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Center for Local History

Center for Local History

“Digitizing opens up a whole world to be able to share these things, but nothing can replace holding that Civil War letter” says Judy Knudsen when describing how Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History is changing, yet remaining the same.  Formerly known as the Virginia Room, the new name better describes the scope of […]

Learning Outside The Box

Learning Outside The Box

Sandra just wanted to replace a pre-school playhouse but after meeting Nancy something special happened. This is the story of a serendipitous meeting between Educator Sandra Redmore and Landscape Designer Nancy Striniste and the partnership they have formed to help kids get outdoors and into nature’s classroom.

Back To Wellness

Back To Wellness

Bipolar disorder is usually first exhibited in people in their late teens and early 20s. Peter De Haven was diagnosed at the age of 11 in 1984, when bipolar disorder in children was almost unheard of, and rarely diagnosed.

Alex's Story

Alex’s Story

Working in the school Library meant Alex could support herself while at graduate school pursuing her passion for sculpture. Her plan was to graduate and teach art while working in the studio creating her own art.

Simplicity Urgent Care

Simplicity Urgent Care

Health care costs are rising. In this story we see how 2 ER doctors set out to try and change the way health care is delivered by establishing a new kind of health care facility in Columbia Pike, Arlington VA.

Don's Story

Don’s Story

Approaching 80-years-old, Don still finds time to exercise daily. His passion is basketball, which he has played his whole life and is still winning trophies with his senior team. But are his playing days finished after a life threatening illness?

Living with Patrick

Living with Patrick

Fresh out of college, Carol and Tom Skelly married and moved to Arlington VA. In 1987 their second child Patrick was born and by his 3rd year they realized something wasn’t quite right with him. The family’s future would have to change, and Carol would become the advocate she didn’t plan to be.

ARPAnet

ARPAnet

You may know that the Internet was, in fact, created in Arlington in the 1970s. The technology was developed by the Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)

Jacqui's Story

Jacqui’s Story

The death of a neighbor from breast cancer inspires an 8th grade girl to do all she can to stop the disease and raise awareness of it. Jacqui is a normal teenage girl whose drive to make a difference in the world will inspire you. To help Jacqui’s cause visit http://www.stbaldricks.org