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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). 

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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Wellesley spells victory U-P-H-A-M P-T-O

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter At this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition, the competition went on for so long that the event was forced to end on an eight-way tie when the organizers ran out of words that could challenge the young, elite spellers. This would not be an issue on Wednesday,...
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Clerici Quartet waltzes into Walpole Library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, the Carol Hunt-Clerici Chamber Music Series presented the Clerici Quartet, which performed “Musical Dances From the Minuet to Tango” in the community room of the Walpole Library. Composed of four musicians, Emilian Badea, Betsy Hinkle, Rebecca Thronblade and Guiomar Turgeon, the group played music from countries...
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Harvest Arts Festival brings in poets

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff As fall begins and the weather cools down, local communities take advantage by hosting a number of festivals and community events. This year, Westwood had a fresh arrival on its list of season festivities: Saint John’s Episcopal Church hosted its Harvest Arts Festival, a brand-new celebration of local artistic...
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CRS hosts Climate Change Fair/Panel

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[caption id="attachment_32860" align="alignright" width="300"]CRS student Erin Grimm sorts trash, recyclables and compost. CRS student Erin Grimm sorts trash, recyclables and compost.[/caption] “Climate change” are words we hear every day. While we all try to do our part by recycling, composting, and carpooling, 7th graders at Charles...
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Ten WPS staffers honored

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The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF), Wellesley College and the Wellesley School Committee honored 10 staff members who contributed 25 years of their professional career to the Wellesley Public Schools at the Chair Ceremony, held on March 14 at the Wellesley College Alumni Hall. “These dedicated members of our team have collectively touched the...
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Wellesley College hosts 39th Fun Run

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32358" align="alignright" width="300"]A young competitor needs a helping hand after a dramatic fall. A young competitor needs a helping hand after a dramatic fall.[/caption] Wellesley College may never become a track and field powerhouse, but on Saturday morning, the track of...
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Wellesley ABC launches capital campaign

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Education is a gift that keeps on giving. Residents are invited to support forty-six years of success with Wellesley A Better Chance (ABC) and its capital campaign to purchase a permanent home for scholars in proximity to Wellesley High School. ABC believes that better educational opportunities lead to better lives and a...
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History presented through postcards

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter There are lots of ways to learn about a culture by examining the remnants of its past. But while most people understand historians’ interest in things like clay pots and arrowheads, on Tuesday afternoon, Wellesley Historical Archivist Allen Ludlow taught a crowded room inside of the Needham History...
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Spelling Bee delights town, raises funds

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy and Jessamy Harrington Last week, 55 teams competing in the Wellesley Education Foundation’s annual Spelling Bee at Sprague School raised approximately $62,000. Team Health Advances LLC, consisting of Melissa Lowder, Laura Gullet and Valerie Enriquez, took home the coveted trophy for the second time by spelling the word "adactylous.” They...
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BSO wows at Davis Museum

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Boston Symphony Orchestra brought their 2018–2019 Community Concerts series to a sold-out audience at the Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery in the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, on Sunday, November 11. The program, chosen to align with the Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country exhibit currently at the museum,...
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WHS swim/dive team wins BSC

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley High School girls swim and dive team enjoyed an undefeated regular season, capping it off with first place at the Bay State Conference Championship meet at Wellesley College. The WHS team beat rivals Needham and Framingham, who, according to WHS team captain Emma Petrovich, "were close behind in 2nd and 3rd...
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London actors deliver masterful ‘Hamlet’

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent Five actors with The Actors from the London Stage, currently on a tour throughout the United States, were in residence at Wellesley College from October 15–21. During the week, they led workshops with students from the college, and on October 18, 19, and 20, they performed an energetic,...
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Professor Chaplin discusses Second Amendment

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging host different classes as part of their Lifetime Learning program. The latest fall session is a four-part series on the Second Amendment, taught by former Wellesley College philosophy professor Maud Chaplin. On Thursday, October 4, a group of 10 members of the...
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Patching together culture and art

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Blankets evoke a sense of comfort. From infancy, their warmth and softness have soothed us and embodied the idea of safety. For Siddi quilt makers, blankets do more than provide a feeling of coziness - they symbolize a family’s history. At Wellesley College’s Davis Museum, several African quilts, known as...
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The Davis presents fantastical ‘Intermezzi’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Given momentum by the “Sturm und Drang” movement, the arts were thriving in nineteenth century Germany. Friedrich Schiller wrote the play “William Tell,” and German speakers celebrated the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Simultaneously, Ludwig van Beethoven was composing some of his most renowned works. In the late 1800s,...
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WEF holds 2018 Chair Ceremony

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Every few years, depending on the number of awardees, the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) honors Wellesley Public School teachers who have dedicated 25 years of their careers to what Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Lussier called “most important of professions,” via the “Chair Ceremony.” This year’s Ceremony was held on...
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Davis Museum opens spring exhibitions

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Since its establishment in its present form in 1993, the Davis Museum has been a reliable spot to enjoy arts and culture for students and visitors of Wellesley College. Free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, the Davis Museum offers incredible collections from around the globe. With...
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Filmmaker, civil rights veteran visiting Wellesley

Wellesley College will host award-winning filmmaker Clennon L. King at the screening of his civil rights documentary about the bloodiest campaign of the entire movement, which directly led to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing Jim Crow segregation from coast to coast. King will introduce “Passage at St. Augustine:...
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