Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thirty five area photographers will have work featured in the exhibit.
ArtSpace Herndon's annual 2013 Fine Art Photography competition will open April 23 and run through May 26. According to ArtSpace's press release, the exhibit features visually rich and unique images. The exhibit includes the work of 35 finalists. More than 200 entries from 76 photographers were submitted to the competition. The winners of the competition will be announced by juror Barry Schmetter during the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 27 from 7-9 p.m. First, second and third place winners will receive cash awards. The finalists include: Don Allen Marti Belcher Joan Biddle John Biddle Sandra Blake…
Monday, March 18, 2013
On St. Patrick's Day 150 years ago, Col. John Mosby led a raid on Union soldiers in what is now downtown Herndon.
The Herndon Historical Society and many supporters entertained crowds on St. Patrick's Day as a group of re-enactors took over downtown Herndon for the 150th anniversary of Mosby's Herndon Station Raid. Mosby and his Rangers led a surprise attack on the First Vermont Cavalry, stationed at the Herndon Depot downtown. The First Vermont had been on guard for 12 hours and presumed the group of soldiers — who wore blue jackets over their gray uniforms — to be their relief. The Herndon Historical Society and the Herndon Chamber of Commerce sponsored event with support from the Town of Herndon and many local businesses, including: MEDA, HRI Associates, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, Vision Source - Dr. Finley's Family Eyecare, Aspen Jewelry Designs, …
Share your St. Paddy's Day celebration photos.
St. Patrick's Day was celebrated by many throughout Herndon on Sunday and we collected a gallery of photos from a few places around town. At O'Sullivan's they had live Irish music, Jimmy's held a Men in Kilts contest and The Breeze had green beer on tap. Did you celebrate the holiday? Did you get a family photo dressed all in green, have your own celebration or visit one of those throughout town? Add your photos to our gallery! Keep up with Herndon news throughout the day by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Girl Scouts were selling Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Savannah Smiles and more favorite cookies.
Herndon area Girl Scout Troop #216 found a prime spot to sell cookies on St. Patrick's Day. Those attending the Mosby's Raid Re-Enactment and hanging out at downtown restaurants were able to stop by their table in front of The Breeze to buy boxes of their favorite sweet treats. What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie? Keep up with Herndon news throughout the day by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.
The shop is right on the W&OD Trail and offers Kaladi Brothers Coffee.
Green Lizard Cycling is now open in downtown Herndon and welcomed visitors all day Saturday. The cycling and coffee shop is located at 718 Lynn St., in the historic Nachman building in downtown Herndon. Green Lizard carries bikes for those who compete and for those simply looking to joy ride. Repair services are available and Hefler Performance Coaching will also be moving into the building. Owners Beth and Dave Meyer have also brought in organic, fair trade coffee and espresso from Kaladi Brothers Coffee, based in Alaska. Offerings include coffee, lattes, mochas, teas and Italian sodas. Some of the building's history has been kept there, such as the floors, and reclaimed wood from doors and desks being used in countertops and the …
Area residents enjoy the downtown.
Herndon area residents enjoyed the nice weather during the day on Saturday, heading to Great Harvest Bread Co. with their children and puppies to socialize and get tasty treats.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The historic reenactment of Col. John Singleton Mosby's raid on Herndon will take place St. Patrick's Day.
History will come alive in downtown Herndon on St. Patrick’s Day as Col. John Singleton Mosby and his Rangers ride into town. Historical re-enactors will recreate Mosby’s surprise attack on the First Vermont Cavalry, stationed at the Herndon Depot downtown. Reenactments will be held at 11 a.m. as well as 2 p.m. on March 17, along with living history portrayals. The Herndon Historical Society and the Herndon Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the free event with support from the Town of Herndon and many local businesses. Mosby’s raid will recreate the St. Patrick’s Day in 1863 when troopers from the First Vermont were relaxing at the depot and a nearby sawmill. Herndon and surrounding areas were supposed to be occupied exclusively by Union …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Green Lizard Cycling is working to remodel the inside of the Nachman building on Lynn Street.
Signage is up on the building and Green Lizard Cycling is beginning to take shape in downtown Herndon. The coffee shop and cycling store is working on renovations in the Nachman Building on Lynn Street in downtown Herndon. In recent weeks shipments of coffee equipment and bikes have come in, and a number of bikes are on display in the windows. Green Lizard will serve Kaladi Brother's Coffee, organic coffee from Alaska. The business is aiming to open in early March. What else would you like to see come to downtown Herndon? Find Herndon Patch via:
Monday, February 4, 2013
Pattern Book provides an illustrated guide for developers in the downtown area.
During the Herndon Town Council's last public hearing* on Jan. 29, the council approved the pattern book to be used for downtown redevelopment. The pattern book provides an illustrated guide for property owners and developers to follow when developing land in the downtown that's in accordance with the Herndon Downtown Master Plan. The pattern book, formally The Herndon Pattern Book: A Guide for Downtown Development, was created for the town by Urban Design Associates of Pittsburgh. The pattern book includes four-color illustrations and guidelines that help those developing in the downtown determine the appropriate architecture to propose. It also includes summary information on the overall form and use of future development to go in the…
Owner Jimmy Cirrito made the announcement on Super Bowl Sunday.
During Super Bowl Sunday Jimmy's Old Town Tavern owner Jimmy Cirrito made a big announcement for the restaurant and bar. Cirrito said the restaurant has been in downtown Herndon for 16 years and opened with a lot of help from family and friends, and now he has plans for expansion. He said the owners of the Tele-Fix at 695 Spring St., next door are planning to retire and close their business in March and he hopes to make use of the space. Cirrito's possible expansion plans include new bathrooms, a better kitchen, an outdoor beer garden and the possibility of brewing beer on site. However, the ambitious plan will require support from the community, he said. Watch the attached YouTube clip from the Mike O'Meara Show to hear the announcement…