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Inbox Winter 2018

Lash L’Amour is now open in Wellesley at 576 Washington Street C in the Belclare.  For the past eight years, Lash L’Amour has been specializing in eyelash extensions, lash lifts, and brow shaping at their locations in Boston and Newton.  All staff members are licensed aestheticians and certified lash specialists who promise professionalism, safety and sanitation, customization, and satisfaction.  Owner Cynthia Tsang has been in the beauty business for 23 years and is dedicated to lash training and continuing education.  For more information, please visit www.lashlamour.com and see the ad on page 117.

Wellesley Bank, a premier bank and wealth management company, announced that Jeffrey Stewart has joined as vice president of business banking client services, marking the addition of a key officer to the leadership team. In this new role, Jeffrey will continue to build on Wellesley Bank’s distinctive service model and help accelerate their positive momentum in new client onboarding and development. His expertise in client services and banking will play a significant role in helping the bank to further enhance the client experience. For more information, visit www.wellesleybank.com.

Debi Benoit of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was once again honored by REAL Trends, The Thousand as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Benoit’s transaction volume exceeded $150 million, ranking her #59 nationwide. Benoit has been Wellesley’s #1 broker from 2006 through 2017 with over $1 billion in total career sales. She has been featured on the Real Trends, The Thousand list for the past nine years and was Massachusetts’ #1 broker for single family sales in 2015 and 2017.

Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon were recently honored by REAL Trends, America’s Best. The Mizner Simon Team’s transaction volume exceeded $105 million, ranking them #4 in Massachusetts for total sales volume. Mizner and Simon have been Weston’s top team since 2005 with over $1 billion in total career sales. One member of the top-producing Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. team, Traci Shulkin, was also ranked #109 with an individual transaction volume that exceeded $26 million.

Wellesley resident and architect, Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently named “Best of Boston” by Boston Magazine. The firm is one of only two architects recognized in magazine’s annual “best of” list. The honor follows closely on the heels of another “Best of” from Boston Home magazine earlier this year. For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects visit www.JanGleysteenInc.com or call 781-431-0080.

Le Vernis Nail Studio is how open at 574 Washington Street in Wellesley adjacent to the Belclare. Owner Yvonne and her team of highly-trained and licensed professionals offer customers an elite experience when it comes to revitalizing treatments for nails and skin. Choose from an extensive selection of polishes including organic and enhanced polishes like Dazzle Dry and Bio Seaweed. Services include paraffin and gel manicures, acrylic nails, dipping powder, organic pedicures, and more. To schedule an appointment and for more information, call 781.591.8953, or visit www.levernisnailstudio.com.  See their ad on page 127.

Agnes Vision of Wellesley is now open at its new location at 582 Washington Street in Wellesley. Owner Agnes Hui is a licensed optician who has been providing exceptional service to area residents for over 20 years. Stop by the new store and see a large and varied selection of the very best eyeglasses and frames. For more information, please call 781.235.9200, visit www.agnesvisionofwellesley.com, and see the ad on page 87.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is pleased to welcome Dr. Ceida Chan to the practice. Dr. Chan, a Wellesley resident, graduated with her BA in cell and molecular biology from Northwestern University in 2000 and graduated magna cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2004. After moving to Boston, she completed a residency in geriatric and primary care optometry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jamaica Plain in 2006. For more information, visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.

Foemmel Fine Homes is celebrating its second anniversary. Owner Kim Foemmel is a top-producing real estate broker in the MetroWest area who provides clients with the very best marketing resources and also serves as a property manager for your home. When preparing your house, she’ll help make it look better than ever by advising and overseeing improvements to make your biggest investment sell fast and for more money. For a free home consultation and market analysis, visit www.foemmelfinehomes.com or call Kim Foemmel at 508.808.1149. See their ad on page 97.

Pamela Brown Forman of Needham has launched PBF Real Estate Project Management LLC, specializing in luxury home renovation projects with a sweet spot in gut renovation and interior design services. Known for her extensive project management experience and well-planned creative execution, PBF can transform your home through a seamless, stress-free process. Most recent projects can be viewed at www.pamelabrownforman.com. Email pam@pamelabrownforman.com for more information. See her ad on page 53.

As part of a town-wide effort to strengthen community engagement, the Town of Wellesley has named Stephanie Hawkinson communications and project manager. A 20-year Wellesley resident, Hawkinson will work closely with department heads to convey information and educate citizens about town-wide initiatives, develop communication material to distribute through traditional and social media platforms, refine content for the town website, and help with the outreach an implementation of Wellesley’s Unified Plan. She will also support town boards and departments on their projects. Visit www.wellesleyma.gov.

