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Monthly Features: • Shirlington Events • Shirlington Coupons • Community News • Real Estate Update • Shirlington Spotlight: Mirentxu

APRIL 2010

ISSUE 7

Also This Month: • Animal Control • Nutrition Month • Restaurant Review: Johnny Rockets

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So with that explanation, I am now reaching out to our readers for suggestions for a new name. Some ideas thus far include: Your Shirlington, Your Shirlington Community, Your Shirlington Source, Shirlington Village Voice, and Shirlington Scan. If any of the above strike your interest, please let me know, otherwise please send your suggestions to me at au@ yourshirlingtonconnection.com . And for those of you who are artistically inclined, we’re also looking for a new logo! The new name will be selected by April 7th and revealed on the blog at http://yourshirlingtonconnection. com/Blog.aspx . At that point we will open up ideas for logos until April 14th. The submitted logos will also be put on the blog at that point to ask for your feedback. The selected logo will debut on next month’s issue! In other news, Your Shirlington Connection would like to welcome Sheila, owner of Dogma, a Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique, set to open in April. We’d also like to congratulate Sharon and Elizabeth for officially opening their new stores, Studio Salon & Spa and Periwinkle, respectively, this past March! – Adrian U.

Letter from the Editor

After much discussion, The Connection Newspapers have asked us to change our name. When I first chose Your Shirlington Connection as the name for our monthly magazine, I had never heard of The Connection. And unfortunately, when I registered our company name in VA, the name wasn’t flagged as a potential issue. Despite my best intentions to avoid this situation, it has become apparent that The Connection does have the legal right to any use/variation of the word “Connection” when it comes to publishing in VA. I do want to stress that The Connection has been very understanding and cooperative with our situation as a new and small company; they just feel very strongly about asserting their rights to the name and that’s very understandable.

PS – the information in last month’s Shirlington Spotlight was incorrect regarding the Shirlington Bus Station. For complete information, please go to: http://www.commuterpage.com/art/shirlingtonstation.htm .

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SHIRLINGTON CONTACTS

Emergency: Fire / Police / Ambulance:.......................................911 Poison Control (National):........................................ 1-800-222-1222 Poison Control (Local):.................................................202-625-3333 School Closings/Delays:.......................................... 1-866-322-4277 Non-Emergency: Police / Fire:.....................................703-558-2222 Public Health:.................................................................703-228-4992 General County Info:.....................................................703-228-3000 Social Services Mental Health:....................................703-228-4611 Human Services Referral Line:....................................703-228-1300 Animal Welfare:.............................................................703-931-9241 Dominion Virginia Power:......................................... 1-888-667-3000 Washington Gas:....................................................... 1-800-223-9452 Metro:..............................................................................202-637-7000 VDOT:.............................................................................703-383-8368 Child Protective Services:............................................703-228-1500

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The following is a list of sales reported in the MRIS from 2/22/2010 to 3/21/2010. The Information is taken from the MRIS and does not include new home sales in Shirlington Crest. The sales pace has certainly picked up since the snow has melted and the tax incentive deadline approaches. ASHLAWN RIDGE 2693 24TH Rd S

REAL ESTATE UPDATE

COURTBRIDGE I&II 2917E Woodley St S

TH

3 BR

3 BA

FOR SALE

$275,000

Garden Condo

1BR

1 BA

$258,000

FAIRLINGTON 4129 36th St S #826 3568 Stafford St S#1059 3235 Utah St #235 4622 36th St. S #A 4906 28th St S #3431

TH TH TH TH TH

2 BR 2 BR 2 BR 2 BR 2 BR

2 BA 2 BA 2 BA 2 BA 2 BA

$423,000 $442,000 $425,000 $442,000 $399,000

LONGBRANCH PARK 2624 Uhle St

Duplex

2 BR

1 BA

$296,000

SHIRLINGTON VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM 2720 S. Arlington Mill Dr #701 Hi-Rise 2720 S. Arlington Mill Dr #911 Hi-Rise

