Wednesday, January 09, 2008

HeraldTrib Today: Jan. 9, 2008

This photo is actually quite big; go ahead and click to enlarge it.

Monday marked the first big day of reconstruction at the intersection of N. Glebe Road at N. Pershing Drive, and the traffic felt it as southbound Glebe was forced down to one lane. (Don’t you love my abilities with “photomerge” in photoshop! I have actually done better with that software, but this was not one of those days.)

Construction marks a lot of what is in the HeraldTrib this week. At the right, a crew from R.A. Burgess Construction was working just this morning on sidewalks along N. Thomas Street (Buckingham Village 2) at the intersection with N. Henderson Road. This week the HeraldTrib marked the end of demolition at the Buckingham Village 1 site, see the story link below.

I have a column in Arlington Connection this week. I must say that everytime I write something I see mistakes, and here was no exception. I called the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board a “Committee.” A stupid, if not huge, error. More importantly, I was writing about gentrification and how the Glebe Market might just go away to be replaced by a Trader Joe’s. I did not focus in my column how I have been contacted by a few people in the community who want the Trader Joe’s and how it’s pressure from many in the community, not just from developers who want to rent space, that drives some of these changes. I just thought I’d clarify that a little here.

Barrett Elementary also tops the list this week, as School Board Chair Ed Fendley spoke at the PTA meeting last night. The story is below. A lot is going at the school right now, so I’ll hit some of the highlights:

The PTA raised $718 from its Barnes and Noble day; that’s 15 percent of about $4,700 spent by parents and others at Barnes and Noble back in December. Way to go.

Barrett school started the year with about 440 students now has about 460, Principal Terry Bratt reported. Many of the new kids are first graders, so she was glad to have had the fifth first grade class (she thought about having only four at the start of the year).

Gym Night at Barrett is Jan. 18, come one, come all, organizers said. 6:30 p.m. to 8. For events, click here.

Finally, the Barrett PTA auction is revving up. Organizers are asking for potential auction goers to answer an on-line survey about what items people want to see offered at the auction. As with everything, volunteers are needed. Karen Hildebrand is asking for interested people to contact her. The announcement reads: “Meetings are NOT required and you can help as little or as much as you want. We have something for everyone!” Contact Ms. Hildebrand karen.hildebrand@visiant.net or (703) 528-1298.

I must say that I really like the remodeled Barrett Elementary School web site, too.


The Week’s Headlines…
As always, you can scroll down to see all the recent stories, or simply click the links below (if the link doesn't work, scroll down to find the story, and email to tell me what's busted: heraldtrib@gmail.com--Steve Thurston).

Today's Headlines:

  • APS Chair Ed Fendley Speaks to Barrett PTA
  • Police Notes for Buckingham
    Headline's from Earlier in the Week:
  • Photos of Santa's Visit to Lubber Run
  • Primary Demolition Completed in Village 1
  • Rabies Found in Arlington Forest It's been a heavy year for this.

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