Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy yourself. Eat lots of turkey and watch lots of football. See you next week.

P.S. Always keep the Butterball Hotline close...1-800-Butterball. You never know how close you are to a turkey disaster. They can help.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Election Results Are In!!!

Hooray...another successful election in Arlington Village. The 4 members that won...Brandie, Carolyn, Jan and Ryan.

I wish them much success. Thoughts about what our new Board Members should focus on?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Please go and excercise your right to vote. We need to all be interested in who is leading our community. Remember that 4 spaces need to be filled on the Board and there are 6 candidates.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What's Around the Corner?

From our wonderful Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization...an update on what's happening at Columbia Pike and Walter Reed!!!

Final touches are being put on the exterior of The Halstead Arlington, the 8-story mixed-use building at the corner of the Pike and S. Walter Reed Dr. Recently, CPRO staff were treated to a tour of the project by Justin Sparrow of DSF Advisors, the Halstead’s developer. The apartment leasing office, just off the residential lobby, is scheduled to open by the end of October. The 269 luxury units include a mix of studios, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments, some with balconies offering expansive views of the Pike and surrounding areas. From the upper floors one can see Ballston, Rosslyn, Skyline, as well as sights including the Washington Cathedral, the Air Force Memorial, and the Washington Monument.

The 40,000 sq. feet of ground floor space will house a Lost Dog Cafe, a World Gym, and the Arlington Free Clinic. In addition, leasing discussions are underway with a full service restaurant and several other prospective tenants.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hmmm...where's your proxy?

So...have you filled out your proxy? Have you figured out who you will elect to the Arlington Village Board? Don't forget that the Annual Meeting is on Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Veterans Day was originally established to honor Americans who had served in World War I. The national holiday is celebrated on November 11, the anniversary of the day World War I ended in 1918. Today Veterans Day honors veterans of all wars for their patriotism and willingness to serve in the military and sacrifice for our country.

Veterans Day is a great time to visit the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Dr. NW, Washington, DC. Color guard, speakers and a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 1 p.m.

Arlington National Cemetery Across the Potomac from Washington at the west end of the Memorial Bridge, Arlington, Virginia. (703) 607-8000 This is the national Veterans day service with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 11 a.m. Seating in the amphitheater is limited, so visitors should plan to arrive at least a half hour before the ceremony.

Vietnam Women's Memorial Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive, NW Washington, DC. (301) 314-8505 Storytelling at 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

World War II Memorial 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, NW Washington, DC. (202) 619-7222. Wreath laying ceremonies at 8 a.m.

Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. (202)737-2300. 1:00 p.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony by the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and Navy Band. 2:30 p.m. “World War II Radio Show” Live Concert. For one hour, be transported back to the 1940s. Local entertainers “Make A Scene Music” will recreate the atmosphere of a WWII era radio show as performed by “Maxine and LaVerne Andrews,” accompanied at the keyboard by their sister, “Patty.” This interactive program involves the “radio studio” audience with requests, sing-alongs and trivia questions from the era. Some of the songs performed will include popular 1940s hits such as “Don’t Sit Under the Appletree,” “Sentimental Journey,” and “I’ll Be Seeing You,” along with patriotic favorites like “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America.”

National Marine Corps Museum 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Virginia. (800) 397-7585. November 9-11, 2008, Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day programs include ceremonial sword cake cuttings, displays of marine uniforms, tastings of a Meal Ready to Eat, and special exhibits.

Air Force Memorial One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, Virginia. 22204. (703) 979-0674. November 10, 2008, 1 p.m. The Secretary of the Air Force is hosting a Wreath-laying Ceremony in honor of all Air Force veterans.

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Special activities include a patriotic community concert by the all-veteran barbershop chorus at 11 a.m., at 2 p.m. wreathlaying at the tomb of our first commander-in-chief, George Washington, and "Martha Washington" talking about her work with veterans at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Little Theater. Active duty military personnel and veterans are admitted free-of-charge. The wreathlaying is included with regular Mount Vernon admission, $13 for adults and $6 children. The barbershop concert and Martha Washington program are free.

*Info from About.Com

Monday, November 10, 2008

Email Received about Arlington Village Staff Taking Out Trash

Okay...I received an email that would make some of the AV staff not look too well. I have no way of verifying whether it is true or not. However, I did receive photos.

The question is do I post the concerns of the emailer on the blog...of course not with pics. They are not meant for mainstream access. I also believe that people are innocent until proven guilty. Alas, if this subject is brought to light...maybe the workers in question would change their behavior voluntarily?

I think the main concern of the emailer is that workers are not monitored closely and should be looked after and managed better. Thoughts?

Hooray we got the Crier on Friday!!! Plus Pool Survey...

Yes, it was only about 7 days late...but it is here. I agree with the poster from the other topic...it seemed strange that they couldn't get this edition out before the Meet the Candidates night. They didn't even put out an AV Blast. Hmm....do they not want the AV residents to meet their potential new Board Members?

Also, a paper survey for the pool? Why can't they put this online as well? Do you really care about 15 minutes of adult swim? Please post...I'm dying to hear more.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Meet The Candidates TONIGHT!!!

Obama won for change...now let's see who will win for change at Arlington Village! Come talk to the candidates and see what they have to say. It starts at 7:30 PM. Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, November 3, 2008

How long did you have to wait in line?

Ok...I'm posting this early so that people can post how long they were in line. I'm assuming that most people have to vote at Walter Reed Community Center. So...let your neighbors know if they are going to be getting to vote quickly or whether they should be bring a book/and or an iPOD.

TWO Elections! Nationwide and Arlington Village

Hopefully everyone will vote tomorrow....however MARK your calendars for the candidate's night on Wednesday, November 5th!!!

That's right...it is NOT over. The next big race after tomorrow's Presidential will be for the Arlington Village Board of Director's on the 19th.

I have to admit I've never seen a flyer for someone running for the Board but I did get one the other day from 4 residents that are running as one ticket! Did anyone else get the flyer for Brandie Davis, Jodie Moxley, Craig Freer and Ryan Walker? I also saw it in my laundry room.

Sounds like our election for the AV Board might be warming up! Let us know if you want to give a shout out to who you want to see on the AV Board!