December 2010 - Lyon Park Citizens Association



December 2010 - Lyon Park Citizens Association
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The Newsletter of the Lyon Park Citizens Association
President’s Message:
LPCA President, Natalie Roy, with “sharks”
Sandy Hecker and Betty Perfall at the Halloween
Spaghetti Dinner.
This is my third year as LPCA President,
and, as before, I am amazed by the
events and milestones of the year past.
Here are my Ten for 2010:
10. Tiptoeing through the tulips:
Lyon Park received a donation of
hundreds of bulbs from the National Tulip
Library. Volunteers planted tulips in public
spaces throughout Lyon Park.
Springtime will bring beautiful surprises.
9. Snow, Snow and, yes, more Snow:
The winter of 2010 produced more
snow than many of us have ever seen in
Arlington — or anywhere for that matter.
Numerous blizzards resulted in school,
work and store closings. However, the
snow also brought unparalleled neighborhood togetherness such as sleepover
and sledding fests for youngsters, ad-hoc
shoveling parties, rivers of hot chocolate
and even a neighborhood BINGO game
at the LPCH.
8. Development in Clarendon and
Lyon Park: Trader Joe’s announced it is
coming to Clarendon. The owners of the
Hard to believe 2011 is just around the corner — time to wax nostalgic
and make those ambitious resolutions. Before listing my Ten for 2010,
I want to thank the countless volunteers who stepped up this year to make
Lyon Park such a special place. An especially big thank you to the Lyon
Park leadership circle; the LPCA Executive Committee, the LPCC Board of
Governors, the Woman’s Club, and the Lyon Park Community House (LCPH)
Renovation Fund Building and Fundraising Committees. These
super-volunteers work mostly behind the scenes, but everything they
do is key to building our community.
Garfield Park project reported that their
financing has come through. Some years
back, LPCA secured a $17,500 commitment from the owners of Garfield Park for
the LPCH renovation fund, as part of a
community benefits package. The Community receives a check this month.
7. Improvements to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson Middle School’s extensive
renovation project, under the leadership
of Lyon Parker Jennifer Dunlap, was
unveiled in October. We were also thrilled
with the addition of a brand new turf
soccer field at Jefferson, an effort spearheaded by Ashton Heights’ Nancy Van
Doren. LPCA wrote letters and attended
meetings to support these important
community projects.
6. Reduced speed on Pershing Drive.
Lyon Park joined forces with our neighbors in Ashton Heights to reduce the
speed limit on Pershing Drive from 30
mph to 25 mph. The small reduction in
speed is reaping huge dividends by making this neighborhood thoroughfare safer
A nonpartisan publication serving Lyon Park residents’ common interests
for pedestrians, bikers and motorists.
5. Lyon Park Community House
Renovation Project: The LPCH
Fundraising Committee kicked off an
aggressive fundraising campaign this
year to renovate our historic 1925 LPCH.
So far the community has close to
$300,000 in committed pledges &
funds committed to the renovation.
Wednesday, November 10
7:15 •Social – Refreshments
7:30•Introductions &
Holiday Cheer
•ACPD Christina King
• Special guest speaker: Tom Shooltz
Principal Ironwood Realty
Garfield Park
Development Update • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
The Lyon Park Citizens Association
414 N. Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Natalie Roy [email protected]
(703) 524-4119
Larry Mayer (703) 525-8921
[email protected]
VP-Neighborhood Conservation
Elliott Mandel (703) 527-1502
[email protected]
Read My Two Lips: Tulips!
On November 13, six Lyon Parkers spent a crisp and sunny Saturday morning planting
tulip bulbs. The event was made possible by Brett Thompson who brought this fantastical opportunity from the National Tulip Library to Lyon Park. Gary Putnam served as
technical specialist for the event by teaching proper planting technique and assisting
Brett with a massive bulb/chaff separation operation. Michael O’Connor assisted Gary
with plot identification, and Marjie Mayer, Natalie Roy and Elliott Mandel rounded out
the planting team. It was a great volunteer effort that should result in beautiful blooms
for many seasons to come. In all, thousands of bulbs were planted around the Lyon
Park neighborhood. Keep your eyes peeled in the spring and come join us all in tip toeing through the tulips!
Elizabeth Sheehy (703) 516-4910
[email protected]
Bill Anhut, Jr. [email protected]
(703) 528-3665
Rich Robinson [email protected]
(703) 527-2724
Membership Chair
Kathleen McSweeney (703) 243-0323
[email protected]
Member At Large
Melissa Bondi [email protected]
(703) 527-6379
Jeannette Wick, Chair [email protected]
(703) 524-8531
Police Liaison
Adam Parkhomenko (703) 864-7796
[email protected]
Community Center Rental Agent
Shirley Larson (703) 527-9520
[email protected]
Clarendon Alliance Representative
Natalie Roy (703) 524-4119
[email protected]
Civic Federation Reps
Melissa Bondi Steve Geiger Erik Gutshall Larry Mayer Natalie Roy Jim Turpin (703) 527-6379
(703) 522-0026
(703) 276-0809
(703) 525-8921
(703) 524-4119
(703) 248-6988
Doorways for Women and Families
Erik Gutshall (703) 276-0809
Newsletter Co-Editors,
Design and Advertising
Deborah Sauri, [email protected]
Natalie Roy, [email protected]
Susan Robinson, [email protected]
[email protected]
Helen White, Distribution (703) 527-2977
[email protected]
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November Meeting Minutes:
Topics included Trader Joe’s, Garfield Place and
safety issues on Route 50. Special thanks to Ann
Hamilton and Joey Durishin for the yummy snacks
at the meeting. You guys are the best. Also Bill
Anhut deserves a big thank you for securing our
terrific guest speaker, Mary Beth Avedesian from
Saul Centers Inc. She gave a great presentation
on prospective tenant Trader Joe’s in their new
building complex on Highland and Clarendon and
also outlined site condition changes they are asking the County to approve which focused on parking and loading dock operation times. Please go
to page 6 for a copy of the comments Larry Mayer
presented to the County Board on behalf
of LPCA on Trader Joe’s.
More Halloween pictures on
pages 9-11
The Lyon Park Halloween Bonfire
Dear Lyon Park Neighbors,
As 2010 comes to a close, I ask you again to consider giving to the Lyon Park
Community Center Renovation Fund if you haven’t done so already. With
nearly $300,000 raised or committed so far we are making excellent progress
toward the goal of completely renovating the Community House. But we still
need significant funding.
Why should you contribute? It’s clear that different households have different needs and interests regarding this building. For households with children,
the LPCH is a social center where the neighborhood kids grow up together and
share social events and bonds that are not available in most other American
communities. For adult households, the LPCH is a great way to connect to
each other, and a refreshed building would enable a wide range of activities of
personal interest, from movies to wine tasting to art classes to music. Lastly of
course, as part owners of this building, all households will benefit by having a
beautiful new space to ‘extend’ their homes and host larger personal functions
and events.
