RA News
Dec. 6, 2013


It's Not Too Late

To commemorate Reston's 50th birthday in 2014, Reston Association presents the My Community video contest. Send in a short video showing why you love to Live, Work, Play or Get Involved in Reston. The contest ends on Dec. 31.

Holiday Celebration

Carriage Rides at RTC



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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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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
 Gardeners Join Forces

As part of its civic beautification program, the Reston Garden Club joined junior members of Southgate Community Center's Garden Club this week for an after-school gardening event. The junior gardeners, pictured above, helped clear yard debris and planted new bulbs at the center.
RatesAssessment Rates
Reston Association's Board of Directors recently approved the assessment rates and other fees. Here are the rates and installment amounts:

2014 Annual Assessment Rates
1. General Annual Rate
   $634 per/lot/unit
2. Federally or State Subsidized Unit Rate
   $624 per unit
3. Elderly Housing Rate
   $624 per unit
4. Fairfax County Tax Reduction Rate
   $285 per lot/unit

2014 Installment Plan Rates (6 payments)
1. Initial Payment (Includes $25 installment plan fee)
   $134 per lot/unit
2. Remaining 5 Installment Payments
   $105 per lot/unit

Click here for more information.
jobRA Job Openings
Reston Association has the following full-time job openings:
  • Chief Financial Officer (regular)
  • Neighborhood Outreach Specialist (regular)
  • Construction Supervisor (regular) 
  • Member Services Assistant Seasonal (seasonal)

To view or apply for an open position, access your self-service account at https://careers.reston.org/AppSelfService.aspx or click here.

courtsTennis Courts Lighted
tennis ball All of Reston Association's hard-surface tennis courts remain open, but only Shadowood's two front courts and Lake Newport's courts will be lighted (4-9 p.m.) for the winter season. The lights will go back on at RA's other courts beginning Feb. 1. Clay courts are closed until April.
silverlineSilver Line Faces More Delays

metro logo The $5.6 billion Metrorail Silver Line project is facing another delay, according to officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The opening of the line was originally scheduled for late 2013. No exact timetable is currently available for when the commuter train service, which includes a Reston station, will be operational.


Read more about the latest Silver Line delay in The Washington Post. 

lightLight the Lake for a Good Cause
The Lake Thoreau Entertainment Association is inviting residents to participate in the inaugural "Lake Thoreau Festival of Winter Lights," occurring in December and first week of January.  The association would like to have as many houses, townhouse, boats and condos to light up their lake-facing side.

Donations will be given to the following projects and organizations for each condo, house and boat that lights up the night:
  • $10 to making the documentary film,
  • $10 contribution to Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith), a Reston-based non-profit organization.

For donation or volunteer information please contact James Pan at jpamco@yahoo.com.


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
lakeanneHoliday Celebration & Walk

Saturday, Dec. 7

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Reston Museum, Lake Anne Plaza. 


After the Santa Claus visit to Lake Anne, the Reston Museum will host a "Holiday Recollections from Around the World" discussion. There will also be a "Holiday Lights Walk" around the lake, followed by an international sing-along at the museum. Call 703-709-7700 for more information. 

carrageHorse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14, and 21

4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Reston Town Center, Market Street.


Carriage rides are $5 per person. Children under 5 ride free. All proceeds benefit local non-profit groups. Presented by Reston Town Center.
electionElection Information Session
Wednesday, Dec. 11
7 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Anyone interested in becoming a Reston Association Board of Directors candidate should attend this meeting. The following seats will be open in the spring:
  • Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director for a three-year term
  • At-Large Director for a one-year term
  • At-Large Director for a three-year term
  • Apartment Owners Representative for a three-year term
Click here for more information. You may also e-mail electionscommittee@reston.org or call 703-435-6512.
holidayopenhouseHoliday Open House
Sunday, Dec. 15
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 friends 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 special sing-along at 2:30 p.m.

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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

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