Priscilla Ames at Hernon House/Courtesy Lynn LillienthalPriscilla Ames, a resident of Reston since the mid-1960s who was involved in many community organizations, died on Friday after a long illness. She was 81.

Ames was a fixture during Reston’s formative years, working at Lake Anne Hall — the plaza’s original community center — as well as on political campaigns for Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and General Assembly members Janet Howell and Ken Plum.

In 2011, Ames was honored at the Best of Reston gala with the Robert E. Simon Lifetime Achievement Award.

“She knew everybody,” said longtime Reston resident Lynn Lillienthal. “But more than that, she was such a champion for the underdog.” Read More


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