It is also worth mentioning a few key points about the mechanics of the
1. LPCC is a 501c3 charity, which means that all donations are fully tax
deductible (so your out pocket expense might only be 2/3 of what you
2. Donations can be spread out over three years (so you can make a larger
pledge, but pay it off over many months)
3. Donors who over time (from Sept 2008 to August 2013) donate $1,800
or more are considered a ‘major donor’ and will receive permanent recognition in the new building
4. Ashton Heights residents who donate at the $1,800 level receive LPCA
member rates to rent the LPCH for 2 years, and donors at the $6,000
level receive member rates for life.
5. See the pledge form (on page 22) for details about payment options, etc
So with that… I’d ask you again to consider donating. Your support at any
level will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please feel free to
drop us a note at [email protected]
All the best for the holidays and the start of 2011
— John Fiske, on behalf of Fundraising team
Fast Facts for Donating to the
Lyon Park Renovation Campaign!
• Cash, check, credit cards and Paypal are accepted as forms of payment.
Checks may be made out to the Lyon Park Community Center, or LPCC.
• If you are mailing a pledge form and/or donation, please address the
envelope to:
Lyon Park Community Center
P.O. Box 100191
Arlington, Virginia 22201
• Note that the pledge form suggests gifts at a major donor level, but please
know that all sizes of gifts are needed and appreciated.
(President’s Message continued from
page 1)
The building committee also made
tremendous progress working with the
architects to get the renovation plans
finalized, among countless other tasks.
4. Lyon Park Gala:
The first ever Gala featured an elegant
dinner, hours of enthusiastic dancing and
outstanding home grown entertainment.
Most importantly, the event raised 25K
for the renovation fund.
3. Community Events & Activities:
We were all kept busy with a wide range
of Lyon Park events including crafts fairs,
snow bingo, the pancake breakfast, Villas
& Vistas home and garden tour, the tree
giveaway program, the chili dinner, a
candidate’s night, the annual spring fair,
an end of year holiday party, a Halloween spaghetti dinner & pumpkin carving
contest, the Halloween Children’s Parade
& Bonfire, and a Turkey Trot bake sale.
2. The NEW Lyon Park Citizen:
The newsletter went through a beautiful
makeover this fall, compliments of our
new graphic designer, Deborah Sauri.
Deborah deserves major kudos, as does
newsletter distribution chief, Helen White,
who is responsible for making the newsletter delivery train run smoothly.
1. Walking around Lyon Park.
I love biking, running and walking around
Lyon Park and checking in with neighbors. It is wonderful to be able to go
through the neighborhood and always
see a friendly face. It is why Lyon Park is
home to me and my family.
Happy Holidays everyone!
See you in 2011.
Natalie Roy
Lyon Park Citizens Association
To make an online donation, please visit the following website: • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
Once Upon a Time in Lyon Park
A look back at our neighborhood’s heritage through the prism of the minutes
from the Board of Governors meetings
A Tennis Match Ends in Love-Love
1934 – A year marked by hooliganism,
bold ideas and community activism in Lyon
Park. Despite the ongoing Depression, the
LPCC minutes make little mention of the
difficult economic times. The one exception
is a January correspondence, as the Board of
Governors requested of Penn Mutual [Bank]
”on account of the stress of the times…that
we be relieved of the necessity to reduce the
principal [of our loan] at this time.” Fortunately,
the request was granted, allowing the Board to
move to more pressing matters: wild parties,
curb and gutter improvements, and tennis.
To be fair, the curb improvements came first,
discussed at the February meeting. The hope
was to fund the project through cooperation with
Arlington County and the short-lived C.W.A. (Civil
Works Administration) program. By early March, it
was clear that a C.W.A. project was unlikely, and the
work was postponed.
Wild parties led the agenda for March.
An unfortunate series of events at a recent party sponsored by
Delta Sigma fraternity resulted in “four broken drinking glasses,
three broken cups, and four broken panes of glass at the entrance”. The incident generated an array of recommendations,
including stopping all rentals to fraternities (rejected), or allowing
rentals only until 12:30 am (it is unclear how late rentals were
permitted, but certainly into the wee hours). The Board resolved
to draw up Regulations for renters for future approval.
[Sidebar note: Nobody ever discusses snow in any of the Board
of Governors’ notes. Didn’t they have snow back then?]
In August, attention turned to a recent suggestion to improve
the park as a recreational center of the community, Depression notwithstanding. It was proposed to build “a tennis court,
croquet court and horseshoe court” using funds raised by the
community by selling $1 tickets in advance “entitling the holder
to 20 hours’ play on either the tennis or croquet court. No
charge is contemplated for use of the horseshoe courts.” The
Board voted in favor of the scheme and the following week a
more detailed strategy was approved.
By September, the community began to chime in on the
plan. Several petitions were circulated, and a mass meeting was
called on September 17 at 8 pm to determine the sentiment of
the citizens of Lyon Park. Hand bills were printed to publicize
the meeting, and it appears to have been well-attended. Let-
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ters were read from several prominent
citizens unable to attend. Mr. Rowell
wrote: “I have heard that only one
other form of exercise, swimming,
brings more muscles into play than
tennis. The only criticism of tennis
is that applause must be in the
form of clapping instead of cheering as in football and baseball….
To those of us who have youngsters in the family, approaching
and in the “teen” age I can think
of no more healthful or clean
sport, or one that will teach
them how to become a good
looser (sic) when the game
goes to the other fellow.” But
20 neighbors signed a petition opposing the tennis and
croquet courts, fearing that “such courts
would amount to the establishment of an amusement park in
our midst”. However, it was noted that several people “signed
papers both for and against the proposal and that some regretted signing the petition objecting to the construction of the
tennis court.” At the meeting’s end, the vote by property owners
was 20 in favor and 23 opposed. In the interest of community
harmony, the proposal was dropped. The desire to improve the
park did not wane, however. Pursuit of the sewer and curbs
continued the following year, and the Board commissioned a
park beautification plan, completed in 1939.
It is hard to imagine our Lyon Park with a croquet lawn and
tennis courts, but it is easy to recognize the passions that such
plans may have elicited. As Carl Lewis, active community leader, wrote in 1934, “one of our greatest assets here is our ability
to get along peaceably with our neighbors. We of course have
our differences and we iron them out. Having the Community
House in our midst where we can get together has been a great
source of satisfaction and benefit in this respect. For myself, I
should not want to live in a community where I could not be at
peace and in friendship with my neighbors.”
Even in 1934, with the Community House less than ten years
old, it served as the heart of the neighborhood. Keeping the
Community House vibrant in our midst will indeed benefit our
community, and support the friendships that Carl Lewis wrote
about, 76 years ago.
Upcoming Concerts this Winter from the IBIS Chamber
Music Society:
We hope we can tempt some of you out of the
neighborhood in pursuit of some good music.
December finds an IBIS trio of flute, harp and
viola in nearby Westover — think dinner at the
Lost Dog or the Lebanese Taverna, followed by
an interesting mix of seasonal music by Andre
Jolivet, Debussy’s seminal Trio for Flute, Viola
and Harp, and an unusual and beautiful work by
German composer Harald Genzmer.
