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Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has appointed longtime financial services branding and marketing executive Jennifer Halloran as head of Brand and Advertising.  Halloran, a Wellesley native, is based in Boston and will oversee the collaborative development and implementation of the company’s brand marketing, community responsibility, digital content, and social engagement initiatives. In her new role she will also be responsible for managing the deployment of the MassMutual brand strategy as well as in the company’s community engagement efforts.  Visit www.massmutual.com.

William LoVerme, M.D., at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C., now offers patients the brand new BTL Exilis Ultra™ machine, which is a revolution in skin tightening. It is the first non-invasive aesthetic device to simultaneously transmit radio frequency and ultrasound energy. By combining energies, the delivered therapy is safer and more comfortable, with consistent results for a wide variety of patients of various ages, body mass index, and skin type.  For more information, visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com or call 781.263.0011.

Longtime Wellesley resident Margaret Boles Fitzgerald was recently honored with the Salvation Army’s Others Award for her generous and selfless service to the community and to “others” in need. Fitzgerald has been a member of The Salvation Army’s Massachusetts State Board of Advisors since 1998 and chairs its communications committee.  She also serves as Chair of the Board of the Henry Luce Foundation, with oversight of $30 million in international grant making, and she is a member of the board of Brookline Bank.

Karen Newman of Pentimento Interiors was awarded the Silver 2016 Prism Award for “Best Kitchen Renovation” of the Roger Babson house in Wellesley along with Design Associates. Combining elegant features such as a vintage 40-inch alabaster light fixture, floor to ceiling custom cabinetry, luxurious two-inch Cararra marble slabs, and natural brass hardware, the kitchen is a statement in both design and function, while honoring the original details of its 1920’s architectural plans. For more information about Pentimento Interiors, visit www.pentimentointeriors.com or call 617.840.4204.

Drs. Ali of Wellesley Dental Group have recently acquired the T-Scan Novus technology, which digitally records occlusal, or bite analysis.  It works on a diagnostic and preventative level by identifying bite discrepancies before they adversely impact the teeth.  It also has restorative applications, making sure that all dental work is in complete harmony with one’s bite, increasing the lifespan of any crown, bridge, or implant.

Medi Tresse recently announced that Dr. Mark DiStefano and Diana Gallerani, NP have joined its medical team.  Dr. DiStefano brings over 20 years of experience as the preeminent hair restoration specialist in New England, and is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, as well as the International Board of Hair Restoration surgery. Gallerani has an extensive medical background as both a registered nurse and nurse practitioner for almost 10 years.  Visit www.meditresse.com.

In June, Dana Hall School in Wellesley will host its Girls’ Summer Leadership Program for girls who have completed eighth grade. The seven-day, six-night residential program offers specially-designed workshops and activities to help girls find the tools they need to navigate the transition to high school with confidence and self-awareness. Now accepting applications for the 2017 session (June 24-30). Find out more at www.danahall.org/gslp.

Christopher Dallmus of Design Associates, Cambridge and Nantucket is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Gold Prism award for the “Best Detached Home of 2,500 to 5,000 Square Feet” at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado and the Silver for the “Best Kitchen Remodel over $200,000 of the Kitchen, Family Room, and Mudroom” at the historic Roger Babson residence in Wellesley. To see photos, please visit the 2016 Gold and Silver Prism Award Winning Projects at http://www.design-associates.com/home.

Elaine Bannigan, owner of Pinnacle Residential Properties, announced that Teri Adler is the company’s top agent for the ninth consecutive year.  “Teri is one of the most talented and skilled real estate professionals in New England as evidenced by her stunning sales results and the overwhelmingly positive testimonials she receives from her clients,” Bannigan said.  Adler is an area native and received her MBA from Babson College. She and her family currently live in Wellesley.  To reach Teri, call 617.306.3642.

Beginning in early 2017, J. Todd Galleries will be showing the work of famed Boston expressionist painter Giovanni DeCunto.  DeCunto’s bold, expressive works are both visually and intellectually engaging and sure to catch the eye of passersby when they see them in the gallery’s windows at 572 Washington Street in Wellesley.  The gallery plans to further bolster its offerings of more contemporary artists and will continue to showcase the traditional and transitional artists for whom they are best known. For more information, please visit www.jtodd.com.

Forever Young Laser & Skin Center, located at 204 Worcester Street in Wellesley, is now offering Profound, a revolutionary energy-based facial treatment.  Profound is designed to create new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin smooth and elastic.  The treatment dramatically improves aging skin without surgery, fillers, or toxins.  To learn more about Profound and Forever Young’s other skin care options, visit www.frvryoung.com or call 781.431.2110.

Needham Bank announced that Wellesley resident Bill Darcey has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. In addition to his work with Needham Bank, Darcey is the president and chief executive officer of Provider Group Insurance.  He is also the treasurer of Wellesley Youth Hockey, was a coach for Wellesley lacrosse and baseball teams, and is a governor for Wellesley Country Club. Needham Bank, with a location on 458 Washington Street in Wellesley, is member FDIC and SIF.

For 90 years, local realtors have chosen M. Annis Home Enhancement to help prepare homes before they’re listed for sale with window, gutter, and roof cleaning and other home repair needs.  The company has recently received many awards including an Angie’s List “A+ Super Service” award, “Pulse of the City Best Company,” BBB A+ rated “No Complaints” award, and a “Best Pick Reports” company. Visit www.manniswindows.com.

On March 29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., psychotherapist and author Lynn Lyons will lead a workshop called “Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: How to Stop the Worry Cycle at Home and School.” Lyons will teach seven concrete strategies that normalize worry and help families respond and react to worry in a different way. This event will be held at Charles River School in Dover, an independent PreK-8 school, located in Dover.  It is open to the community and free of charge.  Visit www.charlesriverschool.org.

Dean Poritzky, principal and license partner at Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is delighted to announce the addition of six new advisors to the shop including: Sari Coduri, Jen Cubell, Jennifer Lozada, Rob MacLeod, Keith Magnus, and Paige McVay. Engel & Völkers is the leading international real estate firm based in Hamburg, Germany and nationally in New York City. Further expanding its rapidly growing footprint in New England, the new shop is located at One Abbott Street in Wellesley Square.

Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design, Inc. was thrilled to participate in the Concord Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 3 to benefit the Concord Museum. She decorated a grand Craftsman home with rustic and organic Christmas décor including abundant fresh greens, birch logs, flowers, colorful fruit, burlap, and pinecones to bring a festive feel to the home. Barbara especially loved creating the dining room table setting with a fresh floral arrangement, antique china, and a limed-oak candelabra.

Dave Schofield has joined Wellesley’s Deland, Gibson Insurance, bringing with him many years of insurance sales and entrepreneurial experience.  In other news, Deland, Gibson’s Alexis Kimball won the 2016 James O. Herrick Jr. Memorial Young Agent of the Year Award.  Each year, the award is presented to a young independent insurance agent who “demonstrates a commitment to the industry and their insurance education by going above and beyond in their agency and community.”  For more information, please visit www.delandgibson.com.

Krauss Dermatology offers innovative, non-surgical options to gain a more contoured neck.  CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat.  Kybella ® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.  Krauss Dermatology can custom fit a treatment to meet your specific needs. Come see which option is best for you.  Call 617.416.3500 or email cosmetics@kraussderm.com.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recognized at the 2016 PRISM Awards.  His Colonial Charm Residence was awarded two Gold Awards and one Silver by the Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association of Greater Boston for excellence in renovation, historic renovation, and kitchen design.  For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Gregory Lombardi Design recently completed the landscape architecture at the Woods Hole Golf Club clubhouse. While historically focused on residential estates in the Greater Boston area, the firm’s recent acquisition of Bill Madden, a seasoned landscape architect with numerous award-winning projects, has allowed the firm to grow in new directions.  Madden is leading his design studio with a focus on country clubs and resorts, civic open spaces, and corporate landscapes.

Betsy Kessler was Rutledge Properties’ Top Producer for 2016.  Now beginning her 19th year at Rutledge, Kessler has been the top listing agent since 2008.  Kessler grew up in Wellesley, attended Hunnewell and Dana Hall Schools, and still lives here today.  She uses her lifelong knowledge of Wellesley to help her clients make informed decisions when purchasing a home.  For more information, visit www.betsykessler.com or call 781.235.4663.

Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Architecture and Interiors received the 2016 Pinnacle Merit Award for the restoration and design of 9 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. The highly coveted Pinnacle awards are given to projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone. Built in 1861, 9 Commonwealth Avenue is a seven-story French Academic style townhouselocated steps away from the historic Boston Public Garden. The firm is led by John Meyer, Jr., AIA, LEED AP and Laura Brooks Meyer, IIDA. Visit www.meyerandmeyerarchitects.com.

Meadowbrook Day Camp will be hosting an open house on Sunday, March 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Drop in to take a tour of the wonderful camp facilities, gyms, and pools and ask questions of Director Dan Hanlon.  Children are welcome to come with their parents. Meadowbrook Day Camp opens June 26, 2017, runs through August 18, and is for kids 4.6 to 12.6 years of age. Teen Adventure programs are also available. For more information, visit http://daycamp.meadowbrook-ma.org.

Lisa Abeles, Wellesley resident and president of Abeles & Associates Architects, Inc., is happy to announce that her full-service firm is now including landscape design for their architectural clients. “The fact of life in New England is that a lot of our landscape appreciation is enjoyed from the inside looking out,” Abeles notes. “The architecture and landscape need to be fully integrated from the beginning of the design process, incorporating composed views from each window.”

Bella Santé in Wellesley, Lexington, and Boston is adding four new facials to the spa’s treatment menu: a plumping Moisturizing Facial to detoxify and plump, an Anti-Pollution Facial designed to counteract the destructive effects of pollution, an Illumination Facial  for hyperpigmentation and age spots, and a Youth Revealing Facial for instant results of firm, smooth skin. All facials are between 50 and 80 minutes long. To book an appointment, please call 617.424.9930. Visit Bella Santé in Wellesley at 190 Linden Street and online at www.BellaSante.com.

On April 12, The Chestnut Hill School will host its annual spring open house from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. There will be an opportunity to tour the school and to speak with faculty, administrators, trustees, current families, and students. Please call 617.264.1342 for more information. There is no need to RSVP.

Principals Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon of real estate powerhouse Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS), welcome seasoned brokers Annie Bauman and Sandy B. Tobin–in addition to The Pearlstein Team–to the company’s roster of experienced associates who will soon be working out of BMS’ new Needham office at 936 Great Plain Avenue. With the addition of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.’s Needham location, the company’s roster size will exceed 100 sales associates in 2017.

Patrick Ahearn, FAIA has recently been awarded eight PRISM Awards hosted by Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and five BRICC Awards hosted by Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and links to social media.

Neiman Marcus Natick hosted a holiday-inspired cosmetics runway event called Project Beauty on November 19.  Neiman Marcus Special Events Manager Chuck Steelman flew in from Dallas to emcee the show and nine cosmetic and fragrance lines participated. Even Santa made a guest appearance down the runway.  Following the show that was funded by Master Card, attendees enjoyed an after party which included  a photo booth, makeovers, skincare consultations,  refreshments, and more.  Attendees also relaxed in the Master Card Lounge which housed the Lalique Trunk Show.

Royal Barry Wills Associates, Architects has moved its main office to Wellesley.  The 91-year-old firm, led by Jessica and Douglas Wills-Lipscomb, designs traditional homes for the Wellesley and Weston communities as well as Cape Cod and mid-coast Maine.  The firm’s new office is located at 318R Washington Street.  The firm was recently recognized by Ocean Home Magazine as one of the Top 50 Coastal Architects of 2016.

In celebration of their ninth anniversary in Wellesley, FLX Training is debuting a brand-new lineup to show how your workout can be the best part of the day.   Clients can now experience their diverse culture, professionalism, and lightheartedness through an unlimited group personal training membership, “FLX’D;” a couples program; and FIERCE, a women’s only monthly health challenge.   All options at FLX allow clients to sweat and smile with people who feel like family.  FLX Training is located at 443 Worcester Street in Wellesley.  Visit  www.flxtraining.com .

Jesamondo Salon & Spa continues to flourish and expand and has added three new members to its staff: Diane Gable, master stylist and colorist; Ryan Marion, master stylist and balayage expert; and Heather Ericson, massage therapist. Each individual brings numerous years of experience and a long roster of skills to the salon and the staff is honored to have them join their incredible team. Check out what’s new at Jesamondo for the spring and visit www.jesamondo.com.

Trove, located at 542 Boston Post Road in Weston, recently held a trunk show for Ray Griffiths, one of the world’s most gifted jewelry designers.  Griffiths creates exquisite gold crownwork settings that reflect his early training fabricating the intricate substrata of tiaras and crowns.  Based in New York City, the Australian-born designer has been creating timelessly elegant jewelry for more than thirty years, and his technical skills can be seen in his signature collections as well as custom pieces.  For more information, visit www.raygriffiths.com.

Cutting Edge Homes is pleased to announce that they will again serve as a Gold Sponsor for Boston Design Week, March 29 – April 9, 2017. This will be the fourth year for the 12-day citywide festival, which in 2016 had 80+ events throughout greater Boston and attracted an estimated 11,000 participants. “This festival brings together the design community, and we are honored to be involved again this year,” remarks Sean Cutting, president of Cutting Edge Homes. For more information visit www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com or call 508.435.1280.

Alba Boutique is thrilled to announce the opening of their third location at 22 Church Street in Wellesley.  Alba features an assortment of contemporary and chic women’s apparel and accessories.  The store made its mark in fashion in New Jersey in 2013, and now founder Jeanna Bruno has teamed up with Boston native Kate Phelan to bring more than two decades of industry experience and style to Church Square.  Alba offers monthly events and trunk shows with global designers and serves chilled champagne every Saturday.  Follow the Alba journey via Instagram @albaboutique.

In order to better serve her clients, Gabrielle Clemens, CDFA, has opened an office at the UBS branch in Wellesley Office Park, located at 55 William Street, 3rd floor. As an Elite Woman Financial Advisor recognized by Barron’s, Clemens attended the Barron’s Top 100 Women Advisors conference in Palm Beach.  She obtained the UBS Wealth Advisor designation, which is offered to a select group of successful advisors to handle complex wealth management solutions for individuals, families, and corporate entities.  Visit www.ubs.com.

Pinnacle Residential Properties is pleased to announce that top-producing agent Lisa Curlett has created a new logo and redesigned her website:  www.homesalesbylisa.com. Not only is her website now easier to navigate, it’s also packed with important and interesting information for consumers. Lisa has more than 14 years in the real estate business and has lived in Weston for more than 18 years. To speak with her about buying or selling a home, please contact her at lcurlett@pinnaclehouses.com or visit www.homesalesbylisa.com.

Sea-Dar Construction recently won a PRISM award from the Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association of Greater Boston for a home renovation they completed in Wellesley.   The firm was also named Best of Boston this year and received the Home Builders Association of Cape Cod’s BRICC award for their building and renovation projects on Cape Cod.  This award-winning builder is now focusing on their Cape and Islands service group, which can prepare or renovate summer properties in time for the warmer months.  For more information, visit www.seadar.com or call 508.419.7372.

Boston Home magazine acknowledged Dayton Home in its 2017 Best of Boston issue, adding to the company’s 2016 Wicked Local Readers Choice award and the 2013 Best of Boston endorsement.  Although the retail showroom closed in mid-January, the interior design services continue with DH Design.  In early spring, DH Design will open an interior design studio in Concord and see clients by appointment.  Email design@Dayton-Home.com for more information.

Kathryn Russo, NP, has partnered with Destination Beauty MedSpa in Framingham tooffer the most up-to-date therapies in anti-aging and beauty. Her favorites right now are IV vitamins, Bioidentical Hormones Replacement therapy, and platelet rich plasma. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit her at www.dbmedspa.com or call 508.879.2222.

Di Antonio/ Boston Platinum & Diamonds of Newton, a full-service jewelry store specializing in gold, platinum, and diamond jewelry for over 25 years, announces a new line of handmade jewelry by artist and designer April Chestnut.  Chestnut has worked with Anthony DiAntonio on numerous projects and designs, and learned metalwork from DiAntonio while working as an apprentice.  All of her pieces are handmade and signed one-of-a-kind productions inspired by the Art Nouveau style. Follow DiAntonio on Instagram at Bostonplatinum and on Facebook at DiAntonio/Boston Platinum & Diamonds.

Dr. Touradj Ameli was invited by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry® to speak at the 2016 Southern Districts Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida about the science and practice of implant dentistry. His eye-opening presentation mainly focused on the effect of poorly designed dental implant treatments on overall health leading to other diseases, including cancer and diabetes. To learn more about dental implants, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Ameli by calling 781.237.1190.

The North Suburban Chamber of Commerce (NSCC) recently honored Wellesley resident Gail Fine at with the NSCC Spirit Award recognizing outstanding leadership for her work at the nonprofit organization, the Ellie Fund, which provides support for both patients undergoing breast cancer treatment and their families. Fine’s leadership at the Ellie Fund has had tremendous impact on the organization’s ability to care for its network of breast cancer patients and their families. Fine was promoted to executive director in March 2015. For more information, visit www.elliefund.org.

Premier Dental Group of Wellesley, P.C. announced that they now offer impressionless dentistry with the Trios Scanner, a digital imaging system.  This system enables the dentists to create high-quality impressions without patients experiencing an unpleasant taste or gagging.  The dentists’ group is also now participating with Cigna dental insurance in order to expand access to dental care and to better serve the community.  They will continue to be in-network providers with Delta Dental of MA and BC/BS of MA.  For more information, visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com or call 781.237.3031.

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, the number one family-owned real estate company in the Northeast that also has offices in Florida, has announced a freshening of the firm’s brand, including next-generation branding along with launches of state-of-the-art technology tools and promotional publications.  Among the additions are RaveisEscapes.com, a digital, interactive lifestyle magazine and property showcase; and Raveis 365, a powerful, digital portal developed in partnership with Microsoft to assist the agency’s 4,000 real estate agents.  To learn more, visit www.raveis.com.

Scandia Kitchens is continuing its partnership and expanding its presence with Clarke, the New England distributor of Subzero, Wolf, and Asko. Scandia Kitchens has completed its displays in the new Boston showroom located in the Seaport District and is currently installing a new substantial display in the Milford showroom. The factory/showroom is located just five minutes from the Clarke Milford location, making it convenient for their clients to visit both showrooms to plan their dream kitchens. For more information, visit www.scandiakitchens.com or call 508.966.0300.

The Wellesley STEM Expo 2017 will be held on April 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  High school students will be hosting a “hack-a-thon” for 6th through 12th graders where participants will use App Inventor to create an android application to solve a local problem.  All students are encouraged to enter the STEM Sustainability Challenge and submit a drawing, story, poem, video, or essay that portrays their vision of renewable energy.  Please visit www.wellesleyeducation.org to learn more and for scholarship and exhibitor opportunities.  

Elizabeth Renee Esthetics is celebrating 25 years of providing clients with a wide variety of the latest solutions for beautiful skin.  More new treatments are on the way for 2017 including CryoClear Freeze Treatment for age spots, sun spots, and skin tags.  The Skin Sculpting Microcurrent Treatment tones, tightens, and lifts tired skin.  And the LED Light Treatment calms redness and strengthens sensitive skin.  Visit Elizabeth Renee Esthetics at 26 Grove Street in Wellesley or call 781.237.SKIN (7546) to schedule an appointment.

Posies of Wellesley is celebrating two years in its new location at 158 E. Central Street in Natick, just before Jesamondo.   Owned and operated by Margaret Becla, Posies offers the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by friendly and prompt service. The dedicated staff will always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.  Posies will liven up any birthday party with a festive bouquet with local and nationwide delivery.  For more information, visit www.posiesofwellesley.com or call 781.237.9669.

The Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) Dispute Resolution recently welcomed Wellesley resident Eliane Markoff to REBA’s Dispute Resolution panel of neutrals.  With a high emotional intelligence, Markoff brings creative solutions to workplace conflicts.  She has mediated business disputes within corporations, employment conflicts, and conflicts among family members over will and estate contests.  Visit www.disputeresolution.net.

North Hill has hired Janice Masi as executive director of a new “Home and Community Based Services” (HCBS) division. Masi comes to North Hill, Massachusetts’ leading senior community, with three decades of experience in healthcare operations. Masi’s role will be to launch several new HCBS initiatives. HCBS brings the opportunities and services once available only to residents living at North Hill’s campus out to adults aged 55 or higher living within a 20-mile radius of Needham. Visit www.NorthHill.org.

CENTURY 21 Commonwealth, a leading resource for home buyers and sellers throughout Eastern Massachusetts, announced the opening of their new office in Needham at 1060 Great Plain Avenue. The Needham location signals a return to a community which is important to the business and its partners. CENTURY 21 founding partners George Patsio and Nick Patsio are 30-year Needham residents, and Needham sales manager Bill Dermody has also lived in the community for many years. For more information, please visit www.commonmoves.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gabrielle Clemens has partnered with Wellesley estate planning attorneys Imelda Monaghan and Rebecca MacGregor of Wilchins, Cosentino & Friend to offer the Savvy Women’s Series, a sequence of financial and legal educational talks at the Sara Campbell flagship store on Linden Street in Wellesley.  An event is scheduled for December 7 at 7:00 pm. These events are complimentary and women from all communities are welcome.  RSVP to gabrielle.clemens@ubs.com.

Dr. Geoffrey Burns is pleased to announce that Renaissance Family Medicine of Wellesley will be exclusively offering concierge medical care to patients effective January 5, 2017.  Formerly the Associate Chair of Family Medicine at Newton- Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Burns has been practicing medicine for over 16 years before creating his own private practice. Dr. Burns has been awarded Boston magazine’s “Top Doc in Family Medicine”in 2014 and 2015.  Please call 781.235.4088 and visit www.rfmofwellesley.com.

Interior Designer Susan Dearborn, a Wellesley native and longtime resident, has moved her office to Wayland. Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service firm working with clients on building, remodeling, design, and décor projects. Dearborn has found a new niche helping her clients with relocation and downsizing.  Her portfolio on Houzz.com recently earned a badge for 500 viewers saving photos of her rooms. The firm is an 18-year honorary Better Business Bureau member and has an “A” rating on Angie’s List.  Visit www.dearborndesign.com.

Anthony Faniants, master jeweler and founder of Boston Platinum & Diamonds, announces the opening of Di Antonio in Newton Center. This full-service location specializes in custom hand fabrications of platinum and gold jewelry. Faniants is best known for his classically inspired and intricate detailing of engagement and couture fashion rings. The company’s slogan, “For you and no one else,” acknowledges the continued commitment to deliver one-of-a-kind pieces to clients for over 25 years.  For more information, email Bostonplatinum@comcast.net .

Principals Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon, of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., just announced plans to open a Needham location of their real estate firm, which already has offices in Wellesley and Weston. The company’s third office, located on Great Plain Avenue in Needham, is set to open its doors in late October, 2016. BMS is also proud to announce the addition of Noah and Lisa Pearlstein, Needham’s current #1 sales team, to its team of 85 brokers.

Don’t miss the Ray Griffiths Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, December 8 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm with champagne; Friday, December 9 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; and on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Trove, located at 542 Boston Post Road in Weston Center.  Meet the designer and view his exquisite masterpieces created by hand using the finest materials and gemstones.  Trove features beautiful home furnishings and gifts, a wedding and gift registry, one-of-a-kind clothing items, and other luxuries and rarities from around the globe.  For more information, call 781.642.0484 or email info@troveboutique.com.

Coach Derith Cass of FLX Training launched FIERCE, a women’s fitness program, in September.  FIERCE offers a comprehensive approach to wellness through unique classes, flexible eating plans, behavior coaching, accountability in and out of class, and team support.  FIERCE can be experienced in individual classes and through a two- to four-week program, both designed to lean you out and empower your mind.  Classes/programs are held at FLX Training located at 443 Worcester Street in Wellesley.  Visit www.fiercebychoice.com for the class schedule.

The Lagassé Group Custom Builders is pleased to announce that Renata Corrales and Maxim Willwerth have joined the company as assistant project managers.  Corrales joins the firm from ARCO Design and Build, where she served as an assistant project manager, and Willwerth was previously with Brooks & Hill Custom Builders, where he was employed as an assistant project manager and estimator.

A stunning residential home built by Sanford Custom Builders under the direction of Marc Kaplan appears on the cover of 2017 Boston Design Guide’s 20th anniversary issue.  Sanford Custom Builders also appears on the fall 2016 cover of New England Home magazine with a feature article called “A Tree Grows in Brookline.”

Losing weight can be tough. But the Medical Weight Loss program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a member of Lahey Health, can help you win the battle. The Lahey team will design a custom program that can help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your quality of life. You will benefit from the expertise of medical doctors and professionals including dietitians, nurses and psychologists. For more information, visit www.Lahey.org/medicalweightloss or call 781.744.2000.

Bill Raveis, chairman and chief executive officer of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, congratulated Christine Norcross of Christine Norcross & Partners on her 2015 accomplishments. Norcross and her team were awarded: #10 Team in the Company-Sales Volume, #4 Sales Team in Massachusetts-Sales Volume, #6 Team in Massachusetts-Closed Units, and Chairman’s Elite Club Member. The awards ceremony took place at The Event 2016, the annual William Raveis convention held at Mohegan Sun in March.

 Premier Dental Group of Wellesley, P.C., located at 372 Washington Street, now offers impressionless dentistry.  With the Trios Scanner, a digital imaging system, high quality impressions can be created without causing an unpleasant taste or gagging.  Premier Dental has also signed on with Cigna Dental Insurance in order to expand access to dental care and to better serve the community.  Currently they are in-network providers with Delta Dental of MA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA.  For more information, please call 781.237.3031 or visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com.

Charles River Wine Cellars is pleased to announce the opening of its new showroom located at 220 Norfolk Street in Walpole.  Charles River Wine Cellars specializes in the design and construction of custom wine cellars and is thrilled to welcome design/build professionals and homeowners interested in creating a unique and beautiful environment for their wine collection.  To arrange a visit to the showroom, or for more information, please call 508.660.2502 or visit www.charlesriverwinecellars.com.

The Rivers School, an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for grades 6 to 12, located in Weston, will offer two evening admissions receptions in January. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend either the Upper School reception (for students entering grades 9 to 11) on January 5 or the Middle School reception (for students entering grades 6 to 8) on January 10. Both events will run from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Campus Center. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 339.686.2253.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is pleased to announce the opening of its 18th location, Mass. Eye and Ear, Wellesley, located at 65 Walnut Street. Led by Medical Director, Samir Bhatt, M.D., the new practice provides a full range of ear, nose, and throat services for children and adults, including a full audiology (hearing care) center. Dr. Bhatt is joined by Drs. Maynard Hansen, Brian Park, Mark Rounds, Gillian Diercks, and Audiologist Maryann Heider. To learn more, visit www.MassEyeAndEar.org/Wellesley or call 617.630.1699.

The McGlynn, Clinton & Hall Insurance Agency is the place to drop off your Toys for Tots donation. When holiday shopping this season, try to remember those who are less fortunate.  It’s so much fun to buy a toy, especially when it may go to a child who is homeless.  Help share some joy to children this holiday season and bring your new, unwrapped toys to McGlynn, Clinton & Hall Insurance, 325 Boston Post Road, Unit 4, Sudbury.  Please call 978.443.6530 or email pmcglynn@mchinsure.com for more information.

On March 29, Charles River School will host Lynn Lyons for her presentation “Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: How to Stop the Worry Cycle at Home and School.” Lyons is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and the author of three books on children and anxiety. This event is open to the public.  Visit www.charlesriverschool.org for more information. Families interested in learning more about Charles River School may attend information sessions, taking place December 2, January 6 and February 10 from 9:00 to 10:30 am.

Pam Kubbins, owner of Pam’s Pashminas and Exotic Scarves, is launching an artist-inspired collection based on her collaboration with the nationally known artist Carol Wallace (www.carolwallace.com).  Kubbins has transposed Wallace’s original “Wild Roses” watercolor onto gorgeous pieces of organic cotton and will be featuring this collection of wearable art at the upcoming Wellesley Marketplace and on her website at www.pamspashminas.com.

AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring is excited to announce the winner of their first ever Dream Room Makeover contest. Follow @AJRoseCarpeting on Facebook and @AJRoseFlooring on Twitter to see how the room of one lucky Boston area resident is completely transformed with thousands of dollars in flooring from AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring. Visit them at one of their three convenient locations in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus or online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Olympic show jumping veteran Greg Best will join Dana Hall School’s Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center as a full-time trainer, beginning in May 2017. He will take over for Cookie DeSimone, who has been Dana Hall’s trainer-in-residence since the 1970s. A two-time silver medalist at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Best spends much of his time traveling and teaching clinics all over the world. Dana Hall will host the Summer Training Academy with Greg Best in summer 2017.  Visit www.danahall.org for more information.

Btone, located at 89 Central Street in Wellesley, is now offering Megaformer workouts, designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the body quickly and safely while reducing stress on the joints and connective tissue. The machine is designed to cater to both upper body and lower body muscle groups using a system of springs and pulleys. Btone is rapidly expanding, and the newest location will be opening this spring at The Street in Chestnut Hill.  For more information, visit www.btonefitness.com.

Coldwell Banker Wellesley congratulates Sales Associate and Wellesley resident Melissa Dailey for ranking among the nation’s top real estate professionals based on sales volume. With more than $91 million in sales volume in 2015, Dailey was ranked No. 147 in the U.S. by REAL Trends. In addition, she has ranked No. 6 in Massachusetts for sales volume closed in 2015 and No. 34 in the state for transaction sides.

Peter Holland of Riverstone Custom Builders (RCB), is enjoying the current phenomenon occurring in his spec homes turned custom builds. Nine of the last ten RCB homes have pre-sold allowing the buyers, architects, and designers to put their own spin on his craft. This has resulted in some new, bold design ideas and trends. For the latest photos, go to Instagram or Facebook, Riverstone Custom Builders.  For more information, call 617.504.0943 or visit www.RiverstoneCustom.com.

Bonsoir Fine Linens has moved and is now located at 180 Linden Street next to Pinkberry.  Bonsoir is the place to shop for bed and bath products as well as home décor and gift items.  Choose from a fine selection of top-of-the-line home essentials including luxury bed linens and quality down comforters to enhance your life and make your bedroom a beautiful sanctuary.   Bonsoir also has an extensive table linen collection in both Egyptian cotton and linen.  For more information, visit www.bonsoirfinelinens.com.

Mortgage Equity Partners has hired Mark Lance as new director of sales.  Lance has more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage business and will be in charge of helping the sales people in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Florida.  Lance’s primary role will be to further educate the sales force and create efficiencies in the loan process.  Craig Tanny, manager of the Newton office, congratulates Lance on joining Mortgage Equity Partners.  For more information, contact Tanny at ctanny@meploans.com.

Join IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for an EF Collection trunk show.  Using 14-karat gold handset with diamonds and precious stones, EF Collection brings covetable and essential pieces of fine jewelry to the modern woman to mix, match, layer, and stack for stunning combinations of elegance.  Attendees will receive 15 to 25 percent off trunk show purchases.  The more you spend the more you save.  For more information, please visit www.trustyourimpulse.com.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently featured in Boston Home magazine.  His modern tradition kitchen was showcased as part of the publication’s annual kitchen design issue.   Gleysteen also saw his firm’s work achieve one million ideabook saves on the popular design website Houzz.com.  For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Wellesley resident and professional chef Lovell Chalmers has started a new business called Your Home Chef.  Chalmers specializes in planning and catering private, full-service home dinner parties that include event scheduling, menu consultation, set-up, grocery shopping, preparation, cooking, serving, and clean-up.  No matter what the event—small or large, casual or elegant–Your Home Chef can make it special and memorable. Let Chalmers take care of everything and have the time to enjoy your guests. For more information, visit www.yourhomechef.biz or email him at ChefLovell@yourhomechef.biz.

Cutting Edge Homes is proud to again be a Gold Sponsor for the second annual Boston Home Décor Show, the only show and sale of its kind in Boston. The show, to be held November 17 through 20, offers a mix of historic, modern, and contemporary furnishings; fine art; and design. A Thursday evening Gala Preview benefits Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) and local Boston partner organization Community Research Initiative (CRI). Visit www.BostonHomeDecorShow.com and www.thinkcuttingedge.com .

Weston residents and Kathryn Alphas Richlen, Rosemary McCready, and Paige Yates, sales associates with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Weston, were named to the 2016 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list, a ranking report that identifies the most productive real estate agents based on closed-transaction sides and sales volume. Richlen was ranked No. 12 in Massachusetts based on sales volume; McCready was ranked No. 27 in the state based on sales volume; and Yates was ranked No. 35 for sales volume.

The 1st Annual Bernie Moreno Companies Charity Golf Classic was recently held to benefit Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.  The event included a full day of golf with local celebrities, followed by a dinner hosted by Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots and actor/comedian Lenny Clark.  Bernie Moreno and Mercedes-Benz of Burlington proudly support quality health care in their community. The charity golf classic yielded $26,000 for Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces its first place “gold” wins for the region by Reader’s Choice Award for Best Hair Salon, Best Manicure/Pedicure, Best Day Spa/Massage, and Best Spray Tanning. They are honored to have won these accolades and thank their loyal customers for their support and nominations. With the holidays around the corner, it’s a great time to give a loved one the gift of beauty and health with a Jesamondo Gift Card.

Wellesley resident and local architect Patrick Ahearn, FAIA, recently received an International Design & Architecture Award in the “Residential £10 Million Plus” category for a home located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard overlooking Edgartown Harbor. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and links to social media.

Kelly McGuill Home, with clients in Wellesley and Weston, is delighted to announce that it has won The Best of Houzz for Service and Design for the third year in a row. The firm prides itself on being easy to work with and believes that the design process should be fun and not intimidating. They look forward to hearing from you. Call 508.850.9779 or visit www.kellymcguillhome.com.

Once again this year, Hometown Weekly Publications named Needham Bank the “Best Bank in the Region.” The regional award encompasses all the votes from Dover, Sherborn, Medfield, Needham, Westwood, Walpole, and Wellesley. Additionally, the bank was recognized as the best bank in four of its branch communities: Dover, Medfield, Needham, and Westwood. “We take tremendous pride in having strong ties with our community and supporting what matters most to our neighbors,” said Needham Bank CEO Mark Whalen.

Holiday shopping is in full swing at the Pine Straw shops this month.  Mark your calendar for December 6 when Pine Straw hosts its second Chan Luu Pop Up Shop.  Pine Straw, located at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley and at 1625 Beacon Street in Waban, has the best collection of holiday gifts yet and, as always, the store offers complimentary gift wrap and will ship anywhere for a nominal fee.   Pine Straw wishes everyone the best of holidays and a Happy New Year!  Visit www.livegivepinestraw.com.

The Wellesley Historical Society Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Frank Nemia as president. Nemia has been the treasurer of the society for the past several years. He plans to work with the staff and board to increase the Wellesley Historical Society’s presence in the community. A resident of Wellesley, Nemia recently retired from Ernst & Young and is presently an adjunct professor at Boston College and managing partner of FrancisNemiaAdvisors LLC.

Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank, announced that Charlie Willauer has been appointed as senior managing director.  In this role, Willauer will be responsible for driving the growth of the company’s continued expansion in the New England area. Willauer brings more than 20 years of experience as a trusted, seasoned advisor to families, business owners, non-profits and institutions.  Most recently he was a senior vice president and client advisor at Rockefeller & Company in Boston.  Visit www.wellesleybank.com.

Amazing Face, located at 277 Linden Street, Suite 206 in Wellesley, has just added more hours.  Celebrating 30 years in the medical field and working in aesthetics for more than 10 years, owner Mindy Barnard, RN BSN offers an individualized approach to making her clients look and feel amazing.  Barnard understands that everyone’s face is different as are their needs and works closely with clients to help them achieve their short- and long- term goals.  For more information, visit www.amazingface.com or call 781.820.4915.

ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Specialty Group, the most advanced dental office in Massachusetts with its modern, relaxing environment and its top board-certified dentists, welcomes Andrea Cedrone of Newton as their new dental nurse.  She has 25 years of experience working with the late dentist Lloyd Miller of Weston. Also, Stefanie Morena of Weston, who started as an intern, is now continuing as the practice’s patient liaison. For more information about their team and services, visit www.aridnw.com or call 781.237.1190.

Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Architecture and Interiors graced the cover of New England Home magazine’s fall 2016 issue.  The feature article, “A Tree Grows in Brookline” illustrates the design of a prominent new home in Brookline.  The firm also had a feature story in Design New England’s Fall 2016 issue called “Façade Lift,” portraying the historic renovation of 9 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay. The firm is led by John I. Meyer, Jr. AIA, LEED AP and Laura Brooks Meyer, IIDA.

Cathy Varetimos is celebrating her first year anniversary as the owner of Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley.  Varetimos has been in the cosmetic/skincare industry for over 20 years.  She and her staff of highly educated beauty stylists help customers with all of their beauty needs including makeup application services for special events as well as everyday lessons.  Shop a wide variety of makeup and skincare lines including Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier, Bare Minerals, Natura Bisse, Darphin, and Murad.  Visit www.beautyandmain.com.

The Russian School of Mathematics is excited to announce the opening of its newest branch in Weston this fall.  Their award-winning K-12 after school program is ranked “among the top 10 schools in the world for the 2016 CTY Talent Search” by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and has been helping children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop their skills since 1997.  For more information, visit www.russianschool.com.

Steward Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of medical director Dr. Janine Pardo, to SMG Weston Internal Medicine and Wellness Center, located at 134 South Street in Weston. Dr. Pardo is a primary care, preventive care, and wellness expert who specializes in healthcare for complete mental and physical well-being.  She works with patients to optimize their total health and longevity, preventing problems before they start.  Learn more at www.janinepardomd.com.

Lisa Abeles, Wellesley resident and president of Abeles & Associates Architects, Inc. is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary of the firm.  Winner of Best of Boston Home ™ for Best Living Room in 2014 and Best Library in 2015, the firm specializes in residential design of both new construction and renovations.  Fully integrating the architecture, interior design and landscape components of each project, the firm creates beautiful homes and happy clients.  Their work and the enthusiastic testimonials of their clients can be viewed on www.abelesandassociates.com

Leading area real estate professional Dean Poritzky announced the launch of his Engel & Volkers shop in Wellesley.  Partnering with Engel & Volkers, the leading international premium real estate firm based globally in Hamburg, Germany and nationally in New York City, Poritzky will be the license partner and principal of the firm’s newest United States shop.  “I’m excited to have this incredible opportunity to bring an exclusive global brand to Wellesley,” Poritzky said. For more information, contact Poritzky at dean.poritzky@evusa or call 781.248.6350.

On Saturday, December 3, Saint John School in Wellesley will host its annual Trees and Trimmings event.  The school’s parking lot will be filled with Christmas trees, evergreens, roping, and wreaths. Inside the school will be: custom decorated wreaths, boxwood trees, poinsettias, and other holiday decorating accessories for sale. Plus family photos with Santa, games for children, a bake shop, raffle, and more.   All proceeds will benefit Saint John School.  For more information, visit www.saintjohnschool.net or call 781.235.0300.

Visit Pageo and discover new jewelry pieces never seen before in the country.  Pageo displays a variety of artists within each showcase whose one-of-a-kind artistry ranges from traditional to modern. Clients enjoy putting unexpected pieces together to compliment their personal style and creativity.  Pageo has won numerous international, national, and local awards, including Best of Boston and Top 50 Jewelry Retailers (JTA) on numerous occasions.  Visit Pageo at 843 Beacon Street in Newton or call 617.964.4940 for more information.

Wellesley Bank, a premier bank and wealth management company, announced that William “Bill” Heald has joined as Senior Vice President of Deposit and Cash Management, marking the addition of a key new executive to the senior leadership team.  In his new role, Heald will lead the Deposit Servicing, Cash Management, and Retail Banking group, where he will continue to build on their distinctive service model and help accelerate positive momentum in new client acquisition and development. Visit www.wellesleybank.com.

Wellesley resident Lara Crawford is pleased to announce the latest collection of One Savvy Mother fashion accessories and gifts. Prepare for the upcoming holiday season with special paper jewelry, DIY doll kits, cozy English woolies, bespoke jewelry, gorgeous bags, and more for the girls, women, and men in your life. Give gifts that show your love of kin and earth. Shop their impeccably sourced collection at www.onesavvymother.com. Enter the code WWM10 for FREE next day delivery.

Bella Santé, with locations in Wellesley, Lexington, and Boston, is proud to announce the hiring of Cara Brackman, who will serve as the spa’s corporate esthetic director. Brackman will oversee the esthetic department, Bella Santé’s largest division, and will pioneer the spa’s first ever Esthetic Advisory Board, an initiative created to better improve and grow the already successful esthetics team. To book an appointment at Bella Santé, please call 617.424.9930 or visit the spa at 190 Linden Street in Wellesley.

Eastern Insurance President and CEO Hope Aldrich received the Sandra J. Pattie Distinguished Leadership Award at this year’s New England Women in Banking Conference in recognition of her outstanding professional achievements and exemplary role in the banking and financial services industry.  The fifth annual conference took place on October 21 and Aldrich, a Wellesley resident, was a keynote speaker.

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that Wellesley resident Dr. Stephen Ferzoco has been named as the organization’s chief of General Surgery. Dr. Ferzoco has worked at Atrius Health since 2006 when he joined its Dedham Medical Associates practice as a surgeon. As Chief, Dr. Ferzoco will lead the Surgical Department, which provides a complete range of general and specialty surgical care. The Department’s surgeons and their teams provide comprehensive diagnosis, management, and follow-up for the full spectrum of surgical needs.  Visit www.atriushealth.org.

Dr. Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, has appointed Dr. Amanda Gilvin as the Assistant Curator of Collections. Gilvin’s primary focus will be on the Davis Museum’s encyclopedic permanent holdings: she will participate in an active schedule of collections-based installations and temporary exhibitions, as well as produce related publications and programs.  Gilvin comes to the Davis Museum from Skidmore College, where she spent the last year as visiting assistant professor of African art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Harmon of Wellesley announces the launch of Sandy Sandwich Productions and John Harmon Photography. Sandy Sandwich Productions is a full-service production company specializing in promotional and event videography. Harmon has been creating video productions for years and loves the process of working with clients to tell their unique stories. John Harmon Photography creates professional images for individuals and families, with particular expertise in head shots for actors and professionals. Visit www.sandysandwichproductions.com or contact jharmonphotovideo@gmail.com.

Kertzman & Weil LLP kicked off the spring real estate season by welcoming more than 100 guests at a book signing event at Babson College. Nina MacLaughlin, local author and former reporter at The Boston Phoenix, read from her book Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter and autographed copies for attendees.  MacLaughlin shared her career transition from reporter to carpenter and guests had the opportunity to connect with others in the local market. 

Forever Young now has an option for men and women between the ages of 40 and 70 who would like to look younger and reduce sagging faces but aren’t ready for traditional cosmetic surgery. PDO threads offer a new approach to facial rejuvenation that is quickly gaining popularity.  The procedure is noninvasive, recovery is quick, and results are long lasting. Forever Young is located at 204 Worcester Road (Route 9) in Wellesley. To learn more, call 781.431.2110 or visit www.frvryoung.com.

Boston Private, a leading provider of fully integrated wealth management, trust, and private banking services, announced that Charles N. Nilsen has joined the company as senior vice president and national director of residential lending.  Nilsen brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry to his new role. As the national director of residential lending, his primary focus is managing mortgage growth and strategy for banking and wealth relationship development across Boston Private’s New England and California markets.

Los Angeles-based jewelry brand Spinelli Kilcolin makes its debut this fall at IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry, located at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley. Launched in 2010 and created from designer Yves Spinelli’s own desire for clean and architecturally aesthetic jewelry, the collection’s signature design of interconnected rings that stack is innovative and edgy in its simplicity. Visit IMPULSE and see for yourself what has every style editor buzzing: a must have for the jewelry aficionado. For more information, visit www.trustyourimpulse.com.

Carol Hudson of Carol Hudson Designs is celebrating her third year in business.  Carol is a master gardener who provides her clients with indoor floral arrangements and plants for special events and everyday beauty in the home and office.  She treats each arrangement as a work of art, combining her floral knowledge with a customer’s wishes.  Whether hosting a formal event, fundraiser, intimate party, or business function, Carol Hudson Designs will transform your tables and space.  Call 781.489.5206 or visit www.carolhudsondesigns.com.

The Parlor Salon & Apothecary now offers a dedicated private room for customers who would like a private haircut or who have wigs they would like maintained or cut.  Winner of Best of Boston 2015, clients enjoy highback settees, button-tufted leather ottomans, and opulent red lucite chandeliers that create a detail-rich, vintage-style sitting room.  Visit The Parlor Salon & Apothecary at 398-400 Washington Street in Wellesley Hills or call 781.237.2121 for an appointment.

This past spring, 280 guests attended the 3rd Wellesley Free Library (WFL) Gala. Doris Kearns Goodwin captivated attendees with her speech “A Love Letter to Libraries,” sharing that her passion for books began as a girl while reading to her ill mother.  The WFL Foundation provides enhancements to the library through private philanthropy. The gala is its largest fundraiser and this year raised more than $260,000 to support the library including the funding of two NAO Robots, a computer coding teaching tool.

Panoply Day Spa & Boutique is pleased to announce that they are now offering eyelash and eyebrow tinting.  Customers love the results. Don’t forget your eyebrow shaping as well. Call 781.237.8887 today to book your appointments.  And be sure to stop by and shop at the boutique where you’ll find the latest styles in clothing, jewelry, scarves, and shoes.  Visit www.panoplydayspa.com.

Lyn Evans was presented the Business Recognition Award for Community Service by the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce. Lyn Evans gives back to the community through a combination of fundraisers, fashion shows, and charity events throughout the year. Serving clients and local communities is its mission. “Doing well by doing good” is an important core value. The store worked with the Herren Project, Fashion Plates, and Lighthouse Charitable Foundation to help raise money and awareness for their causes.

On May 11, Hammond Residential Real Estate Wellesley agents Beth Petrone and Uni Joo attended the 13th annual Party in the Park Luncheon at Pinebank Promontory at Jamaica Pond. The proceeds of the Party in the Park go directly to the Justine Mee Liff Fund in support of the restoration and maintenance of the Emerald Necklace park system.  Visit www.HammondRE.com.

Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., with offices in Weston and Wellesley, were recognized for being ranked among the top 1,000 real estate professionals nationwide in the Wall Street Journal’s annual Real Trends Awards.  Benoit was ranked #37 in the country for the individual sales dollar volume category with 91 transactions for $165 million in sales. The Mizner and Simon Team finished at #155 in team sales dollar volume rankings with 71 transactions and $124 million in sales.

Bella Santé Day & Med Spa, located in Linden Square, announced that the spa is now offering Olaplex hair treatments. This revolutionary hair product strengthens hair and prevents breakage, especially for color-treated or over-processed hair.   Olaplex hair services offered in Bella Santé’s Wellesley location reconnects bonds of hair that have broken in chemical processes. To book an appointment with one of Bella Santé’s talented hairstylists, please call 617.424.9930 or stop by the spa to make an appointment at 190 Linden Street.

Mercedes-Benz of Burlington is honored to award Burlington High School seniors, Rima Patel and Shivam Gandhi, each a $5,000 scholarship. Patel and Gandi have both demonstrated a significant impact for a “Better Burlington” by making a difference in school, community, and elsewhere. Congratulations to Gandhi who will be attending Brown University and s to Patel who will be attending Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Services.

Pinnacle Residential Properties announced that Mary Beth Grimm, longtime Wellesley resident and well-known, accomplished realtor, has joined its sales and marketing force.  Grimm has been selling residential real estate locally for over a decade and has built an outstanding reputation.  A multiple award winner, she is highly respected among her colleagues as well as the many clients she has served. Grimm holds certifications as a Fine Homes Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, and Sellers Representative Specialist.  To reach her, call 781.237.5000.

To mark 50 years of Catholic education, Saint John School in Wellesley celebrated this special anniversary with a 50th Gala Auction event at the Wellesley Country Club. Parents and faculty celebrated the school’s long-standing dedication to academic excellence, faith development, and community. Founded in 1965 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur with only two grades, Saint John School has expanded to an enrollment of 186 that includes children from pre-school to grade 6.

Pam Kubbins of Pam’s Pashminas & Exotic Scarves is excited to announce the arrival of her new fall 2016 collection.  It features a gorgeous silk and merino wool ombre scarf in five color gradations. Each piece is individually hand crafted to create gorgeous bursts of color.   Visit Kubbins’ website, www.pamspashminas.com, to discover the collection, find upcoming shows, book a personalized appointment at her home boutique in Wellesley, or host a scarf party for a cause.

Bill Raveis, chairman and chief executive officer of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, congratulated Christine Norcross of Christine Norcross & Partners on her 2015 accomplishments. Norcross and her team were awarded: #10 Team in the Company-Sales Volume, #4 Sales Team in Massachusetts-Sales Volume, #6 Team in Massachusetts-Closed Units, and Chairman’s Elite Club Member. The awards ceremony took place at The Event 2016, the annual William Raveis convention held at Mohegan Sun in March.

John Quincy Adams’ old five-acre farm became the back drop for Wellesley resident and architect Jacob Lilley’s recently completed new modern house.   Lincoln’s rich history of modern homes from Gropius to Henry Hoover proved to be a perfect location for this glass and wood structure perched off of a hill overlooking an idyllic horse paddock beyond.  For more information about this project and others, visit www.jlaarchitects.com.

West Personal Chef Services is happy to announce prix fixe gift certificates.   This all-inclusive option makes a great gift for any special occasion.  Now you can share quality fresh food to help out or celebrate friends and family.   For more details, visit www.westpersonalchefservices.com or call 774.287.1862.

The Lagassé Group Custom Builders is pleased to announce that Jennifer Florence has joined the company as an assistant project manager and Kenneth Bakstran has joined the company as a superintendent.  Florence was previously with Fragomen Worldwide, where she served as office administrator, and Bakstran was with Ashland Lumber Company, where he was involved in sales, as well as all aspects of property construction and maintenance.

Squam River Landing is excited to announce the completion and residency of their first three custom homes at Squam River Landing in Ashland, New Hampshire.  All homes are built with the highest sustainable features and standards, with minimal impact to the surrounding land. With three homes currently under construction at Squam River Landing and over 1,000 acres of conservation land surrounding the property, this is the place to live where you play.  Visit www.squamlanding.com or call 603.968.7711 for more information.

Elza B. Design was featured recently in the The Boston Globe Magazine for “White, Blue, and Modern, a Mid-century Kitchen in Lexington Gets an Overhaul Designed to Endure.” Interior designer Barbara Elza Hirsch added in color to the redesigned kitchen with crackled blue backsplash tile installed vertically to offset the dramatic dark gray floor tile. Hirsch suggested a live edge oak table in the dining area and paired it with colorful artwork and a large double drum pendant. Visit www.elzabdesign.com.

Charles River School recently unveiled the first school-wide Consenses exhibition. Founded by Sally Taylor, Consenses is an artistic game of “Telephone,” and the exhibit included six collaborative chains created from 373 original pieces of work. The original Consenses installation, housed on Martha’s Vineyard, includes work from 150 artists from around the world including James Taylor, Carly Simon, Jimmy Buffet, and Wes Craven. Charles River School is one of three schools in the Boston area piloting the full-school curriculum. For more information, contact Kat Whitten at 508.785.8213 or kwhitten@charlesriverschool.org.

Patrick Ahearn FAIA has recently received three prestigious awards including Boston Home Magazine’s Best of Boston Home 2016 for “Best Coastal Architect,” Cape Cod Magazine’s Best of Cape Cod 2016 for “Best Architect,” and Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s Best of the Vineyard 2016 for “Best Architectural and/or Residential Design Company.” Visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and links to social media.

FLX Training, located at 443 Worcester Street in Wellesley, recently celebrated its grand re-opening.  With a combined 27 years in the fitness industry, co-owners Fran Avila, CSCS, CPT and Derith Cass, CSCS have created a progressive coaching system that focuses on high-quality movement for men and women of all fitness levels.  Their unique blend of one-on-one personal coaching within a motivating group training class is what sets FLX apart.  Visit www.flxtraining.com  or call 781.235.2733 for more information.

Celebrating its one-year anniversary at its Wellesley location, Medi Tresse is offering all new patients 10 percent off their first treatment.  Located at 888 Worcester Street, Suite 95 in Wellesley, the medical professionals at Medi Tresse are New England’s female hair loss experts.  Led by Medical Director Dr. Mary Wendel, the highly trained and experienced all-female medical staff works closely with each patient to create an effective treatment program tailored to each person’s unique profile in a safe, discreet, and caring environment.  Visit www.MediTresse.com.

Wellesley resident Lisa Abeles, of Abeles & Associates Architects Inc., is pleased to recognize Kevin King’s 15 years of collaboration, creativity, and concerted dedication to the firm.  King produces AutoCAD drawings and coordinates with clients, engineers, and builders.  He is a talented photographer and incorporates that work into graphic design for the firm.  When he isn’t bolstering the team at Abeles & Associates, he is raising two great kids in Natick and is a committed fund raiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Drs. Ali and Ali of Wellesley Dental Group have recently acquired Digital Smile Design, a new technology that will transform the world of smile makeovers. It allows for a completely digital platform for analyzing facial aesthetics and structure, as well as serving as a communication and visualization tool that enables patients to work with their dentist to design, tweak, and modify their restorative treatment plan to match their ultimate functional and aesthetic goals.

Regis College President Antoinette Hays Ph.D., RN, recently announced the appointment of Wellesley resident Kelley Tuthill as the university’s first vice president of public relations and communications. For the past eighteen years Tuthill has worked as an anchor and reporter at WCVB, Channel 5, Boston, an ABC affiliate, where she has written and produced quality content for all WCVB platforms.  Located in Weston, Regis is a leading Catholic university with over 1,900 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the arts, sciences, and health professions. Visit www.regiscollege.edu.

Lisa Rogers of Wellesley is a recipient of the 2016 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award. The award, given annually by the organization’s Children’s Book Committee, honors emerging writers. Her nonfiction picture book manuscript, Mr. Marshall’s Red Wheelbarrow, is about the man who inspired William Carlos Williams’ famous poem. Winners present their work to the public at Discovery Evening at Simmons College, and editors at major publishing houses will read the winning manuscripts.

Joan Roover, owner of A Thoughtful Move, Inc., recently announced the 10th anniversary of the move management company.  Servicing Wellesley, Weston, and surrounding communities, the team helps to prepare a home to go to market and assists with sorting, downsizing, and settling into the new home.  Learn more about the turn-key service and how A Thoughtful Move can help you by calling 617.285.4094 and viewing www.athoughtfulmove.com.

This year’s Runway to Miracle’s Event at Neiman Marcus was a huge success. Co-chairs Dalia Nuwayhid and Kristi Zaccagnino organized a fabulous event to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  Local kids and moms strutted their stuff on the catwalk dressed in the latest styles with Wellesley and Weston residents cheering them on. The event raised a lot of money for the hospital which offers free care to children with cancer and taught local children about the importance of giving back.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA recently attended a drawing tour in Paris with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.  The week-long course took advantage of the extraordinary Parisian collection of Neo-Classical architecture through a series of lectures, tours, and demonstrations by renowned artists and watercolorists.  For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Dr. Touradj Ameli, director of the Wellesley Masonic Lodge, presented the 2016 Wellesley High School Senior Class Award to Megan Shinnick, who is well known for her Ted talk on depression in schools. There was also a matching award (Gerard & Kathleen Martin scholarship) from ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Group. Shinnick will be attending Salem State University in the fall for Theater Education. The scholarship award is based on sustained community service to Wellesley, strong academic endeavors, and financial need. For more information please contact Dr. Ameli at 781.237.1190.

On Sunday, May 15 a crowd gathered at Jesamondo Salon & Spa for a SalonAThon—a fundraising day in support of Neighbors Helping Neighbors through the Natick Service Council. With food, fun, haircuts, nail polish changes, waxing, massages, and more, the day was a hit raising more than $2,000, all of which will be donated to the cause. A special thanks to all who attended and Westside Collision Center for providing grills and helping with food.

Precision Built Inc. is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Kris Kolligian started his business with one referral and can proudly say that 100 percent of his business throughout the years was earned through referrals from satisfied customers who spread the word. The company’s attention to detail is unparalleled, ensuring everything is completed exactly as the homeowner dreamed. From historic renovations to island estates, Precision Built brings its clients’ visions to life. For more information, visit www.precisionblt.com or call 508.655.0778.

SchoolFit is celebrating its first anniversary. SchoolFit is an educational consulting firm that specializes in finding independent day and boarding schools where students can fully develop and explore their interests and talents. Partners Page Kolligian and Elsie Miller specialize in providing a thoughtful, individualized approach for finding the right scholastic, social, and athletic environment for each student. For more information about Kolligian, Miller, and SchoolFit, please visit www.schoolfit.org.

In July 2016, Caroline Erisman stepped down as Dana Hall’s head of school. For eight years, she served Dana Hall with extraordinary commitment, and her accomplishments were numerous and diverse. Over the summer, Katherine Bradley succeeded Erisman as Dana Hall’s 11th head of school. Bradley joins Dana Hall from Groton School, where she spent the last 14 years. This is a historic year for Dana Hall as Bradley begins her tenure along with the School’s inaugural 5th grade class. Dana Hall is now officially a grade 5-12 school for girls.

Hub Leather, Greater Boston’s leading leather furniture and restoration company, is pleased to announce that it now provides its in-home service in Wellesley and Weston. Craftsman and owner Bryan Graves continuously amazes his clients and provides the highest performance maintenance and repairs for all types of leather projects. To receive a free estimate and preserve or restore your treasured leather furniture, please call 508.405.0599.

Countless Wellesley area women know and love Kathryn Russo, who practiced aesthetic dermatology here for years. Russo recently expanded her practice to offer an even wider range of medical spa services at a Metrowest location called Destination Beauty. Russo invites new and former clients to visit for a complimentary consult on cutting edge treatments like IV vitamin therapy, platelet-rich plasma, Viora, PDO thread lifts, and sclerotherapy, in addition to such much-requested services as lasers, Botox, and fillers. Visit www.dbmedspa.com.

Explore Tenacre Country Day School, and you’ll see someplace extraordinary: an intimate community where learning and fun go hand in hand. Tenacre cultivates curiosity, inquiry, and vision. As a parent, you too are looking–you want to find the best school for your child. And there are many solid choices in New England. But if you’re seeking an exceptional educational experience that will prepare your child to thrive in the 21st century, look no further than Tenacre Country Day. For more information, call 781.235.2282.

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to appoint Dr. David Podell as the sixth president of Massachusetts Bay Community College. Dr. Podell began his tenure on July 1, following Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez, who was serving as MassBay’s interim president this past academic year. Dr. Podell was formerly the vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of Faculty at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Visit www.massbay.edu.
Noble and Greenough School, a co-ed day and five-day boarding school, located at 10 Campus Drive in Dedham, is hosting open houses on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, December 6 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Nobles offers an exceptional academic, athletic, and creative experience with an emphasis on service-learning and community. The school supports intellectual, social, and personal growth to encourage a lifetime mission of inspiring leadership for the public good.  Visit www.admission.nobles.edu.

Cutting Edge Homes recently launched a video series called “Seven Keys to a Successful Design/Build Process.” The series featured weekly videos with company president Sean Cutting, who shared insight into the design/build process. Topics covered best practices, such as staying on time and budget, and also offered helpful tips for first timers. The videos were released weekly on the Cutting Edge Home’s Facebook page and are now archived on their YouTube channel. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jet6h53 to watch the entire series and subscribe for more great advice.

Charles River Medical Associates, an affiliate of Partners Health Care, has opened a new adult primary care office in Wellesley. Dr. Laura McCord and Dr. Christopher Smith, both Harvard trained internists, are taking new patients, and same day appointments are available.  The office is conveniently located at 873 Worcester Street at the exit to Weston Road. There is plenty of free parking and most insurances are accepted.  For more information or to book an appointment, call the office at 781.591.3514.

Dr. William LoVerme, chief of plastic surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, is one of the first KYBELLA™ providers in the Boston area.  KYBELLA™ is an FDA-approved, non-surgical, injectable treatment which targets and eliminates the fat cells in the chin area to create a sleek and slim jawline. Within months of KYBELLA™’s FDA approval, interest in the double chin treatment has skyrocketed. For more information, please visit www.accurateaesthetics.com or call 781.263.0011.

On May 26, Wellesley Middle School had a surprise guest speaker:  Dr. Dava Newman, President Obama’s recent appointee to be the second in command of NASA. Dr. Newman talked about rocket development, icy water on Mars, and described what it’s like on to float around on the international space station. She encouraged our young scientists to go after their dreams and wondered if one of them might be the first “boots on the ground in Mars.”

Need a little lift?  Krauss Dermatology is now offering fall savings on Ultherapy for WWM readers.  Ultherapy is the only FDA approved, non-invasive lifting and tightening procedure for the neck and jawline.  This non-surgical procedure improves those tell-tale wrinkles on the chest from years on the beach.  No downtime!  Excellent for both men and women.  Complimentary consult and $250 off when you mention WWM.  Visit www.kraussdermatology.com or call 781.416.3500.

Wellesley Bank, a premier bank and wealth management company, announced that Michael W. Dvorak, a respected leader and tenured banking industry executive has joined Wellesley Bank as EVP, CFO, effective July 1, replacing the current SVP, CFO, Gary Culyer who has retired.   Dvorak brings extensive financial and operational leadership experience to Wellesley Bank.  He has more than 30 years of banking experience, most recently as senior vice president of Finance at State Street Corporation.

Maven Interior Design, a boutique design firm based in Wellesley, has recently moved into new office space at 568 Washington Street, Suite 25, in downtown Wellesley (above Comina and Tutto Italiano).  Deborah Berger is the founder, owner, and principal designer for Maven, and she’s excited to have such a bright and happy place to work each day.  In other news, the firm’s project on the Cape for a Wellesley client was recently featured in the Boston Globe Magazine.

Linnea O’Neil, owner and director of Wellesley Hills Center for Early Education (WHCEE), is pleased to announce ongoing enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. Linnea opened the preschool in January, 2016 and leads the school with a solid education in child development and over 30 years of experience working with young children and families. WHCEE is located in the Unitarian Church on Route 16 and welcomes children ages 2.9 to 5yearsold. Half-day, extended-day, and full-day schedules are available. Visit www.wellesleyhillscenter.com or call 781.235.7844 for more information.

Dr. Lisa Fischman, the Ruth Gordon Shapiro director of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, has promoted Claire Whitner to assistant director of Curatorial Affairs and senior curator of Collections.   Whitner will work with Fischman to oversee all curatorial matters at the museum, define the vision and direction for the collections, edit publications, and create programs that draw on and expand the missions of the institution. Whitner joined the Davis Museum in 2014 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).

Hartney Greymont celebrates Arbor Day which is in April each year by providing tree-related community service at no cost.  This year’s project was at the historic Wellington Farm Field at the corner of Glen Road and Wellesley Street.  Services performed included restoration, pruning, removing invasive trees, mulching, and fertilizing the alley of sugar maples that run along old Wellesley Street.  Arbor Day is an annual celebration of the importance of trees in our lives and environment and encourages people to learn about, plant, and care for trees.  Visit www.hartney.com.

Visit Pageo and discover new jewelry pieces never seen before in the country.  Pageo displays a variety of artists within each showcase whose one-of-a-kind artistry ranges from traditional to modern. Clients enjoy putting unexpected pieces together to compliment their personal style and creativity.  Pageo has won numerous international, national, and local awards, including Best of Boston and Top 50 Jewelry Retailers (JTA) on numerous occasions.  Visit Pageo at 843 Beacon Street in Newton or call 617.964.4940 for more information.

Boston Fine Home Details is ready to show off its new design showroom at 244 Needham Street in Newton. Specializing in custom fireplace packages and high-end architectural door hardware, Fine Home Details caters to interior designers, architects, trade professionals, and homeowners.  No matter the size of the project, the Fine Home Details professionals will embrace their role as part of your design team and work within your budget to help you achieve the look and function you desire.  Visit www.finehomedetails.com.

TATCHA, a rapidly growing, luxury skincare company founded by Brad Murray and Vicky Tsai, who both have strong ties to Wellesley, has launched its new Indigo Collection. The products in this collection feature Japanese indigo, which has long been regarded for its deeply soothing and restorative powers. To learn more about TATCHA and its products that contain simple but effective ingredients such as green tea, red algae, and rice bran, please visit www.TATCHA.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inbox Summer 2016

Weston Garden Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The club fosters education in many areas including landscape design, horticulture, and floral design. Members maintain the Forbes conservation land and seasonal and perennial plantings in the Town watering trough and other traffic islands. For the winter holidays, the club makes more than 75 wreaths for Weston’s public buildings. Celebratory activities will include a high tea for members, a display of historical club material, and a video documentary.  For more information, visit www.westongardenclub.org.

Melissa Dailey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Wellesley has received the prestigious NRT Society of Excellence Award and the International President’s Premier Award representing the top 1 percent of approximately 85,000 Coldwell Banker affiliated Sales Associates worldwide. Melissa sold over $91 million of real estate and was Coldwell Banker’s Wellesley office’s #1 selling agent in 2015. Melissa is also one of the Top 50 Sales Associates in Coldwell Banker New England. You can reach Melissa at 617.699.3922 or at Melissa.Dailey@NEMoves.com.

Drs. Thiel, Wang & Associates, Inc. has a new name.  Now known as Premier Dental Group of Wellesley, P.C., the multi-specialty practice will continue to make a difference in oral healthcare by providing prosthetic, restorative, cosmetic, periodontal, implant, and family dentistry.  Premier Dental Group is located at 372 Washington Street in Wellesley.  To learn more, please visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com or call 781.237.3031 to schedule an appointment.

