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Aug. 24, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter

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Free Concert at RTC

INOVA Blood Drive

Bike, Pedestrian Project

Help with Pirate Party

Weed Warriors Event


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
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.

Featured this Week
RA Events, Programs, News   
News, Updates and Alerts
Reston Impact
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RA Officials Discuss Issues  

Reston Association officials discuss covenants, environmental resources and the future of the area on the Comcast Channel 28 show, Reston Impact. Click the image above to watch the video online.

Learn about Coyotes in Reston
Read the fall edition of Branching Out to find out about the presence of coyotes in our area. Click here to download the interactive version of Branching Out.


Reston a "Best Place to Live" 

MoneyCNN.com has ranked Reston as the seventh best small city in America. Click here to see the top 10 winners or for more information about why Reston was selected as one of the best places to live.


Updates on Golf Course Zoning 

Follow the news about Reston National Golf Course and its appeals process with Fairfax County. Click here.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements
Concerts on the Town Series
Saturday, Aug. 25
7:30-10 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion. Free.
This week's performersBig Joe & the Dynaflows

INOVA Blood Drive

Tuesday, Aug. 28

7:30 p.m.

Reston Town Center Pavilion.

Schedule appointments or register on-site.

www.inova.org. 1-866-256-6372 


Hunters Woods Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 5 

7-9 p.m. Free.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


If you live in the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District of Reston, you may attend this community meeting. It will be an opportunity to meet your district director and to learn about the issues and amenities in your area. It will be hosted by District Director, Cheryl Beamer.


You will hear about programs, events, activities and plans for your community and learn about the work of the Board of Directors with regard to your district.


Reston is divided into four electoral districts, represented by a member to the Board of Directors.  The other community meeting dates have been set as well. (Locations will be announced).


Wednesday, Sept. 19 

North Point District, Director Mike Collins. 

Wednesday, Oct. 10 

Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District, Director Ken Knueven (President of the RA Board of Directors).

Thursday, Nov. 8 

South Lakes District, Director Richard Chew.



Tree Detectives  

Saturday, Sept. 8

10:30-11:30 a.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 Sept. 5. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Can you identify a tree by its leaves or nuts? Learn tricks of the trade and use detective skills on a walk to discover some of our common trees. Search for nuts and berries the animals are eating now and storing for the winter.


Community Yard Sale   

Saturday, Sept. 8

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
Come by to browse for great bargains at our multi-family community yard sale.
Vendor space is sold out.
Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for information on weather-related cancellations.




Orioles vs. Yankees  

Sunday, Sept. 9 

11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pickup: Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
$39/RA members.
Join us for a bus trip to the Orioles Park at Camden Yards to see the Baltimore Orioles play the New York Yankees. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. All sales are final. Registration form can be found on our website. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.


Slithering Snakes   

Monday, Sept. 10 or Tuesday, Sept. 11
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 7. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Learn about the snakes that live here in Reston. Find out how snakes smell, what they like to eat and how long the longest snake is. Touch a live snake who lives at the nature center. Make a craft and go on a short hike to find snakes on the trail.


Rally for a Cause Tennis Tourney    

Saturday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 23
Matches begin at 9 a.m.
Lake Newport Tennis Center, 11452 Baron Cameron Ave.

Tennis tournament for the benefit of Reston Interfaith, Heart and Wounded Warrior Foundation. Click here to download flyer.

Sign up to play men's or women's singles or doubles. Players are guaranteed to play at least two matches.  Trophies will be awarded by Reston Tennis pro staff and representatives from the benefiting organizations immediately following the finals matches.

For more information or to register go to www.restontennis.org or e-mail Rally4acause@restontennis.org.

Vendor Registration Now Open
home expo 2012
Event: Saturday, Oct. 6
Reston Community Center - Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

Vendor Registration LinksThe vendor registration process is now open for  Reston Home Expo 2012. If you are the owner of a business that serves the Reston community, you should reserve a table.  Business categories include: Landscapers, Property Management, Reserve Studies, Arborists, Paving, Towing, General Contractors, Concrete, Decks, Community Association Law firms and many more.
Click the links above for registration forms. For more information contact Arlene Whittick, Neighborhood Outreach Specialist, 703-435-6503 or Arlene@reston.org.

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.   


Bike and Pedestrian Project      

The Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee are looking for volunteers to help collect bicycle and pedestrian counts in Reston on Sept. 11-13. This regular data collection is part of a national project to document walking and cycling as modes of transportation. More information about the national effort can be found at http://bikepeddocumentation.org.
Shifts are two hours in the morning and evening on Sept. 11-Sept. 13. At some locations, volunteers may be asked to observe directional information, helmet usage and other demographic data in addition to the number of cyclists and pedestrians. Training will be offered.

If you are interested in helping with this effort, please e-mail Brian Murphy at brian@reston.org.


Pirate Party Needs Volunteers       

Wednesday, Sept. 19
10:45 a.m.-Noon
North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road.
Volunteers needed to dress up as pirates and lead a scavenger hunt at "It's a Pirate Party." Costumes will be provided. Energetic and outgoing personalities are a must.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock, Community Outreach Specialist II via e-mail habrock@reston.org.


Weed Warriors Project        

Protect the Trees at Field View
Saturday, Sept. 22
10 a.m.-noon.
The heavy vines of Oriental Bittersweet continue to strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stones Throw Drive. Oriental Bittersweet is one of the most invasive and vigorous weeds in Reston. Please help us eradicate this aggressive vine and liberate our native plants. We will meet at the Bright Pond cul-de-sac and walk down the path on the left of the pipe-stem driveway.  There is poison ivy at this site.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock, Community Outreach Specialist II via e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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