LV July 4 Parade Timetable

LV July 4 Parade Timetable 🇺🇸
When: Sat July 4, 11AM
Where: Start at Key & N Jackson; end at 17th & N Jackson; See map below.
Parade will run rain or shine. Forecast is for hot, but fair weather.

Times are approximate
11:00 Key & Jackson
11:02 Key & Hartford
11:05 Key & Highland
11:07 Key & Edgewood
11:09 Key & Cleveland
11:11 Key & Barton
11:13 Key & Wayne
11:15 18th & Wayne
11:17 18th & Barton
11:18 18th & Cleveland
11:22 18th & Edgewood
11:23 LV Park & Highland
11:26 17th & Harvard
11:28 17th & Hartford
11:30 17th & Jackson
This year the parade will feature motor vehicles only.
Please no marchers, decorated bicycles nor wagons.
Please watch the parade pass by from the side of the road.
Spread out along the parade route, don’t cluster together.

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Jul 4 LV Parade is On! 11AM

LV July 4 Parade is On! 🇺🇸
When: Sat July 4, 11AM
Where: Start at Key & N Jackson; end at 17th & N Jackson; See map below.

A great 50-year tradition continues! Due to COVID-19 we will only have a parade, no picnic. The parade will include antique, police and fire vehicles. For safety reasons please pick a location to watch the parade while socially distancing. Please don’t march in the parade.

This year the parade will feature motor vehicles only.
Please no marchers, decorated bicycles nor wagons.
Please watch the parade pass by from the side of the road.
Spread out along the parade route, don’t cluster together.

Click map to enlarge

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Inviting All Antique Cars to LV’s July 4 Parade

Inviting All Antique Cars to LV’s July 4 Parade
LV’s July 4th parade always features several antique cars. This year the parade will not include marchers because of pandemic restrictions. Instead, the parade will feature many kinds vehicles on a much longer parade route.

We would love everyone with an unusual or antique vehicle to join LV’s July 4th parade.

Let us know in advance that you will join us by emailing John Carten.

Lyon Village Food Drive a Success

Lyon Village Food Drive a Success
LV delivered almost 1,000 pounds of food to AFAC on Saturday morning. Additionally, LV contributed money donations totaling $2,500. LVWC, LVCA, and AFAC thank everybody who helped make the Food Drive a success.

Invitation to Join the LVCA Executive Committee

Invitation to Join the LVCA Executive Committee

LVCA Needs You!
Help LVCA make a difference for the neighborhood. We are always interested in welcoming new people and have several officer positions needing someone to step in. This could be you!

If you are interested, please email LVCA President John Carten. He will be happy to answer your questions about community needs and how LVCA helps meet those needs.

LVCA will elect new officers for the 2020-2021 year at its next in-person general meeting. Meetings are currently on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. All terms are for one-year starting in September. Current Members & More Information

NPR: Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities

NPR: Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities
There is no such thing as zero-risk right now. When deciding what is safe it can be useful to think about risks the way experts do. Risk increases: as more time is spent near potentially infected people; as distance decreases from potentially infected people; as the number of people interacting increases. Indoor places are riskier than outdoor places.
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Understanding COVID-19 Superspreading Events

Understanding COVID-19 Superspreading Events
“Since most transmission happens only in a small number of similar situations, it may be possible to come up with smart strategies to stop them from happening. It may be possible to avoid crippling, across-the-board lockdowns by targeting the superspreading events.” NY Times

County Lifts Ban on Advisory Group Meetings

County Lifts Ban on Advisory Group Meetings
The County Board has revised rules for holding meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Commission chairs will no longer have to seek county-staff permission to hold meetings. Meetings will be allowed in-person or in a hybrid format, in addition to the previously announced virtual format. Sadly, county officials have dropped the requirement that meetings be live-streamed on YouTube and the county website. InsideNoVa

Jul 6 Planning Commission Restarts Meetings

Planning Commission to Restart Meetings July 6
After a 4 month suspension due to COVID-19 restrictions, the County Planning Commission will resume meetings. For the foreseeable future metings will be held virtually, online. It is expected that other Commissions will do likewise. Virtual meetings are expected to make meetings more accessible, boosting citizen participation. InsideNoVa

VA AG Sues Advanced Towing Company

VA AG Sues Advanced Towing Company
Attorney General Mark Herring filed suit against Advanced Towing, alleging the company breaks state and county towing provisions and is “frequently predatory, aggressive, overreaching and illegal.” Herring seeks restitution for consumers and a bar on future violations of the law. NBC4 Washington
LV’s Community House has a towing contract with Advanced Towing.

