RA News
Jan. 24, 2014


Founder's Day



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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
bestBest of Reston Winners
The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstones announced the 2014 Best of Reston winners last week. Recipients of the community service awards will be honored at a ceremony on April 10 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston.

Reston Association's Chief Executive Officer, Cate Fulkerson, was one of the award winners. Fulkerson was lauded for her service to several community organizations including the Character Counts! Coalition. She chairs the annual Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce's Ethics Day at South Lakes High School and is involved with various committees at the Reston Community Center.

As stated in a Reston chamber news release, "This year's awards event features three important Reston milestones -- Founder Robert E. Simon's 100th birthday, the 50th anniversary of Reston's founding in 1964 and the Best of Reston 2013-2014 campaign goal of raising $1 million to help Cornerstones double its stock of affordable housing to meet a critical need in the community."

Click here for a full list of award winners and other information about the Best of Reston.

campregCamp Registration Opens Monday
Reston Association members can begin signing up for summer camps on Monday, Jan. 27 at 8:30 a.m. Registration for non-members begins Feb. 3.

Click here to review the camp descriptions and get full registration details.  


You can sign up online at www.reston.org. You must be registered on the RA website and your contact information must be 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: 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. For more information contact campadmin@reston.org or call 703-435-6530.

aquahireAquatics Now Hiring
Reston Association Aquatics is accepting applications for the 2014 season. Visit www.careers.reston.org to apply. Positions include lifeguard, seasonal maintenance and instructors.

Click here to download our Lifeguard Hiring Process document. If you have questions e-mail Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org.
foundersFounder's Day Initiatives
This year's Founder's Day (April 5) will celebrate Reston's 50th anniversary and founder Robert E. Simon's 100th birthday. Various events are planned at Lake Anne and Reston Community Center. Click the links below to read about two initiatives that you can get involved in now.

For more information about Founder's Day, contact the Reston Museum at restonmuseum@gmail.com or call 703-709-7700.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
groundhogGroundhog's Day
Sunday, Feb. 2
2-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 30. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Find out if the groundhog saw his shadow today and what it might mean for the winter days ahead. Test your groundhog knowledge and hear legends of these curious critters. Step into our colored shadow room and discover how to use your shadow to tell time.
colorsCaptivating Colors
Monday, Feb. 3 or Tuesday, Feb. 4
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
For children 18 - 35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 29. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
On a gray winter day, explore the bright colors in nature. Discover the brilliant hues of animals in love, bright flowers attracting insects, and bold colors warning you not to touch. Play a game to find different colors, and take home a colorful craft.
cprCPR Overview Class for Seniors
Wednesday, Feb. 5
1-3 p.m.
Tall Oaks Assisted Living Facility,
12052 North Shore Drive.
$10/RA members; $14/Non-members.

Consider taking advantage of the newly revised training programs and materials now being implemented by the American Red Cross for CPR emergencies. Registration is required. Payment due at event. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.
elderReston Presents... Elder Law
Monday, Feb. 10
7-9 p.m. Free.
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Plaza,
1609 Washington Plaza.

Join Peggy O'Reilly, Certified Elder Law Attorney, as she describes the growing field of Elder Law, including areas such as housing, home care, long term care, decision making, estate planning, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  Look at sample case studies to learn the options available to resolve a variety of issues. This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration requested. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.

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