Patients love the results of Accurate Aesthetics’ new laser, Infini RF, a minimally invasive treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and overall skin tightening and lifting. Besides the amazing results, what’s exciting is that there is no downtime and you can go back to work the next day. Visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com, call 781.263.0011, and see the ad on page 123.

Garage Headquarters is excited to showcase new custom door styles at their Norwood showroom. Upgrade your curb appeal with new styles including a contemporary wood grain door with frosted glass and two high-end wood-style doors that feature the refined look of wood without the upkeep.  Their design team is ready to help design the perfect look to match your home’s architecture. Make an appointment today online at www.GarageHeadquarters.com or by calling 877.624.2724. Follow them on Instagram @GarageHeadquartersMA.

Pam Kubbins, owner of Wellesley-based business Pam’s Pashminas, was honored to be a panelist at the Dana Hall Girls’ Entrepreneurship Program. Pam participated in the Women’s Power Panel, which provided aspiring students insight into the world of business and entrepreneurship. Pam is looking forward to showcasing her 2019 collection of original, artisinally-crafted scarves at the upcoming Boston Flower & Garden Show held at the Seaport World Trade Center. Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.

Don’t miss TROVE’s annual Ray Griffiths Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, November 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with champagne; Friday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The renowned designer’s extensive collection uses his intricate 18-karat gold crown work setting of gemstones, diamonds, and pearls. TROVE, located at 542 Boston Post Road in Weston, features fine jewelry, handbags, accessories, home furnishings, gifts, and other luxuries. For more information, contact troveboutique@gmail.com or call 781.642.0484.

Guests from Greater Boston enjoyed a client appreciation “Caviar and Champagne” party hosted by Sonja Selami at the recently updated Selami Law in Boston. Guests enjoyed caviar and a raw bar by Legal Sea Foods, one-of-a-kind cocktails in custom Selami Law champagne flutes, and gold-dipped Ladurée macarons. In addition to a conveniently located Boston office, Selami Law offers offices in Lexington, Bedford, and right here in Wellesley. For more information, please visit www.selamilaw.com.

The Parlor Salon & Apothecary is celebrating eight years in Wellesley. Schedule a complimentary consultation for a haircut, style, color, and keratin treatment. With a highly trained and experienced staff—including new stylists and a nail technician from Salon ID—the Parlor is well equipped to assist you with your beauty needs. Located at 398-400 Washington Street in Wellesley, the salon was also awarded Best of Boston 2015. To schedule an appointment, call 781.237.2121 and visit www.theparlorsalonandapothecary for more information.

Wellesley resident and local architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA recently published his first monograph, Timeless. The first edition of the book, released in January 2018, sold out in three months and the second edition sold out in July. The third edition arrives this fall in time for his tour stop at the Wellesley Free Library on Thursday, November 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The link to RSVP and the tour schedule can be found at https://patrickahearn.com/timeless-book.

Have you noticed the colorful flower boxes at the Square and Hills post offices in Wellesley? They are the work of the Wellesley Gardeners’ Guild. “The project is fun, but hearing the happy reaction of people coming into the post offices as we tend the boxes is really satisfying,” says Wellesley resident and architect Lisa Abeles. She and her neighbor, Susan Pope, are again co-chairing the committee responsible for the design, planting, and care of the boxes.

Beatrice Martin-Wood has joined Berkshire Hathaway Town and Country Real Estate. Beatrice has had the opportunity to gain wisdom through her background as an elementary/secondary teacher and as both the director and administrator of a continuing care retirement community. She genuinely cares about your real estate experience and plans to make every effort to ease clients through the process. To reach Beatrice, please email her at bmartinwood@yahoo.com.

After the success of the FIERCE Fall ReCharge fitness challenge, Coach D. is coaching the 12 Days of FIERCEness healthy holiday habits challenge from December 3 through December 14 at the Garage Gym in Natick.  Join her for workouts, recipes, exercise challenges, and, most importantly, community to keep you moving, thinking, and eating well through the holidays. For more information, email Coachd@fierceybychoice.com, visit www.fiercebychoice.com, or call 832.221.4966. See the ad on page 141.

