RA News
Jan. 10, 2014


Affordable Health Care

MLK, Jr. Celebration



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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
deadlineDeadline for Candidates Nears
Anyone wishing to run for a seat on the Reston Association Board of Directors must submit the required forms by Jan. 31. The election is open to property owners and renters within Reston Association.

The following seats will be open:
  • 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 on the 2014 election. 

PresPresident's Perspective

By Ken Knueven

Board President

ken knueven13 Living on Lake Anne is all it is advertised to be. It is beautiful, serene and a reminder of what has made Reston special for 50 years. And, as I sit on my deck and admire the snow covered banks, I am thankful that sense of peace and tranquility lasts throughout the seasons. Of course, as close as Lake Anne is to my version of Utopia, I do understand it comes with a few challenges. And yes, RELAC is one of those challenges.


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mycomm"My Community" on Facebook
my community logo The "My Community" video contest entries can be accessed for viewing from the Reston Association Facebook page. Click here to watch (and "like") the videos.

The contest is being held to commemorate Reston's 50th birthday in 2014. The videos show why residents love to Live, Work, Play or Get Involved in Reston.

The contest also complements The Reston Story, a documentary produced by Storycatcher Productions with support from the Reston community.

The deadline for entries was Dec. 31. E-mail CAC@reston.org for more information.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
libraryAffordable Care Act
Thursday, Jan. 16
7 p.m. Free.
Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive.

A representative from Northern Virginia Family Services will explain how the Affordable Care Act works in Virginia, how to enroll and what financial assistance is available. Please register online or by calling 703-689-2700.
filmEnvironmental Film: Chasing Ice
Friday, Jan. 17
7 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free. Donations gladly accepted.
Winner of the 2012 Sundance Award for Excellence in Cinematography, Chasing Ice is the story of James Balog's mission to change the tide of history by gathering evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. We will have a short discussion after the screening. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston and Friends of Reston.
Watch the trailer at http://www.chasingice.com/
Reservations requested. Call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. Walk-ins also welcome.
mlkMLK, Jr. Celebration
Jan. 18-20
Various times and locations throughout Reston.

A variety of service projects, music and other commemorative activities will be held during a three-day celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Click here for a schedule of events in Reston.
creaturesCreatures of the Chesapeake Bay
Sunday, Jan. 26
1:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-4 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$8/person RA members, $12/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 22. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join a marine biologist from Under the Sea to meet and touch live creatures found in the Chesapeake Bay such as a horseshoe crab, a flounder and an American eel. Learn about bay ecology and how the way we treat water at home affects the water quality and wildlife in the bay. Under the Sea specializes in lively, entertaining programs and has presented at the Smithsonian Discovery Theater and the National Theater.
camp2014 RA Camp Registration

Reston Association members: 

Monday, Jan. 27. 

Non-members: Monday, Feb. 3. 

Both begin at 8:30 a.m.


Sign up your child or children for Reston Association Summer Camps, beginning Jan. 27 for members and Feb. 3 for non-members.


Click here for camp descriptions and registration information.  


Once registration opens, you can sign up online at www.reston.org. Following these tips can ensure a successful registration:

  • Make sure you are registered on our website.
  • Check that your profile information includes your current contact information.
  • Verify that your camper's information is correct. 

A deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Transportation or extended care options must be paid in full. 


You can also register in person at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. For more information contact camp@reston.org or call 703-435-6551.

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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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