Thursday, May 16, 2013

North Shore Pool Opens and RA News

Hickory Cluster is very lucky to have the North Shore Pool and the longest swim season of all the Reston outdoor pools. Open May 11. See full schedule here.

Anyone else scratching their head over how the Wiehle Station of the Metro's Silver Line will actually work and get the volumn of people expected in and out?  Great RA update highlighting design but also the bus area.  Buses to enter and exit from Wiehle Ave and car traffic from Sunset Hills?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Block III Yard Sale

A few Block III will be having a yard sale on 
Saturday, November 10th 2012, 8am-12pm
If other blocks would like to participate, please let me know & put up signs.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

3rd Place Pumpkin Carving Contest winner by the Parker/Ikhide family.                              
 Photo by Kelvin Ikhide

The Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest a Smashing Success

Before we get to the prize winners we should express words of appreciations to Lani Young and Lucy Fay for doing a great job judging this year.  Actually, Lani has served as a judge for many years and has also for many years done an outstanding job, as many of you already know, working with the local police to keep our community a safe and happy place to live in.  Thank you Lani and thank you Lucy!

The winners were the many hands T,C,B,& D at 11583 MR.  Second place goes to the folks at 11544 HC.  And third place was awarded to Kelvin and his family at 11583 MR.  Honorable mention goes to the following:  1155 MR, 11531 HC, 11500 HC and 11534 HC.  Congratulations  to all and thank you for participating.
-Bob Anderson

If you have Halloween night photos of your carved pumpkins or trick-or-treaters please send them to the blog for posting! -Sara


Someone dropped a ring (silver, with a colored oval-shaped stone) in Block II by 11565 Maple Ridge Road last night while trick-or-treating. If you think it's yours, please reply to this post or send an email to

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Documentary on Reston's Public Art

Fun, Beauty, Fantasy: Reston's Public Art from Rebekah Wingert-Jabi on Vimeo.
A short documentary about Reston, Virginia's public art produced by the Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR) and directed by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information

Thanks to Lani for forwarding this important emergency information document as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

Latest forcast as of 4pm Sunday 10/28.

The National Hurricane Center Forecasts Hurricane Sandy to track to the northeast to a position well off the North Carolina coast Sunday night, before shifting to the northwest and moving toward the Southern New Jersey and Delaware coasts Monday into Tuesday. The track of Sandy is expected to bring high winds to the region Monday through Tuesday evening.
High Wind Warning remains in effect from 8 am Monday to 8 pm EDT Tuesday.
  • Timing: Wind gusts over 45 mph are expected by 8 am Monday and wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph are expected Monday afternoon into Tuesday.
  • Impacts: a prolonged and significant 24-to-36 Hour high wind event will take place across the warning area. Coupled with Heavy rains from Sandy, the high winds will lead to significant tree damage. Residents, visitors. And businesses across the region should plan for widespread power and communication outages.
Be safe!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Reston Reader 9-29-12

Here's a collection of topics and links that may be of interest...

Register to vote before the October 15 deadline.

GRACE Art exhibit Campaign Re/Form through October 27th

From Reston Association:
  • Upcoming District Meetings 
  • Reston Topics Video: Home Expo
  • Nature Program: Deer Me! Walker Nature Center Children's Program
  • Home Energy Efficiency
  • Home Expo for Residents and Vendors
  • Rascal Raccoons Walker Nature Center Children's Program
  • Navigating the Local Transit System
  • Autumn Campfire Walker Nature Center

  • Friday, September 21, 2012

    Block III EIFS Painting & Railing Repairs

    Update:  Work will likely begin on Friday, 9/21 with the EIFS and painting.
    Reston Painting and Contracting will begin work on the 'plaza' area of Block III the week of September 17, 2012 for approximately two weeks. They will be repairing & painting the stoop railings and painting the EIFS & railings 'Asteroid'.  They will also be painting the wall-mounted handrails throughout HC.

    For the railing work, the contractor will need two weeks of access to the Block III plaza railings.  Please move any planters and furniture on or against the railings so they can be painted.
    The railings will be painted with oil-based paint.  Reston Painting will be posting "Wet Paint" caution signs.  Note: Oil-based paint does not come off clothing!

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012