Thursday, December 30, 2010


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> > collected on your regular trash day from January 3 - January 14,
> > 2011. Remove the tree stand and all decorations, and please do not
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> > collection program listed below.
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> > Leaf Bag Collection Program
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> > Leaf bag collection ends January 14, 2011, however if your trash
> > day is Friday your last leaf bag collection is Monday, January 10th
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> > Last Leaf Bag Collection Schedule
> > Trash Day
> > Last Leaf Bag Collection
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> > Monday, January 10
> > Monday
> > Tuesday, January 11
> > Tuesday
> > Wednesday, January 12
> > Wednesday
> > Thursday, January 13
> > Thursday
> > Friday, January 14
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Special Education Chat with Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy 12/8/2010


The following information is about the Special Education chat with Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy hosted by the new Special Education PTA.

Arlington parents and educators recently formed the first Special Education PTA (SEPTA) in Virginia. The overarching goal of the Arlington SEPTA is to support, strengthen and promote the welfare of children with special needs and Arlington County's special education programs. SEPTA membership is not specific to any one school but serves all schools in Arlington County and its members are encouraged to join and participate in their school-specific PTAs as well.

The SEPTA would like to invite parents, educators, and all others who support children with special needs to an upcoming chat with Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools. The SEPTA chat with the Superintendent will take place:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Home of Christopher & Theresa Waddell
5109 Little Falls Road
Arlington, VA 22207

To RSVP for the chat please contact Theresa Waddell at: or by phone to Dawn Willard, APS: (703) 228-2581.

For more information or to become a member of the Arlington SEPTA, visit the website at:, or attend a meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm at Langston-Brown Community Center (except in December it will be on the 16th).

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Metrobus Changes in December

> I work for Arlington County and am sending information to the civic
> associations letting them know about some Metrobus route changes
> that will be taking place this month. Please pass this information
> on to the residents of your neighborhood how you see fit.
> On December 19, 2010, Metro will adjust several of its Metrobus
> routes and eliminate the 16W. The 16 W bus route runs through the
> Claremont, Columbia Forest and Douglas Park neighborhoods on S.
> George Mason Dr. between Leesburg Pike and Columbia Pike.
> Options for those who currently ride the 16W:
> Catch the 16H at S. George Mason Dr. and Seminary Rd. (same as the
> current 16W stop) which will take S. Jefferson St. to connect to
> Columbia Pike and then continue on to the Pentagon and Crystal City
> Metro stations.
> Take the ART 45 bus between Columbia Pike and Four Mile Run Drive.
> Those who board between Four Mile Run Drive and Leesburg Pike can
> catch ART 75 along S. George Mason Dr. between S. Frederick and S.
> Dinwiddie Streets. ART 75 operates between the Shirlington Bus
> Station and Virginia Square, including a short distance on Columbia
> Pike where riders can transfer to the 16ABDEJP routes to the
> Pentagon, 16GHK to Pentagon City and Crystal City or, starting
> December 19, the 16F to Federal Triangle.
> Watch for Metro to post signs and hand out flyers explaining this
> service adjustment. For more information please visit
> For information about the ART bus system, visit
> Please pass this information on to the residents who live in your
> neighborhood so they will be aware of the change in Metrobus
> service and have time to find an alternate bus route.
> Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need
> additional information.
> Thank you,
> Jennifer Wagar
> Transit Marketing Specialist
> Arlington County Commuter Services
> Phone: 703.228.0638
> Email:
> Web:

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Comments on Columbia Pike Transit Initiative due Dec. 3rd

