A dog named Leika was rescued by a construction worker after the pooch fell through thin ice on the Charles River near Route 9/Route 128.
The dog, let loose by its owner, went into the Charles from the Needham side of the river, according to Wellesley Police. The owner, from Newton, fell into the river too while trying to rescue the dog, but the owner was able to get back to the shoreline. A nearby construction worker went in after the dog from the Wellesley side and got her out. The Wellesley Police and Fire Departments, the Newton Police and Fire Departments, and the State Police all responded to the incident.
The construction worker was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a precaution.
Wellesley has seen numerous dog rescue attempts along the Charles in recent years (Deja vu: Wellesley Fire, Police departments rescue another dog from the icy Charles River and Wellesley firefighters, police save dog from icy Charles River)
Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley swung by St. John School in Wellesley last week to help the students, parents and teachers of the parochial school celebrate its 50th anniversary of providing a Catholic education for students in pre-school – grade 6. For those who aren’t familiar with the Catholic church hierarchy, having a Cardinal visit is a very big deal, particularly one as well-loved in the Boston Archdiocese as Father Seán, as he is called by the faithful.
Father Seán is quite a blogger in his own right — he shares his reflections, experiences, and lots of pictures with regular updates.
Here are a few pics of his visit (photo credits: Beth Shedd of PhotOptimist).
E.A. Davis has officially gone Hollywood this week. The typically staid department store is the site of for shooting scenes for the upcoming movie Daddy’s Home 2, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Here are a few pics of today’s excitement (and sudden dearth of parking spaces ) in the Square:
The classic Wellesley department store will be closed Monday through Wednesday (March 27-29), so plan accordingly for your spring shopping trip to stock up on Lily Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines.
The original Daddy’s Home from 2015 is a comedy about a biological dad and stepdad tussling for the love of a family, with Ferrell playing the nerdy stepdad and Wahlberg the tough guy biological dad. The sequel, according to movie site IMDB, will also feature Linda Cardellini, Mel Gibson, John Cena, John Lithgow and others. The film is slated to be released in November and promises to include a holiday theme.
(While we don’t advocate bothering the cast/crew, do feel free to share any great pictures related to this that you might snap …[email protected]).
Louise Miller, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living
Author’s visit and reading, Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room
Thursday, March 30, 7pm
Wellesley High School Class of 1989 graduate Louise Miller in her first novel, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, takes readers on a tour of the circle of life. Love, birth, marriage, death, (with a dash of betrayal and a pinch of comeuppance thrown in for good measure) combine with running away when that’s what seems easy. What protagonist Livvy, free spirit and baker extraordinaire, begins to understand is that trying to flee her new life in small-town Vermont (and the complications of new love) can be as difficult as baking a blue-ribbon worthy apple pie.