Thursday, April 25, 2013
Weston Town Moderator candidate Harvey Boshart presents his thoughts on the race so far.
I would like to take a moment and elaborate on some of the issues that have been raised by the other candidate over the past few weeks relating to my candidacy as moderator in the May 2013 Town Election. A recent letter to the editor from one of my opponent’s supporters suggested that I am against transparency in the committee appointment process. This is false. I have challenged my opponent’s idea of holding public meetings to vet potential committee appointments because I do not believe it is consistent with the moderator’s role. One of the moderator’s primary obligations is to maintain neutrality in the exercise of his or her duties. This obligation distinguishes the moderator from any other elected official or participant in the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Boston TV icon hosted a children's show in the 1950s-1970s. Do you have any photos from back in the day?
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, has died. Trailer hosted “Boomtown,” a children’s show with a Western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974. How did a Western cowboy make his mark in Boston? According to Wikipedia, his corporate overlords gave him a choice of Cleveland or Boston. But he's remembered for more than his cowboy get-up. The Boston Globe wrote in an editorial last year: Kids adored Trailer’s rodeo tricks. But mostly they adored him for his consistent kindness and competence. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Meantime, what are your memories of Rex Trailer? Did you ever meet him or have your picture taken with him? If …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Neighbor Brigade co-founder and well known wife and mother died on Dec. 2. Pam Washek's services will be held in Weston later this week.
The family of Pam Washek has scheduled calling hours and funeral services for Washek later this week in Weston. Washek's husband, Kevin, said calling hours will take place Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m., and funeral services will take place the next day, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. Both calling hours and services will take place at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston and both are open to the public. Washek passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, after a long battle with cancer. She is well known in Weston and many other communities for her connection to Neighbor Brigade, an organization she co-founded with her friend Jean Seiden in 2003 as both women were undergoing treatment for cancer. Neighbor Brigade was designed to provide a network of …
Pam Washek died Sunday, Dec. 2. She co-founded Neighbor Brigade, which now operates more than 30 chapters across the state, including one in Weston.
A wife and mother and volunteering icon has died after a 10-year battle with cancer. Pam Washek, the co-founder of the Wayland Angel Food Network (now the Neighbor Brigade), passed away Dec. 2, according to an obituary published on Boston.com. Weston is one of more than 30 towns and cities in Massachusetts in which a Neighbor Brigade chapter now operates. Washek and fellow Wayland resident Jean Seiden came together in the midst of their individual cancer treatments to found, in 2003, the Wayland Angel Food Network, a group dedicated to organizing neighbors to provide meals for one another in times of need and crisis. According to Washek's message on the Neighbor Brigade website, the Wayland Angel Food Network quickly evolved to include …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Fred Jordan, a teacher at The Field School, died Tuesday.
The funeral for Fred Jordan, a fourth grade teacher at Field Elementary School, will be this Saturday at 11 a.m. The following information was sent in a note to families from Weston Superintendent Cheryl R. Maloney via Jordan's obituary: A service will be held for Fred this Saturday, October 27, at 11:00 am at the Carter Methodist Church in Needham, 800 Highland Ave. A collation will be held with the family in the church hall immediately after the service. There are no other visiting hours. Expressions of condolence may be sent to Fred's family’s home: 4 Cider Hill Lane, Sherborn MA 01770 . In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mercy Ships, P.O. Box 1930, Garden Valley, TX 75771 or Dover Sherborn Boosters, P.O. Box 1268, Sherborn, …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Vote in our Patch Poll on the legacy of Neil Armstrong's historic first steps on the moon.
His family called him "a reluctant American hero,' who was just doing his job. But Neil A. Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart bypass surgery, certainly was a hero. He was just shy of his 39th birthday when he lumbered down the ladder from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and stepped onto the stark lunar landscape on July 20, 1969. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said, as Americans around the country watched in awe at the live footage from dark space, so far away. That step fulfilled a challenge President John F. Kennedy issued in the early 1960s —to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Armstrong began his career as a Navy fighter pilot and test pilot before being tapped for a highly …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
What are you doing this summer? Camps, vacation, lots of playing?
It's hard to believe that summer vacation will soon be upon us. Soon the kids will have no more homework, no more after-school activities. What are your plans for your kids this summer? Will they be going to day or sleepaway camp? Do you have some great vacations planned? Are you going to be the mean mom or dad and make them do workbooks so their academic skills stay current?