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Welcome to Reston Now!

by Karen Goff October 28, 2013 at 8:00 am 15 Comments

Mercury Fountain at Reston Town Center

Oct. 28 is an exciting day in Reston. Today we are launching a brand-new news site devoted to Reston.

Many of you know me, Karen Goff, as the editor of Reston Patch the last 3 1/2 years. I am happy to announce I am teaming with Scott Brodbeck, the founder of successful hyperlocal site ARLnow.com, to create a hyperlocal news site, RestonNow.com.

Managing Reston Now will enable me to get back to covering the news that is important to our community. It will be an online publication that is updated throughout the day, Monday through Friday. It will bring you the news you need to know, especially business, development, real estate, schools, Silver Line, breaking news, crime and whatever else is happening in and around Reston. This is an important time for the Reston community, and I think it is crucial for a site strictly devoted to hyperlocal news.

Here are some details:

You can find the site here: www.restonnow.com

While you are there, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and click the envelope on the top right of the page to subscribe to Reston Now’s free daily afternoon newsletter.

 To add your organization’s event to our event calendarclick here.

To get in touch with me, you can reach me by phone at 703-380-3183 or by email at [email protected]. To add Reston Now to your organization’s general email list, use [email protected].

Have a news tip? Send it to [email protected].

Are you a local business that wants to advertise (and also help me, another local business)?  We have great rates and will reach a very targeted Reston-area audience. Contact me or Scott Brodbeck at [email protected].

I hope you will be a part of the community at Reston Now. Send us news tips, comment on stories, and stay tuned for a dedicated message boards section coming soon. You can also write letters to the editor, answer poll questions and send me your best pictures.

Thanks in advance for reading and see you around Reston (I am usually at the South Lakes Starbucks if you want to say hi)!

  • Sara Polton

    Cool, site! I will definetly be a reader!

  • Eve Thompson

    Karen, I know you’ll do a great job as the editor of RestonNow- such a relief to know that we’ll continue to have top quality local coverage.

  • Laura Ramon


  • Rob Norwood

    HI Karen! Glad to see you here. I was already beginning to miss your coverage on Patch.
    I’ve been reading ARLnow for a couple of years (I live in Reston, work in Arlington). I have confidence that RestonNow will be better than ARLnow! ARLnow no longer have weekend or after-hours coverage!

  • LesAnn620

    Yay! So glad to see where you’ve landed Karen. Best of luck — I’m so excited that you’ll get to cover news without the requirement of certain irrelevant paid fluff! 😀

  • Kate Peterson

    This is great Karen! You’ve been such an asset to the community- I was afraid we’d have no one to tell us what’s going on; thrilled that’s not the case!

  • Azar Attura

    This is very nice!!!

  • Jean Rosenbluth

    Great!! I was missing seeing my local news!!

  • Southie

    I too have been reading ARLnow for years and had hoped that Reston could have a similar site. Thanks Karen for helping to launch this.

  • John Smith

    Best of luck and success in this new capacity, Karen! The thought of losing your input on all things Reston was not one we wanted to contemplate.

  • whylime0402

    First visit time visitor. I’m glad to see this. I stopped reading Reston Patch after the layout changed. It was impossible to find anything. And I’m glad to see a trusted name from the Patch behind it.

    • Karen Goff


  • John Farrell

    Thank God your still with us and will continue keeping up to speed on all the doings in and around “our fair city.”

    • Karen Goff

      Thanks, John!

  • taffytoo

    i have an ad that was in the WASH.POST..that states they will BUY ALL books.Since our Library will be throwing away THOUSANDS of books last year and there was a big uproar on this ,I thought this might be the answer to our prayers.it states”WE BUY ALL BOOKS”PROMPT REMOVAL OF LARGE COLLECTIONS..”They will pay cash!!Phone#301-6940350 or [email protected]..I hope this information gets passed on to the people in charge of discarding these books..thanks…


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