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May 10

Bees, Bees, We Need More Bees.

Posted to Animal Control Corner by Kara Fleming

This is a non-traditional ACO blog post as tending to a honey bee swarm does not fall under the duties and actions of an Animal Control Officer; however, the honey bee technically falls under the Kingdom Animalia and warmer weather brings us bee season. Honey bee colonies are dying in record numbers in Massachusetts. These incredibly important insects and by most accounts, 70% of all U.S. crops depend on pollination by honey bees. 

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Sep 02

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Posted to Weston Ahead by Kara Fleming

From extreme heat to torrential downpours, Weston and surrounding communities have withstood a rather extraordinary summer thus far. Without action, though, it’s certainly possible this may become the new normal. Climate change is manifesting itself right here in town, underscoring the need for more adaptation and resilience actions by and for our community.

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Dec 27

The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan Freedland

Posted to Weston Public Library: Feast on Books Blog by Allison Palmgren

National Jewish Book Award – Biography, 2022

Best selling novelist Jonathan Freedland tells the astonishing true story of Rudolf Vrba, the man who broke out of Auschwitz to warn the world of a truth too few were willing to hear.  Should his name be as famous as Anne Frank, Oskar Schindler, and Primo Levi?

 “Concentration camp stories make for painful reading, but British journalist and broadcaster Freedland relates a riveting tale with a fascinating protagonist . . . Freedland delivers a gripping description of Vrba and a companion’s planning, breakout, and grueling walk to Slovakia . . . A powerful story of a true hero who deserves more recognition.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“It’s an astonishing account, both of human brutality and resilience, and although it’s non-fiction, it reads like a thriller.” — C.J. Carey, author of Widowland

“A brilliant and heart-wrenching book, with universal and timely lessons about the power of information—and misinformation. Is it possible to stop mass murder by telling the truth?” — Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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