A LOOK BACK AT OUR PAST EVENTS
OVER 40 PEOPLE ATTENDED OUR WATER TALK!
November 15th, 2011:
FOB PRESENTS WELLESLEY'S WATER AND SEWER SUPERINTENDENT JOE DUGGAN
Friends of Brookside were pleased to host Joe Duggan for the first in a series of talks focused on the Brookside Area.
Mr. Duggan spoke on the town's infrastructure and local geology, and entertained many questions from the interested audience. Over forty people attended the talk, which was extremely well received. We only wish we had more time to learn from Joe's long and experienced tenure in Wellesley.
See slides from the presentation.
The Rosemary Brook Watershed plays a vital role in our town's water supply. A special thank you to Mr. Duggan for enlightening us, and to all who attended, for making the evening a success! Photos Here
Drinking Water Consumer Awareness Report 2010
Town of Wellelsey Water and Sewer Deparment
Massachusetts (SWAP) Source Water Assessment and
BROOKSIDE AREA CLEANUP Saturday April 2, 2016
Despite the rain, hardy volunteers collected a dozen bags of trash, including plastic bags, water bottles, a stereo amplifier, MANY car parts, baseballs, chunks of asphalt, and many other items from this important watershed and wildlife area. The DPW recently installed No Littering signs reminding people not to litter.
BROOKSIDE AREA CLEANUP Saturday May 2nd, 2015; 9AM
Twenty bags of trash were collected from Scenic Brookside Road, Longfellow Pond and the Town Forest.
SO GREAT TO SEE SO MANY OF YOU IN ATTENDANCE! WE HOPE TO DO MORE!
DOG OWNERS: BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOUR BEST FRIEND, OCTOBER 29, 2014
Many thanks to Dr. Jeffers for her time, and to Animal Control Officer Sue Webb for organizing this event! Wellesley is fortunate to have them as resources.
Dr. Jeffers recommended these videos on Dog Behavior:
BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A CLEANUP! WEATHER WAS PERFECT AND WE WERE JOINED BY THE WELLESLEY MOTHERS FORUM.
BROOKSIDE AREA CLEANUP, SATURDAY APRIL 12, 2014, 9 AM - 11
OLD FRIENDS + NEW FAMILIES = GREAT CLEANUP!
BROOKSIDE AREA CLEANUP, Saturday April 27, 2013, 9 AM - 10:30
THANKS TO THE MANY OF YOU WHO ATTENDED!
ANNUAL SPRING MEETING, Wednesday March 24th, 2013, Wellesley Police Station
OVER 85 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE MOVIE!
Thursday March 28, 2013, Wellesley Free Library, The Documentary
LAST CALL AT THE OASIS
You Drink It, You Swim in It, You Survive on It. It's Time you Knew the Truth about Water
Co-sponsored by Friends of Brookside, Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, Friends of Morses Pond, Sustainable Wellesley and the Wellesley Free Library.
Did you Miss It?!!
DVD's available for borrowing from the Library thanks to WCPP!
OUR ALLIANCE PARTNER, THE WELLESLEY CANCER PREVENTION PROJECT:
Thursday May 2, 2013: ON THE QUEST FOR A CURE
Silent Spring Institute's Dr. Julia Brody presented recent findings on the relationship between food, environment and cancers. WCPP Event Page
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WELLESLEY CANCER PREVENTION PROJECT AND WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY
Thursday October 25, 2012: PINK RIBBONS, INC., FILM VIEWING AND DISCUSSION
Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a National Film Board of Canada documentary directed by Lea Pool. The film is based on the 2006 book Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy by Samantha King. A discussion and Q&A session was co-moderated by Margo Golden, President of the Board of Mass Breast Cancer Coalition, and Professor Anastasia Karakisidou, Head of the Anthropolgy Department of Wellesley College.
WELLESLEY'S NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GREEN WELLESLEY CAMPAIGN
Wednesday October 3, 2012: HEALTHY LAWNS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Protect your family's health and the Town's Water Supply by never using toxic pesticides or fertilizers on your lawn again and still have a beautiful green lawn.
Contact Janet Boswer, NRC Director at 781-431-1019 X. 2294 for more information.
Healthy lawns Oct. 2012 Program.pdf
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WELLESLEY CANCER PREVENTION PROJECT AND WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY
Tuesday, May 8, 2012: The Media and the Mirror
Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center for Media and Child Health, gave an interesting and
relevant talk about teen health, focusing on the powerful role the media plays in the development, health and behaivior of adolescents. Check out "Ask the Mediatrician" where Dr. Michael Rich and his team of experts answer your
questions about media and kids' health.
