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Ruby Bridges visits Wellesley to share story of her historic role in racial integration

Ruby Bridges, an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South, visited Tenacre Country Day School in Wellesley last week to speak with 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Bridges spoke to the students for about 2 hours, recalling that historic day in New Orleans in […]

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Wellesley Historical Society taps Erica Dumont as executive director

The Wellesley Historical Society has for the second time in a row hired an executive director with ties to the Old North Church in Boston’s North End. The new director’s name is Erica Dumont, of Weymouth, and she replaces Bob Damon, who had been the director since 2012. Dumont comes to the society as it […]

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Remembering Wellesley College fire 100 years later

One hundred years ago, on March 17, 1914, at 4:30 a.m., 198 Wellesley College students and 16 faculty members awakened to a fire that would burn College Hall to the ground.  Within ten minutes, without the word “fire” being uttered, because that was against the rules, all residents were evacuated, accounted for and unharmed.  Full […]

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WMS says Kung Hei Fat Choy (Happy Chinese New Year)

Wellesley Middle School’s Chinese Culture Club organized a Chinese New Year celebration to promote cultural awareness. Students were invited to try their hand at chopsticks and calligraphy, observe a Kung Fu demonstration and ribbon dancing, watch movies, sample  some food, and other activities.  According to the Chinese zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse.  Those […]

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MLK Jr. breakfast to be held Monday in Wellesley

Sun Life Financial will host the 14th annual World of Wellesley (WOW) Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, an event celebrating the life and legacy of the civil rights activist, on Monday, Jan. 20. Individual tickets are available for $25 or $250 for a table, and can be purchased at the event. Dr. Augustus A. White […]

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Biggest Wellesley stories of 2013

It’s been both a heartbreaking and heartwarming year in Wellesley. Here’s a look back at the top stories of 2013 in town. Boston Marathon bombings Things couldn’t have been more normal in Wellesley on Marathon Day, as all runners and wheelchair participants passed through town before the bombs went off at the finish line.  In […]

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Mandela tribute planned for Thursday at Wellesley College

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