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Photo Gallery: Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Bob Simon

The Reston community is saddened by the loss of Reston founder Robert E. Simon, who passed away this week at the age of 101. Hundreds of community members gathered at Lake Anne Plaza on Friday, September 25, 2015 to celebrate his memory. They lit candles along the waterfront, and sang “This Little Light of Mine”…

September 26, 2015

Photo Gallery: Reston in the Summer of 2015

Summer is perhaps the most fun time to be in Reston, with its outdoor concerts, water sports, wildlife, and festivals. We’re going to miss it! As we wrap up this season and prepare for Labor Day weekend, here’s a look back at Reston over the last three months.  

September 3, 2015

A Sneak Peek at the Beautiful and Long-Awaited Red’s Table

Almost two years after Reston’s Lakeside Inn closed, a new restaurant is finally ready to open in its location on Lake Thoreau. Red’s Table is a family-owned, local restaurant that is scheduled to open this Monday, September 7, 2015, for Labor Day. It will be open for dinner only over the next few weeks, but expects to…

September 1, 2015

Photo Gallery: Fourth of July Holiday Weekend at Lake Anne

It was an exciting holiday weekend at Lake Anne! The Fourth of July weekend offered beach parties, fire dancers, neighborhood celebrations, and (unauthorized) fireworks. Here are some photos from the weekend. Kalypso’s Sports Tavern started off the holiday weekend with the restaurant’s fifth anniversary celebration on Friday, July 3rd. The team at Kalypso’s transported a truckload of sand onto the…

July 6, 2015

Photo Gallery: Chalk on the Water Festival at Lake Anne

The last couple weeks have been quiet here at Modern Reston, because both of your MR hostesses coincidentally scheduled European vacations for the same time. Michelle and I are both disappointed to have missed last weekend’s chalk festival at Lake Anne, because it’s such a wonderful event. Thank goodness for photography contributions to help us see…

June 16, 2015

Photo Gallery: Chesapeake DockDogs at Lake Anne

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Lake Anne celebrated the grand opening of PetMAC, a new pet supply store and adoption center located on the Plaza. The event included working dog demos, music, face painting, and vendors, but the highlight of the day was a performance by Chesapeake DockDogs. Several trained dogs soared in the air…

June 2, 2015

Photo Gallery: Reston in Spring Bloom

With Memorial Day Weekend just a few days away, summer is almost here. But first, let’s look back at the last few months of Reston’s springtime. This area is gorgeous in bloom!

May 19, 2015

Photo Gallery: The 2015 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

The streets of Reston Town Center are filled with extraordinary art this weekend at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Over 200 artists from around the country have arrived in Reston to display their work at this show. Art forms include painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, furniture, pottery, and more. It’s a juried show, which means that only…

May 17, 2015

Photo Gallery: Reston in the Snow

I’m as ready for spring as anyone, but I can’t deny that this winter has been beautiful. Snow-covered Reston is looking gorgeous in these last few weeks of winter. Here are some scenes from around town during January and February of this year. You might recognize some of these photographs from Modern Reston’s Instagram account. Be sure…

February 27, 2015

Photo Gallery: The 2015 Cupid’s Undie Run

Today we’re excited to present another guest post, this time from talented Reston photographer Jim Boswell. He took some fantastic and hilarious pictures of this year’s Cupid’s Undie Run. If you enjoyed last week’s photo gallery of the Virginia Polar Dip, you’re going to love this group of courageous and crazy runners facing the cold for charity. The following is…

February 17, 2015

Photo Gallery: The Record-Breaking and Hilarious 2015 Virginia Polar Dip

It takes a special kind of devotion for someone to leap into a 33-degree lake for charity, and Reston was proud to host lots of these generous and hilarious people yesterday. On Saturday, February 7, 2015, the eighth annual Freezin’ for a Reason Virginia Polar Dip took place at Lake Anne Plaza. This event raises money for Camp…

February 8, 2015

Jingle on Lake Anne 2014: Photo Gallery

A steady rainfall couldn’t keep away children excited to see Santa at Jingle on Lake Anne yesterday. This holiday celebration takes place at Lake Anne Plaza each year, with crafts, gingerbread cookies, and visits with Santa. This year the inclement weather led to the cancellation of the annual petting zoo, but the other children’s activities…

December 7, 2014