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Wellesley Trails Committee to lead Lower Falls Walk on Nov. 1

Walk off some of that Halloween candy on Saturday morning, from 9-10am, with the Wellesley Trails Committee. They’ll be leading a walk through the Lower Falls part of town. Enjoy scenic views along the river on the Charles River Path. Walk along the brick Waterway, the remnants of proposed development in the 1890’s at Indian […]

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Last-minute Wellesley-themed Halloween costumes for 2014

You’ve already decided you aren’t going to be a Frozen character or a zombie, or a combination of the two for Halloween this year.  Rather, you’re thinking of something with a bit of Wellesley flair. If you’re really stuck, here are a few swell costume ideas to consider. *Wellesley Sleepwalker. Yes, the controversial sculpture that […]

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Wellesley High’s “The Drowsy Chaperone” nears

Wellesley High is making a big push this week to sell tickets for its fall play, a musical called The Drowsy Chaperone. The Tony Award winner, which first hit Broadway in 2006,  tells the story of  a theater fan whose favorite 1920’s musical comes to life in his apartment while he plays the original Broadway cast […]

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Wellesley Players present “A…My Name is Alice: A Musical Revue”

The Wellesley Players’ next show is called “A…My Name is Alice,” a musical revue that will be performed at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Mass. Shows take place November 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00 P.M, November 13, 7:00, November 8, 9, 15, 16 at 3:00 P.M. Seating for […]

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Wellesley outdoor basketball courts: Now and then

Lots of kids and adults turned out on sunny Saturday to officially christen the new outdoor basketball courts near the Wellesley High School track/football field. Wellesley Youth Basketball orchestrated games and activities for those who attended.  The courts, which had been replaced by a parking lot during the building of the new high school, are now […]

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Wellesley Historical Society walks: The Rise & Fall of Industry in Lower Falls

The Wellesley Historical Society presents: The Rise and Fall of Industry in Lower Falls  Saturday, November 1, 9:30 A.M. 
and Thursday, November 13 at 9:30 A.M.  Tour meets at the rear of Starbucks, 2322 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls. This is a 90-minute, one-mile guided historic walk, recommended for adults and interested teens. For more […]

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“Ether Dome” play recalls famed Wellesley dentist

Huntington Theatre Co’s new “Ether Dome” play, which recalls the early days of medical pain relief, has a solid Wellesley angle. It tells the story of Wellesley dentist William TG Morton, who took part in the first public demonstration of ether used as a surgical anesthetic in 1864and wound up being quite the controversial figure. […]

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You’ll be POed at yourself if you miss “Urinetown” at Babson

The Empty Space Theatre presents “Urinetown” at Babson College’s Carling-Sorenson Theater on Oct. 30-Nov 1 at 8pm in Wellesley. The summary: “Imagine a dystopian world where water is so scarce the population has to ‘pay to pee.’ Join TEST for this comedic romp with its outrageous perspective and wickedly modern wit, an irreverent satire that has […]

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Morses Pond monster spied in Wellesley

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As reader CH puts it: “We are strange people down on the pond.”   MORE: Halloween activities in Wellesley 

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Wellesley High Coach Magpiong explains crossover from boys to girls hoop

Earlier this week, Wellesley High School announced that Glen Magpiong, the boys’ varsity basketball coach since 2010, would be switching over to coach the girls’ team instead. We caught up with the coach — who is no stranger to coaching girls in basketball — via email to find out why he’s making the move now: Why […]

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