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What’s Open and What’s Closed on July 4

Fairfax County government offices and libraries are closed tomorrow (July 4) for the independence day holiday. Here’s a roundup of what you need to know as we head into the holiday:

  • Reston Community Center Hunters Woods: Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Reston Association headquarters: Closed
  • Reston Association Central Services Facility: Closed
  • Reston Association pools: Open
  • Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center: Open from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Reston Community Center Lake Anne: Closed
  • Frying Pan Farm Park: Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fairfax Connector: Operates on Saturday schedule
  • Circuit Court: Closed
  • General District Court: Closed
  • Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court: Closed
  • County trash and recycling collection: Contact trash and recycling collector directly for service schedule changes

There are plenty of local options to catch fireworks shows in the area.

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Sediment Removal Almost Complete at Lake Thoreau

Maintenance work to clear sediment and debris caught in the channels of Lake Thoreau could be complete this month.

Lake dredging began in early April and was delayed after a recent failure of dredging equipment. Reston Association anticipates the part that malfunctioned will be delivered and installed soon. Once the cove is dredged, RA’s contractor, Lake Services, Inc., will clean up the staging area next to the Lake Thoreau dam.

Dredging helps maintain the depth of channels and reduces the exposure of fish, wildlife and people to contaminants, according to the National Ocean Service.

RA expects to remove about 848,290 liquid gallons or 4,200 cubic yards worth of material. The project was initially expected to be complete by the end of June. 

Photo by vantagehill

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Crime Roundup: Arrests Made After Driver Hits Parked Car

Local law enforcement officials arrested three individuals, including a Reston resident, on June 29 after receiving a report that the car they were in hit another car in a parking lot.

The incident occurred on the 600 block of West Church Road in Sterling. Neema Rezaee, 22, of Reston, Kara Donaldson, 21, of Sterling, and James Dunford, 34, of Sterling were arrested, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The three occupants in the car were charged with public intoxication and Rezaee and Dunford were released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on unsecured bonds. It is unclear who was driving the car.

Donaldson was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released on a summons.

LARCENIES:

1400 block of Cellar Creek Way, credit card from residence

2400 block of Centreville Road, purse from business

12300 block of Coleraine Court, tools from vehicle

11100 block of Georgetown Pike, property from business

11700 block of Great Owl Circle, jewelry from residence

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beverage from business

1300 block of Pellow Circle Trail, bicycle from residence

8700 block of Potomac Hills Street, wallet from vehicle

11800 block of Shaker Meadows Court, package from residence

2200 block of White Cornus Lane, tools from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

11000 block of Sunset Hills Road, 2001 Toyota Corolla

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Funds Sought for New Steel Sculpture in Reston Town Center

The Greater Reston Arts Center is seeking funds to help finance a new 50-foot steel sculpture in Reston Town Center.

The sculpture by artist Sue Wrbican is inspired by the work of Kay Sage, an American surrealist who was known for her paintings of scaffolded structure and furled fabric in barren landscapes.

Wrbican’s work was previously featured by GRACE last fall. Installation and an opening ceremony are expected in August. Donations can be made online.

Less than half of the required funds needed to make the project possible have been raised from Reston Town Center Association, Reston Community Center, ArtsFairfax and Public Art Reston.

Photos via Greater Reston Arts Center

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Behind the video — In this follow-up story, the man who recorded a video of a former Reston Association employee yelling racial slurs tells his side of the story. [WJLA]

Heat advisory continues today — The National Weather Service has issued an advisory from noon to 8 p.m. today. Residents are encouraged to limit outdoor activity, wear loose-fitting clothing and hydrate as much as possible. [National Weather Service]

It’s not too late — Slots in select Frying Pan Farm Park camps are still open. The park offers camps for children between the ages of 3 and 14. [Frying Pan Farm Park]

Nearby: funding for transportation — Fairfax County projects will get more than 40 percent of the more than $1 billion allocated for regional transportation projects. Several proposals for Reston projects didn’t make the cut. [Fairfax County Times]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

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