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.
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.
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.
Looking for ways to save on your electricity bill? So is Arlington County. That’s why we rolled out the LED Streetlight program in 2010. The results have been outstanding with a nearly 75 percent reduction in energy use for the lights already replaced,saving approximately $300,000.
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.
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.