Photo Gallery: Reston in 2016

The year 2016 has earned itself a bad reputation, but let’s not forget all the great moments it brought us. Here are some of our favorite photos of Reston during 2016. Photography is by Charlotte Geary, and you can find more of her photos [email protected] @charlottegearyphotography.                        …

December 30, 2016

Modern Reston’s Top Stories of 2016

Another year is coming to a close, and we at Modern Reston are grateful to all the members of the community who have shared their stories with us. Reston is filled with fascinating people, culture, and events, and it’s a pleasure to be able to learn about them and share them with you. This year…

December 28, 2016

New Year’s Eve 2016-2017 Events in the Reston Area of Northern Virginia

If you are looking for ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, we have lots of ideas for you. Here are events for December 31, 2016 in Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Falls Church, and other parts of Northern Virginia. PARTIES AND COMMUNITY EVENTS First Night Alexandria Various locations around Old Town Alexandria This popular family-friendly all-day…

December 27, 2016

Hanukkah 2016 Events in the Reston Area

Hanukkah takes place this year from Saturday, December 24 through Sunday, January 1, 2017, and this area offers a variety of ways to celebrate. Here’s what’s happening in Reston and nearby parts of Northern Virginia and DC. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2016 Chanukah on Ice 4:30-6pm: Reston Town Center Ice Rink, Reston Ice skate to lively Chanukah music and enjoy…

December 22, 2016

The Reston Holiday Gingerbread Village and How It Gives Back to the Community

As you stroll through Reston Town Center this holiday season, don’t miss the spectacular gingerbread village inside the Hyatt hotel lobby. This confectionary masterpiece delights local families every year, with several buildings created out of real gingerbread, candy, and frosting, and a train moving throughout the village. You can learn more about the process of creating this village…

December 20, 2016

Local Gifts That You Still Have Time to Buy Via Amazon Prime

Christmas and Hanukkah are approaching quickly, but you still have time to prepare! You can show support for the community and some state pride with these gifts that are available with quick shipping.   RDGLDGRN LP The three members of this popular Indie Go-Go band grew up in Reston and met at South Lakes High School years…

December 18, 2016

Photo Gallery: Ice Storm at Lake Anne

After a few hours of freezing rain, the Reston area was covered in a slippery coating of ice today. Here are some photos that I took at Lake Anne this afternoon as the ice melted. Photography by Charlotte Geary Related articles: Photo Gallery: The Blizzard of 2016 Buries Reston Photo Gallery: Reston in the Snow…

December 17, 2016

Reston A to Z: An Adorable and Clever New Book for the Youngest Restonians

There’s a new children’s book called Reston A to Z, and local preschoolers and early readers are going to love it. My own kids adore this book about their town. There are a lot of reasons Reston A to Z appeals to young children, including a charming squirrel narrator and entertaining rhymes. But what makes this book particularly special is…

December 16, 2016

Photo Gallery: A Christmas Tree Farmer

This article is a guest post by local photographer Samantha Marshall. Reston has been a host to this wonderful Christmas tree lot for eight years.  The owner and operator, Travis of Hopkins Farms, was nice enough to let me wander and just take in all the nostalgia these beautiful Douglas firs bring. From the trees (including…

December 15, 2016

Reston’s Christkindlmarkt Returns with German Hospitality and Charity

Reston’s German Christmas Market is one of the area’s most popular holiday events, and for good reason. As anyone who has visited Germany in December can attest, Christmas markets are beautiful, cozy, and joyful celebrations. This tradition dates back to the late Middle Ages and is still a beloved part of the holiday season in the…

December 5, 2016

The schedule of events for the 2016 Jingle on Lake Anne

One of Reston’s most adorable holiday celebrations happens this weekend, and it’s one your kids won’t want to miss. Jingle on Lake Anne takes place on Saturday, December 3, 2016, with activities throughout the day. The main event takes place at noon, when Santa arrives by boat to cheering crowds. 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Reston Farmers…

December 1, 2016

Myths and Monsters of Reston, Virginia: A hilarious book about creatures that might live here but probably don’t

Recently I chatted over Lake Anne Brew House brews with Eric MacDicken and Kristina Alcorn about their hilarious new book, Myths & Monsters of Reston, Virginia. These two kept me laughing so hard that I didn’t notice two hours going by. As I reluctantly packed up at the end of a fun evening, I realized that I still had…

December 1, 2016