Category: arts and culture

Today: Art Sale To Benefit Ukraine Crisis Relief

Ian Todreas Watercolor

Local artist Ian Todreas is hosting a special art show Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM with proceeds going to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. Stop by – or donate online!

The Underwood That Almost Wasn’t

The Underwood Pool Belmont

Roll back the clock a bit more than a decade and a prevailing opinion among Belmont’s political class was that the best course forward was to allow the aging Underwood pool to die, and never replace it. So what changed?

Halloween 2021: Skeletons and Pumpkins and Rainbows…Oh my!

Sunflower girl

The trick or treating was just the latest sign that things are kind of sort of returning to normal. Check out our galleries of the Hillcrest skeleton display and Belmont’s best pumpkins!

This Year’s Apple Run Runs All Week!

Belmont Apple Run Skeleton

The Apple Run is virtual in this, its eighth year. That creates some new opportunities including: a 10 day window to run the race and a slew of fun new prizes including “most times running the course” and “best costume.”

Calling all Runners: Brendan’s Home Run this Sunday

Hey Blogging Belmont readers. Just a reminder that Brendan’s Home Run, Belmont’s longest running 5K race and walk happen this Sunday – Father’s Day – June 18, 2017. Online registration can be found here.  You can also register on Sunday…

PTO/PTA: Race to Nowhere Screening tomorrow evening

Just a note that the Belmont PTA/PTO will be screening Race To Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture tomorrow evening (Thursday) at the Belmont Studio Cinema, with half the price of admission donated to Belmont’s Public Schools.PTO/PTA’s!  The…

We’ve come a long way, baby!

This is apropos of nothing at all, but I thought I’d pass it along anyway, as it was one of the ‘viral videos’ this week – albeit a pretty dated one. In any case – the back story here is…

Recommended listening: education, democracy and the meaning of intelligence

NPR’s Speaking of Faith featured a great discussion with UCLA Prof. Mike Rose this week. Rose asks the big questions: “What is the role of education in a democracy?” “Why do discussions about education tend to fall into the same ruts?” “How do we balance a need for accountability with a definition of education that goes beyond test scores?” Check it out.

Libraries…who needs ’em? (Answer below)

The future of libraries is in the headlines again, with articles on CNN.com and the Boston Globe’s profile of Cushing Academy, which is getting rid of its 20,000 volume collection in favor of a “learning center” with plasma TVs, Amazon Kindles and a Cappuccino maker….but don’t worry — the future’s going to be great!

Watertown HS struggles to preserve Armenian language instruction

Interesting article from Boston Globe on Watertown High’s struggle to preserve a four-decade old Armenian language program.