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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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Black Lives Matter vigil, September 1

On Tuesday, September 1, at 6:00 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills will hold a Black Lives Matter vigil. This is a 15-minute silent vigil to stand against white supremacy and for racial justice. The vigil will be held on the sidewalk in front of UU Wellesley Hills church at 309...

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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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BLM vigil rescheduled to Tuesday, 8/11

The Black Lives Matter vigil planned for tonight at UU Wellesley Hills, located on 309 Washington St., has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. Participants will wear masks and stand six feet apart.

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BLM vigil planned for next Tuesday

On Tuesday, August 4, at 6:00 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills will hold a Black Lives Matter vigil. This is a 15-minute silent vigil to stand against white supremacy and for racial justice. The vigil will be held on the sidewalk in front of UU Wellesley Hills church at 309...

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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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Visual arts awards program open

Wellesley Parents Supporting Art Students (WPSAS) has announced the continuation of a visual arts awards program in its public school district. The Emerging Artist Awards (EAA) for Wellesley High School juniors will award two (2) scholarships for art portfolio development. Each scholarship is to be used for summer intensive art courses or fall...

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Hebrew SeniorLife recognizes Steve Bearak

Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults, has recognized Wellesley resident Steve Bearak during National Volunteer Week for his contributions to HSL during the current COVID-19 emergency. National Volunteer Week runs April 19 -25, 2020.

“The operations of all...

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Newton-Wellesley establishes NWH COVID-19 Fund

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newton-Wellesley Hospital has established the NWH COVID-19 Fund, which will support the hospital’s ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of the community during this challenging time. All gifts to this fund will be directed toward care for those affected by COVID-19; measures to contain its...

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Goenka sisters announce pandemic initiatives

Wellesley sisters Sanah Goenka (grade 6 at WMS) and Sanya Goenka (sophomore at BB&N) would like the community's help in supporting two initiatives they have undertaken during the COVID-19 crisis.

Firstly, a team of students aims to provide free virtual tutoring services to any student that needs help with their...

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Social distancing rules hurt Community Center

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Every business that depends on people gathering is struggling during the time of the COVID-19 crisis. But while more and more restaurants move to takeout, and professional sports leagues look into playing with no fans in the stadiums, what do you do when providing...

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Wellesley Recreation stuck playing waiting game

By James Kinneen,
Hometown Weekly Reporter -

When local families are looking for something to do, Wellesley Recreation has traditionally been a go-to resource. However, because of the coronavirus, the department has had to adapt and change in the face of the new rules on social distancing and an increased need...

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Students seek senior ‘virtual pen-pals’

Wellesley High School junior Nate Poresky and a group of friends are looking to connect with local seniors as virtual pen-pals to reduce isolation and boredom. Individuals who would like to be matched to correspond with a local student and share their words of wisdom are asked to email an introduction to Nate...

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NRC, WCC ready City Nature Challenge

This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In typical years, there are scheduled events throughout the month of April designed to educate about the environment, celebrate the planet, and bring people together outdoors. This year, due to COVID and social distancing regulations, many events for Earth Month have had to...

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