Entries by Susanne

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December Meeting to Focus on Cookies (& Election)

Participating in the Yorktown Civic Association is a great way to learn about progress (and pitfalls) of living in Yorktown; to connect, collaborate and occasionally commiserate with neighbors; and to stay up to date on all the neighborhood news worth knowing. The December 13 meeting, held at Yorktown High School, will be our annual business […]

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Incorporating the YCA: Join the Discussion

The Yorktown Civic Association (YCA), created in 1992 via merger between Milburn Terrace and Garden City Associations, serves the common needs of our community. The leaders of the YCA are considering incorporating in Virginia, which would mean clarifying our mission, updating our bylaws and would allow us to purchase directors’ insurance. Currently, the mission of […]

Greenbrier Park Update & More News

Greenbrier Park features 18 acres of outdoor enjoyment including a synthetic track, a lighted basketball court, tennis courts, three diamond fields (two of which are for use by permit only), and a new synthetic rectangular multiuse field (permit takes priority). The main diamond field has covered dugouts, a press box, a batting cage, and both […]

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New Middle School Means New Boundaries

In an attempt to relieve overcrowding at Arlington middle schools, most notably Williamsburg and Swanson, Arlington County has been considering a variety of revised school boundary options. The new school boundaries allocate students to the new middle school that will open in 2019 at the Stratford site. Students who will be affected by these changes […]

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Election Slate Announced for YCA Executive Committee

The Yorktown Civic Association Bylaws state that the “Association shall elect biannually from among adult (over 18) full-time residents of member households a President, Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and seven at-large directors, who collectively shall constitute the Executive Committee.” The bylaws stipulate that nominations for the Executive Committee must be published in the newsletter […]

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Letter from the President – December 2017

YCA Sets Attendance Record; Meets Alliance Join us at our next YCA meeting: December 13 at 7:30 p.m. Each member of the YCA board is bringing cookies to share; extras will be given to residents who attend! It’s also our annual election. In September, more than 60 residents (a record!) attended the YCA meeting. Our […]

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Update on Chestnut Hills Park Frontage Improvements

Photos: January 24, 2018 Chestnut Hills Park on Harrison has been going through a major expansion and improvement, which should be completed by October. The expansion involved the acquisition and demolition of two homes just to the north of the park. And now the expansion is being complemented by a frontage improvement project that was […]

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Traffic Control at Harrison/26 and George Mason/Yorktown

Arlington County recently installed traffic control measures at two major intersections in the YCA. The committee tried an innovative approach in reaching out to county officials. The group met at the intersection of 26th and Harrison on a Friday at 3 p.m. just as YHS students were coming out. This proved persuasive, convincing officials that […]

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Upcoming Yorktown Civic Association Meeting

Scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 The next meeting of the Yorktown Civic Association has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Yorktown High School, Patriot Room (enter from door 8 near the athletic field parking lot). Here’s the agenda: The guest speaker for our next YCA general membership meeting will […]