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A drone’s-eye-view of Wellesley Town Hall

Here’s a view of Wellesley Town Hall we haven’t seen before, courtesy of Wellesley resident Andreas Harsch, a drone hobbyist and photographer. Here come the drones, Wellesley | Rebuilding Wellesley one LEGO brick at a time

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Prince Charming is taken: Boston Marathon mystery kisser outed by wife

The Boston Marathon spectator whose get-a-room smooch along the course in Wellesley with a female runner from Memphis sparked a viral hunt for his identity, has sort of been revealed. And as many suspected, he’s married. The wife of that mystery kisser wrote a letter to the runner, whose daughter has wildly been reaching out […]

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Wellesley author goes beyond boring bugs with new ABC book

Wellesley author and designer Valerie Gates will soon release a new book called The Alphabet of Bugs, and like her previous book on esoteric colors, the focus is on going beyond the basics. So rather than a predictable A is for Ant and B is for Bumblebee, you get A is for “Ailanthus Webworm Moth […]

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Wellesley Trails Walk on May 2: Cheever House & Sudbury Path

Join the Wellesley Trails Committee: Follow the Sudbury Path from Wellesley College’s Cheever House, an historic mansion in the Hunnewell Estates Historic District, to the Sudbury Aqueduct. Explore the trails along the Charles River, and cross over the Waban Arches, a 500-ft long stone bridge constructed in 1876 to carry water to Boston. Loop back through […]

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Babson students aid Nepal via crowdfunding campaign

Babson College students Mansi Kedia (’18) and Rishav Bansal (’15), both born and raised in Nepal, have launched an online fundraising campaign to help support victims of this past weekend’s devastating earthquake. The “Babson Students for Nepal Earthquake Relief” Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign had raised more than $5,000 in its first three days online. The students have pledged […]

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Friends of the North 40 spiff up their website

The grassroots Friends of the North 40 organization has shifted to a shiny new website to keep you up to speed on activities related to the space being acquired by the town this year from Wellesley College. Upcoming events include Raptors, Goats & You on Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend (May 16, 10am-4pm) and a clean-up on May 9 […]

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Volunteers sought to place flags on U.S. veterans’ graves in Wellesley

                        The Wellesley Department of Veterans’ Services is looking for volunteers to assist in placing U. S. flags on veterans’ graves at Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday, May 11th  starting at 3:30 P.M. (In case of inclement weather, the rain date is the following Monday, May 18th […]

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Drone gets in on Wellesley hoop-rolling action

Not only did the annual hoop-rolling event at Wellesley College over the weekend attract dozens of gown-clad seniors armed with wooden hoops, but also a drone operator who was catching the action (look closely — it’s to the right of the lantern pole in the photo above). We haven’t seen any photos or video footage […]

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