Thursday, December 30, 2010


> > Arlington County
> > Department of Environmental Services
> > Solid Waste Bureau
> >
> >
> > Don't forget to recycle your Christmas tree! Trees will be
> > collected on your regular trash day from January 3 - January 14,
> > 2011. Remove the tree stand and all decorations, and please do not
> > put the tree in a plastic bag.
> > If you still have leaves to recycle, please use the leaf bag
> > collection program listed below.
> >
> >
> > Leaf Bag Collection Program
> >
> > Leaf bag collection ends January 14, 2011, however if your trash
> > day is Friday your last leaf bag collection is Monday, January 10th
> > – see schedule below.
> > To ensure your leaves are collected for recycling, please have your
> > paper leaf bags placed at the curb for collection prior to 6:30
> > a.m. the business day after your normal trash day. Place Only
> > Leaves in Bags - no other yard waste. Please do not use plastic
> > bags! Check the table below for the date of your last leaf bag
> > collection.
> >
> > Last Leaf Bag Collection Schedule
> > Trash Day
> > Last Leaf Bag Collection
> > Friday
> > Monday, January 10
> > Monday
> > Tuesday, January 11
> > Tuesday
> > Wednesday, January 12
> > Wednesday
> > Thursday, January 13
> > Thursday
> > Friday, January 14
> >
> > FREE bags will be available until January 7, 2011. Leaf bags are
> > also available at local retail stores. For more leave collection
> > information please visit the Leaf Collection webpage or the
> > customer service line at 703-228-6570.
> >
> > Check Bag pickup locations at: HYPERLINK "http://
> >
> > EnvironmentalServicesSwdLeafCollection.aspx#bag" http://
> >
> > EnvironmentalServicesSwdLeafCollection.aspx
> >
> > To be removed from this Arlington County Leaf Season distribution
> > list please go to the following website.
> > subscriptions/unsubscribe.asp

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