Here are a couple of pictures from the Walden Cluster annual meeting, and a reminder of what a beautiful place we have to live.
Thanks to Kathryn for taking these pictures!
Here are the Walden Cluster trivia questions that were presented at the annual meeting. See how well you know the neighborhood. After you’ve come up with your answers, you can check the answers below.
Q-1) How many townhomes are in Walden Cluster?
Q-2) In what year was Walden Cluster Association incorporated?
Q-3) Who built Walden Cluster?
Q-4) What other Lake Thoreau neighborhood did this same developer build?
Q-5) How many different townhome design styles are in Walden?
Q-6) Name at least three of the different designs.
Q-7) Who lives at #2013?
Q-8) What was the original name of Lake Thoreau?
Q-9) What was the original name of Lake Audubon?
Q-10) How many street lights are on Swans Neck Way?
Q-11) Bonus Trivia: It is said that former Redskins football player Dave Butz lived in Walden. At which address did Mr. Butz reside?
Answers are below…
Here’s are answers to the trivia questions:
Q-1) How many townhomes are in Walden Cluster? 52
Q-2) In what year was Walden Cluster Association incorporated? 1979
Q-3) Who built Walden Cluster? Charles Veatch
Q-4) What other Lake Thoreau neighborhood did this same developer build? Chadds Ford Cluster
Q-5) How many different townhome design styles are in Walden? 5
Q-6) Name at least three of the different designs. Walden, Merrimack, Concord, Thoreau, Emerson
Q-7) Who lives at #2013? Nobody. There is no #2013.
Q-8) What was the original name of Lake Thoreau? Lake Wyeth
Q-9) What was the original name of Lake Audubon? Lake Elsa
Q-10) How many street lights are on Swans Neck Way? 12 light posts including the one at the dock
Q-11) Bonus Trivia: It is said that former Redskins football player Dave Butz lived in Walden. At which address did Mr. Butz reside? Nobody currently living in Walden Cluster knows!
The Walden Cluster Board of Directors has updated the neighborhood’s operating procedures. The latest document is available in the “Cluster Operating Procedures” link on the left side of this page.
The Easter Bunny was in Walden Cluster this weekend, and the neighborhood children and friends filled their baskets with the eggs left in the neighborhood.
Check out more photos here:
Today, a friend of the Walden Cluster from Chadds Ford, an adjacent cluster, spotted a bald eagle in a tree at 2003 Swans Neck Way, near Lake Thoreau. There is a link to the picture below.
A bald eagle was also seen on Lake Thoreau a year or two ago, but it only stayed in the area for a few days. You may want to keep your eye out for this eagle, as he probably won’t be here long.
In a joint service project with Boy Scout Troop 1313 and Walden Residents, we tackled the removal of English Ivy, an invasive species that had been growing aggressively in some of our common areas. Together, we removed 347 cubic feet of ivy. We appreciate the help of all the Boy Scouts, and in particular, we thank Derek Phillips for leading us today!
And thanks to Kathryn for taking the above pictures (and for doing her share of ivy pulling)!
Walden Cluster hosted their annual Halloween Party, and a good time was had by all! The Party included a parade led by the Reston fire engine, face painting, and of course, treats!! Thanks to Jami and Jacinta for organizing.
Please note that milling and paving work on Ridge Heights Road will be performed next week from Monday, October 15, through Friday, October 19.
Important: There will be no parking along Ridge Heights during work hours. Cars in violation will be towed. Curbside signs state no parking between the hours of 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Please make note of this if you have an extra vehicle parked there.
The Walden Cluster Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 4:00 pm at the Cluster Dock. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be moved indoors and will be held at 2005 SNW. This is a chance to socialize with your neighbors, share your ideas for improvements, and help shape the future of the cluster.
Walden Cluster is pleased to report that for those of you who need or want to replace your exterior light fixtures, some new design options for our front and rear entry lights have been approved by the Reston Association Design Review Board (DRB). The new Walden Cluster Guidelines are as follows:
Please note that the above are the only approved entry light fixtures for Walden Cluster. Additional information and photos of the fixtures can be found in the book of Walden Cluster Standards maintained at the Reston Association offices.
Also, please note that as of the date of this post (15 September 2012), the PDF document on this web site for the Walden Cluster standards does not include this latest change. As always, please check with Reston Association to ensure that you have the latest cluster design guidelines.