The Department of Veterans’ Services is looking for volunteers to assist in placing U.S. flags on veterans’ graves at Woodlawn Cemetery on Tuesday, May 9th, starting at 3:30 P.M., weather permitting. The rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10th starting at 3:30.
If you are interested in helping or if you have any questions, please call the Wellesley Veterans’ Office at 781-489-7509.
The following message is from the Wellesley Water Department.
The Water & Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works will be flushing water mains throughout the Town beginning Monday, April 24th through Friday, April 28th . The purpose of flushing is to remove sediment buildup in the mains and to verify the safe operation of hydrants and valves. The flushing may result in temporary discoloration of the water, caused by small particles dislodged during the flushing as well as possible reduction in pressure. Therefore, the Division recommends restricting water usage.
Discoloration of the water will be temporary and is not harmful. However, the discolored water might stain your laundry, especially white materials as well as the possible staining of plumbing fixtures. Therefore, please avoid doing laundry during the noted flushing period and certainly while such conditions exist.
Prior to washing clothes, including times after the hours stated in this notice, please check the cold water for possible discoloration. If discolored, let the cold water run for a minute or two to begin clearing. If it does not clear at that time, try again later. Unfortunately, the Town cannot fully guarantee the safety of doing laundry and/or the possibility of discoloration even during the evenings and other times of the day as the water system has been disturbed. Therefore, please check your water carefully prior to doing laundry and inspect the laundry before it is dried. Hydrant flushing is performed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Wellesley Water and Sewer Division appreciates your patience as we work to improve the quality of the drinking water. If you would like additional information, please call the Water Division at 235-7600 ext. 3355
While walking through Beebe Meadow yesterday morning, and generally wandering around, I came across water flushing in action. Here are a few pictures (and check out the action video on our Instagram account here):
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.
Crystal R. Emery’s documentary Black Women in Medicine, which shines the spotlight on women who have succeeded in the male-dominated medical field, will have its Massachusetts premiere on Saturday, May 6, at Wellesley College. The film showing is a part of a free program running between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. that is presented by the Greater Boston Diva Docs, a collective of female physicians of African descent.
The day will include a screening and discussion of the film, led by Emery, followed by three workshops, “Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood,” on exploring how to create bonds between Black and White women in medical professions; “From Conversation to Action,” laying out effective steps to create systemic changes in the medical field and beyond; and “Recruitment and Retention,” to inform the practices of medical-school staff with recruitment and retention duties.
Changing the Face of STEM is a national campaign designed by Emery to encourage women and young people of color to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Currently, fewer than two percent of physicians in the U.S. are African-American women.
Emery, a quadriplegic, has triumphed over two chronic diseases to become an outspoken voice on the intersection between race, gender and disability.
The event, which includes Q&A and book signing, takes place at Wellesley College’s Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium, 106 Central Street, Wellesley.