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Cable TV

Alexandria
Comcast of Alexandria
703-823-3000

Arlington
Comcast of Arlington
703-841-7700
For information, visit www.comcast.com.

Electricity

Dominion Virginia Power
For service, call 888-667-3000 or visit www.dom.com.

Gas

Washington Gas
For service, call 703-750-1000 or visit www.washgas.com.

Pet Licenses

Alexandria
For information, call
703-838-4774 or visit www.alexandriaanimals.org/awla/license.cfm.

Arlington
For information, call
703-228-3081 or visit www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/Treasurer/TreasurerDogLicensing.aspx.

Trash, Recycling, Sewer and Water Services

Alexandria
For water in Alexandria, call Virginia American Water at 703-549-7080 or 800-452-6863.
The city collects refuse and recyclable materials curbside. The city also collects white goods (stoves, washers, dryers,
refrigerators, hot water heaters, etc.) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To arrange a white-goods pickup, or to report a missed trash or recycling pickup, call 703-519-3486. For information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/tes/sw/overview.html.

Arlington
In Arlington, call the County Utilities Services Office at 703-228-6570. Homeowners, and possibly renters, need to establish a county utilities account for services.

Public Schools

Alexandria
Parents should enroll school-age children as soon as they arrive in the city or county. Register at the school the child will attend. For information on attendance zones in Alexandria, call 703-824-6635. For more information, visit the Alexandria
City Public Schools at www.acps.k12.va.us.

Arlington
To determine the appropriate school in Arlington, call 703-228-7660, then call the Intake Center at 703-228-7663 for an appointment. Information is available at the Arlington Public Schools Web site, www.arlington.k12.va.us/options.

Telephone

Verizon
For residential service, call 703-954-6222. For business service, call 800-826-2355. For information, visit www.verizon.com.

Vehicle Registration

New Virginia residents must register their vehicles within 30 days of becoming a resident. An emissions inspection is required before vehicle registration, and a vehicle safety inspection is required upon registration; there is no grace period. Residents are also required to purchase a city or county vehicle decal. The cost is $25 for an Alexandria decal and $24 for an Arlington County decal. Alexandria residents can visit www.alexandriava.gov/city/kyc/rights_responsibilities.html. If you live in Arlington, visit www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/Treasurer/TreasurerPersonalProperty.aspx. For information on registering vehicles and obtaining a Virginia driver’s license, call the Department of Motor Vehicles at 866-368-5463 or visit www.dmv.state.va.us. There are DMV offices in Alexandria and Arlington.

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Get Connected

City and county residents can receive information updates on a variety of services and activities, as well as emergency alerts, by signing up for free e-mail subscriptions. To receive information from Alexandria, go to enews.alexandriava.gov, choose the subscriptions you want and provide your e-mail address.

For Arlington County information, go to www.arlingtonva.us/subscriptions/subscribe.htm. You can unsubscribe or change your e-mail address anytime. Among the topics available for subscription:

-- Advertised jobs.
-- Affordable housing opportunities.
-- Board and commission vacancies and meetings.
-- Building construction and land development news.
-- Code enforcement updates.
-- Crime prevention tips.
-- Public meeting notices and agendas.
-- Payment reminders for taxes and fees.
-- News to use -- information about upcoming events, public safety, recreation and more.

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Fire Departments

Arlington County Fire Department
James Schwartz, Chief
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington 22201
703-228-3362
Fax: 703-228-7097
TDD: 703-228-4611
www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/Fire/FireMain.aspx

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Law Enforcement

Arlington County Police Department
M. Douglas Scott, Chief
1425 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington 22201
703-228-4040
Fax: 703-228-4127
Non-emergency: 703-558-2222
www.arlingtonva.us/police

Virginia State Police
1426-A Columbia Pike
Arlington 22204
703-845-6300
Fax: 703-845-6564
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Arlington County Sheriff’s Office
Beth Arthur, Sheriff
1425 N. Courthouse Rd., Room 9100
Arlington 22201
703-228-4460
Fax: 703-228-7022
www.arlingtonva.us/sher/index.htm

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Hospitals

Arlington Urgent Care Center
601 S. Carlin Springs Rd.
Arlington 22204
703-578-2350
www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/content/urgentcare.asp
Non-emergency conditions treated such as cuts, colds, fevers, sore throats, sprains and fractures. Major forms of insurance accepted.

Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N. George Mason Dr.
Arlington 22205
703-558-5000
Patient information: 703-558-3200; 703-558-6100
www.virginiahospitalcenter.com

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Libraries

Administrative Offices

Arlington County Information and Referral
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington 22201
703-228-3000
TTY: 703-228-4611
www.arlingtonva.us
Information about the county.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Central Library
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington 22201
703-228-5990
TTY: 703-228-6320
Equipped with wireless Internet access.
Hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-9 p.m. Sundays. The Children’s Room
closes at 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays.

Branch Libraries

Aurora Hills Library
735 S. 18th St.
Arlington 22202
Voice and TYY: 703-228-5715
www.arlingtonva.us/library
Equipped with wireless Internet access.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays; 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Cherrydale Library
2190 N. Military Rd.
Arlington 22207
703-228-6330
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Columbia Pike Library
816 S. Walter Reed Dr.
Arlington 22204
703-228-5710
www.arlingtonva.us/library
Wireless Internet access available.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Courthouse Library
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington 22201
703-228-3352
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Glencarlyn Library
300 S. Kensington St.
Arlington 22204
703-228-6548
www.arlingtonva.us/library
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Shirlington Library
2800 S. Stafford St.
Arlington 22206
703-228-6545
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Westover Library
1800 N. Lexington St.
Arlington 22205
703-228-5260
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Outreach Centers

Arlington Mill Community Center
4975 Columbia Pike
Arlington 22204
703-228-7790
Provides library services to newcomers to the United States. Free and open to the public. Call for hours.

Buckingham Community Outreach Center
411 N. Third Rd.
Arlington 22203
703-351-0019
Provides library services to newcomers to the United States. Free and open to the public. Call for hours.

Harvey Hall Community Outreach Center
860 S. Greenbrier St.
Arlington 22204
703-379-8736
Provides library services to newcomers to the United States. Free and open to the public. Call for hours.

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Child Care

Arlington County Department of Human Services
3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500A
Arlington 22201
703-228-1685
TTY: 703-228-1598
www.arlingtonva.us

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Restaurant Inspections

Under a Virginia program, all restaurant inspection reports are available online. Alexandria’s can be seen at www.healthspace.ca/Clients/VDH/Alexandria/Alexandria_Website.nsf. Arlington reports can be found at www.healthspace.ca/Clients/VDH/Arlington/Arlington_Website.nsf. Or use Google to search online for locate the reports using the words “Arlington restaurant inspections” and “Alexandria restaurant inspections.”

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Volunteers

Arlington County Volunteer Office
3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300B
Arlington 22201
703-228-1760
Fax: 703-228-1039
TTY: 703-228-1398
volunteer@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonva.us/volunteer
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

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Seniors

Arlington Agency on Aging
3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700B
Arlington 22201
703-228-1700
Fax: 703-228-1174
arlaaa@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonva.us

Aurora Hills Senior Center
735 S. 18th St.
Arlington 22202
703-228-5722
Fax: 703-228-0255
jalber@arlingtonva.us
Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Culpepper Garden Senior Center
4435 N. Pershing Dr.
Arlington 22203
703-228-4403
Fax: 703-524-3671
cejohnson@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonva.us/prcr
Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Weekends as scheduled.

Langston-Brown Senior Center
2121 N. Culpeper St.
Arlington 22207
703-228-5321
emayor@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonva.us/prcr
Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Lee Senior Center
5722 Lee Hwy.
Arlington 22207
703-228-0555
Fax: 703-228-0553
kobrien@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonva.us/prcr
Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

Madison Senior Center
3829 N. Stafford St.
Arlington 22207
703-228-5285
Fax: 703-228-0553
kobrien@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonva.us/prcr
Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Walter Reed Senior Center
2909 S. 16th St.
Arlington 22204
703-228-0955
nurbach@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonva.us/prcr
Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute
2801 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 306
Arlington 22201
703-228-2144
alri@arlingtonlri.org
www.arlingtonlri.org
A nonprofit volunteer organization that offers college-level noncredit courses, lectures and activities for people 50 and older.

