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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!

by RestonNow.com — July 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

Crime, development, a historical designation and painted rocks.

Yes, there has been a variety of news — and fun — in Reston in the past week. Now we look forward to another weekend, and a steamy one at that. The good news is weather forecasts predict this heat wave to break, finally, early next week.

Before that, 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. Police: Ex-SLHS Booster Club Treasurer Embezzled At Least $60K
  2. Another New Restaurant Coming to Hunters Woods Village Center
  3. Keep Your Eyes Out for Painted Rocks as Nationwide Craze Hits Area
  4. Lake Anne Village Center Named to National Register of Historic Places
  5. Jury Gives Maryland Man More Than a Century Behind Bars for Area Rim Thefts

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Make sure to vote on 2017 Best Reston Business awards as well.

Stay cool, and enjoy the weekend!

by RestonNow.com — July 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm 2 Comments

Man, it’s been a hot week.

Temperatures in the high 90s with heat indices nearing 105 have swamped us all in recent days. If you’re tired of sweating, there’s good news for the weekend: temperatures are forecast to be below 90 (wow!) and maybe we’ll get a nice breeze as well.

The news has been hot this week too. There’s always something going on in Reston. These are the stories that have received the most clicks on the site since last Friday:

  1. Bear Spotted Near Reston; Police Urge Safety Around the Animals
  2. Police Investigating After Swastika Painted Near Reston Home
  3. 1831 Michael Faraday Site Has Thursday Date With Planning Commission
  4. Crime Roundup: Alcohol Leads to Charges for Local Residents This Weekend
  5. Reston Resident Scores High on ‘Jeopardy!’ But Gets Stumped at the End

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Make sure to vote on 2017 Best Reston Business awards as well.

Enjoy the weekend!

by RestonNow.com — July 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

We hope you enjoyed the fireworks, parades and other patriotic events in the past week. Stories about fireworks and holiday festivals received a lot of traffic on Reston Now as people planned their celebrations.

When looking at the the Top 5 stories from the past week, we’ll filter out those stories. There was plenty of other news to report as well.

These are the non-holiday-specific stories that have received the most clicks on the site since last Friday:

  1. Staples Closing at Plaza America; Total Wine & More Reported to Replace It
  2. Seven Restaurants Advertised as Coming to RTC West Development
  3. ICE Detainee Who Escaped Custody Monday Afternoon Captured
  4. ‘Operation Safe Summer’ Nabs More Than 10 Suspected Internet Predators
  5. Crime: A Look at the June Incident Reports from FCPD’s Reston District Station

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Enjoy the weekend!

by RestonNow.com — June 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm 2 Comments

Before we jump into the long holiday weekend, let’s take a moment to look back on the most-read news stories on Reston Now in recent days.

Since last Friday, these stories received the most clicks on the site:

  1. This is the Last Week for Il Fornaio at Reston Town Center
  2. Panera Bread at Woodland Park Crossing Closes Suddenly
  3. Sunrise Valley Drive Office Building Demolition Now Underway
  4. RA Board Decides to Appoint Sridhar Ganesan to Fill Open Seat
  5. Activist: Psychological Impact of Teen’s Killing Will Have Lasting Effect

Feel free to discuss these topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend!

by RestonNow.com — June 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm 3 Comments

This week’s news cycle was dominated by the shocking and horrific killing of Nabra Hassanen. The community showed its support Wednesday evening with a massive and beautiful vigil at Lake Anne Plaza.

All of our coverage of the Nabra Hassanen story is available here.

In case you missed them, these were the other most-read news stories on Reston Now since last Friday:

  1. Garage Parking is Free for Jackson’s Customers… But How Does It Work?
  2. Cooper’s Hawk Plans to Hire 200 People in Next Two Months
  3. South Lakes Seniors Return to Elementary School Roots to Celebrate Graduation
  4. Reclaim Reston to County: Pump the Brakes on Density, Development
  5. Closed: Mama Wok at Tall Oaks Village Center

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

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