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Arlington Catholic girls skate to state crown (Winslow Townson for the Boston Globe)Captain Rebecca Zappala leads the Arlington Catholic girls' team around the TD Garden ice with the state Division 1 trophy after defeating St. Mary's, 3-1.

Arlington Catholic girls skate to state crown

The Arlington Catholic girls' hockey squad rode a two-goal surge in the second period surge to beat St. Mary’s, 3-1, for the Division 1 state hockey championship Sunday, March 18, at TD Garden. Boston Globe, 3/19/12

In basketball, hard-fought memories for Cougars

The Arlington Catholic girls' basketball team fell just short in their quest to repeat as state champs, joining five area high school teams that ended their seasons with losses in the sectional finals. Boston Globe, 3/18/12
(A. Guzman )Arlington High freshman Marley Jurgensmeyer with her winning design, which will be used to promote the film festival's screenings in October.
Popcorn entrepreneurs keep ear to the crowd (Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe)Since launching Quinn Popcorn 18 months ago, Coulter and Kristy Lewis have transplanted the operation from their Arlington home to a Woburn warehouse.

Popcorn entrepreneurs keep ear to the crowd

It might sound corny, but entrepreneurial inspiration can pop up from almost anywhere. Arlington residents Coulter and Kristy Lewis say their startup grew out of their search for healthier microwave popcorn, and was assisted by social media sites. Boston Globe, 2/2/12

Coach's winning formula? Add freshmen to mix

Coach's winning formula? Add freshmen to mix (Jon Chase for the Boston Globe)
After struggling to score this season, the Arlington Catholic boys' hockey squad may have found an answer in two freshman skaters, Jon Chase and Ryan Smith, who earned congratulations from junior teammate Brendon O'Connell (left) after one of his three goals against Austin Prep last weekend. Boston Globe, 2/2/12

Forum on bike, traffic plans draws 70 to Town Hall

Forum on bike, traffic plans draws 70 to Town Hall (Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates)
A gathering of roughly 70 people turned out for a consultant's presentation of five options (detail at left) for reconfiguring traffic and bicycle lanes in Arlington Center, with the aim to provide safe passage for Minuteman Bikeway riders, pedestrians and motorists through the busy Massachusetts Avenue intersection. YourArlington.com, 1/2/12
(Brock Parker for The Boston Globe)Work crews using heavy machinery plowed through the old Thompson Elementary School, clearing the way for its replacement.

Thompson's demolition creates souvenir bricks

As construction crews demolished the Thompson School, a crate of bricks was set on the sidewalk for alumni or anyone wishing to have a keepsake from the 55-year-old building. Boston Globe, 12/21/11
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Annual Jingle Ride lets the good times roll again (Karin Turer / Tugboat 23)Luca Hefferon takes on the role of the Gingerbread Man for last weekend's Jingle Ride, which drew cyclists of all ages celebrating the holiday season.

Annual Jingle Ride lets the good times roll again

Check out scenes of cyclists from across the region who converged on Arlington Center on Sunday, Dec. 11, for the 15th annual Jingle Ride, a festive trip into Boston and back organized by Ciclismo Classico. Boston.com, 12/14/11
Redistricting map is still evolving, panel shows Parents pore over a computer-generated GIS map showing potential school enrollment boundaries during the redistricting committee's recent meeting.

Redistricting map is still evolving, panel shows

The school board's redistricting subcommittee drew a crowd of 80 residents to its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, who watched as alternative maps were drawn in response to their concerns. YourArlington.com, 12/14/11
Museum on a mission to revive Dallin's profile (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)Volunteer docent Will Jenkins, 17, explains the significance of two sculptures in the Native American room at the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum in Arlington.

Museum on a mission to revive Dallin's profile

Using the 150th anniversary of sculptor Cyrus E.Dallin's Nov. 22 birthday as a jumping-off point, trustees of an Arlington art museum dedicated to his work are launching a year of events to celebrate the artist's work and raise his profile. Boston Globe, 11/20/11
(Meri Bond )Carol Greeley accepts the Housing Corporation of Arlington's Deacon Frank Mandosa Community Service Award on behalf of her late husband, Brian, from executive director David Levy during the organization's recent celebration.

