RA News
Sept. 26, 2014
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter





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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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healthyRA Third "Healthiest Employer"
Reston Association staff at awards ceremony.
Reston Association placed third on the Washington Business Journal's "Healthiest Employers for 2014" list. Representatives from RA's Human Resources and Member Services teams, along with CEO Cate Fulkerson, received the honor at a luncheon in Washington last week.


RA competed in the same category as other Washington-area companies and organizations with 2-99 employees. The top 50 companies that offer employees a wide-range of health-related information, wellness initiatives and services are recognized annually for their efforts.


This was the fourth consecutive year that RA has received the award from the Business Journal.

ceoREPORTsCEO Report Posted
The September CEO Report is now available online. Click here to read about topics related to the Reston Association community, operations, governance and resource activities and accomplishments over the last month. You can also read past reports by visiting the CEO Reports page on www.reston.org.
gaslineTrees Pruned Along Gas Line

The Colonial Pipeline Company will be pruning trees on its easement for the remainder of the year and possibly into 2015.


The company has informed Reston Association it will be pruning the overgrown trees along the gas pipeline from Lake Newport Road in Reston, moving south to Springfield, Va.


For more information, call Jim Welch at the Colonial Pipeline Company, 609-221-8340.

bestReston 10th Best Place to Live
Reston was named the 10th "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine. The 2014 survey rates small cities based on quality of life, job growth, affordability and other factors. Reston was ranked seventh in the previous Money report. Click here to read more. 
BikeRideBoard-Led Bike Ride
Saturday, Sept. 27
9:45 a.m.
Ride begins and ends in the parking lot near the tennis courts on Brown's Chapel Road. (Lake Newport Tennis Courts)

This one-hour, 6.2-mile bicycle ride - called Tour d' Art - will be led by members of the Reston Association Board of Directors and the Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee. It is open to all residents and will feature stops at 12 public art pieces throughout Reston. Please contact Craig Clark at pbac@reston.org to register or for more information.
halloweenHalloween House &
Trick-or-Treat Trail

Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 at 9 a.m..

Event dates and times are listed below. 


Walker Nature Center (rain or shine),

11450 Glade Drive.


You're invited to the best family friendly Halloween event this side of Transylvania.


Tickets are $10 per person (a service fee per ticket will be applied to online sales.) Tickets may also be purchased at Walker Nature Center's Nature House, but events sell out quickly online. For more information, call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Click the links below for details and online ticket sales. Choose from one of four event times:

energyHome Energy Efficiency

Thursday, Oct. 2

7-8:30 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members

Adults. Reservations required by Sept. 29. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Cold weather is on its way. Learn how to make your home more energry efficient from a representative of LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program). LEAP is a non-profit leader that coordinates energy efficiency improvements of homes through a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston.
homelessWalk to Help the Homeless
Thursday, Oct. 2
12 p.m.
Reston Town Center.

Lunch-hour walk from Mayflowers on The Promenade to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter and back. Funds benefit Cornerstones to provide essential resources and services for homeless individuals and families. First 200 walkers to check in will receive a floral umbrella from Mayflowers. Registration $25/adults (18 years and older), $20/Youth. 571-323-9555.
seedNut Know-How: Seed Identification

Saturday, Oct. 4

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members

Recommended for adults and children, ages 7 and up.

Reservations required by Oct. 1. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Come for a primer on how to identify tree nuts. Get trained on the Growing Native Program and how you can contribute t this worthwhile citizen science project.
libraryReston Library Programs
The Great War: Centennial Lecture Series
Sunday, Oct 5
2 p.m. Free.
Reston Regional Library.
First lecture in a six-part series presented by George Mason University history professor Dr. Charles Butkowsky. Adults and teens.

Meditation for Optimal Well Being
Tuesday, Oct 7
7 p.m. Adults/free.
Presented by Gerry Gorman. Click here to register.
expoHome & Garden Expo
Saturday, Oct. 11
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Join us for the 2014 Reston Home & Garden Expo to learn about products and services available to Reston homeowners. The event is free for residents.

Special Invitation to Businesses: Here is your opportunity to share your products and services with Reston's homeowners. The Reston Home & Garden Expo is designed to give you time with potential clients to talk with them about what is important to them - their home. With affordable pricing and a new convenient location, we hope you will join us for this RA event.

Click on the following links for: For more information, contact Lisa Delgado at ldelgado@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 fall Volunteer Programs flier.  

neighborwoodsNeighborWoods Month
Planting for Habitat Restoration
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
10 a.m.-noon
Old Trail Natural Area. All ages welcome.

During NeighborWoods Month, help restore the Old Trail Drive Natural Area by planting native trees and shrubs. Meet at the asphalt path between 2337 and 2339 Old Trail Drive.

To volunteer or for more information contact Ha Brock, 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.
fallCleanupVolunteer for Fall Cleanup
Saturday, Oct. 18 
10 a.m.-noon 


Potential sites located near the Hunters Woods Village Center, Southgate Community Center, Cedar Ridge Apartments and in the woods near Great Owl Circle.

All ages are welcome.


Tons of trash end up in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay every year from our watersheds. Litter is harmful and an eyesore in our neighborhoods and open spaces. Let's do our part to clean it up. Click here for more information on how to volunteer. 

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