WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

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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A Landmark in the Making The Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel L I Z S U N E B Y writer photos courtesy of Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy The one-of-a kind carousel includes 14 creatures indigenous to Massachusetts. Choose a seat on a grasshopper, peregrine falcon, sea turtle, Atlantic cod, lobster, harbor seal, fox, skunk, rabbit, squirrel, what's a visit to Boston without a ride on the Swan whale, barn owl, butterfly, or even a sea serpent. (Sea serpents in Boats…and on the new Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel? Massachusetts? Legend has it that several locals reported a sighting of a sea serpent in Gloucester Harbor in 1817. What they actually saw of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, hopes the was a giant oarfish, a strange-looking fish that can grow up to 50 feet Greenway's custom-designed carousel soon becomes as iconic a part of We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 Wellesley resident Jesse Brackenbury, the Chief Operating Officer in length. You'll find this huge creature on the carousel wrapped the city as the revered boats in the Public Gardens. "Our goal is that around a rocking ship vessel.) the uniquely Boston carousel draws families downtown and then, after a ride, they stay and enjoy the Greenway and its many gateways into tastic characters, including the harbor seals riding along a chariot the diverse neighborhoods of our city," explains Brackenbury. 118 Enjoy a spin with the oarfish or upon any of the carousel's 33 fan- that can accommodate a rider in a wheelchair or those just wanting to

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