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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.


Potholes in Arlington

There’s five seasons in Arlington—spring, summer, fall, winter and pothole season! Learn how potholes form, how the County takes action to fill them, and what you can do to report a problem.

ArlingtonVA mobile APP

The new ArlingtonVA mobile APP

Introducing the new ArlingtonVA mobile app that lets you connect with the County in a whole new way. See an issue, then report it on the spot.

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.

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.

water main break

Water Main Breaks

Water main breaks are unavoidable and unpredictable. In the winter months with extreme temperature fluctuations, breaks and leaks are common. eport ALL water emergencies and possible main breaks to Arlington County’s 24 hour emergency hotline.

VIctor Dover and Dennis Leach Discuss what makes a great street

Victor Dover and Dennis Leach on Great Streets

Author Victor Dover and Arlington County Transportation Director Dennis Leach discuss What Makes a Great Street?

The Wilsons Learn About Emergency Preparedness

The Wilsons Learn About Emergency Preparedness

The Wilsons learn about emergency preparedness.

Victor Dover at Roundabouts Speaker Series

Victor Dover on Great Street Design

Victor Dover speaks on Great Street Design.


LED Streetlight Program

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.

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.

Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection

During the months of November and December, Arlington County collects leaves from residents who receive county curbside trash and recycling services.

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 - 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.