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Wellesley Students Create Books for Patients

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Hardy School PTO members Carrie Chu, Karen McAdams and Lauren Lin hosted a very successful, “Book Building for Children’s Hospital” community service project last week. McAdams, who has chaired community service in past years, said that last week’s event drew the largest number of participants she has seen in the last...
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Wellesley Administration Gives Views On School Debate

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff With one of the largest conversations around Wellesley currently focused around the future of the Hardy, Hunnewell and Upham Schools, the School Committee and Superintendent Dr. David Lussier believe a lot of data was collected over time and that the best option is to ultimately close Hardy, renovate Hunnewell...
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Wellesley METCO Director Leads Conversation On Diversity

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy This January has been dubbed, “the diversity month” by many Wellesley residents. Last week Kalise Wornum, K-12 METCO Director, and facilitators Anne D. Hall and Delissa Prideaux, also Wellesley High PTSO Co-Presidents, conducted a workshop on, “Difficult conversations: talking about race and racism with children and colleagues.” This workshop was open...
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Wellesley Celebrates MLK Day With Breakfast

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By Via Perkins Hometown Weekly Correspondent World of Wellesley orchestrated a poignant and stirring presentation on January 18 to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Faculty, students, and community members gathered in Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall for the 8:30 a.m. event, complete with singers, dancers, speeches and an activity. 2016 marked the 16th annual Martin Luther...
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Wellesley Historical Society to honor Suzanne Frederick

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The Wellesley Historical Society will be holding its annual dinner at Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College, on January 13. The honoree for the evening is Suzanne Frederick, a Society member since 2006 when she became interested in the Society’s costume and textile collection and provided funding for collection processing. Subsequently she was instrumental in launching...
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Wellesley Community Center launches ‘Strive for Five’

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The waning direct mail market for fundraising has reached the tipping point for the Wellesley Community Center as they embark on their first fully digital Annual Appeal. And they have an ambitious goal of securing donations from five percent of Wellesley residents. The Wellesley Community Center, a private 501c3, is in its fifth decade...
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Wellesley Library mini-golf event coming at end of January

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The Wellesley Free Library Foundation (WFLF) is busy preparing for the second annual “A Hole Lot of Fun” miniature golf event, scheduled for January 30 (5-8 p.m.) and 31 (9 a.m. -1 p.m.). More than 500 people golfed at the library last year, and this year’s event is expected to draw an even bigger...
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Wellesley COA enjoys Methuen Ballet Ensemble production

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On Monday, December 28, more than 80 guests of all ages attended Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s (MBE) performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Wellesley Community Center. This was the third year MBE, a semi-professional ballet company, graced the audience with their wonderful talents. Vanessa Rae Voter, Artistic Director, choreographed the performance based on the company’s...
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Plaque Honors Founders Of Medfield High Boosters Club

BY JOSH PERRY (@Josh_Perry10)
Hometown Weekly Staff
Last week, a small group of people gathered in the hallway outside the Medfield High gym to unveil a plaque, which had been moved from Blake Middle School, honoring John Miner for helping to create the Boosters Club and becoming its first president. Miner’s son Gary was on...
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Wellesley Police Chief Named IACP President

BY ROBERT ROSEN (@roberterosen) Wed, Nov 04, 2015 Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham was sworn in as the new President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) by FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, October 27 during the annual IACP Convention held in Chicago. Cunningham has 30 years of experience in law enforcement, including 13 as...
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