Red, Bright and Cool: Belmont High’s PreProm Promenade 2017 [270 Photos]

Photo: Red twirl. Stunning prints, flowing gowns and lots of red. Traditional ties vs. the bow variety, muted-color suits and high-polished dress shoes.  But also tights over a suit coat, jackets of all patterns and texture, and casual footwear.  The annual Promenade that preceded the Belmont High School Senior/Junior Prom on Friday, May 19, was once […]

Cushing Square Starbucks To Close Noon, Monday, June 5

Photo: Farewell, espresso friend. In the coming fortnight, you’ll have to find any other place to spend a few hours of free wifi and strong coffee in Cushing Square. The notice has been taped to the front door of the Trapelo Road Starbucks: the final day of operation will be Monday, June 5 at noon.  […]

Belmont Girls’ Rugby Will Play in First-Ever State Championship Game

Photo: Belmont’s Girls’ Rugby Head Coach Kate McCabe. It’s official: the Belmont High School Girls’ Rugby squad play for the first-ever High School state title after going undefeated through rugby’s inaugural season as a varsity sport in Massachusetts. The 3-0-1 Marauders will take on Algonquin Regional High School (2-1-1) in the next two weeks at a neutral […]

Today and ‘Tomorrow’: Chenery’s Musical Presents ‘Annie’ May 19,20

Photo: Annie and Sandy, dreaming of “Tomorrow.” That spunky little orphan and her mutt will be singing up a storm this weekend as the Chenery Middle School presents its production of “Annie” the 1977 musical by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meeha. The show has become one of the most popular Broadway shows ever produced, with more than 700 shows performed annually. Eighth grader […]

It’s Prom Tonight! Belmont High Promenade Begins At 4 PM-ish

Photo: How many proms can one young man attend? Drive carefully through Belmont this afternoon as vehicles will be parked along roadways as residents haphazardly cross the street to get a good look at what’s happening. Are people staring at the aftermath of an accident? Is a natural phenomenon occurring? Nope, the gawking today is connected to […]

Marching To Disney: Belmont Bands Heading to Orlando in Feb. ’18

Photo: Something like this Heading for the long-awaited visit to DisneyWorld – or possibly your annual trip to see Mickey Mouse in the humidity of Florida – during the winter recess in February 2018? If you’re planning to go, it’s a good chance you will be entertained by a pair of Belmont High musical groups. Next […]

Bradford [Ex-Cushing Village] Update: Purple Water? That’s OK; Starbucks Winding Down

Photo: A big purple hole in the ground. As the digging on the future home of Cushing Vill … sorry, The Bradford is speeding along on schedule, more than one resident who spied into what will become the foundations of the three buildings making up the 164,000 sq.-ft. complex of apartments, stores, and parking in […]

Belmont’s Krafian Hurdling Towards Track Laurels

Photo: Anoush Krafian After missing out of a Divison 3 indoor championship by one-hundredth of a second, Belmont High School Anoush Krafian showed she hasn’t slowed down in the spring rain as the junior won the 100 meter hurdles at the prestigious Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association’s Girls Coaches Invitational Track and Field meet held May 13 at […]

Sports: 12-2 Belmont Baseball Face Tough Final Six Games

Photo: Noah Riley at the plate. After hitting a temporary speed bump (two losses in three games last week) on its record-setting winning clip, Belmont High School’s Nine will face a tough final stretch of games as the Marauders attempt to take the Middlesex League pennant at the same time securing a high playoff seed. […]