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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"services the community really needs" good works "It's hard to think about reading a book if you don't have a roof over your head, or you don't have light, or you don't have water," Calkins says. Kitty Gladstone praises her daughter's efforts, noting that Sally designed the and his wife Lynne continue to give to the library both because they believe in its mission and because they want to continue to honor the memory of their friend. "Dick was just a very special man," Gary Smith says. "He was a wonderful guy, very smart, very kind and gentle." "For the kids to carry on the tradition, it's just a nice thing," says Lynne Smith, "so we try to stay involved." library – even though she's not a trained architect – gathering scrap wood and recycled material, and using wagon wheels for windows. "She's put the whole thing together," Kitty Gladstone says. "It could never have existed without her. My husband was the inspiration, but she's the one who deserves the credit." "It really is beautiful," says Huete. "It has lots of sunlight, fresh air, a very nice layout, and it has an incredible view. I don't know if that means much to the kids in the area, but for all the foreigners who come to look at it, it's just unbelievable. It's the perfect environment for kids to come and sit and read." The library operates with a staff of four, all of whom are from nearby communities and serve as role models to the kids in Palo Solo. The Lone Tree Institute has also begun to attract Nicaraguan college students who want to volunteer, part of an effort to make the library's operations more sustainable. For now, the Lone Tree Institute relies largely on donations from Gladstone family annual budget. Gary Smith, a Wellesley resident and former colleague of Richard Gladstone, says he 161 f a l l 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e members and friends to fund its $15,000

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