Housing group's benefit gala draws a crowd

About 350 people celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Housing Corporation of Arlington at a recent fund-raising dinner that also honored the late Brian Greeley, a Housing Authority member who died last spring. Boston Globe, 11/28/11

Arlington resident shares healing power of music

Arlington resident shares healing power of music
Romy Ikauniks Wilhelm (left), an Arlington resident who credits her late grandmother with instilling in her a love of music, is carrying on the family’s musical tradition as a licensed music therapist at the Indian Hill Music School in Littleton. Boston Globe, 11/20/11
Local touch in MassAudubon photo contest (Courtesy of MassAudubon)A painted skimmer dragonfly, a grand-prize winner by Mary Dineen of Arlington.

Local touch in MassAudubon photo contest

It was a small, brown insect with wings that caught the eye of judges in the second annual “Picture This’’ photography contest organized by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. And the painted skimmer dragonfly was perched right in Arlington resident Mary Dineen's backyard. Boston Globe, 11/24/11

A special memento of brother lost in World War II

A special memento of brother lost in World War II
The World War II dog tags and a few other belongings of Arlington native John J. Farrell Jr., whose remains were recovered only a few years ago by a construction crew in Germany, have been turned into a lasting legacy by his sister, Rosemary (at left), and a jeweler who created a special pin from the objects. Boston Globe, 11/11/11
Life after retirement: Finding community in clubs (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff )The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington convenes in rented space at a local church; 648 members hail from area communities, and pay a $25 annual fee.

Life after retirement: Finding community in clubs

In a trend that seems to be growing along with the country's population of senior citizens, older men with time on their hands after retirement are getting together to socialize through informal clubs. There are “retired women’s clubs’’ as well, but not nearly as many. Boston Globe, 11/7/11
Teacher nearly wins channel's 'Handyman' title (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)Allison Oropallo provides a hands-on lesson for Ottoson Middle School students (from left) Kate Vitale, Ava Ziporyn, Sarah Mangelli, and Atticus Kane.

Teacher nearly wins channel's 'Handyman' title

Allison Oropallo, a technology engineering teacher and Legos robotics coach at Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, was the runner-up on HGTV’s “All-American Handyman,’’ one of 20 contestants and the only woman in the final four. Boston Globe, 11/3/11

Never-give-up puncher McNeeley dies at 74

Never-give-up puncher McNeeley dies at 74 (Globe file photo)
Thomas William McNeeley Jr., who grew up in Arlington, had his shot at the world heavyweight boxing title against Floyd Patterson (at left) in 1961; while he lost the fight, his never-give-up spirit won legions of fans that day. Mr. McNeeley has died after complications from a seizure. He was 74. Boston Globe, 10/31/11
Volunteers create rain garden to protect Spy Pond (Sustainable Arlington )Participants look over their handiwork, a rain garden protecting Spy Pond from possible storm-water pollution, after their work party on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Volunteers create rain garden to protect Spy Pond

Organized by town workers and Sustainable Arlington, volunteers gathered at Spy Pond Park over the weekend to create a rain garden, designed to intercept storm-water runoff before it reaches the pond. Boston Globe, 10/11/11

Meditation center hosts a rare, revered Buddha

Meditation center hosts a rare, revered Buddha (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)
Inspired by the stream of Tibetan Buddhists visiting its quarters in a simple rental house on Bartlett Avenue, the Drikung Meditation Center is raising funds for a permanent home that would allow its 8-foot-tall replica of the revered Jowo Rinpoche statue of Buddha (left) to be officially consecrated. Boston Globe, 9/29/11
Arlington resident Bill Turville with one of his oversized creations, "FishCar."

Storefront offers showcase for experimental art

Storefront offers showcase for experimental art
Several new sculptures, including "Nashawtuc Hill" (at left), by local architect, sculptor and art teacher Bill Turville are on display in the vacant storefront at 12 Medford St. as part of the Arlington Windows Project. YourArlington.com, 9/12/11
Closeted conflicts brought to light in 'Next Fall' (Michael Mahoney/Hat Head Studios)Geoffrey Nauffts, an actor-turned-playwright from Arlington, tells the story of a gay couple wrestling with differences over religion and coming out in "Next Fall."

