Real estate research website Movoto recently released this gem on its opinion blog, “ 20 Maps of Arlington They Never Showed You in High School.”
The list includes some pretty basic maps that show how we stack up to our neighbors, which you can read for yourself by searching the above title online.
While we agree with many of the points, like how affordable the city is, we began to wonder if the author actually lives in Arlington, Va. when we read point #6.
Apparently Arlingtonites should head to Fort Worth or Dallas for art and theater entertainment because our city is just “the gray netherworld in between them.”
That’s funny. What about the second largest/oldest theater in Tarrant County? Well, that would be Theatre Arlington. The nonprofit Creative Arts Theatre and School also offers a place for youth to explore their passion for the arts. Does that not count?
Does The Arlington Museum of Art count? I think so. But if you don’t like any of the art there, you can always visit the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection.
Sky Mirror will be glad to see you.
What a good sport
Soccer coach Ruth Knight of Martin High School was honored by the Arlington school district Monday for her 500th career win with the Lady Warriors
Knight hit the big number when the Warriors upset Fort Worth’s Paschal High School 4-3 last Feb. 4. Knight began coaching at Martin in 1983, and is in her 31st season with the high school. Since then, she has taken the Lady Warriors to 20 district championships, seven state tournaments and two championship titles.
The woman who led UT Arlington’s College of Nursing to be one of the largest in the United States is still doing impressive stuff.
Former dean Elizabeth Poster will serve on an international team responsible for licensing and accrediting 70 institutions in the United Arab Emirates with other experts.
She was appointed by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the United Arab Emirates.
Poster will return to teaching this academic year after serving 19 years as the head of the College of Nursing.
Poster is also a past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
River Legacy hosts free bird-themed festival
Nature lovers can participate in a national bird count, attend guided bird walks and enjoy family-friendly activities at a free festival hosted Saturday by the River Legacy Living Science Center.
The festival is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in north Arlington. The event is part of the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a four-day global event led by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Family-friendly bird walks and group counts are scheduled for 10:15 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras to help collect data about bird species in Arlington for Cornell’s research program. Last year, participants logged 6,377 birds from 88 species, including the northern shoveler, American robin and red-winged blackbird.
Other activities include creating bird silhouettes, origami cranes and bird-nesting bags, dissecting owl pellets, face-painting, and playing bird-themed games.
For more information about the festival, call the center at 817-860-6752 or visit www.riverlegacy.org.