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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This and That: A Random Crawl Through Semi-Recent Reston News

  • Lookie who got some of that sweet federal stimulus money! For once, it wasn't a bank or other needy for-profit organization, but Reston Interfaith, which will use the $424,236 to provide services to the homeless through the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. But what of the suffering stockbrokers?

  • Judy Shepard, mother of gay student Alan Shepard, who was beaten to death in 1998, spoke at South Lakes High School about the importance of tolerance, ahead of the RCC's performance of "The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later." Watch the You Tubes of her speech here.

  • Thinking of getting a flu shot? You might reconsider after hearing what happened to one woman who got one at a Reston Safeway. Oh, and Reston Hospital has begun limiting patient visits to keep the flu from spreading. PANIC

  • The GSA has renewed the lease on a 75,000-square-foot office in Reston's Parkridge Two complex. It won't disclose what shadowy agency uses the space, so we're assuming it's these guys.

  • Feeling charitable? Come to a Mini-Walk at Lake Anne Plaza next Monday.

  • Oktoberfest happened. It was windy.

  • Meanwhile, in our tolerant neighbor to the west, there's been a big to-do about Herndon Town Council members attending one of those twee "tea parties" with their pinkies curled up and whatnot while eating crumpets, and then telling people to shut up about it. Same old, same old.

1 comment:

  1. If anybody went to the Reston Oktoberfest, I went Friday and Saturday, and was the only guy there drinking out of a liter mug that I got from the real Oktoberfest in Munchen.


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