Getting In Touch With Your Inner Child

At four years old, Matthew would scream at restaurants, throw objects and hurl himself off furniture. Leaving the house became a terrifying chore for his parents, Tonya and Jay Rosenberger. When administrators at Matthew’s private pre-school said he required more care than they could offer him, the Rosenbergers felt hopeless. The Arlington…

Taking Back the Neighborhood

Beverly Windsor doesn’t just walk when out for her daily exercise – she moves with pride through her neighborhood near Randol Mill Park, taking in the chirping birds, the landscapes, the greenery, the buzz of busy park activity. Didn’t use to be this way. Windsor and other walkers had to pay more…

The True Measure of Success

The Down Syndrome Partnership of Tarrant County’s first annual Lose the Training Wheels bike camp was in July 2010.  Grants from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation helped make it, as well as the 2011 camp, possible.“All the participants were incredibly brave and willing, and every single one of them made enormous…

A Toolbox Built With Skills

Staying home with young children can be daunting for any parent, but low-income caregivers and single mothers also may lack the skills and resources to provide important nurturing to their families. Childcare often is provided through an informal network of relatives, friends and neighbors who may have little training or education…

Good to the Last Drop

Lively conversation, a few laughs about past adventures and plans for future escapades are things family, friends and neighbors might share over a cup of coffee. Water Utilities Director Julie Hunt was hoping they would also be talking about rain barrels. That’s a secondary benefit to the City’s long-term water conservation program…