RA News
Nov. 14, 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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restontodayWatch Reston Today on YouTube

This month's Reston Today video features members of the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee (PBAC) describing upcoming community bike rides. There is also a segment with Patricia Greenberg, RA's environmental resources supervisor, reminding residents of ways to keep Reston's open space thriving during the fall and winter months. The video concludes with an update on the progress of the dredging operation on Bright Pond and Butler Pond. Click the image above to watch Reston Today.
foodFood Drive Underway
Reston Association is participating in a community-wide Thanksgiving food drive to benefit Cornerstones. The drive runs through Nov. 24. There are various drop-off locations throughout Reston. Click here for more information on how to donate or volunteer.
advisorInformation for RA Members

The 2014 fall edition of The Advisor is now available online. Please click here to read the latest issue.
chipCheeky Chipmunks
Wednesday, Nov. 19
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Nov. 14. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Chipmunks spend their summer preparing for winter. Find out what they like to eat, where they store their food and how long they stay underground during the cold winter months. Make a chipmunk puppet and then go looking to see if our chipmunk friends are still awake.
publichearingPublic Hearing on Two Issues
Thursday, Nov. 20
6 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the following issues:
  • A draft referendum question to be mailed to those RA members who are required to use the Reston Lake Anne air-conditioning system and are authorized to vote on the subject of removing from the Reston Deed, VI.2(b)(15) on air-conditioning units, which prohibits the use of individual air-cooling systems.
  • Proposed 2015 budget updates and 2015 Reston Association Assessment amount. Read more about the assessment issue.

For more information, please call 703-435-6530. Click here to pre-register to speak at the board meeting.   

highHigh Tech in Dulles Corridor
Thursday, Nov. 20
7-9 p.m.
Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.

Join the Reston Historic Trust for a presentation by Dr. Paul Ceruzzi of the Smithsonian Institution, "From Sputnik to the Silver Line: High Technology in the Dulles Corridor."  This presentation will look at the development of the high-tech corridor from Tysons Corner to Dulles International Airport.  Learn how this area became a leader in defense contracting, computer innovation and telecommunications. For more information, call Reston Museum at 703-709-7700, email restonmuseum@gmail.com, and visit www.restonmuseum.org.
ThanksThanksgiving Centerpieces
Friday, Nov. 21
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$20/centerpiece RA members,  $25/centerpiece non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Nov. 18. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Start your holiday season with this festive workshop. Make a beautiful centerpiece with native plant materials and some simple napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table. Enjoy music, mulled cider and seasonal treats as we work. All supplies provided. When making reservations, include the number of people and how many centerpieces you wish to make.
turkeyTurkey Trail
Saturday, Nov. 29
11 a.m.-Noon
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 Nov. 24. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Let's get moving after your big Thanksgiving meal. Sharpen your skills of logic as you follow the clues left from a "wild" turkey to see where they lead you. Discover more about these fascinating birds.
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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

ivyStop the Choking Hazard
Saturday, Nov. 22
10 a.m.-noon
Please park at the cul-de-sac on Sanibel Drive. Walk down the asphalt path turning behind the houses to the left.

Help protect the natural area by Sanibel Drive by removing the English ivy that is battling native plants for a place to grow. We have had immense success in the past and invite you to join us in protecting the woods at Sanibel Drive natural area. Thick ivy can accelerate rot by holding in moisture, which can also attract mosquitoes. There is poison ivy at this site.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer and community outreach coordinator, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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