Patrick Ahearn FAIA recently received two Bulfinch Awards for “New Construction under 5,000 SF” and for “Restoration, Renovation, or Addition.” In addition, one of Patrick Ahearn’s homes was shortlisted in four categories for the International Design & Architecture Awards, which will take place early fall 2016. Visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and links to social media.

Wellesley Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Wellesley Bank, announced that Simon R. Gerlin has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the company and the bank. Gerlin has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance of MassDevelopment since February 2013. Prior to MassDevelopment, he served in executive finance, compliance, and audit roles at Clean Harbors Environmental Services and spent 16 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

The Foodery is now delivering to Weston and Wellesley.  Founded in 2012 by John Bauer and Mike Speights, the company crafts and delivers healthy, cooked, family-focused meals according to rigorous ingredient standards.  Order online today at www.fooderyboston.com . Contact at 617.207.4080 or info@fooderyboston.com. 

Bruce S. MacDowell Jr., owner of The MacDowell Company, a Weston-based landscape architecture and construction company, has named Jeffrey D. Plant, RLA, Senior Landscape Architect. Jeff has been an essential member of The MacDowell Company family for 15 years and has 20 years of design and project management experience in both the residential and commercial industries. Learn more about The MacDowell Company by visiting www.TheMacDowellCompany.com or by calling 781.899.9393.

To celebrate its fourth anniversary, KN Medspa, located at 4 Pleasant Street, South in South Natick, is offering new clients 20 percent off their first treatment. Owned by Kathy Nash, RN, the cozy medspa offers everything from innovative treatments like Regenique facials and microneedling to chemical peels and dermaplaning. The inviting atmosphere is where clients feel safe and trust in Nash’s 25-year nursing career and more than 12 years of practice in medical aesthetics.

Jenn Shotkus was recently named the new buyer and merchandiser of Lyn Evans.  Jenn grew up in the fashion industry alongside her mentor and mom, Linda Shotkus. Jenn graduated from Weston High School in 2008 and was an outstanding soccer player. She went on to study marketing at Lesley University. Jenn launched the new LynEvans.com website, and she will bring a new attitude and a younger vibe to Lyn Evans starting with NexJenn, a multi-generational shopping experience.

C.H. Newton Builders is proud to announce the official opening of its new office at 245 Washington Street in Wellesley Hills. C.H. Newton’s repertoire of services and projects extends beyond building homes, and the company is well versed in a diverse range of specialties including pre-construction, fine homebuilding, estate care, historical restoration, architectural millwork, and special projects. Expertise, customization, and first-class quality are all at the core of every project they complete. Visit the company’s new website at www.chnewton.com or call 781.943.3199.

Tremont Auctions, located in Newton Upper Falls, is currently accepting estate merchandise for its upcoming slate of auctions.  Douglas Stinson stated, “Tremont is purchasing fine art and estate merchandise, whether it be one item or entire collections. We travel throughout New England and we also accept items on a consignment basis.” Digital photographs are gladly accepted.  Categories suggested include: fine art, Chinese ceramics, oriental rugs, jewelry, sterling silver, and other fine items generally found in New England homes. Contact Tremontauctions@gmail.com .

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your look at Jesamondo Salon & Spa with its new full-time makeup artist Emily Sousa. Schedule your appointment for prom, weddings, special occasions, makeup application or lesson, and false eye lash extensions with Studio 28 Cosmetics.  Emily trained and worked with celebrity makeup artist Stacey Frasca, and the staff at Jesamondo is thrilled to have her join them.  Call 508.907.7171 or visit their website to schedule an appointment at www.jesamondo.com.

ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Specialty Group and the Wellesley Masonic Lodge are responding to senior oral health needs through community-based partnerships with the Wellesley Council on Aging (COA) providing the “Wellness and Quality of Life through Oral Health” seminar series. In March, Dr. Touradj Ameli and Iva Taslakov presented “Successful Aging” to the COA that detailed the connections between oral health and overall health and well-being. Future presentations will expand upon the subject. For more information call 781.237.1190 or email info@aridnw.com.

Mike Jennings, Bill Darcey, Eric Morse, Michelle DeSimone, and Eugene Sheehan recently gathered to celebrate Needham Bank’s donation of $100,000 to The Wellesley Field Fund. Previously, Needham Bank donated $100,000 to the Sprague Field Project.  Needham Bank, with an office on 458 Washington Street in Wellesley, is Member FDIC and Member SIF.

Born from the rich heritage of Ross-Simons, a trusted jeweler now in its seventh decade, Sidney Thomas draws proudly on its established reputation, with impeccable service and presentation. Sidney Thomas Jewelers offers the world’s most beautiful jewelry and watches, coveted designer brands, and magnificent one-of-a-kind pieces from classic pearls to the latest trends in gold jewelry.  Visit Sidney Thomas Jewelers at the Shops at Chestnut Hill and at the Shops at Prudential Center and online at www.sidneythomas.com.

ZEN Associates, Inc. was recently awarded the Top 50 Landscape Architects of 2016 by Ocean Home magazine, which represents the finest landscape architects practicing today in the United States and the Caribbean.  “We have a local base in Boston and DC, but our clients and projects are throughout the United States and abroad” says Peter White, Landscape Architect.  ZEN is very proud of this award.  Visit www.zenassociates.com.

Drs. Ali and Ali at Wellesley Dental Group have acquired a new state-of-the-art system called DEXIS CariVu that helps detect cavities without any radiation. The device quickly captures what’s going on under the surface, allowing both the doctors and patients to understand the depth of the dental disease and formulate the most conservative treatment options accordingly. For more information, please email smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com or call 781.237.9071.

Hub Leather Repair & Restoration has been serving a variety of clients including the Boston Design Center, Roche Bobois, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Ethan Allen, and more.  Owner Bryan Graves is pleased to now be providing his service in-home in Wellesley and Weston, bringing supreme leather furniture cleaning, restoration, and repair to new pieces of furniture as well as family heirlooms.   Celebrating 25 years in business, Hub Leather Repair & Restoration has been featured on Channel 5’s Chronicle.  Visit www.hubleatherrepair.com for more information.

Chip Gibson from Wellesley-based Deland, Gibson Insurance was named a 2015 “Young Gun” by Insurance Business America (IBA). IBA honored 42 insurance professionals age 35 and under who “have already made a splash in the industry.” A measure of the award emphasized Deland, Gibson’s growth and also their charitable involvement.  The company recently had more than 10 employees volunteer at The Abundant Table in Norwood to help fulfill the nonprofit’s mission: “We Feed Those In Need.”  For more information, please visit www.abundant-table.org.

The month of May is filled with a variety of events at Pine Straw from book signings to a Farmhouse Pottery trunk show to a Chan Luu pop-up shop.   The store has a wonderful selection of great gifts for dads and grads.  Stay in touch with Pine Straw by following the store on Instagram (@shoppinestraw) or sign up for the store’s newsletter via its new website at www.livegivepinestraw.com.  Visit Pine Straw at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley and at 1625 Beacon Street in Waban.

Jimmy Cyr, a master stylist and colorist who has been making his clients beautiful for more than 20 years, has returned to Dellaria Salon & Spa in Wellesley.  Dellaria Salons have been home to the finest stylists in New England for more than 45 years.  Their clients receive consistently outstanding service and style, and look their best after every cut thanks to stylists with vision, technique, and experience.  Dellaria Salon & Spa in Wellesley is located at 37 Central Street.  Call 781.235.0631 for an appointment.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS) announced a record-breaking surge in sales in 2015.  The real estate firm, with offices in Wellesley and Weston, has tripled revenues in five short years, and its total dollar volume was up 35% in 2015.  Debi Benoit is the #1 broker in single family home sales in Massachusetts.  Fellow principals Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon are the top team in the state.  Other top-performing agents were honored at the firm’s fourth annual B.O.L.D (Building Our Legacy Daily) Achievements.  Visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com. 

Registration is open for Charles River School’s summer program called Charles River Creative Arts Program (CRCAP)! For kids ages 6 to 15, CRCAP offers more than 130 classes in art, athletics, dance theatre, music, video, animation, photo, textiles, and writing. Guest artists like James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, and Matt & Kim bring their insight and talent and collaborate with campers. The program has been inspiring young people from diverse backgrounds since 1970. Visit http://www.crcap.org/.

Gail and Gary Lockberg, owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate, recently attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Sales Convention in Dallas, Texas. In addition to meeting with corporate CEO Gino Blefari (pictured here) the couple had a chance to attend a lecture by Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics and meet with top real estate agents from across the country.

The Wellesley Rotary is pleased to announce that Hannah Nemmers will be studying abroad in France for the 2016/2017 academic year. Hannah will be traveling through the ESSEX Rotary Youth Exchange Program, a nonprofit organization committed to setting standards for international educational travel.

Shop the #SecretSale at IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry now through June 15.  Visit the showroom, located in Linden Square, to find out more about the exclusive designer collections from the boho chic designs of Sisco Berluti to Dana Kellin’s exquisite silver designs with precious gems.  You will be the first to know about the newest arrivals and summer trends.

A handful of talented Bella Santé’s beauty and wellness professionals were in New York City in March for the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference to learn about the latest developments in skincare and cosmetics. Bella Santé nail technician Liliana Portenko, is shown here with Dr. Vivian Valenty, the creator of Dazzle Dry, a fast drying vegan nail lacquer which is now offered at all three Bella Santé locations. To make an appointment for a Dazzle Dry manicure, please call 617.424.9930.

Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects, headquartered in Wellesley Hills, has most recently been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 Coastal Landscape Architects by Ocean Home Magazine. With 20 years of experience designing estate properties in New England, Dan Gordon and his team are looking forward to completing several ongoing projects in and around Wellesley, the Cape, and the Islands in 2016. For more information, please visit their website at www.dangordonassociates.com.

Dr. Changhong Zhou, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, has joined Boston Chinese Acupuncture, located at 105 Chestnut Street in Needham.  A graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Zhou is also a researcher at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Zhou has over 30 years of medical experience and specializes in pain management and infectious diseases.  He is currently accepting new patients and also practices in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information or to schedule a complimentary ten-minute consultation, please call 781.449.1813.

Chef Wendy Ray is pleased to announce that she is now offering “Fine Dining at Home Tonight” in both Wellesley and Weston.  Wendy will bring the fresh California cuisine that she grew up with to the dinner table and take the worry out of menu planning, shopping, and preparing meals.   For more information, email Wendy at westpersonalchefservices@gmail.com or call 774.287.1862.

David Giangrasso and Giangrasso Law are pleased to announce that Loren Sutton has joined the firm as an associate.  Loren is a graduate of Boston College Law School and has substantial experience with commercial and residential real estate.  His recent work includes assisting the firm to close the purchase of a restaurant north of Boston, negotiating and documenting several private commercial loans, and addressing various residential real estate projects.  For more information, please visit www.GLAW-LLC.com.

The professionals at Sudbury Design Group are excited to announce the opening this past year of their new satellite office on Cape Cod, located in Cataumet.  Staffing this office is Michael Picard, Registered Landscape Architect, and Jim Richheld, Design Associate.  Sudbury Design Group has long been engaged in projects on the South Shore, Cape and Islands, and Rhode Island.  Their team approach and collaboration with clients, design professionals, and contractors has been the key to their success.

Sippican Partners Construction, LLC participated in the 2015 Lakes Region Parade of Homes and was honored with two awards. The award for Best Exterior Finish and Best Unique Features & Product were chosen out of 12 homes that were part of the parade. This annual event every fall draws hundreds to the Lakes Region, where visitors can tour homes build by the best builders in the area. Visit www.sippicanpartners.com or call 603.968.7711.

Lynn Crowley, PhD is expanding her private practice to the Greater Boston area, offering in-home sessions for children struggling with impulsivity, perspective taking, executive function, social cognition, and emotional regulation. Lynn is a leader in her field and highly regarded for her ability to bridge the gap between skill acquisition and skill use. If you are interested in a one-hour consultation to discuss how Lynn can help your child thrive, call her at 617.735.0444 or visit www.LynnCrowley.com.

Chris Dallmus is proud to announce that Design Associates of Nantucket and Cambridge (www.design-associates.com) is the recipient of the Nantucket Preservation Trust’s “New Construction” Award for a residence off Polpis Road on Nantucket. The Trust noted that Design Associates’ careful siting of the house blended seamlessly into the landscape and that the placement and scale of the home are models for new construction on Nantucket. “We are pleased to be recognized for creating designs grounded in the New England tradition of practicality,” Dallmus said.

Valerie Gates of Wellesley-based Gates Studio has launched a new staging design division called Gates Studio Home offering staging, re-design, organization, and de-cluttering services for MetroWest homeowners looking to sell, rent, or refresh their homes or rooms. Valerie also brings many years of experience renovating, decorating, and managing various rental properties throughout New England–all of which became five-star reviewed rental homes. Her work can be seen at www.gatestudiohome.com.

Gail Bogle, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Wellesley and Weston offices, is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lozada and Margie Monroe have affiliated with Hammond and will be collaborating with clients from Hammond’s 40 Grove Street and 506 Boston Post Road office locations.

Hartney Greymont is celebrating 78 years of supporting the health of trees, plants, and the environment.  Hartney Greymont’s certified arborists are some of the very best and many hold university degrees in arboriculture and soil culture.  Over the years, the company has added lawn care and irrigation specialists to the staff as well as landscape designers.  Hartney Greymont’s tree care services include both traditional and organic approaches.  For seasonal tree and lawn care tips or to request a consultation, visit www.hartney.com or call 781.444.1227.

The Lagassé Group Custom Builders is pleased to announce that Kevin Boya has joined the company’s field staff as an assistant superintendent.  Kevin comes to The Lagassé Group from Turner Construction Company where he worked most recently as a Project Engineer.  Kevin is a 2013 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Construction Management.  Visit www.thelagassegroup.com.

Many local residents gathered at the Wellesley Country Club in March for a luncheon with Kate Walsh, Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) CEO and President.  Proceeds from the luncheon will fund BMC’s Birth Sisters Program, an initiative helping low-income women who are at risk for adverse outcomes in childbirth.

Sean King, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Burlington, is pleased to announce that the dealership has received the Mercedes-Benz USA Best of the Best Dealer Recognition Award based on its outstanding performance in 2015. Ranking among the top 15 percent of all Mercedes-Benz dealers across the country, Mercedes-Benz of Burlington was presented the award as a tribute to its success as an independent entrepreneur with a “best or nothing” culture that consistently achieves excellence.

Lara Crawford is excited to announce the launch of www.OneSavvyMother.com™, a premier online destination for women’s eco- fashion accessories. Crawford’s years of experience in the retail industry combined with an enviable eye for style and a drive to preserve the planet, helps her choose products that are stylish, well-crafted, and on trend.  Designers and brands are chosen that support sustainability, and her mission is to empower consumers to take command of their wardrobes while minimizing their eco-footprint.

Medi Tresse has announced the opening of its first medical hair rejuvenation center — the only center in New England catering exclusively to female patients seeking to address thinning hair and varying degrees of hair loss. Located in Wellesley, the highly trained, all-female Medi Tresse team is led by medical director Dr. Mary Wendel, a physician with over 10 years of experience specializing in women’s hair loss. To learn more, visit www.MediTresse.com.

Dana Hall’s Board of Trustees has named Katherine Bradley as Dana Hall’s next Head of School. In July 2016, she will succeed Caroline Erisman, becoming Dana’s 11th Head of School in 135 years. As Dana Hall celebrates the 135th anniversary of the 1881 founding of Dana Hall School, Bradley joins Dana Hall from Groton School, where she has spent the last 14 years. Bradley is well poised to lead Dana Hall into the future and to uphold the School’s mission.

The Wellesley Players recently joined the Wellesley Historical Society in a mutual celebration of their 90th year anniversary as Wellesley institutions. The Players, continuing to entertain audiences with theater ranging from serious plays to the musical classics, recently concluded performances of The Full Monty. A section of the Players, The Family Theatre, has throughout the years performed updated versions of classic fairy tales set to music. In May, The Pied Piper was presented with direction by Barbara Tarlin and music/lyrics written by Wil Breden, both Players members.

Papers & Presents, an established Wellesley boutique offering unique personalized paper products, monogrammed gifts, desk accessories, and entertaining and party goods, has moved from its storefront of 16 years to the streets of Greater Boston and beyond in PENELOPE, a mobile retail boutique truck retrofitted to offer a similar shopping experience as once available in the store.  Owner Carolyn McCoy, a Wellesley resident, started the business in 1988.  For more information, contact Carolyn at 781.235.1079 or at papersandpresents@me.com.

Celebrating 15 years in business this year, Stonegate Gardens is one of New England’s most unique nurseries for specimen tree, shrubs, unusual conifers, and a vast selection of perennials and annuals. As part of their anniversary celebration, staff members have added a new greenhouse and are set up to help customers get their yards in shape for the summer. Located in historical Lincoln, Stonegate Gardens is situated on over five acres of land and also features a full-service floral design studio. To learn more, visit stonegategardens.com or call 781.259.8884.

Wellesley estate planning attorney Richard Feigenbaum was a speaker at the first annual Best Years Program recently held at Gillette Stadium.  Richard spoke about the family benefits of a well-drafted and fully integrated estate plan.   Richard has also been named a Super Lawyer© for 2015.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice fields who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.   Attorney Feigenbaum focuses his practice of law on estate planning and trust law (www.elderlaw.com).
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham) was one of 55 hospitals in four states on the 2015 honor roll from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a not-for-profit health services company. The list, which is in its ninth year, recognizes adult, acute care hospitals whose performance was among the top 25 percent of those measured nationally, using Hospital Compare and Leapfrog patient safety measures. Hospitals were evaluated on processes of care in four categories: cardiac; pneumonia; surgery – preventing infections; and surgery – preventing complications. Visit www.bidneedham.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inbox Spring 2016

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. has announced the formation of a commercial real estate division.  The five-year-old firm is working to expand its footprint in the MetroWest area, and its principals, Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon, want to help clients buy and sell commercial space in the residential communities they represent.   Leading the new division out of the Weston office are new hires Gerry Connors, Roberta Fitzgerald, Jacqueline Fitzpatrick and Michael Lefebvre.  The firm was also named to the list of the “Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,” home to the world’s market-leading independent residential brokerages in over 50 countries.

Jonathan Schmid, the Director of Innovation and Technology at the Meadowbrook School of Weston, was presented with the MassCUE Pathfinder Award at the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference. The award is given to a Massachusetts educator and leader whose efforts have greatly enhanced the field of educational technology. A true pioneer in the Technology Education community, Schmid is credited with spearheading a collaboration with the MIT Edgerton Center to create the EurekaLab, a Meadowbrook School makerspace featuring 3D printers, laser cutters, soldering, and high-speed photography.

Needham Bank announced that it will provide a total of $40,000 in funding, spread among four school districts serving five local communities, to enable them to continue full METCO participation during the 2015 -2016 school year. METCO, which has been in existence since 1966, is the country’s oldest continuously operating voluntary desegregation program. It facilitates opportunities for inner city youth to attend suburban schools. The program was hit with significant spending cuts recently as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts struggled to balance its budget.  Visit www.NeedhamBank.com.

At the William Raveis 2015 annual awards, Barbara Miller was named the number eight Sales Associate in Massachusetts in Sales Volume, Top Producing Associate for the Wellesley office, and Top Producing Associate for the luxury Exceptional Properties division for the Wellesley office. Miller’s high performance was also noted in recognition of Outgoing Referrals. Visit www.raveis.com/barbaramiller.

Drs. Ejaz and Femina Ali of Wellesley Dental Group are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter and newest dental associate, Dr. Zarah Ali, to Hassan Barra, who is finishing his dental education at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The couple is planning to get married next August in Boston. Dr. Ali can be reached at zarah@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Crown Prince of Japan, Naruhito, recently visited the Peace Bell Garden at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, which was designed by ZEN Associates.  ZEN Associates’ Principal Shin Abe was honored with the opportunity to explain the concept and history of the garden to the Crown Prince of Japan. The Peace Bell Garden provides a stage for demonstrating a unified call for world peace.  Please visit www.zenassociates.com or call 781.932.3700.

Wellesley resident Julie Barron is a Senior Private Banker for Wilmington Trust Corp., a subsidiary of M&T Bank Corp., with 25 years of banking and wealth management experience. She’s responsible for meeting the financial needs of high-net-worth individuals, families, and closely held business owners throughout New England. The private banking services, offered through M&T Bank, include lending, credit, and deposit solutions. For more information, please visit www.WilmingtonTrust.com or contact Barron at JFBarron@WilmingtonTrust.com or 617.457.2030.

It’s spring, so be sure to save April 7 for a Fashion & Fitness fundraising event at the IMPULSE showroom in Wellesley, in collaboration with Newton Cycling Boutique, Apex Velo,  and Wellesley’s Legit Activewear. Who doesn’t want to sparkle while they sweat?  Visit www.trustyourimpulse.com for event details.

Boost Beauty & Wellness has moved to 16 Prescott Street in Wellesley. Their business has expanded so rapidly that they required more space. Boost will continue to offer their menu of services including injectables, laser treatments, laser hair removal, medical aesthetics, waxing, spray tans, and more. Boost Beauty & Wellness fuses science with beauty to help clients achieve their finest and most natural looks.  For more information, call 508.397.8448 or visit www.boostbeautyandwellness.com.

Governor Charlie Baker announced the appointment of Diane Schmalensee to the Massachusetts Bay Community College Board of Trustees. Also current Vice Chair and Wellesley resident Thomas E. Peisch has been designated as Chair. “I am thrilled to appoint these distinguished leaders to our Commonwealth’s higher-education boards,” said Baker. “Their breadth and depth of experience both in their careers and philanthropic activities will be – and continue to be ­– invaluable to our schools.”

Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design was recently selected to be part of the prestigious “Designer On Call” program at the Boston Design Center (BDC).  Hirsch will work at the BDC one to two days a month to assist walk-in customers with their selections from the various showrooms. Feel free to stop by the Boston Design Center and visit her on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For more information, go to www.bostondesign.com/news/working-with-a-designer.

The Lagasse Group, Custom Builders is pleased to announce the opening of its Boston office at 73 Newbury Street.  The Boston office will service the firm’s work in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Newton.  Based in Hopkinton, The Lagasse Group, a custom homebuilder, performs both new builds and renovations and offers home care services to clients throughout New England.  Look for The Lagasse Group at www.thelagassegroup.com.

Gail Bogle, Manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Wellesley and Weston offices, is pleased to announce that Hammond ranked in the Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” 2015 survey, ranking as a top firm in the “Large Employee” category. The firm is the only residential real estate company to rank as a top place to work for six consecutive years.

The Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour is back! Five of Wellesley’s most exquisite homes will open their doors on Saturday, May 7, and this year event-goers also will be able to meet the homes’ designers. The first floors of the homes will be open, gourmet bites will be served, and last minute Mother’s Day gifts will be available via pop-up boutiques. Advance tickets will be available for $45 at www.whjwc.org.

Committed to academic excellence, Charles River School educates students in grades PreK– 8 through hands-on, experiential learning. Join them for an upcoming information session on February 19 or April 29 to meet the Head of School, learn about the admissions process, and see classrooms in action. To register for an information session or to schedule an individual tour for your family, contact Kat Whitten at 508.785.8213 or kwhitten@charlesriverschool.org. You can also visit www.charlesriverschool.org.

Waterstone at Wellesley has named Thom Limonciello Director of Sales. Limonciello will work alongside Executive Director Kristine Tilton to provide guidance and support to seniors and their families as they make the transition to senior living. Limonciello has 20 years of experience working in corporate retail and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Merrimack College. For more information about Limonciello or Waterstone at Wellesley, please call 781.235.1614.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the charitable foundation of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, recently donated $120,000 to Homes for Our Troops. Homes for Our Troops is a nonprofit organization based in Taunton that builds mortgage-free, specially-adapted homes for veterans who have suffered life-altering injuries during their service to our country. The organization has built more than 190 homes for severely injured Veterans nationwide. For more information, visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

Roche Bros. Supermarkets has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the eighth annual employee-based survey  from The Boston Globe. Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—the employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. Roche Bros. was ranked  number 20 in the  Largest Employers category.

Pinnacle Residential Properties announced that for the eighth consecutive year, Teri Adler is Pinnacle’s top agent for her performance in 2015.  Elaine Bannigan, owner of Pinnacle, stated that “Teri’s clients give her outstanding recommendations for her considerable sales, marketing, and negotiating skills as well as her vast knowledge of the real estate market. Her work ethic is extraordinary as is her genuine care and sound guidance.” Teri earned her MBA from Babson College and lives in Wellesley with her family.

Michael J. Coutu, owner of Sudbury Design Group, with locations in Sudbury and Calumet, has been chosen Best of Boston Home West “2016” for landscape design and construction.  The company will continue to showcase its newly arrived European shipment of one-of-a-kind architectural garden elements this spring at its 740 Boston Post Road location in Sudbury.  Feel free to stop by or schedule an appointment by calling 978.443.3638 to view this 150-piece spectacular display.  Also visit www.landscapearchitectureboston.com/european-garden-elements.php

Bella Santé, the premiere luxury day and med spa with three locations in the Boston area, named Tiffany Amorosino Chief Executive Officer of the company.  Formerly, Amorosino served as President and Co-Founder of the spa.  Bella Santé, an award winning establishment, specializes in facial care, body care, hair care, and medical-grade treatments.  Bella Santé’s Wellesley location is open seven days a week at 190 Linden Street. For more information on treatments, services, and products, please visit www.bellasante.com

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA recently received two Gold PRISM Awards from the Builder’s and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston.  His modern tradition residence was awarded gold in two categories:  one for the overall house design and another for the master bathroom design.  For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

New England’s family-owned jeweler Lux Bond & Green successfully completed their second independent audit to demonstrate that their business practices conform to the strict international Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) code of business for ethics, human rights, and social and environmental performance. In addition they verified that they regulate their diamond supply chain following the laws governing the Kimberly Process and the Patriot Act.  Lux Bond & Green is one of a very few independent retail jewelers in the United States to become certified. Visit www.lbgreen.com.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham hosted more than 800 guests and raised more than $600,000 at its annual fall gala, the Dream a Modern Ball.  At the event, it was announced that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has named its Needham cancer care facility the Lank Cancer Center in honor of Althea and Bertram “Buddy” Lank of Weston. The family’s most recent gift supported the capital campaign for the Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion in Needham. For more information, visit www.bidneedham.org/cancer .

Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders is proud to again sponsor the third annual Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide festival taking place March 30 through April 10. Last year’s festival featured 80+ events throughout Greater Boston and attracted an estimated 10,000 participants. “Cutting Edge Homes truly values our design partners and believes that the best renovation results from a collaborative process,” explains Sean Cutting, President of Cutting Edge Homes. For more information visit www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com or call 508.435.1280.

Samir Bhatt, M.D., has joined Mass. Eye and Ear, Newton-Wellesley as Medical Director of Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat care). Dr. Bhatt, who trained at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School in the otolaryngology–head and neck surgery residency program, is a board-certified otolaryngologist with more than 20 years of experience. He is currently accepting new pediatric and adult patients with ear, nose, and throat conditions. To request an appointment, call 617.630.1699 or visit www.MassEyeAndEar.org/NW.

The 2015 Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation donations were in excess of $160,000 to 94 selected local nonprofit organizations in the following communities:  Wellesley, Weston, Newton, Needham, Natick, Framingham, Waltham, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Boston.  The Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation was formed in 2011 for the purpose of giving back to the communities the bank serves.  Organizations wishing to request funding from the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation may contact Maureen Sullivan, Director, Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation at 40 Central Street, Wellesley, MA  02482 or call 781.489.4531.  Please visit www.wellesleybank.com/company/community-commitment.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Wellesley office is grateful to their many loyal clients who have helped them become Wellesley’s #1 Real Estate Company for 25 consecutive years. They couldn’t have done it without their  knowledgeable and professional Sales Associates. Everyone at the office is proud to be part of this town and hope that it shows in the many charitable ways they give back to the community. Visit Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 71 Central Street in Wellesley, online at www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com, or call 781.237.9090.

Rutledge Properties is pleased to announce that Betsy Kessler is their top producing realtor of 2015. Kessler has been a consistent leader in the Wellesley market for over 15 years. By offering a unique combination of knowledge, integrity, and enthusiasm, Kessler has ensured her loyal clientele successful completion of their real estate transactions. Rutledge is Wellesley’s premier independent real estate office and is widely respected for innovation, integrity, and individualized service.  To reach Kessler, call 617.306.6884 and visit www.betsykessler.com.

Jesamondo proudly announces Nubia Lonsdale as the newest addition to its staff.  Lonsdale brings 35+ years of experience with her after leaving the Sherborn Day Spa. Best known for her superlative skills in Marconics Healing, Reiki, massage, skincare, and body treatments, her skills are unrivaled. Lonsdale has achieved the highest level of Marconics Energy Healing certifications and can treat symptoms beyond other therapeutic healers. Visit Jesamondo’s new website at www.jesamondo.com for the roster of treatments including their new energy healing modality.

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association named longtime Wellesley resident Candy O’Terry as the recipient of the Broadcaster of the Year Award.  O’Terry spent 25 years on the air at Boston’s Magic 106.7 and created the Exceptional Women program, which has won 18 Gracie Allen Awards. She is now Founder and President of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment.

There were many smiling faces at The Cottage restaurant in Wellesley in December as part of the annual Breakfast with Santa. The two breakfasts, sponsored by Wellesley Bank, collected hundreds of items and raised money to benefit Hope & Comfort. The local nonprofit collects and distributes critical personal care items such as toothpaste and deodorant to low-income and homeless children and adults throughout the area. You can learn more at www.HopeandComfort.org.

Boston’s newest full-service auction house, Tremont Auctions, held its inaugural sale on November 15.  Doug Stinson and his son Bill, second and third generation auctioneers, worked with Wellesley partners Brett and Ellen Downer on a “one-stop shopping” arrangement for boomers who are downsizing and estate and trust attorneys who have a houseful of items to dispose of. The auction included Ming Daoist figures, two early printings of the Declaration of Independence, a John Singer Sargent oil painting, and silver by Paul Revere. Visit www.tremontauctions.com.

One2One Bodyscapes is pleased to announce that its Pilates studio has been renovated to enhance the overall workout experience provided by its skilled instructors.  One2Onehas three expert instructors teaching Pilates who bring a broad range of experience to their clients:  Debbie Levy, who has been with One2One for several years; and Mary Guarante and Ellen Bloom-Fields, both of whom bring years of Pilates teaching experience to Bodyscapes.  Visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/wellesley.

Pine Straw is busy preparing for spring arrivals and will host trunk shows with Bittersweet and Good Charma.   Maggie Battista of EatBoutique and the author of Food, Gift, Love will also be stopping by for a visit and book signingCheck out Pine Straw’s new website at www.livegivepinestraw.com for weekly updates, recipes, and blog posts and follow the store on Instagram to see what’s new.  Visit Pine Straw in Wellesley at 466 Washington Street and in Waban at 1625 Beacon Street.

Maureen Cary, MS, MA, LMHC, has opened a new psychotherapy practice in Wellesley. She sees children, adolescents, adults, and families. “My goal as a therapist is to help clients develop resilience so they can manage every day issues as well as major life upheavals,” Cary says.  Office hours are flexible and evening and weekend appointments are available. She can be reached at mcarycounseling@gmail.com.

CrossFit Marauder, located at 12a Mica Lane in Wellesley, is celebrating its first anniversary on April 1 by offering a full day of free classes. Choose from three individualized programs, explore the foundational movements of CrossFit in a safe supervised environment, try a boxing conditioning class, or experience their body transforming WellFit small-group exercise class. Cross Fit Marauder also offers personal training sessions and teen classes. For more information, call 781.235.2212, visit www.cfitm2.com and on Facebook at Facebook.com/cfmarauder2.

Shari Ameli of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Dr. Touradj Ameli, a leading dentist and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, have pledged $40,000 to support the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation (ACPEF ).  The first portion of the fund, $4,000, was awarded at the college’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Ameli practices dentistry in his elegant and modern dental office located at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley, and he invites all Wellesley and Weston residents to visit his office.  Call 781.237.1190 and visit www.aridnw.com .

Cathy Varetimos is the new owner of Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley.  Cathy has been a professional makeup artist for more than 20 years and uses her expertise to educate her clients in skincare and makeup applications.  Stop by Beauty and Main and let Cathy and her experienced staff help you update your cosmetics bag with new products from Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy,  Phytomer, Bare Minerals, and more.  Visit www.beautyandmain.com.

Arts2You is celebrating its fourth anniversary offering private fine and applied arts tutoring and mentoring for all ages in home and in office, and college counseling to the Greater Boston area. Alicia Hesse Cleary, a former Weston resident, cofounder and President of Arts2You, has been managing creative professionals to develop artistic skills, creative, and innovative thinking for 20 years. Call for a consultation at 781.801.8216 or register at www.arts2you.com.

Elizabeth Renee Esthetics is now offering the Firm and Lift Eye Facial, a soothing treatment that uses advanced micro-firming technology to promote beautiful looking eyes.  And for even more beautiful eyes, try lash extensions and lash tinting.  Also new is the Redefining Skin Facial that pairs ultrasound exfoliation technology with targeted peptides for plumper lips, brighter eyes, and a smoother complexion.  Visit Elizabeth Renee Esthetics at 26 Grove Street in Wellesley.  Call 781.237.SKIN (7546) for an appointment and ask about their March specials.

Theo and Isabella Design Group is celebrating five years in business this April.  Owners D. Scott Bell and Susan Schaub pride themselves on their attention to detail. Every project is personally managed, and they work hand-in-hand with drapery and upholstery workrooms, craftsmen, and specialized dealers to assure the highest quality craftsmanship.  They also incorporate art, family heirlooms, and objects that have personal meaning to make rooms meaningful, comfortable and, of course, beautiful. For more information, call 978.505.1616 and visit www.theoandisabella.com.

After 13 years in the art consulting business in the Boston area and beyond and recently working with a popular South End Gallery, Libby Silvia is thrilled to announce her new venture, Artstyle, a collaboration to build beautiful collections while working closely with designers and architects.  Libby will continue to offer residential and corporate art installation and will also evaluate space, style, and existing artwork; suggest genres; and source established and emerging artists.   Visit www.libbysilviaartstyle.com.

A local Wellesley mom has baked up a thriving small business called sugar.  Kelly Meraw offers a customized menu, personalizing your table with flavors and designs of your choice. You can order the perfect edible piece of art for your next party at www.sugarwellesley.com.

Stop in and visit Haberdashery of New England, located at 22 Church Street in Wellesley, and check out their ongoing winter sale.  All cashmere sweaters, Bogner ski jackets, and boots are 40 to 75 percent off original prices.

Wellesley Interior Designer Mollie Johnson is featured on the popular website One Kings Lane with an article called “8 Ways to Make Neutral Rooms Anything But Boring.”  The article tours one of Mollie’s projects and provides readers with advice on how to make monochromatic rooms work for them.  To read the article, visit www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/decorating-with-neutrals/. Contact Mollie Johnson Interiors at 781.431.2289 and visit online at www.MollieJohnsonInteriors.com.

After a fantastic photoshoot in Paris, Pam Kubbins of Pam’s Pashminas travelled to India to design her 2016-17 collection. Pam will be featuring the stunning scarf collection at the three-day Newport Flower Show at the Rosecliff Mansion in June. You can always find her beautiful scarves online at www.pamspashminas.com or you can shop the collection in Wellesley by appointment by emailing  pam@pamspashminas.com.

Founded in 1925, the Wellesley Historical Society celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2015.  The Board of Directors, shown here, is responsible for the financial well-being of the Society, which relies on its friends in the community for funds to sustain its mission: to educate and inspire through programs and events, to provide college scholarships, and to collect and preserve documents and artifacts related to the town’s history. The Society serves as historical resource center for the town but receives no funding from state or town tax rolls.

Dana Hall School’s new Student Center opened last September in Wellesley, marking the completion of a $6.5 million project. The interior space on the first floor is approximately 4,000 square feet larger than before, with new conference rooms and seating areas.  This spring, Dana Hall Girls Athletics Clinics provide an opportunity for girls in grades one through five to enjoy a variety of sports.  Register for an Equestrian Clinic on April 1 and a Lacrosse Clinic on May 22. Visit www.danahall.org for more information.

 

 

Inbox Winter 2015/16

The Elizabeth Seton Residence and Marillac Residence in Wellesley recently hosted a discussion and book signing with award-winning reporter and author Greg O’Brien. His acclaimed book On Pluto-Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, is the winner of the Beverly Hills International Book Award.  In the book, O’Brien writes about living with the disease and not dying with it.  His inspiring presentation was filled with the same hope, faith, and humor he uses in his writing.  Visit www.ALZ.org.

Longtime Wellesley resident Ruth Treitman is nearing a milestone: $75,000 raised for juvenile diabetes research through the sale of her silver jewelry at the Clever Hand Gallery.  Ruth has always donated the proceeds from her sales to support worthy causes.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation became her charity of choice after her granddaughter Jo was diagnosed with the disease in 2005.   For more information, call Ruth at 781.237.2716 or email her at ruth@treitman.com.

Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, PC, located at 386 Washington Street in Wellesley, announced that Michael S. Krathen, MD and David E. Geist, MD have been accepted on the medical staff of Newton-Wellesley Hospital.  With an  array of cosmetic services including the new procedure Kybella™,    Janice Cleveland Washburn, MD and Michael Krathen, MD provide a range of medical and surgical care to patients of all ages. Dr. Geist specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery.  Call 781.235.1533, visit www.apderm.com.

Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was, for the seventh consecutive year, ranked as one of the top real estate agents in the nation according to Real Trends as advertised in the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends 2015 Real Estate Top 250 Sales Professionals by Dollar Volume.  In 2014, Benoit’s sales volume exceeded $100 million and her 2015 year to date sales volume already exceeds $100 million.  Benoit’s numbers have consistently placed her as the #1 broker in Wellesley since 2006.

Alice Petersen, GRI, ABR has been recognized by her office, Olde Dartmouth Realty, Inc. as the highest producer for the past five years.  Attributing her 24 years of experience and knowledge of the real estate market to her success, Alice unites potential Wellesley and Weston buyers to the  Southcoast area of fine waterfront and waterview homes. Known as “the best kept secret,” the coastal area serves the second and vacation home market.

Stop by Gustare Oils & Vinegar’s tasting room at 83 Central Street and sample some of their newest winter arrivals.  Gustare’s fresh and flavorful oils and balsamic vinegars can take your winter menu to the next level. Their gourmet gift boxes are perfect for the foodies on your holiday list, and all orders over $75 are shipped free through the holidays. Stop by the shop or visit www.gustareoliveoil.com for recipes, online shopping, and more.

Dana Hall School is now enrolling students for its new fifth grade class beginning in 2016/17.  Dana Hall School in Wellesley is a boarding and day school for girls in grades five through twelve. Placing emphasis upon sound academic education and the preparation of each individual for college and for life, the School balances exposure to new ideas and the challenge of analytic and creative thinking with concentration on the development of self-esteem, leadership, and respect for others. Visit www.danahall.org.

Teri Adler of Pinnacle Residential Properties was listed as a Top 20 Agent in Middlesex and Norfolk Counties in June and August. The website www.Bostontop20.com publishes monthly lists of the top 20 agents in Massachusetts.  Pinnacle is also pleased to announce that its co-owner and co-founder Vin Spoto has been named Chairman of the Board of the Better Business Bureau/Boston (BBB).  The BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust by setting standards and encouraging best practices.  Visit www.pinnaclehouses.com.

Boost Beauty & Wellness has moved to 16 Prescott Street in Wellesley, as their business has expanded so rapidly that they required more space. BOOST will continue to offer their menu of services including injectables, laser treatments, laser hair removal, medical aesthetics, waxing, spray tans, and more. Boost Beauty and Wellness fuses science with beauty to help clients achieve their finest and most natural looks.  For more information, call 508.397.8448 or visit www.boostbeautyandwellness.com.

Wellesley residents Mark and Gwenn Snider, co-owners of The Nantucket Hotel, invite you to spend the holidays at their award-winning hotel (named “One of the Top 25 Hotels in the United States”) by TripAdvisor. Stay for Thanksgiving and enjoy a traditional feast, experience the famous Christmas Stroll, or celebrate 2016 at their Gala New Year’s Eve Ball with an orchestra and champagne! This year’s theme is “An Evening to Remember.” Visit www.thenantuckethotel.com for more information.

Gail Bogle, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Wellesley and Weston offices, recently announced that Hammond has received two America’s Property Awards for Real Estate Agency, Massachusetts; and Real Estate Agency Marketing, Massachusetts from the International Property Awards. Bogle said, “Hammond competed against a number of real estate firms throughout the United States to receive this recognition, which is a testament to the quality of Hammond’s unique marketing program and our team of real estate professionals.”

Bella Santé Day and Med Spa, located at 190 Linden Street in Wellesley, welcomes esthetician Krystyna Portalewska.  Having trained in Europe and the United States, Krystyna’s facial massages focus on the release of tension in connective tissue and are a natural alternative to facelifts by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Krystyna’s other specialties include customized facials, peels, age management, waxing, and body treatments. To book an appointment, please contact Bella Santé at 617.424.9930 or visit www.bellasante.com.

The year 2015 has been noteworthy  for The MacDowell Company, a Weston-based landscape architecture and construction firm. The company was honored to receive Boston magazine’s “Best of Boston” 2015 – Best Landscaping award, its third “Best of Boston” award to date. In addition, The MacDowell Company reached a milestone this spring by celebrating their 50th anniversary of industry leading landscape design and construction. Learn more about The MacDowell Company by visiting  www.themacdowellcompany.com or calling 781.899.9393.

Cutting Edge Homes is excited to welcome Carolyn Kelly as the Directorof Construction, a new position within the Architects+Builders firm.  Kelly brings her superior leadership and project management skills along with her dynamic and creative international expertise in residential and commercial design to the team. She is responsible for directing all aspects of luxury residential projects while working closely with clients, staff, vendors, and subcontractors. For more information, visit www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com or call 508.435.1280.

The McGlynn, Clinton & Hall Insurance Agency has moved.  Their new permanent location is Millbrook II, at 325 Boston Post Road in Sudbury.  Stop by and visit for a tour.

Twelve Points Wealth Management hosted a food drive for the tenants of Damon Mill Square office park in Concord to help fill the shelves of OpenTable.org with much-needed shelf-stable breakfast food items. Employees were thrilled to have collected approximately 200 items for donation. Twelve Points plans to continue to support Open Table, a local nonprofit organization that strives to build a community of support beyond providing food resources.  Visit www.twelvepointswealth.com.

Wellesley resident Chris Kelly has been appointed to Needham Bank’s Advisory Council. In his role, Kelly will help cultivate new business and foster community relationships for the Bank.

Haberdashery is pleased to announce the arrival of beautiful cashmere capes, scarves, and sweaters from the finest Italian manufacturers to keep you warm in the cold wintery days to come. Please visit Haberdashery at 22 Church Street in Wellesley to shop for the holiday season and see the new apparel from designers including Fabiana Fillippi, Bogner, and Luciano Barbera.

The 2015 Wellesley Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, at 8:00 am. The event will include a 5K run/walk through scenic Wellesley as well as a Kids’ Fun Run of less than one mile for children 10 and under. There will be prizes and raffles and this is a great way to begin Thanksgiving Day! Be sure to come out and help make a lasting impact on your community.   For additional information, please visit www.wellesleyturkeytrotfoundation.org and  www.wellesleyturkeytrot.racewire.com.

Dr. Touradj Ameli of ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Specialty Group was selected by multinational medical technology company Carl Zeiss Meditec AG to advise and lead their microsurgery strategic business unit in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.  A board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. Ameli and his team have been practicing minimally invasive dentistry since 1996 utilizing state-of-the-art high magnifications and technology to better diagnose and treat their patients.   ARID is located at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley. Call 781.237.1190 or email info@aridnw.com.

Tony Coutlis, owner and operator of Aerobic Dog, a first class pet care provider, is celebrating 11 years of serving Wellesley and Weston families.  Aerobic Dog specializes in play groups, pet and house sitting, dog walking, private in-home puppy training, and cat visits.  The company is fully bonded and insured,  veterinary recommended, American Red Cross certified in Pet First Aid , and a member of Pet Sitters International. Tony can be reached at 508.380.3380 or visit aerobicdog.com.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA was recently named “Houzz Influencer” by Houzz.com.  This honor is given to professionals “whose advice and posts are most appreciated by the Houzz community.”  Houzz features thousands of inspirational images from top design professionals across the country.  For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Dr. William LoVerme has become one of the first in Massachusetts to offer Kybella™, the new FDA approved injection to reduce submental fullness or “double chin.” This medicine will be offered at his Wellesley office. It is injected into to the area behind the chin and dissolves the fat. Call for more information at 781.263.0011. Dr. LoVerme has been in practice at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for 30 years and continues to practice state-of-the-art medical procedures for both surgery and non invasive cosmetic rejuvenation.

Local resident Pam Kubbins is excited to announce her Global Ambassador Program.  Based in Wellesley, the team at Pam’s Pashminas & Exotic Scarves will be photographing her beautiful collection of scarves in the fantastic countries of Scotland and France. Pam’s gorgeous, high-quality pieces are always available online at www.pamspashminas.com and at numerous local shows throughout the year, including the Wellesley Marketplace, the 10th Annual Newton Holiday Craft Sale, and Celebrate Newton 2015.

Deborah A. Katz is pleased to announce that Kevin M. Corr has joined Katz Legal Group LLC as Of Counsel.   Attorney Corr has spent 23 years focusing on sophisticated domestic relations and divorce matters. He has been a faculty member and contributor to legal education programs sponsored by MCLE, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Boston Bar Association, and he was honored by Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly as a 2010 Lawyer of the Year.

Pine Straw is now open in Waban at 1625 Beacon Street.  Both Wellesley and Waban locations will be fully stocked with fresh gift ideas for the holiday season. Stop by and check out cozy sweaters and blankets from Barefoot Dreams, Pendleton, and Faribault.  Sample hot cocoa from Concord’s Cocoa Sante, and enjoy a variety of winter treats.  Complimentary gift wrap and great service is always available.  Be sure to check out Pine Straw’s new website at www.livegivepinestraw.com.   

Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. on Thursday, December 3;  Friday, December 4; Saturday, December 5; and Sunday December 6.  All performances will take place at the Ellsworth Theater at Pine Manor College located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill.  Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and may be purchased in advance online at www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

The AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring family is celebrating their 38th anniversary of serving Greater Boston families’ flooring needs.  With big store inventory and small store service, AJ Rose is proud to offer award-winning customer service and state-of-the art retail showrooms at these convenient locations: 599 Worcester Road (Route 9W) in Natick, 136 Cambridge Street (Route 3A) in Burlington, 1160 Broadway in Saugus, and online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate recently held its first REthink Council training where agents discussed new ideas, insights, issues, and trends happening in the local market. The team also welcomed Kate Tedoldi, a successful entrepreneur with extensive knowledge of the local area, whose strategic approach and adaptability to the changing market benefits sellers and buyers. She comes from a “real estate” family, where she learned to be passionate and determined about her real estate career.  Visit www.bhhstownandcountry.com.

For the fifth year in a row, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham) has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. BID–Needham was also recently recognized for its commitment to patient safety with an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog.  Join their email list for the latest news at www.bidneedham.org/sign-up.

Dayton Home welcomes two new experienced and talented design associates to the team: Diane Flynn and Jackie Healy, and everyone at Dayton home is very grateful to Wellesley as they celebrate three years in business here.  Dayton Home’s third show by The Copley Society Artists is titled “The Visual Feast” and an artists’ reception will be held on November 17. For information, call 781.772.1630 and visit www.dayton-home.com.

Dedham Country Day School will be hosting Classroom Observations on November 20 and January 14, from 8:30 to10:30 am.  Come spend a typical morning on the campus and experience what it’s like to be a DCD student. These events are for parents only and require registration at www.dedhamcountryday.org/admissions. Follow the link on the page to register.  Contact Deb White in Admissions at dwhite@dcds.net or 781.329.0850 with any questions.

DeScenza Diamonds is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with sales, special events, and holiday celebrations throughout 2015.  Check www.descenza.com frequently for dates of upcoming promotions as well as great selections of diamond and gemstone jewelry, gold and silver designer pieces, and gifts for all occasions. Shop their selections in store and online and enjoy complimentary gift wrap and free standard ground shipping for online purchases November 15  through December 15. One Family. Four Generations. One Hundred Years.

IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry is Wellesley’s premier destination this holiday season for wearable, distinctive, and on-trend fine and fashion jewelry. Their style consultants will help you find the perfect gift for yourself, or help you create your wish list to share with loved ones.  Mention WellesleyWeston Magazine and receive 20 percent off your purchase as a first time buyer. 

J. Todd Galleries, located at 572 Washington Street in Wellesley, will be devoting a special section of the gallery to display affordable, original artwork with the gift shopper in mind this holiday season.  Many of their top artists will have original paintings available for under $1,000.  This exhibition will be up through the holidays and for the Holiday Stroll. Visit www.jtodd.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa is pleased to announce its partnership with medical director and plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Driscoll, M.D. Winner of “Best of Boston” by Boston magazine 2012-2014 and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Driscoll is partnering with Jesamondo Salon & Spa to provide injectables such as Restylane®, Botox®, Radiesse, and others, in addition to laser treatments for wrinkles, spider veins, and more. Visit www.jesamondo.com.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is pleased to announce that their new 9,000-square-foot Burlington store is now open on 3rd Avenue. The Burlington store features the company’s award-winning products, quintessentially American design, and uncompromising customer service. Following the success of its expanded Natick showroom, which opened in May of this year, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams saw a need to expand its reach north of Boston.

Mortgage Equity Partners (MEP) was recognized as a top lender in three categories by Banker & Tradesman.  The company is proud to be one of the “Fast 50” for 2015 in the following areas:  #2 in residential loans total volume, #5 in residential loans total units, and #10 in refinances total volume.  For more information about MEP or to apply for a mortgage, contact Craig Tanny at 781.309.1805 or ctanny@meploans.com.

The Princeton Review New England office continues to offer exceptional test preparation services to high school and graduate students of the Greater Boston area but now in a new location. The office has moved right next door to 1320 Centre Street, Suite 400 in Newton. Stop by any time Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm to find out how The Princeton Review can help your student reach his or her college admissions goals this fall.

Laura Fisher, owner of GettiGear at 91 Central Street in Wellesley, will be featuring the Silver Designs collection by Wellesley jewelry designer Pattee Lebner throughout the holiday season. The jewelry line features beautiful handcrafted necklaces and bracelets with freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones. GettiGear also has great new fitness attire from your favorites such as Nancy Rose, Prana, Crane and Lion, Nux, Onzie, and many others.  Getti Gear’s motto is fashion, function, and fitness with professional assistance.

Susan McDonough, senior sales manager of William Raveis Real Estate Wellesley and South Natick offices and past president of The Greater Boston Association of Realtors, has been named chairperson of the Association’s Global Task Force. McDonough says the goal of the committee is to bring greater diversity to the Realtor membership, provide educational and networking events, and to increase the opportunities for agents to work with international homebuyers and investors.

Wellesley resident Lisa Abeles, of Abeles & Associates Architect’s Inc., is pleased to recognize Melissa Greenlaw’s ten years as office manager with the residential firm. Melissa works collaboratively with Lisa on client, vendor, and contractor communication and project coordination. Melissa’s professionalism, enthusiasm, and consummate organization help to create a positive experience for the project team. Melissa is a 22-year resident of Wayland and is an active volunteer.

Three Stones Gallery owner Jennifer Montgomery Johnston announced that the holiday show  Light | Lumière | Ligero will run November 11 through January 13. The show includes works by Lincoln residents Holly Harrison and Jim McManus, Jill Pottle, Bruce Davidson, and other artists. Located at 115 Commonwealth Avenue in West Concord, the gallery features contemporary fine art and photography, tiny treasures, and a rotating collection of gift items. For more information please visit ThreeStonesGallery.com.

Prospective students and parents are invited to join Head of School Ned Parsons, admissions representatives, administrators, faculty, and students for an evening informational program about The Rivers School. The Middle School Admissions Evening will be on Wednesday, January 6 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and the Upper School Admissions Evening will be Thursday, January 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 339.686. 2253.

The Wellesley Free Library circulation desk has a new name: the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Circulation Desk. Continuing years of generous giving to the WFL, this past winter Ellen and her late husband Melvin made a generous gift to the WFL Foundation and the desk was named in their honor.  And on January 30 and 31 come play a round as the WFL will once again be magically transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course.  For information, email  jsiedman@minlib.net.

Wellesley Dental Group is excited to announce its newest technology: the intraoral scanner. This state-of-the-art device takes digital impressions, eliminating the need for gooey, time consuming ones. Implementing this technology has changed the way dental professionals can create custom sports guards, design crowns, and even facilitate full mouth restorations. Drs. Ali and Ali, and the entire WDG team, are trained and certified on the new technology, and are ready to help improve the patient experience.

The Wellesley Historical Society and the Wellesley Community Center are teaming up again to present “Winter Wednesdays” for a second year. Winter Wednesdays takes place every Wednesday afternoon for eight weeks over the winter. Each week features a different historical topic that allows elementary school age children to learn history in a fun, hands-on way. For more information, call 781. 235.6690 or email the Society’s executive
director at director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.

Women of Means, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free and compassionate medical care, education and advocacy to homeless women and children in the greater Boston area has changed its name to Health Care Without Walls. The new name reflects the evolution of the 15-year-old organization, highlighting its mission of bringing health care directly to where it is needed most—beyond traditional medical facilities.  For more information, visit www.healthcarewithoutwalls.org.

After 13 years in the art consulting business in the Boston area and beyond and recently working with a popular South End Gallery, Libby Silvia is thrilled to announce her new venture, Artstyle, a collaboration to build beautiful collections while working closely with designers and architects.  Libby will continue to offer residential and corporate art installation and will also evaluate space, style, and existing artwork; suggest genres; and source established and emerging artists.   Visit www.libbysilviaartstyle.com.

Get in shape in style this winter at Legit, located behind Bertucci’s at 380R Washington Street in Wellesley.  Now celebrating their six-month anniversary, Legit carries the “athleisurewear” you need to look your best while pursuing an active lifestyle with new styles from Stella McCartney for Adidas, Michi NY, Spiritual Gangster, Lucas Hugh, Koral Activewear, and more.  Stop by Legit’s Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for shopping and cocktails. Visit Legit online at www.legitactivewearonline.com.

See the Pageo Jewelers ad on page 29 and preview the new jewelry lines they’re featuring just in time for the holiday season.  Pageo Jewelers not only sells one-of-a-kind jewelry, but they will repair your existing pieces to maintain their beauty. Their team of expert jewelers and certified gemologists will also work with you to recreate family heirlooms or outdated pieces into special items that reflect your unique style. Visit Pageo in Boston, Newton, or Nantucket and online at www.pageo.com.

Wellesley Bank is building on its foundation of financial success and market share growth by unveiling a new office in the heart of Newton Centre scheduled to open in early spring of 2016.  The new office is built with sustainable materials and intends to reflect and engage the Newton community with a physical setting that enhances the premier service they provide for their clients’ experience.  Wellesley Bank provides comprehensive premier banking and wealth management services to successful people, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Newbury Street is coming to 77 Central Street in Wellesley with the opening of AVA Boutique.  Discover one-of-a-kind designs by Carlos Pava.  Shop hand-selected women’s international fashion apparel, accessories, shoes, and gifts.  Enjoy a calm, comfortable store designed for a personalized shopping experience.  AVA is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm.  For more information, visit www.avapavaboutique.com.

Don’t miss the Ray Griffiths Jewelry Trunk Show on December 3, and 4 from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm and on December 5 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm at Trove, located at 542 Boston Post Road in Weston Center.  Meet the designer and view his exquisite masterpieces created by hand using the finest materials and gemstones.  Trove features beautiful home furnishings and gifts, a wedding and gift registry, one-of-a-kind clothing items, and other luxuries and rarities from around the globe.  For more information, call 781.642.0484 or email info@troveboutique.com.

Salem Five announced that Jeffrey Page has joined its team as senior vice president and sales manager. In this role, he will oversee a mortgage sales team and work directly with clients on a variety of mortgage options. Page has 27 years of mortgage industry experience, most recently as vice president in the residential mortgage division at Citizens Bank. Prior to that, he was vice president in the mortgage division at both Andover Bank and Shawmut Bank.  Page is also the head golf coach at Babson College.

Wellesley resident Pamela S. Gilman of Barton Gilman LLP was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. This is the fifth consecutive year that Gilman, a partner in the firm’s Boston office, has received this prestigious national honor. Gilman has won over sixty jury trials in Massachusetts. In her distinguished career, she routinely represents clients in complex medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability and products liability matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Trustees of the Wellesley Free Library are pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Jurgensen to the position of Library Director.  Jurgensen was the Board’s unanimous choice from a field of 26 applicants, from 13 states. She has considerable experience across the spectrum of library service and operations areas during her career, all of which make her a valuable addition to the Wellesley Free Library.  Jamie looks forward to sharing her experience as she learns from and leads the library staff.

Winterfell, located at 1940 Mountain Road in Stowe, Vermont, reopens for the season in November and welcomes you into its retail oasis to chat, relax, unwind, and shop for remarkable winter fashions by Bogner, Colmar, Parajumpers, M. Miller, Hell is for Heroes, and local artisans. Shop online anytime at www.winterfellvt.com and join them in Weston for their Fall Trunk Show in late October.  For more detail, email discoverfabulous@winterfellvt.com.

Wellesley Dental Group is excited to welcome onboard a new member of the team: Dr. Zarah Ali.  Dr. Ali, daughter of Drs. Ejaz and Femina Ali, attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She brings an enthusiastic, high-energy attitude and will be a great addition to the WDG family.

Dr. Jeannie Chung and her staff are celebrating three years at their Wellesley office location.  Dr. Chung is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery for the face, head, and neck regions; body liposuction; and skin rejuvenation.  New anti-aging therapies and technologies are now available at Dr. Chung’s office including Ultherapy® (non-surgical face/neck lift using ultrasound technology), PRP with micro-needling, and Coolsculpting® (non-surgical fat reduction using cold energy).  For more information, please visit www.drjeanniechung.com or call 781.235.3223.

Celebrating 38 years in business, brother and sister duo Pam and George now have three Pageo boutiques:  Beacon Street in Newton, Newbury Street in Boston, and Main Street on Nantucket.  The winner of numerous awards, Pageo searches the globe for pieces never seen before in the US and showcases multiple artists whose styles range from traditional, to modern, to one-of-a-kind and custom pieces.  Stop in and see the new fall and holiday jewelry and check out our ad on page 19.  For more information, please visit www.pageo.com.

Have you heard? The beautiful senior living community voted best in Needham has a new name.  Now known as the Wingate Residences, the community still delivers the same luxury, first-rate amenities, and compassionate staff you’ve come to expect. This fall, there are fantastic events planned for the public, including Alzheimer’s speakers, a continuation of their Tech Series for Seniors, and social events to meet members.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate continues to add talented sales agents to their current team. The Wellesley office welcomed Terri Gamble, Grace Peng, Erica Penny, Aglika Georgiera, Petar Petrov and Jaqueline Green. All these agents benefitted from the in-depth, real estate training which the brokerage is currently conducting for all agents joining their offices. Frances Hogan, a Wellesley resident for more than 20 years, also joined the brokerage earlier this year and attributes her success to superior training through BHHS Town and Country Real Estate.

Forever Young Laser & Skin Center, located on Route 9 in Wellesley, welcomes Julie Nicoletta, MD as Medical Director. A graduate of Syracuse College of Medicine, Dr. Nicoletta completed her residency at the University of Buffalo with advanced training at Boston University and the University of Rochester and is currently an Assistant Professor at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Nicoletta oversees all clinical activities at Forever Young and is trained in the latest cosmetic injectable treatments, laser application, and skin rejuvenation treatments.  Visit www.frvryoung.com or call 781.431.2110.

Wellesley-based CycleBar is celebrating 10 years in operation this year, making it the oldest indoor cycling studio in New England.  In January of 2015, CycleBar began offering turnkey cycling studio franchises across the US.  According to owners Bill Pryor and Alex Klemmer, more than 100 new CycleBar premium indoor cycling studios will be opened by the end of 2016 in 28 states.   CycleBar studios typically offer a variety of class styles in a dedicated studio environment.  Visit www.wellesley.cyclebar.com.

Noble and Greenough School offers an exceptional academic, athletic, and creative experience with an emphasis on service-learning and community. The school supports intellectual, social and personal growth to encourage a lifetime mission of leadership for the public good. Located in Dedham, Nobles is a coed day and five-day boarding school for students in grades 7–12. Come visit one of their upcoming open houses on Saturday, October 17 or Tuesday, December 8. Visit www.nobles.edu/admission.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly introduces master stylist Morgan McDonald as the newest addition to its team. A graduate of TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy and just returning from Miami, Florida, Morgan brings her extraordinary talent for hair and styling services.  She specializes in the newest techniques for color, cuts, blow outs, wedding styles, and keratin treatments, to name a few. Her head massages are simply out of this world. Join Jesamondo in welcoming Morgan back to the community.

Quadrum, located at The Mall at Chestnut Hill, is thrilled to announce a Todd Pownell Trunk Show and personal appearance on Saturday, September 12.  Meet Todd Pownell in person and discover the rich, aesthetic experience of his handmade designs. Entice your senses with invert set diamonds and the interaction of dark and light precious metals. Mark your calendar for this very special event.  Visit www.QuadrumGallery.com or call 617.965.5555 for more information.

Dedham Country Day School’s Fall Open House will be held on Sunday November 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Please visit their website at www.dedhamcountryday.org for Classroom Observation Days scheduled for the fall and winter.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS) announced the winners of the real estate company’s third annual B.O.L.D. (Building Our Legacy Daily) Achievements.  Top honors included:  Traci Shulkin, #1 Agent of BMS; Tanya Tanimoto, #1 Agent Town of Wayland; Burns & Karpowicz Team, #1 Team of BMS; and Donahue & Maley Team, #1 Team in the Town of Wellesley.  Top Ten Premier Associates recognized were the Wilk Greenbaum Team, Jared Parker, Betsy Hargreaves, Jane Wemyss, Jessica Allain, and Jose Carrillo.

David Giangrasso and Giangrasso Law are pleased to announce that Michelle Nuzzo has joined the firm as an associate.  Michelle is a recent graduate of Suffolk Law and her practice focuses on all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions.  Her recent work includes assisting the firm to close an 11 lot subdivision in Hopkinton, convey several residential homes, and negotiate the commercial lease of 30,000 square feet.   For more information, please visit www.GLAW-LLC.com. 

Wellesley Books will be hosting readings with New York Times bestselling authors Elin Hilderbrand (The Rumor) on October 16, Wellesley College alumnae Susan Elia MacNeal (Maggie Hope mystery series) on October 27, and Barbara Shapiro (The Art Forger) on November 2. Visit www.wellesleybooks.com for a complete listing of all upcoming events, tickets, and other information.
Meet local jewelry designer Talia Don on Wednesday, September 30 at Impulse by Adamas Fine Jewelry, located at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley.  Enjoy a preview of her Fall collection and shop her of one-of-a-kind jewelry handcrafted using sterling silver, semi-precious stones, and Swarovski crystals. Receive 20 percent off all trunk show purchases.  For more information,  visit www.trustyourimpulse.com.

Hammond Residential Real Estate, with offices at 506 Boston Post Road in Weston and 40 Grove Street in Wellesley, recently sponsored the Foundation for MetroWest’s 2015 Spring Inspiration breakfast. Gail Bogle, manager of Hammond’s Weston and Wellesley offices, along with sales associate Nicole Malec, attended the event. Bogle said, “Hammond is committed to strengthening philanthropic bonds within the community, and it supports the Foundation for MetroWest’s mission to connect donors and nonprofit organizations throughout the area.”

Clients and friends of Twelve Points recently celebrated the firm’s one-year anniversary. In addition, Twelve Points is excited to welcome two new team members: Jared Bilodeau, Associate Wealth Advisor, is a recent graduate of Bentley College’s MSFP program. The second Eagle Scout to join the firm, Jared enjoys helping people through financial planning and performing community service. Terri Defina, Director of Client Experience, is responsible for managing programs outside of wealth management that provide the firm’s clients with added value and exceptional service.  Visit www.twelvepointswealth.com.

Montrose School in Medfield will host Open Houses at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 8 and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 1. Prospective families will hear from Head of School, author, and senior scholar at BU’s Center for Character and Social Responsibility Dr. Karen Bohlin.  Also tour the new Arts & Athletics Center and learn more about the Montrose difference. Montrose students are called to greatness as thinkers and scholars, as individuals and citizens, and as principled, self-directed women. To learn more visit www.montroseschool.org.

The Wellesley Historical Society was awarded a grant from the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club to support its “Winter Wednesdays” program for winter 2016. “Winter Wednesdays” are weekly programs for families that feature different historical topics. History is taught through hands-on activities such as games and crafts. This generous grant will allow the Society to buy supplies and other necessary materials. The Wellesley Historical Society thanks the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club for their support.

Sertac Cakim, the Framingham showroom manager for Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, is pleased to announce that he will be hosting the American Society of Interior Designers New England chapter “Excellence in Design Awards” and Annual Meeting on September 24. ASID New England elevates members’ professionalism and success, upholds a strict code of ethics, promotes the value of interior design, provides value to its members through its programs and dynamic chapter management, promotes an active design community, and strengthens professional alliances.

After 35 years in business, Bob and Phyllis Totaro, founders of J. Todd Galleries, announced that their Wellesley branch has been acquired by Mona Kumar of Boston. The Totaros have owned four Massachusetts galleries (in Wellesely,  Lexington and Chatham).  They have retained their Chatham gallery, renamed Chatham Fine Art, and a substantial inventory of original paintings. Bob said, “We intend to build another strong regional art brand.”  Chatham Fine Art is now in its third year.  For details, visit www.ChathamArt.com.

