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December/January LCA News and Community Events

LCA offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th.  LCA office will also be closed at noon on Tuesday, December 31st, the day of January 1st, and resume normal business hours on Thursday, January 2st.  Happy New Year!

 

SAFETY:  Holiday fun can be ruined quickly by Grinches that are out to steal your joy as well as your property! Make your holiday celebration one to remember for all the right reasons by following these safety tips:

 

Property Theft – Keep things out of the view! Don’t leave packages where they can be seen. It only takes seconds to break into a vehicle, walk into an open garage or lift that package off your porch! Hide your items, keep your garage shut and have packages delivered to the office or scheduled for when you are home with a required signature.

Stay in the Light—When you’re out shopping or meeting up with friends, park and walk in well-lit areas. Thieves prefer to work where they are not on display.

Do Not Advertise Vacations or Purchases— Going out of town for the holidays? Tell a trusted neighbor or friend; do not post it to your social media! You can always post your awesome pictures when you get home, as your friends may not be the only ones “liking” your photos! Have your mail held and put some lights on timers to give your home a lived-in look. When going out of town, you may notify LCA security for patrol to keep an extra eye out while you are away. You can contact LCA’s Security Services at 972-541-2345. You may also consider completing a “Vacation Watch Form” with the Irving Police Department online at their website: https://www.cityofirving.org/884/Vacation-Watch

Lastly, dispose of holiday packaging in a way that does not advertise the new gifts now in your home!

Arm Your Alarm When You’re Out and Check Your CamerasAlarms and camera systems are great when used! If your alarm system is monitored by LCA, call Dispatch and test your system at (972-541-1312) to make sure it is working as it should. Considering adding cameras, smoke detectors or having your alarm system serviced? ‘Tis the season to schedule! Need some help with the holiday security planning? Use LCA’s Security Services as your member resource; safety@lascolinas.org or 972.541.2345.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL: Want to stain your fence a different color? Make sure to fill out and an ACC submission first. The ACC submission form can be found on our website at https://lascolinas.org/architectural-control/. For questions, email plans@lascolinas.org.

 

PROPERTY COMPLIANCE: We are approaching the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year, Saturday, December 21st. If you notice any commercial building lights or parking lot lights that are out, please report them to Property Compliance at 972-541-2345 or email compliance@lascolinas.org.

 

COMMON PROPERTY:  Fishing is prohibited at Lake Carolyn, Rochelle Park, Old Rochelle Park, Lago de Claire, Rosita Park, Pea Patch Lake and Wingren Park. Hooks attached to lines have been found around waterways in Las Colinas which pose a threat to wildlife, domestic animals and humans enjoying the parks. Help protect the beauty and safety of our LC lakes and waterways.  Please call Las Colinas Security at 972-541-1312 to report fishing in Las Colinas.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS
There will be a Martin Luther King, Jr Observance at the Irving Arts Center on January 19th.. This event is free and celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. King.

 

Getting married? The Las Colinas Bridal show is coming to the Irving Convention Center on January 12th! Attendees can anticipate a fashion show, new wedding trends, door prizes and more. Call (972) 713-9920 for more information.

 

Zestfest 2020, the hot sauce expo will be held at the Irving Convention Center on January 24th-26th.  The festival will feature celebrity chefs live music, interactive contests and food samples. Visit https://zestfest.net/ for more details!

 

Groundhog Weekend at the University of Dallas will be held Thursday, January 30 through Saturday, February 1st. Called the 2nd largest celebration of Groundhog Day, the festivities will include a Champagne Breakfast, Powderpuff and Rugby games, and the Party in the Park! For ticket information, go to www.udallas.edu or call 972-721-5000.