WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

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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you have an opportunity this holiday season to make a positive impact on our local economy and help the environment. It will be fun, easy, efficient, rewarding, and is summed up in two words: shop local. When you purchase your holiday gifts from the fabulous retailers in our area, you'll not only generate rev- enue for our local economy, but you'll do your part to help the environment by cutting down on pollution from transportation and packaging waste. And, supporting our businesses is a pleasure due to the abun- dance of wonderful options. The finest jewelers, clothing stores, spas, salons, home furnishings stores, and gift shops … the list goes on. If you love to give gifts as much as I do, I know you'll find it rewarding to visit a store, consult with a knowledgeable sales professional, and touch and experience what you plan to give to the special people in your life. Need I say more? Join me and shop local! Of course the holiday season is about much more than buying and receiving gifts. That's one of the reasons I enjoyed reading our Family Matters article in this issue. Called "Helping Kids Find the True Meaning of the Holidays," writer Patty Lenz Bovie provides suggestions and creative ideas for families to experience all of the joys of the season. She includes a list of ways to give back to the community, traditions to start on your own, and suggests family-friendly books and films. And of course what holiday would be complete without sweets — and lots of them. Our Food and Wine department features profiles of four local bakers who share their holiday favorites and provide recipes for us to try in our own kitchens. I also enjoyed reading our Face to Face interview with Lon Povich in this issue. As Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Charlie Baker, Lon, a Wellesley resident, had much to say about his career and role in our state's government. It was refreshing to learn, especially in the current political climate, that Lon is a Democrat working for a Republican governor — one example of how Governor Baker is more interested in experience and getting things done than party affiliation. As Lon said, "He wants the best ideas he can find. …" We're also looking for the best ideas here at WellesleyWeston Magazine, and I encourage you to begin the New Year by sending us some topics you'd like us to cover in future issues. Or just send us a note and tell us what you like (or don't like) about the magazine. We're always looking for ways to be even better, and our best ideas come from you. Happy Holidays! 14 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 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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