The Lincolnia Park Civic Association and Lincolnia Park Recreational Club will be having a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25 at 1-5 p.m. We hope that you will come out and join in all the fun! There will be carnival games for kids and the young at heart! And lots of other fun activities. Are you artistic and creative? We will have children’s crafts and a pumpkin carving contest. If you are interested in participating in the pumpkin carving contest, please reserve your pumpkin by October 18 by contacting Ashling Thurmond directly.
We are also looking for volunteers to help adults and students! Students that need to complete volunteer hours are encouraged to participate. Even if you can’t make it to the fall festival, we can use your help. We will be having a cake walk as part of the fall festival and your donations would be greatly appreciated, so if you love baking, please consider this! Just be sure to deliver your cake in disposable containers. If you are interested in volunteering or need more information, please contact Ashling Thurmond directly.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By ASHLING THURMOND OSBORNE
What’s your favorite part of fall? Is it the cooler days and nights? Is it football and hanging out with friends? In the future, when you are thinking about fall, I hope you think of the Lincolnia Park Fall Festival! For the first time, Lincolnia Park Civic Association and the Lincolnia Park Recreational Club will be teaming up for a fall festival. The event will take place on October 25 from 1-5 p.m. We hope that everyone will come out to LPRC at 6501 Montrose Street for carnival games, a pump-kin carving contest, cake walk, and lots of other fun activities for all ages.
On a serious note, National Fire Prevention Week is observed October 7-13. As a part of this awareness week, the Fairfax County Fire Department will be hosting community open houses at all 38 fire and rescue stations on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for 2014 is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Test Yours Every Month!" It serves to remind us all of the simple actions we can take to stay safe from fire year round. Every firehouse will host activities, provide tours, and have available fire prevention education-al materials.
In addition to the open houses on October 11, the Fire Department offers free smoke alarms and home inspections conducted by firefighters. Smoke alarms save lives- there’s no doubt about it! To schedule a smoke alarm installation (including a visual smoke alarm for deaf and hard of hearing persons) or a home inspection, please call Public Affairs and Life Safety Education, (703)246-3801.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Robert Eiffert, the program manager of the Fairfax County Long Term Care Coordinating Council, will be our guest speaker Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Holmes Middle School Cafeteria.
He will discuss the Village concept as it has been implemented in several Fairfax County communities.
The idea is simple: neighbor helping neighbor. Villages help older adults stay in their communities by helping to coordinate and deliver services and support within their communities.The Village concept is a growing grassroots movement that aims to provide the support that older adults may require when choosing to age-in-place. Village organizers create volunteer programs for seniors in their communities as well as vet and negotiate with service providers to assist older adults in their homes. A broad range of services may be available, including rides to medical appointments, discounts at local theaters, reliable home repair services, and home health care. Many Villages also offer social activities and informational seminars for their members.
Are residents of Lincolnia Park interested in organizing some additional community services or information? We might think about this as we listen to our guest speaker.
What is the cost for services?
Some Villages may charge a membership fee, which varies from Village to Village. In some cases, there are no fees and instead the Village establishes volunteer programs. Some utilize volunteer time exchanges called "time banks." The cost for professional services, such as for home repairs, will vary.
The Role of the Fairfax Area LTCCC
The Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC) is promoting the Village concept in the Fairfax community and helping interested volunteers set up Villages in their neighborhoods by providing them with guidance. The LTCCC Services for Seniors committee created a sub-committee so Fairfax area villages can exchange information and learn from each other. County staff who support the LTCCC provide technical assistance to citizens interested in developing Villages in their communities.
Benefits of Organizing a Village:
- Villages help older adults to stay in their communities, delaying or preventing the need for institutional care.
- Members of a Village have influence over the types of services that are provided to older adults in their community.
- Villages encourage volunteerism.
There are currently nine Villages in Fairfax:
- Braddock District Council Aging in Place Program
- Franklin Park Village
- Herndon Village Network (HVN
- Lake Barcroft Village
- McLean Community: A Village for All Ages (MCVA)
- Mosby Woods Village
- Mount Vernon at Home Village
- Reston for a Lifetime
- Reston Useful Services Exchange
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Community Yard Sale
April 12, 2014
Lincolnia Park will be holding a community yard sale on April 12 from 8 am - 2 pm.
Please contact Ashling Thurmond Osborne at 404-312-5098 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating or have any questions.
Electric Sunday Today
Fairfax County residents can recycle televisions, computers and peripheral devices – including keyboards, speakers, printers, external drives and other such materials – and unbroken fluorescent light bulbs and tubes on Electric Sundays. There is No Charge for Fairfax County residents to participate in Electric Sunday; however, you may be required to show proof of residency.
Upcoming Event ScheduleAll electronics recycling events are held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Jan. 12: I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax 22030
- Feb. 23: I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax 22030
- March 23: I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton 22079
- April 27: I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax 22030
- May 18: I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax 22030
- June 22: I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton 22079
For additional information, please contact us at 703-324-5230, TTY 711.
Driving Directions:I-66 Transfer Station Complex, 4618 West Ox Road:
- From inside the Beltway, take I-66 West to Route 50 West. Continue west and go south on West Ox Road. The complex will be on the right just past the county's Fire Training Academy and before the Costco store.
- From Route 29 go to the West Ox Road exit and turn north. The complex will be on the left at the stop light just after the Costco store.
- Take I-95 South to exit #161, which exits on to Route 1 South. At the first traffic light (Furnace Road) turn right. After passing under I-95, take your first left onto the access road (Mordor Road). In approximately 100 feet, you will see a sign for the disposal facility. The I-95 Landfill Complex is located on the access road, which runs parallel to Furnace Road.
- You may also take Ox Road (Route 123) South. Turn left onto Furnace Road. At the stop sign at Lorton Road turn left. Take the first immediate right (Furnace Road again) and continue around to the main landfill entrance on the right. Look for the sign "County of Fairfax Solid Waste Disposal."
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Captain Carol Wilhite
Commander, Mason District Station
Fairfax County Police Department
When: May 1, 2013 7:30 PM
Where: LPCA Meeting
Holmes Middle School Library
Join us in welcoming Captain Wilhite as the new Commander for Mason District. She will address safety and security in Lincolnia Park, Neighborhood Watch, and other concerns/questions you may have.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
SLEEP NIGHT - COUNTYWIDE EVENT
February 26, 2013 7-9pm
Join us at Annandale High School for a discussion on later school
This is a great opportunity to express your comments, questions, concerns.
Dr. Judith Owens, Director of Sleep Medicine at Children's National Medical Center will present findings from her study of a school that shifted to later start times and explain how early start times harm some students. Bring your questions and share your experiences with a panel of experts, including Dr. Owens; Dr. Helene Emsellem, Director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders; Dr. Sandy Chung, President of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia; Steve Greenburg, President of the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (FCFT); Terry Eiserman, an Arlington County high school teacher who was teaching before and after Arlington schools shifted to a later morning start time; and Talia Schmitt, High School Leadership Team, to discuss teen sleep and school start times. Learn why the Fairfax County School Board set a goal to start high schools after 8:00 a.m. Several members of the Fairfax County School Board will be there, too. Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Time: 7 pm to 9 pm Location: Annandale High School (Lecture Hall) Co-sponsored by FCCPTA and SLEEP and FCFT Sleep Night also will feature a student photo contest with cash awards, a raffle for teachers and students. Light refreshments will be served. Photo contest theme "I can't do my best when I don't get my rest." Deadline for submissions 2.24.2013. SNOW DATE: March 6th