After years of inquiry and study, preparations have been made to close the building of fire station Herndon Station #4. The Horn Motor's lot on Locust Street, at the intersection of Center Street in Herndon will host a temporary fire station.
Students stay active at Herndon HS with extracurricular activities.
In addition to sports teams and athletics, Herndon High students have had the opportunity in February to be involved in various school activities. These have ranged from the February science fair to performing arts related groups.
Reston International Center Acquired by American Real Estate Partners
American Real Estate Partners and Square Mile Capital Management LLC announced on Feb. 2 they acquired the Reston International Center, a 15-story building from JBG Companies.
NWFCU Opens Herndon Location
Northwest Federal Credit Union opened a new Herndon location the morning of Saturday, Jan. 31. The new location is located at 2545 Centreville Road, at the Village Center outside the town of Herndon, Virginia.
New welcome signs erected at the entrances to the town.
Despite cold weather the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 27, Town of Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel and members of the Town Council, Planning Commission and staff gathered to unveil new gateway signs.
Reston Association seeks to address Reston’s busy beavers.
The Glade Stream Valley in Reston has been home to beavers for over 25 years. Reston Association’s environmental resource manager, Claudia Thompson-Deahl said beavers originally entered the stream system from the Twin Branches end, probably traveling up from the Potomac River via Difficult Run.
Exhibits at ArtSpace Herndon and Reston GRACE on display through February.
In January, both the ArtSpace Herndon and Reston GRACE community art galleries opened new art exhibits at their locations. ArtSpace Herndon located at 750 Center Street in downtown Herndon opened the soloist exhibit “In Warm Observations: People and Places” by artist Jill Banks.
Reston, Herndon area residents mindful of transportation changes.
On July 26, 2014, Phase 1 of the Silver Line opened. Metro General Manager Richard Sarles introduced a list of speakers at the dedication ceremony in a tent at the new Wiehle-Reston East station in Reston.
Reston couple funds further education in American history.
School children in eight Fairfax County Public elementary schools had the opportunity to hear and speak with Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry in January. Historical re-enactors Bill Barker and Richard Schumann, respectively, assisted with the experience.
Tickets available for NoVa Mini Maker Faire at Reston South Lakes High School.
A family-friendly showcase of invention and creativity will return to Reston on March 15. Tech enthusiasts and innovators will gather March 15, in Reston as the second annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire meets at South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School.
Winter a busy season for bank robberies.
For the second time in two weeks, a supermarket bank in Reston was robbed in the late afternoon. Fairfax County Police report the PNC Bank inside the Giant at North Point Village Center was robbed at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29.
Chabad of Reston-Herndon holds community celebration.
The Sunday evening of Dec. 21 members of the community assembled at the Herndon Town Square to celebrate Chanukah with the Chabad of Reston-Herndon. The event was open to the public and more than 35 persons came to attend.
HPD, Herndon FOP and community provide children with presents.
”I think this is a great example of what communities do, we help each other out,” said Town of Herndon Vice Mayor Jennifer K. Baker. Baker was at Herndon Police Department on Saturday, Dec. 20 for the annual Cops & Kids outreach event.
Businesses change hands in the Herndon, Reston area.
Change is a constant, and although some have remarked change is neither good nor bad, nostalgia is a powerful potion. At some locations, including cafes and eateries, we make memories and recall experiences with friends and relatives.
Garden club creates holiday decorations for Reston community.
December usually brings a holiday decorations workshop of some kind. The Reston Garden Club, an active community organization, held their decoration workshop at the Walker Nature Center in December on Glade Drive.
Winter entertainment at various locations in Northern Virginia.
At the end of December and early days of January, residents in the Reston and Herndon area have a variety of local options for fun and entertainment. Some of these include the local art galleries, as well as options at the local community centers and regional parks.
Volunteers promote turnout at Herndon craft fair.
Herndon Community Center, located at 814 Ferndale Avenue hosted its Annual Arts and Crafts Show Sunday, Dec. 7. The event was well attended, and both staff and volunteers from the Herndon Woman’s Club helped direct visitors to locations where crafts were on display.
Students perform “Sounds of the Season.”
