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Mercia Hobson

Stories by Mercia

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Horses Heal and Teach Life Skills

Equestrian program touches everyone involved.

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Reducing Veteran Isolation and Loneliness

Pilot program expands to Herndon-Reston.

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Reston Town Center’s Ice-skating Rink Opens

Outdoors and under the Pavilion.

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Two Veterans Still Serve

One through Post 184, the other through Semper K9.

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Herndon’s First-ever Downtown Community Yard Sale

Clutter turns prized possessions.

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Reston Artist’s Newest Mural — A Power House

“Bailey’s Crossroads Community Mural” unveiled.

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Happy 100th Birthday to Maryana Gillette James of Herndon

Good life involves God, family, church and chocolate.

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Hope and Hospitality in a Positive Environment in Falls Church

Ribbon-cutting for the new Bailey’s Shelter and Supportive Housing.

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Having Fun at Reston Halloween House

Characters delight the younger tykes.

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Herndon Town Council Holds Community Roundtable

Sparks of new concern amidst routine reassurances.

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Affordable Housing Options in the Town of Herndon

Local jurisdiction wrestles with the next step.

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Celebrating Visionary Contribution in Fairfax County

ARTSFairfax 2019 Arts Awards

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Reston Board of Governors Members Appointed

Paul Thomas, Laurie Dodd and Beverly Cosham to serve on Reston Community Center board.

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2019 Herndon Homecoming Parade, ‘Into the Future’

Parade combines school pride with town’s special culture.

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A Legacy to Live On in Reston

Artist takes steps to ensure longevity of large-scale public art project.

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A Jewel With Uncomfortable Truths in Herndon

Cast reactions to staged reading of ‘Herndon Town,’ part of 2019 Herndon Arts Week.

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Herndon Community Roundtable Scheduled

Town Councilmembers want to hear from citizens, again.

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No More Curbside Pickup for Glass in Northern Virginia

Residents will have to take their glass bottles and jars to a purple bin.

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Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Stations Host 2019 Open House

Plan and practice your fire escape.

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No More Curbside Pickup for Glass in Northern Virginia

Residents will have to take their glass bottles and jars to a purple bin.

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Building Community that Works for Everyone

Maj. Gen. Carl H. McNair Jr. receives community leadership award.

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Sprouts Farmers Market Arrives in Herndon

Customers swarm the store, the first in Virginia.

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NatureFest 2019: Interactive and Immersive

Nature surprises in an oasis of wilderness.

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Recognition for Herndon Residence

Society approves structure for its Historic Homes Registry Program.

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Herndon-area Nonprofit Improves Lives

Grant award helps assist the most vulnerable immigrants in our community.

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Running for Many Reasons in Reston

Charity 5K ‘Makes It All Better.’

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2019 Reston Multicultural Festival

Naturalization Ceremony: Diversity is what makes us strong.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Held in Reston

Leading the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor.

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Herndon Recognizes Youth Advisory Councilmember

Young adult with autism drives community change.

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Fairfax County Candidates Speak Out at Forum

Vying for county chairman and at large school board member.

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What’s Car-Loving NOVA To Do?

Not more lanes, not more tolls.

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Reston Community Identity Preserved

Lakeside Pharmacy Icons refurbished and reinstalled in new location.

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Final Run for the Susco 8K: Running With Tim

Costs increase, sponsorships decrease.

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Major Incidents in the Town of Herndon

Police report three robberies, an assault and a burglary.

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First Ever Stand Up Paddle Board Triathlon Held in Reston

Organizers toss out swimming.

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Chalk One Up for Chalk Fest at Reston Town Center 2019

Public Art Reston makes their mark.

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Recognized for 130 Brave and Spectacular Years in Herndon

Herndon Fortnightly Club continues to do work that really matters.

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ARTSFAIRFAX Names Arts Awards Honorees

Awards recognize professional theatre company in Herndon.

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Herndon Town Council Recognizes Green Lizard Cycling

‘The Lizard’ partners for betterment of the community.

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Area Activists Demand: ‘Defund Hate’

Congress resumes, local protestors stand with immigrants.

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Women Helping NOVA Women Succeed

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Scholarship Fund presents annual scholarships.

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A Refresh for RTC?

Lips are sealed.

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Local Woman Rocks International Pop Culture Convention

Pushes for parity in the film industry at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

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Humanoid Robot Shakes Things Up

Too short for the teller line, Pepper converses across generations.

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