Belmont Events – Belmont World Film – Arabian Nights – New England Premiere

At the Movies in Belmont MABelmont World Films is a nonprofit organization that showcases international films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from countries around the world.  Movies are shown at the Studio Cinema, a single-screen theater at 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont.  There are six movies in the spring film series, shown on Sundays at 7:30 pm. 

The first film in the series is Arabian Nights a film from Luxembourg about a young train conductor who becomes obsessed with a beautiful Algerian woman.  Arabian Nights was Luxembourg’s entry for the 2008 Academy Awards and this is the film’s New England premiere. 

When: Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Where: Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont

How Much: $8, $7 for seniors and students

For more information call Belmont World Films at 617-484-3980.

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Belmont Recycling Restrictions

Recycling In BelmontIt seems that many towns and cities are tightening recycling restrictions in response to recycling facilities cracking down on contaminated loads.  Belmont, Massachusetts has posted the new regulations on the Town of Belmont website.   

Recycling regulations for Belmont:

Comingled Containers

“Comingling” means that metal, plastic and glass containers can be mixed in your recycling bin. Containers must be clean and rinsed.

Acceptable Containers

  • Plastic containers marked 1-7
  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass bottles and jars – clear or colored
  • Aluminum foil, trays and pie plates

Examples Of Unnacceptable Materials

  • Plastic chairs
  • Children’s toys and play equipment
  • Laundry baskets
  • Swimming pools
  • Window glass
  • Mirrors
  • Pyrex
  • Ceramics
  • Etc.

Paper and Corrugated Cardboard

Acceptable Paper

Paper should be placed in brown bags next to your recycling bin

  • Office paper including colored paper, computer paper, fax paper and post-its
  • File folders
  • Catalogues
  • Envelopes with or without windows
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Paperboard
  • Junk mail
  • Chipboard (ex: cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Kraft paper bags

Rules For Corrugated Cardboard

  • Must be free of moisture barrier and wax content
  • Cardboard must be flattened and cut into pieces no larger than 2 ft. by 2 ft.
  • Cardboard can be included with other paper recyclables in brown paper bags or tied with string in bundles

Materials Not Accepted For Recycling

  • Hardcover books
  • Contaminated paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Mylar
  • Wax paper
  • Waxed corrugated cardboard
  • Tyvek envelopes
  • Photograph paper
  • Paper towels
  • Hanging folders
  • Pizza boxes
  • Foam packaging
  • Plastic bags
  • Garbage and rubbish

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Get Your Belmont Garden Plot – Rock Meadow Community Garden

Tending The Garden PlotAs winter drags on it’s exciting to consider the prospect of spring and summer gardening.  Time’s a fleeting if you’re interested in reserving a community garden plot at Rock Meadow in Belmont, Massachusetts.  The $25 fee for the season and completed registration form are due by March 15th.

The 70 acre Rock Meadow Conservation Area is located in Belmont about one mile outside of Waverley Square, adjacent to Beaver Brook North Reservation.  The community garden plots at Rock Meadow were established in 1969 and plots now number 130.  Belmont originally had victory garden plots that dated from World War II on land now occupied by the high school on Concord Avenue.  Those plots were moved to Rock Meadow in 1969 after the town purchased the land from McLean Hospital.

Garden plots are not limited to Belmont residents though it is possible that residents will be given preference if demand exceeds availability.

This is a wonderful opportunity to grow your own food – or flowers – especially if you don’t have a suitable garden space at home.

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Belmont Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2009

The Belmont Real Estate Numbers for January 2009:

Belmont Massachusetts 78 properties were on the market in Belmont on January 31, 2009. The lowest priced property was listed for $250,000, the most expensive for $2,995,000. Average days on market was 166.

It was a quiet month in the Belmont real estate market as only 5 properties sold (closed) during January with an average sales price of $725,400.  Average days on market was 123.  These closed sales reflect real estate activity in November and December or before.  In Massachusetts it typically takes six to eight weeks from the time an offer is accepted for the transaction to close. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buying A Home in Belmont? Better Get A Parking Space

No Overnight ParkingIf you’re searching for a home or condo in Belmont, Massachusetts it’s important to pay careful attention to each property’s parking options. 

Overnight parking is prohibited in Belmont on all public and private ways.  The restriction applies to the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Most single families in Belmont will have driveway parking.  If you’re in the market for a condominium, however, parking options may be more varied.  If the property listing indicates that parking is included, you will want your attorney to review the condominium documents to confirm that you do in fact have the right to park in a legitimate assigned or deeded parking space.

What are the options if parking is not included with the property?

There are several parking lots in Belmont that allow overnight parking. Cars must be removed before 7 a.m.

  • Waverley Square municipal lot
  • Cushing Square municipal lot
  • Belmont Center municipal lot
  • Belmont Public School parking lots (Cars may not be parked at Chenery Middle School until after 9 pm)

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