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Centennial Youth Service Award apps due

The Wellesley Service League has presented the annual Centennial Youth Service Award for the last 36 years. This award is given by Wellesley Service League for outstanding volunteer service. An eligible applicant should be a Wellesley resident or a student at Wellesley High School, completing their senior year in high school, who has...

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Hindu community aids in COVID relief

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

While 2020 is officially hindsight, the effects of its extreme precariousness are not. The country suffered through racial strife, mismanaging of the pandemic, raging giga-fires, economic insecurity and uncertainty about our fate and social disorder. 

Food insecurity is as ongoing as the pandemic,...

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WOW announces annual MLK program

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American, Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955-1968. While he worked for equal rights for all, his leadership contributed to the overall success of the civil rights movement...

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At My Neighbors Table program upcoming

The World of Wellesley and Building a Better Wellesley are co-sponsoring a next At My Neighbors Table conversation on Sunday, December 13, from 5-6:30 p.m., taking a look at our essential workforce. It is titled: "What Would Our Communities Look Like If We Valued Our Essential Workers?"

The discussion...

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Black Lives Matter Vigil this Wednesday

The members and friends of UU Wellesley Hills are inviting the community to stand with them this fall to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown. Join them for their monthly, 15-minute silent Black Lives Matter vigil on Wednesday, December 2, at 12:30 p.m....

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BLM vigil planned for Nov. 4

The members and friends of UU Wellesley Hills are inviting the community to stand with them this fall to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown. Join them for their monthly, 15-minute silent Black Lives Matter vigil on Wednesday, November 4, at noon, on...

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WOW launches Indigenous Peoples Challenge

On Thursday, October 1, World of Wellesley launched its 30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to break down barriers and biases by collectively and individually increasing our awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Indigenous people; deepening our understanding about the history of Indigenous people; and...

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Black Lives Matter vigil upcoming

On Tuesday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills will hold a Black Lives Matter vigil. This is a 15-minute silent vigil to stand against white supremacy and for racial justice. The vigil will be held on the sidewalk in front of UU Wellesley Hills church at 309...

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Michelle Chalmers steps down from WOW

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

As the fall sets in and a new school year begins, Michelle Chalmers, long-time president of the World of Wellesley, has handed the helm over to former board members Nova Biro and Christina Horner.

Michelle, a graduate of Wellesley High School, decided...

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Black Lives Matter vigil, September 1

On Tuesday, September 1, at 6:00 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills will hold a Black Lives Matter vigil. This is a 15-minute silent vigil to stand against white supremacy and for racial justice. The vigil will be held on the sidewalk in front of UU Wellesley Hills church at 309...

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Wake Up, Wellesley livestream tonight

All members of our Wellesley and neighboring communities are invited to the final session of Wake Up, Wellesley on this evening, August 10, at 6 p.m. In this 90-minute livestream, organizers are looking to conclude a series of emotional experiences shared and ideas for reform proposed by students and alumni, as well as...

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BLM vigil rescheduled to Tuesday, 8/11

The Black Lives Matter vigil planned for tonight at UU Wellesley Hills, located on 309 Washington St., has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. Participants will wear masks and stand six feet apart.

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BLM vigil planned for next Tuesday

On Tuesday, August 4, at 6:00 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills will hold a Black Lives Matter vigil. This is a 15-minute silent vigil to stand against white supremacy and for racial justice. The vigil will be held on the sidewalk in front of UU Wellesley Hills church at 309...

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WSL continues service despite COVID

Since 1927, the Wellesley Service League (WSL) has provided numerous volunteer services in a variety of cultural and education ways, and in conjunction with other charitable organizations, for the town of Wellesley. 

Due to the onset of COVID-19, WSL had to reevaluate how to safely proceed with their operational responsibilities....

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NAMI supports families of mentally ill

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“I have often written in not so charitable terms ‘where’s my blanking casserole?’ If, God forbid, someone’s family member breaks an arm, has cancer, or is in a car accident, then what happens? Everyone who knows them brings over a casserole and says, ‘what can...

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Goenka sisters propel Wellesley Helps

Photo by Reshma Goenka

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

Wellesley residents Sanya Goenka (10th grade) and her sister, Sanah (6th grade), decided to "do their part" by organizing two projects called Help Educate and Help Thank Our Healthcare Heroes.

Help Educate is...

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Class of 2020 readies graduation parade

Photo courtesy of Cecilia Brooks and WHS

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

This class of 2020 has had a senior season like no other. With almost all ceremonies and proms cancelled, WPS will celebrate with cars, trucks and floats. Teachers, administrators and community members unanimously...

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Wellesley Will: A Tree for You, a Tree for the Community

As spring approaches, the earth undergoes a metamorphosis. Brown and grey landscapes become tinged with green as new growth is stimulated by the promise of the warmer weather and longer days ahead. For many, now is the time to start planning for lawn and yard maintenance, new plantings and garden preparations. It is...

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