Over The Fence
News for Neighbors
from ARLINGTON HEIGHTS CIVIC ASSOCIATION
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS MEETING - April 22
by AHCA President Carole Lieber
Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 22, at Patrick
Henry Elementary School at 7 pm. I am very excited about our program that
evening and hope you will mark the date on our calendar. We will have several
guest speakers of interest, including representatives of our 3rd District
police force, a county representative who will discuss changes in bus service
along Columbia Pike, a slide presentation on the vision of Columbia Pike
by CPRO, and a presentation on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
training program. We will also be visited by our host, Dr. Lisa Piehota,
principal of Patrick Henry Elementary School, who will speak with us
about a proposed Exemplary Project. Additionally, information will be available
on upcoming events such as the Jazz Festival, Neighborhood Day, the free
tree program, and a hazardous materials clean-up day at TJ, in addition
to our ongoing committee reports.
Agenda (times are approximate):
7:00 Report from 3rd District Police on crime and other safety
7:25 Newly-approved form-based code and vision for the future
of Columbia Pike; Columbia Pike Jazz Festival, May 4, Tim Lynch,
Executive Director, CPRO
7:50 Proposed new bus services, Jim Hamre, Arlington Public
Works Planning Division
8:05 Exemplary Project, Dr. Lisa Piehota, principal, Patrick
Henry Elementary School
8:20 Emergency Preparedness and Community Emergency Response Team
(CERT), Kim Smith, Arlington County Civic Federation
9:00 AHCA Business Meeting
o Review minutes
o Hear treasurer's report
o Hear committee reports
o Set priorities for Neighborhood
o Other business
Speed humps were installed last fall on South Highland
Street. Installation of the gateway treatments and raised crosswalks is expected
to occur sometime this spring or summer of 03. The intersection at
South 9th Street and South Highland Street requires new design plans, and
so it will be in the County’s engineering department for 12 to 18 months.
COLUMBIA PIKE JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Columbia Pike Jazz Festival will be held Sunday,
May 4. AHCA will have a booth at the festival. If you would
be willing to man our booth, contact email@example.com or at 703-892-0362
ARLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD DAY
Arlington’s Neighborhood Day is Saturday, May 10th.
The highlight of the day is a parade down Wilson Boulevard emceed by our
own Monique O’Grady. The parade begins at 2 pm. If anyone is interested in
participating or serving on an AHCA neighborhood day committee, please send
an email to Carole Lieber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHCA LIST OF SERVICE PROVIDERS
If you are on our AHCA email group, you would know
that members regularly ask for recommendations for service providers to
do things around the house. These include everything from painting and roofing,
to remodeling and additions. Now you can find them all in one place
on our website! Betty Siegel generously compiled the list from all member
recommendations. Thanks, Betty
Volunteering to help your community makes a difference!
The Arlington Heights Civic Association was recognized at the recent Arlington
Civic Federation Association banquet with a certificate of appreciation
for contributions to the Columbia Pike Revitalization Project. Many
neighbors have contributed time and effort to this initiative over the years,
and special thanks in particular go to Betty Siegel and Mary Hashemi for
their work on the form based code.
ARLINGTON OFFERS CERT TRAINING
Arlington is currently offering Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) classes for community members, both residential and
businesses, who are interested in learning how they can better prepare their
homes, neighborhoods, and work places to become disaster resistant. Please
attend our April 22 meeting to learn more about this program and other Arlington
Emergency Preparedness Programs.
How well do you know Arlington? Are you interested
in Arlington's culture, communities, history and natural resources?
You are invited to participate in Discover Arlington, a fun-filled scavenger
hunt for people of all ages.
Throughout May, participants will explore 25 locations
answering questions related to Arlington's history, art, wildlife, and more.
Entries must be received or postmarked by May 31. Prizes will be
awarded to the entry with the highest score in three categories: adult,
teen, and child. All participants are eligible for a prize drawing
on June 7.
Entry forms will be available May 1 by visiting
or calling 703-228-6427. Entry forms will also be available at Arlington
County libraries, community centers, and nature centers.
