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Around Arlington - November 5, 2014

Around Arlington – November 5, 2014

In this episode, the votes are in, and John Vihstadt has been re-elected to the County Board. Also, November is Animal Shelter Appreciation month so we celebrate in style, a new farmers market is opening up in Fairlington, and its time to prepare yourself against the flu.

Around Arlington - July 8, 2014

Around Arlington – July 8, 2014

In this episode, we celebrate our volunteers and all they do, take a look at two parks now open in the area, see how some kids are making a change and learn what Google was doing in Arlington.

ACFD training

Around Arlington – April 07, 2014

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.

neon sign

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.

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.


Arlington Mill Community Center

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.

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.



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.

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

Turtle Trot Training

Turtle Trot Training

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

Jogging Trails: 7 Tips to Stay Safe

Jogging Trails: 7 Tips to Stay Safe

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.

Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Proclamation

Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Proclamation

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.

GWU's New Baseball field in Arlington

GWU’s New Baseball field in Arlington

Arlington County and George Washington University proudly celebrated the opening of Field #6 at Barcroft Park as an NCAA- level baseball stadium.

Martha Ann Miller, Author and Centenarian

Martha Ann Miller, Author and Centenarian

101-year-old Martha Ann Miller, author of “The First Century, and Not Ready for the Rocking Chair Yet” talks at the Arlington (VA) Public Library.