Pine Straw owner Tracy Cranley  announced that Pine Straw will have open a second store this month in Waban.  The Waban location will carry much of the same merchandise as the Wellesley store, in a more modified version.   Joining Pine Straw this fall are many new vendors including Nuthatch, G1, Tracey Reese, and Hartford.  Tracy and her staff will be hosting a slew of Girls Nights Out with Vermont Farmhouse Pottery, The Captured Garden, Knit Collage, and Good Charma.   Visit www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com.

Greg Bilowz, President of Bilowz Associates Inc., an award-winning Massachusetts landscape design firm, was one of five design professionals judging the sixth annual 2015 “5 under 40” awards for New England Home magazine. The committee represented diverse facets of the New England design community. The winners were announced in April at a private Landry & Arcari gathering. A celebratory awards party is scheduled for Thursday, September 10 in Boston. Call 978.422.5040 or visit www.bilowzassociates.com.

Designs in Blinds and Drapes has been serving MetroWest Boston for the last thirty-five years. In that time it has received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for Customer Service on multiple occasions, including the most recent 2014 Award. The company offers a full line of custom window treatments, custom upholstery, and wallpaper. All custom work is meticulously done in its own workroom. For a free in-home consultation, please call 781.899.1811 or visit www.designsinblinds.com.

Tenacre School announces the opening of its new science center, with two state-of-the-art classrooms, a greenhouse, and a tide pool to complement a hands-on curriculum that encourages discovery and exploration from pre-kindergarten through grade six. Science lessons, which integrate STEM throughout the curriculum, progress from life cycles and raising chicks in pre-k and kindergarten to building balloon-powered vehicles, hot air balloons, and writing lab reports in later grades. For more information, call 781.235.2282.

The Beth Urdang Gallery, having left Newbury Street after 25 years last winter, is now open four days a week in its Wellesley location at 16 Grove Street (Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and by appointment).  The gallery will also reopen this fall in Boston in the vibrant SoWa gallery district in the South End at 460 Harrison Avenue.  To inaugurate the new Boston space, the gallery will mount a one-person exhibition of paintings and prints by Alex Katz, one of America’s leading contemporary artists.

Needham Bank recently introduced a simplified approach to personal banking. Instead of multiple confusing account options, the Bank has transitioned to offering only one checking account: NB Checking. In addition to concierge levels of service, this account is free, pays interest, comes with highly rated mobile banking, and reimburses ATM fees at every ATM in the world. Member FDIC, Member SIF.

Dr. Touradj Ameli and Lincoln M Richards of the Wellesley Lodge of Masons attended the Wellesley High School Class of 2015 Senior Awards Ceremony on May 28 to present an award to graduating senior Chris Womack. The scholarship award is based on sustained community service to Wellesley, strong academic endeavors, and financial need. For more information, please contact Dr. Ameli at 781.237.1190.

Patrick Ahearn FAIA recently received two awards. The firm was voted Best Residential and/or Architectural Design Company in the “Best of the Vineyard” competition for the second year in a row.  In addition, Patrick Ahearn’s “Chatham Gambrel” project won Exceptional Merit for the Marvin Architects Challenge 2015 based on his innovative use of windows and exceptional design.  Visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and links to social media.

Daisy and Frances are celebrating their second year as lead colorists at The Parlor Salon and Apothecary in Wellesley.  They provide beautiful color and hair painting, all while continuing their education to keep up to date on the very latest techniques in hair coloring.  Their specialty is hair painting: a freestyle way of highlighting hair that creates a seamless, natural, and low maintenance effect. Visit the Parlor Salon at 398 Washington Street in Wellesley and online at www.theparlorsalonandapothecary.com.

Gary Sullivan, owner of Gary R. Sullivan Antiques is celebrating his 40th year of business with a new 4,000 square foot gallery just off route 95 in Canton. “Finally designers and collectors in suburban Boston have access to a large inventory of traditional early American furniture” said Sullivan, an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow. He offers premier examples of formal 18th and early 19th century furniture and clocks.  Visit weekdays by chance or by appointment. Call 781.828.1650 and visit www.garysullivanantiques.com.

Newton Wellesley Dental Partners is pleased to announce that Dr. Christine Ambrose will be joining the Wellesley office at 332 Washington Street as a comprehensive, family-practice dentist. She was awarded the IBM TJ Watson Memorial Scholarship and NYS Higher Education Scholarship and attended Cornell University where she graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Environmental Engineering.  Christine received her doctorate in dental medicine from Boston University in 2008 and completed a year-long residency training program.

Sean Cutting, President of Cutting Edge Homes, is honored to accept his renewed position on the Better Business Bureau Board of Directors. Sean was also recently appointed to the membership committee for the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI). These and other board appointments allow the Cutting Edge team to continuously raise the standards of best practice within the construction industry. For more information please visit www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com or call 508.435.1280.   

A 19th century lakefront retreat designed by Meyer & Meyer, Inc., with landscape design by Pressley Associates, was featured in World Landscape Architecture Magazine.  The home, set prominently on Lake Skaneateles in New York, reflects a period when stately mansions graced the waterfront. The landscape was designed with “rooms” for both entertaining and outdoor living.  The property boasts formal English gardens complete with a rope swing, pergola, and gazebo as well as an underground tunnel with a wine grotto.

J. Todd Galleries is hosting a number of exciting events this fall.  The first event is a one man show and artist reception for famed New England impressionist Peter Rolfe.  Stop by to meet the artist on September 18 and be sure to sign up for their email newsletter at www.jtoddgalleries.com for invites to all of J. Todd Galleries’ events this fall and in the future. Visit J. Todd Galleries at 572 Washington Street in Wellesley and call 781.237.3434.

A Hingham, Massachusetts home designed by Elizabeth Swartz, ASID graces the pages of two recent publications, Seaside Style and South Shore Living.  Seaside Style’s “Semi Formal” Illustrates the home’s traditional and modern pairings.  The waterfront family retreat, utilized as a primary residence, is a thoughtful collaboration of color, pattern, and style.  South Shore Living’s, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” exemplifies the home’s blending of metropolitan style with rustic elements, and its infusion of vibrant color and coastal sophistication.

On October 1 through 8, Darby Road HOME owner Michelle Coppolo will host a weeklong trunk show to support Homestart, a charity aimed at ending homelessness in Massachusetts.  More than ten local vendors will feature their product with ten percent of all proceeds being donated to Homestart.  Located at 1395 Main Street in Waltham, the store carries a wide assortment of thoughtfully selected home decor, case goods, and original artwork and is a resource for interior designers as well as do-it-yourself home decor enthusiasts. Visit www.darbyroad.com.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 the Wellesley community came out to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Runway to Miracles.   Held at Wellesley Country Club, the event featured a fabulous fashion show featuring 11 adult and 25 child models, with clothing by  Neiman Marcus Natick and Village Kids.  Chaired by Dalia Nuwayhid of Wellesley and Kristie Zaccagnino of Weston, Runway to Miracles was enjoyed by 275 guests and raised more than $210,000 for the kids of St. Jude.

Haberdashery is now carrying Bogner Golf, the global market leader in high-quality, fashionable golfwear for men and women.  Stop by the store at 22 Church Street in Wellesley for a new golf outfit and see their ad for an example.

The international home furnishings brand Roche Bobois has relocated its Natick store. Offering greater visibility and accessibility in a free-standing showroom less than a mile from its former location, the new store is at 395 Worcester Street/Route 9. Fashioned after their flagship stores in Paris and New York, the new building will provide an even better shopping experience with a larger showroom footprint along with a design studio.  Visit www.roche-bobois.com.

The Boston Estate Planning Council last week selected Weston resident William F. Leisman for its 2015 BEPC Excellence Award, the organization’s highest honor awarded annually.  Leisman’s accomplishments span a 42-year career. As an independent insurance advisor for more than 1,000 individuals, families and businesses, Leisman has had a long-lasting impact on his clients. To date, he has helped create 800 life insurance trusts funded with over $5 billion of life insurance, providing critical funds for clients’ business and estate planning.

Congratulations to Christine Norcross and her team on receiving the distinguished award of #6 William Raveis Team for 2014, as well as the 2014 Top Producing Team in Sales Volume in the Wellesley Office. Chris received her awards from Bill Raveis at the Annual 2015 William Raveis Convention.  Visit www.raveis.com.

One2One Bodyscapes now has three expert instructors teaching Pilates.  Debbie Levy has been teaching Pilates for several years at One2One, bringing with her fifteen years of prior experience. Mary Guarante, the former owner of Wellesley’s Body in Motion, joined One2One recently, bringing a high level of professionalism and more than ten years of experience.  Ellen Bloom-Fields is the latest addition to the staff.  Ellen takes pride in preserving the classical Pilates method and tailors programs to meet each of her client’s individual needs.  Visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/wellesley.

CrossFit Marauder, located at 12a Mica Lane in the Lower Falls, opened its doors in April 2015. Offering three individualized programs and luxury amenities, clients can explore the foundational movements of CrossFit in a safe supervised environment.  Try a boxing conditioning class or experience the body transforming WellFit small group training.  Personal training tailored to meet individual goals is also offered. Call 781.235.2212 to book an intro class.  CrossFit Kids is coming soon.  Visit www.cfitm2.com and see their ad on page 33.

Wellesley’s Fells Market was awarded the “Retailer of the Year” award by the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce and won Wicked Local’s Readers Choice Awards for “Best Wine Shop” and “Best Butcher Shop.”   Now in its 34th year of business, this popular local store has long been known for its quality meats, specialty products, and friendly service.  Fells Market now carries beer and many fine wines including popular labels Opus, Jordan, and Cakebread.   Stop by the convenient location at 326 Weston Road near the Weston/Wellesley border or have your wine delivered.

This year Bella Santé Spa celebrated its 20th anniversary. President and Co-Founder Tiffany Amorosino leads over 170  of the spa’s (Wellesley, Lexington and Boston) beauty and health professionals specializing in skin, body, and hair care (Wellesley only). The luxury day and med spa announced that double Board Certified Facial Plastic surgeon Dr. William Numa will oversee Med Spa services as Medical Director. The innovative and advanced Vectus Laser Hair Removal system is now available at Bella Santé Spa.  Visit www.bellasante.com and see their ad on page 103.

Donna Scott, a real estate professional affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Wellesley, was recently honored for her top sales accomplishments at an awards celebration hosted by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England at the State Room in Boston. Scott is pictured here with Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England.

Elite Media Solutions of Wellesley was pleased to once again be named to the CE Pro 100, a list of the top home integration companies in the United States. Elite Media is an award-winning smart home technology company based at 9 Forest Street. CE Pro is the leading publication for the Consumer Electronics industry and this award reflects Elite Media Solutions’ continued excellence in providing the best in technology and service in designing customized solutions for residents of Wellesley and Weston.

Needham Bank’s Board of Directors announced the election of Mark Whalen as Chief Executive Officer, Paul Totino as President, and Barry Whittaker as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the $1.7 Billion community bank headquartered in Needham  Jack McGeorge, the former Chief Executive Officer, has retired from that role but remains as Chairman of the Needham Bank Board of Directors.  For more information, please visit www.NeedhamgBank.com.  Needham Bank is a member of FDIC and SIF.

On a beautiful summer night, the merchants and restaurants of Wellesley came together to support the Joey Perdoni Family Trust at the Lyn Evans store on 8 Church Street. Joe Perdoni, Sr., Joey’s father, came to personally thank Lyn Evans, Candy McLaughlin, Georgia Jenkins, Jenn Shotkus, and Alexis Van Tilburg for their efforts in organizing the event. The support from Wellesley merchants, restaurants and residents was overwhelming. Food, wine, music, and raffle and auction items were all donated to raise money for the Perdoni Family Trust.

Pam Kubbins, Wellesley resident and small business owner, is celebrating 14 fantastic years in Wellesley with her business, Pam’s Pashminas & Exotic Scarves. Pam features a collection of unique, hand selected and designed scarves and wraps including gorgeous embroidered sheer wools, cashmeres, and silks. You can shop the 2015 Fall/Winter Collection at the Brookline Marketplace and Wellesley Marketplace. You can also shop online at www.pamspashminas.com or contact Pam for personalized attention at pam@pamspashminas.com or 781.239.1743.

A version of Wellesley Bank’s website is now available in Simplified Chinese, giving the Internet and mobile users who use Chinese as their primary language direct access to trusted resources and Chinese banking professionals.  The website offers translation of banking and lending content not available at any other local community banking institution. Users will select the Chinese flag at the top of their homepage at www.wellesleybank.com or go directly to the site through www.wellesleybank.com/chinese.

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) will host the 39th Annual Wellesley Marketplace on November 21 at the Wellesley Middle School.  Shoppers will access over 200 local vendors selling gourmet foods, jewelry, clothing and artwork. Tickets will be available online (whjwc.org), at Roche Brothers, and at Marketplace.  Premium tickets for exclusive pre-event shopping (9:00 to 10:00 am) must be purchased in advance at Roche Bros. courtesy booth or online.  Wellesley Bank is the Platinum sponsor for the 2015 Wellesley Marketplace.

Joakim Wahlstrom is the new COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Roomscapes Luxury Design Center.  Born in Sweden and educated both in Europe and the United States, Joakim has worked on three continents.   A creative decision maker with more than 20 years of demonstrated professional achievements and a global perspective, Joakim is focused on ensuring the continuous delivery of the premier design-build firm’s top quality services while overseeing the company’s 22 employees.  Visit www.roomscapesinc.com or call 781.616.6400.

Celebrating 35 years in business, ZEN Associates has been making a name for themselves in the Boston and DC markets by turning indoor and outdoor living spaces into deeply memorable and enduring environments through sophisticated landscape architecture, and interior design. They are not only known for their world class technical expertise but also for working closely with clients to turn their dreams into reality from design through construction. To learn more about ZEN visit www.zenassociates.com.

Tony Coutlis, owner and operator of Aerobic Dog, is a first class pet care provider serving Wellesley and Weston families since 2004. Aerobic Dog specializes in play groups, pet and house sitting, dog walking, private in-home puppy training, and cat visits. Aerobic Dog is veterinary recommended, certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross, proud member of Pet Sitters International, and fully bonded and insured. Tony can be reached at 508.380.3380 or visit www.aerobicdog.com.

Gustare Oils & Vinegars is welcoming the arrival of fall with richly-flavored, robust extra virgin olive oils and dark balsamic vinegars. Catherine and her team have created some fantastic new autumn recipes highlighting the region’s root vegetables and Gustare’s fresh and flavorful oils and vinegars. Recipes are available online and in store. As the holidays get closer, look for gourmet gift boxes such as A Tour Of Italy for the perfect hostess gift. All orders over $75 are shipped free! Visit www.gustareoliveoil.com.

Natick Visiting Nurse Association (Natick VNA), the area’s premier free-standing, not-for-profit home health care agency, has recently been awarded several grants totaling more than $125,000.  Longtime supporter MetroWest Health Foundation awarded Natick VNA nearly $109,000 to support MetroWest Meds, the agency’s prescription drug assistance program.  The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club awarded a $1,000 grant to be used to offset the cost of unreimbursed care Natick VNA provides to patients in Wellesley.  Visit www.natickvna.org.

The third annual Wellesley Players Star Award was presented to Robert Pascucci of Wellesley at the Players’ annual meeting. The award is given each year to a member whose long-term contributions to the group go above and beyond the usual expectations.  Lois Goodman of Wellesley and Libby Ostrofsky of Needham are previous recipients.  The Wellesley Players is one of America’s oldest community theatre organizations, founded in 1925 as “The Wellesley Village Players.” Today, the Wellesley Players are in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown.  Visit www.wellesleyplayers.org.

Wellesley’s Siobhan Derrickson was named “2015 Outstanding Woman of Family Business Award” by The Warren Group and Massachusetts Family Business magazine. Siobhan is the President of The PostureWorks LLC and its subsidiary, MedicaWorks, two family-owned medical equipment companies serving leading healthcare operators across the nation. This annual award honors the achievements, commitment, and dedication of female family business professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment both within their businesses and in the communities they serve.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an A grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries, and infections within the hospital. The hospital is also being recognized as a “Straight A’s” hospital, as it has never received a grade lower than an A from the Hospital Safety Score since the Score first launched in June 2012.

“As If It Were Already Here,” a monumental aerial sculpture by world-renowned artist Janet Echelman was suspended over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway in May and will remain up until October. Made from fibers 15 times stronger than steel, the ultra-lightweight artwork is an original design inspired by the transformation of Boston’s waterfront following the Big Dig and the creation of the 1.5 mile Greenway. The installation is a collaboration including the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Studio Echelman, Autodesk, Arup, Shawmut,and Daniel Marr & Son Company.

Windover Construction was recently with a 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award and a 2015 Construction Management Association of America – New England (CMAA) Award. The Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts was the recipient of the Tsongas Award for an extensive renovation completed in August 2014 by Windover and designLAB architects.  The 2015 CMAA Project of the Year was for the Lower School and Dining Addition at Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts, completed with architect Siemasko+Verbridge.  For more information, visit www.windover.com.

Brothers Marketplace, the neighborhood market from Roche Bros. located in Weston and Medfield, now offers full-service catering for all types of occasions, ranging from office lunches to graduation parties, baby showers, and holiday celebrations. Customers can order and pick up catering in store or request full-service delivery and set-up. Custom floral arrangements as well as cakes are also available to complement any catering order.  To place an order with the Weston store, call 781.966.3696.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gatti & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Alice Koehn Benson as Senior Vice President, Executive Search.  She will be playing a leading role in the expansion of the organization, and will focus on the search and placement of senior-level Human Resource professionals nationally and across all industries. Alice is committed to extending her corporate experience to various community causes and recently gathered a diverse group of community leaders to found the Weston Community Health Coalition.

The Gardisans, a boutique horticulturist service of ZEN Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that they are now offering their gardening services in the Weston and Wellesley area.  Previously, The Gardisans focused just on the brownstone neighborhoods of Boston.  “Planters, perennial beds, and courtyard gardens really need more frequent attention than the typical landscape maintenance provides.  Our weekly and biweekly services provide a personal touch that clients have been asking for,” says Jon Russo, manager at ZEN.  Visit www.zenassociates.com.

Jared Wilk, a broker with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. in Wellesley has been elected a director of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® (GBAR) for 2015.    As a GBAR director, Wilk will serve as an elected representative of the association’s general membership in governing the association’s policies, programs, and business activities. A Realtor® since 2004, Wilk currently serves on the GBAR Professional Standards Committee and Membership Benefits Committee.  Visit www.jaredwilk.com.

The Nada Sawaya handbag is the newest addition to the IMPULSE showroom. Exquisitely handcrafted in Italy using exotic skins and laser cut leathers, the collection melds timeless style with modern sensibility.  It is the simplicity of the design and the beauty of materials that complement any woman’s personal style and wardrobe.  Receive 20 percent off the Nada Sawaya spring collection June 1-30.  Visit IMPULSE at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley and online at www.trustyourimpulse.com.   Or call 781.416.1800.

Emma Weiler has been appointed as the Childrens Services Supervisor at the Wellesley Free Library (WFL). Emma comes to WFL after three years as head of Youth Services at the Flint Memorial Library in North Reading. Prior to that, she worked at the Cambridge and Brookline Public Libraries.  Emma replaces Farouqua Abuzeit, who moved on to an administrative position at the Boston Public Library after four years as Children’s Services Supervisor in Wellesley.

ARID | Newton-Wellesley® Dental Specialty Group in Linden Square is proud to announce that the Board of Trustees of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID®) has appointed Dr. Touradj Ameli to a second three-year term on the Admissions and Credentials (A&C) Committee. Dr. Ameli is on the faculty of Harvard University and is among only 35 prosthodontists in the world to have earned board certification in both prosthodontics and implant dentistry. For an appointment, please call 781.237.1190 and visit aridnw.com.

Kathy Kelley, Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town & Country, attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices “REvolution” Convention in Las Vegas.  She was recognized with both the Ten Year Legend Award and Chairman’s Circle Platinum designation. These awards represent the top one percent achievement among all real estate professionals nationwide. In other news, sales agent Erica Lockberg Sullivan has been selected to spearhead the brand’s Greater Boston area chapter of the REThink Council that brings together innovative young agents to generate fresh ideas and discuss trends in the local market.

Wellesley Investment Partners (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank) celebrated their beautiful new space located at 75 Central Street, Wellesley with an open house in February.  The evening celebration was attended by over 150 guests, who enjoyed live music by the Mavericks.  The new space accommodates the growth of the firm over the past year.  The team has over 150 years of collective investment management experience.

Professional Photographer, the official journal of Professional Photographers of America, has recently published photographs and an article written by Andrea Joliat of The Family Album.  Andrea, who is a Master Photographer and holds certification through the Professional Photographers of America, wrote “Wellspring; Creativity Makes Old Ideas New.” The article, along with her photographs, was featured in the magazine’s monthly column “Master Class.” Visit www.familyalbumphoto.com.

Pinnacle Residential Properties congratulates Teri Adler for her outstanding performance in 2014. For the seventh consecutive year, Teri is Broker of the Year, and her achievements place her among the top realtors in New England.  For more information, visit www.teriadler.com or call Teri at 617.306.3642.

Keystone Partners, a Boston-based career management firm co-owned by Wellesley resident Elaine Varelas, announced that they have been named a “2014 Top Places to Work” by The Boston Globe. Each year, The Boston Globe spotlights the region’s best employers based on surveys completed by the people who know these companies the best — the employees themselves. For more than 25 years, Keystone has worked with organizations in New England and around the world to address their career management and development needs. Visit www.keystonepartners.com.

Roomscapes Luxury Design Center welcomes Michele Lincoln, a talented designer with over 20 years of experience to better serve the Wellesley and Weston community.  A certified kitchen and bath designer, Michele is known for her creativity and unique designs and is thrilled for the opportunity to work in this area.  For more information, visit www.RoomscapesInc.com.

Cutting Edge Homes, Inc. was awarded the 2015 Gold CotY Award for Residential Kitchen Renovation over $150,000 and Silver CotY Award for Residential Exterior Renovation for their beautiful home renovation in Newton Centre. Presented by the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Contract of the Year (CotY) Awards recognizes the work of the region’s finest remodeling professionals. Cutting Edge Homes is an all-inclusive boutique home renovation and custom building firm. Visit  www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com or call 508.435.1280.

Proms, galas, and graduations are just around the corner and clients are lining up at Jesamondo  for hair, makeup, mani/pedis, and spa treatments to look their finest.  Appointments can now be booked online 24/7 through their website or by calling directly. Jesamondo proudly sponsors a number of worthy local  causes including Jewish Big Brother Big Sister, St. Jude’s, WalkMS, and JDRF. Don’t forget to refer a friend and you’ll receive a $20 credit toward your next service.  Visit www.jesamondo.com or call 508.907.7171.

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC is proud to share the news that the firm has won two more Gold Awards from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers in their 2015 International Landscape Design Awards Program. This announcement is especially meaningful as it signifies their ninth and tenth awards from this organization.  Matthew Cunningham is honored that his work can be used in any effort to promote the valuable contributions that landscape designers make throughout the international design community.  See more at www.matthew-cunningham.com.

Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Wellesley and Weston offices are proud to sponsor events and support fundraisers connecting individuals in the communities in which we live and work. From the esteemed Hammond Performing Arts Series concerts to the Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee, from the Newton-Wellesley Hospital HopeWalks to the National Point Foundation, from the Weston 300 celebration to the Community Servings’ “Pie in the Sky” fundraiser, Hammond is committed to creating strong community bonds.  Visit www.HammondRE.com.

Boston Chinese Acupuncture Clinic has recently moved to a new office suite at 105 Chestnut Street, Unit 36, in Needham. Walk-in consultation is welcome. The clinic offers free consultation and a10 percent discount for the first visit by the end of August, 2015.  In other news, Dr. Li Zheng, a Wellesley resident, will hold a seminar at the Whole Foods store in Boca Raton, Florida to discuss the benefits of natural foods and acupuncture in management and control of inflammation and allergies.  Visit www.bostonchineseacupuncture.com and call 617.817.1910.

Stefco Builders, based in Newton, recently received the Newton Historic Preservation Award for 233 Highland Avenue.  This Victorian gambrel style home, located at the top of West Newton hill, was originally built in 1879.  Creating balance between old and new is always a challenge and this home is a perfect example of keeping the old look while creating new spaces with all the modern amenities.    Visit www.stefcobuilders.com.

Pure Solutions of Weston is proud to announce the expansion of their organic tick and mosquito control services on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. The location is managed by Rory Nickerson, a twelfth generation native of Chatham. For more information, call 781.899.7873 and visit www.puresolutions.com.

Lisa Abeles, Wellesley resident and president of Abeles and Associates Architects, has been made a trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.  Lisa enjoys incorporating thoughtful landscape into the residential projects of her firm, and does a lot of gardening at her own home.  She is particularly interested in the recent initiatives to restore the Elm Bank Manor House and to expand the Farm to Table program.  She is looking forward to collaborating with the exciting group of people that make up the Mass Hort board.

For the third consecutive year that Chris Wyand, LEED AP and owner of Sir Grout of Greater Boston, has been in business, the company has been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Chris continues to be grateful for the “repeat business from the loyal and new clients in the area.”  For more information, please call 781.899.0388 or visit www.sirgroutboston.com .

 Forever Young Laser of Wellesley is introducing two novel fillers which recreate cheeks and eradicate the cursed “smokers’ lines.” Juvederm’s Voluma has unique properties which plump and lift cheeks to recreate the heart-shaped face of the young. And Restylane’s Silk finally provides a solution for vertical lip lines while restoring the smooth defined shape of the upper lip. Call 781.431.2110 for a complimentary consultation.

Haberdashery of New England is introducing a shoe collection by Paul Mayer that offers the comfort, fit, flexibility, and adjustability that you need. If you’re looking for feminine, chic, sophisticated, casual, easy, or dressy shoes, be sure to check out the collection. The shoes are handmade in Spain from the finest leathers and fabrics and are available in many different combinations of styles, materials, and colors.  Visit Haberdashery at 22 Church Street in Wellesley and see their ad on page 95.

To help adopt what many consider to be the best account in Boston, NB Checking, Needham Bank has recently launched a new Switch Portal to make switching banks easier. With this newly added technology and a team of personal bankers ready to help along the way, the process of switching your banking relationship has become much simpler. Needham Bank is located at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley. Member FDIC, Member SIF.

Meredith Bay was honored to receive four awards at the recent Cornerstone Awards recognizing excellence in the building industry. Presented by the New Hampshire Home Builders Association (NHHBA), projects are judged by home builder associations throughout the country. Meredith Bay received the Gold Award – Best Creative Use of Social Media, Silver Award – Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Townhome, and two Bronze Awards for the Best Single Family Home for a Bungalow and Best Single Family Attached for its Townhomes.  Visit www.meredithbaynh.com or call 888.559.4141.

Fifteen attorneys from Burns & Levinson, including Weston resident and partner Lisa Cukier, have been named “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts” by Super Lawyers.  Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.   Burns & Levinson also announced that Wellesley resident Elizabeth Brady Murillo has been elected as a partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation group.    For more information, visit www.burnslev.com.

After practicing with a firm for 16 years, Attorney Deborah A. Katz of Katz Legal Group LLC is pleased to announce that she just celebrated her firm’s one year anniversary with its location on Walnut Street in Wellesley.  Deborah has enjoyed working closely with local families relative to divorce, probate, and estate planning matters.  She is dedicated to helping your family achieve the best resolution with patience and compassion.  For more information, visit www.katzlegalgroupllc.com.

Donna Scott of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Wellesley office has received the NRT Society of Excellence Award. This prestigious award is presented to the top 1.67 percent of all NRT Coldwell Banker affiliated sales associates nationwide. Her steadfast commitment to her clients and focus on excelling in her professional life sets Donna apart.  In addition, the Wellesley office has been named the Number One Coldwell Banker office in New England.  The office just celebrated its 24th year as the Number One Real Estate Firm in Wellesley.

Elizabeth Swartz, ASID was featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Better Homes & Gardens “It’s All About the Blues,” highlighting a Scandinavian inspired blue kitchen on Martha’s Vineyard.  The kitchen offers efficiency and charm and evokes the homeowner’s personality.  Elizabeth Swartz Interiors is a Boston based interior design firm specializing in residential interior design with a repertoire of projects ranging from traditional to  modern. The firm was recently presented with a 2015 Best of Houzz Design Award.

Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Architecture and Interiors was the recipient of the Bulfinch Award for the Admiral’s House in Newton. Under the direction of John I. Meyer, Jr. AIA LEED AP and Laura Brooks Meyer, IIDA Meyer & Meyer offers comprehensive architectural and interior design services for residential and commercial projects. Their expertise ranges from authentic historical styles to innovative contemporary design.  The firm was recently presented with the 2015 Best of Houzz Design Award.

The Weston Dads Foundation is proud to announce the creation of Scholarships/Recognition Awards available to those attending Weston Public Schools and all K-12 Weston residents.  The purpose of the awards is to encourage exemplary behavior and to recognize and reward excellence in the categories of charity/community service, education, and sportsmanship. The Weston Dads Foundation was established to encourage strong bonds between fathers and children in the community and to enhance dad’s role in the life of their children.  For more information and to apply online, please visit  www.westondads.org.

Gustare Oils & Vinegars has moved. Stop by their new location at 83 Central Street to sample Ultra Premium olive oil from around the world, freshly bottled on-premise. A limited Northern European harvest collection is in stock for the summer, featuring the best olive oils from California and Europe. Their Sweet Summer Trio Gourmet Gift Box makes a great hostess gift for those midsummer cookouts and family gatherings.  Visit www.gustareoliveoil.com for recipe inspiration and more. See their ad on page 177.

Interior design firm Jan Luchetti Interiors announced the opening of her new office located at 4ll Boston Post Road in the heart of Weston center. Jan Luchetti combines experience with vision to create distinctive interiors that reflect her client’s individual style and personality.  She has been featured in The Boston Sunday Globe in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Visit www.janluchetti.com and see her ad on page 185.

Dover Rug & Home in partnership with ASID-New England presented “The Art of the Weave,” a  well-attended and family-friendly event at their showroom in Boston. Guests received a rare glimpse into the art form of traditional rug making and textile design.  Dover Rug & Home is also pleased to announce “What’s New in the Showroom” for early Spring 2015. Gathered at recent expeditions through South Asia and Europe, the rug designs combine textures and materials in unexpected ways. See a preview at www.doverrug.com.

The Copley Artists at Dayton Home will be in place through June, with artists bringing in new art periodically.  Dayton Home also welcomed new candle lines by Ebb and Flow and Thompson Ferrier to the store for spring that offer luxury scents and bright colors for gifting and sprucing up spaces.  Also check out their selection of Dogeared necklaces for Mothers Day or Graduation gifts.

Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs will present a fashion show at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham on May 19 as part of the annual closing event for the Guild of St. Irene.  The store also launched an e-commerce website so that customers can shop all that Lyn Evans has to offer 24/7.  New merchandise is added each week, bringing customers the newest trends and fashions of the season.  Lyn Evans offers free in-store pick up of online purchases and free shipping over $75.  Visit www.lynevans.com

One2One Bodyscapes, located at 386 Washington Street, is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary serving Wellesley and the surrounding communities. Bodyscapes offers one on one personal training in a comfortable, low-key, studio environment. The knowledgeable staff  will tailor the workout to fit each client’s personal needs. Wellesley native and owner Jeff Dosdall has over 30 years experience in physical therapy and personal training, and Wellesley resident  Tara Downie offers a core-based, back to basics approach. New clients receive two sessions for $89.  Call 781.235.2262.

Applications are being accepted for Cushing Academy’s 2015 Summer Session (June 28 – July 31) for students ages 12-18 . Rigorous academics, incredible art instruction, and exciting trips throughout New England round out the 5-week session with students from across the country and around the world. Cushing is located one hour northwest of Boston in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.  For more details, visit www.cushing.org/summer.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA was recently named “Best of Houzz” for the third year in a row.  His work was awarded in 16 categories including one national ranking.  Houzz features thousands of inspirational images from top design professionals across the country.  Only their top 3 percent received the honor of being named “Best of Houzz” for 2015.  For more information please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Pine Straw is featuring new apparel lines this summer including G1, Neesh by D.A.R., Hartford, and Nuthatch; as well as old favorites such as CP Shades, Prairie Underground, and Wooden Ships.    If you’re heading to the Cape or a friend’s summer home and need a hostess gift, Pine Straw has a wonderful selection and will even create a personalized gift basket.  Summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 10-5, and the store is closed on Sundays.  Visit www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com.

Renjeau Galleries is celebrating over 40 years serving the Boston area.  Family owned and operated Renjeau is the source for fine artwork and quality custom framing.  Their selection includes everything from 19th century oil paintings to contemporary abstracts.  Visit the gallery to see the “Visions of Summer” show featuring approximately 30 new traditional and contemporary paintings that capture the essence of the season.  Renjeau Galleries is located at 79 Worcester Street in Natick.  For more information, visit www.renjeau.com.

Mortgage Equity Partners is a full service residential mortgage lender that operates in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Florida.   Their company is in a growth stage and in the last six months they have acquired  new offices in Haverhill, Wakefield,  and Salem, New Hampshire.   The company now has 50 full time employees and is planning on doubling their business year over year in 2015.  For more information on Mortgage Equity Partners contact Craig Tanny in the Newton office at 781.309.1805.

Twelve Points Wealth Management recently launched a couple of exciting new ventures to help entrepreneurs and businesses in the MetroWest community. Manny Frangiadakis, AIF®, Wealth Advisor started his new role as financial reporter for Radio Entrepreneurs, a Boston-based radio show and podcast. In addition, Francesca Federico, AIF®, Wealth Advisor hosted an event for future business leaders featuring a panel of local women CEOs. The firm’s founders are planning a big event in June to celebrate their 1-year anniversary as Twelve Points Wealth Management. For more information, please visit www.twelvepointswealth.com.

The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group is excited to welcome pediatric dentist Dr. Van Orenstein. Dr. Orenstein is part of a select group of exceptional pediatric dentists who have completed an additional degree of recognized excellence in pediatric dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD), a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MAPD), and the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS).  Visit www.wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Visit Lux Bond & Green’s Wellesley and Boston stores during the months of May, June, and July and enter to win two tickets to a Boston Red Sox game.  Drawings will be held bi-monthly.  Lux Bond & Green is located at 60 Central Street in Wellesley and 416 Boylston Street in Boston.  Visit www.lbgreen.com for more information.

Sun Life Financial will again present the Wellesley Chamber Golf Open on Monday, July 27 at the Wellesley Country Club.  Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 am and tee off is at 12:30 pm.  For more information, please visit www.WellesleyChamber.org or call 781.235.2446.

Theo and Isabella Design Group just won an award. New Hampshire Home magazine hosted the second annual New Hampshire Home Design Awards and a farmhouse in Ashland, New Hampshire designed by Theo and Isabella principal D. Scott Bell won for “Excellence in Historic Renovation.” Winners were announced  at a gala at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Visit www.theoandisabella.com.

Patrick Ahearn has been elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. This is certainly a momentous achievement, and one that is truly noteworthy in Patrick’s career and trajectory.

J.Todd Galleries in Wellesley announces new owner Mona Kumar as of February 27, 2015. Mona has worked with the MFA and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem and is now taking her extensive experience in the art world to her own business. J. Todd Galleries will maintain their roster of established artists but is always looking to expand and represent the best artists they can find. Her plans include speaking engagements and more artist openings to engage the community.

GettiGear Athletic Apparel for Women, located on 91 Central Street in Wellesley, recently celebrated their second anniversary.  Visit the store for new merchandise featuring old favorites such as Nancy Rose Performance, MPG, and Prana as well as styles from  fabulous new lines like Crane & Lion.   GettiGear is also carrying Oofos sports recovery flip flops, Native Sunglasses, and Spibelts for all of your summer activities. Host a private party for your friends at the store and receive special party swag and discounts.

Get your skin ready and glowing for summer with Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Bio-Brasion Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Peel.  “The next generation in microdermabrasion” offers state-of-the-art results using a diamond head, crystal-free, low-suction abrasion system that lifts away dead, dry, damaged layers of skin, revealing the newer healthier, more radiant skin beneath.  It is excellent for retexturizing sun-damaged skin, softening lines, evening pigmentation, clearing pores, and hydrating the skin.  Visit Elizabeth Renee Esthetics at 26 Grove Street in Wellesley and call 781.237.SKIN for an appointment.

The Wellesley Historical Society’s Tollhouse Shop is open at 229 Washington Street in Wellesley. It is a charitable consignment shop selling quality linens, glassware, and silverware at affordable prices. All proceeds support the operations of the Historical Society including collections care and scholarships. The shop is open on Wednesdays from 11:00 to 3:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-12:00. For more information about the shop or to donate items, please call 781.235.6690.

Weston resident Lisa Carusone, a graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program, has launched a health coaching business.  She is also a classically trained Pilates instructor, a level-1 certified Resistance Stretch instructor, and is trained to teach TRX. Carusone’s studio and integrative health coaching office are located at 1347 Main Street (Route 117 at Bear Hill Road) in Waltham, and she travels regularly to teach and work with clients throughout the Boston/MetroWest area.   Visit www.LisaCarusone.com.

Visit the Wellesley Farmer’s Market throughout the summer and fall on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 309 Washington Street (The Unitarian Universalist Church).  Vendors include Brookford Farm,  Hackleboro Orchards, 2 Dogs Treats, 23 Soap Company, Town Farm Gardens, Golden Rule Honey, Queen of Chocolate, On the Edge Knife Sharpening, The Crumby Baker,  and Swissbäkers. The market is generously hosted by the UU Wellesley, sponsored by Balanced Rock Investment Advisors, and supported by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts. Visit www.wellesleyfarmersmarket.com.

Wayland interior designer Susan Dearborn is thrilled to have received a Best of Houzz 2014 Service Award for Client Satisfaction and an achievement award from the Better Business Bureau. Her firm, Susan Dearborn Interiors, which was located in Wellesley for over 20 years, is proud to now call Wayland home.

Weston resident Dava Muramatsu has opened a new boutique in Sudbury called MATSU.  MATSU offers unique clothing from stylish basics to modern knits for the contemporary-minded woman, healing gems and jewelry from her beloved jewelry line called Nymph, select gifts for the home, and lifestyle products that enhance and stimulate body, environment, and soul. For more information, see the store’s website at davamuramatsu.com or visit 92 Boston Post Road. You can also call 781.609.2022.

Two leading, Massachusetts-based independent wealth advisory firms, Boston Wealth Management (BWM) and Marathon Retirement & Pension Consulting (Marathon RPC), recently merged, expanding services for an underserved market and increasing the combined assets of the two firms. The partnership  brings together  Weston resident Phillip Wong and Aaron Spelker, two industry veterans with decades of experience servicing the retirement needs of individuals and corporations. The combined entity, operating as Boston Wealth Management, will have more than $500 million in assets under management. For more information, visit www.BostonWealthMgt.com.

 Weston’s Andrew Zimmerman of The Boston Team at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management was named to the Financial Times list of Top 400 Financial Advisors for 2014 for the second year in a row.  Zimmerman has been recognized annually on Barron’s list of Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in the US, from 2009-2013, and in 2014 he was named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list. He is active philanthropically and locally supports the families of fallen soldiers in our community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meyer & Meyer, Inc. was featured on the cover of Period Homes Magazine showcasing the significant renovation of a Victorian era home.  The project, Upstate Manor, was previously featured in Architectural Digest.  In addition, Historic Newton recently presented the firm with a Newton Preservation Award for the renovation of the historic Admiral’s House.  Meyer & Meyer, Inc. offers comprehensive architectural and interior design services and their expertise ranges from authentic historical styles to innovative contemporary design.   

Cutting Edge Homes welcomed industry leaders into their newly opened Boston office for a night celebrating continued collaboration. Support and enthusiasm was abundant on topics regarding the betterment of the community, the fine homebuilding process, and the status quo. A generous donation was made to the Greater Boston Food Bank to assist families in need this past holiday season. For more information, please visit www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com or call 508.435.1280.

Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home, announced that they are the recipient of the 2014 Community Excellence Award, given by the Family Business Association (FBA) of Massachusetts. This annual award competition honors a family business with a strong commitment to philanthropy and passion for supporting worthy causes.  With locations in Natick and now Boston’s Back Bay, Dover Rug offers an extensive collection of fine rugs, carpets, custom window treatments, and hardwood floor options.  Visit www.doverrug.com.

Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank, announced the addition of Richard Sipley and Jeffrey Oberg to their expanding team. Sipley has joined the firm as Chief Investment Officer, and he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Boston Private Bank.  Also joining the firm as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer is Jeffrey Oberg, who most recently served as Managing Director and Member of the Global Markets Strategy Council at Windhaven Investment Management.

Deland, Gibson Insurance Associates, Inc. (DGI) a Massachusetts Insurance Agency, is pleased to announce that Bradway Widing has joined the firm as Vice President of Deland Gibson’s Clean Energy Insurance practice group.  Widing is based in the firm’s Wellesley office. With a strong background in account management, property reinsurance, and captive development, Bradway brings over 25 years of energy industry expertise to DGI.  To learn more about Deland Gibson and its new Clean Energy Insurance practice, visit www.delandgibson.com.

For the fourth year in a row, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.  Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of rapid identification of acute strokes resulting in prompt treatment which reduces death and disability for patients.  For more information, visit www.bidneedham.org.

Cory Pelletier, PhD, has been appointed Director of Sales at Reliable Fence Metrowest in Ashland.  Cory works with her customers from the design phase through the final installation of the fence project.  A self-proclaimed animal lover, she has recently designed and installed custom outdoor enclosures for small pets to keep them safe from predators like coyotes.  For more information, please call 508.881.2550 or  visit www.reliablefences.com.

Dance Republic in Wellesley offers wedding dance lessons, group classes, social parties, fitness classes, and children dance programs. Owner Olga Kinnard, a former Canadian Vice-Champion and recently a World Show-Dance Finalist, and her partner Ferenc Nemeth also offer great expertise in Latin/Ballroom dancing. Recently featured in WellesleyWeston Magazine, Dance Republic’s 3000 square-foot dance floor, 18-foot-high ceilings, and vibrant skylights provide an elegant, welcoming ambiance. Come to a group class or schedule your free consultation at 781.237.1636 or www.thedancerepublic.com.

Wellesley resident and architect Jacob Lilley was recently interviewed on television as the guest design professional on “Another House Sold.”  Hosted by Steven Verdelli of Coldwell Banker and of HGTV fame, the show aims to educate the public and potential buyers about the complex nature of home renovations. If you are considering a project and have renovation questions, contact JL Architects, Inc. at 781.431.6100 or visit  www.jlaarchitects.com.

The Meadowbrook School of Weston has announced an educational collaboration with the MIT Edgerton Center. In this collaboration, the MIT Edgerton Center will join with Meadowbrook in its initiative to integrate design thinking and making into the curriculum, professional development, and school culture. In return, Meadowbrook will be a testing site for the Edgerton Center for developing K-8 curriculum and serve as a potential model program for future independent school collaborations.  Learn more about Meadowbrook at www.meadowbrook-ma.org.

A group of top producing real estate agents recently departed a respected national firm in Cambridge to become founding members of the newest office for Robert Paul Properties, a leading independent private brokerage in the region. Robert Paul Properties, built by industry leaders Robert Kinlin and Paul Grover who continue as hands-on operators, has ten offices from Boston throughout Cape Cod to the Rhode Island line, producing over $530 Million in sales volume in 2014 with only 67 agents.  Visit www.RobertPaul.com.

Spynergy cycling studio has expanded and is launching the first national cycling studio franchise company.   The Boston area’s first cycling studio started right here in Wellesley and as of early this year has changed its name to CycleBar.  CycleBar classes are known as high-energy, music-fueled classes that make workouts fun.  The studio has been in Wellesley for ten years and welcomes folks of all ages and fitness levels.  Great workout, great fun.  Visit CycleBar on 386 Washington Street in Wellesley and online at www.Wellesley.cyclebar.com.

Hammond Residential Real Estate, with offices at 40 Grove Street, Wellesley and 506 Boston Post Road, Weston, welcomed agent Nicole Malec to the Wellesley team and Stephanie Kelly to the Weston team. For five consecutive years, Hammond has ranked as a “Top Place to Work” in The Boston Globe’s annual “Top Places to Work” survey.  In 2014, Hammond ranked fourth out of thirty-five companies in the “Large Employer” category, and it was the only real estate company to appear in the top ten. 

Lisa Curlett of Weston has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®.  REALTORS® who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. Only 37,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned the credential.  Lisa Curlett is a Senior Sales, Marketing and Luxury Property Specialist with Pinnacle Residential Properties. 

Mary Beth Mosher Grimm of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate has been named to the prestigious President’s Circle for 2014 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The award recognizes the network’s top three percent of residential sales professionals who in 2014 exemplified great sales measures in closed residential GCI units.  In other news, the firm’s owner/broker Gail Lockberg was chosen to be a “jailbird” in The Lock-Up 2014 at Channel 5 WCVB to make a difference in the fight against muscle disease.

This spring, Dr.’s Ali & Ali of Wellesley Dental Group are offering custom mouth guards to protect young athletes from Orofacial injuries. Split lips, broken teeth, and jaw fractures are common on the field, so suit up with mouth guards to prevent any permanent damage.  Custom sports guards provide the highest level of protection, along with comfort and a perfect fit, and are a necessity for both contact and non-contact sports. For more information, call 781.237.9071.

Needham Bank recently invested in business banking technology enhancements. In addition to improved business online services, the bank has also launched a new business mobile app enabling customers to pay bills, transfer money, view account details, and approve ACH and wire transactions. This upgrade is part of an ongoing commitment to combine a fee adverse banking strategy with high technology and concierge service.  Member FDIC.  Visit Needham Bank at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley or call 781.474.5541 for more information.

Chris Wyand, LEED AP and owner of Sir Grout of Greater Boston, is proud to announce continued growth and the addition of a new van to the fleet to service the Wellesley and Weston area. Winner of back to back Angie’s List Super Service Awards, Chris is thankful  for the “repeat business from the loyal and new clients in the area.”  For more information, call 781.899.0388 and visit www.sirgroutboston.com.

Abeles & Associates Architects, Inc., headed by Wellesley resident Lisa Abeles, has received Best of Boston Home™  2015 “Best Architect Library,” awarded by Boston Home. The firm designed a two story library wrapped in beautiful wood paneling and beamed ceilings, incorporating a “James Bond” style bar hidden behind bookshelves displaying rare books.  See this home and other great projects at www.abelesandassociates.com.

Brookline Bank has named Mary McCarthy mortgage specialist for the bank’s MetroWest region.  Mary provides expert assistance delivering Brookline’s range of mortgage programs including conforming and jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rates, first-time home buyer programs, condos, co-ops, construction/rehabs or other “special” situations. Mary is available to meet with clients at Brookline’s two Wellesley branches or at a location of their choice.  Reach her by phone at 781.863.5807 or by email at mcmccarthy@brkl.com.

Jerry Arcari, founder of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, welcomed friends, family, and business partners to the Grand Opening Celebration at the new Framingham showroom on Route 9 East.  Held on November 13th, over 200 guests enjoyed the evening commemorating the opening of Landry & Arcari’s third showroom. For more information, visit www.landryandarcari.com or call the showroom at 508.739.0200.

Charles River School in nearby Dover Center is currently accepting applications for September, 2015. An independent school for grades PreK to Grade 8, CRS honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. They nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement.  Charles River School graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion. Visit www.charlesriverschool.org for more information.

Twelve Points Wealth Management, based in Concord, announces the opening of a new office location in Boston’s South End. In addition, founding member and wealth advisor Dave Clayman, CMT®, AIF®, is the recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager award for the fourth year in a row. He and his associates, Manny Frangiadakis, AIF®,  Francesca Federico, AIF®, and Igor Tiguy,CFP®, AIF®, MSPFP, all recently acquired the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation.  For more information, please visit www.twelvepointswealth.com.

Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, p.c. is pleased to announce their new location in Wellesley at 386 Washington Street. Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, p.c. provides a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care to patients of all ages from newborn to elderly.  Janice Cleveland Washburn, M.D. along with Michael Krathen, M.D. will be offering full time dermatological care at this location.  For appointments, please call 781. 235-1533. Visit  www.apderm.com.

The SHOP, SAVE, REPEAT SALE at IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry will be held February 28 through March 7.  Save 25 percent off your entire purchase* of designer jewelry.  Spend a total of $1,000 or more and receive a one-time 20 percent savings pass to be used anytime in 2015. Shop, save, repeat…and enjoy!  IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry is located at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley. For more information, visit www.trustyourimpulse.com.  *Some exclusions apply.

On April 1 at 7:00 pm, Massachusetts Bay Community College and Wellesley Books will co-host Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Ms. Rubin will read from and discuss Better Than Before, her provocative yet practical new book that will change your perspective on habits forever. This event is ticketed and open to the public. Please contact Wellesley Books for more information.”

The Residences at Wingate in Needham, an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community for seniors, recently won six local and national awards including MultiFamily Executive’s 2014 Grand Award for Senior Housing, Assisted Living Federation of America’s (ALFA) Excellence Award for Senior Living by Design, McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Bronze Award for High Tech/High Touch, and SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2015 award in Massachusetts, placing them among the top one percent of senior care providers in the country.

Lyn Evans recently launched a new e-commerce website at www.lynevans.com.  Customers can now shop Lyn Evans from anywhere, anytime and new merchandise is added weekly.  As a proud supporter of The Herren Project, Lyn Evans hosted a fundraiser in December.  The evening was huge a success and more than $7,000 was raised for the cause.  A special thank you to Roche Bros. Wellesley, SuSu’s Bakery, and Juniper for providing delicious appetizers and thanks to those who provided raffle items.  Look for another event in the spring.

ZEN Associates’ principals Shin Abe and Peter White recently visited Tokyo and Kyoto for their annual “immersion class” visiting over 15 distinguished gardens.  “This trip is important for us as we are constantly exploring how to bring these influences into the modern American landscape.  We are often tasked with the challenge of designing a modern garden or building addition within the context of a more traditional building or neighborhood,” says Peter White.  To learn more about ZEN Associates, please visit www.zenassociates.com or call 781.932.3700.

McLean Hospital announces enhancements to their child and adolescent services. The McLean Anxiety Mastery Program in Cambridge offers intensive group-based outpatient therapy for individuals ages nine to eighteen suffering from anxiety and/or OCD. Call 617.674.5333. McLean 3East Partial Hospital Program in Belmont is for ages thirteen to early twenties with symptoms of self-injury, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, eating, substance use, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Call 877.967.7233. A residential OCD program for ages ten to seventeen will open soon in Middleborough. Call 774.419.1170.

Forever Young Laser welcomes Jen Catrambone, LME.  Catrambone, formerly the lead skin care clinician for Dr. Min Ahn of Westborough, is an expert in lasers, peels, and facials.  She is best known for her proficiency with Dermaplaning, which uses a surgical-like blade to remove dead skin and hair from the face.  This physical “peel” leaves the skin glowing, soft, and super smooth.  Visit Forever Young at 204 Worcester Street in Wellesley and call 781.431.2110 for an appointment.  Visit online at www.frvryoungskin.com. 

Georgette Swan of Georgette Swan Interiors is celebrating thirty years in Wellesley.  Throughout the years, she has enjoyed many interesting assignments: a stately home in Toronto; a pied a terre in Paris; a dining room in Gibraltar; and a 45-foot sailboat destined for Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Back at home, Georgette and her husband Stuart Swan of the Stuart Swan Furniture Company remain the neighborhood store on the corner and cherish the friendships they’ve made over the years.  Visit them at 103 Central Street in Wellesley.

Shem Creek Capital is proud to announce the addition of Kara Fleming Sullivan to thecompany as office manager and administrative assistant to managingpartners Scott Goldberg and Robert Parsons.    Shem Creek Capital, established in2008, is a commercial real estate finance company with a focus on providing debt capitalsolutions to local and regional commercial real estate owners in the NortheasternUnited States.

Kutchin & Sheehan, LLC, with its recent relocation to Wellesley, is a law firm devoted to resolving family matters while advocating for their clients during their most difficult times. When legal action is necessary to handle family issues, it is critical to entrust your most private matters to a compassionate, reliable, and experienced family law attorney. For more information,  visit www.kutchinsheehanlaw.com or call 781.281.8960.

Charlene Nighosian Fallon, President, Nighosian Carpet & Rug, is in her seventh volunteer year as a ski instructor at Loon Mountain for New England Disabled Sports info@nedisabledsports.org, a nationally recognized program which provides year round adaptive sport instruction to adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Programs allow individuals with disabilities to enjoy a boundary-free environment, outdoor recreation with friends and family, as well as provide access to equipment and instruction that might otherwise be unavailable.

Tenacre School students and staff are asking for community support fortheir blood drive on March 5 at Tenacre. Co-sponsored by the American Red Cross, theblood drive is open to the public. Appointments can be made, and walk-ins are welcome.The blood drive will be held at Tenacre from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Located in Wellesley,Tenacre School is a coed, independent elementary school for Pre-kindergartenthrough Grade 6.

Artitudes is celebrating its tenth anniversary selling fine handcrafts by American artists in West Newton Square. Husband and wife Gregg DiBiaso and Valerie Miller opened Artitudes after 20 years of creating and selling Valerie’s jewelry designs to craft galleries nationally. “We love introducing our customers to beautiful craftworks being produced here in the U.S.” For information visit www.artitudesgallery.com or call 617.244.9220.

Dr. William LoVerme, a plastic surgeon in Wellesley and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, is premiering his exclusive line of medical grade skin care products. These will include cleansers and skin rejuvenation products. This dovetails nicely with his full scale cosmetic surgery practice from esthetician to office surgery center. He is also announcing the newest IPL machine from Palomar, the ICON, which is used for pigmentation, hair removal, and reduction of rosacea. Please call 781.263.0011 for more information.

Haberdashery of New England, located on 22 Church Street in Wellesley, is ready for spring.  Their all new European collection includes beautiful cashmeres, cottons, and linens. Also new this spring is a great jeans line good for any occasion. Like always, Haberdashery has a wide assortment of timeless pieces to make your wardrobe even more gorgeous.  The store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Call 781.237.6203 for more information.

Gustare Oils & Vinegars invites you to taste its new northern hemisphere harvest collection of oils in its new Wellesley tasting room at 83 Central Street. These Ultra Premium olive oils are freshly harvested and pressed from artisanal olive orchards across the northern hemisphere and are noted for their smooth and fruity flavor. Gustare offers free tastings of gourmet oils and balsamic vinegars and a wide variety of unique seasoning salts and kitchen items for sale in store or online.  Visit www.gustareoliveoil.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa celebrated its new partnerships, products, and service offerings on December 5.  Additions include: Studio 28 cosmetic line by celebrity make-up artist Stacy Frasca; medical aesthetics by Boost Beauty & Wellness; hair solutions by Oribe and Goldwell; and Jan Marini Skincare, Reiki, massage, and make-up applications. Jesamondo maintains its dedication to excellence in service and salon experiences. Visit www.jesamondo.com to schedule an appointment online or call 508.907.7171.

Debi Benoit hosted her annual holiday toy drive for MassGeneral Hospital for Children on December 11.  The toy drive was an overwhelming success and another record number of toys was delivered to the children at MassGeneral.  Debi’s special guest, New England Patriot Defensive Lineman Vince Wilfork and his wife Bianca, were on hand to sign memorabilia and chat with guests.

Charles River Creative Arts Program has been a pioneer in multi-arts education since 1970.  Here, young people ages 5-15 take risks and learn new skills in an exciting, supportive, and diverse community. With over 130 classes in visual art, athletics, dance, theater, music, video, animation, photography, textiles, and writing, their professionally accomplished staff inspires young people to collaborate and explore. Limited spaces are available. Register now at www.crcap.org or call 508.785.8250.

Born from the rich heritage of Ross-Simons, a trusted jeweler now in its seventh decade, Sidney Thomas draws proudly on its established reputation, with impeccable service and presentation. Sidney Thomas Jewelers offers the world’s most beautiful jewelry and watches, coveted designer brands, and magnificent one-of-a-kind pieces from classic pearls to the latest trend in open space diamond jewelry.  Visit Sidney Thomas Jewelers at the Mall at Chestnut Hill and at the Shops at Prudential Center and online at www.sidneythomas.com.

Celebrated home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams will more than double the size of its Natick signature store by moving it to a brand-new 10,000-square-foot space this March. With the opening of this new flagship store at 625 Worcester Street, the company will continue to bring its highly livable combination of comfort and style to savvy, sophisticated consumers in the Natick area.  A grand opening event is planned for early Spring and will benefit The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN ).

AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their third showroom at 1160 Broadway (Route 1 North) in Saugus, directly across the street from the Square One Mall.  AJ Rose is excited to bring its award-winning customer service and state-of-the-art retail showroom experience to the heart of the North Shore.  Stop by the new location or the current showrooms at 599 Worcester Road (Route 9W) in Natick or 136 Cambridge Street (Route 3A) in Burlington or online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

To help ring in the New Year, Boston Chinese Acupucture is offering new patients 10 percent off their first visit during the month of March.  Start the New Year stress-free and healthy by scheduling your appointment today.  Boston Chinese Acupuncture is located in Needham at 475 Hillside Avenue.  Call 617.8176.1910 for an appointment and see their ad on page 154.

Terrazza Church Square, which filled the space vacated by The Gifted Hand at 32 Church Street in Wellesley, is a new gallery featuring “Artisan Jewelry, Distinctive Gifts and Rare Finds.”  They search for unique items handcrafted by artisans throughout North America that are inspiring, thought provoking, and beautiful.  You’ll find both one-of-a-kind and customizable gifts including Sticks Furniture.  Terrazza Church Square offers great wedding gifts, gift wrapping, shipping, and outstanding customer service.  Visit online at www.shop@terrazzachurchsquare.com.

The “Reinvest in You” Conference and Expo held on October 25th at Wellesley High School provided attendees that are retired or approaching retirement with a full and beneficial day of informational speakers, workshops, panel discussions and exhibitor displays.  The event was presented by the Wellesley Council on Aging and The Friends of the Wellesley COA to promote a healthy, vibrant, and rewarding lifestyle for those 50 years of age and older. 

Century Bank, New England’s largest family-run bank, will expand its presence in the heart of Boston with the opening of a new full-service branch located at 437 Boylston Street in Copley Square.  Located in the Back Bay, Century Bank provides the highest quality service from a team of financial specialists offering big bank resources with the flexibility and responsiveness of a family business. Discover the Century difference: personal attention and sophisticated financial solutions made easy. Call 781.235.6500 or visit www.CenturyBank.com.

Posies of Wellesley, located in Wellesley for ten years, has recently moved to Natick.  The new location is at 158 E. Central Street (Route 135) just over the town line and before Jesamondo on the westbound side of the road.  Flowers are still owner Margaret Becla’s passion, and a variety of fresh cut flowers arrive daily.  Margaret and her team can help you with all of your special events: weddings, holiday arrangements, indoor plantscapes window boxes, and more.  There is plenty of parking so be sure to visit the new location soon.  Call 781.237.9669 for more information.

Dr. Touradj Ameli and his team of board certified dental specialists at ARID | Newton-Wellesley in Linden Square are enjoying their warm welcome from the discerning residents of Wellesley, Weston and surrounding towns.   Dr. Ameli and his team are recognized nationally and internationally for providing exceptional personalized and unparalleled quality dental care utilizing the most advanced diagnostic and medical technologies. Discover the advantages of advanced dental medicine. To make an appointment, call 781.237.1190 and visit www.aridnw.com.

Planning is underway for Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 16th Annual Gala on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. This year the Gala Chairs are Tracey and John Cannistraro of Wellesley, and the event will benefit the hospital’s Maternity Service. Guests will enjoy cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing – and lots of other surprises. For more information, call Maryann Zschau at 617.243-6712 or visit www.nwh.org/gala.

Wellesley’s Unitarian Universalists recently welcomed David Helfer as Assistant Minister for Religious Development.  This new position reflects the congregation’s core belief that religious and spiritual development are not the province of a single age group, but rather should be available to children, teens, and adults in all stages.  During his ministry, David expects to encourage “lifespan learning,” both within and between generations, exploring ways that life experience as well as religious traditions can shape beliefs and values

 Wellesley resident Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, was named one of the “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal.  This distinction is awarded to “business and civic leaders who are making a major impact in their respective fields and the civic life of the Boston area.”

Wellesley-Weston Chabad and the Wellesley Police Department faced off in their annual charity softball game, in front of dozens of spectators in what is becoming a “look forward to” event, raising $700 to support the efforts of American Friends of Kiev, a New York-based charity that is helping feed and shelter Ukrainian refugees. The annual contest between Wellesley-Weston Chabad and the Wellesley Police Department which is put together by Rabbi Moshe Bleich and Officer Tim Barros, supports a different charity every year.

Get your skin ready and glowing for the spring with Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Bio-Brasion Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Peel.  “The next generation in microdermabrasion” offers state-of-the-art results using a diamond head, crystal-free, low-suction abrasion system that lifts away dead, dry, damaged layers of skin, revealing the newer healthier, more radiant skin beneath.  It is excellent for retexturizing sun-damaged skin, softening lines, evening pigmentation, clearing pores, and hydrating the skin.  Visit Elizabeth Renee Esthetics at 26 Grove Street in Wellesley and call 781.237.SKIN for an appointment.

Weston’s Andrew Zimmerman of The Boston Team at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management was named to the Financial Times list of Top 400 Financial Advisors for 2014 for the second year in a row.  Zimmerman has been recognized annually on Barron’s list of Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in the US, from 2009-2013, and in 2014 he was named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list. He is active philanthropically and locally supports the families of fallen soldiers in our community.

Jamie Ebersole recently founded Ebersole Financial LLC, an independent registered investment advisory (RIA) firm, in Wellesley. Ebersole Financial provides financial planning and investment management services to individuals, families, and smaller institutions. Ebersole Financial is a fee-only firm, which helps avoid conflicts of interest and allows the firm to provide unbiased advice to clients. Prior to founding Ebersole Financial, Jamie spent 15 years as an institutional investor, responsible for investment programs of more than $1.5 billion.  Visit www.ebersolefinancial.com or call 781.304.4553.

Gatti & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Alice Koehn Benson as Senior Vice President, Executive Search.  She will be playing a leading role in the expansion of the organization, and will focus on the search and placement of senior-level Human Resource professionals nationally and across all industries. Alice is committed to extending her corporate experience to various community causes and recently gathered a diverse group of community leaders to found the Weston Community Health Coalition.

a Blade of Grass always appreciates referrals and this past season they donated an animal in honor of the person’s name through Heifer International to help relieve hunger and poverty throughout the world. It is their way to say thank you, do a little good, and make people smile. To date they have donated 53 flocks of chickens, 9 goats and 1 llama.  Visit www.abladeofgrass.com.

CBRE/New England, a strategic joint venture between Whittier Partners Group, LLC, and CBRE, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services company, is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected by the Partners of the firm to join the Partnership:  Adam Brinch, Peter Conlin, Nat Heald and Kyle Juszczyszyn.  CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.  Visit www.cbre-ne.com.

Vista Terrace has appointed its leadership team, marking a milestone in the development of the new senior care community which offers an alternative to assisted living.  Located on the North Hill campus on the Wellesley/Needham town line, the new community’s Enhanced Living Services are delivered through a small house model with residents enjoying private homes nestled around elegant and inviting social spaces shared among the household neighbors.  To learn about the leadership team and Vista Terrace in general, visit www.vistaterrace.org.

S+H Construction, one of Greater Boston’s  premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, received two 2014 PRISM Awards:  A Silver award in the “Best Commercial Project” category, and a Gold award in the  “Best Land Planning” category. Presented by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, the PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing) Awards recognize the accomplishments of professionals who influence the present and shape the future of building and design.   Visit www.shconstruction.com.

Joining the vibrant collection of retail stores in Wellesley Square is specialty clothier David Chase (www.davidchaseus.com). For more than two decades, David Chase has served the discerning clientele of Nantucket with his hand-selected and curated European collections of men’s and women’s fashions and accessories. This spring he will open two boutiques featuring men’s and women’s European fashions at Belclare Wellesley, the new mixed-use development bringing luxury condominiums, shops and restaurants to dynamic Wellesley Square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve Verdelli, an up and coming realtor of Coldwell Banker, Wellesley is making an impact on the industry locally and nationally.  Steve, who has appeared on the popular HGTV shows House Hunters and House Hunters Renovation, is producing and hosting his own show on Wellesley Media Channel entitled Another Home Sold.  The show will feature local residential property experts offering advice, tips, and valuable insights. The show will also highlight a Wellesley property for sale. He can be reached at steven.verdelli@NEMoves.com or 617.922.4714.

Meyer & Meyer, Inc. was awarded the 2014 Bulfinch Award for the renovation and restoration of an historic, Georgian home in Newton.  Presented by the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture, the award recognizes the preservation and advancement of the classical tradition in New England.  Meyer & Meyer, Inc. offers comprehensive architectural and interior design services and their expertise ranges from authentic historical styles to innovative contemporary design. For more information, call 617.266.0555 or visit www.Meyer@MeyerArchitects.com.

Elizabeth Swartz, ASID, was featured in Boston Home’s 2014 Kitchen issue in the popular double page spread “One Great Room.”  Working with architect TS Beard and landscape designer Sean Papich, Elizabeth brought style, comfort, and flexibility to an outdoor kitchen and dining area with custom, boldly colored tables and chairs that are easily reconfigured to host a large party or an intimate gathering.  Elizabeth specializes in residential interior design with projects ranging from traditional to contemporary. For more information, please call 617.421.0800 or visit www.elizabethswartzinteriors.com.

