WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

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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touched, and ticks in all conservation areas. Dressing appropriately and using insect repel- lent are important and can help. Eversource, the electric utility company, has approval to construct a gravel service road on the railroad embankment adjoining Forbes Land. The road will become part of the planned Wayside Rail Trail, a 26-mile bike trail running from Waltham to Berlin, Massachusetts. Weston encompasses a three- mile stretch. The service road will be available for public use, but gravel isn't the best surface for bicycles, wheelchairs, or strollers, so stud- ies are underway to determine what hard surface would be best and how to pay for the overlay. Access to Forbes Land could be dis- rupted during construction, but once com- plete the rail trail could bring more visitors to Forbes Land. The Wayside Segment in future will be part of the Mass Central Rail Trail, a 100-mile bike path stretching from Boston to Northampton, if that project is completed. Weston Garden Club celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016 with two new civic contri- butions. In the fall, club members planted 750 daffodil bulbs along the stone steps from Town Hall to the Town Green in recognition of the club's first civic project, a daffodil planting in 1946. In April, the nodding yellow and white blossoms were visible across the Town Green. In May, the garden club designed and planted a Native Plant Garden immediately adjoining Town Hall at the flag pole and War Memorial. The garden includes six trees — 63 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7

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