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New Exhibit Featuring Birds Coming to Signature’s Satellite Gallery

A new exhibition is coming to Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature apartments this weekend. Susan Hostetler, a DC-based artist, will feature her work “Volatile,” which is inspired by avian life, songbird vocalizations and flight patterns.

The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from Friday (June 8) through September 18.

Hostetler uses mixed media to create delicate works, including graphite drawings with collage on mylar. She uses hand-cut stencils of bird shapes, which she places onto mylar and colors over with graphite sticks in a variety of textures and repeating patterns.

She also created hand-shaped clay birds that are attached to acrylic posts, creating “a coordinate of flight that carries through the linear atrium space,” according to organizers.

Hostetler received her Masters of Art in Teaching from the Corcoran School of the Arts. In 2013, she received the Robert Rauschenberg Award for Art Education.

The satellite gallery includes year-round exhibitions by local artists. It is part of a partnership between Boston Properties, Bozzuto Management and GRACE. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Photos by Susan Hostetler

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South Lakes High School Track Teams Compete in State Championships

The South Lakes High School’s girls track team closed out the 6A State Track and Field Championships with a fifth place finish over the weekend.

Hannah Waller finished second in the 100 meters (12.13) and third in the 200 meters (24.64). Mary Gregory was second in the 400 meters (54.91). Two sophomores teamed up with Nicole Post and Danielle Spears for a third place finish in the 4×100 meter relay (3:57:26).

The boys’ team had an 18th place finish at the state championship. Sean Casey, Alex Loukili, Nicky Gryski and David Ramirez teamed up together to finish third in the 4×800 meter relay (7:55:63). Casey, Loukili and John Eggeman and Alex Wallace finished fifth in the 4×400 meter relay (3:24:11).

Waller and Gregory will compete at the New Balance National on June 15-17 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.

Photos by Milestat

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Crime Roundup: Herndon Man Arrested In Connection with Stabbing

A 20-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with a stabbing on May 31.

Fairfax County police charged Herndon resident Denis Alexander Castillo Hernandez with aggravated malicious assault. The victim was taken to Reston Hospital in life-threatening condition. The incident occurred on the 1300 block of Parcher Avenue, police said.

In a separate incident, Anthony Devine, 27, of Reston, was charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a breath test and obstruction of justice. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Devine was driving over the speed limit near Route 28 and Nokes Boulevard on June 2 around 2:41 a.m. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

FCPD reported the following incidents in the past week, including the theft of a sword from a home on the 2600 block of Barnside Court in Herndon:

LARCENIES:

13400 block of Coppermine Road, jewelry from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, jewelry from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, necklace from residence

1800 block of Jonathan Way, laptop computer from residence

12400 block of Marstan Moor Lane, bag and cash from vehicle

1400 block of Northgate Square, license plate from vehicle

2500 block of Polly Jefferson Way, property from residence

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, license plate from vehicle

11600 block of Stoneview Square, license plate from vehicle

2700 block of Viking Drive, property from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported.

File photo

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Town of Herndon to Become First Dementia-Friendly Community in Virginia

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The Town of Herndon is aiming to become Virginia’s first dementia-friendly community in order to spread awareness about the impact of the disease on individuals.

Using a toolkit to engage community members, town officials and community partners aim to develop respect and inclusion of people with dementia. A dementia-friendly community also has services and resources throughout all community areas that promote quality life, educates people with dementia and their families and promotes engagement with the community.

There are 38 other communities in the Dementia Friendly America network, an initiative that includes more than 30 organizations to foster dementia friendly communities across the country.

Toni Reinhart, the owner of Comfort Keepers, a Herndon-based home health care service, is leading a team of community leaders throughout each phase of the initiative.

“With her to drive to enhance community awareness for persons with dementia and 16-year commitment to serving the Herndon-Reston area, her passion for senior care would only serve greater purposes statewide,” said Herndon Mayor Lisa C. Merkel.

Photo via DFAHerndon.org

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Tuesday Morning Notes

How about a taste of the that — Taste of Reston was recently voted the 2018 Best Outdoor Food Festival of Northern Virginia by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event is set for June 15 and 16. [Cision]

Rising rates — Tolls on the Dulles Toll Road are set to rise next year. Public hearings are planned for July, but increases may happen anyway. Officials say their financial projections and legal obligations depend on toll increases. [WTOP]

The results are in — The Reston Masters Swim Team recently published the results of the 2018 Jim McDonnell Lake Swim, which was overshadowed by the apparent drowning of one participant. [Reston Masters Swim Team]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

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