Thursday, April 18, 2013
Reston Association reconsidering its role after reading use agreement. Will it kill the deal?
Reston Association is reconsidering its pledge to commit $50,000 to the effort to build two artificial turf fields at South Lakes High School. The RA Board of Directors voted at its March 28 meeting not to enter into the proposed Contribution and Use Agreement regarding the turf fields, said RA president Ken Knueven. The board will "review other possibilities to do what's right for the community," at a special meeting Thursday, Knueven said. South Lakes, along with several community partners, is seeking to build two turf fields at the school - one on the stadium field, the other a practice field. SHLS Director of Student Activities Linda Jones says she still hopes to break ground this spring. However, Fairfax County Parks Authority Board …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sign-up begins April 16 at 7 p.m.
Do your kids want to participate in August's Reston's Kids Triathlon? Then be ready to sign up Tuesday when registration opens. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP Spots for the annual event filled up fast in 2012. The Aug. 11 triathlon is sponsored by the YMCA Reston and Reston Association and is for athletes 6 to 14. The course varies by age group. All net proceeds will benefit scholarships for YMCA and RA programs. For complete info, visit the Reston Kids Tri Website. Registration for the 2013 Be Amyazing Youth Triathlon on May 12 is closed, but volunteers are still needed for the event. Click here for more info. Stay in touch will all things Reston. Sign up for Reston Patch's free daily newsletter.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Volunteers joined Reston Association staff at RA's annual Arbor Day celebration at Walker Nature Education Center Monday. Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The day included a special Tree City USA flag raising and planting of trees, shrubs and wildflowers.
Friday, April 12, 2013
RA president re-elected for another term.
The Reston Associaton Board of Directors on Wednesday re-elected all four officers to their spots for 2013. Ken Knueven, the 2012 president, will serve in that spot for 2013. Knueven was re-elected to board for a second term earlier in the week. Andy Sigle will also serve another term as vice president. Joe Leighton, who left the board this year due to term limits, will be secretary (the secretary and treasurer just have to be RA members, but not board members). John Higgins will again be treasurer.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Eve Thompson, Tim Cohn - along with returning director Ken Knueven - officially begin three-year terms on Reston Association Board of Directors.
Eve Thompson (Lake Anne/Tall Oaks) and Tim Cohn (North Point) were officially welcomed to the Reston Association Board of Directors at RA's Annual Members' Meeting on Tuesday. Current RA president Ken Knueven will also serve another three-year term on the board, this time as an At-Large Director. He formerly represented Lake Anne/Tall Oaks. All three spots were uncontested. The board will meet Wednesday to vote for the 2013 officers. To see official election results, click here. There were a few glitches with the 2013 election - including ballots that were quite delayed to members homes. Elections Committee Vice Chair Ed Robichaud says the committee will be reviewing election procedures and possibly making changes. Other highlights from …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Come meet new board members and hear about what's in store for Reston.
Interested in the year ahead for Reston Association? Then plan on attending RA's annual meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr. Reston Association will give reports on the state of the association, as well as take questions from members. RA is currently in the search process for a new CEO as Milton Matthews will be leaving the organization later this spring. The new board will also be introduced. Members Joe Leighton (at-large) and Mike Collins (North Point) will be leaving the board. New directors Ken Knueven (current RA president who was running at-large), Eve Thompson (Lake Anne/Tall Oaks) and Tim Cohn (North Point), all of whom ran unopposed for their seats, will be welcomed to the RA board …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Last-minute money from SLHS Athletic Boosters gets project closer to reality.
It looks as though South Lakes High School will break ground on artificial turf fields later this spring. Fairfax County Parks Authority Board Chair Bill Bouie says the money is now in place for the project, which is expected to cost between $1.4 and $1.8 million. The partners are still working out several details, he said. The fields are a partnership with several community organizations, including a $175,000 grant from Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services; $1.1 million in bond money from the Fairfax County Park Authority; $50,000 from Reston Association; $25,000 from Reston Youth Association (football); $30,000 from South Lakes High School discretionary funds; and $100,000 from Reston Community Center. Bouie has previously…
Lots of annual events celebrate Reston and Restonians in mid-April. Will you be there?
There is lots to celebrate this week in Reston. Several major annual events happen in mid-April. Here's a reminder in case you have been meaning to attend any of them: Reston Association Annual Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, RA Headquarters All RA members are invited to welcome the new board of directors and hear the outlook for the association. Best of Reston, 6 p.m. Thursday,Hyatt Regency Reston This is the most glamorous night of the year in Reston as Reston Interfaith and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce applaud select citizens for their impact in the community. Reston founder Robert E. Simon is the gala's honorary chair for the event, which aims to raise nearly half a million for Reston Interfaith. Tickets start at $150. Click here …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Washington Post answers a "What's Up with That?" about a Reston building.
A Washington Post reader last week asked columnist John Kelly why there is a granite plaque with Richard Nixon's name on it in the lobby of Reston's United States Geological Survey building. Is it a time capsule? A cornerstone? Some other marker to honor the 37th president? Turns out the piece was put in place in 1972 to honor the USGS' move to the Reston building. Read more about it in the Post. Meanwhile, the USGS recently closed its Visitors Center due to sequestration cutbacks. That means Reston Association will not be able to hold it summer science camp on the premises. RA is looking for an alternative location for the camp.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Sequestration means Reston Association can't use USGS in 2013.
Reston Association will be able to hold Science Camp this summer after all, just not at the U.S. Geological Survey. RA told campers and their parents two weeks ago that the 2013 Science Camp - held for for 19 years at USGS' Reston headquarters - would be unable to take place at USGS due to budget cuts. RA Camp Director Barb Beaver notified parents on Monday that camp will be held at Buzz Aldrin Elementary this summer. USGS said that it had to close its Visitors Center recently due to sequestration. If the Visitors Center was closed, camp could not be held there, a USGS spokeswoman said. Also, many of the USGS scientists who participated in the camp, which runs for four two-week sessions, could not participate due to furloughs. Beaver told …