wellesley: Who's Greener? Wellesley or Needham??... - 09/01/08 08:28 AM

Numbers don't lie.
Or do they?
 
 
 
Long time rivals Needham and Wellesley's latest skirmish isn't on the playing fields; rather it's taking place at the dump.  Or actually the transfer station where town recycling takes place.
 
Numbers released for 2006 indicate that 69% of Needham residents recycle, compared to 49% of Wellesley townspeople.
 
 
 
 
But Wellesley officials take issue with this, since all communities "self report."

 
And as such, these reported numbers are subject to interpretation...
 

* Courtesy Boston Globe, Lisa Keen
 
More information:
Boston Globe:
 
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/08/31/talking_trash/
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wellesley: Wellesley College...Calling "Cash in the Attic ???" - 08/30/08 01:48 AM
Posted on August 30, 2008 by bostonkayakguy | Edit
Wellesley College

While now might be a good time for Wellesley College to enlist the services of the BBC hit show “Cash in the Attic,” the show that helps you find hidden treasures in the attic, or the museum as they case may be, it appears that the Davis Museum is making adjustments to its policies and procedures to “enhance controls regarding museum operations on a defined timeline.”
Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly asserts that Wellesley has taken strong measures to prevent a situation similar to that involving a … (0 comments)

wellesley: First they threw out the tea. Then they threw out millions... - 08/27/08 11:17 PM
First they threw out the tea. Then they threw out… Posted on August 28, 2008 by bostonkayakguy | Edit First they threw out the tea.
Then they threw out the clothes. ( see “Ask Me Why I’m Naked post)
Then it seems, they threw out the multimillion dollar painting! !
That’s right…the powers that be at Wellesley College have discovered that a Leger painting valued in the vicinity of $2.8 million has gone missing!

Seems it’s possible it was thrown out with the trash !!!
There will be a number of concerned Wellesley College art donors (of which I happen to … (0 comments)

wellesley: Cashing In. . . Homes With Benefits - 08/22/08 04:24 AM
Cashing In…Homes With Benefits Posted on August 22, 2008 by bostonkayakguy | Edit And just when you think you’ve seen it all…you realize you haven’t!
A single, 42 year old mother of 2 in Palm Beach Gardens has penned a unique way to market her home.  Buy the house; receive a “princess bride!”
That’s right; the sale of this home apparently comes with benefits. Your very own Barbie replica who’s been looking for Mr. Right and saw a unique opportunity to search for her Prince Charming and market/sell her home.
She’s posted ads on ebay (since taken down,) and craigslist, as well … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley: School Calendar 2008 - 2009 - 08/19/08 04:13 AM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
2 weeks……2 weeks…………2 weeks…….2 weeks………. UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL !!
Have you heard it?  The clock is ticking!



Exactly 2 weeks from Tuesday, you’ll hear even more.   There will be the frantic search; cabinets and cupboards being opened and closed.  Drawers closed in frustration.  Doors slammed.
 
Clothes will be taken from the closet.  Some will land on the floor.  Missing shoes will be retrieved.
 
Breakfast will remain untouched in some instances.  Hairdryers will be humming.  iPods will be removed from the bedroom, family room, car, …and other sundry places.
 
Running … (0 comments)

wellesley: What Is An Education Worth $$$ - 08/17/08 05:08 AM
The debate has been raging for some time here in Wellesley, along with other Massachusetts towns: “Does the most money equal the best education?”
 

The other side to this question is: “How much control should individual towns, some being wealthier than others, have over replacing outdated, outmoded school facilities?”
 
WELLESLEY HIGH SCHOOL
 
As we all know, Wellesley is currently embroiled in this very debate with the state.  As a graduate of Wellesley High School I can attest that the need for state of the art facilities is clear.  The students of Wellesley have been waiting a … (0 comments)

wellesley: BostonKayakGuy Recommends. . . Healthy Wellesley Resource Guide - 08/13/08 08:25 AM


BostonKayakGuy. . . The MetWest Real Estate Scene
 
The Wellesley Real Estate Expert...JOHN PRESCOTT
Vice President, C21 Commonwealth   

 
 
 
It's August and the triple H's have arrived:  heat, humidity, and... The Healthy Wellesley Resource Guide!! It's offficially the dog days of summer;  and here we are at the midway point.  Many of us have been out enjoying the physical pursuits the summer weather brings, time permitting, and I'm no exception.
 