Sara Frost Azzam, President of the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, discussed the potentially harmful ingredients in personal care products and the special risk they pose to our teens' health.
Friends of Brookside is proud to partner with Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project on these important issues.
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING WITH OUR NEEDHAM NEIGHBORS and WELLESLEY CANCER PREVENTION PROJECT
Tuesday March 24, 2012: A CHEMICAL REACTION, the Story of a Green Revolution
The uplifting story of a small town in Canada that won the right to ban toxic lawn pesticides, and the court case that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada! Documentary Website:
SEVERAL HARDY SOULS BRAVED THE RAIN
Saturday March 31, 2012: BROOKSIDE AREA CLEANUP
We were a bit wet, but members of Wellesley Trails Committee and Kiwanis/Key Club turned out to pick up trash and clear the trails around Longfellow Pond. As always, we thank those who participated, the place looks great.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN LAURA FRAGASSO, WELLESLEY TOWNSMAN TOP 10, 2011
Why she was selected: Wellesley Planning Board members wrote in a letter to the Townsman that they wanted to nominate Fragasso for her tireless involvement in “several important endeavors within
the town over the last calendar year, namely the recognition of the cultural and scenic value of Brookside Road and the establishment of the Wellesley Community Art Project.”
“With regard to Brookside Road, Laura was actively involved in raising awareness of the road and its surroundings as important historic, cultural, environmental and scenic resources to the town and its residents.”
The board said Fragasso’s efforts resulted in the town officially designating Brookside Road as a Scenic Road at the 2011 Annual Town Meeting.
Fragasso also coordinated the Wellesley Community Art Project, which boasts three art installments in previously vacant commercial spaces across town.
Read more: Wellesley Townsman 10: 2011: Laura Fragasso - Wellesley, Massachusetts - The Wellesley Townsman http://www.wickedlocal.com/wellesley/news/lifestyle/x1819702239/Wellesley-Townsman-10-2011-Laura-Fragasso#ixzz1ptciNhNx
OVER 25 PEOPLE CAME AND WORKED OFF THANKSGIVING DINNER!
Saturday November 26, 2011: BROOKSIDE AREA CLEANUP
Thanks to all who took time out of their busy holiday weekends to beautify our neighborhood. The weather was sunny and crisp and the coffee was hot! It's always fun to meet new neighbors and reconnect with friends. Once again LOTS of trash was collected. See Photos Here! Thanks again, the place looks great!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RICHARDSON FAMILY FOR SUBMITTING THE WINNING PHOTO!
Spring / Summer 2011: TURTLE CROSSING PHOTO CONTEST
The winning photo was taken on Sunday morning May 29th. The Richardsons helped the female turtle cross from the country club side of Brookside Road back to Rosemary Brook. For submitting the winning photograph the Richardsons received a $25 gift certificate to Wellesley Books.
Thanks to all who participated - we had some great entries!
And thanks to all who help to keep our turtles safe, especially during egg-laying season.
For more information: MassWildlife Turtles: TURTLE TIPS
FRIENDS OF BROOKSIDE CELEBRATED SCENIC BROOKSIDE ROAD
Saturday May 21, 2011: SCENIC ROAD CELEBRATION!
Friends of Brookside celebrated Wellesley's newest scenic road with town leaders and over 30 members of the community.
Sue Webb, Wellesley's Animal Officer, gave a well-attended 8:30 AM Turtle Talk, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony, a walk down Brookside Road, and of course, a large cake. See photos from the day!
Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, 2011 Schedule: http://wellesleyweekend.com/schedule.html
WE'D LIKE TO THANK THOSE OF YOU WHO BRAVED THE SNOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP!
Saturday April 2, 2011: BROOKSIDE AREA CLEANUP
Friends of Brookside were happy to join members of the WHS Key Club, the Wellesley Trails Committee, and the Kiwanis Club. Our group provided donuts, cookies, water and hot coffee to an eager group of volunteers.
OVER 100 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE
November 14th, 2010: Walk to Preserve Rosemary Brook
The Friends of Brookside Association are organizing a fundraiser and invite families and pets for a one mile WALK along the Rosemary Brook on the Woodland trail and Brookside Road.
Meet at the parking Lot on Longfellow Pond on Sunday at noon, November 14th, 2010. Enjoy the fall foliage, meet your neighbors, and learn about the preservation of our town's precious wetlands resources. Refreshments will be provided.