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.
Here are some closings and changes due to Memorial Day weekend for your planning purposes.
Parking meters in Wellesley will be free on Monday.
Wellesley’s RDF will be closed on Monday.
Wellesley town offices will be closed Monday.
Memorial Day is an official holiday for the US Postal Service, so Post Offices will be closed on Monday 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.
Brace yourself for this one, and plan accordingly: Massachusetts law states that liquor stores must be closed on Memorial Day.
The Wellesley Free Library will be closed from Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th in observance of the holiday.
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 following is from the Woods Hole Research Center (thanks to the Grow Green Wellesley campaign for letting us know about it).
Dear Current Wellesley Resident,
We are researchers from the Woods Hole Research Center who are interested in understanding how people manage their yards and lawns in the Boston metropolitan area. This research is part of a larger project that involves universities and cities across the United States. Specifically, we are exploring how homeowner yard management affects the wildlife and plants living in the yard.
We would like to include your yard in our study. Our sampling would entail surveying the vegetation, soils, bugs, and birds in your yard, for which we would need access to your front and back yard. Here is more information about our project and the type of sampling we will do. Be assured that the study information will be kept confidential, and no information will be released that can be linked to you.
Thank you very much for your time, and we hope you are interested in participating in this research. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email our project manager, Margot McKlveen at 508-444-1543, or [email protected]
Christopher Neill, Senior Scientist
Woods Hole Research Center