V-Day Belmont Participating in ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer’ Dec 12, 13

Photo: Poster for the event. An event to support women and girls safety, “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” (MMRP) will be presented by V-Day Belmont in collaboration with the Haley House Bakery Café. The reading will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Haley House […]

From the Headlines: Belmont High Performing Arts To Stage ‘9 to 5’ As Spring Musical

Photo: The poster for the show. It is a show ripped from today’s headlines; The Belmont High School Performance Arts Company’s Spring Musical will be “9 to 5: The Musical” with shows performed from March 22 to 24, 2018. Based on the hit 1980 movie, ‘9 to 5’ features music written for the show by Dolly […]

Wellington Principal Search Starts In January As Steward’s Named Interim

Photo: Annemarie Stewart, newly appointed interim principal of the Wellington. Rather than rush the process of finding a leader for one of Belmont’s elementary schools, Belmont School District Superintendent John Phelan has named Wellington Assistant Principal Annemarie Stewart Interim Principal of the Wellington Elementary School, beginning her new role as of Jan. 1, 2018. She is replacing Amy […]

Letter to the Editor: Selectmen Personal Preferences Sunk Pay As You Throw

Photo: Logo for pay as you throw trash collection. To the editor: In a Nov. 16th public pronouncement, Jim Williams provided his reasoning as Chair of the Board of Selectmen on their recent trash decision. I appreciate his clarifying the factors that informed the decision to pursue only one option for the trash and recycling Request […]

Garden Club Holding Holiday ‘Greens’ Sale Saturday, Dec. 2

Photo: Nancy Haley of the Belmont Garden Club. Nancy Haley has been a member of the Belmont Garden Club for “all of three months” but that didn’t put-off the long-time Belmont resident from showing off her wreath-making skills at the Belmont Public Library this week.  Haley joined more than a dozen fellow enthusiasts preparing for […]

Santa’s ‘Turning On’ Belmont Center Thursday, Nov. 30

Photo: It’s Santa! Santa is coming to Belmont Savings Bank on Thursday, Nov. 30 during Belmont’s 27th annual “Turn on the Town” celebration. The festivities will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Leonard Street in Belmont Center. “We are excited to kick off another holiday season with the Belmont community at this year’s […]

Find Your Christmas Tree in the Belmont Lions (Club) Den

Photo: Alex (left) and Mary Rogul perusing the wares at the Belmont Lions’ annual Christmas Tree Sale. Belmont resident Mary Rogul walked along rows of evergreens with her son, Alex, 10, in search of the Christmas tree to be their home’s holiday centerpiece. And what makes a certain tree the “right” one for the Rogul clan? […]

Watertown Airs It Out To Down Belmont, 35-16, in 97th Thanksgiving Game

Photo: Belmont senior Will Ellet defended by Watertown’s John Korte. (photo by Ian Findlay) The formula Watertown High Raiders used Thanksgiving morning to get by crosstown rival Belmont in the annual Turkey Day contest was relatively simple: find wide receiver John Korte and throw it to him. And that tactic worked as the tall senior […]

What’s Open (Coffee), Closed on Thanksgiving in Belmont

Photo: “Praying with Grandpa” by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) You can at least get coffee in Belmont on Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday – one of ten recognized by the federal government – and most businesses along with federal, state and town offices are closed shut, there are a few places where you can get […]