2 BR 2 BR

2 BA 2 BA

$525,000 $469,900

THE ARLINGTON 2729 Walter Reed Dr S #C

TH

3 BR

2.5 BA

$424,900

WINDGATE 2546C Arlington Mill S 2530C Walter Reed S 2580H Arlington Mill S

TH TH Garden Condo

2 BR 2 BR 2 BR

2.5 BA 2.5 BA 1 BA

$442,500 $420,000 $350,000

SOLD

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Dogma Bakery is a gourmet dog bakery and boutique and they are planning on opening their doors in the space previously occupied by Curves (by Subway) no later than May 1st. To find out more about them, please visit their website at http://stores.dogmabakery. com/StoreFront.bok . Feinstein Challenge. The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will again be participating in the Feinstein Challenge opportunity in April 2010. For the 13th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among anti hunger agencies nationwide, using it as a spur to raise funds during March and April, 2010. The million dollars will be divided proportionately among all complying agencies. Feinstein’s past 12 annual $1 million challenges to fight hunger have raised a record $1 Billion for over 2000 agencies nationwide. Feinstein donors are partners in the most successful effort to fight hunger of all times. This year, food collected in “Feinstein Food Drives” will count toward the challenge at $1 per pound of food raised.

Signature Theatre Announces 2010-2011 Season: Musicals include the Washington premiere of Sunset Boulevard plus Chess, Side by Side by Sondheim, and the world premiere of Joseph Thalken’s Wheatley’s Folly. Plays include the world premieres of Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway and Joe Calarco’s Walter Cronkite Is Dead., plus the Tony Award®-winning comedy Art. There will also be five weeks of Cabaret Performances. Free Tree Distributors Needed. Arlington County is happy to announce that free trees will again be distributed to Arlington County residents through their civic, community or condo association around this year’s Neighborhood Day celebration. To get free trees to your community, Arlington County needs a point person to help us alert neighbors to the free trees, record requests and then coordinate their distribution (we will work with you to pick a location and date for all the trees to be delivered for community members to pick up). Think of it as the Girl Scout Cookie coordinator…but for trees…and the trees are free. Sound good? Email the name of your organization and the coordinator’s name to ArlingtonTrees2010@gmail.com. Arlington’s tree stewards will connect and help work out the details (tree options, how to plant, when and where to pick up). Requested tree totals must be submitted by Friday, April 30. Act now so the community has time to think and plan where to put these trees. If you would like to volunteer for this position, please let us know at info@yourshirlingtonconnection.com and we’ll be sure to spread the word!

SHIRLINGTON NEWS

“Arlingtonians have always been generous to the Feinstein Challenge, and I’m hoping they will be again this year,” says Christine Lucas, AFAC Executive Director. This year, there are three ways to participate. One can make a financial gift or hold a food drive, or participate in our virtual food drive through our website, www.afac.org. AFAC is Arlington’s food pantry, with the mission of distributing supplemental groceries to families in need in Arlington. Now over 1,300 families come to AFAC for groceries each week. For more information about AFAC, please contact Christine Lucas, AFAC Executive Director, at 703-845-8486 or Christine.Lucas@AFAC.org

Arlington Neighborhood Day, May 15! Neighborhood Day is May 15 this year… time to start planning something fun to bring your community together. The goal for Neighborhood Day is for Arlingtonians to connect with neighbors. It can include block parties, tree plantings, yard sales, community events, park clean-ups, pot-lucks, car washes…you name it. All communities, condos, civic associations, churches, schools and groups are invited to participate. You can put on an event to bring your neighbors together or to highlight your neighborhood to others in Arlington. We are putting together a list of resources to help groups put on events. Arlington County will help you promote your Neighborhood Day event. We’ll list it on our web site and in space advertisement in local papers. We can give you signage to promote your event and get the word out on local TV as well. Do you have an idea for Neighborhood Day? Please send your

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SHIRLINGTON CLUBS AND GROUPS

We asked, you responded, and we listened! Below are groups that are either in existence already here in Shirlington or have been requested by our readers. For more information about each of the groups, please go to www. yourshirlingtonconnection.com and click on the Groups tab. You can sign up for the groups there to receive information about meeting times and locations. If you don’t see a group listed that you would like to be a part of, please write to us at feedback@yourshirlingtonconnection.com and let us know! Shirlington Running Club For healthy people with social interests! This thriving group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30pm for a 5K run before enjoying Happy Hour at Capital City Brewery. Also sponsored by The Energy Club. Puppy Parties Did you know there was a section at Shirlington Dog Park specifically for the little ones? Help socialize your newfound love to other puppies and people in a nice, safe environment. Washington Pug Group As the name indicates, this group is for fellow Pug lovers. This group meets once a month at the Shirlington Dog Park. Fairlington / Shirlington Social Club No experience necessary! Just bring yourself for a good time! Meet other Shirlington and Fairlington residents and take advantage of all that Shirlington has to offer. Just visit the following website: http://www.meetup. com/Fairlington-Social-Group/ Shirlington Military Club* This group is for members of all branches of the military, active or retired, as well as their families. Shirlington Volunteers * You don’t have to look very far to see where you can help. Join forces with other Shirlington residents and help give back to the community. “Lunch in Shirlington” Bike Ride Whether you’re an avid bike rider or

