Week in Reston

Week in Reston

ARRESTS IN Reston Robbery

Four juveniles and one adult were charged in the robbery that occurred in the parking lot of South Lakes High School last week, according to a police report.

Jason Arcudi, 18, of Golf Course Drive in Reston was arrested June 2 and charged with one count of robbery. Petitions were obtained for the four juveniles — three Reston 17-year-old boys and one Herndon 17-year-old boy.

The victim, a 17-year-old Reston boy, was robbed May 28 after being picked up by an acquaintance and three other suspects he didn’t know and driven to the parking lot, according to police. As everyone exited the car, the victim was grabbed from behind by one of the three unknown males, said the report. Holding a knife, a second suspect threatened the victim and demanded money. The victim gave up all his money, and the three suspects fled in the car with the acquaintance, said the police report.


The Reston Community Center will host a budget hearing Monday, June 19 for residents of Small District 5, who pay taxes to support the center. The hearing, which will be held at the RCC-Hunters Woods, provides an opportunity for residents to voice opinions about the proposed budget. Residents can also provide written comments to the RCC Board via email at rccbog@fairfaxcounty.gov. At the hearing, individuals will be allotted two minutes to speak, while representatives of organizations will be given three minutes. To review the budget online go to www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

HEARING ON Possible Pool Closings

The Reston Association’s Park and Recreation committee will hold a public hearing at Langston Hughes Middle School Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. to hear from the communities surrounding Tall Oaks Pool and Shadowood Pool. RA has sent 2,000 postcards to notify neighboring residents about the hearing. Deborah Shprentz, who organized Save Tall Oaks Pool (STOP) last year, said that the discussion about pool closings is a broader community issue. Anyone interested in maintaining Reston’s amenities should attend the hearing, said Shprentz. “Reston was built around village centers and being able to walk to these recreational amenities,” said Shprentz. In addition, Shprentz said that the overwhelming passage of the governing documents confirms the community’s support of its amenities.

16TH ANNUAL Taste of the Town

With 25 vendors, three bands and Kids Korner, this year’s Taste of the Town on June 17 promises much more than food. Sponsored by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the event runs from noon until 10:30 p.m. at Reston Town Center. Admission and parking are free, and tastings start at $1. Taste of the Town will feature “tastes” from restaurants such as Big Bowl, Busara, Lucia’s Italian Ristorante, Market Street Bar & Grill, Obi Sushi, Paradise Ice Cream, Whole Foods, and more. Live entertainment will be presented on the Pavilion stage, with a beer and wine garden. YMCA Fairfax County-Reston is the charity recipient of a portion of Taste of the Town proceeds.

For more information, call the GRCC at 703-707-9045 or visit www.restonchamber.org. Volunteer opportunities are available, call for registration information.


<bt>Tuesday, June 13, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Democratic and Republican Primary at local polling location.