Category Archives: kids

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) […]

Share/Bookmark
Posted in kids | Leave a comment

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 — […]

Also posted in sports | Leave a comment

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, […]

Also posted in education, sports | Leave a comment

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 […]

Also posted in Environment | Leave a comment

Schofield 5K, fun run & fun fair this Sunday

Head over to Schofield Elementary School on Cedar Street this Sunday, June 1, for the annual Schofield 5K road race, fun run and fun fair. The 5K race, which features a few challenging hills, starts at 9:30am, and while online registration closed at midnight on Thursday, you can sign up for $25 the morning of […]

Also posted in charity, schools | Leave a comment

Wellesley firefighters, paramedics deliver baby on the move

In case you haven’t already seen this story about Wellesley firefighters‘ and paramedics’ latest heroics, they delivered a baby in the back of an ambulance on Wednesday morning after the parents realized they weren’t going to make it to the hospital while driving through Wellesley. The Townsman has the full report here, though we’ll tell […]

Also posted in fire | Leave a comment

Wellesley getting serious about Legos: Meeting on Wednesday, May 21

Stop cursing your kids for leaving Legos on the floor and encourage them to start building robotics creations with them. You can learn about Wellesley FIRST Lego League opportunities on Wednesday, May 21, from 7:30-8:30pm at the Wellesley High School Library (3rd floor). FIRST is an international robotics program designed to get kids interested in […]

Also posted in education, STEM | Leave a comment

Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend, Veterans’ parade slideshow

Also posted in history, holidays | Tagged | Leave a comment

Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend vs. The Weather

Event organizers are still hopeful that most of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend activities can be held, despite some rain in the forecast. First up: The Hunnewell Fun Fair on Friday afternoon May 16 from 3:05-6pm. Be on the lookout, however for some changes (for example, the hours for the Art in the Park activity, involving the […]

Also posted in art | Leave a comment

Young Wellesley softball players appear on NESN Mother’s Day pre-Red Sox show

UPDATE: 5/12/14: Here the girls are… If you’re planning to watch the Red Sox-Rangers game this afternoon you might want to tune in early (or set your DVR) to catch the NESN Clubhouse show at 130pm: A dozen Wellesley Girls Softball Rookie (Grade 2 & 3) and Junior (Grades 4 & 5)  league players will […]

Also posted in sports | Leave a comment