LPCA’s Bill Anhut addresses the crowd at the
November LPCA meeting
This concert is FREE, not too lengthy (we know
it’s a weeknight) and suitable for older kids. Join us after the show for
a Meet the Artists reception. Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 pm (ending
at 9) at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 Washington Boulevard.
Street parking available.
January brings an event we are really excited about. On January 30, at
7:30 pm IBIS will be the guest of the Artisphere, along with international
artist Dar Williams. Dar has been lauded as “the best female singer/
songwriter in America today” (Relix Magazine), and our own Joe Scheer
has written some ravishing arrangements of her songs for our group.
This crossover concert will be recorded for a live CD release. The
Artisphere assures me that tickets will be on sale soon, so mark your
calendars, and we will keep you posted.
LPCA’s Elliott Mandel with November LPCA guest
speaker, Mary Beth Avedesian (M) • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
Development Projects
Garfield Park Update
Garfield Park is an apartment complex that was approved a few
years ago by the County Board. Located in Lyon Park, it’s at
the corner of Washington Blvd, 10th Street and North Garfield
Street. A small group of community residents attended developer/owner Tom Shooltz’ quickly arranged neighborhood meeting
on 11/4. We were delighted to see a model of a truly beautiful
apartment complex with a lot of visual interest resulting from a
mix of exterior materials and colors. The complex will consist
of 149 rental apartments, with over 50% as 2-BR, 2BR+den and
3BR units.
Construction is scheduled to start in December 2010 and
scheduled to complete in Fall 2012. From a neighborhood
perspective, the ‘worst’ part of the construction will be the pile
driving, because of the noise. We can expect the pile driving to
take a month, followed by 2 months of excavation, 4 months of
concrete/garage/first floor work, 2 months of roofing and then
8 months of exterior and interior work. Since the sidewalks are
being rebuilt as part of the project, there will be certain periods of time when the sidewalks will not be available, but these
are expected to be short in duration. Electrical wiring is being
under-grounded, so this will result in some disruption of 10th
Street traffic; however, that is expected to occur in the overnight
hours. (Dominion Power is also going to be routing electrical
lines underground on 10th Street as part of their substation
project, however, that disruption is separate from any disruption
caused by Garfield Park construction). New water pipes are
also being put in and this may also cause some disruption along
Garfield Street near the construction site.
On Washington Blvd, improvements will include a left turn
lane into the complex from Washington Blvd and a new pedestrian crosswalk. Garfield Street will experience loss of parking
on the side of the street adjacent to the construction site during
the construction phase. Garfield Street is also ‘changing direction’ from south-only to north-only to ensure that traffic from
the complex is not routed through the Lyon Park neighborhood.
Even though Garfield Park was not obligated to provide affordable housing, Tom Shooltz made a voluntary contribution of over
$200,000 to Arlington County’s affordable housing fund as part
of the project. He is also making a $17,500 contribution to the
Lyon Park Renovation Fund as part of the site plan conditions.
Bozzuto Construction is building the complex and managing
it upon completion. The main contacts during construction are
David Shroeder [email protected] and Joshua Lemberger
[email protected]
Comments on Proposed
Amendments to Site Plan #397
(3030 Clarendon Blvd)
Presented to the Arlington County Board by Larry Mayer on
behalf of LPCA
Lyon Park is very excited at the prospect of Trader Joe’s coming
to Clarendon! Our community association supports the requested changes in Site Plan conditions, both for loading dock
access and parking provisions, with some friendly amendments.
These changes will allow Trader Joe’s to execute a lease and
have a presence in Clarendon.
B. F. Saul, the developer of the property, made a presentation at the Lyon Park Citizens Association’s November 10th
general meeting. Concern was expressed at our meeting about
parking availability (similar to what was covered in the staff report). Moreover, there were many questions relating to capability of a “park once” capability as supported by the Clarendon
Sector Plan. These concerns were alleviated by the statements
made by the B.F. Saul representative, that their philosophy supports allowing a patron to park once to get all of her or his errands completed before driving home. As outlined at our meeting by B.F. Saul, Trader Joe’s patrons could shop either before
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or after other activities and would not be subject to being towed
(as can occur at other establishments in Clarendon). Statements
made by Saul Staff indicated that, for example, one could park
for three hours. Any additional time over the 90 minute validated
portion from a Trader Joe’s visit, would be charged at normal
garage parking rates. There were assurances given to us at
the LPCA meeting that towing would be a last resort — only for
grievous violations of expectations.
Having reviewed the proposed conditions, Lyon Park supports the changes with the addition of friendly amendments
proposed by Mr. Peter Owen and the Transportation Commission, to more explicitly confirm expectations into site plan condition language. We support clarifying the conditions as recommended by Mr. Owen, as opposed to adding language in the
supplement which might or might not be reflective of the verbal
statements made to our membership. Furthermore, the Board
should strongly consider Mr. Owen’s suggestion for a survey to
determine if additional parking might be needed in the future to
support a successful Trader Joe’s operation.
Our membership was also very concerned with the availability of bicycle parking — especially considering the close
proximity of our neighborhood. We were delighted to hear from
B.F. Saul that they are planning to put in numerous new bike
racks along Highland Street and the Clarendon Boulevard sides
of the complex. We want the board to know how important this
is to our community, to ensure that adequate bicycle racks are
provided. Perhaps, avid use of bicycles and considerable foot
traffic will negate the need for more reserved parking in the
future — however the main concern at this point in time is that
there is enough parking for our residents to shop in our neighborhood and patronize stores like Trader Joe’s — as opposed
to make trips to Bailey’s Crossroads or Alexandria where most
Lyon Park Patrons now shop at Trader Joe’s.
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716 N. Barton Street
Arlington, VA 22101
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Bible Study/
Prayer Thursday 7 p.m. • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
Holiday Recipes and Notes
A few summers ago on a visit to Plymouth, Massachusetts,
we toured the Ocean Spray Cranberry factory. Cranberries
are native to North America. The Native Americans used
cranberries to brighten up food, treat wounds and use the
juice as dye for their rugs and blankets. The Pilgrims made
cranberry sauces, bubbling tarts and nogs. The word
“cranberry” came from the contraction of crane and berry.
The berries were called this because their pale pink blossoms
resembled the head of a crane and cranes were often seen
in the lowlands where the cranberries grew. Cranberries grow
best in a sandy soil and Cape Cod has the perfect soil
conditions and weather condition for growing this versatile food.
Other states where Ocean Spray grow their berries: New Jersey,
Wisconsin, Washington and Oregon. Over the years cranberries
became a staple at fall and winter holiday dinners.
Potato Latkes
Cranberry Relish
Drop 2 tablespoons of batter into hot oil for each pancake. Turn
over to brown and remove to paper towels to absorb grease.
Keep warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Serve with
The Bash Berry favorite is
Cranberry Relish. This dish has
been served for over 60 years at
our holiday table.
