GCA Halloween Party, Saturday, Oct. 28

Glencarlyn’s annual Halloween Party for the neighborhood’s younger ghosts and goblins will be held Saturday, October 28 from 2:30-4:30pm at Carlin Hall 5711 4th St. S.

  • Dress your young ones in their Halloween costume and bring them to the party.
  • We will have snacks and lots of activities.
  • Children 6th grade and under are invited, and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Feel free to bring a snack, craft, or game to share. We need parent volunteers to help with the party.
  • If you can help, please contact Heather Parsons at:heathernoel@mindspring.com, or call 202-309-8511


Construction at Manchester and Arl. Blvd

Temporary Road Closure on North Service Road at N. Manchester St and Arlington Blvd.

We want to notify you about a temporary road closure on the north service road at N. Manchester Street and Arlington Boulevard, expected to begin on Monday September 25 and expected to be in place for approximately 2-3 weeks. Signs marking the detour will be set in place on Monday, September 25.

The section of the road being closed is just east of the driveway at 5901 Arlington Boulevard and continues to the start of N. Manchester Street. The service road will be closed during the project’s work hours; Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contractors will be performing pavement and drainage pipe work in the northwest corner of the intersection as part of the Arlington Boulevard & Manchester Street Intersections Safety Improvements project.


Motorists will be directed to use 1st Street N. and N. Montague Street to access the north service road or Arlington Boulevard. Homeowners who live on the service road should travel west to access Arlington Boulevard.

Thank you for your patience during the road closure and throughout the duration of this project. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For specific questions about the road closure, please contact Charles Boateng at 703-859-0147 or at cboate@arlingtonva.us.

Video from the Candidates’ Forum at the Arlington County Civic Federation

Its after Labor Day and the annual local political campaign has started. The Arlington County Civic Federation held it annual Candidates’ Forum at their September 5 meeting. The candidates were given an opportunity to provide and opening statement and then answered a number of questions from the attendees. Since not everyone will be able to see the candidates in action, ACCF has high quality video of the event is available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDytyyhZs2A (produced by the students from Arlington Career Center).
The entire forum lasted about 1 hour 45 minutes. So if you don’t want to see the whole thing, here are the start times for specific races:
House of Delegates 49th District: Incumbent Democrat Alfonso Lopez and Republican Adam Roosevelt starts 3 min 20 seconds (NOT GLENCARLYN we are the 47th and Patrick Hope is our Delegate)
County Board: Independent Audrey Clement, Democrat Erik Gutshall, and Independent Charles McCullough II – starts 33 minutes
School Board: Monique O’Grady (Alison Dough had another commitment and M.D. “Mike” Webb did not submit form to participate) – starts 1 hour 26 minutes
If you are new to Glencarlyn you may want to register well before the November election. For information go to https://vote.arlingtonva.us

GCA Fall Family Potluck Picnic Sat. Sept. 16

Plan to attend our Fall Family Picnic/Potluck on Saturday September 16th at Carlin Hall from 4:30-7:30 pm.

  • Everyone is invited and should bring a main dish, or meat to grill, as well as a side dish to share.
  • GCA will provide water, lemonade, plates, cups, eating utensils and napkins.
  • We plan to have a number of fun activities for the family.
    GCA will provide a fire pit and the ingredients for making s’mores.


If you have any outdoor games, are able to help with set-up or clean-up, or have any questions, please contact Julie Lee at president_gca@glencarlyn.org. Hope to see you there!

Discussion on Current Winter Storm

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