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Friday, June 15, 2012

On the YouTubes: We Watch the Reston Association Videos So You Don't Have To

June has come, and with it this, the latest exciting video installment of RA Today, as we join dulcet-toned Andy Sigle in this monthly sampling of the zeitgeist of our favorite earth-toned community.

Are you renting in Reston? Well, did you know that renters qualify to use RA facilities, including pools, playgrounds, and the Walker Nature center? You even get to receive your own complementary copy of Reston: The Magazine, courtesy of your slumlord property owner, who pays RA dues and whatnot on your their property. So that's pretty sweet.

Moving right along! We learn from Claudia Thompson-Diehl about the importance of coexisting with "resident wildlife" -- everything from baby birds and deer -- the deer we don't shoot with arrows, anyway -- to groundhogs, foxes, and snakes. We get to watch some pretty sweet images of all the "perfectly harmless" snakes that call Reston home -- all perfectly harmless, that is, except for the copperheads. We learn that "juvenile" copperheads have a yellow tail, and probably act all sullen and listen to Megadeth on their headphones and whatnot.

Finally, we go to the Lake Anne Farmer's Market, which now has nearly 30 vendors. Along with the requisite B-roll footage of pan flute players, we see the kettle corn place, which is required by law to be present at all outdoor festivals and markets (though the farmer's market apparently got a waiver on the other vendor required by law, the gutter covering sales booth).

And with that, we come to the end of another 5 minutes and 16 seconds of video excitement, as always a fleeting reminder that, even as the days grow longer, our time on this planet grows ever shorter. Happy summer!

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