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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Reston! The Magazine to Take on Reston! The Planned Real Estate Development

reston.jpgThe holiday season just started a little early! Having singlehandedly redefined the direct-to-YouTube video medium, the Reston Association is now turning its attention to the magazine world, with a slick new publication which will replace the A to Z Guide and Reston Resource. But don't take our word for it:

Reston will contain the full program guide for camps, aquatics, tennis, home maintenance, events and member service news you’ve come to expect in the A to Z Guide.

PLUS

All the news and information from the Reston Resource -- profiles of people, interviews with the newsmakers, in depth reporting on issues that affect the Reston community along with volunteer opportunities.
Not only that, but the quarterly publication will replace seven issues of the other two things the RA used to fling into our mailboxes, meaning "there will be a savings on postage and the cost of producing each issue will be no more than the two publications were."

And, if the cover mockup pictured above is any indication, the inaugural cover story will be about Bob Simon's forays into skydiving. We can't wait until January!

14 comments:

  1. From the Uplands of RestonOctober 27, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Will there be an article in how the new headquarters' building lease is structured?

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  2. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonOctober 27, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    How about if all we regulars who always comment on this "filthy Web-log" -- Uplands, South Lakes Mom, Scuba Diver, the Convict, Broke in Charter Oak, and the Peasant -- all go over to the dark side and start bringing our unique perspectives on Reston to this new magazine?

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  3. Well then that just leaves me...

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  4. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)October 27, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Peasant, I fear as if we are far too "bold" to be worthy of successful inclusion into the cyber-world of the Reston Association. Those folks tend to like things to be tidy and orderly, and one look into my apartment, where I just throw my clean laundry onto my neutral-toned carpeting, would have Robin Smyers running away and screaming in terror! I would like to see Bob Simon sky-diving though. I really enjoyed the article that the Washingtonian did about him this month (check it out!)

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  5. I have long championed a citizens classified that would help Reston citizens communicate. The Reston Association put out a notice a couple of months back for "media experts" perhaps looking for a freebie. I hope this servs the citizens. Though they declined my offer to help them with a weekly (my own idea for a news paper that would focus on Reston, not a bad idea) They didn';t mention this to me then saying instead something about the founding papers didn't allow for such a thing.....as if the founding papers have ever influenced what this board dose.This could well pay for itself. Remember this summer when the RCC was talking about cell phoning everyone in Reston to see what recreational needs they wanted? There is a need for communication here in Reston. I wish them well.

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  6. The Convict in the GulagOctober 27, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    I don't know if I want to be in the center ring of the Reston big top, Peasant. RA already has quite an impressive Impresario already.

    I like being here in the peanut gallery. But if they ever need a side show barker (or even a side show geek), I might consider joining the Reston Circus.

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  7. I think I heard a conversation not too long ago (on some reputable media outlet like NPR) about how MANY magazines are failing these days because people get their news through electronic media. Once again, RA is behind the 8 ball...with our money going into this. If they'd put the money into taking advantage of all the technology available to communicate with their members efficiently and respectfully, even this filthy weblog would have to say, "Huh?" and "wherever the aliens took the old RA, they can keep it!"

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  8. There's the Connection, the Reston er Fairfax er whatever the %^&*( Times, and now the Reston magazine. Just where do I find the house league soccer scores and garage sales?

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  9. Why waste the trees? most of us will likely throw out a magazine style periodical with the rest of the junk mail. Hopefully, RA will not waste the paper and the postage by sending this out to all members. I would hope they will produce this for electronic distribution with hard copies available only as needed for residents without computer access. I for one would prefer it online to save a tree and a buck.

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  10. reputable media outlet like NPR...LOL!

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  11. Maybe the RA should just acquire this "web log." Geocities cost Yahoo $3 billion in its prime, so this could easily fetch upwards of $25.

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  13. The NPR comment was tongue in cheek -- contrast with this 'filthy web-blog'??? Sheesh...

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  14. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)October 29, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    SouthLakesMom needs a hug! :-)

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