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Hunter Mill Road Near Reston Closing at Night Oct. 11-15; Detour Planned

From the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project:

Drivers who use Hunter Mill Road near Reston will experience significant delays on or about Oct. 11-15, when the road will be closed at the Dulles Toll Road between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting.

Drivers going south on Hunter Mill Road will need to detour by turning right on to Sunset Hills Road, left on Wiehle Avenue, then left on to Sunrise Valley Drive to reconnect with Hunter Mill Road south.

If traveling north on Hunter Mill Road, drivers should use the reverse of the southbound detour. They will be directed to turn right on Sunrise Valley Drive, right on Wiehle Avenue, then right on Sunset Hills Road to access northbound Hunter Mill Road.

The closing is necessary for safety reasons while steel is erected on a new bridge that will carry tracks for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project in the median of the Dulles Toll Road over Hunter Mill Road.

Residents Reminded to Lock Up Doors and Windows

This was sent to us by Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA: In light of a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in neighboring Fairfax and Prince William County, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit and Criminal Investigations Division are reminding residents to lock their doors and windows; this includes garage doors. 

In Fairfax County serial burglaries have been reported throughout the Sully, Fair Oaks, Reston, Mason and McLean police districts. Similar incidents (burglaries, attempted burglaries & larcenies from vehicles) were reported in the Haymarket area in Prince William County.    

Now at Panera: Pink Ribbon Bagel to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Panera Bread's signature Pink Ribbon Bagel is back for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panera Bread has Northern Virginia locations in Arlington, Falls Church, Bailey's Crossroads, Alexandria, Merrifield, McLean, Virginia, West Springfield, Fairfax and Reston participating for the 10th year in a row to help support the fight against breast cancer.

The bagels will be sold throughout the month of October and the participating bakery-cafes will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel to the Inova Health Systems Life with Cancer Program. Not only will the bagel support breast cancer awareness, it is also delicious! The bagel includes cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar.

Aging in Reston Forum to Be Held Oct. 9

From the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Reston founder Robert E. Simon will keynote “Aging in Reston: A Community Forum” on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Simon will discuss his original village concept as it connects to aging in place. The forum, presented by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, is free. Advance registration is requested; forms are available at the Hunter Mill District Office, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, or Reston Community Center.

Community Invited to Celebrate National 'Make a Difference Day'

This was sent to us by Christopher Copley of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax County, VA – Registration opens on September 20 for this year’s VolunteerFest®, to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Over 1,500 volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 31 projects on this county-wide day of service, held in conjunction with national “Make a Difference Day.” Individuals, families, corporations and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

The 16th annual VolunteerFest® encompasses a variety of volunteer projects, including assembling care packages for troops, entertaining seniors, creating wildlife habitats, painting houses and beautifying libraries inside and out across Fairfax County.

“In this time of economic distress, we should realize that service is a solution to some our toughest challenges and volunteers are needed now more than ever,” says Jeanne Sanders, executive director of Volunteer Fairfax. 

Oktoberfest Reston

This upcoming weekend (October 8 - 10) come experience Oktoberfest at the Reston Town Center! This three day event will bring the excitement and fun of Germany's fall festivel to the DC area. Oktoberfest Reston will have something for every age, including live entertainment, popular fall brews, and traditional Oktoberfest fare from the local restaurants!