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Plaza America Sold — Reston’s Plaza America has changed hands. TIAA-CREF bought the property for $97.5 million from a partnership of New York’s Angelo, Gordon & Co. and Atlantic Realty, which has owned it since 2010. Meanwhile, Whole Foods just signed a 15-year lease. [Washington Business Journal]

High Honor For Herndon Band — The Herndon High Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Virginia Music Educators Conference in Norfolk Nov. 20-22. Only three high schools in the Commonwealth are asked to perform each year. There are currently 74 students, representing all high school grade levels, in the Wind Ensemble. Herndon High School has previously performed at the VMEA conference in 1983, 1987, 1995, 2003, and 2007. 

Playing For The Children’s Inn — Reston-based Govplace, a reseller and solution provider for the federal information technology (IT) market, raised more than $60,000 at its 7th Annual Federal IT Golf Tournament in May That’s almost double the amount of the 2013 tournament. The money raised goes to the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

High Walking Score — A report co-authored by George Washington University says that the Washington, D.C.,  area has the highest walkability score of the nation’s 30 largest urban areas. The report cites 45 walkable places in the metro area, including Reston Town Center. [Washington Business Journal]

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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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