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Tuesday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff — May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am 7 Comments

Reston Town Center/Courtesy Reston Town Center

Sweet Prom Story — A Herndon resident helped his sister have a prom to remember. Kyle Hammersley, 22, escorted his younger sister, Emma Hammersley, who has Down syndrome, to the Herndon High School recently. [FOX 5]

Call For GRACE Entries — Greater Reston Arts Center is calling all teachers in the area for a new Art Educator’s Exhibition. The juried exhibition will highlight the talent and diversity among area art teachers. [GRACE]

What Does The Future Hold? — Bisnow business publications is hosting a seminar June 9 “The Future of Reston and Herndon” to look at the region’s business growth. Among the speakers: Reston founder Bob Simon, as well as representatives from Comstock, Renaissance Centro (The Harrison), JBG Companies and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. [Bisnow]

ICYMI: Death at Lake Swim — A 63-year-old North Carolina man went into cardiac arrest arrest at the Jim McDonnell Lake Swim at Lake Audubon Sunday. He died shortly after at Reston Hospital. [Reston Now]

Photo: Reston Town Center Pavilion dressed for Memorial Day/Courtesy Reston Town Center

  • Chuck Morningwood

    You rock in my book, Kyle! This should be the memory of a lifetime for your sister, Emma. Special Needs individuals want to be included in the fun, just like everybody else, but don’t always know to access it, or sometimes can’t without assistance. You are the cool older brother who has made that happen for his sister. I am so happy for the both of you.

    • meh

      oh sure, its a touching story because it happened in Herndon. This sort of thing happens every spring 100 miles west of here and they never get any nice press about it.

      • Chuck Morningwood

        Huh? What’s 100 miles west of here, besides West Virginia?

  • Ricky Spanish

    What Does The Future Hold? “The Future of Reston and Herndon”. Maybe #HootersForReston?

    • Wings!!

      Reston needs a Hooters.
      #HootersForReston

  • Someone who lives here

    Re “The Future of Reston and Herndon:” A check of the speakers for this showcase indicates only two reside in either Reston or Herndon: the inimitable Bob Simon and Charlene Wheeles (Bechtel), both of Reston. ALL of them are developers, builders, realtors, or land use attorneys.

    Seems strange (NOT) that the residents of Reston and Herndon have so little say in the future of their communities.

  • Steve

    Anyone who knows Kyle is aware of how much he has always looked out for his sister. This touching story is consistent with that love. Thanks for sharing it and making my day. Steve Fehr, Reston

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