WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2017

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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every spring, as I walk down the Brook Path and take in the buds on the trees, the flowers peeking up from the earth, and inhale the fresh, warmer air, I am reminded of how much I love where I live. I love this part of Wellesley for so many reasons. First of all, I can walk to just about everything—the library, Whole Foods, and the wonderful shops and fabulous restaurants in Wellesley Center. Secondly, if I want to feel like I'm away from it all strolling through the countryside, I can visit the horses at Dana Hall School. Or I can walk in the opposite direction through Nehoiden Golf Course along the aqueduct and visit the cows grazing in a nearby pasture. Talk about the best of both worlds. When out-of-town guests come to visit, we will often take them for a stroll along the Brook Path, and someone will usually say, "Why would you live anywhere else?" In "Restoring Beauty" we visit the Fuller Brook Park and the Brook Path and learn about the many improvements that have been taking place over the last few years to keep this natural gem beautiful, vibrant, and viable for years to come. The park and path are really looking spectacular and the enhancements have made a major impact to this green space thanks to many people in town who have devoted countless hours to this important project. Another favorite place of mine is Elm Bank Reservation, 36 acres of natural resources on the Charles River that is today run by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. When we first moved here more than twenty years ago, we began visiting Elm Bank and still love to explore its open fields, streams, woods, and formal gardens. In 2005, when searching for a name for our company, we decided upon Elm Bank Media, in honor of this special place. If you have visited Elm Bank and wondered about the mansion there, I know you'll love reading "A House of Many Stories." The history here is fascinating and important to know as Mass Hort sets about planning renovations and restoration to this landmark. I really enjoyed reading "Crafting a Business" in our Business department, which features local artisans with exceptional talents. I was fascinated by Dale Broholm and his beautiful wood creations from witness trees. One of the reasons Dale's creations spoke to me so personally is that they remind me of my beloved dad who I lost late last year. My dad was also a master craftsman who created exquisite pieces from wood he collected from our yard in Maine. My dad lived a long and wonderful life, and I cherish the art and his legacy that he left behind. Enjoy all of nature's wonders this spring! 16 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 7 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 MagazineÕs 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 website at www.wellesleywestonmagazine.com and click on About Town or wwmblog.

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