Category Archives: Out of Home Range

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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Weekend Calendar: Pansies, Patriots and Charity Exercise April 8-10

Happy Friday, Weston, and here’s fingers crossed for a little bit of sun today and during this weekend. The good news is that your plants are really really happy even if you are not. Here are some suggestions for some weekend fun–some weather-dependent, some not. Enjoy! Friday, April 8: Art in Tune at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 6-8 pm.

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Direct Aid to Ukraine: List of Organizations (hat tip to First Parish)

The Owl has been meaning to pull together a list of organizations that are providing direct aid to Ukraine…but First Parish Church’s Outreach Committee has beaten me to it. These organizations have all been vetted by the Committee. I have re-printed their list with permission from Rev. Barz-Snell. +++ List of Recommended Organizations Providing Direct Aid to Ukraine Emergency Medical

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Gustazo’s Chef Patricia Estorino Nominated for James Beard Award

In the Owl’s usual perusal of local media, a story on the Waltham Channel stuck out–Waltham resident and chef Patricia Estorino of Gustazo’s Kitchen and Bar in Waltham has been named one of 20 semifinalists for Best Chef in the Northeast in the James Beard Foundation’s 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards. You can read the Waltham Channel’s story on their

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A River Interrupted: The Case Against the Watertown Dam

Did you know that Weston is one of either fifteen or twenty (depends on who you believe) communities in the Charles River Climate Compact? Yes, you do because the Owl told you about it when the Flood Model was being discussed at the Select Board earlier this month. And you probably also read the very exciting summary (fine, the Weston

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More Westonians Welcoming Afghan Refugees: How to Get Involved

After the post last week about the work St. Julia’s is doing with three Afghan refugees, the Owl was contacted by another group which is also assisting the Afghan community, this time in Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire. In October 2021, when the Afghan refugees were about to arrive, a non-denominational team was formed with residents of Weston, Waltham, Belmont,

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