Entries by Susanne

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County Board Debate at October 1st YCA Meeting

YORKTOWN CIVIC ASSOCIATION TO HOST ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD CANDIDATE DEBATE OCTOBER 1ST:   On Monday October 1st at its general membership meeting, the Yorktown Civic Association will host a debate between Arlington County Board candidates Matt de Ferranti and John Vihstadt. The meeting will start at 7:30pm, and take place in the Patriot Room at […]

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Letter from the President – September 2018

Our headliner at our last Yorktown Civic Association meeting was Delegate Rip Sullivan. Rip represents the Yorktown community in the Virginia State House of Delegates. He gave a detailed  narrative of what happened in Richmond during the latest session. Bipartisan support for the funding bill and Medicaid expansion has probably the biggest successes. 70 gun […]

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Tree Canopy Fund

Arlington County’s Tree Canopy program provides the free trees. These are 7–8 foot trees with $300-400 retail value. The trees will be planted in the fall. The Arlington/Alexandria Tree Stewards, a volunteer organization, are assisting applicants. An application form and instructions are at www.ecoactionarlington.org/trees/ Let us plant a tree on your property. You’ll be making […]

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Libby Garvey to Speak at May 2nd YCA Meeting

Civic Association Meeting May 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in Patriot Hall at Yorktown High School. Guest: Arlington County Board Member Libby Garvey Topics Arlington Budget … priorities and tough decisions Lee Highway … planning Yorktown HS modification … Use permit for 2200 students Drugs in our schools School safety … school/ACPD preparation and response Traffic Safety […]

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Letter from the President – March 2018

From Winter Storms to Spring Flowers … March came in like a lion with Winter Storm Riley. The Cantwell family finally has power, but still no Fios. I am writing the President’s letter on Saturday, March 3rd and hope that Fios will be working by Sunday so I can hit send and avoid missing yet […]

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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 […]