The next meeting of the CHWCA will be:
WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Rm 527
1. Third District Police Team and Acting Chief
2. CHW Name Change (to distinguish our neighborhood from Columbia Heights
civic association at the east end of Columbia Pike)
3. Arlington County Facilities Study Update
4. Columbia Hills APAH project in Columbia Forest, adjacent neighborhood
5. Update on AMCC farmers market
6. Increasing civic engagement
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
Neighborhood Street Improvements
Take 5 Minutes, Share Your Perspective
Deadline is Feb. 28
A new “Neighborhood Complete Streets” program is being developed to provide improvements on neighborhood streets in Arlington County.
Take the online survey to help County staff and commission members finalize:
Determine whether we are considering the right criteria
Identify the elements that should be considered a “problem” on a street
For more information, visit www.arlingtonva.us and search “Neighborhood Complete Streets.”
Questions? Contact Bonnie Parker, Transportation Division, 703.228.3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - SHARE WITH OTHERS
A county board member comes to Arlington Mill Community Center (AMCC) on the second Monday of each month (unless it falls on a holiday).
On Monday, February 9, county board member Libby Garvey will be at the AMCC from 7-9 pm to answer any questions or address any issues you may have. Don't miss this opportunity to have the ear of a county board member.
When you arrive at the AMCC, check in at the reception desk as to the room for the meeting.
There is four hour free parking at the AMCC garage. Enter from S. 9th St. and go to second garage.
Some residents of Columbia Heights West would like to request the relocation of the County Recycling Center that is located on Columbia Pike at Four Mile Run. Arlington County has spent millions of dollars to improve this area of the Pike. The ongoing project to underground the overhead utility lines, realign South Buchanan Street, and improve the streetscaping along Columbia Pike is a significant and welcome improvement to the Pike. However, given this kind of investment, some believe it makes no sense to leave the Recycling Center front and center on the Pike.
Please let us know if you support the request or oppose it via this Poll: http://goo.gl/forms/eqw8i0tfGz
If we can get majority support, we will submit the request as civic association.
Columbia Heights West Civic Association
Looking for a free fun indoor family activity on a cold January day?
I am writing to make you aware of a community-wide event that my department, the Arlington County's Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE), is hosting. It is called the Energy Journey.
The Energy Journey is a life-sized board game that teaches people of all ages about how they use energy in their daily lives. It will take about an hour to play and is a great family activity. We had several hundred people attend and play the first two Energy Journeys and we hope that this year's event will be even bigger and better. Even if you played it before, come again, as the game has been changed fairly significantly.
There will also be some giveaways and you can be entered into a drawing to win several home energy improvement prize packages.
I will be at the event, along with other County staff and the Local Energy Alliance (LEAP), to help people with any home energy and home renovation questions. Virginia Sun and ACE will also be there to talk to anyone who is interested in learning more about putting a solar system onto their home.
WHEN: January 31st, 1-5pm (last game will begin at 4pm)
WHERE: Wakefield High School Cafeteria.
Here is some more information about the event and a link to register, although walk-ins are also certainly welcome.
**If anyone is interested in volunteering to man a booth at the event, please let me know.
Thanks and I hope to see you there!
Helen Reinecke-Wilt, AICP, LEED AP
Green Home Choice Program Manager
Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)
Arlington County wishes to consider whether outsourcing the Volunteer Arlington program now housed in the County’s Department of Human Services would lead to an enhanced level of volunteer activity throughout the community. Regardless of any change in delivery, the County's goal is to ensure that all residents and workers - regardless of their background, age or socioeconomic status - have access to reliable avenues that lead to volunteer opportunities in Arlington's non-profit and public sectors. The County Manager has appointed an Advisory Task Force to make recommendations to help shape the future direction of volunteer services in our community.
An important step is to gather input from stakeholders to ensure that concerns and aspirations are reflected in alternatives considered and to incorporate advice and recommendations from the broader community into the decisions. Please click on the link below to complete a short survey on volunteer services and needs in Arlington. Your feedback is important and will help determine the future of volunteer services in the County.