Central Library Now Does Take Out

Central Library Now Does Take Out
Where: Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St
When: Mon-Thu Noon to 7PM; Fri-Sun Noon to 5PM
Patrons may place holds online or by calling 703-228-5990. Holds are not available through the app. Pick up all holds at the Central Library. Holds are held for 10 days, then automatically reshelved. More Info

Library is closed Fri-Sat July 3-4 for Independence Day & Tue July 7 for voting.

COVID Infections Shift Younger

COVID Infections Shift Younger
Those getting sick with COVID-19 in Arlington are shifting younger (20-29 age cohort) while infections among those 60+ decrease. ArlNOW Increases attributed to partying and crowding into bars while not wearing facemarks. Lack of disease spread after protest marches attributed to outdoor setting and wearing of facemasks. NPR

ICU Bed Availability Improving, Now Good

ICU Bed Availability Improving, Now Good
Arlington has about 32 ICU beds. COVID Act Now estimates 9 are currently occupied by non-COVID patients and 9 by COVID patients, leaving 23 available beds. COVID Act Now estimates 8 would be needed by COVID cases. This is likely enough capacity to absorb a wave of new COVID infections.


Graph is for June 23, 2020.

Get latest data at COVID Act Now, Arlington Page

VA Phase 3 Reopen Delayed

VA Phase 3 Reopen Delayed
Governor Northam said health metrics in the commonwealth are moving in a promising direction, but Virginia is not yet ready to enter Phase 3. Work still needs to be done to shore up hospital capacity across Virginia. A decision to move to Phase 3 could come on June 26, but not before then.
WTOP Report

Go Fund Me: Lawsuit to Stop Key, ATS, McKinley School Moves

Go Fund Me: Lawsuit to Stop Key, ATS, McKinley School Moves
A suit, filed by Louisa Castillo, an Arlington resident and Key Elementary parent, claims the School Board violated a Virginia law “when it adopted a proposal to relocate thousands of Arlington County elementary school students… rather than engaging in the necessary process to enact a school boundary change.”

A GoFundMe campaign is raising donations toward a $20,000 goal in support of the lawsuit. Go Fund Me Page

County Board Candidate Debates

County Board Candidate Debates
Candidates running in the Special County Board election debated
 ● June 9 debate hosted by the Chamber of Commerce
 ● June 10 debate hosted by the Arlington Committee of 100

Left to Right: Bob Cambridge (R), Susan Cunningham (I), Takis Karantonis (D)

View Chamber of Commerce Debate
The debate starts at about the 5:30 minute mark.

View Committee of 100 Debate
The debate starts at about 9 minute mark.

● Candidates (Term to expire Dec 31, 2021)
 ● Takis Karantonis (D) website
 ● Bob Cambridge (R) website
 ● Susan Cunningham (I) website

Jul 7 County Board Special Election

County Board Special Election is Jul 7
Special Election to fill the seat vacated by the tragic passing of Board member Erik Gutshall.

Vote Absentee By Mail
Request your ballot by June 30.
Ballots must be mailed in time to be received by July 7th at 7pm.
Be sure to mail your ballot in plenty of time for mail delivery.
Absentee ballots need a witness to see you vote and sign the ballot envelope.
Confirm Your Voted Ballot Has Been Received

Vote Absentee In Person
Where: Bozman Government Center (Courthouse Plaza), 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
When:
 ● May 23 – July 4, Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
 ● Saturday, June 20 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
 ● Saturday July 4, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Vote on Election Day
Where: Vote at your regular polling location
When: July 7, 6:00AM – 7:00PM

Candidates (Term to expire Dec 31, 2021)
 ● Takis Karantonis (D) website
 ● Bob Cambridge (R) website
 ● Susan Cunningham (I) website

Jun 30 Deadline To Request Absentee Ballots for County Board Special Election

Deadline To Request Absentee Ballots for County Board Special Election is Jun 30
The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during the COVID-19 outbreak by voting absentee. Voters may choose reason “2A My disability or illness”.
Request An Absentee Ballot Online
6 Ways to Request a Mail Ballot
Confirm Your Ballot On Its Way To You
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