This November, architects Robert S. MacNeille and Michael T. Gray, of Carpenter & MacNeille are celebrating the first anniversary of the firm’s Wellesley office at 445 Washington Street. In addition to their comprehensive home design and construction programs, the new locally-based C&M Property Services crew provides concierge-level services and white-glove quality home maintenance programs to clients in Wellesley, the MetroWest area, and Boston.

Charles River Wine Cellars is celebrating 19 years as a full-service firm specializing in the design and installation of custom wine cellars for discerning wine collectors. Charles River Wine Cellars is one of the most prestigious wine cellar builders in New England. Company founder Ed Loughran has a demonstrated passion for exemplary design and construction as well as an unwavering commitment to detail. Discriminating clients can expect his full attention throughout the course of each project.

Amy Kodak has joined Gulf Coast International Properties, a boutique real estate brokerage with two offices in Naples, Florida and one in Boca Grande, Florida. Originally from the Boston area with her summers spent on Cape Cod, Amy has been a resident of Naples, Florida since 2009 and selling luxury real estate in Naples since 2010. Her passion is assisting northern residents to find their home in Naples from golf communities to the beach. Visit www.gcipnaples.com, email amy@gcipnaples.com, or call 239.877.6319.

Pine Straw is teaming up with Popevent to offer corporate gift giving. Their staff will work with you to curate the perfect way to say “thank you” to your employees and clients and will ship the gifts for you. If you need flowers for your Thanksgiving or holiday table, remember that Pine Straw’s flower shop is now open and ready for business. To place an order, call 781.235.1844 or email pinestrawflowers@gmail.com. Pine Straw is located at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley and at 1625 Beacon Street in Waban. Visit www.livegivepinestraw.com.

Darby Road HOME will be hosting its third annual Interior Designer Luncheon on November 29 to celebrate the end of another successful year and thank their design partners for their continued support. This year, they’re teaming up with Wellesley master gardener Carol Hudson to offer a fun-filled afternoon of floral arranging. For more information, call 781.899.6900, visit www.darbyroad.com, and see the ad on page 38.

Anderson’s Jewelers is celebrating over 70 years in the jewelry business and is currently in its third generation of Anderson family ownership. Anderson’s offers a large selection of new fine and estate jewelry for every style and budget. They also offer many services including watch repair, estate buying, appraisals, custom design, and engraving. Their bridal selection is famous for its traditional and unique designs with hundreds of GIA-certified diamonds at exceptional values. Visit Anderson’s at 21 Grove Street in Wellesley and online at www.andersonsjewelers.com.

Don’t miss the third annual Frame Sale at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Find a frame, pick up a print or poster, or choose an art book (on sale!) as the perfect gift for the art lover in your life. Start your holiday shopping in the Davis Museum lobby on December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The sale runs through December 16. Prints, frames, and catalogues are $5 and up. The stock is limited, so come early for best selection.

Charles River School (CRS), an independent PreK–8 school in Dover, will hold Admissions Information Sessions at 9:00 a.m. on November 16, December 14, January 11, and February 15. To register or to schedule an individual tour, contact Director of Admissions Kat Whitten at 508.785.0068 or visit www.charlesriverschool.org. CRS challenges and engages students through its innovative, hands-on approach to education.  Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly welcomes Judi Reardon to its team of world- class estheticians. With 20 years of experience in the field—11 of which were spent at Bella Santé—Judi brings with her an extensive roster of experience in laser hair removal, skincare and facials, waxing, and body wraps. She’s an expert in her field and passionate about helping clients achieve their best possible skincare results. Call 508.907.7171 to schedule your appointment today. For more information, visit www.jesamondo.com.

Acentech, a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary acoustics, vibration, audiovisual, IT and security system design consulting firm, is proud to announce that Weston resident Eric Wood has received prestigious awards from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE-USA).  Wood, principal consultant in the noise and vibration group, who is also a 46-year veteran and founder of the firm, received the INCE Distinguished Service Award to recognize his long history of service to the Institute.

Dr. Kumkum Malik is celebrating the work of mothers this holiday season and throughout the year. She is a senior psychologist dedicated to sustaining mothers as they do the real but invisible work of motherhood. Kumkum believes that every mother’s work is unique, but also ancient, and best walked with determination, support, and wisdom. For more information, visit www.aboutmotherhood.com and see her ad on page 23.

Wellesley Dental Group is excited to share that Drs. Ejaz and Femina Ali were selected as Boston’s Top Dentists 2018 by peer-review in Boston magazine. This is a great honor and the second year that Wellesley Dental Group has received this recognition. They look forward to continuing to do their very best in serving the dental needs of the community, with a focus on delivering excellence in a caring, judgment-free atmosphere.

