What’s Opened, Closed on Patriots’ Day in Belmont

Photo: Lexington Minuteman statue by Henry H. Kitson was erected in 1900 to memorialize the Lexington Minutemen. Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day in Maine) commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The holiday was once celebrated on April 19 but now is observed […]

What’s Open (Coffee), Closed on Thanksgiving in Belmont

Photo: Thanksgiving, c. 1935, Doris Lee (1905-1983) You can at least get coffee in Belmont on Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday – one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government – and most businesses along with federal, state and town offices are closed shut, there are a few places where you can get away from […]

What’s Opened, Closed in Belmont on Memorial Day

Photo: Memorial Day in Belmont. Today, Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. • Federal, state, municipal offices: Closed, including the Belmont Municipal Light Department and all Town Hall offices. • Belmont Public Schools: Closed. • Belmont Public and the Benton libraries: Closed. • Trash pickup is delayed by one day.  • Retail stores: Most of the larger […]

What’s Opened, Closed on Patriots’ Day in Belmont

Photo: The reenactment of the Battle of Lexington. Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day in Maine) commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The holiday was once celebrated on April 19 but now is observed on the third Monday in April. Today’s big […]

What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day; MBTA on Reduced Schedule

Photo: The Father of the Country at his university. Today, Monday, Feb. 15 is Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed (this week is winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: […]

What’s Open and Closed in Belmont on New Year’s Day 2016

Photo: Hello 2016. Happy New Year, Belmont. Unlike Christmas a week ago, there a bit more options available for those seeking a strong cup of coffee, some aspirin or just resupplying the pantry. Ohlin’s Bakery The century-old landmark at 456 Common St. in Cushing Square will open at 6 a.m. to serve coffee and sell […]

What’s Closed (A Lot) and Open (Ohlin’s, Of Course) in Belmont on Thanksgiving

Photo: Thanksgiving, c. 1935, Doris Lee (1905-1983) You can at least get coffee and pastries in Belmont on Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday – one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government – and most businesses along with federal, state and town offices are closed shut, there are a few places where you can get […]

What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Columbus Day

Photo: A painting reportedly a portrait of Cristoforo Colombo. Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Government offices are closed, but businesses may be open. In Belmont, trash collection and recycling are delayed a day. Monday collection will be picked up […]