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Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk hits Wellesley Sept. 21

The annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk takes place on Sept. 21, and just like April’s Boston Marathon, will stream through Wellesley for 4-plus miles. Some walkers will hoof it across the entire 26.2-mile course, while others will start from the halfway point at Wellesley High School (check-in there is from 8:30am-10:30am) or from Boston […]

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Lionel Loueke Trio to perform at Wellesley College

Wellesley College kicks off its fall concert series with a free performance by guitarist Lionel Loueke from 8-10pm on Sept. 13 at Jewett Auditorium. Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as “a musical painter,” Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African folk forms, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a […]

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Heads up: Sprague/Hardy Scouts to Rock It with Rockets

The Cub Scouts of Pack 140 invite all Sprague and Hardy boys grades 1 through 5 and a parent to model rocket blast offs Saturday Sept. 6 at 5 PM in the Sprague fields. As one Pack 140 parent notes, “the rocket blast-offs and countdowns are hugely fun for the boys, but watching them madly scramble to […]

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Car flips on Weston Road in Wellesley

A Swellesley Report reader forwarded this photo from a scary multi-car crash on Weston Road in Wellesley near Fells Market shortly after Wellesley Middle School and High School let out (prompting fears among parents that kids might have been involved). According to Wellesley Police the crash happened under Rte. 9 when a driver traveling solo […]

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State Primary set for Sept. 9; Wellesley voting/polling info

September 9 is the Primary to select candidates who will appear on the ballot for the November 4 State General Election. Voter Registration August 20 was the last day to register as a new voter in Wellesley, or change party affiliation, to participate in the primary. Absentee Ballots Absentee ballots for the primary are available […]

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Wellesley Symphony Orchestra: Strings wanted

From The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra: The Wellesley Symphony begins it’s 66th concert season with rehearsals on September 3 at MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills.  If you’re an experienced string player we hope you’ll consider playing with a great group of music makers.  Information about our 2014-15 season is at www.wellesleysymphony.org.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings […]

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Wellesley boil water order lifted: Glug, glug, glug

Wellesley early on Saturday afternoon lifted the boil water order that went into effect on Thursday afternoon after town officials received notice of a positive E. coli test near Peirce Hill Reservoir on Thursday morning. The town on Saturday wrote in its notice (shown in its entirety below) to residents that “investigation of the source […]

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From Strawbery Banke to Elm Bank: MassHort hires Forti to oversee horticulture/education

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society, which has its headquarters at Elm Bank Reservation on the Wellesley/Natick/Dover line, has named John Forti as director of horticulture and education. MassHort describes Forti as “a nationally recognized lecturer, garden historian, ethnobotanist and garden writer who comes from the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H., where he created numerous award-winning gardens and […]

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Official Wellesley Boil Water notice due to E. coli finding

Here’s the official notice from Wellesley officials that you’ve all been waiting for…As of 2:20pm Thursday, a reverse 911 call was in the process of being delivered. Word of the problem started swirling on social media around noon.                         Wellesley Police added these gory details: […]

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E. coli hits the fan: Wellesley residents, businesses warned to boil water

Wellesley residents are being told by public officials not to drink tap water unless they boil it first following a positive E. coli test at one of the Town’s reservoirs. [UPDATE 2:30pm Official Town Release on Water Warning] One Swellesley reader was told that Dunkin’ Donuts on Linden Street and Quebrada in Wellesley Hills had stopped […]

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