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Thea Kreinik, president of Reston Environmental Action, was honored by her employer, Northrop Grumman, for her volunteer work.
John Lovaas December 1, 2013 at 10:28 am
Congratulations to Thea and to REACT! Well-deserved recognition. REACT is a dedicated, hardworkingRead More group that has fun doing grassroots change. Keep it up.
Kelly D December 1, 2013 at 10:55 am
Northop Grumman made a great choice and thanks to them for the financial support! Congrats to Thea;Read More it's a pleasure serving on the REACT board with her.
Erin Trager December 1, 2013 at 04:18 pm
Congratulations to Thea! Excellent work, and recognition well-deserved.
Louis Matsikas July 2, 2012 at 08:09 pm
We will be there tonight with food for our less fortunate neighbors
HarleyGirl July 3, 2012 at 04:57 pm
Are there any updates on their needs? The volunteer coordinator's voicemail message said she is outRead More of the office today.
BBurns July 5, 2012 at 12:21 am
Update: David reports 4 Dominion trucks just returned - pulled up with a backhoe. All electricityRead More was not out today. You could see many lights from the parking lot. See earlier post.
Bert Katz July 5, 2012 at 12:37 am
My wife Gina spoke with one of the Dominion supervisors, and they said they will stay with the jobRead More for as long as it takes to get everything up and running.
jana broughton July 5, 2012 at 01:21 pm
Power is back on, everything is functional at lake anne fellowship house. A sincere and heartfeltRead More thank you to Dominion and the crew who worked all day yesterday to get the building operational. Also thank you to the community who has been so supportive of the residents in this emergency. Fellowship Square, will be working with residents next week on emergency preparedness plans for future awareness. We all hope that our neighbors and staff around the area get their power back soon. This storm was a very large magnitude event and the damage incredibly wide spread. We will continue to pray for their comfort and safety, and for the good people of Reston who answered a call of need.
j May 31, 2012 at 03:50 pm
Does anybody think a 30' by 30' garden plot can grow $5700 worth of vegetables in any foreseeableRead More future? What a waste of money. But, I guess that is what RA is all about.
Ann H Csonka July 16, 2012 at 01:48 am
The article says that 3K was donated by the Friends of Reston, leaving only $2,700 of your RA moneyRead More to be "wasted". A good intensive garden space can grow more than you might think. But that is only part of the purpose. Reston was founded on principles of sustainability and that is still part of Reston's vision and operation. A sense of COMMUNITY is fundamental in Reston (at least it is supposed to be), and you can't put a price tag on that. Gardening is one excellent type of activity to support a sense of community, contributes locally-grown food for families, helps to re-connect people with the land, and has countless other benefits. Benefits of community gardens are outlined at http://communitygarden.org/learn/. I hope you will scan that list. Basically -- IT ISN'T ABOUT MONEY! Btw, do you know how to grow your own food? Sustainability involves myriad skills and mindsets.
Will Marlow April 14, 2012 at 01:06 am
We'll get the rest of the Best of Reston photos up soon!
Karen Goff April 14, 2012 at 02:56 am
Got some great new photos. Check them out with the story.
El April 14, 2012 at 03:29 am
Thanks. Three of the recipients are good friends of mine, and it was so nice to see their photos.
Donna Shaffer November 10, 2011 at 02:38 pm
What is the point of posting this the day after it occurred? Last week you had an article about theRead More Washington West Film Preview a day after the event. Give to the Max, fortunately, was prominently announced in many other publications. This is comparable to asking people to vote the day after the election.
Karen Goff November 10, 2011 at 04:42 pm
Donna, this was posted early yesterday morning. Again, Patch is a real-time news website that isRead More updated 10 times a day. The newsletter is a recap. So often you are seeing old news. This story was posted AS GIVE TO THE MAX DAY started as was the film fest story. Please understand a website works differently than a newspaper. Please check Patch throughout the day for up to the minute news. If you see something in the newsletter and it directs you to a story, understand that that story was posted as much as 24 hours earlier, BEFORE the event.
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