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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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190 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 two communities in two nations set the stage for our 1,700-mile roundtrip road trip from Boston to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Where Maine meets Atlantic Canada, our first destination was Campobello Island, the place Franklin D. Roosevelt called his "Beloved Island." To reach the island, you go through customs in Lubec, Maine, located at one end of the FDR Memorial Bridge. If you go, be sure to bring your passport. Lubec was a thriving fishing community until the last sardine cannery in Maine (and the US) closed nearby in 2010. Like many towns in rural Maine, Lubec is struggling, but there are bright spots. At MONICA'S CHOCOLATES (100 County Road), Monica Elliott's handmade candies are irresistible. She also sells knitwear and jewelry hand- crafted by villagers in her native Peru, proudly creating jobs in both places. Another friendly spot is INN ON THE WHARF (69 Johnson Street) whose innkeepers, Judy and Victor Trafford, were first-time tourists smitten with Down East Maine when they bought a house five days after arriving in town, then a crumbling 100-year-old wharf building. The former cannery had produced sardines to feed the troops during World War II. Now it offers comfortable accommodations with harbor The Bay of Fundy journeys bon voyage trekking getaways escapes travel near and far The Road to Nova Scotia J A N E T M E N D E L S O H N writer excursions

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