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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.

Dr. Nancy Perry at the Arlington Historical Society

Arlington Historical Society: Destruction of East Arlington

Nancy Perry talks about the destruction of East Arlington and Queen City to make room for the Pentagon.

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 […]

2013 Year-End Highlights

2013 Year-End Highlights

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

Charles S. Clark on the American Nazi Party in Arlington

Swastikas on Wilson – A History of George Lincoln Rockwell’s Nazi Party in Arlington

Journalist and historian Charles S. Clark speaks about George Lincoln Rockwell and his American Nazi Party when their headquarters were housed in Arlington VA.

Ribbon Cut

Around Arlington – October 14

Transportation and moving people through or around Arlington is one of the most important issues in our community. This is evident in the recent improvements to Crystal Drive and the installation of three high-speed elevators at the Rosslyn Metro.

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.

Paws to Read

Paws to Read

Cynthia Power was looking for a way to volunteer in her community while spending time with her beloved dog Humphrey. She found Paws to Read.

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

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”.

Tyler Cowen: An Economist Gets Lunch

Tyler Cowen: An Economist Gets Lunch

Tyler Cowen, author of “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies” speaks on the art of ordering food at ethnic restaurants.

Valerie Tripp visits Cherrydale Branch Library

Valerie Tripp visits Cherrydale Branch Library

American Girls author Valerie Tripp recently visited the Cherrydale Library and discussed where the ideas for the stories came from, the creative process, research and the joys of writing.

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.

Books That Shaped America

Books That Shaped America

Mark Dimunation of the Library of Congress reflects on 88 American books that changed the way we think.

Yarn Bombing the Chair's Chair

Yarn Bombing the Chair’s Chair

The Guerrilla Stitch Brigade yarn-bombed Arlington County Chair Mary Hynes’ chair to promote a upcoming public art project in which Rosslyn will be yard-bombed.