just looking for an occasional ride, you can join this group to meet fellow enthusiasts. This group meets on Sundays at 10am in front of Shirlington Library for a 16 mile loop on the bike trails of Arlington. Finish off with lunch in Shirlington. Wakefield Volleyball Group B/BB/A open play Volleyball with two courts every Monday at 7:30-10:30pm at Wakefield High School Gym. Mom’s Club* Expecting, newly blessed, and experienced mothers are encouraged to join this group. Whether it’s for a break, support, or even just to socialize, this is the group for you. Games Club* Do you start strategizing at the site of a chess board or dream of world domination when you think of Risk or Monopoly? Then this club is definitely for you! Hosted once a month at Johnny Rockets. Jazz and R&B Musicians* Do you wish you could meet fellow musicians and vocalists and just jam? Well now’s your chance…perhaps we’ll see you play at Extra Virgin some time! DC Film Group Do you like independent and foreign films or new releases from great filmmakers? Do you frequent Shirlington 7 movie theater often? Then join this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DCFilm

* To sponsor a group or volunteer to lead one of our groups, please write to info@ yourshirlingtonconnection.com with the subject “Shirlington Group”. Thank you!

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• Why do you go to Johnny Rockets? • What do you like most about Johnny Rockets? • What is your favorite appetizer and why? • What is your favorite main dish and why? • What is your favorite dessert and why? • What is your favorite milk shake / drink and why? • How would you describe the atmosphere?

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Rather than Your Shirlington Connection conducting a review from a single point of view, we’re turning to you to provide your collective reviews to the community and anyone else lucky enough to visit Shirlington! This month, with the support of restaurant owners Kevin and Yoko Ryder, we will focus on Johnny Rockets. To participate, either bring this review in with you to fill it out or simply go to http://yourshirlingtonconnection.com/RestaurantReview.aspx after your visit and fill it out online. All of the results will be shared directly with Kevin and Yoko to allow them to make Johnny Rockets even better than it already is. We will then summarize the results to let everyone else know why they should visit! Here are this month’s questions:

• How would you describe your experience at Johnny Rockets? • What improvements, if any, would you suggest to Kevin and Yoko?

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Nutrition Month

By: Thomas F. Tomlo, Fitness Director - The Energy Club The American Dietetic Association urges everyone to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The American Dietetic Association created Nutrition Month in 1973 to promote healthy eating for everyone. Use this month to learn more about nutrition and eating healthy foods.

Learn About the Different Food Groups Grains and Cereals • Whole grain products include breads, pastas, and cereals that are made with 100% whole grain and not with white processed flours. Whole grains are made from the whole kernels of grain, that is both the inside part of the grain and the outer covering. Processed flours remove the outer covering which gives a lighter texture and taste to baked goods but removes a lot of the nutrition and fiber. Enriched breads have some nutrients returned to the bread, so be sure to read the labels when you are shopping. Beef and Proteins • Beef is a great source of protein, zinc, selenium, iron, and B vitamins. The key to enjoying beef and not increasing your risk for cardiovascular disease is to choose leaner cuts of beef, such as round steaks and some parts of sirloin steaks. Serving size is equally important. One serving size of beef is only three to four ounces, or about the size of a typical deck of playing cards. Fish and Omega-3 • Fish is an excellent source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). A diet rich in fish oil may help reduce inflammation and decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are also essential for brain and eye development. The American Heart Association suggests that we each eat at least two servings of oily fish each week to help keep our hearts healthy. Fruits and Vegetables • Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. Milk, Dairy and Calcium • Your body needs calcium for several reasons. Calcium is needed for your muscles to contract and relax, your nerves to function, and for your blood to clot properly. You store 99 percent of your calcium in our bones. When you need more calcium for your blood, nerves and muscles, your body will remove the calcium from your bones. To keep your bones strong, you need to get enough calcium in your diet. Calcium loss from the bones will add up over time, and that means an increased risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures as you grow older.

