WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

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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tial vehicle for examining town government" and, reflecting the earliest concern, "uniting the three neighborhoods." With a flourish (and subsequent headlines), the Club over- saw the creation of the Wellesley Publishing Company and on April 6, 1906, Wellesley's 25th birthday, the first issue of The Townsman appeared. And in 1904, the Club initiated perhaps its most remarkable community undertaking when it created the Wellesley Hospital Fund, "for benefit of the sick poor of the town." The Club had been discussing the idea since 1894, and now felt the time was right to appoint trustees to combine Club funds and members' donations, totaling a remarkable $6,000. At first the money was used by Friendly Aid to support a district nurse, and then it went to the Newton Cottage Hospital 116 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 4 / 2 0 1 5 How the Wellesley Club Shaped Wellesley P H O T O C O U R T E S Y O F N E W T O N - W E L L E S L E Y H O S P I T A L

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