RA News
Aug. 5, 2016
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 the Reston Association website.


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Dog Park, RTCN and More
The Reston Association Board of Directors heard discussions on a variety of topics and passed several motions at its monthly meeting last week. Among the actions taken, the board voted to send recommendations from the association's Dog Park Working Group to the Fairfax County Park Authority in order to try to facilitate solutions to complaints from some members about the park. (Click the image above to watch the meeting video)

The board also heard presentations and/or passed motions on the following: 
  • The Reston Town Center North redevelopment project.
  • A progress report on the formation of a Code of Ethics for RA
  • Changes to the Strategic Capital Projects Plan for 2017-2020

Click here to read more about the meeting. 

videoVideo: Tennis Lessons

Reston is a great place to learn or improve upon your tennis skills. See what lessons are available by clicking the image above and watching this week's Reston Today video on YouTube. 
lakesurveyLake Sediment Survey
Reston Association's contractors, Lake Services, will be at Lake Newport Saturday, Aug. 6 to perform a pre-dredging sediment survey. Workers will access the lake near The Lake House and use sonar-based technology on a gas-powered boat to map the amount of sediment in the coves. This information will help RA budget for the dredging project expected to begin in early 2017.
Association members may email their questions to Nicki Bellezza or Paul Priestley.
nightoutNational Night Out in Reston
Reston Association participated in the National Night Out kickoff event at Hunters Woods Village Center earlier this week. RA's camp staff staged activities and games for children. National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes partnerships between police and residents with the goal of making communities safer. Pictured above with a Fairfax County police officer are Director of Communications for Reston Community Center, Bebe Nguyen, and RA Board President, Ellen Graves (right). Click here to view more photos on the RA Facebook page.
creekCritters in the Creek
Monday, Aug. 8 or Tuesday, Aug. 9
10-11 a.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
There is nothing better than getting knee deep in a creek on a hot summer day. Enjoy wading in The Glade stream looking for tadpoles, fish, frogs and other aquatic creatures. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.
fundFundraiser for RA Camps
Thursday, Aug. 11
1472 North Point Village Center
4-9:30 p.m.

Sweet Frog will donate 20 percent of sales from frozen yogurt to the RA Camp Scholarship Fund through this Friends of Reston fundraiser. Click here to download and print out the flyer to present at the time of purchase. 
piePie Party at the Nature House
Thursday, Aug. 11
4:30-6 p.m.
Nature House, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/RA members; $7/non-members.
Ages: 55+
Join us for an end of summer Pie Party at the Nature House. This first annual social event will allow registrants to mingle while enjoying a various selection of pies as well as games. There will also be door prizes. Contact events@reston.org or call 703-435-6571 for more information or to register.
campfireCampfire Fun
Friday, Aug. 12
7-8:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members
All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Summer is winding down. What better way to end the season than around a crackling campfire. Sing songs, tell stories or jokes, play campfire games and roast marshmallows during this evening of old fashioned fun.
kastlRA Night at Kastles Stadium
Saturday, Aug. 13
5 p.m.
600 22nd St., NW, Washington

The Washington Kastles professional tennis team will host a special night for Reston Association members, with tickets starting at $18. Click here for more information
natureNature Crowns
Tuesday, Aug. 16
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 12. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
These adorable and whimsical crowns turn an ordinary nature walk into something extraordinary. Notice new colors and patterns in nature and incorporate them in to your own nature crown.
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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.  

appreciationVolunteer Appreciation Party
Thursday, Aug. 18
4-7 p.m.
Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.

Reston Association's annual volunteer appreciation party will include food, music, door prizes and special gifts for RA volunteers and staff. Family members of volunteers are also invited. Please RSVP by Aug. 10. Click here to sign up.
covenJoin the Covenants Committee
Get involved in keeping our neighborhoods beautiful by volunteering to serve on the Reston Association Covenants Committee. The Hunters Woods/Dogwood District seat is currently open for a three-year term.
As a member of the Covenants Committee, you will have an opportunity to influence the community by working with neighbors to keep their homes well maintained.
To apply, please fill out the Committee Volunteer Application Form and submit it via email to stadele@reston.org.