Week in Reston

Week in Reston

RA Considering Common Area Changes

The Reston Board of Directors will consider new rules and regulations regarding member use of and access to common area facilities at its next meeting on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Members are invited to attend and make comments. The meeting will be held at Reston Association at 1930 Isaac Newton Square. For more information or to view the draft Common Area Resolutions, visit www.reston.org. Send comments by email to cate@reston.org or by fax to 703-435-9491, attention: Cate


See ‘Dual Hand’ Luke Jensen

Luke Jensen, a former tennis professional known as "Dual Hand Luke" for his ambidextrous play, will hold adult and junior tennis clinics in Reston on Sept. 25. The clinics, sponsored by the Reston Association, in association with Jensen Brothers Entertainment, will be a chance for tennis enthusiasts to learn from a former member of the United States Davis Cup. Lunch with Jensen will cost $15. The adult clinic costs $50, and the junior clinic costs $25.

Jensen, who was recently named head tennis coach at Syracuse University, has played against many of the tennis greats, including Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier.

To reserve a spot for "A Day With Luke Jensen," call Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502.

Five Restonians in Make-A-Wish Triathlon

Five Reston residents — Andrew Boyle, Mike Catalano, Joann Catalano, Ed Crump and Luis Tsuji — are scheduled to participate in the 23rd annual Make-A-Wish Triathlon at Sea Colony on Sept. 24 in Bethany Beach, Del. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic hosts this event to help fulfill the wishes of area children fighting life-threatening medical conditions.

The event features a mile ocean swim, 24.8-mile bike and 6.3-mile run. Proceeds from the event benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

Up to 1,000 triathletes will participate in this year’s event.

Applications are still available for this year’s race and volunteers are needed. For more information, call 301-962-9474 or visit midatlantic.wish.org.

Police Issue 500 Tickets In August

As part of a Reston-based traffic initiative, police issued 490 tickets and 86 warnings to violators during the "Give us a Brake" campaign.

Throughout the month of August, patrol officers in the Reston District Station conducted a speed reduction efforts, targeting speeders in trouble spots throughout Reston. The goal of the initiative was to promote compliance with speed limits and prevent speed-related crashes. The campaign was conducted between July 31 and Sept. 9 during the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Give Blood

Virginia Spine Institute will sponsor a blood drive for The American Red Cross on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Virginia Spine Institute is located in Reston on 1831 Wiehle Ave. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 703-709-6513.

Reston at Home Tour

The Reston Historic Trust will present the 5th annual Reston At Home Tour on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This year’s tour focuses on the arts and features five private homes of art collectors, artists, and musicians. The tour, which costs $20 in advance, is self-conducted.

Tickets are available at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village Center, 1639 Washington Plaza, or at the Greater Reston Arts Center at Reston Town Center, 12001 Market Street. On the day of the tour, tickets will cost $25. Passes include the tour map, information, and home illustrations by Pat Macintyre. All proceeds from Reston At Home benefit the Reston Museum.

Volunteers are needed to help host the homes during the tour. To register, please visit the Reston Museum at 1639 Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center, or call 703-709-7700 for more information. Volunteer registration forms are also available by e-mail, contact reston.at.home.tour@gmail.com.

RA District Meetings This Fall

The Reston Association will be host District Meetings this fall in each of the four voting districts: Lake Anne/Tall Oaks, Hunters Woods/Dogwood, South Lakes and North Point.

According to the Association, the purpose of the meetings is to reconnect with members, discuss topical issues, hear comments and answer member questions. Each district’s Board of Director will lead their respective meetings with a "Desserts & Discussion" theme.

For more information about the meetings, call 703-435-6514. Below are a list of the meeting dates and locations:

* Monday, Sept. 25, 7-9 p.m., Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Meeting at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, Director Robin Smyers.

* Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m., Hunters Woods District Meeting at Glade Room Wednesday, Director Barbara Aaron.

* Thursday, Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m., South Lakes District Meeting at Reston Sunset Hills Montessori School, Director Kathleen Driscoll McKee.

* Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., North Point District Meeting Brown’s Chapel Park, Director Doug Bushée.

Join the Holiday Parade

Organizers of the 16th annual Reston Holiday Parade is looking for parade participants. This year’s parade, with the theme of “Ring in the Season at Reston Town Center,” takes place Friday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Interested groups will have the opportunity to join 1.5-mile parade route with an assortment of Macy’s style balloons, musical groups, dancers, antique cars and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For an entry form, contact Billie Nicolotti at 703-476-9370.

Seeking Nominations for Community Service Awards

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Steering Committee invites nominations for the 2007 Community Service Awards, which will be presented Monday, Jan. 15, 2007.

Awards are based on contributions to the community in support of tolerance and equal opportunities, efforts that reduce poverty, and promotion of non-violence and conflict resolution. Nominations for youth, young adults, adults and businesses are due Monday, Oct. 2.

For more information, download the Community Service Award materials at www.restoncommunitycenter.com/restonmlkcelebration or contact Gaea L. Honeycutt at 703-390-6145.