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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! We have had some pretty cold days this year, and I don’t know about you, but I am ready for warmer weather. In the meantime, we have many great options for indoor fun around the Reston area. No reason to stay at home waiting for spring—how about escaping to an imaginary destination, or painting a masterpiece with friends? Maybe you enjoy art galleries, museums or book store events? We have those! Feel like jumping or climbing? Visit one of the local climbing or jumping gyms—fun for both adults and kids! Prefer something a little more relaxing? How about a spa day? You can even warm up while ice skating at Reston’s own ice skating rink! Embrace the winter and keep warm by enjoying some of our local indoor recreation businesses. Spring will be here soon enough—for now, if you don’t like the cold, have fun indoors!
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A Message from the Chamber The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in the metro area with over 600 members. I’ve had the privilege of serving as the President and CEO of GRCC for more than 8 years. We have a small, but mighty staff that works tirelessly to ensure the Reston area business community has maximum opportunities to improve and grow their businesses. In so doing, we ensure residents in our area are exposed to successful companies that provide all levels of business services. Reston is frequently selected by Money Magazine as one of the ‘Best Places to live in the U.S.’, and being chosen for such an honor doesn’t come easy! Our quality of life is predicated on local businesses providing services that our community values and improves our lifestyle. The Reston Chamber has been supporting those businesses for 35 years. I am often asked, “What exactly is a Chamber? What does it do?” A chamber of commerce is a trade association for businesses. Business owners and representatives support each other to further the interests of businesses and the community. A chamber advocates for its members interest in state and local governments to pass laws and regulations that are favorable to businesses, which in turn, passes those benefits directly to consumers. The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship locally. We provide quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for our members and organizations in Western Fairfax and the Dulles Corridor. We are excited to be celebrating 35 years serving the community. If you wish to learn more about the chamber and how we are here to support local residents, feel free to reach out to us.
Mark S. Ingrao President and CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
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Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston 703-435-6530 www.reston.org
Reston Community Center
Residents may fish from RA-owned property, which includes the dams on each lake. Anglers 16 years and older must have a Virginia fishing license. www.reston.org
Visit www.reston.org for permit information
Hunters Woods 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 703-476-4500
Lake Anne location 1609A Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 703-476-4500 www.restoncommunitycenter.com
Reston National Golf Course www.restonnationalgc.com Hidden Creek Country Club www.hiddencreekcc.com
Reston District Police Station 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston Non-Emergency Phone Number – 703-691-2131 Emergency – 911 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/district/reston
Fire & Rescue Non-Emergency 703-691-2131 Emergency – 911
Reston Hospital Center 1850 Town Center Parkway, Reston, VA 703-689-9000
INOVA Emergency Center 11901 Baron Cameron Avenue Reston, VA 703-668-8333 www.restonhospital.com
Reston Post Office—Main 703-689-9874 11110 Sunset Hills Road, Reston
LAKES Four man-made lakes (Lake Anne, Lake Thoreau, Lake Audubon and Lake Newport) cover 125 acres. Swimming and ice skating are not permitted. Fishing, boating, wildlife watching and lakeside picnicking are available to RA members and their guests.
POOLS 15 pools -- Amenities include a 20 foot slide, 50 meter pool, interactive play fountains, diving boards, designated lap swimming lanes, heated spa pools and spacious decks. Two heated pools offer an extended season.
TENNIS 52 Tennis Courts - 8 clay courts, 44 hard courts 26 lighted courts; 6 – smaller sized children’s QuickStart courts; 3 practice walls; Hard courts open year round / Clay courts open April – October
Lake Anne Annex Post Office 1641 Washington Plaza W, Reston 703-471-4535 www.usps.com
Reston Regional Library 11925 Bowman Towne Drive 703-689-2700 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library
Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive, Reston 703-476-9689 www.reston.org
DOG LICENSES Dogs four months of age or older must be licensed. Dog license tags are $10 / Free of charge for service dogs. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov//taxes/dog-license-information
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YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES & CLUBS Great Falls Youth Rugby www.greatfallsrugby.com
EDUCATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Aldrin Elementary School 11375 Center Harbor Road, Reston https://aldrines.fcps.edu 703-904-3800
Herndon Reston Softball www.hrysfastpitch.com Herndon Reston Youth Field Hockey www.herndonrestonyouthfieldhockey.leag1.com Herndon Reston Youth Lacrosse www.hrylax.org Reston Herndon Little League www.Rhbaseball.org Reston Raiders Hockey Club www.restonraiders.com
Armstrong Elementary School 11900 Lake Newport Road, Reston https://armstronges.fcps.edu/ 703-375-4800 Dogwood Elementary School 12300 Glade Road, Reston https://dogwoodes.fcps.edu 703- 262-3100 Forest Edge Elementary School 1501 Becontree Lane, Reston http://www2.fcps.edu/ForestEdgeES/ 703-925-8000
Reston Soccer www.restonsoccer.com Reston Swim Team Association www.rsta.org
Hunters Woods Elementary School 2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston https://hunterswoodses.fcps.edu/ 703-262-7400
Reston Youth Association www.restonseahawks.org
Lake Anne Elementary School 11510 North Shore Drive, Reston https://lakeannees.fcps.edu/ 703-326-3500
Reston Youth Basketball www.restonyouthbasketball.com Reston Youth Club www.restonyouthclub.org
Sunrise Valley Elementary School 10824 Cross School Road, Reston https://sunrisevalleyes.fcps.edu 703-715-3800 Terraset Elementary School 11411 Ridge Heights Road, Reston www2.fcps.edu/TerrasetES 703-390-5600
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Herndon Middle School 901 Locust Street, Herndon https://herndonms.fcps.edu 703-904-4800 Hughes Middle School 11401 Ridge Heights Road, Reston https://hughesms.fcps.edu 703-715-3600
HIGH SCHOOLS South Lakes High School 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston https://southlakeshs.fcps.edu/ 703-715-4500 Herndon High School 700 Bennett Street, Herndon https://herndonhs.fcps.edu 703-810-2200
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Sun., March 18, 2018
MARCH March 1–April 1, 2018
FEBRUARY Sat., February 3, 2018
GODSPELL Various Times / NextStop Theatre / 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon / FEE A musical reimagining of the parables of love and understanding taught by Jesus of Nazareth. www.nextstoptheatre.org
Sat., March 3, 2018
Polar Dip Lake Anne Registration 12pm / Plunge 2:00 pm Lake Anne, Reston / FEE Take a splashing dip in Lake Anne or just Dip Your Toes! Help send children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine. www.campsunshine.org
Youth Art Month: GRACE Art 12:00 – 3:00 pm / 12001 Market Street, Reston / FREE One day exhibit features artwork from area elementary schools participating in the GRACE Art Program www.publicarts.org
Thurs, Fri, Sat., February 22–24, 2018
Reston Chorale presents: Out of the Shadows 4:30pm and 7:30 pm / RCC Hunters Woods – Community Room / FREE A concert spotlighting contemporary and classical choral works by female composers. www.restonchorale.org
Herndon High School Cabaret Performance 700 Bennett Street, Herndon / FEE www.herndonchoir.org
Sat., February 24, 2018 Annual Winter Wine Tasting Event 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls / FEE Featuring food prepared by Passionfish and Barcelona Wine Bar in Reston. www.celebrategreatfalls.org
February 1–28, 2018 Diva Central Dress DRIVE RCC Hunters Woods or RCC Lake Anne Drop Offs / M-F 9:00 am–9:00 pm, Sunday til 8:00 pm Donate dresses, shoes, jewelry, handbags, and accessories to help middle and high school students in need of formal wear for events. www.restoncommunitycenter.com
Sat., March 3, 2018
Sat., March 10, 2018 Spring Flea Market 9:00 am – 12:00 pm / RCC Hunters Woods / FREE to attend Shop for small appliances, books, jewelry, clothing, tools and toys while supporting your neighbors and our environment. www.restoncommunitycenter.com
March 9–24, 2018 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Various Times / Reston Community Center Center Stage / FEE On a steamy night in Mississippi, the wealthy Pollitt family has gathered to celebrate Big Daddy’s 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he’s dying of cancer. www.restonplayers.org
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Lucky Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day 5K & Kids 100 yard Fun Run 8:00 am / Reston Town Center Pavilion Registration Fee (Kid’s Run—9:20 am. Free) www.prraces.com
Maker Faire Nova 11 am – 5 pm / George Mason University, Fairfax Family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, a gathering of curious people—engineers, artists, scientists, crafters, and more— who enjoy learning and sharing what they can do. Nova.MakerFaire.com
March 19-26, 2018 Northern Virginia Restaurant Week Various local restaurants Week-long dining experience takes place at a variety of local establishments—from fine dining to fast casual. Enjoy value pricing for lunch, dinner and/or specialty foods. www.restonchamber.org
Sat., March 24, 2018 Eggnormous Egg Hunt 10am–11:30 am, Rain Date March 31 Sunrise Valley Elementary School, 10824 Cross School Road, Reston Enjoy strolling magician, games and multiple moon bounces, along with the ever popular egg hunt! Hunt starts promptly at 10:30. Bring a basket to carry eggs. Infants—age 8 / FREE www.restoncommunitycenter.com
Sat., March 24, 2018 Diva Central: Dress Drive 12pm – 6pm / Reston Community Center Lake Anne, Reston One day event open to any current middle school and high school student in need of a formal dress, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. Everything is free. One outfit per diva. www.restoncommunitycenter.com
March 24, 25, 31 & April 1, 2018 Roer’s Zoofari Easter Eggstravaganza Roer’s Zoo, 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna Hop on board and take a narrated tour through a free roaming safari. Feed and learn about animals such as deer, zebra, buffalo, watusi, emu, and many more! Ticket includes 1 ride. www.roerszoofari.com
APRIL Sun., April 8, 2018 6th Annual Runners Marathon & Half Marathon of Reston / Relay option 7:30 am / South Lakes High School / Registration Fee www.runnersmarathon.com AROUND RESTON MAGAZINE
Sun., April 8, 2018 Walk MS Sunday 9am–2pm / 9 am check-in, walk begins at 10 am / Reston Town Center / Registration Fee 5K walk follows scenic trails for an energizing experience supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. www.nationalmssociety.org
Thurs., April 12, 2018 27th Annual Best of Reston Awards Hyatt Regency Reston Event honors individuals, organizations and businesses that have put forth tremendous effort in their commitments to community service and improving the lives of others. Proceeds support key programs and initiatives of Cornerstones. www.cornerstonesva.org/events/
Sat., April 14, 2018 Founder’s Day 12:00 pm / Lake Anne Plaza / FREE— All Ages Enjoy performances, a public art walk, Reston Museum exhibit and family activities. www.restonmuseum.org
April 13-15, 19-21, 2018 Into the Woods Performance 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm / Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon / FEE Live theater performed by Herndon High School drama students club. www.herndondrama.org
MAY Sat., May 5, 2018 Spring Festival 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston / FREE All Ages. Rain or Shine. Live animals, fishing activities, craft-making for kids, displays and information from environmental groups and family friendly entertainment. www.reston.org
Sun., May 6, 2018 March of Dimes / March for Babies Registration—8:00 am, Start time 9:00 am / Reston Town Center / FEE Walk to help more babies be born health. Route takes you on a three-mile walk through the surrounding neighborhood with a few checkpoints along the route that will provide rest and refreshments. www.marchofdimes.org Please check ahead for any event changes
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NextStop is made possible by: The Nelson J. & Katherine Friant Post Foundation, The Hal and Ruth Launders Charitable Trust and: NextStop Theatre Company is a trademark of The Elden Street Players, Inc, a 501(c) non-profit company. 45 Plays for 45 Presidents produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. www.playscripts.com Godspell is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
