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Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Virginia Democrat Opposes Plan To Raise Taxes On Wealthy

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) - When the President came to a Fairfax neighborhood this week, he chose a place where a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans may not go over well.

"I'm not sure if I'm in favor of it," said Katie Hesford.

Republican Chris McCloskey who wore an anti-Obama t-shirt said, "I want to see the Bush era tax cuts extended."

The average annual household income in Fairfax County is over $100,000. And though couples pulling in $250,000 or more may not consider themselves wealthy in this high-cost-of-living region, they are. And they'd pay more taxes if the President has his way. But the President won't have Democrat Congressman Gerry Connolly's vote.

"Now is not the time to be raising taxes on any income group," said Connolly.

Rep. Connolly says raising taxes on the wealthy could hurt the economy, which is what the republicans have been arguing.

Nü Mix Extravaganza at Yogen Früz

This Saturday, September 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. come out and sample the Nü line of mixes at Reston Town Center's Yogen Fruz. These new toppings include coffee, chocolate almond, piña colada, key lime pie and many more! Don't forget to center the Create and Name the Next Reston Nü Mix Competition and enter to win a $25 Yogen Früz gift card. 

Dulles Metro Rail Public Discussions

Tonight, September 13, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. a public meeting will be held for community members to discuss the second phase of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport. The meeting tonight will be held at the Sheraton Reston, which is located at 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston, VA. A second hearing will be held tomorrow, September 14, at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, VA. Both of these public hearings are being hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Discussions about the future Metro rail stations will be open house-style.

NFL Kickoff Party at American Tap Room

American Tap Room in Reston Town Center is hosting a NFL Kickoff Party tomorrow night, Thursday September 9, at 8:00 p.m. Come watch the Saints take on the Vikings in the first NFL game of the season with multiple flat screen TVS and enjoy food and drink specials! After the game be sure to stick around to enjoy the DJ and dancing.

Reston Community Yard Sale Coming Soon

The Reston Community Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, September 11 at 1930 Isaac Newton Square. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. About 100 different families will be selling items at this event, so it is a great opportunity to find a variety of items! You can sign up to have your own booth for $23 if you are a Reston Association member or $29 for non-members. Or just stop by for some great steals!

Forecast Shows Home and Job Expansion for Reston

According to a study and forecast by the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis, the number of homes and jobs in Reston will see rapid growth in the future. According to the forecast, the number of homes in Reston will more than triple by 2050; job growth will also boom.

The study points to factors such as the extension of the Metro service which is expected to service Wiehle Avenue in Reston by 2013. The Metro expansion also includes extension to Tyson’s Corner, Herndon, Dulles Airport, and finally, Ashburn.