2 cans of whole cranberries
rind of one orange
½ cup of orange juice
½ cup of chopped walnuts
2 apples grated
1 small can of pineapple chunks
Mix all ingredients, make day before and keep cold in refrigerator. Freezes well .Taste varies from person to person. Some folks
like it tart, some like it sweeter. Adjust with sugar if needed.
Good item to make the day before
The next group of recipes are items you can use, or make as
gifts. If you have some special family recipe send it to the Lyon
Park Citizen and we will help you share it.
No Bake Chocolate Clusters
2 pounds white chocolate or almond bark
1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
2 cups salted dry roasted peanuts
3 cups pastel miniature marshmallows
4 cups crisp rice cereal
Melt chocolate and peanut butter in microwave or double boiler,
stir often to mix well. Add all remaining ingredients: Stir with
wooden spoon to coat evenly. Drop on waked paper by the
teaspoonful. Cool Yield 11 dozen treats.
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Potato pancakes or latkes are associated with the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Latkes
can be served anytime and go nicely with meat or fish dinners
or just as a snack. They are often served with a side of apple
sauce or sour cream, you may find another item to server it with.
6 large Idaho potatoes peeled and grated
3 onions grated
4 eggs, lightly beaten
¼-1/2 cup all purpose flour
3TBS of salt
Oil for frying
After grating potato let stand for 10 minutes and pour off water.
Mix in eggs,oinions and flour and salt.
Mix ingredients
Taste varies from person to person. Some folks like it tart, some
like it sweeter. Adjust with sugar if needed. Good item to make
the day before. Keep in refrigerator. n
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As your friendly, Lyon Park neighbor, and
Arlington County resident for over 44 years,
I take a special interest in Arlington
properties. Buyers are always interested in
moving into our neighborhood. If you are
thinking of selling or buying real estate,
call me, Deborah Bash, the REALTOR that
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Direct: 703-405-6069
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Toll Free: 800-819-9971
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Halloween in Lyon Park • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
The Halloween Parade
The 2010 Lyon Park Children’s Parade of Costumes was held on Halloween day. Given
that the weather was absolutely perfect and we managed to get the word out in Lyon
Park, Ashton Heights, and in the Long Branch weekly announcements, we had perhaps
one of our biggest turnouts ever. Our costumed children (and many parents) paraded
bravely without police escort (the Marine Corps Marathon was also that day — so the
police were not able to accompany us), played in the park, and, as usual, demolished
an enormous spread of home-baked treats.
Many thanks to the volunteers who baked tons of treats, took photos, helped with
set up and clean up: Jennifer Hart, Shelya White, Michelle Zamarin, Shirley Larson,
Sue Madden, Michael (didn’t get his last name but he volunteers with setting up the
bonfire too), Theresa Colucia, Susan Demske, Katherine Buckley, Julie Gantz, Brenna
Snicer, Susan Leland, and Cathy Kunz. Without your help the parade would not have
been possible.
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The Halloween Spaghetti Dinner
Thank you to everyone who came and helped out at the Halloween Spaghetti Dinner. Fun is an understatement. It was the place
to be on October 30th! Special thanks to our spaghetti leader
Gary Putnam who was the kitchen master overseeing the salad,
spaghetti and garlic bread production, to Kit Putnam for the
amazing set up and decorations and for absolutely everything in
between and to Michael O’Connor for being there to help out big
time from the beginning to end. You three were amazing!
Thanks so much to Trish Montgomery for all of your fabulous help in the kitchen (the bread was delicious) and making
the ice runs, to the sharks, Betty Perfall and Sandy Hecker for
cashiering (people loved giving you money-they thought you
were loan sharks!) and for helping us set up and clean up. Your
costumes were the best (Gary and Kit’s were pretty awesome
too). Please check out the pictures in this special Halloween
section to see pictures of the costumes. Thanks to Kim Franklin
for being an asset in the kitchen and helping with the our always
critical cleaning up duties and major kudos to Elizabeth Wray for
coming to contribute sauce and then staying to lend a hand the
entire time! Thank you Elizabeth. And last but not least thanks
to Tagrid Wahba who helped serve and do anything that needed
to be done out in the main hall and stayed to help clean up and
make the community center ready for the next day’s Halloween’s
events! Thanks also to our marathon runners An and Jeff, who
helped stay to clean up as well. And of course we appreciate all
of the terrific sauces that were donated. Winners of the sauce
competition received gift certificates from Putapella’s restaurant.
The dinner proceeds netted a little over $1,000 which went to
the Lyon Park Renovation Fund and the LPCA for the newsletter.
Thanks again for another wonderful community event. • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
TreeTop News
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How can I help my trees this winter?
The winter months are a
great time to catch-up on
tree maintenance and prepare for the spring growing season. During
the summer months,
it is important to
water trees but generally not perform
maintenance (i.e. pruning or pest treatments); while during
the fall season we try to keep-up with raking the leaves. With
the onset of winter, trees enter their dormant season. Leaves
have fallen, photosynthesis has stopped, and roots stop sending nutrients up the tree. I asked my Tree Steward buddies to
recommend tips to care for trees during the winter months. Here
is what they have to say:
1. Allow leaves to remain on the ground instead of raking
2. Water newly planted trees regularly throughout the winter
3. Be alert for broken branches, prune before spring time.
4. Remove heavy snow and ice from weighing-down
branches (especially evergreens, using upward broom
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5. Assess for structural pruning (remove competing central
leaders, support healthy branches by removing competing
subordinates, eliminate rubbing branches).
6. Protect trees prone to winter burn with anti desiccant
7. Prevent sunscald on young or thin barked trees with trunk
8. Apply 3” of leaf mulch around each tree, but not touch
tree bark.
9. Consult Guide to Successful Pruning, Deciduous Tree
Pruning Calendar (
(Thanks to Nora, Lynn, Bill & Kirsten for your suggestions)
Tree service companies are looking for jobs this time of year.
Review my November 2009 article recommending how to select
a tree service company (
html). Arlington County has a surplus of leaf mulch. It exports
excess mulch. Do your part, to keep leaf mulch in Arlington, by
spreading it around your trees. Order leaf mulch (http://www. ) n
Long Branch News
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
at Long Branch
Long Branch continues to be a happy and happening place. Fall
has arrived and with it the usual fluctuations in weather and wide
array of illnesses. Remember to send your kids to school in
clothing appropriate for the weather and keep them home if they
are seriously ill or running a fever.
The PTA is continuing to move forward in its plans to honor
Rocky Belk. Surveys were sent out to all students and many
alumni. As soon as the surveys are compiled and analyzed, the
top ideas will be presented to the Long Branch community and
fundraising will commence. If you’d like to be involved in any
way, please contact PTA President, Mark Tramontozzi at [email protected]
Long Branch has also recently completed its third fundraiser
– school pictures. The school will receive 25% of the proceeds
of the total sales. There will be few more exciting fundraisers in
the new year, including our Annual Auction. It’s not too early to
start thinking about donating. Mark your calendars for March
12, 2011. This year we are excited to be in a new venue -- the
NRECA building in Ballston. Many thanks to all the organizers of
Long Branch’s fundraisers!