Closeted conflicts brought to light in "Next Fall"

“Next Fall,’’ the first full-length play written by Arlington native Geoffrey Nauffts, hit Broadway last year, earning a Tony nomination for best play. Not bad for a novice, says Scott Edmiston, who’s directing a SpeakEasy Stage Company production of his play running through Oct. 18 at the Boston Center for the Arts. Boston Globe, 9/19/11
Married actors explore dark side in stage comedy (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)Cast members (from left) Jason and Sabrina Fenton of Arlington, Bill Stambaugh and Kristen Dattoli of Belmont, and Framingham residents Kim and Doug McClure work on their characters for "The Smell of the Kill."

Married actors explore dark side in stage comedy

A production of “The Smell of the Kill’’ features Arlington residents Sabrina and Jason Fenton in its cast of three real-life couples who portray more-dysfunctional characters in the dark comedy, opening its run at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Boston Globe, 9/29/11
Local presence at rally backing action on climate (YourArlington.com)The Moving Planet rally in Boston included delegations from Sustainable Arlington, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church and Transition Town Arlington.

Local presence at rally backing action on climate

Roughly two dozen Arlington residents added their voices to a New England rally in Boston on Sept. 24, supporting the movement away from fossil fuels as part of a international day of events organized by 350.org. YourArlington.com, 9/26/11
Fall style's 'most fashionable' kudos go to Arlington's Chhabra (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff )

Fall style's "most fashionable" kudos go to Arlington's Chhabra

Dubbed "most stylish" in a Boston Globe fall fashion roundup, Arlington resident Shelley Chhabra (left) shares some of the inspirations behind the traditional Indian designs in her Cambridge boutique, Chhabra Bridal Wear. Boston Globe, 9/19/11
(Brock Parker for The Boston Globe)A demolition crew had leveled most of the former Brigham's plant and warehouse facility on Mill Street by midafternoon Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Old Brigham’s ice cream plant gets leveled

Demolition crews have started tearing down the old Brigham’s Ice Cream Co. production plant on Mill Street, clearing the way for a new apartment complex on the property near Arlington Center. Boston Globe, 9/28/11
Homegrown film festival opens at Regent tonight (April Ranck)

Homegrown film festival
opens at Regent tonight

After three years of preparations, local residents April Ranck and Alberto Guzman will preside over the opening of the inaugural Arlington International Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Regent Theatre on Medford Street. Among other hometown elements, its poster (left) was designed by two Arlington High students. Boston Globe, 10/6/11
A personal collaboration to make 'Rent' (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)

A personal collaboration
to make 'Rent'

An Arlington husand-and-wife team is performing behind-the-scenes starring roles in the production of "Rent" running through Sunday, Sept. 25, at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, with (at left) Benjamin Evett serving as director and Kelli Edwards the award-winning Broadway musical's choreographer. Boston Globe, 9/1/11
Local designer falls from 'Runway,' but his star is still on the rise

Local designer falls from "Runway," but his star is still on the rise

The competition was over before David Chum (inset) got to thread a single needle. The Arlington-based designer was among 20 finalists brought in to audition for 16 spots on Lifetime's “Project Runway.’’ But his rack of structured and tailored dresses and separates didn't survive the first cut, much to the surprise of local fashion figures won over by his talent and personality. Boston Globe, 8/4/11
Foundation has Lim dropping out, dreaming big (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)Jeffrey Lim is excited about his prospects after winning a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship, but his mother, Margaret (right), isn't convinced he should leave MIT.

Foundation has Lim dropping out, dreaming big

Jeffrey Lim always dreamed of going to MIT, and once the Arlington 20-year-old got there, he loved it. But he won't be back on campus this fall -- he's among two dozen students bypassing college to launch start-ups with $100,000 from PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel. Boston Globe, 8/6/11
(Photos by Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)A coyote fashioned from foam, chicken wire and brown paint by town resident Claudia Hughes (below, crafting a new model in her driveway) is close enough to the real thing to keep Canada geese off the beach at Arlington Reservoir.

