Monday, April 15, 2013
Banks and post offices will be open for the holiday.
Patriots' Day is observed Monday, April 15. Here’s a handy list of what’s open and closed on the holiday (Arlington Public Schools are on April vacation this week). Arlington businesses, please leave your holiday store hours in the comments below. Closed Open (at owner’s discretion) Here's how to navigate the MBTA on the holiday. Trash and recycling will not be collected on the holiday, and there will be a one-day delay the rest of the week, with Friday’s pickup happening Saturday. For missed pickups, call JRM directly at 1-800-323-4285.
The Menotomy Minute Men, Paul Revere and William Dawes will all be in town.
Today is Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 15. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) Flag Raising and Burying Ground Ceremonies: The Menotomy Minute Men will honor the men who lost their lives on April 19, 1775, with a flag raising at Town Hall at 7:15 a.m. this morning and then at the Jason Russell House. After that, it’s onto the Old Burying Ground where they will pay their respects to Menotomy residents Jason Russell, Jabez Wyman and Jason Winship and the others who lost their lives in Arlington that day. 2.) Paul Revere and William Dawes: Reenactment riders Paul Revere and William Dawes will ride into town this afternoon. The overall event starts at 11:30 a.m. outside Town Hall, with children’s crafts, music by Diane Taraz, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Here’s a handy list provided by the town.
As we’re sure you know by now, the Boston area has a ton going on this Patriots’ Day weekend, from the reenactments in Lexington and Concord to Monday’s Boston Marathon, which 44 Arlington residents are signed up to run. But what you may not know is all of the events going on here in Arlington. Here’s a handy list provided by the town. SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Housewarming Celebration at the Jason Russell House The Arlington Historical Society welcomes you to the Jason Russell House to celebrate the recent discovery that a portion of this Menotomy homestead dates to 1684. In the spirit of family and sustainability, Patriot Jason Russell used timbers from his grandfather Jason Russell’s house to build his own home. This weekend, we honor the …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Lainey surrenders candy duty.
My daughter Lainey is 5 years old, and I love her. She enjoyed this past Patriots’ Day, until the parade showed up. My wife pushed Joey in the stroller, and I pulled Lainey in her wagon to Mass Ave for Arlington’s Patriots’ Day Parade, which salutes town involvement in the first day of the Revolutionary War. Crowds of families arrived around 2 p.m. and waited curbside for the festivities. Venders lugged grocery carts overstuffed with inflatable toys, horns and bubble-shooters. An ice-cream truck thrived in the hot sunshine, and Lainey enjoyed a popsicle. Two of Lainey’s school friends passed by and squirmed with anticipation. “Where is it?” a girl complained. “I can’t see the parade yet.” “Don’t worry,” the mom smiled. “You’ll hear it …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Menotomy Minutemen, Paul Revere and William Dawes were all in town.
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Plus a 64-year-old Arlington woman who finished 22nd in her age/gender category.
Fifty Arlington residents beat the heat Monday, finishing the 116th Boston Marathon despite record-high temperatures in the high 80s. Of the Arlington men, 35-year-old Daniel McCue recorded the fastest time, covering the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston in 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds (or just a hair under 6-minute-mile pace). McCue’s last 5-kilometer stretch was actually one of his fastest, as he averaged 5:58 per mile leading up to the 40-kilometer mark and 5:48 per mile from there to the finish. Arlington’s Devin Jones, 31, also broke the 3-hour barrier, turning in a 2:58:06. For Arlington women, Micaela Piazza, 42, led the way in 3:45:31, or roughly 8:35 mile pace. Judi Chiavetta, also 42, was second among Arlington women…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Here's who to look for out on the course.
Sixty-three Arlington residents, from ages 25 to 64, signed up to run this year's 116th Boston Marathon. However, with race organizers issuing a heat advisory and offering deferments, not all will probably toe the line. In addition to the below list, which will be updated as runners cross the Boylston-Street finish line, you can get text alerts for a specific runner here and online splits here.
Leonard will have 20-year-old Christian Jacobs on his mind while he runs the 116th Boston Marathon.
Today Arlington’s Daniel Leonard will be running the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in honor of 20-year-old Christian Jacobs. Jacobs, a nursing student outside of Columbus, Ohio, has homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder that occurs in about one in 1 million people and causes early heart disease. Homozygous FH is the much more severe form of heterozygous FH, which affects about one in 500 people. For Jacobs, that means a handful of medications and more than a dozen pills a day. “Currently I am on six different medications, two are at maximum dosage, and I take 15 pills a day,” he wrote in his post on Running for Rare Diseases. “Nine months ago it was found that I have severe atherosclerosis in three …
A look at what's closed on Monday, April 16.
Town Offices will be closed on Patriots’ Day (Monday, April 16). This includes all offices in Town Hall, Robbins Library, the DPW Yard and the Recreation Department. There will also be no trash and recycling collection on Patriots’ Day. Trash and recycling normally collected on Patriots’ Day will be picked up on Tuesday, April 17, and there will be a one-day delay for the rest of the week. The Friday pick-up will be collected on Saturday. For missed pick-ups, call Waste Management directly at 1-800-545-4560. For additional trash and recycling information, click here.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Nearby events in Lexington, Concord and Lincoln.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The following is a press release from Minute Man National Historical Park. It has been shortened and lightly edited. The Battle Road event on Saturday, April 14, will feature 300 colonists and British redcoats. In addition to the military activities, volunteer re-enactors at Minute Man National Historical Park’s historic Hartwell Tavern will represent daily life in 1775 to illustrate how civilian men and women contributed to the cause of American Liberty. The celebrations culminate with “Junior Ranger Day” and Battle Road Heroes” on Saturday, April 21. Events are free of charge, except where noted. Battle Road Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House, Lincoln Hartwell Tavern open: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Captain William Smith House …