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New York Public Library doesn’t neglect Wellesley in releasing 180K historic digital images into public domain

When we heard that the New York Public Library had released 180,000 high resolution digital images into the public domain our first thought was: Any Wellesley pics in there? Sure enough, there are, mainly of Wellesley College, with a smattering of good old Hunnewell stuff. They even shared some shaky GIFS (moving images). GIF of […]

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Beyond Wellesley…The Concord Museum and a few places in Concord center

Our family loves books, and our family loves Christmas. During the years when picture books and story time ruled our house, we never missed a December visit out to the Concord Museum in historic Concord, MA to see how volunteers had filled the museum’s galleries with over 35 trees as tremendous as a towering specimen […]

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Have you seen this lost Wellesley cat?

A Swellesley reader has reached out for help in finding her family’s 14-year-old black cat, named Sasha. The cat has green eyes, short hair and thinning fur around his ears. He weighs about 13 pounds and is an indoor cat, having only snuck out a couple of times before. Sasha has now been missing for 3 days, […]

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Save Dates: Antiques at Elm Bank coming June 13/14

The annual Antiques at Elm Bank Reservation show takes place on June 13 and 14 this year, with the show open from 9am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Set on the grounds of Elm Bank Reservation, the educational center for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the show is set within white tents and in 2 […]

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Elm Bank’s Weezie’s garden under renovation

While taking a walk at Massacusetts Horticultural Society’s Elm Bank Reservation recently, I came across the sight of Weezie’s Children’s Garden, fenced off, in disarray, and full of heavy-duty equipment looking like it meant business. It all shouted out, “No fun to be had here,” to me. Considering things from a kid’s perspective, however, the […]

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This Old House: The Wellesley angle

The season premiere for PBS show This Old House is tonight, and while the home in the spotlight this season is in Charlestown, the first episode actually features a 1905 Wellesley home (yes, there are still a few old houses left in town). That home is the one that the show’s hosts are walking around in […]

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital using old cars to get guys in for health screenings

From Newton-Wellesley Hospital: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. In fact, men are less likely than women to visit the doctor until they’re experiencing the symptoms of a serious ailment. Newton-Wellesley Hospital is hosting its first […]

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Wellesley town-wide Yard Sale @ Morses Pond

Head over to Morses Pond on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10am-2pm to score some treasures at the town-wide yard sale from 10am-2pm on Saturday, Sept. 20. It’s free to browse. It’s $15 per table space and there’s a maximum of 2 spaces per person. Register online or call the Wellesley Recreation Department for more info. […]

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