WellesleyWeston Magazine


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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of all traditions, cultures, ages, and beliefs come together. JP's Breweries Today and in the past, JP has been home to small businesses and industries. In the late 1880s, 24 smokestacks of 24 different brewer- ies rose to the sky, continuously filling the air with the smell of hops, yeast, and burning wood. These breweries provided jobs for many Irish and German immigrants, who called JP home. The HAFFENREFFER BREWERY, established in 1870, was known for its tap from which free beer poured continuously. It was the only lo- cal brewery to survive prohibition, which it did by selling "near beer." When it closed its doors in 1965, it left Massachusetts without a brewery for the first time in 300 years. Shopping in JP If you like charming mom and pop stores, with unique items and old-fashioned customer service, you'll like shopping in JP. FIRE OPAL has a lovely collection of artisan made jewelry, decorative items, and contemporary clothing, and they sell FILTHY RICH CHOCOLATES, handmade artisan chocolates made in JP. At ON CENTRE you can find cards, zany and fun gifts, and lots of JP-themed items. KITCHENWICH is a hoot with its eclectic assortment of kitchenwares. Don't be deceived by the small storefront; they have a vast selection and great prices! COBWEBS specializes in antique furniture, rugs, jewelry, china, glass, and toys. If you are looking for a spring hat, bag, bowtie or fedora, make sure you stop into SALMAGUNDI, which stocks over 12,000 men's and women's hats made in all shapes and sizes. And if you are into thrifting, you may find some good stuff for cheap at BOOMERANG. For the children in your life, scoot over to BOING! for high-quality books, games, puzzles, LEGO sets, and lots more. Look for the cool characters hanging out on their storefront and ask about their Kindness Club, which encourages children to think about ways they can show kindness and compassion to others. Beautiful children's clothing hangs in the windows of HATCHED, which has the biggest selection of organic fiber clothing in the Boston area for children from newborn to eight years old. And if you love books, find your way to PAPERCUTS, which has a thoughtful collection of books and gifts for children and grown-ups. B E T H F U R M A N 205 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 8

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