Food Truck Thursday returns to RTC; How to hide TV cords

Local Upcoming Events

  • This Sunday, April 10, is Good Deeds Day at Gesher Jewish Day School (4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax) from 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteer for a project throughout the community here.
  • Also on Sunday: There will also be 7:30 p.m. outdoor screening of “Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA” about community founder, Robert Simon, at the Reston Town Center Pavilion (11900 Market Street). Free.
  • The Reston Regional Library offers the opportunity for students to read to trained therapy dogs for 15 minutes on April 12. Sign up here.
  • From RestonNowFood Truck Thursday has returned to Reston Town Center. The vendors will park at Reston Town Square Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Thursday of the month through the summer and early fall.

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Reston ranked No. 4 city in Virginia for money management; INOVA blood drive, DMV2GO at RTC

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Image credit McEnearney Associates

According to WalletHub, Reston residents excel at managing their money. So much in fact that they are the fourth Virginia city on the list that was the result of the website’s study, “2016’s Best & Worst Cities at Money Management.” Reston comes in at #122 out of 2,750 cities, or in the top 95th percentile.

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Updated: Valentine’s Day in Reston

NEW: From Curbed D.C. — Totally Free Things to Do on Valentine’s Day in D.C., Mapped

Need dinner ideas? Here’s the promotion Tavern 64 (inside the Hyatt) is running 5-11 p.m. Feb. 12-14; Big Bowl‘s dinner for two; Not Your Average Joe’s; Il Fornaio’s wine tasting for two on Feb. 13; and Melting Pot.

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Walker Nature Center

The Walker Nature Center will host a “Parents’ Night Out” from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 so parents can get a head-start on their Valentine’s Day celebration. Kids will play nature games and go on a night hike (weather permitting), design a special clay Valentine, make a red treat and watch classic cartoons.

Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m. For ages 5-12; $15/child RA members, $20/child non-members. Reservations required by Feb. 9 to 703-476-9689 or email

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Joe Grooming is out, PR Barbers is in


NextDoor is a free, private social media community for our neighborhood. It allows us in The Hamlet to share information with one another. Members must prove they are residents of the neighborhood in order to join.

Of interest: Joe Grooming is now PR Barbers. Located at Reston Town Center (11944 Market St.), the storefront used the short rental time to try out a brick-and-mortar storefront for its typically online-only business. The store will be operated by Reg Laws, one of the owners of PR at Partners Salons. A second men’s salon, Roosters, is slated to open just a few doors down at 11990 Market St.

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Reston Development Updates, Camp Expo Today

Local Real Estate News
Here’s an updated list of the development and plans currently in the works for around Reston:

  • The former American Press Institute headquarters (11690 Sunrise Valley Dr.)  is planned to be redeveloped into 37 town homes.
  • A new development dubbed “Lincoln at Commerce Park” (Sunrise Valley Dr. & Association Dr.) will feature 260 multi-family residential units
  • A 75,000-square-foot office building at 1831 Wiehle Ave. will be converted into a mixed-use building with 504 multi-family residential units and up to 61,000-square-feet of retail.
  • Located at the spot of the former Reston Mini-Storage and a commercial strip in the 11400 block of Sunset Hills Road, the site will house a 421-unit apartment building with 10,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail.
  • 500 apartments, a 175-room hotel, roughly 400,000-square-feet of office, and ground-floor retail on the sites of 1850 Centennial Park Drive, 11400 Commerce Park Drive, and 11440 Commerce Park Drive, respectively.
  • Madewell is coming to Reston Town Center.
  • A second Chick-fil-a in Reston is planned for 1490 North Point Village Center, which currently houses a BB&T Bank branch.

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Coffee Office Hours, D.C. Restaurant Week kicks off today

Local Real Estate News
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Every Thursday morning, I sit at a different local coffee shop. Come up to me and ask any real estate-related questions.

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A blizzard is coming! A blizzard is coming!

Local Real Estate News
Prepping your home for the cold might seem daunting, but it will protect you and your investment. Do these things now before the snow dumps. 

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