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Memorial Walk to Remember Slain Reston Couple Set for November

Staff who worked and benefited from the work of Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and Scott Fricker, the Reston couple killed in their home in December last year, are organizing a memorial walk to remember the couple’s legacy.

The walk will be held Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon along a 2.5-mile loop around Lake Thoreau. Participants, who will meet at 1902 Campus Commons Drive, will gather halfway at a tree planted in their memory where they lived.

The memorial service is organized by staff at The Medical Team, which offers certified home health care services, and Buckley’s for Seniors, the company Kuhn-Fricker founded. Her organization, which provides concierge and companion-style services for people who are elderly or disabled, was adopted by the medical team when it was on the brink of closure, according to walk organizers.

The walk is not tied to any significant date or milestone, according to Steve Gurney, one of the organizers.

Given Buckley passed during the holidays, there were many who couldn’t make it to the services.  We had planned for a gathering around her birthday but when the neighbors in her old neighborhood planted a tree in her and Scotts memory we realized that we could do a nice walk around Lake Thoreau, that would be a positive opportunity to remember them.,” Gurney said.

Kuhn-Fricker, an attorney and certified geriatric care manager, founded Buckley’s for Seniors in 2005. She taught classes about aging at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale and wrote a book titled, “Elder Care: The Road to Growing Old is Not Paved.”

Here’s more about Kuhn-Fricker  from the staff at Buckey’s for Seniors:

Buckley was an idealist and always looked for the good in everyone she met. She believed in equality for all and was passionate about civil rights. Buckley and her husband Scott were courageous in standing up to hateful rhetoric. Sadly, it was this courage that cost them their lives; leaving a hole within their families and the community which can never be filled.

RSVPs are requested by the walk’s organizers online.

Photo via Buckley’s for Seniors

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Thursday Morning Notes

Recognition for Frank de la Fe — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honored the Restonian for his service on the county’s planning commission for 16 years. [The Connection]

Mom defends son who faces murder charges — The 17-year-old Lorton teenager who has been charged with the murders of Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, has been called an alt-right killer. But his mother told says her son has struggled with mental health issues for years. [The Washington Post]

A response to school shootings and gun violence — South Lakes High School seniors held a voter registration drive in their U.S. history class. [The Connection]

Walk for the Walker Nature Center — The 15th annual walk to benefit the center, which offers environmental education, is set for April 14. Registration is open online. [Walker Nature Center]

USA Today highlights local Olympian — March is Girls Sports Month, so the news outlet featured Reston’s own Maame Biney, an Olympic short track speed skater. [USA Today]

Photo by Ruth Sievers

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Reston double murder hearing closed to public — A hearing in the case of a teen charged with killing a Reston couple before Christmas will be closed. The defendant’s attorney said the case would feature “sensitive” information about the 17-year-old suspect. [The Washington Post]

Give your dresses away — Tomorrow is the last day to drop off donations for the Diva Central Dress Drive. Donated dresses and formal wear will be offered to local tweens and teens as dance season swings in. [Reston Community Center]

Calling all women pioneers — The Reston Historic Trust & Museum wants you to nominate women pioneers of Reston. Selected individuals will be honored in mid-March. [Reston Historic Trust & Museum]

Jeopardy question features Reston — A question on the show references Reston. A spokesperson for a fire and rescue service department in Maryland gave the shoutout on Twitter. [Pete Piringer]

Photo by Fatimah Waseem

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Lorton Teen Served Petition for Reston Double Murder

A 17-year-old Lorton teenager suspected of murdering a Reston couple in late December was served petitions earlier this morning, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The suspect, who has not been identified by police due to his age, has been charged as a juvenile with two counts of murder after an investigation determined he killed Scott Fricker, 48,  and his 43-year-old wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker on the 2600 block of Black Fir Court on Dec. 22, police said.

The teen then shot himself and has remained in a local hospital since the incident.

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Weekend Discussion

Before we head off into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days.

The following articles were the five most-clicked links on Reston Now this past week.

  1. Vehicles Crashes in to Trader Joe’s
  2. Mediterranean Restaurant in Reston Town Center Closes
  3. Thursday Morning Notes
  4. New Details Surface in the Murder of Reston Couple
  5. M & S Grill in Reston Town Center Closes

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans or anything else that’s happening locally. Our normal publication schedule will resume on Tuesday, barring any breaking news.

If you have ideas on stories we should cover, email us at [email protected] or submit an anonymous tip. Have a great weekend!

