In March 2011, I moved back to Penrose, the neighborhood where I grew up. The Safeway and Giant were gone, Penrose Square was being built and there was all kinds of buzz about a streetcar. Defense Communications was gone, and the Navy Annex was moving in. So many changes were happening, and I wanted to meet some new people. I visited the Penrose Assn. tent at the Columbia Pike Blues Festival and learned about some issues they were facing. I decided I should attend a meeting.
And I found a terrific group of people who really care about their neighborhood, neighbors, schools, and county issues that affect us all. I attended meetings and got involved in the advocacy around the bike path that will pass by my house and other issues. Good things happened. I’m glad to be a part of the Association, and on behalf of the Association I’m inviting you to join us.
At a recent meeting we decided to move into the digital age and start a blog. We want to reach out to our neighbors but realized that a paper newsletter is passé these days. We decided to put a flyer together to announce the blog, you should be seeing that soon.
This blog will be dedicated to issues that affect our Penrose neighborhood. Please join our listserv and we’ll let you know about new posts. http://penroseneighborhood.org/getting-involved/discussion-list/
A neighborhood association is only as good as the people involved. We hope you’ll join us to make our little place in Arlington as good as it can be.
By Maria "Pete" Durgan at 12 Sep 2015, 22:15 PM