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Mostly shiny new Wellesley public school year

Wellesley Public School students and staff will greet new and old faces Wednesday as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway, and they’ll also see a whole lot of shiny new facilities. Among them, new roofing at Sprague and Hunnewell elementary schools, and nice new red seats at the Wellesley Middle School auditorium. Can you believe that […]

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Tough timing on that Wellesley High house naming announcement

New Wellesley High School Principal had some tough timing for his announcement Thursday mid-afternoon regarding the naming of the new houses at the school that are designed to better align administrators with the growing student population. His email about the house naming popped into inboxes just as the E. coli was hitting the fan as the result […]

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Letting off some steam at Wellesley College

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Wellesley’s “Trampoline Man” pens tearjerker about college-bound son

Wellesley’s Scott Maney, he of the infamous “My Kids Suck” Craigslist Trampoline ad that wound up going viral, has written a heartfelt Facebook post about sending his son off to college on the other side of the country. Scott shared it with us, and you: Post by Scott Maney.

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Wellesley Media offering video, music classes at library

Wellesley Media Corporation will add two new classes to its digital media production class offerings in Jackie’s Room at the Wellesley Library beginning in September.  Digital video editing using Final Cut Pro X will be a three-part class offered from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays, Sept 15, 22, & 29.   Instructor will be […]

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Wellesley School Superintendent David Lussier joins Twitter

Wellesley School Superintendent David Lussier has kicked off his third year on the job by getting a little more social: He’s now on Twitter. Lussier’s handle is @WellesleySupt, and it is there where you can find the school chief sharing tidbits about teaching, the North 40 and more (well, he’s only tweeted 4 times so far). He […]

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Wellesley North 40 Open Garden event, trails walk draw big crowds

About 100 people attended Saturday morning’s Open Garden event at the Weston Road Community Gardens  in the North 40 area that Wellesley College is looking to sell in order to fund big renovations on its campus. Gardener and organizer Michael Tobin says proceeds from a lemonade stand and donated vegetables from gardeners were given to the Save […]

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Wellesley community gardeners: No need to start moving perennials now

Wellesley College has alerted Weston Road Community Gardeners, whose plots are at risk of being plowed over depending on who the school sells off its North 4o property to, that they have a reprieve through at least the 2015 growing season. The letter sent by the college can be seen at the North 40 Wellesley […]

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Open garden tour to piggyback on North 40 trail walk

Weston Road community gardeners plan to host an open garden tour on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9-11am, complementing the North 40 guided trail walk organized by the Wellesley Trails Committee from 9-10am that day. The walk begins and ends at the Morses Pond entrance at Turner Road, and makes a stop at the community gardens. The […]

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Wellesley again #3 on Most Educated Places in America list

A personal finance website called Nerdwallet has confirmed what we in Wellesley all know: we’re a bunch of smartypants. Wellesley ranks #3 for the second year in a row on Nerdwallet list, which is calculated based on factors including: Percentage of population with at least a high school diploma or associate’s degree; Percentage of population with at […]

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