RA News
Aug. 1, 2014


Photo Exhibition

Fall Programs Flier


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Board of Directors

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 new Silver Line will provide transportation from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. The first phase of the Silver Line opened on July 26, 2014. Click here for more information on the Silver Line and the Wiehle-Reston East station.

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silverSilver Line Service Begins
The Metro Silver Line began service last weekend. The Wiehle-Reston East Station was the site of the grand opening ceremony. Click here to see photos from the opening day of the new Metro line.

How to Get There
The Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station is 
located along the Dulles Toll Road (route 267) and is near the intersection of Wiehle Avenue and Sunset Hills Road. The station has a parking garage, a bicycle room and can be accessed by various commuter buses, including the Fairfax Connector line.

Biking to Metro? 
Click here for advice from Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling on the best ways to bicycle to all of the Silver Line stations. Also check out what route tips Reston Association's Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee is offering by clicking here.
hireRA Hires Two Senior Managers

Reston Association has announced the hiring of two directors for its senior leadership team. Anna Varone was named Director of Covenants Administration, and Melissa Kelley will fill the position of Director of Human Resources & Administrative Services.


Varone's most recent job was Manager of Administrative Services at FirstService Residential in Fairfax, Va. She also has worked in sales and customer relations.


Kelley comes to RA from the Reston company, ValueOptions, Inc., where she held the position of Director/Human Resources Business Partnership. Prior to that, she worked in talent acquisition and as a manager at the Reston firm.   


Varone and Kelley will officially begin work at RA on Aug. 18. Click here to read more. 

ponyFeedback Sought on Pony Barn

Reston Association is considering ideas to re-purpose or enhance the Pony Barn recreation area. Click here to offer your comments and suggestions.  

workshopCommunity Association Workshop
Monday, Aug. 4
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

To keep members of cluster and condo board of directors apprised of laws and regulations that affect community associations in Virginia, Reston Association is hosting a Legislative Update Workshop, presented by Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn PC. RSVP to: vern@reston.org.
ecoEcofriendly Cleaning
Thursday, Aug. 7
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person Non-members
Reservations required by Aug. 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Learn why it is a good idea to reduce the use of harsh, sometimes toxic cleansers in the home, and how to make safe and environmentally-friendly cleansers in a quick, easy and economical way. Participants are encouraged to purchase Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan and bring it to the program. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston.
chamberPhoto Exhibit at the Chamber
Aug. 7-Oct. 31
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Greater Reston Chambers of Commerce,
1763 Fountain Drive.

The League of Reston Artists invites the public to enjoy a display of members' photography at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. The exhibition will be available from Aug. 7 through Oct. 31. The exhibit is free open to the public Monday through Friday. Visit the LRA website at www.leagueofrestonartists.org for more information on this and other events.
trucksTotally Trucks
Friday, Aug. 8
9:30 a.m.-noon
Reston Association's Central Services Facility,
12250 Sunset Hills Road.

Bring the kids and check out all of Reston Association's big trucks. In addition, there may be a police and fire truck on display. Children will receive a truck coloring book and a "Totally Trucks" construction helmet. Parking is limited so plan to carpool if possible. Overflow parking is next door at Carabbas and the YMCA. The event wll be held rain or shine. No registration is required and all ages are invited.
kneedeepKnee Deep in a Creek
Thursday, Aug. 14
1:30-2:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 11. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Wade in the cool waters of The Glade stream looking for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other aquatic creatures. Be ready for a fun hike and a wet time. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.
spidersSpiders, Spiders Everywhere
Sunday, Aug. 17
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 Aug. 14. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Spiders are predators that feed on many different types of animals. Find out what spiders will eat fish, how many eyes they have, where their webs come from, and which spiders you shouldn't touch. Go on a short hike to learn how many different spiders you can find right here in Reston.
ShearTrip to Shear Madness
Sunday, Aug. 24
1-6 p.m.
Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Join Reston Association for a chartered-bus trip to the Kennedy Center to see Shear Madness, the comedy whodunit that lets the audience solve the crime. The show combines up-to-the-minute improvisational humor and a mixture of audience sleuthing to deliver a unique performance each night.
Bus pick-up times & locations:
1:00 p.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center
1:15 p.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane
1:30 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot
Fee (adults 55 and older):
$42 RA members
$49 Non-members
Click here for more information or call 703-435-6577 or email Ashleigh@reston.org.
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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 donates 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.

Click here to see our fall Volunteer Programs flier.

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