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Annual Reston Home Tour Coming Soon

Saturday, October 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. marks the 9th Annual Reston Home Tour. This self-guided tour will feature five distinctive private homes and ticket proceeds will benefit the Reston Museum. The tour also showcases The Nature House.

Reston Home Tour tickets include the tour map and are available for purchase:

Online: $30 at www.restonmuseum.org

In Person: $25 until October 8; $30 October 9-16 at Reston Museum, Lake Anne Florist, Appalachian Spring, GRACE, The Wine Cabinet at North Point, The Nature House.

 

Reston Stream Restoration Exhibit and Walk

This weekend Reston residents and other interested parties will be given a unique opportunity: a chance to tour the timely exhibit on stream restoration with Kelly Petrey of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. Attendees will learn updates on the state of Reston streams and the large renovation program that is now underway to restore these natural resources.

The stream restoration exhibit and walk will be this Saturday, August 7th, at 12 p.m. Guests are invited to the Reston Museum at 1639 Washington Plaza in the Lake Anne Village Historic District at noon to learn about the project and the benefits of stream restoration. Then at 1 p.m. you can join Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. on a field trip to a stream in the Colvin Run watershed of North Reston.

Three More Months Left of Reston Farmer's Market

As the summer begins the slip away, we are reminded there are only a few more months left of the Reston Farmer’s Market. The Reston Farmer’s Market at Lake Anne first opened on May 8th and will continue through October. If you still haven’t had a chance to visit, the market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Some vendors include Grace’s Pastries, Colonial Kettle Corn, Cherry Glen Goat Cheese Co., Ole Pioneer’s Kitchen, Reid’s Orchard Winery, and Middleburg Creamery to name a few. For a full list of vendors visit: http://www.restonfarmersmarket.com/vendor-info.htm

Keep in mind that buying local is a way of support a sustainable community! Also remember to keep your pooch at home because no dogs are allowed at the market. Want to be a vendor yourself?

Fairfax County Residents Find Chemical Bombs in Mailboxes

Fairfax County Officials have reported at least eight homemade chemical bombs in mailboxes since May 2010. These bombs have shown up in Northern Virginia mailboxes and front yards in residential areas of Reston and West Springfield.

The chemical bombs are being made with chemicals such as baking soda and Drano and some of the explosives even contain shredded aluminum. While no one has been injured by the bombs, they could potentially cause serious harm to people, as well as damage property. The Fairfax County police and fire officials are working together to warn area residents and are looking into those individuals responsible. Many community residents believe that a group of local teens are responsible for the incidents.

Expect Road Delays Due to Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

Beginning on August 4 the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Connector Road, Route 267, will be closed for 3 nights starting at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. The construction will be impacting drivers using the eastbound Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Airport Access Highway. Drivers will be required to detour onto the southbound I-495 Capital Beltway and exit on to northbound Route 123 toward McClean and then rejoin the eastbound Dulles Connecter Road from northbound Route 123.

While the initial construction has set times of closure, there will be more periodic closures over the next few weeks as required. However, the detour will remain the same. Keep in mind that all work is subject to change if there is inclement weather. For more information about the Metrorail project itself you can visit www.dullesmetro.com.