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Herndon Community Center Introduces Revised Fees

The Herndon Community Center continues to offer classes for all ages and all interests. These classes are year round and give you the opportunity to learn some new skills or improve on the ones you have for a variety of different activities. Starting on September 7, the Herndon Community Center will have revised fees for admission and passes. Also, the center hours starting on September 7 are as follows:

Monday – Friday               6:00 a.m.

Road Paving in Progress

Work on the annual asphalt repaving project began on Monday. The repaving project is aimed to improve the safety of the streets of Herndon.

Herndon residents should be aware of alternate routes during the paving to avoid delays. While notices will be posted door-to-door, you can call 703-435-6860, the Herndon Maintenance Facility, Public Works, for more information.

Paving on Van Buren Street between Elden and Monrore streets and northbound lanes from the intersection of Spring and Van Buren streets to the W&OD trail are in the course of planning.

Commander Swim Season Coming Up

The 2010-2011 swim season is right around the corner. Head coach, Bruce Andersen, is holding a mandatory meeting for all Commander parents on September 8.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Herndon Community Center at 814 Ferndale Avenue. For more information about the swim team you can contact Coach Anderson at Bruce.Andersen@herndon-va.gov or call him at 703-435-6800 X 2122.

16th Session of Herndon Citizens Police Academy

The Herndon Citizens Police Academy is holding its 16th session starting on September 1. The academy is designed to give citizens of Herndon a better understanding of the police operations in the town. The session will run through November 17, running a total of 12 weeks.

Some topics that will be covered by the Herndon Police and representatives from the Fairfax County Judicial System are firearms training, traffic enforcement, gang activity, and community policing. The academy presents information in a classroom setting as well as through “on-the-street” demonstrations.

In order to participate in the academy you must be at 18 years old and have no criminal record. Herndon residents will get first priority. Applications can be downloaded here: http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/public_safety/CPA/Application%20packet%202010.pdf.

 

Come Play Some Drums Tonight!

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. there is a drum circle at Lake Fairfax in Herndon, VA. It will take place by the lake near the dock. To get there, you just pass the water park, and the drum circle will be before the picnic areas by the merry-go-round. Feel free to bring some extra instruments if you have them and something to sit on. Get ready to play some beats!

Smart Markets to Continue Through October 29

Smart Markets Inc., founded in early 2008 by Jean Janssen, is the newest group of farmer’s markets to the Northern Virginia area. Janssen herself has been a resident of Northern Virginia for 25 years. These markets serve Centreville, Fairfax Corner, Gainesville, Herndon, Oakton and Reston and provide guaranteed producer-only farmers’ markets.

Some vendors at the Centreville Market include Angelic Beef, Bonjour La Parisienne, Jose’s Produce, Tommy V’s Fresh Salsa, and many more. For a full list of vendors visit http://smartmarkets.org/our-markets.html.

Come check out the Centreville Market any Friday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at 5875 Trinity Center now through October 29th!

Next Steps in Herndon’s Downtown Master Plan

Herndon is in the midst of a major Downtown Master Planning effort. The Town Council has appointed a Steering Committee and a consultant team through a competitive process. Tonight the Planning Commission plans to hold a public hearing on the Downtown Master Plan at 7:00 p.m. in the Ingram Council Chambers at 765 Lynn Street in Herndon, VA. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

This past June, the Town Council remanded the Downtown Master Plan Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Planning Commission for more consideration. Tonight the public hearing will go over several key points and move towards final revisions. The complete Downtown Master Plan will ultimately determine the future of downtown Herndon.