Classical at the Beech: Belmont Festival Orchestra in Concert Thursday, June 1

Photo: Pianist Sasha Beresovsky and conductor Nathaniel Meyer. The Belmont Festival Orchestra marks its return to the Beech Street Center with a concert of classical music standards on Thursday, June 1 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Led by the group’s founder, Belmont’s own Nathaniel Meyer (Belmont High Class of ’09), the all-volunteer orchestra will be joined by […]

Damp Conditions Did Not Deter Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony

Photo: At Belmont Cemetary, Memorial Day The forecast of steady rain held off long enough for Belmont to remember the residents who gave their lives for the country as residents came out to march and attend the annual Memorial Day Parade and Commemoration Ceremony at Belmont Cemetary on Monday, May 30. Despite the forecast, a […]

Rain or Shine: Belmont’s Memorial Day Parade Monday @ 11AM

Photo: While the weather forecast is calling for a bit of rain just after noon, the prospects of Monday showers will not stop this year’s Belmont Memorial Day Parade. After the annual event was postponed last year until June due to expected heavy rain (which did not show up) and the subsequent observance was sparsely […]

Performing Arts Company’s One Acts on Stage Friday, Saturday

Photo: This year’s poster The final act of the 2016-17 theatrical season by the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company takes place this holiday weekend with the annual student-directed “One Act Festival.”  Featuring 10-minute plays directed by PAC members (typically seniors), the One Acts are a mix of comedy, drama and everything in between.  There are three […]

Charge It: Belmont Dedicates New E-Car Charging Stations in Center

Photo: At the dedication of the new public charging stations in Belmont Center (from left); Interim Town Administrator Phyllis Marshall, Selectmen Jim Williams, Adam Dash and Mark Paolillo, Energy Committee’s Marty Bitner, and the Light Department’s Rebecca Keane and Jim Palmer.  Belmont Center has become a destination location for owners of  “EVs” as town leaders […]

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.  […]

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 […]