Santa Is On His Way: ‘Turn On The Town’ Set for Thursday, Dec. 1

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Photo: Santa and friend.  The Belmont Center Business Association will be staging the 26th annual ‘Turn on the Town” holiday tree lighting on Thursday, Dec. 1 after the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved the yearly celebration of the beginning of the holiday season.  The night’s events – including the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus […]

Santa and the Mrs Turns on the Lights in Belmont

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Photo: Someone wants mom more than Santa. Before taking part in the 25th Annual Turn on the Town on Thursday, Dec. 3, Mr. and Mrs. Claus were seen looking at hockey equipment in the basement of Champions Sporting Goods on Leonard Street. “Doing a little holiday shopping,” said Santa. I guess there are no elves […]

It’s Official: Town Day Set for Saturday, May 16 in Belmont Center

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Photo: Town Day in Belmont. Town Day will take place on Saturday, May 16 in Belmont Center after the Belmont Board of Selectmen gave the annual event its blessing at its meeting on Tuesday, April 21.  Hosted by the Belmont Center Business Association and sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank, kiddy rides, a petting zone sponsored by […]

‘Active’ Bidding for Belmont Center Reconstruction Project

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It appears likely that Belmont Center will be quite busy beginning this spring. Four construction firms have taken out the necessary paper work to bid on the $2.8 million Belmont Center Reconstruction Project since town opened the bidding on Jan. 30. “This shows there’s interest in the project and that’s good because there will be competitive […]

Hike in Parking Fees Spark Belmont Business Owners Ire

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Photo: Bells & Whistles’ Meghan Aufiero at the community parking lot behind Belmont Center, Tuesday, Feb. 3.  There was a surprise waiting for Meghan Aufiero as she arrived for work at Bells & Whistles, the home furnishings, gifts and accessories store on Leonard Street on a frigid Tuesday morning, Feb. 3. As she was putting dollar […]

The Claus’ are Coming to Belmont Tonight to Turn on the Town

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Santa and Mrs. Claus are visiting Belmont Center tonight as the main attraction of the 24th annual Belmont Center Business Association’s “Turn on the Town” celebration taking place Thursday, Dec. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. The Claus’ will arrive via Belmont Fire Department truck to the town’s Christmas Tree located adjacent to the Bellmont Cafe at 6:20 p.m. and then head […]

Mrs. Claus is Coming to Belmont’s Annual ‘Turn on the Town’ Dec. 4

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After 23 years arriving alone, Santa is bringing the Mrs. along for this year’s business trip to Belmont. Mrs. Claus will join Santa at the Belmont Savings Bank on Thursday, Dec. 4 during the Belmont Center Business Association’s 24th annual “Turn on the Town” celebration. The holiday festivities will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. along Leonard Street in […]

Painting the Town Scary: Belmont Center a Window to Halloween

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Maeve Miller, 10, decided to take a different tact on just what to paint on the large window at Starbucks in Belmont Center. “It’s a monster cake,” said the Belmont resident as she slowly applied green paint onto the glass while amused patrons sat inside with their coffees. The resulting art work produced a Frankenstein-type monster with a […]

Scary Businesses at Belmont’s Second Halloween Window Painting Contest

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Leonard Street businesses will have their windows transformed into pumpkin patches, witch covens and scenes of specters and ghouls as the second annual Belmont Center Halloween Window Painting Contest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The contest is open to artists in second to eighth grades. Sponsored by the Belmont Center Business Association, the […]

Saturday’s Belmont Town Day Postponed As Rain Heads This Way

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With heavy rain anticipated to settle over the region this Saturday, the sponsors of Belmont’s Town Day have decided to put the annual day-long celebration on hold for a couple of weeks. The Belmont Center Business Association made the decision to postpone the yearly event . Town Day will now be held on Saturday, May 31 […]