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San Francisco 5K run/walk honors Wellesley’s Dr. Michael Davidson

More evidence that slain cardiac surgeon Michael Davidson‘s influence extended well beyond Wellesley, where he lived, and Boston, where he worked: A 5K run/walk was held in his honor over the weekend all the way across the country in San Francisco. The CRF 5K run/walk in Davidson’s honor attracted dozens of participants, and started and ended […]

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Hardy/Hunnewell/Upham school futures meeting POSTPONED

The Wellesley community forum on the fate of Hardy, Hunnewell and Upham elementary schools has been POSTPONED to a not-yet-determined time and place. (The meeting was to take place at the Kingsbury Room at the Police Station on Wednesday, October 14.) While the facilities committee has revealed its recommendation that the Hardy school be closed as part […]

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Wellesley teen entrepreneur looks to kickstart a return to cloth diapers

Being in the diaper business can be a dirty job, but Wellesley High School Senior Sierra Levanto wants to do it. With her 9-month-old business called PandaBaby, this budding entrepreneur is on a mission to sell moms and dads on using a brand new sort of cloth diaper that she hopes will help address “the mind-blowing waste of disposable […]

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How to Ruin or Revive Public Education: Leading scholar to discuss in Wellesley

Diane Ravitch, a 1960 Wellesley College alum, will return to the school on Oct. 22 at 7:30pm for a free public lecture at Alumnae Hall on her plan for how to preserve and strengthen public education, and why it needs to be done now. She will talk about how testing and privatization are damaging children, teachers, […]

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Wellesley mourns loss of 16-year-old Casey Dunne

Family, friends and the broader Wellesley community are mourning Casey Dunne, a 16-year-old who died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage after collapsing on a playing field at Noble and Greenough in Dedham. According to a Boston Globe story, Dunne had exuberantly been running and waving an American flag during field hockey practice shortly before she […]

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Explore the outdoors in Wellesley at Kids’ Trails Day on Oct. 18

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Ex-Wellesley Little League coach arrested, alleged to have had improper communications with minor in another community

Eric Winer, a once prominent Wellesley Little League coach who has been out of the WLL for a couple of years now, has been arrested by the Boston Police Department in relation to “alleged inappropriate and obscene communications with a minor,” according to a memo from the league. The alleged incident is said to have taken place in another […]

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Hawk dines on Wellesley front lawn

Wellesley’s Steve Schwartz was kind enough to share this fantastic photo he took of a hawk munching down on a bunny on his family’s front lawn on Haven Road. Steve wrote: “This is not Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” He added that the hawk stayed all day.

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