RA News


Dec. 14, 2012
   Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


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Performances at RCC
Day of Service

Join an Advisory Panel



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.

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT:  The 2013 Annual Assessment is $590.  Notices are being mailed to Reston Association members this week.
Click here for more information.

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IN THE NEWS:  Updates and Announcements
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Winter Preparedness Information      

The Fairfax County website has a winter preparedness page that includes information about road conditions, snow removal and a link to the county's emergency blog, where urgent updates will be provided during storms. Click here to view and then bookmark the winter preparedness page for the upcoming season. 

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Save the Dates for Election       

The Reston Association Board of Directors election season has begun. Three seats are open this year and the results of the race will be announced in April.

Key dates in the 2013 election:
Feb. 1 - Deadline for filing candidacy.
Feb. 7 - Orientation for candidates.
March 4 - Voting opens at 5 p.m. Paper ballots will be mailed and online voting will be available.

Click here for more information on the board election. 

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New Metrorail Photos Online        

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority released photographs of the Metro Silver Line project. The construction photos were taken earlier in the fall and show sections of the project between Reston and Tysons Corner. Wiehle-Reston East is the last station in Phase 1 of the project. Phase 2 will extend the rail from Reston to just beyond Dulles Airport in Loudoun County. Click here to read about the Metrorail project on the RA website. 

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities

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.


Winter Bird Count        

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
7 a.m.-Noon. Free.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Participants younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sign up by Jan. 2. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Meet bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun on our annual half-day bird count throughout Reston's natural areas. Enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count. 


Who Goes There?        

Tuesday, Jan. 8
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members, $8/child Non-members.
18-35 months (children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 4. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Tracks let us know when animals are nearby, even if we can't see them. Make a track craft, listen to a story and take a short hike in search of tracks along the trail. 


Choices for Sustainable Living        

Wednesdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 20
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$30/person for RA or RCC members, $40/person for non-members.
Reservations required by Dec. 19. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Join this seven-session facilitated discussion course, exploring the meaning of sustainable living and the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact on Earth. Participants receive a book of readings that form the basis of each discussion. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center in support of Sustainable Reston. 


Trip to Dinner Theatre       

Wednesday, Jan. 16
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$62 RA members; $68 non-members.
Senior Adults, 55 years and older.
Registration required.

Join us for a chartered-bus trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre (for lunch) in Columbia, Md., to see Hot Nostalgia, the musical. Click here or call 703-435-6577 for more information. You may also e-mail Ashleigh@reston.org

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.   


MLK Jr. Day of Service 

Saturday, Jan. 19 

9 a.m.-Noon
Southgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road.
All ages are welcome. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.

Join us for the MLK Day of Service. Reston Association is partnering with several organizations, including Reston and Southgate Community Centers, Reston Interfaith and the Closet Inc., to conduct several service projects.

Click here for a full description of the event.

To volunteer contact Ha Brock, RA's community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org

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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