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by Fatimah Waseem May 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm 2 Comments

Sean Dorsey, a transgender contemporary dance choreographer, will bring a dance performance to Reston Community Center as part of a 20-city tour on Wednesday, May 16.

The show, Boys in Trouble, investigates modern masculine identity from the perspective of transgender and queer perspectives. The score includes excerpts from recorded interviews, original music and narration by Dorsey.

Dorsey created the show after visiting communities across the country to host forums on masculinity and to teach workshops for transgender, gender non-conforming, cisgender, gay, bi and queer individuals in the masculine spectrum.

Reston Community Center’s CenterStage is one of the first stops for the national tour. According to organizers, the dances will “move audiences to examine their own assumptions and experiences of gender.”

Tickets are $15 for Restonians and $20 for all others. The performance contains profanity and some themes of violence.

by Anna Merod May 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments

Beloved Yoga is bringing back the Love Your Body Yoga Festival for its 10th year in Reston Town Center on June 17.

Yoga studios and wellness centers of Northern Virginia will offer classes, services and information at the free event. While classes are free, the festival encourages attendees to make donations benefitting the Southgate Community Center.

The family-friendly event will also feature live music, energy healing demonstrations and free food and drink samples. The festival will include a kids tent, which will have laughter yoga and storytelling.

The full festival schedule is made available on its website.

The festival also kicks off the 10th annual Yoga Week, from June 18-25, where yoga studios and private instructors will be offering free, $5 and Karma classes throughout Northern Virginia.

Photo via Love Your Body Yoga Festival’s website

by Fatimah Waseem May 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm 19 Comments

Local and state officials plan to explore options to build a Silver Line underpass from Town Center Parkway and Sunset Hills Road to Sunrise Valley Drive.

The project, which is expected to cost around $169 million, is in its early planning phases.

Pending the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ approval on Tuesday (May 15), the county’s transportation department and the Virginia Department of Transportation will propose three options for the four-lane underpass.

Preliminary engineering and designing will begin in fiscal year 2020. No timeline for construction has been set.

County officials said the project is a “high priority” to improve circulation in Reston, support traffic from additional development and improve connectivity in the overall road network.

In 2014, the county board approved a plan that recommended constructing the underpass west of Edmund Halley Drive and committed $8.7 million to advance the effort. Three years later, the board incorporated the project in Reston’s funding plan for transportation improvements.

The underpass is planned beneath a future Metrorail line. Metrorail tracks will span the future road roadway extension. 

The board will vote on the agreement between state and county officials to begin exploring options on Tuesday. The scope of the study includes:

  • A review of previous studies
  • Aerial mapping
  • Three planning and profile studies
  • A preliminary project cost estimate
  • Information on environmental impacts

Image via Google Maps

by Tim's Reston May 10, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

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by Jennifer van der Kleut May 10, 2018 at 9:00 am 0

First Round of Spring Thunderstorms Likely On Thursday – The Capital Weather Gang predicts that temperatures will turn warm and humid on Thursday, before a cold front collides with it, bringing the season’s first round of thunderstorms. The likely window for these storms is between 2 and 8 p.m., which could make for a dicey evening rush-hour commute. Temperatures in Reston are predicted to reach highs in the low to mid-80s in the afternoonn. (Washington Post)

Reston, Herndon Teens Featured in ‘Sports Illustrated Kids’ – South Lakes High alum Spencer Alston and Herndon High alum Olivia Dunston are featured in an article for “Sports Illustrated Kids” this month, all about what it’s really like for high school athletes who receive scholarships to play sports in college. Alston was offered a scholarship to Ohio State to play lacrosse, though he instead accepted an offer to play football for Yale. Dunston accepted a scholarship to Virginia Tech for competitive running. The article aims to answer many students’ and parents’ questions, such as how much of the costs of tuition and room and board a scholarship really covers, and whether you are allowed to play multiple sports when you were picked to receive a scholarship for a particular sport. (Sports Illustrated Kids)

Residents Say ‘Don’t Let Overdevelopment Ruin Reston’ – Members of the Coalition For A Planned Reston are making their opinions known about the development going on currently and in the planning stages. In an editorial, partly by a Washington Post reporter and partly by members of the Coalition, they argue that it’s not that they are against new development in Reston, but instead it’s the density at which the development is being planned. “Changes to the county’s comprehensive plans in 2014 and 2015 include so much conceptual development that if it were all approved at its maximum density, the population density limit would be exceeded by more than 18,000,” writes resident Charles Wright. Read the entire letter, and the Coalition’s comments, on their website. (Coalition For A Planned Reston)

South Lakes Students to Show Their Talents – South Lakes High students will take to the stage this Friday evening for the SLHS Talent Show. Students will show off all types of talent, and are hoping members of the community will come to cheer them on. Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door. The show takes place from 7-9 p.m. this Friday, May 11 at the high school, 11400 South Lakes Dr in Reston. (SLHS/Twitter)

File Photo by Reston Now


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