Rosh Hashanah will be observed from sundown Friday, Sept. 15, through sundown Sunday, Sept. 17.
Happy New Year to all who celebrate.
All Town of Wellesley departments and offices are closed on Tuesday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. The Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) is also closed.
Town Hall departments will be open for summer business hours during the rest of the holiday week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3, Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6. On Friday, July 7 hours are 8:00 a.m. to Noon.
All Town of Wellesley buildings and departments will be closed on Monday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.
The Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) and Wellesley Free Library branches will also be closed.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It is an official federal holiday so no mail will be delivered, and federal buildings and most banks will also be closed.
Local Juneteenth activities include Natick’s public reading of Frederick Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” and assorted activities at Natick Common throughout the day.
Wellesley will hold its annual Flag Day ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, at 2pm, at Woodlawn Cemetery (148 Brook Street).
The community is invited to attend a brief program honoring the American flag. The event also provides an opportunity to retire and properly dispose of worn and unserviceable flags.
Members of the Wellesley Fire and Police Departments, Veterans Services Department, and Celebrations Committee will take part in the event.
If you have flags that need to be retired, please bring them to a collection box at the Council on Aging (500 Washington Street), Wellesley Fire Department headquarters (457 Worcester Street), or Wellesley Police Department (485 Washington Street) by Monday, June 12.
Flags ONLY are accepted. No flag rods or poles, ropes, ties, or other attachments.
Thank you to Wellesley Public Media for its recording of Wellesley’s Memorial Day observances in front of Town Hall on Tuesday, May 30.
In recognition of Memorial Day, Wellesley has a number of observances and activities that will take place on TUESDAY, May 30, to honor those who lost their lives while defending their country. All community members, and especially veterans, are invited to attend.
Parking meters in Wellesley will be free on Mon., May 29.
The RDF is closed on Mon., May 29. The facility will be open its regular hours on Sat. (7am-3:45), and Sun. (10am-3pm).
Wellesley Town offices will be closed Monday, May 29.
Memorial Day is an official holiday for the US Postal Service, so Post Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 and there will be no home delivery of mail. It is also an official holiday for UPS, but scheduled UPS Critical Express and UPS Holiday packages should still arrive.
Massachusetts law states that liquor stores may not open until noon.
All town libraries will be closed Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; and Monday, May 29, in observance of the holiday.
Take a pleasant Mother’s Day walk along Fuller Brook Park and through an historic part of Wellesley. The walk follows a flat stone dust path that runs roughly parallel to Washington Street along the Fuller and Caroline Brooks. Established in 1899 and designed by John Charles Olmsted (nephew of Frederick Law Olmsted) and others, the park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Meet at the Cameron Street parking lot at Washington and Cameron Streets.
The walk is free, and no registration is required. Most walks cover 1.5 to 2 miles and last about one hour. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear.
Walks take place unless it pours rain or there are high winds.
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The Wellesley Council on Aging hosted a Cinco de Mayo lunch for 50 people on May 5, featuring traditional Mexican food bowls provided by Ana’s Taqueria. The lunch was accompanied by festive music and a Mexican hat dance performance.
Thanks to COA Senior Activities Director Kevin McDonald for sharing these photos from the event.
Feast & Fettle has just announced their Easter menu, available for delivery in Wellesley and all surrounding towns.
This year, the menu features a selection of fully prepared dishes that will be delivered the day before the holiday. It includes member favorites from last year such as Roasted Leg of Lamb with Chermoula Sauce, Brown Sugar-Mustard Baked Ham, and Lentil Shepherd’s Pie, as well as some exciting new additions like Potato-Cheddar Gratin and Egg Dying Kits.
The best part about the Feast & Fettle Easter menu is that you don’t need to be a subscriber to place an order. This means that anyone can take advantage of this amazing opportunity to spend less time cooking and more time with family on the day of the celebration. The deadline to order is April 5th at noon and you can place your order here to ensure that your Easter feast is a memorable one.
If you’re tired of spending hours in the kitchen preparing meals for your family on holidays, then the Feast & Fettle Easter menu is the perfect solution. With a wide range of delicious options to choose from, you can relax and enjoy the day with your loved ones, knowing that a delicious meal is on the way. So why not make this Easter a stress-free one and place your order with Feast & Fettle today?
Link to menu: https://www.feastandfettle.com/order/easter23
On the way past Roche Bros. to Linden Square’s “Fair in the Square,” I heard a Harry Styles tune wafting through the crisp spring air. You would have thought the pop star was there live from the crowd packed into the courtyard, but an even a bigger star—the Easter Bunny—was on hand.
Linden Square’s event also treated kids to ice cream (brrrr…), balloon sculptures, temporary tattoos, and face painting to put them in the holiday spirit.