First Lights in Arlington Heights Was a Big Hit!

On an unusually balmy Saturday evening in early December, ACMi’s Studio A was the site for First Lights festivities that included:             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… If you missed this one, please join us next year!...

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Here’s your chance to join the Katsos Show Crew!!

The Steve Katsos Show begins its SEVENTH season  very soon, andYOU are invited to  come join the crew!   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?   Well then,  THIS is your chance!! 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!       Don’t miss your chance to be part of  ACMi‘s most popular show...

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Arlington Public News Tells Its Story

On an early February evening, in between a week full of snowstorms, Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMi) threw open its doors to host the Arlington Public News (APN) Open House. The gathering was another in an on going series of ACMI events hosted by APN to share with the community the success of its volunteer news team. The open house was also an open call to the community, inviting Arlingtonians to take action and participate in producing news and other types of programming. The APN staff welcomed more than 25 guests, including at least five new faces. “We’re here because we got the post card in the mail,” said one father who was in attendance with his high school aged daughter. “She’s interested in news and video and we thought this would be a good way to learn some skills and get exposed to all that goes in to making a program. “It’s a great resource, especially for high school students preparing for college.” That was music to Executive Director Norm McLeod’s ears. “ACMi is, in fact, a resource for the community. Our goal is to provide Arlingtonians with an outlet for their creativity as well as the issues and topics that are of interest to them.” One of those main outlets is the APN broadcast, anchored by Arlington residents Michelle Marino and Paul Wehrlin. The entire APN team...

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UPDATED: Saturday, Animation Film Fest, August 10, 2013

***The fest has been moved to the Rain Date, Saturday August 10th*** Come to Robbins Farm Park on Friday Saturday, August 9th 10th (rain date: August 10th) for an evening outdoor festival showcasing local animated work for all ages. Arlington’s own eclectic bluegrass band the Wicked Pickers AHS Jazz Band will be kicking off the evening at 7pm, with the films starting at 8:30pm when the sun has set. Bring a picnic and blanket, buy some food from our vendors, and enjoy the night! The event is presented by Arlington Community Media Inc, Arlington Center for the Arts, Friend of Robbins Farm Park, and Arlington International Film...

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Last Chance: Animation Film Festival Call for Entries

Last chance to submit your animated shorts for the first-ever Arlington Short Animation Film Festival! The submission deadline is Monday, July 1st at 5pm. We seek entries from novice and experienced filmmakers from all over the Bay State, to showcase at the festival on August 9, 2013 (rain-date August 10). The best short film jury winner will be featured at the acclaimed Arlington International Film Festival October 23-27th. Email with any...

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