Category Archives: Weston Voices

Weston Friendly Kids’ Matilda Jr Filled But Accepting Waitlist

Weston Friendly Kids has filled its 2021-22 Program for fourth and fifth graders to capacity, and is now accepting waitlist names. Having watched director Meghan Rose’s recruitment video, I can imagine why–what fun these kids will have with the announced musical production of Matilda Jr. Weston Friendly Kids is a collaboration between Weston Recreation, Weston Public Schools and the Weston

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Weston Middle School Named a National Blue Ribbon Award Winner

Yesterday, the Weston Middle School was named a 2021 U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award Winning School, one of 325 K-12 schools named in 2021, and one of only five Massachusetts winners. The U.S. Department of Education runs the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program which recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools. The two categories of awards are Exemplary

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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

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Pandemic Puppies & Kitties – Checking in with the Weston Veterinary Clinic

We’ve all heard the stories about the growth in pet ownership during the pandemic–actual media have covered it, as well as the Owl and the Wes-TEN. While the Owl’s pre-pandemic rescue dog and cat are well cared-for by an animal hospital in Waltham, it was time to check in with our hometown Weston Veterinary Clinic to see how things are

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From the ACO: Leave the Bats, and They Will Leave You

Here’s some great information about some little batty friends, who just want to live, from our Weston Animal Control Officer, Karen O’Reilly: August is the time of year that we receive the most calls regarding bats found within a home. This is because they may be roosting in attics where it becomes too hot and humid and they are seeking

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Meet Kate O’Donnell, Weston Police Department’s Mental Health Rockstar

Yesterday, the Owl, who is ostensibly on vacation but has an untreatable addiction to writing, got the opportunity to speak with Kate O’Donnell, Weston’s (and Wellesley’s) Law Enforcement Community Mental Health Program Rockstar. Yes, that is her title and I did not just make it up. Maybe the title. Maybe not. Oh all right, she’s a Clinician AND a Rockstar.

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