Falls Church Park Neighborhood (Arlington VA)

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Operating as usual

Composting isn't for everyone.
09/11/2021

Composting isn't for everyone.

"It's not you, it's me." Unwanted food scraps caddies can be left at any County glass recycling drop-off site. Also the help desks at Central and Shirlington Branch libraries. https://recycling.arlingtonva.us/recycling-drop-centers

08/05/2021

Just in from Arl Cty! Please be advised that the Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation will be addressing the drainage issue in the sandpit area and concrete by the bleachers. While no amenities in Benjamine Banneker Park will be closed during this work, we wanted to inform the community. The work will run from August 9 through 13.

In case you're looking for more info on the flyer about the sewer re-lining:Greetings,A television inspection of the san...
05/28/2021
Sanitary Sewer Relining - Water & Utilities

In case you're looking for more info on the flyer about the sewer re-lining:

Greetings,

A television inspection of the sanitary sewer system in East Falls Church has revealed that the sanitary sewer pipe needs to be rehabilitated. To rehabilitate the pipe, Arlington County will use the Cured-in-place Pipe (CIPP) process; a trenchless rehabilitation process used to repair existing pipelines using a resin (styrene) saturated felt tube.

The work is tentatively scheduled to begin next week after Memorial Day and may take approximately 3 months to complete. Work will pause June 18 for the new County Juneteenth holiday and Monday, July 5, in observation of Independence Day.

During this project, crews will be working in numerous locations throughout East Falls Church. Each location takes about a day to complete.

Residents who will have their water turned off will receive a door hanger notice at least 48 hours prior to the work starting. "No Parking" signs will be posted at least 24 hours prior to mobilization of equipment for a safe work zone.

Rehabilitating the sanitary sewer below your street should prevent the need for extensive and disruptive excavation in the foreseeable future. The work is expected to be completed with zero excavation. In order to expedite the rehabilitation process and to prevent inadvertent sewage backups, water service to each affected house will be interrupted for approximately 6 to 8 hours, barring any complications.

Understanding that many families are currently still working from home, we are taking the following precautions:
• Selecting sewer segments that will impact the least amount of homes.
• Asking the contractor to have extra materials and equipment on-site to avoid situations that could cause delays.
• Offering potable water to affected residents on request.

The resin used in CIPP process contains Styrene, a chemical with an unpleasant odor that is similar to strong spray adhesives. To sufficiently reduce the risk of Styrene from entering your home, please pour water into the drains of your house, including basement floor drains and air conditioner condensation drains, prior to the date the water will be turned off. This is also good practice in the future to prevent unwanted gases from the sanitary sewer system from entering your home. If you smell Styrene in your home, this could be an indicator of a plumbing issue such as a broken or clogged pipe. You may want to contact a plumber to investigate any potential issues.

For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions about the sewer relining process, please visit the County’s FAQ webpage located at: http://water.arlingtonva.us/sewer/sewer-maintenance/sanitary-sewer-relining.

If you have any questions, please contact Hisham Wahdan at 703-228-7628 or [email protected]. For after-hours concerns, please contact the County's water-sewer control center at 703-228-6555.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sanitary sewer relining is a quick and economical process in lieu of replacing pipes by open excavation.

We are close enough to FCC to share this!
04/07/2021

We are close enough to FCC to share this!

Event:
The 2021 Falls Church Women’s History Walk
Date:
Sunday, May 2nd – Rain date: Sunday, May 16th
Time:
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location:
Falls Church City

Come join us for a stroll in the fresh air of spring time and learn about the fascinating women who built this community.

44 Stops or “Her-Story” Stations along The Walk showcase the activism, the commitment, and the contributions of notable women in Falls Church
from the 1600s through today. We hope these women’s stories will inspire you to make a difference.

The Details:
The Walk will be a self-guided 2-mile loop from Falls Church City Hall to Cherry Hill Farmhouse. Participants may start at any point along the route, but please note - docents will be available to provide guidance and directions at these three locations along the route: Big Chimneys Park, Tinner Hill Park and City Hall. This year’s Walk Grand Marshal honorees are Alma Amaker, Doris Newcomb, Sally Phillips, Ellen Salsbury, Mary Ellen Shaw, and Marie Hirst Yochim. While these honorees will be at Big Chimneys Park briefly at noon, their “Her-Story” Stations will be posted at the park for the duration of the Walk.

Due to Covid concerns and unlike years past, no gatherings are planned prior to the beginning or the ending times of the event.

