RA News
Jan. 23, 2015
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


Voting continues through January. Results of the referendum will be announced on Feb. 9.




Visit the Reston Association website for information on property ownership, governance, parks and recreation, and other subjects. The site includes "Shop RA," which allows you to purchase various products and services offered by RA.

RA Publications
Keep up on Reston Association news and initiatives by reading our various publications. Get event and program schedules, and read useful and interesting features about our community.

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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magazineMagazine Now Online

Download the latest issue and see what Reston Association camps, programs and events are planned for this spring and summer.
rngcRNGC Zoning Decision Delayed

The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals delayed a decision about an attempt by owners of the Reston National Golf Course to rezone the property for development. After the five-hour hearing on Wednesday, the BZA is now expected to rule on the issue on April 15.


Reston Association supports keeping the golf course as open space and is in agreement with the county zoning administrator's earlier determination that any change to the property would require revising the Comprehensive Plan.


Read more about the appeals hearing in the Fairfax Times

GoGreenGo Green this Election
It costs over $2 per household to print and mail Reston Association election materials. Would you like to receive your ballot and election information by email this year, saving both paper and postage? If so, please email electronicballot@reston.org with the following information:
  • Name
  • Property address
  • Indicate owner, renter, or absentee owner
  • Preferred email address
Voting in the 2015 Election begins at 5 p.m. on March 2 and runs through March 30.
 CEOJanuary CEO Report
Read about the development of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for Reston Association in this month's CEO Report. Other topics this month include updates on redevelopment, the annual assessment and the recreation services plan.
fundFund Run Registration Now Open
The 12th Annual 5K Fund Run to Benefit Nature House and The Friends of Reston will be held on Saturday, April 11. Registration for the event is now open. Walkers and children are welcome.
paperPaper Making
Friday, Jan. 30
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 5-12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 27. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Since ancient Egyptian times, people have been making paper for both artistic and practical purposes. Discover how to make your own recycled paper and learn how to use it in future craft projects. This is a perfect way to enjoy your day off from school.
animalName the Animal
Sunday, Feb. 1
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. 29. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Can you tell an animal by looking at just its ears, eyes, mouth or tail? Participate in a variety of animal guessing games and visit a special touch table. Learn to read clues left by animals like tracks and scat. If weather permits, walk the trails and identify sounds and other signs of wildlife.
groundhogGroovy Groundhogs
Monday, Feb. 2 or Tuesday, Feb. 3
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 28. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Celebrate Groundhog Day by learning about our largest rodent. Groundhogs have many names, and can do more than dig holes. Learn their other names, how deep they can dig, and what else they do besides dig. Make a groundhog puppet to take home, and enjoy a snack and story.
symphSymphony Orchestra Rehearsal
Thursday, Feb. 5
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
(The concert is from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C.

$28/RA Members

Bus pick-up times and locations:
8:00 a.m. - Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza)
8:15 a.m. - Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane
8:30 a.m. - Lake Anne Plaza parking lot


Click here for registration form.

puzzleRegister for Jigsaw Puzzle Event
Wednesday, Feb. 11
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
$10/RA members; $14/non-members.

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? Join Reston Association as an individual or as a couple for this fun event. Each team will be doing a Reston-themed puzzle. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of Americas favorite past times. Lunch will be provided. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org to register.
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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

worldgameVOLsVolunteer at Police & Fire Games

The 2015 World Police & Fire Games are coming to Reston. Learn how you can help get involved in this event by clicking the image above.

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