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Mercia Hobson

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Summer Entertainment Series Opens in Herndon

Concert series at Arrowbrook Park fosters a sense of community.

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New Immigrant, Young Father Murdered at Herndon Gas Station

Community shocked, responds to gofundme request to support the family of Resham Bajgain.

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Herndon Pole Vaulter Soars to National Heights

Austin Miller places eighth at the 2018 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships

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Law Enforcement Torch Run to Be Held in in Reston

Event to support the athletes of Special Olympics Virginia.

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Property Owners Appeal Downtown Redevelopment

Certificate of Appropriateness issued to Comstock Herndon Venture, LC is void.

Racially Charged Rant Goes Viral

Larry Butler, Acting CEO, Reston Association, condemns the man's remarks.

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Volunteer Gardeners Help Town of Herndon

The Town Forester promotes community forestry.

The town earned designation as a "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation and is home to eleven neighborhood parks. However, within those 4.3 square miles are not only parks with new trees and plantings which require endless health and welfare checks but town properties, such as those on the Town Hall Square and at the Centennial Golf Course which require endless oversight, endless weeding, and removal of dead plants and shrubs.

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Arts Crawl Series Opens in Herndon

Free evening event features family-friendly activities.

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Demolition Approved in Herndon

Herndon's Heritage Preservation Review Board approves demolition of old and construction of new buildings.

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Diners and Employees Escape Fire at Pollo Inka Restaurant in Herndon

Firefighters aggressively put out the flames.

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Light Festival Illuminates a Summer Night in Herndon

Event draws 300 people from around the District, Maryland and Virginia.

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Balducci's in Reston Town Center Grand Opening

Gourmet market offers "the finest, the freshest, the most flavorful foods in the world."

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Reston Hospital Center Awards Scholarships

Students recognized for their academic excellence and passion for careers in healthcare.

Candidate List for Herndon Mayor and Town Council Released

Possible shake-up in Town Council members.

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Taste of Reston 'Savors the Flavor of Reston'

Tens of thousands turn out for the food, vendors, family fun and carnival.

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Herndon to Arlington to Honduras

The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade seeks donations.

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Concrete Cornices Crash Into a Popular Dining Area in Herndon

3,000-5,000 pound decorative cornices fall off a 3-story commercial building; no one was in the dining area at the time.

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Herndon Festival Bids Goodbye to the Historic Downtown District

Have no fear; a plan's in gear continuing the same traditions.

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Chalk on the Water Brings Artists, Art Lovers to Reston’s Lake Anne

Open air setting allows spectators to naturally engage with ‘artists in action’ and see how works of art evolve.

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Reston Concerts on the Town Draw Large Crowds

The free concert series is a hit with locals and out-of-towners.

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Second Pedestrian Hit and Killed in Reston

FCPD Reston District station continues newly implemented pedestrian safety campaign and steps up enforcement.

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Behind the Scenes at Herndon Festival

There are streams of teams that make every Festival, even a rained-out one, a success.

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Beauty for All the Senses in Reston

Reston Chorale showcases five gardens of distinction in four local neighborhoods.

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Reston Sprint Triathlon Attracts 1,050 Participants

John Chambers, 41, wins First Place with a time of 55:23; Zoe Van Winckel 16, wins First Place as a female with a time of 1:00:42.

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Rainbows Everywhere in Reston

The first ever Reston Pride celebrates the vibrant local LGBTQ community.

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Reston BioBlitz 2018 Goes Down in History

BioBlitz documents as many plant and animal species as possible and finds threatened conservation species in Reston.

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Kate's Cause Donates $25,000 for Childhood Cancer Research

Contribution to help study in Cellular Pathways to Enhance Treatment in Ph-like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children.

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Reston Hosts ‘A Star-Spangled Salute’

Reston Town Center comes alive with patriotic songs and music over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Gardens of Note is This Saturday, June 2 in Reston

Funds to benefit The Reston Chorale.

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Herndon Honors Veterans Fallen In Service

Speaker at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Herndon also calls to honor government civilians and contractors killed in the line of duty.

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Herndon Festival 2018 is Almost Here

Festival combines the joy of outdoor concerts with the thrill of a summer carnival all packed into a 4-day family-friendly event.

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Dance Theatre on Adrenaline in Reston

Sean Dorsey Dance unpacks trans/queer perspectives with sass and playful humor.

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Functional, Fun and Healthy in Herndon

Herndon Pit Stop draws both morning and afternoon cyclists at Bike to Work Day 2018.

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A Field of Hope for Child Abuse Victims

Herndon Police Department supports SafeSpot Children's Advocacy Center of Fairfax County.

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Paisano’s of Herndon Hosts Fundraiser for Police Unity Tour

Herndon Police Department supports the effort.

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Local Musicians Release Their New Album

Singer/songwriters Kathleen Huber and Tom Bodine are members of the Reston/Herndon Folk Club.

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Big Truck Days 2018 Held in Herndon

Children climb up, in and try out DPW's massive metal monsters.

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Dispose of Old Medications in Herndon

Use the CVS/pharmacy Drug Collection Bin located in front of the Herndon Police Station.

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Small Businesses Play a Critical Role in Herndon

What do Herndon's 'Little Boxes' offer patrons, how do they do it and what do they need to thrive?

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Reston to Host BioBlitz 2018

Citizen-scientists sought in a real-world ‘Pokémon Go for Nature.’

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Two Reston Pools Open Before Memorial Day

Enjoy a splash of summer fun now.

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Small Businesses Play a Critical Role in Reston

What do 'Little Boxes' offer patrons, how do they do it and what do they need to thrive?

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Supporting Pride of Herndon

Herndon Marching Band will represent the United States at the D-Day 75th Anniversary Ceremonies in Normandy, France.

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Friday Night Live! 2018 Rocks On in Herndon

The outdoor concert series draws a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators on the first night of its 2018 concert series.

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