Start the New Year with a First Day Hike at Virginia’s State Parks

If you’re like lots of people, you start each year invigorated and committed to getting fit. It’s a fresh start! You are motivated! And then you discover an overcrowded gym packed with all the other resolution-makers, and the thrill is gone. Or maybe you spend the first day of January in your traditional spot on the sofa, recovering…

December 30, 2014

Local Parkour Athletes Defy Gravity at Reston Town Center

I’d seen him flipping through the Town Center before. The guy with the wild curls and even wilder stunts was hard to miss. I thought of him as the Reston ninja, vaulting through the town, landing effortlessly on his feet, and disappearing as quickly as he’d arrived. I saw him again recently at Reston Town Center, this…

November 19, 2014

Ten Fun Facts About Ice Skating at Reston Town Center

Ice skating is back at Reston Town Center! The ice rink opens each year on November 1st and operates until March. It’s the centerpiece of the winter season at Reston Town Center. But how much do you really know about the ice rink? A reader suggested that we explain how the rink can operate when the temperatures…

November 4, 2014

The ROMEOs: Retired Old Men Enjoying Outdoor Soccer

I knew I’d like these guys as soon as I heard that they call themselves the ROMEOS: “Retired Old Men Enjoying Outdoor Soccer – Women Welcome.” They are a group of Reston-area soccer lovers who get together once a week for an informal pickup game. People of any age or gender are invited to participate each week, but their most…

October 7, 2014

Surf Reston Makes a Splash on Local Lakes

Paddleboarders are everywhere this year! You’ve probably seen them drifting across Reston’s lakes, almost walking on water. Adventurous locals are trying stand up paddleboarding (SUP) more than ever. SUP is the nation’s fastest growing water sport, and its popularity is certainly visible here in Reston. Fans of the sport describe it as so peaceful and fun…

September 7, 2014