WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 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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this issue marks the tenth anniversary of WellesleyWeston Magazine, and what a terrific ten years it has been. It seems like just yesterday when I sat down to write my very first Publisher's Letter where I told the story of how the magazine came to be and highlighted my vision and goals for the magazine going forward. The first goal was that the magazine should reflect the cultural, educational, economic, civic, and histori- cal values of Wellesley and Weston. The current issue is a perfect example of how we have been achieving this goal over the last decade. We feature articles on the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Babson College and the AFS program in our high schools. We also talk with the president and CEO of Boston Medical Center and meet a successful Weston clothing designer. The rich history of our towns is always an interesting and popular topic and local historians Pam Fox and Beth Hinchliffe have been wonderful contributors throughout the years. Pam Fox's article in this issue gives us an inside look at the fascinating exhibit on Weston's fire, police, and public works departments recently sponsored by the Weston Historical Society. My second major goal for the magazine was to strive for beautifully presented and thoughtfully written articles that are relevant and entertaining, supported by stunning photography and graphics, all provided by local artists and writers. I can't tell you how many times I hear "your magazine is so beautiful." I'd like to first thank Jill Nilsen for directing our editorial content. Her cogent editorial lineups are always fresh, informative, and reflect the pulse of the community. She hires and oversees a talented pool of freelance writers that continues to evolve and grow. What's more, I know I can always count on her in a pinch and everything is always perfect and ready to go at press time. I'd also like to thank Creative Director Peter Baker whose eye-catching covers, as well as his overall vision for the magazine, continue to impress. Also Art Director Troy Santi and Production Director Sharon Peck who work their magic with each and every issue. And thank you to our local writers, photographers, and graphic designers whose contributions are always enjoyed and appreciated. Of course, the last ten years would not have been possible without our loyal advertisers, and many of you have been with us from the very beginning. Thank you for your support and for believing in us, and thank you to our sales team for creating and maintaining relationships with local businesses throughout the years. Finally, thank you to my friends and family who have helped me along the way. Here's to the next ten years! 10 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 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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