· The “Her-Story” Stations will be open between 11:00 AM-2:00 PM for you to visit at your leisure.
· All participants are asked to adhere to mask and social distancing guidance.
· Restaurants & businesses along the route will be offering opportunities for rest stops
· A limited number of brochures with map will be available at Tinner Hill Park, City Hall, & Big Chimneys Park.

For more information and the map, please visit the website:
https://sites.google.com/view/fc-womens-history-walk/home

This special one-day event is presented by The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, Falls Church Elected Women, and The Falls Church Women’s History Group.

Many thanks to the event’s generous sponsors: The Daughters of the American Revolution, Falls Church Chapter, Village Preservation & Improvement Society, Citizens for a Better City, The Falls Church League of Women Voters, Falls Church Jazzercise, Falls Church Branch of the American Association of University Women, City of Falls Church, and Falls Church City Public Schools.

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03/28/2021

As you prepare to do some Spring cleaning:

Campbell Elementary is organizing a spring clothing drive to benefit Campbell families.

Gently used clothing can be dropped off at a house in our neighborhood:

6731 19th Road North, Arlington, 22205

Be sure to place on one of the chairs on the porch.

Thank you for your contribution!

What a great reminder!  If you love our two parks, please consider taking a bag with you next time you're there and pick...
03/24/2021
Statewide Clean Up Effort Is Active Until March 31 - Falls Church News-Press Online

What a great reminder! If you love our two parks, please consider taking a bag with you next time you're there and picking up trash. And bonus good karma for anyone willing to wade into the stream in their boots and pick up the plastic bags that invariably get stuck in the branches.

This year’s environmental clean up initiative is designed to be Covid-safe and give people more choice in how they contribute to the beautification of their communities. Registration for Shiver in Virginia will be open until March 31.

03/12/2021

Woo hoo! Bridge is open. Who is going to be first from the 'hood to ride or walk across?

03/12/2021

Look - it's us! "But not until 1932 did disgruntled citizens of East Falls Church present a petition to the courts to allow them to become part of Arlington County.
The circuit court granted the petition in 1935. On March 12 of the following year, the Virginia Court upheld the petition despite appeals by Falls Church clearing the way for the final decree to be signed on April 30, 1936 legally separating East Falls Church from Falls Church and enabling it to become part of Arlington County."

Hey neighbors - Huge pile of old doors (likely solid wood) at the house being renovated in 600 block of Columbia.  Photo...
03/11/2021

Hey neighbors - Huge pile of old doors (likely solid wood) at the house being renovated in 600 block of Columbia. Photo Credit: Amy Golden

Hey neighbors - Huge pile of old doors (likely solid wood) at the house being renovated in 600 block of Columbia. Photo Credit: Amy Golden

And one more house on 1800 block of Tuckahoe St. bites the dust (house demolished, new house being built by Classic Cott...
03/06/2021
1904 N Tuckahoe St, Arlington, VA, 22205 | realtor.com®

And one more house on 1800 block of Tuckahoe St. bites the dust (house demolished, new house being built by Classic Cottages) while another in the 1900 block put up for sale as a $799k tear-down. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M63601-86761?identityID=601fe43360a8ba00e31dc9d8&MID=2020_11_HomeAlerts_SavedSearchDaily_PROD&RID=25104321322&cid=eml_trans_HomeAlerts_1to1_NTSavedSearchDaily_cons.12128862_2020_11_HomeAlerts_SavedSearchDaily_PROD-HomeAlert-RDC

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION- PERFECT FOR A REMODEL-FLIP-TEARDOWN & BUILD Directly off I-66, 0.5 mi. from East Falls Church Metro Station and next to W&OD trail- this is a perfectly situated home for easy access to everything! With the influx of business entering NoVa continuing to secure employment a...

Want to give input on our new elementary school's name?
03/05/2021
Survey Seeks Input on Potential Names for New School at Reed Site

Want to give input on our new elementary school's name?

A new name is on the horizon for the elementary school at the Reed site in Westover, which is under construction and slated to open in August. A naming committee, formed in January, is asking students, parents, staff and community members to narrow down five possible names: Cardinal, Compass, Exp

Another teardown in the neighborhood, with a new, to-be-built home: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M5...
02/26/2021
1816 N Tuckahoe St, Arlington, VA, 22205 | realtor.com®

Another teardown in the neighborhood, with a new, to-be-built home: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M53387-69617?identityID=601fe43360a8ba00e31dc9d8&MID=2020_11_HomeAlerts_SavedSearchDaily_PROD&RID=25104321322&cid=eml_trans_HomeAlerts_1to1_NTSavedSearchDaily_cons.12128862_2020_11_HomeAlerts_SavedSearchDaily_PROD-HomeAlert-RDC

To be built - Delivery Fall 2021. Classic Cottages' Richmond model with two car detached garage. Contact Classic Cottages to customize this home and tour a Richmond model.

