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Wakeman Town Farm welcomes volunteers

November 12, 2020

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Farewell to the Farmers

Farewell to the Farmers
June 14, 2017

By Charlie Colasurdo '18 For the past seven years, Wakeman Town Farm has been my second home. Since its inception, the town farm was viewed as an innovative way to turn a century-old property into an...

Isabelle Amlicke takes on EXTRA extracurriculars

Isabelle Amlicke takes on EXTRA extracurriculars
June 1, 2017

By Hannah Bolandian and Chelsea Fox '19 While many students participate in multiple extracurricular activities to put on their college resumes, Isabelle Amlicke ’19 participates to pursue an array...

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs
March 20, 2017

By: Molly Mahoney '18 For ten months of each year, pupils at Staples learn and study endlessly. Even weekends throughout the school year are spent preparing for the next school week’s onslaught of...

Wakeman Town Farm celebrates fall with annual Harvest Fest

Guest conversing amongst themselves as they wait for the arrival of their dinner.
October 2, 2016

Shaina Selvaraju '17 The Wakeman Town Farm held it’s annual fundraising event, Harvest Fest, on September, 2016 at 6 p.m.   This fall themed event or “Farm and table sit-down dinner”...

Greenday inspires “green living” throughout Westport

May 17, 2016

On Saturday, May 14, multiple Greenday events were taking place throughout the community. Greenday is an annual event, presented by Staples’ Club Green, that celebrates sustainability and promotes numerous...

Wakeman Town Farm celebrates Harvest Festival

Michael Aitkenhead poses for a picture in the big tent due to the rain.
September 29, 2015

With rain and gusty winds, the Wakeman Town Farm Harvest Fest took place on Saturday, September 12 on the site of the historic home originally built in 1888. Each year this imposing event raises operational...

Westporters show support for Wakeman Town Farm

Photos contributed by WTF steward Michael Aitkenhead
February 10, 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Westport Town Hall’s auditorium was filled with citizens, students, and many other Wakeman Town Farm supporters to encourage the Board of Finance to vote in favor of a $667,000...

Alpacas settle in at Wakeman Town Farm

Alpacas settle in at Wakeman Town Farm
December 16, 2014

On Nov. 8, the Aitkenhead family welcomed a new furry pair to Wakeman Town Farm.  LeMay and Autumn Joy are mother-daughter alpacas who are practically inseparable. “They’re like twins; when one...

Green Day hits Wakeman Town Farm

Aitkenhead and Bill Fisher, who leads the maypole dance, raise the maypole up the tree.
May 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, Wakeman Town Farm hosted a family-friendly event that lasted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It was attended by about 310 people, according to Michael Aitkenhead, Staples’ AP environmental science...

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm
November 4, 2013

On the crisp, sunny afternoon of Oct. 27, Wakeman Town Farm was jam-packed with 200 eager high school volunteers shoveling leaves, clearing paths and digging up rocks. Volunteers from Staples and other...

Wakeman Town Farm Hosts Successful Fundraiser

Mike Aitkenhead, the program director and Staples teacher, thanked everyone for coming and showing their support.
September 23, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 21, guests at Wakeman Town Farm’s second annual Grassroots Harvest Dinner were greeted with the John Wesley quote “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways...

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