Leeway Overlee Civic Association
Notice of General Membership Meeting:
Tues., June 6, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
This will be a virtual only meeting to be held through Zoom
ZOOM MEETING INVITATION:
Meeting ID: 832 1991 4653
Using your internet connected electronic device, connect via this link:
For those who prefer to dial in by phone, dial (301) 715-8592 US (Washington DC)
Secretary’s report: Review and Approval of Minutes of last meeting (March 7, 2023) -- Ladd Connell
Treasurer's report: Financial update, including Yard Sale results -- Jennifer Michener
Election of civic association officers for the coming year (June 2023 – May 2024)
Discussion Topic: Update on Missing Middle NKA Expanded Housing Options (EHO)
What the County Board approved
Invited Speaker: Alice Hogan, Consultant, Alliance for Housing Solutions, www.allianceforhousingsolutions.org
Annual Leeway Overlee Community Day and Yard Sale!
Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
The 44th annual Leeway Overlee Community Day and Yard Sale will take place along the John Marshall Drive/Ohio Street greenway on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The community will be out in force to exchange information and greetings, sell unneeded household items, and pick up a few bargains. There may be live music!
This is an opportunity to nominate candidates for the Executive Committee (including yourself!).
About 100 families set up tables on a first come, first served basis, along the six-block stretch of the greenway from near Langston Blvd. to Washington Blvd. Vehicle traffic will be restricted on a segment of N. Ohio St. north of N. 20th St.
Be considerate of nearby residents and attendees:
- when parking for the yard sale;
- do not set up before 7:00 AM;
- leave your dogs at home; problems can arise with pets in crowded places;
- ensure that all goods and rubbish are removed from the greenway by 1 p.m.
The sale will be advertised on Facebook, Nextdoor, and the LOCA website.
During the event a civic association representative will collect $10.00 from each seller to defray the costs of the media advertising and the entertainment. Prepared food may be sold at the event if the preparer has met all the requirements of the Arlington County Health Department. To find out what these requirements are, call 703-228-5675 well in advance of the event. A County health inspector may circulate during the event. For more information on the sale, contact any member of the board.
Save some of your cash to find more treasures at the Madison Manor Civic Association neighborhood yard sale with over 25 families participating, also on June 3, 9 AM - noon, with maps of participating yards available. Madison Manor is roughly located south of I66 between Sycamore and McKinley, and south to Wilson.
LEE ARTS CENTER NOW KNOWN AS LAC
The future of the former Lee Community Center and Senior Center and Park or Lee Arts Center, now referred to as LAC, is in jeopardy. Originally built in 1926 as the Robert E Lee Elementary School, the Arlington County web site now describes the LAC as a fully equipped professional studio for artists working in ceramics and printmaking while housing a mini-gallery with rotating exhibitions of visiting and resident artists. Master workshops are offered throughout the year. Before the pandemic it hosted senior history lectures, voting, pottery classes, and leaf bags for autumn pickup.
However, to quote our local journalist/author and local historian, Charlie Clark, in an article he published in the August 22, 2022, edition of the Falls Church News Press as Our Man in Arlington, "The Lee Community Center at Lexington St., for decades a red brick gathering place that dates to1926, is now in county purgatory.” His article continues with an explanation from Katie O’Brien, the Environmental Services Department’s communications manager, “The building’s HVAC equipment is 20-25 years old and nearing the end of its useful life. Spare parts are no longer available. Replacing the roof-top HVAC units would require major renovation, including invasive removal of embedded asbestos and recreating the interiors to meet current accessibility standards.” A link to the article follows:
The building and property appear to be under the jurisdiction of Arlington Cultural Affairs. If you wish to offer your thoughts on the future of the building, please contact this office at:
Arlington Cultural Affairs
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 703-228-1850; Fax: 703-228-0805; TTY: 703-228-1855
UPCOMING DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION -- EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE!
Early in-person voting started May 5, 2023, and all Arlington registered voters with an acceptable ID (in below link) are eligible to vote at any location.
Election date: June 20, 2023
Mail in voting and/or register to vote:
Sample ballot and registration information:
The Arlington County Board election uses ranked choice voting, where you rank your choice of candidates as #1, #2, and if you so choose, #3.
This is not an endorsement of any candidate, but here are a couple of links to County Board Candidates' comments about their positions:
ARLINGTON PERMANENT DRUG-TAKE BACK LOCATIONS
The Arlington County Police Department offers four permanent drug take-back boxes to dispose of unused, unwanted and potentially dangerous prescription drugs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with no questions at the following locations: Fire Stations #2, 5, 9 and Arlington County Police Department.
ANY QUESTIONS? CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE LOCA EXEC COMMITTEE
Our web site lists LOCA Exec Committee contact information as well as an electronic copy of this flyer with all links active.
President: Jean Henceroth (email@example.com)
Vice Presidents: Karen Isabel, Mike Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Ladd Connell (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Jennifer Michener (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ArNAC Rep. Rob Swennes ArNAC@LeewayOverlee.org
Some Key Points About Pollinator-Saving Mosquito Control
As we are now in the thick of summer, the mosquitoes have returned. There are many actions you can take to reduce their numbers. The Arlington Master Naturalists have posted some information that you can use to control mosquitoes while at the same time protecting our beneficial pollinators from deadly pesticides.
Minutes FROM LOCA MeetingS
Minutes have been posted from the General Membership Meetings of February, April, and June 2022