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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.

Studio Crew Needed This Wednesday Night!

Volunteers are needed this Wednesday night on October 22nd for a lecture taping in the studio entitled "The Life and Poetry of Avrom Sutzkever." This lecture will be presented by Geoffrey Brahmer along with several poetry readers. The event starts at 6:00pm. Crew call is at 5:30pm. If interested, please call 617-484-2443 or email julie@belmontmedia.org.

"The Life and Poetry of Avrom Sutzkever

Geoffrey Brahmer continues his lecture series with "The Life and Poetry of Avrom Sutzkever." Sutzkever is a poet and a survivor of the Vilna Ghetto. His poems illuminate the experience of living and dying in the holocaust. His post-war poems depict his journey as a living witness, coming to grips with his memories and the meaning of the Holocaust in his own life, as well as in every generation. The presentation, filmed in front of a live studio audience, will include readings of Sutzkever’s poems by members of the community.

Volunteers Needed!

BHS SPORTS - Volunteer camera operators and commentators are needed for tomorrow’s (October 15th) Girl’s Soccer Game: Belmont vs. Arlington. The game will start at 6:00 p.m. at Harris Field. Crew call will be at 5:00 p.m. If interested in volunteering, please call 617-484-2443 or email jeremy@belmontmedia.org.

Salvatore Arno Music Concert

A concert in honor of composer Salvatore Arno (1884-1963) will be performed at the Belmont Beech Street Center on Sunday, October 26th at 3:00 PM. Come and enjoy an afternoon of early 20th century classical music by this Italian composer from Messina and long-time resident of Boston and Belmont. The music will be performed by a small group of musicians, featuring: Victoria Bartolomeo, soprano; Sarah Troxler, piano; Margaret Leddy, violin; and Alex Wagner, violin. Light refreshments will be provided. A suggested donation of $10 at the door will help support this event.

Tune in Now: "Focus on Health"

Watch the first episode of a new series "Focus on Health," featuring a presentation by Erin McNeill, president of Media Literacy Now. On this episode, Erin discusses the impact media can have on a child's health. Her presentation depicts examples of media with potentially harmful messages and includes information on what parents can do to limit their children's exposure to these messages.

Tune in on channels 9 (Comcast) and 29 (Verizon)

Volunteer Opportunities!

BHS Sports  -  Volunteer this Wednesday for the Belmont High School Girls Field Hockey game. Belmont will be playing against Wakefield. The game will take place at 6:00 p.m. on October 8th at Harris Field. Crew call will be at 5:30 p.m. Camera operators and commentators are needed. If interested, please call 617-484-2443 or email jeremy@belmontmedia.org

A Shot of Life Community Photo Contest

Take your own shot of life and enter it into Belmont's Community Photo Contest! All photos will be on display November 3rd - December 5th at the Gallery@BMC located at the Belmont Media Center at 9 Lexington Street in Waverley Square. The winning photos will be chosen by "Voters' Choice" Ballot. Winners will be announced at the Belmont Media Center Annual Meeting on November 20th. 


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