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LOCAL THEATRES EMBRACE AND ADAPT TO THE SILVER LINE
July 26, 2014 was a typical humid day in Northern Virginia, however, something “life changing” led its residents to brave the heat. The opening of the Wiehle-Reston Metro station marked our town’s debut onto the wider stage, and there was no way that Restonians were going to miss it. Small platinum-colored flags were passed around to celebrate the Silver Line, the muchanticipated expansion of the Metro system that would link the outer suburbs to the cultural landscape of Washington, D.C. July 26th was a day for celebration, though the ensuing time since has brought many questions to the forefront, not the least of which includes the issue of change. Will the new Metro station—and those currently under construction along the toll road—alter our town? How do we adapt to new situations and shifts in demographics while retaining the essence of what makes Reston unique? Will more people take the metro into D.C., causing local businesses to lose revenue? One of the powerful and exciting spaces to confront these questions is community theatre. The excitement and anxiety over change can find an outlet on the stage, and the growing infrastructure of Northern Virginia gives local theatres an opportunity to embrace new audiences and broaden their messages. Even though D.C., with its plethora of performing arts centers, is closer and more accessible than ever, the go-to destination is conveniently local. Reston Community Players is rising to the occasion. Paul Tonden, the company’s Artistic Director, believes in the power of local theatre to entice and attract newcomers and lifelong residents while maintaining a dedication to promoting all types of experiences. The Players are “…renewing our commitment to diversity [and] seeking to attract a new generation.” Indeed, Tonden’s recent venture, the famed musical “Aida,” is a universal love story set in Africa that reverberates with all audiences. A fan favorite and staple of the theatre circuit, “Aida” encompasses everything that we hope our expanding Metro will bring: diverse faces and voices combined with crowd-pleasing spectacle and nightlife. Tonden believes that with “…the building of Metro…we are hoping to provide city and suburban town center dwellers a place to come for a high quality live theater experience—with easy access and convenient parking. High quality dining and retail has been making its way to the suburbs for years—and now we have high quality entertainment.” 8
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At NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, Artistic Director, Evan Hoffmann extols the virtues that mass transit will bring for the area. “Some might fear that the Metro will encourage more people to spend their money and time in D.C. But when faced with good options, I think most people want to enjoy their leisure time as close to home as they can. More people will live here and work in D.C. Those same people will spend the majority of their evenings and weekends here in our community.” And NextStop certainly brings good options: its most recent musical, Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins,” earned a Helen Hayes Recommendation during its run, and NextStop’s debut of the controversial Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced” in the fall put the theatre on the pulse of current events. These marquee performances cater to a multitude of diverse backgrounds while addressing the ways in which families and even countries deal with change. Hoffmann believes in this change, but knows there is one thing that won’t: “We… have an audience that has embraced our artistic aesthetic and trusts us to choose a mixture of projects that they know and some that they might not. Nothing is going to change about that.” The Silver Line stands to enhance the positive qualities that make Reston and Herndon distinguishable, and the influx of new residents is to be encouraged. Hoffmann notes that there “…is going to be much new energy and people looking for fun things to do,” and that NextStop stands to “reap the benefits of our expanding community.” Local theatres in Reston and Herndon are sending a loud and clear message: embrace change, and embrace the way we speak about that change by supporting the theatres that are experiencing it directly. The call of the Metro has all of us crowding the platforms of Reston Wiehle Station, and its benefits will only reveal themselves over time. There is no place like home, no matter how far the city extends its reach. CONTRIBUTOR: Lauren Magnussen is a freelance writer, community activist, and theatre professional in Northern Virginia.
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In The Know explores the “hidden gems” of Reston—people, places and things known only to a few people —and shares their stories with Around Reston readers so everyone, even Reston newcomers, can be “in the know.”
IN THE KNOW!
A MEMBERSHIP THAT SAVES YOU MONEY Did you know that you can save money dining out in Reston while supporting local arts? I’ve lived in Reston for 15 years and recently learned that members of the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) enjoy 20% off regular priced entrees at some of Reston’s best restaurants—Big Bowl, Clyde’s, Mon Ami Gabi, Tavern 64 and Vinifera! This means my favorite rockfish entrée at Tavern 64 and salmon salad from Mon Ami Gabi, as well as my husband’s favorite crab cakes at Clyde’s are all 20% off. Up to 6 people at the table can benefit from one discount membership card (excludes specials and happy hour pricing). This can be quite a savings! In addition to dining discounts, GRACE members enjoy invitations to members-only events, opening receptions, access to contemporary visual art exhibitions, educational programming and special events like the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival held in May and named one of the top 50 of “America’s Best Art Fairs” in annual competitions managed by ArtFairInsiders.com. I became acquainted with GRACE when my daughters attended Sunset Hills Montessori School many years ago and participated in the GRACE Arts signature program. Each month, with the help of PTA volunteer instructors, the young students explored various artists and created complementary masterpieces to reinforce their learning and to take home. My daughters enjoyed this experience so much that we frequently visited the Explore More! Learning Center to rent a bucket filled with all sorts of art materials and signed up for weeklong Summer Camp sessions, which concluded each Friday with an Art Showcase (and big laundry baskets filled with an assortment of art to take home). I don’t know how I missed this, but I have my card now, and I’m enjoying my savings! You can too! Join GRACE and get your membership card to enjoy select dining discounts … just in time for Valentine’s Day and Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, March 19-26 or any day of the year. See the GRACE web site for complete details, restonarts.org/support/ Ashleigh Dorfman is a Reston mom of three daughters and enjoys exploring and writing about our community.
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This fall, the Virginia Commission for the
Arts (VCA) named the Greater Reston Arts Center a recipient of its prestigious “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards” in the category of Bedrock Institutions. The “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards” were conceived and designed by the Commission as a 50th anniversary tribute to 50 examples of programs, individuals, and organizations critical to the arts in Virginia. Winners in the Bedrock Institutions category have been in existence more than ten years, have demonstrated a benefit to the economic health and/ or tourism in the community, exhibit artistic excellence, celebrate diversity, and showcase Virginia as a cultural destination. GRACE is one of only four visual arts institutions statewide to be honored. All of us here at GRACE view this as a real legacy award—one that honors the many people, fantastic partners, and generous sponsors who for over GRACE’s 40+ years have made this iconic community institution what it is today. Our Board Chair, Robert Goudie, and I had the honor of representing GRACE at a Celebration of the Arts at the Executive Mansion in Richmond with Governor Terry McAuliffe, VCA Executive Director Margaret Vanderhye, and our fellow honorees, among others. We reunited for a reception at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond on January 31 to be officially recognized.
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)
Is A Bedrock Institution
By: Lily Siegel, executive director and curator at Greater Reston Arts Center
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GRACE is indeed a bedrock in the Reston community and beyond. We serve 80,000 people annually, providing Virginia, Maryland, and DC’s diverse communities with abundant opportunities to experience and explore contemporary art through exhibitions, education programming, and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. The GRACE gallery showcases local and regional artists alongside artists of national and international reputations. Exhibition programming includes Creative Responses for which a local creative professional is invited to respond to the work on view and engage visitors in conversation. GRACE Art and Summer Camp delivers art enrichment experiences to over 20,000 students. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, GRACE’s largest fundraising effort, is among the top such events in the country, attracting 30,000 visitors and over 200 fine artists annually. GRACE strives to increase understanding through art, brings audiences together around a common interest, and ensures access and opportunity for engagement in the arts to all residents, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or income. Admission to the GRACE gallery is always FREE, as are most programs. For more information please visit restonarts.org.
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PUBLIC ART MAP – RESTON For more information about the artworks, visit www.publicartreston.org LAKE ANNE VILLAGE CENTER 1. The Pyramid, 1965 James Rossant Washington Plaza Untold Stories,2004 Zachary Oxman Washington Plaza Plaza Fountain, 1965 James Rossant Washington Plaza The Pulpit, 1965 James Rossant Washington Plaza Decorative Pieces, 1965 Whittlesey & Conklin Lakeside Pharmacy and Café Lakeside, Washington Plaza 2. Untitled (Ceramic Mural) 1967 Olin L. Russum, Jr. Moorings Dr. underpass 3. Sun Boat, 1965 Gonzalo Fonseca The Wooden Horse New version realized by Marco Rando, 2016. Based on Gonzalo Fonseca's original version realized in 1965. The Lookout Tower, 1965 James Rossant Van Gogh Bridge, 1965 William Roehl Crossing to Waterview Cluster townhouses 4. The Underpass, 1965 Gonzalo Fonseca North Shore Dr. underpass Pylon, 1965 Gonzalo Fonseca North Shore Dr. underpass 5. School of Diversity, 2008 Marco Rando and Lake Anne Elementary School students Fairway Dr. underpass
6. September 11 Memorial, 2002 Kathy Walden Kaplan Freedom Grove at Browns Chapel Park, 1575 Browns Chapel Rd 7. Restosauria, 1990 John Parker Lake Newport Pool 11601 Lake Newport Rd
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8. Reston Rondo, 2014 Mary Ann Mears Hyatt Park Weathervanes, 1990 RTKL, Inc. of Baltimore Market St. & Presidents St. Orbs, 1990 RTKL, Inc. of Baltimore Market St. & Presidents St.
Mercury Fountain, 1990 Saint Clair Cemin Fountain Plaza, Market St. 9. Fidelity of Form, c. 2005 Dennis Heimbach Reston Town Square Park Basket of Flowers, 2014 Stephen Robin 12025 Town Square St. Iris, 2006 Daniel Goldstein Reston Town Square Park Vascular Form Ill, 2007 Foon Sham St Francis St. at Market St. Midtown North Community Mural, 2013 Dana Ann Scheurer New Dominion Parkway 10. Wakan, 2007 Richard Lew Market St. at Crescent Park 11. Mutual Understanding/ Mutual Respect, 2016 m.l.Duffy North County Government Center 1801 Cameron Glen Dr.
12. Untitled, 1992 David S. Holland Reston Regional Library 11925 Bowman Towne Dr. Book of Love, 2008 Anne Nagy Reston Regional Library 11925 Bowman Towne Dr. 13. Harmony Ridge, 1996 Robert Lobe U.S. Geological Survey Building, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. 14. Flux, 2013 Valerie Theberge Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Dr. 15. Emerge, 2010 Valerie Theberge and Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences students with the participation of Shahin Shikhaliyev Glade Dr. underpass at Colts Neck Rd
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2401 Colts Neck Rd 16. Stabile, 2006 Kevin Reese and 4th grade students Tessare Mosaic, 2009 Bonnie Fitzgerald and 6th grade students Outdoor Wall Mural, 2008 Michael Pilato and 6th grade students
17. Woodland Garden, 2008 Kathy Walden Kaplan and Katie Shaw (poem) Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Dr. 18. Cadmiosaur, 1990 John Parker South Lakes High School 11400 South Lakes Dr. 19. Temporary Public Artwork South Lakes High School STEAM Team New artwork installed each year during summer months Lake Thoreau Spillway 20. Viewer for the Age of Reason, n.d. Greg Shelnutt 10780 Parkridge Blvd 21. Berlin Wall Fragment C.1973 Bundeswehr Command Headquarters, 11150 Sunrise Valley Dr. 22. Portal Seats of Memory, 2017 Marco Rando Sunrise Square Townhome Community Roland Clarke Place & Sunrise Valley Dr.
