Egg Hunt Social Distancing Version
1) Decorate some paper eggs on an 8.5×11 paper sheet. You can download a template to print and color at Simple Mom Project
2) Post your eggs in a front window where they can easily be seen from the street. Please display them from Sat, Mar 28 to Tues, Apr 14.
3) Go for a walk around the neighborhood with your kids to see how many eggs you can find! Please walk only with members of your household, not in large groups.
Sorry, no prizes this year. Thanks, and stay safe and healthy!
LVWC/LVCA Egg Hunt Postponed
The Lyon Village Egg Hunt which was to be held on Sat, Mar 28 in LV Park has been postponed. Hopefully it can be held later in the Spring. Watch LyonVillage.org and LyonVillageWomensClub.com for news.
GMU Names School After Carters
George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Virginia Square has been renamed the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. GMU Press Release
A-1 Cleaners in Clarendon is Closing and Can’t Promise You’ll Get Your Clothes Back
Details at ARLnow
Work for the Census
The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census is hiring hundreds of people temporarily in Arlington and the rest of northern Virginia over the next few months to help carry out the Census. The principal position available is that of Enumerator. The pay is good ($25-$27.50/hour in Arlington) and the hours are flexible.
For more information and to apply, please visit 2020census.gov/jobs
The Census is Important to Arlington
There are many good reasons to ensure that Census participation is as complete as possible. The results impact Congressional representation and federal funding for education, healthcare, infrastructure, and other areas.
Your Census Information is Confidential
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected by the Census is confidential under Title 13 of the US Code. It is illegal to share Personally Identifiable Information with other government agencies or any other entity or person.
Recent Business Openings/Closings Near LV
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County Board seeks ways to solve Arlington’s affordable housing shortage by leveraging existing county housing programs, zoning changes, and private-public partnerships.
Six initiatives fall within the overall Housing Arlington program:
1 Land Use Tools
● Accessory Dwelling Regulations Update
● Elder Care Zoning Study
● Bonus Density
● Plan Lee Highway
● Housing Conservation District
● Missing Middle Housing Study
2 Financial Tools
3 Institutional Partnerships
4 County Employee Housing
5 Condominium Initiative
6 Affordable Housing Master Plan Review
No mention of transit
Did failure to address Columbia Pike transit hamper development in the parts of Arlington and Fairfax counties most available for affordable housing?
Housing Arlington: Program News
Missing Middle Housing Study Framework
Arlington Tops in Niche Rankings
For the second year in a row, Niche has ranked Arlington Public Schools (APS) as the best school division in Virginia.
More at ARLnow
For the first time since 2016, Arlington, VA is the #1 best city to live in America, knocking Ann Arbor, MI from the top spot. For the first time, Bluemont, VA, an Arlington neighborhood, is the #1 best place to live in America, dethroning Carmel, IN.
More at Niche
Niche is a team of data scientists that combine rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to produce rankings, report cards, and in-depth profiles to highlight the best schools, companies, and neighborhoods.
Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse Turns 100
Congratulations to the Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse on turning 100 years old! This building was the first purpose-built firehouse in the County and the model for all the first firehouses in the area. It has served more than one civic purpose since it was built, offering not only fire safety services but civic services in the community room upstairs. A little known fact is that the building hosted the County’s first movie theater.
Beyer Writes FAA On Airplane Noise in Arlington
Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration expressing concerns about its recent announcement to make changes to flight paths at DCA to accommodate Secret Service needs without giving meaningful consideration to community interests. Beyer urged FAA to delay implementation of the proposed changes to DCA flight procedures in order to engage the community.
Beyer Press Release
AHS Creates Arlington 1920 Photo “Storymap”
To commemorate the 2020 centennial of Arlington County‘s renaming, the Arlington Historical Society created a photo “storymap” showing images of homes, schools, stores, government buildings and transportation facilities that existed in 1920.
Click to View AHS Storymap
Interesting history note published in ARLNow…
When Arlington switched over to a more “rational” street naming system in 1934, Pocahontas Ave in Lyon Village was renamed N. Hancock St.