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New Wellesley mini golf course not the first in town’s history by a long shot

The new Glowgolf that opened this week in Linden Square is the only public miniature golf course in town, but Wellesley actually has a rich history of mini golf courses over the years, starting in the 1930s. (The town also has a rich history in full-fledged golf, with Nehoiden’s start going back to the 1890s.) […]

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Move over Wellesley Country Club: Mini golf business opens in Linden Square

For those of you sick of bank after spa after bank filling storefronts across Wellesley, there’s a new business in town that should earn your patronage: a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course dubbed Glowgolf. Yes, it’s a tad less outdoorsy than Wellesley Country Club and Nehoiden Golf Club at Wellesley College and even the excellent (and educational!) Village […]

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Wellesley Scout sign-up Sept. 4

Sign up for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, co-ed Venture Crew, Daisies, Brownies, Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts all at one convenient location at the Wellesley Scout Roundup. Try out cool Scout STEM projects like soda bottle rockets and a hovercraft.  Learn about our outdoor adventures and check out our tent and mock […]

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Wellesley Mothers Forum celebrates summer at Morses Pond

The Wellesley Mothers Forum held its annual cookout at Morses Pond on Saturday. Looks like attendees had a good time, and no, that isn’t the pond the kids are sitting in (photos courtesy of Swapan Jha and Mothers Forum). Upcoming events include a new member soiree (Sept. 9) and fall carnival (Sept. 20).       […]

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Tiny Hanger expanding from Brookline into Wellesley

Tiny Hanger, a mom-owned retailer of little kids’ clothes, shoes and gifts, has announced that it will be opening a location this month at 200 Linden St., in Linden Square in Wellesley. It already has a location on Pleasant Street in Brookline that’s been around since October 2011. Tiny Hanger is sharing space with the […]

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Perrin Park playground update

An old playground structure, deemed unsafe by the Wellesley Department of Public Works, was removed from Perrin Park during the fall of 2012. That set in motion an effort to replace it with new gear — funded in part by park neighbors/users — and now some are wondering why that equipment isn’t in place yet […]

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New England Aquarium critters to visit Linden Square

The New England Aquarium Traveling Tidepool will come to Linden Square Courtyard on Saturday, July 12, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Lobsters, hermit crabs and other tidal creatures will be on hand for kids to handle or just observe.  Spongeboy and his mermaid friend will be on hand, too.  The event is free and includes […]

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Dad’s catchy craigslist trampoline ad: Latest Wellesley story that will not die

The pre-Father’s Day “news” we broke on June 9 about a Wellesley dad named Scott Maney who placed a rather cheeky craigslist ad to sell off a trampoline that his kids barely used (“My Kids Suck: Skywalker Trampoline with Enclosure — 17×15 –$350 (Wellesley)) looks to be yet another viral story. This item seems to get […]

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Wind in the Willows blowing into Wellesley

Wellesley Summer Theatre Co., for Children presents Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows on June 21-22 at Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College. It’s your chance to catch up with Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. Sat. June 21 @ 10am & 12noon  and  Sunday June 22 @ 11am Tickets: $5 adults and $3 for children. Free for […]

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A Wellesley Craigslist ad version of “You’re Not Special” speech?

UPDATE: The trampoline sold the same day the ad was posted…   A Craigslist ad from a Wellesley dad named Scott Maney looking to sell an unloved backyard trampoline might be read like a harsher version of the “You’re Not Special” speech. The ad’s text: My Kids Suck: Skywalker Trampoline with Enclosure – 17X15 – $350 (Wellesley) […]

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