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23. Convergence, 2017 Zachary Oxman Aperture 11410 Reston Station Blvd
Tile Mural, 2011 Alfredo Ratinoff and 6th grade students Note: Several new artworks have been realized on this site since 2011.
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Shattering the Tranquility Reston is a comfortable community with lots of hustle and bustle of activity, things to do, neighbors to enjoy, others to welcome and help— as its founder Robert E. Simon described it a wonderful place “to live, work and play.” Reston is not, however, in any way apart from the rest of the world and of society. Every now and then an event will occur that will jolt us into realizing the tranquility we enjoy when it is most shockingly broken. Such an event occurred this past December when two Reston residents were gunned down in their home by a teenager whom they knew who then also tried to kill himself. Such things happen in big cities and other communities much too often. But it is not supposed to happen in Reston. Buckley Kuhn-Fricker described herself as the nation’s only certified Aging Life Care Manager who was also a licensed attorney. Owning and operating a geriatric care management and senior services company for over a decade, combined with her background in elder law, gave Buckley a unique knowledge base to work with the elderly. I interviewed her about her pioneering work on my television show “Virginia Report.” She was 43. Gunned down at the same time was her husband Scott Spillane Fricker, age 48. He worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The communities in Reston where the Frickers resided responded quickly and lovingly. Contributions were collected for the National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and for Everytown against Gun Violence in the names of the Frickers. A tree was planted in her memory on one of the streets where Buckley lived. Posted on placards in their neighborhood is the message “Hate has no home here.” The obituaries for the couple explained that their lives “were cut short by an act of inexplicable violence.” In Reston we are not immune from inexplicable violence and breaks in the tranquility of our neighborhoods. When such events occur we need to draw on the Reston spirit and continue to be kind, supportive of each other, caring and loving for all among us, and resolute in keeping the place called Reston that we call home to be one of the best places to live, work and play. Delegate Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates
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CONQUER THOSE WINTER BLUES! Millions of people experience a significant drop in mood during the winter season. The extreme of this condition is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of clinical depression that occurs primarily in winter. The signs and symptoms of SAD include anxiety, feeling stressed, low moods and despair, lethargy, increased appetite, social withdrawal, irritability, and weight gain. Experts are still unsure of the exact causes of the winter blues. However, most studies point towards the reduced sunlight during those months. They believe that less sunlight in the winter not only disrupts our circadian rhythm, but also disrupts our melatonin balance. Additionally, sunlight stimulates the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that controls sleep, mood, and appetite, ultimately impacting our overall wellbeing. There are many evidencedbased strategies that can help us all conquer those winter blues. Putting these suggestions to practice could significantly help fight depression. • Get outside! We need natural sunlight. • Make your environment brighter (consider a light box). • Get exercise. • Reduce the candy and carb intake. • Listen to upbeat music. • Help others and give back. • Stay social by interacting with friends and family regularly. • Plan a getaway to a warmer place.
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Leaders Around Reston
Julie Bitzer, Reston Association
Joseph Crawford, YMCA Reston
South Lakes District Director
Living in Reston since 1980, Julie Bitzer first moved to Deepwood Cluster/Hunters Woods District. In 1994, she purchased a home in South Lakes district off the Reston National Golf Course. With a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology, she came to DC in 1977, working in Information Technology (AT&T, IBM) ever since. She continued her education at George Washington University with first a MBA followed up with a Master’s Certificate in Landscape Design.
Moving to the Reston area from South Florida, Joseph Crawford, Executive Director of YMCA Fairfax County Reston has lived here with his wife, Danielle for about 4 years. He oversees the YMCA Fairfax County Reston with 15 community volunteer board members and over 10,000 members. Joseph has worked at 3 other YMCA associations in the United States.
In 2014, Julie was considering future retirement options when she decided that Reston would be her forever home. The very reasons she chose Reston as home in 1980 remained as relevant—“to live, work, play.” in her community. For Julie, it became even more important to actively give back to her community. She wanted to help ensure the values and principles that Reston was founded on remained secure. She ran for the Reston Association board, was elected and began her 3 year term in April 2015. Julie’s RA term ends in April 2018, and she is exploring how best to continue to serve the Reston community. She may run for another term or choose to ‘giveback’ through an RA Advisory Committee like Parks & Recreation. She is totally committed to helping find the right return on RA assessment dollar in the balance of facilities/services for our community’s changing demographics and needs. To Julie, a good leader requires a juggling of multiple traits. “Listening to all perspectives, finding common ground and consensus, then taking action. I strongly believe in taking lemons and making lemonade—that’s the positive in controversy. Change and course correction through evolution with incremental steps—not revolution—is the path most likely to succeed and be sustained.” states Julie. For others who want to contribute, she adds, “Get involved, communicate, speak up.”
Joseph’s commitment to the YMCA began as an unpaid intern during his college years. After graduating with his Master’s degree from Des Moines Osteopathic University and spending a few years working in the private sector, Joseph returned to the YMCA serving the YMCA of South Florida as their Subject Matter Expert in Wellness and Membership Operations at the regional level. Joseph is proud of the significant accomplishments during his tenure at YMCA Fairfax County Reston. To date, with the help of many volunteers, community members and staff, the Y has raised over $1.2M in 4 years. The money raised supports local families and children who might not otherwise be able to afford quality children’s programs and care. Their largest fundraiser is the annual Gala held in November. When asked about what he believes it takes to be an effective leader, Joseph’s opinion is that leadership is inspired by the strength, vision and love for one’s community. It takes the support of a motivated, deliberate team to meet goals and a good leader to provide the environment that encourages the team to succeed. By putting employees and volunteers first, Joseph ensures that the YMCA Fairfax County Reston is a caring place that rewards each person’s skills and achievements. In addition to working and supporting the YMCA Fairfax County Reston, Joseph and his family support several local nonprofits including Cornerstones and Shelter House.
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R O TA R Y C L U B S — Giving to Community
There are many civic and volunteer organizations in the Reston area, but maybe none quite as unique as Rotary International, a not-for-profit organization supported solely by contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation. There are three clubs in the Reston area, Reston, Herndon & Great Falls. Their motto, “Service Above Self” speaks volumes. Rotary has existed for over 110 years. It is widely known for its heroic fight to end polio—a fight it has nearly won. At the national and global level, Rotary International is one of the largest community organizations in existence. Roughly 1.2 million members are spread across 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries. Rotarians contribute much of their own resources into overhead, meaning just short of 100% of donations directly benefit the causes and recipients. The Reston Rotary Club was founded not long after Reston itself in 1970. Current membership is roughly 32 members of varying professions and talents. Club President, Andrea Savitch has an obvious passion for helping our community and is excited to tell us about recent and ongoing club involvement. She shares, “Our focus is on our youth. We support them by raising funds through the RTC Holiday Carriage Rides and events like our Galactic Gala. We also work local food banks, assist at the Senior Prom and bring together upcoming musicians at Aldrin Elementary School. In addition, the club provides scholarships for vocational training and studies to students at 24
Service Above Self South Lakes High School. John Mahlmann, a 19 year member, championed a program with Buzz Aldrin Elementary called the Band of Brothers. The program offers mentorship and opportunities for 5th and 6th graders helping them realize their full potential as leaders. While the key goal of Rotarians is giving back to their community, member, Seb Coe speaks of his family’s recent vacation and an unexpected benefit of being a Rotary member. While recently touring Italy, he met up with other Rotarians and clubs who “welcomed me like family,” and offered wonderful opportunities to experience Italy “like a local.” Reston Rotary demonstrates how, even at the local level, the global objectives and ideals of Rotary International are reflected in every Rotarian in just about all they do. The Reston Chapter holds lunch meetings at Hidden Creek Country Club every Wednesday and an open Networking evening meeting at Café Montmartre once a month. Getting involved in your local club offers camaraderie and the chance to make an impact in your community and beyond. CONTRIBUTOR: John Adams John Adams volunteers on the Reston Library Teen Advisory Board, works in Civil Aviation and enjoys writing stories supporting community. AROUND RESTON MAGAZINE
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RESTON REGIONAL LIBRARY: A HUB OF COMMUNITY ACTIVITY By Mary Mulrenan
Among the bustling places in Reston is the Reston Regional Library. Located at 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, the library is part of the 23-branch Fairfax County Public Library system. The Reston branch has been evolving with the needs and demographics of its residents since opening in 1985. Reston Regional Library is open seven days a week. It has over 200,000 items on the shelves. In addition, customers have access to the entire 2.3+ million library collection online. Library card holders can go to the library website, place a hold on any physical item and pick it up at the branch. For immediate convenience, a wide offering of digital materials can be downloaded any time of the day or night! The Reston branch hosts an average of 30,000 customers every month. Many come in to access the 18 internet stations, or use the free Wi-Fi. Staff and volunteers offer more than 50 community events every month including a robust English language learning program, opportunities for staying current on new technology, early learning experiences for children under five, current event and book discussion groups, teen activities and fun activities for all ages. Color Me Happy, Family History Research, including the free use of www.ancestry.com, and Hour of Code workshops are just a few of the popular offerings. The branch provides free meeting space that can be used by nonprofit groups in the community. Branch Manager, Katilyn Miller and her staff of 37 can help you locate what you are looking for in any subject matter, including customizing a reading or learning plan that meets your personal or professional goals. Resources might be in print or digital format; they might be with another agency or even with an expert. Reston Regional Library is aided by many volunteers. Friends Group volunteers support, assist and promote library activities. As well as providing many other valuable services, the Friends Group holds ongoing Book Sales at the library with books donated from the community. Money raised helps the library acquire books and equipment as well as sponsor programs and events beyond the libraryâ€™s operating budget. Book donation box is located in the Reston library front lobby. An exciting new program offered by Fairfax County Public Library is www. Lynda.com. Cardholders now have access to 6,000 online courses geared towards business, technology and creative fields. Courses are rated beginners through advanced or as suitable for all audiences and include exercise files where appropriate. Lynda is mobile friendly, allowing participant to learn anytime, anywhere! If you would like to enjoy Reston Regional Libraryâ€™s free services and opportunities, all you need to do is walk in through the door or get online. Be sure to get a library card and have access to many premium services. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library. 26
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ArtSpace Herndon A gallery and performance venue created and supported by art lovers in the greater Herndon area providing opportunities for local artists and photographers to exhibit their art, teach classes, and offer workshops
Cornerstones Nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need. Year round volunteer opportunities.
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Reston Community Players
Public Art Reston seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston.
Committed to excellence in community theater. Productions are performed at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods Center Stage.
RCC Rides Developed in association with NV Rides, a network of service providers currently operating volunteer driver transportation programs for non-driving older adults.
Friends of Reston
Grassroots community organization committed to reclaiming the Reston vision.
Established in 1999, Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc. is a not-forprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to support Reston Association in performing charitable, educational and scientific purposes.
Friends of Reston Regional Library Independent non-profit, all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization supporting the library and its programs.
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) GRACE provides a year-round program of contemporary visual art exhibitions, education programs for all ages, and special events.
Rescue Reston A grass-roots organization comprising community volunteers who oppose redevelopment of Reston National Golf Course into residential housing or any site development other than a golf course or comparable open space.
Reston Bike Club RBC is a volunteer, non-profit club with over 750 members. Weekly bicycle rides and social events for all levels and abilities.
Our mission is to promote community interest and participation in, and enjoyment of, choral music.
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
Reston Citizens Association
Catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship in the Dulles Corridor.
