Public Notice of ACMI’s 2015 Annual Meeting


Arlington Community Media, Inc.
2015 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM
(6:00-7:00 – light refreshments served)

Public Notice

Arlington Community Media Inc. (ACMi), pursuant to its Bylaws and
to Article 9.1 of its Television Access Agreement with the Town of Arlington, will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM. This public meeting will be held in the ACMi studio located at 85 Park Avenue, Arlington, MA.

ACMi members, friends, and the general public are invited to attend the meeting at which the ACMi Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers will provide a summary of the past fiscal year’s activities and events, and a look ahead to its next fiscal year.

Norman J. McLeod
ACMi Executive Director

 Haven’t renewed your ACMI membership for 2015-16 yet ?
 Click here for a membership form.

Come to ACMi’s Open House on Oct. 28!



We are very excited to share the many activities, projects, and opportunities available for YOU at ACMi, so we’re taking this chance to open the doors to our Studio A at 85 Park Ave. in Arlington Heights, on Wednesday, October 28, from 7 to 9 pm. We invite you to:

  • come meet our expert staff of multi-media professionals and find out what we mean by “hands-on training”
  • hear from our members, volunteers and interns about their experience at ACMi
  • see the state-of-the-art equipment we make available to all our members for training and production.

Light refreshments will be served, and you will be welcomed warmly.

Please join us!

Front Door Detour at ACMi

The good news is that we are getting a completely renovated access ramp and front stairs at ACMi’s Studio A at 85 Park Ave. The bad news is that this is what it looks like right now…

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So until further notice, the only access into Studio A is via the BACK door at the bottom of the driveway. Here’s what it looks like:

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If you can’t let yourself in, just knock firmly and someone will respond momentarily.

The current estimate is that the front door will once again be accessible by some time early in the week of October 12. If you plan to come to Studio A during that week, feel free to call us at 781-777-1115 if you would like a status report.

APN Snags Two ACM-NE Video Festival Awards!

Those of you who follow Arlington Public News in its various forms – newscasts and news segments, extended interviews, political profiles and debates, public forums, and the like – know that APN’s work is of consistently high quality, in terms of both content and production standards.

The latest confirmation of this comes from the Alliance for Community Media, which saluted APN with two awards as part of its Northeast Region Video Festival. From among hundreds of submissions, the ACM-NE judges recognized APN for the following pieces:

“iCanShine Volunteers”  1st Place, Community Impact Category

“Celebrating Black History Month” 3rd Place, Diversity Empowerment Category

Congratulations, Arlington Public News!

Keep up the award-winning work!


It was a GREAT Town Day – re-live it on ACMi!

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Everything came together for Arlington’s Town Day 2015 – gorgeous weather, wonderful music, scrumptious food, and a festive community atmosphere that was second to none!

As always, ACMi was there to cover the entire event, and will be airing it in 1.5-hour blocks throughout the coming weeks. It is already a fond memory for most attendees, and will only grow more so for all of us as we move into and through the fall.

So tune in to our Public channel (Comcast 8, RCN 3, ACMi town day camera on balcony IMG_0035Verizon 31) to re-live this gigantic block party once more, and Happy Fall everyone!

ACMi partners with APS in Sister City Program

While there is always a lot of action at ACMi, this fall we are particularly excited to begin our collaboration with Arlington Public Schools in support of their Cultural Exchange program with Arlington’s Sister City of Teosinte in El Salvador!

The Exchange has been in place for a number of years, with the sole means of communication between Arlington fourth-graders and students in Teosinte being an exchange of letters that describe life in each of the two towns.

That is no longer the case. This year, thanks to the efforts of ACMi’s Youth Coordinator, Jessica Barnthouse, and Brackett School teacher AnitaCristina Calcaterra, fourth-grade students and teachers across all seven elementary schools will receive training in how to use their smartphones, iPads, and other devices to make videos to send to their peers in Teosinte! In fact, Jessica has already begun her instruction, as you can see…

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ACMi has also sent some basic equipment and training materials down to Teosinte, so that students there can also learn the art of mobile videography!

The Arlington-Teosinte Sister Cities program has enjoyed robust success in its traditional form, and ACMi looks forward to supporting this important cultural exchange as it moves towards harnessing 21st-century technology to further strengthen the ties between our two communities.

Summer Winding Down is…GOOD News?

Yes it is! In one small way, at any rate…


ACMi’s Regular Business hours are back!

Starting in September, ACMi will be open:

Monday – Thursday                 10 am – 8 pm

Friday                                          10 am – 6 pm

Saturday                                     By Appointment Only

And don’t forget!

Whatever the season, it’s always the right time

to renew your ACMi membership!

ACMi’s 2015-16 membership year runs through June 30, 2016, so

there’s plenty of time to take full advantage of the many benefits.