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Feb. 17, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter




Click image above to sign up for April 21 race.


Serve on the DRB


Work for RA

Visit the Reston Association website for information on property ownership, governance, parks and recreation, and other subjects. The site includes "Shop RA," which allows you to purchase various products and services offered by RA.

RA Publications
Keep up on Reston Association news and initiatives by reading our various publications. Get event and program schedules, and read useful and interesting features about our community.

President's Perspective
Kathleen Driscoll McKee

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Kathleen Driscoll McKee
Tom Vis

Click here for more information about the board.

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Board Business

- Meeting agendas
- Meeting minutes

Reston's paths are one of the community's greatest joys. Set as your goal to explore all 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways winding throughout Reston's open spaces. Not only do these paths provide a great place to exercise and get some fresh air, they also connect neighborhoods, recreation areas and shopping centers.

Download Trail Maps


Reston Station

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is constructing a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system, which will be operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport. The extension will serve the Reston-Herndon area, the state's second largest employment concentration. It will provide a one-seat ride from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. Click here for more information.

RA News includes information about association and other non-profit community events and programs. The free newsletter is sent to subscribers on Fridays. Items for submission must meet RA approval and are due on the Monday prior to publication.    
Special Notice

Reston Association will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day.

News, Updates and Alerts
budgetDownload Final Budget

Reston Association's budget is now online. You can click here to download the budget or go to our website for additional budget-related information.

2012 Board Candidates

Click here to read about who is running for Reston Association's Board of Directors this year.

2012 Polar Plunge
2012 Polar Plunge
polarFundraiser at Lake Anne
Click the above image to watch Reston Association Board of Director member, Mike Collins, jump into Lake Anne last week. The 5th Annual Virginia Polar Plunge raised money for Camp Sunshine. Click here to read a letter of appreciation related to the event.
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boothsBooths Available at Festival

Participating groups, reserve your table today. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org for more information. Table space is free for non-profits, $25 for businesses. The festival will feature hands-on activities and entertainment for all ages, including live animals, craft making for kids, displays and information from environmental groups as well as fishing and canoe/kayak rentals on Lake Audubon.


The Spring Festival is Saturday, May 5, from 1-5 p.m. at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Commemorative Bricks

Commemorative bricks are available through Feb. 29 at Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza. A three-line brick ($100) allows for 15 characters or spaces per line. The large brick ($250) allows for six lines of inscription. Bricks will be installed on Lake Anne Plaza in time for Founder's Day, April 14. Order forms available at Reston Museum and at restonmuseum.org.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Water Exercise Instructor Classes

Wednesdays, Feb. 22, 29 and March 7
5-9 p.m.

Attendance required at all sessions.
Fee: $180.
Audrey Moore RECenter, 8100 Braddock Rd., Annandale, Va. Call Patty Paczan at 703-324-8548 for more information. 


Ice Skating Fundraiser

Thursday, March 1

6-10 p.m.

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion.
$10 admission (includes skate rental) with 50% of proceeds benefitting March for Babies during regular skate hours. Also, sign up for the Reston Town Center March for Babies walk on Sunday, May 6. 

Organizations to be Honored

Friday, March 2

7:30 p.m.

Midtown at Reston Town Center, 11990 Market St.


Recipients of grants from the Giving Circle of HOPE will be honored. Each of the 10 non-profit organizations that received $5,000 will have a representataive and a display table.


This will be the eighth annual grantee celebration of the Giving Circle of HOPE, an organization of more than 100 members based in Reston to promote volunteerism and philanthropy.
This year's grant recipients are Alternative House, Empowered Women International, Grace Ministries, Herndon-Reston FISH, Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic, Just Neighbors, Manassas Midwifery, PROSPERA Initiatives, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), and The Brain Foundation.
For additional information, call 703-665-9334.

March Migration

Sunday, March 4

2-3 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Reservations required by March 1.

$4/person RA Members, $6/person Non-members.

For all ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

For reservations, please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Spring is on the way, and it's time for bird migration to begin. Discover which birds will return from southern locations and which birds will be heading north. Learn about flyways and what you can do to help migratory birds.


Reptiles Rule

Monday, March 5

10-11 a.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Reservations required by March 2.

$5/child RA members, $8/child Non-members

For ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

For reservations, please call (703) 476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Learn about the cold-blooded animals that live in Reston. Meet and learn about the nature center's live reptile friends. Make a reptile craft and sing a reptile song. 

Get Involved by Volunteering at Reston Association

RA's volunteer program consists of members in our community working in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are RA's strongest line of communication with the community. Each year a diverse group of RA members donate thousands of hours to the association. Through their dedication and kindness, we are able to provide a wide range of high-quality programs, services and events that make Reston a great place to Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.   


Serve on DRB, Advisory Panels

There are three vacancies on the Design Review Board. Two design professionals (architect, land planner, or landscape architect); and one Lay Member are needed to serve three-year terms. The DRB interprets, administers and renders decisions involving the design covenants in accordance with the Design Guidelines. 


In addition, there are vacancies on the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee, which is responsible for facilitating the collection and exchange of information between the Association and Reston's residential property owners and managers including but not limited to Clusters, Condominiums, Apartments, and established neighborhood groups on issues related to governance, property management, maintenance and revitalization.


If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Design Review Board or the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee, please forward a brief statement of interest and any pertinent qualifications by March 5, 2012, by email cate@reston.org or mail to Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191 ATTN: Cate Fulkerson.


Click here for more information about these and other volunteer opportunities at Reston Association.



Do you have questions about snow removal in Reston? If so, click the link below for answers.

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA., 20191-3404 | 703-435-6530