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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

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

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

Photo Gallery: Halloween 2016 Celebrations Around Reston

On Saturday, Oct 29, 2016, some of Reston’s cutest came out to Reston Town Center and Lake Anne Plaza in their Halloween finest. Both communities hosted trick-or-treating for kids and costume contests for pets, as well as music and outdoor fun on a perfectly beautiful fall afternoon. Here are some scenes from Reston Town Center’s…

October 30, 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

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

Photo Gallery: Surf Reston Demonstrates Paddleboarding for a CBS TV Show

Residents of Lake Anne Plaza woke up Tuesday morning to discover a paddleboarding party happening outside their windows. (And some of them hurried out to join the fun.) Dozens of local SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) enthusiasts had gathered to demonstrate variations of the sport for the CBS morning show “Great Day Washington.” The show’s lifestyle correspondent, Meaghan Mooney, interviewed Steve…

July 13, 2016

Photo Gallery: Reston’s Glorious Springtime

Reston may be best known as a growing urban center, but it is also home to exquisite natural scenery, which is particularly magnificent in the springtime. Here are some scenes from Reston during the last several weeks.                               Photo credit: Charlotte Geary. Prints and…

May 10, 2016

A Sneak Peek Inside the Gorgeous and Eagerly Awaited Lake Anne Brew House

If you are among the thousands of Northern Virginians who have been waiting for Reston’s new waterfront nanobrewery, then you will be excited to hear that the Lake Anne Brew House will have its grand opening this Saturday, April 16, 2016. The Lake Anne Brew House is located in Lake Anne Plaza, and owned by long-time Reston residents Jason…

April 11, 2016

Photo Gallery: Your Pictures and Videos of the Blizzard of 2016

Snowzilla, Jonas, the Blizzard of 2016… Whatever you want to call it, you’re not likely to forget it. We all have our own stories of this historic storm, which is why it has been so fun to see it through your eyes. Lots of readers have submitted their photos and videos for this article, and here…

January 26, 2016

Photo Gallery: The Blizzard of 2016 Buries Reston

What a crazy weekend it was! I’m still buzzing from all the excitement of the historic snowstorm that pummeled the DC area for 36 hours, leaving behind almost two and a half feet of snow. Here are some of the photographs I took during and after the blizzard. Because the roads were impassable, I was only able to photograph places…

January 25, 2016

Photo Gallery: Reston’s Dazzling Fall Colors

Trees are part of Reston’s unique identity — unlike many suburbs, this area has preserved several of its mature trees. When you live in a city nestled within a forest, every season is beautiful. Autumn, however, is almost magical here in Reston. As we rake the last of this year’s foliage, let’s look back on…

November 12, 2015