The Arlington High Spy Ponders (7-3) and Arlington Catholic (5-5) face off on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 10:15 a.m. at Peirce Field.
The Cougars lead the Turkey Day series, 4-2.
Arlington plays in the Division 3 Middlesex League; AC in Division 4 of the Catholic Central. The Spy Ponders had a strong fall, making the playoffs, and the Cougars have had an up-and-down season.
In unanimously supporting a plan to sell the town-owned former Disabled American Veterans Club at 1207 Mass Ave. at some point, selectmen on Monday, Nov. 24, heard the town manager suggest inviting those interested in using the vacant space for co-working.
Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine said that that when selectmen heard ideas about using the space, he was "inspired by the public."
The board's 5-0 vote approved recommendations from Chapdelaine. They are:
-- Issuing a request for proposals aimed at short-term tenancy. That would be an initial six-month lease, with the potential for one renewal no greater than 12 months; and
-- Filing a warrant article for the 2015 Annual Town Meeting requesting authorization to sell the property.
"This sale would be pursued in coordination with a potential lease, and not be executed until any such lease is completed," the manager's Nov. 20 memo says. "It is recommended that the proceeds from a sale be used to offset future capital needs."
Per previous discussions, the latter refers to using the money to help pay for rebuilding Stratton School and Arlington High School.
Coyote Impressions, at 721 Mass. Ave., is celebrating 20 years in Arlington.
To thank our customers for helping us reach this milestone, everything in the store is 20-percent off Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 through 30.
The co-owners' journey in retail began more than two decades ago when both left conventional jobs to take a year off to travel. While exploring the landscape on a trip to the Southwest, they met many artists and developed a passion for Native American jewelry and crafts.
The Arlington Food Pantry needs your support. Each month it provides food to 500 Arlington residents, of all ages, from all neighborhoods in town.
Over the past few years, pantry organizers have seen the need for food increase significantly, as residents regularly decide between paying for food or paying rent. Arlington now ranks 11th in need for food assistance in Eastern Massachusetts according to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
The Arlington Food Pantry is entirely supported through community donations.
Its goal for 2015 is to continue to provide food to the growing number of residents in need, while increasing the amount and types of food that residents can receive. To meet the growing demand, the pantry plans tol open a satellite location in December at 117 Broadway. The new location will focus on providing mostly fresh and frozen food items and will also increase the amount of food residents receive each month.
On Saturdays, during the holiday shopping season, the Town of Arlington is allowing free parking at all metered spots in the two municipal parking lots in the Center (Russell Commons lot on Mystic Street and the lot between Water Street and Lamson Way). The offer is Saturdays only, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
First Lights, a townwide community event to kick off the holiday season, is set for Friday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 7.
Events begin Friday night, Dec. 5, with caroling and a tree lighting in Arlington Center and the announcement of the window-decorating contest winners.
Businesses in Arlington Heights, Arlington Center and in Capitol Square will offer special promotions during the evening.
notloB presents Davis Square concert
To round out the year, we're proud to present two unique concert experiences, including one with fiddler Darol Anger of Arlington, at right, as well as cellist Mila Phelps-Friedl is an Arlington High School student.
On Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. notloB Music, managed by Jeff Boudreau of Arlington, will present at the Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville, an intimate show with acoustic music’s finest stars of any generation, four generations of the most creative minds in American string-band music, including an original co-founder of the David Grisman Quartet. This will be an opportunity to hear these instruments in the setting they were designed for, interpreting music from the entire swath of America’s Songbook at the highest level.
Tickets through eventbrite.com and, if available, at the door the evening of the performance.
Mr. Sun is the name of a new musical project: Anger on fiddle (DSQ, Republic of Strings, Psychograss, himself), Joe Walsh on mandolin (Gibson Brothers, himself), Grant Gordy on guitar (DSQ, Jake Schepps) and Ethan Jodziewicz on acoustic bass.
Music keeps brewin' at Menotomy Grill.
The group is a veteran of such Boston bands as Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, James Montgomery, Dwight & Nicole, SuperGenius and Beaver Brown Players are Milt Reder (guitar), Dean Cassell (bass), and Seth Pappas (drums). They perform (largely) instrumental Roots rock 'n' roll, swing, surf, spy, Ultra-Lounge, film and R & B.
La Victoria Taqueria plays Mexican street food in Arlington like Freddy Mercury led Queen -- uniquely, with flair, and approachable enough to make all ages want to sing along.
When you enter the newly opened location across from the Regent Theater, you think two things: Dang, it smells great in here, and dang, that’s a bad-a** T-shirt. The rough-hewn barn-board wall, groovy blackboardesque menu, chic logo floormats and those killer black shirts with the stark white Lucha libre wrestler-mask graphic immediately convey that somebody around here’s got killer style.
So before I collected my to-go order, I asked if I could buy a T-shirt, or four. Nope, not for sale. Umm, again, dang; Mr. Barrientos, please sell these in time for Christmas!
OK, now I suppose I should talk about the food.
It was kind of the folks behind the counter to wrap my Horchata in an additional waxed-paper foil wrap for the drive home. Horchata is a spiced rice milk shake. I found it slightly medicinal, but my husband thought it a good egg-nog alternative.
The Arlington Center for the Arts welcomes the public Wednesday, Dec. 3, for multiple events.
That evening, from 7 to 9:30, the 41 Foster St. center promises a free festive celebration of the arts. A wine-and-cheese reception and art-gallery opening of the holiday show and sale are planned in conjunction with the group's annual meeting and party for the arts.
The ACA has celebrated its 25th-anniversary year, so the evening is an opportunity to honor this accomplishment and invite the community to participate. The Ways and Means Committee will present music. The annual meeting, including election of the 2014-15 board and officers, is to begin at 8 p.m., followed by awards.
ACA’s volunteers of the year will be celebrated. Finally, the 2014 Alan McClennen Community Arts Award will be presented to Sharing a New Song, a chorus based in Harvard.
On display is the Small Works Holiday Art Show, which continues through Wednesday, Dec. 24, in the Gibbs Gallery.
A Massachusetts native who is the current director of the Winthrop Public Library and Museum has accepted the role of director of libraries for the Town of Arlington. Peter Struzziero plans to begin in late December.
A town news release says Struzziero has a broad range of experience in public libraries, as well as strong ties to Arlington.
"I spent a lot of time visiting my grandmother in Arlington, and my family always brought me to the Robbins Library for the great programs and collections," he said in the release.
"My mother loved it when she was a child growing up in Arlington and made sure I felt the same when I was growing up" says Struzziero. "I couldn't be more thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the town where all my favorite library memories were made."