David M. Brown Planetarium: A New Way to See the Night Sky

The David M. Brown Planetarium has become such a beloved part of Arlington's landscape that a nonprofit organization, the Friends of Arlington's Planetarium, formed to raise funds when the theater was in danger of going under. The group continues to keep the planetarium in tip-top shape today, along with an ever-growing fan base in the Arlington community.

Tickets cost only $3 for adults and $3 for children, so a show at the David M. Brown Planetarium won't break the bank. It'll also be educational. Learn more about the mysteries of space at a screening of Black holes: The Other Side of Infinity. After the movie, you can stay and enjoy the night sky as it appears outside on the planetarium's sprawling screen. The theater also shows kid-friendly movies, like films from the Magic Tree House series, and hosts monthly interactive lectures regarding various aspects of the galaxy.

David M. Brown Planetarium
1426 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-6070

Love Story Contest Winner

The Love Story results are in and we have a winner! Congratulations to Josh and Jenna, as they received the most "likes" on Facebook for their love story! They will receive dinner for two to the restaurant of their choice! If you haven’t seen them yet, you can read all of the love stories here.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their love story and participated in the voting. Keep an eye out for future contest, and upcoming resident events!

What’s Your Personal Style? Take These Quizzes to Find Out!

Zoning in on your personal style can make shopping easier, getting dressed in the morning faster and even make you feel more confident in everything that you wear. If you’re unsure about if you’re a laid-back tomboy or a casual chic city girl, these online quizzes will help you to discover your personal style:

What’s Your Street Style?
Take this quiz from from Marie Claire, one of the most respected fashion magazines, to find out more about your day-to-day style. This quiz will help you to create a chic, stylish look that will work from shopping at the farmers market to grabbing last-minute drinks with friends.

What’s Your Style Type?
If you want to hone in on your overall style, this smart quiz from Refinery 29 asks all the right questions. Think of your favorite fashion designer and even how you take your coffee to gain insight into your personal style.

What’s Your Style?
This quiz from SheKnows will help you to make the latest trends all your own by zeroing in on your unique style. It asks questions about your celebrity fashion icons and your go-to date night outfit in order to assign you a style that feels just right.

Love Story Voting is Open!

Visit our Facebook Page to read touching love stories that your neighbors have shared with us!

"Like" you favorite story to cast your vote! Voting is open through the end of this month, and the winning couple will receive dinner for two to the restaurant of their choice. Thank you to everyone who submitted their stories, and good luck!

Celebrate the Year of the Goat!

Ring in the Year of the Goat this February 19th! The 15 day Chinese New Year celebrations will be taking place all over the greater DC area, with events at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Chinatown, and Fair Oaks Mall. Click here for more information about events in our area.

Water & Wall: Savor Eclectic International Cuisine

Water & Wall is a trendy restaurant in Arlington. Served within an intimate dining room, refined dishes center around meats and seafood. While regulars say that the entire menu is well-executed, the fried cauliflower, the Thai-style catfish, the steelhead trout, and the half-chicken earn the most raves from diners. For dessert, the menu offers bittersweet chocolate bread pudding, an apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream, and other crave-worthy sweets. Servers go out of their way to arrange for special dietary needs and to answer any questions regarding the food menu.

The trendy ambiance proves Water & Wall to be a good place for a date, yet solo diners say they never feel out of place at the bar. Note that the dining room fills up quickly at night, so be sure to make a reservation.

Water & Wall
3811 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 294-4949

Happy Presidents Day

Today we take the time to honor our courageous leaders and how their visions have shaped our great country.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing you a sweet day with your loved ones!

Valentine’s Love Story Contest

Happy Valentine's Day

By entering this contest, you completely release Facebook of any responsibility related to this contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.

Four Kitchen Terms Every Cook Should Know

Knowing the particulars of a recipe before you start cooking ensures that the end result is both pretty and tasty. So you should beef up on your cooking terminology if you want to create a perfect product every time. Here are four must-know kitchen terms to keep in mind:

  1. Bias-slice. A cutting term, to cut food on a bias means to cut at a 45-degree angle.
  2. Crimp. Pie crusts get their wavy shape by 'crimping' which means to pinch dough together with your fingertips or a fork along the edges.
  3. Braise. Tougher cuts of meat might require braising, which means cooking slowly with a small amount of liquid in a tightly covered pan.
  4. Sear. You can seal in the juices and flavor of a cut of meat by quickly searing it on both sides. Heat a pan to scorching and then place each side of the meat on the surface until it cooks all the way through.

The Basic Kitchen: Glossary of Cooking Terms [Le Petites Gourmettes]
Glossary of Cooking Terms [Better Homes and Gardens]
Cooking Terms [Recipe Goldmine]
Glossary of Cooking Terms [Cookery]
Culinary Terms: Food Dictionary and Glossary of Cooking Terms [Culinary Arts at About.com]