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Tyrol Hill Park : Phase Four Improvements Summer 2017

posted Jul 20, 2017, 7:44 AM by L M


Arlington Mill Civic Association (AMCA) Meeting

posted Jul 17, 2017, 1:31 PM by L M

Come join us on July 18 at 7 pm in Room 205 (Senior Room), Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street.  Free 4 hour parking in the garage.
 
Draft Agenda:
 
- AMCA Elections
- Cecilia Cassidy, Executive Director, Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (find out what this organization's responsibilities, goals and directives are regarding businesses and neighborhoods along Columbia Pike)
- Neighborhood News
- Other

Summer Movie Night at AMCC - Thursday's at 8:30 pm

posted Jul 1, 2017, 12:00 AM by Stephen Finafrock   [ updated Jul 3, 2017, 11:36 AM ]

Movies are every Thursday evening and begin at 8:35 pm. Please check the attached schedule for a listing of all movies. 

Limited seating is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis at each You are encouraged to bring your own chair. 

In case of inclement weather please check this page, our Facebook page or our Twitter feed to find about a potential cancellation of a screening. We make that call typically at 3pm on the day of every screening.

Visit www.columbia-pike.org for more information from CPRO. 

Fun-filled Summer Activities in Arlington Parks!

posted Jun 15, 2017, 9:38 AM by L M

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Free Summer Concerts at Lubber Run

Whether you need a break or are looking for a quality outing for the whole family, here's one of Arlington's best kept secrets: free Summer Concert Series at Lubber Run Amphitheater. Opening this Fri., June 16, 8 p.m. with THE GRANDSONS. Can't make it? How about Saturday, same time and place for RENE IBANEZ y CUBANO GROOVE who will have you up and dancing to Latin-jazz and Cubano Groove. Check out all the performances here! Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and prepare to take a musical journey around the globe!

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Bon Air Park's Memorial Rose Garden

Celebrate National Rose Month at Bon Air Rose Garden 

As World War II was coming to a close, local community and business leader Mrs. Nellie Broyhill sought to create a living tribute to Arlingtonians who served in the war. The plan was to establish a rose garden on the grounds of the upcoming Arlington Hospital. Each rose would honor a specific individual and a special area would contain “gold star” roses for those who lost their lives. In 1951, the rose garden was dedicated and less than 15 years later, the Memorial Rose Garden was relocated to Bon Air Park where it's been since 1964. A community gathering place and favorite spot for photography for decades, the garden currently has over 2600 rose bushes and approximately 150 varieties. Come celebrate the one and only rose and share the beauty of Bon Air Park's Memorial Rose Garden!

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Pollinator Patch Coming to Bluemont Park

Thanks to a partnership with Arlington County, Dominion Energy, NOVA Parks and community volunteers, nearly 500 native plants will be planted along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (by the Bluemont Park parking lot) on Tues., June 20 at 10 a.m. The space is currently turf grass and weeds, but in honor of National Pollinator Week (June 19- 25) the space will be transformed into a native meadow for Arlington’s pollinators and passersby to enjoy. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. Thanks to our partners and volunteers for their efforts in enhancing the natural areas of Arlington.

Skateboarders -- pack your board, helmet and pads and head to Powhatan Springs Skatepark for Go Skateboarding Day on Wed., June 21. 

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Let's Go Camping!

Your family is invited to join us at the Gulf Branch fire ring for an introduction to overnight camping on Sat., June 24 at 4:30 p.m. - Sun., June 25 at 9:30 a.m. We'll set up our tents, relax and explore the park, then enjoy a delicious dinner cooked over the campfire with songs, stories and, of course, S'mores. Only $25 per person. The next morning we'll cook breakfast before breaking camp. Registration fee includes meals. Questions? Call 703-228-3403. Register for Activity #642857-H.

Firefly Festival

Celebrate summer’s natural night lights as we learn about these bioluminescent beetles on Sun., June 25, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith. Enjoy bug hunts, games, crafts, walks and talks about fireflies. Only $7 per person. Bring a picnic blanket and dinner as we'll wait for sunset and the natural lights to come out. Register for Activity #642957-L.

 

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Our Creative Preschool Program still has availability this fall at Carlin Hall, Lubber Run and Madison Community Centers. Details here.

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Washington Gas Nigh Work in Arlington Mill -May 29th through June 9th 2017

posted May 24, 2017, 6:50 AM by L M

Washington Gas will be performing night work in the area of your Arlington Mill Neighborhood Association area in Arlington during the period of May 29th through June 9th .  Attached is an overview of the project.  Night work will be performed at the intersection of Columbia Pike and S Greenbrier St. Northern Pipeline (WG’s Underground Contractor) will send out notices to the property owners affected.



Share Your Views on Buck Property, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road

posted May 19, 2017, 8:34 AM by L M

Share Your Views on Buck Property, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road

  • Interactive public forum Wednesday, May 24
  • Open house on May 30
  • Public asked to review scenarios for both properties
  • Sponsored by County-APS Joint Facilities Advisory Commission

The public is invited to join Arlington’s Joint Facilities Advisory Commission (JFAC) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 for a public forum to review possible scenarios for the Buck property, off Quincy Street, and the Virginia Hospital Center site at 601 S. Carlin Springs Road. The County has the option to acquire both properties and has been engaged in a broad-based community review effort to determine their best uses.

