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Rhonda Aghamalian

Rhonda Aghamalian is a freelance writer, third-generation Arlington native and occasional guest contributor to the Pursuit of Happy blog. Arlington organizations she’s been involved with as an employee or a volunteer include Arlington ISD, Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington and the Junior League of Arlington.

9 Creative Ideas for Date Night in Arlington

If you’ve grown tired of the dinner-and-a-movie, pizza-and-Netflix date night routine, it’s time for a few changes—and lucky for you, Arlington has plenty to offer when it comes to upgrading your dating game. So instead of defaulting to the same old routine the next time you’re organizing an outing for two, consider these easy-to-plan options for a…

5 Must-Try Pizza Places in Arlington

If you’re passionate about hot, yummy pizza (and who isn’t?), you won’t be disappointed when it comes to the options available in Arlington, TX. To get your pizza party started, let’s take a quick look at five spots where you can place an order for pizza greatness: Mama’s Pizza 1200 N Fielder – North/Central Arlington You just can’t call yourself a…

Five Places To Find Late Night Fun In Arlington

I’m a confirmed night owl, as anybody who knows me well can attest to—and apparently I’m one by nature, since my mom tells me I used to drive her crazy by lying awake in my crib all night. However, I suspect I’m also a night owl by choice. I love late night dining and those great extended conversations you get into at after-hours spots, the…

14 Things to do with Kids in Arlington

If you’re looking for family fun, there’s no shortage of things to do with kids in Arlington, TX—whether you’re a visitor or a local—in the mood for learning or adventure—or on the hunt for places and experiences that help you create those unforgettable moments. To get started, here’s a short list of kid-friendly activities for fun-hunting families…

8 Things You Need to Do In Downtown Arlington

Photo (c) Dallas Observer If you’ve got a hankering to try something different, learn something new, or connect with friends at a cool venue, Downtown Arlington is calling your name—especially if you’ve yet to sample any of these downtown activities and destinations: Arlington Yoga Center: A sense of community and a welcoming environment await…

7 Smart Tips for Your Rangers Fan Playbook

There are lots of facts to know about Arlington, TX—and here’s another one: This is a Baseball Town, folks, which means we know how to have a blast when it comes to cheering on our Texas Rangers! No matter if you’re a watch-at-your-favorite-bar kind of Rangers fan or you never miss the chance to take in the action live and in person at Globe Life…

10 Fun Facts About (and Reasons You’re Going to Love) The Amazing New Globe Life Field

This blog was updated on 9/24/2020. The amazing Globe Life Field is open, thus ushering in an exciting new era for Texas Rangers Baseball in Arlington. Whenever I’m thumbing through the pictures in my mental scrapbook of time spent in Arlington, I don’t have to think too long before I’ll come across a lovely memory of an outing at a Texas Rangers…

A Look Behind The Scenes on Valentine’s Day in Arlington

A lot of single types don’t like Valentine’s Day, but I’m not one of them. Years ago, I worked a side gig at a Hallmark store for extra cash, and the best part of the job (besides my discount and reading greeting cards when the store was slow) was working during Valentine’s season—mostly because it involves three of my favorite things: pink and red…

Namaste Q&A with Arlington Yoga Center

The ancient practice of yoga offers an array of benefits for the body and mind, but many people shy away from giving it a try. In some cases, this is because people don’t connect with what they assume to be yoga’s “New Age-y” guiding principles; in other cases, it’s because they feel too out of shape to participate, or because they’re intimated by…