Forget staying at home for this year’s Fourth of July festivities. We’re finally able to head out and see all the red, white and blue events that are happening this month. Namely, our own Arcadia Fourth of July Parade, where neighbors are encouraged to decorate their wheels, walk together through the neighborhood, enjoy snacks and celebrate our country and community.

In keeping with the patriotic theme, we introduce you to Arcadia resident Jerry Davis. A member of the Sons of the American Revolution organization, Davis’ most recent endeavor is honoring the neighbors who are flying their American flags accurately.

“I like doing this, and I hope people in the area don’t get weirded out that someone is leaving a letter in their mailbox. We want to honor you for doing the right thing,” Davis told Arcadia News.

You’ll find a few other neighbors in this issue, along with some new shopping, eating and staycation spots for the family.

We want to see what you’re doing for summer vacation this year, so email your photos or share them through social media @arcadianews for a chance to be featured in our annual summer vacation section in September. Your photo might even be featured on the cover. The deadline to send in photos is August 8. We can’t wait to see all the fun you’ve had!

– Mallory Gleich

P.S. Arcadia News is looking for freelance writers to be part of our award-winning newspaper. If you or someone you know loves to write, email me at

editor@arcadianews.com.