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 resident Steven Krieger is organizing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) delivery group again this year.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The March meeting will include reports on recent police activity, tips on sustainable gardening practices, and an overview of the Arlington Animal Welfare League. The meeting will be held Monday, March 12 at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.
Arlington Cornhole and the Lyon Village Citizens Association will be hosting a cornhole tournament on Saturday, February 24 to benefit the upcoming Lyon Village Community House remodel. The tournament will be held at the Community House, play will begin at 3pm, we'll be open at 2:30pm for people that want to come early and hang out with their neighbors or throw some bags socially.
- The entrance fee is $30 for a team of 2 (that's $15 each, but you register as one team, not individually).
- There will be 5 boards going for tournament games through the end of the first round of games, thereafter, we will begin opening up boards for social games until the end of the event.
- Beer, wine, and food will be available there, but are not included with the registration fee.
- If the field fills up to our capacity, the winning team will win somewhere north of $400, second place over $100, and we'll raise over $1000 for the renovation of the Community House.
- Please register here, and don't forget to blast this out to fellow cornhole or Lyon Village enthusiasts who might be interested!
- Any questions should be directed to Tony Abreu: tony at arlingtoncornhole dot com
We're looking forward to hosting you all in a month's time!
Mark your calendars for the Lyon Village Holiday Party on Sunday, December 10, beginning at 4:00pm. We ask Lyon Village neighbors to bring appetizers, finger foods, and/or desserts. The Community House will provide non-alcoholic beverages, wine and even a hot chocolate bar (both children’s and adult versions). Santa and his elves will visit from 4:00-5:00pm. And we will also offer cookie decorating and holiday crafts.
We need plenty of volunteers to make the party a success. To volunteer, please see http://signup.com/go/mbNTGCg or email lvchevents at gmail dot com.
This year we will also have two opportunities to donate: we are again joining the Arlington County Police District 2 Team in its Fill the Cruiser Toy Drive. The Toy Drive helps make a brighter holiday season for children in Arlington. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit a child in need to the party. The toys are donated to children ages 1-17. We will also serve as a collection spot for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Its biggest needs are dog/cat food (dry and canned), collars (especially martingale collars), leashes, flea/tick preventatives, towels, treats, bowls, and slip leads.
The next General Meeting will feature the following topics:
- The meeting will begin with an update on recent Police Activity around Lyon Village and Clarendon, led by Captain Wayne Vincent, head of the District 2 Police Team. Joining him will be Corporal Jim Masterus from the Clarendon Police Detail. Please bring any questions that you have about security, traffic or pedestrian issues in and around Clarendon.
- The new station commander at Station 4 in Clarendon, Captain Conde, will discuss Fire Safety in the home and what homeowners can do to prevent home fires. He will also discuss the causes of two recent fires in Lyon Village and one in Lyon Park.
- Long-time resident Martha Moore will brief us on proposed changes to Arlington’s Regulations on Accessory Dwellings. The proposal is designed to relax regulations on homeowners’ ability to legally rent to long-term tenants on a portion of their property. Among other things, this can help older Arlington residents to remain in their homes as they age. This proposal will be considered by the Arlington County Board at its November meeting.
- The Lyon Village Community House Board will hold its annual election of officers.
The meeting will be held Monday, November 13 at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.
Join us for a night of fun and camaraderie at the Lyon Village Community House. First seating is 5–6:30pm; the second is 7–8:30pm. Adults $10, children $5. The menu includes spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, salad, and garlic bread. Also available for purchase will be wine, soda, and baked goods.
Volunteer: The Spaghetti Dinner needs you! Flexible times for volunteering, many of which require only an hour. You can volunteer for something in the days leading up to the dinner, or for something during the event itself. Please email lvchevents at gmail dot com if you would like to help.
Raffles: Tickets are one for $3 or two for $5. Prizes include gift baskets, small electronics, and games. New this year will be a 50/50 Raffle; 50% of the proceeds from the raffle go to the winning ticket holder and 50% goes toward Community House improvements.
Bake Sale: Baked goods needed! To donate, please email lvchevents at gmail dot com or Heidi Morrison at rvisek at msn dot com or 703-875-0324. Baked goods can be dropped at the Community House on Saturday after 12noon.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on November 4th!
On Saturday, October 21 from 8am-1pm, homes across Lyon Village will be setting out their trash and treasures. To participate, please email Tony Abreu at tony dot abreu at gmail dot com and give him your address. Participants will sell items in front of their houses. We will advertise the sale with a list of participating addresses so folks will be able to easily find all the houses. You also can indicate in advance whether you would like a non-profit to stop by your house to pick up any leftovers at the end of the sale.
Come hear directly from candidates for County Board and School Board. The County Board candidates are Erik Gutshall, Audrey Clement, and Charles McCullough. The School Board candidates are Monique O’Grady, Mike Webb, and Alison Priscilla Dough. Each candidate will provide opening remarks followed by a question-and- answer session and then closing remarks. This is your opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask them questions on the issues that you are most concerned about. Joining us will be the North Highlands Civic Association and the Clarendon Courthouse Civic Association. The meeting will be held Monday, October 9 at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.
A great tradition continues! We hope you will decorate your bikes/scooters/strollers/walkers or even yourselves and join us for our July 4th parade and picnic on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
The parade will begin promptly at 11:00am at the corner of Key Blvd. and Highland Streets. Line up on 17th Street, just off of Highland Street starting at 10:30am. 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 head down Key Blvd. to Edgewood St., where it will turn left to continue along Edgewood to Lyon Village Park. At the park there will be a variety of picnic items for sale.
As always, we need volunteers to help with picnic setup, food prep and sales, clean-up, and someone to be Uncle Sam for the parade and carry the Lyon Village banner. To volunteer, please email Ruth Boyer O'Dea at lvchevents at gmail dot com or call 703-338-2277. Or sign up directly:
A Lyon Village Bingo Night will be held Friday, May 19 from 6-9pm at the Community House. Prizes will take the form of a Yankee Swap. To participate, each participant must arrive with a $10 item to contribute — one item per participant. Tacos, pizza, and beverages for all ages will be available for purchase (cash preferred; credit card accepted, minimum $10 purchase). This is a neighborhood-only event. As always, we need assistance with community events, so please volunteer at lvchevents at gmail dot com. That’s a Bingo!
The next General Meeting will feature the popular annual real estate overview. The meeting will start with a brief update by the Arlington County Police District Two Team on police activity around Lyon Village and Clarendon. The real estate presentation will feature a discussion of the real estate market and sales trends in Lyon Village. It will feature presentations by Lyon Village residents and real estate agents Ruth Boyer O’Dea of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty; Billy Buck of Buck & Associates, Inc.; John Plank of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.; and Bill Wooten of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.). Please bring your questions. The meeting will be held Monday, May 8 at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.