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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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136 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 in 1890, just nine years after the Town of Wellesley was founded, there were no cars, no phones, no movies, and no opportunities for women to socialize, except at church. In an effort to fill the social void, Mrs. Helen Ford Bradford and Mrs. Joseph E. Fiske formed The Wellesley Hills Woman's Club (WHWC) to provide a way for women to connect with each other and serve their community. This year, the WHWC is proudly celebrating its 125th anniversary, and it continues to be an active organization made up of older women who care deeply about their town. These days, it's easy to take coffee shops, health clubs, and "girls' nights out" for granted, but in 1890 the WHWC provided the only social outlet available to women in Wellesley, which is Wellesley Hills Woman's Club members gather for the organiza- tion's 75th birthday in 1965 C O U R T E S Y O F T H E W E L L E S L E Y H I L L S W O M A N ' S C L U B volunteering community service helping out doing our part contributions neighbor to neighbor philanthropy The Wellesley Hills Woman's Club Celebrates 125 Years PAT T Y L E N Z B O V I E writer good works

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