Lake Anne Brew House to Host Meet and Greet with Washington Spirit

Lake Anne Brew House and Great Falls Reston Soccer are partnering up on Sunday, August 4 for a special event.

From noon to 5 p.m., residents will get the chance to take part in a meet and greet with Washington Spirit, an American professional soccer club based in Germantown, Md.

The event, which will take place at the brew house, is being held to celebrate Great Falls Reston Soccer Club Day.

Participants can also donate used soccer gear to the club, which will be selling spirit wear.

The meet and greet will also include a raffle.

Photo via Lake Anne Brew House/Facebook

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Crime Roundup: Reston Man Arrested in Unlawful Entry Incident

A Reston man was arrested when a homeowner spotted him from his home from his security cameras on Monday (July 29).

Andre Irick, 23, was arrested near the home on the 12000 block of Fox View Way around 12:07 a.m. that day, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The homeowner saw the man from his security camera and also heard noise coming from downstairs. Police believe Irick ran away as the homeowner shouted at him to leave his home.

Irick was charged with unlawful entry.

In an unrelated incident, a home on the 13000 block of Shea Place was ransacked sometime in mid-to-late July. FCPD released no other information about the incident.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Business Center Drive, cell phone from business

7100 block of Capitol View Drive, tool from location

1600 block of Chimney House Road, cash from location

1300 block of Cold Harbor Court, package from residence

13400 block of Farm Crest Court, bicycle from residence

1800 block of Fountain Drive, cash from business

11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, wallet and keys from location

2200 block of Gunsmith Square, cash from vehicle

11600 block of Hunters Green Court, license plate from vehicle

13000 block of Laurel Tree Lane, wallet from vehicle

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

13300 block of Misty Dawn Drive, purse from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, merchandise from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, golf cart from location

12500 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, cell phone from location

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, purse and cell phone from vehicle

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, wallet from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

As we reported earlier in the week, a Reston man was charged with obstrucion of justice on Thursday (July 25).

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Local Police Seek Community Help in Hunters Woods Death Investigation

At a public meeting on Monday (July 29), local police turned to the community for help as it investigates a suspicious death that happened behind Hunters Woods Plaza in late June.

Local law enforcement and Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins met with the community Monday night to discuss the ongoing investigation.

Jose Lorenzo Guillen Mejia, 24, of Reston, was found dead near a walking trail on Sunday, June 24 near a wooded area between Hunters Woods Plaza and Breton Court. Mejia was found with trauma to his upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Remember, the information you have, regardless of how trivial it may be, could be the critical link in solving this case,” according to handouts distributed during the meeting.

Police encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800. Tips can be submitted  by calling 1-866-311-TIPS or by texting “TIP187 plus the messages CRIMES.”

Photo via handout/FCPD

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New Trash Collection Schedule in the Town of Herndon to Begin in August

After more than 20 years of business-as-usual, changes are underway to the Town of Herndon’s trash and recycling collection schedule.

Beginning on August 5, recycling collection days will change for all residents, while trash collection days will change for some residents.

The changes are “needed to increase collection efficiency, balance routes, consolidate collection areas, and allow for existing and future development,” according to the town’s website.

No changes to the level of service offered by the town’s curbside collection program are proposed.

All recycling days will change to either Monday or Tuesday. Trash collections days will be on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Residents can visit the town’s website to see their new schedule. All containers must be at the curb by no later than 6 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.

More information about the changes are available online. Residents with questions can contact the town’s Department of Public Works at [email protected].

Photo via Patricia Valerio/Unsplash

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Poll: How Should the Town of Herndon Handle Affordable Housing Policies?

As we reported last week, two new Town of Herndon council members are exploring ways to beef up the town’s affordable housing policies for new development.

With several new major developments already approved by the town and more than 600 units in the pipeline, no units are set aside as affordable or workforce housing.

Town officials are beginning preliminary conversations to explore how and if the town should beef up its affordable housing policies.

Council members Cesar del Aguila and Pradip Dhakal say that one of the most lucrative options is for the town to seek state-enabling legislative that would gave it the statutory authority to administer an affordable housing program similar to the county’s process.

Others, however, caution that the administrative burden is far too hefty for the town to shoulder, especially since town officials already maintain the town’s existing affordable housing stock.

What policy instruments do you think the town should explore? Let us know in the poll below.

Photo via Town of Herndon

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Save the Date: Chalkfest is in Mid-September — Professional and amateur artists will bring the sidewalks of Reston Town Center to life through chalk drawings. The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. [Reston Community Center]

County School System Wins Grant for Farm-to-School Program — “The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has been named recipient of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a pilot Farm-to-School strategic plan. The $50,000 grant will support the development of the plan with a goal of expanding it throughout the division to provide more students with fresh and locally-sourced food.” [Fairfax County Public Schools]

Farmers & Makers Market Returns to Reston Town Center — The market is back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Artisans and farmers will sell a mix of items. [Reston Town Center]

Photo via vantagehill/Flickr

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