 
When the opportunity arises, I try to head out to the ocean to kayak.  There is nothing better than watching the waves closely … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wealthy Wellesley? Try Healthy Wellesley!! - 08/06/08 01:27 AM

BostonKayakGuy. . . The MetWest Real Estate Scene
 
The South Natick, Wellesley Real Estate Expert...JOHN PRESCOTT
Vice President, C21 Commonwealth   

 
 
Often Called Wealthy Wellesley. . . This MetWest Suburb Tries A New Spin on the Triple HHH's
Posted on August 6, 2008 by bostonkayakguy, John Prescott
 
It's August and the triple H's have arrived:  heat, humidity, and... The Healthy Wellesley Resource Guide!! It's offficially the dog days of summer;  and here we are at the midway point.  Many of us have been out enjoying the physical pursuits the summer weather brings, time permitting, and I'm no … (0 comments)

wellesley: A Summer of Discontent: Why I Can't Love the Cottage Restaurant in Wellesley - 07/31/08 11:15 AM
 

 
 
 
 
When the COTTAGE restaurant came to Wellesley, many townspeople eagerly tried the cuisine offered by the newest restaurant in town.   http://www.cottagewellesley.com/

The first reports were not kind; mediocre food, mediocre service.

The location on Linden St. was great!  Good parking, convenient for when you're out shopping - the COTTAGE got high marks.

Understandably, there were kinks that needed to be ironed out.  New restaurants need time to get up and running and people were understanding.

Then recently, a couple of favorable reviews indicated that the COTTAGE had improved and was worthy … (0 comments)

wellesley: What Would Jesus Do?... Apparently He's Headed to Needham Center !!! - 07/28/08 03:52 AM
 

 
 
 

 
"What would Jesus Do?" A food critic once stated that a FROZEN CUSTARD STAND is "where God goes to get his ice cream!" So says the website of Abbott's Frozen Custard based in Rochester, N.Y.
www.abbottscustard.com
 
 
 
And now apparently, God is getting his frozen custard fix in Needham!!
 

 
 
The first frozen custard stand in Massachusetts has opened on Great Plain Ave. in Needham, and at the helm is former NATICK resident and Sherborn mother of three, Mary Pat Dauria.
 
 
 
Mary Pat originally hails … (0 comments)

wellesley: Top Realtor John Prescott Debunks Myth That You Can't Sell Your Home In Today's Market !! - 07/15/08 08:26 AM
CAN'T SELL YOUR HOME IN TODAY'S MARKET?? THEN YOU HAVEN'T HEARD. . .
DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN'T SELL YOUR HOME IN TODAY'S MARKET !!
 
IF YOUR HOME IS PRICED RIGHT...
...AND ACCOMPANIED BY A THOROUGH AND COMPETENT MARKETING PLAN
...THEN EVEN IN OUR CURRENT REAL ESTATE MARKET...


...YOUR HOME WILL SELL !!!
 

 

 
SALE PENDING. . . SALE PENDING. . . SALE PENDING. . . SALE PENDING. . . SALE PENDING. . .
This spectacular victorian farmhouse in Walnut Hill, Natick had more than 50 showings in the … (0 comments)

wellesley: South Natick Realtor John Prescott Brings Social Media Marketing Home! - 06/12/08 07:16 AM
 
