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As the lazy days of summer give way to the hustle and bustle of fall I am reminded of how fortunate we are to live in a part of the country where the seasons change so dramatically. The slight chill in the air brings about a renewed sense of urgency as we rush to the stores to buy school supplies or an extra sweater or two to complete our fall wardrobes. We remove the fading summer blooms from our patio containers and replace them with hardy fall flowers. The pitcher of iced tea in the refrigerator becomes a jug of apple cider almost overnight.

Many of the kids heading back to school this fall will notice that the landscape is significantly altered next to Wellesley High School as the dream of a new school building is becoming a reality. We visited Wellesley High School during this past school year to capture images of the current high school building, and we’re happy we were able to include the famous clock tower on this issue’s cover. I’d like to thank all of the Wellesley High School students from the theatre department who participated in our photo shoot.

Whether you’re headed back to school or back to work after a summer vacation, this issue has plenty of helpful information and articles featuring the interesting people in our towns. Our “Ten Tips for Packing Healthy Lunches and Snacks” provides some wonderful ideas for nutritious foods to give your children the fuel they need to get through their busy days and after-school activities. In “Sustainability is the Lesson of the Day!” we visit some of our local schools and learn about how our young people are learning about caring for the environment and even becoming its stewards through a variety of innovative sustainability programs at all educational levels. And in our “Artist Profile” we meet some amazing young artists who recently exhibited their award-winning work at the Wellesley Free Library.

The record number of submissions we received this issue for our “Inbox” and “About Town” departments certainly proves the point that there is a lot going on in Wellesley and Weston, even over the seemingly quiet summer months. If you have information or photos to share for either department, please send your news items and photos to Jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com. (E-mail submissions are preferred, and please limit them to 2mb with any photo of a resolution of 300dpi.) We will also publish your news and events on our blog, wwmblog.com.

Enjoy this issue and all of the exciting changes brought about by this dynamic season.

© 2010 Elm Bank Media | Beth Furman, Publisher | Beth@ElmBankMedia.com