WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2015

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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have you read any good books lately? That question is always a great conversation starter, as you can learn a lot about people based on what they're reading and how they feel about the material. If you're having trouble answering that question yourself since you haven't found the time to read much lately, I suggest you schedule a trip to the library as soon as possible. And if you haven't visited the library lately, you may be surprised by how much it has changed since your last visit. What used to be a building filled with shelves of books, the library of today is our town's "information center" with computers, classes, ebooks, lectures, reading groups, and much more. All absolutely free to local residents and easily accessible. Keeping in pace with the information age is expensive, however, and it's thanks to help from a dedicated group of local volunteers and the Wellesley Free Library's Centennial Fund that our library remains current with materials and technology, while continuing to prepare for the future. I think you'll be interested in reading Beth Hinchliffe's article in this issue about the Centennial Fund that for thirty years has been "enriching and enhancing" Wellesley's library. Also in this issue, we welcome spring with a sneak peak at the Hills Garden Club of Wellesley's upcoming garden tour to be held this June. We visit four gorgeous gardens, each one different and reflective of the indi- vidual homeowner's tastes and talents. I hope the lovely photos inspire you to try some new plantings and techniques in your own garden this spring and summer. If a formal garden isn't your thing, how about join- ing some of your neighbors in some farming right in your own yard? In "Backyard Farming" you'll meet Wellesley and Weston residents who raise their own chickens, goats, and rabbits and grow their own fruits and vegetables. What better way to welcome spring than with a flock of newly hatched chicks? Just as you use the library as an information source, I hope you'll also turn to WellesleyWeston Magazine for ideas and knowledge to help you with your daily life. If you're thinking about a home renovation project, planning some spring landscaping, or even looking to move into a new home, our pages are filled with ads and articles that I know you'll find useful. Enjoy this issue and happy spring! 14 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 publisher's letter B E T H F U R M A N beth@wellesleywestonmagazine.com C A R O L Y N R O S S WellesleyWeston Magazine's blog is the talk of the towns with the latest event photos, calendar listings, and conversations for the people who make things happen in Wellesley and Weston. Log on today and you might see yourself in our expanded About Town and Inbox section. Post a comment by going directly to wwmblog.com or visit our Web site at www.wellesleywestonmagazine.com and click on About Town or wwmblog.

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