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by RestonNow.com November 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

It’s the end of another week, but before we head out for the weekend, these were our most read stories this week:

  1. Man Pronounced Dead After Falling From Reston Town Center Parking Garage
  2. Driver Charged in Fatal Reston Crash on Sunday
  3. Man Beaten, Robbed at Reston Laundromat
  4. Man Arrested in 22-Year-Old Reston Sexual Assault Cold Case
  5. Le Pain Quotidien to Open at Reston Town Center This Week

Feel free to discuss anything of local interest below. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale October 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm 2 Comments

It’s the end of another week, but before we head out for the weekend, these were our most read stories this week:

  1. Restonians Line Up To Speak Out Against Density Cap Increase Proposal
  2. Hidden Creek Country Club Sold; ‘New Housing Choices’ Listed as Possible for Future
  3. Report: Developers ‘Concerned’ About Number of New Reston Rental Units
  4. Herndon Council Strikes Deal with Comstock for Downtown Development Project
  5. Crime Roundup: Car Chase in Herndon Leads to Crash, Injures Police Officer

Feel free to discuss anything of local interest below. Have a great weekend!

by RestonNow.com October 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

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. Shouts, Shoe Hurled at Suspect in Killing of Nabra Hasssanen During Preliminary Hearing
  2. Dulles Toll Road Fee Projected to Increase to $4.75 in 2019, $6 in 2023
  3. Herndon Man Indicted on Charge of Using Twitter to Threaten Murder of Government Officials
  4. Police Say Job-Seeking Woman Was Sexually Assaulted in Reston, There May Be More Victims
  5. Letter: Decision to Cut Lake House Afterschool Program Unfair to Affected Families

In case you missed the update to our top story, the man accused of killing Hassanen — 22-year-old Darwin Martinez-Torres — was indicted on a capital murder charge and may face the death penalty if found guilty.

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

by RestonNow.com October 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

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. Report: Wegmans Close to Agreement for Store Near Future Town Center Metro Station
  2. Reston Man Killed in Front Royal Plane Crash
  3. Op-Ed: Will Reston’s Village Centers Become Urban Centers
  4. A Look Inside: Bozzuto’s New Aperture Apartments at Reston Station
  5. Wednesday Morning Notes

The Wegmans story has really struck a chord with readers, as it has topped the clicks for two weeks straight.

The Morning Notes post from Wednesday was particularly notable for the announcement of former Vice President Joe Biden coming to Reston this weekend for a roundtable discussion on workforce development Saturday in Reston along with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. The event at Reston Town Center is not open to the general public.

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

by RestonNow.com October 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment

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. Report: Wegmans Close to Agreement for Store Near Future Town Center Metro Station
  2. Reston Men, 21 and 19, Charged with Stealing from Vehicles in Ashburn
  3. Former Burger King Razed at North Point; Chick-fil-A Hopes for March Opening
  4. Reston Association Board Moves Forward with Ending Afterschool Programming at Lake House
  5. Crime: A Look at the September Incident Reports from FCPD’s Restion District Station

Also this week, the fourth community meeting on Fairfax County’s proposed zoning ordinance amendment for Reston’s Planned Residential Community (PRC) District was rescheduled for Oct. 23 in the cafeteria at South Lakes High School. An aspect of the story that’s on many people’s mind: the occupancy limit for the cafeteria is 668, but can be increased to 1,280 if its dozens of tables are rolled out.

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

File image courtesy John Menick

by RestonNow.com September 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment

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. Too Many People in Small Space Results in Postponement of Meeting on Increasing Density Cap
  2. Herndon Big Lots To Close Its Doors Oct. 15; Lotte Plaza Market To Take Its Place
  3. Bike Lane Leaving Reston Town Center; Muse Paintbar Ready To Fill the Space
  4. Town of Herndon, Developer Comstock Agree on Proposed Downtown Redevelopment Project
  5. Leesburg Man Charged in 2001 Killing of Reston Man

The postponed meeting (which received some attention on Reddit forum r/NotTheOnion) was followed up by the Reston Association Board’s discussion of the proposal at their Thursday meeting. A rescheduled meeting — in a larger space — will be announced a later date, Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins says.