Founded in 1967, RCA is a community-wide, non-partisan, and action-oriented organization in which everyone that lives, works and plays in Reston has a voice.
League of Reston Artists & Photographic Society
An active and enthusiastic group of diverse visual fine artists, photographers, and supporters of the arts.
Reston Community Orchestra
NextStop Theatre Company Professional, not-for-profit theatre company producing theatrical performances and educational programs.
A non-profit organization supported by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Arts Council of Fairfax County and the donations of members and supporters. Their mission is to share quality music with the community.
Reston Historic Trust Founded in 1997 as a community based non-profit organization to sustain the unique history of the award-winning, innovative, planned community of Reston.
Reston Rotary Club Rotarians use their knowledge of local issues to identify areas of need, then apply member’s expertise and diverse perspectives to find a solution.
Reston Runners 800+ members of all ages and athletic skill levels who share the enjoyment of running, walking and staying fit. An affiliate of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and a chartered 501(c)(3) organization.
Reston Masters Swim Adult swim team. Meets regularly for swim practice to improve swimming technique, endurance, and overall fitness. All levels of competitive and fitness swimmers welcomed.
Reston U.S.E. The Useful Services Exchange of Reston is a time-trading barter system that originated 35 years ago. Membership is open to all who live or work in Reston or Herndon, VA.
Reston 20/20 An independent Reston citizens committee dedicated to sustaining Reston’s quality of life through excellence in community planning, zoning, and development.
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A popular current trend in indoor recreation and corporate team building is Escape Rooms. We have one here locally on Elden Street called Escape Room Herndon. I was curious to learn more about these intriguing spaces, so I took a tour with owner, Omer Aru who gave us the scoop on “The Making of an Escape Room.” Originally inspired by the escape-the-room genre of videogames, one of the earliest rooms was created in 2007 in Kyoto, Japan. The Escape Room industry has been in high growth mode across the world ever since. The concept arrived in the U.S. in 2012. Today there are roughly 5000+ rooms in the U.S and growing. At locally owned, Escape Room Herndon, each room is designed and built in-house. Some of the props are purchased through various furniture and props shops. If the designers can’t find the perfect piece they will build it themselves. When it’s time to come up with a new room the team first decides on the theme. Ideas often build on things someone is passionate about. Escape Room’s next room is a call back to the owner’s youth as a young gamer growing up in the 80’s. Once the room planners have a theme, they work together to design puzzles that are fun, exciting, and full of surprises. Puzzle strings are tested and refined to make sure they are fair to the players and still challenging enough to keep players on their toes. Each room can take anywhere from one to three months to build depending on the theme and intricacies of the room. The planning phase begins much earlier though since it’s important to know how the puzzle will shape up before the building begins. From conception to opening day, some rooms can take up to six months or more to complete. There are discussion groups online where owners converse about ideas and share knowledge in an effort to set a high standard for the industry. In addition, Omer shares ideas, designs, and concepts with sister company, Escape Room RVA in Richmond. Since a player can only play each unique game once, it’s vital to regularly build out new and fresh rooms. The most popular rooms are often based off pop culture but with so many variations in rooms, there is almost always something for everyone.
Escape rooms are team-based mind challenging games played within a room or series of rooms. Rooms can resemble anything the creator imagines from a villain’s secret base, a science lab, a prison cell, to a spaceship or other. Groups enter and explore the immersive environments full of hidden clues, locked boxes, and other oddities. Together the team unlocks the mysteries of the room in a fun race against the clock. 28
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American Tap Room – Big Bowl – Clyde’s – Il Fornaio – M&S Grill McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Steaks – Mon Ami Gabi Morton’s The Steakhouse – Not Your Average Joe’s – Red’s Table Tavern 64 – The Melting Pot – Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
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The Luck of the Irish St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick (believed to be in A.D. 461), the patron saint of Ireland. A mythology grew around the religious figure, and by the 9th or 10th century, people in Ireland began observing St. Patrick’s Day as a feast day. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish heritage and culture with parades, special foods, music, and dancing. The holiday has been celebrated in North America since the late 18th century. At any St. Patrick’s Day event you attend these days, you will see a whole lot of green. There isn’t really one reason why this is the official color of St. Patrick’s Day, but the color green has a lot of connections to Ireland and springtime. It’s featured in the Irish flag, Ireland is nicknamed the “Emerald Isle,” and green is the color of shamrocks. Remember, if you don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, you risk being pinched!
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are an annual opportunity to enjoy Irish food and heritage while you shake off winter’s gloom. Traditional Irish music and dance set a lively stage for sing-alongs and smiles. Irish favorites take over restaurant menus with tasty dishes including Corned Beef and Cabbage paired with Irish beer and drinks. This year, St. Paddy’s Day falls on a Saturday, perfect for a weekend of Irish-inspired fun. Make your plans early, and don’t miss the festivities!
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern Kalypso’s.Sports Tavern brings St. Patrick’s Day flavors to Lake Anne Plaza to celebrate the day. Guinness Lamb Stew, Bangers & Mash, Rueben Pie, and other traditional Irish food will be on the menu. Your favorite festive Irish beverages will be available too. Live acoustic guitar kicks off the evening party with Mark Scott playing from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. At 9:00, Sam Gunderson & The Cactus Grove take over, playing blues and rock until 1:00 am. www.kalypsossportstavern.com
P.J. Mulligans Start your St. Patrick’s Day at P.J. Mulligans Public House with breakfast served from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The classics continue all day with a select menu featuring Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepard’s Pie, and other traditional Irish dishes. Live entertainment, including traditional Irish music and an Irish step dancing demonstration, amp up the fun during the afternoon and evening. Plenty of free parking and absolutely no green beer! www.pjmulligans.com
Lucky Leprechaun 5K Head to Reston Town Center for the annual Lucky Leprechaun 5K. Many runners dress in St. Paddy’s Day gear, and you’re sure to see lots of green on the course. Early registrants receive a Lucky Leprechaun 5K commemorative shirt. The adult race begins at 8:00 am. There is also a free, short fun run for kids beginning at 9:20. www.prraces.com
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Additional St. Patrick’s Day celebrating suggestions! Clyde’s Reston— www.clydes.com Ned’s Irish Sports Pub, Herndon— www.neddevines.com Sully’s Pour House, Herndon— www.sullyspourhouse.com The Old Brogue, Great Falls— www.oldbrogue.com
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Great China – $ 1484 N. Point Village Center, Reston
Clyde’s of Reston – $$-$$$ 11905 Market Street, Reston
Hibiscus Thai – $$ 11790 A Baron Cameron Ave, Reston
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – $$-$$$ 12310A Sunset Hills Road, Reston Glory Days Grill – $$ 1420 N. Point Village Center, Reston Fox Mill Shopping Center, Herndon Jacksons Mighty Fine Foods – $$-$$$ 11927 Democracy Drive, Reston Mortons Steakhouse – $$$-$$$$ 11956 Market Street, Reston Not Your Average Joe’s – $$-$$$ 1845 Fountain Drive, Reston Red’s Table – $$-$$$ 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston Silver Diner – $-$$ 11951 Killingsworth Ave, Reston Tasting Room Wine Bar – $$ 1816 Library Street, Reston Tavern 64 – $$$ 1800 Presidents Street, Reston Ted’s Bulletin – $$ 11948 Market Street, Reston Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro – $$$ 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston Please see our display ad on p.37 Crafthouse – $$ 1888 Explorer Street, Reston ASIAN Ariake – $$ 12184 Glade Drive, Reston Bento House – $–$$ 11790 Baron Cameron Ave, Reston
House of Mandarin – $ 2303B Soapstone Drive, Reston Hunan Cafe VII – $ 2254 Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston
Midtown Kabob – $ 1862 Explorer Street, Reston Panera Bread – $ 1825 Discovery Street, Reston Penn Station East Coast Subs – $ 11652 Plaza America Drive, Reston Pica Deli – $ 11864 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston Pollo Peru Restaurant – $ 1675D Reston Parkway, Reston
Lakeside Asia Café – $$ 11130 J South Lakes Drive, Reston
Potbelly Sandwich Works – $ 12150 Sunset Hills Road, Reston 11919A Freedom Drive, Reston
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Santini’s NY Style Deli – $-$$ 11804 Baron Cameron Ave, Reston
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Subway – $ 1474 N. Point Village Ctr, Reston 11160 South Lakes Drive, Reston 12191 Sunset Hills Road, Reston B1, Midtown at RTC, Reston
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Nikko Sushi & Hibachi – $$ 11730 Plaza America Drive, Reston
Singh Thai – $$ 1633 Washington Plaza N. Reston CAFÉ/DELI Brown Bag – $ 11692 Plaza America Drive, Reston Community Canteen – $ 11950 Democracy Drive, Reston Einstein Brothers Bagels – $ 1825 Fountain Drive, Reston Hen Penny – $ 1820 Discovery Street, Reston Honey Baked Ham – $-$$ 1480 N. Point Village Ctr, Reston King Pollo – $ 2254G Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston
Big Bowl Asian Kitchen – $$ 11915 Democracy Drive, Reston
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Busara Thai – $$ 11964 Market Street, Reston
Le Pain Quotidien – $-$$ 11909 Democracy Drive, Reston
CASUAL Boston Market – $ 1492 N. Point Village Center, Reston Buffalo Wing Factory & Pub – $$ 2260D Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston CAVA – $ 1815 Fountain Drive, Reston Counter, The – $$ 11922 Democracy Drive, Reston Five Guys Reston – $-$$ 11674 Plaza America Drive, Reston Nando’s PERi PERi – $-$$ 12120 Sunset Hills Road, Reston Noodles & Company – $ 11648 Plaza America Drive, Reston Willard’s Real Pit BBQ – $-$$ 11790 Baron Cameron Ave, Reston Zoe’s Kitchen – $ 11690 Plaza America Drive, Reston
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FRENCH Cafe Montmartre – $$ 1625 Washington Plaza N., Reston La Madeleine – $-$$ 1833 Fountain Drive, Reston Melting Pot Restaurant – $$-$$$ 11730 Plaza America Drive, Reston Mon Ami Gabi – $$$ 11950 Democracy Drive, Reston GREEK Kalypso’s Sports Tavern – $$ 1617 Washington Plaza N, Reston Please see our display ad on p.35 INDIAN Pista House – $$ 2316 Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston ITALIAN cafesano – $$ 11130M South Lakes Drive, Reston Carrabba’s Italian Grill – $$ 12192 Sunset Hills Road, Reston Gregorio’s Trattoria – $$ 1428 N. Point Village Center, Reston LEDO Pizza – $ 2254 Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston Mellow Mushroom – $$ 1030 Elden Street, Herndon Please see our display ad on p.33 Vapiano – $$ 1875 Explorer Street, Reston MEXICAN/SOUTHWEST Bartaco – $$ 12023 Town Square Street, Reston California Tortilla – $ 1470 N. Point Village Center, Reston Chipotle Mexican Grill – $ 11913 Freedom Drive, Reston 12150 Sunset Hills Road, Reston 11160 South Lakes Drive, Reston On the Border – $$ 11880 Spectrum Center, Reston
Tacos & More – $ 1810 Michael Faraday Drive, Reston Uncle Julio’s – $$ 1827 Library Street, Reston PIZZA Domino’s Pizza – $ 2303 Soapstone Drive, Reston Please see our display ad on inside cover Flippin Pizza – $-$$ 11130 South Lakes Drive, Reston Please see our display ad on p.36 Jerry’s Subs & Pizza – $ 1432 N. Point Village Center, Reston MOD Pizza – $ 11642 Plaza America Drive, Reston Paisano’s Pizza – $ 12050 North Shore Drive, Reston Pizza Boli – $ 1675M Reston Parkway, Reston Pizza Hut – $ 1821 Wiehle Avenue, Reston Vocelli Pizza – $ 12026 North Shore Drive, Reston SEAFOOD McCormick & Schmick’s – $$$ 11920 Democracy Drive, Reston Passion Fish – $$$-$$$$ 11960 Democracy Drive, Reston SPANISH Barcelona – $$-$$$ 12023 Town Square Street, Reston
Restaurant list is for informational purposes only based on our current database information. We advise readers to visit restaurant website for additional information, changes, menu pricing, closings or other. Some restaurants offer multiple cuisines not indicated here. If your Reston restaurant has changes to this information or would like to be added, please contact us.
