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by RestonNow.com — May 2, 2017 at 4:11 pm 6 Comments

Around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a portion of Reston and the surrounding area lost power.

According to Dominion Power, roughly 1,793 customers along Reston Parkway lost power, stretching from near Hunters Woods Elementary all the way to the Dulles Toll Road.

The cause of the outage is still under investigation.

As of 4 p.m., Dominion’s website indicated crews had been dispatched, and estimated that power should be restored between 6 and 8 p.m.

Earlier in the day, some RestonNow readers reported flickering lights around the Lake Anne area.

Image via Dominion Power’s outage website

by RestonNow.com — May 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm 8 Comments

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) officially adopted its budget for FY2018 on Tuesday, with a 2.79-percent increase in funding for schools and nearly $2 million in additional funding for assistance to those suffering from mental illnesses.

County supervisors also voted to keep real estate taxes at the same rate of $1.13 per $100 assessed value of a property.

In a statement released around 11 a.m. Tuesday, following the BOS meeting, Chairman Sharon Bulova said “few changes” were made to the proposed budget that was previously advertised.

Though it falls roughly $47 million short of what education advocates told the County they needed, the superviors approved a 2.79-percent increase in funding for schools, bringing Fairfax County Public Schools’ annual budget to $2.17 billion for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. The increase is equivalent to an additional $53.4 million over FY2017. (more…)

by Eve Thompson — May 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm 10 Comments

This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

When I’m not helping people find their dream home in Reston, I’m spending time with my family at our coffee shop and wine bar at Lake Anne.

That’s right–about a year ago, our family purchased the Lake Anne Coffee Shop, remodeled it, and added a wine bar into the mix. And this weekend is our official Grand Opening!

We’ve been open since November, but we wanted to wait until the summer farmer’s market and craft markets opened to have our Grand Opening Weekend, because to us, that’s when Lake Anne really shines.

We are celebrating with new spring menu items, including our already-famous spinach salad with strawberries and goat cheese and the very best basil-mint balsamic dressing EVER. We also have added some great summer whites and rosés to the menu.

Personally, I’m most excited about the seasonal signature craft cocktails. They will be unique to us, and most importantly, they are super-tasty.

Not to worry, we will also have house-made lemonades with some unique twists (basil-blueberry lemonade), new iced teas, matcha (hot and iced), and cold brew and tonic (it’s good, I swear).

What I’m most excited for is the BIG EVENT:

WINE DINNER — SUNDAY MAY 7TH AT 6 P.M. Cost: $75 (before tax and gratuity)

Join us for a four-course, seasonal dinner by Chef Meagan. Each course is paired with a wine from Division Winemaking Company.  Winemaker Kate Norris will be in attendance to discuss her wines. This is going to be great!

Reservations required, no menu substitutions. Call 703-481-9766 to make your reservation.

It will be the first of many wine dinners we hope to do with all of the interesting winemakers represented on our wine list. We hope to see you!

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by RestonNow.com — May 2, 2017 at 11:15 am 0

Mother’s Day isn’t until May 14, but moms in Reston will be honored this weekend as well.

The MOMS Club of Reston will host a Mother’s Day celebration at Brown’s Chapel (1575 Browns Chapel Road) from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

During the event, mothers are invited to enjoy a mimosa bar, hors d’oeuvres, shoulder massages, skin care samplings, raffle items and swag bags containing discounts and samples from local businesses.

“We are very excited to host this celebration for moms to enjoy a few hours of pampering and a fun presentation on fashion styling for their busy lifestyle,” said Sarah Brown-Burdick, MOMS Club of Reston’s president. “It’s important for moms to take some time for themselves away from the day-to-day demands, and we hope this event gives them an opportunity to do that.”

Tickets to the event are $5 and are available at the MOMS Club of Reston website.

MOMS Club of Reston is a local chapter of MOMS Club International, a volunteer-based organization with the goal to provide support, primarily for parents who choose to stay at home to raise their children.

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by RestonNow.com — May 2, 2017 at 10:15 am 1 Comment

Reston District police are investigating an incident of indecent exposure that reportedly took place around 1:30 p.m. at Reston Town Center on Saturday.

According to Fairfax County police reports, a man saw a car blocking traffic near 11900 Market St. The man said he got out of his car to approach the car that was sitting in the through lane, and saw that the driver was exposing himself and touching himself inappropriately.

“He looked toward the driver’s line of sight and saw a group of young girls,” police wrote in the report.

The witness yelled at the man, who then drove away quickly.

In other crime news, police reports from the past week also indicated that firearms were stolen from a home in the 11100 block of Forest Edge Drive on Friday evening.

The residents of the home contacted police just before 8:30 that evening to report that sometime that day, an unknown burglar had entered the home through a basement window and had stolen firearms.

Police are investigating the alleged burglary.

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by RestonNow.com — May 2, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

New Oracle Engineering Center Planned For Reston – Silicon Valley-based tech giant Oracle is planning a new department within the company that will focus on virtual reality and artificial intelligence. To house operations for this new division, Oracle is planning two new Oracle Solutions Engineering Centers, one of which will be in Reston, and the other in Denver, Colorado. Job postings on its website indicate Oracle plans to hire at least 50 new employees for this division in the areas of cloud computing, big data analytics, mobile computing, the “Internet of Things,” cybersecurity and more. [Bloomberg News]

Calling All Little Princesses – Hear ye, hear ye! If you’re the parent of a little princess, age 3 to 5 years old, Reston Association hopes your young royal will join in the kingdom’s festivities for the Pretty in Pink Princess Party, happening at the North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road in Reston, on May 16. Special activities and a royal tea party will be held during the event, and all are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess. [Reston Association]

Reston Man Elected to U.S. Bowling Congress – Adam Mitchell of Reston was elected to one of three open spots on the U.S. Bowling Congress (USBC) this past weekend in Las Vegas. Mitchell said he has been bowling since he was just 10 years old, and has served as a board member for the Nation’s Capital Area chapter of the USBC since 2014. The president and CEO of a company he founded in 2013, Global Solutions Inc., Mitchell said he hopes to use his business expertise to further recognition of the sport and increase initiatives and opportunities for players. [Reston Patch]

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