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

by RestonNow.com September 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

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. Police: Teen Jumped by Group on Glade Drive near Southgate Center; iPod Stolen
  2. Reston Once Again Recognized by Money Magazine as a Top Place To Live in America
  3. ‘Why is There No Shake Shack in Reston?’ and Other Burning Fast-Food Questions
  4. Police: Pizza Delivery Driver Was Robbed in Reston Friday Night; Suspect Sought
  5. Crime Roundup: Reston Homeowner Finds Intruder Standing in His Kitchen at 3 A.M.

Crime stories continue to garner a lot of attention, but there are other things going on as well. Just missing the Top 5 were the grassroots battle against a county zoning ordinance that would increase population density, the continued debate about “Hate Has No Home Here” signs, the Reston Association Board’s work to hash out the 2018 budget, and more.

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

by RestonNow.com September 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm 5 Comments

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. Police: Reston Man Surprised to Find Woman Had Entered His House, Found His Pizza
  2. Bikers on W&OD Trail Plagued by Unexpected Problem: Tacks
  3. Gunfire Exchanged in Saturday Afternoon Fight; Vehicles Damaged by Bullets
  4. New Owners Have High Hopes for Reston Farm Market, Which Opens Next Week
  5. Two Dozen Sites for Potential Added Residential Development Listed in Zoning Ordinance Amendment Plan

Just missing the Top 5 was our chat with Capt. Ron Manzo, commander of the Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station. Manzo said that while there are increased reports of nighttime gunshots and larcenies from vehicles, Reston on the whole remains a safe place to live. What do you think?

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans (there’s a lot going on around here!) or anything else that’s happening locally. Have a great weekend!

by RestonNow.com September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment

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. Permit Processed to Demolish North Point Burger King Building, Make Way for Chick-fil-A
  2. At-Large Director Ray Wedell Steps Down from Reston Association Board
  3. New Owners Have Big Plans for Reston Farm Market, Which Opens Next Week
  4. Crime Roundup: Police Say Herndon Man Used Pepper Spray on Kids on W&OD Trail
  5. Crosswalks or Bridge Considered for Pedestrians, Bikes Over Eastbound Toll Road Ramp

Related to the No. 2 story about Wedell, the Reston Association Board of Directors is seeking candidates to fill the seat through April’s election. Interested members must submit their statements of candidacy by Sept. 22.

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Have a great weekend!

by RestonNow.com September 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

We’ve reached the end of August and the Labor Day holiday is nigh. Before we head off into the big three-day weekend, though, 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. Fairfax County School Board Vote is Tuesday (Karen Keys-Gamarra won the election.)
  2. Mouthpiece for Reston Town Center Merchants Says His Business Is on the Outs
  3. Arrest Made After Attempted Robbery in Hunters Woods Parking Lot
  4. Now Open: Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant on Sunset Hills Road
  5. Arrest Made in Attempted Sexual Assault Earlier This Month Near Tall Oaks

This week also saw the first community input meeting on the Hook Road Recreation Area project from Reston Association, which came with controversy along with the beginning of the discussion. We will continue to follow that process as it progresses over the next several months.

And in late-breaking news Friday, At-Large Director Ray Wedell informed Reston Now that he will resign from the RA Board. We’re continuing to follow that story and will provide more information when it becomes available.

In addition, the week marked the one-year anniversary of an unsolved hit-and-run pedestrian death on North Shore Drive. Police are still looking for information.

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Have a great weekend!