Long Branch will once again be supporting Arlington’s
Adopt-A-Family program this holiday season. Each year, the
school gets the holiday wish lists of several local families. Long
Branch families sign up to bring specific items such as toys,
books, winter clothing, household gifts and gift cards, which
are then wrapped and donated. In recent years, wish lists have
leaned much more heavily towards NEEDS than WANTS, so
please consider picking up a “gift mitten” from the Long Branch
lobby and brightening someone’s holiday. If you are interested
in helping out or need more information, contact Mary Anne
Clarkson at 571-271-5974.
Winter break begins after school on December 22 and resumes on Monday, January 3, 2010. Watch for children running,
biking, walking, and playing in the neighborhood.
Happy Holidays to all! n
While many kids think that October is important because
it is when we celebrate Halloween, it is also important for
other reasons. October is National Bullying Prevention
Month. At Thomas Jefferson Middle School, we spend a
lot of time talking to our teachers and counselors about
preventing bullying. For example, Ms. Luthra, our counselor was talking to us about what we should or should
not do when a fight is going on. She said that it is important to notify a teacher or adult immediately. She also
said that sometimes it is a good idea to be a defender
and stand up for the kid being bullied, but is isn’t smart to
become part of the problem when you are trying to stop
bullying behavior.
We even watched a movie about bullying for which we
received an hour of community service for watching and
discussing the movie. That might sound a bit crazy, but
our teachers want to make sure that we know what to do
in a bullying situation.
So you see that I have mentioned the community service responsibilities at Jefferson. Students earn community and service hours for doing good deeds and helping
the community through service projects. Sixth graders
complete ten hours of community service work during
the year, seventh graders complete 15 hours and eighth
graders complete 20 hours. Community and service is
part of the IB program because when we work to improve
the environment or care for others around us, we become
better people. Kids, the next time you are looking at a
dictionary, find the word “altruistic”.
Coming in future articles, I shall linterview more pupils
and get advice on preparing for middle school. Until then,
pull out your winter coats because winter is coming!
Robert Velasco
SCA 5th Grade Liaison
Jefferson Middle School
Dates to Remember:
PTA meeting: January 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the library. • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
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Our Thoughtful Design Builds Fine Living
Book Review
Death Comes for the
by Willa Cather
Vintage Classics, Random House,
NY, 1927, 1955. Paperback, pp
297. Arlington Country Library
Death is just an incidental part of
life, and Willa Cather puts life into
that perspective. She opens with a
beautiful description in the Roman
garden of a villa and a summer
evening in 1848 where a Spanish
cardinal is discussing a request from the Provincial Office at
Baltimore to establish an Apostolic Vicarate in New Mexico. If
you know Rome, the page will swoosh you right back to a Rome
you love. She is similarly observant about the southwest: “the
mesa plain had an appearance of great antiquity…as if, with all
the materials for world-making, the Creator had desisted, gone
away and left everything…”
The little group nominates Jean Marie Latour, a parish priest
from the shores of Lake Ontario and his assistant father Joseph
Vaillant. They recognize they are young, strong, full of zeal, intel-
ligent and able to deal with the savagery, ignorance, dissolute
priests and political intrigue at their new post, plus the thousands of square miles that the parish encompasses. Imagine no
wagon roads, no canals, or navigable rivers traveling by pack
mules over treacherous trails.
In addition to her capsules of local scenes, Cather intently
records impressions and sensibilities as the two men labor as
the years turn into decades with the testing of Latour’s calling
and his sense of inadequacy and spiritual defeat in the face of
Indian life millennia old, and finally in the face of his death. She
sees the difference between Latour the more intelligent, organized leader and Vaillant the more deeply spiritual with stronger
interpersonal skills. She touches on the Navaho way as passing
through the country without disturbing anything.
Finally, after a full life Latour, now an Archbishop, runs down.
The description of his death is like all of Cather’s writing, factual,
largely unemotional, realistic, in tune with nature and God’s will.
She says “he was soon to have done with calendared time, and
it had already ceased to account for him’. Latour could see that
his friends thought his mind was failing, but he thinks it was only
extraordinarily active in some other part of the great picture of
his life. The scene leaves the impression that St. Joseph, the
patron saint of a good death, was in the room, waiting to accompany him when he was ready. n
Holiday Cheer
at the Lyon Park Holiday Party
Friday, December 17
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this classic Lyon Park event! Join your friends
and neighbors on Friday, December 17, at the Lyon Park
Community Center for our annual family holiday celebration. December brings an assortment of holiday traditions
to a multicultural community like ours, and we hope you’ll
come and share your family traditions.
There will be cookies and other sweet treats from
around the world, warm beverages, spinning dreidels, a
toasty fire, and singing! For the youngest in our community, you can expect a special visit from Santa Claus and
Mrs. Claus. The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
to make sure that there is enough time for all the children
who want to say hello to
the man in the red suit.
Come and enjoy seasonal
cheer in the company of
your neighbors!
Can you help out?
We would love to have your help with the following:
• Can you bring a seasonal dessert item,
a healthy snack or a drink to share that will serve
about 15-20 people?
• Can you assist with set up and clean up?
• Can you sing? Want to help us lead the caroling?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to above, please contact
Renee Gutshall, at [email protected] or 703-276-0809 to
volunteer. • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
It’s time to join or renew your membership
in the Lyon Park Citizens’ Association
If you’re reading this, you already see the value $10 buys! You may also “Renew for 2” @ $20.
LPCA Constitution, Article II, Membership:
Membership in the Association shall be open to all persons eighteen years of age or older who either own or lease a residence
within the boundaries of the Association. Each person eligible
for membership may have full voting privileges as long as his/her
household is current in its dues. Clip out & return the form below.
You may also join or renew your membership in person at the
next regular LPCA monthly meeting
Not sure if your dues are paid for the coming year?
Drop a note to membership chair Kathleen McSweeney
([email protected]) and she’ll let you know.
The membership year runs from October 1st to September 30th.
Please complete this form and mail it with your check to: LPCA Membership, 414 N. Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201
q Household @ $10
q Renew for Two @ $20
q Lifetime @ $200
Community Volunteer Interests:
q Add me (us) to the community listserv
(Check all that apply)
Neighborhood Conservation
Community Center and Park
Development Issues
Social Events (Holiday Party, Halloween)
Spring Fair
Homes and Gardens Tour
Traffic Issues
Trees and Conservation
All-purpose volunteer
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Donating Securities to the
Lyon Park Renovation Fund
Contributing stocks or other securities to the Lyon Park Community House Renovation Fund may be a good choice for you.
By directly contributing securities with significant unrealized
capital gains instead of selling the asset and then donating the
proceeds you may enjoy significant tax savings because you will
not have to pay capital gains tax on the increased value. You will
also receive a charitable deduction for the full current market
value of the security at the time of the contribution.
