Oak Hill/Herndon Local

Oak Hill/Herndon Local


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Community News: Homelessness Point-in-Time Count 2024, McLean Day, Skate Rink, Honor Guard

Community News at a Glance

Homelessness Point-in-Time Count 2024

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Seven Years Later, Still No Herndon Downtown Redevelopment

Comstock’s 2-year construction pause expired on April 30.

On April 24, a town spokesperson told The Connection that Herndon Town Manager Bill Ashton would update the Town Council during its April 30 Work Session on how “the town and Comstock are working together to determine next steps.”

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Art Exhibit Raises More Than $3K for Arc of N. Va.

‘AI and Us’ and fundraiser conceived by TJ student Leah Zhang.

AI and Us

Herndon Seeks Business Owner to Serve on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Town of Herndon is seeking an energetic, results-oriented business owner to serve an unexpired term on the Herndon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (HDEIC)

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Multiple Rotary Clubs Collaborate for Rise Against Hunger

Volunteers and sponsors needed.

Volunteers and sponsors are sought for the Rise Against Hunger Food Packaging event at Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 Center Harbor Road, Reston, VA, Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; set-up at 8:30 a.m.

Town of Herndon Appoints Director of Parks and Recreation

Town of Herndon Appoints Director of Parks and Recreation

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Herndon Festival ‘Permanently Canceled’

Reasons why may differ from what you think.

The award-winning outdoor Herndon Festival, held yearly and produced by the town’s parks and recreation department, supported by volunteers since 1981 (except for one year during COVID) is permanently canceled.

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Looking for Miracles- Public Menorah Lighting

Five oil pots lit commencing the 5th day of Chanukah.

One of the traditions that is widespread among people of faith is celebrating the holidays with light.

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Angels Soar in Great Falls

Wish List Project 2023 benefits Fairfax County foster care, The Women’s Center, Second Story, Herndon ES and Aldrin ES

As part of the Wish List Project in its 23rd year, donors brought hundreds of gift items they purchased to the Perez family home in Great Falls on Saturday, Dec. 9.

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WinterMarkt 2023 Community Event in the Town Herndon

Crowds and engagement reach new heights.

The Herndon WinterMarkt 2023 showcased the charm of a European Christmas and drew just under a reported 12,000 visitors to the town's historic downtown on Saturday, Dec. 9.

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Food Lines Resemble Bread Lines of Great Depression

2,000 people in need show up for help.

“The need was great — at one point, people were lined up around the block waiting to receive canned food, dry goods, fresh produce, and winter clothes.” — Herndon Vice Mayor Clark Hedrick

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Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

Shoppers support small business Saturday.

When one shops at a small business, it helps the local economy and the environment. Interest in indie bookstores is thriving as small businesses, according to Statista 2023. After a decline during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of independent bookstores in the United States will reach an all-time high in 2023 at 2,599, reports Statista.

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Economics Deflate Imminent Hopes For Herndon’s Downtown

Project lingers in limbo, but new permits process will be ready.

Economics has always been at the core of the issues delaying the Herndon Downtown Redevelopment Project (2019) between the Town of Herndon and Comstock Herndon Venture LC, according to Bill Ashton, the town’s manager.

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Veterans Day 2023

Coming together “to honor generations of women and men who have served and sacrificed.”

In the Town of Herndon, members of the Wayne M. Kidwell American Legion Post 184 members started their day’s observance at dawn.

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‘Tis the Season

The Closet’s Annual Everything Christmas Sale

The Closet of Greater Herndon opened the doors to its annual Everything Christmas Sale on Friday afternoon, Nov. 10.