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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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excursions "a history that centers around the sea" It's this location that prompted Henry David Thoreau to quip, "A man may stand there and put all America behind him." This perhaps is why artists, creative types, and people of all lifestyles are drawn to Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse, Truro its seaside splendor. As America's oldest art colony, Provincetown is an art lover's dreamland. Artists have been coming to P-town since 1899, when Charles W. Hawthorne founded the Cape Cod School of Art and subsequently the Provincetown Art Association & Museum in 1914. The museum is now home to more than 2,000 works of American and contemporary art, and the town's history has hosted such luminaries as Edward Hopper and Jackson Pollock. You can easily bounce from eclectic shop to art gallery and back rior design items, and trendy clothing. It's easy to get lost in the wonderful eclectic mix, from the tastefully arty to the outrageous. Mill about myriad treasures at galleries such as Tao Water for Chinese con- PEG VETORINO again on Commercial Street for local artists' handcrafted jewelry, inte- temporary art, Gallery Voyeur with its dramatic large scale original paintings by Provincetown artist Johniene Papandreas, and Gallery Wellfleet & Truro: The Nature Lover Ehva's collection of contemporary and early Provincetown art. Wellfleet was once center of a large oyster industry and, with neigh- Also long considered the birthplace of modern American theater, boring Truro, a colonial whaling and codfish port. With a history that Provincetown is where Eugene O'Neill and Susan Glaspell formed the centers around the sea, they both surprisingly offer several ways to original Provincetown Players in 1916. With silver screen stars such as enjoy the land. Marlon Brando, Richard Gere, and Al Pacino performing in town dur- Less than two miles at its widest point, Wellfleet is one of the Cape's ing their early careers, and Tennessee Williams sauntering the streets as a most tastefully developed resort towns. Centered on a picturesque har- young unknown, struggling playwright, the town echoes with a playful bor, more than 70 percent of its terrain is actually clothed in forests of past. Today's show-goers take in an evening performance at the contem- oak and pine. The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1,000-acre haven for more There's also a little movie magic during the 15th Annual Provincetown than 250 bird species that flock together for the diverse habitats. Hiking International Film Festival from June 19 to 23, which in the past has We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 porary Provincetown Theater, featuring new and innovative productions. trails lead through woods and past moors and salt marshes that rim the unveiled documentaries and shorts that went on to Oscar nods. Bay. Activities such as guided bird-watch tours, children's day camps, On your return to your quaint inn or guesthouse, find yourself in awe of one of the town's famous sunsets, the only place on the East Coast where you can watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. Consider this Mother Nature's near-perfect artistic contribution. 186 marsh cruises, kayak and canoe expeditions, and evening bat watches are offered. The mostly shaded loop of Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail is a great hot-day escape, featuring a captivating moss-choked swamp

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