Friday, April 30, 2010

Reader's Choice

Question from Reader:

What happens when Board Members or Staff misrepresent Arlington Village?

I'm not sure what this means but if anyone has comments please provide.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I Love the 90's Film Festival Kick-Off know there is nice weather right around the corner when all of the film festivals start up. Here is the classic I Love the 90's film roundup and details. Enjoy!!!

I Love the 90s Film Festival
Presented by the Rosslyn BID
Friday, April 30 - September 3, 2010 at Dusk FREE

Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn, VA 22209 | 703-2-ROSSLYN

It will open April 30 with Clueless (1995), based on Jane Austen's Emma, a satirical look at ultra rich teens in Beverly Hills. Other featured films are Wayne's World (May 7), Mrs Doubtfire (June 18), Romeo + Juliet (Aug. 6) and The Wedding Singer
(1998). Films will be screened every Friday night, rain or shine, at dusk. Bring a picnic, a blanket and lawnchair; show up early for pre-show 90s themed games and prizes.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friends of the Arlington Public Library

Just the messenger...had a request to put this out to the blog!

Thursday, April 22
5:30-9 p.m. - Members only
(did you know that you can become a member at the door?)
Friday, April 23 - Saturday, April 24
10 a.m.-6 p.m. - Open to all
Sunday, April 25
12-6 p.m. Open to all - everything half price

The Friends have held a book sale to benefit the Arlington Public Library since 1976, when it was an annual event. According to the August 1977 "Newsletter to the Friends of the Arlington County Library" (available in the Virginia Room), the May 1977 sale raised $1600 over two days. Proceeds from the Friends that year went to fund purchase of the Columbia Historical Society Records, juvenile programming supplies, Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books, magazine subscriptions for Central and the branches, and more. Today, money earned through the Friends continues to support Library programming and collections, including our One Book - One Community program, Arlington Reads.

Volunteers are still needed for the April sale - call 703-228-7684 or email to find out how you can help!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


So...what do you think of our new landscape company? Mulching is in full effect...and you can smell it everywhere!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy 200th Anniversary Columbia Pike

Hey tonight is the night to celebrate our beloved Columbia Pike. Below is the down and dirty on the event information. It's a beautiful day so take a walk this evening and check it out!

Monday, April 12, 2010
6:00 p.m.
The Salsa Room(formerly known as Cecilia's)
2619 Columbia Pike
Arlington,VA 22204

This FREE event commemorates the Congressional Charter of April 12, 1810 which established the Columbia Turnpike Co. for the construction of the Pike. The program speakers will discuss the rich history of Columbia Pike from the days of the Civil War to today's culturally diverse urban community, and the dynamic revitalization that is currently underway.

Event Speakers:
Sara Collins, Arlington historian and Columbia Pike expert
Dr. Talmadge Williams of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington;
Todd Endo of the Urban Alternative; and Arlington County Board
Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County Board Vice-Chairman
Special Performance by:

The Columbia Pike Community Chorus.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Arlington Blog

Check out for an interesting new Arlington, VA devoted blog.

According to their About Us page...
Launched in January 2010, is the place for the latest news, views and things to do around Arlington, Virginia. Started by a Pentagon City resident who has spent the past several years working in local TV news, seeks to distinguish itself with original, enterprising, up-to-the-minute local coverage.

This is an experimental site that tries to get away from the formulaic, aggregation-centric approach to hyperlocal news that’s currently being pushed by several large media companies.

We'd say it is a mixture of news, events and snippet of gossip. Lots of good stuff with some juicy tidbits to boot.


The blog has been oh so boring lately...hasn't it? At least that's what we've been hearing. So...what's new?

-AV has chosen a new Board Member to replace Brandie Davis...and the winner is Carolyn Amesse.

-The new Grounds company has been edging if you see your sidewalks and trees being dug around and fiddled with you'll know it is because Blade Runners has started their new contract with us.

-We hear there are piles of chairs (a.k.a. parking markers) still in limbo since the snowstorm. Go get your chair!

I guess we are waiting to hear if the pool hours will be changed this season? There was a lot of chatter about that last year and lengthening the pool season as well. Any updates from anyone about our pool status?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Home Show Expo in Our Neighborhood

The Annual Home Show Expo is this Saturday, April 10th! It starts at 10 AM and goes all day until 4 PM at the Walter Reed Community Center.

This is a great and easy way to learn about remodeling everything from kitchens to replacing windows. Lots of companies will be in attendance!

Has anyone else been to the show before? Any good tips?