Arlington Magazine - January/February 2021 December 14, 2020 Erin Roby Island in the Stream Matt Blitz, Theodore Roosevelt Island's 88 acres are packed with wild history. Bluey the Parakeet: A Love Story Sydney Johnson, A boy and his bird are reunited with a little help from a kind neighbor. Gelato With a Mission David Hagedorn, Amore Congelato serves up artisanal cups and cones with messages about social justice. Great Spaces: Small and Smart Jenny Sullivan, Eclectic furnishings and cool art make this living/dining space both functional and personal. This Home Makeover Is a Home Run Jenny Sullivan, A redesign for a baseball-loving family includes subtle references to America's favorite pastime. An American Dream Madelyn Rosenberg, At 23, Sonia Nga Johnston arrived on U.S. soil with little more than the clothes on her back. Today she's a bank president. Visionary Thinking Tamara Lytle, Jennifer Bethel has been legally blind since birth. It didn't stop her from becoming an award-winning graphic designer. Shop Local: Tried & Truhn Ceramics Rina Rapuano, Let Victoria Truhn make your favorite coffee mug or ice cream bowl. The Other Epidemic Ebonie Warren, I'm a fifth-generation addict. I'm more than a statistic. 6 Winter (and Spring!) Resorts to Put on Your Radar Amy Brecount White, You don't have to ski to enjoy these ski resorts. Put them in your idea file for your next trip. Letter from the Publisher Greg Hamilton, Silver Linings A 21st-Century One-Room Schoolhouse Sydney Johnson, An Arlington 8-year-old needed a place to concentrate in the time of Covid. More than 25 neighbors donated materials for her rainbow classroom. A Makeup Artist's Tricks of the Trade Rina Rapuano, Give your look a refresh with these tips from beauty expert Sharon Macorol. What to Do with Old Crayons Sydney Johnson, A local mom is melting and resurrecting them into new shapes for kids in need of art supplies. These Hot Cocoas Are the Bomb David Hagedorn, Order them from F&R Sweets, a confectionary venture started by two Wakefield High School seniors. Rocks of Love Sydney Johnson, They started painting rocks for fun. Now their stoop is a neighborhood attraction. Best of Arlington 2021 Arlington Magazine, Times are tough, but there's still lots to love and celebrate in our hometown, including these reader and editor favorites. October's Most Expensive Home Sales Arlington Magazine, The top-sellers included a waterfront home in Lake Barcroft that sold for $3 million.