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Weekend Discussion Topics

Happy June. There’s a lot happening in Reston this weekend. The Herndon Festival kicked off on Thursday and will continue throughout the weekend. The Reston Sprint Triathlon, Gardens of Note and local LGBTQ-related events are also set to take place this weekend.

  1. Swimmer Dies at Annual Lake Swim in Lake Audubon
  2. Now Closed: Red Velvet Cupcakery in Reston Town Center
  3. Police: Man Charged with Shooting a Missile in Occupied Building
  4. Reston Man Charged with Abusing Maryland Teen He Met Online
  5. The Bike Lane Closes Reston Town Center Location; Eyes June Relocation

As always, feel free to discuss local happenings, news, or your weekend plans in the comments below. If you have any story ideas or would like to submit a photo of Reston, email us at [email protected].

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

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iFix at Lake Anne Plaza Closes Its Doors

iFix, a business that repairs cell phones, shuttered its doors on Wednesday (May 30), an employee confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The business, which also buys, sells and trades cell phones, was located at 1635 Washington Plaza North.

John Kim, the owner, told Reston Now the closure was promoted by failure to negotiate a new lease  Kim said a significant rent increase was proposed.

Nearby, New Trail Cycling Studio is gearing up for a late summer 2018 opening. The old pharmacy building remains vacant.

The store has one other location at 1095 Edwards Ferry Road in Leesburg.

No word yet on what will replace the iFix location.

Photo by Ruth Sievers

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‘Summerbration’ Series Kicks Off Today at Reston Station Plaza

Over the last several months, new eateries like Founding Farmers and Sweet Leaf Cafe have opened up shop in Reston Station Plaza.

Now, as summer approaches, the open-air plaza will be the home of “Summerbration,” a free summer concert and entertainment series. The event is intended to activate the space.

The first concert, featuring classic rock band Battery Lane, will take place today from 7-9 p.m. Complimentary parking is available from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for the concert series. Attendees should follow signs to ParkX.

The complete line-up is below:

The event, which is free and open for all ages, is hosted by Reston Station and presented by Reston Community Center in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc. 

File photo

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Public Comment Sought on Lake Fairfax Park’s Master Plan

Fairfax County officials are seeking comments from the public on planned revisions to Lake Fairfax Park’s Master Plan on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at South Lakes High School.

Proposed updates to the plan include adding parcels added to the park since the plan was last updated more than 15 years ago, possible changes to park facilities and the institution of a framework that guides the park’s future development.

After the meeting, the county will seek the park authority’s approval of the plan his summer. Revisions to the plan were prompted by the county’s purchase of three new parcels and the need to “plan the park using a holistic approach as opposed to incremental individual improvements,” according to the county.

A previous public information meeting was held in November.

A county presentation will be followed by an opportunity for community members to comment on the proposal. Residents can sign up to speak by calling 703-324-8662 or emailing [email protected].

Map by Fairfax County Government

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This Weekend’s Deals & Events in Reston

Each Friday, Tim’s Reston Directory sets the table with deals and events for the weekend ahead in Reston.
Highlights for the upcoming weekend include:

Scroll through the entire list here:

​​​​Follow Tim’s Reston Directory on Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, & his newsletter for new deals and events, posted regularly throughout the week (typically 10-20 new deals & events are added daily)!

Interested in special promotion as the Deal or Event of the Week or Weekend? Have a deal or event tip? Comments? Suggestions? Email Tim at [email protected]!

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Friday Morning Notes

Silver Line extension to Dulles awaits test results — “The Silver Line extension project to Dulles International Airport is now waiting on test results that could determine whether it opens on time. Project director Charles Stark told the Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee… that three problems with concrete wall panels at five stations under construction had already been identified before news of a whistleblower lawsuit broke.” [WTOP]

A local kid’s message for President Trump — Disturbed by the murders of Buckley Kuhn Fricker and Scott Fricker late last year, 10-year-old Anya Moon pens a letter to President Donald Trump about gun violence. [CNN]

For Normandy — Five ensembles by current and former Herndon High School musicians will be featured in this family-friendly concert on Sunday. All proceeds will help the school’s band travel to Normandy to participate in the 75th anniversary of D-Day. [Herndon High School]

Registration for fall soccer is now open — The Great Falls-Reston Soccer Club is accepting application starting today for a variety of programs.  [Great Falls Reston Soccer Club]

Reston Pride Festival set for tomorrow — As pride month begins, the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston is hosting Reston’s first-ever Pride Festival on Sunday. The event includes 10 performances, remarks by local politicians, exhibits, food, and music. [Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston]

Photo by Ruth Sievers

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