Category Archives: Kids

Scouting for Food drive hits Wellesley on Nov. 7

You might notice a colorful door hanger showing up at your house this weekend that serves as an invitation/reminder to leave out food and other necessities for local cub, boy and girl scouts to retrieve next Saturday, Nov. 7 for the Wellesley Food Pantry.

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Can you really trick-or-treat at Wellesley’s funeral homes? was kind enough to include Wellesley in a new slideshow about “10 trick-or-treating hot spots in the Boston area.” And the photo used to illustrate the sort of place kids might want to visit? Why, it’s the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home on Rte. 16 in Wellesley. Do they know something we […]

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“Most Likely to Succeed” film screening coming to Wellesley

The Wellesley Public Schools (WPS) in partnership with the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) invite you to attend a screening of the award-winning film “Most Likely to Succeed” that will be followed by a community discussion.  Named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week, the film raises important questions about knowledge and skills students […]

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Gather your coins: Wellesley trick-or-treaters to collect for UNICEF

A reminder to set aside coins for Halloween this coming weekend in Wellesley, as many trick-or-treaters will be looking to collect your spare change on behalf of UNICEF, which raises millions of dollars  for children who’ve been victims of war, natural disasters, exploitation or disease. This year alone, UNICEF has been on the front lines of […]

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Adult ghosting: It’s a thing in Wellesley

When I was a kid, pre-Halloween was a time for us to get in touch with our inner thug. I grew up on the mean streets of southern Connecticut, where we had something called Doorbell Ringing Night. At best, kids would simply ding dong ditch the neighbors the night before Halloween. At its most nefarious, […]

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Spooky — and Educational: Historical Tour of Wellesley Village Church Cemetery

From Wellesley Historical Society: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Have you ever wondered who lies beneath the earth in the old burying ground behind the Village Church in Wellesley Square? Join us as we walk through the cemetery on Halloween! This family-friendly tour will feature several notable Wellesley residents who are buried in […]

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Hardy/Hunnewell/Upham school futures meeting to take place Oct. 21

The Wellesley community forum on the fate of Hardy, Hunnewell and Upham elementary schools will take place Oct. 21 at 7pm in the Great Hall in Town Hall. The School Facilities Committee’s presentation on its Hunnewell, Hardy, Upham Schools recommendation can be found here. The SFC expects to be able to present additional information at the October 21 meeting, […]

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Hardy treasure hunters take to Wellesley’s woods for Kids’ Trails Day

About 140 kids and adults took part in the annual Wellesley Trails Committee Kids’ Trails Day event at Longfellow Pond on Sunday afternoon, hunting for hidden treasures along the trails and esker, and gobbling down snacks and cider at the end. While the weather was a bit chilly — and snowflakes even fell as volunteers […]

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