The Pike (Columbia Pike) Transit Initiative is seeking public comments by Dec. 3rd, 2010 in regard to installation of a streetcar which will service the Columbia Pike corridor including Pentagon City. A concern for some residents might be the location of the power sub-station close to our neighborhood at Columbia Pike and Washington Boulevard. Please see Patty's concerns in the e-mail below. I submitted the following comments under the various sections of the Online form:
Environmental Assessment should include input from Arlington County Natural Resources Manager and other local ecology specialists to examine any potential effects on rare or endangered species. Determining any potential to effect such species should consist of more that checking a database.
Other planning processes should include EXTENSIVE documentation and expert input from multiple authoritative sources in regard to power sub stations/electronic and magnetic fields and adverse effects on human populations including infants and children. Proposed power station location for this initiate is adjacent to a neighborhood of families and young children, an elementary school which provides pre-school services, a community center, church and a playground.
Alignment scope should include/consider relief to communities, commuters, traffic congestion and route services to the DoD BRAC133/Mark Center       
Power sub station can be located further down Columbia Pike toward the Pentagon
Please feel free to echo my comments or voice your own. This is your chance to have input into what happens in your community and your neighborhood.
Comments can be made at the link below and project information can also be located on this page.

Luci Herbert-Hansen, your neighbor

Tuesday, November 30, 2010



You can get a free seasonal influenza vaccine at the Fenwick Building at 800 South Walter Reed Drive, across the driveway from the Columbia Pike Library.

We have free injectable (i.e. flu shot) vaccine available for people 36 months and older from 9 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. We will continue to give free vaccine as long as our supply lasts.

If you are interested, please walk into the lobby and let the receptionist know you are interested.

Please contact me if you have any questions by calling me directly at 703-228-5607.


Amy Vennett
Senior Public Health Nurse and Arlington Heights Resident

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Community Input Sought for FY 2012 Budget
APS reminds parents and community members that they can provide their ideas and suggestions for the upcoming budget. The feedback form will be available online until the end of the day on Sun, Nov. 28. To fill out the FY 2012 budget feedback form, visit 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010



Columbia Pike Transit Public Meetings

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Monday, November 15, 2010 Thursday, November 18, 2010

Goodwin House, Bailey's Crossroads Walter Reed Community Center

(Auditorium) (Multipurpose Room)

3440 S. Jefferson Street
2909 16th Street South

Falls Church, VA 22041 Arlington, VA 22203


Presentation and Question/Answer Session 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Break-Out Discussions on Alignment, Station Stops, Facilities 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

Reconvene and Recap 8:45 - 9:00 p.m.

The Columbia Pike Transit Initiative project team warmly invites you to attend one of our upcoming public meetings. Both meetings will be identical in format so please come to the one most convenient for you!

Arlington County and Fairfax County are proposing a streetcar line in the Columbia Pike corridor. The two counties have engaged the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (also known as Metro), to prepare a combined Environmental Assessment/Alternatives Analysis and are in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration for Federal environmental procedures and capital funding.

The project, known as the Columbia Pike Transit Initiative, would extend along Columbia Pike (Route 244) from the Bailey's Crossroads/Skyline area in Fairfax County to Pentagon City in Arlington County. Alignment and yard options extend to the Northern Virginia Community College within the City of Alexandria, which is participating in the project.

We want to inform you about the Initiative and receive your input. Please plan on attending one of these important meetings! For more information, visit Spanish translation will be provided at the meetings. For special assistance for persons with disabilities, please call (202) 962-1027, at least 10 days prior to the meetings. Feel free to share this invitation with your family, friends, and neighbors. We sincerely appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you soon! (para EspaƱol, vea el reverso de esta hoja)


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Saturday, November 13, 2010


In case you have not heard yet, the Washington-Lee High School football team beat the Yorktown High School football team for the first time in 28 YEARS!!  The Generals advance to the second round of the Northern Region playoffs and will play at Hayfield High School next Friday, November 19, at 7:30 pm.  Congratulations, Generals, and thank you to the Sun Gazette for the following story:
> >
> Story:
> Washington-Lee Upsets Yorktown in Playoffs
> It's over at last. By virtue of a big upset last night, two long high school football streaks ended, one team's season finished earlier than expected, while a Cinderella now waltzes on to the second round of the playoffs.
> With their 28-7 road triumph over the No. 2 seed and National District champion Yorktown Patriots (9-2) in an all-Arlington Northern Region Division 5 first round playoff showdown, the Washington-Lee Generals (6-5) snapped an agonizing 28-game losing streak against Yorktown.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

FW: Leaf Collection, Rosslyn Metro Project, Natural Resources, Best Buns & more

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Columbia Pike Revitalization News

Global Dining Week on the Pike: 8-14 November

CPRO is launching another Pike event to highlight the area's rich cultural diversity and vibrant community. From November 8-14, Global Dining Week will showcase the area's international cuisine. Eight restaurants from four continents will feature cities that represent their fare, and offer customers meals at discounted or fixed prices.

