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Arlington – General

Arlington Becomes Dog Friendly November 1

In 1988, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) took its first poll on pet ownership.  In that survey of households, pet ownership stood at 56%.  In the 2017/18 survey by the APPA, that number jumped to 68% – which translates to about 85 million Americans owning pets.  There is a…...

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WEATHER DRIVES CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE

An almost perfect autumn afternoon with plenty of sunshine and a long overdue break from the summer-like conditions that had lingered throughout September gave several hundred children, and their parents, a great opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the cooler temperatures, lower humidity and the fun and games of Arlington’s…...

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Roots of Extracurricular Activities at Arlington

This coming weekend we will hold our annual Children’s Fall Festival on the South Lawn of Arlington Lake.  This is a fun event for kids to enjoy what we call some “good, old fashioned fun.”  Face painting, bobbing for apples, sack races, train rides, a pumpkin patch and treats are…...

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Arlington Team Goes Pink During October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our Grounds Team is making a statement for the second year in a row by wearing pink T-shirts during the entire month. “We see first-hand how so many lives are impacted by breast cancer and wanted to demonstrate our support as an organization. …...

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Meet Teddy, Grief Therapy Specialist

The human-canine bond goes back thousands of years and recently Arlington decided to put that bond to work.  Enter Teddy, a six-month-old white Golden-Doodle.  Happy and content, Teddy seems to charm everyone who comes in contact with him.  Currently, Teddy is spending his days at Arlington’s Administrative Center but will…...

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New Campus Responds to Social Churn

Like so much in human experience, time brings change. The rock band Journey may have phrased it most succinctly when they sang, “The wheel in the sky keeps on turning.” Instead of “turning” perhaps Journey should have used the lyrical “churning.” Society inexorably churns over time.  Technology grows and evolves;…...

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A Difficult Question…..

If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you being doing today?  It’s not something we like to think about because it’s probably one of the toughest questions you will ever have to face.  If your answer is to “call someone”, that is a good start. …...

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Celebration of Life Campus on Schedule for Autumn Opening

Campus is the Site of Arlington’s Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center After years of discussions, reviews and planning, the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home will be a reality in Fall 2019. However, as we progressed through the planning stages, it became apparent that what we were creating was something…...

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Podcast: Field of Memories at Arlington

[PODCAST] Daniel Applegate with George Zahn of WMKV/WLHS.  Originally aired:  May 17, 2019 – 30 minutes George Zahn of WMKV/WLHS Maple Knoll Radio and Dan Applegate, President and CEO of The Arlington Memorial Gardens,  discuss Field of Memories 2019 and it’s meaning and background as an important part of Memorial…...

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You will never understand…

This coming Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day.  Those of us fortunate enough to still have our Mothers in our lives will send a card, flowers, chocolates or pay a visit to that one, uniquely special person.  But for those who can’t personally visit their Mother, there’s always the phone call. …...

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