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by Karen Goff — October 21, 2014 at 8:00 am 2 Comments

End of summer produce at Smartmarket Reston

Kudos To SLHS’ Gifford — South Lakes High School marching band trombone player Samantha Gifford has been selected to be a member of the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Gifford will join an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January at the  Alamodome in San Antonio. The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country.

Transportation Bond Info Explained — Fairfax County voters will go to the polls on Nov. 4 to vote for a transportation bond issue. This video from the county easily explains what is at stake. [Fairfax County]

Reston Community Orchestra Readying — The Reston Community Orchestra will open its season Nov. 16 with “West Meets East,” featuring music of the Old West. See the whole 2014-15 lineup on the RCP website. [Reston Community Orchestra]

FCPS Will Honor Farm-To-Table — Students in Fairfax County Public Schools  will celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week Nov. 10-14 with new menu items featuring seasonal produce such as glazed butternut squash, roasted sweet potatoes, and roasted cauliflower and carrots.  FCPS participates in farm to school activities along with 64 percent of school districts in Virginia. [FCPS]

Photo: Early fall produce at Smartmarket Reston

  • Terry Maynard

    For those who want to know: In Reston, this bond referendum includes sidewalk improvements along Sunrise Valley Drive, South Lakes Drive, and Fox Mill, as well as pedestrian improvements in the area around the coming Town Center Metro station recommended by the RMAG in 2009. No bicycle or spot roadway improvements are planned locally with these funds.

    The bond is the first of probably two over the next few years to pay for the unfunded portion of the County’s $1.4 billion 6-year transportation plan. The full 6-year plan includes a number of improvements for Reston, most of which are linked to the arrival of the Silver Line, including planning funds for all three Reston crossings of the Dulles Corridor. Note that about $1.2 billion of the approved County spending will come from state and regional sources; FC alone will be paying for about $200MM.

    For more information, click here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bond/

  • Very cool to hear about FCPS holding Farm to Table Week. I love it.

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