Author Archives: Deborah Brown

Wellesley dads take on top PTO roles

The Parent Teacher Organization presidency positions in Wellesley’s schools  typically are filled by moms willing and able to put in up to 40-hour weeks the volunteer job can demand during its busiest times.  This year, however, Wellesley has two dads who have taken on that leadership position, along with all the joys and headaches it […]

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Wellesley volunteer opportunities

Drive Some Miles and Get Some Smiles! Volunteer drivers are needed to help Wellesley senior citizens get to various destinations in and around town (non-medical and medical rides).  Drivers provide rides based on their availability – there is no need to commit to a regular schedule. Leave a voice mail at 508-479-9301 or email [email protected] and a coordinator will get back […]

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More gifted or less gifted in Wellesley?

The prime real estate on 32 Church St. that until last Spring was home to The Gifted Hand will soon open as  Terrazza Church Square, a gallery featuring artisan jewelry, distinctive gifts, and rare finds.  If that concept sounds familiar, it should.  That corner has cornered the market on fancy arts and crafts for over 40 […]

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B.J. Novak coming to Wellesley

B.J. Novak of NBC’s Emmy-award winning comedy series The Office will read from his new children’s book, The Book With No Pictures, at the Wellesley Free Library on October 5 at 2:00 p.m. Novak, who has played a smarmy, opportunistic office drone in The Office, and followed that up with One More Thing, a book […]

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Wellesley water warning: In pictures

The Wellesley Water Warning issued Thursday by public officials following a positive E. coli test has shoppers scooping up water and local stores hustling to supply more. @swellesley Here’s another one from Starbucks on Central St. pic.twitter.com/wpRiAf7VyJ — Philip Borenstein (@pborenstein) August 21, 2014

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Review: Juniper restaurant a special new Wellesley Square dining spot

We recently tried out Juniper, the Wellesley Square restaurant that has opened in the former Milestone location, to see what the newest eatery in town had to offer.  We figured an early evening Friday dinner in August would allow us to avoid the hassle of a typical weekend crowd and the possible wait time that […]

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Be well at the Wellesley Community Center

The Wellesley Community Center in partnership with the One for Health Foundation and Wellness 101 will present the Wellness 101 Health Challenge at the Community Center on Thursday, July 10, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Their goal is to change the focus of healthcare in America from sickness to wellness by using a holistic approach through […]

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New England Aquarium critters to visit Linden Square

The New England Aquarium Traveling Tidepool will come to Linden Square Courtyard on Saturday, July 12, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Lobsters, hermit crabs and other tidal creatures will be on hand for kids to handle or just observe.  Spongeboy and his mermaid friend will be on hand, too.  The event is free and includes […]

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Wellesley teardowns spur move toward Neighborhood Conservation District

For some people, other towns simply won’t do.  Wellesley’s bustling town center, excellent schools, and informative blog make the town a must-have for newcomers seeking their dream home and growing families who don’t want to leave.  And lots of these folks demand new construction.  In a built-out community such as Wellesley, however, there’s typically only […]

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Wellesley dog missing

Keep your eyes open for Samantha, a ten-month old female hound mix missing since June 26.  She is a shy pup, so if you see her do not give chase. Pet recovery service Granite Dog Recovery points out that no one can outrun a dog, and that two essentials for the successful recovery of a […]

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