File photo courtesy Joy Every

by RestonNow.com August 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

The end of another week has arrived. Before we head off into the weekend, though, 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. Finishing Touches Being Done on Cooper’s Hawk, Set to Open Aug. 28
  2. Cubicle Fire on 11th Floor of Commercial Building Draws Two Alarms
  3. New Lighting on Helmut Jahn Building at Reston Station Part of Architect’s Signature Design
  4. More Than 140 Trees To Be Removed To Comply with Dam Safety Code
  5. Wedell: Hook Road Park Should Be for Community, Not ‘Just Another Recreation Area’

Also receiving a lot of clicks this week is the short article we published in July announcing the four candidates in the special election for a Fairfax County School Board seat. That election is Tuesday; the last day for in-person absentee voting at the Fairfax County Government Center is Saturday.

And of course, lest we forget, we all watched with craned necks earlier this week as the moon passed in front of the sun.

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Have a great weekend!

by RestonNow.com August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

The end of another week has arrived. Before we head off into the weekend, though, 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. Police Say Woman Was Dragged Into Woods Near Tall Oaks, Man Tried To Remove Her Clothes
  2. Multiple Reports of Credit Card Skimmers Hitting Local Residents; Police Offer Advice
  3. 25 Years Ago Today: Lollapalooza at Lake Fairfax Park
  4. Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Best Reston Business Awards
  5. Big Turnout, Big Fun at First Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Anne

The suspect in the attempted sexual assault this week is still on the loose. Police released a sketch of him later in the week.

The article about the 25-year anniversary of Lollapalooza’s last show — Aug. 14, 1992 — in Reston prompted numerous readers to post their memories both on our website and our Facebook page, where it was our most-shared story of the week. Here are just a few of those comments:

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Have a great weekend!

Image of Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta via NovaLabs/Facebook

by RestonNow.com August 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

The end of another week has arrived. Before we head off into the weekend, though, 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. Now Open: PokeHub at Reston Town Center
  2. RA Urges County to Support Dog Park Study as Baron Cameron Concerns Continue
  3. Weird Brothers Coffee Co-Owner Kenny Olsen Dies Unexpectedly
  4. Police Say Three Assaulted by ‘Group of Men’ Wednesday on South Lakes Drive
  5. Fairfax County Public Schools 2017-18 Calendar — Dates to Remember

In addition to these stories, we also learned this week that the opening of Founding Farmers will be delayed into 2018, that SNAP usage is stronger than ever at the Reston Farmers Market, and much more.

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Have a great weekend!

by RestonNow.com August 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that August has already arrived.

Students will be returning to school later this month, much to their chagrin but maybe not so much for their parents. With that will come the shortening of pool hours, the ends of summer concert series and outdoor movies, and all other summer staples. The weather will become cooler, the leaves will turn and we’ll enter our next season.

But there’s still a long time before that! Make sure to enjoy the long days and the beautiful weather while you can and keep building memories.

Speaking of memories, you’ll likely remember these posts that have received the most clicks on Reston Now since last Friday:

  1. ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ Sign Causes Controversy at Orchard Green
  2. Crime: A Look at the July Incident Reports from FCPD’s Reston District Station
  3. Reston Association Leaders To Initiate Talks with Boston Properts About Town Center Parking
  4. Hundreds Take Advantage of Free Lunch Offer as Cava Opens in Reston
  5. Op-Ed: County’s Doomed High-Density Residential Development Strategy

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week.

Enjoy the weekend!

File photo via Flickr

by RestonNow.com July 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

A new restaurant, a new grocery store and a new tasting room for a popular brewery.

New, new, new.

There has been lots of excitement in the news in recent days, as we’ve been getting some good things to look forward to. Before we look forward too far, though, let’s look back at the week that was.

Here are the stories that have received the most clicks on Reston Now since last Friday:

  1. Cava Mezze Grill To Open Its Reston Location in First Days of August
  2. Lotte Plaza Market Coming to Herndon Center Next Spring
  3. RA Board to Discuss Reston Town Center Parking at Meeting This Week (follow-up story here)
  4. Silver Line Phase 2 Construction Over 60 Percent Complete
  5. Aslin Beer Will Stay in Herndon, Open New Tasting Room on Elden Street

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week.

Stay dry, and enjoy the weekend!

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