Maria Lastoria has been appointed Executive Director of The Residences at Wingate independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Needham. Lastoria brings over 24 years of senior living experience to the position, most recently as Regional Director of Operations for LCB Senior Living in Norwood where she oversaw six properties.

The Wellesley Mothers Forum is pleased to announce its 2014-15 Board of Directors and Volunteers. The organization is led this year by Co-Presidents Meryl Glassman and Nerine Warasta (pictured at bottom of the stairs). A full list of their 2014-15 board can be found on the Mothers Forum website. With over 500 members in Wellesley and surrounding towns, the group offers exciting lectures, seminars and events. Learn more at www.WellesleyMothersForum.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/WellesleyMothersForum.

Power Outage Services Company, LLC, a Topsfield-based generator company, launched the new “HomeSitter” service this past spring to preventative maintenance customers. HomeSitter is a dial out device that works in conjunction with your battery backed-up telephone or standard telephone service. The company programs the HomeSitter to call their emergency telephone number in the event that the generator has failed to start. For additional information please visit: www.powerout.us or call 1.877.701.0701.

Tony Coutlis, owner and operator of Aerobic Dog, is a first class pet care provider, celebrating ten years of serving Wellesley and Weston families. Aerobic Dog specializes in play groups, pet and house sitting, dog walking, private in-home puppy training, and cat visits. Aerobic Dog is veterinary recommended, certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross, a proud member of Pet Sitters International, and fully bonded and insured. Tony can be reached at 508.380.3380 or visit aerobicdog.com.

Half Crown Design specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality, made-to-order furniture and cabinetry perfectly proportioned for the intended space.  Visit their Huron Village showroom at 357 Huron Avenue in Cambridge, where they also sell tasteful home accessories. On the first Thursday of every month, meet the owners, take in local and international artists, and enjoy refreshments. Don’t miss Prosecco and oysters on Thursday, December 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visit their new website at www.halfcrowndesign.com.

Dedham Country Day is more than a school. It’s a dynamic community of students, teachers, and parents, all connected by a passion for learning. Just minutes from Route 128 in Dedham, DCD is a coeducational, independent school for children Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Their well-crafted program balances challenging academics with arts, athletics, and community service to ensure that children grow connected, whole, and strong. Visit www.DedhamCountryDay.org for admissions events and tours.

SAT & ACT Services offers ongoing support to students taking AP Courses in Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Human Geography, US History, US Government and Politics, and World History. Through their AP Support program, students can choose to work either once per week or every two weeks with a tutor expert in the subject and in the particulars of the AP exam. Call 781.535.7177 or visit www.sat-n-act.com.

Winterfell’s winter collection has just arrived with unique styles from exclusive designers as well as local artisans. Designers include Alp-n-Rock, Astis Mittens, Bogner, Colmar, Fire + Ice, Mischa Lampert, M. Miller, Para Jumpers, Park Accessories, Skida, The Ropes of Maine, and more. The store is open weekends until Thanksgiving, then Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm., and always by appointment. Visit Winterfell at 1940 Mountain Road in Stowe, Vermont and at www.winterfellvt.com.

Bonsoir is excited to offer beautiful new robes designed locally in Newton by Cliff Rhynd.  His Tisseron Apres Bath collection offers unisex robes made of soft luxury organic cotton.  He has rejuvenated the boring white terry robe by offering colors, trims, different weights, and unique jacquard weaves.  It makes a luxurious gift for a loved one. Visit Bonsoir at 200 Linden Street in Wellesley. For more information, call 781.416.2800 or email BonsoirLinen@aol.com .

Chip Gibson, Vice President of Deland, Gibson Insurance Associates, Inc., recently announced that the company has hired Margaret Short to head its Employee Benefits Division. Short comes to Deland, Gibson with over ten years’ experience in delivering leading-edge education and products to her clients. Deland Gibson’s benefits department will now provide specialized consulting, education, and product offerings for employee benefits including group health, life, and disability. For more information, call 781.239.7664 and visit www.delandgibson.com.

Charles River Wine Cellars is pleased to announce it has received the Best of Houzz 2014 award from Houzz.com for the second year in a row.  The Best of Houzz award recognizes home building, remodeling, and design professionals delivering the best customer experience and the most inspiring and innovative designs.  Visit www.charlesriverwinecellars.com, call 508. 660.2502, and see their ad in this issue.

Volante Farms is pleased to be the new home for John Dewar’s Meats. With the holiday season approaching, the Volante staff is happy to announce that your local butcher, Stan Ziel, has moved into the farmstand and is preparing the same great cuts of quality John Dewar Meat once available at his Wellesley and Newton shops. To reach him, call the farm at 781.444.2351ext.123, or visit Volante Farms at 292 Forest Street in Needham and online at www.volantefarms.com.

Charles River School is an independent, coeducational day school located in nearby Dover Center. Their strong academic program for children in PreKindergarten to Grade 8 offers a global curriculum grounded in thematic learning – an interdisciplinary approach that cultivates students’ natural curiosity and provides the foundation they need to succeed in secondary school and beyond. They invite you to visit their Open House event on Wednesday, December 10. Visit www.charlesriverschool.org for more information.

After years of success in Salem and Boston, Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting is now opening a new MetroWest showroom at 220 Worcester Road (Route 9) next to Cabot House Furniture.   Jeff Arcari recently traveled overseas to find exciting new rug and carpeting collections for the new Framingham showroom.  Be sure to check out the Stone-Tuft Collection, a powerful combination of extreme durability and refreshing modern design developed by Jeff Arcari and a longtime expert wool spinning partner. Visit www.landryandarcari.com.

Needham Bank announced the appointment of Tom Aaron, a Premier Associate at Coldwell Banker in Wellesley, to the Bank’s Advisory Council.  “Tom is an important member of the Wellesley community,” remarked Jack McGeorge, Needham Bank’s CEO and Chairman. “His real estate career is more than impressive. His appointment to the Bank’s Advisory Council further demonstrates our commitment as the leading community bank in the towns we’re so privileged to serve. ”

Lyn Evans is excited to announce a special event taking place this winter.  Lyn Evans is partnering with Chris Herren, founder of The Herren Project, to raise awareness for individuals and families struggling with addiction.  An in-store fundraiser will be held on Wednesday December 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm to benefit The Herren Project.  Join Lyn Evans at the Wellesley store located at 8 Church Street to support a great cause and find the perfect outfit(s) for the holidays.

Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank, announced that Wellesley resident Louis P. Crosier has been appointed as President. Crosier is a highly regarded strategic leader in the investment management industry with particular expertise in asset allocation strategies. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director at Windhaven Investment Management, a pioneer in the use of ETFs to implement global asset allocation and a subsidiary of the Charles Schwab Corporation.

AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring will be opening their third showroom this winter at 1160 Broadway (Route 1 North) in Saugus, directly across the street from the Square One Mall.  AJ Rose is excited to bring its award-winning customer service and state-of-the-art retail showroom experience to the heart of the North Shore.  Stop by the new location or the current showrooms at 599 Worcester Road (Route 9W) in Natick or 136 Cambridge Street (Route 3A) in Burlington or online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Wilmington Trust is proud to announce that William Parizeau of Wellesley has recently taken on a new role as Market Leader for Wilmington Trust, N.A. – Massachusetts. Wilmington Trust, N.A. has been serving successful individuals, families, businesses, and endowments and foundations for generations. They offer sophisticated planning and wealth transfer strategies, investment management, trust, family governance, and family office services. Wilmington Trust is located on Atlantic Wharf at 280 Congress Street in Boston. Visit www.wilmingtontrust.com.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate principal Amy Mizner of Weston recently attended a private screening and after party hosted by Jason Binn at Finale in East Hampton, New York with Kevin Costner for his new film Black and White written by Michael Binder and also starting Octavia Spencer (it’s already getting Oscar buzz).  Amy attended the private screening with her brother, TV personality and advertising executive Donny Deutsch and husband Mark Mizner.

Hosting a holiday event?  Shopping for unique gifts?  Stop by Wellesley’s newest home decor retailer, FlorijnHOME.  Located at 90 Central Street, FlorijnHOME offers a variety of beautiful home and garden accessories and gifts with a Northern European aesthetic.  Owner Sebastian Barreveld and Store Manager Caitlin Dorigan welcome you to visit both FlorijnHOME and www.florijnhome.com during the holiday season.

Pine Straw has what you need to celebrate the season with vintage ornaments, tabletop décor, and gifts from Alison Evans, Lara Zindel Designs, Farmhouse Pottery, Emma Bridewater, and Montes Doggett. Pine Straw also has your holiday apparel and accessories covered from popular designers including Prairie Underground, Johnny Was, Chan Luu, Neesh, Minnie Rose, Graf and Lantz, Jaqueline Rose, Sibilia uno de 50, and Saundra Messinger.  Tell your out of town friends to shop Pine Straw at www.Shoptiques.com.

Century Bank, New England’s largest family-run bank, is opening a new branch in Boston’s Back Bay this winter. Copley Square shoppers can visit the next Century state-of-the-art banking destination at 437 Boylston Street.Discover why Century is the bank families rely on – a place where you can count on getting both personal attention and sophisticated financial solutions. Century Bank is a prominent lender to New England businesses, not-for-profit organizations and families. Visit www.CenturyBank.com.

DeScenza Diamonds is celebrating its 100th year! DeScenza is kicking off its 100th Anniversary with a Holiday Open House at their Framingham store on Thursday, December 4th. Founded in 1915 by Al DeScenza, DeScenza Diamonds now includes second, third, and fourth generation members of Al’s family. Celebrate with them, meet the family and amazing staff, and come see why their passion for “Making Celebrations Sparkle” has thrived for 100 years. Visit www.descenza.com.

The new Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion is a spacious environment that offers advanced therapies, lots of natural sunlight, and a lush healing garden. You’ll find chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and world-renowned Boston cancer specialists all in one place. In the same building is a new 10,000-square-foot Surgical Pavilion which expands their capacity to perform advanced surgeries. For more information, visit www.bidneedham.org/cancer.

Cushing Academy, a private co-educational day and boarding school in Ashburnham for students in grades 9-12 and PG, welcomes prospective families to its Open House on January 19 to take in the Cushing experience. Details at www.cushing.org/openhouse. The Academy also invites the public to its free Performing Arts Series in celebration of the school’s 150th anniversary. Upcoming professional events include classical music and contemporary jazz, along with student music and theatre productions. Visit www.cushing.org/PASeries.

Dover Rug & Home is pleased to announce their second location at 390 Stuart Street in Back Bay is now open. Close to Copley Square, public transportation, and in the heart of what is being coined Boston’s Home Furnishing districtDover-Boston offers an impressive showroom of exceptional rugs, carpeting, hardwood floors, window treatments, interior design, cleaning, repair, and appraisal services that customers have come to know from Dover Rug over their last four generations of excellence. For more information and store hours, visit www.doverrug.com.

Gail Bogle, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s office locations at 40 Grove Street in Wellesley and 506 Boston Post Road in Weston, announced that a number of talented agents have joined the company’s experienced team. Keri Singer, Nicholas Hattabaugh, Souzan Davood and Susan McElaney will collaborate with clients from Hammond’s Wellesley office and Jessica Berk has joined Hammond’s Weston team. Bogle said, “We look forward to witnessing the success of our new agents as they work with buyer and seller clients throughout Wellesley, Weston, and the surrounding towns.”

Join IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for a Suzanne Kalan trunk show. Elegantly refined and feminine, shop her latest collection featuring precious and semi-precious stones set in 14k and 18k gold. Receive20 percent off all trunk show purchases.  For more information, visit www.trustyourimpulse.com.

Valerie Miller and Gregg Dibiaso, owners of Artitudes in West Newton Square, are excited to now represent Sticks, a distinctive line of furniture, accessories, and objets d’art created by Sarah Grant and handcrafted at Sticks’ award-winning studio in Des Moines, Iowa. Check out their ad on page _____ to see a sample of this unique work. For more information, call 617.244.9220 and visit www.artitudesgallery.com.

Blue Ginger Chef Ming Tsai on his TV set at Clarke, New England’s official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, in Milford. Ming’s show, which has taped at Clarke for 12 years, premiered its new season in October on WGBH-TV. To test drive the Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances Ming uses on the show (and perhaps get a glimpse of his studio set), visit www.clarkeliving.com.

The Wellesley Service League (WSL) has announced its 2014-2015 provisional class of 17 members. The WSL is a group of women actively involved in a variety of service activities in Wellesley. WSL volunteers work on a weekly basis with such organizations as the Friendly Aid Society, The Wellesley Food Pantry, The Ellie Fund, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Charles River ARC, and the Wellesley Free Library.  The Wellesley Service League has provided the town with a committed group of volunteers since 1927.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estatehas merged with Prudential Advantage Real Estate, a 20-agent brokerage operating in Needham. The transaction gives Town and Country Real Estate a total of three offices in the greater Boston area and more than 75 agents. “We’re thrilled to combine forces with Prudential Advantage Real Estate,” said Town and Country Real Estate Broker/Owner and Wellesley resident Gail Lockberg. Find company information at www.bhhstownandcountry.com and like the brokerage on Facebook.

Needham Bank congratulates Assistant Vice President and Wellesley Branch Manager Stephen Walls. Stephen and his team have helped foster year to date deposit growth of over 42 percent for the Bank’s Wellesley location. In addition to performance, the Bank recognizes Mr. Walls for his volunteerism and work in the Wellesley community. Member FDIC.

Dr. Omar El Abd is celebrating the first year anniversary of his state-of-the-art pain and physical medicine practice. As a regional expert in spine interventions, Dr. El Abd specializes in the nonoperative management of painful spine conditions. Conveniently located at 378 Washington Street in Wellesley, Dr. El Abd can be reached at www.nwspine.com or by phone at 781.489.5541.

Dr. Touradj and Shari Ameli along with the entire team of ARID | Newton-Wellesley hosted an “office open house” on Thursday September 4th. While the guests were highly impressed with their most advanced state-of-an-art dental clinic and its breath-taking modern architectural design, they also enjoyed great company and great food. ARID Newton-Wellesley® is officially open and offers unparalleled leading-edge expertise in dental aesthetic, reconstructive, and dental implant procedures for all ages. Call 781-237-1190 or visit www.aridnw.com.

The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) is pleased to announce that the Corcoran Havlin Insurance Group of Wellesley, Medfield, and Duxbury underwent an intensive review in order to be re-certified as a Five Star Insurance Agency. The Five Star Award of Distinction is awarded by MAIA to an independent insurance agency that successfully completes a “fitness review” which examines an agency’s five key imperatives: Customer Focus, Management/Leadership Excellence, Human Resource Excellence, Process & Product Excellence, and Future Success. Visit www.chinsurance.com or call 781.235.3100.

Roxbury Weston Preschool presented “Screen on the Green” on September 19th, with many families enjoying Rio 2 and a pizza dinner on the Weston Town Green. Roxbury Weston Preschool is the longest running voluntarily desegregated education program in the United States. It is a wonderful community that encourages diversity, education, and friendship amongst children of all backgrounds. They are thrilled to be preparing for the program’s 50th Anniversary in 2015! Please visit www.roxwes.org.

First Commons Bank celebrated its fifth Anniversary during the week of September 15 by providing special banking offers, lunches, and refreshments to clients and visitors. The bank provided free parking on Monday, September 15 in Wellesley Square and Newton Centre. First Commons Bank also announced its first stand-alone branded automated teller machine (ATM), located in the mall at Newton’s Chestnut Hill Square. For more information, visit www.firstcommonsbank.com.

Your French Gift celebrates its first anniversary with the launch of a gift registry program available at the Wellesley Hills store and the online store. You can now register for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, wish lists, and more for nationwide shipping. The unique imports boutique increased their bridal product offering in tableware, crystals, linens and objets d’art. A larger selection is also available in their baby department,now covering all the little one’s needs. Visit www.yourfrenchgift.com.

On Thursday, December 4 at 7:00 pm, Wellesley Books will host Gail Sheehy, acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Passages. Ms. Sheehy will be reading from and signing her new memoir, Daring: My Passages. For more information on this and other author events, visit www.wellesleybooks.com or call the store at 781.431.1160.

Wellesley will have more than eight times as many solar powered homes, and its first local business, since the Town’s MORE Power to Choose SUN program began late last spring. The Town had only eight solar powered homes at the time and will have nearly 70 before end of this year. With more than an 800 percent increase in small scale solar electricity systems on the roofs of privately-owned homes in Wellesley, the Town will be generating at least 440,000 kilowatt-hours of additional renewable electricity a year. Visit www.WellesleyPowerToChoose.com for more information.

Local dignitaries and Endicott College president Dr. Richard E. Wylie joined Ray Bourque, his family, and former Bruins players to celebrate the groundbreaking for the New Endicott College Ice Arena to be named in his honor on July 29, 2014. The ice arena will be built by the award-winning Windover Construction, which has been renovating Endicott College campus buildings over the last six years.   For more information, visit www.windover.com or call 978.526.9410.

Wellesley-based Roche Bros. has commenced construction on its 25,000 square-foot flagship supermarket at the Millennium Tower/Burnham Building in Boston’s Downtown Crossing.  This is the first large-scale grocery store to be built in Downtown Crossing and will serve the growing residential neighborhood first initiated by Millennium Partners.  The new store is scheduled to open in early 2015.  The new supermarket will feature 3,000 square feet of street level retail and 22,000 square feet in the historic Filene’s Basement.

Mary Shea Wilson of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate and Spynergy Cycling Studio are teaming up to support Hope and Comfort, a nonprofit delivering health, confidence, and dignity to those in need through the provision of essential personal hygiene products. Join Mary and Spynergy in donating shampoo and deodorant to those in need. Items can be dropped off any time throughout November at Spynergy, located at 386 Washington Street in Wellesley. For more information visit www.HopeandComfort.org or call Mary at 781.956.5016.

a Blade of Grass always appreciates referrals and this season they donated an animal in honor of the person’s name through Heifer International to help relieve hunger and poverty throughout the world. It is their way to say “thank you,” do a little good, and make people smile. To date they have donated forty-nine flocks of chickens, eight goats, and one llama! Visit www.abladeofgrass.com.

Wellesley resident Tim Connelly, Partner at Brown Brothers Harriman, has been named Development Chair of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley’s annual giving effort that began July 1 and run through June 30, 2015.  In this volunteer leadership role, Connelly will lead a corps of 20 volunteers from greater Boston’s financial services, health care, legal, retail, higher education, and real estate industries to inspire individuals and corporate partners throughout the region to volunteer and donate to a variety of causes. Visit www.supportunitedway.org.

The Eighth Annual Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame Luncheon was held on September 12. Wellesley native Don Kelley, President of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, joined past Hall of Fame inductee Natalie Jacobson  and newly inducted Hall of Famer Leo Beranek. Beranek, who turned 100 on September 15, was honored for persevering to found Boston Broadcasters, Inc, WCVB-TV, at the time a pioneer in local broadcast programming. He was also recognized as a founder of Bolt, Beranek and Newman.

Weston’s Andrew Zimmerman of The Boston Team at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management was named to the Financial Times list of Top 400 Financial Advisors for 2014 for the second year in a row. Zimmerman has been recognized annually on Barron’s list of Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in the US, from 2009-2013, and in 2014 he was named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list. He is active philanthropically and locally supports the families of fallen soldiers in our community.

Ruana Designs recently opened at 242 Commonwealth Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Ruana Designs is a retail store and design studio specializing in home accessories including pillows, window treatments, table top, and bath. Established in 2010 by Priyanka Behl, Ruana Designs the company also specializes in custom fabrics for residential and commercial projects catering to homeowners, interior designers, and architects. High quality fabrics include include embroidery, block and screen print, Jacquard weave, handmade beadwork, and embellishments. For more information, visit www.ruanadesigns.com.

The Weston Observatory and geologist Jeremy D. Shakun, Ph.D. will present “From the Ice Age to the Anthropocene: What the Last 21,000 Years Tells Us About 21st Century Climate Change” on December 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. The Weston Observatory, located at 381 Concord Road in Weston, is part of Boston College’s Department of Earth and Environmental Studies. For more information, call 617.552.8300 and visit www.bc.edu/westonobservatory.

Bocado Tapas Wine Bar is now open for lunch and dinner at 45 Church Street in Wellesley Square. The Wellesley location features a JOSPER, a Spanish charcoal oven. By combining the functions of an oven and grill, it can work at high temperatures, sealing the product, smoking and grilling at the same time. Bocado also boasts their exclusively Spanish wine list with over 40 wines available by the glass or in a wine flight. Visit www.bocadotapasbar.com to learn more.

Jamie Ebersole recently founded Ebersole Financial LLC, an independent registered investment advisory (RIA) firm, in Wellesley. Ebersole Financial provides financial planning and investment management services to individuals, families, and smaller institutions. Ebersole Financial is a fee-only firm, which helps avoid conflicts of interest and allows the firm to provide unbiased advice to clients. Prior to founding Ebersole Financial, Jamie spent 15 years as an institutional investor, responsible for investment programs of more than $1.5 billion. Visit www.ebersolefinancial.com or call 781.304.4553.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inbox Fall 2014

On Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Wally the Green Monster will deliver the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Championship trophies to Lux Bond & Green, official jeweler of the Boston Red Sox. Visit Lux Bond & Green at 60 Central Street in Wellesley and have your photo taken with the trophies. Your $10 donation will benefit the NVRQT campaign, short for “never quit” run by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. For more information, visit www.lbgreen.com.

Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank, announced that Wellesley resident Mary Beth Mahoney has been appointed as Director, Wealth Advisor. In this role, Mary Beth will be responsible for attracting and managing new relationships in support of the Company’s expansion in the New England area. Ms. Mahoney has 16 years as an investment professional and 11 years as an executive in financial services. For more information, visit www.wellesleybank.com.

Marc Kaplan, president of Sanford Custom Builders, is featured in the latest edition of KITCHEN TRENDS magazine for his work in an expanded Weston home. The article states: “Subtle modern accents set off this refined, spacious kitchen,” and highlights Patrick Ahearn’s design and Sanford’s building of a primarily traditional kitchen with modern accents. The kitchen has a furniture-like island, commercial cooktop, and custom white painted cabinetry.

Diana Chaplin, a sales associate affiliated with theColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Weston, is pleased to announce that nearly $29,000 was raised for the Service and Scholarship Fund through the 2013 Holiday House Tour hosted by the Women’s Community League of Weston. Chaplin, an award-winning real estate professional, has served as chairperson of the Holiday House Tour for the past six years. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in New England.  For more information, visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

Dana Cohen, AIA, and Wellesley resident Michael Tartamella, AIA, of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC were awarded Governor’s Citations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for their commitment to the Boston Survivors Accessibility Alliance (BSAA).  Dana and Mike have been actively participating in the Renovate for Recovery program as project managers, volunteering their time and drawings to make accessible modifications to the homes of marathon bombing victims.  Dana also serves as the program’s co-chair, coordinating architects’ efforts with those made on behalf of the BSAA.

Don’t be left at the curb! On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the 5th annual HopeWalks will be held to benefit the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The 3.5 mile route will start and end at the hospital, and all ages are welcome. Walk as an individual, start a team, or join an existing team. Register today atwww.nwh.org/hopewalks. For more information, contact 617. 243.5915 orhopewalks@partners.org.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament will be held at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston on Monday, September 8. The event benefits The NWH Fund, which directly supports the hospital’s most urgent operating budget needs. These funds are used for such expenses as the purchase of new equipment and technology, new/expanded patient services, and continuing clinical education. Anyone interested in participating or sponsoring should contact Maryann Zschau at 617. 243.6712 or mzschau@partners.orgor visitwww.nwh.org/golf.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS) announced the award winners of the real estate company’s second annual B.O.L.D. (Building our Legacy Daily) Achievements. Top honors included: Tanya Tanimoto, #1 Broker in Wayland and realtor with the BMS Top Sales Volume; Traci Shulkin, #1 Broker in Weston; and the Lynn Donahue & Donna Maley Team, #1 Team in Wellesley. Also recognized as Top Ten Premiere Associates were the Jared Wilk & Dave Greenbaum Team, Jared Parker, Alice O’Connor, Mary Shea Wilson, Peter Hill, the Team of Stephanie Burns and Alyson Karpowicz, and Wyndham Flaherty. Visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.
Drs. Ali and Ali and the smile ambassadors at Wellesley Dental Group are going solar. They are excited to announce this next step as a part of their mission to go green. The first business in Wellesley to go solar, they look forward to promoting this sustainability-oriented initiative and reducing their impact on the environment. Now the sun can brighten up their office, while they brighten your smiles.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA is featured in Houses for All Regions: CRAN Residential Collection, a collection of single family designs recognized for responding to the individual circumstances of place and program. The book is a first in a series developed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN). For more information please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring has won the Armstrong 2013 Elite Retailer of the Year Silver Award.  Armstrong Elite retailers represent more than 150 of the best Armstrong retailers throughout the country and AJ Rose was recognized out of this group for excellence.  The award was given as a result of superior performance and excellence in customer service, showroom design, website design, and quality of installation.  Visit 599 Worcester Road (Route 9W) in Natick or 136 Cambridge Street (Route 3A) in Burlington or at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Mortgage Equity Partners is continuing to expand their reach in residential mortgage lending.  In addition to their local territory of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, they have now opened their first office in Florida.  Mortgage Equity Partners is a local lender that specializes in residential loans – especially the larger Jumbo loan amounts.  Craig Tanny is one of the local partners of the organization and can be reached in his Newton office at ctanny@MEPLoans.com or 781.309.1805.

Wellesley’s Fells Market recently made history by becoming the first store in town to be awarded a license to sell beer and wine.  Store owners  Paul and Peter Katsikaris gathered input from their loyal customers and have developed a comprehensive selection of fine wines at reasonable prices.  A great selection of domestic, imported, and craft beer is also now available.  Long known for its quality meats, made-to-order sandwiches, and warm and personal service, Fells Market is conveniently located at 326 Weston Road in Wellesley, near the Weston border.

Join Saltbox Farm on Sunday September 14th for the 7th annual Stone Soup Dinner at Verrill Farm in Concord, an event that celebrates the area’s agricultural heritage with all proceeds benefiting young farmers. Information can be found at saltboxfarmconcord.com or stonesoupconcord.com.

Fan Xuehua’s fine hand-embroidered artwork can be seen at May’s Gallery, located at 1377 Main Street in Waltham (near Bear Hill Road.). Traditional Chinese silk embroidery is an ancient and renowned art, and Ms. Fan is often at the gallery working on a piece and is delighted to demonstrate the technique of Su silk embroidery to visitors. She is a fourth-generation embroiderer and is proud to bring this centuries-old art form to American audiences. For more information, call 781.330.3519.

Haberdashery of New England is a purveyor of fine Italian weekend wear for men and women made of lush cashmere, linen, and cotton. With locations in Osterville, Nantucket, and Palm Beach, the owners are very happy to finally be open in Wellesley at 22 Church Street. Please join the staff and owners for a casual get-together on September 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Please see their ad on page 35.

Half Crown Design specializes in the design and manufacture of made-to-order furniture and cabinetry of the highest quality. They work directly with clients to realize their vision and deliver pieces that are perfectly proportioned for the intended space. At their Huron Village showroom at 357 Huron Avenue in Cambridge, they also sell tasteful home accessories. On the first Thursday of every month, meet the owners, take in local and international artists, and enjoy refreshments.

Construction is well underway at River Trail Place, Brendon Homes’ newest signature community located in Wayland. Phase I of the condominium community is already over 50 percent sold and the first homeowners will be moving in during the coming weeks. New shops and restaurants are opening at Wayland Town Center and the nearby Sudbury River is beautiful this time of year, so new residents will be enjoying the best of both worlds. For more information, visit www.RiverTrailPlace.com.

The West Suburban Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth (WAGLY) will be honoring its past and celebrating its future with an evening of cocktails, dinner, and entertainment at Wellesley College on Saturday, September 27. Governor Deval Patrick, First Lady Diane Patrick, and daughter Katherine will serve as honorary chairs, and Congressman Barney Frank will be honored for his commitment to GLBTQ causes. For more information, email kathy.kaufmann@wagly.org or call 781.710.3225.

Jeff Arcari recently traveled overseas to find exciting new rug and carpeting collections for Landry & Arcari’s new Framingham showroom. Designed and developed by Jeff Arcari and a longtime expert wool spinning partner, the Stone-Tuft Collection features rugs that are a powerful combination of extreme durability and refreshing modern design perfect for today’s lifestyles. Look for the Stone-Tuft Collection at Landry & Arcari’s new showroom located on Route 9.

Pine Straw is geared up for fall with gift ideas for all those back-to-school parent parties.  Tailgating? Pine Straw has you covered with Table-In-A-Bag and beautiful Pendelton blankets. Pine Straw is also bringing in a lovely sweater collection, Charleston Shoes, CP Shades, Only Hearts, les100ceils, Chan Luu, and much more. And don’t forget to check www.pinestrawwellesley.com frequently for news on upcoming events including a fashion show and wellness nights.

Chris Wyand, owner of Sir Grout of Greater Boston, was elected the recipient of the Above & Beyond – Outstanding Service Award for 2013. This took place during the assemblage of Sir Grout’s National and International franchises. Founded in 2004, Sir Grout is highly recognized as the go-to company for tile and grout cleaning and sealing and specializes in several premium hard surface restoration services. For more information, visit www.sirgroutboston.com or call 781.899.0388.

Following the overwhelming community support of The Attias Group’s charitable efforts and partnerships with Give 2 the Troops, Dress for Success, and Buddy Dog, The Attias Group is proud to announce their sponsorship of a Cradles to Crayons Children’s Donation Drive. Please stop by their office at 48 Thoreau Street in Concord to make a donation. New and like-new children’s clothing, seasonal coats, shoes, books, developmental toys, and school supplies are accepted.

The Sage School is a community of advanced learners marked by high morale and deep engagement in an inspiring curriculum. In a nurturing environment, students are challenged to strive, allowed to stumble, and guided to realize their full potential. A leader in the field of gifted education, The Sage School offers an academic program rooted in rich content, depth of study, intellectual rigor, and skills acquisition. , Sage students confidently apply their gifts, creativity, and curiosity to the world beyond Sage. Visit www.sageschool.org.

Mark your calendars for a Talia Don Designs trunk show at the IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry showroom, located at 180 Linden Street, Linden Square in Wellesley, on Friday September 19 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Meet the local designer and shop her newest collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry, handcrafted using semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, and precious metals. Also, take advantage of special trunk show promotions. For more information, see their ad on page 179, visit www.trustyourimpulse.com, or call 781.416.1800.

Gann Academy, a college preparatory high school that educates and inspires students with a dual curriculum in secular and Jewish studies, is celebrating its second scientific patent issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Come to their Open House on November 2 to see students’ ground-breaking inventions: a weight-stabilizing rescue stretcher and magnetically-supported therapeutic footwear. To learn more about the gift of a Gann education, contact Farrah Rubenstein at 781.642.6800 or visit www.gannacademy.org.

Hammond Residential Real Estate, with offices in Wellesley and Weston, has expanded to Westwood with the opening of a new office location at 100 High Street. Hammond’s experienced team looks forward to servicing Westwood and the surrounding communities of Dedham, Norwood, Medfield, and Walpole from the new location. Hammond President Saul Cohen said, “We are extremely pleased to expand our presence in Westwood and the surrounding communities. The area has experienced a significant uptick in development in recent years.

Cushing Academy, a private co-educational day and boarding school for students in grades 9-12 and PG, welcomes prospective students and families to its Open House events on October 13 and November 11. Tour campus, meet with students and faculty, enjoy info sessions over lunch, and take in the Cushing experience. Located one hour northwest of Boston in Ashburnham, Cushing offers exceptional programs in academics, ESL, Academic Support, visual and performing arts, and athletics. Visit www.cushing.org.

Roche Bros. opened its first Brothers Marketplace at 41 Center Street in Weston on May 18. Brothers Marketplace features fresh foods, local products, delicious prepared meals, scratch baked goods, and grocery essentials in a convenient neighborhood market. Amongst hundreds of local offerings are produce from Lands Sake Farm in Weston; Dorset gluten-free desserts, Root Cellar pickles, Good Food Made Simple breakfasts, and Captain Marden entrees, all from Wellesley. See more at www.brothers-marketplace.com.

Master Photographer Andrea Joliat of The Family Album was recently awarded multiple blue ribbons for her photographs entered into the Professional Photographers of America’s Northeast Regional Print Competition. Andrea runs a boutique portrait photography studio in Lexington. She creates business and publicity portraits for all professional purposes and portraits of families and children. Her work may be viewed at www.familyalbumphoto.com.

The Noble and Greenough School admission office will be hosting two open houses, Saturday, October 18 and Tuesday, December 9. All interested students and parents are invited to attend and learn more about the school’s program. Please visit www.nobles.edu for more information.

Roy’s Recycling is celebrating twenty years of making it easier for local residents to recycle.  Owner and former Wellesley resident Alan Roy’s mission is to divert recyclables that would end up in the waste stream and put them back into circulation.  Roy’s Recycling picks up trash and recyclables from customers’ homes and delivers the materials to facilities dedicated to reusing materials. Please see their ad on page 179 and call 781.237.1147 for more information or to schedule service.

Abeles and Associates Architects, Inc. has a Wellesley project published in the spring issue of New England Home. They designed the first floor, including a fabulous kitchen, for the previous owner and were happy to come back for the current owner to design the master suite, including beautiful built in cabinetry in the bedroom and dressing room. Please see their ad on page 164.

The Parlor Salon and Apothecary is celebrating five years in Wellesley and Nikki An-Levi has been the sole owner for the last year.  Formerly with Bumble and Bumble in New York, Nikki’s unique approach to style has earned The Parlor Salon countless accolades and a devoted following.  Located at 398-400 Washington Street, clients enjoy a truly special salon experience with services including hair cuts, color, Keratin, relaxer, texture perms, manicures, pedicures, massage, peels, waxing, and more.  Call 781.237.2121 for an appointment and visit www.theparlorsalonandapothecary.com.. Please see their ad on page 143.

Jared Mardeuse has joined the law firm of Kertzman & Weil LLP as an associate.  Mr. Mardeuse was previously with a Newton law firm where his practice focused on both purchase transactions and residential refinancing.  Mr. Mardeuse received his BA in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his JD from New England Law.   Jared grew up in Holyoke and now makes his home in Medway with his wife and three children.

Wellesley resident and attorney David Giangrasso announced a change in contact information and launched a new website for his firm, Giangrasso Law LLC, last January.  Giangrasso Law focuses on commercial and residential real estate matters, corporate matters and real estate litigation.  With major law firm experience and a client-focused, boutique approach, Giangrasso Law offers a combination of skill and accessibility to serve both institutional clients and local residents with their legal needs.  For more information, see our ad on page 89, and visit www.glaw-llc.com or call 781.328.9099.

a Blade of Grass is celebrating its 20th year in business. The staff would like to thank their clients, vendors, employees, families, and friends who have supported them over the last 20 years! In 1994, owner James Douthit, was searching for inspiration to name his company. The following quote by Henry Miller fit his vision: “The moment ones gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”

Lyn Evans, President of Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs presented the scholarship award to recipients on behalf of the Wellesley Square Merchants Association in June. The Wellesley Square Merchants Association is a local community group comprised of the many businesses located on Church Street, Central Street, and Washington Street. In addition to providing exciting local events, the merchants association gives back to the Wellesley community through various charitable events and donations including the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation each year.

Aesthetic Reconstructive Implant Dentistry (ARID ) Newton-Wellesley has moved its operation to a state-of-the-art clinic in Wellesley at 180 Linden Street.  Iva Taslakov is the chief hygienist and nutritional consultant practicing with a team of Board-certified prosthodontists and periodontists committed to providing a patient centered, minimally invasive, and scientific approach to dental care and patients’ overall health.  The team also educates patients on the role of diet and nutrition in the etiology and prevention of oral diseases.  For more information, call 781.237.1190 or visit www.ARIDNW.COM.

Get your health and body back at BODY IN MOTION.  Wellesley’s premier Pilates and Barre fitness studio continues to grow and expand its programming with new instructors and more class offerings in both Pilates mat/equipment and mixed/advanced Barre classes. In celebration of their 13- year anniversary on Linden Street, you are cordially invited to experience FREE classes ( both new and existing clients) and Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) testing September 11 through September 13.  Register at WELLESLEYBODYINMOTION.com starting Sept 8. Space is limited.

First Commons Bank, N.A., of Newton has announced the promotion of Oscar Moreno to Senior Vice President, Retail & Business Banking. “Oscar has demonstrated very strong performance since he joined our bank in 2012, and we are pleased to have him as a member of the Bank’s leadership team,” said Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. First Commons Bank, N.A., is a nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. Visit www.firstcommonsbank.com.

William Raveis Real Estate’s Wellesley office congratulates it outstanding agents: Christine Norcross, #1 Sales Team in Massachusetts; Nora Lynch Smith, Top Associate; The Walsh Team, #10 Sales Team in Massachusetts; Barbara Miller, #10 Sales Associate in Massachusetts; Barber Real Estate Group, Top Listing Team; and Ellen Curan Karassik, Top Producing Associate for Exceptional Properties. To contact one of these agents or to learn more about William Raveis Real Estate, visit www.raveis.com or call 781.235.5000.

Krauss Dermatology is pleased to offer the Fraxel® Dual laser, a treatment to help address skin discoloration, age spots, acne scars, fine lines, and textural irregularities of the face, neck, chest and hands. After a series of treatments performed by their board-certified dermatologists, skin will feel softer, look brighter, and show more even tone. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our nurse to see if you are a candidate for this exciting procedure.

One2One BodyScapes is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Wellesley clan, Michelle Boudreau. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and for the past two years she has been working with clients of various age groups and special populations. As a dance instructor, she also brings her love of dance to enhance her workout style. BodyScapes is located at 386 Washington Street in Wellesley.

Forever Young Laser & Skin Center is pleased to introduce its newest team member, Liz Luongo, LME. Liz is an established medical esthetician with over a decade of experience. She is expertly versed in everything from facials and laser hair removal to her specialty, body and facial contouring. Liz has spent the last year developing protocols to reduce fat and tighten skin for the newest generation of body contouring machines, The Reaction by Viora, now proudly offered by Forever Young Laser.  To book an appointment, please call 781.431.2110.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate joined forces with Prudential Advantage Real Estate in Needham. The brokerage, based in Wellesley, now has three offices located in Wellesley, Natick and Needham, and is comprised of more than 70 full-time, award-winning brokers and sales agents. They are part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, which was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study.

Needham Bank just added another feature to its checking account in Wellesley. Along with market leading mobile technology and global ATM fee reimbursement, customers now receive the convenience of Instant Issue NB Debit Cards. Visit Branch Manager Steve Walls at 458 Washington Street and leave with your debit card in hand. An Instant Issue Debit Card is just one more way NB Checking makes it convenient to bank local with a neighbor supporting so many wonderful community organizations in Wellesley. Member FDIC.

Come to the Concord Kitchen Tour-2014 and see seven beautiful kitchens and dining rooms in historic Concord on September 27th from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm. Representing many different architectural styles and decorated by well-known designers,   these homes will inspire your creativity. Whether you’re renovating, redecorating, or just dreaming, this tour is for you. Go to www.trinityconcord.org/KitchenTour for more information or to purchase tickets. Sponsored by Specialty Craftsmen and Dewing Schmidt Kearns Architects.

Wellesley resident Jennifer Blecher is thrilled to announce the publication of her new children’s chapter book series, Star Sisters.  Written for children ages four- to eight-years old, Star Sisters follows the adventures of two girls who go on kindness spreading adventures.  What makes this series unique is that each book is inspired by a modern cultural event, so parents enjoy the story line just as much as their children.  Available at Wellesley Books and online at www.Star-Sisters.com.

On May 3, 2014, Wellesley resident Gary J. Balady, MD, Director of Preventative Cardiology and Director of the Non Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratories at Boston Medical Centerand Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Admissions at Boston University School of Medicine, was honored at the American Heart Association’s Annual Boston Heart Ballwith the Paul Dudley White Award. The esteemed award is named in honor of one of Boston’s most revered cardiologists, Dr. Paul Dudley White, founding father of the American Heart Association.

Save the Date for the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston’s signature benefit, Heroes in Health Care Gala, honoring Jill Shah, SVP of MINDBODY Exchange, Dr. Kevin Tabb, President & CEO of BIDMC, and Henri A. Termeer, Former Chairman, President & CEO of Genzyme Corporation on Saturday, November 8 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laura Wise, Manager of Fund Development, at 617.886.6460.

“Read My Pins: The Albright Collection” was recently featured at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, this unique traveling exhibition features more than 200 pins, many of which Secretary Madeleine K. Albright donned to communicate a message or a mood during her diplomatic tenure. Secretary Albright, a graduate of Wellesley College, also gave a talk and book signing at the College’s Alumnae Hall.

The Room to Dream Foundation is pleased to announce that California Closets of New England has agreed to be the official closet provider for the foundation’s room renovation projects. “We are excited to be partnering with California Closets of New England,” says Room to Dream’s founder, Stefan Nathanson. The Room to Dream Foundation is a Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating healing environments for children and adolescents suffering from chronic illnesses. To learn more, visit www.roomtodreamfoundation.org.

The Newton Cultural Alliance (NCA) and high-end men’s fashion boutique Mr. SID came together to celebrate the NCA’s Ovations upcoming 2014 Gala. The evening of “Culture and Couture” featured Newton’s own extraordinary sculptor Nancy Schon, legendary for her creation of the famous “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture in the Boston Public Garden.  There was an art exhibit and live music by NCA member organizations and it was a great night for guests to celebrate Newton’s local arts and culture community.

 

 

Inbox Summer 2014

 Reliable Fence Metrowest can help rejuvenate your yard with fencing that will add definition and distinction to your property. Come look at their improved showroom with even more styles and heights of fence on display, including lampposts and mailbox posts. Reliable Fence Metrowest offers complimentary at home estimates. To learn more, visit 231 Pond Street in Ashland and online at www.reliablefences.com.

EMC Corporation’s Head of Sponsorship Practice and Wellesley resident John Wolf will join the Good Sports Board of Directors bringing years of business development, corporate sponsorship, and marketing expertise to Good Sports’ mission of getting more kids in the game. Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. For more information, please visit www.goodsports.org.

Just Add Cooking, which delivers healthy, delicious meal kits to families in Greater Boston, now provides recipe choice and vegetarian boxes. Just Add Cooking’s service takes the guesswork out of dinner, providing a box of fresh ingredients and the recipes to use them straight to your door. Dinner is on the table in 30 minutes, no meal planning or grocery shopping. Pricing starts at $6.95 per portion. For more information, visit www.justaddcooking.com, email info@justaddcooking.com or call 617. 275.2507.

A. Bonadio and Sons introduces its “Summer Saturdays” program for the 2014 season. As a way to give back to the community, a full landscape crew, complete with tools and equipment, will be donated to a local nonprofit. Potential projects include clean-ups, planting, and small construction work. Interested organizations should contact Steve Smith at steve@abstoday.com for details and how to apply. A. Bonadio and Sons is located at 35-R Albert Street in Waltham. For more information, please call 781.893.7912.

Montrose School in Medfield offers a dynamic summer learning experience for girls entering grades 4-12: Summer Program at Montrose, where girls build mastery, momentum, and memories. Through week-long courses, students of all levels and abilities can focus on topics ranging from SAT Prep to fitness, anthropology to painting, writing to mathematics to college admissions. Courses are held July 14 through August 15. To learn more and to register online, visit www.montroseschool.org/summerprogram. 

Mary Crane of Century 21 Commonwealth was recently inducted into the Century 21 Centurion International Honor Society in recognition of her five consecutive years of production at the Centurion or above level. Mary is the only agent out of 500 agents at Century 21 Commonwealth to achieve this milestone and is ranked in the Top one percent globally in the Century 21 System. Century 21 Real Estate is the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization. Visit www.MaryCraneProperties.com.

Bobby Morgenstern and Coldwell Banker Wellesley hosted callers from the Camping Services Branch of the Greater Boston YMCA. This year’s goal of $180,000 will send kids and families to Y camps this summer. The mission of the YMCA is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body, and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. Y Camps are open to men, women, boys, and girls of all incomes and faiths.

Ellen Walsh, Premier Associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Wellesley office has just celebrated her twentieth year with the company. Ellen has been one of the top producing agents in Wellesley over that period of time. Prior to that, Ellen was the #1 agent for eight years at a local Wellesley boutique real estate firm, Helen W. Priem. Ellen Walsh can be reached at Coldwell Banker Wellesley office at 781.237.9090.

Susan Ausiello, manager of the Coldwell Banker Wellesley office has been awarded the prestigious NRT President’s Council Award, for her 15th consecutive year. This exceptional honor recognizes the Top 20% of NRT office managers. These managers have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and management skills by guiding their sales associates in delivering a superior level of service to their clients. NRT is the parent company of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Over 280 residents gathered for the WFL Foundation to raise more than $190,000 to support our library. The evening featured a conversation with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright moderated by Mike Barnicle, a reflection on libraries by former ambassador and Wellesley High School graduate Nick Burns, and a surprise visit by Congressman Joe Kennedy. This year the Gala is part of the Foundation’s STRIVE for 530 Campaign: a fundraising drive to raise $530,000 in this, the Main Library’s 10th anniversary year.

Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc. of Wayland, formerly in Wellesley for 28 years, has been awarded “Best of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This award- winning full-service firm was chosen by more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. “. Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc. is a client driven firm equally adept at creating traditional, transitional, and contemporary interiors. Strengths include building and remodeling proficiency and design and décor expertise.

The Bar Method, a one-hour, full-body workout that burns fat and carves muscle, has come to Wellesley. Celebrity devotees like Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Bell credit their sculpted arms, flat abs, lifted seats, and elongated thighs to this high-intensity but low-impact exercise. The spa-like 3,000-square-foot space includes a spacious locker room, high-end retail, and two 29-person studios offering multiple classes at the most sought-after times. Visit The Bar Method Wellesley at 66 Central Street, Suite 16 and online at www.wellesleybarmethod.com.

Thirteen large format prints of the Town of Wellesley by photographer Eric Barry are displayed on the walls of The Local restaurant in Wellesley. Eric, whose studio is located in Wellesley, uses his storytelling abilities to capture weddings and other important life events as profoundly personal moments in time. To view samples of Eric’s work online, visit www.ericbarryphotography.com. For more information, call 617.733.7444.

Peabody Supply Co. of Waltham treated their local plumbing and heating professionals to a weeklong vacation at the Club RIU in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Each year Peabody Supply Co. hosts a vacation for their customers as an incentive sponsored by a select group of vendors. This year’s vacation was sponsored by Rheem and Slant Fin. Over 60 local Plumbing and Heating Business were in attendance. For Information about the 2015 incentive trip visit www.peabodysupply.com.

Muna Gifts, Café Mangal’s gift shop, has moved across the street to 550 Washington Street (next to Watches Etc.) inWellesley. Muna Gifts carries silver and costume jewelry; cotton, silk, wool, and cashmere shawls; Turkish bath towels (pestemals); natural olive oil soaps; handmade pottery ; and various home accessories. All items are selected by store owner Berna Ozargun and imported from Turkey. Muna Gifts recently hosted a wine and cheese event for Café Mangal’s regular customers.

Theo and Isabella Design Group is celebrating its third anniversary this year. Owners D. Scott Bell and Susan Schaub share a passion for design, art, and classical architecture. Their signature style is designed for warmth that mixes the old with the new. Every project is personally managed and incorporates art, family heirlooms, and objects that have personal meaning. The firm has recently hired an intern who is helping the owners organize their extensive library. For more information, call 978.443.7616 and visit www.theoandisabella.com.

Roche Bros. Wellesley now has an expanded gluten-free section stocked with hundreds of new items. Customers can now find all their favorite gluten-free products in one destination location with significantly expanded offerings from best-selling brands like King Arthur, Betty Crocker, Glutino, Annie’s, and many more. In addition to the gluten-free section, Roche Bros. continues to identify additional gluten-free items with shelf tags and signs throughout the store. Visit www.rochebros.com.

Tom and Jan Stewart, owners of Blossoms, Newton, with decades of experience in flower design, are pleased to announce the arrival of new silks for summer. Visit their store to be guided through a design with stunning results. 

Century Bank, New England’s largest family-run bank, opened its newest branch in the new Chestnut Hill Square, alongside the future Wegmans Food Market. Century Bank Founder and Chairman, Marshall M. Sloane, presented the Grand Opening ribbon, comprised of $2,000 in cash, to The Boston Children’s Hospital League. Discover why Century is the bank families rely on – a place where you can get personal attention. For free business and personal checking accounts, easy online banking and convenient mobile access, now you can experience the Century difference. Visit www.CenturyBank.com.

Gail Bogle, Manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Wellesley and Weston offices, recently announced that Weston agent Joanne Berry has been recognized by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) and the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS ® for 30 years of service in the real estate industry. Bogle is also pleased to welcome Ted St. John to Hammond’s Weston office, where he will guide his clients through all aspects of a real estate transaction. St. John brings with him an abundance of project management, marketing, and communication experience.

Asset Strategy Consultants announced that William Reeve, CFP®, CFA®, MBA will become their new Director of Financial Planning. A longtime Wellesley resident, Reeve also is a professor for the Certified Financial Planner CFP® Program at Boston University, teaching investment planning and income tax planning. He is also a professor at Northeastern University for over 17 years, teaching finance and accounting in the graduate program. More information on Asset Strategy Consultants can be found at www.assetstrategyrc.com.

Everwood Day Camp in Sharon announces its “Wellesley Express Bus” to and from camp each day included in the camp’s tuition. Everwood is committed to providing a fun and engaging camp experience focused on learning new skills that can be used for life.  Through their dynamic camp program, their exceptional staff members encourage critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. A summer at Everwood is the perfect compliment to your child’s school year learning!  Visit www.EverwoodDayCamp.com.

Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, located right off Route 495 in Milford, MA, is the only place in New England to offer appliance Test Drives, which allow you to experience the features that will transform your kitchen. Reserve a Test Drive today with Clarke’s Chef Brittany Williams at ClarkeLiving.com.

Lori Cohen of Wellesley is excited to be the local rep for “Latitude,” a new online aptitude assessment tool for high school and college students that matches strengths and interests with careers and college majors. Using the industry-standard aptitude instrument, Latitude goes beyond typical reporting with comprehensive and continually updated career information accessible online for 10 years. Learn more at mylatitude.com and contact Lori at lori.cohen@youscience.com.

With a tradition of selling Cape Cod and Coastal homes to the Wellesley and Weston communities, Robert Kinlin and Paul Grover, owners of Robert Paul Properties, have now opened an office at 140 Newbury Street, Suite 301, in Boston. “We have long been asked by our clientele to bring our unique brand and award-winning marketing to their off-Cape properties,” notes Paul Grover. “Now we can offer our elevated service to those wanting a fresh approach in Boston. Visit www.RobertPaul.com or call 508.648.6861.

Melissa Murphy, Century Bank’s Wellesley branch manager, has been named President of her BNI chapter. BNI is a group consisting of business owners and professionals dedicated to developing business growth through networking and referrals within the organization. Melissa is a leader who’s committed to helping people achieve their personal and business financial goals. For free checking accounts, easy online banking and convenient mobile access, talk with a member of the Century family. Call 781.235.6500 or visit www.CenturyBank.com.

Hammond Residential Real Estate received an Americas Property Award for Best Real Estate Agency Marketing from the International Property Awards sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Yamaha. Hammond competed against a number of real estate professionals throughout the United States to receive this recognition. Hammond, which is headquartered in Chestnut Hill, has three Boston locations and fourteen suburban branch offices. Hammond’s Wellesley and Weston offices are the exclusive Regents representatives of the Luxury Real Estate network. Visit www.HammondRE.com.

May Lynch of Weston has opened May’s Gallery at 1377 Main Street (Route 117 west of Bear Hill Road) in Waltham. May’s roots are in Jingezhen, China’s “porcelain capital.” May’s features handmade porcelain from Jingdezhen and silk embroidery “paintings” from Suzhou. May says, “So many people are discovering beautiful Chinese art. I am proud make these wonderful pieces available here for everyone to enjoy in their own homes.” For more information, visit www.maysgallery.net.

Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank, announced that Wellesley resident Richard E. Dahlberg, CFA has been appointed to the firm’s Advisory Board. Dahlberg has had a long and distinguished career in the investment business stretching over the last six decades. He has managed funds at several asset management firms and spent nearly 30 years at Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS). He recently retired from the Columbia Management Division of Ameriprise Financial, where he managed the $9 billion Dividend Income Fund.

Master Gardener and Wellesley resident Carol Hudson is celebrating her first year as owner of Hudson Designs. Hudson creates floral arrangements that are individual works of art, combining her floral knowledge with each customer’s wishes. She looks for a balance between spectacular colors and unique variety to create beautiful arrangements that are also a great value. Hudson also uses natural and interesting textures to create exterior containers and door accents for the home. For more information, visit www.carolhudsondesigns.com.

Sir Grout of Greater Boston, New England’s premier grout, tile, and stone restoration specialist, recently celebrated its second anniversary. Sir Grout, which specializes in returning tile and grout to like-new condition, also provides caulking, natural stone honing and polishing, sandless hardwood floor rejuvenation, and slip-resistant surface treatment services. Sir Grout has been the recipient of Angie’s List Super Service Award and Above & Beyond – Outstanding Customer Service Award for each year the company has been in business.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS), recently announced the addition of two experienced real estate brokers, bringing their agent count to 65. The two newest hires are longtime real estate developer Stas Burdan, and veteran sales agent Susie Shortsleeve. The three-and-a-half year old real estate firm, with offices in Wellesley and Weston, has expanded by nearly 40 percent, and was honored for the second time in 2013 with a “Growth Award” from The Commonwealth Institute and the Boston Business Journal. For more information, visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.

Save the Dates.  The 5th Annual Hope Walks to benefit the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital will be held on Sunday, September 28.  Online registration at www.nwh.org/hopewalks will be available in June.  Walk as an individual, start a team, or join an existing team.  All ages are welcome. Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament to benefit the NWH Fund will be held at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston on Monday, September 8.  For more information, visit www.nwh.org/golf.

Maxwell & Co clothing for men and women will be celebrating 30 years in business this summer. This landmark store, on 200 Main Street in Falmouth, blends unique high-end European designers with lesser-known and moderately priced casual labels from the west coast and around the world. Trendy denim, jewelry, Kiehl’s Skin Care products, and an uncommon selection of music are also best sellers. For online shopping, summer trunk shows, event dates, and a tour of the store visit www.maxwellandco.com or call 508.540.8752.

As Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) wraps up its Campaign for the Future, a multi-year fundraising effort to raise money for its permanent endowment, the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation stepped up to double its prior commitment, pledging a gift of $50,000. Bob Lakin, Vice President WSF and Campaign Chair, explained that the gift will be paid out in equal amounts over ten years and will make a lasting impact upon future generations of Wellesley students. WSF’s primary mission is to provide need-based college scholarships to Wellesley residents.

New England Fine Living, New England’s premier lifestyle website, announced the re-launching of their nine-year-old website www.NewEnglandFineLiving.com, which now includes a link to their new online store.  With a focus on sharing information on luxury and fine living products and services, New England Fine Living is for those who want to enhance their cultural experiences, add a bit of luxury to their lives, or simply enjoy the free comforts life has to offer.

SAT&ACT Services, celebrating its second year in Wellesley, is located at 14 Mica Lane #3. Experienced tutors regularly meet with students in one-on-one tutoring sessions as well as teach smaller and larger groups in the conference and classrooms. SAT&ACT Services strategically helps students prepare for the SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests. In addition, students work on improving academics, writing skills, and on confidence building. For more information, call 781.535.7177, email achung@sat-n-act.com, and visit www.sat-n-act.com or sat.and.act.services on Facebook.

Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting will be opening a new showroom later this spring. After many successful years in Boston’s Park Square Design District and the North Shore in Salem, the company looks forward to sharing their rug and carpeting passions and expertise with the Metro West. Look for their new showroom on Route 9 in Framingham.

The Teddy Bear Club preschool in Lincoln is offering a new summer camp program. Families with children ages 2 to 7 are invited to register for this exciting summer experience featuring special sports workshops and a wide variety of arts and crafts activities, all in a bilingual French environment. Both TBC’s Lincoln and Newton campuses will host a summer program. Learn more at www.teddybearclub.org or email info@teddybearclub.org.

Weston resident Amanda Rapp has opened Sweet Pea Children’s Boutique and Hostess at 483 Boston Post Road in Weston.  Sweet Pea offers a distinctive selection of children’s clothing, books, and gifts as well as memorable and charming hostess gifts. Sweet Pea is the perfect place to grab a baby gift, a sweet dress or catchy T-shirt for an elementary school child, a tween birthday gift, a thoughtful hostess gift, or a little something for yourself.

The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775 is on view at the Concord Museum through September 21, 2014. This remarkable exhibition reunites over 50 historic objects from both private and institutional collections, many of which have never been together since that fateful day in U.S history. While each object is intrinsically valuable, a central goal of the exhibition is to highlight the role that objects can play in the Interpretation of historical events. To learn more, please visit www.concordmuseum.org.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA was recently honored with a Gold PRISM Award from the Builders and Remodeler’s Association of Greater Boston for his recently completed Seaside Addition/Renovation. This project has also been recognized by the Remodeling Design Awards and Dream Home Awards and will be published in Houses for All Regions: CRAN Residential Collection released this spring. For more information please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

John C. Ricotta & Associates, Inc. is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Established in 1989 to serve Chatham’s real estate market, the agency has grown to become one of the top real estate agencies in Chatham both for sales and vacation rentals. They strive to help clients find the perfect home, for a season or a lifetime. For more information, please call 508.945.5000, or visit www.RicottaRealEstate.com.

Professional Nursing Placement Services, Inc., (PNPS), located in Wellesley and Hopkinton, is pleased to announce that Nursing Supervisor Lydia Etzel, RN BSN, has successfully completed the Alzheimer’s Association of MA Train the Trainer Program. This certification allows for Lydia to directly train the agency’s home care staff in a wide array of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care settings including Habilitation Therapy, Communication Skills, Personal Care, and the ability to assist families affected by Alzheimer’s.   For more information, email info@professionalnursing.com and visit www.professionalnursing.com 

Due to the growth of their outdoor environment division, MSF Landscapes is pleased to announce that Kimberly Jokic has recently joined MSF Landscapes as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Kimberly has had over 15 years of experience working in the luxury goods industry. She was previously an executive for Gucci, Porsche Design and Hearts On Fire. To schedule your consultation with Kimberly please call 781.235.3580 or email info@msflandscapes.com. Also, please visit www.msflandscapes.com.

Melissa Dailey, Premier Associate, has been named Coldwell Banker’s 2013 #1 Producing Agent in the Wellesley Office. Melissa has been a top producer for over 10 years in the Wellesley and surrounding suburban market. Last year alone, Melissa sold nearly 50 million dollars worth of real estate- which puts her in the top one percent of Coldwell Banker worldwide. If you are thinking of buying or selling, please call Melissa at 617.699.3922 or email melissa.dailey@nemoves.com.

Wellesley resident and attorney Deborah A. Katz is pleased to announce the opening of her new law firm, Katz Legal Group LLC, located at 60 Walnut Street in Wellesley. Deborah will provide area residents with exceptional legal services in a variety of practice areas including family law, trusts and estate planning, probate administration, and general litigation. Deborah has 15 years experience working for a mid-size firm located in Middlesex County and has been a successful litigator. To schedule a consultation, call 781.328.1133 or email deborah@katzlegalgroupllc.com.

*Kertzman & Weil, LLP kicked off the spring real estate season with a book signing event. Neil Swidey, Boston Globe Magazine writer and author of the newly- released book Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness, spoke at the event. Kertzman & Weil, a leading full-service real estate law firm, has donated copies of the book to the Wellesley Free Library.

Are you wearing everything in your closet? The styling team from Shift Your Style and Lyn Evans have teamed up to deliver in-home closet consultations at a special insider rate.   Each two and one-half hour consultation shows you how to find what works for your figure and checks that you own the Top 20 Wardrobe Essentials. Shift Your Style Founder Aricia Symes-Elmer was a fashion contributor for WBZ-TV and has extensive styling expertise. For more details, call 978.886.0487 or visit www.timetoshiftyourstyle.com.

Kathy Kelley is receiving the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman’s Circle “Legend” award, the highest company award nationally, due to her twenty years of top performance at Town and Country Real Estate. To qualify, one must consistently attain the highest level in the brokerage’s rankings, known as the Chairman’s Circle. Kathy Kelley has more than thirty years of sales and marketing experience, including twenty years as full time real estate agent. She has been with Town and Country since 1999.

The Elm Bank Estate Antique, Classic & Custom Auto Show is in its twelfth year and will be held on Sunday June 22. Over 700 vehicles are anticipated and the 36-acre estate will line its manicured lawns with some of the areas finest automobiles from the early 1900s through the classic era to the popular 50s and 60s “muscle cars.” This event is made possible by the generous support of the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Company of Wellesley.

The Commons in Lincoln welcomes their neighbors in Wellesley and Weston to attend their Education Series featuring expert Real Estate, Retirement Living, and Moving and Organizing workshops. Now owned and operated by Benchmark Senior Living, The Commons is Lincoln’s Premier Retirement Community offering The Lifecare Advantage. Brand new cottages and apartments are available for immediate occupancy. Model Home Tours daily at One Harvest Circle in Lincoln. Visit www.thecommonsinlincoln.com to view and RSVP to upcoming events.

Erica Dumont has been named executive director of the Wellesley Historical Society according to Society president John G. Celi, who stated that “Erica brings some very relevant experience to the Society at this important point in our growth and transition.” The Society recently purchased the Stanwood House at 323 Washington Street and plans to adapt it for its research, storage, and exhibit needs in addition to delivering on its mission to serve the town of Wellesley with expanded outreach to the community.

Dr. William LoVerme is proud to announce the newest revolution in non-invasive skin tightening, Exilis Elite. Based on the old Exilis platform, the new Elite uses twice the power to get better results in half the treatments (usually two or three). He has been using this type of radiofrequency for over ten years but the Elite platform gives the best facial results of any non-invasive machine he has yet used. Call 781.263.0011 or see www.BodyBoston.com for more information.

Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects was recently recognized by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) for their outstanding work on the Earl Major Estate in Newton. The Wellesley firm earned a Merit Award in the Design/Residential and Garden category for their “outstanding quality, craftsmanship, creativity and artistry.” BSLA’s long-established and highly regarded annual awards program recognizes members’ excellence in diverse practices. Winning projects reflect the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of the cultural and natural environment. 

Needham Bank is a proud supporter of Wellesley Recreation. Through a recent donation of $10,000, Needham Bank was instrumental in providing the necessary funding for three public ice rinks located across from Wellesley High School. Needham Bank’s donation will support the rinks this year and next and will provide a safe place for residents to skate. Jan Kaseta, Director of Wellesley Recreation, remarked that “establishing partnerships with local businesses is essential in building a strong community. The Recreation Department’s partnership with Needham Bank helps us to provide activities and programs that enable us to work towards our goal of building a stronger community.”

Realtor Louise Tarsy, of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Wellesley office has been elected a director of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2014. As a MAR director, Tarsy will represent the membership of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® on all issues brought before the MAR Board of Directors.  In addition, she is responsible for keeping the local Realtor® membership informed on public policy issues, financial matters and organizational activities conducted by the state association.

Kerry Sullivan has joined the Wellesley office of William Raveis Real Estate. An experienced real estate agent with over 20 years of sales experience, Kerry’s career has spanned from the commercial market in downtown Boston to residential sales in Wellesley and the surrounding MetroWest area, as well as Cambridge. Kerry’s strong communication skills, along with the use of technology, have enabled her to successfully represent buyers and sellers in a variety of markets. Call Kerry at 781.235.5000 or email her at Kerry.Sullivan@raveis.com.

River Trail Place is a new Brendon Homes Signature Community located in Wayland. Designed for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship and easy condominium living, this is an extraordinary community to call home. Adjacent to the shops and restaurants at Wayland Town Center and bordered by nature’s backdrop and the Sudbury River, residents will enjoy the best of both worlds. With easy access to Route 128 and the Mass Pike, it’s a quick and easy trip into Boston. Visit www.RiverTrailPlace.com.

Margaret Becla is celebrating ten years creating beautiful and original floral designs for her customers.  For the last three years, Margaret has owned Posies of Wellesley, located at 77 Central Street in Wellesley Center.  Lovely and fresh spring and summer flowers are arriving daily at Posies of Wellesley, and Margaret and her team of professional florists are ready to help you find special floral designs for all of your upcoming events including Mother’s Day, prom, graduations, and weddings.  For more information, call 781.237.9669 and visit www.posiesofwellesley.com.

Experienced real estate broker and lifetime Wellesley resident Michelle Walsh has joined Joseph Fleming to form FlemingWalsh, located at 316 Weston Road, Suite A in Wellesley.  Joe, also from Wellesley, founded JT Fleming & Company  in 2002.  The FlemingWalsh team will combine their intimate knowledge of the Wellesley market with their many years in the real estate business to provide their clients with the professional service they seek when buying or selling a home.   For more information, call 617.784.7800and visit www.FlemingWalsh.com.

Get your arms stacked for summer.  A special Sisco & Berluti trunk show at IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry, located at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley, will be held on Thursday June 5 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Meet designers Carolyn Berluti and Lisa Sisco, see their newest styles, or for the first time ever create your own one-of-a-kind custom bracelets.  For every three bracelets you purchase, receive one complimentary.  For more information, visit www.trustyourimpulse.com or call 781.416.1800.

