Santa Claus is Coming to Weston MA

Posted on December 14, 2013

To those of you who’d like to see Santa Claus in Weston, MA this Christmas, you’re in luck because he’s coming to town. The Santa Claus visits, which are sponsored by the Weston Fire Department, will take place on the following evenings (note that times are approximate):

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

1.         6:00 – 6:10 pm            Sears and Laurel roads

2.         6:15 – 6:30 pm            Cherrybrook Road at Ballfield

3.         6:35 – 6:50 pm            Westland Road at Circle Drive

4.         6:55 – 7:10 pm            Fairview and Montvale roads

5.         7:15 – 7:25 pm            Kings Grant at Plymouth roads

6.         7:30 – 7:45 pm            Town Hall at Front Door

7.         7:50 – 8:05 pm            Jericho Road by #109

Thursday, December 19, 2013 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

1.         6:00 – 6:20 pm            Library Parking Lot – School Street

2.         6:25 – 6:35 pm            Doublet Hill and Cart Path roads

3.         6:40 – 6:55 pm            Ridgeway and Chiltern roads

4.         7:00 – 7:10 pm            Fire Station #2 – 390 South Avenue

5.         7:15 – 7:25 pm             Woodchester Drive at Shady Hill Road

6.         7:30 – 7:40 pm            Sherburn Circle at Tyler Road

7.         7:45 – 8:00 pm            Deer Path Lane at Country Drive

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

For more information on this or on the real estate market in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland and the surrounding towns, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (781-267-2844 or www.homesalesbylisa.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.

Annual Pumpkin Festival in Weston MA – October 19, 2013

Posted on October 18, 2013

This Saturday, October 19, Weston High School will host its annual Pumpkin Festival from 1 – 5 p.m. on the Weston, MA Town Green.  This fabulous, fall event is to benefit Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine, a camp for families of children with life-threatening illnesses.

The Pumpkin Festival will feature pumpkin carving, face painting, a balloon artist, cookie and pumpkin decorating, a costume parade, silent auction and plenty of fun for all. There will be live performances by the Weston Town Criers, the Weston Pralines and other student musicians. And don’t miss all of the yummy treats and baked goods for sale. Click here to see the schedule of events.

Although Accuweather.com shows Saturday to be “sun giving way to clouds,” the rain date – just in case – is Sunday, October 20, 2013.  For even more information on this great fundraiser and event, click here. And for more information about the real estate market in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland and the surrounding towns or if you are considering selling your home, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (781-267-2844 or www.homesalesbylisa.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.

Weston 300 Founder’s Day Parade and Festival – October 5, 2013

Posted on October 2, 2013

Save the date this Saturday, October 5, 2013 for the Weston MA 300 Founder’s Day Parade and Festival. Taking place on Weston’s Town Green, The Founder’s Day Festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.* According to the town website, the Festival will be filled with “bands, refreshments, re-enactments, old fashioned games, face painting, pumpkin decorating, pie contests, and so much more! Be part of the Town Green Celebration saluting our Tercentennial year!”

Also from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. is the Founder’s Day Parade, which will begin on Golden Ball Road/Warren Avenue and proceed up Boston Post Road to the Town Green. “The Parade will feature marching bands, dance troupes, police and fire apparatus, antique cars, historic floats, fifes and drums, militia, athletes, scouts,  horses, and more! …. Walkers, bikers, children, and pets are welcome. Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes! The parade route is along Boston Post Road, about one mile long, and will conclude about 2:00 p.m., rain or shine!”

Then at 3 p.m. is the Weston 300 Town Wide Photo, which will be taken on the Town Green. “Be part of history! EVERYONE from Weston is invited to be in the once-in-a-lifetime photo. Cram onto the Green for the photo and it will be in Weston’s archives – forever!” I love the idea of being featured just like those other historic photos on display in the Town Hall. In addition, a Weston 300 Historic Trail Trek has been created for this day. “Starting at the Golden Ball Tavern, walk this famous path to visit the most historic sites in Weston. Visit the Central and Farmers Cemetery, the Fiske Law Office, the Josiah Smith Tavern, and the First Parish Church. Hear history come alive!”

Incorporated as a town on January 12, 1713, the Town of Weston has been commemorating “the accomplishments and development of the town over the past three centuries through a series of special events” that have taken place throughout the 2013 year. The town website sums it up perfectly, “Weston has had a remarkable history, spanning from its rural farmland beginnings to the thriving community it is today. The 300th anniversary is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate, reflect and showcase the varied aspects of this historic town.” For more information on Weston’s 300th celebration, contact www.weston300.org or weston300@westonmass.org.

And for more information on the real estate market in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland and the surrounding towns, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (781-267-2844 or www.homesalesbylisa.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.

* The town is asking that you carpool, drop off or bike to Founder’s Day. Parking will be difficult, Boston Post Road will be closed between 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. from Golden Ball Road to School Street, and access to surrounding streets will be limited.

Weston Public Schools Announce the Field School’s “Topping Off” Ceremony

Posted on June 19, 2013

Mark your calendars for Friday, June 21 at 9 a.m. when the Weston Public Schools hold a “Topping Off” Ceremony for the new Field School at 16 Alphabet Lane in Weston, MA. The ceremony is a traditional raising of a top steel beam for the new Field School (pictured right as of today and below as a rendering), which is expected to be completed in September 2014. Refreshments will follow at Case House, 89 Wellesley Street in Weston. Earlier this week, another milestone known as “the completion of foundations” was reached.

The Project Manager for the development is Compass Project Management, the architect is Jonathan Levi Architects, and the general contractor is Colantonio Inc.

Field Elementary School houses students in the fourth and fifth grades, and the existing structure (pictured right) was built in 1950. Click here for news and updates on the development from the Field School Project Committee.

For more information on this or on the real estate market in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland and the surrounding towns, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (781-267-2844 or www.homesalesbylisa.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.

Pinnacle Report for Weston MA Real Estate 5/27/13 – 6/9/13

Posted on June 10, 2013

Here is the latest Pinnacle Report for Weston, MA Real Estate…. The activity was strong in the last two weeks in Weston – 16 single family homes came on the market and 12 sold*. Our inventory (85) has increased since my last report (75), but it is still down significantly from this time last year (103). And the imbalance in our listings persists. Properties priced below $1M only make up 12% of the inventory, and those above $2.5M comprise more than 36% of the total. Memorial Day often marks the end of the Spring market, and yet the good news is that since that time, we have continued to see healthy and brisk market activity. We hope this continues as we proceed into the summer months.

To get the details on the market stats, please click Pinnacle Report for Weston MA Real Estate 5-27-2013-6-9-2013. And for more information about the real estate market in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland and the surrounding towns or if you are considering selling your home, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (781-267-2844 or www.homesalesbylisa.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.

And finally, just another shout out to our great town of Weston, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary year throughout 2013. Weston was incorporated as a town on January 13, 1713, and on June 1, the town hosted its spectacular Weston 300 Field Day and Grand Concert Celebration. The festivities began with Field Day at the Weston High School from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. It was a HOT day of fun-filled activities, games, rides, yummy food and so much more. Then from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., there was a grand celebration concert “Pops style” at the Weston High School football stadium followed by an incredible fireworks display. It was truly a special and memorable day and evening of festivities.

* New listings do not include those re-listed within 90 days, and sold means “pending/under agreement” and not yet closed.