Athletic Field Availability and Utilization Survey
The County is seeking input on how fields are currently used and suggestions for making field allocation policy equitable and effective. Share your thoughts. Survey (ends Feb 25)
12 Days of Active Winter Break
County staff and residents will be offering 12 different, kid-friendly activities for 12 Days of Active Winter Break to keep students and their families active and entertained. Activities will be free, physically distant, accessible, and walk/bike friendly.
The 12 Days will start with a kick-off event held on Zoom on Thur, Dec 17, from 6:30-7:30 PM. Register in Advance
Daily activities will be posted on social media.
ICYMI: Rosslyn Holiday Inn Implosion (Video)
The 18-story former Holiday Inn hotel in Rosslyn came down Sunday in a controlled demolition. View Video by ARLnow. Booms start at 8:30 mark. Fails to play in some web browsers.
Girl Scout Troops Organizing in LV
Girl Scout Troops are now forming near Lyon Village! Troops at Key, Arlington Science Focus, and other nearby schools are open for registration. Troops are meeting both virtually and in-person, outside! Girls and interested parent volunteers contact Maxine Laberge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-534-3763.
Labor Day Street Festival Cancelled
The Arlington Labor Day Weekend Festival of the Arts, that was to be held in Clarendon, has been cancelled due to an “unforeseen issue with local authorities is preventing the show from taking place.” The cancellation occurred prior to the results of LVCA’s quick poll being communicated to the County. Kudos to the County for figuring this out on its own. Thank you to all 261 LV residents who responded to the poll.
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Virtual County Fair:
No rides, no yummy/unhealthy food, but lots of fun events. To share the magic of the Fair even during unsure times the Fair will be hosting a variety of live events via Facebook Live. Unlike many events on the Internet, these events are live—don’t be late!
Fair Facebook Page
Designing Streets for Kids Guide
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) just published the Designing Streets for Kids guide to pave the way for cities to promote streets that better serve the specific needs of children and caregivers as pedestrians, cyclists and transit users. Download
Restaurants with Outdoor Dining
The County has published a map of Arlington restaurants with the ability to offer outdoor dining either through existing outdoor cafes or temporary outdoor seating areas. Many are near LV. Map
High School Sports Season Delayed
The Virginia High School League voted to delay the start of the 2020-21 high school sports season. A compressed sports season will run from Dec 28 to June 26. The Winter season will start in late December, followed by Fall sports and Spring sports. More at VHSL
Arlington Pools Limited Reopening
The indoor public pools at Washington-Liberty and Yorktown high schools have reopened. The Wakefield High School pool should reopen soon after major maintenance work. Activities include Lap Swimming, Water Jogging, Water Exercise (aerobics) and Water Walking. Advance reservations are required for 45-minute sessions. Cost for adult sessions is $6.30 and $4.10 for seniors. Multi-day passes and memberships are available. There are many restrictions; read everything carefully. More Details Fee Schedule
Arlington County Fair CANCELED
The Fair, scheduled from Aug. 12-16, has been canceled. There are plans for 3 days of virtual programming Aug 14-16 on the Fair’s Facebook page.
Fair Facebook Page
Arlington County 2020 Summer Camps Canceled
Parks and Recreation announced “in accordance with the health and safety guidelines of state, national and camp officials during the COVID-19 pandemic, Arlington County is cancelling summer camps for 2020.” It is “not confident all campers and staff would be able to safely enjoy an even modified camp experience.” Credits will be provided to all who previously signed up.
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.
Fall Colors: Tree Identification
Fall brings us breathtaking sights of trees turning vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. The changing foliage provides more than just a beautiful views—the change in colors can better help to identify the tree species.
Tree Identification: Part 1 Tree Identification: Part 2
Arlington Tree Canopy Favorite Leaf-Peeping Spots