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June 20, 2011 / Arlington Unwrapped

Films Al Fresco!

Drive-ins may now be few and far between, but there are still several opportunities to catch a movie outdoors this summer. Perhaps the most famous is DC’s “Screen on The Green” – which shows classic films on a 20 x 40 foot screen on the National Mall, between 8th and 14th Street. This years lineup includes “In the Heat of the Night”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, and “Cool Hand Luke”.

However, if you would prefer to stay in Arlington (or if you have a slightly different definition of what constitutes a “classic” film!), you have a couple alternative options  Read more…

June 16, 2011 / Arlington Unwrapped

The Best Spot for Dinner and a Movie in Arlington

  • Looking for somewhere different to take a date?
  • Would you prefer to wait a month or two to see a movie if you could avoid $10 tickets?
  • Wish “dinner and a movie” really meant eating dinner *while* you watched a movie?

Then the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse is for you! For over 25 years, this local favorite, located at the corner of Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive in South Arlington, has proudly stood as an alternative to pricey chain movie theaters.  Read more…

June 15, 2011 / Arlington Unwrapped

Got An Itch for Crabs*? Best Spots Near Arlington To Eat!

*My sincere apologies, for what is admittedly a terrible pun…

Here are some options for crabs in and around Arlington:

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June 12, 2011 / Arlington Unwrapped

When the Lights Go Down In the City – What To Do In Arlington When the Power Goes Out

Sometimes our area can be hit unexpectedly hard by even short storms or severe weather. So its a good time to review what Arlington residents should do when the lights (and the AC!) goes out… Read more…

June 12, 2011 / Arlington Unwrapped

New Section – Neighborhood Spotlights

W&OD trail access in Arlington Forest

New section with information on specific neighborhoods withing Arlington County! Please be patient, we’ll slowly be adding to it over time. First neighborhood covered is Arlington Forest, which is an area of single family homes in central Arlington, bordered by parkland.

Let us know what you think, and which neighborhood you want covered next


Edited to Add: Next up, Arlington Heights!

June 10, 2011 / Arlington Unwrapped

An Arlington Best-Kept-Secret: Lubber Run – The Little Amphitheater that Could

Park Entrance

One of the reasons I love Arlington, and continue to live here after all these years, is that while progress is always at the forefront of County decisions, as a community we do strive to maintain and protect some of the small town charm that makes Arlington so unique.  One recent example is the Lubber Run Amphitheater. Read more…

June 9, 2011 / Arlington Unwrapped

Beating The Heat In Arlington

Northern Virginia won the lottery when it came to weather – not only can we enjoy the odd 22 inch snowfall in the winter, but the heat and oppressive humidity in the summer can rival that of our neighbors further to the south.  The question from May to September invariable becomes, where can we find relief from the heat (outside of an icy cold movie theatre!).

The condo and luxury apartment construction around the Orange Line for the last 2 decades has led to a proliferation of rooftop pools, for those lucky enough to live in those buildings. Some of the older, higher rise buildings throughout the county also boast swimming pools, typically open and staffed Memorial Day-Labor Day. But what about the rest of us? Read more…

April 26, 2011 / Arlington Unwrapped

Heads Up Westover Residents!

The Civic Association Meeting this evening (7pm Westover Library) is an important one, particularly for anyone who wants to provide input on proposed guidelines for the Westover Beer Garden!

As a native Arlingtonian, and someone who enjoys living walking distance to Westover Market, I think the Beer Garden is a welcome addition to the community – and would like to see residents, proprietors, and the County come to some type of resolution regarding the live music issue.   If you feel the same way, be sure to Follow the Beer Garden on Facebook 

Update: In mid-May the County Board approved limited live entertainment at the Beer Garden. Per the website, Read more…