Town's newest statue stands guard against geese

Town's newest statue stands guard against geese
Arlington Reservoir has long been a popular destination for heat-beating swimmers and a gaggle of sand-soiling, sandwich-swiping Canada geese. But this summer, thanks to a 4-foot coyote -- and budding foam sculptor Claudia Hughes -- grateful bathers have the beach all to themselves. Boston Globe, 7/13/11

Finding summer fun where winter usually reigns

Finding summer fun where winter usually reigns (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
Joining a short list of local winter recreation areas that have found a way to bring in customers during their quiet season, Arlington's Ed Burns Arena has been drawing crowds of roller-skating fans this month, including (at left) Bethany Freeman and her son Logan, 5, after investing in 400 pairs of lightly used skates. Boston Globe, 7/21/11
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Scenes from Arlington Farmers Market Sarah, Aidan, and Lily try the peas from Grateful Farm.

Scenes from Arlington Farmers Market

The Arlington market is open Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Russell Common parking lot in Arlington Center. Boston Globe, 7/7/11
Pilot missing since WWII laid to rest with family (Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe)Jan Harper holds a US flag presented as part of a military burial service for his uncle, Air Force pilot Richard S. Ryrholm Jr., at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, where the Arlington native's remains were placed alongside the graves of his parents.

Pilot missing since WWII laid to rest with family

Nearly 70 years after his Air Force plane disappeared while on a World War II patrol over New Guinea, Arlington native Richard S. Ryrholm Jr. has been returned to his hometown and buried alongside family members, including his parents and a brother. Boston Globe, 6/19/11
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Soapbox derby rolls to another exciting finish Competitors race down Eastern Avenue during a soapbox derby heat.

Soapbox derby rolls to another exciting finish

For the third year, Arlington played host to a regional competition in the All-American Soapbox Derby, with young drivers guiding their gravity-powered vehicles down Eastern Avenue on Saturday, June 4, for a shot at the national finals. Check out scenes from the big event, and share your own images in our interactive gallery. Boston Globe, 6/4/11
Arlington High shelters grads one last time (YourArlington.com)Families and friends applaud the members of Arlington High's class of 2011.

Arlington High shelters grads one last time

For the first time in years, uncertain weather sent the commencement exercises at Arlington High indoors on Sunday, June 12, with retiring principal Charles Skidmore leading the procession of graduating seniors into Toz Gymnasium. YourArlington.com, 6/13/11
She's cultivating interest in butterflies at museum (Wendy Maeda/ Globe Staff)Lea Morgan tends to her flock as assistant curator of the butterfly exhibition at Boston's Museum of Science.

She's cultivating interest in butterflies at museum

A normal morning for Arlington resident Lea Morgan involves juggling hand-delivered packages of exotic insect larvae and a barrage of questions from the hundreds of schoolchildren who pass through the Butterfly Garden at Boston’s Museum of Science every day. Boston Globe, 6/12/11

Supporters monitor tallies, celebrate results

Supporters monitor tallies, celebrate results (YourArlington.com)
Members of Yes for Arlington and other supporters of a tax increase to bolster the school district's budget gathered at the Masonic Temple (left) to await the results of Tuesday's special election. Their celebration began about 15 minutes after polls closed. YourArlington.com, 6/7/11
The latest prom essential -- Facebook page (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)Arlington High students wait to board buses to their junior prom, a traditional event coordinated with the help of a modern tool -- social media websites.

The latest prom essential -- Facebook page

Siddharth Hiregowdara, junior class president at Arlington High School, created a Facebook event page for the school’s May 12 junior prom not only as the best way to quickly distribute information, but also to add a layer of authenticity in the digital age. Boston Globe, 5/19/11
Check out scenes from Arlington High junior prom

Check out scenes from
Arlington High junior prom

The Arlington High School junior prom took place on Thursday, May 12, at the Tewksbury Country Club. Take a look at photos from the event. Did you attend the prom? Submit your photos here. Boston Globe, 5/17/11
Lexington resident Danny Watt (left), on a recent outing with his son Aaron, will be riding solo during Saturday's fund-raising trek from Boston to Hyannis for Best Buddies International.
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Ride to benefit Best Buddies on Saturday

On Saturday, June 4, hundreds of cyclists will set off from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Boston Harbor for a ride to Hyannis to benefit Best Buddies International, one of many worthy causes inspiring fund-raising events this summer, On Biking columnist Jonathan Simmons writes. Boston Globe, 5/31/10
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Former resident faces charges for allegedly threatening police

Former resident faces charges
for allegedly threatening police

A nine-minute call to Arlington police, with the caller announcing he would be arriving with some military friends to "spray" two officers with assault weapons, led to the arrest of former resident Christopher Loder (inset), 40, outside a Grove Street apartment, police said. He was being held on $10,000 bail after arraignment in Cambridge District Court. Boston Globe, 5/19/11

What should be focus of Mass. Ave. redesign?

