Phyllis Theermann

This Thursday, January 18th, join Neighbors United women for an inspiring discussion on the climate and how it is impacting our health and our families.

Wellesley resident and MGH physician, Dr. Regina LaRocque will discuss the health effects of natural gas infrastructure and the need to move to clean energy sources for Massachusetts. Wellesley College’s Dr. Alden Griffith will provide a framework for taking action in the face of uncertainty and Mothers Out Front will inspire you as well.

This event draws from folks from neighboring towns and will happen from 7.30-9 pm. Please RSVP to katie.alt.griffith@gmail.com for address.

Phyllis Theermann

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One of the ways you can make a huge impact in our community is by running for a seat on an elected town board or in Town Meeting. Town elections will be held on March 7, 2017; all you have to do is gather some signatures to have your name appear on the ballot. Nomination forms for signatures are available at the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall.

The Wellesley League of Women Voters is having a meeting on “How to Run for Town Office,” Wednesday, January 11, at 7 pm (location to be determined – check http://www.lwvwellesley.org).

There are 10 elected town boards and two elected offices in Wellesley:
Board of Assessors
Board of Health
Board of Public Works
Board of Selectmen
Housing Authority
Library Trustees
Moderator
Natural Resources Commission
Planning Board
Recreation Commission
School Committee
Town Clerk

If you are interested in running, nomination forms are available on December 8th and due on January 18. You will need 50 signatures of Wellesley residents.

Running for Town Meeting is another option. One-third of the 240 Town Meeting Members are elected each year – 10 from each of the 8 precincts. Nomination forms are available on December 8th and due on February 1st. You will need 10 signatures from the residents in your precinct. Annual Town Meeting is held in the spring and decides some of the most important issues in the town, including amendments to town bylaws and appropriations to town departments.

Make your voice heard in Wellesley town government!

Phyllis Theermann

wfm 2016 signThe Wellesley Farmers’ Market will be opening in less than a month. Please email wellesleyfarmersmarket@gmail.com if you would consider spreading the word about the Market by hosting a lawn sign on your visible lawn.

Be sure to mark your calendars for opening day Saturday, June 4th, 9-1, on the lawn of the Unitarian Universalist Church at 309 Washington Street. Come enjoy locally grown and produced food.

Anchored with the fabulous local produce from Tangerini Spring Street Farm, the market will be surrounded with colorful and delicious delicacies, so come weekly to enjoy the variety. Here is a sneak peak at some of the vendors this season:

  • Alternative Horticulturist
  • Caroline’s Kitchen
  • Chrissy’s Crumble
  • Copicut Farms
  • Fixx Chocolates
  • Foxboro Cheese Co
  • Halavah-Heaven
  • Jordan Brothers Seafood
  • Nu3Kidz
  • On The Edge Knife Sharpening
  • Room 4 Desserterie
  • Shire Beef

Want to know what is happening each week? Simply visit www.welleslefarmersmarket.com, follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter or email wellesleyfarmersmarket@gmail.com to subscribe to the newsletter, which lists what farmers and vendors will be  bringing each Saturday during the season.