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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nity meetings and private events. Rentals are managed by WCL, and rental income is used for Barn upkeep. Weston Historical Society has its home in the Tavern. Both organizations are con- sidered stakeholders in ongo- ing discussions about future use of the property, as well as the Old Library building next door. The Clothing Exchange considers the Barn its home and wants to stay there long-term. However, renovation and reuse of these prop- erties prominently located at the Town Green are likely to happen sooner or later. A pro- posal to redevelop the buildings for a restau- rant and condominiums was voted down at Town Meeting in 2013. Subsequently, the Town formed The Josiah Smith Tavern and Old Library Working Group, which is engaged in soliciting townwide input for feasible future uses. WCL welcomes new members and new participants to the Clothing Exchange. "Sale proceeds benefit our community but we offer excellent merchandise to shoppers from 30 surrounding towns and cities, including Boston," says Patti McGlynn, WCL president. "Times change and the Clothing Exchange evolves, but we continue to fulfill our mission of quietly meeting community needs while having fun." For more information, visit www.wclweston.org. 156 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 good works "meeting community needs while having fun" B E T H F U R M A N eclectic d├ęcor, while keeping good things out of a landfill. With the modest price point, shop- pers can take risks, buying a scarf to use as table runner or a ceramic or silver item to use as soap dish. But Darvin warns, "As the antique dealers who frequent our shop know, if you see some- thing you like today, buy it. You can't be sure it will be here next week." The Clothing Exchange occupies the Connector, the narrow building linking the Josiah Smith Tavern and Barn, and on Tuesdays it uses the Barn. The Barn can be rented for commu-

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