NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2010
A man has been arrested in connection with three burglaries on Dartmouth and Cambridge Roads. The suspect was caught trying to use a credit card connected to a theft on the 3000 block of Dartmouth Road. He also had property, reported to be bonds and passports, from the 200 block of Cambridge Road and another burglary on the 3000 block of Dartmouth Road. Police have now closed these three cases. Ten other burglaries in the neighborhood remain unsolved.
Keep Pets Legal
The City of Alexandria requires residents get a license for any dog or cat older than four months within 30 days of a move into the City or of acquiring the pet. The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) issues licenses by mail or in person at the city shelter at 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Mail or bring payment, a completed application form, and evidence of current rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian. You may purchase an annual or multi-year license, depending on the expiration date of the rabies vaccine. The license expires when the vaccine expires.
AWLA staffer Carrie Drummond says the main purpose of the licensing program is to help reunite you with your pet if it becomes lost. About one-third of the animals at the shelter are strays. The tag you receive as part of licensing can assist Animal Control in locating you, if your pet is found. The license tag is a helpful addition, but is not a substitute for a standard pet ID tag with cell phone number or other contact information.
The AWLA website states there is no penalty for voluntarily licensing a previously unlicensed pet. If you are found in violation of pet licensing requirements, however, you may be subject to a fine of $50 per incident. In case of violations, Animal Control may give a warning only and allow a short period of time for compliance,
Licensing rates for cats are $2 annual or $5 multi-year for spayed/neutered, $10 annual or $25 multi-year otherwise. Rates for dogs are $10 annual or $25 multi-year for spayed/neutered, $30 annual or $75 multi-year otherwise. If licensing a spayed/neutered pet for the first time, you must provide proof of the procedure. This is usually documented by your vet on the rabies vaccination certificate, or you can provide a copy of the veterinarian's bill for the surgery (including identification and description of the pet).
There is no charge for licensing a dog trained and serving as a guide for the seeing or hearing impaired. With proof of eligibility, residents 65 or older will receive a discount for dog licenses ($5 off annual, $15 off multi-year), but they must go to the shelter with proof of age to obtain the discount. When planning a visit to the shelter, telephone AWLA at (703) 838-4774 or visit the AWLA website for information on hours and directions. The shelter is closed for business purposes on Wednesday and some holidays.
Civil War Reassessed
With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War approaching, Clover has become a focus of new historical research.
Fort Ward historian Walton H. Owen II has begun to look for links in our neighborhood to Camp Franklin, a tented Civil War camp set up in 1861-1862 to house a single regiment of around 1,000 soldiers.
Camp Franklin has already been traced to the Fort Williams area, one of a chain of fortifications around Washington near 212 Quaker Lane. It is now thought possible that part of it may have spilled over into the Clover area.
Clover, on the hill above the railroad tracks and behind a battery on the site of Bishop Ireton High School, was undoubtedly the site of transitional camps. But now it is being considered as part of the larger more permanent camp, Camp Franklin.
After the occupation of the south bank of the Potomac, vast tent camp areas were laid out where Federal troops came to prepare for duty or rest.
About half of the Army of the Potomac, roughly 35,000 men, plus a further 10,000, moved through Alexandria on their way to join General Pope’s Army of Virginia at Manassas between August 23 and 29 1862. All required accommodation in tented camps.
A detailed history of the neighborhood will be posted on this website shortly.
Calling All Jugglers
Musicians/performers needed to busk in aid of the Seminary fire in a show of community support.
Next Board Meeting
Monday December 6 at 7.30pm at Bishop Ireton. All welcome.
This year the CCPCA board is:
From January 2011 this newsletter will go out on the CCPCA website only. A link will be sent through the Google group whenever a newsletter is published. Click on the link to see the newsletter or go to the website directly.
In future, neighborhood directories for contractors and babysitters and the history of the area will also be accessible on this website.
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Have you contributed? The CCPCA is asking for a donation from all families living in the neighborhood towards costs of annual events and implementing initiatives that will help our community. Stamped envelopes came round with your directories. Please return your envelopes promptly and give generously.
Meet Your Board
At the Annual General Meeting in October the following people were elected to the CCPCA Board :
Chat, But Be Civil
The list serve is an important way to stay in touch with the neighborhood. However, we ask you to be civil when using it. Postings should restricted to information useful for all recipients. It should not be used for posting personal opinions. Please consider whether you are replying to just the sender or the entire group before you press ‘send’. If you are not yet a member please sign up by emailing christopher.tucker(AT)gmail.com
Love holiday carols?
Do you love carolers and want to be sung to? Or do you love singing? Either way, the Clover College Park carol evening is on Sunday 19th December. Meet at the decorated tree at the corner of Crown View Drive and Cloverway at 5pm. The carolers are looking to pin point certain households in the neighborhood who would like to be sung to.
If you are someone who loves festive holiday carols email henalloyd(AT)yahoo.com.
Want to write?
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