All posts by Lindsey Perkins Wade

Martin Luther King, III, Launches Arlington’s MLK Celebration with Challenge to Leave World a Better Place

Hundreds gathered in UT Arlington’s University Center Friday night to kick off the four-day Arlington MLK Celebration with the “Advancing the Dream” Awards Banquet. This year’s theme was “Change Begins With Me.”At center stage was civil rights advocate Martin Luther King, III, the oldest living child of icon Dr. Martin…

Holiday Lights Parade a Mesmerizing Tradition for Arlington Families

Sitting in their lawn chairs covered with blankets and sipping tasty hot chocolate, the McGuffin family waited for the annual Holiday Lights Parade to start in Downtown Arlington on Saturday night. Justin and Tiffany McGuffin and their two children had already taken part in the reindeer games and watched a…

Summit Racing Equipment Opens in Arlington to Car Enthusiasts’ Delight

Rain couldn’t stop the celebration of Summit Racing Equipment’s newest facility Thursday. The ribbon cutting marked the opening of the company’s fourth and largest location, and Arlington’s facility is outfitted with warehouse space, a retail super store and a customer support center. Mechanics and car enthusiasts have been waiting with eager…

Community Shows Big Heart with Outpouring of Support for Hurricane Victims

Arlington nonprofits, businesses and individuals are displaying overwhelming generosity and support for fellow Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey and the devastating floods that hit the coast. Monday morning the Junior League of Arlington put a call on their Facebook page for items needed at the Dallas Convention Center mega-shelter. By that…

Inaugural Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at Arlington Draws Crowds to Downtown

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at Arlington

On Saturday, people who stepped onto The Green at College Park in Downtown Arlington were transported to a bustling, global marketplace with traditional crafts, clothing, art and more from 35 countries. Performers from around the world danced to sounds of music from their home countries, while shoppers marveled at the work…

MLK Celebration Kicks Off With Visit from NAACP National President Dr. Cornell Brooks

On Friday Dr. Cornell William Brooks, the national President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), helped launch the four-day Arlington MLK Celebration.“He’s a big draw,” said Christina Satcher, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority who greeted guests at the annual awards banquet honoring…

Families Celebrate the Holidays at Opening of Texas Christkindl Market

On Friday a multitude of merry scenes and scrumptious scents unfolded on the northern side of Globe Life Park for the kickoff of the Texas Christkindl Market, one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest. Families danced to live German music, adults sipped on glüwein, visitors purchased handcrafted…

Eggroll Festival Brings Community Together to Celebrate Asian Culture

Before stepping foot in Ben Thanh Plaza on Saturday, sounds of an Asian melody and an enchanted crowd wafted out into the parking lot. Hundreds of people from various backgrounds tasted the treats of Asia and watched Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Hawaiian and Cambodian dance and musical performances. After three years…

Deaver Park Renovations To Open Up Park, Rebuild Pond Overlook

Deaver Park, a 15.2-acre neighborhood park, includes almost everything a family could want – two playground sets, an irrigated soccer field, a basketball court, an informal ball field, picnic stations and a 10-foot wide trail. But the 20-year-old park needs replacements for its dated playground equipment, and the pond overlook at…