 

 

 

Inbox Spring 2014

Century Bank, New England’s largest family-run bank, opened its newest branch in the new Chestnut Hill Square, alongside the future Wegmans Food Market. Century Bank Founder and Chairman, Marshall M. Sloane, presented the Grand Opening ribbon, comprised of $2,000 in cash, to The Boston Children’s Hospital League. Discover why Century is the bank families rely on – a place where you can get personal attention. For free business and personal checking accounts, easy online banking and convenient mobile access, now you can experience the Century difference. Visit www.CenturyBank.com.

Gail Bogle, Manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Wellesley and Weston offices, recently announced that Weston agent Joanne Berry has been recognized by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) and the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS ® for 30 years of service in the real estate industry. Bogle is also pleased to welcome Ted St. John to Hammond’s Weston office, where he will guide his clients through all aspects of a real estate transaction. St. John brings with him an abundance of project management, marketing, and communication experience.

Asset Strategy Consultants announced that William Reeve, CFP®, CFA®, MBA will become their new Director of Financial Planning.  A longtime Wellesley resident, Reeve also is a professor for the Certified Financial Planner CFP® Program at Boston University, teaching investment planning and income tax planning.  He is also a professor at Northeastern University for over 17 years, teaching finance and accounting in the graduate program.  More information on Asset Strategy Consultants can be found at www.assetstrategyrc.com.

Everwood Day Camp in Sharon announces its “Wellesley Express Bus” to and from camp each day included in the camp’s tuition. Everwood is committed to providing a fun and engaging camp experience focused on learning new skills that can be used for life.  Through their dynamic camp program, their exceptional staff members encourage critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. A summer at Everwood is the perfect compliment to your child’s school year learning!  Visit www.EverwoodDayCamp.com.

Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, located right off Route 495 in Milford, is the region’s headquarters for the kitchen industry’s largest roll-out of appliance models.  The highlights include three new looks in Wolf’s benchmark-setting M Series Ovens: Professional, Transitional, and Contemporary. Homeowners can book an appointment to test drive the new Dual VertiCross™ convection system, touchscreen controls, and more. For more information, visit www.Clarkeliving.com.

Abeles & Associates Architects, Inc., headed by Wellesley resident Lisa Abeles, has received Best of Boston Home™ 2014 Best Architect Living Room awarded by Boston magazine. The room, part of a large project, is featured on the cover of the magazine.  Lisa says, “The firm had a lot of fun orchestrating the architecture and picking the interior finishes of this special project for a wonderful client.”  See this home and other great projects at www.abelesandassociates.com.

Debra Brede, founder of D.K. Brede Investment Management Company, travels yearly to Hyderabad, India, with her family and husband (a practicing dentist) to deliver free care to children at the Agape International Orphanage.  Brede’s firm provides securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. To learn more about her firm and service efforts, call 781.444.9367 or visit www.bredeinvestment.com. D.K. Brede Investment Management Company is located at 1253 Highland Avenue in Needham.

Two local businesses have identified a need in our community and have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind program that is now serving area cancer patients. Healthy Habits Kitchen and Newton-Wellesley Hospital are enrolling qualifying cancer patients in treatment into a three-month program and sending nutritionally-balanced meal kits to their door monthly. The two companies are hoping to ease the treatment and recovery process for patients, caregivers, and families by ensuring that nutritional needs are met during this challenging time.

Wellesley Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Wellesley Bank, a premier bank and wealth management company, announced today that Tom Fontaine, President and CEO, and members of the Bank’s Management team were invited by NASDAQ for the Wellesley Bancorp, Inc. (WEBK) Listing Ceremony held on November 14, 2013.  The ceremony was celebrating the establishment of being a public traded, NASDAQ listed company and the growth of the WEBK stock since the initial public offering.

Once again, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute.   This is the second year in a row the company has received this recognition.  “Each of the women on our Top 100 list,” says The Commonwealth Institute’s Executive Director Aileen Gorman, “has made a significant impact on the Commonwealth’s economy and has established herself as a visionary leader of a successful company.”

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS) announced the addition of ten new sales associates.  The three-year-old real estate firm has expanded by nearly 200 percent, and was honored last year with a “Growth Award” from The Commonwealth Institute and the Boston Business Journal.  Among the new additions to the Wellesley office are: Anne Remian, Myra George, Susan Picking, Traci Topalis, Kelley Parker, and Lisa Sherburne.  In the Weston office, Jennifer Cunningham, Mark Goodstein and Monique Mooney, and Kevin LaCroix join the team.

Peabody Supply Co. and The Bath Showcase of Waltham held a food drive this past holiday season for families in need. Company employees and customers came together to donate; over one hundred pounds of food was collected and distributed. Waltham Branch Manager Rick Fentress stated “The food drive helped bring about a sense of awareness during the holiday season for our fellow man; the donation box at our trade counter was a constant reminder of those less fortunate.” Visit www.peabodysupply.com.

Prudential Town and Country Real Estate is proud to announce a brand change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Town and Country Real Estate.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability, and longevity.

Faber’s Rug Company is celebrating 60 years! The family business, located at 19 Central Street in Wellesley was started by Thomas Faber in 1954, and he continues to work at the store along with his children and grandchildren.  Faber’s thanks their loyal customers who have supported them, helping the company to prosper and grow.  It has been a pleasure to be part of the Wellesley community.  An anniversary sale is planned for this May.

The Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group recently announced a merger with the Needham based Sciarratta & Doucette Insurance Agency, providing its customers with access to a broader range of insurance products and services.  Sciarratta & Doucette customers will now be served out of Corcoran & Havlin’s main corporate headquarters at 287 Linden Street in Wellesley. The Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group has served the Greater Boston area for over 46 years and was recently named by the Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s Top Insurance Agencies.

Belclare Wellesley is a new luxury condominium housing option for discerning locals who want to change their lifestyle, not their zip code. Built on the former Wellesley Inn site, residents ready to escape the responsibilities of a large single family house can live in an elegant new home with the Square’s conveniences at their front door.   Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. and Sue Hawkes of The Collaborative Companies are the exclusive marketing agents for the development.

Emily Wise, MD has joined Krauss Dermatology in Wellesley Hills. She performs general and cosmetic dermatology with expertise in acne, diseases of hair, and skin cancer, and she has urgent care hours.  She also performs aesthetic procedures ranging from cosmetic injectables to non-invasive fat removal.  Dr. Wise completed medical school and residency training at Boston University, where she served as Chief Resident. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham’s 15th Annual Gala broke fundraising and attendance records when 800 guests celebrated the Gatsby-inspired Gala at the Putman Club at Gillette Stadium on November 2. The gala raised $650,000 to benefit the new Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion in Needham. The Center will be home to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s world-renowned cancer care, giving patients in the western suburbs greater access to cancer care and services.

Pinnacle Residential Properties is pleased to announce the successful trip to this year’s National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) conference in San Francisco by realtors Elyse Marsh, Maureen McCaffrey, Betsy Prouty, and Jane Neilson. The NAR conference enables Pinnacle to stay abreast of the changing regulatory landscape and the obstacles and opportunities facing consumers. Pinnacle Residential Properties is a full-service residential real estate company headquartered in Wellesley.

Needham Bank announced that Steve Walls has been appointed Branch Manager of the Wellesley office located at 458 Washington Street.  Walls managed the Bank’s Medfield Office prior to coming to Wellesley and will be responsible for attracting new business and personal checking accounts while servicing existing customers.  Needham Bank was named “Best in Region” by Hometown Weekly and has recently improved their checking products.  Learn more by visiting www.NeedhamBank.com.  Member FDIC.  Member SIF.

The Town of Wellesley’s 2014 Power to Choose program is working to make Wellesley even better.  By enrolling in the program, you will receive a free thermal imaging report, a no-cost home energy assessment, a free preliminary analysis of whether your home is suitable for a solar installation, and the chance to sign up or increase your amount of clean, local renewable energy.  To get started, go to www.WellesleyPowerToChoose.com. Access to state rebates and incentives are also available.

Wellesley Green Schools and the Wellesley Police Department have partnered with over 15 town and public organizations to raise awareness of Massachusetts’ idling laws. By turning off your engine, you are supporting the clean air initiative in Wellesley and protecting the environment. You are also preserving your own lung health and those around you as well as saving money by not using gas and avoiding a $100 or $500 fine. For more information, visit www.WellesleyGreenSchools.com.

Longtime broadcaster Don Kelley of Wellesley has been elected president of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame (MBHOF). An accomplished programmer with more than 40 years in radio, Kelley spent 22 years as Vice President of Programming at Magic 106.7 FM in Boston and was the original program director of the first “Mix” station in America, 106.5 FM in Baltimore. The Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall Of Fame works to honor the Massachusetts broadcasting industry’s most noteworthy members and preserve their work for future generations.

JDCommunications, Inc., a marketing and public relations consulting firm located in Canton, is pleased to announce they are the recipient of two Gold2013 PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing) Awards from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB). The first Gold award, “Best Website Design,” was for a redesign of their clients’ website, www.shconstruction.com. The second Gold award, “Best Marketing Event of the Year,” was for Eastman St. Woodworks’ grand opening. For more information, visit www.jdcomm.biz.

Wellesley resident Kathy Mongeau has started an Ayurveda Diet & Lifestyle consultancy.    While teaching yoga at Wellesley’s Laughing Dog Yoga studio, Kathy became interested in Ayurveda, the ancient “Science of Life.”  She completed rigorous training at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, where she became a certified Ayurvedic Diet & Lifestyle Consultant.  Kathy meets with individuals and groups to help design diet and lifestyle plans by blending eastern and western traditions.    For more information, visit www.ayurvedaconsulting.net.

Red Barn Nursery School in Weston, one of the oldest parent cooperative preschools in the Boston area, is commemorating its 70th anniversary this fall. Children celebrated with a popsicle party and sang, “Happy Birthday, Red Barn.” The school was founded in 1943 by parents seeking the kind of child-centered learning environment that was, at the time, just beginning to gain widespread attention.

Dr. Ilya Sherman attended the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction on November 23, 2013 to which he donated the exclusive, top-of-the-line Sonicare DiamondClean edition electric toothbrush and a GLO Brilliant Whitening System. Dr. Sherman is the owner of Health and Beauty Dental, a high-tech practice in Wellesley that specializes in cosmetic dentistry. Call 781.235.6616 to schedule an appointment or visit www.healthandbeautydental.com for more information.

On Tuesday, December 17, Bank of America Massachusetts Senior Vice President Carl Underhill presented a check for $50,000 to Cradles to Crayons Executive Director Sharon Reilly. The presentation capped off a morning of volunteering at Cradles to Crayons’ “Giving Factory” by Bank of America employees from various locations.  Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002, with the mission of providing to children ages 0 to 12 some of the most important basics of life, including clothing, school supplies, and toys, free of charge.

Maura Wayman Photography has built her brand throughout Wellesley and New England by capturing images her clients always wanted but never got with other photographers. The studio recently completed work for Vestar Capital Partners in New York City, Ocean Spray, and Mobiquity. The growing acclaim for the studio is due to owner Maura Wayman’s artistic eye, engaging personality, and technical skills. See Maura’s work at www.maurawayman.com. Call 617.308.1963 to schedule an appointment.

Debbie Levy joined Bodyscapes Personal Training in Wellesley last summer where she is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor who enjoys teaching all levels of expertise.   Pilates focuses on strengthening the core and training the deeper muscles that support the spine and joints. Bodyscapes Personal Training is located at 386 Washington Street in Wellesley and Bodyscapes Fitness is at 1285 Beacon Street in Brookline.  To schedule an appointment, call 781.235.2262 in Wellesley and 617.232.1010 in Brookline.

Wellesley resident and architect, Jacob Lilley’s Concord carriage house is featured in the new book Haus & Auto Internationale Projekte, (Callwey Press 2013).  This German publication highlights select buildings worldwide from ultra-modern to traditional. For more information on this project or others please contact JL Architects, Inc. at 781.431.6100   or visit www.jlaarchitects.com.

Jim Douthit, a Blade of Grass owner and landscape designer, was awarded the 2013 International Gold Award-Residential Design from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.  Jim also won a Monrovia 2013 Distinctively Better Plant Award.  To learn more about a Blade of Grass or to schedule an appointment, call 508.358.4500 and visit www.abladeofgrass.com.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Weston would like to thank the entire community for participating in the annual “Pie in the Sky” fundraiser to benefit Community Servings.  Community Servings is a nonprofit organization that provides free, home-delivered meals to acutely ill individuals, their families, and their caregivers in 18 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. For every pie sold, Community Servings will be able to feed one client for five days.  Visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

More than 400 of Boston’s business leaders, philanthropists, and distinguished citizens gathered at the Fairmont Copley Plaza to celebrate All the Way Home, the annual leadership dinner of St. Francis House, New England’s largest day shelter for the poor and homeless. Longtime Wellesley residents David and Pamela Donohue received the All the Way Home award for their long-standing support of St. Francis House and their unflagging commitment to helping struggling men and women reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives.

Pine Straw owner Tracy Cranley is heading to Atlanta, New York, and other cities over the next couple of months to find the very latest in gift items and fashions for her store, located at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley.  Maria Dilorenzo, Pine Straw’s personal stylist, will be hosting style nights this spring and will continue to guide customers on how to look their best in the season’s trends. Schedule a private appointment with Maria by calling the store at 781.235.1844.  Visit www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com.

Gail Lockberg, broker/owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country (formerly Prudential Town and Country) in Wellesley, has been elected a director of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® (GBAR) for 2014.   As a GBAR director, Lockberg will serve as an elected representative of the association’s general membership in governing the association’s policies, programs and business activities.   Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Countryis a full-service real estate agency serving Wellesley and all of Greater Boston MetroWest with offices in Wellesley and Natick.

Bring a friend to Future Shapes Wellesley for a spring stress buster.  Future Shapes trainer Thea Simorali is now offering private boxing classes that will challenge you in a very different way.  Instead of an expensive and calorie costing dinner, treat a friend to a workout with a Future Shapes gift card.  Friends don’t let friends skip workouts.  Call 781.237.9785 to schedule an appointment and visit Future Shapes at the Fitness Club for Women at 200 Linden Street in Wellesley.

Dover Rug & Home, offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England, is pleased to announce that the company’s CEO, Mahmud Jafri, has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in New England, an annual award presented by INDIA New England. Among the list of influential people are entrepreneurs, executives, community leaders, researchers, philanthropists, or anyone else whose work and influence helps shape the South Asian community in New England.  Visit www.doverrug.com.

Since arriving on the real estate scene in 1999, Betsy Kessler has been a consistent leader in the Wellesley market.  By offering a unique combination of knowledge, integrity and enthusiasm, Betsy has ensured her loyal clientele successful completion of their real estate transactions in today’s turbulent market. This has made her one of Rutledge Properties’ and Wellesley’s top earners year after year. Betsy is looking forward to working with you in taking care of your real estate needs. Give her a call at 617.306.6884.

Get glowing in 2014 at Blush.  Owner, founder, and mompreneur Christina Kauffman recently revealed her new and improved Wellesley studio, located at 562 Washington Street in Wellesley Square.  Blush is the largest organic sunless tanning studio in New England that exclusively offers airbrush services.  Their natural line of sunless solutions produces flawless results for all skin types.  For more information, call 781.235.4067 or visit www.blushtan.com.

Local retirement community North Hill has been recognized with six awards in a national competition honoring the best marketing and communications produced for older adults.  North Hill received a Gold award in the National Mature Media Awards Brochures category, three Silver awards for digital strategy, website, and direct mail, and two Bronze awards for website design and special events marketing.  For more information, visit www.northhill.org.

John Green, president and CEO of Lux Bond & Green Jewelers, was named Chairman of the Board of Governors of GIA (Gemological Institute of America).  John has served on the GIA board since 2008, and on the executive committee and as chair of the laboratory committee since 2010.  Lux Bond & Green, a family-owned jeweler established in 1898m has eight stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Their Wellesley store is located at 60 Central Street.  Visit www.lbgreen.com.

Weston resident and VNA of Boston Heroes in Health Care Gala Co-Chair Loriann Meagher (left) was joined by fellow Co-Chair Linda Hope-Springer (right) and Gala Host Committee Co-Chairs Renee Picard Walsh and Deborah Angeloni at an event planning meeting.  The Gala, honoring Dr. Joshua Boger, Kate Walsh, and Sonia Alleyne, was held last October at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and raised a quarter of a million dollars for their charitable programs.

Sooki is celebrating its tenth anniversary in its South End location.  Sooki is a cozy boutique featuring distinctive and unique women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories from up and coming American and international designers.  Check out fashions by De Moo,  She’s So, Anett Rostel, and New York 77 as well as handcrafted pieces from artists across the US, Europe, and Asia.  New spring looks are arriving daily.  Visit Sooki at 505 Tremont Street in Boston and online at www.sookiboston.com.

The West Suburban Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth (WAGLY) announced the expansion of its Umbrella program, which supports the health and emotional well-being of transgender and gender-nonconforming teens.   The program meets on the first Wednesday of each month in addition to the third Thursday of each month.  Meetings begin at 6:45 pm and are held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills located at 309 Washington Street.  For more information, please visit www.WAGLY.org.

C&R Flooring  announced that its president, Chris Zizza – along with fellow co-founders, Lynn Bucossi and Kevin Ryan, of the Friends of the Valley Foundation – are the recent recipients of the 2013 Chamber Member of the Year Award, presented annually by the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce. Since its inception the Friends of the Valley Foundation has raised funds to help the Deerfield Valley, Vermont area with a number of worthwhile causes.  For more information, visit www.friendsofdeerfieldvalley.org and www.candrflooring.com.

Home Trends is celebrating 55 years in business.  Family owned and operated since 1959, and serving the Metro West area since 1988, Home Trends, located at 1085 Great Plain Avenue in Needham, offers the best brands in home fashions.  Home Trends’ talented interior designers and installers provide customers with one-to-one personalized service and expertise. Whether you need one simple window treatment or your entire home decorated, Home Trends can provide the perfect answer.  Call 781.444.9002 for a design consultation.

Planning is underway for Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 15th Annual Gala on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. This year the Gala Chairs are Sinesia and Bill Karol of Westwood, and the event will benefit the hospital’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Service. Guests will enjoy cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing – and lots of other surprises. For more information, call Maryann Zschau at (617) 243-6712 or visit www.nwh.org/gala.

Pinnacle Residential Properties is pleased to announce that top-producing agent Lisa Curlett is now an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP®) Realtor. Her staging training combined with her 10+ years of real estate experience give Lisa an added value to the home selling process:  she knows how to get your property prepared for the market and ready to sell.  For more information, please contact Lisa at lcurlett@pinnaclehouses.com or www.homesalesbylisa.com.

JFit 360°’s personal trainers offer customized personal training programs in the comfort and convenience of their clients’ own homes.  JFit 360˚ was founded by a brother/sister team who believe that fitness is an integral part of one’s all-around health.  Their in-home fitness programs are tailored to each client’s specific needs and include boxing, mixed martial arts, yoga, strength training, endurance training, balance and core strengthening, and more. For additional information, visit www.jfit360.com or call 508.333.4887.

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Main Library, the Wellesley Free Library Foundation launched a commemorative Buy-a -Brick program. These personalized bricks are available in two sizes: 8”x8” ($150) and 4”x8” ($300) and are a lasting way to honor a special person or event while providing critical funds to the Library. Let your imagination soar and personalize a brick!  Information about how to purchase a brick is available at the Main Library or online at www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org.

Jane Neilson of Pinnacle Residential Properties, Wellesley, has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation. The training provides expertise and insights into the marketing and sales of luxury properties and is beneficial to both buyers and sellers. Jane has been an award winning top producer at Pinnacle since 2004. Visit her website/blog at www.JaneNeilson.com or call 781.223.7338 to hear more about the Luxury Home Marketing designation.

The Town of Wellesley received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Green Power Community” designation again in 2013.  Wellesley remains the only Massachusetts community to receive the EPA’s award.  To receive the designation, three percent of the total electricity consumed within the entire community must be purchased from a voluntary renewable program.  Thanks to Wellesley’s Green Power Partners Babson College, MassBay Community College, Sun Life Financial, and Wellesley College, the Town far exceeds the EPA’s requirements.

Deb Edmunds, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Weston, has earned the Accredited Real Estate Professional designation by successfully completing the comprehensive SuccessBuilder training program, designed and conducted by the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Career and Educational Development department.  As part of the course, Edmunds learned how to best assist both buyer and seller clients in making sound business decisions. Edmunds can be reached at (781) 893-4500 or at Deb.Edmunds@NEMoves.com.

Donna M. Mullin of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Wellesley has been appointed to a two-year term to serve as a Director of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. Members vote on state level issues, business matters, programs, and services that affect the Greater Boston Association of Realtors and its members. Donna brings 35 years of experience as a realtor and services Wellesley, Weston, and Needham.  Call Donna at 617.680.6501.

Miller, Allen & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, hosted their ninth annual charity golf outing in August to raise money for the Room to Dream Foundation. The event, which took place at Wayland Country Club, raised more than $6,000 on behalf of the charity. The Room to Dream Foundation was developed to create healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses.  For more information, visit www.ameriprise.com.

Art in Giving has partnered with pharmaceutical company Sanofi Oncology as part of a new  program which engages corporate clients to loan art for its buildings and offices.  In addition, Art in Giving offers art classes at special rates for corporate employees. Sanofi is the first to participate in the Art in Giving Corporate Loan Program where close to 60 percent of the yearly membership fee is dedicated to childhood cancer research.  For more information, visit www.artingiving.org.

Weston resident Amanda Rapp has opened Sweet Pea Children’s Boutique and Hostess at 483 Boston Post Road in Weston.  Sweet Pea offers a distinctive selection of children’s clothing, books, and gifts as well as a handsome selection of memorable and charming hostess gifts. Sweet Pea is the perfect place to grab a baby gift, a sweet children’s dress, a catchy T-shirt, a tween birthday gift, a thoughtful hostess gift, or a little something for yourself.

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) New England Division recognized Wellesley resident Ronald C. Renaud Jr. as this year’s honoree at the fifth annual Flavors of Boston charity event held in September at the Seaport Hotel. Ronald, who is the president and CEO of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, was recognized for his countless contributions to the organization. He is a board member at the American Liver Foundation, and his company Idenix Pharmaceuticals, is a continuous supporter of ALF.

Wellesley resident Tom Goemaat, President and CEO at Shawmut Design and Construction, took part in the sixth annual Room to Dream Foundation Golf Invitational on September 16.  This year’s invitational, which was sponsored by Shawmut Design and Construction, was held at the Salem Country Club in Peabody. The annual fundraiser had its most successful year raising $100,000 for the Room to Dream Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to creating healing environments for children and adolescents facing debilitating illnesses.

The Wellesley Historical Society is proud to announce the launch of its new website at www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.  The site was designed by JSherman Studio in Newton and built by Agency 3.0 in Lexington. The dramatically redesigned site embodies the Historical Society’s growth vision with bold new colors, a clear uncluttered design and new content that reflects the Historical Society’s mission to serve as the historical resource center for the town of Wellesley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inbox Winter 2013-2014

EverBank announced that Charlie Nilsen has joined the home lending division as Regional Sales Manager for New England. A longtime resident of Wellesley, Nilsen has strong relationships within New England and will open new offices, recruit local loan officers, and work with the real estate community. Nilsen has 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry and is former Chair of the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association. More information on EverBank can be found at www.abouteverbank.com.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA recently presented at “For the Love of Old: Restoring and Creating Heirlooms.”  The design salon is part of an ongoing series for homeowners that features local designers, builders, and artisans.  The event was held at Trefler’s in Newton and hosted by Design New England.  For more information please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Forever Young Laser & Skin Center’s Leslie Sabatino, RN, BSN, CCRN, CMAN, a registered nurse for over 19 years, has been devoted to helping the very ill at the Shapiro Cardiac Surgical ICU at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  Several years ago, Leslie discovered another passion: medical aesthetics.  In addition to Botox, she performs much of Forever Young’s skincare and laser work.  Forever Young is located at 204 Worcester Street in Wellesley.  For more information, call 781.974.9284 or visit www.frvryoung.com.

Visit Shreve, Crump & Low’s new watch salon at 39 Newbury Street in Boston this holiday season for the finest in Swiss and German timepieces from Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne, IWC, Jaeger Le Coultre, Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross, Chopard, Zenith, Omega, Hermes, Carl F. Bucherer, and Longines. An entire level of fine timepieces awaits you.  Discover something incredible at Shreve, Crump & Low.

AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring was awarded “Best of Boston 2013 for Flooring.  In addition, the company also received the “Angie’s List Super Service award for the fourth year.  This award is given to the top five percent of companies on Angie’s List.  This is strictly based on customer reviews.  Visit AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring at 599 Worcester Road (Route 9 West) in Natick or 136 Cambridge St. (Route 3A) in Burlington or at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

The McGlynn, Clinton & Hall Insurance Agency will hold its annual toy drive for Toys for Tots.  The contributions from local families to deserving children are larger every year, and if you would like to contribute, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the McGlynn, Clinton & Hall office located in Mill Village, 365 Boston Post Road, Sudbury or  to The Candy Bar in Wellesley at 20 Church Street.  Contact Patti McGlynn at pmcglynn@mchinsure.com with any questions.

Wellesley Bank, a premier bank and wealth management company, announced that Helena Fonseca has been appointed Vice President, Office Manager of the Wellesley Lower Falls Office at 29 Washington Street.   Fonseca will be responsible for the continued growth and oversight of the Wellesley Lower Falls office. Colleen Riley Eyges has been appointed as Vice President, Residential Lending for Wellesley Bank’s new Boston Office.  In this role Colleen will be responsible for continued growth in the Residential Lending department.

Jon Golden, owner of Tables to Teapots Home Consignment, notes that film and TV companies have been shopping at the store to buy props for productions shot locally. Local set buyer/decorator Amy Morrison has been at Tables regularly, shopping for feature films including HBO’s Olive Kitteridge, Sony Picture’s The Equalizer, and Hatfields and McCoys.

Long’s Jewelers has a new collection of rare, one-of-a-kind, and heirloom jewelry ideal for collectors and purveyors of precious gemstones. Hand-picked selections include unheated Burmese rubies, rare sapphires from the Kashmir mine, and a one-of-a-kind Malaya unheated peach garnet. All rare and fine gems are accompanied by a laboratory document which states any treatments and origins. Call Long’s at 508.650.2900 or email Natick@longsjewelers.com for more information or to make an appointment to see the jewelry.

Gail Bogle, manager of the Hammond Residential offices in Wellesley and Weston, announced that Beth Petrone and Joanne Berry assembled a team of Hammond agents and staff to participate in the annual Newton-Wellesley Hospital HopeWalks event on September 29. This is the third year a Hammond Team was organized to participate in this 3.5 mile walk, which benefits cancer patients and their families by supporting the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center.

French native Isabelle Beck has opened Your French Gift, a specialty gift store in Wellesley Hills offering a selection of products to bring the best of France to the area. After practicing law for 30 years in Lyon, Isabelle fulfilled her dream of living in the United States. With her passion for art and decoration, she imports fine accessories, unique home and lifestyle goods, plush children’s toys, and high-end beauty products.

Dan K. Gordon Associates, Inc. (www.dangordonassociates.com and The Picot Company (www.picotcompany.com) are pleased to announce their support of an effort spearheaded by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club to restore damaged plantings at Elm Park in Wellesley Hills. Gordon Associates and Picot recently donated and planted a ‘Rutgers Stellar Pink’ Dogwood to further restoration of the historic gardens, damaged while the clock tower was undergoing repairs.

The Teddy Bear Club (www.teddybearclub.org) announced the inaugural opening of their brand new second campus at 239 Concord Road in Lincoln.   The acclaimed French/English bilingual school, a Newton mainstay since 1993, offers a unique blend of European and American preschool programs for children ages two to five years. The Teddy Bear Club is a highly respected feeder to local private schools, preparing children for elementary school and beyond.  For more information, call 781.259.0009 or email info@teddybearclub.org.

Lux Bond & Green Wellesley store manager Nancy Haas presented a check for the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) /Jimmy Fund to Tiffany Ortiz and Debbie First, PMC riders on Red Sox Team 9. Funds were donated by Lux Bond & Green customers who participated in “Free Battery Fridays,” with 100 percent of the proceeds from batteries purchased on Fridays in July donated to the PMC Jimmy Fund.  

Metrowest Neuropsychology announced that Dr. Rachel Andaloro has joined their Wellesley office.  Dr. Andaloro received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate student, she received specialized training in neuropsychological assessment of adults and adolescents, and she completed her internship in clinical neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Andaloro also participates in Alzheimer’s disease and Autism research at the NeuroCare Center for Research. Visit www.MetrowestNeuropsych.com to learn more.

Brookline Bank has named Sasha Liang as new Branch Manager of its Wellesley Lower Falls Branch located at 5 Washington Street.  Liang has been with Brookline for seven years.  Michael McGinnity has joined Brookline Bank as Mortgage Specialist for the MetroWest region.  His expertise includes meeting the needs of the most demanding borrowers with a selection of jumbo and non-conforming mortgages.  Reach him by phone at 781.235.9805 or by email at mmcginnity@brkl.com.

The holidays are right around the corner, so bring in your favorite holiday item to Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs and let the professional stylists wardrobe you for every special occasion.  Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs has been in business for over 35 years and is celebrating its 33rd year in Wellesley.  The store is also the proud recipient of the 2012 RAMAES Award as well as “Best of Boston” South Shore 2013.

Furniture Consignment Gallery, the premiere seller of consigned furniture, accessories, and custom order bedding, announced the completion of the sidewalk improvements at the entrance of their Chestnut Hill location on Route 9.  Visit one of three locations in Hanover, Plymouth, and Chestnut Hill where you’ll find furniture by makers including Ethan Allen, Baker, Kindel, and many more.  And be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter at www.furnitureconsignment .com to follow the rapidly changing inventory.

IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry has partnered with local beaded bracelet sensation Sisco & Berluti for the lines first and only“shop in shop”.   This boutique within the IMPULSE showroom offers customers over 1,000 different bracelets in a variety of colors and styles.  With a devoted following including celebrities like Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and First Lady Michelle Obama, these bracelets make the perfect holiday gift.  Visit 180 Linden Street in Wellesley or www.trustyourimpulse.com.

Dr. Mitesh Kapadia is celebrating the fourth anniversary of opening his practice in Wellesley. Dr. Kapadia is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon and specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery, as well as minimally invasive facial rejuvenation with Botox and facial fillers. Information about these treatments, before and after photos, and directions to the office at 873 Worcester Street in Wellesley are available on his website at www.bostoneyelids.com. Call 978.393.5437 to schedule an appointment.

The Wellesley Free Library Foundation has appointed a new slate of officers.  Pam Stirrat, a Wellesley resident of 32 years, will serve as President. She is joined by Amanda Kennedy, Vice President; Darcey Bartel, Treasurer;  and Lynne Brady Wagner, Clerk.  The Foundation also welcomed two new directors: Diane Savage, an attorney who lives and works in Wellesley; and Phil Minervino, owner of Lower Falls Wine Company.

Terrascapes Landscape Design has initiated a fine gardening division of the company.  As many of Terrascapes’ design clients expressed interest in having their gardens maintained after installation, it made sense to include this service. Terrascapes now employs three lead gardeners with strong horticultural backgrounds, as well as three assistant gardeners.  “We are planning to increase this level again next year, and are looking forward to maintaining beautiful gardens throughout the Metrowest area,” says owner Susan Opton.

JFit 360°’s personal trainers offer customized personal training programs in the comfort and convenience of their clients’ own homes.  JFit 360˚ was founded by a brother/sister team who believe that fitness is an integral part of one’s all-around health.  Their in-home fitness programs are tailored to each client’s specific needs and include boxing, mixed martial arts, yoga, strength training, endurance training, balance and core strengthening, and more. For additional information, visit www.jfit360.com or call 508.333.4887.

Dr. Ilya Sherman attended the 2013 Conference of IACA (International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics) in Calgary, Canada where highly-qualified professionals from all over the world meet annually to share the latest in dentistry. Dr. Sherman’s Health and Beauty Dental has been providing the Wellesley/Weston area with advanced technology in cosmetic dentistry for over a year and is currently offering a new patient special. Call 781.235.6616 to schedule an appointment or visit www.healthandbeautydental.com for more information.

The West Newton Hearing Center is holding an Open House December 11 and December 12. Have your hearing tested by licensed audiologists who will check and clean your current hearing aids and allow you to “test drive” new technology with no financial obligation. All Open House services are provided free of charge. Experience for yourself what excellent service and professional hearing health care is all about. Call 617.332.7244 now to reserve your   appointment.

Drs. Ali and Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group are happy to report that their offices have been renovated and expanded.  The completed facelift includes an extra treatment room to balance increased demand, and added picture windows to create more natural light. Their goal is to create a warm and inviting exterior to mirror the comfortable, state-of-the-art dental facility inside.  Call 781.237.9071 for an appointment and visit www.wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Pinnacle Residential Properties is pleased to announce that Vincent Spoto has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of one of the Better Business Bureau’s largest chapters. For the past seven years, Mr. Spoto has been on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau chapter that encompasses Eastern Massachusetts, all of Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island.  Spoto is co-founder and co-owner of Pinnacle Residential Properties, a full-service residential real estate company headquartered in Wellesley.

Pine Straw, located at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley, is ready for the holiday season.  Owner Tracy Cranley has been stocking the store with many great holiday gifts, seasonal décor, and beautiful apparel.  With only four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Pine Straw staff will  help you tackle your holiday list and, as always, gift wrapping is complimentary. Stressed about what to wear to all of those holiday parties?  Pine Straw now offers personal stylist appointments.  Visit www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com.

Florentine Frames owner Salvatore Micciché announced the opening of his new art gallery offering over 600 square feet of wall display.  The gallery features many local artists and will be a good venue to promote interest in arts in the community. The original art varies from traditional New England landscapes and seascapes to contemporary art.  Florentine Frames is located in Weston Center since 1982.  For more information, email florentineframes@aol.com.

Vo2max Elite is joining the Vo2max family in Needham. Bringing Elite personal training, nutritional counseling, and yoga to the brand, Vo2max Elite has no equal. Founders Matt and Jessica Dupee, originally from Weston and Needham, have spent the last two years developing the unique concept of Train like a Boxer! No Big machines. No heavy weights. Nothing that plugs in. Vo2max Fitness and Vo2max Elite get the job done.

This fall Century Bank, New England’s largest family-run bank, will open its newest branch in the new Chestnut Hill Square alongside other fine establishments including Wegmans and Equinox. Marshall M. Sloane, who founded the Bank in 1969, will officiate at the Grand Opening celebration. Discover why Century is the bank families rely on for personal attention. For free business and personal checking accounts, easy online banking, and convenient mobile access, experience the Century difference. Visit www.CenturyBank.com.

Montrose School in Medfield will host an Open House at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 16.  Prospective families will hear from Head of School, author, and senior scholar at BU’s Center for Character and Social Responsibility (CCSR) Dr. Karen E. Bohlin and learn more about the Montrose difference. Montrose strives to cultivate powers of mind through academic rigor and teaching excellence; to develop faith, reason, and timeless virtue; and to shape tomorrow’s leaders by unleashing students’ potential. Visit www.montroseschool.org.

Wellesley resident and architect Jacob Lilley is pleased to announce the opening of his firm Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc. (JLA). Located in the heart of downtown on Central Street, JLA looks forward to adding to the vibrancy of the Wellesley business community. With a straightforward and clean aesthetic, JLA relies on a collaborative and innovative approach to develop design solutions for custom homes, additions, and renovations. Please visit  www.jlaarchitects.com.

Craig Tanny, Partner and VP at Mortgage Equity Partners (MEP), welcomes Dave Holding as new Sales Manager.  Dave is a 22-year veteran in the mortgage industry and is responsible for managing the company’s sales offices in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.  Mortgage Equity Partners has been in business since 2009 and now has over 30 employees with an average of 12 years experience.  The company specializes in origination of residential home mortgages .

The Collaborative Companies and Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. and have teamed up to sell Belclare Wellesley, a high- end condominium project consisting of 25 luxurious homes.   They are pleased to announce their newest team member, Cindy Dwyer, who will take on the role of Sales Director.  Cindy has nearly 20 years of new construction sales experience in both urban and suburban markets.  Belclare is scheduled to open late fall 2013.  Visit us on the web at www. BelclareWellesley.com.

Joel Bagnal Goldsmiths & Jewelers is celebrating 34 years in Wellesley.  The holiday season is the perfect time to stop by and see their jewelry collection or have one of their designers create a one-of-a-kind custom piece for you or your loved one.  Joel Bagnal also appraises and repairs jewelry on site, and buys and sells gold and estate jewelry.  Visit Joel Bagnal Goldsmiths & Jewelers at 101 Central Street in Wellesley, call 781.235.8266, and visit www.joelbagnal.com.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce that Louise Tarsy  is now affiliated with the Coldwell Banker office in Wellesley as a sales associate. Louise has been a residential real estate broker in the western suburbs of Boston since 1984, and will continue to provide residential real estate services in Wellesley, Weston, and the surrounding communities. Louise can be reached at the Coldwell Banker Wellesley at 781.237.9090, on her cell at: 781.710.2289 or by email at louise.tarsy@nemoves.com 

John and Laura Meyer of Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Architecture and Interiors are featured in New England Home magazine’s Fall 2013 Kitchen & Bath Issue for the renovation of a Wellesley kitchen originally built in the 1930s.  The new light-filled kitchen features blue lower cabinets with windows above, bright white walls and ceiling, and the reuse of bricks from Boston’s historic Old North Church for the pantry and behind the stove.

Judy Gamble Whalen has been promoted to Director of Residential Design of Roomscapes Luxury Design Center. Judy first joined Roomscapes in 2008 and quickly built a great following among clients and allied professionals. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Judy has a vast knowledge of construction, design resources and custom cabinetry, allowing for a multi-dimensional approach in marrying  clients’ needs with the most innovative design solutions.

The Women’s Community League of Weston’s Holiday House Tour 2013, “A Neighborhood through the Ages,” will celebrate 300 years of Weston.  The tour will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm and will feature a collection of antique, mid-century, modernist, and newly-constructed Weston homes decorated for the holidays..  Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at www.wclweston.org/holiday_house_tour.html. Or go to the Gift Gallery at 464 Boston Post Road in Weston Center.

Bob and Phyllis Totaro, owners of J. Todd Galleries of Wellesley and Chatham, are seeking prospects interested in acquiring their nationally- known Wellesley art gallery business. After three decades, the couple has put forth their plan to transition gradually toward retirement over the next couple of years.  The gallery is one of the largest and longest operating in New England, with national reach, a highly respected brand, and unique positioning in the regional art market. Email  galleryinquiry@aol.com or call 617.435.3434.

Jennifer Pline of Wellesley is the new chair, Board of Trustees, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham. She has been a member of the Board since 2005 and most recently served as vice-chair.  Pline is Managing Director and Chief Trust & Gifts Officer at Harvard Management Company. She is a graduate of Boston College, where she also received her MBA, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Concord Academy and North Hill.

Jill Blondek of Future Shapes would like to thank all those who participated in the Future Shapes shoe drive and donated their slightly worn athletic shoes to Big Brother’s Big Sister’s  of Boston.  The effort was very successful, and Jill was happy to present the donation in October.    Visit Future Shapes in Wellesley at The Fitness Club for Women, 200 Linden Street to get proper training goals and nutritional tips to get you through the holiday season. For more information, call 781.237.9785.

High-end architectural firm Pauli & Uribe Architects invites you to celebrate their seventh anniversary and to view their classic and contemporary residential designs on their new website, www.pauli-uribe.com.  Monika Pauli and Juan Uribe, indulge to preserve elegance, scale, tradition, and patina of the city and surrounding neighborhoods by being members of the Cambridge Historical Commission and The Nichols House Museum, and by continuing to host the annual Margaret Howell Winter Ball.

Dr. Jeannie Chung is celebrating her first year in her new Wellesley offices at 40 Walnut Street, #202.  Dr. Chung is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over ten years of experience in the Boston area.  Her aesthetic philosophy is a simple one: to provide patients with a natural, rejuvenated look.   For more information, visit www.drjeanniechung.com  or call 781.235.3223 to schedule a consultation.  Please see our ad on page 199 in About Town.

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Main Library, the Wellesley Free Library Foundation launched a commemorative Buy-a -Brick program. These personalized bricks are available in two sizes: 8”x8”($150) and 4”x8”($300) and are a lasting way to honor a special person or event while providing critical funds to the Library. Let your imagination soar and personalize a brick!  Information about how to purchase a brick is available at the Main Library or online at www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org.

The Wellesley Historical Society is proud to announce the launch of its new website at www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.  The site was designed by JSherman Studio in Newton and built by Agency 3.0 in Lexington. The dramatically redesigned site embodies the Historical Society’s growth vision with bold new colors, a clear uncluttered design and new content that reflects the Historical Society’s mission to serve as the historical resource center for the town of Wellesley.

Wellesley resident and portrait photographer Roger Pelissier’s second annual LITTLE CUP of HOPE event was held on December 15 at Wellesley Country Club. The event is an afternoon of Christmas cheer for children and families to benefit Flashes of Hope, a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of pediatric cancer research. Since 2009, Roger has volunteered his time and donated his talents to Boston Children’s Hospital to create uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer as a gift to their families.  Visit www.littlecupofhope.com 

The Town of Wellesley received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Green Power Community” designation again in 2013.  Wellesley remains the only Massachusetts community to receive the EPA’s award.  To receive the designation, three percent of the total electricity consumed within the entire community must be purchased from a voluntary renewable program.  Thanks to Wellesley’s Green Power Partners Babson College, MassBay Community College, Sun Life Financial, and Wellesley College, the Town far exceeds the EPA’s requirements.

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) New England Division recognized Wellesley resident Ronald C. Renaud Jr. as this year’s honoree at the fifth annual Flavors of Boston charity event held in September at the Seaport Hotel. Ronald, who is the president and CEO of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, was recognized for his countless contributions to the organization. He is a board member at the American Liver Foundation, and his company Idenix Pharmaceuticals, is a continuous supporter of ALF.

Weston resident Amanda Rapp has opened Sweet Pea Children’s Boutique and Hostess at 483 Boston Post Road in Weston.  Sweet Pea offers a distinctive selection of children’s clothing, books, and gifts as well as a handsome selection of memorable and charming hostess gifts. Sweet Pea is the perfect place to grab a baby gift, a sweet children’s dress a catchy T-shirt, a tween birthday gift, a thoughtful hostess gift, or a little something for yourself.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital has announced the appointment of Kerry Watson as its new President, effective October 1, 2013. He joins Newton-Wellesley from the Duke University Health System inDurham,North Carolina where he was president ofDukeRegionalHospital for the past five years. Watson comes to Newton-Wellesley with a wealth of diverse experience in hospital management. He is a proven leader with a deep dedication to his hospital family in supporting its full potential in service to the community’s patients.

Students and faculty at Framingham’s Marian High School celebrated the arrival of two new school buses—one of them as a result of a generous donation by Chris Zizza, whose daughters attend Marian.  Zizza, president of C&R Flooring in Westwood, is a former Executive Board member for the school. For over 25 years, C&R Flooring has sold, installed, and refinished thousands of feet of wood flooring for homeowners and contractors.  For more information,  call 781.326.4099.

Deb Edmunds, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Weston, has earned the Accredited Real Estate Professional designation by successfully completing the comprehensive SuccessBuilder training program, designed and conducted by the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Career and Educational Development department.  As part of the course, Edmunds learned how to best assist both buyer and seller clients in making sound business decisions. Edmunds can be reached at 781.893.4500 or at Deb.Edmunds@NEMoves.com.

Be Styled, an on-the-go wash and blowdry salon, is now open at 67 Central Street in Wellesley. Be Styled’s team of industry experts are on-hand to provide an array of style options, ranging from pin straight tresses to tousled waves in a quick-service setting. Be Styled aims to be the premier blowdry lounge for women who enjoy the confidence that comes with a professional blowdry or just desire a fun environment to relax and enjoy being pampered.

Donna M. Mullin of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Wellesley has been appointed to a two-year term to serve as a Director of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. Members vote on state level issues, business matters, programs, and services that affect the Greater Boston Association of Realtors and its members. Donna brings 35 years of experience as a realtor and services Wellesley, Weston, and Needham.  Call Donna at 617.680.6501.

Miller, Allen & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, hosted their ninth annual charity golf outing in August to raise money for the Room to Dream Foundation. The event, which took place at Wayland Country Club, raised more than $6,000 on behalf of the charity. The Room to Dream Foundation was developed to create healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses.  For more information, visit www.ameriprise.com.

Art in Giving has partnered with pharmaceutical company Sanofi Oncology as part of a new  program which engages corporate clients to loan art for its buildings and offices.  In addition, Art in Giving offers art classes at special rates for corporate employees. Sanofi is the first to participate in the Art in Giving Corporate Loan Program where close to 60 percent of the yearly membership fee is dedicated to childhood cancer research.  For more information, visit www.artingiving.org.

The Wellesley Free Library Foundation announced that Nicholas H. Burns, former Ambassador to Greece and NATO, will speak at its January 23, 2014 GALA held at the Wellesley Country Club.  Ambassador Burns attended the Wellesley Public Schools and spent much of his youth at the Fells Branch of the Library.  Sponsored by First Republic Bank, the GALA is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event.  For ticket information, email WFLFGala@gmail.com.

Jane Neilson of Pinnacle Residential Properties, Wellesley, has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation. The training provides expertise and insights into the marketing and sales of luxury properties and is beneficial to both buyers and sellers. Jane has been an award winning top producer at Pinnacle since 2004. Visit her website/blog at www.JaneNeilson.com or call 781.223.7338 to hear more about the Luxury Home Marketing designation.

Bella Sante, located at 190 Linden Street in Wellesley, is proud to offer the HydraFacial: the most advanced, non-laser, skin resurfacing technology on the market today.  It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection in one treatment that will leave your skin looking radiant.   This soothing, non-invasive treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, congested or enlarged pores, and even treats acne.  Call 617.456.4650 to schedule an appointment.

Wellesley resident Tom Goemaat, President and CEO at Shawmut Design and Construction, took part in the sixth annual Room to Dream Foundation Golf Invitational on September 16.  This year’s invitational, which was sponsored by Shawmut Design and Construction, was held at the Salem Country Club in Peabody. The annual fundraiser had its most successful year raising $100,000 for the Room to Dream Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to creating healing environments for children and adolescents facing debilitating illnesses.

Wellesley-based company Chic to Chic was a sponsor at Kari Feinstein’s Emmy’s Style Lounge at the Emmy Awards in September “Chic to Chic has been incredibly fortunate to see significant growth over the past three years, and we are thrilled about taking this next step to elevate the brand and be a part of the 2013 Emmys gifting lounge,” says Beth Miller, Founder and CEO of Chic to Chic. For more information, visit www.chictochicaccessories.com.

Get your hair looking its best for all of your holiday festivities at Dellaria in Wellesley at 37 Central Street.  Holiday specials include blow drys starting at $35, and $100 off the latest Keratin hair treatments.  Keratin treatments straighten hair with a flat iron and coat hair cuticles with protein to add shine and improve strength.  The treatments start at $250 and keep hair frizz-free for six to twelve weeks.   Call 781.235.0631 to schedule an appointment.

Bring a friend to Future Shapes Wellesley for a holiday stress buster.  Future Shapes trainer Thea Simorali is now offering private boxing classes that will challenge you in a very different way.  Instead of an expensive and calorie costing dinner, treat a friend to a workout with a Future Shapes holiday gift card.  Friends don’t let friends skip workouts.  Call 781.237.9785 to schedule an appointment and visit Future Shapes at the Fitness Club for Women at 200 Linden Street in Wellesley.

Wellesley Bank is celebrating its successful performance and market share growth by unveiling a new logo.  “We believe adopting a new logo at this time helps to solidify with our clients, our business partners, and our team the emphasis we are placing on being the premier banking and wealth management company within our markets” said Thomas J. Fontaine, the Bank’s President and CEO. The new logo coincides with the opening of the new Boston office location at One Federal Street.

Maura Wayman Photography recently completed work for a New York City venture capital firm and Ocean Spray. The growing acclaim for the studio is due to owner Maura Wayman’s artistic eye, engaging personality, and technical skills. Maura’s easy going but professional style spans from family gatherings to weddings and is quickly building acclaim for corporate, brand, and editorial work in Boston and New York. See Maura’s work at www.maurawayman.com or call 617.308.1963 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For the second consecutive year, the Wellesley Award Program has selected Mollie Johnson Interiors for the 2013 Best of Wellesley Award in the Interior Design Services category. The Wellesley based firm has designed interiors in the Boston area and beyond for over 20 years. Mollie Johnson works closely with clients to create personalized spaces ranging from newly-constructed, high-end residential projects to large scale renovations. Visit MollieJohnsonInteriors.com or call 781.431.2289 for more information.

Future Shapes is collecting slightly worn athletic shoes of all sizes for Big Brother’s Big Sister’s of Boston.  Stop by during the months of September and October between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm to drop off your sneakers and enter the drawing for a complimentary personal training session.   And if the summer season has left you feeling like you had a few too many cocktails and cookouts, see the Fitness and Health article on page 153 to re-start your fitness program.  Visit Jill Blondek in Wellesley at The Fitness Club for Women, 200 Linden Street, or DD Antonelli at 56 Winchester Street in Newton Highlands to get proper training goals and nutritional tips to shed extra pounds and keep them off.  Stop by anytime for a visit of our facilities and to meet the trainers. For more information, call 781.237.9785.

Krauss Dermatology in Wellesley Hills is proud to announce that Dr. Emily Wise will be joining the practice in September.  Dr. Wise completed both her medical school and residency training at Boston University, where she served as Chief Dermatology Resident. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her special interests include skin cancer, acne, cosmetic dermatology, and hair disorders.  Visit www.kraussderm.com for more information about Dr. Wise and Krauss Dermatology.

The West Newton Hearing Center is holding an Open House September 18 and September 19. Have your hearing tested by licensed audiologists who will check and clean your current hearing aids and allow you to “test drive” new technology with no financial obligation. All Open House services are provided free of charge. Experience for yourself what excellent service and professional hearing health care is all about. Call 617.332.7244 now to reserve your appointment.

Mary Ellen Fillo of Fillo Financial LLC and her husband Joe recently attended the Member Social for Boston Chapter of Financial Executives International at the Harvard Club of Boston.  Ronan Tynan of “The Irish Tenors” was the featured entertainment.

Visit Home Trends in Needham for new fall styles and vibrant colors to spruce up the interior of your home.  Home Trends offers a wide inventory of ways for you to enhance a neutral palette with pops of color and beautiful textures.  Think about a soft rug atop a hard tile floor or fuzzy throw pillows over a smooth fabric sofa. Home Trends is located at 1085 Great Plain Avenue.  For more information, visit www.hometrends.hdwfg.com or call 781.444.9002. 

Dr Margaret Manion of Weston, a pediatrician at Longwood Pediatrics in Boston, was recently honored by Boston Children’s Hospital with its Community Pediatrics Award, the highest honor it bestows to physicians practicing outside the hospital. The award of Service to Pediatricians and the Community is presented annually to recognize outstanding work on behalf of children in the community, on behalf of pediatric residents learning about primary care, and on the advancement of primary care within the hospital.

Dr. Mark Rounds, Medical Director of Mass. Eye and Ear, Newton, was selected as a “Top Doc” by Boston magazine for the third year in a row.  Located in Suite 668 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, the center provides general ear, nose, and throat care for children and adults and is covered by Pediatric ENT specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dr. Rounds performs facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.    To learn more, visit www.MassEyeAndEar.org/Newton.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA was recently recognized as “Best of Houzz 2013” by Houzz.com, an online community focused on architecture, interior design, and home improvement.  Houzz features thousands of inspirational images from top design professionals across the country.  Only their top three percent received the honor of being named “Best of Houzz” for 2013.  For more information please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

The Sage School is a community of advanced learners marked by high morale and deep engagement in an inspiring curriculum. In a nurturing environment, students are challenged to strive, allowed to stumble, and guided to realize their full potential. A leader in the field of gifted education, The Sage School offers an academic program rooted in rich content, depth of study, intellectual rigor, and skills acquisition. Ultimately, students confidently apply their gifts to the world beyond Sage. Visit www.sageschool.org.

Noble and Greenough School in Dedham will be hosting two open houses this fall for prospective students and their families. The public is invited to tour the campus and/or join panel discussions covering a myriad of subjects regarding admission, academics, community service, athletics, the arts and financial assistance. Please visit www.nobles.edu/fallopenhouse  for further information. Open House dates are: Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. participated in the Weston 300 Field Day at Weston High School.  Benoit Mizner Simon’s Traci ShulkinMichelle GarfinkelJose Carrillo, and Pam Donahue  enjoyed supporting their town and community. The event raised funds for the yearlong Weston 300 celebration and also helps to fund the Weston Legacy Trail that will be a beautiful, natural, one-mile trail, connecting the Case House, the Community Center, the Field School, the Library and the lower elementary schools. 

Long’s Jewelers in Natick is excited to launch the Fall 2013 collections from elite designers including Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, and Gurhan. Come in and see the Pois et Mois collection from Roberto Coin featuring bold, modern gold cuffs with polka-dot-like details, plus new styles from the Siviglia and Murano collections by Marco Bicego as well as Gurhan’s latest collections featuring emerald green. Long’s has all the latest trends plus favorite classics.

Wellesley resident Peter D. Stoner has started STONER & Company to guide employers, insurance brokers, and individuals through the Medicare maze.  He has directed Medicare Sales departments for local health plans, including Tufts Health Plan and Fallon.  Peter hosts educational seminars and is available for free personal consultations.  He helps those new to Medicare decipher which plans are best for them.    For more information about STONER & Company, visit www.stonermedicare.com or call 781.431.7550. 

UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) announced that Jonathan Penta, Senior Vice President–Wealth Advisor, has been named to their exclusive Top 35 Under 35 program.”  The Financial Advisors recognized for this program have shown an outstanding level of dedication to their clients, our firm and the industry, “said Bob McCann, CEO, UBS Wealth Management Americas. Penta, who joined the firm in 2007, is a senior partner of his wealth management practice based in Wellesley.

Wellesley Bank will open a Boston Office at One Federal Street in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company currently has three branch offices in Wellesley where it has been providing financial services to individuals and businesses for over 100 years. Wellesley Bank provides comprehensive premier banking and wealth management services to successful people, families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Wellesley Bank and its wholly owned wealth management company, Wellesley Investment Partners, LLC are subsidiaries of Wellesley Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEBK).

On Saturday evening, October 26, the Sisters of Charity will host a Harvest Festival at Wellesley Country Club. The event will feature specialty wines and beer, cocktails, delicious foods, raffles, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds will benefit renovations at Mount St. Vincent, Wellesley – home to both Elizabeth Seton and Marillac Residences. Please join us for this great event, and support the Sisters of Charity’s ongoing service to the community’s elder members! For more information, call 800.247.6509 or e-mail rprevite@schalifax.org.

Wellesley resident and Vernon Cancer Center Medical Director Jeffrey Wisch, MD has been appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology.  Dr. Wisch had been Acting Chief since January 1, 2013, after Dr. Timothy O’Connor stepped down as chief of the division. The Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital is one of 79 cancer care facilities nationwide which recently received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. 

The Weston Observatory team has announced the schedule for the 2013-2014 Public Evening Colloquium Series. Upcoming colloquiums include “Trinitite-The Atomic Rock,” on September 18; “From the Ice Age to the Anthropocene,” on October 2; and “Tracking Salt in Drinking Water: A Detective Story,” on November 13. The colloquiums will be from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Weston Observatory, 381 Concord Road in Weston. For more information and a complete list, visit www.bc.edu/research/westonobservatory.

Wellesley Bank, a premier bank and wealth management company, announced that  Henry M. Connors, VP of Retail Banking, has been promoted to Senior Vice President –Office Manager of their newest location at One Federal Street in Boston. In this new role, Mr. Connors will lead the development and operations of the Boston office, located in the heart of the city’s financial district. Connors is a banking industry veteran and has been with Wellesley Bank for 15 years.  

The Visiting Nurse Association of Boston’s signature benefit, Heroes in Health Care Gala, is Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston. Led by Honorary Gala Co-Chairs Ron and Shawnda Walker and Gala Co-Chairs Weston resident Loriann Meagher and Linda Hope-Springer, the eventwill honor the following individuals with Hero awards:  Dr. Joshua Boger,Alkeus Pharmaceuticals & Founder of Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Kate Walsh,Boston Medical Center; and Sonia L. Alleyne, Sovereign/Santander.  For more information, visit www.bostonvna.org/gala.

One 2 One Bodyscapes is celebrating thirteen years in Wellesley.  Join co-owner and Wellesley resident Jeff Dosdall or one of the other personal trainers who will create an individualized workout session to help you lose weight, get strong, prevent injury, stay toned, or train for sports. Jump start your workout by taking advantage of the “2 for $89.00” offer for the fall season. Call the Wellesley location at 781.235.2262 and see their ad on page 37 in the fall issue for other locations.

Heidi and Scott Schuster of Chestnut Hill are co-chairs of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham’s Dream Big: Great Gatsby Gala.  All proceeds will go toward building the new Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion at BID-Needham. Glitz, glamour, and Gatsby-inspired drinks and décor will rule the evening in the Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. For tickets please go to www.dreambiggala.org.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS) announced the winners of the real estate company’s first annual B.O.L.D. (Building our Legacy Daily) Achievements.   Traci Shulkin was named the Top Sales Associate and the Lynn Donahue and Donna Maley  Team was named #1 Team Town of Wellesley. For the seventh consecutive year, Debi Benoit secured #1 Broker status in the Town of Wellesley and Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon were ranked as the #1 Team in Weston, a title they shared in prior years. Visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.

Morgan Stanley announced that Andrew Zimmerman of Weston and Edward G. Nabhan of Wellesley, Managing Directors in the firm’s Boston Wealth Management office, have been named to Barron’s annual list of America’s Top 1000 Advisors.  The “Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey considers are assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, and quality of service provided to clients.

Dorset Café, celebrating its seventh year, is Gluten-Free Certified and their desserts are offered in local Whole Food Markets and in specialty stores, including Wilson Farms. This fall, Dorset is expanding its sales to Wellesley College and Babson College. Dorset Café is an active member of Healthy Vili Organization’s Wellesley Chapter, Beth Israel Hospital Celiac Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital Celiac Center. Visit Dorset Café at 352 Washington Street in Wellesley, online at www.dorsetcafe.com, and call 781.239.8988.

Theo and Isabella Design Group just launched a new website, www.TheoandIsabella.com.  Known for a signature style that mixes the old with the new, Theo and Isabella’s collaborative, client-focused approach creates rooms that reflect their clients’ individuality.  Art, family heirlooms, and objects with personal meaning are incorporated with modern details to create rooms bespoke with elegance and style.  The company will celebrate its two year anniversary in April.  Visit them on Facebook and see their ad on page 63.

Weston resident Tricia Tilford was appointed to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Board of Directors and Girl Scout Ashley Rohall, also of Weston and a student at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, was appointed as a girl member of the board where she will help determine the future of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Tilford serves on the boards of the World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Inc. and Family Service of Greater Boston.

Nicole Carol Hair Studio in Wellesley (141 Linden Street–rear entrance) would like to welcome Griselda Dion to their team.  Griselda has been a stylist for 23 years, beginning her career on Newbury Street, then moving to Wellesley 3 years ago.  Griselda is a senior colorist who specializes in Keratin treatments. She is now offering 20 percent off any service for first time clients only.  Please call 781. 237.6470 for an appointment.

Drs. Ali & Ali of Wellesley Dental Group want to thank the community for their participation in their whitening fundraiser for the One Fund Boston. Inspired by the phrase, Boston Strong, they wanted to give the community a way to show strength through smiling. As “Smile Ambassadors” their mission was quite clear: give supporters a beautiful smile when they do good for the community. They donated 100 percent of all proceeds from teeth whitening treatments.

Dover Rug & Home, offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England, is pleased to announce company CEO, Mahmud Jafri is the recipient of the 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award, an annual awards program sponsored by the Immigrant Learning Center (ILC). Over two hundred people attended the awards dinner and reception in May. Mr. Jafri received the award in the category of “Outstanding Neighborhood Business.”  For more information, visit www.doverrug.com or call 508.651.3500.

Kyle and Leslie Mann of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty(www.positiverelocation.com) are hosting a Downton Abbey-inspired Garden Party Fundraiser at Elm Bank in Wellesley to support the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Garden to Table program (www.masshort.org).  The Garden to Table program gives the community an opportunity to come together in a beautiful and welcoming setting to learn about growing, cooking, and preserving healthy food.   The event will be held on Sunday afternoon, September 15.  For more information, contact leslie.mann@gibsonsir.com or 508.904.4967.

Priyanka Behl is pleased to announce the opening of her new custom fabric studio at 945 Concord Street in Framingham. Ruana Designs specializes in meticulously crafted custom fabrics from India that range from luxurious silks, linens, and blends to hand embroidery, hand bead work, hand painted, block printed, and screen prints.  These fabrics can be customized for pillows, drapes, shades, quilts, and table linens. She offers design expertise and personalized consultations.  For more information, visit www.ruanadesigns.com or call 508.620.4747.

The Attias Group Real Estate is sponsoring a new, continuing education series geared towards the seasoned buyer and seller, as well as first time homebuyers.   The goal of the series is to teach consumers how to use information to make sound investment-level home buying and selling decisions.  Visit http://theattiasgroup.com/community-calendar.php for class times or call 978.371.1234 for more information.  All classes are free and will be held at 48 Thoreau Street in Concord. 

Design New England magazine recently hosted a Design Salon at Shafer O’Neil Interior Design in Wellesley.  The design salon series brings experts in their fields together with the community to discuss what is relevant in design today.  The evening’s speakers were architect Mike Collins, builder Oliver Bouchier, interior designer Judy O’Neil Labins, and landscape architect Matthew Cunningham.  More than 50 people enjoyed an evening that was both entertaining and informative.

After more than three decades in business, Bob and Phyllis Totaro are inviting inquiries from qualified prospects who might like to acquire their Wellesley operations, and gradually take over the reins over the following year or so. The multi-faceted, full-service art business enjoys a national reputation and a well-known regional brand across New England.  Bob Totaro will welcome serious inquiries at galleryinquiry@aol.com  or 617.435.3434.

First Commons Bank has appointed Jana Abramson as Vice President, Branch Manager, of its Wellesley office. “Jana joins us with more than a decade of business development and client relationship experience. We are pleased to have her as part of our team,” said Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Ms. Abramson was with Automatic Data Processing in Waltham for 13 years.

Mark your calendars for daytime and evening events hosted by IMPULSE benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital League on Thursday, October 3. With school back in session and routines back in order, join IMPULSE for an exciting adventure while supporting a great cause. For details visit www.trustyourimpulse.com. The Children’s Hospital League raises funds to provide hope, miracles and health to children and their families through patient services; medical research; and community programs, to name a few.

Amy Reich Weil has been awarded the Cruickshank Alumni Leadership Award from Babson College.  This award is presented to an alumnus for outstanding commitment and contributions to Babson over time.  Ms. Weil, a 1987 graduate, is a founding partner of Kertzman & Weil, LLP, a real estate law firm in Wellesley.  She is an Overseer and member of the adjunct faculty at Babson and has been an active volunteer for more than 20 years.

Gail Bogle, Manager of Hammond Residential’s offices in Wellesley and Weston, congratulated Senior Sales Associate Deborah Bernat on her recent appearance as a panelist on the Wellesley Community Channel program The Learning Tree to discuss Diversity in Real Estate. This twelve-part series invited professionals across a wide-range of industries to share their thoughts on diversity and inclusion within the workplace and community.

Forever Young Laser and Skin Center located at 204 Worcester Street (Route 9) in Wellesley, is pleased to announce that Kathryn Russo, MS, APRN-BC, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, has joined the practice. Kathryn has over ten years experience as a nurse practitioner. She has built a loyal following based on her treatments, advice, and overall approach to aesthetic dermatology. She specializes in injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra and Artefill. To schedule an appointment, call 781.974.9284.

In recognition of Wellesley Bank’s first year as a public company, Tom Fontaine, President and CEO and Gary Culyer, Senior VP and CFO were invited by NASDAQ to view the Opening Bell Ceremony on Friday, June 14. Each morning The NASDAQ Stock Market hosts a Market Open to kick off the trading day. The Market Open, broadcasted live both nationally and internationally, has become a symbolic occurrence, which affords its listed companies and organizations exposure each weekday morning.

Maura Wayman Photography recently revealed a new logo and website which includes a growing, extensive, and dynamic portfolio. Wellesley resident and studio owner Maura Wayman has a rising reputation for her compelling images of families, corporate, event, and headshot photography. Maura can be found photographing on mountain tops and beaches as well as downtown office buildings.   She is also frequently hired to shoot weddings in Boston, Newport, and Cape Cod. Visit at www.maurawayman.com or call 617.308.1963.

Body in Motion now offers over 40 classes a week including Barre, Pilates, Cardio/Bootcamp, Yoga, and personal training.  Wellesley’s premiere fitness studio welcomes Tanya Lowe, a master trainer who has been in the health and wellness industry for six years.  Stay tuned for health and wellness workshops and community yoga classes.  Located in the new Linden Square, Body in Motion is proud to celebrate 13 years of business.  No membership required.  New client special: $99 unlimited classes for the month.

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled’s “Food Festivale” will be held on Saturday, September 28th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at WGBH Studios in Boston.   Enjoy an exciting evening featuring some of Boston’s best restaurants, specialty cocktails, live music, and a silent auction.  All proceeds support the extensive training of capuchin monkeys and their careful matching and placement with adults living with mobility impairments – free of charge to the recipient.  For more information, visit www.monkeyhelpers.org/festivale or call 617.787.4419 x 105.

