Sunday, March 17, 2013
Proceeds from the race will go to benefit the Hannah Randolph Memorial Fund.
The Wellesley 1 Miler Race, in memory of Hannah Randolph is back, and it's under new management. On Mother’s Day morning, runners will gather in honor of a Wellesley High School freshman who lost her life in a skiing accident last year. This year's Wellesley 1 Miler for Hannah Randolph will start off at a new location, according to the new Race Director, Dave Hannon. The race sets off from Elm Bank. An updated on the Wellesley 1 Miler Facebook page notes that registration is available online, at $20 for adults and $10 for runners under 17. For more information on family discounts, e-mail email@example.com. Checks are made payable to the Hannah Randolph Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships to 9th grade Wellesley students with a…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The 31st annual canoe and kayak race on the Charles river features a woman from Wellesley.
One Wellesley resident is among the 1,500 folks paddling the Charles in April. Wellesley resident Laura McKeever registered to row a 9-mile stretch of the Charles River in the upcoming Run of the charles canoe and kayak race. She is racing in the Women Category of the 9-Mile Race on April 28. It is an all-skill-level race, which draws recreational paddlers from 11 to 80, according to a press release from the Charles River Watershed Association. In addition to the 9-mile race, rowers will be participating in a 24-mile relay, as well as a 19- and 6-mile race. This heads to the Finish Line Festival at DCR’s Artesani Park in Brighton, April 28, and features Wayland band Mid Life Crisis, where you will hear some Oldies, Classic Rock, Motown…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Auditions will be held in Gillette Stadium's Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The New England Patriots cheerleaders will hold an open audition for the 2013 squad on Saturday, March 2. Women who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to audition. The auditions will take place in Gillette Stadium’s Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Candidates will perform two designated routines and a freestyle combination. They will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, overall appearance and level of physical fitness. Judges will narrow the field to up to 65 participants to be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, March 16. For more information on the audition process, click here. The 2013 Patriots Cheerleading Squad will be comprised of approximately 24-30 …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Town Website upgrading its WebTrac online registration system meaning online service temporarily down.
The Wellesley Rec registration site is down, sending its customers back to the phone age. (sorry.) WebTrac, the online course registration system housed on the Rec Department page, is receiving an upgrade. The system currently redirects to a "Page Not Found" notification. The system allowed residents to register for Rec programs and to renew dog licenses online. To register for Wellesley Recreation programs or to renew a dog license, customers will have to call the Rec Department, according to an announcement on the town website. The number there is 781-235-2370. The town announcement says the system is down until further notice.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A tense contest in which most matches were won by points sealed the Raiders 3rd place spot in the Bay State League.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian recently lost a bet over the AFC Championship game.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian followed through on a promise and delivered New England Clam Chowder to the Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence on Tuesday, Jan. 29. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Koutoujian, who lives in Waltham, delivered the chowder to the domestic violence assistance organization to pay off the bet he made with Baltimore Sheriff John Anderson over the outcome of the AFC Championship football game during which the New England Patriots lost to the Baltimore Ravens. The chowder will go to domestic violence victims. “REACH is an organization with whom I have had a long affiliation. While I may have lost the wager, there is no reason both REACH and House of Ruth Maryland should not be winners,” …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl-bound.
If you're a New England fan, you still might be shaking your head following the Patriots loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens in the American Football Conference championship game. With the win, the Ravens advance to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 and take on the National Football Conference champ San Francisco 49ers. Those of you who aren't Patriots fans, are you glad Tom Brady's days under center are over for the season? Who will you root for on Sunday, Feb. 3? New England fans: which team will you cheer for in the Super Bowl, and why? The 49ers, because of the Patriots loss to Baltimore? Or does Baltimore deserve the Super Bowl win? Tell us in the comments. Note: This story is also published on several neighboring Patches.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Notre Dame linebacker has been topping news reports all week after it was discovered his dead girlfriend wasn't a real person, after all.
When news broke that Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend wasn't real, news organizations including CNN and ESPN hopped on the story and tried to get to the bottom of it. While Te'o and the Notre Dame Athletic Department maintain that he was the victim of a 'Catfish' type of Internet dating hoax , others aren't so hopeful. "Te’o actually thought the romance, which, like everything these days, started online, was for real," A Chicago Sun-Times writer argues. "And when he found out he’d been goofed on, played like a high school geek who just received a 36-month swirlie — plus, he had played along with his own lies — he grasped for dignity and killed off the chick ." The term 'Catfish' was popularized by a movie and subsequent TV show, which …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Wellesley Wrestling Team took their 14th win of the season over Newton North at a home meet on Wednesday night.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
There are still numbers available, and the town is bringing the fundraising minimum down from $4,000
Applications for the 2013 Boston Marathon are still open, and Wellesley is looking for folks to run for local causes. The Town has also lowered the bar for entry: the fundraising minimum is now $2,500 instead of $4,000, according to an email from Deputy Director Terry Connolly, and a post on the Swellesley Report. Applicants will be running to benefit four local organizations: the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation, Wellesley Friendly Aid Association,Wellesley Theatre Project, and the West Suburban Veterans’ Services District. Applications opened in December, and the fundraising minimum then was $4,000, and the town had a total 20 running numbers (waivers) to give out to those who apply before Friday, Dec. 14. They still require a $300 …