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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, 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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Zero arrests in Wellesley last week

We’ve been getting the Wellesley Police Department arrests log in our email inbox for probably the past year or so, and the latest report is the first time I recall seeing no arrests listed. Usually there are at least a few. This past week’s shutout is “maybe a little unusual, but not unheard of,” the […]

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Wellesley’s Heffernan makes first TV ad for Treasury run a family affair

Wellesley’s Mike Heffernan, the Republican candidate for state treasurer, has cranked out his first TV ad, dubbed “Cheap.” The whole family gets into the act. Heffernan’s main competition in the Nov. 4 election is Democrat Deb Goldberg.  

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Wellesley outdoor basketball court grand opening event on Oct. 25

The Wellesley Youth Basketball Association is celebrating the opening of the two new outdoor basketball courts next to the Wellesley High School track/football field by hosting a variety of activities on Oct. 25 from 11am-1pm. This will include 3-on-3 games, free throw and around the world competitions, and more. All ages and abilities welcome. As a courtesy to […]

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New Wellesley Eagle Scout inspired by family’s military history

Here’s an early Veterans Day story with a local angle: 15-year-old Wellesley resident Max Morelli is being honored this month as a new Eagle Scout, a recognition earned in part through a service project that involved interviewing 10 military veterans. The veterans’ stories were captured on video and have been archived as part of the Veterans […]

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