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Shirlington Spotlight:

SHIRLINGTON SPOTLIGHT

Mirentxu

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Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Shirlington, Mirentxu is one of those rare natives to the metropolitan area. She left the area for seven years but could not help from coming back and eventually buying in Shirlington after graduate school. She calls this neighborhood-like village “home” even though her family has moved back overseas. She recalls when the village was just a block of random shops, a Food Union, a BEST, and a large parking lot. Carlyle, Bistro Bistro, and Charlie Chiang’s (now Ping) are the only remaining institutions from her childhood days. Mirentxu is also the proud founder of the Shirlington Running Club (SRC), which she started with the help of her friends last summer. She had signed up for her first triathlon (Nation’s) in order to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with Team in Training. As a spinning instructor at Energy Fitness, she did not mind the bike portion, or even the swim, it was the run she was worried about. In a triathlon, the run is your last segment and therefore it can be the most difficult. This is especially true for someone like Mirentxu who is not as fond of running. Through her work travels to Colorado Springs, Mirentxu discovered a very unique running club called Jack Quinn’s Running club, which brings the entire town of Colorado Springs together every Tuesday night for a run and social. She then thought this would be the perfect way for her to motivate herself to train for her race. As Shirlington has grown and new condo buildings are built each year, the village is attracting a much younger crowd and a very athletic one at that. She thought what a perfect way to bring together the community, attract people with like interests, create a motivating environment to train, and most importantly

This was not going to be a hash run or even a training group, this was going to be much more. And so was born the idea “for healthy people with social interests,” the SRC’s tagline. Her mission was to create a group in order to motivate herself and others to run. Following that, her goals were to bring the community together, promote business in Shirlington, and put her little village on the map! The SRC is a weekly 5K run followed by a happy hour at Capital City Brewing Company in Shirlington. Every Tuesday evening, a large crowd gathers at 6:30 in front (or indoors if the weather is not ideal) of Cap City and after a few announcements takes off on the nearby trails for a 5K loop concluding back at Cap City. The SRC welcomes all level runners, from beginners to experienced marathoners. It is the best way to get a work out in and meet great people with like interests in and around the area. Unlike many other running clubs, the SRC is free and members even receive a free SRC t-shirt (paid for by sponsors) after completing 10 runs. Speaking of its sponsors, the SRC would not be possible without the help of Cap City’s special happy hour prices, dedicated staff, and reserved area, and The Energy Club’s donations and membership discounts. Mirentxu is looking to expand sponsorship with a running store to provide members additional discounts and specialized running gear. As the club has grown, from its Facebook, Yahoo, and Meetup pages, and mostly by word of mouth, so has its membership base. With almost 300 registered members, the SRC has a weekly attendance of about 60 people and expects to grow drastically this spring. Its members commute from all over the metropolitan area. Many of Mirentxu’s friends, residents of DC, teased her for moving out to the “703” but now commute to Shirlington on Tuesday nights to run with the club. It has become everyone’s Tuesday night, everyone’s favorite night of the week. Maybe it could be your Tuesday night as well…

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For an expanded list of all of the Shirlington events for this month as well as a full description of the events listed below, please go to http://yourshirlingtonconnection.com/Events.aspx . The events on the website are updated frequently so be sure to check back often! If you would like to have your event added to the schedule, please send us an e-mail with all of your event information (such as: Name of Event, Location, Date, Start/End Times, and a detailed description) to info@yourshirlingtonconnection.com . Thank you!

Thu Apr 1

11am – 12pm

Book Group: Thursday Morning Discussion - Shirlington Branch Library

1pm – 2pm

Brown Bag Thursdays at Signature - Signature Theatre

6pm – 8pm

Cheryl’s Easter Selections - Curious Grape

Fri Apr 2

6pm – 8pm

Worldwide Wines From The Hess Collection - Curious Grape

Sat Apr 3

6pm – 8pm

Oregon Wines from Raptor Ridge - Curious Grape

Sun Apr 4 Mon Apr 5

11:30am – 4pm

EASTER BRUNCH 11:30am - 4pm, ADAM FLUGER TRIO PERFORMS - Extra Virgin From Page To Stage - Shirlington Library

SHIRLINGTON EVENTS

7pm – 8pm 8pm – 10pm

Open Mic Poetry! hosted by Rich Hanks - Busboys and Poets

12pm – 1:30pm

Forty+ Performing Dance Group - Jane Franklin Dance 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive Non-profit Tuesday featuring Grace Covenant Church - Busboys and Poets Arlington Reads Film: “Food, Inc.” [2008] - Shirlington Branch Library Book Group: Books Sandwiched In - Shirlington Library

