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23 New Americans to be Naturalized at the Reston Multicultural Festival

The following was sent to us by the Reston Community Center:

In partnership with The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the 10th Annual Reston Multicultural Festival will include a special naturalization ceremony.  Washington District Director Sarah Taylor will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens at the Reston Multicultural Festival on September 25.

The ceremony is part of the Reston Community Center’s annual celebration of the diversity and welcoming community spirit that is found in Reston. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will provide keynote remarks and welcome the new citizens during the event.

The 23 citizenship candidates originate from the following 19 countries: China, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Turkey and Vietnam.

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.

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?