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Dec. 21, 2012
   Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


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The Annual Assessment is due Jan. 1, 2013. To avoid late fees, please make payments by March 1, 2013.

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2013 Election

The RA election season has begun. Visit our Board of Directors' election page to keep up with important information about the candidates, meetings and voting methods.

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.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: Reston Association offices, including Nature House and the Central Services Facility, will be closed on Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1.

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IN THE NEWS:  Updates and Announcements
Annual Assessment Explainer
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The Understanding Your 2013 Annual Assessment brochure has been mailed to residents and is available online. Click here to download the brochure.

You can pay your annual assessment on the Reston Association website. The 2013 assessment of $590 is due on Jan. 1. An installment plan is available. Click here for more information. 

New Reston Maps Available
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Reston Association recently updated its map of the area. The maps are available at RA headquarters (Member Services), the Central Services Facility and the Nature House.

The Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR) partnered with RA in helping produce the enhanced map, which now includes locations of public art displays as well as schools, RA trails, shopping centers and much more.

Click on the image above to download the map. 

Call Member Services at 703-435-6530 for more information about obtaining the Reston map.


Aquatics Now Hiring        

Reston Association Aquatics is taking employment applications for the 2013 season. Positions include lifeguard, seasonal maintenance workers and instructors.

Click here to apply or contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org for more information. 

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities

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. 


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.   


Museum Seeks Transcribers  

Storycatcher Productions, along with the Reston Museum, is seeking volunteers to transcribe video interviews for a documentary film on the 50 years of history of Reston.

Transcribers will receive a "thank you" credit in the film. You can learn about the history of this unique planned community as you transcribe the interviews from your home.

If interested, please contact Suzi Jones via e-mail at JSJLJONES@aol.com. You will be sent a description of the film project along with transcriber instructions and an example of a transcription.


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

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