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by RestonNow.com June 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments

After closing its location in The Spectrum in 2005, Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market has officially returned to Reston. The gourmet food retailed opened today on the ground floor of The Signature, a 508-unit apartment building.

Seventy spaces in a garage primarily for residents of The Signature are set aside for Balducci’s customers. The first two hours of parking is free and no app is required.

The grand opening celebration kicked off at 11 a.m. today with a champagne sabering, live music and a ceremony led by Judy Spires, CEO of Balducci’s. During the weeklong celebration from Friday (June 22) through July 1, there will be a 10 percent discount on all purchase. Tastings and demonstration will also be held throughout the week. Today, around 400 additional parking spaces will be available for customers.

“We’ve combed the globe for the most exciting specialty foods–and of course that includes the very best of what’s local. Here you’ll find an incredible array of offerings from the freshest, sweetest day-boat sea scallops sourced right here in the Chesapeake Bay to Japanese Miyazaki A5 Wagyu beef,” said Spires in a statement. “We like to think that if Marco Polo had his dream pantry, this would be it.”

The company, which is headquartered in Germantown, Md.,  has other locations in Alexandria and McLean. The store in Reston is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Photos via Samantha Emmerling

by RestonNow.com June 22, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

Each Friday, Tim’s Reston sets the table with deals and events for the weekend ahead in Reston.

Highlights for the upcoming weekend include:

Deal/Event of the Weekend: Dawn Price Baby in Reston Town Center is in the middle of its Crawl, Walk, Run Sale. All Spring & Summer Infant & Toddler clothing is 30% off on Friday, 40% off starting on Saturday, followed by 50-75% the first week in July.

Scroll through the entire list here:

​​​​Follow Tim’s Reston on Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, & his newsletter for new deals and events, posted regularly throughout the week!

Interested in special promotion as the Deal or Event of the Week or Weekend? Have a deal or event tip? Comments? Suggestions? Email Tim at [email protected]!

by RestonNow.com June 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

The medical staff of Reston Hospital Center awarded seventeen area high school graduates with scholarships this year. The awards are given to students to recognize their academic excellence and desire to pursue a career in healthcare.

RHC offers $15,000 in scholarships annually. At an award ceremony hosted by RHC, John Deardorff, President and CEO of RHC and HCA’s Northern Virginia Market, said, “These students are well deserving of the medical staff scholarships as they begin their journeys of exploring careers in the healthcare field. We hope that one day they return to their roots as members of our local medical community.”

The scholarship winners for 2018 are as follows:

  • Natalie Rothrock – Briar Woods High School
  • Jakob Cohen – Broad Run High School
  • Ria Grover – Centreville High School
  • Amara Novotny – Chantilly High School
  • Arman Daneshpayeh – Chantilly High School
  • Agota Banks – Dominion High Schoo
  • Pranavi Palliniti – Dominion High School
  • Yousef Hassan Elgodamy – Herndon High School
  • Minnie Suki Nguyen – Herndon High School
  • Katherine Elizabeth Priester – James Madison High School
  • Yusuf Masser Bade – Langley High School
  • Shreya Dalal – Oakton High School
  • Khanh Nguyen – Park View High School
  • Ashlin Rain Murphy – Potomac Falls High School
  • Tashfia Anaan Emdad – Potomac Falls High School
  • Aishwarya Jadhav – South Lakes High School
  • Ruma S. Jadhav – South Lakes High School

Photo via RHC

by RestonNow.com June 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm 9 Comments

Fox 5 DC will broadcast their morning show live from the Reston Town Center Pavilion on Friday (June 22) from 6-11 a.m.

The show is part of the channel’s “zip trip” series, which takes viewers to a new city every Friday in the DMV region through Labor Day weekend.

Reston is the fifth community to be featured on the series, joining Anacostia in District, Laurel in Maryland and Alexandria.

The following individuals, organizations and businesses are scheduled to appear on the show:

Photo via Visit Fairfax

by RestonNow.com Sponsor June 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

Meet Willow Grey, a Chihuahua mix puppy available for adoption locally.

