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Babson Cannabis Symposium to bring serious pot talk to Wellesley

Wellesley isn’t exactly the most marijuana-friendly community around. Whereas Newtonville has a dispensary on the way in early 2016 and Natick is home to the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, Wellesley had a year-long moratorium on dispensaries in place until last summer and then imposed new rules last year to ensure the town wouldn’t be overrun with medicinal weed. […]

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Footnotes dancing into Wellesley for one night

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Americanah author Adichie named Wellesley College commencement speaker

Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as the commencement speaker for the Wellesley College Class of 2015. Commencement Exercises will be held on Friday, May 29, at 10:30am. “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a talented writer, a distinguished humanitarian, and unabashed feminist whose thought-provoking work has inspired a generation,” said President H. Kim Bottomly, in a statement. Adichie […]

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Public night at Wellesley College observatory

            Wellesley College is holding a public night at its Whitin Observatory on Friday April 10, giving you a chance to take a closer look into space if skies are clear. What’s more, ’13 alum Lynn Geiger, now at MIT’s Man-Vehicle Lab, will be on hand to talk about human spaceflight. Fun […]

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Wellesley HS seniors collecting toys for kids

As part of their end-of-year project, Wellesley High School seniors Elizabeth Vahey and Anya Pineau are running a toy drive for Boston Children’s Hospital at all of the Wellesley elementary schools. The students are asking families to donate new or gently used books, toys, board games, and art supplies for long-term and visiting patients to […]

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Wellesley High football players picked for Shriners Football Classic

Wellesley High School football Raiders Jack Dolan (wide receiver) and Thomas Nocka (offensive line) have been named to the South Team for the Shriners Football Classic, an annual event that brings together some of the state’s best players for a game that raises a boatload of money for Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game takes […]

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