Category Archives: Community

Enter to Win a Composting Startup Kit at Upcoming Backyard Composting Classes

In honor of International Compost Awareness Week in May, and to raise awareness regarding the many benefits of composting,  the City of Arlington Master Composters will be giving away one Composting Startup Kit at their May 6 and May 13 Backyard Composting Classes. Class participants at each location will enter their names…

Partnership Helping Homeownership Dreams Come True in Arlington

Arlington residents Sarah and Rudy Rosales have been busy these past few weeks, unpacking boxes, arranging furniture and deciding where to hang pictures in their new Sanford Street home. These tasks mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the couple, who became first-time homeowners in March after years of…

Find Beautiful Blooms, Gardening Advice at the Fielder Plant Festival this Saturday

Come explore the wonders of gardening and find some beautiful blooms for your flowerbeds at the upcoming Fielder Plant Festival. The festival is hosted by the Arlington Garden Club in conjunction with Master Naturalists of Arlington and the Arlington Historical Society. This year’s event, free and open to the public, is…

Hearing Loops: New Downtown Library to Feature Assistive Listening Technology

On April 25, the Arlington City Council approved the addition of hearing loops to the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. This assistive listening technology broadcasts sound directly into modern hearing aids, allowing patrons with hearing loss to wirelessly and automatically participate in Library programming. Hearing loops magnetically transfer microphone sound signals…

Ask Arlington: Mosquito-Borne Illness Prevention & Awareness

“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…

Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Returns to Downtown This Week

Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington starts back up again this Friday, April 28. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until May 19 at Founders Plaza, 100…

Arlington Public Library Celebrates Children and Books at Día’s 20th Anniversary

As Arlington’s population continues to become more diverse, the Arlington Public Library will join hundreds of libraries in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The library will showcase a variety of multicultural programs and services for children and families from 1…

Traffic Alert: Eastbound Interstate 30, Lamar Boulevard Closures Announced

New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website.  Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated…