In the Community
An E-Arlington Neighborhood Spotlight

At 6000 Bacara Lane, the Artisan at Rush Creek is more than an apartment home community for affordable living. It's a facility offering recreational programs for youth, after-school tutoring, and continuing education classes for adults. In a partnership with the YMCA and the City of Arlington, there's a strategic focus on youth in this south Arlington community of low to moderate income families and people are seeing the difference. Read more.

Green Passion
Meet the City's New Environmental Manager
On the job only two months, the City's Environmental Services Executive Manager is helping to engage individuals into doing the small things that sustain energy and make Arlington a better place to live. One way is to make Arlington more green. Meet Robert Smouse. Read more.
The Lights at Interlochen
A Holiday Lights Tradition Continues
Each year, more than 200 Interlochen homeowners adorn their properties with festive lights and beautiful holiday displays. And each year thousands of people drive slowly through this northwest Arlington neighborhood. Warning: Be ready with your ooohs and aaaahs. Lights at Interlochen started Dec. 13 and goes through Christmas Day. For more information and a map, click here.
School's Out, And Everything To Do
We know the drill. Your children are out of school for the winter break. For two l-o-n-g weeks. What's a parent to do? The city offers activities for school-aged children of working parents, from recreation centers (all day or half) to programs at the libary. At 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, for instance, the East Arlington Branch Library offers movies for ages 5 to 12. At 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, there's chess clubs for beginners and those more advanced at 5:30. Visit Parks and Recreation website to learn more about Winter Break Camps. Click here for library events.
Did You Know? 
There's Still Time to Donate to Heroes' Park 
Donations to Heroes' Park in honor of loved ones and to support our Fire and Police departments can still be made, and in a meaningful and permanent way.  Donors can purchase a brick that will be permanently displayed on the site at Veteran's Park. For information, call 817-261-3471. Vist arlingtontx.gov/heroespark to download brick order form.
What is E-Arlington?
E-Arlington is a bi-monthly electronic newsletter especially for Arlington residents. On the 1st and 15th of every month, get helpful news and information about your city and our neighborhoods. E-Arlington is produced by the City of Arlington Office of Communication.  
LOOKING AHEAD
bulletArlington City Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 16. Click here for agenda.
 
bullet Mayor Robert Cluck hosts his annual holiday luncheon with seniors on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Senior Recreation Center-Eunice. Luncheon is full, but you can get on the waiting list by calling 817-277-8091.

Catch Fruitcakes at Theatre Arlington now through Sunday, Dec. 21. A Christmas comedy about McCord's Ferry, a small southern town full of intriguing characters. For tickets, call 817-275-7661 or visit theatrearlington.org
 
bulletLooking for a roundup of holiday activites from pajama parties to plays? Check right here to see what your city has to offer.
 
bulletThe 2009 MLK Sharing the Dream Awards Banquet on Friday, Jan. 16, kicks off the 20th anniversary of Arlington's annual tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now open for Sharing the Dream Awards in Education, Government and Community Service. Click here for online nomination form.
TOP BANNER PHOTO 
A group of friends from the  Artisan at Rush Creek Apartments enjoy an afternoon at the Arlington YMCA.
ARLINGTON TRAFFIC
The I-30 eastbound exit ramp to FM 157/Collins Street exit, just east of the Cooper Street bridge, is now open! Traffic should use the eastbound frontage road to access FM 157/Collins Street. Watch for the opening of the Center Street Bridge in early 2009.
NEW ON THE WEB ...
bulletFree tax help is available for low-to-moderate income families. Learn more about the earned income tax credit. Click here.

 
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