Pine Straw will be celebrating its second anniversary on October 1.  Owner Tracy Cranley is back from the New York City and Atlanta shows with fabulous hostess gift ideas as well as beautiful fall apparel from Johnny Was, Chan Luu, CP Shades, Allen Allen, Wooden Ships, Michael Stars, and now Sanctuary.  Let Pine Straw help you prepare for the cooler months ahead.  Stop in and see the fall merchandise at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley and visit www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com.

Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon, principals of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS), recently announced the addition of eleven new sales associates, bringing their agent count to 60. The two-and-a-half year old real estate firm, with offices in Wellesley and Weston, has grown by nearly 200 percent, and was recently honored with a “Growth Award” from the Boston Business Journal, based on its rapid business growth.  For more information, visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.

Members of the Bates Elementary School 5th Grade Student Council focused their April efforts on helping local families fight breast cancer. On two consecutive Thursday afternoons, the group hosted fundraisers to benefit the Ellie Fund. The Ellie Fund is a Needham-based nonprofit organization that provides critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries and prepared meals free of charge to patients and families across the state of Massachusetts.  For more information, visit www.elliefund.org.

Stephanie Burns and Alyson Karpowicz have joined forces at Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS), to create one of Wellesley’s most powerful real estate teams. Winners of numerous sales awards, this dynamic team has over 20 years of experience and over 120 million dollars in sales volume. The Team is further enhanced by the addition of Julianne Ivey, a Wellesley Town Meeting member, who brings over 20 years of investment marketing experience.

uVisualize,aboutique travel consulting firm based in Needham, is proud to celebrate their first anniversary. Fundraising trips are their main focus for this coming year.  It’s a win-win.  The nonprofit benefits from the donations, and the donor community benefits from the joy of contributing to their favorite charity and spending fun, quality time with like-minded individuals.  If you know of an organization that might like to consider a fundraising trip, please call uVisualize at 781.898.2014 or visit www.uvisualize.com.

Albert DePrisco, owner of A.M. DePrisco, Inc., designer and appraiser of fine diamond jewelry in Wellesley for over 35 years, has expanded his Wellesley business to Boca Raton, Florida and Beverly Hills, California.  DePrisco continues to surpass his tradition of excellence as a personal jeweler and pursue his charitable endeavors.  He is currently designing a unique diamond creation for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network headquartered in Los Angeles.  To reach Albert DePrisco in Wellesley, please call 781.237.4700.

Health and Beauty Dental at One Hollis Street, Suite 140 in Wellesley specializes in cosmetic and general dentistry. Using the latest technology in dental care, Dr.Sherman and his team provide the highest attention and quality care to their patients.  The office is offering a new patient special which includes all necessary radiographs, cleaning, and polishing, as well as a comprehensive exam and treatment plan. For more information, please visit www.healthandbeautydental.com or call 781.235.6616 to schedule an appointment.

Sue McDonough has been named one of Banker & Tradesman’s Women of FIRE, an annual award honoring the key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector. The third annual Women of FIRE award celebrates the best and the brightest women in the Massachusetts FIRE Industry and this year 15 brilliant, innovative leaders were recognized.  Sue McDonough is the Senior Sales Manager of the Wellesley and South Natick Offices of William Raveis Real Estate.

The Room to Dream Foundation, dedicated to creating healing environments for children and adolescents facing chronic and debilitating illnesses, is pleased to announce it will be hosting its 6th annual Golf Invitational at the Salem Country Club of Peabody.  Sponsored by Shawmut Design and Construction, this year’s event will be held on Monday, September 16. This is the foundation’s most successful fundraiser, having raised over $80,000 at last year’s event.  For more information, visit www.roomtodreamfoundation.org.

Be Styled, an on-the-go wash and blowdry salon concept, opened its second location at 67 Central Street in Wellesley.  Be Styled’s team of highly-trained industry experts  provide an array of style options, ranging frompin straight tresses to tousled waves in a quick-service setting. The Wellesley salon space, designed by Boston architecture firm Studio 3.0, features blowdry stations amongst a contemporary interior that is welcoming and sophisticated.  To learn more or to book an appointment, visit www.BeStyled.com.

Glass artist Nancy E. Burke recently joined the Clever Hand Gallery in Wellesley. Specializing in kiln-formed glass, Ms. Burke crafts pieces with textural effects that are unusual in the medium. Her semi-abstract landscapes include trees, sometimes flameworked, with visibly textured leaves; as well as works with rippled water. Bowls and platters often feature sandblasted patterns or embossed fabric-like textures. Ms. Burke established her studio, Quicksilver Glass, in 2004 after a 20-year career in the computer industry.

Dover Yoga, of Dover Squash and Fitness, is pleased to announce that Heather Strangeflower and Jason Kleinman are the new managers of the studio. After practicing yoga for years, both Strangeflower and Kleinman pursued 200-hour certification and became teachers at Dover Yoga. Strangeflower is a part of the Yoga Alliance, which recognizes certified yoga teachers. Dover Yoga is located at Dover Squash & Fitness, 721 Worcester Road, Natick. For more information and class schedules, visit www.doveryoga.net, or call 508.864.1982.

C&R Flooring, New England’s premier wood specialists, is pleased to announce they recently moved their showroom and home office operations from Needham to 378 Washington Street in Westwood.  C & R Flooring was the first in the region to introduce the revolutionary, dustless wood floor refinishing system that is green-certified and environmentally friendly.  The company offers the areas’ largest selection of unfinished and pre-finished hardwood and engineered flooring options by the top manufacturers.  Visit www.candrflooring.com, www.dustlessfloorsanding.com, orwww.wfiinspectors.com.

At Angelbare, your face comes first with permanent makeup that gives you a comfortable, customized, natural-looking enhancement.  Since 1999, Angelbare Permanent Makeup, located at 267 Washington Street in Wellesley Hills, has offered beautiful lasting eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and more.  See photos and get more information at www.angelbare.com. Call 781.235.0111 for a demonstration and consultation.

 

Inbox Summer 2013 

Doug Hanna of S+H Construction, Inc.  is pleased to be named the 2013 Remodeler of the Year by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB). Each year, the association recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of individual members within the homebuilding and remodeling industry.  Mr. Hanna, along with his partner and co-president Alex Slive, has led the award-winning firm for over 30 years. From the onset, S+H garnered an outstanding reputation for its integrity, professionalism and innovative approach to construction.

The Natick Visiting Nurse Association (Natick VNA), the area’s premier free-standing, not-for-profit home health care agency will hold its annual Fresh Taste benefit on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley. WCVB anchor Susan Wornick will host the event, which will raise funds to support the Natick VNA in its endeavor to provide home health care to individuals throughout MetroWest, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, call 508.653.3081 or visit www.natickvna.org.

One Family, Inc. will host the second annual Families of Inspiration event at Belkin Family Lookout Farm in South Natick on Sunday, June 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Working towards a future where no parent or child has to live without a place to call home, Families of Inspiration is a one-day annual celebration to raise funds and awareness for One Family’s mission to end family homelessness in Massachusetts.  For more information, visit www.onefamilyinc.org.

Morgan Stanley announced in February that Andrew Zimmerman of Weston and Edward G. Nabhan of Wellesley, Managing Directors in the firm’s Boston Wealth Management office, have been named to Barron’s annual list of America’s Top 1000 Advisors.  The “Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey considers are assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, and quality of service provided to clients.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named S+H Construction, Inc., of Cambridge the 2013 Northeast Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the categories of “Residential Interior $100,000 and Over” and “Residential Exterior Specialty” at its annual awards competition. S+HConstruction, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, offers residential renovations, custom building, historic restorations, energy conservation, renewable energy, site work and landscaping solutions. Visit www.shconstruction.com or call 617.876.8286.

Woodmeister Master Builders recently launched the company’s redesigned website. The new website introduces a clean modern look with intuitive navigation and is compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices.  The new site evokes the company’s roots in craftsmanship, and features many of the master builders and craftspeople who work at Woodmeister. Visitors can browse an expanded portfolio section that showcases hundreds of one-of-a kind homes and interiors. To see the website, visit www.woodmeister.com.

UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) announced that Jonathan Penta, Senior Vice President–Wealth Advisor, has been named to their exclusive Top 35 Under 35 program. ”The Financial Advisors recognized for this program have shown an outstanding level of dedication to their clients, our firm and the industry, “said Bob McCann, CEO, UBS Wealth Management Americas. Penta, who joined the firm in 2007, is a senior partner of his wealth management practice based in Wellesley.

Furniture Consignment Gallery, the leading provider of consignment services from Maine to New Jersey, recently opened its third store. The 12,000-square-foot store, located in Plymouth, offers 12 rooms of quality pre-owned furniture. Other store locations are in Hanover and Chestnut Hill. “This is an opportunity to strengthen our foothold on the South Shore and extend our brand to Cape Cod and the Islands,” says co-owner Jay Frucci. For more information, e-mail jay@furnitureconsignment.com or call 508.612.4010.

Wellesley resident Rick Bellew, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC will be hosting a series of local seminars to educate attendees on both the challenges and opportunities that people will face in retirement, including how to prepare a lifetime retirement income plan. Please visit www.RickBellew.com for more information, and find out how The Bellew Group may be able to help you.

Weston Nurseries is celebrating its 90th year in business just as the Town of Weston celebrates its 300th year.  Weston Nurseries started in 1923 in Weston when Peter John Mezitt (the PJM Rhododendron is named after him) financed 80 acres of land at the site of the old Weston Airport on Winter Street.  The company moved to Hopkinton in 1960 when the state needed the land.  For more information about Weston Nurseries, visit www.westonnurseries.com.

Jon Golden is the new owner of Tables to Teapots/ Home Furnishings on Consignment. With many store upgrades, increased Internet presence, and a broadened range of fine furnishings and antique offerings, the Tables staff has grown from seven to fifteen employees in ten months.   Another major store upgrade and expansion is coming for spring/summer 2013.  Find Tables on Facebook, or at www.tablestoteapots.com.

Kerry Healey, the former Massachusetts lieutenant governor, was named the next president of Babson College.  She is the college’s first woman president.  In other Babson news, Food & Wine Special Projects Director and Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons–culinary expert, food writer, and TV personality—is an entrepreneur-in-residence at the college.  And U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson’s MBA Program No. 1 in Entrepreneurship for the 20th consecutive year.

The Wellesley law firm of Feigenbaum & Uddo, LLC (www.elderlaw.com) is pleased to announce the naming of Attorney Richard Feigenbaum as a Super Lawyer© for 2013. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice fields who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Attorney Feigenbaum focuses his practice of law on estate planning and trust law.  Spring 2013 also marks the 25th anniversary of the law firm.

Mary Beth Mosher Grimm has earned the President’s Circle award for ranking #2 in office sales with Prudential Town and Country Real Estate for 2012.  It’s an achievement that puts her among the top 3 percent of the company’s 60,000 agents nationwide. Mary Beth’s expertise in the distinctive home market for suburban Boston coupled with her involvement in the community gives her a unique advantage in facilitating relationships between buyers and sellers. Visit MaryBethGrimm.com for more information.

Elizabeth Hall Olszewski of Hall Educational Resources, Wellesley, has been accepted as a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Elizabeth specializes in helping families find solutions for their child’s educational needs and serves all types of learning profiles.  She works with families to assess options, identify alternatives, and prepare a game plan to ensure their student’s strengths, interests, and potential are represented in the best light.  For more information, contact info@halleducationalresources.com or call 781.304.4716.

Century Bank announced that Alice Edwards has joined their team as Vice President of Business Development. A long-time Wellesley resident, Ms. Edwards has a rich history providing financial services to area clients for more than two decades.  Her comprehensive and personalized approach, coupled with her expertise, make her an ideal addition to the Century family. At Century Bank, Ms. Edwards will positively impact the community and better serve her clients with tailored financial solutions.

Gail Bogle, Manager of Hammond Residential’s Wellesley and Weston offices, recently announced that agent Joanne Berry and real estate attorney Amy Reich Weil, Partner at Kertzman and Weil, LLP, presented an information session, “So, You Haven’t Sold A Home Lately…” on March 19 at the Wayland Library. Bogle said, “This was a well-attended event that aligned with both the Hammond and Kertzman & Weil missions to give back to the community.”

Phyllis and Bob Totaro of J. Todd Galleries announced that they have opened a gallery at 492 Main Street in Chatham. Located directly across from the Chatham Squire Restaurant, the gallery will exhibit works by top Cape Cod and other accomplished regional artists. The newly renovated space has been home to a fine art gallery since 1969.  J. Todd will show mostly contemporary and transitional original paintings of high quality by well established and emerging artists.

North Hill has been recognized by an international panel of judges for excellence in seniors marketing, receiving five “Generations Awards.” The team earned a Platinum Award for Integrated Marketing, three Gold Awards for its website (www.NorthHill.org) and True North Courses & Events program (www.NorthHill.org/courses), and a Special Recognition for the community’s brochure package. The Health Center at North Hill has hired Adam Goldman as its new Administrator. Goldman’s career spans nearly 20 years in healthcare. Visit www.NorthHill.org.

Roger Pelissier photographed Dr. George Taylor to commemorate his retiring as the Radiologist-in-Chief Emeritus for Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Taylor’s official portrait will hang in the Radiology Dept at Boston Children’s Hospital. Although he has retired as Chief, Dr. Taylor remains the Senior Staff Radiologist for Boston Children’s Hospital and is the John A. Kirkpatrick Professor of Radiology (Pediatrics) for Harvard Medical School. Both Roger Pelissier and Dr. Taylor are Wellesley residents.

In an event at the State House on February 11, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention presented its 2013 MCSP “Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award” to iGROW-Interfaith Gathering ‘Round Our Wellness and the iGROW teens who teach the Break Free from Depression curriculum to 13- and 14- year- olds. Eight high school freshmen, juniors, and seniors accepted the award for iGROW, a program which clergy and Boston Children’s Hospital co-founded with Adolescent Wellness.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England is pleased to announce that its offices and sales associates participated in six of the top 10 most expensive single-family home sales in Greater Boston in 2012. Coldwell Banker Previews® International Property Specialists in Boston, Brookline, Concord, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Weston represented either the seller or buyer in six of the top 10 transactions, including the most expensive single-family residence sold in Greater Boston in 2012.  For more information, visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

Have you seen Saturn’s rings? The Clay Center Observatory at Dexter-Southfield Schools in Brookline is open once a week in the fall and spring semesters for public astronomy viewing.  Bring the entire family to look at the stars, planets, moon, and more.  Tour the Stars Court, lit by fiber optics, and walk among the classical constellations from 1600s paintings.  Visit the Moon Court and Sun Court, weather permitting.  Visit the website each week for details: www.claycenter.org.

Nigohsian Carpet & Rug Co. of Needham is proud to celebrate its 85th anniversary as a family owned and operated business. Charlene Nigohsian is the third generation owner. The Nigohsian secret to 85 years of success is simple: Provide carpet and area rugs of exceptional quality backed by our outstanding customer service. Visit the designer showroom conveniently located off Route 128 in Needham.  Visit www.nigohsiancarpet.com or call 781.444.7847 (RUGS).

Tony Coutlis, owner and operator of Aerobic Dog, is celebrating his ninth anniversary as a first class pet care provider serving Wellesley and Weston families. Aerobic Dog specializes in play groups, pet and house sitting, dog walking, private in-home puppy training, and cat visits. Aerobic Dog is veterinary recommended, certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross, a proud member of Pet Sitters International, and fully bonded and insured. Tony can be reached at 508.380.3380 or visit aerobicdog.com.

WellesleyWeston Magazine congratulates the area’s newest Eagle Scouts. Only four percent of all Boy Scouts become Eagle Scouts.  They are: Cameron Friedman, Ian Hoffman, John Luby Jr., Macon Magee, and William Murphy.

The fifth annual Green Difference Award ceremony event took place at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on April 24thUpham School and the Wellesley Green Schools Council were represented and recognized for various green initiatives including recycling, environmental education, and special projects.  Each year Green Schools of Massachusetts celebrates the efforts of local schools and awards deserving recipients for their leadership in environmental awareness and actions in their schools and communities.

Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home, hosted third grade students from the Charles River Elementary School for an interactive educational program on the art of rug making. This educational outreach program, now in its 20th year, promotes a better understanding of the Muslim culture and the “story” told by each hand-woven rug. Dover Rug & Home is located at 721 Worcester Road, Rte. 9, in Natick.  For additional information, visit the company website and virtual showroom at www.doverrug.com.

Join in the fun! Schedule an evening shopping party at GettiGear for you and a few (minimum of 8) friends. We provide the drinks, healthy delicious snacks, and a great party night [only] discount. We also have a raffle for one super stylish piece of active apparel. Be the hostess and we will reward you for all of your efforts! Call Laura Fisher for details and date options at 781.416.9800.

The West Newton Hearing Center is holding an Open House June 12 and June 13. Have your hearing tested by licensed audiologists who will check and clean your current hearing aids and allow you to “test drive” new technology with no financial obligation. All Open House services are provided free of charge. Experience for yourself what excellent service and professional hearing health care is all about. Call 617.332.7244 now to reserve your appointment.

Lawrence J. Perna has announced the launching of a new website at LJPCustom.com.  Larry has 35 years experience designing and making distinctive, fine custom furniture and built-in cabinetry intended to be handed down to future generations. With an emphasis on handmade quality and attention to detail, Larry has built and restored furniture from all periods and styles, including contemporary and modern pieces, using only the finest quality materials.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA is honored to have his work selected as the 2012 “Traditional Home of the Year” by Boston Globe Magazine.  The announcement was made in their “Homes of the Year” issue which featured his Wellesley gambrel residence.  This spring he is also featured in Period Homes magazine for his award winning Greek Revival residence in Weston.  For more information please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781-431-0080.

IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry, located at 180 Linden Street in Wellesley, is delighted to announce a special 20 % discount on all Suzanne Kalan jewelry June 1st through 8th. The Suzanne Kalan collection is full of delicate feminine pieces, semiprecious stones surrounded by diamonds in 14k and 18k gold. Please come by and for additional information visit www.trustyourimpulse.com, or call 781.416.1800.

Amy Mizner, Principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was selected to present at the 2013 Exit Planning Exchange (XPX) Summit at Bentley University on Friday, May 3rd.  Amy is one of four entrepreneurs who was part of the panel discussion Women Who Mean Business – Breaking Barriers, Building Companies.  XPX is an organization whose mission is to help entrepreneurs create sustainable, transferrable value and plan for a successful exit.

Boston based nonprofit Families United in Educational Leadership (FUEL) has named former COO Gene Miller as their new Executive Director. Miller boasts senior management experience at a number of companies and organizations and will use her expertise to continue facilitating FUEL’s innovative approach to college access for low income families. Miller is a longtime Weston resident and community volunteer who spearheaded a $4.5 million fundraising campaign to build and refurbish the town’s athletic fields.

Where and to whom do you turn for support and camaraderie when you are faced with the daunting process of a divorce? Lisa Haynes would like you to know that thereis now a women’s support group in Wellesley for just that. Women Helping Women meets once a month to share common experiences, to discuss the process, and to evaluate the professionals involved. If you would like to be included, please e-mail Lisa Haynes at LisaRhaynes@gmail.com.

Longtime Wellesley resident and Wellesley Historical Commission member Joshua Dorin has recently created a Wellesley history blog. Since December of 2012, Dorin has written posts on a variety of subjects including historical houses and buildings, the development of the Belvedere and Poets’ Corner neighborhoods, and prominent citizens of distant past. Each post is meticulously researched. To read the blog, visit wellesleyhistory.wordpress.com.

AJ Rose is proud to announce that they have been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2012 in Carpet Sales, Installation and Repair and the Super Service Award for 2012 in Carpet Cleaning.  In addition, AJ Rose has also been awarded “Best of Boston” for flooring for 2013 from Boston magazine. Please visit us in Natick on Route 9 West or check out www.ajrosecarpets.com.  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and read our blog, blog.ajrosecarpets.com.

Wellesley’s Sustainable Energy Committee, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, and National Grid are launching the Power to SaveEnergy Savings Program. This initiative encourages residents to get a no-cost home energy assessment that can help residents save money and energy by improving their homes’ energy performance.  A home energy assessment evaluates a home’s energy usage and provides recommendations for numerous ways to improve its efficiency. To get started, residents can call 781.235.7600 or visit WellesleyPowerToSave.com.

 Terrasacapes Landscape Design has a new website illustrating selected projects from the past five years. With the help of a talented photographer, Terrascapes’ stylish site also features extensive slide shows and descriptions of over twenty elements of landscape design including Color in the Garden, Container Gardens, Decks and Fences, Foundation Plantings, and Patios & Courtyards.  Susan Opton, the owner of Terrascapes, also plans to highlight her favorite landscape design examples she discovers in Wellesley and Weston. Visit www.terrascapeslandscapedesign.com.

Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon, principals of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., continued to build on their firm’s record growth, adding more than a half-dozen new sales associates to their roster since the start of the new year.  The Wellesley office welcomed aboard Julianne Ivey, Alyson Karpowicz, Robin Copeland and Jayne Kim.  In Weston, Jose Carrillo, Jessica Allain, Dean Poritzky and Jenifer Apazidis joined the team.  The two-and-a-half year-old real estate firm has grown its head count by nearly 200% since it opened.

Kristen Thies, the owner of West Wind Fine Art in Wellesley, proudly announces the Summer 2013 Show celebrating the 15th anniversary of the gallery. Curating fine art collections since 1998, Kristen represents foremost American artists Richard Schmid, Clyde Aspevig, and Nancy Guzik, among others and sculpture by George Carlson. The show opens at The Fine Arts Center in Weston, June 21-23. The Artists Reception opens Friday, June 21, from 6-9 pm. For more information visit www.WestWindFineArt.com.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament will be held at Charles River Country Club on Monday, September 9. The event benefits The NWH Fund. Anyone interested in participating or sponsoring should contact Marcy Busch at 617.243.6712, e-mail mbusch1@partners.org, or visitwww.nwh.org/golf.  On Sunday, September 29, the 4th annual HopeWalks will be held to benefit the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.  For more information, contact Haillie MacNeill at 617. 243.5915 orwww.hopewalks@partners.org.

This summer at 200 Main Street in Falmouth on Cape Cod, Maxwell & Co. clothing store offers an incredible assortment for men and women from Dries Van Noten, Etro, Luciano Barbera, Maliparmi, Burning Torch, Stone Island, Transit, Maurizio Baldassari, Paraboot, Lilith, and  Kiehl’s skin care. This artistically merchandised store, known for personal touch and outstanding tailoring, also offers many trunk shows and events. For online shopping, event dates, and a tour of the store visit www.maxwellandco.com, call 508.540.8752, or e-mail info@maxwellandco.com.

As the summer approaches, brighten your smile and give the sun competition! At Wellesley Dental Group, we have added the brand-new Sinsational Whitening experience to our extensive whitening menu. Sinsational boosts your smile safely and quickly, using state of the art technology. Enjoy this comfortable and relaxing experience before you hit the beach and show off your amazing smile with confidence!   Visit www.wellesleydentalgroup.com or call 781.237.9071.

Team Gustare will host your private tasting event for up to 25 guests in our Wellesley shop. We prepare several “tastes & tidbits” for your personal sampling pleasure after retail business hours. Catherine and her team will provide an informative overview about the artisan milling process of producing fresh, healthy extra virgin olive oil and the centuries old traditional style aged balsamic process from Modena, Italy.  Visit www.gustareoliveoil.com or call 781.416.2012.

Lana Shnayder owner of Superior Skincare and Electrolysis at 148 Linden Street, #201 in Wellesley announced that during May and June, customers may receive a special package Enzyme Facial and customized mask for $80. Using premier quality, medical-grade esthetic products and skincare techniques, she specializes in assessing different skin conditions and customizing facials for each client. Superior Skincare also offers the full spectrum of electrolysis services.  Visit www.superiorskin.net or call 617.913.2373 for an appointment.

Future Shapes Fitness Center is celebrating its fourth year of business inside The Fitness Club for Women at 200 Linden Street in Wellesley.  For over 15 years owners DD Antonelli and Jill Blondek have been training and preparing clients of all ages for their athletic goals.  Future Shapes is also located at 56 Winchester Street in Newton Highlands (right off Route 9).For a tour and more information, call 781.237.9785 or 617.965.7375.

For the second year in a row, a Blade of Grass Landscape Design and Maintenance was awarded “Best of Boston Home” by Boston magazine.  A Blade of Grass offers a wide range of services including award-winning designs, complete installations, and lawn and garden maintenance. For more information, visit www.abladeofgrass.com or call 508.358.4500.

Lux Bond & Green invites you to see the new collections from David Yurman, Ippolita, Marco Bicego, Roberto Coin, John Hardy, Mikimoto, and Penny Preville. Also view an exciting and eclectic array of tableware and furnishings to make your house a home, including the new Simon Pearce Pendant Lighting collection which combines distinctive design, craftsmanship, and function. Visit Lux Bond & Green at 60 Central Street in Wellesley and at www.LBGreen.com.

Raquel K. Perlis Physical Therapy is celebrating its 20th year in Wellesley, providing treatment for a wide range of health problems.  Located at 332 Washington Street, Suite 315, in Wellesley Hills, Raquel K. Perlis Physical Therapy practices at the intersection of gynecology and physical therapy and is skilled at gentle and proven treatments for dyspareunia, vaginismus, and pelvic floor dysfunction.  We invite you to learn more at www.pthelp.com or call 781.237.9006.

The Wellesley Historical Society will be holding an open house at the Stanwood house, 323 Washington Street, during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend on Saturday May 18th from 10 am – 2pm.  Also, take a guided 1 ½ mile, (1 ½ hour) walk to learn “How Transportation shaped Wellesley.”  Walks are currently scheduled for Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 am and Sunday, June 9th at 10:00 am. For more information and to register, call 781.235.6690.

Weston resident, Linda Lofaro, a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has launched WholeSelf, an acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practice with locations in Waltham, Wayland and Weston. She develops holistic and individualized treatment plans that work alone or in combination with Western medicine to treat root causes, relieve symptoms, and prevent future disharmony. Call today at 781.367.4811 or visit wholeselfacupuncture.com to restore your body’s natural balance.

Inbox Spring 2013

Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was, for a third year, ranked as one of the country’s top real estate agents according to The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends 2012 Real Estate Top 250 Sales Professionals by Dollar Volume.  Nationally, Debi Benoit was recognized in 2009 and 2010 for high dollar volume sales (in excess of $53 million) and in 2011, her sales exceeded $58 million.  Locally, Benoit’s numbers have consistently placed her as the #1 sales associate in Wellesley since 2006.

Anna Maria Costa is back at Pinnacle Residential Properties.  “Boston was a great experience but I am very happy to be working in Wellesley again” says Anna Maria.  To reach Anna Maria, call 781.237.5000 and visit www.PinnacleHouses.com.

Middle school students at the Tremont School, a new independent school in Weston, recently presented their issue research projects at a convention-themed Celebration of Learning as a capstone of their study of elections and voting rights. Visit www.tremontschool.org for more information about this new progressive school and the Tremont Forum, a complimentary public lecture series on contemporary topics in education.

On December 31 the Wellesley Historical Society closed on its purchase of the Stanwood House at 323 Washington Street, between Cliff Road and the Unitarian-Universalist Church. Built in 1916 as the home and office of Wellesley doctor Frederic Stanwood, the property contains over 5,000 square feet of usable space and a three-car garage. It features extensive moldings, paneling, and details. “People are telling me that this is the biggest thing that has happened to the Society since it was founded in 1925,” said President John G. Celi, “and I think they are right!”

Dr. Mark Rounds, Medical Director of Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton, was once again selected as a “Top Doc” by Boston Magazine. The Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton physicians provide general ear, nose, throat services for adults and children, head and neck surgery, and audiograms.  Dr. Rounds also performs facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. To learn more about Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton, visitwww.MassEyeAndEar.org/Newton or call 617.630.1699.

Charles River Wine Cellars specializes in custom design and construction of wine cellars for private wine collections. Each of their wine cellars features a custom-engineered cooling system to ensure that the wine ages in an optimum environment.  Charles River Wine Cellars is proud to introduce the “Vinium” Series storage system, a sleek, contemporary way of storing and displaying wine in a residential or hospitality setting. To learn more, visit 402 Washington Street in Wellesley and online at www.charlesriverwinecellars.com.

After a long winter, rejuvenate your skin’s surface and give your face a more youthful glow with Forever Young Laser and Skin Center’s Pumpkin and 20% Multi-complex Peel.  Safe for all skin types, this natural pumpkin peel offers antioxidants and enzymes that act like alpha-hydroxy acids, which promote smoother, younger looking skin. Located at 204 Worcester Road in Wellesley, Forever Young also offers complimentary 30-minute consultations for all new patients.  Call 781.974.9284 for an appointment.

Planning is well underway for Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 14th Annual Gala, “Let’s Paint the Town Red,” which will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston. Gala Chairs are Minou and Peter Palandjian of Belmont, and the event will help build a new Cardiovascular Center at Newton-Wellesley. The evening will include cocktails/silent auction, live auction, dinner and dancing. For more information, call Marcy Busch at 617. 243.6712 or visit www.nwh.org/gala.

The McGlynn, Clinton & Hall Insurance Agency would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to their annual Toys for Tots campaign. As a result of your generosity, their donation boxes were overflowing giving them their most successful toy drive since they initiated the event during the 2009 holiday season.  Thank you for helping to share some joy this holiday season!

Professional makeup artist Stacey Frasca has joined forces with Dr. Jeannie Chung Plastic Surgery and Skin Rejuvenation as a second location for her Studio 28 business.  In addition, Studio 28 now offers several new services including lash extensions by Jade Carol, hair styling by Jill Colwell, and additional makeup services by Suzanne Hewitt.  Studio 28 is located at 568 Washington Street in Wellesley.  Call 781.389.2990 for an appointment.  Studio 28 cosmetics are also sold through www.staceyfrasca.com.

Wellesley Body in Motion welcomes Kathryn West, who brings over eight years of experience teaching Pilates and Yoga and more than a decade of experience in fitness and dance.  Body in Motion is also excited to announce that Lindsay Marcil will be adding their signature Barfusion™ class to her repertoire. If you’re new to the barre world, check out Barfusion™ Basic.  Refer to the online schedule at www.wellesleybodyinmotion.com for class days and times.

Visit http://elizabethrenee.com/skintips.asp and discover what researchers say about the most efficacious skin care ingredients.  Then schedule a consultation with one of Elizabeth Renee Esthetic’s ingredient experts who will match your unique skin type with the best products to help you in your quest for complexion perfection. Elizabeth Renee is now offering lash extensions as well. Stop by 26 Grove Street in Wellesley, or call the spa at 781.237.SKIN (7546 ) for an appointment.  To order products, please call 1.800.649.7546.

Dana Cohen, AIA, LEED AP has joined Patrick Ahearn Architect, bringing with her fourteen years of experience.  The winner of two 2012 Bulfinch Awards, Patrick Ahearn Architects is celebrating 35 years in business this year.  With offices in Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, Patrick Ahearn and his team of professionals specialize in historically motivated architecture and interior design.  For more information, visit www.patrickahearn.com.

Pinnacle Residential Properties, LLC announced that Teri Adler is the company’s top realtor for 2012.  This is the fifth year that she has attained this accomplishment.  Elaine Bannigan, owner of Pinnacle said:  “Teri has an extraordinary commitment to her clients and a remarkable skill level.  She is consistent, focused, smart, and has demonstrated that she is able to get the job done no matter what the market conditions.” Call Teri at 617.306.3642.

This cold and flu season, defend yourself with the new “Revive” treatment at Bella Sante Day Spa in Wellesley.  This unique full-body massage uses aromatherapy to clear your mind and calm your body, while warm eucalyptus towels on your face and chest allow for deep inhalation. You will leave feeling completely revived (and with a complimentary Eucalyptus spray).  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 781.424.9930 or visit bellasante.com.

Lawrence J. Perna has announced the launching of a new web site at LJPCustom.com. Located in Medfield, Larry has 35 years experience designing and making distinctive, fine custom furniture and built-in cabinetry intended to be handed down to future generations. With an emphasis on hand made quality and attention to detail, Larry has built and restored furniture from all periods and styles, including contemporary and modern pieces, using only the finest quality materials.

Tess & Carlos, a high-end women’s clothing boutique located in Cambridge, Concord, and Pittsford, New York, is now open in Weston Center. The clothes are by American and Italian designers, with a focus on classic, European looks. Tess & Carlos employees focus on giving their customers the most exclusive personal shopping experience every time they set foot in the store. Please visit at 411 Boston Post Road. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 781.373.9061 or visit www.tessandcarlos.com.

Wellesley resident Rick Bellew, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC in Boston has been named a 2013 Five Star Professional Wealth Management Award winner and has qualified for Janney’s 2012 Presidents Club, representing Janney’s top financial advisors.  Rick has been advising clients for over 17 years and will be hosting a series of local seminars to educate people about preparing a lifetime retirement income plan.  Visit rickbellew.com for more information.

Wellesley landscape designer and resident Jacalyn Gould has launched a new website featuring several new gardens from her recent work. These examples reflect her view that gardens have an uplifting effect on people and architecture. Her approach to design is about context, ensuring that the outdoor space is an extension of the home and the natural landscape. She launched the firm in 2009 after a long career in a landscape architecture office. Please visit www.jacalyngould.com or contact Jacalyn Gould Landscape Design, LLC at 781.235.2776.

Lana Shnayder, the owner of Superior Skin Care and Electrolysis at 148 Linden Street, #201 in Wellesley, has more than 13 years of experience in providing corrective skin care, including teen facials and anti-aging treatments, and hair-removal services. Lana, a breast cancer survivor, is certified in Clinical Oncology Esthetics® through Touch for Cancer which prepares professional estheticians to provide safe, personalized spa treatments to individuals with health-challenged skin. Visit Superior SkinCare and Electrolysis online at www.superiorskin.net or call 617.913.2373 for an appointment.

Pine Straw in Wellesley is blooming with clothing, accessories and gifts for warmer days. The expanded store has all of your favorites, including new apparel from Pink Lotus and Green Dragon, Weston Wear, Denimocracy and Wooden Ships. Update your jewelry collection with Pyrrah jewelry and our growing line of Chan Luu, Love Heals and Alex and Ani.  At home, we’re thinking spring with Voluspa candles, new pieces from Lafco and ideas for gorgeous Easter tables.

Candace Evans-Lucas recently opened The Candy Bar, a dynamic new cosmetics and beauty boutique at 20 Church Street in Wellesley. A beauty heaven for customers who covet fine cosmetics, skin care, and accessories, The Candy Bar also offers a Blow Bar for expert hair styling and make up application by appointment. With free parking conveniently located in the parking lot behind the store, it’s easy to come and find your Candy Bar style. For more information please call 781. 489.5399 or visit www.candybarcosmetics.com.

Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED AP BD+C, the Founding Principal of Nitsch Engineering and a resident of Weston, was elected President-Elect of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network at their annual Convention & Marketplace. CREW Network is the industry’s leading advocate for the advancement of women in commercial real estate. Nitsch is a longtime member of New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE), the local CREW Network chapter.

Susan McDonough, Sales Manager at William Raveis Real Estate in Wellesley, has been elected president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® (GBAR) for 2013. As GBAR president, McDonough will serve as the primary spokesperson for GBAR. Additionally, McDonough sits on the board of directors for the Massachusetts (MAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), as well as the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB).
GettiGear, a women’s active wear boutique, opened its doors in December at 91 Central Street in Wellesley. GettiGear is already a favorite for yoga, running, workout, and tennis clothing that is functional and comfortable, with a special focus on eco-friendly and U.S.-made items.  GettiGear carries popular brands such as HardTail, Prana, Nancy Rose, and Zobha.  Owned by Laura Fisher, GettiGear’s other stores are in Hingham and Edgartown.  Store hours: 10am – 6pm Monday through Saturday.  www.gettigear.com

Century Bank’s Wellesley Branch Manager Melissa Murphy and her team are dedicated to providing the highest levels of personal service and continuing to establish lifelong relationships with families and businesses in Wellesley. Discover why Century is the bank families rely on – a place where you can get quality service. For free business and personal checking accounts, easy online banking and convenient mobile access, now you can experience the Century difference. Visit www.CenturyBank.com.

Mark Your Calendar! The Wellesley Kitchen Tour 2013 is Saturday, May 4th! The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club is hosting its annual Wellesley Kitchen Tour on May 4, 2013 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. The event, which showcases style and design concepts at six local homes, raises funds for local charities and scholarship programs. The big reveal of the tour homes will be in April 2013.

The West Newton Hearing Center is holding an Open House March 5 through 7. Have your hearing tested by licensed audiologists who will check and clean your current hearing aids and allow you to “test drive” new technology with no financial obligation. All Open House services are provided free of charge. Experience for yourself what excellent service and professional hearing health care is all about. Call 617.332.7244 now to reserve your appointment.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA is pleased to be featured in Contemporary Boston Architects from Schiffer Publishing.  Author Ashley Rooney selected twenty local architects who integrate classic architecture with modern living and, in doing so, continue the tradition of quality and innovative design which are the hallmarks of Boston architecture.  To learn more, visit  www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that Hammond was recently honored by The Boston Globe as one of the top workplaces in Massachusetts for 2012. Hammond ranked number 10 in the “Large Employer” category, and was the only real estate company to appear in the top 10. Hammond is the only real estate firm to be ranked by The Boston Globe as a “top place to work” company for three consecutive years.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co recently received two awards from The Boston Business Journal:  a Growth Award for the number of jobs created by a small company; and the firm’s principals:  Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon were recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Led Businesses in the state. In just two short years, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. generated more than $350 million in sales and increased its staff to 53 employees. Visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.

Are you confused about the difference between the SAT, ACT and Subject Tests?  Do you know which tests colleges want to see?  Are you unclear about which test to take when? If you are as mystified as most people are about standardized testing come hear Charles O’Hearn, Founder & President of Summit Educational Group, speak at Dana Hall on Tuesday March 5th.  The event is free. Learn more about Summit at: www.mytutor.com or by calling 1.800.698.8867.

New Wellesley resident Tara Grey Ventura has been named Vice President of Technology at Jill’s List, a woman-led, health-tech company that provides an online channel for consumers and doctors to find complementary, alternative, and integrative healthcare providers.  Tara joins Weston resident, Abby Ackerman, the Director of Operations, in rolling out the Jill’s List Referral Tool for health professionals and a Corporate Wellness product for companies and employees.  For more information, visit www.jillslist.com.

The Wellesley Service League announced its Provisional Class for 2012-13.  They are: Monique St. Germain, Jessica Fixler, Beth Falk, Theresa Levy, Andrea Blossom, Lori Place, Catherine Ward, Sara Raveret,Karen DeGreal, Paula Callanan,  Myralee Wilson, Elise Rodino, Nancy Brady,  Gaby DeGrace, and Dana DeAngelis.

Wellesley Investment Partners, a Registered Investment Advisor that manages portfolios for high net worth individuals, retirement accounts, foundations, trusts, and other registered investment advisors, has launched a new website: www.wellesleyinvestmentpartners.com. “We have grown to over $100 Million in assets under management since our inception five years ago.  The launch of the new site demonstrates our global reach and comprehensive approach to our clients,” says William Cadigan, President of the firm.  The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of the 100-year-old Wellesley Bank.

 Keystone Partners, a Boston-based career management firm, announced that they have been named a “2012 Top Places to Work” by The Boston Globe.  Each year, The Boston Globe spotlights the region’s best employers  based on surveys completed by the people who know these companies the best — the employees themselves. “We are honored to be named ‘2012 Top Places to Work’, said Ralph Roberto, President of Keystone Partners.  ‘It’s an even greater honor because it comes from our own staff.”  For more information, visit www.keystonepartners.com.

Fillo Financial LLC has now expanded its office space at One Hollis Street in Wellesley, just in time for tax season.  Marie Taylor is now a Registered IRS Tax Preparer and will assist Mary Ellen Fillo and Brian Santos with the firm’s tax work.

Kertzman & Weil, LLP, a Wellesley-based firm specializing in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate law, is pleased to announce that Christopher Swanson has joined the firm as an associate. Christopher is a 2006 graduate of Trinity College and a 2011 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. A long-time Wellesley resident and graduate of Wellesley High School, Christopher is hoping to reconnect with old friends and colleagues looking to buy and sell their homes. He can be reached at chris@kertzmanweil.com or at 781.237.8701. Visit www.kertzmanweil.com.

Pakizeh Motiee, owner and founder of Panoply Day Spa and Boutique, is proud to introduce VMV Hypoallergenics.  This validated hypoallergenic skincare line includes an array of quality products for women, men, and children.  Contact panoplydayspa@yahoo.com or 781.237.8887 to learn more about custom hypoallergenic facials and specialized services.  Visit Panoply Day Spa and Boutique where you can find clothing, accessories, lingerie, jewelry, and gift cards for merchandise and services.

The Room to Dream Foundation is pleased to announce Sherwin-Williams as the exclusive paint sponsor for the Foundation. Sherwin-Williams will donate paint to support transforming environments of children facing chronic illnesses. Focusing its services on children and families living in low- and moderate-income urban and suburban areas, the Foundation raises funds to purchase furnishings and supplies tailored to the specific needs of the child and family. To learn more about The Room to Dream Foundation,  visit roomtodreamfoundation.org.

Inbox Winter 2012/13

Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was, for a third year, ranked as one of the country’s top real estate agents according to The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends 2012 Real Estate Top 250 Sales Professionals by Dollar Volume.  According to the National Association of Realtors, there are 1.3 million real estate professionals across the country, further highlighting the elite designation this ranking represents. Nationally, Debi Benoit was recognized in 2009 and 2010 for high dollar volume sales (in excess of $53 million) and in 2011, her sales exceeded $58 million.  Locally, Benoit’s numbers have consistently placed her as the #1 sales associate in Wellesley since 2006.

Weston Wing is pleased to announce the recent hire of Marianne Maloney as the new Director, replacing Ione Nauseda, who retired after 33 years of service. Prior to joining Weston Wing, Maloney served for 10 years as an early childhood teacher, with a concentration in the sciences, at the Magic Garden Children’s Center in Lincoln. Weston Wing is a non-profit nursery school/child care centerdedicated to the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth of children.  Log on to westonwing.com for more information.

For one-stop shopping, visit the Mall at Chestnut Hill, an upscale, two-level enclosed shopping mall located nearby in Chestnut Hill. A Simon property, the Mall is anchored by Bloomingdale’s in two locations, with the Women’s store and the Men’s & Home Furnishing store, and it offers  an enjoyable and fashionable shopping experience with fine merchandise from over 60 specialty boutiques and new stores including Stuart Weitzman, Tiffany & Co., Ross-Simons, Apple, and more. Visit www.simon.com/Mall/id=786 and www.facebook.com/MallAtChestnutHill.

Teri Adler with Pinnacle Residential Properties has launched a real estate website, www.teriadler.com. This state-of-the-art site offers clients a fast and easy way to research homes for sale in the area as well as learn more about Wellesley and Weston and the buying and selling process. Potential home buyers now have all the information they need in one place. Teri Adler is Pinnacle Residential Properties top agent. For more information call 617.306.3642 or e-mail tadler@pinnaclehouses.com.

Dover Rug & Home and Dover Squash & Fitness recently sponsored the third annual “Showdown at Symphony III” at Symphony Hall in Boston. In front of a crowd of 1,000 spectators, the squash showdown featured a match between England (represented by James Willstrop and Nick Matthew) and Egypt (represented by Ramy Ashour and Amr Shabana).  “Showdown at Symphony” donates 50 percent of the net event proceeds to SquashBusters, the first non-profit youth enrichment program to combine squash, academics, and community service.

Paige Yates, a Weston resident and sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Weston office, has been ranked among the country’s top 1,000 real estate agents and teams.  Yates ranked No. 213 on The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends list of top 250 real estate sales professionals based on sales volume, closing more than $42.6 million in sales in 2011. Yates can be reached at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Weston at 781.893.4500 or at Paige.Yates@NEMoves.com.

Kathryn Piscitelle Psy.D., long time Wellesley resident and graduate of Wellesley High School and Wellesley College, has opened Clinical and Educational Neuropsychology Services (CENS) in Waltham. Piscitelle and co-owner Jennifer White, Ed.M., Ph.D.offer comprehensive neuropsychological, academic and psychological testing services specializing in children, adolescents and young adults as well as school observations, program evaluations, parent workshops and transition planning. For more information, please visit www.censneuropsychology.com.

Robert Damon is the new Executive Director of the Wellesley Historical Society.  Damon comes to the Society from the Old North Church in Boston, where he served as the Historic Site Manager and Programs Director.  During his tenure at the Old North Damon was responsible for the creation and implementation of significant new interpretive and educational initiatives. A former schoolteacher, he holds master’s degrees in public history from Northeastern University and in education from the University of Vermont.

Members of the Kyle Alexandra team went to New York City for fashion week and attended several fashion shows for Spring 2013; they even made it onto the red carpet!  Kyle Alexandra Wardrobe and Style Consulting is very excited about all of the spring trends for 2013 and you can find out more about their experience during fashion week by tuning into the Wellesley Community Channel. Visit www.kylealexandra.com.

This fall Century Bank, New England’s largest family-run bank, will open its newest branch at 75 Central Street in Wellesley. Marshall M. Sloane, who founded the Bank in 1969, will officiate the Grand Opening celebration in December. Discover why Century is the bank families rely on – a place where you can get personal attention. For free business and personal checking accounts, easy online banking and convenient mobile access, now you can experience the Century difference. www.CenturyBank.com.

Barbra Thomas is proud to announce she has joined Prudential Town and Country Real Estate.  Formerly a real estate agent in Needham, she brings with her a strong background in sales and customer service as well as much insight into renovations and the construction process.  A resident of Wellesley, Barbra is looking forward to working with homeowners and homebuyers in the Wellesley market and beyond.

On Saturday, December 8, do not miss “Fabulous Four at Lux Bond & Green” in theirWellesley store at 60 Central Street from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. What’s happening? From noon to 4:00 pm, Master Engraver Heidi Cockwill will personalize Simon Pearce glassware purchases. Plus, enjoy trunk shows including Raymond Weil watches, Italian designer Roberto Coin collectionand Clara Williamsjewelry, and taste treats from Simon and Pia Pearce’s Vermont restaurant cook book. To pre-order Simon Pearce, call 781.235.9119. Visit www.luxbondandgreen.com.

The owners of Cafe Mangal have opened Muna, a gift shop that sells Turkish goods, next to the restaurant at 555 Washington Street in Wellesley. Berna Ozargun selects handmade items from her native Turkey including pottery, silk scarves, jewelry, pillows, and household accessories.   She is available to educate customers and explain the origin of each item sold in the store. Muna is open daily from 10:30 to 3:30 or by appointment. Call 781.235.5322 for more information.

The West Newton Hearing Center is holding an Open House November 27 through 29. Have your hearing tested by licensed audiologists who will check and clean your current hearing aids and allow you to “test drive” new technology with no financial obligation. All Open House services are provided free of charge. Experience for yourself what excellent service and professional hearing health care is all about. Call 617.332.7244 now to reserve your appointment.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA has been honored by the 2012 Dream Home Awards with a Gold Award for “Best Custom Home 6,500 to 7,000 SF” for a private residence in Wellesley and Silver Award for “Best Exterior Makeover.”  He also earned the Grand Award for “Exterior Makeover” and a Merit Award for “Addition” from the 2012 Remodeling Design Awards. Please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

The Weston Community Children’s Association (WCCA) recently announced its 2012-13 Board of Directors.  The WCCA was founded in 1981 as a volunteer organization dedicated to fostering friendships and connections among families with young children in Weston and surrounding communities.  Each year, a Board of Directors is selected to oversee a wide variety of events and activities for the WCCA’s 250+ member families, including children’s programs, community service activities, educational forums and adult social events.  For more information, visit wccakids.org.

The offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England recently collected and donated school supplies to The Guidance Center, a nonprofit organization that provides support services and programs to at-risk children and families in Cambridge and Somerville. Sales associates and employees of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage donated crayons, colored pencils, paper, notebooks, glue, scissors, backpacks and other school essentials. The items were delivered to The Guidance Center’s main office in Cambridge.  Visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

Shafer O’Neil Interior Design welcomes you to join them for their ongoing “Design Discourse” guest series the first Thursday of every month.  On Thursday, December 1st join Judy O’Neil Labins and Sarah Horton for “Decorating for the Holidays” and receive a 10 percent discount for purchases throughout the evening.  On January 3, join Jill Butler, author of “Create the Space you Deserve”, as she guides you to create your ideal living space through a personal journey.

The Town of Wellesley  received the “Green Power Community” award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), becoming the first community in Massachusetts and only the second in New England to receive this designation. According to the latest data released by the EPA, Wellesley’s 11.4 percent voluntary renewable energy participation rate trails only Palo Alto, California (21.5 percent) and Portland, Oregon (12.7 percent) nationally.

The Wellesley Teen Center will hold its monthly dance and activity night on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. All middle school aged kids in Wellesley are welcome to attend and bring a friend with a signed permission slip. The next event will be at Wellesley Middle School and will feature a DJ, supervised sports, and numerous other activities. For details, visit http://www.ci.wellesley.ma.us/pages/FOV1-0001FDBA/TeenCenterIndex

Nicole Carol Hair Studio, located at 141 Linden Street in Wellesley, is c elebrating a grand re-opening after seventeen years in business with a new name.  Owners Nicole Killilea and Carol Flynn welcome stylist Nino Martinez, a board-certified hair colorist formerly of Newbury Street, to their team. With over 20 years experience specializing in corrective hair coloring and precision cuts, the team offers personal service and attention to detail in a relaxed and social environment.

Patrick Ahearn Architect is proud to have been awarded the Bulfinch award from the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art for new construction over 5,000 sq ft. for a residential project in Edgartown as well as a Merit Award for the Boathouse as an urban, commercial project also in Edgartown.  The projects were on display in the Doric Hall of the Massachusetts State House the first week of November.

Celebrating 40 years in Natick, Renjeau Galleries is one of the Boston area’s premier art galleries offering a large selection of contemporary and traditional fine art from established and emerging artists. Conveniently located on Route 9 (79 Worcester Street) in Natick, Renjeau represents both local painters and artists from around the world. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and evenings by appointment. Call 508.655.5121 for more information.

Westernacher & Partner Consulting, Inc., a global consulting firm in Wellesley Square, has just completed its first SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) project in the Boston area. The project enabled their client, a $1.5 billion precision equipment manufacturer, to increase inventory turns by factor 2-3. From “Service Parts Optimization” in the automotive industry to compliance with “ePedigree” (track and trace) for pharmaceuticals, Westernacher combines American innovation with German engineering for game-changing results. For more information check out www.westernacher.com.

Please join us for a series of free 90-minute informational workshops that address the new Massachusetts Alimony Reform Law and its potential effect on you.  Family Law attorney Howard Goldstein and associates will outline the major changes in the law and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Gabrielle Clemens will offer financial solutions.  Workshop dates are: November 14 and 28, December 5 and 12, January 9 and 23, and February 6 and 27.   Please call 617.439.8528 for more information.

The Clever Hand Gallery welcomes photographer Gail Fischer as its newest member. Gail’s photos often illustrate a sense of humor or mystery, inviting viewers to take a second look at the image and question what they are seeing. A graphically interesting landscape could be a documentary shot, an intimate portrait, or a humorous image. Gail’s images are fine works of art printed on special handmade paper. Some are embellished with oil pastels.

Body in Motion, creators of the barfusion™ total body workout, has expanded their class schedule and staff. The Linden Square facility now features over 45 barfusion and Pilates classes per week taught by experienced instructors, including new barfusionSTRETCH and barfusionAMPED. Their talented staff now includes 14-year Pilates veteran, Shawna Nehiley, and Power Pilates trained instructor, Deborah Young. Get back in shape this fall with barfusion and try your first class free! For more information, visit www.wellesleybodyinmotion.com.

Join Us!  The Wellesley Chamber of Commerce will continue its $299 annual membership rate through the end of 2012.  Take advantage of over $3,000 worth of new-member benefits, including 3% discounts on health insurance for small businesses, advertising in The Townsman and chamber e-newsletters, and networking events.  The public is invited to bid for local merchants’ holiday gifts at the Shop Wellesley First Silent Auction to be held on November 17 at Babson Executive Conference Center.  Call 781.235.2446 for more information.

Owners of the award-winning Adamas Fine Jewelry in Newton are expanding their admired brand with the new IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry showroom scheduled to open November 30 in Wellesley at 180 Linden Street, #104. The IMPULSE showroom will offer exclusive designer jewelry collections from well-known artists as well as newly discovered names and will feature an exclusive signature jewelry collection designed by store owners Anto Aboyan and Veronica Sagherian.  For more information, please call 781.416.1800 or visit www.trustyourimpulse.com.

Amy Mizner, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate has been named one of Banker & Tradesman’s Women of FIRE, an annual award honoring the key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector.  Debi Benoit, also a principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was, for a third year, ranked as one of the country’s top real estate agents according to The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends 2012 Real Estate Top 250 Sales Professionals by Dollar Volume. Visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.

Shreve, Crump & Low has relocated its Boston flagship store to 39 Newbury Street. Located in a 100- year-old townhome, there is an architectural atmosphere of refined elegance to the space which houses diamonds and precious jewels on the first level, Swiss and German watches on the second level, and fine gifts and bridal registry on the third level. Discover the incredible at Shreve, Crump and Low now located at 39 Newbury Street in Boston, or at 232 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill.

Donna Scott, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Wellesley office, has once again been ranked among the country’s top 1,000 real estate agents and teams.  Scott was ranked No. 124 on the Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends list of top 250 real estate professionals based on sales volume, closing more than $54.1 million in sales in 2011.  Scott consistently ranks among Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s top 25 sales associates.  She can be reached at 781.237.9090 or via e-mail at Donna.Scott@NEMoves.com.

David Varela, Complex Manager and Vice President, Investments for Raymond James & Associates Inc., Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, is pleased to announce another addition to his complex of financial advisors.  Mr. Mark W. Teed joins David from Wells Fargo and will work in David’s Springfield Massachusetts branch.  With this acquisition David, whose complex is based in Wellesley Hills, will have supervisory responsibility on almost 1.5 billion of investable assets.  If you wish to consult with David about current stock market conditions and/or your portfolio please call 781.235.1391.

Long’s Jewelers is excited to launch the latest collections from Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry exclusively at their 323 Speen Street Natick location. Reflecting Ivanka Trump’s personal standards of style and elegance, her designs take inspiration from the poise and glamour of fashion’s most celebrated eras. Welcome to the return of romance, the reinvention of elegance, a sign of timeless glamour, and a symbol of a new tradition.  Visit us at our convenient Natick location or online at www.longsjewelers.com.

The holiday season is here again, and to help get you started on your holiday shopping, Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs is offering a special “25-50-75 Promotion” to customers in the know.  From November 15 through November 25, shop any full-priced items and enjoy $25 off $110, $50 off $200, and $75 off $300 purchases.  Don’t miss out on these amazing savings.  Visit Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs in Wellesley at 8 Church Street.  Go to www.lynevans.com for more information and additional store locations.

Dr. Elsie Levin, founder of the Boston Breast Diagnostic Center, a Wellesley company, was the Grand Prize Winner of Boston magazine’s first annual Boston’s Best Businesses, an award program designed to highlight the innovative small businesses, leaders and organizations making an overwhelmingly positive impact on the Boston community.  As the top winner, Dr. Levin was awarded a year of travel for two on JetBlue.

Pine Straw celebrated its first anniversary October 1 and is now enjoying their newly expanded space, which will be home to apparel, bath/body and accessories.  The store is gearing up for the holidays with lots of great gifts for everyone (including great men’s items!).  Denimocracy, Pink Lotus and Green Dragon and Roberta Freyman join our apparel department.   LAFCO , Lollia and Blithe and Bonny have a bigger presence than ever and Frasier Fir by Thymes is back in stock.   Check out the www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com for announcements on workshops and special shopping nights.

Eric Barry Photography is pleased to announce the opening of its newly-renovated studio on Washington Street in Wellesley. Eric is an award- winning photographer focusing on family portraits and weddings. Eric has traveled to Nevis, Hawaii and throughout New England to capture weddings with his unique documentary style approach. His work has be used in national ad campaigns and regularly appears in publications such as Grace Ormond, Boston Magazine’s Weddings, The Knot, WellWed, Southern New England Weddings and WellesleyWeston Magazine.

Locally- grown botanical artist Carrie Megan recently won the Ursus Award for Merit at the 15th Annual International Juried American Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition for her graphite drawing titled Northern Red Oak & Gray Birch. The drawing will be on exhibit along with 39 botanical artists’ works from around the world until November 21 at the New York Horticultural Society gallery in New York City. Megan has a Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration from the Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture, where she currently teaches.

Artefact Home I Garden recently hosted a workshop where guests learned how to create memorable first impressions for their homes from some of the area’s top home design experts. The presenters included renowned Landscape Designer Laura Kuhn; Steve Payne, of Payne I Bouchier Fine Builders; Andrew Sidford, principal of Andrew M. Sidford Architects, and interior designer Rose Ann Humphrey, principal of Home Life by Rose Ann Humphrey. Artefact Home l Garden is located at 1000 Pleasant Street in Belmont. Call 617.993.3347, or visit www.artefacthome.com.

Stephanie Burns, one of Wellesley’s top producing real estate agents, has joined Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.  Stephanie has over 10 years experience as a real estate broker and is the recipient of the prestigious Chairman’s Circle Gold Award.  In her prior career, Stephanie worked as a real estate attorney and was general counsel to one of the largest developers in the Northeast.  Stephanie’s real estate experience combined with her negotiation skills honed as an attorney have provided invaluable assistance to buyers and sellers in helping them achieve their real estate goals.

Fillo Financial LLC, located at One Hollis Street in Wellesley, was voted “Best Place for Taxes” in the PATCH Readers’ Choice Awards for 2012.  Wellesley resident Marie Taylor recently rejoined Fillo Financial LLC as office manager and will be assisting with social media and business development.  Check out the firm’s new website at www.fillofinancial.com.

 

 

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named all three of the colleges located in Wellesley Green Power Partners.” By participating in the Town of Wellesley’s Power to Choose Renewable Energy Program, the colleges are reducing the environmental impacts of their electricity use and supporting the development of new renewable generation capacity in New England. These colleges are committed to sustainability and are implementing a wide range of environmental initiatives including water conservation and waste reduction

Drs. Ali and Ali and the Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group want to thank the community for voting them top dental office in the Readers’ Choice Awards. In this caring environment, patient comfort and satisfaction are essential. A focus on prevention and state-of-the-art technology work simultaneously to build a platform that supports a beautiful, healthy smile for life. Please stay tuned for news about the annual Candy Drive coming this fall.

Readers of Wellesley-Patch.com recently voted Fillo Financial LLC as the 2012 Readers’ Choicefor the best place to get your taxes done in Wellesley.  Fillo Financial provides extensive tax services to individuals, small businesses, estates, and trusts.  Mary Ellen Fillo, the founder, is experienced in complex tax situations and is enrolled to practice before the IRS.  E-mail Fillo Financial at Fillotax@verizon.net or call 781.235.6256.

Wellesley interior designer Monique St. Germain has a newly renovated Web site that features a home page slideshow of her interior design projects and a weekly Design Blog that offers information on design tips and trends while showcasing her work.  “A well-designed home brings peace and comfort to one’s environment,” says St. Germain.  For more than 25 years, she has been bringing her expertise, talent, and eye for detail to create one-of-a-kind personal spaces.  Visit www.interiorsbymonique.com.

Sleeping Children Around The World is a Canadian nonprofit this organization has raised 23 million dollars and has delivered bed kits to children in 33 countries. In 2010, Wellesley resident Eleanor Uddo created Sleeping Children Around the World –USA, Inc. and recently attended a distribution of bed kits in Togo, Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world.  While in Togo, Uddo was part of a team of six that distributed 5,000 bed kits to the children there.

Murray Kohn Fine Art Photography celebrated its first year in June.  His captivating images of nature range from the vista of a wind-swept seaside meadow to the intimacy of a wildflower rising after the rain.  “I want my viewers to find inspiration in the simple, quiet moments,” says Murray, “and to be touched by the transcendent beauty of our world in a way that affirms life’s richness and meaning.”  View his work at the Acton Jazz Café, and at www.murraykohnphotography.com.

The Wellesley Farmers’ Market invites the entire community to meet the farmers and enjoy specialty crops from local farms as well as organic products and other treats every Thursday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm until October at the Whole Foods Market parking lot.  Bring your bag and grab some delicacies from diverse and dynamic vendors including Land’s Sake in Weston, Stow Greenhouses, Big Sky Bread, Dover Farm CSA, and many more.

Join women from throughout the MetroWest area on Tuesday, September 18 for a day of fun and fundraising.  The Home for Little Wanderers will host “Home in One” at Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton, where they will honor Wellesley resident Clemmie Cash. Enjoy a morning of golf, practice yoga, or play tennis.  Funds raised will benefit The Home’s programs for children and families at risk. For ticket and sponsorship information visit www.thehome.org/homeinone or call 617.927.0682. 

MiniLuxe, a nail, waxing, and beauty lounge, recently opened its doors in Wellesley at 96 Central Street.  Call 781.235.7575 for an appointment or stop in to try one of their ultra-hygienic services like the signature MiniLuxe Manicure, LaLicious Sugar Pedicure, and eyebrow waxing. Or grab one of their private label beauty products to go, such as the LemonAide Cream and Scrub or MiniLuxe’s Color Collection of “4-free” nail polish. All products and services stay true to MiniLuxe’s healthy nail/healthy customer philosophy.

The Wellesley Theatre Project is a new nonprofit in Wellesley providing young people in grades PreK through grade twelve with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year-round classes, fully-recognized productions, workshops, master classes, and summer camps.  Now open at 98R Central Street in Wellesley Center, the Wellesley Theatre Project “empowers youth with life skills learned through exceptional performing arts education and then challenges them to become citizen artists.  For more information, visit www.wellesleytheatreproject.org.  

Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President and CEO of First Commons Bank and a Wellesley resident, just returned from BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City where he signed copies of his new, and now award-winning book, The Business PACT.  Nuzzo’s book won the 2012 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Business category from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.  For more information, visit www.TheBusinessPACT.com.  The book is currently available at Wellesley Books or on Amazon.com.

Brian Patton has joined the North Hill team as Dining Services Manager. Most recently, he was a mall manager for Simon Property Group at several Boston-area malls. He brings experience in hospitality, food and beverage and management to North Hill, the next evolution in senior living. Patton has more than 15 years of management experience in corporate catering sales and food service management, as well as fine dining and event management experience.

Wellesley resident SueAnn Sheehan, Vice President of Salem Five Mortgage, has earned Chairman’s Circle status as a top producer since 2009, with a combined closed volume of over $295,000,000.  Her forward thinking style helps make complex arrangements pleasurable, effortless, and cost-effective.  In turn, customers enjoy Salem Five’s exceptional services and conventional access to comprehensive financial services.  Salem Five Mortgage is the largest servicer of mortgage loans headquartered in New England. Call 781.235.1245 or e-mail sueann.sheehan@salemfive.com.

Valerie Gates and Barry Friedman, the creative team at Gates Studios, have just completed new print and web branding design and photography for many local companies including Wellesley Books; the Wellesley Free Library; The Friends of the Wellesley Free Library; Bates Communications; Susan Treut of Pinnacle Residential Properties; Antilles Designs; and Siegrist, Cree, Alessandri and Strauss, CPAs.  Visit www.gatestudio.com or call 781.235.3480 for your free branding and marketing consultation.

Roosters Men’s Grooming Center (MGC) is now open at 180 Linden Street, Suite 101, in Linden Square. Roosters MGC brings back the old fashioned barbershop experience in combination with upscale grooming services for men and boys. Roosters MGC is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.  To schedule an appointment or purchase a gift card, call 781.772.1068.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Dover Rug & Home, offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England, recently sponsored the Pakistan business conference, Rising Above the Tide, held at Harvard University. Professor Lakshami Iyer of Harvard Business School moderated an absorbing discussion on the challenges of entrepreneurship and business in Pakistan today.  Dover Rug & Home is located at 721 Worcester Street (Route 9) in Natick.  For more information, visit www.doverrug.com or call 508.651.3500.

Jean Holtey of In Stitches of Weston Center is proud to announce that this year marks the yarn and needlepoint shop’s 36th anniversary. This cozy spot is a feast for the eyes, carrying hundreds of knitting yarns as well as hand-painted canvases and supplies for needlepoint pieces. Yarn sold at In Stitches ranges from basic single-color acrylic yarn to extraordinary hand-dyed and beaded cashmeres and silks. In Stitches also offers private and group classes.

Tremont School, an independent private school for grades five through twelve located in Weston, announced that Bill Wilmot has been named Head of School. With this appointment, Bill becomes the founding Head for the new school, which opened its doors this past September. Tremont School provides a truly connected learning experience in which its students can build the social, emotional, and academic skills necessary for life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.tremontschool.org.

Sarah Warren, daughter of Rusty and Susan Warren of Wellesley, has opened Somatic Movement Center in Watertown.  Warren and co-owner Patrick Flanagan offer neuromuscular re-education that relieves chronic muscle and joint pain, alleviates many common musculoskeletal conditions, and improves posture and movement. For more information, please visit www.somaticmovementcenter.com.

The Meadowbrook School, located in Weston, announced that long-time benefactors Penny and Jeff Vinik have established a new endowment with a gift of $5 million to the school. Income from the endowment will provide bonuses to all faculty (teachers and staff), given each year before the holiday season, for the duration of their employment at the school.  This is the largest single gift that the School has received in its eighty-four year history.

Since 1987, Suisse of New England has pioneered the art of hair replacement and aesthetic skin care. During their 25th Anniversary celebration, all new Wellesley and Weston clients who visit  Suisse Natural Hair Salon and Boston Beauty MedSpa will be eligible to receive up to 25 percent off of their services. Book your complimentary skin evaluation or hair consultation to find out more about their holistic approach to beauty and wellness. Call 800.675.7779 or visit www.suissenaturalhairsalon.com and www.bostonbeautymedspa.com.

