May 30, 2024


Taste For Business

Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend heats up

We experimented with to make the rounds for the duration of Saturday’s Wellesley Wonderful Weekend activities ahead of the true heat established in, but you know how it goes. Way too a great deal pleasurable, much too a lot of pals, and the upcoming thing you know you’re dragging your sweaty self household an hour afterwards than prepared.

But it was nicely truly worth it to see the return of favorite gatherings like town division open houses, and to meet some people we’d only regarded via email messages and Zoom phone calls.

A continuous stream of pancakes, ham, and other breakfast goodies had been doled at Wellesley High School by the Critical Club, Wellesley Kiwanis Club associates, and Whitsons Food Provider team to appreciative patrons.

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Sofia, Sarita & Geoff Moorhead digging into breakfast


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pancakes www

Matters ended up chaotic at Wellesley Significant, as the girls’ lacrosse staff faced off vs. Franklin (sadly slipping 6-4).

wellesley franklin girls lacrosse hunnewell field

wellesley franklin girls lacrosse hunnewell field

Pedal ability

Then it was more than to the Tailby Lot, where by Wellesley Law enforcement and the Kiwanis teamed up for a bicycle security occasion. We skipped out on seeing kids pop wheelies, but WPD customers impressed on their wheels. As 1 officer reported to the other: “Would you have believed it if a person informed you that you could get paid out for using your bicycle?”

Wellesley Kiwanis Club bike rodeo
Wellesley Kiwanis Club bike rodeo. From left, Officer Kathy Poirer and Officer Stan Dunajski, with Kiwanis John and Dwin Schuler in amongst.


Come on by

From there we headed to Rte. 9, storming the gates of the Municipal Light Plant, Section of Community Works, and Wellesley Hearth Departments. Hey, if you invite the masses to prevent in for an open up residence, and you present cookies, sizzling canine, juice boxes, and other goodies, we will pay out a simply call.

MLP and other city officers have been sharing information on mobility and other efforts in city.

The DPW experienced a bunch of things likely on at when. DPW Director Dave Cohen was accumulating gently worn small business apparel to pass on to those who may need them for position interviews and other work-associated activities. The DPW was also filling a truck with merchandise for the Wellesley Foods Pantry. And of training course there have been trucks, vans, and a lot more trucks for children and grown ups to ogle and climb on. Just after two yrs of COVID limits on such gatherings, Cohen mentioned it was good see individuals have the likelihood to actually contact the trucks again.

Wellesley DPW, Dave Cohen
Wellesley DPW, Dave Cohen


Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, Municipal Light Plant

Wellesley DPW
Wellesley DPW. Bob Zani (remaining) and Mike Murphy.


green DPW gear
The DPW rolls out its newest acquisitions in all-electrical machines.


Rescue me

At the Hearth Office Main Rick DeLorie regaled us with tales about…everything, as young ones climbed about a boat, explored the interior workings of the hearth engines, and sprayed true water at a phony hearth.

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, fire department

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, fire department

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, Fire Chief Rick DeLorie
Wellesley’s Amazing Weekend, Fireplace Chief Rick DeLorie


Incredibly hot puppy!

Time for lunch. So we visited the Police Division, and snarfed scorching canines new off the grill soon after taking a seem at the shiny new communications room. The following law enforcement entry examination is coming up June 25, so if you want to join this community-oriented police force, make your go.

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, police station
Wellesley’s Fantastic Weekend, police station. Remaining, Officer Mark Mark DeBernardi, and Sgt. Mike Lemanager, dressed for warm pet grilling accomplishment.


wellesley police communications center

police open house bouncy
Inflatable entertaining in entrance of the Wellesley Police Office.


We may possibly have held off on the very hot pet dogs if we understood rooster was on the spit at the armed forces encampment in front of City Hall.

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, Encampment

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, encampment

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, encampment
We thought about getting a nap in 1 of the Encampment tents, but somehow located the power to ability via the afternoon.


From there we got artsy, and swung by Artwork in the Park at Simons Park, where the “exquisite corpse” task was effectively underway.

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, Art in the Parkart in the park exquisite corpse

Our remaining halt of the day: The Rotary’s pooch parade to raise cash for Ukrainian animals.

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, Pooch Parade
Wellesley’s Fantastic Weekend, Pooch Parade, Wellesley resident Gig Babson and Pippi. The party raised  $5,000 to assist animals effected by the crisis in Ukraine. 


Right after all that, well, we were being pooped.

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, Pooch Parade