RA News
Feb. 28, 2014


DRB Seeks Members

Re-engerzie Reston

Silver Line Delays

Bike to Work Day

Music Contest Winner

Great Decisions Series



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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

Assessment Notice
Reston Association Member Services will be open on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon for anyone who wants to pay their annual assessment in person. The assessment was due Jan. 1, 2014. To avoid late fees, please make payments by March 1. Click here for more information about the annual assessment.

restonwebReston Anniversary News Online
Follow the news of Reston's 50th anniversary all year long on the Reston Celebrates website. Read about Reston's founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr., who is celebrating his 100th birthday in 2014. Supporters of the website include Reston Association and Reston Town Center, among other local organizations.
branchingSpring Issue of Branching Out
The latest edition of Branching Out features an article about how Wood Frogs survive the winter. Check out the spring edition of the Walker Nature Center's quarterly publication and learn about Reston's natural environment and various programs and events at the Nature House.
guitarCustom-Made Guitar Raffle
Win a one-of-a-kind guitar handcrafted by local luthier, Paul Priestley, made from Reston wood. Retail value approximately $1,300 to $1,800. Drawing will be held on Saturday, April 5 at the Founder's Day celebration at Lake Anne Plaza. You do not need to be present to win. Sponsored by Friends of Reston to benefit the Walker Nature Center.
Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Buy tickets online at www.restonguitar.eventbrite.com.
reenergizeJoin the Re-energize Challenge
Sign up for a "Home Energy Check-up" by March 7 and you'll be eligible to win a new thermostat. In honor of Reston founder Robert E. Simon's 100th birthday, LEAP is giving a Nest thermostat, a value of $249, to one of the first 100 residents to join the check-up challenge. The Nest thermostat is a great way to increase the comfort and performance of your home. A LEAP energy coach can tell you more ways during your one-hour check-up. Sign up at www.reenergizereston.com/.
delaySilver Line Faces More Delays
metro logo The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority issued a statement this week regarding the status of construction on Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (the Sliver Line). The statement indicates that there will be further delays in the opening of the Silver Line. Here's an excerpt:

"The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority have concluded a review of the Silver Line Phase 1 Substantial Completion Submission from Dulles Transit Partners, and determined the contractor has not yet met the contract requirements for substantial completion."

Click here to read the full statement from the MWAA.
bikeBike-to-Work Registration
Registration begins Saturday, March 1 for the Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association's "Bike to Work Day." The annual event, which promotes bicycling as a clean and healthy way to get to work, will be held on May 16. There will be about 75 pit stops throughout the region where participants will receive refreshments, a free T-shirt and be entered into a raffle for a bicycle. Reston Association is an advocate for bicycling safety and events.
musicMusic Contest Winner
Sarah Quan, 17, from South Lakes High School received 1st place in the Instrumental Category at the 32nd Annual James A Bland Music Competition held at the Reston Community Center earlier this month. Her violin selection was Violin Concerto in D Major, Allegro by Johannes Brahms accompanied by Alice Quan.  Her teacher was  Ronda Cole. The contest is supported by the Reston Lions Club.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
israelIsrael and the United States
Friday, Feb. 28
2-4 p.m.
Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive.

The topic of the next "Great Decisions" series is Israel and the United States. Call the library for more information: 703-689-2700.
gameNature Game Night

Friday, March 7

7-8:30 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$6/person RA members, $8/person Non-members.

All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Reservations required by March 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Bring the whole family for a game night with a nature spin. Play Forest Bingo, Nature Pictionary and Animal Charades. Make your own mancala game. Have popcorn and homemade snack mix while enjoying an evening full of fun and games.


GET INVOLVED: Volunteerism at RA
drbDRB Seeks Members

Reston Association is seeking volunteers to serve on the Design Review Board (DRB). Three positions, including two design professionals (architect, land planner, or landscape architect) and one lay member, are needed to serve three-year terms. The DRB interprets, administers, and renders decisions involving the design covenants.


Anyone interested in applying for the DRB should forward a brief resume and statement of interest

by May 2 at 5 p.m. Submissions can be made by email to sfaubert@reston.org or by mail to Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191 ATTN: Sabrina Faubert. Board members must be property owners in Reston Association. 



Click here for more information about the Design Review Board.

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