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Race is on: Wellesley Turkey Trot registration open

Registration has opened for the¬†Wellesley Turkey Trot, a slightly renamed edition of the Turkey5 5 mile/5K road race that has been held in town each of the past two Thanksgivings. The Wellesley Turkey Trot is now being supported by the Fund for Wellesley, which means funds raised will benefit Wellesley residents. The Nov. 27 event […]
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Obituary: Alison Bell Palioca

PALIOCA, Alison Bell 91, of Exeter, New Hampshire, formerly of Wellesley, MA and Homosassa, Florida, passed peacefully on July 16, 2014 at the Ridge at Riverwoods in Exeter. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Charles A. Palioca, DMD, who passed in 2001. Alison was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand on April 24, 1923. Her hobbies included bridge, gardening as a member of the Wellesley Garden Club and many years of volunteer service at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her passion was tennis and she played competitively for many years at Longwood Tennis Club. She was a lover of music, nature and animals. She graduated from secretarial college in New Zealand and, upon arriving in the US, worked for the ...
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Wine Spectator: 2012 California Pinot Noir Falls Short of Expectations

Chenoweth Clone Pinot Noir clusters at CIRQ Estate's Treehouse VineyardAfter challenging California Pinot Noir vintages in 2010 and 2011, there was hope that 2012 would be one of those vintages where every wine you taste exceeds expectations. But in my experience with 2012s over the past year I've been disappointed. There have been very few new exciting new discoveries and wines I've tried from favorite producers seem a notch below where they usually are.Wine Spectator's latest issue covers the vintage (subscription required) and their take is that it was a vintage with high yields that led to many thin, tannic wines and uneven quality.See: Free Alphabetic Listing of Wine Spectator's 2012 CA Pinot RatingsPerfect weather. Imperfect results. How can that be?Well, ...
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Wellesley Scout sign-up Sept. 4

Sign up for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, co-ed Venture Crew, Daisies, Brownies, Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts all at one convenient location at the Wellesley Scout Roundup. Try out cool Scout STEM projects like soda bottle rockets and a hovercraft.¬† Learn about our outdoor adventures and check out our tent and mock […]
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Obituary: Lydia Epifano Behrend

BEHREND, Lydia Epifano 86, of Naples, FL, daughter of the late Antonio & Isabella Epifano & wife of the late Erich Behrend, all of Wellesley, MA, passed away peacefully on 7-14-14. She was a devoted Jehovah's Witness and a Pioneer in her religion for many years. She resided in Naples, FL, and was an active impressionist painter. Her work is featured in many banks & businesses in Naples. She was a graduate of the Conservatory of Music in Boston. She was an active pianist & organist & toured professionally throughout NY, NJ,CT & MA prior to her marriage, and lived briefly in New York City during her career. Lydia was a music teacher in Wellesley for 37 years and was ...
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How to Cancel StewardShip (before you forget)

I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about how to maximize the savings associated with's $30 off $100 AmEx Sync deal. But it wasn't until this follow-up post that showed tangible examples of the savings that I got a bunch of emails from eagle-eyed deal hounds asking for clarification on whether it was 30% off or $30 off.In talking to friends face to face about this the past couple weeks I can see there's some confusion on this deal. And a sense that there's a "this is too complicated" feeling about the deal. That's okay. Because out of confusion and complication comes amazing deals if you're willing to do the work. :)But the deals can be amazingly compelling ...
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