WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2014

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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170 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 "We try to attend as many block parties as we can. It gives us a chance to meet the kids and interact with the neighbors—and they often offer to feed the officers, which we always appreciate." – J a c k P i l e c k i , D e p u t y C h i e f , W e l l e s l e y P o l i c e D e p a r t m e n t when the humidity finally starts to lift, and people return from their summer vacations, Wellesley neighbors love to reconnect with a block party. They blow up bouncy houses, fire up their grills, and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun. Block parties first originated on the East Side of New York City during World War I. Families roped off an entire city block and gathered to honor neighbors who had gone off to Gil Stubbs (left) and his friend Ken Waxman (right) performing their magic for the neighborhood children. Gil has lived in the Boulder Brook neighborhood for 50 years. cooking entertaining spirits recipes open house wine cellar hors d ' oeuvres Around the Block How Wellesley neighborhoods are putting a modern spin on an old tradition PAT T Y L E N Z B O V I E writer food & wine 170-179_WWMb14_foodwine_block parties_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/25/14 12:22 PM Page 170

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