WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 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 just about every morning, rain or shine, Sophie and I hop in the car and head to the park where we are greeted by Dudley, Lucy, Summer, Bailey, Harry, Jack, Maisie, Blackie, and Heidi. We then head out on an hour-long adventure that includes vigorous walking, some running, an occasional swim, and plenty of tail wagging. Sophie is my seven-year-old Labrador Retriever, and the list of names above includes some of her best friends. We return home refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready to begin the business of the day. There are many reasons why we take on the responsibility of owning a dog but for me, the late, very funny writer Nora Ephron sums it up perfectly: "When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so C A R O LY N R O S S that someone in the house is happy to see you." If man's best friend just so happens to be yours or if you're considering adding a dog to your family, I hope you'll read our article in this issue, "The United Nation of Dogs." With over 4,300 dogs registered in Wellesley and Weston in 2012, our towns are certainly "dog-friendly" and the summer months provide the JILL NILSEN jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com perfect opportunity for fun and travel with our four-legged friends. Also in this issue, we revisit a much more serious subject we first covered four years ago in the article "Type 1 Diabetes in our Towns." In "Type 1 Diabetes Update," we reconnect with local families with children who have been diagnosed with diabetes and hear the latest updates from the doctors on the front lines of scientific research. If you are a parent, you most likely know a child or children who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Or maybe you think you may be displaying symptoms of ADHD yourself. In our Fitness and Health department, we try to clear up misconceptions about ADHD and local experts provide new insight into the disorder that is affecting such a large number of students, their parents, and educators. Now that the school year is drawing to a close and you may have more time on your hands this summer, I hope you'll find plenty of inspiration on these pages to guide you to try new experiences with your family. Pick up William Martin's new book The Lincoln Letter, pack a "bountiful beach picnic" with recipes from our Food and Wine department, and don't forget to follow our Green Scene tips to take care of your garden before you go. As always, be sure keep us up to date with news and events for Inbox, About Town, and our blog, wwmblog.com. Please e-mail submissions to 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 u m m e r 2 0 1 3 Happy Summer! 12

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