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Love letters of Barrett, Browning go online (Steven Senne/Associated Press)A hand-written original manuscript by Elizabeth Barrett Browning of the epic poem "Aurora Leigh," is held by Mariana Oller, Wellesley College associate curator of special collections at the Margaret Clapp Library.

Love letters of Barrett, Browning go online

Beginning Valentine's Day Feb. 14, 2012, the famous love letters of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning will be available online as part of a digitization collaboration between Wellesley College and Baylor University in Texas. AP, 2/14/12
Fake tweets poke fun at towns
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Fake tweets poke fun at towns

Twitter, the social media tool, can be used to organize protests, a form of self-promotion and also self-deprecation or satire. We've collected some of the best tweets from fake town representatives. Boston Globe, 2/8/12
After downturn, a business revival in the square (Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe)Sisters Kimberly, right, with dog, Buster, and Alexis Kissam are owners of Isabel Harvey.

After downturn, a business revival in the square

Empty storefronts are filling up again in Wellesley Square. After a steady stream of closings that left the heart of Wellesley’s downtown shopping area spotted with vacancies, new businesses are arriving. J. P. Licks, Isabel Harvey, Lacrosse Unlimited, and Gustare Oils and Vinegars have moved in to Central Street, lighting up dark storefronts. Boston Globe, 2/5/12
Turning the pages of Quaker history (Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe)Nancy and David Haines, as the owners of Vintage Books in Hopkinton, are among the world’s largest dealers of works by and about Quakers.

Turning the pages of Quaker history

Though their 35,000 used volumes range across topics, the Haineses of Hopkinton are one of the world’s largest dealers of books by and about Quakers. Boston Globe, 12/24/11
Independent bookshops in the burbs
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Independent bookshops in the burbs

A number of independent book stores are thriving in communities west of Boston. Here's a look at where they are. Boston Globe, 12/2/11
Wounded vet does coin toss

Wounded vet does coin toss

Army Lieutenant Jake Murphy performed the coin toss before the Wellesley-Needham game last Thursday. A 2005 Wellesley High graduate who was a football and lacrosse captain (left) for the Raiders, Murphy lost both legs in July because of injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan. Boston Globe, 11/30/11
New district influenced decision

New district influenced decision

US Representative Barney Frank yesterday accused Beacon Hill lawmakers of drawing the new congressional map in a way that shortchanged him in favor of fellow congressmen Edward J. Markey and Stephen F. Lynch. Boston Globe, 11/30/11
Photos by Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff
Emma Blaxter and her father, Artemis Joukowsky III, are making a film about the rescue mission Joukowsky's grandparents, the Rev. Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha (at right), undertook in Prague during World War II.

Bringing a heroic chapter of WWII to light

Seventy two years after Waitstill and Martha Sharp left Wellesley to help rescue Jewish refugees and political dissidents from the Nazis in war-torn Europe their family is producing a documentary that tells the story of the Sharps’ often dangerous work. Boston Globe, 11/30/11
Resident wants to fill vacant storefronts with art (Derek McLean for Boston.com)Dresses made by Wellesley College students are display in the storefront formerly occupied by Rugged Bear.

Resident wants to fill vacant storefronts with art

As the Wellesley Square Initiatve gathers steam in an effort to reinvigorate local business, a resident is working to offset the ugly sight of empty office and retail spaces in the town’s most bustling locations. Boston Globe, 11/11/11
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Celebrities from Wellesley

Celebrities from Wellesley
We’ve found a dozen or so actors, writers, and musicians who call Wellesley their current or former home. Sure, we included a few who lived here as students at Wellesley College, but there’s quite a few more notables who have parked the car in their garage in this suburb. 11/8/11
Architecture review
A temple, a masterwork

A temple, a masterwork

Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley is the best new house of worship to have been built in the Boston area in decades. Boston Globe, 10/7/11
Television Review

All is not hell in 'Suburgatory'

What’s that on the horizon, emerging from the fog of disappointment that is the networks’ fall premieres? It’s a promising new sitcom called “Suburgatory,’’ a burst of sardonic humor at the expense of the malls and manicured lawns of America. Boston Globe, 9/28/11
Keenan keeps eye on ‘Suburgatory’
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Keenan keeps eye on ‘Suburgatory’

Wellesley's Linda Keenan wouldn’t normally get excited about a TV show. But she’ll be watching “Suburgatory’’ when it premieres on ABC Wednesday, and she wouldn’t mind if you watched it, too. Boston Globe, 9/23/11
The idea: Legalizing skills of the street (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)Aided by a Wellesley nonprofit, ex-inmate Mark Gibson has his own business.

The idea: Legalizing skills of the street

Mark Gibson stood in front of a judge, about to go to prison for the third time, and felt powerless. Court documents reduced his life to a record of his mistakes. Boston Globe, 9/22/11
24 hours of barefoot soccer for a cause Wellesley residents (from left) Ian Speers, and Owen and Peter Diana gearing up for Friday's 24-event raising money for Grassroot Soccer.