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Your Grateful Nation— Reston Nonprofit Supports Special Forces Vets By Kristi Finigan
With the intention of a career in foreign policy or national security, it never dawned on Dan Houser to pursue the military as a “career path.” He didn’t have friends or family in the service. It just was not a factor in his long-term plan. “A couple of weeks before starting my junior year of college, I was sitting in the student lounge of my dorm watching the events of 9/11 unfold in front of my eyes,” Dan says. “This was the moment that I, in any capacity, considered military service as an option.” As Dan continued to watch the war in Afghanistan, his desire to enlist grew. He completed his degree and joined the Reserves. Between his junior and senior year, he completed Basic Training, an experience which only deepened his conviction to serve more than one weekend per month. Three weeks post-graduation, he began active duty as an 18X through the Army Special Forces Direct Recruitment Program. The program guarantees that the recruit will be given the chance to see if he “has the stuff.”
And that he did. Never intending to stay past his first tour following his Special Forces Qualification (“SFQC”) Course, deployments and professional development opportunities continued to present themselves. As these arose, he continued to re-enlist. Suddenly, Houser realized that thirteen years had passed. Along the way, Dan had started a family; one which he’d grown accustomed to leaving for months at a time, year after year. It was in 2016 that he faced a crossroads— complete the seven years required to reach military retirement, or make the transition to civilian life? Wanting to spend less time away from his family, and to seize the opportunity to embrace a new challenge, Houser chose the latter.
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It takes a great deal of time to consider the array of post military career options available to an operator. Many of these operators have multiple degrees, speak various languages, and possess strong leadership skills however most have no civilian experience, making it challenging to sift through the myriad of opportunities that exist within multiple sectors, positions, and companies. Without assistance and direction, many transitioning veterans’ career decisions are, at best, educated versions of a “when I grow up” scenario. A fellow SF operator told Houser about Your Grateful Nation (YGN), a Reston-based nonprofit dedicated to assisting special operations forces (SOF) veterans with their transition from the military to their next great careers in corporate America. The organization was founded following a dinner party honoring SEAL Team 6 after the bin Laden raid. A mix of industry and military guests were in attendance, including Navy SEAL and YGN co-founder, Robert O’Neill, when one asked, “So, you’ve conducted one of the most historic military operations of modern day; what do you do now?” The room, blanketed in deafening silence, conveyed the sense that none of the heroes in the room knew what the next chapter in their lives was going to be. The reality of the situation immediately became a call to action. “Your Grateful Nation is one of the few organizations focusing on, not only building an expansive network within the private sector, but also providing mentorship and transition
resources to assist people in my position with their transition,” Houser said. Houser worked with the team at YGN and landed a position with SunTrust in Washington, D.C., where he now serves as a Commercial Relationship Manager. He consistently sees similarities between the corporate world and what he experienced as a SF medic. “I was surprised how much of my experience was relevant. From day one, the interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills I had acquired were not only relevant, but extremely valuable.” Houser adds, “The tools that these guys carry, cannot be underestimated or left behind. That, paired with humility and an open mind, is what Your Grateful Nation focuses on translating to its hiring partners.” Though YGN’s footprint spans the nation, their headquarters is based in Reston Town Center. The area’s ample resources (accommodations, prospective partners, and proximity to airport) sealed the deal on the location. Your Grateful Nation proudly celebrates 5 years helping veterans in May. In December 2017, the organization announced the appointment of former Army SF operator and YGN alum, Robert Kirila, as the Executive Director. The YGN team plans to engage the community more this year via local events and volunteer opportunities. To learn more about the organization, including how to get involved, visit www.ygn.org.
Founding Executive Director (former), Rob Clapper / Medal of Honor recipient and YGN advocate and keynote speaker, Dakota Meyer / Co-Founder and former Navy SEAL, Robert J. O’Neill / Board Vice-Chair, Don Crosby YGN Staff // (L to R) // Robert Kirila / Kristi Finigan / Emma Davis / Kim Robinson WINTER/SPRING 2018 41
Toczylowski Owner, Marines Plumbing www.marinesplumbing.com
Q How old were you when you got interested in plumbing? A
I grew up in plumbing; I’m not sure I got interested in it as much as I was always around it. All the men in my family went into the Service and when they got out they went into plumbing or heating/ cooling. I guess I was probably eight years old when I went on my first “Service Call” with my grandfather.
What made you decide to start Marines Plumbing?
What is your favorite part of your job?
I started Marines Plumbing in 2013/2014. I want to be known as an area leader for service done right, with a Veteran staff compiled of both Military and seasoned Service Veterans. I also started the company to be with my family and see my kids grow up. My team wants to see their families as well, so I try to find a good balance of work time and family time. The Marine Corps taught mission accomplishment and troop welfare; I try to lead with the same goals. I take care of my team and they accomplish the mission.
My favorite part is making a difference, which I believe I am. Employing Veterans is a big one for me; I want to make sure every Veteran has a job and I will work hard to make sure they have a skill that they can use to provide for themselves and their families. Resolving customer’s plumbing issues, and giving my team a good quality and balance in their life, are also important as well as supporting other Veteran events and our communities.
Do you think that having military service helped you in your current career choice? The values and discipline I learned without a doubt have shaped me into the person I am. Knowing the importance of showing up on time, keeping your word, and looking presentable, are all things that I think every young man and woman could benefit from doing.
What are some of the challenges of running your own plumbing business? We are faced with so many every day. This isn’t a job where you go to the same place every day and do the same thing. We don’t know where our clients live, what their needs are, what products they have in their home, when they are going to call, what time our day will start or end, and so on. Then we are faced with internet pricing and social media as well as folks who don’t realize there is a lot of time, effort, money, and man power that goes into their appointment before we even get to their home. Every customer is different.
What changes are you seeing in the plumbing industry? How has technology affected things? The biggest change I think is manpower. There isn’t a large pool of people doing the trades, so finding the right people to have on our team is becoming harder and harder. So many people want to pay for their education and go into fields other than the trades, but they don’t realize that homes still need tradesmen to be built and repaired. The technology is constantly changing, which means we continue to train and learn about new products on the market, while no one new is coming into the workforce with the new products so plumbers must know everything!
What advice would you give to someone considering entering the plumbing field? Be patient, listen, and ask questions. It’s not a career that you learn overnight; you will have lots of long hours and sore muscles and you’re probably going to get your feelings hurt a few times. You will learn a skill that is always going to be in demand regardless of what is happening on Wall Street or around the world. And keep in mind—plumbing is not for the faint of hearts, some days can get pretty crappy! AROUND RESTON MAGAZINE
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Building Creative Treasures By Karen Brutsche
Do you want to build something, but don’t have a woodshop with all the tools you need? Perhaps you are unsure of where to start on a project you’d like to begin. Maybe you have a small workshop area, but you need some special tools that you don’t have? Reston Community Center’s woodshop can come to your aid. The woodshop at RCC Hunters Woods can provide the tools you need and support from experienced woodworkers – and all at a reasonable cost. RCC’s woodworking program has many specialized tools in the shop, offers intriguing classes for all skill levels and open shop hours that include supervision by experienced people eager to provide feedback. You can learn about making specialty boxes, using new or essential tools and layout aids, or obtain new skill in handling the band saw. RCC also hosts twice-weekly open woodshop hours and Pinewood Derby workshops for Cub Scouts. Our Good Neighbors Woodworking Group is a very fulfilling daytime volunteer program where participants handcraft wonderful wooden toys that are donated to children in the community. Year-round, the RCC woodworking instructors address topics that include basic hand tool and power tool use along with completing projects like building boxes, picture frames or trays. Occasionally, RCC schedules advanced classes addressing more complex projects such as tables, chests and desks. We periodically offer master classes with experts from a local woodworking guild. A master class taught by Michael Pekovich on the Japanese Kumiko art form was recently held in which all the students made a Kumiko box. Reston Community Center’s skilled practitioners teach students necessary skills and how to safely use tools while completing their woodworking, but most importantly, they guide patrons to the satisfaction and fulfillment that come from creating and building something from an idea to an object that will be treasured. For more information on the classes and schedules, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com. 50
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BUILT INTO THE EARTH
TERRASET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GETS REMODEL
Terraset Elementary School, Ridge Heights Drive, Reston, was built as a partnership between Fairfax County Public Schools and the Saudi Arabian government in 1976. Originally designed with open concept classrooms—only partitions divided pie shaped teaching spaces, a trend at the time. The school structure was built into a hill as an energy conservation measure. Coming out of the 1970s energy crisis, Terraset was touted as the first school on the east coast to use solar panels as an energy source, which have since been removed. Terraset, translated means “built into the earth.” After almost 40 years, the school building was showing its age. In February 2014, after 2-1/2 years of planning, construction began to update and upgrade the school. The school underwent a $19 million renovation led by Architecture, Inc., a Reston-based architecture firm, to include 34,000 square feet of additions including administration, fine arts, classrooms, library and SAAC as well as a new pedestrian bridge and new playground. The renovation, completed in September 2016, allows room for student enrollment to increase from current 556 to 800. Students now enjoy a sunny, contemporary, state-of-the art building featuring wide and bright hallways, large windows, colorful and comfortable classrooms, interesting designs and furnishings, as well as an open atrium area. And, yes walls and doors were added! The main portion of the school remains underground. Children can study, play games and attend events on the unique grass covered roof. In November, 2017, the Terraset Elementary School renovation was recognized by NAIOP 52
Northern Virginia (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) with an Award of Excellence for best Building Capital Improvement: Institutional. Principal, Lindsay Trout, a Terraset Elementary School, Hughes and SLHS graduate, was full time hands on managing the renovation while handling the many responsibilities required as principal. Ms. Trout states, “As we walk through this beautiful, light-filled building every single day, we can look back at the challenges of accomplishing a complete gutting, renovation and addition as worth every single second. Our students and staff are extremely proud of their school.” Almost 40% of Terraset’s student population receives free or reduced cost meals and many of them have never had anything new in their lives. Principal Trout tells me, “When I had the unforgettable honor of walking one class after the next into the new building for the first time, students exclaimed things like, “This is for us?” “Woooooow, this is like a real library!” “Everything looks so clean and shiny.” After enduring three years of dust, noises, smells, and long walks to and from trailers, students and staff are enjoying a school to be proud of including an atrium where the entire school gathers for holiday singalongs, and a green roof where they hold an annual spring Farmer’s Market.
