WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2017/2018

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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volunteering community service helping out doing our part contributions neighbor to neighbor philanthropy good works Dinner for 90 L I S A L E S L I E H E N D E R S O N writer it's a busy afternoon in the kitchen for Wellesley resident Mary Menino. Many of the 90 guests she's anticipating for dinner arrived earlier in the day and are making themselves at home, playing cards, and chatting, as Mary orchestrates the final preparations. She has a full crew at work in the kitchen, adding fresh springs of thyme to the roast beef, mixing lemon garlic dressing for the kale salad, placing roasted carrots and potatoes on serving platters, and crisping the crust on the blueberry and apple pies. It's Christmas day at the Bristol Lodge and Mary and her crew want to ensure that every dinner guest feels welcome and is well fed. Not familiar with the Bristol Lodge? While the name may conjure images of an elegant moun- tain resort, with breathtaking views and roaring fires in oversized stone fireplaces, which hosts elegant dinners with festive cocktails for families that have been booking holiday stays for gen- erations, it is actually a soup kitchen located in the basement of the Immanuel United Methodist clockwise from left: Mary Menino, Barbara Fullerton, Sue Brewster, and Sue Newbury C O U R T E S Y O F M A R Y M E N I N O 134 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 7 / 2 0 1 8

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