Category Archives: history

Here’s the deal with that Belvedere Abbott Road sign

The slow news days of summer are good for little Wellesley history lessons. Ever wondered about that nice wooden Belvedere Abbott Road sign at the corner of Abbott Road and Washington St. in Wellesley Hills? Wellesley’s Tory DeFazio explains: The Belvedere-Abbott Road sign was originally designed and placed at the entrance of Abbott Road in […]

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Remembering Wellesley’s Fathers of…

Wellesley has had its fair share of famous “Fathers of …” over the years. On this Father’s Day, a sampling: * Roger Babson, the name behind Babson College, has been called the Father of Financial Forecasting;                 *Dr. Joseph Murray, the Father of Organ Transplantation;       […]

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Wellesley party/gala season in full swing

At the risk of encouraging too many others to send in their Wellesley party pictures and turning us into the society pages, here’s a sampling of photos from May events: Wellesley Historical Society The Society honored Stan Pratt and family during a dinner and auction at Wellesley Country Club that attracted about 185 attendees and […]

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A scene from Wellesley Memorial Day services

Thanks to reader MC for sending along this photo, taken at Wellesley High School, where a Memorial Day ceremony was held on Friday.

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Wellesley memorial markers

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Wellesley Memorial Day observances for May 30

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Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend, Veterans’ parade slideshow

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Walk and learn about Wellesley Square, Then & Now

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Babson, Marine, youth football players among Wellesley Veterans’ Parade honorees

Here’s the list of those being honored at the 2014 Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade, which takes place on Sunday May 18 from 1-3pm on the streets of Wellesley as part of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend: Parade Grand Marshal Katherine L. “Gig” Babson, Jr In recognition of 3 terms of service on the Wellesley Board of Selectmen, […]

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Wellesley College hooprolling tradition carries on

The MetroWest Daily News swung into town to cover Wellesley College’s hooprolling race for graduating seniors on Saturday. Always a good photo opp, from the students who sleep out over night to get the best spot on the starting line to the winner (in this case, McLean, Va.’s Alex Poon, a computer science major) being […]

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