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Personalization sweetens new Wellesley home bakery dubbed ‘sugar.’

Upon learning that Wellesley’s Kelly Meraw had started a business over the summer baking desserts out of her home, I could only assume that she must be operating out of a fancy Wellesley Kitchen Tour-like space. But no, Meraw says her kitchen and home (affectionately known as “The Treehouse”) are probably among the tiniest in town. “I think […]

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Fiske Wild West Round-Up on Saturday, Sept. 20

Fiske Elementary School hosts its annual Wild West Round -Up, a fun fair for the entire family, on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10am-2pm at the school (45 Hastings St. in Wellesley). Join the community for games, arts and crafts, dunk tank, music, food, face-painting, rides and much more.

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Wellesley College rethinks itself in age of “gender fluidity”

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly is leading a discussion at the school this year regarding exactly what it means to be a women’s college during a time when gender definitions are in flux. There’s no indication that the college, founded in 1870 as a women’s school, is going to open its doors wide to males. […]

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Wellesley North 40 walk and garden tour draw big crowd

The latest North 40 trail walk and related community garden tour proved to be a big draw on Saturday morning, with 67 walkers taking the trek and more than 100 people passing through the gardens, where lemonade was for sale and strawberry plants were free for the talking. A similar walk and tour was held […]

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Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith among authors visiting Wellesley

Wellesley College has a strong line-up of writers visiting during the upcoming school year, and the talks/discussions are free and open to the public. The Distinguished Writers Series at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities kicks off Oct. 7 with Colson Whitehead (Hey, I’ve actually read his Sag Harbor!) and features Zadie […]

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Wellesley gets protective of its frogs

We’re not exactly where in Wellesley this photo was taken, but a reader passed it along (photo was taken by the brother of the reader’s friend). The reader assured the photographer’s brother that Wellesley has a very strong frog protection agenda and noted that there’s talk of Wellesley College selling 40-some-odd acres to a Frog […]

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Wellesley Cottage restaurant back in action Saturday

The Cottage restaurant in Wellesley‘s Linden Square has announced it will re-open on Saturday, nearly three weeks after being forced to close when a driver accidentally plowed into the business and wiped out its front door. The restaurant had informed social media followers after the accident only that it was closed “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Unforeseen indeed. Welcome back… […]

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That giant sucking sound you heard in Wellesley…

…was probably just the water being drained from the Pierce Hill reservoir in the wake of Wellesley’s E. coli finding in its water supply last month. Director of Public Works Mike Pakstis issued a note to the town on Thursday updating residents and businesses of the latest on the water situation that led to an order last […]

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Wellesley scratches Christmas itch early for lottery commercial

Wellesley Square was glittering last night with Christmas lights, leaving some to wonder whether downtown retailers were really jumping the gun with holiday displays. Reader BK sent along this photo of guys hanging up lights and another local snapped a shot and posted it to Twitter. There’s literally a Christmas movie being filmed in Wellesley Center […]

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Who’s Nextdoor in Wellesley?

A “private social network” app called Nextdoor is gaining in popularity across the United States, giving people an alternative to Facebook and other such networks for communicating with only those who live in their physical neighborhood (See “The anti-Facebook: One in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network”). According to the app, […]

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