Meeting/Vote On Winn Brook Tennis Court Expansion, Wednesday, Feb. 10

Photo: Design of the two proposals for courts at Winn Brook The Belmont Recreation Commission will host a second public ZOOM meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., via Zoom, to discuss and solicit feedback on the Community Preservation Act (CPA) request to add additional tennis court/courts at Winn Brook Playground. The court/courts would […]

What’s Open/Closed on Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Photo: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for […]

Belmont World Film’s Family Festival Set To Start Jan. 15

Photo: Scene from The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily The 18th annual Belmont World Film’s Family Festival will take place completely online, enabling audience members to view these wonderful films in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Fifteen different film programs, three workshops on model making of either Gromit or Shaun the Sheep, and […]

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia – Saturday, February 6, 2021

Photo: The bee and trivia event will be held virtually The upcoming Foundation for Belmont Education Spelling Bee & Trivia event promises to be an afternoon and evening of fun from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Bee & Trivia format will utilize both Zoom and Kahoot! and will be divided into two fun-filled […]

Boston Globe’s Renee Graham To Speak Virtual At Belmont’s Annual MLK Breakfast

Photo: Martin Luther King Breakfast Belmont’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast will be held virtually on Monday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m. through the Belmont Media Center. The featured speaker, Renee Graham, Boston Globe associate editor and Op Ed columnist, will address the question: Rejecting ‘Normal’, Embracing Radical Change: Can we build a […]

XMas Tree Pickup Starts Jan 4; Special Cardboard Drop-Off Set For Jan . 9

Photo: Residents have two weeks to have their trees collected. Belmont’s Department of Public Works has announced the times and dates for a pair of yearly seasonal services: picking up your Christmas trees and collecting your cardboard. Curbside Christmas tree collection starts on Monday, Jan. 4, and ends on Jan 14. Trees will be collected […]

What’s Closing Early On The 24th; What’s Open And Closed Christmas

Photo: Well, there was a lot to cry about to Santa this year. Merry Christmas, Belmont. While for many there is little to actually celebrate this difficult time, Dec. 25 will be a day to reflect on the past year around the dinner table before decamping to watch the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark […]

Have Yourself A Gusty Little Christmas: High Wind Watch, Possible Outages Over Holidays

Photo: High wind watch this Christmas (Photo credit: DPA) Santa Claus may show up later than usual Christmas Eve as ol’ St. Nick and his reindeer will be fighting against a nasty Nor’easter about to slam into Belmont and southern New England on Dec. 24 and into Christmas. The National Weather Service issued a High […]

Support Local Artisans and Charitable Organizations through Holiday Shopping

Photo: Santa can come with social action holiday gifts to give. The Social Action Holiday Gift Fair has been an annual tradition of the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist for many years. This year it looks very different, but the opportunity remains the same: You can do holiday shopping and benefit others at the same […]