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Newsletter for September 2015

posted Sep 25, 2015, 2:49 PM by RockSpring CivicAssociation

Welcome to RSCA’s monthly newsletter. We hope to provide timely and interesting news items affecting our community.

1. Rock Spring Civic Association Annual Meeting: October 22, 2015, 7 pm in the Williamsburg Middle School music room. The agenda will include a presentation by 1) John Milliken, who is leading Arlington's Community Facilities Study, 2) bi-annual elections for all RSCA positions, and 3) updates on key County developments affecting Rock Spring residents.

RSCA Executive Board: Nominations are now open for all four RSCA officer and the eleven at-large Executive Board positions. Any RSCA resident member who wishes to run for one of these positions or nominate another member should do so by contacting the Nominations Committee Chair, Judy Wheat, at 703-536-4658 or, prior to the close of nominations on Oct. 8, 2015.

For more details on the Meeting program, the elections process, and how to nominate candidates, please visit your civic association website at Updated candidate lists, meeting agenda, and related information will be posted later; so be sure to revisit the site periodically prior to the annual meeting date.

2. Local Road Work: Work is set to begin next month on several projects in our area. See:

  • Southbound vehicular traffic on Williamsburg Boulevard at Sycamore Street: existing travel lane will be temporarily narrowed within water main construction area. These impacts are expected to last 8 to 12 weeks.

  • Westbound lane of Williamsburg Boulevard will be closed between North Frederick and North Harrison Streets  with traffic routed around construction, using a portion of the eastbound lanes. Project lasts until summer 2016.

  • Intersection of Williamsburg Boulevard and Kensington Street will be impacted due to expanded median strip and enlarged nubs to provide safer pedestrian crossing. Project should take one month.

3. Discovery Elementary School, October 24, 10 am – 2 pm: Discovery will host a community open house, ribbon cutting and fall fair.

4. E-CARE: October 3, 8:30 am – 3 pm, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road:  Dispose of hazardous household materials, computer monitors, and televisions ($15 fee for computers and a $20 fee for televisions), and recycle small metal items, electronics, shoes, clothes, linens and more! Serviceable bikes will be collected by Bikes for the World (BfW) to be sent to countries where they are needed for basic transportation.  E-CARE is open to Arlington residents and employees only; bring your ID. and search ’E-CARE.’  

5. Fall Composting Workshop, Tuesday, October 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St:  Stop bagging leaves and put them to work improving the soil in your garden.  Sign up at

6. The Arlington Community Facilities Planning Study, Wednesday, October 14, 7 – 10 pm, Wakefield High School: The committee will provide a review of the draft Committee report.

To contact the newsletter editors for information or items to share, please email either Judy Hadden or Joan Trabandt,