Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Cookie Exchange December 17

You are welcome to join me for a holiday cookie exchange hosted in my home. Please bring your favorite home-baked goodies to exchange, and mingle over some hot cider and appetizers on Saturday, December 17th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm (still in plenty of time to make your holiday parties!) at the home of Lisa Youngers (2504 Drexel). This is a great way to get a wide variety of treats for the holidays while celebrating the good cheer of the season!

If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Lisa Youngers by Thursday, December 15th at lisa.r.youngers (at) xo.com You will receive the cookie exchange details, including the number of cookies to bring and packaging instructions. Appetizer or beverage to share is greatly appreciated. Questions? Please call Lisa at 703.200.3523.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Scouting for Food!

Tomorrow morning about 9am our local Cub Scouting Pack 1132 will be out to collect food in the bags you found on your door last Saturday. Please donate if you can. If you lost your bag, no worries. Any bag with a label noting it is for the scout food drive will do!  
All foods will go to local food bank to help local families in need. Many thanks. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016


This is the first membership meeting of the 2016-2017.  The meeting will include membership action on the 2016-2017 DLWCA budget and discussion of issues affecting Dunn LoringWoods.  After the business meeting there will be a presentation and discussion by Fairfax County Police representatives on crime prevention and community, household, and personal safety, along with interaction with police.  This should be most informative for all Dunn Loring Woods residents.  Of course the meeting will also feature refreshments and a door prize.  We look forward to seeing you Tues., Sept. 20 for a great meeting.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ice Cream Social with Environment Virginia

Ice cream social at the FDB Eatery in Falls Church to beat the heat by eating delicious homemade custard and taking action on climate change by writing to state senators about the Clean Power Plan. We will also have fun trivia and the opportunity for people to join our volunteer network.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Community Yard Sale Saturday June 18

The Dunn Loring Woods yard sale which was rained out on its scheduled date is rescheduled for Sat. June 18 from 9AM to 2PM.  This coincides with the Stonewall Manor yard sale which was also rescheduled due to being rained out. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Membership Meeting May 17, Yard Sale May 21


The DLWCA membership meeting will be held from 7:30PM to 9:00PM, Tues, May 17 in the Stenwood School cafeteria. The agenda includes nominations for and elections of DLWCA board members and officers, the presentation of the DLWCA Scholarship award to a deserving DLW high school senior resident and a presentation on community emergency preparedness by the Fairfax County Emergency Preparedness Department. Of course there will be great refreshments and a door prize. This is a meeting you don’t want to miss if you are a DLW resident.


The annual DLW community yard sale will take place from 9:00AM to 2:00PM Sat., May 21, The rain date is Sun., May 22. So get all those treasures together and ready for display for the big sale. Signs announcing the sale will be posted on the DLW traffic islands. You are also encouraged to put up your own yard sale signs.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


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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 2016. The scholarship’s value is $1000. 

All applications must be postmarked by April 29, 2016. 

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 how you would conduct an election campaign if you were running for public office.” 

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 17, 2016. 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 29, 2016 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.

DLWCA Scholarship Application 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

Elfie Herlihy Memorial

Long time DLW resident Elfie Herlihy passed away Sun.,  Feb. 28.  

Elfie was an original DLW resident and was very active in the DLWCA over the years since its inception, holding several board positions as well as, managing the Neighborhood Watch program, and distributing the flags for display on July 4, among other Association activities.  The very first DLWCA Edward P. Day Citizenship award was presented to Elfie in 2005.  She will be sorely missed in the DLW community but fondly remembered.   

Memorial services will be held Thurs., Mar. 10 at 2PM at Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, 2455 Gallows Rd.  In lieu of flowers it was Elfie's wish that donations be made to Capital Caring of Arlington, VA.