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Film magnet Wellesley readies for a shoot on Friday near High School

Another production company is honing in on Rice Street in Wellesley for a film shoot (sounds like some sort of Christmas-related commercial).  It will take place on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7am-7pm, and is being orchestrated by Redtree Productions, whose directors include Wellesley’s own Mary Mazzio. A scene from a movie called “The Grey Lady” […]

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Wellesley High’s David McCullough writes about a special guy: His Dad

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., is at it again. Harkening back to sentiments expressed in his You’re Not Special commencement speech and follow-on “You Are Not Special…” book, he writes an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today about his dad, David McCullough, Sr., the noted historian and author who has just finished his 10th […]

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Wellesley High switches Magpiong from boys to girls’ hoop coach

Glenn Magpiong, the Wellesley High School boys basketball coach since 2004, this season will take on a new challenge at the school: He’s been named varsity coach for the girls’ basketball team. Magpiong will not be doing double-duty, however. The school will name a new boys’ coach, but just hasn’t done so yet. Magpiong, who has been […]

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Wellesley gushes over new school drinking fountains

Wellesley High School last year installed a couple of newfangled drinking fountains that let you sip from a stream as usual, or fill up your water bottle via a special spigot. Anecdotally, we’d heard the students weren’t blown away by the advance initially, so I was skeptical when I recently came across a Sustainable Wellesley newsletter item […]

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Preview of Wellesley-Needham Thanksgiving Day football game?

We received the following message regarding Wellesley Youth Football‘s big weekend: “Wellesley Youth Football made history yesterday!  We have all three teams, Grades 5-7 in the Baystate Conference playoffs.  We played Needham and Grade 5 beat Needham 8-0, Grade 6 beat Needham 46-0 (2013 National Champions will be defending their title) and Grade 7- beat […]

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Wellesley Square White Mountain Creamery: We plan to re-open after renovations

White Mountain Creamery in Wellesley Square remains closed, and now there’s a sign on the door saying it’s because of a renovation. As we mentioned last week, an earlier window sign said that the shop was closed due to a family emergency. We did inquire at the store to find out when White Mountain might […]

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The Sanatorium of Horror coming to Wellesley

A classic neighborhood haunted house returns to Wellesley this year at 67 Whittier Rd., where the theme will be “The Sanatorium of Horror.” (Wellesley, by the way, once was home to a real sanitarium.) The Thames family last year didn’t host a haunted house due to some major construction. Previously, they had creeped out the […]

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Wellesley Sleepwalker sculpture lives on as multimedia project

I’m really not quite sure how to describe this project from artdesigncafe.com, other than to say it combines media coverage of the Wellesley College/Tony Matelli “Sleepwalker” sculpture and music. Who knows, maybe it will wind up in the Wellesley College Davis Museum. Sleepwalker media coverage: The remixes Reflecting on the Sleepwalker media frenzy at Wellesley […]

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New Wellesley Natural Resources Director comes by way of Brookline & NYC

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission has appointed Brandon Schmitt as its new director, a job that includes stewardship of the town’s park, conservation, recreation and open space system. He joins the NRC at a busy time, as the Fuller Brook Park restoration and improvement project really gets going. The commission recently reorganized, with former director […]

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Kids take to the Wellesley trails

The Wellesley Trails Committee‘s annual Kids’ Trails Day drew 129 participants to the trails around Morses Pond on Sunday afternoon for a big treasure hunt topped with donut holes and cider. The annual event, which which previously had been held at Longfellow Pond, sent kids and their adults seeking little treasure boxes containing ink stamps […]

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