RA News
Feb. 6, 2015
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter





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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 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 Video

This month's Reston Today video features a segment on the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals hearing about the Reston National Golf Course. RA CEO, Cate Fulkerson, as well as many community members, appeared before the zoning board, speaking in support of preserving the golf course and open space. The hearing took place on Jan. 21. A decision from the appeals board has been delayed until April 15. Click here for more information on the golf course issue.

This month's video also includes time-saving tips on how to pay your annual assessment. Click the image above to watch the video. Select the settings icon on the bottom right of the YouTube video window to watch in HD.
specialmeetSpecial Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 9
6 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold a special meeting. Topics will include:
  • The announcement of results of the Air-conditioning Unit Covenant Referendum.
  • Consideration of the draft Tetra Property Purchase Referendum question/fact sheet and related draft letter of intent to purchase the property.
  • An update from RA Land Use Counsel on Reston Master Plan - Phase 2 Comprehensive Plan Amendments.
HomeMaintainHome Maintenance Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 12 (snow date: Feb. 19)
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Show your house some love this February by attending a home maintenance workshop.  A bit of TLC can go a long way in preventing large-scale projects and restorations. Erik Major of HB Services will go over tips and to-do lists to help keep your home in tip-top shape. Please RSVP by Feb. 10 to member_services@reston.org.
Thursday, Feb. 12
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members
Adults. Reservations required by Feb. 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Hear a presentation by Trish Strat, a Fairfax Master Naturalist, who will share her photographs and knowledge of local Bald Eagles that she acquired from following a pair of eagles and their two eaglets.
parentsParents' Night Out
Friday, Feb. 13
7-9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members
Ages 5-12.
Reservations required by Feb. 10. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Parents, get a headstart on your Valentine's Day celebration while your children have a fun-filled night at the nature center. Kids will play nature games and go on a night hike (weather permitting). They'll have a red-themed snack and will finish the night watching classic cartoons, starring our favorite animal characters. Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m.
wormWorm Composting
Sunday, Feb. 22
2-3:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$30/Bin RA or RCC members, $35/Bin non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by Feb. 19. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Ever thought about composting but just don't have the space? Worm composting is a natural method of recycling food waste that is simple and odor free. See an established bin and make one to take home. Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into rich organic soil and compost tea. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
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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.