Monthly Archives: December 2009

58 Households in Weston currently receive food stamps.

According to a recent MetroWest Daily News Article that reviewed the SNAP Caseload for the area since 2007.

In September 2007, 17 Weston households received assistance. In 2008, 23 households received assistance, and in 2009 58 households were receiving assistance.

Our neighboring towns have also seen an increase for assistance:

In Wellesley 2007: 220, 2008:262, 2009:362

In Wayland 2007:79. 2008:88, 2009:161

In Sudbury 2007:118, 2008:130, 2009:196

Sherborn had the lowest overall 2007:13. 2008:13, 2009,19

For more information please visit www.mass.gov/dta

Do CHANGES to the Massachusetts Smoke Detector law as of January 1, 2010 affect your property ?

New regulations apply if: (a) the building is under 70 feet tall; AND (b) contains less than 6 residential units; AND (c) has not been substantially altered since January 1, 1975. Read more in an informational piece written by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board or contact Diana Chaplin, Realtor® 781.354.9010/ email:diana@greatestate.com  to learn more.

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Update

A H1N1 Flu clinic is scheduled by “Invitation Only” from the Weston Board of Health for certain high risk groups residing in Weston on Tuesday December 15th from 5p.m-8p.m at St. Julia’s Church function Hall. Please Do Not attend if you were not invited, to allow for those high risk individuals to be served. If you feel you or your family member is in a high risk category and was not invited please contact the Board of Health. 781.893.7320

By invitation only. For more

“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” is a poem and Carol written by Edmund Sears, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Weston, MA. It first appeared on  December 29, 1849 in the Christian Register in Boston. A copy of “It came Upon the Midnight Clear” can be seen inside the First Parish Church of Weston.

Lyrics:

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,
From heaven’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled,
And still their heavenly music floats
O’er all the weary world;
Above its sad and lowly plains,
They bend on hovering wing,
And ever o’er its Babel sounds
The blessèd angels sing.

Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love-song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing.

And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing!

For lo!, the days are hastening on,
By prophet bards foretold,
When with the ever-circling years
Comes round the age of gold
When peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendors fling,
And the whole world give back the song
Which now the angels sing.

Weston Holiday House Tour raises over $30,000 for Service and Scholorship Fund!

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The Holiday House Tour SOLD OUT this year, and was a tremendous success.

Raising just under $40,000 for the Service and Scholarship Fund of the Women’s Community League of Weston.

A big thank you to our Sponsors and Homeowners who made this glorious day possible!!

Diana Chaplin

Chair, Holiday House Tour ’09

2009 Platinum Sponsors:
Highland Meadows of Weston
Boston Properties
Biogen Idec Foundation
Weston Landscape and Tree Co, Inc.