Tue Apr 6 Wed Apr 7 Thu Apr 8 Sun Apr 11 Mon Apr 12

4pm – 7pm

6:30pm – 8:30pm

12:30pm – 1:30pm 3pm – 5pm

6pm – 8pm

Arlington Reads Panel Discussion: Eating Local - Shirlington Branch Library Special Focus-In!: “Dreamworlds 3: Sex, Desire, and Power in Music Video” - Busboys and Poets Drop-in Program: Page Turners for Preschoolers Shirlington Branch Library Spring Seasonal Beer Tasting - Curious Grape

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Baby-ReadyPets - Animal Welfare League of Arlington

8pm – 10pm

8pm – 10pm

10:30am – 11:30am

Tue Apr 13

4pm – 5pm

Open Mic Poetry! hosted by Rebecca Dupas - Busboys and Poets Forty+ Performing Dance Group - Jane Franklin Dance 3700 S Four Mile Run Dr Drop-in Program: Stop In for Stories - Shirlington Library

4pm – 7pm

Non-profit Tuesday - Busboys and Poets

7pm – 9pm

Community Program: A History of Diversity in Arlington - Shirlington Branch Library

Wed Apr 14

6:30 – 8:30pm

Arlington Reads Film: “Fast Food Nation” [2006] Shirlington Branch Library

Fri Apr 16

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Wedding Cake Tasting and Seminar - CakeLove

Sun Apr 18

2pm – 5pm

Film: “Mary Poppins” [1964] - Shirlington Branch Library

Mon Apr 19

10:30am – 11:30am

Drop-in Program: Page Turners for Preschoolers Shirlington Branch Library Microsoft PowerPoint Basics- Shirlington Branch Library

Tue Apr 20

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12pm – 1:30pm

6pm – 7:30pm 8pm – 10pm

12pm – 1:30pm

4pm – 5pm 4pm – 7pm

“Other People’s Poetry” / Open Mic Poetry hosted by Beny Blaq - Busboys and Poets Forty+ Performing Dance Group - Jane Franklin Dance 3700 S Four Mile Run Dr Drop-in Program: Stop In for Stories - Shirlington Library

Wed Apr 21

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Non-profit Tuesday featuring Washington Ear - Busboys and Poets Drop-In Program: Tales for Tots - Shirlington Library

Thu Apr 22

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Low-cost Rabies Clinic - Animal Welfare League of Arlington

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Sun Apr 25 Mon Apr 26 Tue Apr 27

8pm – 10pm

10:30am – 11:30am

8pm – 10pm

12pm – 1:30pm

4pm – 5pm

“Sour Milk and Honey” Presented by Focus-In! (Film of the Month) -Busboys & Poets Drop-in Program: Page Turners for Preschoolers Shirlington Branch Library Open Mic Poetry! hosted by Tokia “2 Deep” the Poetess - Busboys and Poets Forty+ Performing Dance Group - Jane Franklin Dance 3700 S Four Mile Run Dr Drop-in Program: Stop In for Stories-- - Shirlington Library

4pm – 7pm

Non-profit Tuesday Featuring MERIT, Inc. - Busboys and Poets

Wed Apr 28

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Drop-In Program: Tales for Tots - Shirlington Library

Thu Apr 29

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Arlington Reads Film: “How to Cook Your Life” [2009] - Shirlington Branch Library Introduction to Google Applications - Shirlington Library

2pm – 3:30pm

Thurs 4/1, 7:00-11:00pm - Cristian Perez Trio Fri 4/2, 7:30-11:30pm - Kerensa Gray Sat 4/3, 7:30-11:30pm - Potomac Jazz Project with a guest vocalist Lena Seikaly Thurs 4/8, 7:00-11:00pm - E & ME Band Fri 4/9, 7:30-11:30pm - Potomac Jazz Project with a guest vocalist Lena Seikaly Sat 4/10, 7:30-11:30pm - Josh Walker Quartet Thurs 4/15, 7:00-11:00pm - E & ME Band Fri 4/16, 7:30-11:30pm - Kim Myers Band Sat 4/17, 7:30-11:30pm - Hot Buttered Nuggets Thurs 4/22, 7:00-11:00pm - Tara Hoffman & Pete Fields Fri 4/23, 7:30-11:30pm - Kim Myers Bans Sat 4/24, 7:30-11:30pm - Hot Buttered Nuggets Thurs 4/29, 7:00-11:00pm - Bemcha Fri 4/30, 7:30-11:30pm - Triple Double Jazz Express Lunch Buffet - Monday - Friday for $10.95 per person

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