Farmers Kristin (author of The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love on Essex Farm) and Mark Kimball, will speak at Babson College on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts.
When writer Kristin Kimball interviewed a young farmer in Pennsylvania on a magazine assignment, she had no idea she would abandon her cosmopolitan lifestyle to follow him to the shores of Lake Champlain, to help start an organic farm and try out a revolutionary business model. She recounts all this in The Dirty Life: A Story of Farming, Food and Love (2010), translated into a dozen languages (and read in many classes at Babson).
The Dana Hall Art Gallery presents its Biomorphic Alchemy show through Nov. 18 featuring the work of painter Kay Hartung and sculptor Michelle Lougee. Both work with images inspired by biological forms at a micro scale.
Lougee’s crocheted objects are made from strips cut from recycled plastic bags.
Hartung’s work was initially inspired by images of cancer cells. Her mother died of colon cancer and she began to create this imagery as a kind of tribute.
Located in the Classroom Building, the Dana Art Gallery is open to the public Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is closed weekends and school holidays.
You can always check in with Swellesley for the latest on the Town’s doings and plannings, but just in case you’re a primary source kind of person, the recently launched Wellesley’s Unified Plan website is the place to find drafts, documents, and presentations of the most pressing issues of Wellesley’s future. Now is the time when significant decisions will be made about the elementary schools with the Hardy, Hunnewell, Upham (HHU) Plan (to voice your opinion, take the Wellesley HHU Master Plan Committee Survey); priorities will be set regarding economic development (will someone please make sure that not every storefront in town becomes a bank or salon?); and decisions will be made regarding the use of the North 40; among other pressing issues.
The Unified Plan is a combination of a Comprehensive Plan and a Town-wide Strategic Plan. Over the next year and a half, the Unified Plan will identify the visions and priorities of Wellesley residents and set goals and priorities for issues ranging from land use planning, economic development, housing, transportation, and education, to Town government operations and finance. It will be created collaboratively by Wellesley residents, Town staff and members of the Town’s boards and commissions. Over the coming months, the Town of Wellesley will be asking you—and your family, friends, and neighbors—to help plan for the town’s future to create a livable, innovative and fiscally-sound tomorrow.
The following is an update on the Track & Field project from the Wellesley Department of Public Works: Work on the Track & Field project has continued with the ticket booths, donor wall, pedestrian bridge, pathway, landscaping, line striping and electric conduits.
All photo credits to the DPW.
Your comments and questions regarding the Wellesley High School Track & Field project are always welcome. Please call the Department of Public Works Engineering Division at 781-235-7600 x 3315 or email at [email protected].
The Rotary Club of Wellesley is excited to announce that Anna Maria Anders, a Senator and a Minister in the Republic of Poland, will speak at the club’s October 26 meeting at 6pm at the Wellesley Country Club.
Anders is also Secretary of State in the government of Poland’s Prime Minister, Beata Szydlo, where she is the Plenipotentiary for International Dialogue. In March 2016 she was elected to Poland’s Senate in a by-election and represents District 59: Lomża, Augustów and Suwałki. Senator Anders is the daughter of the legendary World War II Commander of the Polish Forces at the Battle of Monte Cassino, General Wladyslaw Anders, and his wife the well-known singer and actress Irena Renata Anders, also known as Renata Bogdanska.
Anders was born in London and graduated from Bristol University with an Honors Degree in Modern Languages. She also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University. In 1986 Anders married United States Army Colonel Robert Alexander Costa with whom she has a son, Robert Wladyslaw Costa, who is an officer in the US Army.
In her present position Senator Anders often represents Poland abroad. Living in the United Kingdom as well as in several European countries, and the US for 20 years, has helped her forge many international contacts, including close associations with Polish nationals living all over the world. She has a close working relationship with the Polish American Congress in the United States and with numerous Polish institutions and schools all over the world and is a supporter of the Military and Veterans Affairs.
The Rotary Club of Wellesley is one of Wellesley’s oldest community service groups and conducts local programs to benefit the Town of Wellesley. The public is always invited to any Rotary program. Space is limited and all attendees must make a reservation on our web site’s calendar or call 781-591- 0759 to speak with one of our board members.
The Wellesley High School community was informed Thursday that WHS guidance counselor Rosanne Sannicandro has passed away after a long illness. Services are Tuesday/Wednesday, Oct. 25/26.
Principal Jamie Chisum shared the news with students via a video message Thursday morning and with parents via a note. WHS has mobilized a team to support students and staff during this tough time.
Chisum wrote in part: “This year would have been Rosanne’s 30th in the Wellesley High School Guidance Department. She has touched the lives of an untold number of Wellesley High School community members across every stakeholder group. I know there will be many students at the high school who are not affected by her loss directly, but I am acutely aware that so many of our staff members are feeling her passing in deep, meaningful ways. Our staff is grieving for the loss of their friend and colleague.”
The Wellesley Education Foundation is gearing up to celebrate its 27th annual Spelling Bee on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sprague School gym.
Sign-ups are open for all teams of three here. The $500 entry fee per team goes to support excellence and innovation in the Wellesley public schools through enrichment programs, to the tune of $54,000 last year. Some of the programs WEF has helped fund include specialized training for educators to promote student social/emotional health through the “Challenge Success” program; over $55K in grants to help develop the new K-5 World Language curriculum; a new piano for the Middle School choral program, benefitting 400 Middle School students; a new WHS course — “Building Androids Apps” — made possible by outfitting classrooms with Android tablets
In addition, WEF is still seeking sponsors to enable the participation of teams from the middle and high school and local non-profit organizations. All sponsorships committed by October 25 will be recognized in the program brochure. Sponsorships and donations of any amount are welcome and tax deductible. To donate, visit www.
Last year Health Advances, a company that apparently operates at the intersection of science, technology, and business strategy, came the heck out of nowhere (well, Weston) to win the big trophy and year-long bragging rights. The team’s winning word: threnody. Definition: a song, hymn, or poem of mourning composed as a memorial to a dead person. But you already knew that.