Tuesday, January 1, 2013
ArtSpace Herndon's New Years Eve Celebrations included a bonfire and local performers.
ArtSpace Herndon's third annual New Years Eve Celebrations brought out crowds of all ages to celebrate the evening on Monday night. The evening began with family friendly performances from Sun Dance Performance Company, original storytelling by Melanie Stanley, local folk singer Bill Davis and more. Attendees then headed outdoors for a bonfire where special pine cones sent up colored flames to the sky. The Herndon-Reston Drum Circle led drumming while Sun Dance Performance Company led folk dances. After the bonfire everyone headed back into ArtSpace for more local performances in a tonight show format, complete with interviews with performers, commercials and a Top 10 list. [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our daily…
Friday, December 28, 2012
HPD, Herndon FOP and community members helped provide 31 children with presents from Santa.
The Herndon Police Department's annual Cops & Kids event, sponsored by the Greater Herndon Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 64, helped provide 31 area children with presents from Santa. The event, held Dec. 22, was attended by more than 80 community residence and helped 21 families have a merry Christmas. The event began with breakfast, followed by photos with Santa, who came delivering boxes of gifts. In the weeks before the event, Herndon police officers and members of the FOP met with children so they could write out their Christmas wish lists to Santa. The volunteers got in touch with Santa to make their wishes come true. Each participating family was provided with a food basket, gift card to a local retailer and a turkey for them to …
Town offices will be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Town of Herndon government offices and services will be impacted by the New Years holiday. Town Offices • Monday, Dec. 31: Closed • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed Refuse Collection • Monday, Dec. 31: Refuse will be collected • Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, Jan. 1, will be collected on Thursday, Jan. 3 Christmas Tree Collection • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 11, on your trash day only Herndon Community Center • Monday, Dec. 31: Open 6am – 5pm • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed Herndon Centennial Golf Course • Monday, Dec. 31: Open 8am – 5pm • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Open 8am – dark, weather permitting [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our daily or breaking news emails.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Here's what Fairfax County government offices and services will be open and closed for New Years.
Fairfax County's government offices and services will have special hours and closings during the New Years holiday. County Government – • Dec. 31 – Closed. • Jan. 1 – Closed. Courts – • Dec. 31 – Closed. • Jan. 1 – Closed. Public Schools and School Offices – • Dec. 24 – Jan. 1 – No school for students and teachers. • Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 – Twelve-month personnel off. Library – • Dec. 31 – Closed. • Jan. 1 – Closed. Fairfax Connector – • Dec. 31 – Regular weekday schedule. • Jan. 1 – Sunday schedule. Fastran – • Dec. 31 – Not in service. • Jan. 1 – Not in service. Park Authority – • Dec. 31 – RECenters will close at 4 p.m. George Washington RECenter, nature centers, historic sites, Frying Pan Farm Park and Green Spring Gardens will be …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Lucky enough to get a new mobile device this holiday season? Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones. Here's a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device. Twitter and Facebook When you download your Facebook and Twitter apps, be sure to follow Herndon Patch on Twitter and fan us on Facebook. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps readers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events. Patch’s app will keep you engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. The Patch app's useful features enable you to: Plus, you can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to your iPhone for easy offline access. Reader opinions are extremely …
Monday, December 24, 2012
These stores in the Herndon area are open later than most on Christmas Eve.
Panicking? Don't. These retailers are open later than most on Christmas Eve. Today Show Financial Editor Jean Chatzky suggests deciding ahead of time what you intend to purchase, so your time in the store will be maximized and you won't over spend. Target is open until 9 p.m. Christmas Eve. Chatzky said Monday on the Today Show that Target has the best price she's seen on LeapFrog LeapPad 1, and is also having a sale on the iPad Touch. The closest Target store is in Reston, located at 12197 Sunset Hills Rd. Kmart is open until 10 p.m. Monday, and Kohl's closes at 6 p.m. The Sears hardware store at Franklin Farm is also open until 6 p.m. Do you know of other stores open late on Christmas Eve? Tell us in the comments section below. [Want …
Grab some cocoa and pile in the car tonight to check out these holiday lights before Santa comes!
The holiday season is ON in Herndon, if the results of the annual “Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays” decoration contest are any indication. Displays of festive creativity can be found throughout the town. Judges from the town’s Cultivating Community Initiative circulated throughout Herndon’s neighborhoods on Dec. 17, evaluating and then naming eight homes as contest winners. Winners were presented with a festive sign, suitable for display, and will be formally recognized by the Mayor and Herndon Town Council at the January 15, 2013, public hearing. “This contest is a fabulous way to build community and to celebrate the season in Herndon,” said Mayor Lisa Merkel. “I encourage everyone to pile the kids, family and friends in the car and …
A tale of holiday spirit centered in Herndon.
The oddest man lived on the property next to my grandparent’s winter cabin in Herndon. He was an elderly German immigrant, and my father always knew him as Mr. Klaus. Mr. Klaus was somewhat of a recluse, and considered a loner amongst the many Herndon villagers. My grandfather built his cabin around 1910 as a retreat from the harsh New England winters. My father often spoke fondly of his childhood days, visiting Grandpa, trampling through the open fields of snow which surrounded my grandfather’s cabin, roaming through the cold and quiet woods, sometimes wandering his way down to Sugarland Run. My father said he spotted Mr. Klaus only a few times during his childhood. He seemed to be more taken with Mr. Klaus’s dog and constant companion…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Town offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Town of Herndon government offices and services will be impacted by the Christmas holiday. Town Offices • Monday, Dec. 24: Closed • Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed Refuse Collection • Monday, Dec. 24: Refuse will be collected • Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, Dec. 25 will be collected on Thursday, Dec. 27 Christmas Tree Collection • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 11, on your trash day only Herndon Community Center • Monday, Dec. 24: Open 6am – 4pm • Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed • Wednesday, Dec. 26: Open 7am – 6pm Herndon Centennial Golf Course • Monday, Dec. 24: Open 8am – 4pm • Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our daily or breaking news emails.]
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Here's what Fairfax County government offices and services will be open and closed for Christmas.
Fairfax County's government offices and services will have special hours and closings during the Christmas holiday. County Government Courts Public Schools and School Offices Library Fairfax Connector Fastran Park Authority Teen and Senior Centers Community Centers McLean Community Center Reston Community Center Hunters Woods and Reston Community Center Lake Anne County Trash and Recycling Collection – For residents receiving Fairfax County collection service for trash and recyclables, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Dec. 25. Trash collection for Tuesday customers will occur on Dec. 26. Please have your trash and recycling to the curb by 6 a.m. to ensure collection. Recycling and Disposal Facilities at I-66 …