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July 27, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter

Free Concert at RTC



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.

Board of Directors

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Ken Knueven
Michael R. Sanio
Richard Chew

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.


Information about a quicker way to get around the Beltway when traveling through Northern Virginia.

Progress Report
Keep track of Reston's development and redevelopment projects.

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RA Pro Shop 
Great prices on Babolat racquets and shoes, and K-Swiss tennis and running shoes. Please call Rob at 703-435-6502.

About RA NEWS  
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.

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RA Events, Programs, News   
News, Updates and Alerts
A Chinese financial delegation meets with Reston Association and Fairfax County officials, and Reston founder, Robert E. Simon, during a visit to Lake Anne last week.
Chinese Delegation Visits Reston
Twenty-two representatives from the Jiangsu province financial department and cities within the province came to learn about redevelopment in Lake Anne and how public private partnerships work in Reston.

The group spent last Friday morning with Reston founder Robert E. Simon, Jr. and heard from Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins on partnerships that benefit the county and community of Reston. The delegation took a video tour of the most prominent example of public private financial partnerships - the construction of the parking garage at the Reston Station Metro Rail stop.

Download The Advisor
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The summer edition of The Advisor
is now available. The Advisor is a quarterly online newsletter for cluster, condo and single-family homeowners in Reston. It is created by the Reston Association Neighborhood Outreach Office. In this edition, read about the Reston Home Expo, new regulations and the workshop schedule. 
Aquatics News

Wake Up with Water Aerobics

Tuesdays and Thursdays

8-9 a.m.

Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road

Click here for details and fee information


Lake Newport Pool Opens Late for RSTA All-Stars Meet

Saturday, July 28

2 p.m.

Lake Newport pool will be hosting the RSTA All-Star Meeting on Saturday, July 28. The pool will open to members and guests at 1 p.m.


All Pools Close Early for Lifeguard Olympics

Sunday, July 29

7 p.m.

All Reston Association pools will close at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 for our Annual Lifeguard Olympics.

Please feel free to join us at Lake Newport Pool at 7:30 p.m. on this date to cheer on your favorite staff.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements
Concerts on the Town Series
Saturday, July 28
7:30-10 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion. Free.
This week's performers: Incendio.

Click here for RTC's full calendar of events.

Day Trip to Atlantic City

Wednesday, Aug. 1

7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Join us for a chartered-bus trip to the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City. You will be dropped off at the casino to explore the area on your own. You can skip the casino and walk the boardwalk or sit on the beach. 

$44/RA members; $50/non-members.

($25 worth of slot play given upon arrival to casino.  Must have photo ID.)

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org  or call 703-435-6577 for more information. Click here for registration form. 


Seeing in the Dark      

Friday, Aug. 3
8-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$4/person RA members, $6/person non-members.
For all ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 31. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

When the sun goes down, some animals are just waking up. These animals have their own ways of navigating in the dark. Hike in the twilight and learn how mosquitoes find us in the dark, how owl ears are different from ours, and what bats use to "see" in the dark.


Tours de Reston Schools       

Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5
9 a.m.-noon (or to completion)
Parents, children and interested Reston residents are welcome to join members of Reston Association's Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee (PBAC) as they bicycle between Reston's public schools on the south and north sides of Route 267 during two separate rides, surveying existing bicycle parking facilities in order to assist with improvements.

Tentatively, the Saturday ride will start at Hunters Woods Elementary school on the south side. Sunday's ride is scheduled to begin at Buzz Aldrin Elementary school in north Reston. Contact Brian Murphy at brian@reston.org or call Aric Line at 703-505-1805 for more information.


Geocaching for All      

Saturday, Aug. 11

11 a.m.-Noon

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

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

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

Reservations required by Aug. 8. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Geocaching is high-tech treasure hunting, using a handheld GPS unit to find hidden containers. Start with a short lesson in using the GPS unit, and then look for hidden caches on the nature center property. Let us know if you will need to borrow a GPS unit.

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, 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.   


Weed Warriors Project

Native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need warriors like you to join us in rescuing Reston's beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants.


Please spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our forests every fourth Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston's forests to their natural state.


All projects: 10 a.m.-Noon.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants if you are allergic to poison ivy. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.


For more information, contact Community Outreach Specialist, Ha Brock, at ha@reston.org, 703-435-7986.


Upcoming events:


Quartermaster Woods Restoration
Saturday, July 28
Join Weed Warriors and remove invasive exotic shrubs like Burning Bush and Bush Honeysuckle from the natural area. These shrubs are a threat to biodiversity and are linked to the decrease in song bird populations. The natural area surrounding the Quartermaster Soccer Field needs your help.

Please park along Glade Drive or Quartermaster Lane and meet on the Quartermaster Soccer Field. Look for the RA truck. There is poison ivy at this site.


Volunteer Appreciation Party
Celebrate and thank our 2011-2012 volunteers
Friday, July 27 (Rain date: Aug. 3)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hunters Woods Pool - 2501 Reston Parkway.
Bring your family and enjoy a nice evening with fellow volunteers and our staff. Come enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways. This is our way of thanking you for giving back to the community.

Please RSVP by July 24 to habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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Help With Kids' Triathlon
Volunteers are needed to help with the Reston Kids' Triathlon on Aug. 12. Click here for more information.

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