Thursday, June 23, 2016

Upcoming Meetings: Police Chief, Bikeshare, & Potomac Yard



Summer is back and so are the Alexandria Police Department Community Walks! 

Join Police Chief Earl L. Cook as he walks through your neighborhood. Chief Cook will be out with a variety of APD staff to talk with residents about any questions or concerns you have regarding your community. 

Tonight's edition hits Arlandria: gather at 6:30pm at the intersection of West Glebe Road & Mt Vernon Avenue!

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On Monday, June 27th at 7:30pm, the Traffic and Parking Board is holding a Public Hearing in Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. 

The agenda (see Docket Materials) includes discussion regarding the placement of a Capital Bikeshare Station in Arlandria. One potential location is on Bruce Street near Mount Vernon Avenue, next to MOM’s Organic Market, which would require the removal of one parking space. The goal is to keep the Bikeshare Station close to Mount Vernon Avenue so that it is visible and accessible to community members.


If you have questions, you can direct them to Hillary Orr, Complete Streets Program Manager or Ray Hayhurst, Complete Streets Coordinator. If you would like to speak during the Public Hearing, please complete the attached form and submit it to the Chairman prior to the meeting’s start. Speaker forms will not be accepted after 7:45 p.m.

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The North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan Update Advisory Group will hold its fourth meeting on June 27 at 7 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street. The purpose of the meeting is to review and receive community feedback on the concept options with a focus on the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station zone.

All meetings of the Advisory Group are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend and participate.  Project materials and background information can be found on the project website.

Questions? Contact Richard Lawrence, Project Manager, 703.746.3849.


Friday, June 10, 2016

HUUUGE Book Sale for the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria SUNDAY.

Looking for a good book? We've got plenty!


We asked Alexandria for book donations and the response came in droves!! 

4MRMarket plays host to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Book Sale this Sunday. 

Thanks to hundreds of donations from across the city.

Come to the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market (www.4MRMarket.org) at 4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue this Sunday June 12th, 9am-1pm, to find that great read you've been looking for. 




Please note:
If you can lend a hand Sunday morning to assist in set-up, please contact Nathalie (nsimon22305@yahoo.com) and plan to arrive around 8ish. 

If you have some time in the afternoon, any leftover books need to be carted immediately following the sale at 1pm to Beatley Library for their sale. 



Friday, May 27, 2016

Four Mile Run Summer Movie Series: Minions TONIGHT

The Four Mile Run Summer Movie Series is a favorite summer tradition in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria. 


Bring a blanket to Four Mile Run Park on a warm night and watch a great film on a gigantic movie screen. Films are shown on Friday nights beginning at dusk, around 8:30-9:00pm. People start to claim their spots on the lawn as early as 5pm. Movies play except in extreme weather and there are no rain days.

This month's feature: Minions.

This months premovie activities theme is bubbles. Come on out starting at 6:00 and enjoy our personal bubble station, large bubble wands and pools, and even make your OWN giant bubble wands.





There is no way to pull this off without your help. It's fun and you get a t-shirt. Signup today atvolunteer.fourmilesummermoviesseries.com

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bike Rodeo May 15th at 4MRMarket!

Bike Rodeo May 15th at 4MRMarket!



Rescheduled because of rain for this Sunday at 4MRMarket. We’ve lost some of the volunteers who had planned to help on the original date of May 1. If anyone is available and interested in helping us with the operation of the rodeo, come on down!

Open to all children 5 to 12!!

Here’s your chance to polish and show off your biking skills – just in time for a summer of fun biking!!

• Learn more about biking safely
• Get your bike and helmet checked and adjusted
• Practice biking skills
• How to mount/dismount
• Starting and stopping
• Practice balance, steering and turning
• Ride through obstacle courses, slaloms and a street maze
• Learn biking signals and the rules of the road

Where: At the 4MRMarket, 4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue
When: Sunday, May 15, 10 am to 1 pm 
What to bring: Your bike and helmet (absolutely required)

Sponsors and Supporters
Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market 
Alexandria Police Department (COPs Unit)
Mount Vernon Community School,ACPS (Lisa Clausen)
City of Alexandria (Hillary Orr)
BPAC (Eldon Boes)

More information at: https://alexandriabpac.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/alexandriaBPAC/

Friday, May 13, 2016

4MR Restoration Ribbon Cutting Celebration Saturday, 8:30am

Celebrate the Completion of Four Mile Run Wetlands Restoration Project




The City of Alexandria and Arlington County will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Four Mile Run Wetlands Restoration Project on Saturday, May 14TH at 8:30 a.m. near the Four Mile Run Park soccer field, 4125 Mt. Vernon Ave. (In the event of inclement weather, the ribbon cutting will be held at the Conservatory Center, 4109 Mount Vernon Ave.)

The wetlands restoration implements recommendations from the Four Mile Run Restoration project, a joint venture with Arlington County to restore 2.3 miles of a highly degraded stream within the hardened flood control channel - or levee corridor - of Four Mile Run. Specifically, the project restored the historic 2-acre tidal wetland where the water levels fluctuate with the daily tidal cycle along Four Mile Run. The project also included a renovation of the Four Mile Run Park parking lot, which utilizes environmentally sensitive materials and design, including permeable pavers, native plantings, and rain gardens. In Summer 2016, Arlington County will begin the next phase of the implementing the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan through a project to restore the stream banks along Four Mile Run.

For more information, contact Dana Wedeles, Park Planner, Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, at703.746.5491 or dana.wedeles@alexandriava.gov


Tree Care at Four Mile Run


Come help maintain trees at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria on Saturday, May 14th, immediately following the ribbon cutting for the wetland restoration project. 

A few volunteers are requested for some routine maintenance (correct some volcano mulching, remove stakes/ties where no longer needed, perform any necessary pruning), plus trimming invasive vines from trees along the channel. This is at the site where TreeStewards planted with Casey Trees several years ago, and you'll enjoy seeing how great it looks!