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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…

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…

Texas Christkindl Market: A Little Bit of Germany in Arlington

If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit or are really in the mood for some great strudel paired with gluhwein, a trip to the Texas Christkindl Market should be on your list this holiday season. In its ninth year, the Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Comerica Bank, is one of the largest open ­air holiday markets in the Southwest and…