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‘Raised Reston!’ Brother & Sister— BRENT PARK & COURTNEY PARK-JAMBORSKY The Park family moved to Reston in 1967 settling on Brookshire Court, just up the street from Lake Anne Plaza (or Washington Plaza, as it was called then). Siblings— Houston, Courtney and Brent Park grew up playing at Lake Anne. Courtney recalls getting in trouble there when, one day, her mother stopped by the Lake Anne Drug Store and Delores (the reliable and stern counter lady) presented their mother with a bill for all of the candy her children had been ‘selecting’ from the display. Back then, Lake Anne was both a hangout and a babysitter for the kids of Reston. The kids played on the sculptures and the square house—each year trying to determine if they could still get through the holes of the square house without getting stuck. They dove off the stone stairs overlooking the lake, they ate at the Drug Store counter, and they splashed in the fountain. They spent days at the Lake Anne pool (no longer there), the Golf Course Island pool and the pool at North Shore, which used to have a high dive. Courtney fondly remembers playing ‘Shark’ with the lifeguards, all of whom were Reston kids themselves. Courtney Park-Jamborsky and her brother, Brent Park now live in their own Reston homes, each raising a third generation of Restonians near Lake Anne. They live in the same neighborhood as one another—down the street from where their mom lived until her recent passing, and where their step-father still lives. Both are married to someone also ‘Raised in Reston.’ Courtney is married to Danny Jamborsky. Brent is married to Kim Woodson. Courtney and Brent give back to the community everyday working for Cornerstone’s Laurel Learning Center. Courtney is the Director of the Laurel Learning Center and Brent is the Director of the School Age Program. Besides his work with the Laurel Learning Center, Brent is very involved with the Boys and Girls Club of D.C. When asked something they remember about Reston that someone who did not grow up here wouldn’t know about, Courtney remembers the smell of the Bowman Distillery, which was located just off the W&OD Trail on Old Reston Avenue (a white brick building that is still there today). Brent remembers sledding on Mt. Reston, the rope pull and bonfires. Courtney and Brent think fondly of Reston as a place where there was diversity and closeness. Being a child here seemed like living at summer camp. With the paths, lakes, tennis courts, and open spaces, every day was an adventure.
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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is a modern, upscale way to experience wine and food. As you enter Cooper’s, there is a 40 foot wine tasting bar, a separate bar area in the back and a restaurant that seats about 200. We visited on a Friday evening and the place was bustling. We chose to be seated in the contemporary dining area and I ordered the Sparkling Wine flight. Flights (a term coined in the 1970’s) are small tastings of multiple offerings, generally between 3 & 8. They are a popular choice allowing guests to experience a wider variety of selections at a reasonable cost. My eyes excitedly lit up when a beautiful flight with full glasses of 4 unique sparkling wines was presented. My favorite was an Almond Sparkling which tasted like an amaretti cookie in liquid form. Generally, I’m not a sweet wine fan so this was quite the surprise to me. My husband ordered the red wine flight which included generous pours of a Super Tuscan, a Zinfandel, a Petite Sirah and a Cabernet, all wonderfully enjoyable. Of course, I sampled each of his too! We ordered a selection of appetizers to accompany our wines. I’m not a stickler for following the standard wine/food pairing guidelines, so we ordered what we thought sounded best to us. We tried the roasted vegetable and goat cheese flatbread, crispy brussels sprouts, and meatballs. All great choices and all Yum! On our way out, we couldn’t resist getting a few of the specialty chocolates on display. We also purchased a few for our kids at home—more fun, less guilt. Repeat—Yum! www.chwinery.com CONTRIBUTOR: Robyn McClure, Owner Pinot’s Palette Dulles
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Century of Dreams
When Anne Revis Grosvenor was a little girl growing up in India, she dreamed of a life back in her native United States. She also dreamed of some day working for the magazine that regularly transported her to the U.S. and around the world: National Geographic. Over the course of the next century, Anne realized that dream—and so many others. Anne recently celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at Great Falls Assisted Living, the memory care community in Herndon, Va. where she lives. A milestone that big deserves more than one day of celebration, and Anne got an early start celebrating as one of 21 honorees at the annual Celebrate Centenarians event in November. Anne’s road to Great Falls Assisted Living was filled with many adventures. In 1927, at the age of nine, Anne moved to India with her parents and her five younger siblings. Anne’s father had retired from the business world to serve as a Methodist missionary. The family settled in Mussoorie, India where they lived for five years. Anne attended the Woodstock School, one of the oldest residential schools in Asia, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. After graduating from Randolph-Macon Anne Revis Grosvenor celebrated her 100th birthday with Women’s College in Lynchburg, Va and Katherine friends and family at Great Falls Assisted Living. Gibbs School in New York, Anne started her dream job as a researcher/writer under Melville Grosvenor, then an Editor at National Geographic. He was very impressed by Anne’s extensive travels, quick wit, editorial skill and commitment to work. “Dad fell in love,” Anne’s daughter, Sara said simply. Shortly after Anne’s first article was published in National Geographic—a piece titled “Mr. Jefferson’s Charlottesville”—Melville asked her to marry him. Anne pondered the proposal for three weeks before agreeing because she knew she would have to leave her dream job. “She left the Geographic, but her skills weren’t wasted,” Sara tells us. “Mom was a terrific help mate to Dad in his career. He ultimately became the President and Editor of the Geographic. He often relied on her to help him formulate stories and to find the right word if he was stuck while writing. Mom was rarely stumped.” To read the full article, visit retirementlivingsourcebook.com Contribution from local resident, Steve Gurney, founder and publisher of Retirement Living SourceBook 58
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Winter/Spring Real Estate Market The housing inventory in Reston is low. It’s to be expected this time of year but it hasn’t been this low since 2013. Potential buyers find themselves waiting longer than usual for the perfect home to hit the market. This includes homeowners that would sell if only they could find their next home first. The good news is that there are plenty of buyers on the fence and home values have remained strong. When a Reston homeowner does decide to sell they shouldn’t have to wait long for a contract. We ended the year with 265 homes sold in the fourth quarter, down just 5% from 2016. Look for things to pick up soon as the second quarter is typically our best. We are already seeing signs of a very active Spring market.
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There were only 119 homes for sale in all of Reston last December, which is 26.5% fewer than 2016. The last time inventory was that low was 2013. Perhaps we could blame some of that on the extremely cold weather? We’ll undoubtedly see more active listings in the next two quarters. As more homes hit the market this Spring it’s possible that would-be homesellers will feel comfortable enough to list their home for sale compounding the increase in inventory. We could certainly use more active listings. 300
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The average days on market for homes sold in Reston has been increasing since the second quarter of 2017. Townhomes have been selling quicker than single family homes and condos. Condos were on the market 67 days on average before they received a contract. This doesn’t take into account the escrow period, typically an additional 30 to 60 days. We can expect the average days on market to increase in the first quarter of 2018 and then drop in the second quarter. It’s worth noting that with proper pricing, staging, and marketing the best homes often receive a contract in just a week or two. 80
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Pricing Trends in Reston:
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How much does it cost to buy a home in Reston? The median sales price for a single family home was $670,000. A townhome will cost you about $425,000 and a condo will cost you about $275,000. This graph shows the change in price over the last three years. Notice that the median sales price has fairly remained stable. The main change is that Single Family Homes and Townhomes have increased in value slightly unlike condos. We typically see a bump in the median sales price in the second and third quarters. Expect prices to slowly increase in 2018 if inventory and mortgage rates remain low. 800,000
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5th Annual Maker Faire NoVa By Jeanne Loveland
The Maker Faire is part science fair, part show & tell and part new inspiration.
The 5th Annual Maker Faire NoVa (previously known as NoVa Mini Maker Faire) will be held on March 18, 2018. The Maker Faire is part science fair, part show & tell and part new inspiration. The event is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for Makers to share their hobbies, experiments, inventions and projects. Attendees, both children and adults, come to explore and be inspired to create, invent, and make things themselves. Maker Faire NoVa is presented by Nova Labs, Reston’s own makerspace. Brian Jacoby, one of the founders, had visited Maker Faires in other areas and thought “We need a Maker Faire in Reston.” He recruited fellow Restonians, Amy Shaw and Jeanne Marshall to organize the first NoVa Mini Maker Faire in March 2014 at South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School. Both Amy and Jeanne are makers and had attended Maker Faires in other locations, including the World Maker Faire in New York. An all-volunteer committee was formed to help manage the event. Bob Simon gave opening remarks at the first Faire. He was so excited to see the Faire that he kept his comments brief so he and everyone else could “go see what the exhibitors are making.” The first Faire was a resounding success! The faire has continued to grow every year from its original 98 exhibitors and 3,500 attendees in 2014 to nearly 150 makers and 5,000 attendees in 2017. South Lakes and Langston Hughes were wonderful hosts for the first four Faires, however, the success and growth of the Faire requires more space. The 2018 Faire will be held at George Mason University. As the largest public research university in Virginia and with its own Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, George Mason University is an ideal Faire host partner. Many Reston residents, both adults and students have participated in the Faire. Amy Shaw states, “One of my favorite things is to see all different kinds of people from our community that you didn’t know as Makers.” Exhibitors from Reston have included: South Lakes HS STEAM Team, Mighty Girl Art, Scarlet Stitch, Everest Gromoll, Ian Larson, Sally Byers, The Wheelman, and Jason Romano from Lake Anne Brew House. Some exhibitors you will see this year include: drones, robots, Take Apart Zone, Nova Labs Blacksmithing, Nova Labs Learn to Solder, Chaos Machine (large marble machine), Children’s Science Center, woodturning and underwater robots. For more information: www.NoVa.MakerFaire.com 64
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Described as a peace-loving but strong-willed man, Embry Rucker always cared about the story within every person he met. He was serious in social activism, but playful in his social interactions. Many people in the area benefitted from his charitable events, his social service initiatives, and his friendship. He started his life in Reston in 1969, when he decided to plant a church to meet the needs of the community. The first service was held on February 23, 1969 in a storefront building in Lake Anne Village Center in Reston with forty-two people. Embry quickly realized the growing need for social programs, and the call to help others, starting with himself. He began with Common Grounds (currently Lake Anne Coffee House), a coffee shop that he opened and ran, with the help of volunteers, in the Lake Anne Village Center. Common Grounds became the watering hole for every kind of person in Reston, and Embry used it as his ministry. From troubled youth to the elderly, they all flocked to Common Grounds, where Embry would sit and talk with them, seeing his customers as people rather than problems. From Common Grounds grew a multitude of programs that were initiated by Embry Rucker. These included a babysitter referral service, a childcare service (Laurel Learning Center), a teen jobs referral service, a nursing service, the Greater Reston Center of the Arts (GRACE), and Reston’s first bus system (RIBS). The foundation for these services was Embry’s love for people, and his dedication to serve them. He would preach the acceptance of all people, no matter their background, and his goal was always to serve. He was a driving force for change in community, and his vibrant personality sparked others to get involved. Up until his death in 1994, he stayed committed to his passion for social justice, testifying in front of the Board of Supervisors to get a homeless shelter in Reston. The homeless shelter in Reston was named after Embry Rucker because of his spirit. He was the voice of the voiceless, and his spirit lives on. His life and legacy are a testament to the difference one person can make in the world. www.cornerstonesva.org
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Fast Friends! The end of 2017 saw the birth of two species at Roer’s Zoofari that normally would have no reason to ever share the same habitat, let alone snuggle together. On November 21st, a critically endangered lowland anoa was born. Found in the wild in Indonesia, the anoa is the world’s smallest water buffalo. The anoa was coming out breached and required veterinary intervention. The calf required around-the-clock attention for the first 48 hours by Roer’s Zoofari staff. “In my mind I gave him a 25% chance of survival the day he was born, but our veterinarian felt confident that he would pull through,” said Roer’s Zoofari Owner, Vanessa Roer. He soon responded to the TLC given by his care givers and earned the name Romeo as none of the staff could help but fall in love with him. Three weeks later, a capybara, the world’s largest rodent and native to South America, delivered her first litter of two pups. Both were born healthy, though one was rejected by the new mother. The orphaned capy bonded immediately to staff and began to flourish. Roer was the primary caregiver in the beginning and started calling her Paisley because the capybara was particularly fond of being rubbed and scratched after each feeding in a specific paisley fleece blanket. Both the capybara and anoa demanded a great deal of staff attention, not only in the form of feedings, but in the form of companionship, grooming and play. Having developed such strong bonds of trust with the zoo keepers, the fur babies became weary if they lost sight of their two-legged mothers for very long. So Curator, Katy Massey, decided to hold a “play date” to see if the two might be compatible. She introduced the two and then texted Roer, “Fast Friends!” Romeo and Paisley wasted no time getting to know one another and went straight to grooming each other. Romeo prefers his back and rump scratched and Paisley enjoys a good rub under the chin. They took turns accommodating one another, as if they had been companions from the start. When they were all done licking, rubbing and scratching, they climbed into a wicker basket, like yin and yang and dozed. The two have been inseparable ever since. Who would have ever thought that the world’s smallest water buffalo and the world’s largest rodent would come together? If even in the animal kingdom friendships can develop among species normally separated by oceans, there is further hope that greater humanity may transcend its differences for the sake of love, comfort and camaraderie. Visit Romeo & Paisley at our local zoo. www.roerszoofari.com
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Preserving Irish Culture
Local Resident Opens Foley Academy of Irish Dance in Reston From the moment she danced her first “point-andpoint step,” Shannon Foley Dilles, Director/Owner of the Foley Academy of Irish Dance, knew that she wanted to open her own Irish Dance school. Shannon started taking Irish Dance lessons at the age of 9 after attending several Ceilithe (Irish social gatherings) and Irish festivals with her family. Shannon became particularly interested in Irish Dancing after seeing a performance at the Old Town Alexandria Irish Festival. That evening, her parents enrolled her at the local Irish Dance School in Vienna. From that point forward, Shannon’s interest in Irish Dance, as well as the traditions and culture preserved within the dancing, evolved into a passion —it is this love for Irish Dancing that she hopes to pass on to future generations of Irish Dancers.
