Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Reston House Fire Displaces Two Adults

A house fire in the 12300 block of Brown Fox Way in Reston displaced two adults on Sunday, April 9. No one was injured, but damages from the fire were estimated to be approximately $93,750.

A Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department investigation determined that the fire started under a cooktop in the back of a base cabinet in the kitchen of the home. The fire was accidental in nature and was caused from an undetermined electrical event. The fire also caused the natural gas line to fail, which led to a gas-fed fire.

Book Signing Luncheon at Mon Ami Gabi

The Reston-Herndon Area Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Reston/Herndon Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) are sponsoring a Mother-Daughter and Friends book signing luncheon on Saturday, April 22, at Mon Ami Gabi at Reston Town Center.

The guest speaker will be Paula Young Shelton, author and daughter of civil rights activist, congressman and United Nations ambassador, Andrew Young

She grew up in the "Deep South" during the period of Jim Crow. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King Jr.), she watched and listened to the struggles, and became a little activist, joining with her family — and thousands of others — in the historic March from Selma to Montgomery.

Her picture book "Child of the Civil Rights Movement" will be shared with the audience and offered for purchase.

For details, call Carol Bradley at 703-620-9873.

Meeting to Discuss Glade Drive Street Design Improvements

Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a community meeting to discuss future bicycle improvements on Glade Drive from Glade Bank Way to Twin Branches Road on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Hunters Woods Elementary School, 2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston. A combination of bike lanes and sharrows have been proposed for the project.

Community members are invited to give feedback on traffic safety, bicycling and the pedestrian environment in this area of the Hunter Mill District at the meeting or by submitting comments online.

The improvements are part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) 2017 repaving program, and are limited to changes that can be made with roadway striping as part of the repaving process. To view a map of the proposed project area, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/gladedrive-streetimprovements2017.htm.

Wise Investor Group Makes Baron’s List Again

Reston-based Wise Investor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., a team of financial professionals offering financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis and account services, has announced that Gregory S. Smith, CFP, ChFC, CPWA was named to Barron’s 2017 list of Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, marking the ninth consecutive year that The Wise Investor Group has been represented on the list. Barron’s annually ranks the top 1,200 financial advisors nationwide based on assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, and quality of practice and philanthropic work. The Wise Investor Group, managing over $2.022 billion in assets as of September 2016, ranks among the top 10 Virginia-based advisors.

Smith currently serves as Managing Director and Senior Financial Planner at The Wise Investor Group, specializing in retirement, college, and estate planning. Smith also mentors young industry professionals through the Financial Planning Association.