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Friday, February 20, 2009

This and That: A Random Jaunt Through Reston News

  • Greater Atlantic Bank of Reston was warned by the Office of Thrift Supervision, which must be staffed by guys like the bank examiner in It's a Wonderful Life, that it is undercapitalized . Sounds like time for a good ole' fashioned bank run! Maybe they should have followed the lead of another Reston bank and gotten a pile of that sweet bailout money.

  • Among this year's "Best of Reston" winners were David Eisenman and Verdia Haywood, the Reston Triathlon and Reston Chapter of the Links, Inc., Helios HR, Charles Wight, Kohann Williams and Eve and Rick Thompson. Continuing the recent run of suggestive headlines, the Connection ran the story under the headline "Reston Reveals Its Best." Heh.

  • A group of students from Forest Edge Elementary built a robot and launched it into space with a high altitude balloon. At their age, we mostly ate paste.

  • Finally hats off for Reston resident Anthony "Tony" Akromas, who died earlier this month at the ripe old age of 107. The best part of his obit? "He bought a new Ford Focus at age 100."

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