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Arlington County Board Member Libby Garvey's New Year Remarks 01/01/2015

Arlington County Board Member Libby Garvey’s New Year Remarks 01/01/2015

Around Arlington - December 22, 2014

Around Arlington – December 22, 2014

On the last episode of 2014, we swear in the newest County Board member, Arlington leadership meets with the public to discuss the 2016 fiscal year budget, We celebrate this year’s winners of the James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, and let you know how to recycle those Christmas trees.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling

It’s time for Arlington County’s annual Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Program. And here’s everything you need to know to recycle your tree fast, easy, and environmentally-friendly.

Arlington 2014: Prosperity Through Change

Arlington 2014: Prosperity Through Change

The annual year end video for Arlington, VA looks at Arlington’s ability to continue to prosper through continual change through planning and civic engagement.

The Heart of the Matter: How Arlington County Used Empathy to Redesign Community Services

The Heart of the Matter: How Arlington County Used Empathy to Redesign Community Services

How Arlington County used Design Thinking Principals to redesign community services.

Around Arlington - December 01, 2014

Around Arlington – December 01, 2014

On this episode, we get you ready for winter weather! Arlington is committed to plowing not only streets, but bike trails. Also, Board Chair Jay Fisette announced the cancellation of the Streetcar project, the Arlington Food Assistance Center is asking for your help this holiday season, more young adults are starting businesses here and more leaves are falling and collection continues!

Around Arlington - November 17, 2014

Around Arlington – November 17, 2014

On this episode, we celebrate a historic landmark in the community of Nauck, the Arlington County Fire Department reminds residents about checking your smoke alarm, the Emergency Winter Shelter is now open and the are a bunch of events happening around Arlington.

Driving Safely Around County Trucks

Driving Safely Around County Trucks

Anywhere you drive in Arlington, you’ll encounter County work crews who are out performing daily tasks like cleaning streets, collecting leaves or plowing snow. Driving safely around these vehicles is extremely important to avoid accidents or injuries.

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.

Ann Patchett at the Arlington Public Library

Ann Patchett at the Arlington Public Library

Ann Patchett, author of The Magician’s Assistant, speaks about the novel and her career at the Arlington Public Library.

Around Arlington - October 20, 2014

Around Arlington – October 20, 2014

In this episode, we celebrated some new parks around town, gained insight at the third annual Women in Business Conference, danced our way into helping the library’s early literacy program, redefined marriage in the commonwealth with a ground breaking announcement and shared some tips on how to stay safe this Halloween, plus so much more.

Arlington Fire Chief James Schwartz Remembers Sept. 11

Arlington Fire Chief James Schwartz Remembers Sept. 11

Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz tells the story of the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11 2001.

Same Sex Marriage legal in Virginia

Same Sex Marriage legal in Virginia

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring held a press conference at 12:30 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 6 in front of the Arlington County Courthouse on the Commonwealth’s response to the Supreme Court’s decision not to review rulings on same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth and four other states.

Around Arlington - October 6, 2014

Around Arlington – October 6, 2014

In this episode, we’ll tell you about a new app that will help you around Arlington National Cemetery, when you can expect leaf collection to begin in your neighborhood and how to borrow gardening tools from the library. Also, nominations are being accepted for a major award in our community, and the police department wants to meet with the community to discuss what’s important to you.

Rethinking Arlington's Energy Future

Rethinking Arlington’s Energy Future

Over 50 years ago community leaders had a vision to redevelop Arlington, VA. At the time they didn’t know that they were starting a trend that would later be known as ‘Smart Growth’. This is the story of how today’s Arlington visionaries want to create a community energy plan that’ll reach into the next 50 years.