Dunn Loring Woods Civic Association - May 2023
Greetings everyone! I hope all is well and that you are enjoying the warmer spring weather! Just a quick reminder that our Spring Membership Meeting is scheduled for this month, so please mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend. Also, our Annual Yard Sale is back! Finally, check out our website at dlwca.org for more updates and content on what’s going on in our community. Thank you, stay safe and enjoy spring!
Annual Yard Sale
The annual yard sale is planned for Saturday, May 20 (rain date Sunday, May 21) from 8AM-2PM. Announcements will be placed in local newspapers and on social media and signs will be placed at entrances to both communities. More information will be coming on our website.
Spring Membership Meeting May 25
We look forward to our Spring Membership Meeting, to be held in-person in the cafeteria at Stenwood Elementary on Thursday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Gallows Rd. Bridge Over I-66 Update
The following is a response from VDOT to an inquiry from a community resident:
"Crews experienced unanticipated complications during fall and winter that slowed the project’s progress. In recent weeks work on the completion of the second span (southbound Gallows Road) has picked up again and activity is underway to complete the bridge deck. This will be followed by construction of parapets (walls), fencing, sidewalks, and a shared-use path on the new bridge span during spring and early summer. The approaches to the bridge, including straightening of Gallows Road and realignment of the shared-use path on the north side of the bridge, will occur this spring and early summer followed by shifting of traffic to the final alignment using both spans this summer."
Metro Closure, Again
Dunn Loring and Vienna metro stations will be closed again this summer, from June 3 through July 16. According to metro’s website, “This shutdown will be conducted in two phases to reduce the customer impact as work is completed. The Infrastructure team will focus on replacing 40-year-old steel rail that has become significantly more susceptible to rail breaks than rail in any other part of the system. Metro has been tracking rail breaks in the system to identify priority locations for replacement and has determined the rail in this stretch of track to be a top priority. In addition, teams will be upgrading old copper cables to fiber-optic cable to modernize the system, including advanced radio, signal, and train communication technology.”
Mosaic Pop-Up Market
Mark your calendar for a 3-day weekend event, May 5 to 7 at Mosaic. On Friday, kick off the weekend with a Cinco de Mayo street party and enjoy live music, delicious food, and exquisite cocktails while browsing creative makers at URBNmarket's pop-up market.
Keep the fun going through the weekend with more outdoor shopping, the perfect opportunity to buy gifts for Mother’s or Father’s Day, graduations, or teacher’s gifts.
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The deadline for our next issue is May 26.
President — Steve Bergeron
1st Vice President — Iman Butler
2nd Vice President — Frank Piazza
Treasurer — Steve Dirkse
Secretary — Rae Schoffstall
Director (1 year) — Jo Ann Donnelly
Director (2 years) — Eleanor McCann
Director (3 years) — Ken Quincy
Neighborhood Watch — Adam Nowaczyk
Membership Chair — Aric Campling
Island Care Chair — Jo Ann Donnelly
Hospitality — Jo Ann Donnelly
Editor, The Lantern — Wendy Lieberman Taylor
Lantern Distribution Coordinator — Jo Ann Donnelly