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Teosinte group sold crafts, coffee at Kickstand

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The Arlington-Teosinte Sister City Project is selling crafts and whole-bean coffee in the Kickstand Cafe parking lot on selected Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Teosinte

Proceeds from the sale of fair-trade Salvadoran crafts will go to fund scholarships and community development in Teosinte, El Salvador, sister city to Arlington, Mass.

Adults and high school students may sign up for shifts. No prior experience is needed.


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Garden party benefits florescence near Town Hall

UPDATED July 9: The Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens held aGarden Club party, 2022 garden party on Friday, June 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and succeeded in covering expenses, introduced some new people to the garden and raised an additional $1,300 for the garden restoration endowment. 

An update on the group's website says: "The purpose of the party was to expose more people in the community to the Robbins Town Garden, to interest people in joining 'The Friends' organization and to raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the garden. One lucky woman won the raffle prize – an ornamental tree planted in her yard!

"The weather was warm and breezy , the garden was beautiful and those of us who attended really enjoyed meeting and partying with old and new friends."

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Robbins Town Hall Garden, at 700 Mass. Ave., is between Town Hall and the Robbins Library.

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Arlington Greek Festival '22 held

Watch ACMi's video of the 2022 Greek festival:

UPDATED June 18: The Arlington Greek Festival was held from Friday, June 10, at 11 a.m. through Sunday, June 12, at 6 p.m., at the St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton St.

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As always, there is no admission fee, and the venue is handicapped-accessible

Gyros, Souvlaki, Loukoumades . . . oh my!

Baked lamb, pastichio, moussaka

Many of your favorite Greek foods are set to return as well. Prepared with love and expertise by the parishioners of the church, they offer world-class cuisine using their tried-and-true set of recipes for the quality and flavor you have come to expect for over 30 years. 

From baked lamb, pastichio and moussaka to baklava, galaktoboureko and Greek coffee. A selection of Greek wines and beers will also be offered to pair with your meal.

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Deadline passes for Arlington-Belmont crew fund-raiser

From left: Alex DerStepanian (coxswain), Daniel Kim (stroke), Logan Freeman,  Xander de Venecia, Rohan Gandhi, Dereck Leigh, Will Newberry, Charles Forney,  Matthias Warkentin (bow). / Photo by Hugh McCabeFrom left: Alex DerStepanian (coxswain), Daniel Kim (stroke), Logan Freeman, Xander de Venecia, Rohan Gandhi, Dereck Leigh, Will Newberry, Charles Forney,  Matthias Warkentin (bow). / Photo by Hugh McCabe

Boys U-17 qualify for nationals

The Arlington-Belmont Crew Boys U-17 won a place last weekend at the U.S. Rowing Northeast Regionals competition in Lowell, as the team seeks support for its fund-raiser, which ends Friday, May 27.

"We are asking the Arlington and Belmont communities to support the Arlington-Belmont Crew Team and purchase tickets as part of our May Virtual Cash Calendar fund-raiser," said Doug Rosner, A-B Crew board president.

He said the funds are needed so that A-B Crew can continue to be accessible to all, especially when teens are in particular need of community, outdoor exercise, mental focus and opportunities to build confidence.

The fund-raiser helps keep athlete costs down, and gives us the resources to develop our team to its full potential, he said.

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Blue Ribbon BBQ aided Food Link

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Kick-start your Memorial Day Weekend by heading over to Blue Ribbon BBQ in Arlington, where you'll find a Food Link benefit night.

For every order on Wednesday, May 25, that mentions "Food Link," the food-recovery nonprofit will receive a 20-percent donation. Catering orders placed within 14 days of May 25 are eligible for a 10-percent donation if you mention "Food Link."

Check out the menu here >> Thank you for supporting Food Link and eating local

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Hungry to help Food Link? Deadline to order Hullabaloo BBQ passes

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Hullabaloo BBQ, local artisan barbecue created by Food Link board member and volunteer Ivan Basch, has raised more than $65,000 since 2015 for Food Link, an Arlington-based organization that rescues fresh food and contributes to environmental sustainability.

 Once a year, just in time for Memorial Day, Basch puts his state-champ-level and certified barbecue judge skills in service of Food Link. 

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AEF's first 5k run for education held

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Anticipate detours, delays around Mass. Ave., bikepath

UPDATED May 12: Join the Arlington Education Foundation (AEF) and be a part of history: Register for the first AEF 5k Run/Walk, set for from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15, to celebrate education in Arlington and raise funds for the Arlington Education Foundation.

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Start next to the Ed Burns Arena and make a loop, including parts of the Minuteman Bike Trail. This is virtual and in-person for runners of all ages.


Anticipate delays for portions of Mass. Ave. and the Minuteman Bikeway (Arlington Center to Arlington Heights). 

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Ukraine comic fund-raiser held at Regent

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 'Stand Up for Ukraine'

What's funny about the invasion of Ukraine? Not much.But humor can raise funds for its beleaguered people.

Veteran comic Stephanie Peters, long a Cambridge resident, was the host for a tribe of comics with jokes for a serious purpose, "Stand Up For Ukraine," held Sunday, May 1, at the Regent Theatre.

Raising money for the World Food Program are these Boston headliners, who are volunteering:

Tony V
Will Noonan
Colleen Galvin

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Guns & Hoses fund-raiser returns

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apdA marvelous annual Arlington tradition has returned.

The Guns & Hoses hockey match between Arlington police and firefighters was tabled in three previous years because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But on April 8, it was game on at the Ed Burns Arena, to benefit autism awareness.

Here’s ACMi News Director Jeff Barnd with a game recap:

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National Pancake Day: Arlington family touts fund-raiser

The Mooty girlsThe Mooty girlsDid you know that March 1 is National Pancake Day? Emmie, Rosie and Frannie Mooty of Arlington do. They look forward to this day each year.

On National Pancake Day, the local community comes together, through IHOP and Children’s Miracle Network to support Boston Children’s Hospital - helping children like the Mootys receive optimum care from a top pediatric hospital.

The Mootys are a family connected by blood, but not by bloodlines.

Tracy and her husband, Patrick, decided to start a family, but Tracy has thalassemia, an inherited disorder that causes irregular red blood cells and severe anemia. It requires blood transfusions every three weeks.

The couple learned there were many orphans in China with special needs — including thalassemia -- and without proper medical care, many die.

They saw Emmie’s picture on an adoption website; her sweet little face looked up at them with the word “thalassemia” written below.

Tracy shared the 2-year-old’s medical file with her hematologist at Boston Children’s. He confirmed she had a severe form of the disease that would require lifelong blood transfusions and lots of specialized care. He also said he’d be delighted to welcome a new patient.

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