We are asking the Weston community to help document this time in history. The historical society is collecting stories, photos, web articles, and other items from the Weston community to inform future generations on how our town survived the pandemic. The project is in keeping with the society’s mission which is to collect and preserve Weston’s history.
Residents and those interested in sharing their experiences and images can visit the Weston Historical Society’s website: https://www.westonhistoricalsociety.org/covid-19-stories/ to complete the submission form. The form can also accept attached documents, PDFs and images. Please read the submission guidelines. When taking photos, the Society asks that you do so following CDC social distancing rules.
If you have questions regarding this project please contact me.
Many thanks for your help in spreading the word.
Weston Historical Society
Weston Against Cancer
Weston Against Cancer, a nonprofit run by Weston High School students benefitting the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is offering virtual tutoring services for students of all ages! Their group of high school students are highly qualified to help your child in any subject (including foreign languages and music/instrument lessons). There is no set price; whatever you are willing to donate will be greatly appreciated! Additionally, they are selling customizable homemade friendship bracelets and greeting cards for as low as $1 to spread kindness and stay connected during this time! All money donated will go to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s research on COVID-19. Thank you!
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Lachat Giving Garden
Partnering with Social Services and the CT Food Bank CHIPS program, we grow to give organic produce to our neighbors facing food insecurity. If everyone who reads this gives $5 dollars, the Lachat Giving Garden for families facing food insecurity will be fully funded and we can start building. Just $5. It gets matched by a grant from Sustainable CT, to make it $10!
We have you in our thoughts in these difficult times and hope you and your family are safe. We're reaching out with a few important updates:
Please contact us if you need support, problem-solving help, resource referrals or just need an ear during this crisis. The best way to reach us is via email: Laura Cleary,
and Program Coordinator Charlene Monn,
. Let us know what you need and we'll get back to you.
Weston Youth Services is offering a virtual parent support group every Tuesday afternoon in May, 4-5 PM, open to parents of any age child. The groups are led by Laura Cleary, LMSW and WYS Director, &Kristen Ancker, Weston mom, Montessori trained teacher and Parent Empowerment Specialist. If you know any parents who may benefit, please share! We're keeping these small so that everyone can feel heard in this format.To get the link to join the group, email Lcleary@westonctgov OR text (203) 512-8591. Include your name and the ages of your kids. Invitation is attached.
Laura Cleary, LMSW, Weston Youth Services Director available for 1:1 support with any Weston parent- for problem-solving, referral to resources, or just to be a listening ear. Any interested parent can email
Our EFT Tapping 101 webinar replay is available to watch on our WYS Facebook page. This is a 20 minute introduction to Tapping as a self-help tool for calming anxiety directed atparentsto learn tapping for their own use or for their kids/teens.
While the Weston Public Library is still closed to the public, you can access electronic resources, register for virtual programs for children, teens, families, caregivers and adults, and connect while at home. Go to https://www.westonpubliclibrary.org/ to find out what services you still have access to at home including: HOOPLA, OverDrive, RBdigital, SimplyE, Ancestry.com and more. You can head to our children and teen pages to get information about upcoming virtual events using Facebook LIVE, Zoom and YouTube. For our entire monthly calendar and to register, head here: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/W/WESTON/ekmonth.cfm. If you don't have a library card and would like access to digital services, you can e-mail
to get a virtual library card set up until we reopen. Finally, a message from our staff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=penyIjb7-UE.
Support Peter's Market & Local Businesses
Peter’s Market is looking for the community’s support.The Market has been in business for over 40 years serving the town of Weston, The Magee family has owned it for 30 of those years.Peter’s has been very busy adjusting to the new “normal”, adapting rapidly to an online model to meet the needs of our community.Its operations will continue to evolve as required to meet the needs of its customers, but it needs financial support to do so. Please consider helping keep Weston’s one and only market alive by making a one time donation via this GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/peter039s-weston-market-upgrades
Book clubs (for adults & YA), teen treats during exams, Trivia Nights, lecture series, photography group, and much more! Check out the many daytime, evening, and weekend activities that the WPL offers for ALL ages.
See our calendar for the full month of events HERE.
THE WORD newsletter is distributed biweekly on Mondays (except holidays & vacations), so please send your WHS-related submissions by theprecedingThursday at 5 pm to the Communications Chair, at
. Any submissions received after that time may be delayed until the next newsletter.
Community news (and any information not directly related to WHS) will be included in the AROUND TOWN newsletter, which will be sent out in a supplemental edition on the THIRD Friday of each month (date may be subject to change). This information and news must be about or for Weston residents and for non-profit events and organizations only. Please send submissions by the preceding Wednesday, ie. at least two days before the publication date. Late submissions may not be included until the next month. Please send questions or submissions to email@example.com.