In the Community
An E-Arlington Neighborhood Spotlight
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.
Meet the City's New
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.
The Lights at Interlochen
A Holiday Lights
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,
School's Out, And
Everything To Do
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.
There's Still Time to Donate to Heroes'
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
Robert Cluck hosts his annual holiday
luncheon with seniors on
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Center-Eunice. Luncheon is full, but you
can get on the waiting list by calling
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
for a roundup of holiday activites from
pajama parties to plays? Check
to see what your city has
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.
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 ...
tax help is available for low-to-moderate
income families. Learn more about the earned
income tax credit.