Discover Arlington is being organized by Arlingtonians
for a Clean Environment in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
ARLINGTON COUNTY YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Arlington County will provide a four-week spring
yard waste collection program for residential refuse customers during the
month of April, 2003. Material will be brought to the County’s earth products
yard where it will be shredded into mulch and made available to Arlington
County citizens. Yard waste can be placed in either rigid trash cans or in
paper biodegradable bags. Materials in plastic bags will not be collected.
Biodegradable bags with yard waste will be collected the day after your regular
refuse collection day (similar to the fall bagged leaf collection program).
Please note that the weight limit for biodegradable bags is 50 pounds. Citizens
are encouraged to use bags left over from the fall leaf collection program.
Bags can be picked up at the TJ Community Center.
For more information, click on
NEW ARLINGTON TRANSIT ROUTE
Arlington Transit is launching a new route on Monday,
April 7 - ART 41 Columbia Pike-Ballston-Court House. ART 41 will provide
weekday service across the County beginning in the Columbia Heights West
neighborhood along Greenbriar Street, 7th Road S. and Dinwiddie Street, and
ending at Court House Metro. This service will operate along Columbia
Pike, Glebe Road and Wilson/Clarendon Blvds. In addition to the many
stops along the route designated by the green and gold ART signs, major destinations
include Westmont Shopping Center, Ballston Common Mall, Clarendon and Court
House Metro stations and the Arlington County main offices and Department
of Human Services.
The route will operate at half-hour intervals from
6:30 a.m. until 6:50 p.m., Monday through Friday. The fare will be
the same as Metrobus, $1.10 per trip, with discounts available for seniors
and disabled, weekly and monthly passes, free transfers to Metrobus and
$0.25 transfers from Metrorail. The 29-passenger ART buses are fueled
by clean-burning compressed natural gas and are fully ADA accessible with
wheelchair lifts and priority seating. TDD is available for the hearing
impaired through the Virginia Relay Center at 1-800-828-1120. Information
on ART 41, as well as other ART bus routes, can be found at
or by calling 703-228-RIDE.
PAVING PROJECTS UNDERWAY
This summer the Arlington County Department of Public
Works will be paving several streets in our neighborhood. On the schedule
are Highland between Arlington Blvd and 2nd Street South; and 2nd Street
South between Jackson and Ivy. More information about the county’s
paving projects can be found at:
Join AHCA's Ever-Growing E-mail
Write to AHCAemail@example.com to get e-mail about construction,
lost cats, meetings, and other fun stuff.
Get those Gardens Ready!
The AHCA Annual Garden Tour will be held on Saturday,
June 21, at 9:00am. Joan Gill will again coordinate. More information
forthcoming, or contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org
AHCA OFFICERS FOR 2003
• President: Carole Lieber email@example.com
• 1st Vice-President: Adam Croswell (703-553-0523)
• 2nd Vice-President: Patricia Bullington-McGuire
• Secretary: Betty Siegel (703-892-1959)
• Treasurer: Bob Dannemiller (703-685-3795)
• Neighborhood Conservation Representatives:
o Betty Siegel
o David Reidy
• Newsletter Editor: Justin and Megan Booth (703-553-9712)
• Newsletter Distribution: Bahar Hess (703-521-8528)
• Neighborhood Signs, Garden Tour, Holiday Caroling:
Joan Gill (703-685-1760 or 703-920-2079) firstname.lastname@example.org
• Neighborhood Watch Chair: Patricia Bullington-McGuire
• Traffic Committee Chair: David Sider (703-304-3122)
• Web site and e-mail list: Jay Jacob Wind
• Arlington County Civic Federation
o Rich Bolczak
o Bob Dannemiller
o Carole Lieber
o Jay Jacob
Wind (703-218-2726) email@example.com
o Adam Croswell
o Jim Gill (703-685-1760
or 703-920-2079) firstname.lastname@example.org
o Dan Morrisey
Join AHCA for 2003
Send to Bob Dannemiller, 215 S. Ivy, Arlington VA 22204
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