Category Archives: Kid Corner

Weston Fire-EMS Open House – 10/10/15

The Weston Fire-EMS is holding their open house tomorrow, Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Norfield Fire Station One, next to Town Hall. The event is held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week to give the Weston community an opportunity to see the fire department’s equipment and facilities, to learn about fire safety, and to learn more about what the department’s volunteers do.
Kid and parents can climb on and into the department’s entire firefighting fleet, from the department’s first fire truck, a fully restored 1934 Mack pumper, to the newest attack Engine 4. A rescue truck and a marine vehicle will also be on display. Firefighters will provide tours of the equipment and explanations about how it is all used. The Weston Emergency Medical Services unit of the department will showcase its state-of-the-art ambulances and equipment.
Kids will be able to feel the power of a fire hose as they take aim — with the help of a firefighter. Kids may also try out the department’s thermal imaging cameras and check out real firefighting gear. There will be a face-painting booth and information on carbon monoxide detectors.
Children will get Fire trinkets, toys and fire helmets, there will be free T-shirts for the first 75 kids who arrive, and we’re also serving donuts, coffee, and apple cider. Also, there will be a live car extrication demonstration using the Jaws of Life at about noon. Kids may tour a smoke house trailer, designed like a miniature house, where they may learn fire prevention techniques and the best ways to escape from a fire.
The open house is also an opportunity for adults to learn more about the department and the volunteer opportunities available. The Weston Volunteer Fire Department currently has about 75 volunteer firefighters who go on more than 500 calls each year. They are all certified at a minimum in the Firefighter Level 1, with many members having higher training certifications.
Hope to see you there!


Support a Weston Team and Enjoy a Good Meal…

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The Silent JAAMS, a Weston Intermediate School Odyssey of the Mind Team is heading to the World Finals next month and the fundraising partnership with the Jazzeria Restaurant Group starts TOMORROW, April 25th. Have you tried the Babaloo*? Just enjoy a good meal at any of the Jazzeria Restaurant Group locations present this flyer (please print this flyer: silentjaamsflyermiw. Yes, black and white is ok) to the waitstaff, counterstaff, or delivery driver, to support the team. It’s that easy!

Read about the Weston Team heading to the World Finals here: Weston Forum article. Learn about Odyssey of the Mind here.

Thanks for your help!

*Babaloo is at the former location of Bistro 7

Disclosure: I’m a proud mama of one of the Team members.

Norfield Children’s Center Presents PUPPETPALOOZA


“Norfield Children’s Center is proud to present:  PUPPETPALOOZA at the Weston Public Library this weekend.  On Saturday, bring your children by the Library’s Community Room between 10am and Noon for some free family entertainment!  We have been having fun preparing puppets of all kinds, practicing shows, and building puppet theaters over the last month or so.  Puppetry has a long and rich history in storytelling, and there are so many types of puppets for children to explore.  Come and exercise your own story-weaving skills.  It will be an open house; children can use puppets that they have made, but there will also be many puppets available to pick up and use.  Finger Puppets, Shadow Puppets, Hand Puppets, Marionettes, and other styles; all at your command.

   There will also be an area to make your own puppets; or if you have a favorite, bring it along!  The Dinosaur Paper Bag Puppets that the 3s class made and the Community Helper Hand Puppets from the 4s class have already made it down the hill to the Library and are on display!  The 2s and Afterschool Children’s puppets will join the display in advance of Saturday’s event.  Come enjoy the day with your family and Norfield Friends.”

Free Puppet Show – 2/7/15



WMS Short Wharf presents “The Music Man Junior”

Note new pm date! This is a family-friendly show that is 1-1/2 hours in duration with an intermission and concessions stand. But your tickets here

Short Wharf Presents…


Saturday, January 31, 2015, 3pm

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8pm

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 3 pm

*Weston High School Auditorium*

Tickets can be purchased on-line at:

Tickets also available at the door!