wellesley: Wellesley’s David Walker Bids Adieu as Shreve, Crump and Low Closes in Chestnut Hill...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 12/02/08 03:59 AM
 Shreve, Crump and Low Can't Restore Lustre in Chestnut Hill bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — It started with Paul Revere, and it now looks to end, at least in its Chestnut Hill location, with the aftermath of recession, subprime mortgages, and mall owners Simon Properties. Shreve, Crump and Low...(more)
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wellesley: Wellesley Needham Rivalry on Thanksgiving Twitter...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 11/25/08 08:24 PM
  Wellesley and Needham Phenoms on Thanksgiving Twitter Football...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene
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Thanksgiving High School Football Twitter..The MetWest Scene
Wellesley many be down, but it's NOT OUT!
The country's oldest football rivalry is going to be on the nation's newest social media platform this year!
bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — This year, Chris Forsberg and the assorted writing team of the Boston Globe High School Sports Blog are bringing you the latest football score updates via Twitter updates via RSS feeds.
You can stay warm, keep cooking, relax, or have a … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley High School Put On Notice... John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 11/20/08 09:47 AM
Wellesley High School Put On Notice... John Prescott's The MetWest Scene bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — At a time when Wellesley High School is being heavily scrutinized as it goes through the process of trying to gain approval as well as financing for the building of a new high school facility, word comes that WHS has been placed on warning status by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Public Secondary Schools.
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wellesley: Sex, Lies, and Subprime Mortgages...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 11/16/08 09:50 AM
Everyone's been asking, "How did this happen?" How did the economy get to this place? The full impact of what the corporate executive teams were doing at some of the country's largest and most venerable institutions has astonished many of us. They took their companies, ran them into the ground, all the while taking multi millions of dollars and putting it into their own personal pockets. And the housing industry? Well this article in Business Week is a real eye opener.  It's disturbing...on so many levels... What has been going on in some areas of the mortgage industry is outrageous! Let … (2 comments)

wellesley: Turnpike Authority “Sticks It To” Metrowest Commuters - 11/14/08 12:07 PM
Turnpike Authority “Sticks It To” Metrowest Commuters Posted on November 14, 2008 by bostonkayakguy Image via Wikipedia
So the Big Dig’s…Big Debt…
and the Turnpike Authority’s Big Mismanagement…
is now primarily the commuters from the western suburbs…
Big Chunk of Change… from our pocketbooks!
Oh yeah…
It’s just been announced that the Turnpike Authority Board approved toll hikes of an additional .75 for a total of $2.00 tolls at the Weston and Allston toll plazas, and the tolls at the Ted Williams and Sumner Tunnels have been DOUBLED to $7.00 !!
And the chairman of the Turnpike Authority, Bernard Cohen, claims they … (0 comments)

wellesley: Family Connections..Marriage..and the Boston Bruins ...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 11/14/08 10:35 AM
Family Connections..Marriage..and the Boston Bruins Posted on November 14, 2008 by bostonkayakguy  Image via Wikipedia
When you get married you immediately become part of something larger than yourself.
You are part of a picture that includes extended family, history, and aspirations.
So when I took my bride down the aisle over 30 years ago, I became part of a large, boisterous Needham family known for their good looks and good grades.*  (source: my wife..)
Growing up in Wellesley as the son of two parents who were both only children, and having only one sibling myself, I knew that I’d hit the jackpot … (0 comments)

wellesley: A Contessa in the White House?…John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene - 11/13/08 09:13 PM
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Who knew that the career trajectory from the White House Office of Budgeting and Management would lead to the kitchen?
Or that girls who excel in math and science go on to become contessas?
Or that barefoot in the kitchen can lead to Barefoot in Paris?
Well, if you didn’t make it to the Natick Collection for the cookbook signing of the Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics by Ina Garten, at Williams-Sonoma, then you can still enjoy the flavorful ingredients and recipes captured in Garten’s latest … (0 comments)

