What’s Open And Close On Memorial Day (And Parade Information)

Photo: The parade will start in Cushing Square. Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. It originated as Decoration Day in May 1868, an annual commemoration in which the graves of the war dead were decorated with flowers. Now it is the day to observe all military members who died in American wars. […]

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

Photo: Lexington Minuteman Statue of Captain John Parker in Lexington. Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day as it’s known 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 […]

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

Photo: The George Washington statue in Boston’s Public Garden. Today, Monday, Feb. 19 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 (it’s winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: Closed Banks: […]

Ho-ho-ho: What’s Open and Closed on Christmas in Belmont

Photo: Open and closed in Belmont on Christmas. Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping all your presents and watching the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel you have a “need” to get out of the house, here are a few places around town open on Christmas. Dunkin’ Donuts • The big happy-looking sign in […]

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

Photo: “Praying with Grandpa” by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) You can at least get coffee in Belmont on Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday – one of ten 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 celebrated annually on the second Monday of October – in 2017, it’s on Oct. 9 –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 […]

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 […]