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%)
Town Day and Night are fast approaching. Make sure you save the date to celebrate Arlington with friends and neighbors.
Town Day, a tradition since 1976, is Saturday, .
You can learn more this annual event at arlingtonma.gov/townday.
Are you involved in Town Day? Do you have a booth?
Let the public know how you are participating -- what, what and why.
The festival, to be in Kendall Square, Cambridge, in October, will begin free monthly screenings in June in the Community Room at 7 p.m.
Here is the lineup:
Aug. 27 - INDELIBLE LALITA ~ Julie Mallozzi, Director | USA | 2012|DOC
"Amazing ... creative ... inspiring ...."
These are among the comments from the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) selection committee about this year’s submissions from high school student filmmakers.
For the fifth consecutive year, AIFF is showcasing the work of student filmmakers, whose submissions have increased.
This year’s program includes students from Massachusetts (Arlington, Belmont, Lynn, Dorchester and Boston); Clearfield Springs, Conn.; New York City; San Antonio, Texas; Coral Gables, Fla.; Fort Washington, Pa.; London, England; Cardiff, Wales; and Warsaw, Poland.
Themes addressed in this year’s screenings include immigration, social justice, life changing accidents, police harassment and openness to those with disabilities, homelessness as well as entertaining shorts about cheating on tests and starting a garage band.
Joe Douillette, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art's Teen New Media Program, will be the master of ceremonies for the program, Sunday, Oct. 18.
Student filmmakers and their parents and teachers are invited to attend a pizza reception at Emma’s Pizza, 40 Hampshire St., Cambridge.
Student screenings are set for 2:30 p.m. at the Kendall Square Cinema, 1 Kendall Square, 355 Binny St., Cambridge.
The Menotomy Grill & Tavern, which celebrated its second anniversary in June, keeps right on brewin' music late Thursdays.
From 9:30 to midnight Aug. 27, hear Ben Baldwin & The Big Note.
"Ben Baldwin and The Big Note can be a rockin' little jazz quartet or a powerhouse 6-piece band," says Cuzin Richard.
Two free, family-fun events are set for Saturday, Aug. 29, during an End of Summer Festival at Robbins Farm Park. The rain date is Aug. 30.
Come for the jams, stay for the flicks. Light refreshments will be available for purchase to sustain the adventurous, courtesy of the Friends of Robbins Farm Park.
Organizers encourage you spread out a blanket and bring a picnic.
The Matt Flinner Trio, "Deeply Rooted New Acoustic Music," will be fourth and final concert of the summer season for Arlington-based notloB Music. It will be presented at the Park Avenue Congregational Church at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28.
In 2006, three musical pals decided to get together to play a few gigs; since then, the Matt Flinner Trio has been exploring new pathways and setting new standards for the bluegrass trio sound all around the U.S. and Europe.
Mandolinist Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of musical styles — all with the common ground of American roots music. Bluegrass, jazz and old-time music are all present here in their ways, along with a dose of classical chamber music composition and arrangement, as the members all draw from their wide array of musical loves, experiences and influences.
These influences boil down into the trio’s own organic sound of new acoustic or modern string-band music or chamber grass (music is getting harder and harder to label these days, isn’t it?). Whatever label you put on it, it is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you’ve never quite heard before.
UPDATED, Aug. 17: Tickets are on sale for the Cary Hall 2015-16 season series, arranged by Spectacle Management.
The Lexington venue, undergoing renovations, is expected to reopen Oct. 16 with a concert by singer-songwriter and Boston native Livingston Taylor followed by Bruce Hornsby the next night.
Best known for his hits "The Way It Is," "Every Little Kiss" and "Mandolin Rain," and fresh off playing with the Grateful Dead in its final performances, in Chicago, Hornsby performs in a solo concert. Tickets are $79 to $49 and went on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21.