The man, the myth, the living legend John G. Schuler is scheduled to speak at the Wellesley Men’s Group, sponsored by the Wellesley Service League, at its end of year luncheon on Tuesday, June 6, 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St. All senior men are invited. Please email or call Helen Goins with any questions at [email protected] or 781-690-7867
If Schuler’s name doesn’t ring a Big Ben-sized bell in your head, let me enlighten you. A lifelong resident of Wellesley, Schuler is a graduate of Wellesley High School, Class of 1949, and went on to Harvard. He was a teacher and chairman of the History Department at Dana Hall School, and has been a Town Meeting member for over 60 years. He’s also served on the Wellesley Housing Authority, the Trails Committee, and the Council on Aging. That list doesn’t even scratch the surface of his many accomplishments; this write up by Wellesley High School graduate’s Kenyon Alexander goes into greater depth. (It’s part of Wellesley Memories, a project created by Wellesley High School students who are working to compile citizens’ memories of town.)
One more cool fact: he keeps a Model T in A-one condition. It’s the one he impressed the girls with at Wellesley High, back in the 40s. These days, the girls are still impressed, but its the grandkids who get to take a spin.
SPONSORED POST: This is it. The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) 4th annual Wonder Run 5k and Kids Fun Run is set to take place under sunny skies on Sunday, May 21 at 8:30am. Just when you thought it would never warm up into true spring, the weather is predicted to take a turn for the absolute best. There’s even time to take a few more training jaunts, just so your body isn’t shocked by the 70-degree temperatures that we feel sure will be the new normal. After an early spring that has kept us all in a state of general damp, we deserve it.
Whether you’re in it to win it (sure, there are always a couple of those to keep everybody on their toes) or you just want to low-key get out there, one thing stays the same in this race — all proceeds help organizer WHJWC provide scholarships and other charitable aid. In 2016, Junior Women’s funded $65,000 of charitable grants in program areas including seniors, civic and community, education, and healthcare.
The 5k starts at 8:30am at the Wellesley High School track and takes runners on a scenic tour of town. The Kids Fun Run, which takes place on the High School track, starts at 9:30am. Sensei Nicco DeMasco will be on hand with kid-friendly activities before the event.
Online pre-registration is $30 (Wonder Run 5K) and $10 (Kids Fun Run) and is now available. Register early to secure your Wonder Run 5K T-Shirt! The first 250 5K registrants will receive a race t-shirt and a water bottle. For questions about the Wonder Run road race, please contact the event directors at [email protected]
The Wellesley High School Key Club will sponsor the 56th Annual Pancake Festival that kicks off Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend on Saturday, May 20 at the Wellesley High School Cafeteria, 8am – 1pm. Come dine on all the pancakes (including gluten-free) you can eat, plus the WHS Key Club members will serve ham, turkey, fruit, coffee and drinks. Tickets can be purchased outside Roche Bros. or at the door on May 20th.
That’s right, the Pancake Festival is back on the front burner, so please join us on May 20th.