WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

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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contents volume 8 issue 3 14 Publisher's Letter 16 Editor's Letter features fall 2012 40 Basements that Rise Above The sky's the limit for basement renovations that transform hidden spaces into fun, relaxing rooms. 52 Lights, Sound, Action! As Principal and Director of Engineering for Boston Light & Sound, Larry Shaw has worked on countless movie sets, collaborated with film directors, and even won an Oscar. < 66 Back to School at the New Wellesley High School As the new Wellesley High School building opens its doors for the upcoming school year, we take a tour through the beautiful new spaces. 78 The Brain Trust Wellesley and Weston are home to four colleges where highly regarded professors are making a difference in a variety of fields. 92 All Cemeteries Tell Tales Visit three nearby burying grounds where shameful chapters from our past are revealed. 102 Nonjudgmental Magic Wellesley Free Library's Read to a Dog program brings kids, dogs, and books together to inspire young readers. 114 Sages & Seekers When older people and high school sophomores begin to share their lives, all sorts of insights come to light. cover PETER BAKER photographer Two Wellesley moms and their children make the most of a beautiful October afternoon with a hayride at the Belkin Family Lookout Farm in South Natick. 124 Smooth Operators Log onto a Wellesley-based blog that sets the tone for good manners and behavior for parents and children. 130 Gifted and Clever Hands Meet the owners and discover the handcrafted treasures at The Gifted Hand and the Clever Hand Gallery. correction (summer 2012) In our Open Spaces article, we incorrectly reported that the Wellesley Conservation Council owns 90 acres of town conservation land. The correct number is 44+ acres. We apologize for the error. For a guide to all of the open spaces in town, pick up a copy of the Wellesley Conservation Council's recently revised book Walks in Wellesley, available at Wellesley Books. ERIC BARR Y

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