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Impending snowstorm forces Wellesley Public Schools to close Monday

Wellesley Public Schools are closed Monday, based on forecasts for a foot or so of snow starting after midnight on Sunday. This will be the third snow day in town in the past 2 weeks. All other activities at WPS buildings have been cancelled for Monday so that the DPW can do its job clearing […]
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Wellesley Middle School teacher cheers on Patriots at Super Bowl — from the sideline

A fair number of Wellesley-ites splurged to attend Super Bowl XLIX in person Sunday, but Wellesley Middle School health and fitness teacher Lauren Schneider has them all beat in terms of where she’ll watch the game: from the sidelines as a cheerleader. The New England Patriots cheerleader shares her thoughts with NPR here. (More here from […]
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Tough sledding in Wellesley

Came across this casualty at the Warren Building/Wellesley Recreation Department Sunday AM. Where to sled in Wellesley
The Wellesley Wine Press

A List of Wineries that Ship to Massachusetts

It has been a long time coming, but as you may have noticed some out of state wineries are now able to ship to Massachusetts!Some spring release mailers have included a special shout out saying they'll be able to ship here. What it really means for me is cheaper shipping and fewer hassles.I'm looking forward to being able to order directly from my favorite producers in a recurring manner to develop a persistent relationship with them. Sometimes when I was on the fence about reordering from a pricey producer I'd decide against it because of shipping costs and the hassle of shipping to a neighboring state.I'm also entertaining joining some moderately priced winery clubs that I hadn't considered before. And possibly ...
The Wellesley Wine Press

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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