wellesley: How to Know When to Catch A Wave...Or When Is the Right Time to Buy? Sell? - 11/11/08 12:05 PM
Wipeout…You Can Survive… Posted on November 11, 2008 by bostonkayakguy  BostonKayakGuy has been known to surf some pretty awesome waves in his kayak.
But Kerby Brown, an Australian who was seeking the “biggest” wave for an Oakley Surfing Life Big Wave Awards competition, found himself riding an incredible 40+ foot monster, located at a secret reef location.
When his board went out from under him, Brown was catapulted into the deepest, blackest pounding of his life.
He went so deep under what he calls the “evil” wave, he didn’t think he’d surface.  But surface he did, straight to his brother Courtney who … (3 comments)

wellesley: The MetWest High School Football Scene - Game Updates for Nov. 7 - 9, 2008' - 11/10/08 04:48 PM
Dover-Sherborn Demolishes Ashland: John Prescott's The Metwest Scene bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — With the end of the season just a few games away, Dover-Sherborn High School just demolished Ashland High School on Ashland ’s home field.
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Natick HS Dominates Weymouth…John Prescott’s MetWest Scene bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — The Natick High School football team continues its dominating juggernaut to the Herget title with its recent win over Weymouth. The Red and Blue, with just 2 games to go, has won every gridiron matchup this season. The Red and Blue, with just 2 games to go, has won every … (0 comments)

wellesley: Can Natick Insurance Exec Make A Difference on Massport?...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 11/10/08 02:28 PM
Natick Resident Appointed...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene  

bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — Gov. Deval Patrick has been one busy guy this week. Amidst rumors of heading to D.C. with the next administration, Patrick appointed several MetWest players to key roles. Massport and the Task Force on Public Integrity - one group is looking at ethics, the other is known for not playing by the rules...
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* Update: Turnpike Meeting Today; Information Withheld from Members?/Boston Herald
 
**Update: Word has it that Gov Patrick will officially announce plans to dismantle Turnpike Authority and organize Turnpike operations under … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley HS Writhes, Braintree Brings It Home…John Prescott's The MetWest Football Scene - 11/09/08 01:34 PM
John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene Posted on November 9, 2008 by bostonkayakguy  Image via Wikipedia
The Wellesley High School football team writhed in agony as the final minutes ticked down on the clock in their game against Braintree High on November 8, 2008.
This has been a season of lost opportunity for the Raiders but the Braintree game was close…so very close.
Casey Tanner was notable, it was a home game, and Braintree failed to score in the final quarter.
The Raiders made up 6 of their 10 point spread against Braintree in the 4th, but the needed win was just not … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley Style...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 11/06/08 09:16 AM
In Style…In Wellesley…John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene Posted on November 6, 2008 by bostonkayakguy  Headwear svengali Laura Kranitz is highlighted on “In Style” Magazine’s Stylelist.
Laura Kranitz Headpieces Her exotic headpieces are known for their beauty and attention grabbing components.
Kranitz has expanded into ravishing jewelery design, but dramatic headwear will always be her “first” love.
If you want to catch these beauties in person, Grettaluxe has been known to sometimes offer these glamorous tributes to the fashionable retro era in their Wellesley boutique.
And don’t forget to catch tres chic Gretta Monahan, owner of Grettaluxe and Grettacole, on Bravo’s Tim Gunn’s … (0 comments)

wellesley: Sellers: Listen Up..If You Want To Sell Your Home...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 11/05/08 07:12 AM
Even Sweat Equity Is Devalued in These Tough Economic Times bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — According to a recently released study, the condition of the home is of paramount concern to first-time buyers. Buyers are looking for lower home prices for pristine homes, because today ’s buyers have much higher expectations for where they’re going to choose to put their real estate dollars. And it's not just first-time buyers who feel this way...
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wellesley: New American Girl Doll Store Opens in Natick...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/31/08 07:21 PM
Caribou Barbie No Match for American Girl Doll!…John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene Posted on November 1, 2008 by bostonkayakguy  Image by Getty Images via Daylife
“Caribou Barbie” may be the smash hit of Saturday Night Live, but in Natick, the opening of the smashing new American Girl Doll Store at the Natick Collection has young women everywhere preparing to make their own contribution to jump starting the economy.
One of only six stores in the country, American Girl’s newest showcase is 21,000 square feet of girlhood nirvana.
Just think…the doll hair salon where dolls get “the attention they deserve”, ear piercing available … (1 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley, Weston, Natick, Needham Commuters..Pike Changes in Weston..John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/30/08 07:59 PM
Calling All Weston, Wellesley, Natick, Needham Commuters..
Sent from Massachusetts Turnpike Authority  
Beyonce sang it in her song “Irreplaceable” when she crooned..”to the left, to the left,” and now the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority is singing the same tune for the Weston Toll Plaza.
 
