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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cooking entertaining spirits recipes food & wine open house Tailgate Tales L I Z S U N E B Y writer wine cellar hors d'oeuvres who said tailgating is only for football games? Staged only in parking lots? Enjoyed only from the back of a car? Or held only prior to a sporting competition? Think beyond the stereotype of a bunch of men in crimson at the Harvard Stadium two hours before the iconic Harvard-Yale game, seated in folding chairs in their reserved spot in the lot by Gate 8 enjoying a the good old days. Picture instead women college lacrosse players and their families enjoying a post-game potluck feast, high school rowers and their families milling in and out of their crew team's tent along the banks of the Merrimack River, or West Point cadets after the parade and game at the famed Michie Stadium talking up a storm between mouthfuls of homemade specialties. While the motivations for tailgating prevail – enjoying the company of family and friends, good food, and team spirit – the specifics are varied and keeping pace with changing times. 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 Tailgating – Women's Lacrosse Style Cathy Daniel wouldn't consider missing her daughter Midge play in a Trinity College lacrosse game, and she also wouldn't consider going to a home or an away game without participating in a post-game tailgate. Trinity's championship team — winners of the 2013 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title as well as the 2012 National Collegiate 184 JIMBOWIEPHOTO / DREAMSTIME.COM beer and a burger as they reminisce about

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