The Street in Chestnut Hill announced that Fleuri, a popular locally owned floral design studio, has opened its first brick and mortar location. Fleuri will bring a celebration of life in the garden to The Street through its custom-made fresh floral arrangements, permanent botanicals, bespoke container gardens, and a selection of well-cultivated gifts. Choose from a beautiful selection of predesigned creations or work with the studio to customize a unique piece. Visit www.fleuridesigns.com and www.thestreetchestnuthill.com.

C & T Design, located at the junction of Routes 9 and 27 in Natick, is celebrating 30-plus years in business. Count on C & T with confidence for impeccably styled, customized window treatments, upholstery, and furniture. Be sure to check out their new and exclusive collection of beautiful fabrics from a vast collection of design houses. C & T cherishes the long-term relationships they have established with their clients and look forward to welcoming you to their family of satisfied customers.

On June 21 the ARID Newton-Wellesley team celebrated its fifth year at their Wellesley location at 180 Linden Street. Their state-of-the-art dental clinic and unique practice philosophy of collaborative interdisciplinary dental medicine has raised the bar among elite clinicians. Since their move to Wellesley, Dr. Touradj Ameli and his team have been strong supporters of the school system and the community. To learn more about how modern technology can beautify and improve your oral health, call 781.237.1190 to schedule an appointment.

Barbara Little recently joined Dean Poritzky and the growing team at Engel & Völkers Wellesley. Barbara is a seasoned real estate professional with over nine years of brokerage success in the MetroWest communities. She is a native of Wellesley, raised her children in Sherborn, and currently lives in Natick. Barbara provides her clients with extensive knowledge of the marketplace and a commitment to excellence by fulfilling their objectives. She understands her clients’ needs and provides clear answers to their concerns.

Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply, New England’s longest-standing provider of fine fixtures and accessories for the bath and kitchen, will host a holiday sale at its Beverly and Watertown showrooms with deep discounts. The sale kicks off on November 23, and will continue in both showrooms through December 3. For more information, visit www.designerbath.com. The showrooms are located at 97 River Street in Beverly and at 604 Pleasant Street in Watertown.

The Women’s Community League (WCL) of Weston’s motto is “Building Community since 1919.” In anticipation of their upcoming centennial, the WCL is hosting a Winter Festival on December 9 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Weston Town Center. Activities include tree lighting, Santa, carolers, ice skating, fire pits, hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting, and barbecues. The Town Hall “warming hut” will have balloons, cookie decorating, and face painting activities. Come join them and celebrate the holidays!

GLAMSQUAD recently launched in Greater Boston and is booking individual, group, and event hair and makeup appointments. GLAMSQUAD is the leading on-demand beauty services company, based in New York City and serving thousands of clients across the U.S. No more traveling to the salon or waiting for your appointment. Book in advance or schedule a same-day appointment at home, at work, at your hotel, or at your wedding destination. Visit www.glamsquad.com or download on the App Store.

For the tenth year, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society will present its Festival of Trees and Snow Village. Fun for the whole family, this holiday fundraiser showcases dazzling trees that are raffled off at the end of the festival. This year’s festivities take place November 23 through December 9 and include: Bill and Bob pulling wagon rides through the gardens, the magical Snow Village Trains and Holiday Villages, and of course, visits by Santa. For more information, please visit www.masshort.org/festival-of-trees.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is excited to announce the 2018 winner of the Dream Room Makeover: Brian from Natick.  Brian’s “before” photo received more online votes than any of the other contestant’s in this year’s contest.  Stay tuned for an “after” photo once his Dream Room is complete. A.J. Rose is Greater Boston’s go-to flooring expert. Visit them in one of their convenient locations in Burlington, Natick, or Saugus and online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Engel & Völkers Wellesley Sales Advisor Renu Shukla recently celebrated her first anniversary at the Wellesley office. Renu brings 17 years of experience in luxury brand sales and wellness coaching to real estate advisory. Ranked # 1 Associate for Weston real estate transactions at her office, Renu continues to negotiate outstanding results for her clients and loves helping them discover new homes and new lives. To learn more, call 781.608.2604 or visit renushukla.evusa.com.

New to town, CouCou unveils a beautiful children’s universe, as curated by Astrid Motsenigos.  Born in Spain, raised partly in Germany and later in California, Astrid continued to travel the world well into her 30s working as a creative director.  When she finally settled down and started a family, she chose Boston.  She also noticed a void in thoughtfully created children’s products and hence CouCou was born, first in the South End and now the newest location right here in Wellesley.

