Are you the parent of a little artist? Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel wants to see your child’s art! Mayor Merkel announced a call for children’s art on her Facebook page this week. “I'd love to have a wall of artwork made by Town of Herndon kiddos! Do you have a budding artist that would like to make a drawing, painting or sketch for my office in Old Town Hall?” she posted. While she said it would be wonderful if the piece of art is of something in Herndon, she welcomes any and all work. Mail your child's works of art to: Mayor Lisa Merkel, 777 Lynn St., Herndon, VA 20170, or drop it by Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (if she’s not there, just slip it under the door). She said, be sure to write your child’s first name only on the front, and full name on the back, as well as an e-mail address so she can let you know she received it. “When we have a gallery together, we'll have a little party to celebrate! This will be fun!” she said.
Crossfield Elementary in greater Herndon made quite an accomplishment recently when it completed an official Certified Wildlife Habitat on campus! Crossfield students, staff and volunteers helped create a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover and places to raise young. Crossfield’s site also features an Outdoor Discovery Center and “monarch waystation.” Monarch waystations provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. The outdoor classroom also fosters active hand-on learning for all ages. “Providing a home for wildlife in our communities – whether it’s at home, or in schools businesses or parks – is the demonstration of a healthy and active eco-system. There is no more rewarding way to stay connected to nature right outside your door,” said David Mizejewski, a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation, upon congratulating the school. See photos of Crossfield’s site above.
Are you missing a bicycle? In accordance with town code, the Town of Herndon Police Department will donate or sell by public auction all unclaimed bicycles. For a list of the unclaimed bicycles, click here. Anyone who believes that any of the bicycles listed belongs to them should come to the Herndon Police Station, located at 397 Herndon Parkway, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information, call the Herndon Police Property Department at 703-435-6846.
Moms, bring your little ones for the
monthly meeting of the Moms Club of
Herndon! This month, it’s coffee and
storytime at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 615 Dranesville Road, from 10
a.m. to noon. All stay-at-home moms from Herndon (zip codes 20171 and 20170)
are encouraged to attend this free event. For more
information or to RSVP, contact: Tomoko
Azuma, Membership VP at Herndon_moms_info@yahoo.com.
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