24 hours of barefoot soccer for a cause

The middle of the night is an unlikely time to find a hundred people playing soccer - barefoot. Boston Globe, 8/13/11
Marketplace Festival
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Marketplace Festival

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society hosted a festival on the grounds at Elm Bank. Visitors and vendors alike enjoyed a splendid day surrounded by the lush gardens. 8/9/11
A cause for jubilation
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A cause for jubilation

July Jubilation returned to Wellesley for the 19th year on Saturday, showcasing 45 Wellesley Square businesses and featuring bargains, food, entertainment and fun. Boston Globe, 7/18/11
Singing their way through the final round (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)Bailey Seeker, 20, of Wellesley as spelling bee contestant Olive.

Singing their way through the final round

Director John Barrett, in a departure from the norm for this musical, has cast six younger actors to star in the Voke Players' production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.’’ “These kids can really sing,'' Barrett said. "Their harmonies are really beautiful.’’ Boston Globe, 7/14/11
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Funtastic Sunday in Linden Square (Angela Giovine)

Funtastic Sunday in Linden Square

Face painting, a petting farm, fun food, and crafts were enjoyed by children and their parents in Wellesley's Linden Square Courtyard. Funtastic Saturdays will be held through the month of July. 7/12/11
(David Greenfield)
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Library exhibit features photos of fire escapes

In search of a topic for an assignment in his evening photojournalism class at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, David Greenfield — a periodontist by day — thought of his enduring attraction to fire escapes. Boston Globe, 5/26/11
The crowds at Wellesley's Veterans' Parade
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The crowds at Wellesley's Veterans' Parade

As part of Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, a parade was held to honor veterans. Boston Globe, 5/20/11

Wellesley resident lends helping hand

Soon after she began volunteering for a national antipoverty organization, Wellesley resident Liz Powers noticed two unmet needs: transportation options for those who can’t afford to take the bus or subway, and free recreational activities. Boston Globe, 5/16/11
At left, Harvard graduate Powers with some of her students' art, which will be on display May 21 in Boston.
(Roy Perkinson)

Wellesley artist has one-man show

Roy Perkinson's work is in the Museum of Fine Arts permanent collection, and his first solo show at Framingham's new gallery, Fountain Street Fine Art, just opened. Boston Globe, 5/13/11
Dress for a Cause benefit
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Dress for a Cause benefit

Sara Campbell, Kenzie Kids, and K Girl fashions host Dress for a Cause, a fashion show event at Wellesley Country Club to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Boston Globe, 5/5/11
From pro football to crepes

From pro football to crepes

A former National Football League linebacker partial to fluffy French pancakes has won a business-plan competition sponsored by Babson College. Wall Street Journal Blog, 4/23/11
Will auction work for Wellesley mansion? (hotpads.com)This mansion at 11 Hawthorne Road hits the auction block on May 25.

Will auction work for Wellesley mansion?

Accelerated marketing has worked pretty well for large condo towers and we will soon get a chance to see how this tactic works with an 11,800-square-foot Wellesley estate. Boston.com, 4/27/11
Actors (clockwise from left) Karen Wilcox, Kirsten Scott, Eric Hamel, and Erica Spyres prepare for Tuesday's opening performance. Below, director Nora Hussey leads the rehearsal. (Photos by Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Actors (clockwise from left) Karen Wilcox, Kirsten Scott, Eric Hamel, and Erica Spyres prepare for Tuesday's opening performance. Below, director Nora Hussey leads the rehearsal.

A novel idea: Austen set to music

A novel idea: Austen set to music

Jeffrey Haddow long dreamed of the project. But it took Needham composer Neal Hampton and the people of Wellesley College to do it full literary — and musical — justice. Boston Globe, 4/20/11
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Scenes from the Boston Marathon (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)

Scenes from the Boston Marathon

View images of the world-famous race as it passed through Wellesley and its motivating "Scream Tunnel." Boston Globe, 4/19/11
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Young at art

Young at art

View and add photos of the K-12 art exhibit at the Wellesley Free Library. Boston Globe, 4/13/11
(Photos by Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)

A sweet, savory Turkish breakfast
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A sweet, savory Turkish breakfast

The center of the Turkish breakfast plate ($14.50) offered by chef Mehmet Ozargun at Cafe Mangal in Wellesley features familiar and less familiar ingredients. Boston Globe, 4/5/11
(Photos by Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
Scenes from the "Fun Run" held in the Field House of Wellesley College's Keohane Sports Center on March 26.

More and more, young take up running

Runners training for the Boston Marathon strode past Wellesley College’s Keohane Sports Center early on a Saturday. Inside, younger athletes were working toward personal bests. “Will all 4-year-olds please head to the red balloons,’’ a voice said over a loudspeaker. Boston Globe, 4/3/11
At the vanguard of a wave (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)Nigerian artist El Anatsui with his piece "oasis" at his retrospective exhibition at the Davis Museum.

At the vanguard of a wave

When one of Africa’s most celebrated artists, El Anatsui, first came to New England, it was to take up a short residency at the Cummington Community of the Arts in Western Massachusetts. The year was 1980, Anatsui was a virtual unknown, and the residency took place in summer. Boston Globe, 3/31/11
'Private World on a Sea of Ice' by Chris Faust. "Private World on a Sea of Ice" by Chris Faust.

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It's Faustian

Floor-to-ceiling paintings by Chris Faust, on exhibit at Babson College through April 29, transport you to an isolated peninsula in Maine. Boston Globe, 3/23/11
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Her budding career (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)

Her budding career

New executive director Katherine K. Macdonald discusses her plans for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Boston Globe, 2/16/11