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Up Close Episodes

Neighborhood Conservation Program

Neighborhood Conservation Program

For 50 years now Arlington has been using an innovative program of civic participation to serve the needs of its community called the Neighborhood Conservation Program

Neighborhood Conservation Program

Neighborhood Conservation Program

The Neighborhood Conservation Program has been helping to improve and enhance Arlington neighborhoods for 50 years. This program empowers citizens to identify and plan projects in their own neighborhoods.

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.

JHP

James Hunter Park

“Community led consensus “ is the phrase that best describes the process of renovating James Hunter Park in Clarendon. The community had to decide what kind of park they wanted? Who should it benefit? Should it be for dogs? Should it be for people? The process was thorough, and the result, as you will find out, is pretty unique.

AMCC

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.

Realize Rosslyn

Realize Rosslyn

In this story, we head down to Rosslyn, which is just starting to plan its own extreme makeover. In five years, you may see a very different Rosslyn from the one we see today.

Special Ops

Special Ops

The men and women of Arlington’s Special Operations Section come together to provide an escort for the President of the United States, negotiate with hostage takers, and help children cross the street to get to school.  In this segment of ‘upclose’, we find out why this diverse group are in one section, and what motivates […]

Office of the Magistrate

Office of the Magistrate

Ever wonder what the role of the magistrate in Arlington county is? Magistrates are independent judicial officers who work directly for the Supreme Court of Virginia.

USS Arlington

USS Arlington

Five years after its keel was laid down the USS Arlington finally sailed into its home port of Norfolk Virginia where it was commissioned into active service in the United States Navy. It was a memorable and moving beginning to what Arlington officials hope is a long relationship.

E-CARE

E-CARE

Each year many of us have stuff in our homes that we don’t need any more but don’t know what to do with. Well Arlington’s Dept., Environmental Services have a solution, it’s called E-CARE.

A Sense of PLACE

A Sense of PLACE

Participation, Leadership, And Civic Engagement, or PLACE is County Board Chair Mary Hynes’ new initiative that will update ‘The Arlington Way’

Startup Virginia

Startup Virginia

George Mason University in Arlington was chosen as the venue to launch Startup Virginia. An effort to reach entrepreneurs, and give them the support they need.

Learning in Retirement

Learning in Retirement

Arlington’s 55+ programs include lots of classes that keep seniors physically fit. But studies have shown one of the most significant things seniors can do thrive in their old age is to keep mentally fit.

Arlington Prepares

Arlington Prepares

The Office of Emergency Management, or OEM, knows that having all that information is key in an emergency, and that’s why they developed the mobile app “Arlington Prepares.”

Street Car Rendering

Columbia Pike

For years, residents living on or near Columbia Pike, a major east-west artery in south Arlington, have worked with County government on a comprehensive plan to build a more walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented Main Street.