Sunday, September 13, 2015

DLWCA Membership Meeting

Hi Neighbors!

A reminder to attend our bi-annual membership meeting this Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30pm.

We usually have all sorts of good information about the neighborhood, surrounding area, upcoming events and some yummy snack.

Hope to see you at Stenwood Elementary Cafeteria!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

DLW POTLUCK at 50th Anniversary -- Sign Up Please!

Hi--please encourage anyone in the DLW Community to sign up for what they are bringing to the DLW 50th Anniversary Celebration, taking place from 2-6 PM on Saturday, September 26.  

Let us know what you are bringing by Friday, Sept 18 so we can better plan on the food/people attending.

Link is:


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Citizenship Award Nomination Deadline August 31

The deadline for Edward P. Day DLW Citizenship Award is Aug. 31.  

If you have not already done so, please consider nominating a neighbor or more than one in DLW who you believe made an outstanding contribution during the year within and outside the community.  

A lot of DLW residents are doing a lot of good things and this is a way to recognize their efforts.  Nominations are to be sent to Frank Piazza, 8324 Syracuse Cr., Vienna, VA 22180.

Vandalism of DLW Sign

Either Thurs. or Fri, of this week, the DLW sign at Cottage St. and Gallows Rd. was apparently vandalized and virtually destroyed.  A police report has been filed.  Such criminal acts are extremely rare in DLW and we hope this is not the beginning of a trend.  

If you may know anything about this incident, please notify the Fairfax County Police.  

The DLWCA Board will be looking into replacing the sign.

Monday, June 8, 2015

I-66 Comment Writing Block Party, Information On Impacts

When:   Saturday, June 13th from 12PM to 3PM   
Where:  The Vine Church Parking lot (2501 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22027)   
What:    Letter writing, food, and fun for the kids

 Dear Neighbor,

The comment period on VDOT’s Environmental Assessment for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project closes on June 18, 2015. This is a critical time to raise concerns about the impact of this project on the community.

Please join us this Saturday for a Comment Writing Block Party and BBQ to get together with other members of the community to submit comments to VDOT raising concerns about the I-66 expansion project! 

There will also be informational tables to learn more about the potential project impacts and alternatives proposed by the community to mitigate the impacts of the project.

Stop by to learn more, get your concerns documented, grab a hamburger off the grill, and let the kids take a whirl in the moon bounce!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the event, please sign up here:

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

You Are Invited...
Community Meeting on 
I-66 Outside the Beltway Project

Hosted by: 
Fairfax County Supervisor 
Linda Smyth
Providence District
Monday, May 11, 2015
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
A brief presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Oakton High School - Cafeteria
2900 Sutton Road
Vienna, VA 22181

Come check out the updated displays, learn more about the project, and discuss your questions with VDOT staff.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will provide a project update and revised preliminary design concepts. 

For information on the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project, visit  

Monday, April 27, 2015

Transform 66 Outside The Beltway Public Hearings

Wed., May 27, 2015, 5:30-9:00PM
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030
Thurs., May 28, 2015, 5:30-9:00PM
Oakton High School Cafeteria (entrance 1 or 14)
2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna, VA 22181
Tues., June 2, 2015, 5:30-9:00PM
Battlefield High School Cafeteria (entrance 1 or 14)
15000 Graduation Dr., Haymarket, VA 20169
Wed., June 3, 2015 5:30-9:00PM
Bull Run Elementary School Cafeteria (entrance 1)
15301 Lee HIghway, Centreville, VA 20121
There will also be a public comment period at the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Apr. 28 beginning at 5:00PM at the Fairfax Government Bldg. on 12000 Government Center Parkway at which a number of speakers will be addressing the above proposed project.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Senior Citizens requesting help with lawns

If there are any young DLW residents who would like to earn some extra money mowing lawns, there are senior citizens in the neighborhood who are asking for this service.  Please contact Ken Quincy, 703-573-7919 if you are interested.   

I-66 Expansion Public Meeting

Vienna Town Hall, 7:30PM, Tues. May 12.

VDOT will be giving another public presentation on their proposed I-66 expansion plans at the Vienna Town Hall, 7:30PM, Tues., May 12.  

There have been three previous presentations in our area.  If you missed them, you are encouraged to attend to listen, learn, ask questions and voice your opinion.  

The proposed expansion could have a notable adverse effect on the Dunn Loring area, including Dunn Loring Woods.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Scholarship Program


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Eligibility and Application Procedures

Children and grandchildren currently living with a Dunn Loring Woods resident are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  Applicant must be a high school senior planning to attend college full-time by fall/winter 2015.  The scholarship’s value is $500.

All applications must be postmarked by April 27, 2015.

All applicants must provide the following:
  • Written recommendation/character reference from a teacher or counselor.  Recommendation on school letterhead must be submitted with application package.
  • Copies of entrance examination scores as applicable.
  • List of awards and/or community service activities on a separate page.  Provide enough information so that the selection committee will know what you did, but do not exceed one page.
  • All applicants will need to provide one stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope which will be used to acknowledge receipt of your completed application.  
  • One wallet-sized picture of applicant.
Incomplete applications will not be acknowledged.

