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A Toys for Tots Good Samaritan

Recently the main storage area for Toys for Tots in Burlington, MA was broken into and approximately $15,000 worth of toys were stolen. As a result, the State Police have gotten involved, not only in the investigation of this case, but in acting the part of Good Samaritans for the Toys for Tots campaign.

Our office has been the recipient of such a gesture. We have gratefully accepted your many generous donations of toys for needy children but have had difficulty getting them to the police barracks in Framingham where they are now being taken. A simple phone call brought a man in blue to our office to pick up 10 bags of toys that had been recently dropped off. Quoting our office manager, "yesterday a very handsome state police officer came and took our remaining Toys for Tots.  Because of the Pod robbery they extended the drop off date.  I had explained that I could not get to Framingham so asked if the route 9 state policeman of the day could come here and he did and was a true gentleman, he took 10 bags worth of just dropped off toys.  It was a kind gesture on the state police's part!"

Kudos to the officer for picking up the toys, and kudos to all of you, for your generous contributions to this worthy cause.

Scenes from our decorated windows, and an apology

We apologize for the incorrect date for the Luminary Night as advertised in our weekly ad in the Wellesley Townsman. The event actually took place on Sunday, December 5 and it was a great success. The Townsman editorial page gave it a "thumbs up" saying, "The luminaries are a relatively new tradition, one that began in one neighborhood four years ago and rapidly spread to others."

For those who are unfamiliar with Luminary Night, participants purchase a luminary set from the Junior Women's Club that supports organizations such as the Wellesley Friendly Aid. The luminary set consists of a paper lantern that you would place at the end of your driveway. On the night of the Luminaries, people travel throughout Wellesley  neighborhoods, following the lanterns. It's a lovely sight and a great community effort to raise money for the needy. Kudos to all those who participate and support this rapidly growing new tradition!

Speaking of tradition, Rutledge Properties has a long standing tradition of supporting the Toys for Tots campaign by the United States Marine Corp. We are collecting toys right through next week - be sure and bring a brand new, unwrapped toy and we will make sure it gets to Toys for Tots. Thank you for your support!

We hope as you stroll downtown either during the day or night, that you will stop by our windows to see the lovely Gingerbread Village made by children of our brokers last Sunday. These yummy and tempting gingerbread houses create an entire village, surrounded by an antique train that still runs!

In our other window, we have a full Christmas village complete with lighted houses! Each window has a beautifully decorated tree. Here are pictures of our decorations:[gallery columns="2"]

Our Toys for Tots drive has begun!

You can play Santa Claus this season by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy or a contribution check for the U.S. Marine Corps. TOYS FOR TOTS campaign at our office in the heart of Wellesley Square at 572 Washington Street (get directions here). Our windows are decorated and gifts for Toys for Tots are already coming in. Here's some pictures of our display (which, after next weekend, will include gingerbread houses created by children of our brokers).

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We look forward to sharing our holiday cheer with you!

Holiday Stroll in Wellesley takes place on Sunday, December 5

Wellesley is gearing up for a big annual holiday event - the Holiday Stroll, sponsored by the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce. As a thank you to their customers, shops in Wellesley are offering decorations and hospitality. Residents and visitors look forward to this event taking place between 1 and 6pm and featuring carolers, bell ringers, concerts and even a visit from Santa!

Here's the list of events for the day:

  • Santa's Visit 2-3:30pm at Milestone, 13 Central Street
  • Carolers in period costume, 2-6pm
  • Plugged In teen program 12-4 at London Harness/Tumi
  • Back Bay Bell Ringers 2-4pm at the Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central Street
  • Ming Tsai Book Signing & Tasting (owner of the Blue Ginger), 2:30-4:30 at the Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central Street
  • Harp, Piano and Song, 3-4:30pm at Lyn Evans Potpourri, 8 Church Street

As part of the Holiday Stroll, various stores have decorated their windows for a Store Window Decorating Contest. Take in the sites and pick your favorite.

Rutledge Properties will be open all day on Sunday, December 5 - stop by to pay us a visit and see our window decorations.


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    Open Houses for Sunday, November 21, 2010

