Over the summer, there have been several car break-ins in Lyon Village. It is a crime of opportunity. The thieves are typically out late at night looking for cars with unlocked doors and visible valuables. When you exit your car, be sure to always lock it and don’t leave any valuables inside. Try to leave your car parked in a lighted area and be attentive to any suspicious activity.
If you see or hear something, call the police immediately, either on the non-emergency number 703-558-2222 or 911 for emergencies.
Extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. Among all weather-related hazards, the highest number of annual deaths results from extreme heat.
Hot Weather Tips
Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids like water, even if you’re not thirsty.
Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing.
Stay cool by staying indoors during the hottest parts of the day.
Schedule outdoor activities carefully and wear sunscreen.
If you exercise outdoors, go in the morning or evening hours.
Eat light, regular meals — avoid hot foods and heavy meals.
Never leave anyone — infants, children, or pets — in a parked car.
Know the signs of heat-related illness (click image to enlarge):
Our 95th Anniversary Lyon Village Citizens Association Directory is currently being distributed. The Lyon Village Directory is printed about every 5 years and distributed door-to-door with the Bulletin.
To add or change a listing, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The intersection of Lee Hwy (Rt 29) and N Kirkwood St floods frequently so is best avoided during periods of heavy rain. Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood on July 8 disabled several cars. Arlington Police reported 25 water rescue calls county-wide during the morning of July 8.
Unfortunately, there are few alternatives when this intersection is impassable. Probably the best is to go the long way around via Wilson/Clarendon Blvds or N 13th St.
As flooding is expected to become more frequent, remember that it is unwise to drive through deep water. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.
Avoid parking in low-lying areas when storms are forecast.
Recently, Lyon Park residents received emails from someone impersonating the president of their citizens association requesting that they purchase and send gift cards. Everyone should take extreme care if they receive such emails.
Do not respond to such emails quickly (or at all) and check them out.
Consider if the request makes sense.
Consider if you are someone who would be contacted for this purpose.
Check that the sender address matches the ostensible sender.
Confirm with the ostensible sender by other means (like by telephone).
New LVCA officers begin 1-year terms effective Sept. 1: President, John Carten; Executive Vice President, Andy Rude; 2nd Vice President, John Armstrong; 3rd Vice President, vacant; Recording Secretary, Beth Ferrill; Bulletin Editor, Adam Kernan-Schloss; Corresponding Secretary, Jason Harrier; Web Master, Tom Piwowar; Treasurer, Don Gay; Assistant; Treasurer, Bill Gearhart; Volunteer Coordinator, Tony Abreu; Historian, Martha Moore; Clerk, Lesley Berk; Immediate Past President, Eric Lawrence.