All applicants must submit a typed, double-spaced essay on this topic:  “Describe something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community.”
Essay must not exceed two pages.

The top five candidates may be invited for an interview.

We hope to announce the winner’s name at the Annual Membership meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  Winners’ names and pictures will be featured in the next Lantern.

Please mail all materials in one package, unfolded, in a #10 business size envelope, postmarked by April 27, 2015 to Dunn Loring Woods Civic Association, Attention Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 238, Dunn Loring, VA 22027.

The Dunn Loring Woods Scholarship Program is administered by the Dunn Loring Woods Civic Association.

The formal application can be found on our website:

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All scholarship applications for the 2015 competition must be postmarked by April 27, 2015.

Please check each box to ensure that your application packet is complete.

  • Essay Topic:  “Describe something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community.”
  • Written recommendation from teacher or counselor.
  • List of awards and/or community service.
  • Copies of entrance examination scores as applicable.
  • One self-addressed #10 business-size envelope with first-class postage affixed.
  • One wallet-sized picture of applicant.

Please complete the following.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Student’s Name:  _______________________________________________________________

Street Address:  ________________________________________________Vienna, VA  22180

Home Telephone:  (           ) ______________________________________________________  

Email Address:  _______________________________________________________________

High School Attended:  _________________________________________________________

College or University (planning to attend):  ___________________________________________

Anticipated Major:  ____________________________________________________________

Dunn Loring Woods Resident’s Name:  ____________________________________________

DLW Resident’s Relationship to Applicant:  _________________________________________

Number of Years in Dunn Loring Woods:  __________________________________________

Monday, March 2, 2015


Community meeting to discuss the effects the 66/495 expansion will have on our neighborhood. Due to the weather, several previously planned VDOT info session were cancelled. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend if you can.

Sunday March 8th
The Vine Church

The Virginia Department of Transportation (“VDOT”) is planning an expansion of the I-66, which may result in the government taking 29-35 homes in the Dunn Loring and Vienna area.  VDOT has indicated that it is “too early in the planning process to say definitively whether a home”[1] will need to be taken, but released the attached maps.

You may also submit your comments online at these websites:

We will be holding a community meeting with VDOT on March 8, 2015 at The Vine Church (2501 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22027) @ 6:30pm to discuss the information we have gathered and next steps. Please come to comment and voice your opinions.
If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact either:
Carol Hook
Sonia Khurana

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lantern January/February 2015

Here is an electronic copy of the newsletter which our neighbors so kindly deliver to our doors.  As always you can find this and past newsletters in the menu to the right on the website.

Lantern 01-2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I-66 Changes Afoot, Meeting Feb 18

Want more information about how the I-66, Gallows and I-495 construction will effect our neighborhood and possibly your home?   Attend this meeting at Dunn Loring Center on February 18 run by the Providence District Council.

New post on Providence District Council

PDC February Membership Meeting

by PDC
I-66 and our Neighborhoods Wednesday, February 18, 2015 From 7:00 - 9:00 PMAgenda 7:00 - 7:30 PM - Administrative Items 7:30 - 8:00 PM - TAC Commissioner Himmel 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - I-66 Briefing by VDOT Dunn Loring Center 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring Conference Room 111, Entrance 2
PDC | February 10, 2015 at 3:56 pm | Categories: PDC Meetings | URL:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I-66 Changes May Effect Our Neighborhood

Public Information Meetings regarding changes to I-66.

Electronic News Update                                         January 14, 2015
You are Invited...
Transforming I-66 
Work is underway to transform Northern Virginia's I-66 into a multimodal corridor that moves traffic and people quicker and in a more reliable way.  Under the proposed plan, I-66 would be improved to provide:
  • Three regular lanes in each direction
  • Two express lanes in each direction
  • High-frequency bus service with predictable travel times
  • Direct access between the express lanes and new or expanded commuter lots
I-66 Outside the Beltway Improvement Area
Public Information Meetings 
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will host Public Information Meetings on the plans to transform I-66 between U.S. Route 15 in Haymarket and I-495/Capital Beltway.
Preliminary plans and a tentative project schedule will be available for review and public comment at the meetings. Right-of-way, environmental and civil rights information will also be available.
Choose a Meeting Location and Date That Works for You
All meeting times are 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
A brief presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181
Snow Date: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 15301 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20121

Snow Date: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
VDOT Northern Virginia District, 1st Floor, Occoquan Room
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169
Snow Date: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Snow Date: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015,6 - 8:30 p.m.
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

All meeting times are 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. A brief presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Oakton High School

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Bull Run Elementary School

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Battlefield High School

Thursday, January 29, 2015
VDOT Northern Virginia 
District Office

Oral and/or written comments can be submitted at the meetings. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to receive regular updates and learn more about how to provide input to the project team.
Stay informed on plans to improve I-66 outside of the Beltway.