Here is what her friends at Safe Haven Puppy Rescue have to say about her:

Willow Grey is a stinking adorable little Chihuahua mix that’s about 1 year old and weighs approximately 9 lbs. Willow Grey gets along well with other dogs, puts up with our kitty, Carl and LOVES people!!

She’s not what you may typically find in a little dog, as she does not try to intimidate anyone and everyone who approaches, but instead she welcomes you with a happy little bark, a funny little smile and a tail wagging so hard it’s like she thinks it’s her flag waving you over!

Willow Grey loves to curl up and snuggle for a movie or good book, likes little nature walks, and she’s a Pisces — Just kidding. She DOES like snuggling and walks, but she also loves little play sessions of hide & seek and tag, or just being silly.

Willow Grey will be an excellent companion for just about any kind of family, as she’s truly quite diverse, incredibly loving and sweet and honestly cracks me up with her expressions.

Are you and Willow Grey 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 three 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.

by RestonNow.com June 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm 5 Comments

Custom Ink, a company that offers custom apparel and t-shirt printing, is opening in South Lakes Village Center. The store will be located at the former site of Yogiberry.

Signage on the door of the location at 11130-I S. South Lakes Drive indicates the store is coming soon. A company representative for Custom Ink said an opening date was not available and the store’s direct line was unresponsive. 

A permit for installing a commercial sprinkler system was issued by the county on June 5.

Photo by John Berry

by Tim's Reston June 15, 2018 at 10:15 am 18 Comments

Each Friday, Tim’s Reston sets the table with deals and events for the weekend ahead in Reston.

Highlights for the upcoming weekend include:

Deal/Event of the Weekend: Play ‘Pass the Ball’ every Friday @ Saturday @ Glory Days in North Point and win a free appetizer or entrée when the Nats hit!

Scroll through the entire list here:

​​​​Follow Tim’s Reston on Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, & his newsletter for new deals and events, posted regularly throughout the week!

Interested in special promotion as the Deal or Event of the Week or Weekend? Have a deal or event tip? Comments? Suggestions? Email Tim at [email protected]!

by RestonNow.com Sponsor June 14, 2018 at 3:45 pm 3 Comments

As the opioid epidemic grips the nation and on the local level, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Service Board announced plans this week to expand their opioid reversal training in Reston.

The one-hour, free course will be held on Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at the CSB’s Northwest Center (1850 Cameron Glen Drive).

Attendees will learn to administer naloxone and what to do in an overdose emergency, along with safety plans to help individuals prevent overdose in the event of a relapse. Free naloxone will also be given to attendees who meet eligibility requirements.

CSB has offered community training in Fairfax County since 2015.  The training series started as CSB partnered with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Chris Atwood Foundation.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

by RestonNow.com June 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm 8 Comments

Build some extra time into your plans if you’re planning to take the Orange, Silver or Blue line this weekend.

Trains on all three lines will travel 24 miles apart. Silver Line trains will run only between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston, Blue Line trains will single track between Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery and Orange line trains will single track between Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery.

The service changes are necessary in order to allow crews to install cables and communications equipment on the Blue and Orange lines, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Authority.

Customers should use Orange and Blue lines to complete their trip. At Ballston, customers should transfer between Silver and Orange line trains on the same platform.

Photo by Mike Heffner

Pet of the Week: Pipa

by RestonNow.com Sponsor June 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm 2 Comments

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

This week’s Reston Pet of the Week is Pipa, a Doberman Pinscher who calls Reston home.

Here is what Pipa’s owner, Sarah, had to say about her:

My name is Pipa a.k.a. Cakes, Piddy Pie, Princess Pipa and I am a 5 year old blue Doberman Pinscher.

I love prancing in my coat (mainly in the snow), taking long walks on the beach, going to the dog park to play and being admired.

I love snuggling, with my humans, with my sister Grace or my kitty brother Buxton… but honestly I will snuggle anyone or anything!

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 three 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.

by RestonNow.com June 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments

Five days after winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals and fans celebrated their first NHL championship win.