After receiving her Master’s degree in Professional Writing & Editing from George Mason University, Shannon and her husband moved to Reston. She then began training and studying to sit the Irish Dance Teacher’s Certification (TCRG) Exam. This rigorous 3-day exam ensures that the candidate is thoroughly prepared to teach Irish Dance and pass on the traditional dances and customary movements that are unique to this dance form. Candidates are assessed in their own dancing capability, ability to teach solo and Ceili dances, knowledge of the Ceili Dances, and ability to identify traditional Irish tunes. After receiving her TCRG Certification, Shannon formally opened Foley Academy of Irish Dance in December 2017. She decided that Reston would be the central location because of the strong sense of community and dedication to diversity. Shannon teaches both Irish Step Dancing and Ceili Dancing lessons at Brown’s Chapel and will soon teach classes at South Lakes High School for the upcoming Spring 2018 session. Foley Academy welcomes all levels of dancers, children ages 5-17, and adults 18+. No experience is necessary to take Irish Dance lessons at the Foley Academy, and you don’t have to be Irish! If you would like to watch the Foley dancers perform, they will be stepping out around Northern Virginia this March and April to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates and information. Whether you are looking to Irish Dance for recreation, fitness, performance, or competition, Foley Academy is by your side for every step along your Journey! Céad Míle Fáilte! www.foleyirishdance.com
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR, TERRY CATASUS JENNINGS Terry Catasus Jennings came to the United States from Cuba at age 12. She has lived in Reston since 1978. Although writing was her passion as a child, as an immigrant, pursuing a career as a novelist didn’t offer a lot of security. She chose to pursue math and science and worked in the finance area for 13 years—until she decided to stay home with her kids. Stories, though, were always rolling around in her mind. She became a writer of a family humor column in The Reston Connection, along with volunteering her time at Sunrise Valley, Langston Hughes and South Lakes. Eventually, Terry combined her love of science, writing and working with children, writing for the Smithsonian’s Science Education Center. These days, Terry writes creative, or narrative non-fiction—engaging stories rigorously based on scientific or historic fact. Her published books include Gopher to the Rescue!, a Volcano Recovery Story about the Mount St. Helens eruption; Sounds of the Savanna about how prey use sound to thwart predators; Magnetic Magic and Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos, a look at erosion centered around a Native legend. Gopher was named an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the NSTA, and Sounds was named Best Children’s Book of 2016 by Bank Street College Center and a selection to the Keystone to Reading Book Awards. Her non-fiction book, The Women’s Liberation Movement: 1960-1990 was listed in ALA’s Amelia Bloomer List of Recommended Feminist Literature. She also wrote Changes and Hydroelectric Power. Terry loves to share her love of writing and science with students in schools near and far. She is now concentrating on multicultural books, drawing on her experience as a Cuban immigrant. www.terrycjennings.com.
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thesentinel sentinel satellite edition Articles contributed by South Lakes High School Journalism Class
Honoring Grant Hill By Olivia Cochis, staff writer Grant Hill, a former SLHS student, is well known for his successful career as an NBA basketball player. He is now retired and a sports show host on NBA Inside Stuff. On December 1st, he was honored at the South Lakes Jersey Retirement Ceremony following the Varsity basketball game. The school retired his jersey, number 32, in the gymnasium. “I grew up on this gym floor,” said Grant Hill, “I’m old now. Obviously, most of these people weren’t around when I was in the NBA, so I was sort of shocked when people recognized me.” Grant Hill gave his advice to young athletes, telling them the biggest lessons he had learned and what advice he would give himself after looking back at SLHS. “Surround yourself with good people,” he said. “Be grateful to be in good hands with the teachers, coaches, and environment of SLHS and Reston.” Grant Hill is remembered not just for his game here at South Lakes, but also as a passionate artist. “I believe that gets to the heart of our school and community, that we see more of the value of people [rather] than just a stereotype,” said art teacher Mr.Ravenstahl. In honor of Grant Hill, the SLHS Boosters and Administration had the idea that the art department should do something special. The Art department created an assignment that every student would create a piece of artwork that could be presented to Grant Hill. The Art department chose six of their students’ best works, but only gave two of them to Grant Hill as a surprise. Gabrielle Baughman and Shea Lavey’s art were chosen as a gift for him and his family. Principal, Kim Retzer presented the personalized pieces of art. “We thought this was a unique opportunity to share some of South Lakes Visual Arts talent as part of our celebration for Grant to make the occasion even more special for him and his family,” said art teacher, Carol Savage. Grant Hill took time after the ceremony to take photographs and sign autographs. This event was a remarkable example of how an ordinary student from SLHS became extraordinary. “It’s an honor,” Hill said.
When Tragedy Strikes: Paula Chaves on the Recent Hurricanes in Puerto Rico By Miranda Sandoval, staff writer Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria ravaged through Puerto Rico in September 2017, causing multi-millions of dollars in damage. The storms destroyed houses and buildings in their path. 50% of citizens are without access to clean water, and 95% have no electricity. To this day, Puerto Ricans are struggling to survive without necessities. Many lost their lives. To SLHS senior Paula Chaves, Puerto Rico isn’t just another country—it’s her home. She remembers clearly what it was like to have family members and friends in the midst of two devastating hurricanes. “It was a scary experience... I didn’t hear from my relatives for days. We were really worried...we didn’t hear from them until after the hurricanes because they had no way of contacting us. Considering the circumstances, they’re doing fine. My family was without electricity for 55 days, but they remained strong and had a positive attitude about it all,” Chaves said. Having such close ties to this tragedy, Chaves expressed great concern for the hurricane victims. She emphasized the importance of paying attention to problems within the community and around the globe. She also stressed that people should take action and reach out to those in need. Because this is a matter of great importance to her, Paula Chaves and her mother worked to collect basic goods—such as canned food, water, batteries, and toiletries—for a drive sponsored by American Airlines in order to provide relief for the hurricane victims. The Chaves family has also contributed donations to Red Cross and Los Pleneros de La 21, a nonprofit organization composed of Puerto Rican musicians that advocate for the wellbeing of their country and its people by celebrating their cultural heritage and raising awareness of local issues.
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Making an IMPACT Kim Brophy Retzer
As a child growing up in Reston, while attending Dogwood Elementary School and Langston Hughes Middle School, Kim Brophy would always get excited about South Lakes High School events such as Homecoming Week. When she became a Seahawk, those events grew even more special each year through her graduation in 1989. And now, as principal of South Lakes, Kim Brophy Retzer, is committed to providing meaningful experiences for the 2,450 students who attend the high school. “We try to ensure that we are offering support to students at all levels and with varied interests,” Kim says. Her commitment grows from her diverse Fairfax County Schools career, starting as a special education teacher at South Lakes, then moving to the Fairfax County Schools central office, followed by assistant principal roles at South Lakes and Westfield High schools. In 2012, she was offered the principal’s position at South Lakes. “I was elated to even be considered for the position!” Kim says. “I saw it as a chance to give back to my school and my community.” Immediately recognizing “the diverse student learners we have,” Kim began implementing a variety of programs to help students and families acclimate to, and succeed in, school. The passion for her work is clear when Kim talks about offerings such as the Advancement Via Individual Determination program, the Transitional Supplemental Resource Center, the Back to School Bash, and others: “My greatest reward is seeing students who have struggled turn a corner and realize that there are opportunities for them to follow their own passion.” Kim credits her parents, her early life in Reston, and influential educators for instilling in her the commitment to contribute to the total community: “Growing up in Reston, giving back is just what you learn to do. I learned as early as elementary school to look out for others, whether it was a new student who needed a friend, or helping a family who had a need.” Kim lives within the South Lakes High School boundaries with her husband, Jim, and their five-year old daughter, Gracia. Whether from her home or from her school office, Kim regularly assesses the results of the “guiding questions” that she hopes every South Lakes student “can respond positively to as they walk across the stage on graduation day.” What are those questions that drive Principal Retzer? She recites them without hesitation: “Are you prepared for the next stage of your life? Did you have fun while you were at South Lakes? Are you proud to be a Seahawk?” CONTRIBUTOR: Chuck Cascio, author of The Fire Escape Stories, Volumes I & II. For more information on Chuck, visit www.chuckcascioauthor.com.
