Newcomers & Community Guide: Arlington

Newcomers & Community Guide: Arlington


Bulletin Board

Arlington Bulletin Board for February-March.

About the Connection

The paper you're reading, the Arlington Connection is one of 15 papers published by the independent, locally owned Local Media Connection LLC, serving the suburbs of Metropolitan Washington in Northern Virginia and Potomac, Md.

Get Involved: Volunteer in Arlington

For more details, contact Volunteer Arlington at 703-228-1760 or

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Small-Town Metropolis

Importance of neighborhoods.

As the squeaking of sneakers on a basketball court and the rhythmic sounds of a competitive ping-pong game played in the background among the sounds of a busy Monday evening in the Gunston Community Center, Christopher Zimmerman, a member of the Arlington County Board, stated that his favorite part about the Arlington community was that it, indeed, was a community.

Meet the Arlington School Board

The Arlington School Board has five members who serve overlapping four-year terms.

Meet the Arlington County Board

Since 1930, the county has been governed by a five-member County Board rather than a County Board of Supervisors. Board members are elected at-large for staggered four year terms, and the chairmanship rotates annually.

Newcomers and Community Guide

What’s on November’s Ballot?

From municipal bond initiatives to a hotly contested race for the United States Senate, the Arlington ballot has a wide range of items on the Nov. 6 ballot. Here’s a look at what voters will see when they head to the polls.

Newcomers' Guide

Newcomers' Guide


What do you like best about living in Arlington?

Chloe Davis: "I grew up here and I love the diversity. It's a dense population but there are people here from all over the world."

Enjoy the Music, Enjoy the Wine

Crystal City Water Park entertains Friday evenings in September.

Fine vintages, live music, tasty fare and friendly crowds, all in a scenic outdoor venue, make Friday evenings at the Crystal City Water Park one of Arlington’s most entertaining hidden gems.

Date Night Means Columbia Pike

Convenient location for an evening out.

For off the beaten path fun in Arlington, consider an evening out at the 2900 block of Columbia Pike. With Thai food, film, comedy and live music all in one convenient location, make it a date night to remember.

True or False?

1) Arlington County’s written history goes back to Captain John Smith’s voyage up the Potomac in 1608.

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Year Round Newcomers' Calendar

Things to do all year long.

For Young and Old

Arlington offers range of activities.

Arlington County is bustling with activities, events and places to socialize.