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Stylish new Wellesley running apparel e-tailer Tracksmith touts shorty shorts & more

While  runners like myself prefer to embarrass our families and friends by donning the most stained and raggedy mismatched clothes possible when hitting the streets or track, new Wellesley “premium performance apparel” e-tailer Tracksmith is targeting a wholly different clientele with its stylish throwback shirts and shorts (including these skimpy ones that go for $60). […]

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Non-stop North 40 action in Wellesley

UPDATE: (July 23, 2014) The Save the North 40 outfit has begun really campaigning, offering up flyers and lawn signs. The North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell has suddenly become the hottest spot in town. While community gardeners and regular visitors to the North 40 continue to do their thing, the area […]

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Wellesley: No hobgoblins to see here

          Been meaning to post about this for a while: I attended a Natural Resources Commission in May at Town Hall to which I was invited to share my thoughts about lights going back up at the basketball courts near the high school. The courts were converted into a parking lot […]

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Solar sightings in Wellesley

I happened across a house at 11 Stanford Rd., in Wellesley Wednesday that appeared to have solar panels on its roof, and sure enough, I found out later in the day that it’s the latest supermodel that will be posing for you if you want to check out an open house-gone-solar on Aug. 2 from […]

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Wellesley barefoot soccer event back to 24 hours

The 5th annual barefoot soccer event in Wellesley, which last year was cut to 18 hours, will return to its usual 24-hour format this year at Hunnewell Field on Washington Street. The Aug. 16-17 event, backed by Wellesley United Soccer Club and co-sponsored by an outfit that will double every dollar raised, will support awareness […]

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Wild Wellesley Wednesday weather

Thanks to Wellesley resident Bill Shribman, who knows a thing or two about photography, for sending this video starring some spooky weather and his dog Nellie over at Kelly Fields near Bates Elementary School. Shribman wrote: “I think it felt more dramatic in person but you can really see the wind pick up and swirl upwards. […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts prices rise — not just in Wellesley though

Dunkin’ Donuts has raised prices a bit, as this sign from its Linden Street store in Wellesley informs patrons. And lest you think this is just another example of the Wellesley tax, it’s not. It’s a broader issue for Dunkin’, Starbucks, McDonald’s and other coffee retailers, which are feeling the effects of a coffee bean […]

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One Lucky Duck in Wellesley

From the Animal Rescue League of Boston: Rescued a duckling from a storm drain in Wellesley, mom was MIA so he is going to rehab, thx to @babson for assisting pic.twitter.com/xkKcQKM9bH — Animal Rescue League (@ARLBostonRescue) July 16, 2014

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Beatles tribute concert rained out in Wellesley, so settle for beetle pictures

Help!, a Beatles tribute band, was schedule to play Wednesday night, July 16, at Wellesley Town Hall Green starting at 7pm. But the concert has been nixed due to a forecast for poor weather. (Morses Pond is also closed Wednesday due to “severe weather”.) So instead, enjoy the other kind of beetles at our Bob’s […]

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Wellesley’s favorite groundhog rears her head again

  “Ms. G for State Groundhog” campaign manager Mish Michaels informs us that Wellesley’s favorite rodent will be the topic of discussion this Thursday at the state Senate. A group of Hunnewell Elementary School students has been invited by Senate President Therese Murray to attend a formal session at which senators will be discussing the […]

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