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Around Arlington – March 10, 2014

In this episode, we honor the 2013 DESIGNArlington awardwinners, learn how kids are teaming up with police to help change our community, see how a new transitway can help with traffic, marvel at new art lighting up Rosslyn, and mourn the loss of a beloved Arlington employee.

Around Arlington - February 10, 2014

Around Arlington – February 10, 2014

In this episode, the Arlington County Fire Department has an important message for all residents to help keep everyone safe this winter. Also, Arlington wins a prestigious award, the County Board approves a major redevelopment, and a look at African American History Month.

Green Acres

Green Acres

When Arlington Arts Center heard about the County’s Urban Agriculture task force, it decided to mount an exhibit that looked at issues of farming, ecology, and sustainability and turn it into a Community project.

Around Arlington: January 27,2014

Around Arlington: January 27,2014

Arlington’s recent celebration of Dr. King’s life, featured music from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir, dance from Lesole’s Dance Project and a presentation by Arlington’s own Joan Mulholland. Plus, we’ll update you on weather, awards and how Arlington commemorated the life of Dr. King.

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Around Arlington: December 18, 2013

On this edition of Around Arlington, we meet Alicia Eggert, an artist who explores our relationship with time, anticipation and motion. Also, the new park at the Clarendon Metro open, Ballston hosts its very own “Shark Tank.” The Arlington Police Department help stop gang violence with soccer, and the winners of the James B Hunter Awards are announced.

2013 Year-End Highlights

2013 Year-End Highlights

This 2013 highlights reel looks at how the County “Moved Forward Together” in the past year.

Around Arlington - November 19, 2013

Around Arlington – November 19, 2013

Big news from the Arlington County Board this week. We’ll hear all about it straight from the newsmaker himself.

Bocce Court

Around Arlington – September 25

We love our parks in this county, and there’s a new one just opened in Ballston. We’ll show you what’s special about this park in a moment, but first let’s get caught up on other news Around Arlington.

Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds

Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds

A look at Artisphere’s landmark exhibition of Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds, the first time this delightful exhibit has been seen in the DC Capital region.

Around Arlington - September 10

Around Arlington – September 10

September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and there’s a bunch of fun stuff going on that can help you be prepared. We’ll tell you more about them later and take a look at a ceremony honoring those who are the most prepared of all — Arlington’s First Responders.

Around Arlington: August 15

Around Arlington: August 15

Learn about what is happening with Arlington Mill Community Center, the Rosslyn Jazz Festival, an exciting new ART Bus design and more, on this edition of Around Arlington.

Forrest Pritchard

Author Forrest Pritchard: Gaining Ground

Forrest Pritchard reads from his book, Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm



For three days in June, the SuperNOVA performance art festival enlivened the streets of Rosslyn, bringing more than 75 emerging and established local, national, and international artists to energize public spaces and engages audiences in unexpected ways.

Celebrate July 4th at Long Bridge Park

Celebrate July 4th at Long Bridge Park

Celebrate 4th of July 2013 at Long Bridge Park. The event is free and open to all. Free shuttles will be available from Pentagon City and Crystal City Metro stations. July 4th at Long Bridge Park: a day of fun with whole family.

Dinaw Mengestu at Arlington Public Library

Dinaw Mengestu at Arlington Public Library

Dinaw Mengestu reads from and discusses his novel, “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears”.