WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 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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my mantra for the summer is "Get out!" Get out and enjoy nature. Take a bike ride. Walk through the woods. Go for a swim. There is so much to see and explore in New England and right in our own backyards. This issue is filled with ideas and inspiration to help you make the most of summer and create lasting memories. The fun begins with our "Ten Tips for Finding the Coolest Spots in Town this Summer." Writer Steve Maas spoke with our local conservation experts to find popular and some not so familiar places in town to hike, bird watch, enjoy a water view, and catch a beautiful sunset. I have lived in Wellesley for many years, and a few of these spots were unknown to me until now. I hope you will enjoy exploring them as much as I plan to. In "Bringing the Indoors Outdoors," we speak with local landscape designers to learn new trends in creating outdoor living spaces that feel like the most well-appointed living rooms. Fabulous fire pits, spectacular swim- ming pools, and show-stopping "she sheds" are just a few of the trends Patty Lenz Bovie uncovers when talking to homeowners and design experts. I also plan to do some exploring on my bicycles this summer. Our Fitness and Health article highlights what our neighbors are doing to stay fit while riding for fun, charity, or a cardiovascular workout. I love visit- ing new neighborhoods on my road bike, and this summer I also plan to check out some off-road trails on my fat tire bike. There are quite a few trails that offer a diverse array of challenges with twists, turns, ledges, and hills, all amidst gorgeous scenery if you can look up long enough to take it all in. I'm still trying to perfect my form, up the skill level, and hope to survive the summer with minimal bruising! We also look ahead to an exciting event this fall: the opening of the Tolles-Parsons Senior Center in Wellesley. After much discussion, planning, and building, the center looks amazing and I was intrigued by the hidden design details that provide elegant touches but also double as safety measures for those who are frail or who have vision or mobility problems. The center will also offer a wonderful array of programs such as yoga, dance, lifelong learning classes, and container gardening on the patio. Outdoor games, pool tables, and a lounge with a fireplace will provide many opportunities for hanging out with friends and making new ones. Whether traveling on vacation or staying close to home, I hope you and your family have many opportuni- ties to get out and enjoy a fun-filled summer. B E T H F U R M A N beth @ wellesleywestonmagazine.com C A R O L Y N R O S S publisher's letter 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 website at www.wellesleywestonmagazine.com and click on About Town or wwmblog. 14 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 7

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