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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.

11 Fun & Free Things To Do In Arlington

Who says you have to always have to whip out your banking card just to have some fun? We can help with discount tickets and coupons to area attractions. And don't forget about our, free and low-cost things to do in Arlington, we’ve got you covered with these eleven destinations you can enjoy all year long: FREE things to do in Arlington One: River…

14 Great Places to Grab Brunch or Breakfast in Arlington

Ah, breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, and not just because of the possibility of mimosas and pancakes. If you’ve got a hankering for that early morning good stuff, here are 14 places for brunch or breakfast in Arlington (in no particular order) that are worth checking out: ONE: Marquez Bakery 1730 E Division Street—East 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…