Arlington Magazine - May/June 2021 April 18, 2021 Erin Roby Father Figures Robert Frederick, A meditation on fatherhood. The Black Women Code Breakers of Arlington Hall Station Kim O’Connell, Their top-secret unit played a critical role during World War II. Picture-Perfect Patios Rina Rapuano, Looking to upgrade your outdoor entertainment space? Here's some inspiration. The Other Ocean City Carole Sugarman, Make plans to visit this family-friendly beach town in New Jersey. The Book Bus Delivers Sydney Johnson, The "Pajama Mama" is on a mission to spread the joy of reading to all. Great Spaces: A Double-Island Family Kitchen Jennifer Sergent, This remodel dispenses with formality. Bye-bye unused dining room. Hello, bigger kitchen. The Detective's Notebooks Tamar Abrams, Jim Irving kept notes from his days as a private eye. Forty years later, he published his first novel. Get These Burgers While They're Hot David Hagedorn, Gee Burger, a pandemic pop-up, gets the thumbs up from our dining critic. But the concept may not be here to stay. No Note, No Explanation Rebecca Morrison, Suicide rates are rising, and the pain of the pandemic put more people at risk. Talking about it matters. "Love, From Your Muslim Neighbors" Sydney Johnson, How a group of friends is tackling hunger, one home-cooked meal at a time. She Took a Gap Year and Became a Princess Sydney Johnson, During the pandemic, Eva Gary's company, Princess Wish Parties, kept the magic alive for kids. Making Friends With Whiskey Sydney Johnson, Scott Sklar's outdoor happy hours have brought all kinds of people together. She Believed Black History Could Be Taught Better Eliza Tebo, So she wrote a curriculum that's now offered in more than a dozen Virginia school districts. 8 New Restaurants That Opened During the Pandemic David Hagedorn, They're worth a visit, and our dining critic has a few suggestions about what to order. Where There's a Need, There's a Free Yard Sale Sydney Johnson, Spring is here and the Green Valley Free Community Yard Sale is back. The Urban Farmhouse Has a New Owner Rina Rapuano, Sarah Allen is putting her stamp on the Bluemont boutique. Shop Local: Karina Gaull Handbags Rina Rapuano, Choose your fabrics and patterns, and zip it good! Put Stracci Pizza on Your List David Hagedorn, Former Vermilion chef Tom Cardarelli is making Roman-style pies from a tricked out trailer. "We’ve All Been Through It This Year" Jenny Sullivan, Survival stories and silver linings from one of the restaurant industry's toughest years ever.