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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opinion sound off town green my turn op-ed issues speak up opinion sound off town green my turn op-ed issues speak up opinion sound off town gree Wellesley-Weston community has been to our and grandparents are the very folks who welcomed us over 30 years ago, and drew us into this growth. Had we opened the business else- wonderful community. But this generation, like all those before it, will be different. They have where, it probably wouldn't have grown in the new ideas, new needs, and new tastes. We know what advice to give our successors. Listen and way that it did, or to the extent that it did. learn. Stretch and grow. Secondly, our enthusiasm for the business has largely been a result of the people in the com- Bob Totaro and his wife Phyllis own J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley and Chatham. For more information, please call 781.237.3434, email bobtotaro@aol.com, or visit www.jtodd.com. munity who have cheered us on, showered us with loyalty and friendship, and shared their ideas and exciting lives with us. Yes, the business has grown and flourished as a result of a lot of hard work, but it is really much more than that: it is a product of this wonderful community. And, as a by-product, our personal lives have been incredibly enriched by the people here, too. Inventors and investors, developers and dancers, educators and environmentalists, publishers and publicists, researchers and recyclers, physicians and physicists, lawyers and linguists, and plenty of other great folks from all walks of life. They are the people who encouraged us to have multiple gallery locations, to approach new artists, and to expand our offerings, giving us our regional reach. And their influence crossed over into our personal lives, where we've purchased new homes, undertaken several major renovation projects, traveled more extensively, become more involved with charities, and generally lived more enriched lives. And the rewards keep coming. The young pushing a stroller, were riding in strollers when we first met them! Their families have become our great friends. Their parents 47 f a l l 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e parents coming through the door today,

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