Fairfax League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forum

The League of Fairfax Women Voters is hosting a candidate forum on Sunday, Oct. 13.

The forums is for candidates in Senate Districts 3 and 33, as well as the representative for the Hunter Mill District on the Fairfax County School Board.

The discussion takes place at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods (2310 Colts Neck Road) from 3-5 p.m. Students interested in volunteering can sign up online. Registration for the event is encouraged, but not required.

After a moderated discussion, candidates will answer questions from the audience.

Two candidates — Laura Ramirez Drain and Melanie Meren — are running for the Hunter Mill District seat on the school board after incumbent Hunter Mill District Representative Pay Hynes said she will not seek re-election.

Photo via League of Women Voters of Fairfax County

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Demolition of Office Building on Michael Faraday Court Planned

An office building half a mile away from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station is likely to be demolished soon.

According to county permits, a developer is seeking to demolish the building on 1808 Michael Faraday Court, which is  located off of Sunset Hills Road. Approvals are in progress. The project is a joint venture with Rick Whealan and Faraday Partners LLC.

The company plans to build a Faraday Court Self Storage, a storage facility with 93,700-square-feet of rentable space on the site. The site would be managed by Self Storage Plus, which has 37 locations in the Maryland, Northern Virginia and West Virginia.

Arcland, a DC-based real estate development company, anticipates completing the project in the third quarter of next year.

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Upcoming Herndon 5k Aims to Stop Driving Under the Influence

A 5k in Herndon this weekend aims to end people driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

From 9 a.m. until midnight this Saturday (Oct. 12), the Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash 5k will raise money to prevent underage drinking, help victims and support educational outreach. The race will start at the Herndon Police Department (397 Herndon Pkwy #300).

The organization was started in 1980 by a mother who lost her daughter to a drunk driving incident, according to the organization’s website. The organization boasts helping nearly 1 million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors.

So far, the event has raised more than $1,800 with 22 participants, according to the event page.

People can register or donate online.

Image via Facebook

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Pet of the Week: Pete

Becky's Pet Care

Meet Pete, a black and white male available for adoption locally.

Here is what Pete from Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society has to say about himself:

Don’t hate me because I’m handsome. The name is Pete.

I currently reside with some kids, another cat and a dog but I’m looking for the one. You know my furrever home. A place I can use all this magnetic charm and good looks to make you feel wonderful.

One belly rub and you’ll be hooked. I’m also always in a tux so don’t worry, your guests will never be disappointed.

Cuddles anyone?

Are you and Pete a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

Want your pet to be considered for the Reston Pet of the Week?

Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks.

Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of eight Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Reston and Northern Virginia.

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Gourmet Dive Bar Expects to Open at Lake Anne Plaza Next Month

A gourmet dive bar that originally planned to open over the summer will likely open at Lake Anne Plaza next month.

Owner Dylan Clark told Reston now that Local VA, plans to open by late November. The bar will be located at 1633 Washington Plaza-N.

Other details about the business have been under wraps. The business replaces Sing Thai, which closed in March.

Photos by Jay Westcott

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Fashion Show, Raffle in Reston to Raise Funds to Battle Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivors will model top name brands to raise funds and awareness at Reston Town Center next week.

The Runway to the Cure Fashion Show will take place on Saturday (Oct. 19) from 6-9 p.m. at 11900 Market Street and will mark the event’s third year. Tickets are donation-based but event organizers recommend a $25 donation.

Attendees will have the chance to participate in a raffle and silent auction as well. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

The money raised from the event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Step Sisters organization, both of which help women battling breast cancer.

Event sponsors include Scout and Molly’s Boutique, Hyatt Reston, Reston Town Center, Reston Hospital Center and Washington Radiology.

People who have questions or want to donate items for the auctions can call Jane Abraham at 703-362-5860.

Photos via Runway to the Cure/Facebook

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Wednesday Morning Notes

Volunteers Sought for Reston Home Tour — The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is looking for volunteers to help with the annual home tour, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19. [Reston Historic Trust & Museum]

Fairfax County Public Schools Maintain High On-Time Graduation Rate — “For the second straight year, more than nine out of ten Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) high school students earned a diploma within four years, according to graduation reports released today by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). More than three out of five of these students earned Advanced Studies Diplomas.” [Fairfax County Public Schools]

Herndon Man Arrested in Connection with Assault — Irving Duncan, 33, of Herndon was arrested for the aggravated assault of a victim that is known to him, according to police. The assault happened while the victim was asleep on Oct. 6. [Herndon Police Department]

Photo via vantagehill/Flickr

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