Combatting Car Break-Ins

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.

Clarendon Circle Changes July 2019

Construction continues on the south side of Clarendon Circle, between the Silver Diner and Wells Fargo Bank. The traffic changes are…

  • N Irving St (next to Silver Diner) is permanently closed at the intersection.
  • Left turn from westbound Washington Blvd to Wilson Blvd is permanently prohibited.
  • During construction, the left turn from eastbound Washington Blvd to Clarendon Blvd is prohibited. This restriction will be in place through summer 2019.
Clarendon Circle traffic changes implemented in July 2019

Link to Arlington Projects & Planning Page

Vehicle Break-ins in LV

There were 9 reported break-ins of unlocked vehicles on Friday night on Key, Highland, Johnson, and 17th. Many more have been reported in the past few months within Lyon Village.

Be sure to keep parked vehicles locked and not leave valuables in them.

Police request that you contact Officer Black #1662 at rsblack@arlingtonva.us if you…

  • Have any security camera video from Friday night/Saturday morning that shows attempted or actual break-ins or of a dark sedan dropping off possible perpetrators.
  • If you find any belongings dumped in your yard.

The Case Number is 2019-07200138

County Offers Hot Weather Tips

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):

Click for more Arlington County Hot Weather Tips

Beat the Heat at the LV Park Sprayground

All Arlington Spraygrounds open for the summer Fri., May 24 through Labor Day Weekend.

LV Park Sprayground Hours of Operation

Monday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wednesday 2–8 p.m.
Thursday Closed
Friday 2–8 p.m.
Saturday Noon–8 p.m
Sunday Noon–8 p.m

 

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History
Irregular Sprayground hours were instituted as part of FY2011 budget cuts and continue to this day.

95th Lyon Village Directory Distribution

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 lyonvillagedirectory@gmail.com.

Lee & Kirkwood Flooding

Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood
Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood July 8 2019
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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.

Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.

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.

Phishing Attack Hits Lyon Park

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).

There is a useful guide about this at NextDoor…

How To Avoid Fraud, Phishing & Spam

Newly Elected LVCA Officers 2019–20

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.

LVCA Board 2019-20