The Children's Science Center of Herndon, at 485 Spring Park Place, Suite 500, is providing some ideas for backyard science this summer, with a call to young scientists to identify various species of ladybugs in their backyard. The challenge is part of a project, Operation: Ladybug, a collaborative effort between Cornell University’s Lost Ladybug Project and the Children’s Science Center to gather data for entomologists.
Town of Herndon 4th of July Schedule
Town of Herndon government offices and services will be impacted by the Independence Day holiday as follows: Town offices—closed Thursday, July 4. Farmers Market—open 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Refuse collection—refuse will not be collected. Refuse normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Friday, July 5. Herndon Community Center—open 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Herndon Centennial Golf Course—open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Special event—4th of July Celebration and fireworks at Bready Park, 814 Ferndale Ave. Free. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and include children’s crafts, bingo and family music. Fireworks at dark. For more information, visit herndon-va.gov.
To the Editor:
Youth recreational basketball has finally ended. These days, children can play in house leagues from November through final playoff games in June. What they need and can't play without however, not counting coaches, league administrators and venues, are the referees.
The Four Seasons and Hunters Creek neighborhoods, both located in the Town of Herndon, will square off in a “Battle of the Bottles” to determine which neighborhood increases its percentage of recycled material throughout the month of July.
As part of their Weekend Food for Kids program, Assistance League of Northern Virginia, in collaboration with Dominion Virginia Power, purchased food and packed over 11,900 individual food bags for hungry children during the 2012-2013 school year. Dominion Virginia Power provided a $20,000 grant to support this program. In addition, 160 Dominion volunteers donated over 800 hours to help 44 Assistance League volunteers feed 1,500 students who qualify for free and reduced-priced lunches in five schools in Prince William County, Fairfax County, Falls Church and the city of Alexandria. The students received nutritious supplementary food to take home for the weekend on a monthly basis.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) announced the 10th District’s Class of 2017 appointments to the nation’s service academies, as well as those selected for academy prep schools. Those appointed to the United States Air Force Academy from our area include: Katherine Fitzgerald, Great Falls, Langley; United States Marine Merchant Academy: Rachel Wehlburg, Herndon, Chantilly; United States Military Academy: Phillip Grant, Herndon, Westfield; Patrick Kearney, McLean, Langley; United States Naval Academy: Lucia Lee, Herndon, Thomas Jefferson; Catherine Macklin, McLean, Langley; United States Coast Guard Academy: Alex LaBelle, Great Falls, Langley; Sierra Webb, Great Falls, Langley.
Fair Oaks Townhouse Fire
Fire officials say a blaze last week at a Fair Oaks townhouse caused an estimated $50,000 damage. The single-family home is at 4815 Green Duck Lane, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Annual tour features four local gardens.
The Herndon Garden Tour will be held Sunday, June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. The annual tour will feature four local residences and allow visitors to explore and learn about their gardens.
County and local organizations seek to find and meet seniors’ needs.
People over 55 make up approximately 30 percent of Fairfax County’s population, making them the largest population group. Many of that group have chosen, or plan, to spend their later years in Fairfax County, but as they age in place, there are certain services and resources needed.
As summer vacation begins in a few weeks, some parents are scrambling for activities to fill the days for their children. Often that means summer vacations and trips to the pool or the park. Education experts say even in the midst of summer fun, it is important to ensure that children don’t lose the skills they’ve learned during the academic year. However, they say relaxing and having fun are equally important, and suggest a myriad of stealthy tricks that parents can employ for laid-back learning all summer long.
In April 2013, 88 homes sold between $1,075,000-$158,000 in the Herndon and Oak Hill area.
Oak Hill, Herndon Home Sales: April, 2013
Real estate experts explain the rise in luxury condominium sales
When a retired couple decided it was time to leave their sprawling suburban home, they wanted to downsize without giving up luxury. As a result, they purchased a high-end condominium and hired Bethesda, Md., based interior designer Kelley Proxmire of Kelley Interior Design to create a serene and sophisticated space.
In March 2013, 62 homes sold between $1,325,000-$153,299 in the Herndon and Oak Hill area.
Oak Hill, Herndon Home Sales: March, 2013
In February 2013, 45 homes sold between $920,000-$130,000 in the Herndon and Oak Hill area.
Oak Hill, Herndon Home Sales: February, 2013
In January 2013, 41 homes sold between $965,000-$122,500 in the Herndon and Oak Hill area.
Oak Hill, Herndon Home Sales: January, 2013