RA News
Aug. 14, 2015
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter




Reston Station
The Silver Line provides rail 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.


On the Rise
New projects and construction continue around Reston. Keep up with all the latest news by visiting the Development & Future of Reston section of RA's website.


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worldgamesVideo: New 55+ Bike Rides

In this week's edition of the Reston Today, learn about bicycle rides for 55+ residents. Find out how you can get involved in the biking community while enjoying a healthy hobby. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
boardRedevelopment Action

The Reston Association Board of Directors approved two redevelopment-related motions at a special meeting last week.


Board President, Ellen Graves, was authorized to send a letter to Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Catherine Hudgins, and Planning Commissioner, Frank de la Fe, requesting changes in the redevelopment plan for Tall Oaks Village Center. The RA board wants the developer, the Jefferson Apartment Group, to meet specific standards for public plazas and meeting areas.


The board also approved a motion to allow RA counsel to inform Fairfax County/INOVA that a parcel of land located in the area known as Reston Town Center North is RA-covenanted property. As the county is moving forward with plans to redevelop the area, the RA board wants to make it clear that any future development on land north of Reston Town Center is subject to RA Design Review Board standards and that new residents will be members of the association.


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totallyTotally Trucks Draws Huge Crowd

Approximately 1,100 kids and adults attended Reston Association's 16th Annual Totally Trucks event at RA's Central Services Facility on Sunset Hills Road last Friday. This always-popular summer event, held by RA's Parks & Recreation and Central Services teams, provided attendees with the opportunity to see and experience the heavy equipment and vehicles RA uses to maintain pathways and other common areas.

More than a dozen pieces of equipment were on display including a dump truck, Bombardier sidewalk snowplows, tree maintenance machinery, lawn mowing tractors and a backhoe. In addition, with the support of Fairfax County Fire & Rescue (FCFR), Fairfax County Police and the United States Postal Service, kids also got to climb aboard a FCFR ladder truck, sit in a police car and mail delivery truck. Horizon Contracting Company provided a water truck to spray anyone seeking relief from the hot summer day.
streamStream Slosh
Saturday, Aug. 22
10:30 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 Aug. 19. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Dip into a cool stream to escape the heat of summer. Use a net to search for fish and frogs, and take a peek under rocks to look for insects. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We'll provide the nets and buckets.
kidsKids Outdoors
Wednesday, Aug. 26
9 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members
Ages 7-10 years.
Reservations required by Aug. 21. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Parents, drop off your child for a morning jam-packed with outdoor fun. Kids will discover the world of invertebrates. They will search for aquatic invertebrates in a stream, explore the life cycle of insects through a geocache trail and finish with a campfire.
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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.  

relayReston Relay Triathlon
Sunday, Aug.16
7-11 a.m.
Lake Newport Pool at intersection of Lake Newport Road and Reston Parkway.

Volunteers who work this event will receive a T-shirt and a free breakfast.

The Reston Relay Triathlon (RRT) is a team-based Triathlon race and operates under the Reston Relay Triathlon Board. The purpose of the race is to introduce athletes to the sport of triathlon, without the daunting task of having to be proficient in each of the three disciplines. It is also to encourage families, friends and co-workers to participate in an event that promotes a healthy lifestyle and camaraderie.

The Reston Relay Tri is a non-profit activity presented by the YMCA Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association.  Proceeds will provide scholarships to support kids programs offered by The Y and by the Reston Association, including summer camps and classes.

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Volunteers are needed for many different areas.  To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/1gjS9Kh.