Monday, Oct. 17 – Friday, Oct 21
8am – 5pm
The Water & Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works will be flushing water mains throughout the Town beginning Monday, Oct. 17 – Friday, Oct 21. The purpose of flushing is to remove sediment buildup in the mains and to verify the safe operation of hydrants and valves The flushing may result in temporary discoloration of the water, caused by small particles dislodged during the flushing as well as possible reduction in pressure. Therefore, the Division recommends restricting water usage.
Discoloration of the water will be temporary and is not harmful. However, the discolored water might stain your laundry, especially white materials as well as the possible staining of plumbing fixtures. Therefore, please avoid doing laundry during the noted flushing period ad certainly while such conditions exist.
Prior to washing clothes, including times after he hours stated in this notice, please check the cold water for possible discoloration. If discolored, let the cold water run for a minute or two to begin clearing. If it does not clear at that time, try again later. Unfortunately, the Town cannot fully guarantee the safety of doing laundry and/or the possibility of discoloration even during the evenings and other times of the day as the water system has been disturbed. Therefore, please check your water carefully prior to doing laundry and inspect the laundry before it is dried.
Hydrant flushing is performed between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
If you would like additional information, please call the Water Division at 781-235-7600 x3355
From the League of Women Voters:
Members of the Wellesley community are invited to hear Wellesley Deputy Chief of Police Jack Pilecki and Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael discuss the ongoing issues of substance abuse in Wellesley and in the state at large. Results from the most recent Metrowest Survey of Teen At-Risk Behavior will also be discussed. The meeting will be held Thursday, October 20, 7-8:30pm in the library of Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Chief John Carmichael is currently the liaison for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association to the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program, the Governor’s Interagency Council on Substance Abuse & Mental Health, and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Committee, where he continues to recognize and help implement sound responses to drug issues and policy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and throughout the country.
Deputy Chief Jack Pilecki, a 30-year veteran of the Wellesley Police Department, served as a court officer, as well as lieutenant supervising day-to-day activities in the department before his appointment as deputy chief three years ago.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, visit LWVWellesley.org.
Dunkin’ Donuts on Rte. 9 East in Wellesley has new neighbors and is getting additional ones soon. The Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center is already operational, and setting up shop is Boston Vein Care as well as a couple of Newton-Wellesley Hospital operations.
That’s what all that construction has been about in the location that a few years back was home to Justine’s Grill.
Dr. Ikram Farooqi, a Newton-Wellesley Hospital-affiliated physician who has been doing wound care in the area for more than 12 years, says his operation started out in Waltham in 2004 as one of the first such clinics around here. The business moved to Walnut Street in Wellesley back in 2007 and now has moved to 978 Worcester St. “because we needed larger space for the chamber,” Dr. Farooqi says.
“The facility is mainly for treating and healing all types of non-healing ulcers,” Dr. Farooqi says. “Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is also used for certain wounds which are not healing and helps to save limbs/amputations.”
UPDATE (10/19/16): Here’s a video about the hyperbaric facility posted on Wellesley Public Media:
Wellesley Youth Basketball registration is now open for the winter season. It’s a sure thing that participants have a great time, get plenty of exercise, learn the fundamentals of the game, and meet other children from different schools. Visit Wellesley Youth Basketball, and just a tip — Mini Raiders (for 2nd and 3rd graders) fills up quickly.
The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 7th Annual HopeWalks event will be held on Sunday, October 2. HopeWalks is a 3.3 mile neighborhood walk to benefit cancer patients and their families by supporting the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center.
The HopeWalks route will begin and end at the hospital and all ages are welcome. Check-in will begin at 9AM, with opening ceremonies starting at 9:30 AM. The walk will then set off at 10AM. Each walker is asked to raise a minimum of $100.
Veteran newscaster Ed Harding of Wellesley will emcee the festivities.
The HopeWalks online registration fee is $30 per walker. For those who register by paper or on the day of the event, the registration fee is $40. Children 10 and under are free. Corporate sponsorships at all levels are still available. Contact Maryann Zschau at (617) 243-5915 or [email protected].
The non-profit Natick Visiting Nurse Association home health care agency will hold its 10th annual Fresh Taste benefit on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6-9pm at Elm Bank Reservation, Wellesley.
Fresh Taste will raise funds to support the Natick VNA in its endeavor to provide home healthcare to individuals throughout MetroWest, regardless of their ability to pay. Funds will be raised through a live and silent auction, ticket sales and sponsorships.
Participating restaurants include:
• 3 Squares and Sweet Basil, Needham
• Avenue, Medfield
• Bocado, Wellesley and Worcester
• Boston Gourmet Chefs, Framingham
• Brio Tuscan Grille, Chestnut Hill
• British Beer Co., Framingham
• Captain Marden’s Seafood, Juniper and The Cottage, Wellesley
• Central Wharf, Boston
• Coach Grill, Wayland
• Heritage of Sherborn
• Jack’s Abby, Framingham
• Mac’s Seafood, Wellfleet
• Minerva Indian Cuisine, Natick and Norwood
• Oma’s Austrian Cakes and Cookies, Framingham
• Peet’s Coffee & Tea
• The Chubby Chickpea, Canton
• The Fireplace, Brookline
• Tomasso, Southborough
• Water Fresh Farm, Hopkinton
• Zaftig’s, Natick and Brookline
Tickets to the event are $75, and all proceeds will benefit Natick VNA. Event sponsorships are still available. Ticket, sponsorship and event information can be found on the Fresh Taste website: www.FreshTasteNVNA.org.
Natick VNA provides services to individuals in the following communities: Ashland, Auburndale, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, and Weston.
Natick VNA is located at 209 West Central Street, Suite 313, Natick, Mass., 01760. For
additional information, call 508-653-3081 or visit www.natickvna.org.
The Wellesley Health Department on Oct. 5 will hold a seasonal flu & keep well clinic at Wellesley Hills Congregational Church at 207 Washington St. The walk-in clinic is for Wellesley residents 18+. Flu shots, blood pressure testing and consultation with nurses will be available.
The clinic runs from 9am-1pm. Medical and insurance plans for those 18 and older will be accepted. Donations welcome. Homebound residents should call 781 235 0135 to schedule an appointment for a home visit.