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Slideshow: National Night Out...Were You There?

"When residents on a block know each other, the neighborhood and the community is safer and stronger."

Although the goal of National Night Out is to raise public safety awareness in communities, residents, businesses and public safety officials in Belmont took the annual event to a new level Tuesday night.

From sidewalk chalk contests and barbeque dinners to home safety demonstrations and tours of the police mobile command unit, the folks in Belmont demonstrated their community spirit and their commitment to forming a strong partnership with police, fire and city departments.

Did you attend a National Night Out event in your neighborhood? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

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Bob Cancilla August 08, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Joan, Thanks for the great coverage on the activities from last evening. I attended the event on the 2600 blk of Carlmont Drive. Council Member Braumstein & his wife coordinated our event. It was a wonderful experience, seeing all the neighborhood residents come together to discuss issues important to them and their neighborhood. It was also very nice to see our City Manager, Police Chief and some of his staff, our Public Works Director, and finally several representatives from our City Fire Department. I had a great time and enjoyed the many treats provided by the neighbors. I look forward to attending again next year.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Hi Bob....so sorry I couldn't make it to the Carlmont Drive (or Semeria) block party---with 8 separate events, I just ran out of time! If you have any photos you'd like to add to this gallery, simply click the "upload photos/videos" button above. It was a really great event all the way around!
Judi August 08, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I attended the Ice-Cream Social event on Francis St hosted by Karen & Lester Lee. They did a great job -- it was fun, and we also had visits from the Fire Dept (with the BIG ladder truck), police dept, City Manager, etc. -- and great Central neighbors!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Hi Judi....there are a few photos in this slideshow from Francis---including on of the night's cutest dog, Chuckie!
rick paulipauli August 08, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Great event. Attended Carlmont center. Thanks to all the local business vendors for the wonderful food and drink. Rick/Pat Pauli... Lyon Ave.. LegalShield.com
Bill Bohlen August 08, 2012 at 09:38 PM
What a great event for our community!
Michyle August 09, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Thanks for the great coverage! The Downtown Neighborhood Association had their annual NNO celebration this year on Sunnyslope - it was a tremendous success! Almost 200 neighbors celebrated together with barbequed burgers & dogs, Devil's Canyon brew (Belmont's own!) and lots of food... The kids had fun in the jump house and playing with the microphone. We had lots of visitors from Belmont's police, fire and City officials. A great evening getting to know our neighbors!
coy August 09, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Darn, had no idea this was in our neighborhood! Where can I get info so I don't miss the next one?
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Thanks for your photo uploads Michyle! I've featured one of yours and it's on the homepage now! Great job Sunnyslope!
Michyle August 09, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Which neighborhood are you in? Each group starts organizing early in the year and most have email groups that you can join.
Gin Nikoloff August 09, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Thanks Joan, we love Patch n your great reporting of our City!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Thanks Gin....and we love Beli Deli!
George Metropulos August 09, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Congratulations, Belmont! I was out of town, but it appears that it was a great event. I'm sorry I missed it, but it looks like a lot of you didn't! Thanks to all who organized this: The police and fire, the city, merchants, and the neighborhood associations. Well done! George
Cari Pang Chen August 11, 2012 at 07:36 AM
Thanks for stopping by at Alexander Park - this has definitely become a favorite annual event for the Sterling Downs Neighborhood Association! Please note that a list of all the Neighborhood and Homeowner Associations in Belmont are listed on the city's website at http://www.belmont.gov/subContent.asp?CatID=240000306.

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