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Volunteer Camera Person Needed for Holiday Concert

The Belmont Historical Society is looking for a BMC volunteer to videotape their Holiday Music event, which will be  performed by Vanessa Schukis, mezzo-soprano and pianist. Ms. Schukis is on the faculty of the Powers Music School and has had a multi-faceted career as a character mezzo, actress, stage director choreographer, vocal coach, educator and administrator. She will be performing holiday carols including some lesser known carols on the flute and will invite the audience to sing-along.

Volunteer Opportunities!


Tune in Now: Focus on Health

Reporter Needed for Tree Lighting Event

We are looking for a volunteer reporter to conduct interviews at Belmont's Turn on the Town Tree Lighting event. This event will be held this Thursday, December 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Leonard Street in Belmont Center. Call time will be 4:45 PM at Belmont Media Center. If interested, please call 617-484-2443 or email julie@belmontmedia.org.

2014 Gifts of Hope Telethon

Please join us for the 2014 Gifts of Hope Telethon. This is a joint effort between the Belmont Media Center and Belmont Citizen-Herald to raise monetary and food donations for the Belmont Food Pantry. This year’s telethon will take place on Saturday, December 6th from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Belmont Media Center on 9 Lexington St. Please stop by, make a donation, and be a part of the fun! Throughout the day there will be live entertainment, interviews with local guests, and food and beverages.

LIVE Meeting Coverage TONIGHT

Tune in to channels 8 (Comcast) or 28 (Verizon) for live coverage of the League of Women Voters' Warrant Briefing to be held in the Beech Street Center starting at 7pm.

Download the slide presentation HERE from the BMC website.

Spelling Bee This Saturday

The Foundation for Belmont Education presents the Annual Youth Spelling Bee. This program will air live on BMC channels 8 (Comcast) and 28 (Verizon) this Saturday at 3:00 PM and will also stream on the Gov't & Ed TV watch page.

The Spelling Bee will re-air every Saturday and Sunday throughout the rest of the month starting on November 8th. It will play at 12:00 PM noon on channels 96 (Comcast) and 30 (Verizon). 

Tune in Now: Candidates and Ballot Initiatives

Candidates and Ballot Initiatives features interviews with Steven Aylward, representative of Ballot Question # 1; Brian Herr, Candidate for U.S. Senator; and Patricia Saint Aubin, Candidate for Auditor. Interviews were conducted by Ann Reynolds. This program was produced by the Belmont Republican Town Committee. 

This program will air during the Campaign Programming Block during the following dates and times:

Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on Channels 8 & 28

Friday at 8:00 p.m. on Channels 8 & 28

Saturday at 7:00 p.m. on Channels 96 & 30

Volunteers Needed for Spelling Bee

This Saturday, November 1st, BMC will be covering the Annual Youth Spelling Bee. This will be a live multi-camera production and we need volunteer camera operators to help us with the coverage. The Spelling Bee will start at 3:00 p.m. at Belmont High School Auditorium. There will be two volunteer shifts. The first shift will be 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The second shifts will be from 6:00 PM to the end of the event (probably around 9:00 PM). Volunteers will need to show up no later than 15 minutes before their start time.

Thank You!


BMC would like to thank Ottavio Forte for covering Sunday’s Belmont Woman’s Club Fashion Show and for helping in the studio on Geoffrey Brahmer’s recent lecture. And thank you to Julie Land for covering the recent Powers Music School event.

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