Your Town has partnered with Localocracy, an online forum where residents can weigh in on issues affecting Arlington. The issues can come from community groups, members of local government, journalists, or any registered voter in Arlington.

Vocal crowd turns out for state Mass. Ave. hearing

Opponents of Arlington’s plans for revamping a portion of Massachusetts Avenue came out in large numbers Tuesday night for a state hearing on the project held in Town Hall. Boston Globe, 4/13/11
Antiques Appraisal at Arlington Town Hall Auditorium
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Antiques Appraisal at Arlington Town Hall Auditorium

Stuart Slavid of Skinner Inc., a leading auctioneer and appraiser, came out to lecture about collecting antiques and was on hand to appraise some of the public's most treasured items.
Teen is in league with black baseball history (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)A portion of his large collection of Negro league baseball memorabilia surrounds Cam Perron in his Arlington bedroom.

Teen is in league with black baseball history

Like many teenagers, Arlington 16-year-old Cam Perron spends most of his free time on the phone. But instead of texting or playing video games, he’s talking to former Negro league baseball players, helping to organize a reunion in Alabama. Boston Globe, 5/7/11
Sketching encouragement atop Heartbreak Hill (John Blanding/Globe Staff)

Sketching encouragement
atop Heartbreak Hill

Known as the toughest stretch of the Boston Marathon, Heartbreak Hill also features an outpouring of support from fans. Their numbers include Arlington resident Lauren Hefferon (at left), who sketches a giant heart and recruits spectators to add encouraging words for runners nearing its crest. Boston Globe, 4/19/11
Riders carry Revere's message to town Monday (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff/File)As he did last Patriots Day, Leonid Kondratiuk will be one of two members of the National Lancers troop who will ride in Paul Revere's role Monday.

Riders carry Revere's message to town Monday

On Monday, members of the National Lancers, a ceremonial cavalry troop, will retrace the routes followed by Paul Revere and William Dawes through Arlington 236 years ago. Boston Globe, 4/14/11
(Brock Parker)Arlington teachers walk a picket line along Massachusetts Avenue in front of Arlington High School and the district's administrative offices Thursday afternoon.

More than 100 teachers picket outside high school

After working two years without a new contract, and little progress in recent negotiations, more than 100 teachers picketed in front of Arlington High School Thursday demanding pay raises and carrying signs saying "Teachers love Arlington, too." Boston Globe, 3/31/11
Green dogs and hambones
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Green dogs and hambones

Unleased by PETCO in Arlington held a Saint Patrick's Recovery Day, with free doggie massages and snacks.
Arlington Catholic teammates celebrate their championship, with Rachel Buckley (right) lifting the state Division 2 trophy, after Sunday's game in Worcester. (onathan Wiggs/Globe staff) Arlington Catholic teammates celebrate their championship, with Rachel Buckley (right) lifting the state Division 2 trophy, after Sunday's game in Worcester.

Of three area teams in finals, one brings title home

On the morning of the biggest game of her life — and the first state final appearance for the Arlington Catholic High girls’ basketball program — Emma Roberson received a bit of advice from a familiar source. Boston Globe, 3/27/11

For Stamells, the tie that binds arrives in the mail

For Stamells, the tie that binds arrives in the mail (Kayana Szymczak for the Globe)
Gene Stamell (at left), an elementary school teacher in Arlington, is taking his turn as editor of SNAIL, the newsletter that keeps his extended clan up to date on the latest family news via the US mail. Boston Globe, 3/13/11

Local students shine at Berklee jazz competition

Arlington High student musicians had a good showing at the Berklee College of Music’s 43d High School Jazz Festival, with its large ensemble taking second place in Class 4, and bassist Otto Briner earning an outstanding musicianship award. Boston Globe, 3/10/11
A vision for public mural to brighten community (Arlington Mural Project)A local committee sees this wall along Brattle Court, visible from the Minuteman Bikeway just 60 feet away, as the perfect place for a public mural.

