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Pan-Mass Challenge riders taking off from Wellesley this weekend

The annual Pan-Mass Challenge cycling event that involves thousands of riders and raises oodles of money for cancer research and treatment will once again have several routes that start and/or end at Babson College in Wellesley on Aug. 1 and 2. Best of luck to all the participants and volunteers… RELATED: Band reunion to raise funds […]

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Wellesley Davis Museum fall schedule takes shape

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has revealed a handful of exhibits slated to open in mid-September and run through mid-December. *Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow — An Iranian artist’s multimedia installation plays off Francisco Goya’s work. *Bunny Harvey: Four Decades — landscape paintings and other works from the artist and longtime Wellesley College professor […]

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Ivivva clothing store ditches Wellesley for Natick Mall

Ivivva, the girls activewear and accessories shop that opened at 1 Crest Rd. in Wellesley less than two years ago, is bouncing over to the Natick Mall in August. The Wellesley location has been shuttered. The space has been home to numerous businesses in recent years, including the Wellesley Townsman, a bead shop and a lacrosse goods […]

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Tom Nutile Big Band bopping into Wellesley on Wednesday

This Wednesday’s Wellesley summer concert on the Town Hall Green features the Tom Nutile Big Band, which in addition to traditional swing, plays high-energy modern jazz, pop, rock, Latin, jump, lindy, waltzes and even polkas. What’s more, the band leader is an old friend of ours, so gets a special mention here… The show starts at 7pm […]

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Boston Catholic Insider blog delves into closing of St. Paul School in Wellesley

Boston Catholic Insider, a blog written by anonymous people “with close ties to the Archdiocese of Boston,” has posted the first of at least a two-part series on the closing of Wellesley’s St. Paul School. We first reported on St. Paul School closing this past Friday. In its post, Boston Catholic Insider calls the official St. […]

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Wellesley Raiders diehard launches sports blog

Wellesley’s Robbie Johnson says he “lives and breathes Raiders athletics,” and his Wellesley Sports Blitz blog is giving him a new way to share that passion with other fans. The 2008 Wellesley High School graduate grew up playing CYO basketball and Little League baseball in town, and those involved in or who follow Wellesley sports might […]

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Guess this Boston 2024 Olympics bracelet picked up in Wellesley Square is now a collectors’ item

A Wellesley resident promoting the Boston 2024 Olympics bid was handing out these rubber bracelets at the recent July Jubilation event in Wellesley Square. She told me that Wellesley was not under consideration for any of the event venues. Now, of course, other local communities are out of the picture, too. RIP Boston 2024…

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Wellesley singer-songwriter crowdfunding heartfelt first album

Wellesley singer-songwriter Tristan Bouchard is attempting to crowdfund the creation of his first album, dubbed Blue Nights, via the Indiegogo site. A couple of friends/students of his from Wellesley Theatre Project have reached out to us to help give Bouchard’s bid a boost. Bouchard says in his Indiegogo video pitch that he has written and played […]

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