Category Archives: Morses Pond

Top 15 ways you know you are from Wellesley’s MoPo neighborhood

Special to The Swellesley Report from Carol Hildebrand This idea popped into my head while listening to my daughter and her friend discuss some quirky habits specific to our neighborhood. It got me thinking: Like Boston’s Beacon Hill, or Southie, Wellesley has it’s own neighborhoods, each with their own traditions and personality. I thought it […]

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Wellesley town-wide Yard Sale @ Morses Pond

Head over to Morses Pond on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10am-2pm to score some treasures at the town-wide yard sale from 10am-2pm on Saturday, Sept. 20. It’s free to browse. It’s $15 per table space and there’s a maximum of 2 spaces per person. Register online or call the Wellesley Recreation Department for more info. […]

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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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Wacky weather to close Morses Pond July 4

              The Wellesley Recreation Department has announced that Morses Pond Beach will be closed on July 4 in anticipation of the heavy rain/thunder/lightening/winds/hail  expected from Hurricane Arthur. It will be business as usual though on July 5. Also, if you were thinking of crossing the border and catching Newton’s […]

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Morses Pond opens this week, featuring new kayak launch

Morses Pond in Wellesley opens for the season this Wednesday, June 11, and you can find beach tag and other info here. One big addition you will notice at the beach: An ADA-compliant launch designed to help physically challenged people more easily enter and exit kayaks. The launch was bankrolled via the Community Preservation Committee, […]

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Wellesley volunteers to the rescue at Morses Pond & more

Volunteers joined forces across Wellesley on Sunday for the town’s Day of Service, during which people cleaned up Morses Pond (shown here), helped out at the Savage Memorial Road Race, restocked the Wellesley Food Pantry and more. (Thanks to Megan Burns for sending the photos from Morses Pond and to Kerrie Grover for sending photos […]

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Help wanted: Wellesley lifeguards for Summer 2014

The Wellesley Parks and Recreation Department has just posted job openings for Morses Pond lifeguards. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and currently certified in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR – FPR & First Aid. Candidates must also be able to commit to the entire summer work schedule (late May or early […]

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Biggest Wellesley stories of 2013

It’s been both a heartbreaking and heartwarming year in Wellesley. Here’s a look back at the top stories of 2013 in town. Boston Marathon bombings Things couldn’t have been more normal in Wellesley on Marathon Day, as all runners and wheelchair participants passed through town before the bombs went off at the finish line.  In […]

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Wellesley RDF west? Townwide yard sale draws bargain hunters

The Wellesley Recreation Department’s townwide yard sale Saturday at Morses Pond pulled in a big crowd… a nice alternative to the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility give-and-take area.

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Morses Pond closes for season in Wellesley

The most traumatic and strangest Morses Pond season in memory came to an end yesterday, as the Wellesley Recreation Department has announced the official closing of the beach for the year. The season had barely begun June 1 when a 10-year-old New Hampshire boy drowned at the pond. That was followed by extensive reviews of […]

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