The Board of Governors has established a brokerage account to accept such donations. If you are interested in making
a contribution of securities to the Lyon Park Community House
Renovation Fund please contact Bill Anhut at (703) 528-3665 or
[email protected]
As you can see in the example below both you and the
renovation fund will benefit. You receive a larger tax savings
from your contribution and the Renovation Fund receives more
Example: Contribution of securities to the Renovation
Fund compared to selling them and donating the after tax
Contribute security
directly to Lyon Park
Renovation Fund
Sell security and contribute
after tax proceeds to Lyon
Park Renovation Fund
Current fair market value of your securities
Amount of federal long-term capital gains tax you pay*
Your Charitable Contribution
Your total tax savings**
*Assumes a cost basis of $4,000 and long-term capital gain of $6,000 at 15%
**Assumes donor is in the 35% federal income tax bracket
Alleviate Holiday Stress!
Save the Date:
December 23, 2010
The Lyon Park Woman’s Club will be trying a new
fundraiser this year:
On Dec 23, 2010, we will offer the community a menu of
prepared food via an event called a “Drive-Thru Dinner.”
We’re in the planning stages right now, but the basic concept is you’ll be able to order a complete family supper—
possibly chicken pot pie or stew, salad, and dessert for
take-out. It will probably work like this: We’ll cook all day,
and you’ll call and order dinner, then drive up to the door
and someone will bring it to your car. Simple? Maybe.
DEC ’10/JAN ‘11 •
We are still working on the details.
We’ve asked Thelma and Elizabeth
to wear little pleated skirts and
deliver your order on roller skates.
They haven’t yet agreed, but if you
see them, please encourage them
to do it! Watch for more information on the listserv in December.
Or call Gary Putnam at (703) 527-2266 or Jeannette Wick at
(703) 524-8531 in mid-December, and we’ll tell you what’s
for dinner on the 23rd.
Remember: one stop, one bag and you have supper in
hand. For those of us who are beaten to a frazzle by the
season, this could make it a lot more palatable.
Cassianna Spa & Salon
315 North Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22203
Monday-Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am - 7 pm * Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
Special Coupon for Lyon Parkers!
$65 1 Hour- anti-stress massage
$80 Color & Cut
$75 Repechage 4-Layer Facial
One coupon per customer • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
New Webmaster is Needed
We’re looking for a new webmaster to oversee the LPCA website.
No website experience is required,
and no knowledge of coding is
needed. The site can be run by
anyone with basic computer skills. is the LPCA website,
and it was started two years ago to provide a place for
Lyon Parkers to find current information about neighborhood goings- on, as well as to be a repository for
information of longer-term interest. One of the most
popular features of the site are its pictures, taken by
neighbors of neighborhood events.
The site has been visited over 36,000 times this
year, an average of over 100 visits per day. The
monthly newsletter posted there and Halloween and
Christmas pictures of the children are especially popular and are viewed by hundreds who visit the site.
Joe Englehardt, who has been operating the site
for the past two years, is stepping down at the end of
the year. He says that the national firm which hosts
the site provides an easy interface which allows the
site to be easily updated. As a result, he can log on
and update the site much like using a word processor,
and his weekly updates can be quickly completed. He
says that if this troglodyte can do it, you can too.
If you think you might be interested, please contact
Joe at 703-528-0771 or Natalie Roy at 524-4119. n
Sarah and Hayden
Hershey arrived
home at 115 North
Highland on August
28 and are enjoying
life in Lyon Park.
DEC ’10/JAN ‘11 •
Interesting Jobs on The
LPCC Fundraising Team —
Please Help!
We are planning a restaurant week in Clarendon to
support the LPCH. A great role for a food lover to to
meet local restaurateurs while helping coordinate and
encouraging participation.
Event Leads
Manage a single fundraising event at the LPCC – whatever appeals: Wine tasting? Jazz night? Dinner Club?
Sock Hop? Oil Painting class? Movie night? An easy
and fun role!
Grant Writers
Looking for two or three people to take on grant writing –research, writing, even seeking celebrity endorsement! Great for a people who need flexibility for when
they do certain roles
Please contact John Fiske at [email protected] to
help! Thanks
Classified Ads
GET SOMEONE’S ATTENTION! The Citizen is hand delivered to 1900 households each month. The Citizen’s classified ads are free for
industrious teens (babysitters, leaf rakers, snow shovelers) who need cash or have nagging parents. All others pay $10.00 for 20 words.
Use area code 703 unless otherwise noted.
Nick Bornbusch, 15, Red Cross certified,
no infants, 351-9360
Bryan Burgess, 14, Red Cross certified,
Izzy Franklin, 14, Red Cross certified –
Babysitting and Mother’s Helper
Carolyn Grahn, 14, Red Cross certified,
Thad Jones, 15, 527-0929
Lauren Karpinski, 14, 524-1575
Katie Menoche, 16, Red Cross/CPR certified, 243-3823
Riley Shepardson, 16, Red Cross/CPR
certified, no infants, 525-6834
Susan Sabatier, 13, Red Cross/CPR certified, (662) 816-7070 (cell)
Pet Sitter extraordinaire – Carolyn
Grahn, 14, will take care of all of your
pets! Experienced caring for dogs, cats,
birds, and various rodents. 243-9212
Pet sitting and dogwalking – I love
animals and can care for and/or exercise
your dogs, cats, rodents and/or fish!
Nick (13) Bornbusch, 351-9360
Lawn Mowing, Gardening,
Snow Shoveling
Clinton James, 18, references available,
Matt Nice, 13, 522-6291
Robby Moore, 14, 528-1176
Stephen Moran, 16, Red Cross certified,
Dog walking – Thad Jones, 15,
527-0929, cell 350-5832
Katelyn Rowland, 13, Red Cross and Girl
Scout certified, Experienced with infants
and children 1-9, and mother’s helper,
Babysitting/Petsitting – Ian Hall, 14, and
Remy MacDonald, 13, 525-3328.
:: FOR SALE ::
Restoration Hardware flush mount ceiling
light. Brand new in box. Perfect condition. $115.00. Mike 703-304-6745.
[email protected] • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
Please Mail Pledge Form and Payment Information to: Lyon Park Community Center P.O. Box 100191 Arlington VA 22201
I Hereby Pledge $______________ to Renovate the Lyon Park Community House.
DONOR LEVELS – We wish to publically recognize major donors who provide a total of $1,800 or more to this project between Sept 2008 and August 2013 .
Recognition will be made at four donor levels:
[ $50,000 – sponsor a room (separate arrangements will be made)
[ $12,000 – gold sponsorship $333 a month for 36 months
[ $6,000 – silver sponsorship $167 a month for 36 months
[ $1,800 – bronze sponsorship - $50 a month for 36 months
I/my family would like to be acknowledged as follows (30 characters or less) ________________________________________________
I/we would like to be listed anonymously.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE - I will make my payments according to the following schedule (all funds must be received by August 2013)
Ƒ In one payment, given in full by ___________ (date)
Ƒ In multiple payments of $________ per ________ (month or year) starting ________. For monthly ACH, please debit account this day __________
PAYMENT METHOD - I will make payments according to the following method:
Ƒ Personal Check - Payable to Lyon Park Community Center
Ƒ Automated Clearing House (ACH) – Please provide a voided check.
