2020 Fox Festival: Meet a Great Horned Owl with Diane Welch

It’s time to start planning the 2020 Fox Festival in Arlington, our annual celebration of the Fox Library, local wildlife, creativity and imagination, neighborhood and community. Our team of artists – Sara Peattie, Kari Percival, and Greg Cook – are developing activities you can do at home. We’re not ready to share them yet, but here’s a hint: we will be asking everyone in Arlington to participate in “The Epic Adventures of Fox and Owl.”

To get you started, curator Cecily Miller is having conversations about our animal neighbors with Diane Welch, Arlington’s wonderful animal control officer! We hope you are inspired and also learn something new about local wildlife. Today, hear about the Great Horned Owl and meet Nuala, a 1-year old owl adopted by Diane. We are working on other episodes featuring opossums, raccoons, bats, bees and, of course, foxes!

More information will be available at www.ArtsArlington.org/foxfest later in May.

The Fox Festival is organized by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, with support from the Arlington Public Libraries, Friends of the Fox Library, ACMi, and Town of Arlington. Special thanks to Diane Welch and the generous wildlife photographers who donated their pictures: Glen Campbell, Peter Christoph, and Paul Topham. Video produced and edited by Cecily Miller, ACAC Curator of Public Art.

Arlington’s Got Talent | Fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund | June 26, 2020

Donations gratefully accepted at: https://tinyurl.com/dana-farber-cancer
Host – Sam Dieringer
Producer – Sagar Rastogi

Arlington’s Got Talent is a live virtual townwide talent show fundraiser led by the AHS Scoops club that invites Arlingtonians of all ages to connect and celebrate creativity, diversity, and community, while raising money for the Jimmy Fund. All donors will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win multiple prizes, though no purchase is necessary. To receive an entry without making a contribution please email srastogi2021@spyponders.com. Winners will be announced during the live show!
Your donations to the Jimmy Fund will help support leaders at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families.
Thank you for your support. Together, we can conquer cancer!

Tom Barvick & Jesse Schulz of Star-67
Varun McIntyre
Chicken Big and Ben Austen
Hannah Gevers
Patrick Thrasher
TBD, AHS Barbershop Quartet
Sean Hart
Glen Fant
Noah Sweder, Sierra Curro, and Aliza Kopans
Leo Voet
No Turn on Red
Ritika Gurjar
Brian Buck and Arya
Todd Bearson
Sophie Leigh
The Fiddleheads

This video was created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA. ACMi is dedicated to providing an electronic forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the talents, skills, interests, concerns, and diversity of the Arlington, Massachusetts community.

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AIFF Raffle Update

ACMi friends at the Arlington International Film Festival are raffling off a gas grill, just in time for summer BBQ season. Deadline July 3rd. ACMi member Tyler Vaillancourt has more.

Enough is Enough

The town of Arlington is opening up a dialogue with its residents regarding race, racial equity, and systemic inequality. This, of course, come in wake of the unjustifiable death of George Floyd on May 25th in Minneapolis. That was a the hands of a police officer who has now been charged with second degree murder.

An area rally called Arlington Activates was held earlier this week and it drew more than 300 people to town hall. It featured several speakers. Among them, students of color from Arlington High School. The topic was racial inequality that they see in their everyday existence. And after what the world has seen since George Floyd’s death once month ago, they say it’s time for solution and that enough is enough.