    tech <p style="text-align: center"><a href= ""> </a><a href= ""><img class= "size-full wp-image-435 aligncenter" style= "border: 1px solid black" src= "" alt="" width="250" height="187" /></a><strong>12:30-2, 6 Jackson Road, Wellesley</strong> <a href= "[Town_State][]=&Search[List+Price][max]=&Search[MLS+Number]=71133425&x=210&y=91" target="_blank">8 room, 4 bed, 2.5 bath Colonial</a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href= ""> <img class="size-full wp-image-433 aligncenter" style= "border: 1px solid black" src= "" alt="" width="250" height="195" /></a><strong>12:30-2, 20 MacGregor Drive, Sherborn</strong> <a href= "[Town_State][]=&Search[List+Price][max]=&Search[MLS+Number]=71136747&x=205&y=94" target="_blank">9 room, 4 bed, 2.5 bath Garrison</a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href= ""><img class="size-full wp-image-434 aligncenter" style="border: 1px solid black" src= "" alt="" width="250" height="195" /></a><strong>1-3, 137 Everett Street, Natick</strong><a href= "[Town_State][]=&Search[List+Price][max]=&Search[MLS+Number]=71126927&x=190&y=89" target="_blank">8 room, 4 bed, 3.5 bath Cape</a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href= ""><img class="size-full wp-image-436 aligncenter" style="border: 1px solid black" src= "" alt="" width="250" height="187" /></a><strong>2-3:30 10 Abbott Street, Wellesley</strong> <a href= "[Town_State][]=&Search[List+Price][max]=&Search[MLS+Number]=71149986&x=195&y=91" target="_blank">10 room, 4 bed, 3.5 bath Colonial</a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href= ""><img class="size-full wp-image-437 aligncenter" style="border: 1px solid black" src= "" alt= "" width="250" height="195" /></a><strong>2:30-4:00, 2 Ivy Road, Wellesley</strong> <a href= "[Town_State][]=&Search[List+Price][max]=&Search[MLS+Number]=71138361&x=193&y=91" target="_blank">8 room, 4 bed, 2 bath Cape</a></p> <p style="text-align: center"></p> <p style="text-align: center"></p>

    Come on out for an historic football rivalry on Thanksgiving Day

    tech <p><a href= ""><img class="size-medium wp-image-430 alignleft" style="margin-left: 6px;margin-right: 6px" src= "" alt="" width="300" height="158" /></a>At 10:00 AM, Thanksgiving morning, rabid citizens from Wellesley and Needham will come to Needham 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. Last year's battle was a nail biter with Wellesley coming out victorious at 28-27.</p> <p><a href= ""><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-426" style="margin-left: 6px;margin-right: 6px" src= "" alt="" width="224" height="300" /></a>This year's contest, installment number 123, will feature two excellent teams as Wellesley enters with a 7-3 record and Needham's stands at 8-2. Kickoff is at 10 AM at the Needham High School field at 609 Webster Street, but fans are advised to arrive early to make sure they get a seat.</p> <p>Tickets can be pre-purchased from The Linden Store and Ace Hardware, both in Wellesley.</p> <p>We put together a great display in our window - stop by and see!</p> <p><a href= ""><img class= "alignnone size-medium wp-image-418" src= "" alt="" width="224" height="300" /></a></p> <p><a href= ""><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-421" src= "" alt="" width="243" height="300" /></a></p>


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      Biggest Wellesley Marketplace ever on Nov 20

      This year's Wellesley Marketplace will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Wellesley Middle School.

      With the winter holidays fast approaching, it's time to mark your calendars for the 34th Wellesley Marketplace on Nov. 20. Just in time to help you find unique gift ideas for everyone on your list, this year's Marketplace will be the biggest ever, featuring an unprecedented number (more than 130) of exhibitors from across New England, with some from as far away as Jackson, Wyo.

      Each year Wellesley Marketplace is held on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving, superseding even "Black Friday" as the local kickoff to the holiday shopping season.  Marketplace is presented as a community fundraiser by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club (WHJWC), and all ticket proceeds directly benefit local charities and scholarship programs.

      An Annual "Can't Miss" Event

      Shoppers throughout the Greater Boston area anticipate Wellesley Marketplace for a variety of reasons.  Meghan Murray, Wellesley Marketplace chairman, says, "We know that many shoppers view Marketplace as an annual 'can't miss' event. It is the day they grab their mother and grandmother, and maybe now even their daughters, and spend the day together."  . . .

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      Sunday Open Houses for November 14, 2010

      12:00-1:30, 2 Ivy Road, Wellesley8 room, 4 bed, 2 bath Cape

      12-1:30, 8 Leland Drive, Sherborn 5 room, 2 bed, 1.5 bath Townhouse

      12-2, 62 Glen Road, Wellesley 11 room, 6 bed, 4.5 bath Victorian

      1-2:30, 164 Boden Road, Natick 8 room, 4 bed, 3 bath Ranch

      1-2:30, 594-5 Washington Street, Wellesley 5 room, 2 bed, 1.5 bath Condo

      1-3, 15 Glen Brook Road, Wellesley 12 room, 6 bed, 4 full, 2 half bath Colonial

      1-3, 14 Wiswall Circle, Wellesley 6 room, 2 bed, 2.5 bath Townhouse

      1:45-3:30, 24 Dexter Drive, Sherborn 10 room, 5 bed, 2 full, 2 half bath Garrison

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