May 9, 2018 — Did you know that, around the world, there are many other towns called Weston? Well, there are. Even though they stole our name, we thought you might enjoy learning a bit about them.
In this first of a series, we visit the charming village of Weston, Wisconsin, population 15,276. Their motto is "When you're in Weston, being part of something comes easy."
Our namesake is located almost dead-center in the state, roughly five miles from Wausau, close to Rib Mountain. If you plan to visit in early June, you can enjoy a rodeo in nearby Merrill. You will also be just in time for the annual Lincoln County June Dairy Breakfast.
Weston, WI is currently debating a proposal before its Board of Trustees (their version of Selectmen) to require every home to display its street number. The absence of these designations is a problem for first responders and delivery services. Which one is number 22? No one knows.
Laugh all you want, but this Weston has a feature that will fill some of you with envy. You can't make this stuff up.
You see, a few years ago a group of residents approached the village with an idea: let's build a dog park. So, they put their heads together (which can be painful), discussed the proposal, formed a subcommittee, agreed on a plan, and proceeded to raise funds. The park opened in June of 2005.
This isn't just your garden variety dog park. It sits on almost 40 acres. It is fully fenced. Dogs run free within its confines. It has an agility course, complete with hurdles and obstacles. An agility course! The park also features a designated training area, a pet watering station, picnic tables, restrooms, walking paths, and waste dispensers.
As far as we know, Weston Wisconsin does not have a Weston Today. We'll have to work on that.
June 2, 2018 — Months of Mock Trial competition culminated in an impressive second-place finish for the Weston High School team in the annual state championship event.
The team was also honored for its professional and civility in helping other schools. Continue reading for more on the team's accomplishments.
June 2, 2018 — Weston Middle School's chorus and musicians competed in the annual Music in the Parks competition and ran the table. (They won everything in sight.)
Continue reading for all the accomplishments by these amazing kids. (Click or tap the photo to see a larger version.)
June 2, 2018 — Legendary Afro Dance Hall star Lamboginny will perform at two concerts on June 9. This is a rare opportunity to see this dynamic artist in the United States.
The first concert, in the morning, is designed to appeal to children. The second, in the evening, is for everyone. Both benefit imprisoned Nigerian youth. Continue reading for concert times and details.
June 2, 2018 — Old School Revue and The Saugatuck Horns plays "absolutely none of today's favorite music" at 4:30 pm on June 10 at the Weston Historical Society Coley Homestead.
Instead, you can hear spirited renditions of classic tunes from the heyday of R&B, Rock, Soul, Jazz, and Swing. Continue reading for more information.
May 21, 2018 — Weston's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) would get long-needed quarters in a proposed $1 million expansion of Firehouse No. 1, with EMS supplying $750,000 of the funds.
Click or touch here for the full story.
May 9, 2018 — We follow-up on this year's Speak Up event, where the environment was a major topic of discussion.
Will Weston catch up with Westport, Greenwich, and the country of Rwanda and ban plastic bags in stores? Continue reading for the latest.