Annual Spaghetti Dinner – November 5

Join us for a night of fun and camaraderie at the Lyon Village Community House: first seating is 5–6:30; the second is 7–8:30. Adults $10, children $5. Our traditional menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara, salad, and garlic bread. Also available for purchase are wine, soda, and baked goods.

Volunteering: Spaghetti Dinner needs you! Flexible times for volunteering, many of which require only an hour. Sign up at signup.com/go/QyNAxE, or contact Andrea Briere at abriere at foxdog dot net or 703.402.2232.

Raffles: One raffle per seating, tickets 1 for $3 or 2 for $5—prizes include gift baskets, electronics, and games.

Bake Sale: Baked goods needed! To donate, please sign up online or contact Heidi Morrison at rvisek at msn dot com or 703.875.0324. Baked goods can be dropped at the Community House on Saturday after 12.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on November 5th!

LVCA General Meeting, Oct 10, 8pm

For Candidate Night, we have commitments from both County Board candidates (Libby Garvey and Audrey Clement), the Republican and Independent candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives (Charles Hernick and Julio Gracia), and both school board candidates (Tannia Talento and Nancy van Doren). The candidates will give presentations about their positions and take questions. Joining us will be the North Highlands Civic Association and the Clarendon Courthouse Citizens Association. A good turnout is always in our community’s interest! The meeting will be held at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

LVCA General Meeting, Sept 12, 8pm

Come join us for a crime and transportation program. Representatives from the Arlington Police Department will give the crime update and transportation options will be discussed. Representatives from the ART bus system, Car2Go, and Capital Bikeshare will describe their services and answer questions. Given the ongoing SafeTrack disruptions on Metro, information on alternatives is timely. The meeting will be held at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

July 4 Parade and Picnic

We hope you will decorate your bikes/scooters/strollers/walkers or even yourselves and join us for our July 4th parade and picnic on Monday, July 4, 2016.

The parade will start from the intersection of Key Blvd. and N. Highland St. promptly at 11:00am. Parade participants should start lining up on 17th St., just off Highland St., starting at 10:30am. The parade will head down Key Blvd. to Edgewood St. then turn left to continue along Edgewood to Lyon Village Park for the picnic.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The 4th of July parade is a great tradition, but we need volunteers to make it happen. Thanks to all of those who have already signed up. There are still some volunteer slots available for those who would like to chip in. Lend us an hour on one of the days before, the morning of, during and/or after the event. To volunteer, please contact Ruth Boyer O'Dea at lvchevents at gmail dotcom, call 703-338-2277, or sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d45afaf2ca4fe3-4thofjuly

LVCA General Meeting, May 9, 8pm

Come join us for presentations by the Arlington YMCA and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE). Also on the agenda is the election of new LVCA Executive Committee members for the 2016 – 2017 year. The North Highlands Citizens Association will be joining us that evening for the presentations. The YMCA will share how the Y strengthens community though 3 areas of focus – Youth Development: nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Healthy Living: improving community health and well-being. Social Responsibility: giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

ACE describes its presentation as follows: "Ready to take an extra step to help the environment? You're not alone! In partnership with Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), neighbors in Lyon Village are organizing a green team to promote sustainability in our community, with a focus on shrinking our carbon footprint. Lyon Village resident Peter VanderPoel and ACE volunteer Stephanie Burns will talk about this new initiative and how you can get involved."

The meeting takes place at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

LVCA General Meeting, Apr 11, 8pm

The next General Meeting will feature representatives from the Arlington Police Department to discuss crime trends and answer questions and address concerns that you may have.

We'll also hear a report from the Lee Highway Alliance on the results from the community meeting (charette) held last November to gather input from residents and business owners about our vision for the future of Lee Highway from Rosslyn to the Fairfax County line. Redevelopment pressures for the corridor are growing and this is the effort of 18 civic associations to get ahead of the curve. More info can be found at GreaterGreaterWashington.org.

The meeting takes place at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

LVCA General Meeting, Mar 14, 8pm

Lyon Village's own real estate professionals will discuss sales trends in the neighborhood: 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 Ingrid J. Wooten of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Scott Sklar also will talk about green technologies. If you have ever considered solar panels for power or hot water, you'll want to hear him. He is an internationally recognized solar energy leader, having served as Executive Director of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Political Director of the Solar Lobby, and co-founding the Congressional Solar Caucus in the mid-1970s as a top aide to Senator Jacob K. Javitz (NY). He also co-authored the Consumer Guide to Solar Energy in 1998.

The meeting takes place at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

LV Holiday Party, Dec 13, 4pm

The Holiday Party takes place on Sunday, December 13, from 4:00-6:00pm! We have enough volunteers to make it happen, but there are still spots to be filled, including decorating the Community House, setting up for the event, and dressing up as Santa. Sign up to volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084dafac2ba5f85-lyon.