“JFAC, working with County and Schools staff and with the community, has developed five scenarios for how the County might use each of these possible land acquisitions to meet some of our many pressing facility needs,” said JFAC Commission Chair Ginger Brown. “This forum is meant to put those scenarios before all Arlingtonians, to gather their feedback before JFAC makes recommendations to the County Board.”

The free forum will be held in the Wakefield High School cafeteria, 1325 South Dinwiddie St. in Arlington, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Members of the public will have another opportunity to review specific use scenarios for the two properties during a JFAC Open House at Courthouse Plaza on May 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, on May 25, an online form will be available on the JFAC website for sharing feedback on specific use scenarios for properties.

Learn more about JFAC, an advisory body jointly appointed by the County Board and School Board, and sign up for updates on JFACs activities and opportunities to provide feedback.

UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION AT WEST END OF PIKE -- more info below

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:19 AM by L M

Columbia Pike

APRIL 3, 2017


Work Starting Between Four Mile Run, County Line

Pre-construction work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 10 on the west end of Columbia Pike between Four Mile Run and the Arlington/Fairfax County line. The work is part of the County's project to make Columbia Pike a safer, more accessible route for all users, which includes upgrading and undergrounding utilities and improving the streetscape.

 

The first major activity is the relocation of the in-street gas main, which will start this month and is expected to last until fall 2017. Washington Gas is required to relocate their gas main prior to the County beginning construction.

 

What to expect during the Washington Gas gas-main relocation:

 

  • There will be traffic disruptions and lane closures while Washington Gas crews are in the street.
  • Around the work zone on Columbia Pike, at least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Washington Gas will stage equipment and materials at several locations along Columbia Pike. Access to adjacent properties will remain open, but bus stops at these locations will be relocated or removed during construction.
  • In addition to weekday work, weekend and night work are possible. Night work will be limited to intersections.

 

Additional information can be found on the County's project webpage.

 

Columbia Pike Transit Stations - Project Update

Rendering of transit station design

Last October the County Board voted to further reduce costs for the transit stations project by choosing a design concept that includes the option of mass-producing components for the station shelters and partially assembling them in a factory. Since then, County staff, working with a design consultant, have been developing specifications that will be used to purchase the station shelters.

 

The consultant also is working on design plans showing how the stations will fit into the first 6 locations slated for construction. These plans will be shared with the community this spring.

 

The transit stations are a major feature of Arlington’s planned Premium Transit Network connecting Columbia Pike, Pentagon City and Crystal City.

Street cleaning schedules for Arlington Mill

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:13 AM by L M

Zone 8: Wednesday – April 19; May 17; June 14
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SPRING CLEANING OPPORTUNITY - Spring E-Care Event Saturday, April 15

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:09 AM by L M

Good afternoon,

Arlington County’s E-CARE event will be held Saturday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd. E-CARE is an event where residents can safely dispose of hazardous household materials (HHM), recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes, clothing and much more!

HHM are products found in the home that are flammable, corrosive, poisonous or potentially hazardous. They include items such as automotive fluid, car care products, fluorescent light bulbs, corrosives, household cleaners, and propane gas cylinders.

Before you come to the event, talk to your neighbors. Combine your items and save a trip to the collection site. Place all materials in the original container or label materials clearly, overpack any leaking containers, and bring your ID to verify that you are an Arlington resident or employee.

For a full list of acceptable items, go to www.arlingtonva.us and search “E-CARE.”

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Katie O’Brien

Communications Specialist

Arlington County Department of Environmental Services

Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 29

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:08 AM by L M

Police to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 29, 2017

Public Information Officer Ashley Savage from Arlington County Police Department · 15m ago

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the listed sites. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Please note: The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. Only pills or patches will be accepted.) 

The Arlington County Police Department will be collecting prescription drugs at the following sites: 

Fire Station #1 
500 S. Glebe Road 
Arlington, VA 22204 
(Rear parking lot) 

Fire Station #8 
4845 Lee Highway 
Arlington, VA 22207 
(Side parking lot) 

Fire Station #9 
1900 S. Walter Reed Drive 
Arlington, VA 22204 
(Rear parking lot) 

Last October, efforts across the nation resulted in the collection of approximately 366 tons of pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for safe and proper disposal. In Virginia, 127 agencies collected over 23,000 pounds at 174 collection sites. When those results are combined with what was collected in its twelve previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds—more than 3500 tons—of pharmaceutical medications. As a result, our communities are safer because of the disposal opportunities provided by the DEA and partnering agencies. 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. 

The DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances. 

If residents are unable to participate in this event, the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services advises residents to throw unwanted prescription drugs in the trash! Arlington County recommends disposing of over-the-counter and prescription medications with your regular trash. The County’s municipal solid waste is incinerated at the Waste-To-Energy facility so medications, when thrown away, will be incinerated. To dispose of medications in the trash, remove them from their original container, add water to melt the pills then place them in an unattractive substance such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter and put them in your garbage. For more information about disposal of medications visit: http://recycling.arlingtonva.us/househol....

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