* Ian Sterne of Volunteer Alexandria gave us some advice about how to be prepared for emergencies (flooding, hurricanes, etc.), as well as alerted us to volunteer opportunities available through the organization. For information about emergency planning, please visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/Emergency#MakingaPlan. For information about volunteering, please visit https://www.volunteeralexandria.org.
* Brian Rahal of the City’s Stormwater Management Division provided us with some information about the loans that are available both to businesses and residents to aid recovery from the July flooding, but the October 7 deadline is rapidly approaching. See https://www.alexandriava.gov/news_display.aspx?id=110904 for more information.
Del Ray and Arlandia Planning. The City expect to start the process of updating its plans for these areas of the City – which have not been revisited since the mid-2000s – later this year. After community engagement, the formal revisions will be developed and submitted to Council in 2021. For information, please visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/planning/info/default.aspx?id=110833.
Upcoming Area Events. Art on the Avenue in Del Ray will be held on Saturday, October 5. See http://artontheavenue.org for more information. The Turkey Trot through Rosemont and Del Ray will be held on Thursday, November 28. See https://www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com for more information.
Keeping Informed. We try to provide regular updates on local news, Rosemont history, and general happenings in the neighborhood and 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).