WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2017/2018

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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there's nothing quite like music to lift our spirits and brighten our days. A familiar song can chase away the blues and conjure up memories of happier times. Especially during the holiday season, we rely on music to put us in the right frame of mind while we work, shop, cook, and entertain. When was the last time you attended a choral concert? Perhaps you never have. If that's the case, you don't know what you're missing! The holidays are the perfect time to experience the joy of music, and we have more than our fair share of beautiful voices right here in our towns. I've had the privilege of attending a number of Wellesley High School choral performances, and I remember how absolutely amazed I was the first time I heard the a cappella group perform. Be sure to read our article "Sing!" to find out more about the Wellesley and Weston High School music programs as well as other top-notch choruses in our area that offer a variety of concerts during the holiday season and all year long. This issue is filled with plenty of ideas on things to do this winter after the holiday season when we all can use some creative ideas to keep us going through the cold winter months. One very special way to spend a blustery winter day is to pay a visit to the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Following the completion of its reinstallation last year, the Davis is more spectacular than ever with 650 objects exhibited in 19 galleries. Visit the East Asian gallery and discover the world of Chinese ceramics. Or pay a visit to one of the galleries featuring West African art for a look at the collection of ceremonial masks. Get a more detailed sampling of what the museum has to offer in our article "Rediscovering the Davis Museum." More and more people are interested in discovering their roots these days, and you may also want find out more about your own family history. In "Researching Your Family," you'll get tips on how to get to the heart of your origins and hear from locals whose DNA and genealogical research revealed some unexpected surprises. If your family is from this area, you may want to pay a visit to the local historical societies to begin your project in order to take advantage of the wonderful resources they have to offer. Finally, you can take a trip without leaving home with our Food and Wine article, which puts you in touch with cookbooks and recipes that take you to faraway lands and exotic culinary delights. A cold winter night is the perfect time to open a fabulous cookbook, try a new recipe, and enjoy a delicious dinner in front of the fire. Wishing you a happy holiday season and a winter filled with warmth, comfort, and joy. 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. 16 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 7 / 2 0 1 8

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