At 10:00 AM, Thanksgiving morning, rabid citizens from Wellesley and Needham will come to Wellesley High to root on their football teams as they play out the latest chapter in the nation's oldest public school rivalry. Dating back to 1882, the year after Wellesley seceded from Needham, the annual contest always draws legions of families, fans, and high school alumni from the two towns. This year's contest, installment number 122, will feature two excellent teams as Wellesley enters with a 8-2 record and Needham's stands at 7-3. Kickoff is at 10 AM at the WHS field at 50 Rice Street, but fans are advised to arrive early to make sure they get a seat.
Blog :: 11-2009
The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) held its 20th annual Spelling Bee Nov. 5. 49 teams from every facet of life in Wellesley were there: real estate offices, law firms, banks, PTAs, student organizations, and townspeople banded together as alumni and neighborhood groups. Rutledge Properties has been an enthusiastic entry every year, never actually winning but doing our very best for our schools. The Rutledge team consisted of (from left to right), Chrissie Lawrence, Janet Montgomery and owner Roberta Swenson.
This year's winner was from World of Wellesley (celebrating diversity in our town), strongly challenged by the high school students in Wellesley Pops. The winners received the Ruth Humphries Bee Trophy to keep for the reigning year (named after our own Ruth Humphries, who was one of the original owners of Rutledge Properties, and a broker with us for many years). Congratulations to everyone who participated!