Monday, March 30, 2009

Board Meeting Tomorrow

Don't forget to attend tomorrow night. Plenty to talk about in the Village. Come hear what they discuss and what they plan to do around AV.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Interested in Enviro Workshops???

EnviroYard Workshop
Friday, March 27th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Join us to learn about controlling invasive plants, landscaping with native plants, and creating rain gardens and wildlife habitats. Then get some hands-on practice in the landscaping beds! Free! Come dressed to work. Pre-registration required. Please call (703) 228-7636 to register. Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington, VA.

Appliance Energy Use Demonstration
Saturday, April 11th, 3 – 4 PM. Compare the energy use of various everyday household appliances, and see how much “vampire” energy is being used by some of those appliances. This demonstration will be taking place as part of Arlington's Home Show and Expo! At the Home Show and Expo, come and get your questions answered about home improvement projects, building permits, zoning, home ownership, and related topics from County agencies and more than 50 businesses. The Arlington Home Show and Expo takes place from 10 AM – 4 PM. For more information, please call 703-228-3827. Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Arlington, VA.

Greening Your Apartment or Condo!
Wednesday, April 22nd, 7 – 8:30 pm. Come to this Earth Day workshop to hear from residents who have been catalysts to help their apartment or condo buildings go green, by expanding recycling, installing raingardens, rainbarrels, or reducing energy consumption! Get ideas and resources to use at your own complex! For more information or to register, call 703-228-3610 or email Aileen. Shirlington library, Campbell meeting room. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Town Hall Meeting Tonight?

Is this happening tonight? I think there is a meeting about the open room that the Village has available. They are wondering what residents want to do with this "free" space. Let us know if you know if the meeting is tonight and what you want the "free" space to become.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mulch and bags of it!

Nothing like seeing bag after bag of mulch thrown everywhere across the Village on Friday. Was this really necessary? Couldn't the landscapers place the mulch on Thursday and then mulch on Friday?

Do you think some mulch just walked off over the weekend? What a great opportunity to get some free landscaping supplies!

It just makes me laugh that the "beauty" of the Village is always stressed but noone really cared that mass bags of mulch were strewn everywhere for the entire weekend. Hope noone was trying to sell their condo this weekend.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Wizard of Oz post from Arlington County.

I'm sorry but I thought this was hilarious. I don't think of Arlington as part of Tornado Alley...but I could be wrong. Here's what they posted on the Arlington site:

Unlike hurricane season, there is no "tornado season," and no part of the Commonwealth is safe from tornadoes. Tornadoes have struck in every part of Virginia in every month of the year.

Be prepared, make a plan

The general rule for tornado safety is "go low and stay low,” which means go to the lowest level of the structure -- away from windows -- and crouch in a low position with your head covered.

Tornado watch means current weather conditions may result in a tornado.

Tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted. If a tornado warning has been issued for your area, you should take cover immediately.

The majority of tornadoes occur between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Think of where you would normally be during that time…at school, work, home, or in the car. You may only have a few seconds to react. Decide NOW where you would go if a tornado warning were issued.

Tornadoes can occur with little or no advance warning. It is important to have a weather radio nearby so you can listen for tornado and other severe weather watches and warnings. If the National Weather service issues a tornado warning for Arlington, your weather radio will sound an alert, indicating that you need to move to a safe area immediately.

Other steps you can take

Sign up for Arlington Alert to receive free emergency messages within seconds to pagers, cell phones and e-mail. This is a great way to receive emergency information and critical safety messages when you need them most. Alerts are also available in Spanish.

Pre-set your battery operated radio to 1700 AM Arlington for up to date emergency information including weather emergencies.

Learn more about tornadoes from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Check the section devoted solely to tornado safety and preparedness.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Do you get your money's worth?

When you dole out your condo fees every you feel like you get a lot back in return? What could you live without in the Village and what do you think we need more of?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Know of any good places to go for a Guiness within range of Arlington Village?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Grass Seed?

Did anyone sign up for some free seed?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Environmental Resources Committee Meeting Tonight!

Starts at 7 PM in the AV Offices. If you are interested in rain barrels or the ravine this is the place to be.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Have you heard about Earth Hour?

Check out this snippet that I saw online:

Turn Off the Lights — Make a Difference!

What can you do to fight global warming? On Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. turn off your lights for one hour and send a powerful global message that you care enough about climate change to take action. Learn more at

Monday, March 9, 2009

Glebe Rd. Bridge and Columbia Pike Bridge

Did you hear that the bridge on Glebe Road just suddenly started dropping chunks of concrete onto Route 50 last week? Luckily no one was hurt or hit by the concrete! The Washington Post story said that road crews scraped about 100 pounds of the loose concrete from the bridge and now declare it safe and open for business as usual.

However, just last month Fox declared that the bridge at the bottom of Columbia Pike, in which Washington Blvd. flows over, is the worst in the DC area! That bridge isn't slated to be redone until next year.

Fingers crossed that the work will get done quickly. With all the construction in the area and new residents that will hopefully be moving in...the stress on the roadways and bridges in our area is just going to increase exponentially. Maybe we can get some stimulus money for these projects?

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Monthly Crier

It's March 6th. Where is our beloved Crier?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What do you think of the Ravine?

Seriously. We have a ravine that is full of trees and little trails plus a meandering stream. It's nice. I like it because it seems like an oasis in the midst of our urban environment. However, how much of your condo fees do you want to see in the Ravine?

I hear that some of the environmentalists don't want to light the Ravine because they want to keep it as natural as possible. Well, I'd like to feel comfortable walking the Ravine at night.

Common sense would say...if you can have signs in a National Park...I think our Ravine wouldn't be too tarnished to have some lights and a marker to say where the closest street exit is. Especially with some of the criminal happenings that have occurred down there.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How was your snow day???

Or maybe you didn't have one yesterday? I think that snow removal went much better yesterday than the last time it snowed. My walk and steps were free of snow and ice. It was great. Your thoughts?