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BLM Vigil on August 3

VigUU Wellesley Hills will hold its monthly, 15-minute, silent, Black Lives Matter Vigil on Tuesday, August 3, at 6:00 p.m. in front of the church at 309 Washington St. All are invited to stand with VigUU Wellesley Hills to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and...

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Black Lives Matter Vigil, July 6

VigUU Wellesley Hills will hold its monthly, 15-minute, silent, Black Lives Matter Vigil on Tuesday, July 6, at 6:00 p.m. in front of the church at 309 Washington St. All are invited to stand with VigUU to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown. During...

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Black Lives Matter Vigil, June 2

VigUU Wellesley Hills will hold its monthly, 15-minute, silent, Black Lives Matter Vigil on Wednesday, June 2, at 12:30 p.m. in front of the church at 309 Washington St. Organizers invite the community to stand with them to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown....

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WSL announces Youth Service Award winners

Wellesley Service League (“WSL”) has announced 5 graduating High School Seniors will be awarded the Centennial Youth Service Award (“CYS Award”). WSL historically presents this annual CYS Award to two graduating High School seniors for distinguished community service. However, this year, because WSL received so many outstanding applications, it increased the 2021 CYS...

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Webinar on ethnic studies importance upcoming

A webinar, "The Importance of Ethnic Studies for Education", moderated by Rama K. Ramaswamy and Haihong Li, will take place on May 19 at 7 p.m.

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The Wellesley Chinese Language School, in partnership with the Wellesley Free Library, New England Chinese...

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Wellesley Multicultural Festival set for Saturday

The community is invited to explore, learn and feel the joy of sharing global cultural heritage with the World of Wellesley for the Wellesley Multicultural Festival on Saturday, April 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is free for attendees and programing is multi-generational and diverse. Register at the World Of Wellesley website: https://worldofwellesley.org....

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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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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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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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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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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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