Ƒ Credit Card/PayPal - please complete this pledge form and then go to to complete donation
Ƒ My company makes matching gifts - I have enclosed the relevant forms.
Ƒ I wish to donate equities; please contact me to coordinate details
By signing below, I authorize the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC), a 501(c)3 corporation to initiate debit entries to my checking account, if that payment
method was selected, according to LPCC policies and procedures. I understand the LPCC plans to execute the plan as approved by the Community but has
discretion to alter the design as needed to meet fiscal restraints and future requirements. No goods or services are to be provided in return for this gift.
Full Name:
City State Zip:
The LPCC is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductable. Tax ID is 65-1317810
The LPCC will mail a receipt to the address listed above at the end of any year(s) in which you make a donation
DEC ’10/JAN ‘11 •
Come Celebrate theChristmas Season
With Your Neighbors and Friends at Christ Church of Arlington
The Christmas season is a time for reflection, joy, celebration and wonder. It is a time to set aside the demands of busy
days and hefty to-do lists and reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ. December is the perfect time to ask questions about
Christ and discover more about His transformational power in our lives. It’s a time to explore how the birth of a poor
baby boy 2,000 years ago changed the course of history and still affects our lives today. Christ Church invites you to
join us in celebrating Christmas and this advent season. Even if you...
• have never been to church,
• fell away many years ago,
• are fairly new to the faith, or
• are a seasoned sheep of the Good Shepherd,
we are confident you will feel quite at home with our church family. We are always open to helping each other grow in the matter the depth of our current knowledge of Jesus Christ. There is always room to grow, and more to learn, for
everyone. Our prayer is that we will be a blessing to the Lyon Park Community. ~ Brian Webster, Pastor CCA
Lessons and Carols
SUNDAY ~ DECEMBER 12 ~ 10:30 A.M.
Please join us as we sing favorite carols, listen to
beautiful instrumentals and hear the Christmas story,
followed by seasonal refreshments and warm fellowship.
Christmas Eve Service
FRIDAY ~ DECEMBER 24 ~ 6:00 P.M.
Experience hope, love and joy at this wonderful
candlelight service on the eve of our Lord’s birth.
3020 N. Pershing Drive • Arlington, Virginia 22201
Tele (703) 527-0420
Christ Church of Arlington is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
LPCA December Member List
Lifetime Members
Andelin, John, & Geoffrey, Virginia
Barber Deborah, & Rasmussen, Adam
Baron, Jeff & Lois
Barrick, Alexander
Bartlett, Ellen & Melanie
Beck, Shrive & Sylan
Bell, Randy , & Jablonski, Tim
Boblett, Doris
Boswell, Jackson & Ann
Brown, Marguerite
Brown, Mary Ann
Brown, Wendell & Alice
Buckli, Amy, & Fiore, Daniel
Burgess, David, & Mounteer, Kate
Burruto, Camille
Byers, Bob , & Zarate, Christina
Carr, Timothy
Caudell-Feagan, Linda & Michael
Chau, Duong
Drinkwater, John & Cathy
Duggan, Martha, &McLennan, Doug
Eisenberg, Al
Fall, Milt & Joyce
Feira, Joshua and Virginia
Friesen, Lindalou
Gahr, Bill & Karen
Galetshoge, Faith, & Schaefer, Brent
Gallagher, Dylan & Stacey
Gallina, David , & Lee, Kattie
Garrett, James
Good , Carl
Gortenburg, Gary, & Purcell, Anne
Grahn, David , & Nusbaum, Jill
Hedges, Elizabeth
Higbee, Florence
Jones, Heather , & Lee, Michael
Kennealy, Sean & Nicolette
Lagarde, Stephen
Lam, Larry & Karen
Lassell, Don & Pamela
Lavoie, Cheryl
Lazure, Al & Gwynne
Leighton, Andy, & White, Helen
Lewis, Jeffery & Mary
Mayer, J.I. and Marjorie
McBride, Larry & Barbara
McDade, Elizabeth
McMillan, Richard & Patricia
McSweeney, Kathleen, & Rafky, Michael
Montgomery, Mark & Tricia
Morison, Patricia
Nelson, Gerald & Liselotte
O’Leary, Frank & Linda
Pfeiffer, Ella
Putnam, Gary & Kit
Ralston, R.L.
Revollo, Emma
Robinson, John and Betsy
Rostker, David & Heather
Roy, Natalie & Nikki
Saulmon, Teddy
DEC ’10/JAN ‘11 •
Siney, Anna
Smith, Mary “ Shelly”
Sood, Harbans & Raksha
Tyson, Elinor
Vogelson, Bill & Marjorie
Wills, Clarence & Deborah
Wilson, Gregory & Alvera
2010-2011 Paid Members
Adamczak, Paul, & Gagnon, Joe
Ahern, Elizabeth & Joseph
Ahuja, Kiran, & Guzman, Javier
Altschuler, David & Jean
Amel, Dean, & Savela, Terry
Amos, Phillip and Joan
Anhut, Dale & Bill
Arnold, Fred & Lita
Arvandi, Arshia , & Fiske, John
Barr, David & Kristine
Barringer, Don, & Harpham, Evelyn
Bash, Deborah & Marvin
Batelman, Robyn & Asaf
Battaglia, Elizabeth
Battiata, Mary
Beggs, Charles & Michelle
Bell , Susan & Ken
Benjamin, John , & Campbell, Jean
Benson, Mary
Berry, Erin
Betterton, Constance, & Salotti, Christopher
Bird, Aaron, & Fischetti, Diana
Black, Ronald & Betty
Bohman, Joseph & Martha
Bouquet, Marcel
Boyle, Kevin & Judy
Bryan, Sam & Frances
Burggraf, Sue , & Ryan, Deirdre
Campbell, Constance, & Romero, Eduardo
Cerimele, Matt, & Taylor, Tiffany
Chen, Chun & Khen
Chen, Cindy, & Kocher, Robert
Cheng, Stephanie
Christensen, Kevin & Christina
Clarke, Sally, & LaBonte, Jay
Conaway, Patricia
Davis, Michael, & Seymour, Karen
Dean, Margaret , & Wukitsch, Tom
Delmar, Marco & Elizabeth
Deming, Bruce & Clay
Dichter, Andy
Dodge, Mary L.
