Category Archives: Outdoors

New Wellesley Natural Resources Director comes by way of Brookline & NYC

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission has appointed Brandon Schmitt as its new director, a job that includes stewardship of the town’s park, conservation, recreation and open space system. He joins the NRC at a busy time, as the Fuller Brook Park restoration and improvement project really gets going. The commission recently reorganized, with former director […]

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Kids take to the Wellesley trails

The Wellesley Trails Committee‘s annual Kids’ Trails Day drew 129 participants to the trails around Morses Pond on Sunday afternoon for a big treasure hunt topped with donut holes and cider. The annual event, which which previously had been held at Longfellow Pond, sent kids and their adults seeking little treasure boxes containing ink stamps […]

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Wellesley High football finds gold at end of this rainbow

A rainbow proved to be a good sign for the Wellesley High School’s football team and a bad one for Dedham’s. Final score: Wellesley 41, Dedham 7. Two wins in a row for the Raiders. Thanks to John Maconga for sending this photo from the football stands.

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Wellesley North 40 guided walk (Oct. 18), Kids’ Trails Day (Oct. 19)

Enjoy the outdoors this weekend in Wellesley with two events organized by the Wellesley Trails Committee. On Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9-10am, explore the much discussed North 40 property near Morses Pond.  This easy and enjoyable walk will take trails adjacent to the Crosstown Trail along the Cochituate Aqueduct, through woodlands and a pine forest, […]

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Wellesley foliage — from high above the ground

Thanks to Andreas Harsch for sending this beautiful photo of the Bates Elementary School/Kelly Field area, taken via a model hexacopter fitted with a mirrorless DLSR camera. Bonus: I feel like I’ve gotten my foliage trip out of the way now.

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Check out Wellesley vernal pool

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION’S VERNAL POOL ADVENTURE  MAY 10TH, 10 AM – NOON AT THE WELLESLEY POLICE STATION   The NRC invites children and their care givers to a free vernal pool adventure. Please come rain or shine for this indoor and outdoor program designed to introduce students to easily accessible wildlife habitats and encourage them […]

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Wellesley Police run another successful Savage 5K race

Despite a sometimes foreboding sky, the 14th annual Officer Savage Memorial 5K road race  went off without a hitch aside from Deputy Chief Jack Pilecki’s microphone (though it miraculously worked fine when Wellesley High’s Katie P. belted out the Star Spangled Banner). Pilecki, shown in shorts above with Chief Terry Cunningham next to him, said […]

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Help clean up Fuller Brook park

FRIENDS OF FULLER BROOK PARK SPRING CLEAN-UP SUNDAY, MAY 4TH, FULLER BROOK PARK, 9am   Please join the Friends of Fuller Brook Park for their annual Fuller Brook Park clean-up. If you have any questions about volunteering for the event, contact Kurt Somerville at [email protected]  Bring rakes, gloves, garbage bags, and your whole family for a neighborly […]

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One Run for Boston heads through Wellesley

Sgt Showstead took this photo of #WPD escorting #onerunforboston through town earlier as our Photo of the Day! — Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) April 13, 2014   Post by Wellesley Firefighters. ALSO: Boston Marathon — many Wellesley angles

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Time to plant pansies in Wellesley

Never mind that it was snowing last week.  Today,  it finally feels like spring, and that means it’s time to plant pansies in your front step pots.  If you want to do your flower shopping in Wellesley,  you can certainly swing by Roche Bros., Whole Foods Market, Green’s Hardware, or Ace Hardware for a quick […]

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