Author Archives: Deborah Brown

Wellesley RDF wants you to collect kitchen scraps and rain

Also of interest… Here’s why Wellesley RDF ended plastic bag recycling Why Wellesley RDF is closed most Sundays

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Wellesley tear downs, before and after

It’s no secret that Wellesley real estate is a hot commodity. Buildable lots come on the market so infrequently that eager buyers  with deep pockets search for low-cost homes (meaning under a million), then tear them down to make way for new, custom-built homes with all the bells and whistles. Here’s a before and after […]

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Wellesley Health Dept. says take care of the skin you’re in

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Wellesley Summer Theatre to present Three Sisters, by Chekhov

The Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is gearing up to present Three Sisters, Chekhov’s classic 1901 portrait of Russia’s disappearing aristocratic class and its quest for meaning and fulfillment in the ever-changing modern world. The play is translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Marta Rainer. May 21 — June 21, 2015 Thursday and Friday at 7pm, […]

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Here’s why Wellesley RDF ended plastic bag recycling

On a recent trip to the Recycling and Disposal Facility, I was confronted with a sign letting me know that from now on, plastic bags had been downgraded from a recyclable to a trash item. The devil on my left shoulder said, “Good. That’s one less thing to sort and another corner of the garage reclaimed,” […]

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Potential Wellesley home buyers get creative

First, I heard about The Letter at a soccer game from one of the dads.  Then I received one myself.  In my wanderings around town, a couple of more people mentioned The Letter. Next, I got an email about The Letter. Looks like a trend, I mused. May as well post about it. The missive […]

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Tanya Coleman, Wellesley rocker mom, passes away

Tanya Coleman, a Wellesley mom who at one time managed her son’s rock band, but lately was content to watch him rock on and enjoy his success, died Tuesday, May 12 in New Haven.  Coleman was in her early 50s. She was known as the backbone of The House on Cliff, her guitarist/vocalist son Charles […]

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Old School Pizza owner Joe Perdoni, Jr. passes away

We just heard the sad news that Joe Perdoni, Jr., the ex-Wellesley High football player with the big, friendly personality and owner of Old School Italian Pizzeria on Washington St, passed away suddenly yesterday morning after feeling unwell the night before. Perdoni was in his late 30s, and is survived by his wife Sarah and two young […]

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