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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IMAGES COURTESY LONE TREE INSTITUTE good works "the kids were always so nice and unspoiled" top left: Students practice their steps in the Folklore Dance course; top right: A portrait of Richard Gladstone hangs in the library; bottom left: Students take notes during a computer course; bottom right: Karla, the Library Coordinator, with the winner of the Best Attendance Award. After the hurricane relief effort, Richard Gladstone had the idea to get he developed affection for the country and its people. So when Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – where he retired as a vice president – to Hurricane Mitch devastated Central America in 1998, he asked family donate books to Nicaragua. But he was killed in an automobile accident members to donate to the relief effort instead of buying Christmas 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 Richard Gladstone kept coming back to Nicaragua, and over time in 2001, before he could bring the project to fruition. presents. He raised more than $10,000. Following the example he set at Christmas three years earlier, family "In his mind, the idea that they would be up there celebrating Christmas as though nothing else was happening didn't seem right to help carry out the literacy work Richard Gladstone had envisioned. him," Sally Gladstone says. 156 members asked mourners to skip flowers and instead donate money to The family raised around $40,000 – enough to build a library bearing

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