Compass is excited to announce that Lisa Curlett has joined its Weston office as a vice president. A consistent top producer with more than 15 years of real estate experience, Lisa is an acclaimed listing and selling agent as well as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), and a Certified Negotiation Specialist.  A resident of Weston for the last 20 years, she has been involved with many community organizations. Lisa has an undergraduate degree from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Weston resident Nanci Gelb and former Wellesley resident Terri Tsagaris have started a baking venture: Off Our Rocker Cookies.   Off Our Rocker Cookies specializes in sweet potato based vegan cookies that “carnivores simply can’t resist!” You can find their treats at American Provisions, Cambridge Naturals, Kickstand Café, Pemberton Farms, and Wilson Farm. They will soon be offered at a location near you. Looking to order online? Head to www.offourrockercookies.com or email offourrockercookies@gmail.com.

For the eighth year in a row, Greg Miller, CPA, CEO, portfolio manager, and co-founder of Wellesley Asset Management, has been ranked a Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s. Announced in the September 20, 2018 edition of The Wall Street Journal, this year’s ranking list, published by Barron’s, marks the fourth time Miller has been Massachusetts’ top advisor on the annual listing, and the fourth consecutive year he has placed in the top ten nationally, moving up to the #2 spot in the USA for 2018.

Beauty and Main owner Cathy Varetimos is pleased to announce that MetTrim MD will be moving into the newly renovated space below the store at 79 Central Street in Wellesley. MetTrim MD is a medical weight loss program that promotes weight loss and is proven to help reverse medical conditions caused by excess weight. The MetTrimMD clinicians will also provide clients with prescription dermatologic products, and beauty procedures including Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, and more. For more information, visit www.mettrimmd.com and www.beautyandmain.com.

Deena and Travis Powell attended the celebratory dinner for 250 years of history at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum on September 28 in Weston. Deena Powell & Associates/Coldwell Banker were both Gold Sponsors. Deena and Travis, a Trustee of the museum, have been active volunteers at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum for 17 years. Deena has been with Coldwell Banker for 14 years in Weston. To learn more, call Deena at 781.718.6555.

The Donahue Maley Burns Team from Compass Real Estate and Wellesley’s #1 Sales Team, is proud to introduce the expansion of the team with its newest member Barbra Thomas. Barbra has consistently ranked among top real estate agents in the Wellesley market and has been honored with multiple designations and awards. Barbra has extensive knowledge of the home building process and represents an acclaimed local developer. With 25 years of results-driven sales experience, she is committed to serving her clients. Barbra can be reached at barbra.thomas@compass.com.

Needham Bank announced the addition of a new branch management team for their Wellesley office at 458 Washington Street. The Wellesley office will now be led by Nadia Mahotiere, vice president, branch manager/private banker and Derek Lee, assistant branch manager.  Formerly at Salem Five, Nadia and Derek bring over 15 years of banking experience and will continue to deliver high touch service to the bank’s clients in Wellesley. Needham Bank is a member FDIC, SIF, and Equal Housing Lender.

Dr. Michael Bosworth is the newest addition to the Krauss Dermatology team. He is a board certified dermatologist practicing general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. His Interests include melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, acne, scarring, and wound healing. He shares the Krauss Dermatology goal of providing detail-oriented, thoughtful care to patients with a wide variety of both medical and aesthetic dermatologic concerns.

Joel Bagnal Goldsmiths & Jewelers is celebrating more than 35 years in Wellesley of providing handcrafted jewelry to discerning customers.  Joel Bagnal’s designers will work with you personally to create your next custom piece of jewelry. Incorporate your estate items or choose from a selection of the highest quality diamonds and gemstones to fit your budget and design.  Joel Bagnal’s expert repair shop restores antique jewelry and cares for your newer purchases on the premises. Visit their updated website at www.joelbagnal.com.

The Candy Bar at 20 Church Street is offering full hair salon services and lash extension services at the Wellesley location. Crystal Webber, a master blonde coloring specialist, is now offering hair extension services along with all color and cut hair styling. Samantha Spearin, a lash technician and makeup artist, offers full lash extensions and weekly lash fills. Browse the unique selections, consult with the beauty experts, and experience the glamour only at The Candy Bar.

