An Update from our State Senator, Cindy Friedman

One of the ways in which ACMi strives to best serve the Arlington community is by regularly checking in with our elected state officials about what is happening at the State House that will be of interest and impact for the town’s residents. We recently welcomed our State Senator, Cindy Friedman, into the studio to give us an update on a number of issues that affect Arlington. The conversation covered topics from the amount of state aid we can expect to receive to the ongoing issues with the MBTA, from the revival of the so-called Millionaires’ Tax to where marijuana and gaming revenues are likely to be deployed. Senator Friedman is always candid and forthcoming, and she is not one to pull punches, so you can expect the straight scoop if you tune in to this latest episode of Talk of the Town on our Public channel.

Arlington Short Animation Film Festival

The scores of people who attended the revival of a summer tradition – ACMi’s Arlington Short Animation Film Festival – on a recent Friday night were treated to a smorgasbord of creative films that highlighted the versatility of the animation genre. (They also were treated to popcorn machine and cotton candy, but that’s another story!) We are delighted to present the entire evening’s program of family-friendly material on the Public channel, airing multiple times throughout the week. Check it out, and celebrate the wealth of inventive imagination in our midst!

Ottoson Graduation

High school seniors in Arlington are not the only students who will be moving on to a significant new stage of their lives. Ottoson Middle School also bids farewell to its “senior class,” with eighth-graders making their way to the high school of their choice in the coming fall. Such a development is always worth celebrating, and ACMi captured this year’s graduation on Monday, June 17. We will re-air the ceremony over the coming weeks on the Education channel – just check the accompanying listings for specific times. Congratulations to all the graduates!