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

RA Offices Closed Today — Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, are closed today in observance of Columbus Day. [Reston Association]

North Shore Drive Sidewalk Project Planned — The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will host a community meeting about the North Shore Drive sidewalk project Wednesday in the cafeteria of Lake Anne Elementary School (11510 North Shore Drive). Plans are to expand the sidewalk on the south side of North Shore Drive from Sycamore Valley Court to the existing sidewalk east of North Shore Court. [Fairfax County DOT]

Reston’s Tree Canopy Shown Off — Reston has a 49 percent urban tree canopy, RA Environmental Resource Supervisor Patricia Greenberg explains in Reston Association’s latest “Reston Today” video dispatch. In the video, Greenberg explains the benefits of the canopy and how to take care of it. [Reston Association/YouTube]

Why Reston is ‘One Better Than Ashburn’ — A recent Money magazine list named Reston the 29th-best place to live in America … and nearby Ashburn the 30th. A local blogger compared the communities in a tongue-in-cheek fashion and determined just how the magazine came to the conclusion that Reston is “Ashburn plus one.” [Restonian]

by Karen Goff October 10, 2016 at 9:30 am 0

Christopher Columbus (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)It’s Columbus Day. That’s a federal holiday, so the U.S. Government is closed. But it is a workday for many. Here’s a look at what is open and what’s closed Monday:

The federal government, including the U.S. Post Office, is closed.

Fairfax County Public Schools are closed.

There is no in-person absentee voting at the Fairfax County Government Center. Absentee voting will resume on Tuesday.

Fairfax County government, courts, public schools and libraries are closed.

Fairfax County Parks and RECenters are open.

Reston Community Center Hunters Woods and Lake Anne are open, but check if your individual class or event is scheduled.

Metro — Trains and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, with service every 6 to 12 minutes during daytime hours. Parking at all Metro-owned lots and garages will be free, and off-peak fares will be in effect all day.

Fairfax Connector — Routes 335, 393, 394, 395, 432, 494, 495, 585, 599, 724, 734, and 985 will not operate. Route 980 which will run every 12-15 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.

Stores are generally open. Virginia ABC stores are open.

See more county service change on this holiday list on Fairfax County’s website.

Photo: Christopher Columbus/Wikipedia Commons

by Karen Goff October 12, 2015 at 9:30 am 0

Christopher Columbus (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)Monday is Columbus Day. If you are off today, enjoy the day.

Here’s a digest of what’s open and closed today:

In observance of the Columbus Day Holiday, Fairfax Connector will be operating holiday weekday service on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. All routes will operate regular weekday service except:

The federal government, including the U.S. Post Office, is closed.

Fairfax County government, courts, public schools and libraries are closed.

Fairfax County Parks and RECenters are open. See exact hours in this Fairfax County list.

Reston Community Center at both Hunters Woods and Lake Anne is open.

Metro — Trains and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, with service every 6 to 12 minutes during daytime hours. Parking at all Metro-owned lots and garages will be free, and off-peak fares will be in effect all day.

Fairfax Connector — Routes 335, 393, 394, 395, 432, 494, 495, 585, 599, 724, 734, and 985 will not operate. Route 980 which will run every 12-15 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.

Stores are generally open.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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