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Dec. 7, 2012
   Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


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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.

Video: Testing I-495 Express Lanes.

Video: Travel for free with three or more in car. 

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.

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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
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Boards Sets Assessment Rate      

The Reston Association Board of Directors voted to set the base 2013 Annual Assessment rate at $590 during its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29. Other rates, fees and due dates are available for downloading. The assessment rate in 2012 is $565.

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Reston Today on YouTube       

This month's topics include a look inside the new Metro station garage in Reston as well as information about two surveys that will provide Reston Association with information to better serve its members.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities

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Saturday, Dec. 8
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.
Lake Anne Plaza, Reston

Activities include holiday arts & crafts, a petting zoo and cookie decorating. Santa Claus arrives at noon. Go to www.lakeanneplaza.com for more information. 


Holiday Open House    

Sunday, Dec. 9
1-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
For more information, call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Bring your family or friend to an afternoon of festive fun at Nature House. Listen to live music, make an ornament from natural materials and enjoy free refreshments. Pick up holiday gifts or snap a photo with one of the nature center mascots. There will be a sing-along at 2:30 p.m. 


Animal Homes     

Tuesday, Dec. 11
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.
Ages 3-5 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Dec. 8. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Examine animal homes close up, make a bird nest craft, and go on a short hike to search for where animals live. 

Want to Serve on the RA Board?
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Wednesday, Dec. 12.
7 p.m.
Reston Association
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Reston Association will hold an informational meeting for anyone interested in running for the Board of Directors. There will be three seats open in 2013. For Lake Anne/Tall Oaks and North Point seats, you must be a resident of the respective district. Call 703-435-6512 or e-mail ElectionsCommittee@reston.org for more information.

Important Election Dates 
  • Dec. 12, 2012  Election information session.
  • Feb. 1, 2013    Deadline for filing candidacy.
  • Feb. 7, 2013   Orientation session for candidates.     

Candle Making      

Friday, Dec. 14
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$6/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 5-12 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Dec. 11. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Learn how candles are made, dip a pair of candles and decorate a pillar candle with natural materials. Keep candles for yourself or give them as gifts. There will be colonial music and refreshments while. Supplies provided.  


RCC's CenterStage Performances

Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Click here for ticket information.  


These performances are part of the 2012-2013 Professional Touring Artist schedule.

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.   

Join an Advisory Committee

Advisory committees are comprised of Reston Association members who provide advice on association matters and perform duties requested by the Board of Directors.

The board currently has eight committees:
Interested RA members are invited and encouraged to attend advisory committee meetings before submitting an application. All committee meeting times are posted on our website. If you are interested in volunteering or would like  information on each of the committees, please click here.

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