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Friday, September 4, 2009

This and That: A Random Hop, Skip and Jump Through Reston News

  • Now that Brown’s Chapel is no longer slated to become a rec center/juicery, the Save Brown’s Chapel folks are holding a picnic to celebrate from 4-6 p.m. this Sunday. Bring your own smoothies.

  • For those who haven’t tired of the hilarious yet soul-crushing videos of last week’s town hall, here’s one more. The next time this guy needs a routine physical, he’s going to be brought before the death panel for sure.

  • Want a piece of art "worth many times the ticket price?" Be sure to participate in the GRACE Collectors Choice exhibition and raffle by Sept. 20, but bear in mind that each ticket costs $150.

  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds spent a little time last weekend chillin' at the Reston Town Center, where he "shook hands with area residents, answered questions and posed for pictures." But did he go to the awesome new Apple store?

  • We’re #96! Or maybe #4,263! Please to be enjoying this list of vibrant Reston companies on Inc. Magazine’s list of 5,000 fastest growing private companies for 2009.

  • Remember how Dogwood Elementary got put on double secret probation for having one subgroup of students fail to meet what educators call “AYP” on fancy state standardized tests? Turns out that it was exactly three kids that made the difference between the school “making the list” or not, as other subgroups recorded impressive gains that would make even Bratz-hating parents turn green with envy. Dogwood has this school year to turn things around, and since it lost funding for its innovative year-round program, what could possibly go wrong?

1 comment:

  1. Went over to Fresh World this evening. It was pretty desolate--today is the last day it was going to be open! Can Tall Oaks maintain ANY kind of retail establishment?


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