All posts by Lindsey Perkins Wade

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…

Library’s Summer Reading Club Concludes With Celebration at Globe Life Park

Several hundred people – kids and adults alike – flocked to Globe Life Park on Sunday afternoon to collect their prizes and take part in festivities as a reward for achieving goals in the annual Summer Reading Club, which ended July 30. The library designed the program to encourage children to…

Lone Star Half Marathon and Mayor’s 5K Draws About 700 Participants This Year

Runner and race director Shea Needham dreams big. Her goal is to host the largest road race for people with mixed abilities, with a particular focus on providing a welcoming event for athletes with physical challenges. Needham doesn’t want to host the largest race in the Metroplex or even the largest…

Mount Olive Celebrates Milestone Birthday With Arlington Icon N.L. Robinson

Hundreds of Mount Olive Baptist Church members waved American flags Friday night as their guest of honor and beloved senior pastor, Norman Lee Robinson, entered the church’s family life center for his 95th birthday celebration. Throughout the event, Pastor Robinson, who turned 95 on Feb. 23, pointed his finger in acknowledgement…