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by RestonNow.com August 16, 2017 at 11:30 am 3 Comments

The results of the 2017 Best Reston Business Awards are in, and congratulations are in order to all of our winners and runners-up.

After the nomination process in June and the preliminary vote in July, we narrowed each category down to two finalists. More than 800 of our email subscribers voted over the past week on those finalists in each of the 18 categories, determining who our most regular readers have deemed the best of the best in 2017. And every vote counted — in the closest competition, only six votes separated the candidates.

Without further adieu, the results of the final voting for the awards. Both the winner and the runner-up in each category is listed, with the winner first and in bold.

  • Best Apartment Building: The Avant at Reston Town Center (50.76 percent), BLVD | Reston Station (49.24 percent)
  • Best Architect or Designer: Cindy Beyer Design (56.50 percent), AKG Design Studio (43.50 percent)
  • Best Arts/Entertainment Venue: Lake Anne Plaza (57.88 percent), Reston Community Center (42.12 percent)
  • Best Bar/Happy Hour: Lake Anne Brew House (58.87 percent), Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge (41.13 percent)
  • Best Builder, Remodeler or Contractor: My Kitchen & Bath (52.35 percent), HandyMensch Home Remodeling (47.65 percent)
  • Best Child Care or Preschool: Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten (64.41 percent), Reston Children’s Center (35.59 percent)
  • Best Dentist or Orthodontist: Reston Serenity Smiles (62.93 percent), Smilezone Family & Cosmetic Dentistry (37.07 percent)
  • Best Fast-Casual Restaurant: Cafesano (75.80 percent), Chick-fil-A Village Commons (24.20 percent)
  • Best Financial Business: Baird (65.42 percent), CST Group CPAs PC (34.58 percent)
  • Best Fitness Business: Potomac River Running Store (65.18 percent), Fusion 360 Inc. (34.82 percent)
  • Best Legal Practice: Berry & Berry LLC (74.58 percent), Khanna Law PLLC (25.42 percent)
  • Best Local Shop: Reston’s Used Book Shop (59.23 percent); Chesapeake Chocolates, Wine, Gifts and More (40.77 percent)
  • Best Medical Practice: Colleen Neumann Psychology LLC (55.58 percent), Generations Medical Aesthetics (46.42 percent)
  • Best New Business: Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar (54.20 percent), Lake Anne Brew House (45.80 percent)
  • Best Pet Care: Just Cats Clinic (52.94 percent), Villaridge Pet Sitters (47.06 percent)
  • Best Private School: Reston Montessori School (78.32 percent), Berthold Academy (21.68 percent)
  • Best Real Estate Agent: Eve Thompson (54.50 percent), Susannah Palik (45.50 percent)
  • Best Sit-Down Restaurant: PassionFish (52.80 percent), Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge (47.20 percent)

Again, congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!

by Dave Emke August 15, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Reston Residents Among Injured in Charlottesville Attack — Two Reston women were struck by the vehicle that crashed into a crowd of protesters during the weekend’s violent clashes in Charlottesville, a friend of theirs told a DC news crew. [NBC Washington]

No More Eclipse Glasses at Library — “Due to extraordinary demand,” Fairfax County libraries are no longer able to provide glasses for next week’s solar eclipse. [Fairfax County]

Special Eclipse Event at Herndon High — There will be an “eclipse party” Monday at Herndon High School, though, where up to 1,000 pairs of the eclipse glasses will be available. Meals will also be provided at a cost of $2 for adults, free for students. [Herndon High School]

Popular Local Blog Celebrates 10 Years — Restonian has been satirically covering the comings and goings of the community since August 2007. This week, it provides a retrospective on all that’s happened in the past decade. [Restonian]

Last Day To Vote for Business Awards — The ballot for the 2017 Best Reston Business Awards went out to our email subscribers for the final time Monday afternoon, and they have until midnight tonight to fill it out. Winners will be announced Wednesday. [Reston Now]

by Dave Emke August 9, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

FCPS Social Emotional Wellness Systems Honored — FCPS was recognized for its work to establish a multi-tiered system of support for mental wellness, designed to complement its existing framework for academics and behavior. It includes services for the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental health and promotion of wellness. South Lakes High School is one of five in Fairfax County working toward the goal. [Fairfax County Public Schools]

September Event Will Benefit Brain Aneurysm Foundation — Tom and Nancy Susco lost their 25-year-old son to a brain aneurysm 10 years ago. They hold their annual “Running With Tim” fundraiser, scheduled for Sept. 16 this year, to honor his memory and raise money for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and the Washington Regional Transplant Community. [Connection Newspapers/Susco8K.com]

Crab Wagon Coming to North Point Giant — Hooper’s Crab House, from Ocean City, Maryland, is visiting Giant stores in the area each weekend through October. It will be at the Giant at North Point Village Center this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it return Sept. 23. [Hooper’s Crab House]

Ballot Out for Best Reston Business Awards — Email list subscribers received their ballots for the 2017 Best Reston Business Awards at 10 a.m. Tuesday. If you signed up after that and missed it, don’t worry: It will be sent out again before the Aug. 15 deadline. [Reston Now]

by Dave Emke August 8, 2017 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