A reconfiguring of the toll lanes in Weston will have Fast Lane commuter lanes to the left.  Middle lanes will be for cash only drivers.  We’re told that all lanes will be clearly marked and easy to navigate.
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The changes will be worked on over the … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley Woman Advocates Changes to Teen Drinking…John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene - 10/26/08 12:34 PM
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Posted on October 26, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
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The Boston Globe ran an interesting letter to the editor the other day.
Kate Martin of Wellesley makes the case for a loosening of Massachusetts laws pertaining to teen drinking and host liability.
Following the recent death of a Plainville teen who had been at a drinking party, Martin feels that the age of drinking should be lowered.  She also advocates changing liability laws that hold adults responsible for underage teens drinking on their property.
Martin feels these steps would help to ensure that … (0 comments)

wellesley: Barney Frank…Has the Fat Lady Sung?... John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/25/08 06:27 PM
Barney Frank…Has the Fat Lady Sung?
Posted on October 25, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
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Barney Frank will debate to keep job…
Barney Frank, Earl Sholley and Susan Allen will engage in a debate for the 4th congressional seat on Sunday, October 26 at Wellesley College at 4:30 pm.
The event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 3:30 pm.
Issues on the table include Frank’s possible role in the collapse of the financial markets, his alleged ties to Fannie Mae, and his inability to denounce the lack of proper oversight … (0 comments)

wellesley: Date Night in Wellesley...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/25/08 06:18 PM
Date Night Wellesley
Posted on October 25, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
This week’s Date Night Wellesley comes courtesy of:
 
The Swellesley Report:
“Villains & Vixens,” A Musical Fundraiser to Benefit the Newton Country Players.  This theatre event will be held  Saturday 10/25 at Mass Bay Community College, Oakland St. Wellesley.  Tickets are $20.  More information: The Swellesley Report or Newton Country Players.
 
Wellesley Townsman Blog - Anne-Marie Smolski
“Like organ music? Head over to Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College for the Wellesley College Concert Series. On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m., James Davis Christie will perform. The program … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley College...Why We Can't Party Like It's 1999!..John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/21/08 02:02 PM
Wellesley College Event: Why We Can’t Party Like It’s 1999!
Posted on October 21, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
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“As more and more people feel the effects of the current financial crisis and credit crunch, many questions arise. How did this happen, and what comes next?
Eric Hilt, an economic historian, will talk about the historical parallels to the current crisis during the panel discussion “Donkeys, Elephants, Bulls and Bears!” Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 12:30 pm in Pendleton Atrium on the Wellesley campus. Economics faculty members Olga Shurchkov, Malhar Nabar, Joseph Joyce and Akila Weerapana will join him to … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley College Explains Why We Can't Party Like It's 1999! John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/20/08 12:31 PM
Wellesley College Event: Why We Can’t Party Like It’s 1999!
Posted on October 20, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
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“As more and more people feel the effects of the current financial crisis and credit crunch, many questions arise. How did this happen, and what comes next?
Eric Hilt, an economic historian, will talk about the historical parallels to the current crisis during the panel discussion “Donkeys, Elephants, Bulls and Bears!” Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 12:30 pm in Pendleton Atrium on the Wellesley campus. Economics faculty members Olga Shurchkov, Malhar Nabar, Joseph Joyce and Akila Weerapana will join him to … (0 comments)