Ballston Buzz Blog

Ballston Buzz Blog

Spotlight on Arlington Nonprofits: Helping Our Community THRIVE


Mr. Adams, a 74-year-old Ballston resident, was grieving. He had suffered the loss of a close family member. The expenses associated with the end of life care and the funeral of his relative had left him unable to pay his bills. His health was failing. Diabetes and a chronic heart condition had left him dependent on an oxygen tank, and he was no longer able to pay for his necessary prescriptions. Amidst these problems, Mr. Adams had begun to fall behind in his rent and was facing eviction from his home of 15 years. Too many of our neighbors have stories identical to Mr. Adams’. Arlington Thrive is here to help.

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Doorways: Creating Pathways to Brighter Futures


Ballston-based non-profit, Doorways for Women and Children, held their 8th Annual Brighter Futures Breakfast last week. The event, attended by more than 450 members of the Arlington and non-profit community, was an opportunity to learn about the invaluable work being done by this organization, and served as a call to action to help them continue their mission.

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New (and Upcoming) Business Tenants in the Ballston Neighborhood


Ballston is a vibrant community with plenty to see, do, and eat. We’ve had a lot of new neighbors in the Ballston area in the last few months, and will be gaining more in the weeks and months to come.

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Intern Nick's Top Ballston Food Trucks


If you’ve ever walked down N. Stuart Street at lunchtime or attended one of the BID’s Food Truck Days at Ballston Plaza, then you know Ballston is flush with killer food truck options.

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New Vendors At This Year’s Farmers Market


On Thursdays from 3 to 7 PM during the summer and early fall, Welburn Square in Ballston transforms into a beautiful farmer's market with a variety of fresh produce offerings.

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Ballston BID's Top Bike Tips


Warmer days are perfect for leaving the car in the garage and taking the bike to work, or even just for a leisurely ride around the neighborhood. We have partnered up with the Arlington County Police Department to give you some tips to help keep you safe while you're enjoying your ride in Ballston.

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Ballston Restaurants Field Handful of Awards on National, Local Levels


It’s no secret that Ballston is home to some of northern Virginia’s best dining options. Ballston has established itself as a premier eating and drinking destination for Washington DC area food lovers, boasting over 60 restaurants, monthly Mega Markets featuring a beer gardens and celebrity chef demos and the annual food festival Taste of Arlington. 

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Taste of Arlington Raises Thousands For Charity


The 30th annual Taste of Arlington presented by Courthaus Social continued its tradition of attracting thousands to Ballston for great craft beer, local food and live music while raising thousands of dollars for a great cause!

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Welcome Warmer Weather at Ballston Restaurant’s Outdoor Options


As the days lengthen and Virginia’s unpredictable weather begins to settle down into more consistently warm days, more and more cases of “Spring Fever” begin to appear. Warmer weather also means restaurants will be opening up their patios, rooftops, and sidewalk seating again. Head over to these Ballston restaurants to cure your case of Spring Fever today while you bask in the sun and enjoy your meal. Don't forget to use Ballston's FREE Wi-Fi - BLinked when you are sitting outside at any of these great restaurants!

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Taste Of Arlington: The Festival You Cannot Miss!


On May 21st, Arlington's largest food and beer+wine festival is back once again! This can't-miss festival, which is in its 30th year, is presented by Courthouse Social and benefits BallstonGives.

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