Season Subscription Now Available for Players — The 51st season of Reston Community Players will include performances of “Aida,” “Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Season tickets are $82 for adults and $72 for students and senior citizens. [Reston Community Players]

Telehealth Provider Expanding in Reston — An expansion of Avizia, who partners with providers to deploy and power system-wide telehealth, will bring 27 more jobs to the community. [Fairfax County Economic Development Authority]

Reception for ‘Althea’ is Tonight — The latest public artwork installed on the Lake Thoreau spillway by the South Lakes High School STEAM Team will have its official reception tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. at Reston Association headquarters (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive). RSVP to [email protected]. [Reston Now]

Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Saturday Night — A sobriety checkpoints will be conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department on Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. [FCPD]

BXP Senior VP Talks About Reston Gateway — In an interview with Bisnow, Boston Properties Senior Vice President Peter Otteni says the property between Reston Town Center and the future Silver Line Metro station will be “a great complement to Reston Town Center” that won’t have “as soft-goods-driven of a user base.” Rather, he says, it “will be much more food, entertainment and convenience.” [Bisnow]

Best Reston Business Awards Ballots Go Out Today — Don’t forget to sign up for Reston Now’s email list so you can vote in the 2017 Best Reston Business Awards. [Reston Now]

by RestonNow.com August 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

The winners of the 2017 Best Reston Business awards will be determined in a week of online voting, starting Tuesday.

Subscribers to Reston Now’s email list will receive a link Tuesday to access the ballot to make their choices in the 18 categories. The ballots will be available for one week, and winners will be announced Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Below are the finalists in each category.

  • Best Apartment Building: The Avant at Reston Town Center, BLVD at Reston Station
  • Best Architect or Designer: AKG Design Studio, Cindy Beyer Design
  • Best Arts/Entertainment Venue: Lake Anne Plaza, Reston Community Center
  • Best Bar/Happy Hour: Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge, Lake Anne Brew House
  • Best Builder, Remodeler or Contractor: HandyMensch Home Remodeling, My Kitchen & Bath
  • Best Child Care or Preschool: Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten, Reston Children’s Center
  • Best Dentist or Orthodontist: Reston Serenity Smiles, Smilezone Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Best Fast-Casual Restaurant: Cafesano, Chick-fil-A Village Commons
  • Best Financial Business: Baird, CST Group CPAs PC
  • Best Fitness Business: Fusion 360 Inc., Potomac River Running Store
  • Best Legal Practice: Berry & Berry LLC, Khanna Law PLLC
  • Best Local Shop: Chesapeake Chocolates, Wine, Gifts and More; Reston’s Used Book Shop
  • Best Medical Practice: Colleen Neumann Psychology LLC, Generations Medical Aesthetics
  • Best New Business: Lake Anne Brew House, Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar
  • Best Pet Care: Just Cats Clinic, Villaridge Pet Sitters
  • Best Private School: Berthold Academy, Reston Montessori School
  • Best Real Estate Agent: Eve Thompson, Susannah Palik
  • Best Sit-Down Restaurant: Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge, PassionFish

To make sure you get a ballot, make sure to register for Reston Now’s email subscription.

by RestonNow.com July 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm 2 Comments

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best New Business category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

With this, the preliminary ballots have been released for all categories of the 2017 Best Reston Business awards. After voting on these final ballots wrap up, watch for the finalists to be announced.

OTHER POLLS

Open through 5 p.m.: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm 5 Comments

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Sit-Down Restaurant category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

Check back Wednesday for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through 5 p.m.: Best Financial Business
Open through July 26: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm 3 Comments

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Fast-Casual Restaurant category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Monday, July 31.

After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

Check back each weekday through Wednesday for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through July 25: Best Financial Business
Open through July 26: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Local Shop category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Friday, July 28. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

Check back each weekday through July 26 for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through July 25: Best Financial Business
Open through July 26: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm 13 Comments

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Real Estate Agent category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Thursday, July 27. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

Check back each weekday through July 26 for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through July 25: Best Financial Business
Open through July 26: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm 8 Comments

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Fitness Business category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

Check back each weekday through July 26 for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through July 25: Best Financial Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm 4 Comments

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Financial Business category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 25. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

Check back each weekday through July 26 for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through July 26: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm 14 Comments

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Child Care or Preschool category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Monday, July 24. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

Check back each weekday through July 26 for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through July 25: Best Financial Business
Open through July 26: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Builder, Remodeler or Contractor category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Friday, July 21. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

Cast your vote below.

Check back each weekday through July 26 for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through July 25: Best Financial Business
Open through July 26: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

by RestonNow.com July 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm 3 Comments

There are plenty of fun things to do in Reston on any given day.

Today, we open the voting for our 2017 Best Reston Business award in the Best Arts/Entertainment Venue category. This poll will be open through 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20. After that, the top two vote-getters will advance to final voting, which will take place in early August.

We have several fun venues and entertainers who are in the running for the honor this year. Cast your vote below.

Check back each weekday through July 26 for another category’s ballot.

OTHER POLLS

Open through July 25: Best Financial Business
Open through July 26: Best Fitness Business
Open through July 27: Best Real Estate Agent
Open through July 28: Best Local Shop
Open through July 31: Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
Open through Aug. 1: Best Sit-Down Restaurant

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