Scholarship Campaign for Reston Association Camps Kicks Off Tomorrow

Friends of Reston will hold its annual fundraising campaign for camp scholarships this week.

On Wednesday, June 26, 10 percent of all food and drink purchases made between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Glory Days Grill will go toward scholarships.

The nonprofit organization, which supports Reston Association, raises funds to send students with demonstrated financial need to RA camps this summer.

Glory Days Grill is located at 1400 North Point Village Center.

Over the past 18 years, the organization has launched similar campaigns to raise funds for children seeking to attend summer camps.

Photo via North Point Village Center

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Crime Roundup: Herndon 7-Eleven Robbed by Trio of Teenagers

Local police say three teenagers robbed a 7-Eleven in Herndon at gunpoint early Saturday morning.

Police responded to a report to the 7-Eleven at 2501 Centreville Road at 3:44 a.m.

According to the report, three African American men entered the store and stole money and merchandise at gunpoint. The suspects are in their early to late teens, police said.

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station also reported the following incidents over the last week:

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Ascot Way, golf cart from residence

11200 block of Chestnut Grove Square, wallet from vehicle

2300 block of Corporate Park Drive, cell phone from location

1500 block of Nightshade Court, laptop computer from vehicle

13300 block of Shea Place, purse from vehicle

11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business

12200 block of Turkey Wing Court, cash from location

 

Reston Now previously reported on other major crimes that happened in recent days, including a carjacking, a sexual assault near Harris Teeter in the Spectrum Center, additional charges against a former Herndon High School Teacher, and a suspicious death investigation near Hunters Woods Plaza.

Photo via FCPD

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Sugarland Run Trail Improvements Now Complete

Fairfax County has officially completed improvements to a trail at Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park in Herndon.

Last week, local and county officials held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of improvements and trail maintenance.

The $400,000 project aimed to address general wear and tear, as well as trail damage due to severe flooding.

More than 12,000 linear feet of trail was milled and repaired. New culverts and riprap were also installed.

Photo via Fairfax County Government/website

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New ‘Overlooked’ Exhibit Goes Beyond ‘Polite Conversation’

(Updated on 06/27/19 at 5 p.m.) Greater Reston Arts Center’s new exhibit “Overlooked” presents the work of an artist who bring awareness to issues that are not a part of “polite conversation.”

The exhibit, which features nine artists, includes work that encourages the viewer to embrace compassion, empathy, critical reflection and healing.

The following artists are part of the new exhibit:

The opening reception is set for Saturday, July 13 from 5-7 p.m. at GRACE. Organizers wrote the following about the exhibit:

Overlooked will present the work of artists who are seeking to bring awareness to issues that are often unnoticed, ignored, or otherwise not part of “polite conversation.” These artists are not necessarily proposing solutions to society’s ills but are alternatively offering an opportunity for the viewer to engage in compassion, empathy, critical reflection, and even healing. Instead of offering a comprehensive exhibition of hot-button issues, Overlooked turns to the artists in our community and beyond to bring awareness to subjects that are important to their lives.

Creative responses are scheduled for July 18 and Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. An expert will respond to work on view by offering a short presentation, which will be follow up by open dialogue. The event, which is sponsored by Reston Community Center, is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will be on display from July 13 to Aug. 31.

Image via Larry W. Cook/Greater Reston Arts Center

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Tuesday Morning Notes

On-Demand Transportation for Metro Commuters — Metro just launched a new program to help late-night workers get around between midnight and 4 a.m. Qualified workers will receive a $3 subsidy toward a shared ride on Lyft beginning July 1. [Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority]

Sallie Mae Moving Northern Virginia Offices — “Sallie Mae moved its headquarters from Reston to Delaware in 2010, and has since reduced its leased space in Northern Virginia from 240,000 square feet to roughly 30,000, according to its most recent annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.” [Washington Business Journal]

Silver Line Delay Baffles MWAA — “The latest delays for Metro’s Silver Line construction have baffled the D.C. region’s airport authority, which is hopeful that the timeline for the commuter rail line’s extension to Dulles International Airport will speed up over the next few months.” [WTOP]

Photo via vantagehill/Flickr

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