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Next Meeting. Our next meeting will be a meet-and-greet event with City Council and Mayoral candidates, on Thursday, September 20 at the Commonwealth Baptist Church, starting at 7:30pm. We also intend to schedule a forum for School Board candidates; again, details to follow.

Russell-King-Callahan Intersection. Thanks to all who joined us for our “field trip” on August 20 with Darren Buck of the City for an on-site discussion of planned changes to the Russell-King-Callahan intersection. These improvements – to be primarily funded with federal money – are designed to emphasize pedestrian and bike safety/access, but also are incidentally expected to reduce rush-hour backups. Preliminary work on traffic signals is expected to begin soon; the timetable for the full project may depend on the impact of the work at the King Street Metro station (see below). For information, please visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion/info/default.aspx?id=77933.

Metro Disruptions. The long-planned construction at the King Street Metro to rebuild and redesign the parking lot begins in September. For information, please visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/tes/info/default.aspx?id=85338. Additionally, there will be no service between Braddock Road and Pentagon City between Friday, November 2 and Monday November 5, and there will be no Yellow Line service across the Potomac between Monday, November 26 and Sunday, December 9. For information, please visit https://www.wmata.com/service/track-work.cfm.

Fall Is Coming. Registration for the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot through Rosemont and Del Ray is now open. For information, please visit https://www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=21. Art on the Avenue in Del Ray will be held on October 6. For information, please visit http://artontheavenue.org.

Keeping Informed. We try to provide regular updates on local news, Rosemont history, and general happenings in Alexandria via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RosemontCitizensAssociation/), cross-posted to Twitter (https://twitter.com/RosemontCitizen) and our web page (http://rosemontcitizensassoc.org/facebook/). Please consider following one or another (as well as the independent Rosemont email list, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rosemontva/info, and the community forums at https://nextdoor.com).

Membership. Please renew! (See http://rosemontcitizensassoc.org/join/.)

Jol Silversmith
President, RCA

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