Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Miss your local video store? Check out the Friends of the Robbins Library collection.
The Friends of the Robbins Library DVD collection may be one of Arlington’s best-kept secrets. With a library card, you can rent the above movies (and a plethora of others) for just $1 each (or two-for-one on Wednesdays) and keep them for a week. In addition to movies, the collection, which is on the first floor of the Robbins, also features a number of TV series, including Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, the Sopranos, True Blood and the Wire.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Festival passes are on sale now at the Regent Theatre.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The following is from the Arlington International Film Festival. The Arlington International Film Festival is much more than just a film festival; it is a celebration of cultures as well as being a platform for recognizing the common global human experience. The skill of "story-telling" as is taught and practiced in Marrakech, the historical journey of Indian sarodist, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and his music legendary, an African-American’s journey from the segregated south to national recognition told through his carving, tooling and dyeing of pictures on leather, non-violence practiced by a little-known movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, an intimate spiritual interaction among a trio of human beings caught up in a moment of …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Today is Friday, June 22. Here are five things you need to know.
1. Temperatures could top 90 degrees today for the third straight day, according to the National Weather Service. There is also a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. On Saturday, there is also a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with temperatures reaching 79 degrees. On Sunday, it should be sunny with a high near 81. 2. Disney-Pixar’s “Brave” opens at the Capitol Theatre today. Weekend showtimes (bold times in REAL-D 3D): 3. The School Committee and teachers’ union (Arlington Education Association) recently came to terms on a new three-year contract. Here’s what you need to know about the new deal. 4. Looking to getaway this weekend? Here are some great ideas in Cape Cod and the Islands, Rhode Island and Seacoast …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
With temperatures expected to top 100 degrees today, why not go to the beach, a spray pool, a movie, ice-cream parlor or just an air-conditioned building, all here in Arlington.
With temperatures expected to hit 101 degrees in Arlington today, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for all of eastern Massachusetts. Here are five ways to beat the heat: 1.) Reservoir Beach is now open. Spy Pond is not due to high levels blue-green algae. 2.) The spray pool at Lussiano Park on North Union Street is also open, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Just as an FYI, the park has no bathrooms. 3.) If you’re looking to stay out of the sun altogether, here’s what’s playing at the air-conditioned Capitol Theatre (which also serves Richardson’s Ice Cream): 4.) Speaking of ice cream, why not stop by Brigham’s or the Chilly Cow? 5.) The Council on Aging has put together a list of tips to stay cool and a list of air-…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Please vote for your favorite by taking our poll and by clicking on the directory link below and writing a short, one or two sentence review.
With temperatures (and gas prices) rising, the latest installment of our Best of Patch Readers' Choice contest looks at where you go to vacation when you don't feel like going very far. The question is: Where is the best place to staycation in or around Arlington? Here are a few of our favorite spots, but if we’re forgetting yours, please let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the list. Voting's open until 9 a.m. this Friday, May 11. Ties will be broken by whichever place has the most positive reviews and comments posted below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. A winner will be determined by Patch editors, based on poll results…
Friday, February 4, 2011
Baby brunch, Freshman sports and a Daddy-Daughter dance.
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