Arlington Tops in Niche Rankings
For the second year in a row, Niche has ranked Arlington Public Schools (APS) as the best school division in Virginia.
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For the first time since 2016, Arlington, VA is the #1 best city to live in America, knocking Ann Arbor, MI from the top spot. For the first time, Bluemont, VA, an Arlington neighborhood, is the #1 best place to live in America, dethroning Carmel, IN.
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Nov 1-Jan 4: ACFD/AFAC Holiday Food Drive
The Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) is teaming up with Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to collect non-perishable food items for the holiday season. Please help those in our community who are experiencing a food crisis by bringing nutritious supplemental groceries our Firehouses.
Bring food donations to food collection bins at Arlington County Firehouses starting Nov 1 through Jan 4.
Last year AFAC was able to collect over 84,000 lbs of food for our neighbors.
Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse Turns 100
Congratulations to the Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse on turning 100 years old! This building was the first purpose-built firehouse in the County and the model for all the first firehouses in the area. It has served more than one civic purpose since it was built, offering not only fire safety services but civic services in the community room upstairs. A little known fact is that the building hosted the County’s first movie theater.
Beyer Writes FAA On Airplane Noise in Arlington
Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration expressing concerns about its recent announcement to make changes to flight paths at DCA to accommodate Secret Service needs without giving meaningful consideration to community interests. Beyer urged FAA to delay implementation of the proposed changes to DCA flight procedures in order to engage the community.
Beyer Press Release
AHS Creates Arlington 1920 Photo “Storymap”
To commemorate the 2020 centennial of Arlington County‘s renaming, the Arlington Historical Society created a photo “storymap” showing images of homes, schools, stores, government buildings and transportation facilities that existed in 1920.
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Interesting history note published in ARLNow…
When Arlington switched over to a more “rational” street naming system in 1934, Pocahontas Ave in Lyon Village was renamed N. Hancock St.