November 2021 Newsletter

Newsletter

The November 2021 newsletter is linked below. If you have any comments or questions, emailĀ editor@ashtonheights.org.

Community Involvement in Many Forms

By Scott Sklar, President, AHCA

At our October AHCA monthly meeting, Arlington Police officers Aaron Queen presented on community policing and community crime statistics. Except for car larcenies and stolen vehicles, every other crime indicator is static or declining. We have routinely had liaisons from the Arlington County Police to cement a partnership between AHCA residents and ACPD to strengthen our safety, our communications, and our priorities. We had the new Arlington Police Chief, Andy Penn join our 100th Anniversary event at the Arlington Arts Center in October.

Our 100th Anniversary events went smashingly well, with huge turnouts at both events. There were over 200 AHCA residents at the Arlington Arts Center and over 100 people at our 100th anniversary AHCA tree tour and event. It was a success with major help from Ann Felker, Brooke Alexander, Trisha Gruesen, and Julie Mangis (and many others) and of course our AHCA Historian Jim Terpstra.

Our updated Ashton Heights Style Guide has been released on the AHCA website. Jim Terpstra and Jean Falvey presented the Ashton Heights Style Guide, reviewing the handout on the different housing styles and how they are morphing in different areas throughout Ashton Heights.

During November and December 2021 and January 2022, our AHCA Development Committee led by Jack Spilsbury will be busy coordinating within AHCA and with our sister civic associations our inputs to the County Board and staff on the proposed Clarendon Development and other development issues. Do not be shy in emailing Jack on thoughts and information to guide this process.

Thank you all for participating in our AHCA Committees, attending our AHCA Monthly meetings, attending our 100th Anniversary celebration at the Arlington Arts Center, and those who participated in the tree tour.

Our last 2021 AHCA monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m. sharp in the social hall of the Clarendon United Methodist Church on the corner of North Ivy Street and North 6th Street – enter through the door midway in the parking lot. Join us at 7 p.m. to mingle and help set up.

Our next AHCA newsletter will be delivered in January 2022. A special thanks to our Editor Amy Miller, our newsletter distribution team headed by Bea Camp, and to ALL of you within AHCA who distribute our newsletters, along with our AHCA Secretary Chris Armstrong who posts the AHCA meeting minutes and event notices onto the AHCA website.

A safe and happy Fall to all as we move into winter.

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