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Father-daughter dance strengthens family bonds

Father-daughter dance strengthens family bonds

Jeffrey Miller, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under News

In her pretty pink dress, she holds his arm as he guides her onto the dance floor of Belmont's annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. Belmont Parks and Recreation plans a sweetheart dance every year before Valentine’s Day for girls from ages three to 12. The Twin Pines Senior and Community Center hosts the ev...

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under News, Top News

On Friday, Feb. 3, the City of Belmont hosted its first citywide talent show put on by the newly formed Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). More than 100 people came to watch 25 acts that ranged from dancing to martial arts to music and even a live drawing session. All ages came to share their talents,...

Varsity volleyball struggles against Notre Dame

Varsity volleyball struggles against Notre Dame

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer
September 3
Filed under Sports

It was too late. The final whistle was blown, filling the ears of fans in the Carlmont Gym. Notre Dame's crowd stayed screaming, as the Scots' chants slowly faded away. Frustration filled the court on Sept. 1 as the Scots lost their first home game of the season against the Tigers. Though they fought...

Skaters say good-bye to Belmont Iceland

Skaters say good-bye to Belmont Iceland

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor
January 26
Filed under Campus, News, Top News

After almost 50 years of business, the peninsula will have to say good-bye to the ice skating rink at Belmont Iceland. East Bay Iceland, the company that owns Belmont Iceland, announced on Jan. 13 that the rink will be closed at the end of April. Iceland assistant manager Aaron Beecher said, ...

Hang up your skates and dreams: Belmont Iceland has reached its end

Hang up your skates and dreams: Belmont Iceland has reached its end

Celine Yang, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under Opinion, Top News

Ice skaters of various ages, from tots to adults, are losing their home. Belmont Iceland has announced that it will be closing its doors by the end of April 2016, leaving many hearts shattered.  With the closure of Belmont Iceland, current skaters and coaches are not the only ones affected. It’s also the skater...

Give back and volunteer at Hand ‘n Hand with the Belmont library

Give back and volunteer at Hand ‘n Hand with the Belmont library

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer
April 27
Filed under Bios, Campus

The majority of the adults working at the Belmont library don't make a single penny there. These adults put in their own time to give back to the community, and Carlmont's Hand 'n Hand with the Belmont library club aims to help out at the Belmont library through their volunteer work. Founder...

Author Strickland visits Belmont Library to inspire readers

Author Strickland visits Belmont Library to inspire readers

Victor Li, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under News, Top News

Engraved in the Temple of Apollo were these words: "know thyself." And that was exactly what 15-year-old Thaleia sought, in the novel, "Night of Pan" by Gail Strickland. Strickland held a workshop at the Belmont Library on Feb. 23, introducing her new novel, the first of the Oracle of Delphi trilogy. She...

Roads in Belmont are improving

Roads in Belmont are improving

Alex Lay, Staff Writer
November 7
Filed under News

The hills of Belmont are filled with narrow, curvy roads that can be difficult to navigate. However, many have been improved drastically in the past few years. The engineers of the Belmont community have made various changes to the roads, including repaving them or adding stop signs to prevent dangerou...

Mountain lion sighting in Belmont residential area

Mountain lion sighting in Belmont residential area

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer
October 28
Filed under News

A mountain lion was sighted on Hastings Drive on Oct. 21, the second sighting of a mountain lion in that week. A Belmont man contacted local authorities, reporting that he had witnessed a mountain lion run across the road while he was driving. The man claimed that the mountain lion ran off the road and dow...

Belmont gas line safety in question

Belmont gas line safety in question

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer
October 16
Filed under News

The safety of Belmont’s gas lines have been called into question after the recent shut down of a San Carlos gas line on Oct. 7. San Carlos shut down one of their gas lines in order to examine its safety. This has led to concerns being brought up about Belmont’s gas lines as well. While Belmont’s g...

Carlmont falls to Notre Dame in Battle of Belmont

Carlmont falls to Notre Dame in Battle of Belmont

October 4
Filed under Sports

Notre Dame-Belmont swept Carlmont in three sets to win the much anticipated annual Battle of Belmont. The Tigers were able to overcome a hostile environment and outlast the Scots in three straight sets - 25-22, 25-21, 25-22. Notre Dame (15-5) set the tone for the night after winning a heavily conte...

Candidates demonstrate the spirit of Belmont

Candidates demonstrate the spirit of Belmont

Alex Lay, Staff Writer
September 27
Filed under News, Top News

After the cancellation of the City Council Candidates’ forum on Sept. 26, the Belmont community stepped in and turned the unfortunate situation into a meet-and-greet allowing citizens to get to know the candidates. According to a flyer sent out by the Belmont Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters withdrew ...

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