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May 24, 2013


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Lions Club Honored

Reston Art on Display

Habitat Heroes Projects



summer programs

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

boat rentals

Cruise Lake Anne
See our website for rental fees and other information.

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.

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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.

NOTICE: In observance of Memorial Day, Reston Association offices and the Nature House will be closed on Monday, May 27.

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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
New Head of Communications
Kirsten Carr

Reston Association has hired a communications director. Kirsten Carr will join RA on June 20.


Carr is currently the Community & Government Affairs Director for the California Apartment Association (CAA) in San Jose, Calif. Her responsibilities include maintaining community relationships, coordinating and planning Northern California's education expo, and communicating with businesses and community leaders.


Carr has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Family & Child Development from Virginia Tech. Click here to read the RA news release and Carr's full bio. 


RA Pool Openings    

All Reston Association pools are scheduled to be open on Saturday, May 25, with weekend hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

Pool passes are required. Receipts will not be accepted for pool entry. Click here for a list of all RA pools and a link to the full pool schedule.

Note: Lake Audobon Pool opens at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 due to the Reston Masters Lake Swim held earlier in the day.

Branching Out Available Online
The summer edition of Branching Out takes a look at the looming cicada invasion. Click here to read about this and other news from the Walker Nature Center.


Kastles Name Ambassador 

Reston Association's Tennis Manager, Mary Conaway, was named "Ambassador of the Week" by the Washington Kastles professional tennis team.


"Tennis is a great connector of people," said Conaway. "Everyone can play tennis and feel the same excitement and passion - whether they are on the pro tour or the local recreational league."  


Kastles Ambassadors are tennis coaches and leaders who sell match tickets for rewards such as cash, autographs and playing time with the team. Click here to read more about the program.  


Camps Nearly Full  

The following RA camps have space available:
  • Walker's Rangers (6-8 years old), Sessions 2A&B, 4A&B
  • Sportsters (6-8 years old), All Sessions
  • Day Camp (7-11 years old), Session 1
  • Skate Camp (6-13 years old), Sessions 2B&5
  • Teen Camp, All Sessions
Go to www.reston.org to login and register. You can also register in person at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. For more information contact camp@reston.org or call 703 435-6551.

If a camp is full, please add your camper to any waiting lists you are interested in so that we can call you if there is an opening. We will notify you when a space becomes available.


Lions Club Honored

The Reston Lions Club was recognized by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for organizing the local Peace Poster Contest, which was won by eighth-grader Lily Dunlop. Click here to see a photo of the award presentation or go to the Lions Club website for more information about the contest.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities

Tour the Solar System      

Thursday, May 30
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$4/child RA members, $6/child Non-members.
Ages 5-12 years  (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by May 28. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Compare weather conditions, size, and the length of years and days of all the planets in the solar system (even Pluto). Click here for more information.


Environmental Film

Dirty Business      

Friday, May 31
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Adults. Free ($5 suggested donation)
Reservations required by May 28. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Featuring stories from China to West Virginia, the film reveals the social and environmental costs of coal power and explores the realities of "clean coal" technology. It highlights the work of energy innovators and the renewable alternatives they offer in an age of climate change. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston.


Board Member Education Series

HOA Document Maintenance 

Saturday, June 1
8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Fee: $20
Reston Association Conference Center.

This is the third part of the Community Association Institute (CAI) Board Member Education Series led by Kenneth Ingram, partner - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLC. Topics that will be covered in this class include:
  • Importance of evaluating the association documents.
  • Pros and cons and process of amending the association documents.
  • Alternatives to amending documents.
  • The importance and practical issues related to Robert's Rules of Order.
The class is open to cluster, condo, SFD Board Members apartment representatives and management companies. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Arlene Whittick, 703-435-6503 or Arlene@reston.org.


Home Food Preservation 

Thursday, June 6
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $8/person Non-members
Reservations required by June 3. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

This introductory class will explore various methods of food preservation. Learn the science behind food preservation, safety precautions, kitchen and material preparation, as well as food and recipe selection. Instructor: Diane Blust. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.


Local Artists' Work Displayed 

Mondays-Fridays through August
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
1763 Fountain Drive.

Work from League of Reston Artists painters is currently being exhibited at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Approximately 30 works, in a variety of styles, are on display. Visit the LRA website at www.leagueofrestonartists.org for more information on this and future exhibits.


Yankees vs. Orioles Trip  

Sunday, June 30

11 a.m.-6p.m.

Register now for an RA chartered-bus trip to the Oriole Park at Camden Yards to see the Baltimore Orioles play the New York Yankees. Registration form can be found at www.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.

GET INVOLVED: Volunteerism at RA
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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

Habitat Heroes Project
(Formerly Weed Warriors)

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston's beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast growing, invasive plants escape from people's yards and seriously threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Please spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our forests every fourth Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston's forests to their natural state.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against poison ivy, thorny plants and biting insects. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Garlic Mustard Everywhere!
Help restore Reston's natural areas by pulling Garlic Mustard. Garlic Mustard is a non-native, invasive plant that spreads by seed. Each plant can produce hundreds of seeds, spreading quickly into the natural areas and altering the soil chemistry. We will meet at the sign for Lake Anne Elementary School. You can park along North Shore Drive and we will follow the path behind the school. Look for the RA truck on the pathway if you miss us at the parking lot. There is poison ivy at this site. Please dress appropriately.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer and community outreach coordinator at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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