Thursday, March 17, 2011

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union

The Arlington Community Federal Credit Union (ACFCU) is located at 5666 Columbia Pike in Baileys Crossroads VA 22041, just over the Arlington line. ACFCU provides full service banking and financial services to the community, and is committed to being a community resource and partner.

Thanks to Fernando Jordan, ACFCU's community relations specialist, for arranging for the photo shoot, and to the diverse staff and management who participated.

ACFCU is a new supporter of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project. Their help is much appreciated.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Cafe Sazón

Cafe Sazón is a newly opened cafe/bakery/restaurant located at 4704 Columbia Pike. Long-time Pike resident Adrianna Torres has opened it with her partner, Tom Shen. The cafe serves an assortment of breads, pastries, drinks, and specialty Latin dishes. Cafe Sazón also boasts a spacious 70-seat room available for parties and events, as well as an extensive menu of catering options. Free WiFi is also available.

Pictured are the staff and owners, plus Adrianna with her sister, Claudia Salazar, who manages the Cassiel hair salon next door.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Artisphere projections/ Town Hall Gallery

Here are a few photographs from the new media projection of CPDP's work in the Artisphere's Town Hall Gallery, on view from March 14 to 20, 2011.

Join us for a special event at the Artisphere, Friday March 18th, 2011, at 7:30 pm for artists' talks, special presentations, good wine, and local blues musician, Rick Franklin.

See the invitation

Thanks is due to many, but especially to Takis Karantonis of CPRO, Cynthia Connolly and Ryan Holladay of the Artisphere, Dulce Carillo of Tell Arlington's Story, and the many people and organizations who have supported us thus far: Arlington Arts, Virginian Commission for the Humanities, Urban Alternatives, PNC Foundation, the Arlington Community Foundation, the Rosslyn Renaissance, Arlington Libraries, and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

Our grateful thanks goes to the event's sponsor, the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, with special mention to their Community Relations Specialist, Fernando Jordan.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tell Arlington's Story

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project is collaborating with the "Tell Arlington's Story Initiative."

Tell Arlington’s Story is an Arlington County Board initiative that celebrates Arlington’s rich cultural diversity through a variety of events, celebrations, and story-telling workshops. People from all across the County are sharing their experiences, their music, their culture – their stories. Go to to learn more about great programs throughout the year that help capture a living history that celebrates our diverse community.

Check out the website:
Tell Arlington's Story
and tell your own story

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Purple Rain

This woman was walking in the hard rain today, in the 4700 block of Columbia Pike.

Photograph by Lloyd Wolf