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Top Places to Celebrate National Burger Day in Arlington

Ahhh burgers. Arguably America’s favorite food. I heard that McDonald’s globally sells 75 hamburgers per second! Burgers are equal parts delicious and adaptable, which makes them just as suited for drive-through as they are for hole-in-the-wall diners, sporting events and high-end restaurants. With all the fanfare, it’s no wonder we have a whole…

The National Medal of Honor Museum: Two Why’s, a What, and a How

Many people are surprised when they find out a National Medal of Honor Museum does not already exist. We have halls of fame for sports and music, but nothing for those who have been awarded the highest recognition for valor in combat. Nearly 40 million brave individuals have served in the United States Armed Forces. Fewer than 4,000 have received…

#WeAreArlington: 10 Local Spots You Can Support!

Arlington’s small businesses play a huge role in our community. As the state begins to open, local businesses and restaurants still need our support! Whether you’re at home or in person, these are 10 local places in Arlington you can help out – they’re just a click or call away. Check with restaurants and businesses as things change. Image from…

International Museum Day: Top 4 Museums in Arlington

Did you know International Museum Day exists?? It does and it’s certainly worth celebrating. There’s just something about a museum that brings back that child-like wonder and sense of discovery. From children to adults, there’s something new to explore. As the state begins reopening, you can visit these Arlington museums virtually, but check with…

3 Ways to Say “Thanks” on International Nurses Day

Every year, people across the globe observe International Nurses Day on May 12th to commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale, the fundamental philosopher behind modern nursing. According to the International Council of Nurses website, the event, established by the organization in 1974, is meant to highlight and celebrate the pivotal role…

Top Mother’s Day Advice

I come from a family of storytellers, experience sharers and anecdote-filled personalities. I even married into a family filled with great storytellers. Growing up, a big part of any family celebration included sitting around sharing stories, life lessons and funny life happenings. Mother’s Day was no exception, and it included the sharing of…

5 Tasty Ways to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Many people use Cinco De Mayo as an excuse for some Tex-Mex and happy hour featuring margaritas. We’ll take any reason for more chips and salsa! But do you know where the holiday comes from? It’s commonly confused with Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16 and historically over 50 years earlier), but this day celebrates the Mexican army’s…

May the 4th Be With You: Top 4 Life Lessons from Star Wars

I’m a nerd. It’s a thing. #4real If you’re a nerd too, I don’t have to tell you that today (much like Ron Burgundy) is kind of big deal. For those of you who live in a galaxy far, far away from Nerdom, May the 4th is affectionately known to legions of fans as Star Wars Day…May the 4th Be With You, get it? Being in self-quarantine has given me…

Adorable Reasons to Adopt a Pet in Arlington

Nothing makes life sweeter than the purr of a cat or the wag of a tail. I live in a home with two cats and two dogs, and they have continued to be great medicine for silliness, snuggles and shaking off our quarantine blues. If you have been wanting to fetch a feline friend or a canine companion, consider some of the many adorable options at…

Top Facts You (Probably) Didn't know about Arlington History

Whether you are a history buff or just looking to hone your trivia skills, Arlington's history can serve as the ultimate throwback Thursday during your time at home. Here is a list of Arlington historical fun facts and links to online resources to extend your historical knowledge: People have been meeting in Arlington for more than 150 years! The…