Julie DeStefano's blog

Michael Dukakis Appears as Guest on The Pat Lawrence Show

This week's edition of The Pat Lawrence Show will feature an interview with former MA governor Michael Dukakis. The Pat Lawrence Show is a talk show that discusses various topics on mental illness. Its goal is to try to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. This episode with Michael Dukakis primarily focuses on the topic of depression and ECT as an effective treatment for depression. Tune in on channels 9 (Comcast) and 29 (Verizon) this week and next at 2pm on Thursday, 8pm on Friday and 9pm on Monday.

Volunteers Needed for Soccer Game Coverage Thursday

Belmont High School Sports Television needs volunteers to operate cameras and/or commentate the BHS VARSITY SOCCER BOYS game vs WILMINGTON on Thursday, October 3rd, 6:00 PM on Harris Field. The Boys varsity team is undefeated (6-0-2) as yet, so this should be a good game vs Wilmington (8-1). We need camera operators and commentators. Sign up now! Get your community hours and have fun at the same time! Learn how to use a professional HD camera or channel your inner sportscaster! To sign up, contact jeremy@belmontmedia.org.

Volunteer Camera Operator Needed Tomorrow

We are looking for a volunteer camera operator for tomorrow’s (Sept. 19th) taping of “Senior Scene” at the Belmont Farmers’ Market. The taping is scheduled for 3:00pm. The crew will meet at the Belmont Media Center at 2:30pm. This will be a two-camera production. This show will discuss some of the benefits available to consumers, especially those on limited incomes, who want to shop for locally grown food. Ann Hartstein, Secretary of the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, will be speaking with Belmont Farmers’ Market vendors and patrons.

Volunteers Needed for Soccer Game Taping

Volunteers needed to cover the Belmont High School Varsity Soccer Girls vs Arlington this thursday (9/19) at 3:45 PM on Harris Field.

Art Show Screening

A screening of the newest episode of the Art Show, produced by Erin McNeill, will be held at Belmont Media Center on Friday, Sept. 27th. Part four of this mini-documentary series features Belmont artist Warren Croce talking with our host, Aygul Balcioglu. Warren is a painter and digital artist who has recently moved to a new studio in town at 10 Trapelo Road. Please join us for a reception at 6:30pm. The screening of the 15 minute show will start at 7:00pm and will be followed by a question and answer session with the artist. This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery @ BMC Reception

This Thursday there will be a reception for Julie Chen Merritt, the artist of the latest BMC gallery exhibit "In Vacuo." This exhibit presents a series of photographs that explores the body in abstracts. It also reflects the artist’s journey to discover the details that are often missed when looking at something as a whole. The reception will take place from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Belmont Media Center. Please stop in to check out the exhibit and meet the artist. There will be light appetizers and beverages.

Volunteers Needed!

BMC producer Celeste Andrade is looking for a volunteer studio crew for the show "Celeste Andrade Presents." The taping will be happening tomorrow (September 6th) at 1:00pm. Crew call will be at 12:30pm. This is a show that focuses mainly on education issues in Belmont. Past show guests have included School Committee Chair Laurie Graham, Superintendent Dr. Thomas Kingston, and Principal Daniel Richards. Celeste is looking for a couple of camera operators, an audio person and a director. If interested, please call 617-484-2443 or email julie@belmontmedia.org.

Thank You!

Another successful Payson Park Music Festival season has come to a close. BMC would like to extend a huge thanks to Maggie Rose March for her videography work on the majority of the concerts. Thank you Maggie for her commitment. Also, thank you to our summer intern Gabrielle Mountain for editing several of these concerts and for assisting with the concert coverage. And thank you to our intern Brittany Carragher and to Nicholas Passell for their video work on the concerts as well.

Science for the Public Programming Marathon on June 29th.


On Saturday, June 29th BMC will be airing a Science for the Public Programming marathon on channels 9 (Comcast) and 29 (Verizon). Science for the Public is an organization committed to educating the public about various science topics and issues. Public Science Lectures and Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations are two science programs produced by Yvonne Stapp, President of Science for the Public. This program marathon will run from 12 – 7 p.m. on channels 9 and 29.

Brendan Grant's Home Run

This coming Sunday, June 16th, BMC will be covering the annual Brendan Home Run 5k Race and Walk. This event is held by the Brendan Grant Foundation, an organization that honors the memory of high school student Brendan Grant. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 10:00 a.m. We are looking for a volunteer reporter to conduct interviews at the event. Crew call will be at 8:30 a.m. at the Belmont High School track on Concord Ave. If interested, please call 617-484-2443 or email julie@belmontmedia.org.

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