Wellesley Historical Society Curator Kathleen Fahey will present a brand new version of her comparison of Wellesley today with the much smaller and rural Wellesley of 100 years ago, at Wellesley Free Library on Thursday, May 4 at 7pm. She will use a combination of modern photographs and older ones from the Society’s archives to show how the town has changed over the years. Topics include the Sullivan Mills in Lower Falls, the long history of Walnut Street fire station, and a whimsical tea room in Wellesley Square.
Ryan Marshall, a former running coach at Wellesley High, has invited the community to join in a Run for Unity on Monday night at 7:30pm. starting at WHS. The idea for the event was triggered by this week’s arrest of now former Wellesley cross country and assistant track coach.
“It’s been a hard week for the Wellesley Track, Cross Country, and Middle School community… Anyone including, but not limited to, current and former Wellesley Track and Field, Cross Country, broader athletic community, Wellesley Middle School community, Wellesley High School community…let’s join together for an out-and-back jog (starting at the high school track and heading down the Brook Path) to remind one another that we have shoulders to lean on,” Marshall writes on a Facebook event page about the run.
(Note: This meet-up is not sponsored by the Wellesley school district or athletic department.)
Thank you to everyone who attended the Conversation on Race on March 30th.
Everyone wanted more time for dialogue and action. Please join us again (please come even if you missed the first one) on Thursday, May 4th (everyone welcome – students too!)
Wellesley High School Library
50 Rice St., Wellesley
7pm – 9pm
The evening will include table conversations facilitated by Wellesley Public School faculty, parents and community members.
Our hope is that by coming together and providing a space for dialogue and learning we will build stronger relationships and understanding.
Please help us spread the word about the event and encourage your friends and neighbors to attend.
SPONSORED POST: As welcome as the beautiful spring weather, as predictable as daffodils blooming, and certainly as exciting, it’s getting closer to that big day — The Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, hosted by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, will take place on Saturday, May 6, 11am – 3pm.
Drumroll, please…these are the homes that will appear on the tour:
19 Wingate Rd. – modern rustic farmhouse
Do yourself a favor and wear comfortable, slip-on walking shoes. First of all, you have to take off your shoes and put on provided booties at each home, and also, when you want to see 90 Seaward Rd. (and you absolutely shouldn’t miss it), it’s a short but steep walk from the parking area at The Maugus Club (40 Abbott Rd.). There is a complimentary shuttle for anyone who would rather not climb the hill.
Tickets may be purchased in advance online for $45, or on the day of the tour at the tour homes for $55. All proceeds benefit local charities and scholarship programs.
The WHJWC would like to thank sponsors Brendon Properties; Debi Benoit of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.; Eye Care & Laser Surgery (LASIK) – Marc Leibole M.D.; Needham Bank; Roche Bros.; Barrows Custom Window Treatments; CODA Managed Homes; JD Millwork & Cabinets, Inc.; Paradigm Landscaping; RiverStone Custom Builders, LLC; Verdant Properties; Yale Appliance + Lighting.
Wellesley Rotary Club bags 400 Arbor Day saplings in record time
For the past twenty years thanks to the Wellesley Rotary Club, every fourth grader in Wellesley has been given a tree to plant at home in honor of Arbor Day, which this year falls on Friday, April 28.
Suzy Jordan, Wellesley Town Horticultural technician, earlier this month led 15 volunteers in bagging 400 Sweet Gum saplings with dirt in plastic bags for distribution to the students. If this jogs your memory and you’re suddenly recalling a tree in your yard planted ages ago by your child, send us a picture. We’d love to show everyone how it’s coming along.