ACMi is located in Arlington Heights, between Massachusetts Ave. and Route 2, on Park Ave, at the Corner of Paul Revere Rd. Studio B is located directly across the street from the Arlington High School.
We are delighted to introduce the two newest members of our full-time staff! While we will always be grateful for the many contributions of former Media Coordinator Sean Snyder and former Youth Coordinator Jessica Barnthouse, we feel very lucky to have landed such worthy successors in those positions. Welcome, Meagan and Kevin!
Meagan O’Brien, Digital Media Coordinator
After six years working as a professional freelance developer and designer, Meagan joins ACMi as our Digital Media Coordinator. Her job includes creating print and web marketing materials, making graphics packages for productions, curating social media outreach, and managing the website. Meagan has experience working for a wide variety of non-profits, small organizations and start-up companies, and she has been on the Board of Directors for a public access station in the past. In her free time, Meagan enjoys throwing dinner parties and working on social art projects like Portrait for a Story.
Kevin Wetmore, Youth Coordinator
As Youth Coordinator, Kevin manages ACMi’s Studio B location at 892 Massachusetts Avenue. He also teaches youth production classes and works with Arlington’s youth production crews. After serving for three years with AmeriCorps, where he ran after-school programs in Boston and Cambridge public schools, Kevin’s lifelong love of cinema led him to pursue a career in video production. He has directed short documentaries and narrative projects, and has produced videos for a variety of non-profit organizations. Prior to joining ACMi, Kevin worked at Wellesley Public Media as their Community Producer. In his free time, Kevin enjoys scouring local record stores and spinning vinyl.
In just a couple of months, the Regent Theatre will once again screen the entries and host the ATown Awards Ceremony for this Showcase of youth filmmaking in Arlington. But of course it can’t happen without the films themselves, and that’s where YOU come in! Please help us get the word out about this opportunity to any young filmmakers you know, and encourage them to submit their work. The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2016. There is no submission fee for the first entry, so that is no obstacle. We look forward to seeing your talents on display!
As you can see in the photo above, we are all Wrapped Upand ready to head off for the holidays ourselves. Before we go, we wanted to alert you to our special Holiday Hours. For the next two weeks, our schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Dec 24 – CLOSED Friday, Dec 25 – CLOSEDMonday, Dec 28 – OPEN 10-6 Tuesday, Dec 29 – OPEN 10-6 Wednesday, Dec 30 – OPEN 10-6 Thursday, Dec 31 – CLOSED Friday, Jan 1 – CLOSED
On an unusually balmy Saturday evening in early December, ACMi’s Studio A was the site for First Lights festivities that included:
A visit from Santa,
a selection of carols,
and the official Tree Lighting..
to open the holiday season!
Scores of Arlington’s youngest residents showed up to hear Santa read “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and they brought their parents along to join in the fun! A children’s chorus from the nearby Park Ave Congregational Church led the crowd through a series of beloved holiday chestnuts, cookies and hot cider were provided by host ACMi, and winners of a raffle sponsored by participating local businesses were selected. The event drew residents from all over Arlington (and beyond) to the Heights for an evening marked by high spirits and a palpable sense of community, leaving many with the feeling that a new holiday tradition had been born…
Are you one of our members who has asked before about how you can join the Katsos Crew? Would you like to get involved right from the start in the latest season of a variety show that has aired in 16 countries and has featured more than 330 performances by New England artists?
THIS is your chance!!
Who could turn this face down?
Come to the Season 7 Launch Meeting!
Date: Tuesday, December 8
Place: ACMi Studio A, 85 Park Ave.
Agenda: Fun, FUN, FUN!!
We have 40 crew positions on every show so there’s always something to do and new things to try. Our crew is a group of dedicated volunteers who prove that community television can be a professional product and reach million of homes!
Arlington Community Media, Inc.
2015 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM
(6:00-7:00 – light refreshments served)
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 ?