The Volunteer Arlington Advisory Task Force will review survey results as well as information gathered from community meetings to recommend changes to the current Volunteer Arlington program. The Task Force will analyze and catalog current volunteer services, examine strategic enhancements that may be needed in the next few years, and make a recommendation on whether or not to outsource the Volunteer Arlington program. The current Volunteer Arlington program has several core services: an on-line volunteer matching function connecting residents with volunteer opportunities in non-profit and public agencies, and promotion, training, and celebrating volunteerism.
Thank you for taking the time to participate in this community survey on Volunteer Arlington.
Mensaje bilingüe/ Bilingual message
Hola, por favor comparte esta información. Si lideras un programa de outreach, administras un centro de trabajo o edificio de viviendas, coloca este comunicado en lugar visible.
Hello, please share this information. If you lead an outreach program, community center or manage an residential building please consider printing and posting it.
Servicio de ART, Metrobus y Metrorail el feriado del lunes 19 de enero
Buses ART: operarán en horario de feriado el lunes 19 de enero, observando el Día de Martin Luther King Jr. ART 41, 42, 51, 77 y 87 operarán bajo el horario de los sábados. Todas las demás rutas no circularán.
Metrorail: Metro abrirá a 5 A.M y cierra a medianoche. Servicio en horario de sábado (cada 12 minutos), no habrá obras de mantenimiento en ninguna línea. Tarifas “no-pico” durante todo el día y estacionamiento gratuito.
Metrobus: operará en horario suplementario del sábado, con ciertas rutas nocturnas canceladas (post- medianoche). Para más detalles vea los horarios suplementario de la ruta.
MetroAccess: operará en horario normal. Sin embargo, se cancelarán viajes de suscripción salvo sean solicitados.
Cambios al horario de ART 84, efectivo 5 de enero
BikeArlington está buscando a quienes deseen ser parte de un proyecto de videos
Si andas en bicicleta y deseas ser parte de un excelente proyecto en Arlington, BikeArlington está buscando nuevos rostros que vivan, trabajen o visiten Arlington. Serán 6 mini-films con protagonistas como tú, que se movilizan en bici. Anímate y postula, será divertido. Todos son bienvenidos. Más info en BikeArlingon.com o
Semana de Restaurantes: Desde lunes 19 hasta domingo, 25 de enero
Especiales de almuerzo por $20.15 y cenas por $35.15. El siguiente video te muestra opciones para visitar restaurantes participantes sin necesidad de auto: http://youtu.be/SLQ9JmdNN_E.
ART, Metrobus and Metrorail Holiday Service on Monday, January 19
ART Bus: will run holiday service on Monday, January 19, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ART 41, 42, 51, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.
Metrorail: The rail system will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Saturday schedule (every 12 minutes from endpoint terminals) with no track work on any line. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free.
Metrobus: Buses will operate on a Saturday supplemental schedule, with some late-night (post-midnight) trips cancelled on select routes. For details, please check the timetable for your route.
MetroAccess: Service will operate normal hours. However, subscription trips will be cancelled unless specifically requested.
ART 84 Schedule Changes Effective January 5
Slight time adjustments will go into effect for the ART 84 schedule on Monday, January 5, 2015. An additional stop at the Avalon at Arlington Square Apartments will also be added. Schedule at arlingtontransit.com.
You look GREAT today. You should probably answer our casting call for awesome people. We're working with the folks Modacity to create 6 short films about folks who live, work and play by bike in Arlington County.
Winter Restaurant Week: Monday, January 19 through Sunday, January 25
Lunch specials for $20.15, dinner specials for $35.15. The video shows how to go car-free to participating Arlington restaurants: http://youtu.be/SLQ9JmdNN_E.
NEW AT ARLINGTON MILL:
Every Wednesday, 8-10pm
Join in on the fun and let your mind explore the black and white jungle!
Players of all age and skill levels are welcome, even those who have never
played. Tournaments and ranked games may take place depending on interest
level. The Club will be led by Tommy Flynn, a recent George Mason
Law graduate and chess enthusiast.
All ages are welcome!
Bring friends & family…
beginner & advanced
Arlington Mill 55+ Senior Center
909 S. Dinwiddie St.
Arlington, VA 22204
For more information or to register call: 703-228-7369