University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”
Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.
Fairfax County seeks to define business for breweries.
Northern Virginia experienced a beer explosion as microbreweries opened across Virginia and the nation.
Film festival brings together filmmakers and film lovers.
A red carpet was laid out at Reston Town Center’s Bow Tie Cinema for the 6th annual Washington West Film Festival. The 6th annual Washington West Film Festival (WWFF) showcased fifty-nine films from around the world, including world premieres and D.C. premieres. ”We're getting terrific feedback about our Washington West 2016 lineup of films,” said Brad Russell, founder and president of WWFF.
Reston maker space encourages new product.
Mike Hogarty, owner of Hotrods 2 Hybrids joined with Callye Keen from Red Blue Collective to create Alpha, a new fidget toy.
Diversity and change at Herndon HS.
The school year at Herndon High School began with change, as Dan Meier has taken the position of Interim Principal. Former principal Dr. William Bates left Herndon HS in July for a position with the Baltimore County Public Schools. “We are in a transition phase, but we anticipate a new principal in about a month,” said Meier.
Using art to share ideas of hope and eternity.
Herndon resident Vida Khadem is an artist, painter, writer, filmmaker and believer in the power of art. Born in Afghanistan, she and her family left for the United States where she was raised in Virginia. Khadem resides in the Town of Herndon, not far from Herndon Middle School. On her online biography, Khadem says she has been painting since age four. "This is what moved me, I love the arts," said Khadem.
MOD stands for Made On Demand.
MOD Pizza, MOD stands for Made On Demand, held a grand opening at Reston’s Plaza America on July 1.
Herndon Grand Musical Theatre Experience presents “Big The Musical.”
The Grand Musical Theatre Experience returned to Herndon High School with a production of “Big The Musical” by John Weidman, music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Cast of the musical performed at a July Herndon Friday Night Live event on the Town Green. The show is directed by Morganne Davies with musical direction by Dana Van Slyke, and is based upon the 1988 motion picture "Big" written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg.
MOD Pizza opens at Reston Plaza America.
MOD Pizza (MOD stands for Made On Demand) held a grand opening at Reston’s Plaza America on Friday, July 1.
A reception was held on June 11 at ArtSpace Herndon for new exhibit, Truths in False Positives.
The schools hosts Science Night with Children’s Science Center.
Memorial Day Observance held at Herndon Cemetery.
Saturday, May 21, Herndon hosted its second TEDxHerndon event at Herndon Middle School. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private nonprofit Sapling Foundation.
New Chantilly microbrewery fulfills owner’s dream.
Mustang Sally Brewing Company (MSB) located at 14140 Parke Long Ct. Chantilly, is holding its Grand Opening week with events from May 25 through May 29.
Weather does not stop Town of Herndon’s Department of Public Works.
“It was a little wet this year, but this event has been a favorite for kids and parents alike for many years,” said Robert B. Boxer, Director of the Town of Herndon’s Public Works.
Art, music events in downtown Herndon.
The month of May has several upcoming art and music related events in Herndon. These include the annual Friday Night Live hosted on the Town Green in downtown Herndon, as well as music events at ArtSpace Herndon. Friday Night Live is held outdoors in downtown Herndon, on Friday nights from May 6-Aug 26.
Herndon park hosts Civil War Presentation, Spring Farm Day.
More than 80 persons traveled to Herndon’s Frying Pan Farm Park to attend a presentation related to the history of the American Civil War.
Students engaged in arts productions.
Herndon High School continues its tradition of having a student body engaged in the performing arts.
32nd annual Mayor’s Volunteer Appreciation Night a success.
Herndon helped volunteers feel the appreciation at the 32nd annual Mayor’s Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Herndon Community Center on April 10.
Giving Circle of HOPE draws attention to food insecurity in Northern Virginia.
Friday evening, April 8, the ninth annual Empty Bowls event was hosted by the Giving Circle of HOPE at Floris United Methodist Church on Frying Pan Road in Herndon.
Reception held at Greater Reston Arts Center for high school students’ art show.
A reception was held the evening of March 18 for the Emerging Visions program, on display at the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) at Reston Town Center.
Dancers visit locations throughout Herndon and Fairfax County.
Thursday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated throughout Herndon and Reston. At Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in downtown Herndon
Annual Mind Heart Vision exhibit presented in Herndon.
ArtSpace Herndon presented its sixth annual Mind Heart Vision Exhibit, with a reception on March 16.
Joe Grooming, which had a retail space at Reston Town Center is now PR Barbers. The business will be operated by Reg Laws, an owner of PR at Partners Salons.
Herndon Town Council recognizes volunteers.
”They did a really good job of alerting the authorities. These two kids did that and I hope it sets an example. I couldn’t be more thankful,” said Herndon’s Chief of Police Maggie A. DeBoard.
Sharing messages from Fairfax County to the nation.
Reston based MetroStar Systems was named a finalist of the 10th Annual Helios Apollo Awards for the communication and culture categories.
Thirsty for local beer in Northern Virginia? Try Reston.
Reston Town Center’s World of Beer hosted interviews Wednesday, March 2 for its new program “Drink It Interns,” where interns will use social media and writing skills to share beer stories they gather during their travels.
GreenFare, and a coffee bar on wheels servicing Herndon.
Monday, March 7, members of the Herndon Town Council including Mayor Lisa Merkel and Vice Mayor Jennifer Baker and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova joined in the official ribbon cutting for a new business at the Herndon K-Mart Shopping Center.
Family events and activities to look for.
As spring approaches, Reston will host a variety of events in early March.
Art exhibits at Reston gallery dedicated to the area’s youth.
The GRACE Art gallery at Reston Town Center has an exhibit featuring works from students from schools participating in the Center’s signature art education program, GRACE Art.
Family friendly events and activities to look for.
As spring approaches, Herndon has several upcoming family friendly March events.
Student media at Fairfax George Mason University.
On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21, more than 80 students and community members took part in the weekend Virginia Production Assistant Training for Film and TV co-hosted by GMU FAVS at the Harris Theatre.
Late winter events at ArtSpace Herndon.
Each year ArtSpace Herndon invites photographers from Virginia, D.C. Maryland, and West Virginia to participate in their annual Fine Art Photography Competition.
A Diversity of Art at Reston Community Center.
Reston Community Center (RCC) hosted “A Taste of the Arab World” at Hunters Woods Friday, Feb. 12.
The 25th chocolate festival held at Herndon Floris United Methodist Church.
Despite cold weather, families from around the Herndon area attended the Saturday chocolate festival hosted by Floris United Methodist Church.
Microbreweries rise in Northern Virginia.
A change in legislation in 2012 helped fuel the growth of craft breweries. Before Virginia Senate Bill 604 became a law, brewers only could serve small samples of their beers to people.
PBS series draws attention to Alexandria’s landmarks.
The Office of Historic Alexandria has joined Extraordinary Alexandria to celebrate the spotlight on its heritage and present new visitor experiences for fans of the PBS miniseries, “Mercy Street.”
From a dining room table to community at large.
Once a week, Herndon resident Bill McKenna prepares his audio equipment for his weekly podcast. The podcast is usually recorded at his home in downtown Herndon, and from there u
Family friendly production at Herndon school Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 10 a.m.
Hendon High school drama team presents the story of Cinderella this February at Herndon High auditorium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broadway music and dance at Herndon HS.
Herndon High students have been rehearsing for the annual winter cabaret show.
Foto Image to close, Pet Valu to open.
Foto Image located at 1436 North Point Village Center will be closing on Jan. 30.
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.
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.