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Barred Owl causes ruckus in Wellesley

Swellesley reader Suzanne Rodday says a bunch of squawking blue jays alerted her to something in a tree near Temple Beth Elohim — a barred owl.
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Madeleine Albright returning to Wellesley

Wellesley College welcomes former Secretary of State and Class of 1959 alumna Madeleine Korbel Albright back to campus for the 2015 Albright Institute Wintersession. On Jan. 22, Albright joins Elizabeth Cousens, U.S. Representative on the UN Economic and Social Council and Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly, and Dr. Homi Kharas, a Brookings Institution senior […]
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A closer look at Wellesley High singers prepping for Boston Pops “Home Alone” concerts

Wellesley’s Rice Street and Keynote singers prep for their Dec. 26-27 concerts at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, where they will present the live music to go along with the movie Home Alone. Conductor Keith Lockhart recently visited Wellesley High to practice with the students. NECN reports:
The Wellesley Wine Press

12 Great Wine Values for Gifting Available Now at Empire Wine

I've been doing some holiday gift basket shopping online the past couple weeks. While I like the idea of a [hopefully] polished presentation there's undeniable uplift in the cost of most gift baskets and wine is no exception.For one family in particular I just wanted to get them a tasty case of red wine. And especially since they live in New York, Empire Wine came to mind. Their inventory was fresh in my mind after stopping in for a visit to their Albany store front on the way back from Cooperstown with our boys last month.I was thinking if there was a Wine Deal Hall of Fame, Empire Wine would be a first ballot shoe in. They just consistently carry ...
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Deal Alert: 10% (or more?) Whole Foods Gift Card Promo

My Massachusetts-based Whole Foods Market has returned with a terrific promotion they ran last year:Purchase $500 or more in Whole Foods Market Gift Cards and get 10% back in a gift card for yourself.When I first saw this last year I thought for sure there was a catch. Like, for example, the additional 10% bonus gift card wasn't good until the next day. Or the 10% gift card expired in a few weeks (the way so many bonus restaurant gift cards this time of year do).But there was no catch. I walked up to the customer service desk, bought a $500 gift card and I received $550 worth of gift cards.In its simplest sense this is an opportunity to prepay ...
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