WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 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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house of local shelters for dogs while Guardian Angels Cat Rescue (www.guardianangelscatrescue.org) can help you find a cat. If you're not sure about a permanent addition to your family, you can foster a pet through the Gifford Cat Shelter in Newton. two Start a new hobby. Photography is a great way to expand your horizons and explore your hidden artistic talents. Commit to a particular project, such as photographing religious sites, historic houses, bridges, unsung figures in your community (the postal worker, librarian, grocery store clerk, crossing guard), or scenes of unexpected beauty in your town. You could also take an art class or learn to play a new instrument. three Become a collector (or add to an old collection). Thanks to eBay and specialized websites, it's easy to find the most obscure objects. Collect postcards from every state, I Love Lucy memorabilia, or Wagnerian opera pro- gram guides from around the world. The list is limited only by your interests! You could also collect stamps. We're lucky to have the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on the Regis College campus; it's a treasure for philatelists and history buffs alike. four Go into showbiz. You don't need to have any talent to usher at a local the- ater or concert hall. For a statewide listing of volunteer opportunities in the arts, visit www.hireculture.com, spon- sored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. If you've always wanted to appear on the silver screen, check out the opportunities for appearing as an extra in one of the many movies filmed in Boston and the suburbs. Visit www.bostoncasting.com for more information. You may even want to consider enrolling in an acting class. Now that the relaxed days of summer have become fond memories, are you dreading the routine of fall? Are you fearful of falling into the trap of performing the same old activities week after week? Our tips may be just what you need to get a fresh start this fall with new and interesting ways to enrich your daily life. ( H E L P I N G Y O U C L I M B O U T O F A R U T ) 10 tips for… S T E V E M A A S WRITER M E D I A B A K E R Y 20 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 one Adopt a rescued pet. While adopting a pet is a serious commitment, welcoming a furry friend into your home can provide a great deal of joy to all family members. Places to adopt include the Animal Rescue League, the MSPCA, and various humane societies. Locally, Stray Pets in Need (www.stray- dogsandcats.com) founded by Wellesley Animal Control Officer Sue Webb, places pets for adoption. The website of Sudbury-based Save a Dog (www.saveadog.com) offers a clearing-

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