This year’s Eagle Scout project took a different spin with the advent of coronavirus. Charlie Gaylord has built a “Little Free Pantry” outside the Arlington Central Library to meet the increased need for supplemental grocery assistance during the pandemic. He said the pantry is about a 4×4-foot wooden box meant to hold non-perishable items like canned goods and cereal to be donated to Arlington County Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Gaylord said AFAC comes by regularly and picks up the food.
Terri and Bruce Brown have covered more than 3,000-mile during a three-month bicycle trip from Oregon to the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. However, they have traveled not with two bikes, but one. They have kept up a blog throughout their entire journey by the name of “double-butted adventures”, which covers every hour and mile.
Its existing eviction protection fund has been increased by Arlington County, Virginia, by another $1.1 million. It has also launched a pilot program to distribute grocery store gift cards to county residents who are in need. The additional funds have been approved by the county board from its COVID-19 contingent account for eviction protection through December for those affected by the pandemic.
Arlington County thanks to the nearly 70 community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and school-based groups that are helping us distribute almost 50,000 cloth face coverings to community members this summer. The organizations are distributing the masks through their networks and clients.
Waterhouse Coffee & Juice Bar is located in Arlington, VA at 3033 Wilson Blvd. Waterhouse seats about 15 people inside the shop, with an additional 15 seats in the lobby. The shop is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.
An initiative “Food It Forward” has been launched by Clyde’s Restaurant Group to feed those in Virginia impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Anyone can place an order for one or multiple meals via the program’s website, and Clyde’s then safely prepares and delivers those meals to Inova Hospital and local non-profits, supporting those who need it most. Join Food It Forward to help our neighbors today.
According to Arlington Connection, “Three cars negotiate the cones on Wednesday, March 25 at the temporary drive-across-through COVID-19 sample collection site set up by Virginia Hospital Center, partnering with Arlington County. The testing site is located across from the Planetarium at 1426 BN, Quincy and is by appointment only, from 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The site is for “symptomatic patients” (fevers, chills, cough or shortness of breath) who have received a written order for COVID-19 testing from a licensed health care provider.”
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The residents of Arlington County has seen tax-rate hikes over the past two years with the approval of new county budgets, but this year could be different. On Thursday, County Manager Mark Schwartz announced his proposed 2021 budget, in which he proposes no tax-rate change.
Arlington County has awarded contracts for the operation of homeless shelters for adults. These contracts start from January 2020 and are for the county’s two homeless shelters. A-SPAN will continue to operate the Homeless Services Center in the Courthouse Neighborhood, and New Hope Housing will take over from Volunteers of America – Chesapeake & Carolinas (VOA-CC) to operate the Residential Program Center (RPC) on Columbia Pike.
Long Bridge Park is a 30-acre modern city park with a central expanse of attractive public green spaces and high-quality outdoor sports and recreation facilities that are accessible to all Arlingtonians.