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Save the Date for the 2018 Wellesley Kitchen & Home Tour May 5th

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Feels Like Home Concert on April 29th to Benefit Family Promise Metrowest

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On Sunday, April 29th, Family Promise Metrowest is again partnering with Concerts From The Heart for a special Feels like Home concert featuring Laura Vecchione, a “bluesy songstress” the Boston Globe claimed, “is all ours.” All proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise Metrowest, a community response to family homelessness.

The Feels like Home reception and performance will take place in TCAN’s historic firehouse building at 14 Summer Street in Natick, starting with a 5:30pm reception with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar, followed by a full band performance at 7:00pm. Tickets are available now for $35 at www.natickarts.org.

Following the success of last year’s event, singer-songwriter Laura Vecchione will once again merge music with a mission. She will take the stage with Adonis Martin (piano), Raleigh Green (guitar), Richard Gates (bass), Jamaal Shoffner (drums), and Dionne Shoffner (background and accompanying vocals), to deliver an uplifting and inspiring performance.

“Last year, Laura’s ability to weave our mission with her own personal storytelling had a visible impact on the audience,” said Carole Brodrick, Director of Development at Family Promise Metrowest. “Not only did we sell out 250 tickets, but we received additional donations at the end of the night.”

Family Promise Metrowest is a local nonprofit that empowers families to move from homelessness to independence. With 50 local congregations, over 3000 volunteers, and support from the community, Family Promise provides shelter, meals, job assistance, and professional case management to families in crisis. Most recently, Family Promise purchased a new building in Natick for its families and staff and launched a LIFE program for eviction prevention.

“I am beyond impressed by how much Family Promise Metrowest does to address the issue of family homelessness,” said Laura Vecchione. “Their model symbolizes the best of what we can do together as a society. I am humbled and grateful to be sharing the stage for such a worthy cause with a diverse group of talented musicians.”

Master Gardeners

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One day a woman walks into a cubby-hole office at The Gardens of Elm Bank with a little terrarium. Inside, wrapped around a stick, is a two-inch weevil-like worm. She suspects that the jointed, ivory-colored creature has something to do with the sawdust at the base of her rhododendron.

Just another case for the botanical Sherlock Holmes of the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, which operates a help line based at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley, among many other activities.

“It was the most disgusting worm I’ve ever seen,” said Dianna Kanter of Wellesley, who became a certified Master Gardener two years ago. But that didn’t stop Kanter from pursuing the case.

Read more in the Digital Edition of the Spring 2018 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine.