Fall in love the with the Pike! - CPRO newsletter

Post date: Oct 2, 2014 12:02:53 AM



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October 1, 2014

Fall in love the with the Pike!


Dear Friend of the Pike:

Thank you for your ongoing support - with the change of the season we're sending our newsletter less often. Please see this email for all sorts of updates:

  • SummerFest Recap

  • Farmer's Market Update

  • Arlington County Government recent policy

  • Arlington Fun Ride Saturday

  • Upcoming CPRO, County & local events

  • Twisted Vines news

As always, stay tuned on a regular basis by following us on facebook, Twitter @ArlingtonCPRO & our website

Please support us by becoming a member HERE

Have an event or an opportunity? Let us know so we can share in our newsletter: cpro@columbiapike.org


SummerFest Recap!

We had an incredible summer that just wrapped up here on Columbia Pike. We want to thank you for supporting our SummerFest whether you were able to attend, sponsor, or just spread the word! This year, CPRO provided a full slate of activities: free outdoor movies at Penrose SquareEVERY SINGLE Saturday from June 21st through September 20th - only exception was 9/6 due to inclement weather! We also helped activate the West End of the Pike June 19-Sept 11 by providing compelling outdoor movies twice a month on Thursday nights at Arlington Mill Community Center.

CPRO would like to thank our major sponsors for making this a reality:

Washington Forrest Foundation

Penrose Square Apartments

BM Smith

And individual movie sponsors:

Naked Juice

NV Homes

Arlington Community Credit Union

We are glad to partner with you and enhance our community together!

We were thrilled to partner with community sponsors for:

Consider becoming a member: as a business , an individual, or a family to ensure we can provide quality events as well as support for the local economy and businesses in your community!


Thank you for support! We look forward to seeing you at our future events! Follow us on twitter @ArlingtonCPRO - we will be conducting a survey to find out what you enjoyed and what to improve for 2015!

Questions? Contact:

Samantha Wentling: swentling@columbiapike.org

Assoc. Dir. Communications & Membership

Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization


  • Thursday Oct 16th 5:30-7pm Meet & Greet local business Joule Wellness 1028 S. Walter Reed Drive - come see a true neighborhood pharmacy and what they have to offer you - including competitive pricing and whole body wellness. They are already open M-F 9am-7pm & Sat 9-4pm

  • Wednesday Oct 29th 5-6:30 pm Book Signing at Twisted Vines - Author Virginia Lilis Smith will be on hand to sign copies of her book: The Village and the Pike - celebrating 75th anniversary of Arlington Village while you enjoy great happy hour specials!

  • TBD: Fall Small Business Round Table in November - more info to follow

  • Saturday December 13th 10am-4pm: Save the date for the Holiday Bazaar on the PIke!

Restaurant Spotlight: Twisted Vines

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Farmer's Market Update

CPRO also sponsors not one but TWO Farmer's markets on the Pike. We were very pleased to launch a Farmer's Market at Arlington Mill Community Center Wednesdays from 3-7pm.

Once everything finally got in motion, the mid-week market started mid-August during the middle of the season which proved somewhat challenging for vendors. If you've been to the market recently, you've noticed a lack of produce vendors - we've got that fixed, for the next THREE WEEKS. So if you've considered a visit to Wednesday Farmer's Markets at the Mill, get there TODAY, 10/8 or 15 to get your veggies for your meals! The market will continue through November on a smaller scale, or you can visit the main market at Town Square until the Arlington Mill market reopens in Mid-April.

Our farmer's market at Town Square (Columbia Pike & Walter Reed) for the past twenty years continues to operate in full swing.

We were proud to be the first in Arlington to offer the SNAP program (at both locations!) and are glad to see it's expansion to other Farmer's Markets in the region and the County. This main market continues to run every Sunday year round from 9am-1pm. It's a great place to support local vendors and get fresh produce for your week after brunch at local restaurants on the Pike!

Arlington Fun Ride Saturday

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This year's Arlington Fun Ride is this Saturday October 4th - we hope you and your family and friends plan to attend. This is a great event with the adult and youth ride at 8am and a short kids ride at 10am.

Go out and see Pike Bike store Papillon Cycles, voice your support for the kids learn to ride area, or just have a great bike ride on a beautiful day.

Arlington Fun Ride

Arlington County Government: Milestone Pike Decisions

On its meeting on Sept. 23 the Arlington County Board has taken two milestone decisions for the Pike:

  • I. it approved funding for the necessary engineering work to accelerate the delivery of multimodal improvements [read details here]

  • II. It approved funding for preliminary engineering for the Arlington Streetcar line that will connect Skyline via Columbia Pike with Pentagon City, Crystal City and Potomac Yards [read Multimodal Improvement details here]

Events on the Pike & in Arlington

ONGOING / other organization calendars:

Arlington Economic Development Events

Arlington Chamber of Commerce calendar

Volunteer Opportunities with Arlington Food Assistance Center

Columbia Pike Library calendar

Arlington Mill Community Center

Walter Reed Community Center

Open Door Mondays: Meet your County Board

(2nd Mondays @Arlington Mill on the PIke!)

Twisted Vines Wine Bar and Bistro will bring locally sourced, organic food to Columbia Pike.

Twisted Vines is preparing to introduce Executive Chef Jessica Shields to their Columbia Pike wine bar and bistro. Since Josh and Sybil Robinson opened Twisted Vines in 2010, they have realized their vision of serving great wine at reasonable prices in an atmosphere that is reminiscent of a vineyard tasting room. The Robinson’s are also passionate about pairing their wines with exquisite food that is consciously grown and organic. Now Twisted Vines will feature a chef who shares those values. When the Robinsons’ made the decision to hire a Chef with an equal concern for quality and taste they only looked to one person – Chef Jessica Shields.

Chef Jessica Shields has brought her dedication to locally sourced and organic food to Twisted Vines. Jessica has already begun her transition into Twisted Vines by partnering with farm fresh food and local producers that she has worked with throughout her career. Many changes have already taken shape on the menu and Twisted Vines plans to officially launch her cuisine in late October.

Stop by and taste amazing new things!

Tel: (703) 892-2776

Email: cpro@columbiapike.org