Belmontonian: Nearly 800 Runners Set Record For Scharfman Race

Dan Scharfman 2K Start

Runners at the line at the start of the 2017 Dan Scharfman 2K event. More than 800 runners signed up to run either the 5k or 2k races. (Photo by Paul Roberts)

A bright cool fall Sunday morning; just the right combination for a road race in New England. And 784 runners took the opportunity to help Belmont school to best use technology as a record number of entries took part in the fifth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run 5K/2K Road Races held Sunday, Oct. 1.

While the amount was still coming in mid-week, between $25,000 to $30,000 will be raised to fund the Dan Scharfman Education Innovative Fund which supports professional development for teachers and supply technology to all students.

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Via:: The Belmontonian

Reminder: Belmont Serves is Tomorrow (Monday): volunteer opportunities around town

A reminder to Blogging Belmont readers that the annual Belmont Serves event will be held tomorrow, Columbus Day morning October 9. There are great volunteer opportunities around town, so come join your friends and neighbors for a morning of community service!

There will be a variety of projects including:

  • A family-friendly food drive
  • Conservation land projects
  • School garden projects
  • and more…

The event will begin at 8:30 with sign in and a light breakfast at First Church Unitarian Universalist on Concord Avenue. Projects will last until noon, when volunteers will gather for pizza and ice cream. School community service slips will be available. Here’s a flier (PDF) describing the day’s events.

This event is sponsored by the Belmont Religious Council.

Important Public Discussion Thursday: Expanding our Board of Selectmen

Summary: this Thursday, October 12th there’s an important meeting and discussion of the proposal to expand our Town’s Board of Selectmen from 3 to 5 members. Come give your feedback to the Committee researching that question.