Photo via Twitter @stultzat

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Weekend Discussion Topics

Before we head off into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days.

The following articles were the five most-clicked links on Reston Now this past week.

  1. M & S Grill in Reston Town Center Closes
  2. New Details Surface in the Murder of Reston Couple
  3. Memorial Service Set for Couple Murdered in Reston
  4. Longtime Business Leaves Reston Town Center
  5. Fannie Mae Eyes Move to Reston’s Core

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans or anything else that’s happening locally. Have a great weekend!

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Friday Morning Notes

Wind Chill Advisory Issued through Midnight — The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. through midnight today. The advisory means that frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. [National Weather Service]

Family, Friends and Neighbors Mourn Death of Reston Couple — Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker were remembered as earth angels. A 17-year-old Lorton teen has been charged with their murders. [The Connection]

Scrawl Books Says Goodbye to Market Street Store — The indie bookstore closed its location on Market Street and plans to open another store at 11911 Freedom Drive in Reston Town Center in February. [Scrawl Books via Twitter]

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Funeral Services Held for Reston Couple Killed Before Christmas — Close to 800 people attended funeral services over the weekend for the Reston couple killed a few days before Christmas. A 17-year-old with suspected neo-Nazi sympathies has been charged in their murder. [WTOP]

Greater Reston Arts Center Selected for ’50 for 50 Arts Inspiration’Award — The Virginia Commission for the Arts, a state arts agency, selected GRACE to receive the award in the category of bedrock institutions. The “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards” were conceived and designed by the commission as a 50th anniversary tribute to 50 examples of programs, individuals, and organizations critical to the arts in Virginia. [Viva Reston Lifestyle Magazine]

How to Dispose of Fire Place Ashes — After responding to several home fires involving ashes, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is reminding residents to properly dispose of fire place ashes.  [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department]

FBI Raids Home in Sterling — FBI agents arrested Sean Andrew Duncan on Friday and charged him with attempting to obstruct a terrorism investigation. According to court documents, law enforcement allege Duncan has links to terrorism and sympathized with ISIS.  [WUSA 9]

Flickr pool photo by Vantagehill

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Weekend Discussion Topics

Before we head off into 2018, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days.

Major crime incidents, which received hyperlocal and national attention, topped the list this week. Many details remain unknown about the murder of Reston couple last week and a car crash that sent seven people to the hospital, including five children, on Wednesday night.

The following articles were the five most-clicked links on Reston Now this past week.

  1. Lorton Teen Charged with Murder of Reston Couple
  2. Update: Couple Killed in Shooting Reston Home
  3. Longtime Business Leaves Reston Town Center
  4. New Details Surface in Murder of Reston Couple
  5. Police Pursuit and Crash in Herndon Sends Five Children, Two Adults to Hospital

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans anything else that’s happening locally. Have a great weekend and see you next year!

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Memorial Service Set for Couple Murdered in Reston

On Saturday, a memorial service will be held for Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, the Reston couple who were shot and killed in their own home last week.

The service will begin at 10 a.m. at Herndon’s Trinity Presbyterian Church.

The couple was shot in their home on Friday, Dec. 22. Police believe a 17-year-old Lorton boy, whose identity has not been released, shot the couple and turned the gun on himself. He remains in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

One family member believes the teenage boyfriend of the couple’s daughter killed them after they learned of his Nazi views and encouraged their daughter to break up with him. The shooting took place on the 2600 block of Black Fir Court.

Fricker had a Ph.D from the University of Maryland and worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kuhn-Fricker specialized in estate planning and elder law.

Police are investigating the suspect’s alleged Neo-Nazi connections.

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Thursday Morning Notes

How Family Tried to Keep Suspected Neo-Nazi from their Daughter — People magazine published an in-depth piece about the Reston double murder on Friday, including details on how the family attempted to keep the suspect, who turned the gun on himself, away from their daughter. [People]

Escape Herndon Donates Tickets for Charity — The business is donating proceeds from all tickets sold for New Year’s Eve to Starlight, an organization that aims to bring joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families. [Escape Herndon]

Reston Library Holds One-Hour Sessions to Build Computer Skills — Adults seeking to improve their computer skills can register for a one-hour session with a technology volunteer to improve their computer skills and get help with navigating the Internet and e-books. Individuals interested in participating should call the library to make an appointment. The session will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. today. [Fairfax County Government]

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