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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…

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…

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…

Explore Arlington's River Legacy Park

Feeling cooped up? A little vitamin D, fresh air and sunlight will do you some good! Arlington offers a variety of public parks, including what is surely the best green belt in the Lone Star State. River Legacy Park is a 1,300-acre urban oasis in north Arlington that winds along the curves of the Trinity River, so there is plenty to do and see…

Stir-Crazy Remedies While Social Distancing

Oh, the joys of self-quarantine. Your hands are squeaky clean, the junk drawer and pantry belong on HGTV, the family has taken all of their vitamins and binge watched all the Star Wars and Marvel movies on Disney+ in chronological order…now what? Although social distancing is protecting you from the coronavirus, and this is a super important…

8 things to do while social distancing

We are all doing our part to resist the spread of COVID-19, and a big part of that is social distancing and self-care. But there are still plenty of ways to have fun and be healthy in Arlington. Here are some ideas: Support local restaurants - The ACVB has compiled this list of restaurants that are offering curbside and takeout from some of your…

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…

Four Great DFW Spring Break Staycation Ideas – Part One

Growing up in Arlington, I loved the visits to Six Flags Over Texas and other local destinations my mom organized each spring break—and I also looked forward to our annual spring break excursion to The Galleria in Dallas, which included ice skating with my little brother and lunch at the legendary Highland Park Cafeteria. The Galleria outing…