SueBdo is one of 60 business to be nominated for “Best Small Business” in Boston.  SueB.do is a line of preppy, fresh clothing, jewelry & accessories that represent The Cape & The Islands.  Owner Sue B. Zimmerman is a successful entrepreneur, a keen direct-to-consumer sales person, a master networker, and a social media expert.  Beginning in September, Zimmerman will be teaching social media to beginners, intermediates, and business owners at Pinnacle Real Estate.

The Sisters of Charity, Halifax are hosting the 2012 Fall Festival on Saturday, November 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wellesley Country Club.  The event will feature specialty wines and beer, signature cocktails, delicious foods, a silent auction, and great jazz music.  All proceeds will benefit renovation projects at Mount Saint Vincent in Wellesley Hills.  For further information, contact the Sisters of Charity Advancement Office at 781.997.1210.

Weston and Wellesley residents were recently recognized for their professional achievements at a special appreciation celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts hosted by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England.  More than 1,000 brokers, sales agents and staff attended the celebration.

Northeastern University’s Center for Family Business announced that Captain Marden’s Seafoods was the recipient of the sixth annual award recognizing Massachusetts-based, family-owned businesses.  Governor Deval Patrick officially proclaimed June 6, 2012 as “Family Business Day” as part of this recognition.   With over 100 employees, Captain Marden’s Seafoods is a fourth generation family business operating a retail store, restaurant, wholesale division and, most recently, a mobile food truck.

Mosher’s Men’s Store is celebrating its 92nd birthday.  Mosher’s offers the very best in tailored clothing, furnishings, and sportswear and specializes in venerable American names such as Oxxford Clothes, Hickey-Freeman, and Robert Talbott as well as the finest Italian collections by Luciano Barbera and Lorenzini.  Mosher’s is located at 1221 Centre Street in Newton Center.

Mary Beth Grimm of Prudential Town and Country Real Estate, Wellesley, has been named to the prestigious Leading Edge Society for 2011 by Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company. The award recognizes residential sales professionals who reached great sales thresholds in closed residential GCI for the year. Prior to winning this award, Mary Beth has been an award winner with Prudential consistently since 2001.

AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring has teamed up with Armstrong Flooring to become the only Armstrong Elite Flooring Dealer in Massachusetts.   AJ Rose’s showrooms now have the largest selection of Armstrong hardwood, laminate, and vinyl flooring in the area.  In addition, the pricing is competitive and all of the salespeople and installers are Armstrong certified.  Visit the Natick and Burlington locations to see the new Armstrong Elite Showrooms.  Call 508.652.0770, 781.272.7600, or visit www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Wellesley resident Timothy E. Foster, MD has been named the inaugural Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He succeeds Mark Belsky, MD, who had served admirably for 25 years as Chief of Orthopaedics and recently as Acting Chair of this newly created department. Dr. Foster has been in practice for 21 years and is considered a national expert in all aspects of sports medicine. He is also the head orthopaedic surgeon for the Boston University Athletic Teams.

Dr. Mark Rounds, Medical Director of Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton, was once again selected as a “Top Doc” by Boston Magazine. The Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton physicians provide general ear, nose, throat services for adults and children, head and neck surgery, and audiograms.  Dr. Rounds also performs facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. To learn more about Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton, visitwww.MassEyeAndEar.org/Newton or call 617.630.1699.

Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon, Principals of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., recently turned out to help New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko kick off his first ZoliOke fundraiser, a celebrity karaoke night benefitting Children’s Hospital Boston.  Players belted out hits in front of 400-plus guests, and Mesko held a live auction that along with BMS’ sponsorship, raised $25,000 for charity.  Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Rob Ninkovich, and Patrick Chung were also in attendance.

Kyle Alexandra Dewar Moreland, owner of Kyle Alexandra, LLC, a wardrobe and style consulting company, was raised in Wellesley and has just published Inspiring Confidence for the New College Grad.  The first in a series of self-help fashion-related books, it focuses on clothing dos and don’ts for new college grads and young working professionals.   Kyle Alexandra Wardrobe and Style Consulting offers wardrobe consulting services, personal shopping services, and college/corporate seminars. Visit  www.kylealexandra.com.

Wellesley’s J. Todd Galleries will provide the artwork for the Boston Design Home in Norwell.  Since 2006, Boston magazine has invited J. Todd to adorn its newly constructed and fully decorated homes with artwork to coordinate with each room design. The proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  J. Todd has also provided artwork for the Boston Concept Home, the Boston Home of Distinction, and the New England Design Hall of Fame.

Dr. Anna Cressey has joined Optical Designs at 72 Central Street in Wellesley to provide eye care to adult and pediatric patients. She completed her doctorate in Optometry with a specialty degree in contact lenses at the New England College of Optometry. Anna is highly trained in pediatrics, sports vision, medical eye care, LASIK co-management, and all types of contact lenses. For more information visit www.DrAnnaCressey.com or call 781.239.9811 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cressey.

Noble and Greenough School, located in Dedham, invites you to attend an Admission Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Panel discussions include the Process of Applying to an Independent School, Nobles’ Academic Life, Community Service Programs, Q and A with the Head of School, and thechance to observe some Labs in the Science Building.    For more information: www.nobles.edu/openhouse.

Celebrity makeup artist Stacey Frasca is now carrying her own line of cosmetics at Studio 28 at 568 Washington Street (above Tutto Italiano) in Wellesley.  Stacey offers in studio or on location services that include airbrush make-up applications, eyelashes, consultations with lessons, and private in-studio parties. Stacey recently shot a reality pilot from IN-Style network and was voted “Best of the Knot” 2012 Weddings.   For more information, call 781.389.2990 and visit www.staceyfrasca.com.

The West Newton Hearing Center is holding an Open House September 11 through 13. Have your hearing tested by licensed audiologists who will check and clean your current hearing aids and allow you to “test drive” new technology with no financial obligation. All Open House services are provided free of charge. Experience for yourself what excellent service and professional hearing health care is all about. Call 617.332.7244 now to reserve your appointment.

Loriann Meagher, Gala Co-Chair, and Host Committee members Beth Furman and Vita Melignano, are pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston’s seventh annual Heroes in Health Care Gala will be held on Friday, October 12 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston.  The Gala features dinner, cocktails, and an auction, and honors three extraordinary individuals: Sandra L. Fenwick, Ronald L. Walker II, and Susan R. Windham-Bannister, PhD.  For information, please visi twww.bostonvna.org/gala.
The Weston Community Children’s Association (WCCA) is excited to announce its second year of the Merchant Discount Program for 2012 to 2013. The purpose of the program is to better integrate area businesses with Weston families by providing benefits to WCCA members while offering free exposure to businesses. Participating businesses will be listed in the membership directory and linked through the electronic newsletter and Web site. For more information, please contact Cat Porten at catporten@gmail.com or visit wccakids.org/Member_Discounts.html.

Shafer O’Neil Interior Design is happy to announce that it has extended its hours open for business.  Beginning in Septemer 2012, the store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.   Also join us the first Thursday evening of every month for “Design Discourse,” a program of visiting guests covering topics surrounding the home and your lifestyle needs.

WellesleyWeston Magazine is a sponsor for the Ellis Boston Antiques Show to be held October 18-21 and the 16th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) to be held November 15-18 at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts. Ellis Boston features 40 exhibitors of the highest quality, offering antiques, fine art, jewelry, silver, rare maps, prints and more. BIFAS hosts 40 museum quality galleries from the United States and Europe offering over 3,000 original works of art.  For complimentary tickets visit ww.BostonArtFairs.com/WWMag.

Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped & Polished, LLC now offers both students and adults in-office learning in South Natick. The office, which is situated on several acres of historic land, has beautiful panoramic views, plenty of parking, a comfortable waiting area, and close proximity to Wellesley Center (one mile away). Prepped & Polished, LLC is located at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick.  Contact Alexis for a complimentary 30- minute consultation at alexis@preppedandpolished.com, or 781.753.9951.

The Wellesley Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend its 7th annual Shop Wellesley First Silent Auction, a showcase of premier Wellesley goods, services, and sports tickets on Saturday, November 17 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Get a jump on your holiday shopping while also supporting our local merchants and businesses!  Contact the Chamber for more info: 781.235.2446, sconlon@wellesleychamber.org.

David Varela, Complex Manager for Raymond James, is pleased to announce two additional members to his office in Wellesley Hills.   Daniel J. Rabatsky, Associate Vice President, Investments, joins Raymond James from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and  Danielle M. Mellott joins him in a support role from the Raymond James home office.  He is also pleased to announce his third year of financial support for the Weston Dad’s Foundation, an organization committed to helping foster strong bonds between fathers and their children.  To reach David Varela, call 781.235.1460.

Body in Motion introduces its new barre fitness program – BarFusionTM  — as a way to help transform your entire body in a one-hour workout. The Studio also welcomes new instructor Mimi Boudreau who brings her extensive yoga background and study with transformative yoga teachers to the barre. For more information on BarFusion™ visit wellesleybodyinmotion.com for more information and to sign up for classes.

Susan Yahn, Deb Edmunds, Jeff Morgenstern, and Susan Strachan of the Coldwell Banker Weston office were recognized for their contributions and support of the annual golf tournament benefitting The Home for Little Wanderers at the Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow. This year’s tournament raised approximately $20,000 for The Home’s Southeast Campus in Plymouth, a year-round residential and day school that serves boys between the ages of 10 and 18 faced with emotional, behavioral and educational challenges.

Century Bank, the largest family-run bank in New England, is opening its newest branch at 75 Central Street in Wellesley this fall. Century Bank Founder and Chairman, Marshall M. Sloane, is scheduled to officiate the Grand Opening celebration scheduled for mid-September.
Headquartered in Medford, Century operates twenty-five full-service branches in the Greater Boston area and offers an array of business, personal and institutional solutions. For more information and a list of locations, visit www.CenturyBank.com.

Judi Rizley of Clementine in Wellesley Hills is celebrating the fourth anniversary of her women’s clothing boutique.  She now has an expanded selection of fine footwear for the fall season.  Fall clothes will start arriving in August with many of your old favorites as well as several new designers.  Keep an eye out for designers including Nili Lotan, Strenesse, Giada Forte, Allude, A.L.C., Massimo Ala, J Paul Gauthier, and Renee Lezard.

The Natick VNA’s Fresh Taste was recently held at Elm Bank in Wellesley.  Close to 300 people enjoyed sampling signature dishes prepared by the area’s most sought-after chefs.  Each dish was paired with wine from Fifth Avenue Liquors and WCVB’s Susan Wornick hosted a lively auction.   Sponsored by Skyscape, all event proceeds benefit the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, a not-for-profit home health care agency headquartered in Natick and serving 20 surrounding towns from Wellesley to Westborough.

The employees of First Republic Bank are thrilled to be a part of the Wellesley community. They would love the opportunity to meet and to get to know you, so please stop by their new office at 284 Washington Street (at Eaton Court) in Wellesley when you get a chance. You’ll be greeted with a smile and freshly baked cookies.  For more information, call 781.239.9881.

Gail Bogle, manager of the Hammond Real Estate offices in Wellesley and Weston, announced that the offices were presented with the “Top Office Growth Award” at the Real Living Network’s annual convention.   The award recognizes the fact that in 2011 the offices had the greatest growth in dollar volume of any of the network’s 450 offices nationwide.  Bogle attributes much of the growth to the combination of experienced sales agents well-versed in the local real estate markets and the energy and enthusiasm of newer agents.

PAPYRUS has opened its first location in Wellesley. Located at 61 Central Street, the store carries the complete PAPYRUS collection as well as the newly launched NIQUEA.D boutique, which features jewelry, accessories, and gifts. The store features the acclaimed “Hummingbird” design and is known for unique cards, stationery, and gifts, as well as personalized wrapping services. Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Call 781.235.1604.

Emerge Design Group recently branded “Zolioke”, a karaoke-style fundraiser hosted by New England Patriot’s punter Zoltan Mesko on June 9 at the Royale in Boston to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston. EDG has been retained by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges of San Diego, CA to redesign their website and launch the new “Give the Dream” campaign for the foundation.

Wellesley Bank recently opened its third branch and new Residential Lending Offices at 29 Washington Street in Wellesley Lower Falls. With this new state-of-the-art facility, Wellesley Bank looks forward to providing convenient, comprehensive and competitively priced personal and business banking products and services to new and existing customers in the Lower Falls area.  Other branches are located at 40 Central Street and 197 Linden Street. Wellesley Bank is proud to be Wellesley’s hometown bank serving customers for more than 100 years.

Brian Lafauce is the Vice President of C.H. Newton Builders, a family-owned, fourth-generation home builder with a commitment to quality craftsmanship and professional service. C.H. Newton is proud to celebrate 55 years in the custom home building and remodeling business. Their homes have become synonymous with customized quality, style and strength; attributes that remain the cornerstone of their business. Contact C.H. Newton Builders at 508.548-1353 or visit www.chewton.com.

Betsy Wilson is proud to announce the she has joined Prudential Town and Country Real Estate as their newest sales agent. Betsy is a Newton native who currently lives in Natick.  She brings with her a strong background in customer service and looks forward to helping homeowners/homebuyers have a relaxed home selling/buying experience in Wellesley, Natick, and beyond.



 

Inbox Summer 2012

Shreve, Crump & Low’s new Boston Flagship Store at 39 Newbury Street is now open.  Visit the luxurious three-level store on the first block of Newbury Street and experience a new chapter in Shreve, Crump & Low’s storied history.

Wellesley Bank and its subsidiary Wellesley Investment Partners, announced the appointment of Wellesley resident William J. Cadigan as President of Wellesley Investment Partners, LLC (WIP). Cadigan brings 35 years of experience in investment management to WIP. Prior to joining Wellesley Investment Partners, Cadigan was a Senior Vice President at Smith Barney, the Global Head of the Private Client Services group for Credit Suisse First Boston, and the founder of Cadigan Capital Management, LLC, managing investment portfolios for high net worth individuals.

Donna Scott, a Wellesley resident and sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Wellesley office, was recently selected to participate as a guest speaker at a leading agent panel discussion hosted by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England.  The discussion, which drew more than 400 real estate professionals from around Massachusetts, provided  advice and tips on a variety of topics including client service, successful pricing, property marketing, and working with homebuyers.  For more information, visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is pleased to announce a recently completed residential project in Cambridge received LEED-certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding and design. The company also recently received the 2012 Best of Boston Home Award, which is the fifth “Best of” honor for S+H. For more information, call 617.876.8386 or visit www.shconstruction.com.

Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home, announced the opening of Dover Squash & Fitness, located adjacent to the new Dover Rug & Home located at 721 Worcester Street (Route 9) in Natick. This state-of-the-art facility is also the new home of the Dover Squash Academy and will provide squash lessons, clinics, and summer camps for all levels of students, as well as host tournaments and exhibition matches for world ranked players. For more information, visit www.doversquashfitness.com or call 857.389.0573.

Ross-Simons Jewelers recently moved from the Atrium Mall to The Mall at Chestnut Hill. Ed Gelman, the store manager since 2005, looks forward to welcoming customers new and old to the space. “The location is perfect, and the larger store allows us to better showcase our fine jewelry and watch collections.”  The store features an expansive watch boutique and offers designer jewelry from Charriol, Ritani, Simon G, Andrea Candela, TAG Heuer and Breitling. Visit www.ross-simons.com.  

  The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project’s annual award was presented to Eliane Markoff, a Wellesley resident who is the founder of Art in Giving.  Artists donate 50 percent of the proceeds of their art sold through Art in Giving to a private foundation that dedicates itself to pediatric cancer research in collaboration with nationally respected scientists and the Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation (www.rachelmollymarkofffoundation.org) dedicated to helping families with childhood cancer.

West Newton Hearing Center will host a luncheon seminar on Thursday, June 14th from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Karoun’s Restaurant in Newtonville, located at the corner of Washington and Walnut Streets. The speaker will be Dr. Melissa Pacey-Mahaffey who holds a doctorate in clinical audiology, and she will present information on hearing loss and new hearing aid technology. Lunch will be served following the seminar. For more information, visit www.newtonhearing.com or call 617.332.7244.

Coldwell Banker Previews® International Property Specialists in Weston, Wellesley, and Boston’s Back Bay represented either the seller or buyer in five of the top ten most expensive single-family home sales transactions, including the most expensive single-family residence sold in Greater Boston in 2011. Coldwell Banker Previews® International is a comprehensive marketing program designed specifically to market luxury residential properties to affluent buyers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

EPOCH Senior Living announced a unique partnership with Timothy Murphy, M.D., of Weston Primary Care, to provide concierge medicine services at Waterstone at Wellesley, 27 Washington Street. Dr. Murphy will maintain an office at the Waterstone at Wellesley Wellness Center, where he will see patients or perform house calls for residents of the senior living community.  He will also deliver free health talks on a variety of topics relevant to seniors. For more information, call Kristine Tilton at 781.235.1614.

Wellesley resident Liz Suneby’s latest book, It’s a…It’s a … It’s a Mitzvah was recently published. This lively picture book for children ages three to six is filled with amiable animals who, through their actions, demonstrate age-appropriate good deeds, including welcoming new friends, forgiving mistakes, respecting elders, and sharing food with the hungry.  The book is available at Wellesley Books, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Jewish Lights.  Accomplished children’s illustrator, Lincoln resident Laurel Molk, illustrated the book.

Brookline Bank celebrated the opening of its newest Wellesley branch located at 448 Washington Street – directly across from Whole Foods. Jane Wolchonok, a Wellesley resident and Brookline Bank Senior Vice President remarked, “This location will showcase Brookline’s expertise in jumbo real estate lending, commercial banking, and our highly personalized level of banking service.  It’s a natural extension of our first Wellesley branch in Lower Falls.” For more information, visit the branch or call 781.235.4555. 

On Sunday, September 30, Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s third annual HopeWalks will be held to benefit the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. Your participation will directly help patients and their families through treatment and recovery. The 3.5 mile neighborhood walk starts and ends at the hospital, and all ages are welcome. Online registration will begin in June at www.nwh.org/hopewalks or contact Haillie MacNeill at 617. 243.5915 orhopewalks@partners.org.

The Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton physicians provide general ear, nose, throat services for adults and children, head and neck surgery, and audiograms. In addition, Dr. Mark Rounds, Medical Director performs facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was once again selected as a “Top Doc” by Boston magazine. To learn more about Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton, visit www.MassEyeAndEar.org/Newton.

Wellesley’s Renewable Energy Program, www.wellesleyrenewableenergy.com, allows residents to sign up for clean energy. It’s part of a larger green movement gaining traction and distinguishing Wellesley as one of Boston’s most desirable suburbs with an environmental conscious. Signing up for 100% renewable energy saves as much carbon as if one took their car off the road for 9 months. At 10%, residents power their homes for less than the cost of a gallon of gas.

The McGlynn, Clinton & Hall Insurance Agencies has recently updated and completely revamped its Web site. The new Web site includes informative and educational blogs relating to both personal and commercial business. Take a look at www.mchinsure.com and let us know what you think. Call Patti McGlynn at 978.443.6530 or e-mail her at pmcglynn@mchinsure.com.

J. Todd Galleries commemorates 30 years in Wellesley this summer.  Owners Bob and Phyllis Totaro, who began the business in their home in 1980, moved it to Wellesley Square in 1982.  It now houses some 4,000 works of art and offers a full range of art related services including art and frame restoration, consulting, art appraisal, and complex custom framing.  The gallery has had patrons from all 50 states and six of the seven continents.

 Pakizeh Motiee, owner and founder of Panoply Day Spa in Wellesley, is proud to introduce the addition of a boutique to her already established Day Spa.  The boutique showcases top clothing lines, scarves, belts, and bags.  You can find one of a kind necklaces and bracelets among her carefully chosen jewelry selection.  The Panoply Day Spa boutique is the perfect place to find unique and fashionable gifts as well as gift cards for merchandise and services.   

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA recently presented at the Design New England Salon “The New Kitchen: Command Central: The multi-functional heart of the home” at the SieMatic showroom in Boston. The DNE Design Salons bring design professionals together to discuss real solutions for the home and emerging trends. Please visit us at www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.  

Dr. James Alex, a Boston native, announces the opening of The Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery located at 158 Boston Post Road in Weston. Dr. Alex is a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon known both for his minimally invasive techniques and natural patient results. Dr. Alex was the former Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at both Yale University and the Lahey Clinic. To schedule a consultation, please call 781.899.FACE or visit www.thewestoncenter.com.   

Teresa Burnett of Willow Designs Inc. is scheduling interior design consultations with homeowners in Wellesley and Weston. Known for creating “comfortably elegant” interiors, Teresa assists residential clients with projects large and small.  Burnett is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Interior Design program and has served as the President of the NE Chapter of IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association).  To schedule a telephone conversation regarding a potential project, call 781.659.0778 or email Tburnett@WillowDesignsInc.com. 

  Dr.  William LoVerme  of Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Wellesley has been working with medical aesthetic lasers since the early 1980s.  He is one of the few local users  of the Total FX.  This is the most powerful cosmetic fractional CO2 laser on the market today.  The superior power of this tool minimizes downtime  for aging and scarred skin.  You can improve your skin tone, pigmentation, and texture and be fully refreshed.  For more information visit www.FaceBoston.com or call 781.263.0011 to schedule an appointment.

The Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group of Wellesley recently announced a merger with the Lougee Insurance Agency of Duxbury. For the past 42 years, The Lougee Insurance Agency has provided South Shore homeowners and businesses with first quality personal, commercial, and life insurance services. The combination of the two agencies will further strengthen Corcoran & Havlin’s ability to provide customers with superior insurance service and risk management advice.  Visit www.chinsurance.com.

Charles River Wine Cellars is proud to announce its new line of Charles River Contemporary Racking. This line was the result of a locally commissioned project which blends the mediums of wood and metal to create a truly unique wine storage system which gives the illusion of a floating wine collection. Charles River Wine Cellars will be showcasing this new product in May 2012 at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas.  Visit www.charlesriverwinecellars.com or call 781.235.2501.

a Blade of Grass, a local landscape design and maintenance company is excited to announce they were awarded Best of Boston Home 2012 for best lawn and garden service in recognition of quality and excellence. a Blade of Grass takes great pride in the relationships they form with their clients: in a sense, your garden becomes theirs. To view our portfolio visit www.abladeofgrass.com or call 508.358.4500 for more information.   

The Weston and Wellesley offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage have been named  Coldwell Banker® Premier Offices, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices.  “The Premier office award is the most prestigious designation that can be given to an individual Coldwell Banker office, representing the highest level of teamwork and achievement,” said Pat Villani, President Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England.  Call the Weston office at 781-894-5555 and the Wellesley office at 781.237.9090 or visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com .

Body in Motion welcomes Laura Parrott as instructor. Laura has been teaching barre classes in and around Boston for more than four years. Laura is an amazing teacher who focuses on alignment and positioning, and creates a class environment that is welcoming and fun. When she’s not in the studio, Laura works as a Learning & Development Specialist with Google. Join Laura in class Sundays at 7:45 am and 9 am.www.wellesleybodyinmotion.com.  

Dr. Adam C. Polivy has joined the dental practice of Dr. Harvey A. Shaff in Chestnut Hill.  A Wellesley resident, Dr. Polivy attended the Boston University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received the faculty award for Excellence in Patient and Practice Management.  In addition to these four years of dental school, Adam completed a rigorous fellowship at Boston University where he concentrated on crowns, bridges, implants, and all aspects of cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Richard Pickett, a dentist in Wellesley for 25 years, and Dr. Ryne Johnson, a prosthodontist and local pioneer in CAD/CAM dentistry in Newton Corner, are pleased to announce the formation of NewtonWellesley Dental Partners. The merger creates a multi-specialty, synergistic, collaborative practice with locations in both Newton and Wellesley. The Wellesley location will remain at 486 Washington Street.  They are accepting new patients.
For more information, visit www.NewtonWellesleyDentalPartners.org. or call 781.235.6300.

The Central Florida Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) recognized Charles River Analytics, a research and development company located in Cambridge, for its pioneering work in Human Performance Science and Technology (S&T), at the AFA’s 28th Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando, Florida.  Weston resident Dr. Greg Zacharias, President of Charles River, received the award from General Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.

The Wellesley Chamber of Commerce Golf Open will be held on Monday, July 25 at Wellesley Country Club.  Registration begins at 11:00 am followed by lunch and a golf clinic, with tee-off at 1:00 pm.  An awards reception will be held at 5:30 pm.  Register at www.wellesleychamber.org or call 781.235.2556.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wellesley Education Foundation.

 

Inbox – Spring 2012

Donna Scott, a sales associate in theColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageWellesley office, was ranked among the nation’s top real estate professionals. Donna ranked Number 142 on The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends top 250 list of sales professionals by sales volume, closing more than $47.7 million in sales in 2010. A longtime Wellesley resident who is active in the community, Donna recently received Coldwell Banker’s most prestigious award, the International President’s Premier designation.  (PHOTO)

Design Associates Inc., a Cambridge and Nantucket architectural design firm, received Gold and Silver 2011 PRISM awards from the Builder’s Association of Greater Boston. The firm received the Gold award in the “Best Affordable Community” category for their design of Beach Plum Village in Nantucket and a Silver award in the “Best Kitchen Remodel over $150,000” category for the Renovation of the Phillip R. Morse House in Chestnut Hill. For more information call 617.661.9082 or visit www.designassociates.com.

Inspired by creating healthy meals for his adopted dog, founder and CEO John Edwards has launched The Well Fed Dog, a wholesome dog food company and online store based in Newton. All products are prepared in small batches, without preservatives, artificial colors, or synthetic vitamins.  With hand-selected ingredients for your pet’s diet, The Well Fed Dog’s complete, nutritionally-balanced meals are healthy alternatives to canned products, kibble, or raw foods. For more information, visit www.wellfeddog.com.

After practicing law in Boston for 27 years, Wellesley resident John B. Harkavy has opened his own practice, The Law Office of John B. Harkavy,in Wellesley (www.harkavylaw.net). Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine, Harkavy’s firm will focus on civil litigation involving medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, general commercial litigation, employment issues, and real estate disputes, as well as appeals.  Harkavy was previously a partner with Bernkopf Goodman LLP. (PHOTO)

Students at The Meadowbrook School of Weston are celebrating after learning their entry into the LEGO® Smart Creativity Contest was selected as the Grand Prize winner.  The contest, hosted by LEGO Education North America, was designed for educators to showcase their creativity by demonstrating in an original video how they used LEGO Education products in their classrooms to spark student innovation.  As the recipient of the Grand Prize, Meadowbrook will be awarded $5,000 in LEGO Robotics materials.

Mary Beth Grimm has received Prudential Town & Country Real Estate’s “Good Neighbor Award” for 2010. She received this award for her work with Wellesley Friendly Aid in December of 2010. Friendly Aid is an action-oriented charity and the town’s oldest non-profit organization.  A longtime resident of Wellesley, Mary Beth has been a real estate agent with Prudential for the past ten years. (PHOTO)

Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders is building out the new Designer’s Club at the Boston Design Center.  The Designer’s Club will be the ultimate luxury addition to the BDC’s existing designer loyalty program, enhancing its exclusivity and desirability.  The goal is to create a “home away from home” for top tier designers, offering an enticing environment and a variety of specialized services.   Marcus Gleysteen is the architect on the project. (PHOTO)

Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, one of the area’s premier architectural and design firms located in Osterville, was honored by the Builder’s Association of Greater Boston’s 2011 PRISM Awards in three categories: the Gold Award for the “Best Single-Family Home 4,000 – 6,000 square feet,” the Silver Award for the “Best Single-Family Home over 6,000 square feet,” and the Silver Award for “Best Remodeling/Restoration $250,000 – $500,000.”  For more information, call 508.420.5298, or visit www.nicholaeff.com.  (PHOTO)

Store owners Douglas and Helen Stock, proprietors of D.B. Stock Antique Carpets,  announced that the store has moved to 21 Eliot Street (Route 16) in South Natick.  Since 1985, D.B. Stock has been one of America’s most selective and highly regarded antique Persian rug dealers.  For more information, call 508.650.0079, e-mail douglas@dbstock.com, and visit www.dbstock.com.
Sheryl Simon, Amy Mizner & Debi Benoit recently marked the one-year anniversary of their real estate company, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co..  With offices in Wellesley and Weston, the three realtors joined forces last year to provide clients with a fresh, alternative approach to residential real estate. A new Sales Associate, Lara O’Rourke, and several new brokers have recently joined the firm, including Jim Nicoletti, Ellen Dudley, Dani Sammut, Mary Shea Wilson, January Checkovich, Ilene Wigetman, Peter Hill, and Dana Tanimoto.  (PHOTO)

Alexis Avila, private tutor and founder of Prepped & Polished, LLC, will be running in the 2012 Boston Marathon on April 16th on behalf of Mass Mentorship and Big Brother. Alexis has been a Big Brother since 2003 and in 2010 and was one of the finalists chosen for Big of the Year. Visit http://www.razoo.com/story/AlexisAvila to find out why Alexis decided to run a marathon for the first time and to learn how you could help.

Chris Zizza, president of C&R Flooring, is the first recipient of the Longevity Honor Award presented by the Builder’s Association of Greater Boston.  Zizza was recognized as an expert in his field as well as an exceptional leader of his company, C&R Flooring.  Over the past 25 years the company has been consistently recognized for its expertise in all areas of flooring and floor maintenance.  For more information, visit www.candrflooring.com or www.wfiinspectors.com.  (PHOTO)

The American Cancer Society’s seventh annual Key Gala will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.  To purchase tickets, contact Melanie Barton at 508.270.4651 or e-mail Melanie.Barton@cancer.org.

George Doherty, III, a principal with The Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group with offices in Wellesley and Medfield, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) at the association’s annual convention.  MAIA is the largest association of independent insurance agents in the country and represents more than 1400 independent agencies with over 12,000 employees in Massachusetts.  Doherty was instrumental in his agency’s achievement of the Five Star Agency designation. (PHOTO)

The Mohamed-Penta Wealth Management Group is pleased to announce the addition of its newest team member, Camille Ramirez Giordano. Camille has been with the firm for more than ten years.  She holds Series 7, 9, 10, and 66 securities licenses, as well as life and health insurance licenses.  A native of New Jersey, she is a graduate of Hofstra University and now lives in Massachusetts.  Camille can be reached at 781.446.8956 or via e-mail at camille.giordano@ubs.com.

Internship Connection is a Newton-based internship program for high school, college and gap year students. Dr. Carole Jabbawy, founder and director, has placed students from MetroWest towns on prestigious internships for the last eight years. In addition to providing internships in law, government, the arts, science, media, engineering and more, Dr. Jabbawy is announcing a new partnership with CEO’s at technology incubators in Boston and Cambridge. For additional information, visit www.internshipconnection.com, call 617.796.9283, or e-mail carole@internshipconnection.com. (PHOTO)

Join WCVB-TV Anchor Susan Wornick on June, 13th from 6:00 until 9:00 pm for FRESH TASTE and welcome the area’s most talented chefs to Elm Bank in Wellesley.  Silent and live auctions feature Red Sox and Patriots tickets, jewelry, unique experiences, and more.  Tickets are $50.00 and proceeds benefit the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, a not-for-profit home health agency serving Wellesley to Westborough.  Contact Patsy Rossetti at 508.653.3081×1251, or prossetti@natickvna.org for more information.

Hammond Residential has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the fourth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Hammond Residential has sixteen residential offices in and around Greater Boston, including Wellesley and Weston.  (PHOTO)

Thanks to a grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, the West Suburban Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth (WAGLY), founded in March 2011, has received funding to expand its programming for high school Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (GLBTQ) youth in the Metrowest area. WAGLY offers GLBTQ youth and their allies a place to meet, share common experiences, and support each other through social and educational programs which are youth-led with adult facilitators and mentors.  Visit www.WAGLY.org.

Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, announced that Wellesley resident Jeremy Roy has joined the company as vice president, Office Group.  He will focus on tenant and landlord representation in the downtown Boston office market.   With more than 14 years of commercial real estate experience, Roy joins Grubb & Ellis from Charterhouse Development, where he spent four years as a vice president specializing in retail real estate development, landlord representation, and property management.  (PHOTO)

Drs. Ali and Ali at Wellesley Dental Group announced their new laser dentistry technology that offers a fast, comfortable, and, best of all, pain-free alternative to many dental procedures.  Called Waterlase MD™, from BIOLASE Technology, Inc., this revolutionary dental tool uses a combination of laser energy and water to perform a variety of dental procedures with fewer or no shots and less anesthesia. To learn more, call 781.237.9071 or visit www.wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Wellesley resident Pat Warner was celebrated in the “Cheers for Volunteers” feature in the Brockton newspaper The Enterprise for her dedicated support of Fuller Craft Museum.  Pat is currently Co-Chair of the Overseers and Co-Chair of the Collections Committee. Fuller Craft Museum, New England’s only museum of contemporary craft, is dedicated to the objects, ideas, and insight that inspire both patrons and artists to explore life through the art of contemporary craft. For more information, visit www.fullercraft.or or call 508.588.6000. (PHOTO)

The Silk Road Fine Fabrics, located in Auburndale, is offering private and semi-private lessons to all who would like to learn to sew or learn how to work with a variety of inspiring natural fiber fabrics. Gay Appleby Rogers has been working with textiles her whole life and will happily share her passion for teaching at her beautiful shop. Visit Gay at The Silk Road at 281 Auburn Street, Auburndale, MA 02466 or visit www.thesilkroadfinefabrics.com.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA was recently invited to a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House where he was presented with the 2011 Bulfinch Award for “Best Suburban Residence” by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.  Named for Charles Bulfinch, the architect of the Massachusetts State House in 1798, the annual award recognizes excellence in New England classical and traditional design.  Contact Jan Gleysteen Architects Inc. at 781.431.0080 or visit www.jangleysteeninc.com. (PHOTO)

Weston Public Schools can now boast the best burger in town, thanks to their commitment to the growing farm-to-school food movement. GRAZE now delivers pastured beef from the heart of Vermont to Weston for system-wide school lunches. GRAZE, founded by moms, delivers farm-fresh foods directly to homes in Weston, Wellesley, Concord, and Sudbury each Sunday, and to select Vermont ski areas on Fridays in season. For farm-fresh food delivered to your door, call 1.888.WE.GRAZE or visit www.grazedelivered.com.

Century 21 Commonwealth sponsored The Pajama Program, serving children in need living in group homes and shelters.  Since its inception, the organization has provided 880,000 new pajamas and new books to children across the country, operating 79 chapters in 42 states throughout the U.S.  The Pajama Program works hard to heighten the public’s awareness of the need to keep these at risk children in warm, clean nighttime clothing and with a bedtime book to allay their fears.  (PHOTO)

A free concert for children and families will be held on Saturday, May 12th, at 2:30 pm at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street. Enjoy lively, child-friendly musical selections, including the classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Ariel Quintet, five New England Conservatory graduates who are combining their interests in music, medicine & children. The concert is in honor of the Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation (www.rachelmollymarkofffoundation.org) dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer and helping families cope with childhood cancer.

The sales associates in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Wellesley and Weston, in conjunction with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the company’s charitable arm, raised more than $40,000 for Rosie’s Place and the New England Center for Homeless Veterans at a recent fundraiser.  The funds were raised during the seventh annual Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Spirit of Home Awards Celebration held at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston. For more information, visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com. (PHOTO)

Dover Rug & Home, offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England, is pleased to announce the recent opening of their new 30,000 square foot showroom at 721 Worcester Street (Route 9), Natick.  Their new location includes an exclusive “design center” as well as an on-premises warehouse of carpets that guarantee installation within 24 hours from the time of purchase. For additional details, visit www.doverrug.com, or call 508.651.3500.

 

Tina Greenfield, Felicia Captain, Claudia Carroll and David McDonough, have recently joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Wellesley. The new Sales Associates will provide residential real estate services in Wellesley, Weston, Dover, and the surrounding communities. Call the Wellesley Office at 781.237.9090 and visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com (PHOTO)

Susan Strachan, Judy Harris, Marna Kennedy and Nan Morgart, have recently joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Weston. The new Sales Associates will provide residential real estate services in Weston and the surrounding communities. All have recently completed an extensive training program and are poised to assist you with your real estate needs.  Call the Weston Office at 781.894.5555 and visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com(PHOTO)

The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) fall symposium event featured a scientific presentation by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi and Dr. Robert Moir.  Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a Wellesley-based nonprofit that funds vital scientific research toward curing Alzheimer’s disease.  For more information, visit www.curealz.org.  (PHOTO: (left to right): Cure Alzheimer’s Fund founders Jeff and Jacqui Morby, Head Researcher Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, and founders Phyllis Rappaport and Henry McCance.

Celebrity makeup artist Stacey Frasca has opened Studio 28 at 568 Washington Street (above Tutto Italiano) in Wellesley.  Stacey offers in studio or on location services that include airbrush make-up applications, eyelashes, consultations with lessons featuring BECCA cosmetics, and private in-studio parties. Stacey also provides make-up applications for special events including weddings and Bat Mitzvahs as well as television and print advertising.  Gift certificates are available.  For more information, call 781.389.2990 and visit www.staceyfrasca.com. (PHOTO)

The Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton office provides general ear, nose, and throat services for adults and children; head and neck surgery; and audiograms. In addition, Medical Director Dr. Mark Rounds performs facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was once again selected as a “Top Doc” by Boston Magazine. To learn more about Mass. Eye and Ear-Newton, visit www.MassEyeAndEar.org.

Clementine owner Judi Rizley is working with Emily Muller, an emerging clothing designer and Wellesley College graduate.  Emily has a studio in the South End and visited Clementine’s Wellesley Hills boutique recently to showcase her winter and spring collections.  Stop by Clementine at 445 Worcester Street to view Emily’s clothing line as well as all of your spring favorites.  Call 781.245.9465 for more information.  (PHOTO)

Local landscape company A. Bonadio & Sons has been servicing Wellesley, Weston, and surrounding neighborhoods since 1963.  As an active member of A Better Way Community, A. Bonadio & Sons is helping spread Come Alive Outside, a movement that encourages and challenges individuals, families, businesses, and communities to take advantage of the many benefits waiting for us outside.  To see how you can come alive outside, visit www.abstoday.com and click on Come Alive Outside.

From nautical-inspired pieces to drop-waist silhouettes reminiscent of the ‘20s, bold colors will be everywhere this spring. Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs is the place to find this spring’s bright new colors as well as the popular clothing line Alice and Trixie with its vibrant patterns and effortless chic silhouettes.  Also visit Lyn Evans for an array of brightly colored skinny bottoms in pale yellow, red, and cobalt blue by Christopher Blue, Second jeans, and AG Jeans.

Shafer O’Neil Interior Design, located at 544 Washington Street in Wellesley, will now be carrying antique rugs from First Oriental.  A new shipment is currently on display and can be seen most mornings between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm or by appointment.  Shafer O’Neil owner Judy O’Neil Labins creates inspired living spaces by integrating fabulous home furnishings, original works of art, fine fabrics, finishes, and color schemes.  Call 781.235.7505 or visit www.shaferoneil.com. (PHOTO)

There’s a new real estate force in Weston.  Susan Bevilacqua, Teri Adler, and Lisa Williams of Pinnacle Residential Properties are now a team combining their strengths and resources to sell properties in Weston.  Together they have more than 20 years of real estate experience and sold more than $30 million in 2011. This dynamic trio is committed to providing clients with the pinnacle of customer service, unmatched market knowledge, and superior marketing. Call them at 781.267.2844 or e-mail lwilliams@pinnaclehouses.com. (PHOTO)

 Charles River Design Build, Inc / Charles River Wine Cellars, an award-winning design/build firm is celebrating five years at its Wellesley Hills office location.  The firm, recently voted “Best of Boston” Wine Cellar Builders, specializes in custom wine cellaring and protecting clients’ fine wine investments and offers full design/build services for custom projects including tasting rooms, home theaters, and home gyms, to name a few. The Wellesley office provides local clients with a convenient location for meetings and quick service. Visit www.charlesriverwinecellars.com.

A twenty-year veteran of the construction industry, Weston resident Keith Nardone launched New England Cabinetry and Millwork three years ago with the opening of his Marlborough showroom.  Nardone and his team have completed numerous custom kitchen projects in Wellesley and Weston and offer professional design services and installation of their handmade cabinetry.  Visit New England Cabinetry’s showroom at 419 Lincoln Street in Marlborough to view samples of their projects.  For more information, call 508.485.8999 and visit www.necabinetry.com. (PHOTO)

 Martin E. Kalisker, broker/owner of WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Synergy at 378 Washington Street in Wellesley Hills, has been elected a vice chairperson of the Grievance Panel of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® (GBAR) Professional Standards Committee for 2012.  As a GBAR committee leader, Kalisker is responsible for ensuring that the committee meets its programming goals and business initiatives as set forth in the association’s strategic plan.   Martin Kalisker can be reached at 781.237.3102.             (PHOTO)      

Lynn Donahue and Donna Maley of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. have earned the nationally recognized designation of Certified Negotiation Experts.  Donna and Lynn join the one percent of real estate agents nationwide who have qualified for this important designation that enables them to achieve superior results for their clients.  Additionally, Lynn and Donna finished 2011 ranked in the top 10 percent of all Wellesley real estate agents.  For more information, visit them at www.donahuemaley.com or call 781.264.5225. (PHOTO)                  

Check out the latest spring styles at Wellesley resident Tracy Cranley’s store, Pine Straw.  New items are arriving daily from Johnny Was, Calypso, Pam’s Pashminas, Michael Star, Wabags, Alex and Ami, Jes Maharry, and Chan Luu. Pine Straw is located at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley with plenty of parking behind the store. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. For more information, call 781.235.1844 or visit www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com. (PHOTO)

Optical Designs, located at 72 Central Street in Wellesley and at 1211 Highland Avenue in Needham, has just opened a third location at 753 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.  Optical Designs is family owned and operated, and each location has a highly-qualified team to work with you to find the appropriate eyewear to match your lifestyle.  For more information, visit www.opticaldesignsinc.com.

 

Inbox Winter 2011/2012

Linda Kinch, MD joins MD TLC, world-renowned experts in aesthetic medicine, dedicated to providing personalized treatments and products to enhance your natural beauty.  Located at 25 Walnut Street in Wellesley, MD TLC features state-of-the-art lasers and aesthetic procedures and an exciting new breakthrough treatment for acne, ACLEARA.  All procedures are performed only by experienced physicians. Call 781.431.0002 to schedule your complimentary consultation and receive a special promotion (mention you saw us here).  Visit www.mdtlc.com for more information.

Donna Scott, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Wellesley office, was ranked among the nation’s top real estate professionals. Donna ranked No.142 on The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends top 250 list of sales professionals by sales volume, closing more than $47.7 million in sales in 2010. A longtime Wellesley resident, active in the community, Donna recently received Coldwell Banker’s most prestigious award, the International President’s Premier designation.

In recognition of outstanding achievement, Jonathan Penta, CRPC® has been promoted to Senior Vice President–Investments at UBS Financial Services, Inc. Backed by the broadest range of resources from within UBS and its third-party partners, as well as proprietary research tailored to the individual investor, Jonathan will continue to provide exceptional wealth management services to help clients reach their financial goals with confidence.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital has been ranked #16 in the Regional Hospital rankings in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 “Best Hospitals” rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 22 years, are also featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook. In addition, Newton-Wellesley was recognized as high-performing in Urology. For more information about Newton-Wellesley Hospital, call CareFinder at 866.NWH.DOCS (694.3627) or visit www.nwh.org.

Lisa Curlett Williams of Pinnacle Residential Properties is pleased to announce her personally professional blog featuring hot real estate topics for sellers and buyers, information on services and activities in the area, and “Just for Fun” thoughts.  She has also recently kicked-off an email newsletter featuring real estate news and tidbits and much more.  Please visit www.homesalesbylisa.com for all of the details.

Stephanie Morey of Avalon Fitness and Health is excited to announce the expansion of her personal training business to Wellesley and Weston.  Stephanie’s clients can expect to increase core and overall body strength and focus on building heart health through exercise variation and taking on new challenges.  For a free consultation, or to learn more about the individual and group programs Avalon Fitness and Health offers, call Stephanie at 508.843.2718, e-mail her at smorey6@gmail.com, or visit www.avalonfitnessandhealth.com.

Anna Maria Costa, a Wellesley resident, has joined Otis & Ahearn’s Newbury Street office as a Vice-President.  A leader and innovator for 30 thirty years in the representation of Boston property, Otis & Ahearn has brought to the market such landmark residential condominiums as Trinity Place, The  Belvedere, The Residences at the InterContinental, and The Residences at W Boston.  Otis & Ahearn is the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Boston. Visit www.annamariacosta.com.

Wellesley-based online retailer Kit Mitchell has launched a new Web site featuring best-selling Harris Tweed bags, Scottish and Welsh woolens, Breton sailor shirts, French enamel thermometers, pure linen kitchen accessories, Scottish-made, tartan-focused soy candles, and more.  Kit Mitchell also offers interior design services to bring comfortable, updated country style to the home.  For inspirational reading, Kit’s lifestyle commentary focuses on travel, design, food, and the arts.  Visit www.kitmitchell.com.

Wellesley resident Victoria A. Budson, founder and Executive Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP), has been elected to serve as Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.  Budson was appointed to the Commission by Governor Deval Patrick last year.  The Commission is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities.

Wellesley resident Marcie Behman of Merrill Lynch was recently recognized on Barron’s “America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” list.  Marcie has over 20 years of experience and specializes in wealth management for affluent families.  She is a member of Circle of Excellence, one of Merrill Lynch’s highest recognition clubs, and her experience gained from managing public stock compensation plans has established her as an expert in concentrated stock strategies and the related wealth management needs of high net worth individuals.

Weston moms and board certified pediatric dentists Nadia Diab-Shamari and Reem Antun-Lago, and orthodontist Kenneth Webb will be celebrating the one year anniversary of their dental practice, Weston Pediatric Dental. The practice specializes in the dental and orthodontic treatment of all children from infancy through adolescence. The office is located in Weston Center at 450R Boston Post Road. New patients are always welcome. Please visit them at WestonPediatricDental.Com.

La Residencia Spa, a day spa dedicated to helping its clientele achieve physical, emotional, spiritual, and nutritional health, announced they were selected as a winner in Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” awards. Jane Aransky, owner of La Residencia Spa, attended the annual Best of Boston party at the Black Falcon Terminal where she accepted the award. La Residencia Spa is located at 336 Elliot Street in Newton Upper Falls. For more information, visit www.laresidenciaspa.com or call 617.244.2280.

The Wellesley Cotillion 2011 will take place Saturday evening, December 3rd at the Dorothy Quincy Suite in Boston’s Back Bay Events Center.  Guests of honor at the formal dance are high school juniors and seniors who reside in Wellesley or attend Wellesley High School.  Contributions large or small are greatly appreciated, the sole source of funds to cover expenses including invitations, facility rental, decorations, catering, music, insurance, security, and custodial services.  To make a donation or obtain additional information, contact wellesleycotillion@gmail.com.

Women’s Business Network, part of the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce, is an organization that serves as a platform for business, professional, and entrepreneurial women interested in connecting to other businesses and developing a base in the broader community. With lots of fun activities throughout the year, it’s a great way to meet, collaborate, and support one another. For more information, contact Femina Ali at Femina@WellesleyDentalGroup.com.

Weston resident Rob Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE of Auburndale Realty in Newton, was nominated for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors as its “2011 Educator of the Year.”  The Award is judged based on a variety of criteria including  contributions to  education programs, seminars, or courses;  industry-related articles, columns or books that the nominee has written; activities which demonstrate dedication to educational pursuit and increasing real estate professionalism; and a demonstration of  on-going commitment to the role of real estate educator.

For their 20th birthday, Elizabeth Renee Esthetics is introducing a special Red Carpet Treatment for those wanting youthful skin while avoiding invasive medical treatments.  It combines three state-of-the-art modalities to create one incredibly effective treatment. The Red Carpet Treatment includes: a newly patented anti-aging masque based on stem cell therapy, Ultrasound Triple Exfoliation that is chemical-free and super-hydrating, and Skin Sculpting Micro-Current to help soften lines and firm the skin.  For a complimentary skin evaluation, call 781.237.SKIN (7546).

First Commons Bank of Newton has opened its second branch office at 161 Linden Street in Wellesley. The new Newton-based bank began operations in July, 2009, and serves businesses and individuals in Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. Debby Chui is Vice President and Branch Manager in Wellesley and Brian Mann is Assistant Branch Manager. Together, the team has 33 years of banking experience and extensive knowledge of the local community.  Visit www.firstcommonsbank.com for more information.

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA recently received two Gold Design Awards from the 2011 Dream Home Awards.  His firm was awarded “Best Custom Home over 9,000 SF” for a private residence in Weston and “Best Exterior Makeover” for the renovation of a Needham colonial.  The Dream Home Awards nationally recognize those who set new standards of excellence in the building industry.  Call Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc., at 781.431.0080, or visit www.jangleysteeninc.com (photo saved 2011)

OMEGA, the prestigious Swiss watch company, comes to Natick with the opening of the brand’s new flagship store at the Natick Collection. The 1950-square-foot OMEGA Boutique offers the brand’s entire product palette, including products which are only available at OMEGA flagship stores.  The Natick store, as one of fourteen OMEGA boutiques to open in the United States in 2011, is a central component of the next phase of the brand’s retail growth. 

Isabel Harvey, with its stylish jewelry, contemporary home goods, and hip handbags, has a new home. Located at 41 Central Street, in the heart of Wellesley Center, Isabel Harvey is a beautiful boutique that carries a wide range of accessories for you and your home. Check out the new location or visit www.isabelharvey.com. Mention WellesleyWeston Magazine and receive a FREE goody!

Graze of Vergennes, Vermont, has added Wellesley and Weston to its weekly delivery of farm fresh foods for breakfast, lunchbox, and dinner.  Each Sunday, Graze brings fresh milk, pastured beef, cage-free chicken and eggs, artisanal cheeses, and more from family farms in the heart of Vermont to your front door.  Recipe kits, chef-prepared meals, gluten-free, and vegetarian options are also available.  There are no delivery or membership fees.  Contact GRAZE at grazedelivered.com or 1.888.WEGRAZE.

Christie P. Hedges of Weston recently joined the Boston office of Modera Wealth Management, LLC  as a Financial Analyst. In her role, she works with wealth managers in supporting client relationships, developing financial plans, and managing investment portfolios for clients. Hedges previously worked at Bank of Boston as Assistant Vice President of Middle Market Lending.  Modera Wealth Management, LLC formed from the merger of two wealth management firms, Back Bay Financial Group, Inc. and Modera, Inc. in January 2011.

Plastic Surgeon William LoVerme, MD announces Exilis, a revolutionary machine for non-invasive fat reduction and skin tightening. Four quick, painless, affordable treatments can make a dramatic difference. Treat the face, neck, abdomen, bra rolls, arms, and other areas for firmer skin and circumferential reduction. Dr. LoVerme continues to perform facelifts and liposuction but believes this is a fast, easy, economical method to stay looking young and fit. Contact him at 781.263.0011 or www.BodyBoston.com.

Tony Coutlis, owner and operator of Aerobic Dog, is a premium pet care provider serving Wellesley and Weston families.  Aerobic Dog has been established since 2004, specializing in play groups, pet and house sitting, dog walking, private in-home puppy training, and cat visits.  Aerobic Dog is veterinary recommended, certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross, a proud member of Pet Sitters International, and fully bonded and insured.  Tony can be reached at 508.380.3380 or visit aerobicdog.com.

 Kelly’s Property Services, whose name is well known to homeowners in Sudbury and Southboro, is now taking engagements in Wellesley and Weston for its “Managed Home Repair and Improvement Services:” a total home improvement solution. Kelly’s craftspeople help homeowners, their architects, and interior designers achieve top quality results, no matter how challenging the size or complexity of the assignment. Learn more at kellyspropertyservices.com.

Mary Wilson is now affiliated with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. as a Real Estate Sales Associate. She joins them after a successful seven-year track record with Rutledge Properties where her focus was working with both sellers and buyers in the Wellesley marketplace.

Wellesley resident Tracy Cranley has opened Pine Straw at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley.  Inspired by her passion for hosting and entertaining friends, the store will feature tabletop and home décor; and goods for daily living and gifting including  women’s apparel, bags, jewelry,  plenty of hostess gifts, and more.  Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. For more information, call 781.235.1844 or visit www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com.

Dover Rug & Home, located on Route 9 in Natick and Route 53 in Hanover, is getting homeowners ready for holiday entertaining with select in-stock carpets available for 24- hour installation.  Recently moved to a bigger and better location at 721 Worcester Street in Natick, the site formerly known as Fairway Bowling, Dover Rug & Home’s new showroom is more than twice the size of their previous location. Come and see what’s new at www.doverrug.com or call 508.651.3500.

Mary Beth Grimm has received the Prudential Town & Country Real Estate’s “Good Neighbor Award” for 2010. She received this award for her work with Wellesley Friendly Aid in December of 2010. Friendly Aid is an action-oriented charity and the town’s oldest nonprofit organization.  A long time resident of Wellesley, Mary Beth has been a real estate agent with Prudential for the past ten years.  To reach Mary Beth, call 781.760.7873 or visit Marybethgrimm.com.

S+H Construction is not only one of the Greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies but they can also handle smaller jobs such as basement waterproofing.  S+H Construction’s Sitework Division has a very effective process for the waterproofing and damp-proofing of existing basement spaces, including those that have just been expanded or renovated. Call 617.876.8286 to set up an appointment and visit www.shconstruction.com.

New Leaf flores, located at 601 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, was recognized as “Best Florist” by Boston Magazine for the 2011 “Best of Boston” Awards.  The magazine noted that New Leaf must “dream up otherworldly designs for their host of high-end clients, from the Boston Lyric Opera to L’Espalier. They also provide seasonal décor and stunning arrangements with unexpected textural elements for posh area homes.”  For more information, visit www.newleafjp.com or call 617.522.1101.

Every holiday season, ten area garden clubs decorate the historic Wayside Inn in Sudbury. Clubs adopt one of 16 different rooms or spaces, designing each detail of the display and installing it to their exact specifications. Visitors are welcome to tour the rooms between lunch and dinner service (3:00 pm to 5:00 pm) or reserve a table in one of the many fireplaced dining rooms for a true colonial holiday experience. Call 978.443.1776 for more information.

The McGlynn, Clinton & Hall Insurance Agency is once again sponsoring its annual toy drive for Toys for Tots.  Help us bring some joy to a child this holiday season by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to our office at 365 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, or call 978.807.2079 to arrange for a pickup.

Village Kids, located at 35A Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary.  Owned by longtime Newton residents Sara and Michael Haiminis, Village Kids is a staple of the Newton and surrounding communities as a clothing destination for infants through teens. The store carries an extensive selection of formal dress wear and the sales staff always offers personalized and knowledgeable service to all of their customers.  For additional information call Sara or Michael at: 617.332.7654.

Judi Rizley is celebrating her three-year anniversary as the owner of Clementine, located at 445 Worcester Street in Wellesley.  Judi, a Wellesley resident, is a master stylist and works with clients to create looks that enhance their figures and lifestyles. During the months of November and December, you are invited to bring in a few of your favorite clothing items, and Judi will work with you to update and compliment what you already have in your closet.
Babson College’s “Babson Rising” campaign has raised more than $200 million, making it the largest and most successful fundraising drive in the history of the College. With the help of two anonymous bequests totaling $58.7 million, Babson Rising has raised over $204 million to date, successfully exceeding its fundraising campaign goal nearly four months before the campaign’s scheduled closing date. President Len Schlesinger announced the campaign news and thanked donors at the annual “Back to Babson” homecoming and reunion festivities.

Thanda Zulu is glass beaded jewelry that is handmade by an income generation project of women in South Africa. These socially-conscious crafts not only benefit the Zulu women in this community, but they also help fund the Thanda After School Project in South Africa, which supports orphans of HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children and was founded by former Wellesley resident Angela Larkan.  Michelle Larkan runs Thanda Zulu from Wellesley and you can shop ThandaZulu.org to find meaningful gifts this holiday season.
Wellesley residents showed their support of climate change by attending the second annual Sustainability Expo tour and Moving Planet rally in Boston. An engaging collection of energy saving, farming, and other environmentally friendly vendors shared information with more than 150 residents who turned out for the exciting expo before jumping on their bikes to tour local homes and retail environments with valuable sustainable designs. The town of Wellesley is committed to lowering energy usage 10 percent by 2013.

Gustare Oils and Vinegars will open its newest tasting room in Wellesley at 90 Central Street. Enjoy a unique tasting experience by sampling imported extra virgin olive oils and traditionally aged balsamic vinegars from around the world.  Gustare was created to offer our guests a ‘fresh and flavorful’ experience while shopping in Wellesley or when visiting Cape Cod.    Team Gustare offer guests help in choosing fresh, flavorful, healthful selections to enhance their cooking creativity with family and friends.  Visit www.gustareoliveoil.com. 

Art in Giving, LLC is pleased to announce a new partnership with Galerie d’Orsay to add to its list of artists and galleries. Galerie d’Orsay (www.galerie-dorsay.com) has served as Boston’s premier resource for the finest of masterworks. Art in Giving promotes the fine arts to organizations and individuals to benefit pediatric cancer research and other health related initiatives.  Art can be used as a gift to thank clients, honor board members, thank guest speakers and reward employees. Visit www.artingiving.com.

Nicole Ethier is celebrating her eighth year as the buyer for Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs.   As buyer, Nicole spearheads the fashion direction in order to execute the vision of the company while constantly searching for new, exciting brands and products to introduce to customers.  From her trips to New York and visits to major buying shows across the country, Nicole analyzes each season’s trends and interprets them in a way to make them accessible to the Lyn Evans shopper.

Suzanne Bates, executive coach and CEO of Bates Communications, announced the release of her third book, Discover Your CEO Brand (McGraw Hill) that outlines how leaders can embrace their own unique brand and harness its power for workplace success.  Using examples and interviews from some of the country’s most recognized CEOs, Bates teaches readers how to identify and nurture their own leadership brand to improve their companies, create new business opportunities and forge meaningful connections.

Wendy Wheeler, a contemporary women’s clothing store, now has a third store at 365 Boston Post Road in Sudbury.  Wendy Wheeler features a superb selection of jeans, cashmere sweaters, T-shirts, dresses, and accessories from brands like James Jeans, Michael Stars, Autumn Cashmere, and Linea Pelle.  Visit one of their three locations in Sudbury, Weston, or Osterville for all of your holiday shopping needs.

Were you disappointed in the paintings you found offered when touring your favorite cities?  On November 18, J. Todd Galleries will present “Painting the Towns” featuring over 40 new paintings of Boston, New York, London, Paris, Rome, Venice, and much more varying in size, style, and price range.  The paintings are by Len Mizerek, Sam Vokey, Fritz Kubitz, Peter Rolfe, and others. Created in response to a growing interest in urban paintings, this show will run through December 23.

Team Bodies by Melody, organized and led by personal trainer Melody  Tortosa, raised over $7,000 for the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s second annual Hope Walks held on September 25th.  Bodies by Melody included over 25 walkers whose fundraising dollars ranked second out of seventy teams. Lux Nails and Spa of Wellesley and The Monogram Cottage were major supporters of the team.  Melody Tortosa and Trudi Riley own the Next Level Personal Training Studio on Crest Road in Wellesley.

The New Art Center in Newton offers one of the most extensive ranges of art classes in New England, with over 100 daytime and evening art classes per week for children, teens, and adult students of all levels, including painting, drawing, and ceramics. Register now for late-fall classes, workshops, events and concerts.  Visit online to learn more and join the mailing list at www.NewArtCenter.org, or call 617.964.3424.

Lux Nails and Spa will be opening their third location in mid-November.  The new spa will occupy the space formerly held by Scorby’s Camera on Great Plain Avenue in Needham.  All locations offer a $25 manicure/pedicure combination on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  The Wellesley location is open on Sundays from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.  For more information, call 781.239.9919.

David Varela is Complex Manager and Vice President Investments for Raymond James, and the office he opened for the financial services firm in the Wellesley Office Park in Wellesley Hills is celebrating its first year. A twenty-year industry veteran, Varela has opened five other offices for Raymond James throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.  A Weston resident for ten years, Varela, a father of three, is also a founding member and board member of the Weston Dads Foundation.

Lexington Symphony’s educational program “Orchestrating Kids Through Classics™ (OKTC) is a one-hour dramatic concert designed to personalize and demystify the classical concert experience, and kids love it! OKTC is currently signing up schools for the 2011-2012 season. For additional information, visit  www.lexingtonsymphony.org or call 781.523.9009.

Donna Fessler has joined Prudential Town and Country as Kathy Kelley’s Broker Assistant and Back Bay Specialist.   Donna brings to the table her experience from her “Pre-Mom” real estate career along with tremendous enthusiasm.  Considering a move to the city?  Call 781.710.1035.

The Wellesley Holiday Boutique is open for its sixth season at 67 Central Street (next to CVS).  This festive gift shop features handmade jewelry and gifts from local artisans as well as holiday decor, tabletop accessories, children’s items, and clothing.  The Wellesley Holiday Boutique is open now through Christmas Eve Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and, beginning November 28th on Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.  Visit www.thewellesleyholidayboutique.com.


 

Inbox Fall 2011

In recognition of outstanding achievement, Jonathan Penta, CRPC® has been promoted to Senior Vice President–Investments at UBS Financial Services, Inc.  Backed by the broadest range of resources from within UBS and its third-party partners, as well as proprietary research tailored to the individual investor, Jonathan will continue to provide exceptional wealth management services to help clients reach their financial goals with confidence.

Suzanne Bates, CEO of Bates Communications, Inc., headquartered in Wellesley, recently announced the addition of two new high-level positions to her nationally-recognized consulting firm.  Joe Panepinto has been hired as Principal and New Business Director, and Dave Casullo has been named President of the company.  Bates says the addition of more management-level staff will allow the firm to continue to help executives define their vision, galvanize people, and steer their organizations successfully through change.

More than 30 classrooms across Wellesley are participating in the Green Classroom Certification program created by the Wellesley Green Schools Council. Through creativity, teamwork, and earth-friendly initiatives, students are being empowered to become ecological citizens. The Wellesley Green Schools Council is proud to congratulate Wellesley Middle School’s Rebecca Blouwolff and David Jackson along with their homeroom students/Ambassadors for being the first to achieve bronze level certification.

The Monogrammed Cottage has moved to 31 Central Street in Wellesley Square.  The store has expanded its inventory to include more great totes, cosmetic bags, pashminas, sweaters, and much more.  Customers are welcome to bring in their own items to be monogrammed.  The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Roseanna Means, MD, Founder and President of Women of Means, presented a special gift to Kip Tiernan, the legendary champion for poor and homeless women and the founder of Rosie’s Place.   This was witnessed by over 300 supporters who attended Women of Means 10th Anniversary Event, held at the Museum of Fine Arts last March.  Also in attendance were First Lady Diane Patrick and Marie Turley, Executive Director of the Women’s Commission of the City of Boston.

Richard R. Miller, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has been inducted into the company’s prestigious Hall of Fame where he is recognized as an exceptional professional who has reached the pinnacle of success in his career.  Miller has established himself in the top echelon of the company’s advisor group and achieved recognition in the areas of financial planning, client service and professional commitment.  Miller works at Miller, Allen & Associates, located at 60 Walnut Street in Wellesley.

William A. Seibel of Wellesley has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the Penn State College of Engineering.  He received the award during a ceremony at Penn State’s University Park campus in April.  Established in 1966, the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement.  Seibel is the founder and CEO of Mobiquity in Wellesley.

Hammond Residential REALTOR® and Weston resident Mary E. Roy volunteers in Brimfield and Monson and is raising funds for these tornado ravaged communities.  The extensive Hammond network of agents and offices have generously contributed to the effort, and anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation may drop checks made out to the First Church of Monson and the First Church of Brimfield at Hammond offices in Weston, Wellesley, Chestnut Hill, Lexington, and Concord.

On Sunday, September 25th, the second annual HopeWalks will be held to benefit the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Your participation will directly help cancer patients and their families through treatment and recovery. The 3.5 mile neighborhood walk will start and end at the hospital, and all ages are welcome. Walk as an individual, start a team, or join an existing team. Register today at www.nwh.org/hopewalks or contact Haillie MacNeill at 617.243-5915 or hopewalks@partners.org. 

Wellesley resident and botanical artist Carrie Megan received an Honorable Mention for her drawing of Morel mushrooms, in The New York Botanical Garden and the American Society of Botanical Artists inaugural juried botanical art exhibition, “Green Currency, Plants in the Economy,” the first medal-awarding international exhibition in the United States.  The American Society of Botanical Artists will be having its annual conference October 27th through October 29th at the Boston Marriott Newton. Visit www.asba-conf.org for more information.

 First Commons Bank, N.A., of Newton, has announced the management team for its soon-to-open Wellesley branch office: Debby Chui will be Vice President and Branch Manager, and Brian Mann will be Assistant Branch Manager. The Wellesley branch is scheduled to open this summer at 161 Linden Street, in Linden Square. First Commons Bank opened for business on July 22, 2009, and serves businesses and individuals in Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts.

