Category Archives: Out of Home Range

Apple Picking: Some Ideas for the Early Birds

What is it about a 51-degree morning that makes one think of apple-picking, flannel shirts and cider donuts? Do not even pretend that is not you, because it is. While pumpkins are still outlawed as decor until October 1 (I have noticed a few people lining up for major fines), apple picking is wholeheartedly recommended as a family-friendly pursuit. Also

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Weston Voices: JINDU Restaurant Crosses Borders, Brings Asia Home

Travelers on the Route 20 mega-highway through Wayland to Weston and vice versa will have noticed a newcomer restaurant named JINDU at 131 Boston Post Road in Wayland, or as I like to call it “almost-Weston.” JINDU, which translates to Golden City in Chinese, is owned by Weston residents Nick Feng and Claire Huang, and the Owl family checked it

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Rough Patch Salsa is Back Raising Money for Kids

Last year, local resident Julie Palen was on a mission to raise money for the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center, an effort near and dear to her heart. With the help of salsa-lovers everywhere, she raised more than $21,000 for the Center. You can read more about her efforts on the Weston Owl here. This summer, Julie made a last-minute

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Living History This Weekend in Lexington, Lincoln & Concord

One of the biggest thrills I got about moving to Weston was realizing that we were so close to where the colonial history of the US had begun (and yes, close to where indigenous people were treated very very badly). While I had realized this proximity while attending the best college on the planet (that is Wellesley, feel free to

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