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Visiting Fattoria di Felsina in Tuscany

Fattoria di Felsina tasting roomThe last of four wineries we visited on our recent trip to Tuscany was Fattoria di Felsina in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena.One thing that surprised me while scoping out Tuscan wineries to visit is how far apart they are. Compared to Napa or even Sonoma the great wineries of Tuscany are very spread out. Some were as close as 30 minutes away from our villa. Others would involve a 2.5 hour drive. Felsina was one of the closest and we paired our visit with an afternoon in the charming (and understandably touristy) town of San Gimignano.The wine in the Felsina portfolio that piqued my interest was Fontalloro - a 100% Sangiovese Tuscan IGT that sells for just ...
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Wellesley boutique makes Best of Boston cut

Boston magazine’s annual Best of Boston issue hits news stands this week, and Wellesley’s Clementine took home honors as  best women’s boutique in the western ‘burbs. Clementine also made the list last year for best women’s clothing in the western suburbs. All of the winners from Boston’s August issue can be found here. (Pet peeve: […]
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Police warn that Level 3 sex offender is attending college in Wellesley

The Wellesley Police Department has issued a notice that a convicted Level 3 sex offender is attending MassBay Community College. Sex offenders are categorized into 3 levels in Massachusetts, with those designated as Level 3 offenders considered most likely to re-offend. More info on the 20-year-old male can be found on the Wellesley Police Department […]
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And you thought our Wellesley was pricey

The U.K. Independent reports that the Crystal Bar at the Wellesley Hotel in London charged a businessman $127 for 3 bottles of sparkling water.  A minimum charge at the bar upped the cost, as did a hefty service charge that would make Ticketmaster blush. Avoid @wellesleylondon – £75 for 3 San Pellegrino in their garden. […]
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12 Amazing 35% Off Buys

I wrote last week about how you can get $30 off $100 at with code AMEX30 and stack it with free shipping, additional portal savings, and no tax in Massachusetts for total effecitve savings of 35+%.I thought it would be helpful point out a few of the better buys to illustrate how collectively significant these discounts are.To maximize this deal, make sure the wines you're selecting aren't significantly overpriced vs. retail and you'll find some tremendous bargains. To price-check, compare to listings on Wine-Searcher. For example, the best price on the 2010 Silver Oak Alexander Valley mentioned below on Wine-Searcher is $63.99. Compared to $42.24 fully loaded at (no sales tax wine in Massachusetts) - these are tremendous ...


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Wellesley Square Merchants host 2014 July Jubilation on Central Street

Wellesley Square Merchants host 2014 July Jubilation on Central Street Every year the local merchants in Wellesley Square host a big sidewalk sale and family festival called July Jubilation. From: WellesleyChannelTV Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 03:09 More in Nonprofits & Activism
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Obituary: Marie D. Mcfadden

MCFADDEN, Marie D. (Fitzsimmons) Of Wellesley, July 16th. Wife of the late E. Leo McFadden. Mother of Mark R. McFadden of Millis, Michael D. McFadden of Needham, Steven P. McFadden of Lincoln, NE, Ned L. McFadden of Boston, and Martha C. Buchanan of Weare, NH. Sister of Frederick J. Fitzsimmons of VT, Celestine Gookin of Norton, and the late Paul M. Fitzsimmons, Mary Joan Stinson, and Richard Fitzsimmons. Grandmother of Scott, Amy, Sean, Erin, and Conor McFadden. Great granddmother of Julia Marie. Marie was a former member and officer of the Women's City Club of Boston. She was a former Miss Massachusetts, former campaign manager for Congressman Father Drinan. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 ...

"Inside Wellesley" - Wellesley College Looks to Sell North 40 Land

"Inside Wellesley" - Wellesley College Looks to Sell North 40 Land Now that Wellesley College has gotten the court's approval to sell the "North 40", the town of Wellesley is considering whether it should acquire the property. From: WellesleyChannelTV Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 07:54 More in Nonprofits & Activism
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Obituary: Joseph W. Vaccaro

VACCARO, Joseph W. Of Wellesley, formerly of Winthrop, July 11. Beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Merrow) Vaccaro for 71 years. Devoted father of LInda M. Vaccaro of Wellesley, Joseph D. Vaccaro of Winthrop, Robert S. Vaccaro of Fulton, NY. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Brother of Tony Vaccaro of Portsmouth, N.H., Rosie Kinnett of Winthrop and the late Charles Vaccaro, Anne Johnson and Sadie Panessi. Funeral Mass was held in St. Paul Church, Wellesley, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Joseph's memory to the charity of your choice. WWII Army Veteran. For guestbook George F. Doherty & SonsWellesley (781) 235-4100
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Obituary: Rose P. Ralli

RALLI, Rose P. (Maccini) Lifelong resident of Wellesley, July 8, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Alfred B. Ralli. Visiting hours Sunday, July 13 from 4-8 pm. Complete notice to follow. George F Doherty & Sons Wellesley (781) 235-4100
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Obituary: Ruth Elizabeth Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Ruth Elizabeth Of Wellesley, age 84, passed away after a brief illness, on July 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Ruth is survived by her brother James T. Sullivan and his wife Joan of Waltham, her dear friend of many years Joseph Niccoli of Wellesley, as well as many nephews and nieces: Francis Colleran and his wife Joan, William Colleran and his wife Amy, Richard Colleran all of Walpole; Edward Colleran of Dedham; John Sullivan and his wife Christine and Mary-Beth Sullivan all of CT; Michael Sullivan and his wife Karen of North Carolina; Margaret (Sullivan) Collins and her husband Patrick of Canton; James Sullivan and his wife Juliet of Sudbury. She is also survived by 15 great ...
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Obituary: Emily Donovan

Sister Emily Donovan, SC (Sister Francis John) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on July 1, 2014. A Sister of Charity (Halifax) for 76 years who was missioned Jamaica, NY, Westmont, NJ, Bermuda and Williston Park, NY. Locally in Dorchester, St. Paul's, Wellesley and Mount Saint Vincent Wellesley. Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (MacDonald) Donovan. Sister of the late Hugh, Thomas, John and Mary Donovan. She is survived by her sister in law, Helen Donovan and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at Mt. St. Vincent, 125 Oakland St., Wellesley Hills on Sunday July 6 from 3-5 pm with a prayer service at 4:30 pm. Funeral Mass in Mt. St. Vincent Chapel on Monday July 7 at ...
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Obituary: Ruth E. Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Ruth E. Of Wellesley, July 1, 2014. Visiting hours Sunday from 4-8PM. Complete notice on Saturday. George F. Doherty & Sons(781) 235-4100
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