What’s Open, Closed On Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day In Belmont

Photo: “Portrait of a Man, Said to be Christopher Columbus” by Sebastiano del Piombo (1519) credit: Wikimedia Commons Columbus Day, which is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October, is a federal and state holiday that commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas in 1492. It is also a day to honor […]

Opinion: It’s Time To Move On From Columbus

Photo: Welcoming Indigenous Peoples’ Day Some have called it a “white supremacist’s holiday.” For others, it’s a reminder of the atrocities and genocide that took place on this land about 500 years ago. Let us stop celebrating violence, and move to celebrate the diverse and culturally rich native peoples by renaming the holiday on the […]

Helping Refugees And The Hungry Part Of 9th Annual Belmont Serves

Photo: The 9th annual Belmont Serves Day of Community Service will be held on Monday, Oct. 9,  the Columbus Day holiday. Individuals and families will be able to select a project at the start of the day, complete the entire project in one morning of work, and then come together for some pizza and Rancatore’s ice cream to celebrate […]