Along with the many places to volunteer or get help these days, Arlington neighbors are spreading cheer in many social distancing appropriate ways. Get outside while it’s still summer, take a long walk, and look for bits of cheer all around you.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!

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Dori on the A-list has started an amazing group of bear-lovers for kids to keep their eyes out for. Like the children’s story (told on video!), neighbors are putting teddy bears (and other things) in their windows or porches as a scavenger hunt for families to look out for when taking a walk. Check out the current bear sightings around town!

Does Your Bear Want To Play?

Thanks for contributing to the Hunt! There’s a whole website devoted to Arlington Bears and friends! Please ask your bears to follow our three rules:

  • Please update your listing if your bear goes into hibernation, so no-one worries if they aren’t found.
  • If you spot an “unregistered” bear, add its general location to the list (e.g. “Gray house on Fairmont”), but do NOT include the address without permission from the bear-er.
  • Please share on social media! We’ve only been showcasing this on A-list and FB so far. Happy hunting!

Faces Of Arlington


Kristin Chalmers is taking amazing pictures of neighbors in her walks around town these days - follow her on Facebook or view her online gallery day by day.

Messages And Lights Of Cheer

Led in a variety of Facebook Groups in Arlington, people are working on spreading cheer in other ways. Look around town for people with festive holiday lights displayed, banners of cheer, or other messages in windows and doors all around town.

Got More Ideas?

Email us your suggestions - we update this site frequently!

Stay calm and spread a smile!