February's Village Highlight: Waban
Chris Pitts has lived in Waban since 2001. He is a video producer and performing artist, he is also Chair of the Linda Plaut Festival of the Arts, Co-Chair of the Newton Cultural Council, President of the Waban Area Council, and VP of the Waban Improvement Society which produces the Newton Piano Summit.
Favorite thing about your village: The winding roads lined with old trees and 100 year old homes that lead to our wonderfully preserved historic village center.
Your favorite place to get coffee or a snack: Waban Market (good place for wine too), Starbucks, Barry's Deli (Crab salad and the Reuben)
Your favorite restaurant: Stone L'Oven
A fun playground or park: Warren Lincoln Field with the enclosed playground built by the neighbors, Angier Field and the Aqueduct trail - my dogs love those too. Now we have the Waban Common where we may start holding events. Quinobequin trail is adventurous but it's not for the distracted - traffic can be a challenge.
Annual village events to watch for: Waban Village Day, Waban Progressive Dinner, Holiday Tree lighting and sing along, Author talks at the Library, Newton Serves, if you join the Windsor Club there are some great annual events.
Insider village tips: Sign up for emails from the Waban Improvement Society and Waban Area Council and join Waban Women, with that you will know what's going on in Waban and where to find everything else.