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April 2016

Association Meeting

"Parking in Shirlington: Is It Working for You?" will be the topic at our Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, Shirlington Public Library, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  Michael Connor, who is the  Parking Manager from Department of Environmental Services, Transportation Engineering and Operation will be at the meeting to answer everyone's questions and explain the new Pay to Park rules for the Village. And  Federal Realty's property manager will update us on garage parking. They will take your questions and comments. Help the SCA develop recommendations to improve parking for residents, visitors and merchants.  

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Shirlington Walkabout

Join WalkArlington for the debut of our updated SHIRLINGTON WALKABOUT ROUTE on Sunday, April 17th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.! Free of charge! Open to all ages! RAIN OR SHINE! Check out these places in Shirlington recommended by the Washington Post on June 18, 2014!

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June 2016

Association Meeting: Parking update; “4MRValley” launch & Walter Reed Drive plans

Our next SCA membership meeting takes place on Wednesday, June 8 at the Shirlington Public Library at 7:15 pm. (This is later than our usual starting time.) Agenda includes: (1) Important update on Parking in the Village by Federal Realty; (2) brief introduction of the Four Mile Run Valley Initiative (4MRV) by working group chair Charles Montfort; and (3) review of the Transportation Division's plans for lane changes at Walter Reed Drive and S. Arlington Mill Drive.

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September 2016

Membership Meeting

A regular Membership Meeting will take place from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Shirlington Public Library.   Please join us for a discussion with Charles Montfort, Chair of the Four Mile Run Valley Initiative (4MRV) Working Group. A longtime resident of Fairlington, Charles is the former head of the County's Planning Commission. He brings a deep commitment to improving life in our wonderful valley and invaluable experience about how the process will play out. The Shirlington Civic Association has two seats on the working group, which began work in July. Bring your ideas and questions! There will also be an…

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October 2016

SCA Board Meeting at Library

The SCA Board will meet to discuss strategic planning, finances, membership renewal, issues for the coming year, 4MRV, and nominations for Board elections. All are welcome. Shirlington Public Library, 7 - 8:30 pm. Questions or agenda items to

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February 2017

Help Plan Our Playground at Jennie Dean Park!

Drop by the Shirlington Public Library anytime on Sat., Feb. 18 between  10 a.m. to noon to share ideas for a new playground at Jennie Dean Park. Families are invited to this fun, interactive open house. This project is just one of the many cool things coming to South Arlington around the Four Mile Run Valley Initiative.  Questions?  Contact or 703-228-1843. Co-sponsored by the Shirlington Civic Association, your favorite library, and Arlington Parks & Recreation.     

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Members Meeting, Library, 7 pm

  Join us at a Membership Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 - 8:30 pm Shirlington Public Library What's Up with the Village? Federal Realty's Dan Corwin and team will discuss new tenants as well as marketing and special events plans for the year ahead. Bring your ideas. What's Up with the Dog Park? Keith Fred, the longtime volunteer who helps run the dog park and is a member of the 4MRV working group, will lead a discussion of park planning. The SCA will consider a resolution in support of keeping the dog park in its current location, and is seeking two members who will…

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September 2017

Members Meeting – Being a Small Biz in Shirlington w/ Peter Rousselot of ARLnow

Being A Small Business in Shirlington - A discussion with special guest ARLnow's Peter Rousselot. Local merchants discuss their experiences in Arlington. So what works? What drives our merchants crazy? Please read Peter's important column, "Why can't Arlington fix permitting and inspection?"  Your Views on Future Shirlington Park Improvements - The Parks Department wants to hear from us!  This is part of the 4MRV study area so this is an important opportunity. See their preliminary presentation   News & Announcements for coming months. What are your priorities for our area?  The Shirlington Civic Association meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Shirlington Public Library (where else?). All welcome - owners, renters,…

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October 2017

Talk with Katie Cristol, County Bd Vice Chair, at SCA Meeting

Katie Cristol, Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board, will speak at our Member's Meeting and take your questions about living in Shirlington in a Changing Arlington. How will South Arlington be affected by the big decisions facing Arlington County? Density. Traffic. Buses, Trucks, Parks. Schools. Economic Development. How are we going to handle it all and protect our quality of life? Katie Cristol is a community advocate and public policy professional. She was elected to the Board in November 2015. Ms. Cristol serves on the Joint Subcommittee on Facilities of the Arlington School and County Boards. Ms. Cristol is an education…

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November 2017

November SCA Meeting

Join us Monday night, November 13th at the Shirlington Public Library at 7 pm. Safer Streets & Crossings – An update on plans for improvements and a chance to share your ideas. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Pedestrian Safety Survey. Community Input Makes a Difference! – Shirlington Civic Association has influenced several policies in our area. Find out how.   News & Announcements for coming months. What are your priorities for our area?  Hope you’re enjoying Autumn! Remember we now meet on the second Monday of the month. There is no meeting in December or August.  

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