Category Archives: kids

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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Road signs honor Wellesley youth football national champs

The 2013 American Youth Football national champs from Wellesley had their day on the field, at Wellesley High, at the state house and at the veterans’ parade. The Junior Raiders, who won the championship as fifth graders, now have 3 road signs — at the town lines separating Wellesley from Natick, Needham and Newton — […]

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Huge crowd turns out for Wellesley’s Schofield 5K & fun run

More than 400 runners showed up to take part in the annual Schofield 5K road race — so many that race organizers ran out of numbers. Another 175 kids scrambled through a fun run course. Bijan Mazaheri, the former Wellesley High School track and cross country star who now studies and runs at Williams College, […]

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Wellesley Cub Scouts, DPW join forces to plant trees, shrubs

  Sprague and Hardy Cub Scouts in early May planted a River Birch tree, two Willow Trees and five Winterberry shrubs along the east bank of Longfellow Pond to help enhance the pond’s wildlife habitat and improve the walking trail. This service day activity was set up by Pack 140 and the Department of Public Works’ Park Division as part of Wellesley`s […]

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