Summer in Wellesley and Weston is relaxed, carefree, and so much fun. On many an occasion, I’ve heard friends say, “Why go away? There’s so much to do right here.” And indeed there is. Although many of us head elsewhere for vacations and weekend getaways, as evidenced by the drastic reduction in traffic, there is still a plethora of activity in our neighborhoods. Active youth baseball and adult softball leagues can be found most evenings on local fields, and concerts on the town greens beckon young and old alike with fun and lively music that gets the crowd dancing. Our golf courses are crowded with Tiger Woods wannabes, and pools and ponds provide the perfect oases for refreshing dips.
We celebrate summer in all of its glory in this issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine. “Take Them out to the Ball Game” showcases America’s favorite pastime and features our vibrant youth baseball programs and the volunteer coaches who turn the sport into a home run with our kids. Our Education department features local camps that keep kids engaged all summer long with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities. After the games or a day at camp, you’ll want to visit one of the many cool spots for ice cream we list in our Food and Wine section.
The vast beauty of our open spaces provides viewing pleasure and multiple hiking, jogging, and biking opportunities. In “The Splendor of Trees,” we take an in-depth look at the green legacy shared by Wellesley and Weston that began with a vision many years ago and continues to this day, thanks to the commitment of many dedicated environmentalists. Due in large part to the movie An Inconvenient Truth and the threat of global warming that is so much in the news these days, there is certainly a growing concern for the health of our environment right here in our neck of the woods. In “It’s Easy Being Green,” we talk with local architects and builders about trends in sustainable design that are relatively easy to implement for energy savings and healthier home environments. In our “Ten Tips” section, you can discover some small changes you can make in your own home to do your part in making a big difference in the health of our planet.
Making a difference in the lives of our readers is important to us at WellesleyWeston Magazine. As a resident of Wellesley, I have the privileged opportunity to interact with many of our readers on a daily basis, and I appreciate all of your comments and suggestions. Many of you have told me that you enjoy the voice we have developed for the magazine over the last two years. In this, our third season, we will continue to keep our editorial voice compelling and, as before, deliver the magazine free of charge to all residents. This magazine is unique to the towns we live in. We want our readers to be assured that the articles will continue to be of interest to those who want to read about the people, events, organizations, and businesses that make both Wellesley and Weston the special places they have always been and are now.
If you’re like me, you never want summer to end, so I hope you have the opportunity to take some time out of your busy schedule to put your feet up, sit back, relax, and appreciate all of the laid-back joys that summer has to offer.