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Women Are Running Lake Anne Plaza

Local dimensions of International Women's Day: Gender parity rises as women business leaders smash glass ceiling.

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Heated Iron Chef Cook-off in Reston

Sunrise at Reston sizzles for Mardi Gras.

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Round and Round for Herndon House Concert Venue

Citizens and Town of Herndon separately appeal decision of Town's BZA to Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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Herndon Arts Organization Requests $150,000

‘Time for the Town to make a real commitment to the Arts,’ said Mike O'Reilly, Chairman of Arts Herndon.

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Local Talent on Global Stage

USA Special Olympics Team heads to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for World Games 2019.

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Active Service Organization Seeks New Members in Reston-Dulles Region

Reston-Dulles Section, National Council of Negro Women, serves the local community.

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Spring Flea Market Held in Reston

Vendors make space and earn money while supporting their neighbors and the environment.

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Learning English at Reston Library

Staff coordinates classes and schedules while working with volunteer instructors.

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Every Vote Matters in 2019 Reston Association Board Election

RA must meet quorum requirement in each race.

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Scavenger Hunt for Community Helpers in Herndon

Field trip to the Downtown Historic District engages students’ minds and bodies.

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Planning Commission Approves Herndon Parkway Development Plan

Seven-year plan brought forth through cooperation and understanding.

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Helping Rescue Area Wildlife

Rescue League launches vegetarian/vegan policy for events; seeks volunteers.

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Blue Wave Retains 86th District

Ibraheem S. Samirah (D) defeats Gregg Garrett Nelson (R) in Special Election.

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Public Helps Chart Better Bus Service for Herndon-Reston Area

FCDOT reaches out to the community.

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Herndon Depot Museum Shines

The “Depot’s” 2019 Season opens Sunday, March 3 with a Train Show.

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Floris School Eagles Soar in Science

Where can science take an elementary school-aged child?

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Herndon Hounds and Purrfect Kitties

Residents tell tales of love and antics.

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South Elden Area Plan Moves On in Herndon

Comstock envisions a walkable, pedestrian-friendly environment with multi-modality options.

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‘Dates Matter’ for Herndon Pastor

Pastor Dorian Baker Accepts Proclamation “African American History Month February 2019” from Mayor and Herndon Town Council.

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Reston’s Scrawl Books Supports Learning

Bookstore hosts benefit for Laurel Learning Center operated by Cornerstones.

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All Five Candidates Unopposed in Reston

Critical that 10 percent of RA members vote.

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Reston-Herndon Community Creates 10,000 Handwritten Valentines

Barbera Foundation spreads love and optimism powered by one-off volunteerism, social media and the desire to be a force of positive change.

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Winning Photos on Exhibit at Walker Nature Center in Reston

Images of birdlife meant to celebrate the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Groundbreaking Surgery Performed in Reston

Reston Hospital Center site of the first-in-the-world robotic spine surgery.

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All Five Candidates Unopposed in Reston

Meet candidates running for seats on RA Board of Directors; Critical 10 percent of RA members vote.

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E-bikes: Friend or Foe in Virginia?

Parks agencies present proposed changes allowing e-bikes on their trails.

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86th District Candidates Share Their History, Viewpoints

Special Election for member of the House of Delegates 86th District to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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An Evening to Treasure in Herndon

Father Daughter Dance offers a keepsake moment in time.

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Modern and Traditional Quilt Show at RCC Lake Anne

Works by seven local and talented quilters on display – a must-see event.

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From Awkward to Artistry in Motion in Reston

Fun on the Ice at the Reston Town Center Pavilion

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Herndon Town Council Recognizes Retiring Police Officer

Lt. Michael "Mike" B. Berg retires after nearly 33 years of service.

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Rowan Tree Planted in Herndon

First women-focused coworking and cogrowth community in Virginia opens in Town of Herndon.

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Public Input Sought on Herndon-Reston Connector Bus Service

Multiple ways to participate and free ride coupons.

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Decision on Reston Density Deferred

Fairfax County Planning Commission defers decision on Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment, Density Provisions for the Reston PRC District.

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Restonians Speak Out on Density Increase

Voices pro and con at Planning Commission Public Hearing.

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Town of Herndon Holds Swearing-In Ceremony for Council

First Latino American and Nepalese American Town Councilmembers make history as they take the oath of office.

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GOP Committee Nominates Gregg Nelson for 86th District

Independent requests Fairfax County GOP Committee not to put a candidate forward.

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Herndon Home Receives Historic Structure Plaque

Tim Bonnett and Kimra Traynor home at 904 Elden Street recognized.

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Honoring Dr. King at Frying Pan Farm Park

History, cooperation and service events deemed successful.

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Celebrating Dr. King’s Birthday and His Message in Reston

Restonians remain committed to realizing Dr. King’s dreams.

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It’s Snow Fun in Herndon

First accumulation of the season brings work and play.

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Impacted? How to Survive the Shutdown

Dulles Regional Chamber presents panel to advise individuals and businesses.

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Local Resources for Individuals Impacted by Shutdown

No impact on job or clearances.

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