Culinary diversity is not new on Columbia Pike - the 22204 zip code is home to people from more than 120 countries, and is one of the most diverse area in the country.  For Global Dining Week, eight restaurants will feature different cities from around the world.  The restaurants are: ABI's Grill, Attila's Restaurant, DAMA Pastry and Restaurant, Manee Thai, P. Brennan's Irish Pub, Rincome Thai Cuisine, The Salsa Room, Twisted Vines Wine Bar. All will feature special offers during this week.

All special offers and culinary destinations here!

Pike Transit Initiative to hold Public Meetings

Arlington County and Fairfax County are proposing a streetcar line in the Columbia Pike corridor. The project, known as the Columbia Pike Transit Initiative, would extend along Columbia Pike  from the Bailey's Crossroads/Skyline area in Fairfax County to Pentagon City in Arlington County. Alignment and yard options extend to the Northern Virginia Community College within the City of Alexandria, which is participating in the project.
The Pike Transit Initiative is holding two meetings in order to inform Pike Residents and the General Public about the progress of the project.

Both meetings will be identical in format, so please come to the one most convenient for you!
  • Monday, November 15th, 7pm, at the Goodwin House (Bailey's Crossroads, 344o S. Jefferson St. Falls Church)
  • Thursday, November 18th, 7pm, at the Walter Reed Community Center (2909, 16th St. South and S Walter Reed Dr., Arlington)
Please plan on attending one of these important meetings! For more information, visit
Spanish translation will be provided at the meetings.
SuddenSpace pop-up Gallery open through November 

Continuing the tradition of alternative gallery spaces, Art in Transition-suddenspace celebrates art and the activation of dormant architecture through the rich use of materials that range from large scale sculpture and installation to intimate paintings.   19 artists will exhibit work exploring the ephemeral to mundane; from the traditional to the unexpected in 5,000 square feet of empty retail space from November 3rd -29th.

CPRO cosponsors this event.

Participating artists: Emily Biondo, Tim Campbell, Bobby Coleman, Kate Demong, L. Kimberly Gillespie, Victoria Greising, Ada m Hager, Sabeth Jackson, Sarah Laing, Stuart Lorimer, Lindsay McCulloch, Sarah Miller, Megan Mueller, Camden Place, Katherine Sable, Samuel Scharf, Ben Tolman, Jenny Walton, and Stewart Watson.

Where:            Siena Park Residences, 2301 Columbia Pike [map]

Exhibition run, November 3, 2010 - November 29, 2010
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 10am-7pm and by appointment

Columbia Pike Artists Studio Gala 2010:
Art, Wine and Food!

The twenty-seven professional artists at COLUMBIA PIKE ARTISTS' STUDIOS cordially invite their patrons, the public and the media to visit their private studios during their annual Gala Open House (at the intersection Col. Pike / S Walter Reed [map]).  

This is a wonderful opportunity to see a juried exhibition in the gallery, tour the entire complex, and meet with artists in their private workspaces. Complementary wine and food will be served throughout the evening.
The event is free and open to the public.

Where:           Columbia Pike Artists Studio - 932 S. Walter Reed / Columbia Pike (map)
When:            November 13, 2010 6pm -9pm

Small Business News

Urgent Care Center opens on November 22.
This month, CPRO welcomes a new urgent care center to the neighborhood. Located in the Westmont Shopping Center (Columbia Pike / S. Glebe Road) [map]. Simplicity Urgent Care sees patients seven days a week, no appointment necessary (8am-8pm weekdays and 10am-4:00pm weekends).
The center accepts most major insurance plans, fills prescriptions on-site, and always offers fast, friendly care. Simplicity treats such illnesses and injuries as sore throat, cold, flu, cuts and abrasions, strains and sprains, and urinary tract infections. Additional services include immunizations, x-rays, occupational medicine, and travel medicine.

