Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday...Where to GO? starts at 6 PM. Get there early for a seat.

LA Bar and Grill
2530 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA
Great dive bar and within walking distance from Arlington Village! Does get smoky at times though...cigars are allowed.

Latasca Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar
2900 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA
For all you healthy people there is a separate vegetarian section on the menu! Vegan options include paella, deep-fried potatoes with tomato and garlic dip, deep-fried peppers and garlic bread. Happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Arlington Draft House
2903 Coumbia Pike
Arlington, VA
Also within walking distance from Arlington Village. Watch the game on the movie size screen. Free Admission. Regular table side service available with a full restaurant menu and full bar service.

Champps Pentagon City
1201 S. Joyce Street
Arlington, VA
Looking for a sports bar? Take the bus down to Pentagon City and this should satisfy your Superbowl cravings.

Pick the Arlington County Decal for Next Year!

I had no idea that Arlington County even had a contest for this type of thing. If you care what the decal looks like on your windshild than go here and vote!

So go pick your pic. You have until February 13th to cast your ballot.

My favorite is posted...tell me which decal you like best.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Condo Fee Mix Up! Are you paying the right amount?

When I asked for notes from the Board Meeting yesterday someone posted saying that the Condo Fees that some residents have been paying were incorrect. Then I got this post this afternoon from concerned22204:

"I did get a blast eamil concerning something like this. Here is the cut and paste.

Bob, during the transition to our new financiual management co. Legum & Norman, L&N's accounting department discovered 27 discreptancies in the interest percentages assigned to each unit.

questions we need to ask him, including but not limited to:

1) We are using "Exhibit A" in looking at ownership/condo fee percentages. Our bylaws cite "Exhibit C". Is it ok to use A?

2) Where is "Exhibit C?"

3) For those owners we have been charging the wrong rate for so long, what obligations do we owe them?

It would be good for either Jenny or I to be on the phone when you talk to him. I will be traveling, but will be available from 11:20 to 12:10. Check with Jenny to see when she is free. I don't have to be on the call, so if times line up when she and Bob are available do it then make the call. It would be good to talk to Bob today so that we can have some certainty on this issue since coupon books have arrived."

Did everyone get this blast email? Or has anyone heard whether or not they are paying the right/wrong amount? Is the Village going to put something in the Crier? How many years have people been paying incorrectly?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Board Meeting Last Night?

Anyone have any news about the meeting last night? They are probably lucky that they didn't have the meeting tonight. I think people would be upset on how slow the ice removal has been today. Usually everything is cleaned off but this AM was not pretty.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Are you having a snow day today?

Are you stuck at home today? I have to admit that when I set off to work this morning it was not a nice feeling to skid right past the stop sign.

Does this ill fated weather mean no Board Meeting tonight? I think the meeting is this evening but alas the Crier was not posted for December so I have no idea what's on the schedule for January or February for that matter.

DAY 27 AND NO CRIER....I'd be happy with just an update page in my mailbox.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Looking for something free to do in Arlington tonight???

Great event on the Arlington, VA site...

Esquire magazine calls George Pelecanos "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world." Join him at Arlington Central Library for a discussion of his work including his latest crime noir, "The Turnaround." Pelecanos also wrote extensively for the critically hailed HBO series "The Wire." Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The event is being held at the Arlington Central Library Auditorium at 7 PM.

Click here to see all the details.


Metrorail and ART Bus: Ballston station stop on the Orange Line. From Ballston walk three blocks up Fairfax Drive to Quincy Street and turn left. Central Library is one-half block on the right. ART Bus drop off at 1015 N. Quincy St.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Crier Debacle??? I know we had a few holidays and a big Inauguration...but did I miss the Crier? If not, why even put one out this month? Just save that old information for the late February Crier.

It just shows how wasteful publishing this thing really is.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Inaugural...taking it or leaving it??? are you "staying in" the day of the Inaugural? Or...are you getting out of town so you don't have to deal with an extra couple of million people.

I'm still mad they've shut off Virginia from DC...they've never shut down the bridges before so why start now. Seems much ado about nothing. Why couldn't you go down 50 or 66 to DC over Roosevelt Bridge and up 23rd Street or the E Street Exit???

Alas, can't wait to hear your plans. Let me know how long you think it is going to take to walk from Arlington Village to the Mall.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Meetings this Week in AV

Don't forget there is a Covenants meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 PM and an Enviromental Resources meeting at 7 PM on Thursday.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Robbery on the Pike?

Has anyone heard about this? It was an armed robbery at the Bangkok 54 store a few days ago.

On a smaller scale...there was also a another type of robbery on Christmas Eve in the Village. A small Christmas tree was chopped down. I guess AV has a few of those trees sprinkled throughout the Village.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Important Info on Condo Payments for January

In case you aren't on the AVBlast...

TO: Arlington Village Unit Owners
FROM: Arlington Village Management Office
DATE: December 24, 2009
RE: January 2009 Condo Fee Payment

Just in case the USPS does not deliver your new coupon books before December 31, 2008, please follow these steps to make your January 2009 Condo fee payment. Remember, your condo fees are due on the first of the month, a late fee of $30.00 will be added on the 15th of the month.

1. make your check out to "Arlington Village Condo"
2. make sure your Arlington Village address and unit number are on your check or write this information in the memo portion on your check.
3. address the envelope to

Arlington Village
c/o Legum & Norman, Inc.
4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 1200
Alexandria, VA 22302

Please feel free to call the Arlington Village Management Office at 703-920-1000 or email us at