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From YouTube: Around Arlington, April 24 2015


Crystal City is emerging as a home for start-up and tech companies. Recently, Governor Terry McAuliffe, County Board members and others welcomed an important new company to Arlington. We'll tell you more about that later in our program, but first …

Senator Tim Kaine got a taste of what Arlington has to offer in terms of creative job training during his visit to a chef training program called La Cocina VA. It's a bilingual program that provides immigrants with the skills they need to work in a commercial kitchen. While in training, the cooks prepare meals that are provided to low-income families through the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing. These types of programs often rely on volunteers. To help out, search for Volunteer Arlington on our website.

The demolition of Marymount University's Blue Goose building is nearly complete, paving the way for modernization of the school's Ballston campus. In its place, two attractive and energy efficient buildings will grace the corner of Fairfax Drive and Glebe Road. Both will feature ground floor retail and underground parking, and will be connected by an outdoor plaza. Blue elements will be incorporated into the new structure and plaza in homage to the bright blue building that stood there since 1963. Learn more about redevelopment in Arlington at

Crystal City is home to a growing community of startups that operate in industries where government is a key player. Global startup 1776 acquired Disruption Corporation, Crystal City's leading startup platform, and is partnering with Vornado/Charles E Smith to open a new campus in Crystal City. Take a look....

To learn more about economic development in Arlington and the efforts underway to attract new business, take a look at the website ""

Barton Park now features a quietly beautiful Healing Garden that includes the labyrinth that was graciously donated by the Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia. The small park overlooks the Barton Street Community Gardens and the newly refurbished Rocky Run Park. Find out about other hidden gems in Arlington's park system at

Lubber Run Community Center has housed popular programs for decades and frankly, it's time for a new look. Planning for a NEW Lubber Run Community Center begins in 2016, but we want to hear your ideas now. Stop by the building on April 29 at 7 p.m. for a visioning session, where you can share your thoughts. A walk-through of the existing community center will take place at 6:30. For more, information, go to our website. We want to hear from as many voices as possible and hope you can join us!

April's County Board meeting focused on the budget. We take an in-depth look at those issues and more in our new County Board Wrap Up program. You can watch it here on ATV, or on line at

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for watching! We'll see you next time, Around Arlington.