Fairlington Blood Drive for Children’s National Hospital, December 9 and 10
If you are healthy and eligible to donate blood, we invite you to our Fairlington Friends of Children’s National Blood Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 9, and Thursday, Dec. 10, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. The drive is sponsored by FCA and Fairlington Cares, the community’s new nonprofit. Donations will be taken by appointment only and spots are limited, so we encourage you to sign up soon. It’s very important you keep your appointment to ensure we supply Children’s National with the maximum amount of blood we can, given the limited number of spots due to COVID-19 precautions.
For more information, please contact Brooke Smitherman Schmidt, smithermanjb at gmail.com or 205-613-3721.
FCA Annual Meeting and Elections December 9
Leaders of Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) will brief the Fairlington community on The High School Project at FCA’s annual meeting, Wednesday, December 9. The High School Project seeks both to solve space issues created by a growing enrollment and to rethink the way the city is delivering high school education. The meeting will be held virtually at 7 pm. Watch it live on the FCA’s Facebook page.
Firetruck Santa December 12
Thanks to Fire Station 9, Santa will ride again! The route and protocol will be a little different due to COVID precautions, but we can still wave and cheer on Santa and his crew of elves as they make their way through the neighborhood on Saturday, December 12. The crew will start in the Abingdon Elementary School parking lot (3035 S. Abingdon St.). The trucks will gather shortly before 2 pm. (Note the earlier start time.) The current plan is for Santa to do a “walk and wave” around the parking lot to his young Fairlington fans who will be waving back from a safe distance. There will not be any candy canes handed out this year or visits into the truck. Please wear a mask.
Here’s the new route and schedule:
1. Arrive Abingdon Elementary School parking lot around 2 pm
2. Depart around 2:15 PM, driving down S. 29st St.
3. Cross S. Abingdon St. and S. Buchanan St.
4. Left onto S. Columbus St., continuing around the S. 30th St. traffic circle
5. Left onto S. 31st St., crossing S. Buchanan St.
6. Right onto S. Abingdon St., crossing bridge onto S. 34th St.
7. Right on S. Wakefield St.
8. Left onto S. 36th St., crossing over S. Utah St. and S. Taylor St.
9. Left onto S. Stafford St. at the traffic circle
10. At the traffic circle closer to community center, left onto S. 34th St.
11. Right onto S. Utah St., continuing past S. 32nd Rd.
12. Right onto S. 32nd St. (passing Utah field and park)
13. Right onto S. Stafford St., continuing to the Fairlington Community Center parking lot for a 15-minute stop (3308 S. Stafford St.)
14. Return to Fire Station 9
As always, if duty calls and Santa’s firefighter friends have to use their truck to help others in an emergency, their journey may be cut short.
FCA Looking for Board Candidates
Have some ideas about how to improve life in Fairlington? Want to help implement activities that will strengthen our community as a warm and welcoming neighborhood? See some things you would like to change in the community? Then consider serving on the FCA board in 2021. If you, your spouse, or a neighbor is looking to get more
involved in the community, email FCA Vice President Jennifer Davies (vp at fca-fairlington.org) for details.
Current board members President Guy Land, Vice President Jennifer Davies, Treasurer Ed Hilz, Chris Weathers, Julie Butler, and Donald Staren-Doby are all seeking re-election.
Order Your Ornament Online With PayPal Before the Holidays!
The FCA and the Fairlington Historical Society (FHS) are again selling Fairlington brass-plated ornaments. The price for each ornament is $10. Because of the pandemic, FCA is accepting online orders only for this must-have Fairlington ornament. Place your order using PayPal or a major credit card.
You may pick up your order at the Fairlington Villages Management Office, 3001 S. Abingdon St. during regular business hours. Please contact the office ahead of time to schedule your visit, as management is limiting the number of people who are in the front office at any one time. You may reach the office at 703-379-1440 or email@example.com.
If you have questions, please contact FCA Secretary Rebecca Sayres at rebecca at fca-fairlington.org.
All Fairlington Bulletin
Read the December 2020 All Fairlington Bulletin.
Fairlington Architect’s Map Reproduction—Now Available
Perhaps you have noticed the sepia toned map of the Fairlington community hanging in the North Fairlington Community Center. The original map was probably prepared c. 1943 by the architect Kenneth Franzheim for the Defense Homes Corporation and subsequently revised for Fairmac, the firm that managed the post-World War II rental community from 1947-1972. The map was updated by CBI Fairmac, the firm that
oversaw its conversion to condominiums in 1972-1978, and later revised by the Fairlington Historical Society (FHS) to better define the villages. FHS is now making 36” x 24” reproductions available for purchase for $50 each, postage included. Go to fairlingtonhistoricalsociety.org and select ‘Publications and Tours.’ Download the ‘Fairlington Architect’s Map’ order form and mail your form and check to FHS,
2776 Arlington Mill Drive, #150, Arlington, VA 22206.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Through an outreach program from the Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS), FCA has acquired resuable cloth masks, intended for vulnerable populations. Please contact your condo association board or FCA Board Director, Chris Weathers at 703-402-4648 for more information or whether you would like to receive one.
Do you or a neighbor need help getting groceries or other items? There are Fairlingtonians that are ready to help. Please email your request to: vp at fca-fairlington.org or call FCA’s general number: 571-403-1943. Someone will be checking regularly and will follow-up.
Have COVID related questions concerns beyond neighbor to neighbor help? Call Arlington County’s COVID hotline: 703-228-7999. (Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
What is the Fairlington Citizens Association?
The Fairlington Citizens Association (FCA) is about you. All residents are members and an executive board is elected annually. The FCA’s mission is to promote activities that make Fairlington a better community in which to live by serving as a forum for discussion of residents’ concerns and by representing Fairlington’s views to local government.