Arlington Mill Senior Center
4975 Columbia Pike
Arlington 22204
703-228-7791
evalencia@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonva.us/prcr
Hours: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Office of Senior Adult Programs
300 N. Park Dr.
Arlington 22203
703-228-4744
Fax: 703-228-4757
www.arlingtonva.us/prcr
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

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Post Offices

Arlington Main Post Office
3118 Washington Blvd.
Arlington 22201
800-275-8777
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

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Animals

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
Arlington 22206
703-931-9241
Fax: 703-931-2568
mail@awla.org
www.awla.org
Front office hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays; closed Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Animal receiving: 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily.
Visiting and adoption hours: noon-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays; closed Tuesdays; noon.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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Local Transit

Alexandria Transit Co. (DASH)

DASH buses run throughout Alexandria. They connect with all local bus systems, including Metrobus, Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express.
Phone: 703-370-3274
TDD: 800-828-1120
E-mail: dashbus@alexandriava.gov
Web site: www.dashbus.com
Hours of operation: 5 a.m.-12:30 a.m. weekdays; 6 a.m.-midnight Saturdays; 7 a.m.-midnight Sundays.
Fares: Regular fare, $1. Free on Code Red ozone action days. DASH pass, $30 monthly for unlimited rides on all DASH routes. Free transfers upon boarding. Age 4 and younger ride free with an adult (two children per adult). DASH will accept the regional one-day bus pass, combined Metrorail/Metrobus passes, VRE/MARC rail tickets and the pass for DASH’s base fare and the Pentagon surcharge. Regional bus transfers and Metrobus tokens are accepted for the base fare. Metrobus tickets are accepted at face value. There is a Pentagon surcharge for those traveling to or from the Pentagon without a DASH pass or other valid pass. Student, senior and disabled Metro fare passes are not accepted on DASH.
DASH About: The free weekend DASH About shuttle runs between the King Street Metro station and Market Square in Old Town. For disabled riders: The City of Alexandria provides curb-to-curb transportation for people with disabilities. For information, call 703-838-3800.

Arlington Transit (ART)

Arlington Transit operates several buses within Arlington County. The system connects with Metrobus, Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express.
Phone: 703-228-7433
E-mail: questions@commuterpage.com
Web site: www.commuterpage.com
Hours of operation: 6 a.m.-midnight weekdays
Fares: $1.25, a gold ART token or a Metrobus token; 35 cents or silver ART token with a Metrorail transfer. Free with Metrobus Flash Pass, bus-to-bus transfer or valid ART transfer. Free on Code Red ozone action days. Senior and disabled fares, 60 cents with Metro identification or Medicare card. Rail-to-bus transfers are worth 85 cents toward Metrobus fare. The fare with a transfer is 35 cents for regular Metrobus routes, $1.65 on express routes.

Senior Center Adult Transportation (SCAT)

Arlington residents 55 and older can use the prearranged shared-ride cab transportation service. SCAT will provide round-trip transportation between residences and Arlington senior centers in specific zones.
Phone: 703-892-8747
Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Fares: One way, $2.50; round trip, $5.

Super Senior Taxi

Discount taxi coupons are available for Arlington seniors.
Phone: 703-228-1700.

Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents (STAR)

STAR is a reservations-only ride service for Arlington residents with disabilities. Residents must be certified as eligible for the Metro Access program. Accompanying personal care attendants ride free with notice.
Phone: 703-892-8747
E-mail: star@arlingtonstar.com
Hours of operation: 5:30 a.m. to midnight daily.
Business hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fare: Zone 1, Arlington to Arlington, $2.50; Zone 2, inside the Capital Beltway, $3; Zone 3, outside the Beltway, $7.

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Business Organizations

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
2009 N. 14th St., Suite 111
Arlington 22201
703-525-2400
Fax: 703-522-5273
chamber@arlingtonchamber.org
www.arlingtonchamber.org

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Service Organizations

Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance
P.O. Box 100324
Arlington 22210
info@agla.org
www.agla.org

Arlington Interfaith Council
P.O. Box 5161
Arlington 22205
703-536-3280
fredjr64@aol.com
www.arlingtonva-interfaith-council.org
Fred Jones, president.
5000 N. 25th Rd.
Arlington 22207
Meetings are the third Monday of each month.

ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia
3100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington 22201
703-525-3268
Fax: 703-525-3585
TTY: 703-525-3553
info@ecnv.org
www.ecnv.org
ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia is a community-based resource and advocacy center managed by and for people with disabilities. ECNV promotes a philosophy of independent living and equal access for all people with disabilities.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays; other hours by appointment.

Ethiopian Community Development Council
901 S. Highland St.
Arlington 22204
703-685-0510
Fax: 703-685-0529
info@ecdcinternational.org
www.ecdcinternational.org
ECDC serves as a welcoming presence as well as a bridge for discussion and education. ECDC seeks to empower African newcomers, give them hope for their future and help them become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities in their new homeland.

Hispanic Committee of Virginia
2049 N. 15th St., Suite 200
Arlington 22201
703-243-3033
Fax: 703-243-2297
www.hcva.org
Calixto Torres, Arlington office manager.

League of Women Voters
P.O. Box 100577
Arlington 22210
703-522-8196
Eileen Williams, president.

NAACP, Arlington branch
951 S. George Mason Dr., Suite 204
Arlington 22204
703-920-1110

Zonta Club of Arlington Area
4885A S. 28th St.
Arlington 22206
703-998-5611
www.zontaarlingtonarea.org
Jan Witt, president.

Arlington Community Foundation
2525 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington 22201
703-243-4785
Fax: 703-243-4796
www.arlcf.org
The charitable organization improves community life through philanthropy by managing funds that donors have established or contributed to and that support the foundation’s grant and scholarship programs.

Arlington Food Assistance Center
2708 S. Nelson St.
Arlington 22206
703-845-8486
Fax: 703-845-8491
www.afacinfo.org
Distributes supplemental groceries to low-income Arlington residents.

Doorways for Women and Families
P.O. Box 100185
Arlington 22210
703-522-8858
Fax: 703-522-4338
info@doorwaysva.org
www.doorwaysva.org
Doorways is a nonprofit organization that offers shelter to abused, homeless and disadvantaged women and families, provides self-sufficiency and prevention services and educates the larger community about domestic violence and homelessness.

National Rehabilitation and Rediscovery Foundation
P.O. Box 41226
Arlington 22204
703-521-6966
NRRFboots@aol.com
www.nrrf-roh.org
Marianne Talbot, president.
A community-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those 6 and older with brain injuries and neurological disabilities by offering services, seminars and workshops.

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Community Events

Columbia Pike Blues Festival
2611 Columbia Pike
Arlington 22204
703-892-2776
www.columbiapike.org
Noon-6 p.m. June 17.
Two blocks of Walter Reed Drive in Arlington will be closed for this family-oriented blues festival, which includes live music, food, vendors and craft activities for children.

Act III
2515 N. Randolph St.
Arlington 22207
703-548-1154
info@encorestage.org
www.encorestage.org
Annual summer musical production by performers 15 and older at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. "High School Musical" will be performed July 20-22 and July 27-29.

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Farmers Markets

Arlington Farmers Market
North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street (courthouse parking lot)
Arlington 22201
703-228-6423
lear@vt.edu
www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com
Hours: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

Ballston Farmers Market
Welburn Square (near Ballston Metro and Ballston Common Mall)
Ninth and North Stuart streets
Arlington 22203
703-528-3527 (Julie Martin Mangis)
ballstonvasquare@aol.com
www.ballstonvasquare.org
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, June 1-Oct. 12.

Columbia Pike Farmers Market
South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike (Pike Park)
Arlington 22204
703-892-2776 (Amy McWilliams)
www.columbiapike.org
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, May 6-Nov. 25.

Georgetown Flea Market
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington 22201
703-528-6748
www.georgetownfleamarket.com
Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

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Shopping Centers

Ballston Common Mall
4238 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington 22203
703-243-8088
www.ballston-common.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays; holiday hours vary.

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
1100 S. Hayes St.
Arlington 22202
703-415-2400
www.fashioncentrepentagon.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Holiday hours may vary. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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