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Aug. 16, 2013


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Habitat Heroes

DRB Members Sought



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Enter the video contest and compete for cash prizes.

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.

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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.

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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.
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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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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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
docThe Reston Story: A Documentary
reston story artwork A documentary film, The Reston Story, is being produced and will be shown at the 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 5. The film will follow the development of Reston and will be told through the words of residents, designers and various experts. The Reston Historic Trust is taking donations to help pay for the film. Storycatcher Productions is making the documentary.

In conjunction with this documentary film, Reston Association is promoting the My Community video contest, which is open to anyone who lives or works in Reston. The grand prize for the best short video is $1,000. Click here for more information.

Reston Kids' Triathlon Results
Times and rankings from the Aug. 11 race.

healthyRA Named a Healthiest Employer
For the third consecutive year, Reston Association has been named one of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers for 2013.

The Washington Business Journal, along with sponsors UnitedHealthcare and USI Insurance, have sponsored the contest the last three years. Companies and organizations that offer employees a wide-range of health-related information, wellness initiatives and services are recognized for their efforts.

Fifty companies are included on this year's list of healthiest employers. Actual rankings of the top 50 will be announced at the Healthiest Employers' event on Sept. 19 in Arlington, Va..
chipChipotle to Donate Proceeds
burrito The Reston Town Center Chipotle will donate 50% of its Aug. 19 proceeds to Reston Association's Camp Scholarship Fund. Click here for more information.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
easternTrip to Eastern Market in D.C.

Saturday, Aug. 17

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bus pick-up locations: Ledo Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place, Lake Anne Plaza parking lot.

$23/RA members, $27/non-members.

Ages: 55 years and older.


eastern market Join RA for a shopping experience at the Eastern Market, Washington D.C.'s oldest continually operated fresh food public market located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. Shop the indoor market for meats, poultry, seafood, produce, pasta and more. Then head outside and check out  everything from farm-fresh produce to handmade jewelry. Enjoy lunch at the market or at one of the many surrounding restaurants. Registration form can be found on our website. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.


kidsKids Outdoors

Wednesday, Aug. 21

9 a.m.-Noon

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members.

Ages 7-10 years.

Reservations required by Aug. 16. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Parents: Drop off your child at this morning jam-packed with outdoor fun. We will pick up where camp ended with exciting outdoor activities.


Kids: Go on a wild safari. Discover which creatures live under logs in the forest. Play a game of camouflage critters. Search for tadpoles, minnows and insects in a cool stream. Finish with a campfire and a traditional campfire treat.

Join us for

cricketCricket Crawl
Friday, Aug. 23
8-10 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free. Ages 8 and older.
Reservations required by Aug. 20. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Participate in a regional citizen science project to better understand cricket populations in the Northern Virginia/D.C./Baltimore area. Get a crash course in cricket and katydid calls and go outside and listen for the target species. Finish by carpooling to other sites in Reston. Sponsored by Audubon Naturalist Society, Discover Life and Natural History Society of Maryland.

birdwalkFamily Bird Walk
Saturday, Aug. 24
8-10 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free. For ages 10 and older.
No reservations required. For more information, call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Help budding naturalists identify and learn about local birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. Leader: Audubon Society's Bill Brown.
yardsaleCommunity Yard Sale
Saturday, Sept. 7 (rain date, Sept. 8)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items. Note: Vendor space is sold out.

Click here for more information. 

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.
drbDRB Seeks Two Members
Reston Association is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Design Review Board (DRB). Design professionals (architect, land planner or landscape architect) are needed to serve to complete the remaining portions of three-year terms, ending March 2015. All applicants must own property in Reston to be eligible for appointment. Click here for more information.

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