02/25/2021

This just posted on Nextdoor: Carolyn Steigerwald
AEFCCA & WCA • 22 min ago

Loose dog near Benjamin Banneker dog park. My dog got out this morning and was loose near the dog park. He's a black australian shepherd with a red bandanna. I caught him, but someone told me he was terrorizing the neighborhood. Please let me know if he caused any problems and you need my information.
thanks

02/17/2021

Snow is coming! Please park your cars off the road if possible so that snowplows can work. If you park on the street, try to park on the same side as your neighbors so that snowplows can work on the other side.

Commission Seeks Flexible Approach for Residential Parking Permits
02/10/2021
Commission Seeks Flexible Approach for Residential Parking Permits

Commission Seeks Flexible Approach for Residential Parking Permits

Proposed changes to Arlington's Residential Permit Parking program, including a pay-to-park option for short-term visitors, will go before the County Board next week -- with a caveat. On Monday members of the Planning Commission hammered out the kinds of changes to the program that they want the

02/09/2021

Anyone know the scoop on the house just listed for sale on the corner of 19th St. and Underwood? Website is a dead link and Zillow doesn't show it for sale. Curious!

Another update (from Thursday) on the rabies situation in our area.
02/06/2021

Another update (from Thursday) on the rabies situation in our area.

Yesterday, our Animal Control team received two more reports of raccoons exhibiting neurological symptoms, this time in the Rock Spring neighborhood. Please read below for important information regarding raccoons and pet safety.

These raccoon incidents were called in separately: one in the 4300 block 37th Rd N and one in the 5100 block of 37th Rd N. Both of the raccoons in these incidents were captured and removed by animal control, both raccoons were showing neurological signs consistent with rabies. One of these raccoons may have had contact with two pets. Rabies is a disease that people and animals can catch from the bite or scratch of infected animals. It is fatal if medical care is not given promptly.

We are urging residents in North Arlington to be vigilant. This outbreak is no longer contained in a specific neighborhood. We ask that residents ensure their pets are up to date on their rabies vaccines, keep their dogs on a leash, keep cats inside, remain vigilant and alert, and do not approach or interact with any wild animals.

If you, your child, or your pet may have come into contact with any wild animals including bats or raccoons, please call Arlington County Animal Control at 703-931-9241 immediately, after hours please stay on the line to speak with the answering service who will alert an officer.

If you see a raccoon that appears sick, lethargic, disoriented, or aggressive, do NOT approach the animal and please call Animal Control immediately: 703-931-9241.

Thank you.

Curb alert on 600 blk of E. Columbia St. - Entire kitchen just put on curb at house being renovated.
01/30/2021

Curb alert on 600 blk of E. Columbia St. - Entire kitchen just put on curb at house being renovated.

Curb alert on 600 blk of E. Columbia St. - Entire kitchen just put on curb at house being renovated.

Hey neighbors!  If you are looking for a way to serve next Monday, consider spending an hour cleaning up the two wonderf...
01/10/2021

Hey neighbors! If you are looking for a way to serve next Monday, consider spending an hour cleaning up the two wonderful parks in our neighborhood. No need to register - just grab a bag and gloves and head out. I've been doing this for years and there are always many glass bottles. Now that the county repurposes these, I put them in the glass bins (even if yucky, because the re-use process washes them in a way the recycling stream didn't). If you have tall boots, wade in our stream - there are always tons of plastic bag remnants. Very satisfying way to spend an hour.

Anyone else have hyper-local volunteer suggestions?

What are you doing for MLK Day of Service? On Monday, Jan. 18, don't just take the day off. Take the time to give back to your community.

Register to volunteer today. http://bit.ly/2PGYbsL

12/30/2020

Westover Library to reopen! From county:
Opening Date to be Determined
While an opening date is not yet set, we want to provide a more detailed view of the new service.
When Express Library Service opens at Westover, patrons will be able to:
Browse collections for up to 30 minutes
Check out materials
Pick up holds
Use self-serve checkout stations
Use the public single-stall restrooms
All other services will be unavailable, including public seating, meeting rooms and public computers.
Proposed Open Hours
Hours and days are subject to change.
Tuesday through Thursday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Arlington, VA
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Falls Church Park, Arlington is the legal name for the approximately 110 houses within 3 blocks of Benjamin Banneker Park. We are within Arlington-East Falls Church community association.

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