Day Two On Your Staycation In Belmont: A Pond And A Working Farm

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Photo: Beaver Brook Reservation’s spray pool. By Shodai Inose, Belmont Citizens Forum Vacations are fun and relaxing, but can also be harsh on your wallet and the environment. A perfect way to stay environment and budget friendly is by having a Staycation!  A Staycation is exactly what it sounds like; it’s a vacation in your hometown. […]

Discover Belmont In A Week: Belmont “Staycation” 2016 is Here

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Photo: Beaver Brook Reservation’s spray pool. By Shodai Inose, Belmont Citizens Forum Vacations are fun and relaxing, but can also be harsh on your wallet and the environment. A perfect way to stay environment- and budget- friendly is by having a Staycation!  A Staycation is exactly what it sounds like; it’s a vacation in your hometown. […]

Belmont Joins Ranks With Communities on Gas Leak Legislation

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Photo: Yvonne Brown (left) and Jennifer Marusiak of Mothers Out Front. The rotten egg smell associated with leaking natural gas – it’s actually a chemical additive called mercaptan – is an annoyance that dampens your outdoor activities or forces windows to be closed on summer nights. But the problem of leaking gas mains goes beyond the […]

Primer: What to Know about Waverley Station’s Past, Present and Future

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Photo: Waverley Station (Wikipedia) The public meeting being held Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center is advertised as representatives from the MBTA and the state’s Department of Transportation updating Belmont residents and commuters on a series of “options” to bring the Waverley commuter rail station up to code with the […]

Belmont Historical Society presents ‘The Belmont Uplands: A History of Changing Use of Land and Water’

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 The Belmont Historical Society presents an illustrated history by Anne-Marie Lambert; “The Belmont Uplands: A History of the Changing Use of Land and Water,” on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The Belmont Uplands’ transition from marsh island, to farm, to forest tells a local story of changing boundaries between nature and […]

Take A Walk On the Little River Side

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Come on a spring nature walk and imagine the time of the ice industry and other historical adventures along the Little River in Cambridge and Belmont during the Little River History Nature Walk led by Anne-Marie Lambert of the Belmont Citizens Forum. Walkers will pass cattail marshes, tributaries and maples to an idyllic view of Little Pond in Belmont. The walk will take place on […]

Get Your Hands Dirty Cleaning Up Lone Tree Hill

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Known for its trails, bike paths and open spaces, Lone Tree Hill – Belmont’s newest open space managed by the Town for conservation and passive recreation – is needing a little love after a long winter. On Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents and students seeking community service credits can come to […]