A vision for public mural to brighten community

Alex Uzgin and members of the Arlington Public Art Committee are organizing a fund-raising drive to add a mural to a 90-foot-long blank wall along Brattle Court. YourArlington.com, 3/9/11
Donnelly voices union support in televised debate (New England Cable News)State Senator Ken Donnelly and Christen Varley of the Massachusetts Tea Party take part in Jim Braude's "Broadside" program Wednesday night on NECN.

Donnelly voices union support in televised debate

The issues raised by Wisconsin's debate over collective bargaining rights were tackled by state Senator Ken Donnelly, a Democrat from Arlington, and state Tea Party representative Christen Varley in a discussion broadcast by New England Cable News. The video can be seen on its website, www.necn.com. YourArlington.com, 2/23/11
Koppen visits St. Agnes Elementary New England Patriot Dan Koppen answers questions for the St. Agnes Elementary students Wednesday.

Koppen visits St. Agnes Elementary

New England Patriot’s Center Dan Koppen spoke to students at the St. Agnes Elementary School in Arlington this morning about the importance of going to college. Boston Globe, 2/16/11
Right Turn helps performers get back on track (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)Local musicians take part in an open mike night at the Sober Cafe, among the programs hosted by the Right Turn addiction recovery center in Arlington.

Right Turn helps performers get back on track

An addiction recovery program in Arlington founded by Woody Giessmann in 2003, Right Turn is a safe harbor for an array of creative people — comics, musicians, artists, writers — who have been taken down by drugs and alcohol. Boston Globe G, 1/25/11
Music students earn seats in district ensemble (YourArlington.com)The 15 Arlington High students who earned Northeast District honors had to audition for either the regional band, orchestra or chorus.

Music students earn seats in district ensemble

Arlington High School's music programs will be represented in the Northeast District's honor ensembles by 15 students who earned seats in its band, orchestra or chorus. Eleven of the local students were also chosen to audition for All-State ensembles on Saturday, Jan. 29. YourArlington.com, 1/17/11
Arlington Catholic is counting on youth movement (Christine Peterson for The Boston Globe)Arlington Catholic forward Dan Graham, skating past a St. Peter-Marian player in their game Sunday, leads the team with 9 points.

Arlington Catholic is counting on youth movement

Dan Shine, in his 32d year as Arlington Catholic’s hockey coach, said he’s never had to cope with an exodus like this.The defending Division 1 state champions lost 17 players — three-quarters of its roster — to graduation or transfer since last winter. Boston Globe, 1/6/11

After storm, area residents slide into fun mode

For many, the post-Christmas blizzard provided an opportunity to embrace what is beloved about snow — sledding hills filled with children, including Arlington 7-year-olds Molly Lovett (left) and Sophia DaSilva near Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington — and to remember everything that is not. Boston Globe, 12/29/10
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Veterans hope rally, arrests raise antiwar profile (Veterans for Peace)The 500 protesters at a Dec. 16 antiwar rally outside the White House, with some delivering postcards for peace over the fence, included two Arlington veterans, Dick Smith (second from left) and Nate Goldshlag (right).

Veterans hope rally, arrests raise antiwar profile

Two Arlington men, Nate Goldshlag, 61, and Dick Smith, 80, were among the Veterans for Peace members recently arrested in Washington, D.C., while registering their objections to the nine-year war in Afghanistan. YourArlington.com, 12/20/10
Cheerleaders poised for Gator Bowl festivities The award-winning Arlington High School cheerleading squad and their coaches will be spending the weekend at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

Cheerleaders poised for Gator Bowl festivities

Look for the Arlington High cheerleaders during the halftime show at the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day, after the squad earned an invitation to take part in the annual college football event in Jacksonville, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN2 starting at 1:30 p.m. Boston Globe, 12/20/10
It's official: Rink is lasting tribute to Ed Burns (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)Retired Arlington High hockey mentor Ed Burns, 90, heads onto the ice ahead of the team's current coach, Dick DeCaprio, for Tuesday's renaming ceremony.

