Tuesday, May 14, 2013
All ages can attend this 5:30 p.m. concert at the Beech Street Center.
The award-winning Belmont High School Wind Ensemble will perform a free, all-ages concert at the Beech Street Center today at 5:30 p.m. This wide ranging, hour-long program will feature selections by Gustav Holst and John Philip Sousa, contemporary works by Samuel Hazo and Eric Whitacre, and lighter "Pop" selections from Henry Mancini and Camille Saint-Saens. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will be appropriate in content and in length for an audience of all ages; families with young children are encouraged to attend. After the concert, there will be refreshments with the performers and their families. For more information, please contact Arto Asadoorian, director of Fine & Performing Arts, at email@example.com…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Nathaniel Meyer conducting the 5th Symphony at 2 p.m. at the Beech Street Center.
Nathaniel Meyer was thinking – as everyone who had heard the news – about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and how the heartbreaking event connects to the work he is conducting Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. "[The fifth symphony] is a piece that deals with the movement of the human spirit from a place of tragedy to a place of triumph. I didn't really know that this piece would take on such meaning for me but we all heard about the [shooting] in Connecticut so there is no way I can play this piece without thinking about about those events," said Meyer. "I can't speak for everyone but [the tragic event] will definitely be on my mind," said Meyer. Meyer will conduct the Belmont Festival …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican presidential candidate cast his ballot at the Beech Street Center in Belmont.
Arriving with an entourage of secret service, press and campaign staff, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, voted at the Beech Street Center in his hometown of Belmont, Mass. this morning, Nov. 6. The couple were greeted by poll workers and town officials when they arrived at 8:40 a.m. The Romney's, who have lived in Belmont for the past four decades, took four minutes to complete voting before departing to Bedford to fly off to Ohio and Pennsylvania to thank voters in the two swing states.
Monday, November 5, 2012
There will no parking along certain streets; Waverley Street, Shean Road to be closed Tuesday.
The Belmont Police Department has created a plan for traffic and parking restrictions around the Beech Street Center and Town Field in anticipation of Republican candidate Mitt Romney voting at the Senior Center Tuesday morning, Nov. 6. Parking restrictions • No overnight parking will be allowed in the Beech Street Center lot on Monday, Nov. 5. • Parking on Beech Street (on the field side) is to be reserved for voters. ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted on Beech Street, opposite the Beech Street Center. • The Traffic Department posted ‘No Parking’ signs on the eastbound side of the following streets up to Slade Street: Upland Road, Drew Road, Benjamin Road and Orchard Street up to Amelia Street. • There is no on-street parking on both sides…
Candidate will cast ballot in Belmont before heading to Ohio, Penn. on final push for votes.
Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, will be taking an early morning drive from their Belmont townhouse to the Beech Street Center to vote. The Romney campaign has said the candidate will arrive at the Beech Street Center at 8:30 a.m. and will vote at approximately 8:35 a.m. on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Romney's will then leave the Center and head to Bedford to take a flight to Ohio and Penn. for a final day of campaigning before heading to Boston for an election night celebration.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Second-oldest men's chorus in the US will present a free concert at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center tonight.
The Apollo Club, the second-oldest continuously-active men's singing group in the US, will be presenting a free concert at the Beech Street Center tonight, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank. Founded in 1871, the chorus – 35 Boston-area business and professional men – will sing selections of patriotic tunes, sea shanties, love songs and a medley from the musical “Carosel” at the town's senior center at 266 Beech St. Led by 90-year-old Florence (Flossie) Dunn, who has been involved with the group since 1955, the 130-plus year old organization – its history includes in 1874 singing at the funeral services of Sen. Charles Sumner and received a note of appreciation from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – has …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Finishes first in 'Ladies 70 and older' on July 4th road race.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
There is something uncommon about Janice Knight. The Common Street resident and a Beech Street Center regular has become a rather special senior athlete. Knight won a gold medal at the 4th of July Mattapoisett 5-Mile Road Race, in the category of "Ladies 70 and older." Her total time was 67.1 minutes, a 13.12 minute per mile pace which Knight says is "not bad for an old crone on a hot and humid day!" Knight has used a variety of COA fitness programs, said Nava Niv-Vogel, director of the Belmont Council on Aging, who hopes that Knight's accomplishment provides encouragement to others to join the Center's fitness programs and explore the possibilities of what they can accomplish.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Will remain open for all residents until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21.
The Beech Street Center will be open, today, Thursday, June 21, until 8 p.m. for any resident needing respite from the heat. The Beech Street Center is located at 266 Beech St. If you have any questions call the center at 617-993-2970.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Just your average election day ... with one big exception.
Precincts 3 and 5 located in the Beech Street Center is usually a sedate polling location with the bulk of voters in early and late with workers and the police detail trying not to be too bored. And that routine should be no different tomorrow, with one little exception: Mitt's coming to vote. Not that a sighting of former Massachusetts Governor Romney and his wife, Ann, is all that usual on election days past. Ellen Cushman, Belmont's town clerk, said the Romney's and their eldest son, Tag, are pretty faithful voters in national, state and town elections. But this time – Romney's campaign says the South Cottage Road resident and his wife will be arriving at the Center sometime around 5:15 p.m. – should be a bit different then past trips …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Events and classes at the Beech Street Center.
Recognizing and Avoiding Fraud Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. Come learn about the different types of fraud, which population is the most targeted and how to protect yourself. Belmont Police Sgt. Kristin Daley and Lt. Rick Santangelo will give a presentation on fraud and the ways to avoid it also what to do if you have been the victim of fraud. Also presenting will be Kevin Kiley the executive vice president and COO of the Massachusetts Bankers Association along with other representatives from local banks. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 617-993-2970 to sign up. Everyone is invited to attend. Open Dance Friday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. A DJ will play nostalgic music for open ballroom and line dance. Caregiver Support Group Tuesday, Feb…