As a reminder, we are asking neighbors to bring potluck food again this year (appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, desserts):

 

  • Numbered streets: Appetizer
  • A-D streets: Salad, veggie, or side dish
  • E-I streets: Main course
  • J-K streets: Dessert

 

Lyon Village Citizens' Association will provide paper goods and drinks (soft drinks, water, and 21+ drinks). For more information about volunteering, please contact Jim Lantelme, LVCA President, jatel at me dot com.

Fall Leaf Collection

Biodegradable bag leaf collection begins November 2 and runs through January 8, 2016 (M-F including holidays, except Christmas and New Year's Day). Leaf bags are collected on the next business day after your regular trash collection day. Always use biodegradable paper bags, no plastic. Vacuum leaf collection (first pass) is scheduled in Lyon Village for Nov. 13-18. See the Arlington County Leaf Collection page (http://recycling.arlingtonva.us/residential/yard-waste/leaf-collection/leaf-collection-schedule/) for a street-by-street progress map.

LVCA General Meeting, Nov 9, 8pm

Come join us to hear from and ask questions of Tom Hutchings, the Capital Projects Manager with the county’s Department of Transportation, about the pending reconstruction of Clarendon Circle (the intersection of Washington, Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards), the final phases of the 13th Street reconstruction, and curb extensions at Wilson Blvd. and Hudson Street. The meeting takes place at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner – November 7

Plan on a night of family fun and community camaraderie. Join friends and neighbors for a delicious meal of spaghetti (meat sauce or marinara), salad, bread, wine, and baked goods:

  • First seating is 5:00 to 6:30,
  • Second seating is 7:00 to 8:30,
  • Tickets available at the door: adults $10, children 2-10 years $5.

Volunteering: This long-standing LV tradition requires the work of 45 volunteers, and we currently have 15. There are positions available before, during, and after the event, and many require only an hour or less of time. Please volunteer via Volunteer Spot: vols.pt/1uL37U. Sign up is easy, and the only requirement is an email address (you are not required to create an account). If you'd prefer not to volunteer online, please contact Andrea Briere at abriere at nas dot edu or 703.402.2232. Contributing your time is a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors and to keep the tradition alive!

Raffle: This year we will hold a raffle, one per seating, for an iPad Mini. Drawings will be at 6:15 and 8:30. Tickets will be 1 for $3 and 2 for $5. You must be present to win. Good luck!

Bake Sale: Still hungry? Visit the bake sale for a dessert of scrumptious baked goods. To donate baked goods, please contact Heidi Morrison at rvisek at msn dot com or 703.875.0324. You can also drop baked goods at the Community House on Saturday after 12.

Donations: The Community House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Community House.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on November 7th!

LVCA General Meeting, Oct 12, 8pm

Come join us on Columbus Day (Monday, October 12) to hear from and ask questions of all four County Board candidates and both School Board candidates. They are Audrey Clement (Green Party), Katie Cristol (Democrat), Christian Dorsey (Democrat), and Mike McMenamin (Independent). The School Board candidates are Reid Goldstein and Brooklyn Kinlay. Plan to be there to show our community’s interest in these important elections! The meeting takes place at 8:00 pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

LVCA General Meeting, Sept 14, 8pm

Come join us to hear from and ask questions of County Board Member John Vihstadt. In addition, Captain Kamran Afzal of the Arlington County Police will give the quarterly crime report as well as tips to avoid having you or your property be a victim of a crime. The meeting will be held at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

LVCA General Meeting, May 11, 8pm

The final General Meeting before the summer break will feature the election of new LVCA Executive Committee members for the 2015 – 2016 year and a presentation from the Arlington County Police. The police will provide an update on crime stats/upcoming events, a representative from the Emergency Communications Center will discuss the citizen/dispatch communication protocol, and an officer from the Midnight Patrol that patrols Lyon Village will speak. The meeting will be held at the Lyon Village Community House.

Neighborhood Conservation Plan Survey

A paper version of the Neighborhood Conservation (NC) Plan survey was delivered with your April Bulletin. If you prefer to complete it electronically, download the MS Word version of the survey (Lyon Village NC Plan Survey_April 2015.docx), type your responses, save the file, and e-mail to Loria Porcaro at loriap at att dot net.

It is time to update the Lyon Village NC Plan, and the LVCA created this survey to gather recommendations from you on the improvements you would like to see in the neighborhood. 

LVCA General Meeting, April 13, 8pm

The Arlington County Transportation Department will present information on the Transportation Policy Framework and provide updates on service, current transportation projects, and longer-term planning.