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DECEMBER 9, 1964, Reston’s first residents move in. Their front door needs a house number, the movers delivering their home furnishings need street signs to know where to go. The early days of Reston see thousands of visitors and future residents flocking here to see what the new town is all about by visiting model homes, setting up businesses and taking advantage of its services and ammenities. Pointing them in the right direction are the signage and environmental communication once seen commonly during Reston’s first twenty years. Gulf Oil, Reston’s main lender and later manager after 1967, put their stamp on Reston’s signage employing their dark blue color found in their corporate logo. Like Gulf’s eventual demise in the 1980s, most of these wooden, metal and concrete guideposts disappeared slowly due to the ravages of time, trends and purpose. ✏ chris rooney
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WIEHLE-RESTON EAST STATION LOCATION: In the median of the Dulles Airport Access Highway/Dulles Toll Road, just west of the intersection with Wiehle Avenue TYPE OF STATION: Ground level STATION FACILITIES: • Station entrances and pedestrian bridges on both sides of Dulles Airport Access Highway/Dulles Toll Road • Bus drop-off/pickup (both entrances) • Kiss & Ride (north side only)
PARKING: 2,300 car covered garage (north side) with 253 reserved spaces ALL DAY SPACES: 2,300 (Fees collected upon exit, 9:30 am to 1 am.) COST/DAY: $4.95 PAYMENT: SmarTrip® cards and credit cards SHORT-TERM METERED SPACES: None MULTI-DAY PARKING: 10 spaces are allocated for multi-day use of up to 10 days. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for multi-day parking beyond the regular fee. Multi-day spaces are located on G7, Yellow Level. Park in spaces signed “Multi-day Parking.” RESERVED PARKING LOCATION: 11389 Reston Station Boulevard, Reston, VA RESERVED RATE: $65 Parking is free at Metro-operated lots on weekends and federal holidays. BICYCLE FACILITIES: 15 racks on the north and south side, and secure reserved bike room for 200. Capital Bikeshare location. www.capitalbikeshare.com FARES FOR SENIOR/DISABLED CUSTOMERS Senior citizens 65 and older and people with disabilities may ride for half the regular fare.
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TRAVELING TO/FROM DULLES AIRPORT AND WIEHLE-RESTON EAST METRO STATION The Silver Line Express Bus provides connections between Dulles› Terminal and the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. The trip takes about 15 minutes.
$5.00 each way. Cash or credit card only; SmartTrip Cards NOT accepted. FREE for children under 2 years of age. Boarding at the Airport—Purchase tickets at the counter located inside Arrival Door 4 in the Terminal, on the Baggage Claim Level. Boarding at Wiehle-Reston East Metro station—Exit to north side of the station. Board the bus. Once the bus arrives at the airport, purchase tickets on board. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VISIT WWW.FLYDULLES.COM Above content was taken from Dulles Metro and WMATA websites. Please check Metro website for most current information and travel time tables. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority— www.wmata.com
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Reston’s Green Recreational Open Space Reston’s two golf courses have a land use designation of “private recreation use.” What exactly does this mean? It means that those who choose to use the amenities may pay to do so, and the rest of us do not have to pay for it. No County taxes; no RA dues = private recreation use. When it involves open space, even non-members gain advantages. With recent new ownership of the golf course on Reston’s north side, Hidden Creek Country Club has come under Rescue Reston’s watch. There is a lot more to Hidden Creek than just golf, although the golf course itself is a challenging par-71 Ed Ault designed course. It won awards for being contoured around the existing hills and stream. The “creek” of Hidden Creek is actually Colvin Run. North Course co-chair Sue Beffel has been monitoring the stream just below the golf course for over 10 years and reports that this stream regularly gets one of the highest quality ratings of any in Reston. Reston Association pathways go around and through parts of the course and thus make this park-like setting available to all. Remember to always yield to the golfers! Two prominent community benches are available on the front and back nines. On the front nine, patrons of the W&OD Trail are often seen resting and enjoying the vista along the fourth fairway through to the eighth green. On the back nine, a meditation bench is situated on Wedge Drive where a breath taking elevated view of the eleventh and twelfth holes can be enjoyed. Just like at Reston National Golf Course, there is edge habitat that is home to an abundance of wildlife. Hidden Creek has a notorious fox, well known by the members for its affection for stealing golf balls. Many players teeing off on the 17th and 18th holes have fallen victim to the golf ball thief. Bald Eagles are frequent visitors also. The rolling hills serve another recreational purpose when the snow falls. Cross-country skiers and sledders take to the white open spaces with glee. For generations, the big hill on the course between North Shore Drive and Isaac Newton Square has been referred to as “King Kong Hill.” Winter recreation with no fees, no taxes! This is just another of the benefits of Reston’s golf course open spaces. Since 2012, Rescue Reston supporters have been successfully defending the green space at Reston National Golf Course. Located on the south side of Reston, it is a 166-acre Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program Golf Course on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Rescue Reston’s mission statement was recently expanded to include the green space at the 164-acre north course, Hidden Creek Country Club. CONTRIBUTED BY: Rescue Reston’s North Course Committee, RescueReston.org
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Griffin Owens Insurance 571-386-1000 847 Station Street, Herndon, VA www.griffinowens.com
Buri Electric, LLC 571-354-0895 Serving Northern Virginia www.burielectric.com Please see our display ad on p.46
Kyle Knight Insurance Agcy Inc 703-435-2300 11736 Bowman Green Drive, Reston, VA www.kyleknight.org Please see our display ad on p.12
Care of Trees 571-392-5555 Serving the metro area www.thecareoftrees.com Please see our display ad on p.53
KID’S PROGRAMS First Marks Art Classes & Camp 703-471-7785 1398 Concord Point Lane, Reston, VA www.firstmarks.com
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Goldfish Swim School 703-348-3261 12340 Pinecrest Road, Reston, VA www.goldfishswimschool.com Please see our display ad on p.81 Little Hands Music 703-631-2046 Reston, Ashburn, Centreville and more www.littlehands.com Please see our display ad on p.77
LEGAL SERVICES Grenadier, Starace, Duffett & Levi, PC 703-683-9000 12359 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA www.vafamilylaw.com Melone Law, P.C. 703-995-9900 12110 Sunset Hills Rd, Ste 600, Reston, VA www.melonelawpc.com Please see our display ad on p.25
MEDICAL SERVICES Integrated Dermatology of Reston 703-437-7744 11315 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA www.dermreston.com Please see our display ad on the IBC Reston Hospital Center 703-689-9000 1850 Town Center Parkway, Reston, VA www.restonhospital.com Please see our display ad on p.1
MOVING SERVICES Able Moving & Storage 703-330-3772 Serving the metro area www.ablemoving.com Please see our display ad on p.55 1 Guy, 1 Truck, 1 Trailer 703-622-3061 Serving the Metro Area www.1guy1truck1trailer.com Please see our display ad on p.46
MUSIC Barrett Suzuki Music Studio 703-295-0659 Reston, VA www.barrettsuzuki.com
NANNIES/AU PAIRS PayYourNanny.com 703-819-9796 Serving the metro area www.payyournanny.com
Lopez Studios Performing Arts School 703-787-0071 11425 Isaac Newton Square, Reston, VA www.lopezstudiosinc.com Please see our display ad on p.76
Laurentina Photography 571-733-4496 Serving the metro area www.laurentinaphotography.com
NextStop Theatre Company 703-481-5930 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA www.NextStopTheatre.org Please see our display ad on p.7 Reston Community Players 703-476-4500 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA www.restonplayers.org Please see our display ad on p.6
PERSONAL SERVICES A Second Me Errand Service, LLC 703-830-3996 Serving Northern Virginia www.asecondme.com Please see our display ad on p.66
PET SERVICES All Friends Pet Care 703-716-7387 (PETS) Serving Northern Virginia www.allfriendspetcare.com Just Cats Clinic 703-520-2702 1601 N. Washington Plaza, Reston, VA www.justcatsclinic.com Please see our display ad on p.70 Nicole’s Pet Care, LLC 571-320-0611 Serving Northern Virginia www.nicolespetcare.com Is YOUR business listed? Call 571-313-0229 or visit www.aroundreston.com to learn more!
Sweet Memories Photography 571-210-5367 Serving the metro area www.sweetmemphoto.com
REAL ESTATE SERVICES Dave and JoAnne Adams Group —Coldwell Banker 703-606-2166 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA www.joanneadams.com Please see our display ad on p.57 Finefrock, Tim—Keller Williams 703-828-4846 11700 Plaza America Dr., Reston, VA www.homehappyness.com/sell Please see our display ad on p.61 Moyer, Ellen—REMAX 703-298-6444 1801 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA www.ellenmoyer.com Thompson Team, The 703-759-7653 www.LindaThompson.com Please see our display ad on p.59 VA Realty School 703-476-1747 Board-approved Online License Course based in Reston www.VaRealtySchool.com Weatherwax, Holly—Momentum Realty 571-643-4902 Specializing in the Reston area www.hollyweatherwax.com Yee, Peggy – Frankly Realtors 703-349-0143 Serving the metro area www.frankly.com/peggy
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La Ong Thai Bistro 703-429-4056 2521 John Milton Drive, Herndon, VA www.laongthai.com Please see our display ad on p.33 Mellow Mushroom 703-707-9300 1030 Elden Street, Herndon, VA www.mellowmushroom.com/herndon Please see our display ad on p.33 Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro 703-234-3550 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA www.viniferabistro.com Please see our display ad on p.37
RETAIL Dawn Price Baby 703-787-3040 11985 Market Street, Reston, VA www.dawnpricebaby.com
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Escape Room Herndon 571-306-2279 404 Elden Street, Herndon, VA www.escaperoomherndon.com Please see our display ad on p.29
RESTAURANTS / FOOD SERVICES
Kiln & Co. Reston / Kustard & Co. 703-674-7607 1631 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA www.kilnandco.com www.kustardandco.com Please see our display ad on p.75 Pinot’s Palette 703-796-0616 12976 Highland Crossing Dr., Herndon, VA www.pinotspalette.com/dulles Please see our display ad on p.29 Rebounderz Sterling 703-433-5867 22400 Davis Drive, #180, Sterling, VA www.rebounderzsterling.com Roer’s Zoofari 703-757-6222 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA www.roerszoofari.com Please see our display ad on p.73 SkateQuest 703-709-1010 1800 Michael Faraday Ct., Reston, VA www.skatequest.com Please see our display ad on p.75
Carrabba’s Italian Grill 703-464-7909 12192 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA www.carrabbas.com Domino’s 703-860-4900 2303 Soapstone Drive, Ste A, Reston, VA www.dominos.com Please see our display ad on IFC
Midtown Jewelers 703-707-9663 11990 Market Street, Ste D, Reston, VA www.midtownjewelers.com Please see our display ad on p.13 Scout & Molly’s—Reston Town Center 571-526-4185 11944 Market St., Reston, VA reston.scoutandmollys.com Please see our display ad on p.12 small change consignment 703-437-7730 1629 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA www.smallchangeconsignments.com Please see our display ad on p.75
SCHOOLS Academy of Christian Education 703-471-2132 10800 Parkridge Blvd, Ste 150, Reston, VA www.myschoolace.com
Flippin’ Pizza NY Pies & Slices 571-323-7820 11130-F S. Lakes Drive, Reston, VA www.flippinpizza.com Please see our display ad on p.36
Reston Montessori School 703-481-2922 1928 Isaac Newton Square W, Reston, VA www.restonmontessori.com Please see our display ad on p.80
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern 703-707-0660 1617 Washington Plaza N. Reston, VA www.kalypsossportstavern.com Please see our display ad on p.35
Kiln & Co. Reston / Kustard & Co. 703-674-7607 1631 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA www.kilnandco.com www.kustardandco.com Please see our display ad on p.75
TUTORING Russian School of Mathematics 571-306-2355 11250 Roger Bacon Dr. #19, Reston, VA www.RussianSchool.com/Reston Please see our display ad on p.79
“At Integrated Dermatology of Reston, our goal is to provide our patients with the best medical and cosmetic care possible in a welcoming and professional environment.”—Dr. Morgana Colombo
MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY — COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY
Medical Procedures include: Comprehensive skin exams • Skin cancer treatment Biopsies • FIT test (Food Inflammation Test). Treatment for conditions including Hair loss, Acne (Accutane), Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema, Wart removal, Nail fungus, and Dry scalp
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