In this edition of Around Arlington, we take a look at the new Arlington County Fire Training Academy, a new way to count bicyclists on our trails, a fast new fiber optic network coming to Arlington, two exciting author talks, a peek at what the streetcar could mean long term for our area, and more.
Health and Fitness
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.
After years of development and community input, the new Arlington Mill Community Center has opened its doors on Columbia Pike. This building, a beacon in the community, will provide something for everyone, of every age and every culture.
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.
Surpassing expectation, the Capital Bikeshare program has been a big success. Here/Now host, Tara Palacios, finds out why people are taking to these bikes, and how Capital Bikeshare is an expansion of Arlington County’s public transportation system and vision for the future.
Today 1 in 3 children in America is considered obese. That’s why it’s important for us to find fun and innovative ways to kids to move more. The Arlington County Parks & Recreation Department is finding lots of ways to help kids age into activity
Arlington has safe and beautiful trails for biking, running, and walking. As the days get longer, people of all ages spend more time outside – and this includes criminals, too. Here are some safety tips if you are using the trails in our area.
March is Including People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Month, and Arlington County held a special ceremony to recognize individuals in our community who have provided exemplary service.