Nominations for LVCA Executive Committee

We are looking for people interested in serving on the Lyon Village Citizens Association Executive Committee.

Help us make a difference for the neighborhood. We have a couple of officer positions opening up this year and we are interested in welcoming some new people to serve as we address events and issues in 2019 and 2020. It is a one year term starting in September.

If you’re interested please email gjcarten@verizon.net
or tony.abreu@gmail.com (or both of us) – we would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the needs of the community and how LVCA helps meet those needs.

4th of July 2019 Committee Seeks Volunteers

In recent years we have had to scale back our plans for the Lyon Village 4th of July parade and picnic due to fewer volunteers.

In order to better plan for and staff this event this year we have formed an organizing committee.

To participate on this committee, please email Tony Abreu at Tony.Abreu@gmail.com or John Carten at GJCarten@verizon.net. We plan to have an onsite planning meeting in May.

Lyon Village Yard Sale, Sep 29, 8am-12pm

In follow-up to last year’s successful Lyon Village neighborhood yard sale, we have scheduled one for Saturday, September 29 from 8am to 12pm. To participate or volunteer to help, please email Tony at tony dot abreu at gmail dot com and give him your address and how you would like to help. Participants will sell items in front of their houses. We will advertise the sale with a list of participating addresses so buyers will be able to easily find all the yards. The only change this year is that leftovers will not be picked up.

July 4 Parade and BYO Picnic

Come be a part of the fun on Wednesday, July 4, for our annual parade and picnic. The parade will begin promptly at 11:00am at the corner of Key Blvd. and Highland St. Line up on 17th St. N., just off of Highland St. starting at 10:30 am. Included in the parade will be antique cars, and police and fire vehicles. If you would like to drive your antique car in the parade, please email John Carten at GJCarten at verizon dot net. The parade will travel east on Key Blvd. to Edgewood St., where it will turn left to continue along Edgewood St. to the Lyon Village Park.

Following the parade, we will gather in the park for a picnic. However this year, we are asking folks to bring their own picnic lunches and beverages. Due to fewer volunteers in recent years, we are modifying the format this year to make it less labor intensive. This does not mean, however, that we will have any less fun; it just requires folks to plan ahead and bring along a bag or basket of goodies to share with their group. As usual, the antique cars and fire trucks will remain after the parade so everyone can get a closer look. To volunteer to help with the picnic, activities or clean-up, please email Tony Abreu at Tony.Abreu at gmail dot com.

LVCA General Meeting, May 14, 8pm

We will be electing the 2018 – 2019 officers of the Lyon Village Citizens Association. Then the meeting will focus on our annual Real Estate update, which has been very popular in past years. Lyon Village residents and real estate agents Ruth Boyer O’Dea of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and Billy Buck of Buck & Associates, Inc. will host with wine and cheese. Come join us for a discussion of the real estate market and sales trends in Lyon Village; how to prepare a house for market; and why it makes sense to talk to a real estate agent when thinking about selling your home. Please come prepared with questions and a lively discussion. The meeting will be held Monday, May 14 at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House. Come early at 7:45pm and enjoy some refreshments before the meeting.

LVCA General Meeting, Apr 9, 8pm

The April meeting will feature three topics:
1. Police Traffic Enforcement and Pedestrian Safety. Captain Wayne Vincent, the Commander of the District 2 Policing Team, and other officers will discuss the ongoing traffic enforcement and pedestrian safety programs that are deployed in and around Lyon Village and Clarendon. With a densely populated community, these programs are key to ensuring the safety of all who use our street and sidewalks. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions about these ongoing efforts in the neighborhood.

2. BikeArlington, WalkArlington and Capital Bikeshare. Henry Dunbar, Director of Active Transportation for Arlington County Commuter Services, will give a presentation on the three programs. He will also address the updating of the Bicycle Element of the Arlington Master Transportation Plan, the rapidly changing nature of personal and shared mobility, as well as brief us on special events that are scheduled this spring.Arlington is a great place to bike. Thanks to its compact size and extensive network of trails, bike lanes, bike-friendly streets and programs like BikeArlington, Arlington County is recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community.

3. Home Security Cameras. Brad Winkleman will share how he installed security cameras around his house.

The meeting will be held Monday, April 9 at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.