The Swellesley Report

What’s open and closed on Patriots’ Day

Also closed: Town offices The library The marathon route through Wellesley, 8:15am – 3:00pm, and additional roads (see Marathon Day road closures in Wellesley) State and municipal offices Open: Supermarkets and banks The post office (mail delivery is in effect) Banks    
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Marathon Day road closures in Wellesley

The Wellesley Police Department wants you to know about the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, 2015. Marathon Route Closure: The Boston Marathon route divides Wellesley in half.  The race enters Wellesley on Central Street (Rt. 135) at the Natick line near Wellesley College.  The race route proceeds east on Central […]
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Athletic Director Bill Raynor named MassBay commencement speaker

MassBay Community College has named Bill Raynor, the school’s athletics director, as the commencement speaker for the class of 2015. Commencement exercises will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 6:00pm. Raynor has led the college’s men’s basketball team to national wins, most recently earning the New England Region XXI championship in 2013. He has […]
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10 Wines to Buy Now at Deep Discount from

Turns out the deal I mentioned recently from is even better than I thought. Hit the comments on this post to see exactly what I'm talking about. I intentionally don't want to spell it out too clearly for fear of killing the deal.Update: 4/17/2015 Orders now need to total $100+ to get $30 off. Still a decent deal but not nearly as exciting. We'll see if orders are fulfilled...This presents an amazing opportunity to get some great wines at mind bogglingly good prices.I always like to look at a deal from the perspective of what I really want then work my way back from there to see how to get the best price possible for what I want.The hot ...
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Two Costco White Wine Value Picks

I find that when I haven't been for a while, a family trip to Costco can be a ton of fun. The massive flat panel TVs, rotating food samples, and random finds combine to make it one unique competitive shopping experience.Even if I'm not particularly interested in buying more wine [I'm trying to drink down my stash rather than add more bottles on hand] it's fun to browse the wine area for new finds. Even though winter has held on for dear life here in Boston we're finally seeing signs of spring. And for me that signals the brief time of year where my tastes veer over to white wines and rosés.Last time we were at Costco I picked up ...
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