As tens of thousands lined up along the parade route, fans clad in red piled onto trains at Wiehle-Reston East. As of 9:30 a.m. today, the parking garage at Wiehle-Reston East was full and long lines caused delays to catch trains.

The Caps won the 2019 Stanley Cup championships after defeating Las Vegas Golden Knights four games to one last week.

A live stream and recap of the parade is available via The Washington Post.

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by RestonNow.com June 11, 2018 at 3:45 pm 2 Comments

As the school year ends, the “Family Fun Entertainment Series” returns to Reston Town Center this Saturday (June 16). The event is held at Reston Town Square Park, located at the corner of Market Street and Explorer Street, on Saturdays from 10-10:45 a.m.

This Saturday’s performance features Pinot & Augustine, a comedy with classic mime antics. The characters try to prove who is the star of the show through humor and playful interaction, according to a description of the show by Reston Community Center.

The complete line-up of performances, which will run through August 4, is below:

Parking is free on Saturdays. The event is hosted by Reston Town Center Association and presented by RCC in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc.

Photo by Mukul Ranjan via RCC

by Fatimah Waseem June 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm 6 Comments

Artists, professionals and amateurs alike, descended onto Lake Anne Plaza over the weekend for Public Art Reston‘s annual “Chalk on the Water” event.

During the two-day street art festivals, participants created drawings on the plaza. Proceeds from the event benefit Public Art Reston, a non-profit organization that aims to promote the arts in Reston.

More than 180 people participated in the event, which drew roughly 1,725 attendees.  

“The event went extremely well despite the weather forecast. Artists in all categories created amazing chalk drawings. Most artists came prepared with a sketch or image they planned to realize in chalk,” said Anne Delaney, executive director of Public Art Reston.

The winners for three categories — professional artists, amateur artists and families and kids — are below and pictured above:

Professional Artist

  • 1st Place: Penny Hauffe
  • 2nd Place: Erica Fallin
  • 3rd Place: Brianna Camp

Amateur Artist

  • 1st Place: Maxine Prudhomme & Samantha Burgess
  • 2nd Place: Jennifer Griffith
  • 3rd Place: Tongman Yang

Families & Kids

  • 1st Place: Faisal Chaudry
  • 2nd Place: John Byron
  • 3rd Place: Elia Jarrett

All of the artwork from the weekend’s festival will remain visible on the plaza until it wears off naturally, which could happen today given the forecast of rain.

Photos by Public Art Reston

by Tim's Reston June 11, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

Each Monday, Tim’s Reston Directory sets the table with deals and events for the work week ahead in Reston. On Friday, we’ll catch up with Tim again with the upcoming weekend’s deals and events.
Highlights for the upcoming work week include:

Deal of the Week: Sangria & Sandals Girls Night Out @ The Melting Pot in Plaza America:

  • Tuesday, June 12
  • $29 Per Person
  • 4-Course Dinner
  • $6 Sangria

Monday: Burger Monday @ Glory Days, Pizza Monday @ Harris Teeter, & Military Monday @ The Melting Pot

Tuesday: Hop on the metro @ Wiehle-Reston & head into town for the Caps Stanley Cup Parade!

Wednesday: Hunters Woods Coalition Meeting & Cookbook Club @ Williams Sonoma

Thursday: Connie’s Quilt Unveiling @ SLHS & Open Bottle Thursday @ The Wine Cabinet

Scroll through the entire list here:

Follow Tim’s Reston Directory on Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, & his newsletter for new deals and events, posted regularly throughout the week (typically 10-20 new deals & events are added daily)!

Interested in special promotion as the Deal or Event of the Week or Weekend? Have a deal or event tip? Comments? Suggestions? Email Tim at [email protected]!

by Fatimah Waseem June 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

Reston Community Center’s Board of Governors will hold an annual public hearing on the center’s programs and budget on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in RCC Hunters Woods (2310 Colts Neck Road). 

The hearing will include a presentation about RCC’s highlights and challenges over the past year. Information will also be presented on the center’s budget appropriate for fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

Updates on the renovation of the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center will also be provided.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to [email protected] by June 15 (Friday). Written comments and questions can also be submitted via email.

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