Reston’s South Lakes High School choral department presented their free winter concert “Sounds of the Season” at the school auditorium on Dec. 11. Music preformed included both sacred and secular selection, and was an opportunity for family members and friends to hear the results of many hours of practice and rehearsal.
Weather does not hinder holiday celebrations.
Wet weather did not prevent celebrations planned on Saturday, Dec. 6 in downtown Herndon. Although it rained throughout most of the day, spirits remained bright at the Industrial Strength Theatre and Herndon Fortnightly Library, where winter holiday events were taking place.
Weather does not hinder traditional Reston event.
Umbrellas and rain gear were all the fashion on Saturday, Dec. 6. Despite wet weather, parents and children still waited by Lake Anne Plaza in Reston for the visit by Santa Claus.
Representatives of Herndon and Reston communities attend November parade.
Reston Town Center hosted the 24th Annual Reston Holiday Parade, a signature Reston event, on Friday, Nov. 28. Beginning at 11 a.m. the parade along Market Street launched the festive season.
Herndon residents attend annual November race.
Residents from communities surrounding Herndon attended the annual Herndon Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, Nov. 22. Over 1,100 runners, eight elementary school running groups, 50 plus volunteers, Town of Herndon staff, and many local and national sponsors contributed to the success of the race.
This year’s parade to be held on Friday, Nov. 28.
Reston Town Center presents the 24th annual Reston Holiday Parade, the highlight of a day filled with fun for the whole family, Friday, Nov. 28.
Herndon High Theatre presents family-friendly play Dec. 4-6.
The family favorite tale of a boy who can fly will be preformed onstage by Herndon High School students on Dec. 4, 5 and 6. Written by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the island of Neverland.
Neighborhood crime solvers seek suspects.
This autumn fires affected residential areas, one causing an estimated $1.25 million worth of damage on Herndon apartment buildings. On Monday, Nov. 10 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to the fire at the 13800 block of Jefferson Park Drive at 9:50 a.m.
Rotary club holds dedication ceremony in downtown Herndon.
Despite cool weather, the Town of Herndon residents and members of the Herndon Rotary Club assembled at downtown Herndon for the dedication and unveiling of the Rotary Club of Herndon’s first Little Free Library on Saturday, Nov. 15. The Little Free Library is a neighbor-to-neighbor sharing of books, and was made possible with the support of local businesses and the Rotary Club of Herndon
Herndon band performs free concert at school before trip to Norfolk.
Herndon High School band welcomed the community to attend a free concert the evening of Nov. 12 at Herndon High School auditorium. The concert was held to thank the community for generous support during the annual Tag Day fundraiser.
Snow summit held to share information and ideas.
Representatives from Reston Association, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), and Fairfax County attended the first “Snow Summit” Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Reston Association Headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. The event was open to public and was held to prepare Reston Association members for the upcoming snow season.
Painting exhibit on display until Nov. 30.
Herndon’s community art gallery ArtSpace Herndon opened a new painting exhibit to the public in November. The exhibit “Skies” by artist Bobbi Pratte is a collection of landscapes, painted in locations across the United States and Europe, with focus on the sky.
Middle school chorus and orchestra display young talent.
Parents and family members had the opportunity to hear the young talent of students at Reston Langston Hughes Middle School at the October fall concerts. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, school chorus director Sarah Stanley led a performance of seventh and eighth grade students.
Herndon Community Center celebrates anniversary, holds open house.
Herndon Community Center hosted an open house Saturday, Nov. 8. Both the community center and Herndon Parks and Recreation Department welcomed everyone to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Herndon Community Center.
Voters aware of new photo ID requirement.
Midterm elections were held throughout Virginia on Nov. 4, with voting stations open at locations throughout the commonwealth’s 95 counties. “There will be approximately 2,500 election officers working at the county’s 238 precincts,” stated Lisa M. Connors, public information officer for Fairfax County.
Families attend fall festival outdoor event.
Herndon’s Trinity Presbyterian Church held a children’s fall festival the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 26. The fall festival activities included a cupcake walk, art and craft event, and trunk or treating.
Play presented at Hendon and Virginia Theatre Association conference.
