Wednesday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff November 26, 2014 at 8:00 am 5 Comments

Reston Town Center

Put Your Input On Parks — Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking your input. Read some of the most popular ideas and vote for your favorites. [Fairfax County Park Authority]

Heroin On The Rise In The County — Fairfax County Police say heroin use is on the rise in the county. There have been 17 so far this year, compared to nine deaths for the same date in 2013. The police held an online chat Monday to discuss the growing problem. [Fairfax County Police]

I Spy Pie — Still need Thanksgiving dessert? Check out this list of where to get the best pies in and around Reston. [Modern Reston]

  • Chris

    Any information about the incident at the parking garage at RTC last night?

    • Karen Goff

      I am working on it. Stay tuned.

  • Terry Maynard

    I strongly encourage ALL Restonians to weigh in on the FCPA survey. Not only can you vote on about 40 ideas, you can offer up your own! More importantly, if you don’t vote for County park improvements that will help Reston, there likely won’t be any.

    • Laura Calacci


      Can you help me understand why RA has to pay 30K for another survey/study on parks and recreation when we are already paying for a FCPA survey? Your insight would be much appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving.

      • Terry Maynard

        Well, yes.

        RA has its about 1,200 acres of commonly held Reston parks and natural areas to take care of and use in a way that suits our community. Meanwhile, FCPA has parks all over the County, few of which are in Reston, so it needs to identify the park needs of everyone in the County, not just Restonians.

        Your share of the RA $30K cost you report is about a buck, two at the outside. Given the more than a quarter million households in the County, I expect your share of the cost for that survey is less than a penny.

        It may be well worth your effort to contribute your thoughts on our parks to both.

        It’s pretty simple, really. Have a great Thanksgiving.


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