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Reston changes name for Back to the Future tribute

RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- It's 2015 and we still don't have hoverboards or self-lacing shoes. But for the rest of the week, D.C. area residents be able to step foot in the town made famous in Back to the Future.

From October 21-25, Reston will change its name to "Hill Valley" in honor of the famous film series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

October 21, 2015, is a significant date for the series. It's the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown went to the future in the iconic DeLorean time machine in Back to the Future Part II.

Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, Nov.6 in Historic Manassas

Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, Nov.6 in Historic Manassas

Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, November 6th, 2015 @  6:30pm

Menu includes: Greeter Wine, Basa Lore Txakoli 2014; 1st CourseAcon Ribera Del Duero 2013, Beef Wellingtons, Fluffy Pastry, Filet Mignon Tips, Mushrooms; Ventoso Vines Bobal 2012, Paela Valenciana, Pork Loin, Chicken, Chourico, Saffron Rice Casserole, Chicken Broth, Peas, Roasted Red Bell Peppers; Priorat Lo Mon 2011, Lamb Stew, Carrots, Potatoes, Mushrooms, Celery, Red Wine; Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Gran Reserva Rioja 2001, Spanish Flan, Egg Custard, Vanilla, Sugar

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Reston, Virginia, founder Robert E. Simon dies at 101

RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.

The Reston Association reported Simon died Monday in his home. A cause of death was not given.

Simon, who ran his family's real estate business in New York, bought nearly 6,800 undeveloped acres in Fairfax County in 1961 with proceeds from the sale of Carnegie Hall.

Reston, Virginia, which now has a population exceeding 58,000, was at the forefront of the movement toward planned communities, with an emphasis in Reston on preservation of open spaces, and development that allowed residents to live and work in the same community.

Simon lived in Reston and remained active in the community even after his 100th birthday.



Monza is hosting a Devils Backbone Brewery Beer Dinner on Thurs., Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Devils Backbone beers that complement new fall menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.

Monza is presenting a four-course dinner that includes: Greeter Beer, Vienna Lager with a meat and cheese platter; Pilot Brau Czech Pilsener with calamari fritti, lightly battered squid with spicy marinara; Cranberry Gose, roasted butternut squash, curried pears, candied walnuts, Crème Fraiche, sage; Aged 16 Point Imperial IPA with all natural braised beef ragu and butternut squash gnocchi, arugula, Parmesan, olive oil; and Cocoa Danzig Porter with Cocoa Danzig Porter Ice Cream with chocolate-covered bacon, homemade ice cream, bacon, and chocolate.



Carmello’s is hosting a J. Lohr Winery Wine Dinneron Thurs., Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $80 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature J. Lohr Winery wines that complement dishes from Carmello’s new fall menu. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.  

The wine dinner includes four courses: 2013 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc with insalata frutti di mare, chilled shrimp, scallops, calamari, lime juice, garlic, onions, bell peppers; 2013 J. Lohr Estates Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir, quinoa black bean salad, quinoa, black beans, peppers, red onions, cilantro; 2011 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon Costeleta De Porco with marinated pork chops, sautéed onions, peppers, house fried potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash; and 2013 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot with chocolate lava cake.

Man arrested for videotaping and exposing himself in Reston


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man was arrested after police say he videotaped and exposed himself to a woman in Reston on Aug. 5th. 

Michael Wayne Edwards, 33, of Centreville was arrested and charged on Aug. 6th, police said.

The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. when police say a woman was shopping at the Safeway on South Lakes Drive. The woman reported to police that Edwards was following her around the store. 

After the woman left the store, she reported to police that Edwards followed her to a location near Sunrise Valley Drive and Lakespray Way. Police say Edwards appeared to be videotaping her and called out to her.

The woman told police that she recognized Edwards as the man who had been following her in the store. Edwards then exposed himself and ran away. Police say no injuries were reported.