OVER THE FENCE
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS CIVIC ASSOCIATION
APRIL 1999



The next AHCA meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30 pm in the Career Center

Agenda will include:

        -- Budget and membership updates
        -- Park at S. Irving and 9th St.
        -- Continuing problems with installation of fiber optic conduit by E-Spire Communications and its subcontractor Fishel Construction         -- Installation of neighborhood signs
        -- Status of approved street lighting project for S. Irving between 2nd and 5th, 5th St. S. between Irving and Jackson, and 6th St. S. between Highland and Irving
        -- Priority ranking of the following proposed street lighting projects:

a) S. Jackson between 2nd and 5th

b) 7th St. S. between Walter Reed Dr. and Glebe Rd. and S. Highland between 6th and 7th

        -- Approval of the following proposed amendment to the Arlington Heights Neighborhood Conservation Plan:

"Traffic and pedestrian safety, particularly the safety of the children attending our two neighborhood schools, continues to be a high priority issue. Speeding and increased traffic volume associated with cut-through traffic repeatedly threatens the safety of our neighborhood. Therefore, we support appropriate traffic-calming measures within Arlington Heights that will effectively reduce the hazards associated with these behaviors."
All Arlington Heights residents are welcome and encouraged to attend!


In Search Of

AHCA seeks S/M/D, Mís/Fís, any age for short-term/long-term mutually beneficial relationships.

AHCA has a number of opportunities for neighbors to get involved in our association.

The position of Second Vice President is currently vacant. If you are interested in serving as an officer of the association, call Jay Wind at 920-5193.

Have just a few hours to offer? The Arlington Heights Neighborhood Conservation Plan needs to be scanned and/or retyped so that it can go on to the AHCA Web page. Call Jay at 920-5193.

Want to share your garden secrets with your neighbors and show them the results of your hard work? Put your garden on the Arlington Heights Garden Tour, scheduled for June 26. Call Joan Gill at 685-1760.

The September Block Party has lots of big jobs and many small jobs to fill. Call John Morrill at 979-4379.

Join a team putting together a history of the Arlington Heights neighborhood. Call Joan at 685-1760.

Would you be willing to volunteer for a couple of hours at an AHCA booth at the County Fair in August? Call Jay at 920-5193.

Wonít you help us find the right match? Are you that special someone?



Receive News About Our Neighborhood as it Happens!

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You can also go directly of http://onelist.com and subscribe to AHCA



Community Calendar

Apr 6 - Arlington County Civic Federation, 7:30 pm, Hazel Conference Center, Arlington Hospital

Apr 8 - Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm, National Rural Electric Cooperative Bldg., Conference Room CC-2, 4301 Wilson Blvd.

Apr 13 - Arlington County SPECIAL ELECTION- to fill vacant County Board seat

Apr 20 - AHCA Quarterly Meeting, 7:30 pm, Career Center

Apr 29 - Columbia Pike Town Meeting, 7:30 pm, Career Center. Stakeholders in the Columbia Pike Community will share their opinions with Arlington County Board members.

Apr 30 - Arbor Day

May 4 - Arlington County Civic Federation, 7:30 pm, Hazel Conference Center, Arlington Hospital

May 8 - Columbia Pike Blues Festival, noon-6:00 pm, Patrick Henry School Field, 701 S. Highland St., FREE ADMISSION, sponsored by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization

May 13 - Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm, National Rural Electric Cooperative Bldg., Conference Room CC-2, 4301 Wilson Blvd.

May 16 - 5K run (2.5K walk), hosted by the Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Congregation Menís Club. Call Jay Wind at 920-5193 for further details.

Jun 1 - Arlington County Civic Federation, 7:30 pm, Hazel Conference Center, Arlington Heights

Jun 10 - Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm, National Rural Electric Cooperative Bldg., Conference Room CC-2, 4301 Wilson Blvd.

Jun 26 - Arlington Heights Garden Tour, 9:00 am - noon, meet at 121 S. Hudson St.

Mondays at 11:00 am - Mondayís Child, for children ages 3-6. This is a drop-in program; no registration required. Columbia Pike Branch Library

Mondays at 6:30 pm - For children ages 2-4 with an adult. The spring session begins Monday, April 12. To register, call the childrenís librarian at 703-228-5713 between March 29 and April 9, Columbia Pike Branch Library



Earth Day Activities - April 17, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, I-66 Parking Deck (15th St. N. and N. Quincy St.)

        -- Spring Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up - Get rid of your unwanted paint products, flammable solvents, automotive fluids, garden chemicals, household cleaners, etc. Call 228-6832.

        -- Operation Fire Safe - Automobile child safety seat inspections, register your home for a safety inspection, receive a smoke detector. Call 228-4644.

        -- Building for Humanity Day - Donate usable residential building supplies, such as brick, vinyl siding, flooring, doors, lights, tools, etc. Call 228-6570.

        -- Compost Bins - Available on-site at $10 each. Call 228-6570.

        -- Pedals for Progress - Donate serviceable or repairable bicycles for people in poor countries to use as basic transportation. A $5 donation per bike is requested to offset shipping charges. Call 228-6427.



Arlington Heights residents are invited to submit articles and announcements for the May-June issue of Over the Fence and to advertise in the Rent*A*Kid and classified ads columns. Kids advertise free. Classified ads are $1 each. Call 685-1760 for information on business and commercial advertising. Send items to 121 S. Hudson Street, Arlington VA 22204. Deadline is April 27!

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