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Safe 4th of July Fun in Arlington

Traditionally, Arlington is host to many events centered around the Independence Day holiday…parades, fireworks, ball games, festivals, the list goes on and on. But, as with so many things, most of these events have been cancelled, postponed or moved. As you are grilling burgers, chilling watermelon, watching fireworks from your car or television…

Celebrate National Onion Ring Day Arlington Style!

Did someone say onion rings? Even folks who don’t like onions (points to self) usually get onboard with this version of deep fried fun. Although, the exact origin of deep-fried onion rings is a mystery, one claimant (according to Wikipedia) to the invention is the Kirby's Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas, in the early 1920s…

Celebrate National Eat Your Veggies Day in Arlington

It’s National Eat Your Vegetables Day, woohoo! I know, I know, vegetables don’t seem all that appealing when all you are craving is potato chips and ice cream during this time of self-isolation, BUT it’s no secret that vegetables are a perfect choice for a healthy pick-me-up. Whether you’re a picky eater looking to expand your palate or a…

Take a Sip to Celebrate National Iced Tea Day in Arlington

Sweet? Unsweet? Half and half? Arnold Palmer? If you are from the South or have lived in the South for any amount of time, you know what I am talking about. TEA! Thirst quenching, goes with everything, Iced Tea! And I am not talking about the Long Island kind. June 10th is National Iced Tea Day. This "brew" has permeated our culture for over a…

7 Spots for Patio Happy Hour

June 2 is Leave the Office Early Day, and we all deserve some treat-yourself-time! Whether you want to order to go or dine in, these restaurants always hit the spot. Plus, their patio spaces are the perfect way to take in the breeze and enjoy happy hour. Check with each restaurant for hours as things change. Image from El Arroyo Facebook page . El…

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…