WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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editor's letter birthdays are a really big deal in my house. If it's your birthday, you are treated like royalty from the moment you wake up to breakfast in bed until you retire for the evening after a special dinner. If you have a really big birthday (I have had a couple!) you might even be the guest of honor at a weekend-long celebration. My husband is a party planner extraordinaire. He has thrown so many "surprise" parties for me that now I'm surprised when I don't have one. He carefully considers every detail from the guest list to the menu to the venue (often a destination), and I'm actually always surprised (well, sort of). With each passing year, birthdays become a reminder of an age I'd rather forget, but thanks to my husband and his love of a C A R O LY N R O S S party, I will be forever celebrating. The Town of Weston is celebrating a very big birthday this year: 300 years. And, like my husband, the Weston 300 committee knows how to throw a party. All year long, a series of special events are planned to celebrate the occasion, including a field day, a celebration concert, a fall festival, and more. Visit the Town of JILL NILSEN Weston website at www.weston300.org for a listing of events and updates. Throughout the year, there will be jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com educational opportunities and historic exhibits to teach you about Weston's long and storied past. In this issue, Weston historian Pam Fox has compiled "300 Pieces of Weston Trivia." This article is filled with fun facts and interesting tidbits that provide insight into how Weston evolved into the community it is today. The first 150 trivia items will appear in this issue, and we'll complete the list in our summer issue. It is my hope that families will share these bits of information with their children and maybe they will be the inspiration for some interesting conversations. The advent of spring signals the season for a family favorite: elementary school fairs. When my children were young, attending Hunnewell School, the Fun Fair was a highlight of the year, and I remember decorating many a cake to be used as cake walk "prizes." Our cakes were never too pretty as the kids were always a little heavy handed with the sprinkles, but we had so much fun doing our part to help out. I hope you'll enjoy reading about the fairs and have an opportunity to attend them this spring and fall. This issue is filled with ways to help you celebrate spring including travel tips, recipes, and home remodeling ideas, as well as many interesting stories about some of our most illustrious and accomplished local residents. I hope you enjoy this issue and I encourage you to contact me at Jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 with story ideas for future issues. 12

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