During the September HOA meeting, the proposal that has been submitted to Supervisor Foust's office was discussed in detail. A web page has been created to explain the proposal and to be able to post updates as they are received. The page can be found under the heading "News".
Bring your blanket or lawn chair this Saturday at 8:00 p.m. to watch the DreamWorks picture The Boss Baby. Look for the large screen in the grassy area near the bridge over the creek. Popcorn will be provided!
Summer is coming fast! The pool opens on Saturday, May 27th at 11:00 am. Reminder that entry to the pool requires a pool pass. No exceptions. If you have not yet obtained your pool pass, please contact Sequoia Management.
As a reminder, the Reflection Riptides swim team practices weekday evenings (until school is out) and uses a portion of the pool together with residents during regular pool hours. Early pool closure and delayed opening schedule can be found posted at the pool.
On opening day, there will be a neighborhood get together. Come out and meet your neighbors! Children's activities and food will be provided.
All teens between the ages of 12 and 17 are invited to participate in a Fear Factor competition this Saturday, October 29th at 7 p.m. Be sure to bring your "A" game and strong stomachs! Cash prizes for 1st through 3rd places!
Come join us this Saturday night for our last movie night of the year! Bring your chairs or blanket and enjoy the film. Free popcorn will be provided. Movie starts just before dark in the grassy area near the pool. Look for the white lights!
The Fairfax County Police Department will be holding an informational meeting and question/answer session this Thursday (July 21st) at 6:00 p.m. in the Hutchison Elementary School cafeteria. This meeting will be your opportunity to obtain first-hand information concerning the recent events in our community.
Come out this evening and enjoy Mr. Popper's Penguins! Look for the white lights under the trees, near the back of the pool. Movie starts just before dark!
Start this weekend by coming to the pool to cheer on our Reflection Riptides against Hunters Creek! Bring your sunscreen. Meet starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.
In the evening, bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy our Movie Under the Stars! This Saturday's feature is The Martian. This film is great for our older children, teenagers, and adults. (Look for the white lights and large screen under the trees, near the pool) Movie start time is 8:00 p.m.
Come out and cheer on our team against the Herndon Community Center Halibuts. Our team members love to hear the cheers of spectators. Enjoy the evening with burgers, hot dogs, and pizza from the Riptides concession stand. Meet starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Cheer on our Riptides this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for the first home swim meet of the year, against neighboring Four Seasons! Our swimmers have been practicing daily since Memorial Day.. Bring plenty of sunscreen, loud voices for encouragement, and money to spend at our concession stand. All concession profits help fund our team.
Bring your blanket or lawn chair this Saturday at 8:00 p.m. to watch the DreamWorks picture Home. Look for the large screen in the grassy area near the bridge. Popcorn will be provided! Look for movie night announcements through the summer. We will be hosting two movies per month all summer long!
Come to the pool parking lot on Saturday, May 28th between 2 and 5 p.m. to enjoy a neighborhood party. There will be a D.J., food, and plenty of games for the children. This is a great way to meet your neighbors! Hope to see you there!
As a reminder, as set out in the newsletter, bulk item pickup will be on Saturday, May 14th. Unfortunately, the trash company did not provide us with a timeframe... only that it should be in the morning. This special pickup is throughout RHA.
This Saturday beginning bright and early at 9:00 a.m. for the annual creek cleanup. Dress appropriately and plan to get dirty. Hope to see everyone there!
The newsletter will be delivered within the next few days, which has information on the upcoming creek cleanup, as well as swim team registration information. The swim team pages of this website have been updated with the current registration information.
Bring your friends and neighbors to help clean up our creek on April 16th!
Hop on over to the Pool House and join us for the annual Egg Hunt on Saturday morning, March 26! Kids up to age 12, along with parents, are welcome to participate. Make friends while searching high and low for eggs stuffed with stickers, toys, and candy. Hunting begins at 9am sharp, and is expected to end quickly, so don’t be late! For more information contact the Social Committee at email@example.com
Multiple complaints have been received about parents using Rowles Place in the townhomes as a drop-off/pick-up location for their children attending Hutchison Elementary, in order to avoid the Kiss and Ride line at the school. This is not acceptable. Not only are the residents of Rowles Place not able to access their parking lot, but this is a danger to the children who are running all through the street attempting to locate their parent's vehicles. Police enforcement and towing is to commence with continued violators.
On February 23rd, Board representatives met with a night shift Lieutenant with the Fairfax County Police Department.We spoke at length concerning enforcement issues in our community.. specifically, overcrowding, stored vehicles on our public streets, fire lane/hydrant violators, and Rowles Place being used as a make-shift Kiss and Ride location.
The officer advised that stranger-on-stranger crime in our community is very rare. He added that most of the arrests made are for occasional drunk in public behavior or issues regarding homelessness.
There are 8 officers on patrol in the Reston Station area, except during rush hour periods when overlapping shifts provide double coverage. So, there may be delays with response to some calls, with dispatch triaging requests for service according to severity.
There is a practice in the region called 'Car-Hopping" where criminals, especially youths, will work their way along a line of cars trying doors to find vehicles which are unlocked. Clearly, his recommendation to all of us is to keep our cars locked.
The Lieutenant's primary recommendations were that everyone who has seen, heard or has suspicion about illegal, threatening or dangerous behavior please call 9-1-1 in the case of emergencies and to absolutely call the Non-Emergency Number (703 - 691 - 2131) as often as residents can to report other activity. If you see something that should not be happening or suspect it is, he insists that each of us call. There are no stupid questions or inappropriate reports. Just call.
In the event of community-wide issues, the more of us who call the Non-Emergency number the better chance of getting actions. The number of calls can have a direct effect on officers coming out to check on something.
In addition, he asked that our board of directors of RHA (or the Board of Lake Homes, for their residents) be used as the primary point of contact with the FCPD for on-going problems. BUT, he emphasized, each resident should also call independently.
Callers do NOT have to identify themselves. If several neighbors call on the same issue -- even if they are not personally identified -- that will enhance the potential for police response.
Finally, if the caller feels that an officer (in a Non-Emergency situation) should be sent out here, then the caller should ask that an "officer be dispatched here."
Emergencies can include: All health emergencies; acts of violence where the perpetrator either is around or might be; situations where there is reason to believe that an attack of some sort is soon to happen or could happen. Anything involving a firearm or the use of any other deadly weapon.
Non-Emergencies can include: noise complaints, overcrowding-related issues; illegal parking (blocking fire lanes, double parking for extended periods, etc.) and other quality of life issues which require police assistance.
Clearly, whether something is an Emergency is for each of us to determine on our own. But NO ONE SHOULD BE HESITANT TO CALL THE POLICE.