Local Real Estate News
- Technology is changing the role of the real estate agent (via Curbed DC)
- Related: Meet the sisters who are completely upending the world of interior design (via Vienna Patch)
- How screened porches bring the outdoors in (via Realtor Magazine)
- Report: Life expectancy in NoVa varies by as much as 13 years (via dcist)
- Freddie Mac: Baby Boomers pushing Millennials out of housing market (via Housing Wire)
- Of interest: Washington D.C. Is Latest To Raise Minimum Wage (via NPR)
Upcoming Local Events
Don’t forget! The Taste of Reston will take place 3-11 p.m. Friday, June 17 and noon-11 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Reston Town Center, put on by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC). Buy 24 tickets for $20; food tickets allow you to purchase food, beer and wine throughout the event.
Reston Presents … will feature Reston resident and author, John Sullivan, who just published his third book, Raised by a Village: Growing Up in Greenport. The book is a long thank you note and tribute to the people of Greenport, Long Island, New York. It is a walk down Memory Lane for those who have had the small town experience and a reminder to those who haven’t that there was a time when life was kinder and more gentle. There will be a book signing after the presentation. Held 7-9 p.m. June 13, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne (1609 Washington Plaza). Free. Registration required; contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register.
Reston Presents … is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. It is a bimonthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the talents of local residents. This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees.
Reston Community Center (RCC) will host a free Total Ball Conditioning demo class from 10:15-10:30 a.m. June 14 and 11:15-11:30 a.m. June 22. Combine the fun filled nature of cardiovascular movements and the balance and power challenges of strength conditioning, into one total body workout all while using a stability ball. This class takes a unique and fun approach to fitness. No registration required.
Shop at Whole Food Market Reston (11660 Plaza America Drive) on June 15 and 5 percent of the day’s net sales will be donated to Friends of Reston, Reston Association’s 501c3 supporting organization. Friends of Reston funds community projects such as environmental education, habitat restoration, youth scholarships and Helping Homes.
Reston Association (RA) will host a free workshop at 6:30 p.m. June 16 at its headquarters (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive) that will address the latest legislative updates and the relationship between cluster/condo boards and RA. RSVP by June 13 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reston Association (RA) for a charter bus trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16. You will be on your own to enjoy some shopping, lunch at one of the many restaurants, tour the National Aquarium or the Maryland Science Center or just relax and do some people watching. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org to register or go to the 55+ Events & Trips website page for more information about pick-up locations. $28 RA members; $35 non-members.
A bit outside of Reston: Oatlands Historic Homes & Gardens will offer Afternoon Tea in honor of Father’s Day from 1 to 3 p.m. June 19 in the historic Carriage House (20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg). Assorted sandwiches, scones with preserves and cream, and sweets will be served along with a black tea blended especially for Oatlands. Attire is casual; mansion tours are offered to tea guests at a discounted price of $6. See About Your Visit for a listing of available tours and information.
To make a reservation, call 703-777-3174. Teas require advance reservation and purchase. Teas must be reserved at least two days in advance. However, a tea may become full at any time, so make your reservations as early as possible. Teas are $29.95 plus tax per person, ages 3 and up.
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