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One Tree Makes a Big Difference

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Wellesley Middle School Girl Scouts, in partnership with Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, have completed a community project to show how one tree impacts air quality by placing informative labels on public trees along Central Street in Wellesley Square. Scouts collected data on the trees between Weston Road and Abbott Street with Town of...
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Cunning local foxes thrive in winter

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent As winter’s icy grip keeps a stranglehold over the region, it is hard to imagine how the many animals that call Massachusetts home survive the winter months when food is scarce and temperatures plummet. One such critter is the wily fox. Two species of fox live and breed in Massachusetts, the...
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NRC hires naturalist Lisa Moore

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has hired Wellesley resident and naturalist Lisa Moore as the new Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator. Moore is a skilled science educator and her experience both in the classroom and in nature will help further the NRC’s role as an environmental leader in Wellesley. During the past seven years,...
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Jolly green giants: the wonder of trees

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Trees have been the object of wonder and amazement for centuries. They have been written about by famous philosophers, authors, poets, and thinkers. They have been drawn, painted, and sculpted into by master artists and novices alike. They are the majestic kings of the plant kingdom, and there are over 60,000 different...
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Night moves: nocturnal critters quietly creep

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent As winter reluctantly releases its grip over the region and hibernators and migrators reappear in the area, familiar sights and sounds return, declaring that winter is over and spring has officially begun. Birds, squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks have returned to view, moving about in our neighborhoods. Soon, the greening...
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Meet the flockers: why birds migrate

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent On December 21 it became official: winter is here, but signs of its eminent arrival have been observable for weeks. Leaves fell from trees, squirrels and chipmunks busily collected seeds and acorns, and other than the winter moth, insects and other small animals have seemingly disappeared from the landscape. Every...
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Meet the flockers: why birds migrate

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent On December 21 it became official: winter is here, but signs of its eminent arrival have been observable for weeks. Leaves fell from trees, squirrels and chipmunks busily collected seeds and acorns, and other than the winter moth, insects and other small animals have seemingly disappeared from the landscape. Every...
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Meet the flockers: why birds migrate

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent On December 21 it became official: winter is here, but signs of its eminent arrival have been observable for weeks. Leaves fell from trees, squirrels and chipmunks busily collected seeds and acorns, and other than the winter moth, insects and other small animals have seemingly disappeared from the landscape. Every...
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Meet the flockers: why birds migrate

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent On December 21 it became official: winter is here, but signs of its eminent arrival have been observable for weeks. Leaves fell from trees, squirrels and chipmunks busily collected seeds and acorns, and other than the winter moth, insects and other small animals have seemingly disappeared from the landscape. Every...
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Broadmoor’s Marzolf lectures on winter wildlife

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Winter is coming, and with it comes a host of changes. Shorter daylight hours lead to long winter nights, temperatures drop, snow blankets the region, and once lush and vibrant green spaces turn brown and wither. How does the local wildlife survives such harsh conditions? Curious residents filled the Wakelin Room...
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‘Sweeney Todd’ showcases Wellesley High talent

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent From the very first day of the school year, WHS students, teachers, tech crew, pit, and POPS members began the long pre-production work necessary to present the dark comedy and musical thriller “Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Requiring a collaboration between the drama, technology, choral and music...
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Woolly bear caterpillars: harbingers of winter

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Winter is coming! While the warmer than normal temperatures this fall have been a nice treat, fellow New Englanders know it is just a temporary respite from the colder days ahead. While most people are familiar with the prognosticator Ms. G, Massachusetts’ official groundhog, for her prediction on the...
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Woolly bear caterpillars: harbingers of winter

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Winter is coming! While the warmer than normal temperatures this fall have been a nice treat, fellow New Englanders know it is just a temporary respite from the colder days ahead. While most people are familiar with the prognosticator Ms. G, Massachusetts’ official groundhog, for her prediction on the...
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Woolly bear caterpillars: harbingers of winter

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Winter is coming! While the warmer than normal temperatures this fall have been a nice treat, fellow New Englanders know it is just a temporary respite from the colder days ahead. While most people are familiar with the prognosticator Ms. G, Massachusetts’ official groundhog, for her prediction on the...
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Woolly bear caterpillars: harbingers of winter

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Winter is coming! While the warmer than normal temperatures this fall have been a nice treat, fellow New Englanders know it is just a temporary respite from the colder days ahead. While most people are familiar with the prognosticator Ms. G, Massachusetts’ official groundhog, for her prediction on the...
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Woolly bear caterpillars: harbingers of winter

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Winter is coming! While the warmer than normal temperatures this fall have been a nice treat, fellow New Englanders know it is just a temporary respite from the colder days ahead. While most people are familiar with the prognosticator Ms. G, Massachusetts’ official groundhog, for her prediction on the...
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Library holds women’s vets panel discussion

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The role of women in the military has evolved over the generations. In 1782 Deborah Sampson, one of a small number of women who disguised themselves as men in order to join the American Revolutionary War, served as a man for 17 months, fought in combat and was wounded. Shot in...
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Wellesley’s veterans share service experiences

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly correspondent Last week in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library, a panel of local veterans convened to share their experiences during their years of service and to discuss their transitions back to civilian life. As part of the Wellesley Reads Together 2017 Program, which this year chose the book “Civilianized:...
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Cyclist Chrystall on cusp of turning pro

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Becoming a professional cyclist requires passion, skill, and determination. Committing to the demanding training regimen of riding between 1 and 4 hours a day, and the expense of equipment, travel, and race fees is just the beginning. A rider must advance through the six levels of racing in the...
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Community Gardens sprout altruism in Wellesley

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Weston Road Community Gardens, part of the land popularly known as the North 40, is one of two community gardens in Wellesley that provide rental plots to residents. Administrated by the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) through a resident board, Wellesley residents approved by the board are assigned a...
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