The State of NoVa: Reston

Posted at 05:14 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Reston band RDGLDGRN plays SxSW and Jimmy Kimmel, records EP with Dave Grohl on drums

Mix of go-go, indie rock and hip-hop has local band on serious rise.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:14 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston, Music | Tags:  REDGLDGRN, Reston, Va., Dave Grohl

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Petitions seeking reduction in gun violence taken to NRA headquarters, but NRA won’t accept them

National group said it had 150,000 signatures

By Tom Jackman  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  National Rifle Association, MomsRising.Org, Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence, guns, Gloria Pan, Lori Haas

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Reston’s Used Book Store turns 35, soon to be only bookstore in Reston

Cozy store on Lake Anne Plaza keeps printed word alive

By Tom Jackman  |  05:59 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Reston | Tags:  Reston's Used Book Shop, Susan Burwell, Bud Burwell, Sue Schram, Sue Wensell, Reston

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Reston native Benny Blanco has produced monster hits for Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Ke$ha

By Tom Jackman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benny Blanco, Reston, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Ke$ha

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Reston’s Shadowood condominiums make new Va. case law, can’t impose fees on rule violators

Va. Supreme Court ruling could affect thousands of condo associations

By Tom Jackman  |  11:16 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston, Courts | Tags:  Shadowood condominiums, Reston, Va., condo associations

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Reston National Golf Course owner hints at tearing it out, building on land near two new Metro stations

The owner’s attempt to define the course’s zoning status has neighbors fearful they want to redevelop the course.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston, Development | Tags:  Reston National Golf Course, Reston, RN Golf Management LLC

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Robert Simon, 98, is still the face of Reston

He planned it, he still lives there, he still wants to make it better. Reston founder Robert Simon turns 98 today.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:33 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  Robert E. Simon, Reston

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Reston a ‘soulless ant colony,’ columnist says

In Norfolk, ‘writer’ Kerry Dougherty blasts Reston. From Norfolk? Really?

By Tom Jackman  |  08:02 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  Kerry Dougherty, Reston, Virginia

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza getting a sex shop?

The declining former heart of Reston may be getting an injection of sexy with the proposed opening of an adult toy store at Lake Anne Plaza.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  Reston sex shop, Virginia

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Reston man struggles to get Reston license plate

A four-year campaign to get Reston its own automobile license plate is still far short, even though it only needs 450 people, and the planned community has more than 58,000.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  Reston license plate, Virginia