Reston Events in October 2016

You’ve got to love Reston in October; we have great fall events and gorgeous foliage. Highlights this month include Oktoberfest Reston, the Washington West Film Festival, the Reston Home Tour, and lots of family fun for fall and Halloween. Here is your October events calendar for Reston and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia, including…

September 28, 2016

Guest Post: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fills Reston Town Center With Flowers and Hope

In today’s guest post, Reston resident Erin Heintz discusses an event that took place in Reston last weekend to support research and care for the epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease. Erin works for the National Capital Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and offers an insightful look into this event and the importance of the funds it raises….

September 27, 2016

Photo Gallery: The 2016 Reston Multicultural Festival

The Reston Multicultural Festival is an annual celebration of our community’s cultural diversity and probably my favorite local event of the year. With live music, dance performances, colorful costumes, ethnic food, a global market, a book fair, an art exhibit, and kids crafts, this festival has something for everyone. Here are some of my photos from this year’s festival,…

September 25, 2016

Coming to ArtInsights: Legendary Animator Ron Campbell and His Art of the Beatles

For three days this weekend, September 23-25, 2016, famed animator Ron Campbell will be exhibiting his artwork of the Beatles at ArtInsights at Reston Town Center. This is a rare and exciting personal appearance by this artist, and it’s definitely something you should check out if you love the Beatles, classic cartoons, or pop art. Ron…

September 21, 2016

Guest Post: A Tribute to Bob Simon

On today’s one year anniversary of the passing of Reston’s founder Robert E. Simon, many of us are looking back on his extraordinary life with fond memories. One young Restonian, journalist Mark Hoover, shares with us his thoughts on the relationships he has developed here in Reston and his gratitude to Bob Simon. A Tribute to Bob…

September 21, 2016

Home Tour: A Photographer’s Mid-Century Townhouse Filled With Playful Details

We love a home filled with personality! The latest house in our series of home tours is a mixture of feminine glam, vintage chic, and wild zaniness. It’s the perfect match for homeowner April Greer and her adventurous spirit. April is a freelance advertising photographer with clients such as the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal,…

September 18, 2016

The Inspiring Story of Small Change Consignment, the Little Shop of Hidden Treasures

When three young mothers decided to open a children’s consignment shop at Lake Anne, their lawyer and accountant were skeptical. “Adorable,” they said. They didn’t think the business would last a year. Thirty-five years later, Small Change Consignment continues to prove them wrong. There’s a ton of reasons why Small Change has lasted so long in this constantly…

September 15, 2016

You Can Find Fossils on the Beaches of Calvert Cliffs State Park

This is well known in Southern Maryland, but I had no idea until recently: some of the beaches there have tons of fossils! The Calvert Cliffs, located south of Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County, Maryland, contain sedimentary deposits from the Miocene age (6 to 20 million years old), and those fossils wash up on the beaches. The…

September 12, 2016

Savoring the Fine Life at Morton’s the Steakhouse

Tucked away at Reston Town Center is the long-established restaurant Morton’s the Steakhouse. I’ve eaten a few times at a different Morton’s location many years ago, and I thought the food was extraordinary. For some reason, though, I’d never given the Reston location much thought. Instead I always dismissed it as a place for upscale business dinners. When we were recently…

September 10, 2016

Dog Events in Northern Virginia for Fall 2016

Fall is approaching, so it’s time to take your dog to the water park and get his Yoda costume ready. If you love your pooch, there’s tons for the two of you to do together this fall. Here are the upcoming dog events in Reston and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 Dog Day…

September 9, 2016

Photo Gallery: Reston’s Summer of 2016

Another spectacular Reston summer has come and gone. We hope you enjoyed it! Here are some of our favorite photos from the summer of 2016. You might recognize some of these images from Modern Reston’s Instagram account (@modernreston) or my own account (@charlottegearyphotography). Follow us for more photos like these of Reston and the surrounding areas. And tag…

September 7, 2016

Weekend Highlight: The Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

It will be a waterfront dance party when the Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival returns to Reston this Saturday, September 3, 2016. Even if you don’t typically listen to jazz music, I highly recommend this festival. The music and atmosphere are fantastic, and it’s one of my favorite events of the year. The Jazz and…

September 1, 2016