

Problems shake confidence of WMATA Metro.

Traffic is almost always hectic in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. suburbs. It may have been no surprise according to a nationwide traffic study, Washington, D.C., obtained the honor of worst rush hour congestion in the country.

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Herndon Summer Theatre Presents ‘Anything Goes!’

The Grand Musical Theatre Experience returned to Herndon High School with a production of the musical “Anything Goes!” Previous productions have included “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Hello Dolly.”

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Herndon: Aging Shopping Center Needs a Facelift

Since the popular restaurant the Tortilla Factory closed in February 2012, the space has remained vacant at Herndon Pines Shopping Center.

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STEM-Based Private School to Open in Reston

Ideaventions Academy plans to open Reston school.

Two Thomas Jefferson High School alums, Oakton residents Juliana and Ryan Heitz, opened a teaching science center in 2010 for young learners after an unsuccessful search to find a science enrichment class for their son.

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Reston: Ribbon Cutting Held For Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center

Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center, called a "hidden treasure" in Reston, held a grand opening on Saturday, July 18, at 12005 Sunrise Valley Drive in suite 120.

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Dulles International Airport Challenges

A demand for change at Dulles Airport.

Washington Dulles International Airport, located in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia, was once surrounded by farmland.

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Ukulele Festival Held at Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza

Aloha! Ukulele festival a success in Reston.

A signature summer event of Reston is the Lake Anne annual Ukulele Festival, held this year on Saturday, July 11.

Herndon Takes Part In World Police And Fire Games

Herndon police and residents cheer on 2015 Fairfax Games.

Reston Town Center has been serving as the central location for the 2015 World Police & Fire Games athletes as they arrived. Reston Town Center was selected to host the Athletes Village, and at the Town Center Pavilion, a variety of social activities and entertainment has been planned. Residents of neighboring Herndon have also been excited about the 2015 games.

World Police and Fire Games In Reston

Weekend events near Reston Town Center

Rain which lasted throughout Saturday, June 27 cancelled several outdoor events in the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games. Yet a sunnier Sunday permitted competitions continue in Fairfax County.

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Reston: Vigil Held for Investigator Silva

Sympathy and solidarity after athlete’s death.

A competitor in the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games Investigator Carlos Silva of Brazil was killed and two other bicyclists were seriously injured Thursday, July 2 after a front tire blowout caused a chain reaction crash at Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Va.

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Herndon Celebrates Fourth of July

Fireworks and patriotic decorations in Herndon.

On Saturday, July 4 the Town of Herndon hosted their annual Fourth of July celebration welcoming hundreds of local residents.

Business Developments in Herndon and Reston

SkyBitz, and a changing economy.

Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, yet Virginia has been falling from grace on CNBC’s ‘Top States for Business’ ranking, dropping to number 12 on this year’s list.

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Herndon Celebrates Completion of Station Street

Ribbon cutting at downtown Herndon street.

On Tuesday, June 16, residents of Herndon celebrated the reopening of the new and improved Station Street. Mayor Merkel, economic development manager Dennis H. Holste, Jr., former mayor Michael O'Reilly, Melissa Jonas and town councilmember Jasbinder Singh were some of the local officials who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the corner of Station and Center Street.

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International Songwriters Collective Concert Held In Herndon

Music and calls for art at Hendon art gallery.

On Thursday, June 25, the International Songwriters Collective (I.S.C.) Tour made a stop at ArtSpace Herndon. Three musicians-singer songwriters are on a one-month tour: Jimmy Robinson from New Orleans, Lily Kiara from Holland, and Floatstone (born Brick de Bois) from Antwerp, Belgium.

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Reston Area Restaurants Closing And Opening

New dining in the Reston area.

Spring brought several new restaurants to Reston Town Center, including the NEYLA Mediterranean Bistro which replaced Paulo’s Ristorante, and Barcelona Wine Bar, a Spanish tapas restaurant known for its wine list. Bartaco, a restaurant with a beachy vibe and cuisine rooted in Mexican tradition opened at 12021 Town Square St., and has received over one hundred reviews on review site Yelp.

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