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 Terrific interview with award winning South Natick realtor John Prescott regarding social media marketing. Mortgage pro Brian Brady quizzes John Prescott about the value of social media at the inaugural Bloodhoundblog Unchained Conference, brought to you by Zillow, in Phoenix. Tapped as the top metrowest real estate agent, John Prescott elaborates on the need for successful agents to stay on the cutting edge of web 2.0 technology. As the real estate industry continues to shake itself out, the need to use technology aggressively is de rigeur for agents wanting to maintain their competitive edge. John Prescott, … (0 comments)

wellesley: 2 Whitridge Road, South Natick Minutes to Wellesley Center! - 06/03/08 07:30 PM
2 Whitridge Road, South Natick                                                              $949,000
This luxury home is located in tony South Natick, just minutes from Wellesley Center!  A superb cul-de-sac location with an exquisite level yard, perfect for entertaining!
This stunning colonial is spacious and will meet your highest expectations.  AND it's a tremendous value!
2 Whitridge Road, South Natick represents a terrific opportunity for your real estate investment.
Call JOHN PRESCOTT 508 - 523 - 9252!
www.johnprescott.net
johnprescott2000@aol.com

front AGENT: John Prescott (781) 237-8070 CENTURY 21 Commonwealth An Equal Opportunity Company $949,000 2 Whitridge Rd Natick, MA 01760 4 bedroom - 2 bath - 1 … (0 comments)

wellesley: John Prescott Interview on Broker iptv.com - 06/01/08 03:03 PM

The link will bring you to John Prescott's interview from the Bloodhound Unchained Conference, brought to you by zillow.com
 

http://www.brokeriptv.com/john-prescott-aka-the-boston-kayak-guy-at-the-bloodhound-blog-conference
 
 
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wellesley: John Prescott Sets Traps on the Internet at Bloodhound Unchained Phoenix - 06/01/08 02:40 PM

 
Bloodhound Unchained debuted in May in Phoenix, and showcased a powerhouse roster of geeks and gurus who spent 3 days educating, prodding, and generally illuminating the nuts and bolts of social media marketing.
This Boston broker was mesmerized!  I've been toiling in the trenches for the past 14 years, and this world we labor in; it's a changin'!  Web sites, texting, youtube...this is just the tip of the iceberg of the way the internet is changing the real estate industry.  But it's tough to stay on top of an ever evolving, ever changing compendium of digital enhancements.
What works?  … (1 comments)

wellesley: Custom Search - 05/30/08 04:38 AM
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wellesley: Sounds of Summer...the Jackhammers have Begun ! - 05/26/08 06:55 AM
Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer in many communities across the nation - especially beach towns.

 
And so it begins. . . in Long Beach, Newport Beach, and the other shore towns in the O.C.; from Rocky Point to Padre Island; the gulf shores of Alabama to the picture perfect coastal towns of Destin, Seaside, and WaterColor.  In Panama City Beach and Cape San Blas; on Hilton Head and Kiawah Island; Jekyll Island and Amelia Island; the outer banks of North Carolina, right on to the eastern shore and the Hamptons; from Cape Cod to Cape Ann; … (0 comments)

wellesley: Getting Started - 05/25/08 07:15 PM
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wellesley: Getting Started - 05/25/08 02:40 PM
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Happy Memorial Day !
It's a beautiful day and a great time to remember the contributions of all those who've helped to make this country great!
To those individuals who've hailed from Natick, Wellesley, and the other Metrowest communities, we acknowledge and appreciate their contributions, and thank them sincerely.
To all you fellow real estate professionals, I thank you for your many gestures of support, and I ask for your understanding, as I try to learn how to get myself up and running.
Enjoy!
 
John Prescott
BostonKayakGuy  
 


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wellesley: Beach Boys - 05/24/08 02:06 PM

 
I love the ocean.  I love real estate, but I LOVE the ocean.
All my life, I've marked each important milestone with a song by the Beach Boys.  I left Wellesley High behind, to "Graduation Day."  I enjoyed my summers to the sounds of "Fun, Fun, Fun," I whiled away many a monent to  "California Girls;" and I knew I'd met the girl who'd become my wife as we cruised off the coast of Long Beach to the tune of "Sloop John B."
 
Well,  my home town became the scene of many of  my lifelong fantasies when the … (3 comments)

 
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