Here are some closings and changes due to Memorial Day weekend for your planning purposes.
Parking meters in Wellesley will be free on Monday.
Wellesley’s RDF will be closed on Monday.
Wellesley town offices will be closed Monday.
Memorial Day is an official holiday for the US Postal Service, so Post Offices will be closed on Monday and there will be no home delivery of mail. It is also an official holiday for UPS, but scheduled UPS Critical Express and UPS Holiday packages should still arrive.
Brace yourself for this one, and plan accordingly: Massachusetts law states that liquor stores must be closed on Memorial Day.
The Wellesley Free Library will be closed from Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th in observance of the holiday.
Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend is upon us, and the schedule is jam-packed with fun. Click here for all the details about the Hunnewell Fun Fair, parade, fireworks, Open Houses at the police and fire stations, and much, much more.
Every year the Wellesley Celebrations Committee dishes out coveted honors to Wellesley’s luminaries, who can be seen at the parade, waving to the crowd, and generally making themselves visible at many of the other events over the weekend. We think they should wear sashes or tiaras for the entire weekend so we can easily pick them out of the crowd and make a fuss over them. Here’s the list of this year’s honorees:
2016 48th ANNUAL VETERANS’ PARADE HONOREES
GORDON MARTIN –Grand Marshal for his 37 years of service to the Town of Wellesley, most recently as the Superintendent of the Recycling and Disposal facility.
STANLEY W. SPEAR, JR—Co-Chief of Staff—Wellesley’s Veteran Service Officer serving Wellesley, Weston, Wayland and Needham.
LINDSAY ELLMS—Co-Chief of Staff—Longtime veteran activist and WWII veteran.
SARA D. PRESTON –Community Service Award—retiring from serving on the Planning Board.
PATRICIA (PATTI) A. QUIGLEY—Community Service Award retiring from serving on the School Committee, also a Town Meeting Member.
DONNA CHAFF–Dedicated Service Award—retiring from Wellesley Public Schools as a long time elementary school Music teacher.
CAROL CHAOUI—Special Recognition Award—director of Wellesley’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K Run raising funds for local charities and other community activities.
ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL—Special Recognition Award—Celebrating the School’s 50th birthday.
ANDREW’S PHARMACY—Special Recognition Award—Celebrating 50th year in business.
Wellesley town offices, libraries and schools, and the RDF are closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
You can start your day at the World of Wellesley’s MLK Annual Community Breakfast Celebration, which takes place at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall at 8:30-10am. Keynote address will be by Dr. Yves Solomon-Fernandez, interim president of MassBay Community College. The Wellesley High Step Team will perform as well. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students, and may be purchased at the door. RSVP to [email protected]
Another way you can celebrate MLK’s birthday is by attending an event at Schofield Elementary School on Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm that will feature interactive activities, plus pizza, and crafts. RSVP To: [email protected]
Also, something to follow up on after the holiday:
*Babson’s annual Martin Luther King Legacy Day takes place on Feb. 17 and features a keynote address by Michele Norris, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience. She is currently a host and special correspondent for NPR. Previously, Norris served as co-host of NPR’s newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio’s longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block. Norris began hosting the program in December, 2002 and stepped away from her All Things Considered duties during the 2012 presidential campaign. While on sabbatical, Norris spent a time traveling the country and developing two successful initiatives: The Race Card Projectand NPR’s Backseat Book Club. Her new role will allow her to continue this work while producing in-depth segments for all NPR programs.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Keynote address followed by cocktail reception
Brownie Troop #66063 from Sprague Elementary School last month visited the Newton-Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care to sing holiday carols.
This is the 3rd year in a row that they have done this. Their accompanist, Joanne Cook, is the aunt of one of the Brownies, Thea Fischmann.
The Wellesley Recreation Department has recognized the spirited, creative and silly at 5 addresses across town in its annual Holiday House Decorating Contest, which attracted about 20 entries.
The Holly Jolly judges visited the residents a few nights before Christmas Eve to dole out the awards and take photos.
Meanwhile, back at our house, no snow outside didn’t stop us from making a snowman.