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Play Pac-Man across Wellesley

Google, which every April 1 clogs up the Internet with a bunch of online pranks, has gotten a jump on April Fools’ Day this year and tweaked its Maps app so that you can play Pac-Man anywhere in the world. Here’s what it looks like to do it in Wellesley. If you want to try […]
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Wellesley Health Dept. offers Keep Well clinics

Keep Well clinics are open to residents at all locations. Have your blood pressure monitored and health questions answered. For more information call 781.235.0135 or visit our website.  315 WESTON ROAD, 1:30 – 2:30pm Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 MORTON CIRCLE, 1:30 – 2:30pm Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Tuesday, May […]
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There’s a new rabbi in town

Wellesley College has appointed Audrey Marcus Berkman as the new Rabbi and Director of Wellesley College Hillel, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The school took heat from students and the Jewish community late last year after suddenly ousting its Hillel staff. “Wellesley is committed to fostering a thriving Jewish community on campus and an inclusive […]
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10 Amazing Producers Pouring at Wine Spectator Grand Tour

Dates are set for Wine Spectator's 2015 Grand Tour. This is a stand-up/walk around wine tasting with stops at 3 cities in the US this year where hand-picked wineries each pour one signature wine. And it's usually a really good one. Winemakers and winery owners are often the ones pouring and Wine Spectator editors are in attendance so it's a great chance to chat these folks up.The event also provides an opportunity to meet up with other wine enthuisiasts. I've made some friends through the blog and on Twitter I'm looking forward to meeting at the Dallas event. If you're on the fence about which location to attend maybe Dallas would fit your schedule? Here's a post on how to ...
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Juan Gil Wine Dinner in Lenox, MA

I received an email from Spirited Wines about a paired wine dinner at Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar in Lenox, MA on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm.Here's the lineup:Bacalao CroquetasHoney AioliLagar de Condesa Albarino 2013SecondWild Boar TerrinePistachio, Apricot, Quine, SpinachCellars Can Blau Tinto 2012 ThirdRabbit & Merguez StewPeas, Mushrooms, Roasted Peppers, RiceClio Jumilla 2012FourthSan Simon CheeseFig JamJuan Gil Monastrell 2012 DessertCrème CatalaneAlmond Brittle, Grapefruits GranitaJuan Gil Moscatel 2013$65 per person, plus tax & gratuityLimited Seating. Call Alta Restaurant directly for reservations: 413-637-0003.ThoughtsAs a founding member of the #JuanGilFanClub (that to date exists only as a hashtag, but really does deserve its own following) I had to pass this event notice along.Especially at the really fair price of $65. Dinners like this usually go for $100+.Many ...
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