Friday, May 17, 2013
Water feature is undergoing repairs that may take six weeks.
If you visited Lake Anne Plaza this week, you may have noticed the fountain in front of the Reston Museum is under wraps. Fencing has been placed around the fountain so Fairfax County cane repair the culvert (underground pipes) in the fountain, a Lake Anne spokeswoman said. The repairs may take up to six weeks, she said. Meanwhile, merchants say the plain brown fencing screen around the fountain may be embellished withsome colorful signage.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Film festival will feature outdoor movies monthly from June to September.
Are you ready for movies under the stars this summer? Lake Anne Plaza will be holding its first-ever film festival on the waterfront. There will be outdoor movies the second Sunday of the month from June to September, organizers say. Several Lake Anne Plaza restaurants will be offering movie night to-go specials. The films were chosen by Facebook fans of Lake Anne. Each week has a theme: Date Night, Family, Retro, and Classic. So grab your friends or family and your lawn chairs and don't miss the free fun. Schedule: June 9 Back To The Future (RETRO) July 14 Ghostbusters (FAMILY) August 11 Some Like It Hot (CLASSIC) September 8 When Harry Met Sally (DATE NIGHT) What: Lake Anne Summer Film Festival When: Second Sunday Every Month (June-…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Reston Farmers Market at Lake Anne Plaza opened for the 2013 season on Saturday. Stop by each Saturday through October, 8 a.m. to noon. What's your favorite item at the Reston Farmers Market?
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Three arrested near Lake Anne Plaza.
Fairfax County Police arrested three teenagers when drugs were found in their car at Lake Anne Plaza last weekend. Police said they approached a car in the parking lot about 10 p.m. Saturday. Following an investigation, several charges were made. Tram Hoang, 18, of Vienna, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule II narcotic. Jessica Shin, 18, of McLean, and Kiana Ragland, 18, of Falls Church, were each charged with possession of marijuana. LARCENIES: 900 block of Locust Street, electronic device from school 11800 block of Market Street, jewelry from business 11900 block of Sentinel Point Court, wallet from vehicle 12800 block of Williams Meadow Court, license plate from vehicle Information provided by …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Restonians come out to kick off Robert E. Simon's 100th year.
A large crowd filled Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday to celebrate Reston's 10th annual Founder's Day organized by the Reston Historic Trust. Reston founder Robert E. Simon celebrated his 99th birthday on Wednesday, and Saturday's salute to him kicked off a series of celebrations for his 100th - and Reston's 50th- year. "It is special kind of people who build communities," said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va. 11th), one of many local dignitaries at Founder's Day. "But almost no other people who can excel at what Simon did. He had a vision, an idea - and the rest is history." The crowd was entertained with musical numbers by Reston singer Beverly Cosham; the South Lakes Theatre Arts Department, which performed a few songs from its spring musical, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Reston founder turns 99 on April 10.
Reston founder Robert E. Simon is getting closer to the 100-year mark. Simon turns 99 on Wednesday, and he shows few signs of slowing down. This week, Simon will be at the 22nd annual Best of Reston gala, where he is the honorary chairman. Simon will also helm the event next year - and has set a goal of raising $1 million over the two years for Reston Interfaith. Simon, who was born on April 10, 1914, will also be feted at the annual Founder's Day on Lake Anne Plaza at noon on Saturday. The nonagenarian lives in Heron House at Lake Anne with his wife, Cheryl. He he says credits his longevity to a daily walk and a daily martini. More: Q & A with Simon on his 98th birthday Video of Simon playing bongos at Cafe Montmartre in 2012 Simon on …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Wish Reston's founder Robert E. Simon a happy birthday on April 13.
Can you fit 99 candles on one birthday cake? Find out at Founder's Day on Saturday, April 13 as Reston celebrates founder Robert E. Simon's 99th birthday and Reston's 49th anniversary. The fun runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza. Highlights: * The third annual Amazing Reston Founders Day Treasure Hunt - a two-hour adventure to discover 10 of Reston's unique places and history. There will be prizes for all finishers and a drawing for an exciting grand prize. Participants will follow clues to 10 locations around Reston. The hunt begins at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne at 1:30 p.m. Participants are given a set of clues leading them to 10 sites, where they will receive stickers proving they have arrived there. Return to the Museum …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Celebrate Bob Simon's 99th birthday and Reston's 49th anniversary at Lake Anne Plaza.
Head over to Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday, April 13 to take part in Reston's 10th annual Founders Day. The celebration of Reston's 49th and founder Robert E. Simon's 99th birthdays runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza. Highlights: * The third annual Amazing Reston Founders Day Treasure Hunt - a two-hour adventure to discover 10 of Reston's unique places and history. There will be prizes for all finishers and a drawing for an exciting grand prize. * Musical entertainment, remarks from local officials and, of course, cake. * Dedication of new commeorative bricks on the plaza. * Take part in recording a video oral history segment about your experiences in Reston. Selections may be used in the upcoming documentary film celebrating Reston…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Hudgins says she hopes to move forward in redevelopment process this spring.
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins says she hopes to have narrowed down the list of proposals for Lake Anne-area revitalization within the next 60 days. Hudgins told the Reston Association Board of Directors at a planning session this week that there is not an ultimate solution for redevelopment yet. "Hopefully, in the next 60 days, we will be able to move forward," Hudgins said. "The good news is we have some good opportunities." It has been over a year since Fairfax County released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Crescent Apartments near Lake Anne. Crescent is owned by Fairfax County and was acquired in 2006 as part of the goal of adding additional affordable housing units in the area. The 16-acre, 180-unit development was built in …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
New pedicab company is based at Lake Anne Plaza.
There is a new method of transportation for Restonians - a pedicab is now running at Lake Anne Plaza. A pedicab is an environmentally friendly bicycle-powered rickshaw. They are popular in cities and in tourist areas, such as a beach boardwalk. Reston resident Paul Walsh recently opened up his new business - Ella's pedicab - and is offering rides in and around Lake Anne. Ella stands for "Enjoying Life at Lake Anne." "I have wanted one here for years," says Walsh, 53. "Now that the Metro is coming in, there might be potential for this form oif transportation." Walsh was out at Saturday's Freezin' for a Reason Virginia Polar Dip showing off his new pedal powered vehicle. He says he will regularly be out on the plaza offering 10-minute rides …