Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The store will be at 55 Central St.
Lacrosse Unlimited will open this week in Wellesley Square. Store district manager David DeSimone said in an e-mail that the custom lacrosse clothing and gear store will open for business Friday at 55 Central St. Here are some facts DeSimone provided about Lacrosse Unlimited: -Started in 1990 ("Always custom since 1990" is a slogan we use since we produce and sell custom dyed heads, custom shorts, custom equipment, tees, socks and other apparel) -Based out of New York. -Family owned and operated. -With Wellesley opening, we will have 26 stores in six states. The space is the former home of Rosie's Bakery, which closed last spring. Up the street, Thunder Sports is in liquidating and will soon close.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Reader and editors picks of the week.
This week, we asked for your opinion on the best new or innovative businesses in Wellesley. Here’s what we came up with:
Sunday, July 17, 2011
A roundup of news and events from the week.
Producer J. Todd Harris was at Sprague Field Monday and Tuesday casting for the first ever movie about the sport of lacrosse. The Archdiocese of Boston announced Thursday that it would be relegating St. James the Great Church for “profane use,” which means the property could be used for something other than liturgical purposes. The Wellesley “All Stars” Little League team took home a District 10 championship this week.
Wellesley Channel producer Erich Archer outlines the next episode of his show, "Inside Wellesley."
Shooting for episode six of Inside Wellesley began this week at Sprague field complex. This episode will take a look inside a full-scale Hollywood audition process, as the feature film “Crooked Arrows” comes to town to cast high school age lacrosse players. Earlier this week I spent the day with the production staff as they ran hundreds of hopefuls through drill after drill in search of their dream team. The team behind the project is comprised of several veteran Hollywood producers, casting agents, and directors. J. Todd Harris is one of the film’s producers, with an impressive 37 films to his credit including the Oscar-nominated The Kids Are All Right starring Annette Benning and Julianne Moore. I interviewed Mr. Harris during the …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
There are meetings on the calendar!
1. Yesterday was day No. 2 of auditions for producer J. Todd Harris’ lacrosse movie, “Crooked Arrows” at Sprague Field. Here is the video from day No. 1. 2. We are in the midst of a strong heat wave, which will continue today. The National Weather Service calls for a slight chance of rain but a day of 88 degrees temperatures and mostly sun. 3. Wellesley South takes on Wellesley North in tonight’s Parkway Little League semi-final. The game is in Watertown at 7:30. 4. There are three meetings on the municipal calendar tonight: The Design Review Board, the Facilities Maintenance Committee and the Community Preservation Committee will meet tonight. 5. If you’re having a yard sale, Wellesley Patch wants to know. E-mail the editor…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Producer J. Todd Harris talks about his new film “Crooked Arrows.”
On one of the hottest days of the year so far, hundreds of area lacrosse players went to Sprague Field yesterday. Not for a game, but to audition for “Crooked Arrows,” the first movie ever about lacrosse. Producer J. Todd Harris, executive producer of last year’s “The Kids are All Right” and “Piranha,” took time to talk to Wellesley Patch about shooting the film in Wellesley.
We're making the call: It's officially the Dog Days.
1. For those of you who stayed up late to watch Robinson Cano edge Adrian Gonzalez with a final round score of 12-11 last night, know that Wellesley Patch’s editor did too. That was an epic one. 2. Speaking of midsummer baseball, Wellesley Patch will have coverage of how the Wellesley North team fared last night in Parkway League baseball. 3. Film producer J. Todd Harris will be at Sprague Field today for the second day of auditions for his lacrosse-based movie, “Crooked Arrows.” For more on the auditions, check out Wellesley Patch this morning. 4. Yesterday was one of the hottest days of the year. Temperatures soared into the 90s. There will be a slightly higher chance of precipitation today, but overall it will be partly …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Wellesley's spring season officially ended, as all five tournament teams were eliminated.
It was a week of painful losses for Wellesley’s sports teams. All five playoff squads bowed out of state tournaments. In some cases, the defeats came earlier than expected; in others, they came against arch rivals. Boys’ lacrosse: The previously unbeaten Raiders met their postseason nemesis, Medfield, Tuesday night and for the fifth straight season were eliminated from the Division 2 East tourney by the Warriors. No. 1 Wellesley (17-1) fell, 7-5, to No. 9 Medfield (14-7) in the quarterfinal round. The Raiders beat the Warriors, 8-5, during the regular season and led, 4-2, entering the fourth quarter but could not knock off their rival. “As hard it is to say, I love playing Medfield in June,” Wellesley head coach Rocky Batty said after the …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Boys lacrosse is eliminated by Medfield for the fifth straight year, while the girls are knocked out by Westwood for a fourth consecutive time.
Unfortunately, for the Wellesley Raiders’ lacrosse program, we’ve been here a few times before. After a dominant regular season for both the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams, which earned both teams a No. 2 ranking in the state by the Boston Globe, their seasons fell to an all too familiar end as both the boys and girls were eliminated by the Medfield Warriors and the Westwood Wolverines, respectively. For the Lady Raiders, this is the fourth consecutive year they have been eliminated in tournament play by the Wolverines. While the last two years the contests between these two teams have ended in gut-wrenching fashion for Wellesley, the fact is the Raiders never had a chance in Wednesday’s sectional semi-finals showdown as Westwood buried …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Raider teams began their playoff runs with early-round games this week.
State tournament play began this week for five Wellesley teams. All are still alive, and the girls’ lacrosse and girls’ tennis squads already are in the semifinal rounds of their Division 1 South tourneys. The boys’ lacrosse team advanced to the Division 1 East quarterfinals, where the Raiders will try to beat Medfield, the team that has eliminated them in each of the last four seasons. Baseball: Wellesley, seeded fifth in the Division 2 South tournament, doubled up No. 12 Falmouth, 8-4, Thursday in the first round. The Raiders (16-5) visit No. 4 Sharon Monday at 4 p.m. in a quarterfinal game. Boys’ lacrosse: The top-seeded Raiders crushed No. 16 Burlington, 17-3, Thursday in the first round of the Division 2 East tournament. Wellesley (17…