Spy Pond Documentary
Kate Barvick, a 2014 graduate from Arlington High School said she has always had an interest in local history. As a girl scout, she earned her Bronze and Silver awards through a walking tour of Arlington’s historical sites and natural history scavenger hunt in Cambridge. When it came time for her Gold Star, the longtime Arlington Community Media volunteer set her sites on an hour-long documentary focusing on Spy Pond.
Arlington State Rep. Sean Garballey narrates, with an introduction from Arlington Selectmen Kevin Greeley.
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Speedskating around Spy Pond at dusk, 17 January 2015.
Skating around Spy Pond (Arlington MA) at dusk 17 January 2015. Nordic skates are better than anything else on this kind of bumpy ice.
Three days later, after two days of melt and one day of re-freeze, the ice was was glassy smooth. I skated until about an hour after dark with about 2400 lumens of super-bright bike lights (1200L headlamp + 1200L handheld). The ice was so black and flawless in places that it was disorienting and hard to perceive speed. I had to follow my previous tracks to help navigate.
I think Spy Pond is one great recreational resource for Arlington and the surrounding towns.
Spy Pond is historical too. The British marched past it (then retreated past it) it on April 19, 1775. AND, it was a center of the ice harvesting industry before the introduction of refrigeration.
Fredric Tudor INVENTED the ice industry here in 1806! (
Boston Travel Guide Driving in Boston's Suburb - Arlington
Arlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, six miles (10 km) northwest of Boston. The population was 42,844 at the 2010 census. The Town of Arlington was settled by European colonists in 1635 as a village within the boundaries of Cambridge, Massachusetts under the name Menotomy, an Algonquian word meaning swift running water. A larger area, including land that was later to become the town of Belmont, and outwards to the shore of the Mystic River, which had previously been part of Charlestown, was incorporated on February 27, 1807 as West Cambridge. In 1867, the name Arlington was chosen in honor of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery; the name change took effect that April 30.
The Massachusett tribe, part of the Algonquian group of Native Americans, lived around the Mystic Lakes, the Mystic River and Alewife Brook. By the time Europeans arrived, the local Indians had been devastated by disease; also, the tribal chief, Nanepashemet, had been killed by a rival tribe in about 1619. Nanepashemet's widow, known to history only as Squaw Sachem, sold the land of her tribe to the colonists for ten pounds, with provisions that she and her tribe could remain on her homestead land around the Mystic Lakes and continue hunting and farming. She also was to be given a new winter coat of wool each year for the rest of her life. She is thought to have lived until about 1650.
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Woman rescued after car plunges into Arlington lake
Arlington, Massachusetts -- Bystanders rushed into the cold waters of Spy Pond in Arlington Friday afternoon to save a woman from a vehicle that she accidentally drove into the water. Police say that a 68-year-old Medford woman was allegedly attempting to back into a parking lot on Linwood Circle and drove over a curb and into the pond at 1:02 p.m. Three bystanders immediately jumped into the water to save her. The woman was cold, but otherwise unhurt according to police.
A video captured at the scene showed a man swimming out to the SUV. The man attempting to save the woman while the vehicle sinks into the pond. A second man swims out to assist in the rescue before police and firefighters reached the scene. As the vehicle becomes completely submerged, the man yells, I lost her! Seconds after view of the car was lost, the woman surfaced and was rescued.
Menotomy Journal - Episode One - Menotomy Minute Men
The Town Day of Arlington Starts of Friday afternoon at Spy Pond and continues at Arlington Town Hall Saturday Morning at the raising of the United States Flag in front of Arlington Town Hall. The history of Menotomy Minute Men with the reenactment at Jason Russell House and this is the place where more patriots died in the March to Concord, Massachusetts. There is a short spotlight of Picture Perfect Pets and Bette Yip and a day trip to the Berkshires.
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A Glimpse Of Arlington
A quick video look at the town of Arlington, Mass.
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Just canoeing and fishing, enjoying the sunset.
Here is a very moody, quiet view of Walden Pond in June of 2013. I LOVE Walden - it is AWESOME. If you get the chance to swim there, do it! And say hi to the fishies for me.
Arlington MA Car Crash
An 88-year-old driver escaped serious injury when she struck a tree going highway speeds down a hill in Arlington MA on July 29, 2010.
We were in the studio on Park Ave when we heard the accident outside, so we grabbed a camera and shot some footage.
Cameraman: Jared Bessette-Kirton
Editor: Dan Wolf
Reporter: Dave Vishniac
Edited at: Arlington Community Media, Inc.
Davis Square to Mystic Lakes (Massachusetts) 8x
5mi/7.5km section of connected bike trails in Medford, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville Massachusetts:
via: Somerville Community Path/Alewife Linear Park/Minuteman Community Bikeway/Alewife Greenway/Mystic River Path
8x speedup; 3min44sec Hyperlapse
These videos were shot with a handlebar-mounted Yi Action Camera; a compact, wide-angle, HD, sports camera.
The handlebar mount is approx. waist high (much lower than a helmet-mounted-camera); and the camera's view is where the front wheel is pointing rather than where the rider is looking. This gives a steadier view of the actual trail ahead.
The raw video was initially processed in MovieMaker; the stabilized 8x time lapse was produced with HyperLapse.
The bike is an Evelo Aurora.
Video filmed on Sept 9 2016.
For a view of these trails ridden from the other direction, see:
Perfect Autumn Day Bike Ride:
Mystic Lakes to Davis Square (Mass); 8x std
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Tucked in the southern part of Norwell is a neighborhood that traces its roots to Norwell's colonial shipbuilding heritage. The boulevards and streets in this master planned community along the North River feature names honoring the majestic sailing ships that were constructed there in the 17th and 18th centuries: Barque Hill Drive and Brigantine Circle. Even the small community park, a short walk from the house and aptly named Shipyard Park, was once the site of a thriving shipyard. Now it's a peaceful wooded park with an open field for sports and community events and leads to the North River where you can launch a canoe or kayak, or just go for a swim or a picnic at the water's edge.
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