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‘Big’ at Herndon High

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.

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Restaurant Developments in Reston and Herndon

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.

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Local Art on Exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon

A reception was held on June 11 at ArtSpace Herndon for new exhibit, Truths in False Positives.

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Reston: Science Night at Dogwood Elementary

The schools hosts Science Night with Children’s Science Center.

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Herndon Remembers on Memorial Day

Memorial Day Observance held at Herndon Cemetery.

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Herndon Hosts Second TEDxHerndon Event

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.

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Chantilly: Mustang Sally Brewing Company Holds Grand Opening

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.

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Herndon Hosts Big Truck Days

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.

Herndon Rocks in May

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.

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Herndon: History Revisited at Frying Pan Park

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.

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Herndon High Drama Presents “Legally Blonde” Musical

Students engaged in arts productions.

Herndon High School continues its tradition of having a student body engaged in the performing arts.

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Herndon Volunteer Appreciation Event Held

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.

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Empty Bowls Event in Herndon

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.

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Reston: Student Art on Display at GRACE

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.

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Herndon: Boyle School of Irish Dance Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

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

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Art and Music at ArtSpace 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.

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Herndon, Reston Business Update

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.

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Herndon Citizens Honored

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.

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Media Alive in Reston

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.

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Local Beer Served in Reston

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.

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Herndon: Restaurant on a Mission

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.

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Welcoming Spring in Reston

Family events and activities to look for.

As spring approaches, Reston will host a variety of events in early March.

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Reston GRACE Celebrates Youth Art Month

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.

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March Fun and Science in Herndon

Family friendly events and activities to look for.

As spring approaches, Herndon has several upcoming family friendly March events.

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Fairfax: Film Studies Progress at GMU

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.

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Herndon: Winners Announced in Photo Competition

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.

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Reston Community Center Hosts Taste of Arab World

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.

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Herndon Church Hosts Chocolate Festival

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.

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Alexandria: Crafting a New Industry

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.

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‘Mercy Street’ Shines Light on Alexandria

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.”

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Herndon’s Not Another Podcast

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

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Herndon Drama Presents ‘Cinderella’

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.

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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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