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Name drop: Alexander Graham Bell used to live in Wellesley

As attention is called to the  first commercial transcontinental phone call made 100 years ago today by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant Thomas Watson, a reminder that Bell once lived in Wellesley. Bell lived on the property now housing the Waterstone senior living complex in Lower Falls.
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Wellesley don’t need no stinkin’ blizzard to build snowmen

Thought I have heard something about a Wellesley snowman contest @swellesley @Wellesley_Patch @wellesleytown — Cause It's The Puck (@ThomasChristof) January 25, 2015 @danahallschool snowman in #Wellesley #winter A photo posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:25am PST
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Adopt a Wellesley fire hydrant

As the Department of Public Works (DPW) mobilizes for the first significant winter storm of 2015, the DPW and Wellesley Fire-Rescue Department are asking for your assistance in clearing fire hydrants of snow in your neighborhood. There are over 1,400 hydrants in Wellesley and each one is potentially vital in the event of an emergency. […]
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Opus One Wine Dinner at Del Frisco's Boston

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak in Boston is offering a five-course dinner featuring the wines of Opus One on Thursday February 5th at 6:30 pm.Del Frisco's is fantastic dining experiernce (review) and Opus One produces Bordeaux blends at the very highest level in Napa Valley.I visited Opus One in 2010. Opus One was founded as a collaboration between Baron Phillipe de Rothschild and the Robert Mondavi family. The wines remain strong today thanks to the leadership of winemaker Michael Silacci. It was on this visit that I got a sense, for the first time, of the broad range of responsibilties a winemaker has. At least at Opus One - he calls the shots and sets the tone for the entire ...
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Total Wine Coming to Massachusetts

I don't know how this slipped by me until now, but national wine retailer Total Wine is set to open in Natick, Massachusetts this year:Total Wine & More plans to open a store at Cloverleaf Mall, taking over the existing 7,000-square-foot Cloverleaf Wine and Spirits and adjacent Golfers Warehouse space.Read more...If you're not familiar with Total Wine, their stores are huge with tons of wines at all price points. Rather than having sections for regions or varieties they have entire grocery store-sized aisles devoted to, for example, domestic Pinot Noir.Their entry here is notable for its potential to change the landscape of the Massachusetts wine industry. Once dominated by dusty-bottled old package stores, I think we're seeing a shift in ...
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