On Trail: Habitat Creates Path to Accessibility

Alex Nolin has been a big “birder” –  those whose hobby is bird observation – since middle school. “I’ve liked birds ever since I was a kid watching a lot of nature films,” said Nolin. But for a person who travels exclusively in a motorized wheelchair, the woods and meadows Nolin would like to travel to make his observations is fairly limited. That included Belmont’s […]

School’s Out! Summer Recess Begins; Town Clears Out

The calendar says that summer begins on Saturday, June 21. But every Belmont parent or student knows that summer officially starts late in the morning of today, Friday, June 20 as the six public schools close their doors for the summer recess. Several schools will have ceremonies on the final day of the school year […]

Belmont Weekend: Pool Blast Off Sunday, Bright Corner Fair, the ‘Chef’ at the Studio

• The Belmont Recreation Department will be holding the 6th annual Summer Blast Off Party at the Underwood Pool on Sunday, June 22, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join the celebration of the Underwood Pools’ farewell season with music, games and fun. • The Bright Corner Summer Fair will be held in the strip mall at 70 Concord Ave. on […]

Final Cut: Frank’s Barber Shop Closes as Commercial Market Shifts

Frank Cannalonga has been a Belmont barber for the past half century. And if you count the first ten years spent with his brother-in-law’s shop in Watertown, it’s been 60 years “cutting hair,” Cannalonga said. “I have been here 50 years at this barber chair. That’s a lot of standing,” said the 84-year-old Robinwood Road […]

Sold in Belmont: Townhouse on Warwick Clears $930K

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” 4 Warwick Road. Townhouse condominium (2005), Sold for: $930,000. Listed at $869,000. Living area: 3,164 sq.-ft. 8 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 125 days. 1041 Concord Ave. Extended Cape (1941), Sold for: $699,900. Listed at $699,900. Living area: 1,474 sq.-ft. 6 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. On the market: 54 days. […]

Belmont Market Day: Jamaica Mi Hungry Food Truck and Late-Spring Greens on the Menu

Summer is almost here, but there’s still time to enjoy spring’s bounty at this week’s Belmont Farmers Market. After a long winter and a wet spring, assorted greens are bursting out of the fields and into the market. Check out our vendors for their early-season chard, radishes, spinach and other fresh goods like honey and […]

Belmont Community Summer Band Seeking Musicians for July Concert

Summer is the season for being outdoors. And if your are a woodwind musician or percussionist, you can still enjoy being outside and perform with some of your neighbors with a new group, the Belmont Community Summer Band. According to Arto Asadoorian, the Belmont Public School’s Director of Fine & Performing Arts, the band is open to wind […]

Fond Farewell for the Temporary, Interim, Long-Term Superintendent

When State Sen. Will Brownsberger read the proclamation for the Massachusetts Senate honoring Dr. Thomas Kingston, Belmont School District’s longest serving caretaker superintendent, it declared Kingston being “the semi-permenant, interim superintendent” of the school system he ran for the past three years. “It says that,” said Kingston, before members of  the Belmont School Committee, town officials, educators […]

Payson Park Music Festival Begins 25th Season with Battle of the Bands

Bring the kids, a picnic and enjoy the first days of summer by attending the Payson Park Music Festival which opens tonight, Wednesday, June 18, celebrating a quarter of century of offering an outdoor musical venue for Belmont residents and those from surrounding communities. The first concert of the season will be a “Battle of the Bands” with groups mostly […]