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Giving Wellesley Glowgolf a whirl

A couple of young Wellesley Country Club caddies went undercover on Wednesday to test out the new competition: Glowgolf in Linden Square. The teenagers paid $9 to play the 18-hole course, which for that price they were allowed to traverse three times (they settled for twice and by the second time around were experimenting with pool shots). One […]

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Wellesley’s “Trampoline Man” pens tearjerker about college-bound son

Wellesley’s Scott Maney, he of the infamous “My Kids Suck” Craigslist Trampoline ad that wound up going viral, has written a heartfelt Facebook post about sending his son off to college on the other side of the country. Scott shared it with us, and you: Post by Scott Maney.

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Bye-bye Wellesley bricks

Wellesley has begun doing away with its brick crosswalks as well as bricks inlaid on sidewalks and around trees. The town is paving over the crosswalks and replacing the sidewalk bricks with cement or dirt. Work has been taking place during the day and for the crosswalks, at night. While the bricks do add a classy […]

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Ex-Wellesley baseball star Freiman goes really deep for A’s

We try not to overdo it on the updates about former Wellesley Little League and Wellesley High School baseball star Nate Freiman, but Sunday night the Oakland A’s player hit a 459-foot homer on the nationally televised game of the week. (Then he hit another home run, for his first multi-homer game in the majors.) If we mapped […]

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Perfect weekend for 24-hours of barefoot soccer

UPDATE: The event went well, with dozens of kids and adults having fun and raising funds. Shown left is the crew that finished up. The annual 24 hours of barefoot soccer event started up at noon on Saturday, Aug. 16 and goes until noon Sunday, Aug. 17. Looks like it should be great weather in […]

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New Wellesley mini golf course not the first in town’s history by a long shot

The new Glowgolf that opened this week in Linden Square is the only public miniature golf course in town, but Wellesley actually has a rich history of mini golf courses over the years, starting in the 1930s. (The town also has a rich history in full-fledged golf, with Nehoiden’s start going back to the 1890s.) […]

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Wellesley School Superintendent David Lussier joins Twitter

Wellesley School Superintendent David Lussier has kicked off his third year on the job by getting a little more social: He’s now on Twitter. Lussier’s handle is @WellesleySupt, and it is there where you can find the school chief sharing tidbits about teaching, the North 40 and more (well, he’s only tweeted 4 times so far). He […]

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Move over Wellesley Country Club: Mini golf business opens in Linden Square

For those of you sick of bank after spa after bank filling storefronts across Wellesley, there’s a new business in town that should earn your patronage: a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course dubbed Glowgolf. Yes, it’s a tad less outdoorsy than Wellesley Country Club and Nehoiden Golf Club at Wellesley College and even the excellent (and educational!) Village […]

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Race is on: Wellesley Turkey Trot registration open

Registration has opened for the Wellesley Turkey Trot, a slightly renamed edition of the Turkey5 5 mile/5K road race that has been held in town each of the past two Thanksgivings. The Wellesley Turkey Trot is now being supported by the Fund for Wellesley, which means funds raised will benefit Wellesley residents. The Nov. 27 event […]

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Wellesley North 40 Open Garden event, trails walk draw big crowds

About 100 people attended Saturday morning’s Open Garden event at the Weston Road Community Gardens  in the North 40 area that Wellesley College is looking to sell in order to fund big renovations on its campus. Gardener and organizer Michael Tobin says proceeds from a lemonade stand and donated vegetables from gardeners were given to the Save […]

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