1 Haley Watson and Molly Hwang join Public Art Reston and Sagetopia to create the screening mural surrounding the ice rink and celebrate the community at the Tephra ICA Festival. Opinion, Page 5 v Entertainment, Page 9 v Classifieds, Page 10. Photo by Mercia Hobson/The Connection 30,000 Bike to Work Day Flock to Reston Page 4. Arts Festival Feeding Pages 6-7 Hungry Children Page 3, 12. May 25-31, 2022 online at Obituary Sign up for toFREEallDIGITAL. of our papers SUBSCRIPTION. Robert Ewell Greene, 90, of Reston Greene dedicated his life to speaking of the Black experience. R. obert Ewell Greene, 90, passed away on May 15, 2022 in Columbia Maryland. He was born in Washington on July 18, 1931 to parents Arthur Alonzo Greene and Ruth Conway Forest Glen Phase I.
2 Greene. No AppPhase Fee I. Forest Glen Robert spent his early $500No App FeeBonus Move-In childhood in Washington, Waived Application $500 Move-In BonusFee before the family First Full Month's Waived ApplicationRent Free! Fee moved to St. Louis Mis- First Full Month's Rent Free! souri where his father opened a small conve- Forest Glen Phase II nience store. He attend- ForestNo GlenAppPhase Fee II ed University of Illinois, No NoAppDeposit Fee graduated from Lincoln $600 offNoUtilities Depositfor the Year University, and received Twooff $600 FullUtilities Month's forRent Free! the Year his Master's degree from Two Full Month's Rent Free! Howard University.
3 Robert Greene He dedicated his life to speaking of the Black experi- vived by his wife Sylvia Rogers, ence in the United States and the son David Greene, step daughter world. He wrote and self-pub- Lisa Rogers, granddaughter Addi- lished over 25 books, many of son Rogers, and sister Daisy [Jay]. which are available at the Nation- Sanford. He has numerous nieces al Library of Congress, including and nephews, and great nieces Black Defenders of America 1775 and nephews. He was preceded in 1 Bedroom Starting at $1,314 2 Bedrooms Starting at $1,567 to 1973, Swamp Angels, and death by his parents, son Robert II, 1 Bedroom Starting at $1,314 2 Bedrooms Starting at $1,567 Who Were the Buffalo Soldiers.
4 Brother Arthur Greene, and sisters Contact Us Today 703-817-2164 He served for 20 years in the Ruth Richardson and Phylis McA- Contact Us Today 703-817-2164. US Military where he started the fee. Race Relations School for Europe Services for Robert Ewell Greene before retiring at the rank of Ma- will be held at The Church at jor. He was also a teacher at high Severn Run 8187 Telegraph Road, schools in Washington DC, and Severn Maryland. Friends and a professor at Howard Universi- Family may visit on Thursday June ty, Morgan State University and 2nd from 2 to 4 Northern Virginia Community The funeral service and wake College. He spoke German, Kore- will be held on Friday June 3 at 9.
5 An, and some Japanese. to 11 These are only a few of his ac- Expressions of sympathy may be complishments. sent to: 922 S. Wieker Rd, Severn, Forest Glen was developed as an affordable housing community so some income restrictions do apply. All information is subject to change without notice. We are an equal opportunity housing community. Forest Glen was developed as an affordable housing community so some income restrictions do apply. All information is subject to change without notice. We are an equal opportunity housing community. Robert Ewell Greene is sur- Maryland 21144. 2 v Oak Hill/Herndon / Reston / Chantilly Connection / Centre View v May 25-31, 2022 News Plan Includes 330 More Parking Spaces KCPC wants to add traffic on already-congested highways.
6 That's not the intention, answered athletic field, Houston. We wanted to do this to be a good neighbor.. more parking. But, argued SDC's Lewis Grimm, As more people learn about it, they'll want to come there and use it. So SDC President Jeff By Bonnie Hobbs Parnes said KCPC will have to post a notice The Connection saying that no one would be allowed to use the athletic field without the church's per- K. orean Central Presbyterian Church mission. (KCPC) opened along Route 29 in Regarding the new parking spaces, SDC's Centreville, a decade ago. And with Jim Neighbors asked Houston, So you're 2,100 seats and 1,200 parking spac- just turning the [grass] overflow lot into a es, it's arguably the largest place of worship paved lot?
7 In the area. Houston said there'd be some permeable No changes are currently proposed to the pavers plus some impervious surface. That building itself, but plans are in the works to way, he explained, The church members add more uses to the grounds. Representing could use it [for parking], instead of having KCPC, attorney David Houston explained to take a shuttle to a nearby lot at Bull Run the details during a recent meeting of the Elementary.. joint Sully District Council and WFCCA On Sunday mornings, Route 29 doesn't (West Fairfax County Citizens Association) work very well, and several churches are land-use committee. along that road, said Virginia Run resident The whole property is 84 acres, and the Jim Hart.
8 Part of the problem is that there's church now owns more acres than a high-speed weaving movement by driv- originally, he said. KCPC is seeking a spe- ers coming too fast from the quarry [area]. cial-exception amendment to add outdoor and weaving past the [Centreville] Baptist recreation facilities and pavilions to conduct Church and KCPC traffic.. meetings and for people to meet and have If the field activity is off-peak [traffic fellowship together. hours], it shouldn't be a problem, he con- Houston said KCPC wants to build a mul- tinued. But it should not be allowed on tipurpose athletic field and basketball court, Sunday mornings. Also, where does the as well as add more parking, On Sundays, stormwater runoff from the new parking lot it's a very vibrant church, with about 5,000 Diagram showing the location of the proposed athletic field on the church property go?
9 People attending five different services, he and its proximity to Route 29 (Lee Highway). There's an existing stormwater pond said. And the grass parking field to the right there now, and about three-quarters of an can't be used in bad weather. The recreational facilities would be Johnston asked about the traffic impact the acre of pavers, replied Houston. And we'll So KCPC wants to create about 330 more shared with the Public , as well, said Hous- new field and pavilion could bring, and be putting in new, underground stormwater parking spaces which would be permanent. ton. He also noted that the athletic field Houston replied that there'd be just a mod- facilities that conform with the latest, gov- Having these additional spaces, plus an would be natural grass and would not have est increase.
10 They're for church members al- ernment standards.. outdoor pavilion, would enable the congre- lighting, so it wouldn't be used at night. Fur- ready on the site. This matter is scheduled to go before the gation members to stay longer and mingle thermore, he added, The church wants to How about those not part of the church county Planning Commission on Sept. 28, so with each other, after their particular service possibly build an administration building in but coming there in the evening for a soccer Parnes asked Houston to return to the joint is over instead of having to quickly drive the future. It would be 10,000 square feet game? asked Johnson. This would directly land-use committee again in May to provide away so people coming to attend the follow- and two levels.