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Oct. 19, 2012
   Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


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Public Art Walk

Art Film Presentation

Touring Artist Series

Skating Rink Information


Fall Stream Cleanup

Help with Halloween

Weed Warriors Event

Covenants Members

Tennis Committee



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Ken Knueven
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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.

Video: Testing I-495 Express Lanes. 

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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IN THE NEWS:  Updates and Announcements

Reston Today Video Magazine 

Reston Today Ashleigh Click on the image above to watch the October edition of Reston Association's monthy video news magazine, Reston Today


Access Road Closed Tonight 

Notice for Oct. 19, 11 p.m.-Oct. 20, 7 a.m.
Construction on the Silver Line Metrorail project will require the closing of the westbound Dulles Airport Access Road just west of Beulah Road to Reston Parkway. The far left lane of the Toll Road (267) will also be closed at this time. Click here for the traffic advisories from the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project or to sign up for alerts.


walk bike sign More Walkers than Bikers 

For two hours during the afternoon rush hour on a Thursday, Sept. 13, volunteers stood at major intersections in Reston and counted the number of people walking or biking.


The totals were 439 pedestrians and 410 cyclists. The count was part of a national two-day event.


The National Pedestrian and Bicycling Documentation Project is designed to develop a consistent model for data collection and provide ongoing statistics for planners, communities and biking and pedestrian professionals. Reston Association's Pedestrian & Biking Advisory Committee helped organized the local event.


Click here for more information and the totals for each intersection in Reston. 

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities

IPAR Walk to Public Art

Saturday, Oct. 20
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Plaza to view the exhibit and documentary film about the history of public art in Reston. The tour, led by Reston Founder, Bob Simon, and Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR) Executive Director, Anne Delaney, will begin with the sculptures on Washington Plaza. E-mail AnneDelaney@PublicArtReston.org for information.


Public Art Film, Speaker Series  

Tuesday, Oct. 23
7:30 p.m.
CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.
The Initiative for Public Art - Reston will present two films about site-specific dance. Dancing in Water follows Japanese-born choreographer/dancers Eiko and Koma from rehearsals in the Catskills, N.Y., to performances in the Delaware River and at the American Dance Festival. Dance artist Sharon Mansur and architect Ronit Eisenbach, University of Maryland professors, will present the films and talk about site-specific dance and installation. The program is presented in collaboration with Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. Click here for more information.


Touring Artist Series      

Wednesday, Oct. 31
8 p.m.
Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

Other upcoming performances at RCC's CenterStage:  

For more information, go to the RCC website


Ice Skating Season Opens at RTC  

Thursday, Nov. 1
Reston Town Center Pavilion.

Public skating and skate rentals available until March. Call 703-709-6300 for information, rates and schedules. You can also e-mail  skating@restontowncenter.com or go to www.restontowncenter.com.


Wine Tasting at Nature House 

Friday, Nov. 2
4-6 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Ages 55 and older.
$9/RA members, $13/non-members.
Click here for a full description of this and other Reston Association events for seniors. Download event flyer.


Reston Presents Series  

Monday, Nov. 5
7-9 p.m. Free,
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Plaza.

This month features local author, Isabelle Tsakok, speaking on Success in Agricultural Transformation: What it Means and What Makes it Happen. The author will discuss why successful agricultural transformation should be of interest to urban Americans. Registration requested. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register. Click here to learn more about the Reston Presents Series and this event.


Red Cross  

CPR and First Aid Class  

Sunday, Nov. 11
10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Certifications earned: Adult CPR and First Aid.

This American Red Cross course will teach students life-saving techniques through video, lecture and guided practice under the supervision of a certified instructor.
Contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6532 with questions. Click here to register.

GET INVOLVED: Volunteerism 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.   


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Fall Stream Cleanup         

Saturday, Oct. 20
10 a.m.-noon
All ages welcome.

Take part in Coastal Cleanup Day by helping to remove trash from these locations in Reston:
  • Snakeden Branch (upper): Meet at Hunters Woods Village Center.
  • Colvin Run: Meet at Tall Oaks Pool.
  • Stevenage Road: Meet at Reston North Park.

To volunteer, contact Ha Brock, Community Outreach Specialist II via e-mail habrock@reston.org.


Help Needed for Halloween Event  

Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail
Oct. 26-27 (rain or shine)
Volunteer hours: 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Note: There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation at the nature center on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6-7 p.m.

Click here for more information about volunteering for the event. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock, Community Outreach Specialist II via e-mail habrock@reston.org.


Weed Warriors Projects  

Stop the Tree Hazard
Saturday, Oct. 27
10 a.m.-noon
Adults and children ages 10 and up are welcome.
Join RA staff to help removed the English Ivy in the Sanibel Drive natural area. We will meet at the Sanibel Drive cul-de-sac. Click here for more information about this and other environmental volunteer opportunities.

To volunteer, contact Ha Brock, Community Outreach Specialist II via e-mail habrock@reston.org.


Covenants Members Needed   

Reston Association is seeking two volunteers to serve on our Covenants Committee.

The Covenants Committee, appointed by the Reston Association Board of Directors, is responsible for administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication. In doing so, the committee:
  • Considers and decides violations in accordance with adopted procedures that are found by staff or other association members.
  • Develops Use and Maintenance Standards.
  • ­May withdraw the privilege of the use of Reston's common areas from covenants violators.
  • ­Considers requests for temporary exception permits.
The minimum time commitment is a 1-to-3-hour meeting once a month, plus property inspections prior meetings dates.

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Covenants Committee, please forward a brief statement of interest and any pertinent qualifications by Nov. 2, 2012, by e-mailing cate@reston.org or mail to Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191 ATTN: Cate Fulkerson.


Tennis Committee Seeks Members   

The Reston Association Tennis Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on its committee. The goals of the committee are: 
  • To increase participation in organized tennis activities.
  • Enhance all levels of communications and promote tennis through all available channels of communications within Reston.
  • Continue to advocate for indoor tennis.
  • Continue community outreach and fundraising activities for various charitable causes and organizations.

Contact Mary Conaway, Reston Association Tennis Manager, for more information. E-mail: mary@reston.org 


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