YourArlington poll results: Your views
The following are the results of all polls conducted on this Web site since 2006 -- 85 -- beginning with the ones most recently concluded. All are unscientific and are limited by the options available. Despite this, they provide a snapshot of community opinion in this way: They aim to show how those responding feel about the question. If you have ideas for future polls, please let the publisher of this site know.
From 8 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, YourArlington published a poll asking whether the public favors adopting the Community Preservation Act. The poll did not ask whether you favored Article 22, which Town Meeting is considering.
Student competition goes international
More than 140 films reflecting a wide swath of the world were received for consideration for showing at the fourth annual Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF).
Submissions were from Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hawaii, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Malta, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Syria, Ukraine and the United States.
In addition, the festival has announced that 2014 is the first year that the Student Film Festival is an international competition. This year students from the United States will compete with submissions from Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco and Russia.
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 >>
UPDATED, July 17: An estimated 1,200 people turned out for the second annual Arlington Alive block party and Regent Theatre events on Saturday, July 12.
You know an event is maturing when a politician shows up, and Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat who is running for governor, spoke on the outskirts of the gathering.
"It went pretty well given that a lot of folks are away this time of year," said Roly Chaput, who staffed ATED's booth.
An afternoon's bright sun drove many in search of shade, and they found it among the monuments next to an under-construction Central Firehouse.
By 1:30 p.m., the Band That Time Forgot turned back the clock 44 or more years with a pulsing "Woodstock" (CSN&Y), "Purple Haze" (Jimi Hendrix) and "Spirit in the Sky" (Norman Greenbaum). They played where cars usually fight for spaces in Broadway Plaza.
You could get a bite to eat -- Argentine cuisine from Tango, Indian from Punjab and downright American from Menotomy Grill.
Or visit a variety of booths, a kind or preview of Town Day two months early. Represented were the Regent Theatre; ACMi, the cable-TV studio; the Arlington Center for the Arts and the Book Rack.
For the first time, members of the Arlington Philharmonic will present a classical concert at Robbins Farm. It is set for Saturday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m.
The performance is sponsored by the Friends of Robbins Farm.
The program will include music by Richard Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, Scott Joplin and George Gershwin.
"We will use the natural slope of the hill for the audience, and the 6 p.m. start time will assure everyone can see the musicians before darkness falls," wrote Roly Chaput of the Friends.
You can rent a canoe or kayak at Spy Pond weekends beginning Saturday, June 14, and continuing through mid-August. The first rental goes out at 10 a.m. and last at 5 p.m.
Go to the Spy Pond public boat ramp at Spy Pond Park, Pond Lane.