Your last chance to give and take items from the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility’s reusables area will be on Saturday, Dec. 2. The dump is open from 7am-4:45pm on Saturdays.
The spring re-opening date is to be determined.
Get it while it lasts — all at 25 % off — at the Wellesley Historical Society’s Tollhouse Shop at 219 Washington St. on Saturday, November 18, 10am – 1pm. The store is bursting at the seams with a huge selection of fine linens for your holiday table, silver, crystal glassware, full sets of china and serving pieces, glass paperweights, Asian porcelain, small accent tables , lamps, mirrors, framed art, and more.
Lots of this stuff comes directly to the Tollhouse Shop when the good people of Wellesley decide to downside and are faced with a conundrum about their stuff — too good to bring to the RDF’s Reusables area, can’t bring it ALL with them to Naples, too much of a pain to sell. What to do? Donate it to the Tollhouse Shop, of course.
You will find beautiful pieces from Lenox, Sevres, Waterford, Royal Doulton, Baccarat, Reed & Barton, Coalport, Limoges and the list goes on. All proceeds from sales at the Tollhouse Shop go towards supporting the programs offered to the public by the Wellesley Historical Society and preservation of the extensive archives and collections. Additional parking at the Wellesley Community Center and adjacent Wellesley Hills Congregational Church.
Yup, it’s pretty much going to be the preppiest yard sale ever.
Summer was threatening to end in just a couple short weeks when I received the most lovely invitation to make a day trip to Kennebunk, Maine for a lobster roll lunch, some shopping at Snug Harbor Farm, and exclusive entree into a few of the most charming gardens on the east coast. I accepted, of course, and brought back the pictures to prove it. It was a day of visual beauty coupled with the sound of waves crashing on rocky beaches, birdsong, and the industrious hum of landscaping crews.
The two-hour drive there was well worth it to experience all that. I returned home, spiritually renewed and glad that I detached for a day to explore a part of my own New England backyard that I’d never checked out before. Even if you’re a Maine regular (as I found out that day that so many of you are), you’ll enjoy this armchair view of Kennebunk, a place that prides itself on being, “The only village in the world so named.”
Please join the Wellesley Recreation Department at Morses Pond on Saturday, September 23, 10am – 1pm to either sell or buy (or both!) slightly used items at the annual town-wide yard sale. There is no fee to browse the items on sale, however, you MUST be a Wellesley resident to sell. Register online or call the Rec. office at 781-235-2370 to register. SPACES ARE $25. You may reserve a maximum of 2 spaces. The Rec. Dept. reserves the right to limit the amount of spaces.
Free shredding services courtesy Shred-it available 10am – 1pm
The Modifiers annual car show returns to Wellesley on Sept. 16, 9am-2:30pm, at Wellesley Community Center at 219 Washington St. Most of the proceeds go to The Wellesley Food Pantry and United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots.
The Modifiers is an old school car club started in 1962 by a group of high school pals who loved to tinker with cars and figure out how to make them go faster. It lay dormant for a while but has roared back since 2010 and meets monthly now at the Community Center.
Admission to the show is $2, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Seniors free, Veterans free, Children under 12 free.
The historic Hathaway House building at 103 Central St., in Wellesley Square that houses Stuart Swan Furniture and a handful of business/professional offices has been acquired by Harbinger Development, known in part for numerous hotel projects in Boston. The big red SOLD sign (not the first such big sign used by Stuart Swan over the years) grabbed attention over the weekend during the July Jubilation sidewalk sale.
While the 40-plus-year-old furniture business will be selling off its goods at series discounts during a post-Labor Day moving sale, plans are for the other tenants to stay and for new professional and retail ones to move in. Among them will be an office for Harbinger, says managing partner Eamon O’Marah.
O’Marah raved about the building’s “fantastic condition” and structural soundness, and is appreciative of “its great history as a book store” (it once housed the Hathaway House Bookshop).
The 1830-ish Hathaway House is the oldest building standing on Central Street, according to local historian Josh Dorin.
Stuart and Georgette Swan will be moving to Williamsburg, Va., where they will continue with their design business, serving customers located as far away as Palm Beach and Camden, Maine. “We are not going out of business; this is a move and little slower pace,” Stuart says.