The Arlies: Here Are the Categories for Spring 2021

Last week, we announced the kick-off of the spring 2021 Arlies.

Now, we’re announcing the categories for the latest edition of ARLnow’s quarterly community awards, alongside our sponsor, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. Starting next week you can vote for your local favorites in the 18 categories below.

  1. Favorite date night spot
  2. Favorite pool
  3. Favorite brunch spot
  4. Favorite local social media account
  5. Favorite farmers market
  6. Favorite Arlington neighborhood
  7. Favorite notable Arlington resident (past or present)
  8. Favorite local shop
  9. Favorite park
  10. Favorite local nonprofit
  11. Favorite cleaning service
  12. Favorite auto repair shop
  13. Favorite Rosslyn-Ballston corridor real estate agent
  14. Favorite apartment building
  15. Favorite optometry shop
  16. Favorite dermatologist
  17. Favorite moving company
  18. Favorite pest control company

As these awards are strictly reader-driven, readers and not editors are choosing their favorites in each category.

The Arlies honor ARLnow readers’ favorite local places, people and organizations, and are held seasonally, each with different categories. Be sure to keep an eye open for when voting opens next week to vote in your favorites!

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Light Up Arlington – Clarendon Menorah Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!

Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration

Experience the festival of lights!!

*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

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