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Trade Roots: Sip a latte & shop for unique gifts

Walking into Trade Roots, the delightfully charming fair trade store and café in the Westover neighborhood of Arlington, is like embarking on a global journey.

From remote villages in South and Central America to small and larger cities in South East Asia, Africa and beyond, Trade Roots hand picked products are not only unique and hand crafted, they always pay a living wage to the artisan who inspired and created them.

Where else might you find a handbag made from recycled tires or a bowl made from upcycled telephone wire. Perhaps you’ve been in search of outdoor art made from recycled oil drums or hand blown wine glasses or vases. Whether it’s direct trade coffee from Peru, or chocolate made from beans grown in Hondoras, Trade Roots pays careful attention to how products make their way to the U.S.

Because all of their merchandise is locally made (and there’s thousands of products in this well stocked store!) when shopping at Trade Roots you know farmers and artisans are being paid fairly, and take their role in environmental stewardship seriously.

Whether it is stunning sterling necklaces made in Nepal and the hills of Thailand or gold plated earrings from Asia, all the unique gifts from Trade Roots come with a story; a story of hope, dreams and lives realized.

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Join MoCA Arlington Summer Camps at Marymount University and learn the fundamentals of handbuilding, throwing on a wheel, glazing, and much more. In this two-week course, students will explore hand building techniques, wheel throwing, and strengthen ideas that exemplify individual artist expression guided by professional working artists. Students of all skill levels are welcome!

Visit MoCA Arlington’s Website here and the registration page to secure your space today!

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Please join us on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm for the Glencarlyn Home Tour in Arlington’s historic Glencarlyn neighborhood.  Among the featured homes will be a sparkling new home by A&N Builders at 5604-4th St. South. The inviting front porch opens to a light-filled space featuring high ceiling, wood floors, gas fireplace,  Pella windows, Shrock cabinets, Quartz countertop, and JennAir appliances.  Doors from the family room open to a large covered porch with a few steps to the level, landscaped rear yard.  Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, and linen storage.  The big lower level has a rec room, gym space, and a fifth bedroom and bathroom plus even more storage.  After leaving the home, stroll to the Ball-Sellers home, the oldest residence in Arlington, the community gardens at the library, Carlin Hall, and the 94 acre Glencarlyn Park. A lovely way to while away a late spring afternoon.

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Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved.

Join ACFCU’s mortgage loan officers

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Treat yourself this Independence Day with a world-class, private 4th of July extravaganza at the Military Women’s Memorial – a premier National Capital Region site.

Great food, fun, and the best views of Washington DC’s spectacular fireworks display. Relax, enjoy,


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