YourArlington -- which has published online, unscientific polls since 2006 --asked residents how they expected to vote in the March 28 town election on the ballot question asking whether they favor adding five all-alcoholic beverage licenses, from 15 to 20.
According to unofficial figures, voters favored the measure, 1,957 to 539, or 78 percent to 22 percent.
In an online poll conducted from 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, to 9 p.m. Friday, March 27, resulted in these responses:
Yes (94 votes or 87.04%)
No (12 votes or 11.11%)
I won't vote. (1 vote or 0.93%)
I don't care. (1 vote / 0.93%)
Housing corporation fund at $17,800
Expected to perform at the June 10 fund-raiser, titled "Side by Side for Brookside," are at least three Arlington musicians -- Vance Gilbert, Deborah-Henson Conant and Woody Giessmann, as well as two others from Boston, Ilana Katz Katz and John Powhida.
All ticket proceeds will go to the Brookside Condominium/Arizona Terrace Fund set up by the housing nonprofit to assist those displaced by the fire.
"Art.Food.Community," a fund-raiser for Arlington EATS called "such a roaring success," drew more than 600 people attended the May 16 event, raising $12,000.
Group volunteer Susan Stewart reported the results May 20 and called the amount raised "astounding."
"Thank you to everyone," she wrote. The total raised "will more than cover our expanded summer lunch program, and we are so thankful for how many kids we are going to be able to feed during our second year of operation."
UPDATED, May 19: Students of the Arlington High School biology club and Arlington High School Gives Committee raiosed $3,700 in their frst Arlington Scoopermania, held Saturday, May 16, from noon to 4 p.m., in front of the Cyrus E. Dallin Museum.
For only $5, participants ate as much ice cream as they wanted to support cancer research.
Organizer Katerina Koch reported the number May 18 and wrote that money will be sent the Jimmy Fund. From there, the fund sends it to the Dana Farber Institutes.
In late June, Arlington's Joe Snodgrass plans to pedal for the 10th time to raise money to fight ALS, the debilitating ailment known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease."
What pushes him? "I first became aware of Lou Gehrig's disease when my grandfather was diagnosed in 1995," Snodgrass wrote recently. "He died in 1997.
"I want to see an effective treatment for ALS developed in my lifetime, and know that our Tri-State Trek family contributed to it.
"I come back every year because of the sense of shared understanding of what it is like to love someone who is living with ALS, but also the shared urgency and mission to do something about it today, and for the future."
The Trek has a local connection: It was first developed as a fund-raising ride for the ALS Therapy Development Institute by Mathew Mendel, living in Arlington at the time. The first, in 2003, and had 13 riders; it now has about 400.
For this year's event, cyclists are featuring names of PALS -- "persons with ALS" -- on their jerseys.
Plenty of wild adventure is expected at the sixth annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival, a benefit for Massbike with an evening of short films, featuring two-wheeled travels around the globe.
The event is set for Wednesday, May 27, at the Regent Theatre. Social hour 6 to 7 p.m.; films from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are v$15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information, click here >>
On the go? Can't decide what to do? Here's help (or more decisions to make) -- five things to consider doing this weekend, as suggested by Cambridge Day.
Yes, the website, a YourArlington partner, focuses on Cambridge, but its suggested events encompass an area within your reach. See the suggestions here >>>
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UPDATED, May 12: Public art has come to Spy Pond Park for all of May. Created by Arlington Public Art, and sponsored by Arlington Recreation, the temporary exhibit titled "Elements," feature sculptures by 12 local artists who have used the site to inspire their work.
REVIEW: Ingenious, untaxing
A free outdoor reception was held Saturday, May 9, from 3 to 5 p.m., and about 50 people attended on a delightful afternopon for an opening
The exhibit continues through May 31 and will be on view 24/7 along the path cutting through Spy Pond Park.
Get a glimpse of some of the works in the slideshow at left.
Artists are Adria Arch, Freedom Baird, Gary Duehr, Milan Klic, Maria Ritz, Michael Dewberry, Kevin Duffy, Tim DeChristopher, Margot Stage, Mosaic Oasis, Susu Wing, and Suzanne McLeod.
McLeod's offering is the outline of a mastodon, built at her home and somehow transported to the water's edge.