Optical Designs is celebrating its one-year anniversary in its new Wellesley Center location.  A family- owned business, Optical Designs has been serving the Needham, Wellesley, and Dover communities for over 30 years from its original Needham location and offers some of the hottest brands like Oliver Peoples, Mykita, Lindberg, Gucci and Tag Heuer.  Stop in and explore 72 Central Street in Wellesley Center or call 781.239.9811.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts recently recognized Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) with a Blue Distinction® Designation for demonstrating reliability in delivering spine surgery with better overall outcomes for patients. Also at Newton-Wellesley, the hospital’s medical oncology partner, New England Hematology/Oncology Associates (NEHOA), has become one of the first oncology practices in the nation to be recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

 Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior housing, health care, research, and teaching, announced that Katelyn Quynn has joined as Vice President of Development. Quynn has more than 24 years of development experience and was most recently the Deputy Chief Development Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she secured key gifts from local, national and international donors, including the second largest gift in MGH history for $44 million.For the third year in a row, Robert Savage, M.D., a Wellesley resident, was selected as one of “America’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumer Research Council of America for 2011.  Dr. Savage, whose main office is at 332 Washington Street in Wellesley, is in the private practice of plastic and cosmetic surgery and is an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. He was also recently chosen to receive the “2011 Boston Top Doctors and Dentists Award.”  On Saturday evening, October 29, the Sisters of Charity – Halifax will host Octoberfest 2011 at Wellesley Country Club. The evening will feature specialty wines and beer, “classic” cocktails, delicious food, a great raffle and silent auction items, and exceptional jazz music. All proceeds will be earmarked for projects at Mount St. Vincent, Wellesley, home to Elizabeth Seton Residence, a skilled nursing facility; and Marillac Residence, a rest home and retirement community that is owned and operated by the Sisters of Charity.Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty recently celebrated its grand opening of its newest office in Weston at 544 Boston Post Road. The official induction of the company’s most recent addition to its growing list of locations was open to the public and sponsored by several local firms including Kriss LawOlympia MoversHumboldt Movers and Boston Private Bank.  A drawing was held for gift items donated by TROVE, Bloomingdale’s Men’s and Home Store, and the Palm Restaurant.  Award-winning custom home builder Sterling Homes Development Corp. is pleased to announce the launch of Boston Builder Blog. Visit www.sterlinghomesdev.com/blog for expert advice on building or renovating a home, tips for home maintenance, information on green building, and more.Beginning in fall 2011, Babson College will offer a single MBA program (The Babson MBA) – with a curriculum based on Babson’s proven combination of deep functional business knowledge and their philosophy of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® – that will be delivered four ways. The new Babson MBA program will be consistent across the 12-month, 24-month, evening, or blended onsite/online options. Students will take the same core courses with the same faculty and can choose from a common set of electives.Alexis Avila, Founder of Prepped & Polished, LLC, has been a private tutor to Wellesley and Weston families for over eleven years. Alexis was selected by the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization as a finalist for the Massachusetts Big of the Year Award. Alexis and his little brother Danielson have been matched since 2003. Specializing in tutoring and test preparation services, Alexis can be reached at alexis@preppedandpolished.com, or 781-753-9951.  The Wellesley Players will present Little Women October 7-9 and October 14-16 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown.  On January 20-22 and January 27-29, 2012, the Wellesley Players present The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife also at the Arsenal Center.  And on March 16-18 and March 23-25, 2012, Oliver! Will be presented at the Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College.  For tickets and showtimes, call 781.237.8114 or visit www.wellesleyplayers.org.The Reach for the Stars Auction Gala benefiting survivors of domestic violence will be held on October 27th from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Boston.  The event will showcase ceramic plates designed by local and national celebrities, artists, and community leaders.  Proceeds benefit REACH’s vital programs and services for survivors affected by domestic violence.  To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Courtney Opalka at Courtney@reachma.orgor 781.891.0724.AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring, with stores in Natick and Burlington, is proud to announce that they are the first dealer in the area to be featuring the brand new HGTV Flooring product line.  The HGTV Home Flooring by Shaw line offers a unique selection of floor coverings including unique hardwood grains and patterns, area rugs, eco-friendly laminates, and a wide array of carpet colors.  Call 508.652.0770 or 781.272.7600 and visit us online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.The Wellesley Free Library is excited to announce that its first Wellesley Reads Togetherprogram will take place from October 1 to November 13, 2011. Wellesley Reads Together is a town wide program in which all ages participate by reading and discussing the same books and participating in community events related to the books. Wellesley Reads Together is part of the Wellesley Celebrates Education initiative to celebrate the opening of the new Wellesley High School in February 2012.Noble and Greenough School, located in Dedham, invites you to attend an Admission Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, October 15th from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm.  Panel discussions include the process of applying to an independent school, Nobles’ academic life, community service programs, a question and answer session with the Head of School, and the chance to observe some labs in the Science Building.    For more
information, visit www.nobles.edu/fallopenhouse WellesleyWeston Magazine writer Liz Suneby’s latest book, The Mitzvah Project Book:  Making Mitzvah Part of Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah…and Your Life, was published in August.  It is packed with ideas to help kids connect something they love to a service project they can be passionate about.  Real stories from kids across the country, project ideas, and a planning guide help young teens make the world a better place.  Available on Amazon & bn.com.The New York Times calls it the “anti-status” bag and The Studio in Brookline is thrilled to be selling this fabulous tongue-in-cheek rendition of the famous Hermes Birken Bag for only $40.00.  The Studio will donate $10 to The Dana Farber Center for Women’s Cancer for each bag sold. Visit info@studio233.com.Wellesley Bank was honored with a Special Recognition Award for its community service at the May 22nd Wellesley Veterans Parade. Since opening in 1911, the Bank has operated for the benefit of its depositors, borrowers, and the communities it serves. The Bank maintains an unparalleled personal service philosophy developed over many years of satisfying customers. Wellesley Bank looks forward to its next 100 years in the community where it has always had its roots. Visit www.wellesleybank.comSwedish Blue at 292 main has opened a design studio & boutique in Hingham specializing in unique and unusual furnishings for the home:  Swedish reproductions featuring the Country Swedish line from New York that’s being shown in the Boston area now for the first time; French reproductions; children’s furnishings; interesting fabrics and wallcoverings; and a specialty line of linen and leather wrapped furniture.  Visit Swedish Blue at 292 Main Street in Hingham.  Call 617.750.8218 for store hours.With the addition of Chris Overbye as a Senior Partner, Hunnewell Education Group is now offering full-service, educational consulting services for students considering day and boarding school placement as well as college and university placement.  Chris has a wealth of experience having served as Director of Admissions at Indian Mountain School, Lawrence Academy, and Dexter and Southfield Schools.   Hunnewell Education Group has offices in downtown Boston and in South Natick.  For more information, contact www.Hunnewelled.com.Encore Construction, a leading remodeler and homebuilder in the Cape Cod and Metrowest regions, recently announced that the company has been awarded a 2011 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction. Encore Construction was one of 163 homebuilders, remodelers, developers, and contractors throughout North America recognized for their superlative performance.The Color Studio, located at 55 Washington Street in Wellesley, brings “Peace” to America by bringing Peace and Caretrico Hair products to its recently renovated salon.  Produced by Japan’s Arimino Company, the products employ natural ingredients with nutritive and reparative properties that deliver exceptionally well-treated hair. Arimino’s Hair Care lines include shampoos, treatments, and nourishing styling products. All products are beautifully packaged, displaying a sleek functional Call 781.235.0336 for an appointment and visit www.thecolorstudio.com.Anderson’s Jewelers is celebrating its 64th year in Wellesley.  The family would like to extend their thanks to the community for the support they have received for their brother Kurt who suffered a stroke this past year.    Please be sure to stop by Anderson’s at 21 Grove Street and take a look at their new selection of giftware and jewelry this fall.The Wellesley Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend its sixth annual Shop Wellesley First Silent Auction, a showcase of premier Wellesley goods, services, and sports tickets on Saturday, November 19th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Babson Executive Conference Center.  Get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting local merchants and businesses.  This event is part of the Wellesley Celebrates Education festivities, a year-long series of events focusing on education in Wellesley.  Visit www.wellesleycelebrateseducation.org.
Former Wellesley resident Alison Beals, the creative director of ALB Production House in Natick, has launched a new video production house. With a 10-year background in major market news and production, Fortune 500 commercial work in the U.S. and abroad, and award-winning short films across the country, ALB is dedicated to creating high end videos for your business, marketing strategies, and instructional classes in media, video production, journalism, and film.  Visit www.albproductionhouse.com or call 781.858.9174.   Dover Rug & Home, offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England, will be moving to a new location at 721 Worcester Street in Natick in early fall.  Taking over the former site of Fairway Bowling, this elaborate new facility will be more than double the size of the existing showroom and will provide homeowners and design professionals with a more enjoyable home shopping experience. For more information, visit www.doverrug.com or call 508.651.3500.Wellesley’s J. Todd Galleries is offering “Art Opinion Days” on September 28th and October 5th.  If you have an oil painting, watercolor, or print that you are curious about, call J. Todd Galleries for a free professional opinion on questions like: Is it an original or a reproduction? Might it be valuable?  Should it be professionally appraised? Insured?  Restored? Gallery owner Bob Totaro will give you his verbal opinion.  One piece per family.  Call 781.237.3434 for an appointment.Martin E. Kalisker, broker/owner and president of WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Synergy in Wellesley Hills, was elected to the office of President of the Weichert® Northern New England Broker Council for 2011 and 2012, representing affiliates in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island.  Kalisker served as vice-president and treasurer of the former “New England” Council and was set as president-elect for 2012.  He can be reached at WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Synergy, 378 Washington Street in Wellesley Hills, 781.237.3102.The Natick VNA hosted Fresh Taste on June 16th at Elm Bank in Wellesley.  Some of the area’s most talented chefs served signature dishes using fresh ingredients to 300 guests.  Proceeds support home health care to people in more than 25 towns throughout MetroWest, regardless of their ability to pay.Lucas Irrigation Co. Inc. of Weston is pleased to announce the acquisition of Waverly Landscape Irrigation Division of Belmont. According to the company’s President, Mark Lucas, this acquisition allows Lucas Irrigation to become one of Metro-West’s largest irrigation providers and the only local company to be certified in all facets of water irrigation. Lucas Irrigation is offering Wellesley and Weston residents a free lawn care and water audit. Call 781.647.1209 for an appointment and visit www.lucasirrigation.com.Bonsoir Fine Linens is celebrating its 15th anniversary in their beautiful new store located in Linden Square at 200 Linden Street, between Sara Campbell and Magic Beans, and some wonderful new bed, bath and dining table selections are now being offered.  The store features five well-dressed display beds, an expanded table display, towel and bath area, a down basics display, and, as always, lovely lotions and hostess gifts.  Come in and treat yourself to a new tablescape, plush new towels, or new sheets for the perfect night’s rest.Get Styled by Lulu, a Wayland based online designer consignment boutique, has collaborated with the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC).  VRLC is a non-profit law firm providing legal representation to female victims of sexual assault.  Get Styled by Lulu is accepting designer consignment to be sold with a portion of proceeds donated to the VRLC.  For additional information, please visit www.getstyledbylulu.com.Beauty and Main is excited to welcome Page Hamilton as Store Manager.  Page more than 20 years of expertise working with some of the biggest and best brands available.  With all of the new summer collections currently on display, it’s the perfect time to come stop by, meet Page, and get gorgeous for the warm weather.Bonhams, the international fine art auction house, has appointed Amy Corcoran as the company’s representative for the American Northeast, based in the Stuart Swan Building in Wellesley Square. Corcoran is a business development professional with twenty-plus years of experience in the marketing, sale, and management of art and estate collections.  Founded in 1793, Bonham’s is recognized worldwide as a premier auction house and is committed to building its auction business in the United States.  Boston Breast Diagnostic Center (BBDC) is thrilled to have recently celebrated their one-year anniversary at their Wellesley Hills location.  The center, led by nationally recognized Diagnostic Breast Radiologist, Elsie Levin, M.D., has enjoyed providing breast health care for women from all over New England.  In addition to mammograms, the center offers ultrasound technology, state-of-the-art breast MRI using the Aurora® Dedicated Breast MRI System, and biopsy capabilities.  Women have enjoyed getting same-day results on all breast imaging procedures.  

Absolutely Pawsitive is celebrating its eighth year of providing Wellesley and Weston dog owners with the very best in day care, dog walking, play groups, and training.  Call 235-PAWS (7297) for more information.   Also watch for the grand opening of Barking Garden in September featuring a doggy boutique, gifts for pets and the garden, a doggie wash, “yappy” hour, Humane Society of the United States youth programs, training classes, and more.  Barking Garden will be located at 323 Oakland Street.  Call 781.453.7387 for more details.  

North Hill has unveiled four new model apartments with finishes and furnishings that are completely in line with today’s active lifestyle.  Open and airy, these designs are functional and cheerful and are available for viewing.  Located in Needham on a forested, 59-acre campus with views of the Boston skyline, North Hill is a wonderful place to live for people age 65 or better.

 Mary Guarente, owner of Body in Motion, recently announced that she has enlarged the barre room and expanded the Pilates studio in her Linden Square-based BarSculpt and Pilates Studio. The studio is now offering more than 30 BarSculpt and Pilates classes per week. Join Body in Motion for an Open House to experience the new class offerings on September 17th from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. For more information, call 781.235.7774 or visit www.wellesleybodyinmotion.com.

 

Inbox Summer 2011

As part of its Centennial, Wellesley Bank President and CEO Tom Fontaine presented checks of $5,000 each to the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation and the Wellesley Education Foundation.   Serving Wellesley for 100 years, Wellesley Bank has branches at 40 Central Street and 197 Linden Street. Call 781.235.2550 or visit www.wellesleybank.com.

S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, was recognized for “Best Transitional Contractor,” which is a timeless mix of contemporary and traditional, by the 2011 Best of Boston Home Awards.  S + H Construction specializes in residential and historic renovations, custom home building, renewable energy, landscaping, and site work.  Call 617.876.8286 or visit www.shconstruction.com.

Wellesley resident and bridal and formal wear designer Anna Nieman recently celebrated the grand opening of her bridal salon located at 1685 Beacon Street in Brookline.Miss Massachusetts Loren Galler Rabinowitz cut the ribbon to officially open the salon.  Anna Nieman specializes in custom-couture bridal and evening gowns and alterations.  Visit the salon and view Anna Nieman’s Bridal Collection 2011.  Call 617.608.3164 to schedule an appointment and visit www.annaniemanbridal.com.

Skelly Insurance Agency has recently merged with Wellesley’s Deland, Gibson Insurance Associates.  Wellesley resident Tom Skelly has joined the agency as Vice President of Sales and Operations, and he brings more than 29 years experience in the property and casualty insurance industry to the agency. It has been a landmark year for Deland, Gibson, with the agency celebrating its 110th anniversary and 25 years of sponsoring the Wellesley Townsman’s “Athlete of the Week.”

TheMassachusetts Horticultural Society announced that it has named Katherine K. Macdonald as the organization’s new executive director.  Ms. Macdonald brings a wealth of experience to her new position, including both public company and not-for-profit management experience.  Founded in 1829 and headquartered at the historic Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley and Dover, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.   Visit www.masshort.org.  

Fore ver Young in Wellesley is the first laser and skin care center in Massachusetts to offer Exilis, a procedure that uses radio frequency to treat fat and tighten skin on the body and face.  It uses an advanced Energy Flow Control System (EFC) which heats and melts fat and remodels the collagen under the skin safely and efficiently.  The process is non-invasive with no down time. Call 781.974.9284 to schedule an appointment.

Building upon her success in winning a 2009 “Silver Award” in recognition for her outstanding performance at Rutledge Properties, Wellesley resident Mary Shea Wilson recently received a 2010 “Gold Award” to recognize an even better year.  Mary’s clients recommend her due to her knowledge of the Wellesley and Weston marketplace and her superior client service. Mary can be reached at 781.956.5016 or marysheawilson@aol.com.

Six Provider Insurance employees recently volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank and worked on special projects including the BackPack program and The Brown Bag program. The BackPack program was designed knowing that a hungry child is not going to learn and thrive. Provider Insurance employees stuffed 550 bags that were distributed to children in select schools who are at-risk of going hungry over a weekend or holiday.  The Brown Bag program provides supplemental groceries to seniors and families with children.  

Dover Rug & Home, located on Route 9 in Natick and Route 53 in Hanover, was named “Best of Boston Home 2011” in the “transitional” design category.  Boston Home sought the opinion of a cadre of industry building and design experts in selecting Dover Rug and noted,  “Dover’s selection of rugs alone puts the shop on par with Boston’s finest carpet retailers; customer service brings it a notch above.”   For more information, visit www.doverrug.com or call 508.651.3500.

Diet Coke hosted a Capture the Flag” game to raise awareness and funds for heart health programs in Boston.   Two teams of Northeastern University students competed to raise funds for Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  After a best of seven competition, Diet Coke presented a check to each organization, $10,000 to Brigham & Women’s Hospital and to $5,000 to Boston Medical Center.   Dr. JoAnne Foody of Weston represented Brigham & Women’s Hospital at the event.   

Style by Dependable, a newly launched luxury garment care and concierge dry cleaning service by Dependable Cleaners, is now available in Wellesley.  Style will bring Wellesley residents state-of-the-art cleaning services, innovative garment care, and exceptional customer services similar to those found in fashion hubs like New York, Miami and Los Angeles.  Style services are available via Dependable Cleaners pick-up and home delivery routes.  Wellesley residents can set up a delivery account by calling 617.770.9222.

Sonia Hale, an award-winning Wellesley artist who specializes in family and official heirloom-quality portraiture, has been selected to have three of her paintings published in a featured spread in the Best of Worldwide Portrait & Figurative Artists, Volume One.  Only 92 worldwide artists were juried into the two-volume set. Sonia studied with the famed artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, the  painter of six U.S. Presidents.  For more information, visit www.soniahale.com or soniahale1@gmail.com.

On June, 16th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, the Natick VNA will present its fifth annual “A Fresh Taste” event at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley, featuring the area’s most talented and sought-after chefs.. Tickets are $50 per person with all event proceeds benefiting the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, a not-for-profit home health care agency headquartered in Natick and serving surrounding towns. For more information or to reserve tickets contact Patsy Rossetti at 508.653.3081, extension 1251 or e-mail prossetti@natickvna.org.

Art in Giving LLC (www.artingiving.com), a corporate reward and recognition company, is celebrating its second anniversary.  Wellesley Bank, Pinnacle Residential, Gibson Sotheby’s International, and Danversbank are among the company’s new clients who use Art in Giving’s services to honor board members, thank new home buyers, and reward employees with artwork chosen from several galleries and studios.  Fifty percent of proceeds fund pediatric cancer research selected by a national scientific advisory board and the Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation.   

The Landing, a premier dual diagnosis residential treatment program, has just opened at McLean Hospital.   The program is for adolescents and young adults through age 19 who are struggling with co-occurring substance use disorder and psychiatric illness such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. A full range of services are offered including assessment and consultation, individual therapy, group therapy, skills training, education, psychopharmacology, and family therapy. To learn more please visit www.mcleanlanding.org or call 877.412.3445. 

Susan Simon, founder of Admissions Advantage, a ten-year-old college consulting business, has recently launched Weston Tutor Collaborative in Weston Center.  Tutors on staff act as academic coaches supporting middle school and high school students in math, science, reading, writing, history, and foreign language.  Tutors also prepare students for SAT, ACT, ISEE, and AP tests.  Tutors at the new tutoring venture have graduated from top universities, have teaching backgrounds, and are enthusiastic about supporting students throughout their academic careers.

Local resident and designer, Katie Rosenfeld of Katie Rosenfeld Design in Weston, has launched a daily blog, www.boglestreet.com,  tackling real-life design issues ranging from color trends, product suggestions, and virtual room concept schemes to basic tricks of the trade and everything in between. Katie is available for project work or consultation and can be reached at 339.222.9964 or www.katierosenfeldesign.com.

MAGIC 106.7/WMJX-FM was named AC “Station of the Year” at the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Awards. Wellesley resident and MAGIC General Manager Don Kelley received the award.  The NAB Marconi Radio Awards were established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi. These prestigious awards recognize stations and individuals for their excellence and performance. Finalists were selected by a task force of broadcast professionals and voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy.

The Harvest Group of UBS Financial Services in Wellesley joined the fight against breast cancer as the exclusive Pink Ribbon Sponsor of the Ellie Fund’s 15th Annual Oscar Night Gala, the only Academy Awards party in Massachusetts that is officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. More than 350 guests attended and raised nearly $200,000 for the Needham-based breast cancer foundation that provides free household support for local families.

B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow) is a women’s support, education and networking organization that embraces women’s desire to connect with each other.  B.I.G strives to facilitate safe and supportive environments to further members’ business dreams and goals with pod meetings that offer face-to-face interaction. Each meeting focuses on a business topic with time set aside for networking as well.  B.I.G. is in five states with over 650 members. Sue Zimmerman and Marianne Smith are the Co-POD leaders for Wellesley.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. recently celebrated the opening of their Weston office.  Guests enjoyed wine, sushi and other delectable appetizers from Off Center in Weston.  Each guest was treated to an autographed copy of former Town Crier reporter Laura Spinella’s new book, Beautiful Disaster.

Gardens by the Yard of Wayland has expanded its services to include sustainable soil and plant maintenance practices, using organic products.  Celebrating seven years in business, the company is a woman-owned landscape and garden design, installation, and maintenance firm servicing the MetroWest that has built its success on personalized service and innovative, informed landscape designs which are sensitive to clients’ living style and budget. Visit www.gardensbytheyard.com or call 508.561.4303 for a consultation.

Susan Dearborn Interiors Inc., who moved last year from Wellesley to a historic building in South Natick, has received recognition from the Boston Better Business Bureau. The Certificate of Achievement recognized 19 years of a commitment to reliability, credibility, ethics and promoting trust in the market place.  Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc. is now located at 6 Pleasant Street South in Natick.  Call 508.653.9800 or visit www.dearborndesign.com.  



Under the direction of Marc Kaplan, the work of Sanford Custom Builders was exhibited at the April 2011 Residential Design and Construction (RDC) Show held at the World Trade Center.  RDC is the Northeast’s premier residential and building industry event and this year’s theme was: “Rebuild your practice, rebuild your industry.”  Sanford Custom Builders is an award-winning builder specializing in custom-built new homes and renovations.

Body In Motion is in full swing at Linden Square and is introducing a new one-hour-long, all-in-one workout called BarSculpt™.  The Studio now offers monthly memberships with unlimited BarSculpt™ classes.  For more information, visit www.wellesleybodyinmotion.com.
The Newton-Wellesley Hospital annual Golf & Tennis Tournament will be held at Wellesley Country Club on Monday, September 12, 2011. The event benefits the unrestricted NWH Annual Fund, which directly supports the hospital’s operating budget. These funds are used for such expenses as the purchase of new equipment and technology, new/expanded patient services, and continuing clinical education. Anyone interested in participating or sponsoring should contact Marcy Busch at 617.243.6712 or mbusch1@partners.org or visitwww.nwh.org/golf

This summer Weston Drama Workshop celebrates its 49th anniversary. Participants entering grade six through age 23 will present OklahomaBye Bye BirdieTommy, and Wiley and the Hairy Man.   Registrations are in progress. Auditions will be in May, rehearsals begin in mid- June, and performances will begin in mid-July. Rehearsals and performances will be at Regis College Fine Arts Center, Weston.  For more information, contact Sue Ryan at 781.893.1896 or westondramaworkshop49@gmail.com or visit www.westondramaworkshop.org.

Jo Kaplan Lee and David Lee, owners of Allegro Photography, recently moved their boutique photography studio to Wellesley. Allegro Photography is recognized for creating distinctive portraits that capture the personalities and relationships within families. A full service studio, they provide custom personal art for your home. For Portraits Redefined, call 888.566.3284 or visit www.AllegroPhotography.com.

Kathy Kelley was recently awarded recognition in Prudential’s Chairman’s Circle for her 2010 sales achievements.  Kathy again places in the top two percent of Prudential agents nationwide,   was Prudential Town and Country’s Top Producer for 2010, and is the recipient of the coveted Prudential “Legend Award” for “Persistence, Expertise and Consistency.” Prudential Town and Country is independently owned and operated by Wellesley residents Gail and Gary Lockberg since 1999.

Save the date!  It’s time to sponsor and register for the Chamber Golf Open at the Wellesley Country Club on July 25. All golfers are welcome to enjoy this beautiful course, which last year celebrated its 100th year, as well as hosting the 2010 Mass Open.   Players do not have to be chamber or club members. For more information, call 781.235.2446, e-mail sconlon@wellesleychamber.org, or visit www.wellesleychamber.org.            

 Babson College’s maple trees are producing maple syrup through an effort of Lisa MacDonald, Director of Residential Living, and her husband, Babson Evening MBA student Trevor MacDonald, a Vermont native. The sap first began to run on March 5th and continued through the end of the month.  The couple shared the syrup with College staff, faculty, and students. Lisa and her husband sugar each year in Vermont and have their own sugaring supplies.

On Sunday, September 25, 2011, the second annual HopeWalks will be held to benefit the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The 3.5 mile route will start and end at the hospital, and all ages are welcome. Walk as an individual, start a team, or join an existing team. Online registration at www.nwh.org/hopewalks will be available in late May. Join us to send a STRONG message of HOPE! For more information, contact Haillie MacNeill at 617.243.5491 orhopewalks@partners.org.

Kris Kolligian, owner of Precision Built, LLC in Dover, spent time in Haiti this winter volunteering his skills to rebuild homes and businesses in an effort to help build local awareness about Haiti’s condition. See www.precisionblt.com for more details about his trip. Precision built is “Building Excellence into every home” and has expanded its offices on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to include Dover.

Mortgage Equity Partners has opened its third sales office in Massachusetts at 1026 Main Street in Winchester.  The company also hired Paul Godbout as sales manager for the New Hampshire and Maine markets; the office will be opening there in the second quarter of this year.  The company has grown to more than 30 employees since opening two and a half years ago.  Weston resident Craig Tanny is a managing partner and executive Vice President.

 Angelbare offers a free service to children with hair loss due to alopecia, cancer, or other injuries.  Micro-pigmentation is a safe and comfortable technique that recreates the appearance of individual hairs by applying pigment for lasting color that won’t wash off.  “When our nine-year-old son was diagnosed with alopecia, we found Angelbare,” said one parent. “We are impressed with how natural his eyebrows look. Eric loves his new eyebrows, and we are very pleased with our choice.”

Lux Nails and Spa has recently opened at 555 Washington Street in Wellesley.  The salon features a waiting area equipped with computers so customers can check e-mail or work while they wait and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Store manager Khiem Nguyen says that Lux decided to expand their business by opening another salon in Wellesley (the first is in Duxbury).  A signature feature is the open manicure bar with built-in nail dryers at each station

The Tooth Fairy is coming to town! Join the Tooth Fairy and Wellesley Dental Group during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend festivities. The team of doctors and staff look forward to seeing the friendly and familiar faces of the community, along with providing free tooth brushes to all during the parade and picnic on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Lori Meagher, principal of LRM Consulting in Weston, is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative, LRM Learning, dedicated to providing state-of-the-art training initiatives for client workforce development including coaching, mentoring, and employee assessment. Based on diverse innovative content and utilizing flexible delivery techniques, LRM Learning provides standard, tailored, or purpose-built offerings for virtually every industry, every size client, and every type of workforce population. For more information, visit www.lrmlearning.com, e-mail info@lrmlearning.com, or call 781.893.7724.

 Newton-Wellesley Hospital has officially cut the ribbon on its state-of-the-art Shipley Medical Simulation Center. Located on the Hospital campus, it will play an integral role in training clinical staff members to respond to a number of critical situations that arise in the hospital setting. The Simulation Center is comprised of mock clinical settings made to replicate the same environment that clinicians practice in at the Hospital and was made possible through a generous donation from the Shipley family.

North Hill is delighted to announce the unveiling of its new art gallery.  Located just off the main lobby, adjacent to the Library and newly renovated bistro space, the Gallery offers a permanent collection of paintings and sculpture, as well as rotating exhibit space.  The premier guest artist is local Photographer Andy Caulfield whose brilliant work has garnered gasps of delight and praise from those who have paused to view it.  If you’d like to see Andy’s work yourself, please call 877-736-4371.

Matthew Pinto has joined the staff at The Color Studio in Wellesley. A professional hair color specialist for the past twenty years and most recently the technical director for Organic Color Systems, his specialty is using healthier, greener hair coloring products that show a greater level of respect for the hair, his clients, and the environment. The Color Studio has also introduced Keragreen, a healthier straightening and smoothing treatment as an addition to its organic color line.

 

 

Inbox Spring 2011

The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA)  announced that the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group, with offices in Wellesley and Medfield, was recently re-certified as a Five Star Insurance Agency. The Five Star Award of Distinction is awarded by MAIA – the largest state or regional independent agents association in the country – to an independent insurance agency that successfully completes a “fitness review” that examines 17 elements of insurance agency performance.

Patients needing emergency care at Newton-Wellesley Hospital now have an easy way to find out how long the emergency room wait is before they actually get there. The Hospital is introducing three new innovative tools for its patients: an Emergency Room wait time display on the Newton-Wellesley Web site, a Hospital iPhone application available on iTunes for download, and a mobile version of the Web site available for many smartphones.  For more information, visit www.nwh.org.

Gail Lockberg, owner of Prudential Town and Country Real Estate, served as a Muscular Dystrophy Association “Jailbird” to raise money for those affected by the neuromuscular disease. Thanks to many generous people, Gail successfully made “bail” by reaching and exceeding her goal of $1,600. Visit mda.org for information on how you can help make a difference to people around the country and in your community.

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Newton-Wellesley Hospital as one of 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Newton-Wellesley Hospital is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements.   For more information, visit www.nwh.org.

Tom Fontaine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wellesley Bank, is proud to partner with Art in Giving LLC through the purchase of two original works of fine art. Fruits of Hope is the watercolor painting selected for the Linden Branch location. The artist is Eliane Markoff, a Wellesley resident who founded Art in Giving, a company that promotes the fine arts to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

Stepping Stone Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is a full service acupuncture clinic serving Wellesley and surrounding communities. Located in the Wellesley Sports Medicine suite in Linden Square, the clinic welcomes patients by appointment Monday through Thursday between 1:00 and 8:00 pm.  Stepping Stone offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, nutritional and lifestyle advising, electroacupuncture, cupping, tui na (massage), gwa sha, noninsertive acupressure, and auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture). To schedule an appointment, call 781.898.4983 or visit www.steppingstoneacu.com.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Wellesley Kiwanis Club and the Wellesley Toy and Gift Shop made a large donation of toys for the pediatric patients at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.  The toys were made possible by the Doug Garron Toy Fund, established in 2002 by the Kiwanis Club to honor Doug’s contributions to the club. The owners of the Wellesley Toy and Gift Shop on Central Street matched the Kiwanis Club’s contribution, doubling the number of toys the hospital received.  

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multi-specialty physician practice with practices across eastern Massachusetts and an affiliate of Atrius Health, is pleased to announce that its Wellesley practice has been named to the annual Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Honor Roll for excellence in adult and pediatric patient care. The Honor Roll highlights adult and pediatric physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the treatment of chronic illness.

Following a twenty year career as a real estate investor, Eric Morse has joined Mary Crane (www.MaryCraneProperties.com) at Century 21 Commonwealth (www.CommonMoves.com) as a salesperson in the Dover office which serves all of the surrounding communities.  “Having bought and sold property in Wellesley, Weston, Needham, and Boston, I’ve worked with many real estate agents, none of whose work ethic, market knowledge, and resources exceed Mary’s.  I’m looking forward to working with her, commented Morse, who may be reached at Eric@MaryCraneProperties.com.

Sam Bain, CEO and founder of Bainco, a 23-year old wealth advisory firm, announced that Jeffrey Mortimer, former Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Charles Schwab has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mortimer will work to enhance domestic and international equity research and assist the CEO in the day-to-day management of the firm. Mortimer has been a frequent commentator on CNBC and his insights appeared in many top financial publications including Barrons, Fortune, and Financial Times. 

Mary Crane of Century 21 Commonwealth was honored recently at the Century 21 Top Agent Retreat held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas.  Mary earned the coveted CENTURY 21 Double Centurion Producer Award which places her in the top one percent of sales producing associates globally. This invitational event recognizes the top producing agents of the CENTURY 21 System for their accomplishments and features motivational speakers, educational sessions, and networking events. 

Cell Youth Actif, a groundbreaking skincare serum that has been extensively researched and tested for ten years, is just hitting the market.  This exceptional new product minimizes lines and wrinkles, repairs firmness, redefines contours, reveals clarity, evens tones, intensifies hydration, and refines smoothness, among other qualities.  Elizabeth Renee Esthetics is on the forefront of bringing this groundbreaking technology to our area.  To pre-order over the telephone, call Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Skincare Spa at 781.237.SKIN (7546).

Divine Kitchens won two awards for the fourth year in a row at the 2010 Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards from the National Association of Remodeling Industries (NARI). Divine won Gold for Kitchen Design $100K and above and Silver for Kitchen Design $50K-$100K. Divine Kitchens has a showroom in Linden Square in Wellesley and a second location on Lyman Street in Westborough. Showroom consultations are complimentary. For more information, visit www.divinekitchens.com.

Vincent J. Spoto, a principal at Pinnacle Residential Properties, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of a multi-state region of the Better Business Bureau.  Spoto has been a director for the BBB for the past four years and co-founded Pinnacle Residential Properties with Elaine Bannigan.  He has been a Wellesley resident for the past 30 years and has served on a number of boards in the private sector.

Jan Schwartz of Wellesley recently joined the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham as director of development, where her mandate is to expand awareness and support for the seven year old school’s mission. Offering both secular and Judaic studies in a warm and child-centered environment, the egalitarian and pluralistic school welcomes families with children in kindergarten through middle school who desire a superior education provided through a Jewish lens. Previously, Jan was head of development and communications for Gateways: Access to Jewish Education.

J.M. Construction Co., an award-winning residential design/build construction firm, and S+H Construction, Inc., a premier residential renovation and custom home building company, are recipients of  2010 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards – Eastern Massachusetts region. J.M. won a Gold award in the Residential Bathroom over $60,000 category and S+H won a Silver award in the Entire House over $500,000 category.  For more information about J.M Construction, call 866.533.1660 or visit www.jmconstructionco.com.  For more information about S+H Construction, call 617.876.8286, or visit www.shconstruction.com.

Gay Appleby Rogers recently opened The Silk Road Fine Fabrics at 281 Auburn Street in Auburndale, where she offers high quality fashion fabrics, silks, cottons, linens, wools, as well as sewing instruction and opportunities for fashion networking. The Sewing Cafe offers drop-in sewing where customers can familiarize themselves with various sewing techniques or get help on their current projects. Sewing lessons are available and special workshops and events are organized monthly. For more information, call 617.244.SILK or visit www.thesilkroadfinefabrics.com.


Sterling Homes Development Corporation
 won the 2011 Building Systems Council’s Excellence in Home Design Award for a custom modular farmhouse the company built in Concord. Sterling’s president Russell Busa says, “We are proud to receive this national home building accolade. Entries were judged by industry experts with criteria including overall design, buyer appeal, and exterior treatments.” Sterling Homes recently completed a modular Victorian-style home on Lawrence Road in Wellesley. To learn more, visit www.sterlinghomesdev.com or call 978.579.9833.

Sonia Hale, an award-winning Wellesley artist, has painted two commissioned portraits for the family of the benefactors of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library. She painted the late Pearle Crawford and the primary benefactors Hugh and Harriet Crawford. The paintings were unveiled at the Grand Opening of the public library in Dudley, Massachusetts.   For more information on Sonia’s official and heirloom quality paintings, visit www.soniahale.com or e-mail her at soniahale1@gmail.com.

Brian Santos has joined Fillo Financial LLC as a tax professional.  Brian previously worked in a regional public accounting firm.  He graduated with a BS in business management and later received a Graduate Certificate in Accounting from Bridgewater State University.  He is registered to prepare tax returns by the Internal Revenue Service.  Brian can be reached at 781.235.6256 or at fillotax@verizon.net.

Mosher’s men’s clothing store of Newton Centre, going on 90 years old, is proud to introduce its newest member, the experienced and knowledgeable Bob Marks, formerly of Mr. Sid and Louis Boston.  Moshers also recently welcomed Lino Zanella, formerly of Louis Boston. 

Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan, a pediatric dentist at Wellesley Dental Group, has become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This is the only board certification in the field of Pediatric Dentistry that is recognized by the A.D.A.  Dr. Pradhan is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University. He accepts most major insurance, including MassHealth, and can be reached at 781.237.9071.

Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon recently announced the addition of more than a dozen new members to their new real estate company, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.  The Weston office added Tiffany Sidhom as office director and sales associates Chris Owens, Pam Dennehy, Traci Shulkin, and Tanya Tanimoto.  In Wellesley, Kristine Beimford serves as office director; sales associates include Wyndham Flaherty, Michelle Roberts Walsh, Jared Parker, Chelsea Robinson, Lynn Donahue, and Donna Maley.  Betsy Hargreaves was hired as an executive assistant and the firm’s new marketing coordinator is Abbie Morse.

  Krauss Dermatology now offers Coolsculpting by Zeltiq non-invasive fat removal.  This non-surgical innovation removes unwanted areas of fat from the abdomen, hips (love handles), and back/bra area.   The procedure uses safe cooling technology to eliminate fat cells gently and effectively without down time.  Visit www.kraussderm.com or call 781.416.3500.

Kertzman & Weil, LLP, recently sponsored the 19th Annual Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass Leading Women Awards Breakfast held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.  The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts honored six remarkable role models.  These honorees were chosen because they exemplify the Girl Scout mission to build women of courage, confidence, and character and their desire to make the world a better place.

Purchase tickets now for the American Cancer Society’s sixth annual Key Gala beginning at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 31t at the House of Blues in Boston. Proceeds from the event benefit the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center, a program of the American Cancer Society. Or attend a Late Night Party beginning at 9:00 pm for a special price, perfect for Boston area young professionals interested in supporting the cause. To purchase tickets, contact Melanie Barton at 508.270.4651 or Melanie.Barton@cancer.org.

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) will hold its 12th Wellesley Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This popular fundraiser invites an excursion into six of Wellesley’s most stunning kitchens, highlighting a variety of styles and concepts in kitchen design.  Tickets will be available for purchase on the WHJWC website (www. whjwc.org), and at other locations to be announced on the site.  Ticket prices are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.  All proceeds benefit Metrowest charities.

Darby Road Home Furnishings is now open on Route 117 on the Weston/Waltham line offering a unique blend of hand crafted furniture, upholstery, home accessories, antiques, and vintage fine art. Jon Ames, the proprietor, has over 30 years experience in design and manufacturing of furniture and antique buying on four continents.Open seven days.  Visit www.darbyroad.com  or call 781-899-6900.

Susan Bright Belanger of Coaches For Kids, LLC, reports that Coaches is completing its fourth year of providing curriculum-based after school support and enrichment to Wellesley children in grades K-6. This year, experienced Wellesley classroom teachers and specialists, including Ellen Banthin, Amy Glennon, Amy Jankins, Vesta Kosmo, Molly Perkins, Elizabeth Steele, and Andrea Stavrakas, joined the team. Coaches’ two sessions are September through June and a summer session. Visit www.coachesforkids.info for further information.  

Thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity – MetroWest/Greater Worcester and those of affiliated organizations, volunteers, and donors, Habitat for Humanity International surpassed its 400,000 house milestone during the most recent fiscal year, resulting in Habitat having served more than two million people with improved housing worldwide. With the help of community members, Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester has successfully made an impact in our community, creating 30 homes for families in need.

Nancy Hill Interiors announces its newest design studio located at Darby Road in Waltham.  Nancy Hill is recognized for creating unique environments that match each client’s distinctive style through a wide range of resources and one-of-a kind elements.  Nancy and her staff have designed the interiors of fine homes throughout New England for over a decade.  Visit the studio at 1395 Main Street (Route 117), just over the Weston line, or online at www.nancyhillinteriors.com 

Weston resident Gabrielle Clemens, Vice-President –Wealth Management and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at UBS Financial Services in Boston, attended the fifth annual Barron’s “Winner’s Circle Top Women Advisors Summit” to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  Seventy-one of the top one hundred women financial advisors in the U.S., as ranked by Barron’s, were in attendance.  The top 100 women are comprised of advisors from major security firms and independent operations.

Rebecca Wilson, owner of RW Interiors in Needham, is the most recent recipient of the International Furnishings and Design Association’s “Rising Star” Award. The “Rising Star” Award is presented to a member of the IFDA who has enthusiastically taken on responsibility for IFDA projects and shows great promise for the future in interior design. RW Interiors provides a full range of design services, specializing in residences and small offices. For more information, call 781.449.7407, or visit www.rwinteriors.net.

Swedish Blue, a design studio specializing in product lines that are difficult to find in the Boston area, announced that they are now offering a beautiful boutique bedding line handmade in India out of pure cotton, using only natural dyes and bleached by the sun.  Swedish Blue caters to the discriminating customer looking for unique and exquisite high end furnishings with a European look and feel, as well as high end children’s furniture inspired by French design. Visit www.swedishbluedesigns.com.

The firm Elm Bank Studio, Architectural & Interior Design, led by its principal, Karen F. Brown, AIA, Allied ASID, is nearing completion of the renovation of all six atria lobbies at Wellesley Green Condominiums in Wellesley Center. The buildings were originally built in 1972 and designed by Samuel Glaser & Partners, Architects (John F. Kennedy Federal Building and the American Airlines hangar, Logan Airport). Elm Bank Studio’s renovation honors the mid-century modern aesthetic originally executed by the architect.

 Save the Date! Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 12th Annual Gala will be held Saturday, May 7 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. This year’s Gala will benefit the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Newton-Wellesley. The goal is to raise $700,000 to help expand the hospital’s critically important psychiatric services provided to children and teens with mental health issues. For more information, please contact Marcy Busch at 617.243.6712 or mbusch1@partners.org.

Body in Motion has moved to 180 Linden Street in Welleley’s Linden Square. The gorgeous new 2000-square foot studio is now featuring the BarSculpt(TM) program, the hottest fitness trend in the nation. Grand Opening was January 15, 2011. Enjoy a free BarSculpt class when you sign up for your first class. The Studio continues to offer the popular Pilates small group equipment classes, private personal training Pilates, and Gyrotonic. To sign up go to www.wellesleybodyinmotion.com.

Melody Tortosa, co-owner of the Next Level Personal Training Studio, located on 9 Crest Road, Suite 12B in Wellesley (next to Faber’s Rug), has added the new Step360 Pro to her studio.  The Step360 Pro was introduced at the world fitness conference in Los Angeles this year and Tortosa is one of the first fitness professionals trained to work on this innovative fitness equipment. This stepper is a unique way of working on stability, balance, strength, and cardio fitness.  For more information, call 781.929.2381 or e-mail melodytortosa@comcast.net.

Betsy Prouty is celebrating the first anniversary of her organizing business, Transition Solutions.  She assists clients who are preparing to move or who are overwhelmed with clutter. Project lengths vary (hours to months) as does each project’s scope (reorganize a garage to empty an estate and stage it for the market).    Betsy has lived in Wellesley for 30 years, is a licensed real estate agent, and is affiliated with Pinnacle Properties.  Visit www.transitionsolutions.biz.

Todd M. Ingwersen, CFP®, CIMA® from The Harvest Group of UBS Financial Services in Wellesley, has earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) certification.  The CIMA® credential is awarded by the Investment Management Consultant Association to professionals who pass a pre-qualifying and certifying exam, as well as complete coursework at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  Accredited advisors focus on asset allocation, the construction of portfolios of multiple managers or strategies, manager search and selection, and performance measurement.  To learn more, contact Todd at 877.300.8981 or e-mail todd.ingwersen@ubs.com.

Wellesley native Allan Blacker, principal of Barrows the Window Shoppe, has been providing homeowners with custom window treatments for over 38 years.  He is pleased to announce that Barrows has established a new drapery department, where customers can choose from a wide variety of window treatment styles, colors, textures, and fabric widths up to 120 inches.

North Hill is excited about continuing to work with Road Scholar, an organization specializing in lifelong learning and discovery.  In the months of February and March, North Hill will be hosting three entertaining and informative Road Scholar Day of Discovery programs that will focus on history and culture, art, science, and travel.   All community members are invited to attend these lectures.  For more information on program topics and registration please contact 877.736.4371

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inbox Winter 2010/2011

Vincent J. Spoto, a principal at Pinnacle Residential Properties, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of a multi-state region of the Better Business Bureau.  Mr. Spoto has been a director for the BBB for the past four years.  Mr. Spoto and Elaine Bannigan are the founders of Pinnacle.  He has been a Wellesley resident for the past 30 years and has served on a number of boards in the private sector.

On September 1st, Gail Lockberg, Owner of Prudential Town and Country Real Estate, served as a Muscular Dystrophy Association “Jailbird” to raise money for those affected by the neuromuscular disease. Thanks to many generous people, Gail successfully made “bail” by reaching and exceeding her goal of $1600. Visit mda.org for information on how you can help make a difference to people around the country and in your community.

The American Business Awards awarded the “Stevie Award” in the category of “Creative Professional of the Year” to former Weston resident Leslie Yeransian, Creative Writer and Multimedia Producer for Rising Medical Solutions. More than 3,000 people and companies competed in the American Business Awards. This year’s award winners encompassed a dynamic range of leaders from Apple’s Steve Jobs, Oracle’s Larry Ellison to National Hockey League’s John Collins. Yeransian just recently revamped her company’s Web site: www.risingms.com.

For the second year in a row, Dr. Robert Savage of Wellesley was named one of “America’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Savage is a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School and is the former President of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. His principal office is located in the Frasier Medical Building at 332 Washington Street in Wellesley, at the Boston Wellesley Plastic Surgery Center. For more information, visit www.bostonwellesleyplasticsurgery.com

One 2 One BodyScapes Personal Training Centers recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary.  One 2 One BodyScapes offers one-on-one personal training in an intimate, home-like setting for those who enjoy a private and powerful physical fitness experience.  The company began franchising in 2007 with the philosophy that fitness is a life-long activity that requires goal-setting and maintenance.  There are more than eleven locations in the greater Boston area, including one at 386 Washington Street in Wellesley.

La Residencia Spa, a Newton spa dedicated to helping its clientele achieve physical, emotional, spiritual and nutritional health, announced that individuals in Newton, Wellesley and Needham have selected the Spa as the best in the area through Community Newspaper Companies 2010 Readers Choice Awards.  For more information, visit www.laresidenciaspa.com or call 617.244.2280.

Continuing its reputation for high-quality, energy-efficient windows and doors, three Pella window product lines were rated as “Best Buys” for replacement windows in the September/October 2010 issue of Consumers Digest magazine. Pella has an 85-year history of making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. For more information, call 800.866.9886 x135, visit pella.com or visit the Wellesley showroom located at 170 Worcester Street.

Weston resident Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED AP BD+C, the President of Nitsch Engineering, was awarded a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa degree by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy at their commencement in June. The honor recognizes Nitsch for her contributions to the engineering field and her efforts to encourage others to pursue engineering careers.  Nitsch Engineering (www.nitscheng.com) is a civil engineering, land surveying, transportation engineering, sustainable site consulting, planning, and GIS firm that provides services on private development, public building, and infrastructure projects.  

Ann Kennefick of Wellesley was recently given the CAREFirst award at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Newton-Wellesley’s CAREFirst Award recognizes individual employees or teams on a monthly basis. Nominated by their peers, award recipients are selected for their performance based on the CAREFirst attributes of compassion, attitude, responsibility, and excellence. Kennefick has been with Newton-Wellesley Hospital for 20 years, where she currently works as a nurse practitioner and nurse educator in the Diabetes Management Department. 

Barry Reopell celebrates ten years as Operations Manager at Encore Construction, an award-winning residential design-build firm specializing in remodeling, kitchens, and bathrooms. Barry oversees Encore’s production process to ensure that every project is completed on schedule, within budget, and with the highest customer satisfaction. Estimator Tom Driscoll also celebrates ten years with the firm. With nearly three decades in the construction industry, Tom has the experience of consistently keeping estimated budgets within actual costs. Visit www.encoreco.com 

For two out of three years, Prudential Real Estate ranked “Highest in Satisfaction for Home Sellers among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” by J.D. Power and Associates.  Wellesley’s Susan Proctor was awarded “Top Producer” for Prudential Town & Country Real Estate.  Visit www.prudentialtnc.com.

Located at 614 Hammond Street in Chestnut Hill, Morigi Milano is a menswear boutique offering the highest quality in clothing at sensible prices. Born and raised in Italy, owner Vittorio Nahum has a passion for exceptional clothing. His new store offers a selection of luxury apparel and accessories edited down perfectly to bring customers only the best. Brands include: Edward Green, E. Marinella Napoli, Arnys, La Vera Sartoria Napolitana, and more. Visit www.morigimilano.com for more information.

Just Like Family, an in-home elder care concierge company, recently opened its offices at Mill Village, 365 Boston Post Road in Sudbury. President and founder Michael Grant Wilsker, a 26- year veteran attorney, has teamed up with experienced social worker Molly Lukason to provide the best quality, timely, and respectful in-home care service to the elderly communities of Sudbury, Lincoln, Weston, Wayland, Concord, Dover, and Sherborn.  For additional information visit: www.likefamilyinc.com or call 978.639.4007.

Wellesley resident Peter McAvinn from the Boston General Office of New York Life Insurance Company recently presented Jeff Hayward, Chief of External Affairs of the United Way, of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley with a $35,000 contribution from the New York Life Foundation.   The New York Life Foundation awards approximately 139 grants annually to local United Ways nationwide to support community programming.

Roseanna Means, MD, Founder and President of Women of Means, is a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2010 Community Health Leaders Award.   This prestigious award is given annually to ten individuals across the United States who have created innovative improvements in community health care.  For over a decade, Women of Means, a Wellesley non-profit, coordinates teams of volunteer physicians and nurses to provide free medical services to Boston’s homeless women and children.   Visit www.womenofmeans.org.  

Emily Weintraub Fine Art is celebrating its one year anniversary of offering fine art appraisals for insurance, estate, and donation purposes to individuals and institutions, along with an inventory of American paintings and works on paper.  A Wayland resident, Emily has worked in the industry for 13 years and is a graduate of the Weston schools. Consultations by appointment.    On the Web at: www.ewfineart.com or call 617.953.2700.

Debi Benoit, partner with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., LLC, was ranked as one of the country’s top real estate agents for the second year in a row according to The Wall Street Journal’s 2010 “Top 100 Real Estate Professionals” list. Nationally, Debi Benoit was recognized with a 2009 sales volume that exceeded $53 million.  Locally, her numbers outpaced her competition nearly two to one.  Debi has consistently been ranked the #1 sales associate in Wellesley since 2006. Contact her at Debi@BenoitMiznerSimon.com.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies offers accessible programs to help families with young children connect with the Jewish community in Metrowest. From playgroups to parenting workshops, from Chanukah to Passover—families will find the Jewish activities they have been looking for through Family Connections, the organization’s free, monthly e-newsletter at www.cjp.org. 

Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen AIA,presented his recently-completed LEED for Homes Gold house at the Sustainable Wellesley Expo and Symposium.  Wellesley homeowner Cynthia Curtis joined the presentation and described the goals of the project and her experience of living in a sustainable home.  The house features solar energy panels, energy star certification, water saving fixtures, and superior windows, insulation, FSC lumber, and durable materials.  For more information, call Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Mary Ellen Fillo of Fillo Financial LLC participated in the 2010 Internal Revenue Service Nationwide Tax Forum in New York City in August.  Mary Ellen attended presentations by IRS and other tax professionals on representation of taxpayers before the IRS as well as an overview of tax law changes.  Please contact her at her Wellesley office for tax questions at 781.235.6256 or e-mail at fillconsult@verizon.net.

Body In Motion, Wellesley’s premier Pilates studio on Linden Street, has expanded.  In addition to private training and group equipment classes, classes are now offered in Pilates mat, beginner equipment, Pilates for teens, and BarSculpt, the total body-fitness class. BarSculpt fuses Pilates, core conditioning, light weights, orthopedic stretching, and ballet barre work. Class is set to music and is appropriate for all levels.  For a complete schedule, visit http://www.wellesleybodyinmotion.com/.

The Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Wellesley’s Virginia Handerhan has joined the agency.  Virginia has been a leader with various Boston area insurance agencies for over 25 years. She has joined Corcoran & Havlin’s Commercial Lines Department.  Corcoran & Havlin has been guiding businesses and families on insurance matters since 1967.  For more information, visit chinsurance.com.

Registered Nurse and Weston resident Jodi Wolf has launched Boston Baby Fairy, a service providing professional care for mothers and their newborn babies at home.  Boston Baby Fairy will help mothers understand and deal with post partum emotional transition, child sibling behavior, diet, sleep schedules, and more.  Call 781.664.8348 or e-mail Jodi@bostonbabyfairy.com for a free consultation.  For more information, visit www.bostonbabyfairy.com

Ellen Zientara,WHNP-BC,NBCMT announced the opening of Positive Pressure: Massage, Yoga and Wellness located at 11 River Street in Wellesley.  She brings over 20 years of clinical expertise specializing in integrative medicine via Therapeutic Massage and Yoga. Her clinical massage/yoga treatments include helping people through pre/post operative issues.  Ellen also offers sports, addiction/recovery and stress management and teen massage (repetitive injury) treatment with the goal is to support and empower her patients by using the “Health Belief Model” to live healthy, happy lives.

Thanks to a grant from the Fund for Wellesley, the Wellesley Health Department, with help from the Youth Commission, has developed community based mental health resources that address depression, substance abuse and suicide.  The grant has been used to develop a suicide prevention Web site called www.wellesleyacts.org. It offers visitors of all ages, resources that encourage them to take the necessary steps to help themselves or another in an emotional crisis. It also offers survivors resources and links to support services. For more information, visit www.wellesleyma.gov/health .

 Mitesh Kapadia, MD, PhD has recently opened an ophthalmic plastic surgery office at 873 Worcester Street (Route 9, westboundin Wellesley in addition to his practice at Tufts Medical Center. Dr Kapadia’s specialties are cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery as well as facial rejuvenation with Botox, Restylane and Juvederm.  Call 978.393.5437 before December 31st to schedule a free cosmetic consultation.  Visit  www.bostoneyelids.com for more information.

Bella Santé is now offering Shellac manicures. Shellac is the first “hybrid” nail polish and gel, and it goes on like polish but lasts like gel for two weeks or longer, withstanding the rigors of everyday wear and tear that can leave regular nail polish chipped and peeling.  Shellac is “3-free” (free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP) and is hypo-allergenic.  Call 617.424.9930 or visit www.bellasante.com  to find out more about this new treatment or to schedule an appointment.

Williams & Spade Companies, Inc of Wayland is celebrating its tenth anniversary this season. The firm’s President and lead designer, Jeanne Racioppi, has been providing top quality interior design services to clients throughout New England for over twenty years. Williams & Spade has recently expanded its services to include project management for renovations and new construction projects of all sizes. Visit them at www.williamsandspade.com or on Facebook and check back regularly for new additions to their portfolio.

Krauss Dermatology is now offering the exciting Zeltiq Coolsculpting procedure.  This totally noninvasive process uses safe, cooling technology to remove unwanted fat from the abdomen, love handles, and flanks (bra area). There is no scarring, no downtime, and no pain.  The procedure was recently FDA approved in the U.S. and removes about 25 percent of the fat layer in just a single treatment.  Call 781.416.3500 or visit www.kraussderm.com for more information.

The Wellesley Cotillion will be held on Saturday, December 4th at the Back Bay Event Center’s Dorothy Quincy Suite.  Invitations were mailed to juniors and seniors who reside in Wellesley or attend Wellesley High School.  Contributions large or small are greatly appreciated, and are the sole source of funding for Cotillion expenses.  Supplementing financial generosity, families are encouraged to volunteer, particularly on the day of the event, with shifts available for chaperones and assistance with either set-up or take-down.  Please contact welleslelycotillion@gmail.com  for more information.

J. Todd Galleries has challenged 23 of the region’s award-winning artists to find and paint new views of Boston from unexpected vantage points, in every season, and at various times of the day and night.  The result is “It’s All Boston,” a show featuring 60 smashing new works. The show will run from November 19th through December 9th at J. Todd Galleries, 572 Washington Street (Route 16) in Wellesley. For more information, call 781.237.3434 or visit www.jtodd.com.

 “Bang for your Buck”, the first of three seminars in the fall “Get Inspired!” series presented by WellesleyWeston and Perspective magazines was held on Thursday, September 23rd at Dover Rug in Natick.  “Home for the Holidays,” will be held on Thursday, November 18th, and will share holiday decorating and entertaining tips.  The seminar is free and will be held from 10:00 am until noon at Dover Rug in Natick . Advance registration is required.  To register, go to www.jdcomm.biz.

With strong family ties to Wellesley, Jacky Keith, owner of Esplanade Travel in Boston, announced that the company is celebrating its 57th anniversary.  Today’s Esplanade team is young, motivated, passionate about travel, and has explored more than 150 countries. As a small locally-owned business specializing in luxury travel, Esplanade prides itself on building itineraries to challenge not only the well-traveled, but also to inspire new travelers.  To start planning your next adventure visit www.esplanadetravel.com, e-mail info@esplanadetravel.com, or call 617.266.7465.

The Riverbend School opened for its first day of school on September 8, 2010. Riverbend, the result of the merger of the Eliot Montessori School and Natick Montessori Schools, both of South Natick, now serves children ages 15 months through 14 years old (Toddler through Eighth Grade). For more information, contact Susan Higgins at 508.655.7333 or shiggins@rvbs.org.

With Women Building Connections, Megan McAvoy and Sangita Joshi are gathering women business owners to build a community that will “Give. Gain. Grow.”  Both are financial advisors with The Bulfinch Group and are looking to create an opportunity for women to assemble for a series of events that will build relationships and expand horizons, both personally and professionally. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring an event, please call 781.449.4402.

Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon announced that they have formed a new real estate company:  Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.  With offices in Wellesley and Weston, the three realtors, who have consistently been the number one agents in their respective markets, have joined forces to provide exceptional customer service and respond to the changing demands of the residential real estate market. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 781.237.8181 in Wellesley; or 781.894.8282 in Weston.

Maura Wayman of Wellesley recently photographed Wellesley Country Club’s 100th Gala celebration and photographs everything from weddings to corporate gatherings to sporting events to headshots for aspiring models.  In addition to the Wellesley Country Club, Maura’s clients include the Lahey Clinic and Vestar Capital Partners.  She also holds monthly headshot clinics at Boston Casting.  To learn more, visit www.maurawayman.com or call 617.308.1963.

A century ago, on January 24, 1911, a few community-minded individuals formed a new bank with the goal of providing quality banking services to Wellesley and the surrounding towns. Today, after 100 years of benefiting its town with safe and sound banking practices, Wellesley Bank prepares to celebrate its centennial. Today Wellesley Bank is a full service financial institution offering personal and commercial banking as well as an investment management subsidiary: Wellesley Investment Partners.  Visit www.wellesleybank.com.

Celebrating the ten-year anniversary as one of the most highly-regarded and active dog training resources on the Web, My Smart Puppy founder and Wellesley native Sarah Wilson announces the redesign and relaunch of her Web site, www.MySmartPuppy.com. With easy-to-understand, easy-to-use training techniques, the site is a comprehensive, independent, one-stop resource focused on supporting the human-animal bond unlike other sites focused on dominance and control. For more information please visit www.MySmartPuppy.com.

On September 1st, Gail Lockberg, owner of Prudential Town and Country Real Estate, served as a Muscular Dystrophy Association “Jailbird” to raise money for those affected by the neuromuscular disease. Thanks to many generous people, Gail successfully made “bail” by reaching and exceeding her goal of $1600. Visit mda.org for information on how you can help make a difference to people around the country and in your community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More Great Books

As you might expect, the librarians and independent books sellers of Wellesley and Weston were overflowing with suggestions for great books to give as holiday gifts.  Since we struggled with which books to include in the article, “Books for Everyone on Your Holiday List,” here are the titles that we couldn’t fit in print.

Now, you’ll certainly have a reading list to take you and yours past the holidays… all the way through summer.

Babies – Early Elementary Schoolers

The Little Books Boxed Set (Rosenthal)

Finn Throws a Fit! (Elliott)

What Is This? (Damm)

My Little Stella Library (Gay)

My Little Red Fire Truck (Johnson)

Tacky the Penguin (Lester)

Here’s a Little Poem (Yolen)

Ladybug Girl (Soman)

Trouble Gum (Cordell)

Beyond the Great Mountains:  A Visual Poem About China (Young)

Elephant & Piggie:  Watch Me Throw the Ball! (Willems)

Chasing Degas (Montanari)

 

Tweens

One Giant Leap:  Apollo 11 Remembered (Bizony)

Rebecca Boxed Set, American Girls Collection (Greene)

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma (Stewart)

The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5 (Riordan)

The Dragon of Trelian (Knudsen)

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (Birdsall)

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (Krosoczka)

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Kelly)

When You Reach Me (Stead)

The Time Travelers’ Handbook: A Wild, Wacky, and Wooly Adventure Through History! (Stride)

The Greatest Moments in Sports (Berman)

Teens

A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition (Bryson)

The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion (Teen Vogue)

Leviathan (Westerfeld)

Anne Frank: Her life in words and pictures from the archives of The Anne Frank House (Metselaar)

The Conch Bearer (Divakaruni)

Coke or Pepsi? 1000 Coke or Pespsi Questions 2 Ask Your Friends! (Gill)

High School

Shiver (Stiefvater)

Fire (Cashore)

Love is the Higher Law (Levithan)

A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving)

When the Game Was Ours (Bird/Johnson)

The Hunger Games (Collins)

The Book of the Moon (Stroud)

The Demon’s Lexicon (Brennan)

Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes (Johnson)

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (Patterson)

Adults

The Lost Symbol (Brown)

That Old Cape Magic (Russo)

South of Broad (Conroy)

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Larsson)

Secrets to Happiness: A Novel (Dunn)

Catching Fire:  How Cooking Made Us Human (Wrangham)

Regarding Heroes (Karsh)

Long Lost (Coben)

The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog (Ellis-Bell)

April 1865: The Month That Saved America (Winik)

Weekend Retreats (Salk)

Kitchen Express: 404 inspired seasonal dishes you can make in 20 minutes or less (Bittman)

Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy (Canellos)

 

Thanks once again to the librarians and independent booksellers in Wellesley and Weston for their time and insights.

Book Club Favorites

One of the first things I did when I moved to Wellesley in 1991 was join a book club.   A friend from church mentioned that her book club had an opening for a new member and, although the concept was new to me at the time, I love to read and I was anxious to make new friends.  This monthly evening meeting of women and men proved to be the perfect respite from the demands of young motherhood and provided the opportunity for engaging conversation that centered around the book we read that month (although I must admit that the conversation often veers away from the book).  My book club just celebrated its 20th anniversary, and although we have welcomed new members to our group of twelve and some have left throughout the years, many of the “original” members are the same.

I joined another Book Club a few years ago that my friend and neighbor was organizing, and now I have another excuse to enjoy a good meal, meet new friends, and be invigorated by lively conversation about a variety of books that I might not have read if left to my own devices.

In the next issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine, writer Liz Suneby talks with local booksellers and librarians to get their advice on books for everyone on your holiday shopping list.  Since the list was too long to print in the space allotted in the magazine, we will provide the complete list on this blog in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I thought I would share some of my favorite book club books that I have read recently.  If you have read any of them, I invite you to comment.  And if you have any books that you have enjoyed lately, please share them with us so other blog readers can benefit from your advice.

Here is my top ten list of books I have read lately (in alphabetical order, as it was simply too difficult to choose favorites):

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Bridge of Sighs – Richard Russo

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Loving Frank – Nancy Horan

Moloka’i – Alan Brennert

Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout

Out Stealing Horses – Per Petterson

Skeletons at the Feast – Chris Bohjalian

Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

 

Can We Blog?

Last summer my daughter set me up with my very own Facebook account.  What began as a whim has evolved into a habit (one that’s not so secret anymore!).  I must confess that every morning I check my Facebook page to find out if I have any new requests for “Friends,” and casually check my Home page for updates (new photo postings are my favorites).  At first I felt kind of creepy doing this; looking at personal photos of someone I don’t even know that well seemed like an invasion of privacy. But I quickly got over my initial queasiness and have even posted a few very carefully selected photos of myself posing with friends and family.

Facebook has put me back in touch with high school and college friends whom I haven’t seen or heard from in years.  Even my kids’ friends are “friending” me and, much to my son’s dismay, I can now gain a glimpse into his social life that he tries to keep very well hidden.  I do think it’s important for parents to know what their kids are putting on Facebook and even though my children are older I tell them repeatedly: “If you’re embarrassed to have me see your Facebook photos, then they shouldn’t be posted for the world to see.”

I’m not alone in my newfound passion for social media.  Pew Research Center analysis released last January found that 35 percent of adult Internet users now have a profile on at least one social networking site. Reconnecting with old friends is certainly a pleasant by-product of this vast social media network and another is the vast amount of information sharing that takes place.

Here at the magazine, we decided to launch this blog so we can stay better connected with our readers and advertisers.  Since we are a quarterly publication, a lot happens in between issues, and we hope that this blog can fill in the gaps somewhat.  With so many exciting events happening all over Wellesley, Weston, and Greater Boston, we can now post photos that we just don’t have room for in the magazine and publicize upcoming events.  We hope that you will use our convenient events calendar to publicize your own events.

Finally, we have this space for blogging.  I always have more to say than my Editor’s Letter allows so I’ll be posting frequently, and I encourage you to comment.  Our writers will also be blogging occasionally. But we also hope to hear from you.  Let us know what’s on your mind.  Do you have a favorite restaurant you’d like to review or a recipe you’d like to share?  Maybe you just took a spectacular family vacation and you’d like to tell everybody about it.  Or perhaps you have some back-to-school shopping advice or some tips for making your home greener.
We’re excited about the WellesleyWeston Magazine Blog, and we hope you’ll visit often.  And now let the blogging begin!