Simplicity Urgent Care opens November 22. Learn more at


Wendroff & Associates CPA moves to new offices.
Wendroff & Associates CPA has moved into it's new offices on 2300 Ninth Street South, Suite 305. The new office will better accommodate Wendroff & Associate staff, which has added several new accountants and services in the past year including QuickBooks Training and Review Services, MultiState Tax Research, Merger and Acquisition Planning, and International Tax Consulting. The space will also feature a large, private conference room, which the firm plans to make available to the local business community by appointment, and facilities to host training and educational events.  Wendroff & Associates, LLC is a full service accounting firm, specializing in Tax Strategy, CFO Consulting, QuickBooks Training and Bookkeeping.

Santa Ana Restaurant opens
Run under new management, Santa Ana Restaurant will be offering Bolivian and International Food at 2599 Columbia Pike [map]. Tel: 703-302-3999.
Neighborhood Improvement Projects

Arl. County awarded the improvement of the Butler Holmes Park, 111 S Barton St. [map] (Penrose) to a commercial contractor. The first phase of the project is funded with $375,000 through the Neighborhood Conservation Program. The currently approved funds will cover the cost for the first phase of the project (improved playground, pic-nic area and amenities).  A future second phase will focus on landscaping improvements. [more]

Works are progressing at the Walter Reed Community Center, 2909, 16th St. South [map] (Columbia Heights). A new peripheral fence and enhanced stone entrance features are currently under construction.

Funding has been approved for new neighborhood signage for Foxcroft and Columbia Heights.

"Work in Progress" Photo-exhibit at the CPRO office.

The photo-exhibit "Work in Progress" returns to a public space on the Pike: the CPRO-Office, 2611 Columbia Pike [map]. The Pike Documentary Project Photographer Team loaned CPRO 19 truly impressive pieces from their vast collection of photographs and Pike residents' personal stories. The exhibit is a celebration of the people and the unique diversity that characterizes our area.

CPRO thanks Lloyd Wolf, Mimi Xang Ho, Duy Tran, Paula and Todd Endo, Aleksandra Lagkueva and other Pike Documentary Project Photographers for their support.

Please visit also the Pike Documentary Project Photo Blog

CPRO also congratulates the Project team for their participation in this year's PhotoWeekDC with a large scale slideshow that is currently being projected (through Nov. 13) at CenterSpace Park (N. Moore Street and Wilson Boulevard [map]) in Rosslyn.
Freedman's Village Booklet is now available online.

Many attendees of our last CPRO Pike History event requested for this brochure to be made available to them. The brochure is now available to download from here.
CPRO thanks
  Arlington Historian Sara Collins, Dr. Talmadge Williams of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and the Trinity Episcopal Church of the Pike for having made possible another exciting and informative Pike History evening.
More upcoming events...

Trinity Episcopalian Church / Col. Pike Community Chorus
(2217 Columbia Pike)

Come and sing Vivaldi's "Gloria." The Columbia Pike Community Chorus is welcoming singers for their December 19, 2010 performance of Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria." Rehearsals are Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm beginning November 1. Performance Sunday, December 19 at 4:00 pm. Both rehearsals and performance are held at Trinity Church, 2217 Columbia Pike, Arlington. For more information, contact Barbara Stefan, Music Director at 703/920-7077 or

Arlington Presbyterian Church (3507 Columbia Pike)

November 12: Students from the Shenandoah Conservatory and will  perform solo piano, classical jazz and  new age selections. Admission is Free!, All concerts begin at 7 pm. More information.

Join CPRO and Support the Pike's Revitalization.
Full logo on white background CPRO's annual membership drive is now underway! The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) helps to build community, and promote smart growth and economic development in Arlington's Columbia Pike corridor.  We are 100% Pike, 100% of the time. Today, our members include more than 20 civic and nonprofit organizations, as are 65 businesses, and more than 180 local residents. Please join them in becoming a CPRO member today?
Membership forms are available
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