Dood, Kendall & Gail
Dorfman, Mark & Lynn
Dryden, Laura, & vanHoek, Robert
Ducazau, Laura & Dave
Dudka, Robert & Cassandra
Dupuy, Siobhan, & Olinde, Geoff
Durishin, Mike & Joey
Embrey, Bud & Carole
Endo, Erik & Jennifer
Englehardt, Joe & Sandy
Erwin, Sandra & Randy
Evans, Mark & Maria
Everline, Penny & Mark
Fagen, Joel, & Taylor, Sara
Fibel, Margaret & Sylvia
Foley, Michael & Elizabeth
Fonseca, Thomas
Franklin, John & Kim
French, Leslie , & Hemstreet, Hugh
Fulton, Donna & Charles
Fuqua, Jeremy, & Schultz, Karin
Furgal, Mary Jo & Joe
Gallin, Joshua & Nara
Geary, Paul & Molly
Geiger, Stephen, & Hopkins, Jane
Gianelli, Diane, & Keller, Steve
Good, Mary
Gordon, G.S. (Ms)
Gray, Georgia & Robert
Gutshall, Erik & Renee
Hagemann, Bob & Stefanie
Hall, Polly and Matthew
Hankla, Carl, & Rouleau, Mary
Hart, Bruce, & Joiner, Carrie
Hartline, Donald
Haselby, Kate & John
Hauslein, Diane
Heend, Orin, & Philp, Susan
Hershey, Andrew & Margaret
Hobart, George & Marjorie
Hoffman, Jeff, & Kaplan, Debra
Hopkins, Tracy, & Turvene, David
Horgan, Mark and Michelle
Horner, F.H.
Hughes, Stacey
Jarkowski, Hope & Justin
Joyal, Peaches (Georgia)
Kane, Mary, & Stokely, David
Kanyako, Vandy
Karcher, James, Evans, Elaine
Kellogg, Paige & Keith
Kelly, Karen & Bill
Kohn, Robert & Monica
Kunz, Cathy & Will
Larson, Ben & Cary
Larson, Shirley & Lowell
Laver, Chris & Hanna
Lavoie, Ineke
Ledwin, Karen
Logan, Mary, & Stellberg, John
Lopez, Eugene & Mary
Losa, Gene & Lorraine
Lowell, John & Maria Jose
MacDonald, Edward & Marie-Catherine
Madden, Sue & Patrick
Mandel, Elliott & Marlene
Manning, Rebecca, & Silvester, R. Scott
Marinelli, Roberta, & Taylor, Phil
Mason, Laura, & Oliver, Louise
Maus, Louise
Mayer, Larry
McMahon, Michelle, & Salazar, Maj. Ronald
McPherson, Natalie
Metzger, John , & Rice, Roman
Meyers, Janet
Mikulak, Robert , & Porelius, Gunnel
Milby, Bill & Brittany
Miller-Moran, Liz, & Moran, Brian
Murphy, Sheila
Murphy, Susan
Naughton, John
Neher, Lisle & Mary
Neubauer, Martin & Lynette
Neubert, Nancy, & Swigert, James
Nobile, Thornton, & Smith, Emily
Normand, Annie
O’Connor, Michael
O’Donnell, Chris
Parris, Robert & Miyuki
Pearl, Laura & Ben
Perfall, Betty
Phelan, Jane & Gary
Phillips , Charles
Pinkela, Kenneth
Puri, Subir
Randolph, Brian
Rees, Carol
Riris, Haris, & Smaragdis, Mary
Rizzo, Jacki
Robinson, Rich & Sue
Robinson, Susan, & Scheer, Joe
Roof, Peter
Rostker, Bernie & Louise
Rowland, Ken, & Sullivan, Joan
Sabatier, Jim & Linda
Sandoval, Barbara
Sauri, Deborah and Michael
Scambos, Thomas & Marian
Selario, Jim & Sheila
Shotwell, Andy & Lynn
Showalter, Paul & Sharon
Silverson, John & Winifred
Sioris, H.R.
Smaldone, Jerry & Lynn
Smith, Paul & Marianne
Smith, Andy & Eileen
Sparks, Marguerite
Spettel, Stewart
Stewart, Lyn & Rob
Stewart, Terri & Pat
Stroup, Cindy
Stutsman, James
Sundman, Alexandra
Svarcas, Rita
Swanson, John & Amelia
Trachtman, Mark & Sherry
Tran, Keri
Velasco, Robert & Janine
Wagner, John
Walsh, Maureen
Watson, David & Courtney
Weigle, Graham & Kate
Wells, Daniel & Sharon
Whelan, Teresa & Dave
Wick, Jeannette
Wilder, Leslie & Tracy
Wooldridge, John & Deborah
Wray, Elizabeth S.
Yauger, David & Dina
Zeller, Brian & Colleen • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
Lyon Park
Center Events
Woman’s Club (not just for women):
Lyon Park Community Center
LPCA Members*
General Public
Monday – Friday
8 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 12 noon. Potluck luncheon. Bring a dish
to share and a small gift to exchange. Join in the fun!
Monday – Thursday
6 PM – 10 PM
Children’s Holiday Party:
Friday, December 17, 7 PM. Bring a plate of cookies to share.
Prelude: The Arlington Youth Orchestral Program will present
LPCA Members*
General Public
its Holiday Chamber Music Concert on Sunday, December 19 at
4 PM. The concert will feature string musicians in grades 5-10.
Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted.
Half day including Friday evenings
8 AM – 2:30 PM
3:30 PM – 10 PM $250
Bring it on BINGO: Friday, January 7th, 7 pm – 9 PM, all ages
Full Day
8 AM – 10 PM
welcome. Fundraiser for the Lyon Park Renovation Fund
New: Monkey Jumpers: An action class for ages 3 – 5 years,
beginning January 6. Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:15 PM.
Valentine’s Day Extravaganza: Friday, February 11, 7-9 pm,
Fundraiser for the Lyon Park Renovation Fund
Fitness Pursuits: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM.
Catherine Fergusen, (703) 522-0301.
Duplicate Bridge: Every Friday, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
You may rent the community house for birthday parties for
kids age 10 and under for a 3 hour period, including set-up
and clean up. Two time slots are available: 9AM to 12 noon,
or 12 noon to 3 PM. If your party lasts longer than 3 hours,
you must rent under the regular half-day rate.
LPCA Members*
General Public
*Lyon Park Citizens Association rates apply only to Lyon
Park residents whose membership is current.
LPCA members cannot sponsor non-member renters. or voice mail: (703) 527-9520
CABOMA (Capital Area Bluegrass Old-time Music Association).
2nd and 4th Sundays of every month, 2:00 – 6:00 PM.
St. Hildegaard’s Old Catholic Church: Sundays at 10 AM.
If you are interested in advertising, please email
[email protected]
Fr. Stan. (703) 528-1825,
Free-in-home Estimates
Weekly/Bi-weekly/Monthly or Occasionally
Move-in or Move-out Office
Call MARYEN or RAUL at
[703] 321-5335
DEC ’10/JAN ‘11 •
Ad size
Business Card
3.5”W by 2.3”H
Quarter Page
3.5”W by 4.5”H
Half Page
7.5”W by 4.5”H
Full Page
7.5”W by 9.5”H
Full Page Free
Standing Insert
8.5”W by 11”H
We are also now offering full page color ads at a cost of
$320. We offer a 5% discount if you commit to three or more
months in a row and another 5% if you are a Lyon Park
resident. • DEC ’10/JAN ‘11
Architect Designed. Expertly Crafted. Custom Homes & Additions.
Featured & on the Cover:
Cottage Living Magazine
December 2006
Considering an addition, renovation or new home? To schedule a Free consultation visit us at or call (703) 525-5020

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