It's official: Rink is lasting tribute to Ed Burns

This year's holiday high school hockey tournament in Arlington not only showcased four of the state's top programs, it served as a moment to honor the event's namesake, with the town renaming its skating rink the Ed Burns Arena. Boston Globe, 12/29/10
(Mark Sheppard)A "Birdcage" Corsair that crashed in Lake Michigan during a World War II training flight by Arlington native Carl Johnson is brought ashore recently.

Plane's retrieval brings pilot's legacy back to light

Plane's retrieval brings pilot's legacy back to light (Brock Parker for The Boston Globe)
An aviation museum's project to restore a rare World War II fighter has shed new light on Arlington native Carl Johnson's role as a Navy pilot, and the loss felt by his family, including sister Evelyn (at left, with photo of the aviator). Boston Globe, 11/28/10
(Bill Greene/Globe Staff)Members of the Arlington High School Honors String Orchestra performing at the Nov. 7 memorial service in Waltham for music teacher Frank Roberts.
Students, stars say goodbye, thanks to Mr. Roberts

Students, stars say goodbye,
thanks to Mr. Roberts

Friends, former students and Broadway veterans, some with show business careers that they trace to Frank Roberts (inset), took the stage at the Robinson Theatre in Waltham to celebrate the life of the longtime teacher, director, and mentor to generations of Arlington High students. He died last summer at age 69 of complications from a stroke. Boston Globe, 11/18/10
Burritos help fuel youth soccer team's hot start (Brock Parker for the Boston Globe)The Arlington Burritos celebrate another win with Anna's Taqueria owner Mike Kamio, who agreed to sponsor the squad after learning of their love for his food.

Burritos help fuel youth soccer team's hot start

When 16-year-old Sam Banker and his Arlington teammates take the indoor soccer field, opposing squads don't always know what to make of the guys sporting the Anna's Taqueria uniforms. Or what's helping inspire their 3-0 start. Boston Globe, 11/19/10
Images of changing times, unchanging beauty (Bennett Craig)Detail of the carved pediment on the Wild Acre Inns property on Pleasant Street.

Images of changing times, unchanging beauty

Local photographer Bennett Craig has created a blog for a series of images that provides a virtual tour of Arlington following in the footsteps of a 1937 Works Progress Administration project. Pictures of Arlington, 11/8/10
Modern gear causes growing pains for firehouses (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)A construction worker chips away at a project to lower the floor at Arlington's Highland Fire Station to accommodate the department's modern firetrucks.

Modern gear causes growing pains for firehouses

As modern fire vehicles take on more roles, and pile on the pounds, Arlington's Fire Department finds itself among a number of area departments dealing with expensive overhauls to squeeze them into oldtime stations. Boston Globe, 10/31/10

Voters add liquor to the mix for package stores

Liquor sales could soon give a shot in the arm to Arlington beer and wine stores, after voters approved a local ballot question Tuesday authorizing selectmen to replace the three existing beer and wine store licenses with all-alcohol permits. Boston Globe, 11/4/10

Arlington says no to repealing sales taxes, 40B

Arlington voters continued to stick to their Democratic roots, supporting Deval Patrick for governor over Republican Charles Baker, unofficial results show. They voted no on all three statewide ballot questions, but favored Question 4, a local liquor initiative, and Question 5, a nonbinding Mideast issue facing only certain precincts. YourArlington.com, 11/3/10

Brownsberger rolls to reelection in House race

State Representative Will Brownsberger has defeated fellow Belmont resident Lalig Musserian for the 24th Middlesex District seat in the House. Boston Globe, 11/3/10
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Focus Media changes channels on student clubs

Focus Media changes channels on student clubs (ACMI)
A visit to the Arlington High Focus Media group's weekly "meeting" finds students (including sophomore Dan Wolf, at left, creating graphics for Town Day coverage) hard at work producing programs for the local education channel run by Arlington Community Media Inc. YourArlington.com, 10/21/10
Here's Steve... (Lisa Poole for the Boston Globe)

Here's Steve...

Steve Katsos (on the set at left) has a wildly contagious dream -- to make his Arlington cable-access program the "Tonight Show" of New England. Boston Globe, 9/30/10
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