New post on Icons of Arlington! This one's about the Plarning Brigade, a group of Arlingtonians who are making an installation out of repurposed plastic bags under the guidance of ACAC artist-in-residence Michelle Lougee. The project is ongoing and has regular workshops, so if you're local and you like crochet and finding novel uses for …
My mom maintains a number of bird feeders, which attract the local wildlife. We get a lot of squirrels, but also a lot of dark-eyed juncos and house sparrows. The juncos are the gray-and-dun ones who look like a half-dipped Easter egg, and the house sparrows are varying shades of brown. On the flashier end …
This past weekend I covered the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church's super popular event the Harvest Moon Fair. We're talking line out the door, can't hear yourself think, elbow to elbow crowded.
I covered this year's Arlington Open Studios for Icons of Arlington. It was cool getting to see the work of so many local artists and craftspeople! Check it out.
New outfit? Check. Fixed your toaster? Yup. Know where to compost your food scraps now? That's right. I covered this combination clothing swap/repair clinic put on by some local organizations over on Icons of Arlington.
"Wait," you say, "Ray, didn't you already write about the Arlington Reservoir?" Yes, I did. But there are actually two Arlington Reservoirs in Arlington. This is the other one.
I covered Arlington's annual Town Day for Icons of Arlington. It was just as colorful as I remembered it being when I was a kid. See all the photos here.
Arlington resident Jeffrey Alexander loves astronomy so much he shares his telescope with everyone in the summer. I went to one of his stargazing events last week. Read about it on Icons of Arlington.
The Arlington Reservoir recently closed for the season. I went to the last day, where dogs are allowed in the water. I wrote about the reservoir, and a little about the dogs, on Icons of Arlington.
I've been writing about a lot of bodies of water lately. Here's my Icons of Arlington on Spy Pond.