Friday, July 25, 2014

free ballet exercise classes in Rosslyn's Gateway Park

Don't spend your summer regretting that you missed the Rosslyn Yoga Hikes this past June.  Look to the future!  In August on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 7pm, Lava Barre will be offering free, outdoor ballet exercise classes in Gateway Park.  Lava Barre soon will be opening a fitness boutique in Rosslyn.  So if you like the classes, you will have an opportunity to take more in the future.
Keep in mind that ballet training is not just for ballerinas.  This sort of training can help keep you moving through clouds at age 79.  It's also excellent for cyclists looking to build core strength, improve balance, and promote the ability to accelerate explosively in response to an attack.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rosslyn's Central Place rises with artistic views

Eminent fine art photograph Frank Hallam Day has found fine art in Rosslyn.  That's not surprising to well-informed persons.  Day's monumental crape murtle mural has for months been creating sensations about Central Place.  Now Day's Rosslyn's series has circled Central Place. Walk around downtown Rosslyn and open your artistic eyes to the diverse shapes and colors.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

new bike path to Rosslyn opening soon

The new bike path on the south side of Rt. 50 is rapidly making progress towards Rosslyn.  The Ode Street Tribune's Construction Forecasting Bureau estimates that the path will be open and fully functional in about a month.

Meanwhile, controversy continues to rage about how the new path will connect to the local Arlington Blvd.  Leftists believe that the path will be taken across the access ramp to continue on the left along the local Arlington Blvd. up to the stop sign at the Queen St. bridge.  Rightist believe that path will continue on Arlington Blvd. on the right side.  That would require shifting the road over towards the left and adding a curving connection to the existing local Arlington Blvd.  The Tribune urges leftists and rightists to set aside their bitter dispute and support whatever path position best serves Rosslyn.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rosslyn wall offers inspiring quotes

The Rosslyn wall along the local Arlington Blvd on the south side of Rt. 50 between Ft. Myer Dr. and N. Nash St. has in recent weeks become a public forum chalked with inspiring quotes.  Passers-by have been uplifted with inspiration from Maya Angelou, Mark Twain, Paul of Tarsus, Andy Warhol, Michael Jordan, and the Ode Street Tribune.  The appearance of these quotes seems to be associated with the Twitter hashtag InspireArlington.  That hashtag is somewhat misleading.  Rosslyn offers inspiration not just for Arlington, but for the whole world.

Friday, July 18, 2014

antique wheelbarrow in Miracles window display

Rosslyn's Miracles hair salon has the finest window display in the mid-Atlantic region.  What makes Miracles window display so wonderful is that you never know what you'll see.  A few months ago, the window was displaying magnificent jade jewelry.  Now it holds an antique wheelbarrow and an antique sewing machine.

Unfortunately, Miracles apparently doesn't have an antique printing press.  Earlier this week, a malfunction in the Ode Street Tribune's printing press prevented the fully typeset Monday edition from being delivered to readers. Securing spare parts for the Tribune's press is very difficult. If you see an antique printing press in a display window or elsewhere for sale, please inform the Tribune's publisher.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

windows missing in Rosslyn tower

Two windows are boarded up high on a Rosslyn building on the west side of Ft. Myer Dr., just before the Meade St. bridge.  These may be offices of employees who got demoted and had their window boarded up.  Rosslyn buildings give many office workers opportunities to have window offices with spectacular views.  But if you don't meet job performance standards, you may have your window boarded up.  That's more cost-effective than moving your office to the basement.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

suspected killer mushrooms attack Westmoreland tree

Suspected killer mushrooms have emerged at the base of a majestic tree on the ground of the historically important Westmoreland Terrace Condominiums.  Many persons falsely believe that mushrooms are harmless if you don't eat them.  That's not true.  Mushrooms can kill trees.  These mushrooms and this tree should be watched carefully.

Not all mushrooms are evil, vicious killers. Mushrooms overall make an important contribution to lessening global warming.  But these mushrooms look suspicious.