Eighth grade students in the class of Herndon Middle School drama teacher Scott D. Pafumi performed a one act play on the history of Herndon on Oct. 23 at Herndon Middle School. The one act play covered the period from 1858 to the present.
Fairfax County students chosen for 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl performance.
Reston South Lakes senior Samantha Gifford was recognized by the U.S. Army for her selection to the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band on Friday, Oct. 24. The selection ceremony was held in the theater at South Lakes High School (SLHS) in Reston.
Film festival hosted at Bow Tie Cinema.
The 4th Annual Washington West Film Festival was held Oct. 22-26 at Reston and other locations within Northern Virginia. Hosting the opening night film and reception was Reston Bow Tie Cinema at Reston Town Center.
Record breaking crowd attend October walk in Reston.
On Oct. 19, 300 participants attended the annual Cornerstones community walk from Embry Rucker Community Shelter to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and back. The distance was about two miles and was an opportunity to help provide basic and essential items, such as pillows, dishes and food for those who moved into stable housing through Cornerstones’ Rapid Re-Housing Challenge.
Families from around the area visit Herndon farm park.
Hundreds of families took the advantage of mild fall weekend weather to attend the Frying Pan Farm Park’s Farm Harvest Days held Oct. 18 -19 in Herndon.
Tours and interpretations of the Great Falls historic site continue.
Grinding with the main stones at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site has come to a stop for the next few months. Miller Mason Maddox found a crack in the main axle of the site’s water wheel, which catches the water flowing through the millrace and powers the mill.
Visitors attend weekend-long festival in Reston.
Despite overcast weather, the 2014 Oktoberfest was held again at Reston Town Center with Alpine Dancers, exhibitors, Oktoberfest fare, beer and carnival rides.
Guests learn about home care and Reston Association services.
Reston Association hosted a home and garden expo at Reston Association headquarters. “We look forward to hosting this event annually as we see it as a service to the community,” said Cate Fulkerson, Reston Association CEO.
ArtSpace Herndon Portrait Exhibit kicks off ArtsWeek Herndon.
Finalists were recognized at the ArtSpace Herndon Expressions Portrait Exhibit during the Saturday, Oct. 11 artists reception. The art exhibit displays more than 20 portrait pieces composed by 18 artists.
Herndon’s community spirit beats back drizzle.
Despite rain and chilly weather, 50 units and nearly 1,500 participants marched in the Oct. 11 Herndon homecoming parade. Orchestrating the event was the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department and many volunteers.
Parents meet teachers at South Lakes High School in Reston.
Representatives of community groups and clubs set up booths in the early evening of Oct. 2 at Reston South Lakes High School. The school was hosting a back to school night, and several local organizations wanted to publicize some of their upcoming events.
Non-profit welcomes visitors during annual open house.
On Oct. 5, Jill’s House was open to visitors to tour the 42,000-square-foot center. A non-profit organization providing respite care for children with special needs, Jill’s House serves more than 500 families.
Inaugural dog event held at Bready Park.
Herndon Parks and Recreation hosted their inaugural dog event at Bready Park on Sunday, Oct. 5. “I always thought Herndon should have a dog event,” said Dave Zakrzewski, a town of Herndon employee who helped coordinate the day’s activities.
Ceremonies at St. Joseph’s and St. Timothy’s in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.
“We attend every year, it is a special event,” said Herndon resident Mary Vrabel. Vrabel was with her two pet dogs, Shadow and Sasha, at St. Joseph’s Church in Herndon for the annual pet blessing on Oct. 4.
Families learn about local wildlife and nature.
The Friends of Runnymede Park and the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department hosted the annual NatureFest on Sunday, Sept. 28 at Runnymede Park. Nearly 700 local residents and neighbors enjoyed learning about birds, bees and butterflies, recycling and native plants, and life in a meadow or stream.
Celebration of diversity and community held at Lake Anne Plaza.
”We are here to celebrate all the local cultures of Reston,” said Kevin Danaher, community events director for the Reston Community Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27 Lake Anne Plaza hosted the annual Reston Multicultural Festival.
More than a thousand attend fundraiser event at Reston Town Center.
On Sept. 28, more than a thousand persons gathered at Reston Town Center to participate in the 2014 Walk To End Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter coordinated the event.