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MassBay collecting Student Emergency Fund donations

MassBay Community College Foundation is currently requesting donations to help support the Student Emergency Grant Fund, which assists students with outside college expenses so they can continue their education, during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. MassBay students who apply for this funding typically use the money to pay for books and other classroom...

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Rotarians to raise restaurant funds

As a result of the coronavirus, the Rotary Club of Wellesley's annual Taste of Wellesley fundraiser has been cancelled. Consequently, in consideration with the club’s mission, the Rotarians hope to help support the local businesses in town who have graciously supported the club fundraising events in the past.

The Rotary...

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Social Distance Files: walking in Wellesley

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday afternoon, I was driving seventy miles per hour and cars were passing me like I was standing still. Whether it's the historic lack of traffic, the new age demographics of who is (and isn’t) leaving their home, or everyone wanting to spend as...

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WHJWC encourages support of organizations

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic shutdown, the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is asking its supporters to give to two organizations, both of which the club has had a long-standing relationship with: The Second Step and Family Promise MetroWest (FPMW).

The Second Step works...

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Take a bow: ‘Silent Sky’

This spring's student mainstage production at Wellesley College was to have been Lauren Gunderson's "Silent Sky," about the real life women who mapped the stars (focusing on Henrietta Leavitt, but also featuring Wellesley College's own alumna Annie Jump Cannon). 

Food Pantry adapts to COVID-19

By James Kinneen

Hometown Weekly Reporter

With restaurants going to takeout only, grocery stores putting up shields of plastic to protect their employees from customers, and pharmacies placing tape on the ground to make sure people in line stand...

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WHJWC encourages support of organizations

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic shutdown, the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is asking its supporters to give to two organizations, both of which the club has had a long-standing relationship with: The Second Step and Family Promise MetroWest (FPMW).

Social distance files: the grand tour

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Wednesday, March 25. 

The mission is simple: drive through all of Hometown Weekly’s communities, maintain appropriate distance from passers-by, and record what’s changed since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’ve plotted a sensible route: I’ll head from Walpole center up Route 27, through...

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Wellesley Library announces streaming storytime

In response to social distancing measures, the Wellesley Free Library has begun streaming its storytimes. By visiting the library's Facebook page (@WellesleyLib), visitors can see librarian Emma leading live or pre-recorded storytimes. The first is up, and more will follow; the community is encouraged to keep its eye on the Facebook page for...

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Bio Blitz nature challenge announced

Wellesley residents are invited to grab their smartphones, download the free iNaturalist app (iPhone/Android), become a citizen scientist, and get out to the town's trails and sanctuaries to help catalog all the bio-diversity in Wellesley. The Conservation Council will have weekly challenges and call-outs for the most observations, most unique species, and more....

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Social distance files: Wellesley’s Centennial Reservation

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

There’s no coronavirus in the Capital Wasteland. There are mutated radscorpions, drug-addicted raiders, and power-armored super soldiers, but there’s no coronavirus. Ditto for the snowcapped mountains of Tamriel, the extremely hostile streets of San Andreas, and the rolling plains of New Austin.

Valentine’s Day ice cream social delights

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While chocolate is the classic treat of Valentine’s Day, the Tolles Parsons Center opted for a different sweet for their holiday celebration this year. While there were many traditional elements to the celebration, from the showing of a romantic comedy to candy heart centerpieces and construction paper Valentines created...
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Davis unveils complementary photography exhibits

By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Davis Museum at Wellesley College is hosting two complementary photography exhibitions that focus on the beginnings of photography in the 19th century, as well as repeating subjects in snapshots of the early to mid-20th century. “Making, Not Taking: Portrait Photography in the 19th Century” and “Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and...
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WSO, Elaine Daiber performing on Sunday

On Sunday, February 9, at 3 p.m., the Wellesley Symphony will perform three jazzy preludes by Gershwin, Brahms’ towering Symphony No. 2, and beloved opera areas from Mozart to Puccini. The stunning young soprano and Wellesley native Elaine Daiber will join music director Max Hobart for works by Gounod, Dvorak, Puccini, and Mozart in her...
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Natural Resources Commission declares climate emergency

As a new decade begins, scientists, world leaders and environmental activists are warning about the dangers of climate change and scrambling to address threats it brings to their communities. To show their commitment to addressing the town’s vulnerability to climate change, the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency. With support...
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Evolution kids show off their projects

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday night, Wellesley high juniors and seniors that are part of the Evolutions program set up shop in the high school cafeteria to show off their Midstone projects, which they have been working on for half the year. Essentially, Evolutions is a one-year program that allows Wellesley juniors and...
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Society of Young Magicians conjures fun

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While a society of magicians conjures images of old men with beards, secret brick alleys and hidden passageways behind library bookshelves, the Wellesley Community Center is host to a society of young magicians that is more fun than anything else which met this week. The Wellesley Society of Young Magicians...
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Wellesley Dental Group hosting blood drive

Wellesley Dental Group is co-hosting a blood donation drive with the American Red Cross, Wellesley Community Center, and Wellesley Police Department. It will be held on January 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 219 Washington St. in Wellesley. To register for the blood drive, call (1-800-RED CROSS) or register at RedCrossBlood.org using the code...
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NRC seeks Hunnewell lighting consensus

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is exploring the feasibility of adding lights to the Hunnewell Track and Field, located across the street from Wellesley High School; and improving existing lighting at the multi-purpose field, tennis courts, and Reidy Field to reduce energy consumption and light pollution. The Playing Fields Task Force (PFTF) Lighting Subcommittee presented...
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Organist Brett Miller to perform

Talented young keyboardist Brett Miller is set to present an afternoon of unforgettable music, from pops to light classical. Brett, a finalist in the American Theatre Organ Society's Young Organist competition, has presented concerts all across the country to great acclaim. Miller will take the stage on Sunday, January 12, at 2:30 p.m. in Babson College's...
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