July 4 Road Closures
Multiple roadways will be closed on Sunday, July 4th, 2021 to facilitate the safe passage of large crowds for the Independence Day events and fireworks. Most Arlington closures will begin at 3:30PM on Sunday. Most National Parks Service closures will begin at 6AM on Sunday. Arlington ClosuresNational Parks Service Closures
A great Lyon Village tradition continues! Come March — Come Help — Come Watch Come March: Independence Day Parade July 5th 2021
Come march in the parade with family and friends. Come watch antique cars, police and fire vehicles will join us in parading. Then join us for a fun picnic at Lyon Village Park. Remember that children, especially the little ones, will be unvaccinated, so it is important to spread out
When: Parade starts 11AM on Mon, July 5th = Independence Day Observed Parade line up starts at 10:30AM at the Key & Jackson. Route: Key Blvd, turning left at Edgewood, ending at LV Park.
Following the parade, enjoy a patriotic picnic in the LV Park with family and friends. Bring your own picnic. LVCA will provide ice cold water and popsicles. There will be games for the kids.
We encourage LV residents, especially along the parade route, to patriotically decorate their houses.
Helpers Needed for LV’s Independence Day Picnic
LVCA’s great Independence Day tradition continues, but only with active community support. Please volunteer for a few hours on July 5th (Monday, Independence Day Observed).
We need helpers for:
● Games for kids
Calling All Cars to LV’s Independence Day Parade
LV’s Independence Day Parade always features cars, cars, cars: police cars, fire trucks, antique cars, sporty cars, even John’s Subaru. We would love everyone with an unusual or antique vehicle to join us. Parade starts: 11AM July 5th, Mon (Independence Day Observed) Line up: starts at 10:30AM Where: Key and Jackson
“Bonus” Building Heights in Your Backyard?
A County Board hearing is scheduled for Apr 17 on a proposal to offer developers 60 extra feet of height for new buildings that include affordable units. The proposal is ostensibly for projects that are 100% “affordable,” but gives the County Board leeway offer extra height even if a project isn’t completely affordable. This could potentially allow 10 story buildings to be built next to single-family homes. The proposal is supported by County Staff, the County Manager, and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.
The proposal applies to properties zoned RA14-26, RA8-18, and RA6-15. There are several RA8-18 districts in Lyon Village (shown on map in yellow). Click map to enlarge Sun GazetteWashington Business JournalCounty Staff PresentationCounty Board Agenda ItemZoning MapZoning Ordinance 2020Letter of Support (Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing)
The County Will Take Your Tree And Turn It Into Mulch
Special tree collection for residential customers: Jan 4–15. After Jan 15 trees are picked up as part of regular year-round yard waste collection.
● Place trees at the curb before 6AM on trash day (Wed in LV)
● Tree only: remove decorations, nails, stands, etc.
● Do not place trees in plastic bags
● Cut trees over 8-feet tall into smaller pieces Residents Without Curbside Pickup May Drop Off Trees
Those living in townhomes, apartments and condominiums can bring trees to the Solid Waste Bureau’s Earth Products Yard in Shirlington. Call 703-228-5000 Mon–Fri 7AM–7PM to schedule an appointment. Proof of Arlington residence required. Some Other Holiday Waste is Recyclable
● Most boxes, wrapping paper & gift bags can be recycled
● Can not recycle items with any glitter or metallic coating
● Can not recycle tissue paper, bubble wrap, lights, ornaments, etc. County Recycling Website Holiday Recycling Guide
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.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Santa Claus will be parading through Lyon Village on Sunday, December 13th at 3PM! He’ll be escorted by the fire and police departments. Be sure to bring your lists, a volunteer will be collecting them for Santa in a special basket along the route. Other helpers will be handing out candy canes to all the good boys and girls. Remember to wear a mask and social distance on the sidewalks! Map & route:Click to Continue Reading…
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.