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Save the Date: First Anniversary Celebration for Reston Farm Market

Reston Farm Market will celebrate its first anniversary in September at Reston Farm Market (10800 Baron Cameron Avenue).

Although the program has not yet been finalized, several activities are already planned, including a balloon artist and face painting by Trist’n Shout Entertainment.

The anniversary event will take place on September 22 (Saturday) from 1-3 p.m. The original market dates back to 1976 and later expanded to 2.5-acres on Mack Crippen’s dairy farm. At its height, it occupied 9,000 square feet on roughly 16 acres.

Since then, the market downsized due to encroaching suburban development and restrictions by the Fairfax County Zoning Department. The anniversary event marks the market’s first year under new ownership.

File photo

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San Diego Comic-Con Art Comes to Reston Town Center Gallery

Exclusive artwork from the San Diego Comic-Con at ArtInsights is on display and available for purchase in Reston Town Center.

ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art (11921 Freedom Drive) has exclusive releases from Marvel, DC and Disney by comic book cover artist Alex Ross on display. Other artwork from Willow, The Princess Bride and Star Wars by movie poster artist John Alvin is also on display.

The pieces will be available for purchase through August 27 at 10 p.m.

ArtInsights is a gallery owned by Michael Barry, a musician and graduate of The Corcoran School of Art, and Leslie Combemale, who has a background in art history.

Photo via Reston Town Center

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Daytime Lane Closures Planned on Centreville Road This Week

Crews will continue to perform utility work on Centreville Road near the Dulles Toll Road overpass in Herndon through Friday (July 13).

Alternating left and right lane closures on northbound and southbound Centreville Road and along the ramp from the westbound Dulles Toll Road lane to northbound Centreville Road and Elden Street will also take place.

Work is scheduled to take from today through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Access to businesses and ramps will remain open while maintenance work continues. Drivers are encouraged to exercise caution and pay attention to all signs and barricades.

Large, slow vehicles will exit and enter roads in the area throughout the day.

Map via Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

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Crime Roundup: Police Say Herndon Man Followed Girl into Public Bathroom

Local law enforcement officials believe a man followed a young girl into a women’s bathroom at a restaurant and attempted to kiss her.

Edward Nieves-Castro, 25, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with assault and battery. Sheriff’s deputies believe the incident occurred on around 11:30 p.m. on July 7 in the 200 block of Free Court in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The girl ran around the suspect and went to her table. Her mother filed a report about the incident.

The Fairfax Police Department also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

 2400 block of Founders Way, hard drive from residence

1800 block of Fountain Drive, wallet from business

11500 block of Hearthstone Court, cat from residence

 STOLEN VEHICLES:

 None reported

In a separate incident, Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies spotted a driver slumped over the steering wheel of a car near Tolbert Lane and Sycolin Road in Leesburg.

Anthry Milla Jr., 24, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

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Tuesday Morning Notes

For Dulles Toll Road users — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking public comments about proposed rate increases on the road. The online commenting period is now open and ends on August 3. [MWAA]

Local teen wraps up Nickelodeon show — Sissy Sheridan, a 14-year-old Restonian, wrapped up the first season of the “DIY With Me” web series for Nickelodeon. In the show, Sheridan teaches viewers how to make crafts. Next year, she’ll be attending a performing arts school in Virginia to work on her acting career. [The Washington Post]

Plotting a garden — Want to grow your own veggies, flowers and fruit? Reston Association’s community garden plots have spaces available in two of their five locations. [RA]

A quiet ascent — LeaseAccelerator, a Reston-based accounting software firm, is deepening its own pocketbook. The company expects to quadruple its revenue this year. [DC Inno]

Photo via Twitter user @MrErrett

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