WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 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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publisher's letter i have a feeling that many of you returned home from your last hurrah of the summer season to find a huge stack of mail, much of it unwanted. Hopefully, your copy of WellesleyWeston Magazine was right on top of the pile to provide some enjoyment before the bills took over and you're now reading and relaxing a bit before heading into the fall frenzy. This issue provides plenty of inspiration for those of you wanting to try something new. In our Business article, "Just Go For It," writer Jennifer Blecher interviewed four local women who experienced career changes, and Maura Wayman, who took the photos that accompany the article, also changed careers later in C A R O LY N R O S S life. All of the women shared similar stories and their advice followed common themes: Trust your instincts. Take risks. Find your passion. I applaud them for having the courage to go out on a limb to invest the time and energy necessary for making a dream job a reality. Their stories remind me of my own career change when I started this magazine in 2005. BETH FURMAN Following one's passion also played a role for the Gladstone family who established the Lone Tree Institute beth @ wellesleywestonmagazine.com in rural Nicaragua that is featured in Calvin Hennick's article in our Good Works department. It was Richard Gladstone's dream to build a library in Palo Solo, a small town in Nicaragua where his daughter lived. Sadly, he was killed in an automobile accident before he had the chance to achieve this goal. Thanks to his loving family and the generosity of many friends and his former employer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, today there is a library that bears his name. And that's not all. The Lone Tree Institute enriches the lives of the children in this rural village in many ways by providing learning opportunities, tutoring, and even sponsoring local sports teams. For families living in this part of the world, the problems are very different. For many parents, the amount of time their children spend texting, e-mailing, and staying connected online is truly alarming. In our Family Matters article, "Always Connected," Lisa Henderson visits the subject of kids and technology and reports what experts have to say regarding how much technology is too much. I think you will find some of the data surprising and the advice helpful. I hope you enjoyed a relaxing summer and are ready to embrace the fabulous fall season with open arms. Here's to cooler temperatures, vibrant colors, and an easy transition back into the work and school routines. We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 Enjoy! WellesleyWeston Magazine's blog is the talk of the towns with the latest event photos, calendar listings, and conversations for the people who make things happen in Wellesley and Weston. Log on today and you might see yourself in our expanded About Town and Inbox section. Post a comment by going directly to wwmblog.com or visit our Web site at www.wellesleywestonmagazine.com and click on About Town or wwmblog. 14

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