Oct 14: LVCA General Meeting, 8pm

Candidites Night

The next LVCA General Meeting will take place at the Community House at 8:00 pm on Monday, Oct 14, 2019.

The October meeting will feature all the County Board candidates running for the two open seats…

  • Christian Dorsey (incumbent Democrat) Website
  • Katie Cristol (incumbent Democrat) Website
  • Audrey Clement (Independent) Website
  • Arron O’Dell (Independent) Website

Bring your questions!

Trash Bins: What’s the Law?

The Arlington County Code is available online for all to read.
Problems with trash bins are covered in:
 ● Chapter 10 “Trash, Recycling And Care Of Premises”
  ● Article I. “Residential Trash, Recycling and Organics”
   ● § 10-6. Storage, Removal, and Maintenance
    ● E. Failure to adhere to the storage, removal,
       and maintenance provisions
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Another Pedestrian Struck: Washington Blvd

Another pedestrian struck: Washington Blvd
The stretch of Washington Blvd between N. Quincy St and Glebe Rd near Ballston has been the site of several serious pedestrian collisions. Some pedestrians have said cars often do not stop for them along this four-lane road, even in crosswalks. Please observe extra caution along this stretch of Washington Blvd.

Passing of Long-Time Lyon Village Resident Harold “Doc” Friedman

Passing of Long-Time Lyon Village Resident Harold “Doc” Friedman

Proprietor of Public Shoe Store on Wilson Blvd (now a 7-11)

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Dr. Sholom H. Friedman of Arlington, VA. Beloved husband of the late Lenore Friedman; devoted father of Karen Widmayer (Derek), Esti Cherok (Michael), Cheryl Nicchitta (Christopher) and Marc Friedman (Robin Yasinow); loving grandfather of Courtney Cherok, Sam Widmayer (Rebecca), Alexis Zuckerman (Michael), Mira Nicchitta and Isaac Nicchitta.

Known and beloved in the Washington area as Doc Friedman, proprietor of Public Shoe Store; the family business founded by his late father, Samuel, and co-owned with his late brother, Joel, was in business for 78 years until Doc’s retirement in 2016. He was a proud Mason, and a founding and lifetime member of Congregation Etz Hayim.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 10, 1:00 p.m., at King David Memorial Gardens in Falls Church, VA. Family will be receiving following burial with a minyan service at 6 p.m. at the late residence. Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Caring and Relay For Life of Olney – American Cancer Society. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Funeral Care.

Nov 2: Annual LVCH Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 2: Annual LVCH Spaghetti Dinner
The Lyon Village Community House Board will hold the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle on Saturday, November 2. The menu includes spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, salad, and garlic bread. Wines and baked goods will also be available.

ACPD: How to Guard Your Auto

Vehicle theft is a multi-billion-dollar crime that costs victims time and money. According to the FBI’s Uniformed Crime Reporting Program, there was an estimated 773,139 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2017. Motor vehicle thefts in Arlington rose 15% last year (ACPD 2018 report).

By educating yourself on the common methods of theft and taking some simple precautions, you can reduce the risk of having your vehicle become a target.

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Washington Boulevard DMV Office

Washington Boulevard DMV Office
Good reports about the Division of Motor Vehicles office at 3434 Washington Boulevard. Not nearly as large as the one on Four Mile Run, but providing almost all the same services. On-street parking is scarce, but the office is a short walk from the Quincy Park parking lot. Click for DMV page

Many services are available online: DMV Online Services

Upgrade your Virginia credential to an optional REAL ID compliant driver’s license or ID. Click to learn more.

New Interim School Superintendent

The school board has named Cintia Johnson as the Interim Superintendent, while the board searches to permanently fill this role.

Ms. Johnson has been an educator for more than 30 years — most of the time spent in Arlington as a teacher, principal, and administrator. Immediately prior to taking on this role, Ms. Johnson served as the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. Her goals for the 2019-2020 school year include increasing achievement for all school groups, supporting student well-being and mental health, and ensuring that all students know they have an advocate in APS.

Arlington’s Updated Energy Plan

Arlington’s Updated Energy Plan
The Arlington County Board adopted a sweeping update to the Community Energy Plan that sets ambitious targets for transforming the County’s energy sector.

The plan incorporates goals for buildings; resilience; renewable energy; transportation, County government actions, and education and human behavior. It envisions a carbon neutral Arlington by 2050 that will be more resilient, where all electricity will come from renewable sources, where more residents will drive electric vehicles and more will use transit, and where homes and buildings will be more energy-efficient.

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