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From Your Yard: Flower-Arranging Class at the AIC September 25

On Sunday, September 25 from 1 pm – 2:30 pm at Weston’s Art & Innovation Center, there is a wonderful class called “From Your Yard” about flower arranging for incredibly messy and chaotic gardeners. Oh wait, that was my interpretation because that is my garden. In fact, the best part of the upcoming “From Your Yard” class is that the

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The Dark Treason of Benedict Arnold: Presentation at COA September 22

This Thursday, September 22 from 6 – 7:30 pm, treason gets its day. Fortunately, this is not a current events discussion but rather a presentation about the most famous turncoat in American history (so far), Benedict Arnold. Weston welcomes University of Maryland historian, Richard Bell, who will reconstruct the life and times of Benedict Arnold, the reason for the treason

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Falling in Love with Weston’s Marian Case Nature Classroom

While ostensibly helping out on the Stewardship Saturday event on Saturday (DIE KNOTWEED!) with a bunch of our hunters, I actually just took my machete and ran away. Which sounds more dangerous than it was–I was off in search of reported evil knotweed at the Marian Case Nature Classroom, a place near and dear to my heart. If you haven’t

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Wildcat Voices: Meet Andrew ‘Riz’ Rizza, WHS Athletic Trainer

If you have a student who plays or has played a sport at the high school, you will know Andrew Rizza, or ‘Riz’ as he is universally known, the Weston High School Athletic Trainer. If you have attended any sports game at the high school, you recognize Riz’s gator-medical-cart as it sits at the ready on the sidelines. And if

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Weston Dads Foundation – Campout and Magic Show September 24

As many of you know, the Owl has an MBA from the best marketing school on the planet, if only because I say so (hence the marketing part, no?). This MBA was mis-used to sell optical networking products in Latin America for many years, when really it could have been spent helping out small town nonprofits in marketing their super-cool

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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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Route 30 Reconstruction Project: La Revanche and Le Update Sept 22

How’s your French? Well, work on it or you shall miss all my funnies today. It’s time to hear again about the Route 30 Reconstruction Project, also known as let’s make east-west traffic easier at the cost of completely forgetting our town is north-south oriented. Oh wait…what? No, in this case, the idea is to make north-south crossings a bit

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Get Involved at Weston’s First Nonprofit Summit September 30

The Weston Community Children’s Association (WCCA) invites everyone in town, whether they have children or not to their first Nonprofit Summit, also known as a Volunteer Fair, on Friday September 30 from 4-6 pm. A number of local organizations will be there talking about what they do, and why, and how you might get involved. For example, Weston Forest &

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