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Your Guide to Juneteenth in Arlington

We celebrate and honor Juneteenth to commemorate the day that enslaved Black Texans in the U.S were finally freed. It is the celebration of freedom, resilience and perseverance. We’ve compiled a list of festivities throughout the month of June to celebrate these ideals! Wednesday, June 15th UTA Juneteenth Festival 11 AM – 1 PM at Brazos Park The…

Pride Month in Arlington

Every year, the month of June is celebrated as LGBTQ+ Pride month throughout the United States. Pride is a community celebration of acceptance, identity, and inclusion. Diversity is, and has been, the strongest thread in the fabric that makes up the Arlington community and we recognize the great strength it has brought to our city. Arlington has…

Sprinkle Kindness like Confetti on this Weekend Meant for Smiles

When thinking about Valentine’s Day, often the first thing that comes to mind is love, romance, and appreciating your significant other with flowers, chocolates, and a nice dinner. Or something like that. The essence of the day is to show love and appreciation. And while that is beautiful and wonderful, in these days and times it’s nice to come…

July 4th Fun in Arlington

Does food taste better on July 4 th ? Possibly! With that in mind, you may be planning to fire up the grill to celebrate America’s birthday (don’t forget locally-crafted beer and frozen margaritas from a local restaurant). If takeout is your bag, you’ll always find plenty of options in town. With so much star-spangled food to be had for Fourth of…

Arlington Kindness: 4 Stories to Brighten Your Day

These Arlington Kindness stories will put a smile on your face! And who couldn’t use a little more kindness in their life! 2020 and now 2021 have been a difficult time for all of us. One of the amazing things to come out of such dark times is our Arlington community. From rallying together and supporting friends and family without power during the…

Top 5 Coffee Hotspots in Arlington

There is an Ethiopian Legend that a goat herder realized the potential of coffee beans by noticing that his flock was especially wired after eating the berries from a certain tree. I don’t know if that’s true, but I love the idea! Afterall, I have my own epic love affair with coffee beans. That’s right, I’m totally passing on that cup of tea…java…

13 Favorite Black-owned Restaurants You Have To Try!

It’s fall y’all, and there is change in the air! The changing of the seasons has quickly shifted our focus from planning socially distant summer vacays to balancing the hustle and bustle that comes along this time of year. And let me just say, you’re doing great! That said, the last six months of quarantine have brought to light just how important…

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…