Category Archives: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

A Musical Interlude This Week at King’s Grant

A Weston resident — and talented musician — has invited locals to two “house concerts” in her front yard in the King’s Grant neighborhood. No, not that kind of house music–this is not the 80s and Weston has never been the club scene, except during Prohibition and hiding out in the JST. But that’s a different story. This is music

Read more

Plans for Affordable Housing at 0 Wellesley Street to be Discussed Tuesday

While it seems former President Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter have no current plans to move to Weston, one of their long-time loves may be coming for a visit and to help develop affordable housing in the town. Per information on the Weston web page, Habitat Greater Boston was selected by the Affordable Housing Trust to develop 0 Wellesley

Read more

Weston Resident Raising Money for Afghani Women by Biking from NYC to Boston

Today, one Weston resident will be hitting the road–on her bicycle–to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the events of 9/11. Ellen Freeman Roth, Conservation Commissioner and amazing person, will be participating in the Beyond the Bike ride from the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan all the way back to Needham, the home of a widow of one of the victims

Read more

Children’s Sports Equipment Swap This Saturday – Donations Sought

Have you been sorting through your kids’ sports equipment? Wondering what to do with it all since the swap shed is currently closed? Ever thought “hey, I wish I didn’t have to buy xyz new when my kid will probably only want to play that sport for 4.5 minutes?” (that last one is me). Weston Community Children’s Association has the

Read more

The Pickup Issue: Things You Can Fit in a Weston Truck

Those who have lived in Weston for some time will be familiar with The Purse Issue in the Town Crier. At least once a year, or possibly more, the indefatigable Weston photographer Barbara Elmes visits the streets of Weston for the best of purses. Shortly thereafter, my compatriots (oh, fine, the purveyors of real news, the Weston Town Crier) publish

Read more

Weston’s Newest Traffic Engineer is a Real Turkey

The new intersection lines at North Avenue (Route 117) and Merriam/Lincoln Streets continue to cause mayhem among the residents and commuters of our semi-rural town. Commentary on the town community page shows what we all knew: we have the highest number of traffic engineers per capita in Massachusetts.* What you all did not know is that one of them is

Read more

Swap Shed Operations Working Group Seeking Volunteers

Ah the Swap Shed. Apart from the watering trough and the Paul Revere bell, there is no other place as beloved as the Swap Shed, nor one that brings as many emotions out among Weston’s residents. For someone not born into the Weston fold, the absolute love of it somewhat defies belief. Weston is not alone in its love affair,

Read more

Last Day to Sign Up for Waltham Boys & Girls Club Virtual Gala April 29

The Waltham Boys & Girls Club is hosting a virtual gala titled “Whatever It Takes” on April 29 to support its mission as a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. This year, the Gala

Read more