Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland is putting together a celebratory car show, but they need something to show.
What better way to celebrate a historic birthday than with historic cars? The Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland is putting together a small car show to take place on the afternoon of the Weston Field Day Celebration on June 1. According to an announcement, the car show will take place in the oval parking lot to the side of Weston High School from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. "Our email list of car owners is limited so we need your help in spreading the word," an announcement reads. There is space for about 20 antique or collectible cars, according to the registration form. "We’d love to have you bring your Weston Antique or Collectible," the registration form reads. "Please let us know if and what you are bringing."
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Weston300 Golf Tournament is coming.
So, we don't really know if golf has been played for 300 years in Weston. We do know that Weston is celebrating its 300th anniversary with a golf tournament, but space is limited. The Weston300 Golf Tournament will take place Monday, May 6, 2013, at two locations: Weston Golf Club and Pine Brook Country Club. Space is limited to 100 golfers at each location and spots will fill up. RSVPs must be received by April 27. The entry is $175 per golfer and proceeds will benefit the Weston Legacy Trail. The schedule for the day is as follows: 11:30 a.m. - Registration and Buffet Lunch 12:45 p.m. - Shotgun Start For RSVP details, check out the announcement.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Did you notice an extensive population of snowmen on Weston Town Green this week?
If you drove past Weston Town Green earlier this week, you might have noticed an explosion of carrot noses, stick arms and button eyes. WHDH reporter Brandon Gunnoe tracked down the reason behind Weston's new snowman population and found it all went back 300 years. According to Gunnoe's report, the Weston Children's Community Association decided to build 300 snowmen in celebration of the town's 300th anniversary this year. "My grandparents grew up in Weston, my parents are still here. It's a town people come back to,” a parent, Caroline Balz, told Gunnoe. WCCA President Michele Schuckel told Patch that the plan for the snowman building adventure came from Weston Recreation Director Douglas MacDougall. "We were looking for some kind of …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Part of the year-long celebration involves creating one-of-a-kind picnic table art.
The Weston300 Committee is looking for special artists to create one-of-a-kind picnic tables commemorating the town's anniversary. The tables will be auctioned at the Weston 300 Festival on June 1. According to an announcement, the committee wants each artist "to explore this important town milestone in his or her own way." At the auction, the tables can be purchased for private use or donated for use by the town in locations such as along town trails or at the schools. "The artist’s unique contribution to this important occasion will be documented and celebrated for generations to come," the announcement reads. Several artists will be chosen to be featured in news articles and all artists will be featured in a special publication …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Winter Storm Nemo has forced a change of plans.
Winter Storm Nemo is heading toward Weston, and the rest of Massachusetts for that matter, and the storm is starting to take a toll on weekend plans. In Weston, the Weston300 Movie Night scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. The screening of "Allegiance: The Legend of Isaac Jones," will be rescheduled for a later date and time.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The full exhibit was housed at the Weston Public Library until Jan. 29.
Weston300's exhibit, "The Farmers' Precinct: Three Centuries of Weston History," was on display until Jan. 29 at the Weston Public Library and will again be on display at Weston Town Hall this summer. In the meantime, however, a portion of the display, "A Weston Timeline" is on display at Weston High School through Feb. 25. The display is open to the public and features a chronological timeline of Weston's history.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A sunny cold day saw quite a crowd gathered on the Weston Town Green for Winterfest.
Mother Nature didn't supply much snow for Winterfest on Saturday, but she did come through with plenty of cold sunshine. And the snow these days can conveniently come from a machine. Children darted across the Weston Town Green Saturday as popular music blared and people took advantage of all the activites Winterfest had to offer. Winterfest was an event planned in celebration of the town's 300th anniversary and is just one of many celebratory events on the agenda throughout the year. Children (and some adults) hurled down the sledding hill while others skated on one of two town green rinks. At various firepits, guests warmed their hands or charred enormous marshmallows for a sticky treat. The beauitful ice scultpures captured plenty of …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Even if Mother Nature won't provide the snow, the Weston Town Green will still be fully prepared for Winterfest on Jan. 26.
There isn't any rain in the forecast and it's certainly going to be cold enough to set the stage for the Weston300 Winterfest Saturday on the Weston Town Green. Friday afternoon saw all the pieces coming into place for the town's festival, which was postponed from its original Jan. 12 date due to uncooperative weather. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the day until 4 p.m. Ice sculpting demonstrations, ice skating exhibtions, open skating and ice hockey, marshmallow roasting, wagon rides and much more will take place on the town green today in celebration of Weston's 300th anniversary. The full schedule of events is available on the Weston300 website. Patch captured some of the pre-festival setup activities, …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The display will remain open until Jan. 29.
The Weston Public Library has taken a step back in time ... WAY back in time to the founding of the Town of Weston. The Weston Historical Society, as part of the town's tercentennial celebration this year, is hosting an exhibit from Jan. 5-29, titled "The Farmers' Precinct: Three Centuries of Weston's History." The massive exhibit in the library's community room and gallery shows Weston's progression from the "Farming Precinct" of Watertown to the town it is today. The exhibit features everything from photographs to furniture to farming implements and took quite a crew to gather and construct. The exhibit committee was chaired by Pam Fox and includes Mary Gregory, Mary Marder, Tania Deary, Rebekah Gardiner, and Robin Reisman. Additionally…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The shuttle bus will make only one trip between two sites.
Individuals planning to attend the Weston300 Commemoration Ceremony as well as the reception that will follow need not drive between the two locations. The Weston300 Committee has secured a school bus that will transport guests from Weston Town Hall to Weston High School and back. The shuttle will make only one trip each way. The schedule of events related to the shuttle is below: 4 p.m. - Musical prelude begins at Weston High School for the commemoration ceremony. 4:10 p.m. - Shuttle departs Weston Town Hall for the high school. 4:30 p.m. - Commemoration ceremony begins. 20 minutes post ceremony - Shuttle departs WHS for Weston Town Hall. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Candlelight reception at town hall.