WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 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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186 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 in march 2014, TIME magazine named Portland, Maine one of nine US cities "getting it right." Small and walkable from the working waterfront to the Arts District brim- ming with galleries, museums, and restaurants, there's plenty to enjoy in this city with a seafar- ing personality. Stroll along the Old Port where you'll find shops selling offbeat fashions, dis- tinctive home d├ęcor, and specialty foods, but no chain stores. Enjoy family-friendly minor league sports. Tour islands in Casco Bay or board the new ferry to Nova Scotia, Canada. Visit Portland Head Lighthouse, the oldest in Maine, and Winslow Homer's Studio. Find beauty in the fog. Eat well. Portland, like Maine, is also gritty, hardwork- ing, and entrepreneurial. People here talk a lot about collaborative spirit. It's a way of thinking that's rooted in the traditions of mariners, woodsmen, and farmers who for centuries relied on each other to survive hard times, and still do. And while empty storefronts are scat- tered about town, there's plenty that points to a growing economy. Five major hotels are open- ing here this year and next. Luxury ocean-side resorts are nearby. For culture, comfort, and local-sourcing, consider Portland for a getaway. It's two hours by car from Boston or take the shoreline route on Amtrak's Downeaster. Catching a piece of Maine C O U R T E S Y O F G R E A T E R P O R T L A N D C O N V E N T I O N + V I S I T O R S B U R E A U journeys bon voyage trekking getaways escapes travel near and far Portland, Maine "Gets it Right" J A N E T M E N D E L S O H N writer excursions

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