Wellesley resident Katherine Rosenberg Pineau and Jaime Polk started 21C Designs in 2017. Both women are lifelong jewelry industry veterans, with decades of experience from some of the leading jewelry brands. Together they offer concierge jewelry services and specialize in repurposing family heirlooms, bridal design, diamonds, and gemstones. They have global resources to turn your beloved jewels into wearable, fabulous jewelry. Visit them at www.21C-Designs.com.

Sloane & Ivy owner Kate Phelan, formerly of Weston, announced the GirlGangBox, a subscription box curated by Sloane & Ivy stylists. As a women-owned startup that promotes female fashion designers, GirlGangBox reflects the store’s commitment to empowerment through style. Ten percent of the profits benefit Flying Kites Leadership Academy, a Wellesley based organization that supports and educates some of the world’s poorest children. Visit the store at 22 Church Street in Wellesley or online at www.sloaneandivy.com.

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the Wellesley Education Foundation’s (WEF) STEM Expo will return with new, interactive exhibits and a keynote address by Dr. Cheryl D. Knott of Boston University who specializes in orangutan research and rainforest conservation. From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Wellesley High School will be transformed into an interactive science museum featuring more than 100 exhibits and 25 workshops. As always, STEM Expo is free and open to the public. Since 1984, through the generous support of donors, WEF has granted nearly $2.0 million to the Wellesley Public Schools. For more information, visit www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org/stem-expo.

The LeBlanc Design studio recently relocated to Boston’s SoWa Design District. Owner Tiffany LeBlanc is known for creating gracious architectural interiors that radiate warmth, harmony, and comfort, and her travels to Asia and Europe have helped form her design aesthetic. As a full-service interior design firm, LeBlanc Design can handle all aspects of the design and construction process from schematics to final installation. For more information, visit www.LeBlancDesign.com.

Director Denise Lebica extends a warm invitation for all to experience Fuller Craft Museum. The museum provides a rare combination of art, culture, and the natural environment, all in one idyllic setting. Surrounded by over 700 acres of scenic woodland and myriad floor-to-ceiling windows, the abundant natural light blurs the line between indoor and outdoor beauty. There are about 15 contemporary craft exhibitions annually. Visit and see “Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment” on view until April 21, 2019.

Wellesley resident Hope Aldrich, president and chief executive officer of Eastern Insurance Group LLC, was awarded the second annual 1851 YMCA of Greater Boston Legacy Award for Volunteer Leadership for her nearly 23 years of service as a board member for the YMCA of Greater Boston.   The award recognizes an individual in Greater Boston who exemplifies the YMCA’s mission and is a strong advocate for ensuring that everyone in our community has the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Principal of the Clemens Wealth Management Group, has joined RBC Wealth Management as Managing Director – Private Wealth Advisor. Gabrielle and her team offer clients, lawyers, mediators, trustees, and family offices with strategic investment solutions to complex financial challenges.  Gabrielle has offices in Boston and Wellesley. 

Michael and Kim LaRoche own and operate Pampered Puppies, a new business at Linden Square. They affectionately call all dogs “puppies,” and believe they benefit from a little time away from home, hanging out with other puppies. They are renovating 159 Linden Street and plan to open early in the new year. The new store will enable expansion of their services beyond grooming to include daycare and training and will feature an indoor dog park.

For a limited time, the Wellesley Historical Society will offer private tours of their collections. Highlights include a chance to view the Denton Butterfly Collection, paintings by Wellesley artist Mary Brewster Hazelton, and select items from their Costume (clothing) Collection. For more information, please contact Amanda Fisher via email at director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org, or by phone at 781.235.6690.

Skinscapes is now open in Wellesley at 31 Central Street, below Winston Flowers.  Owner Mary Marie Barrett is a highly trained and experienced medical aesthetician.  Originally from Ireland, she attended the Steiner School of Aesthetics in Dubai and is a CIDESCO diplomat.  CIDESCO represents the world’s most prestigious qualifications in the field of aesthetics and skincare.  Services include CooLifting, Yumi lash lifts, collagen needling, hydrafacials, laser hair removal, and much more.  Visit www.skincare.com for more information or call 781.400.0567 to schedule an appointment.

Celebrating over 20 years in business, One2One BodyScapes is committed to delivering an unsurpassed personal training experience.  Dedicated to helping their clients achieve a healthier, longer life, One2One BodyScapes’ experienced trainers will motivate and educate you so you can set and attain personal fitness goals. You’ll learn how to reduce risk factors, change unwanted habits, manage stress, and meet life’s milestones with optimism and vitality. One2One BodyScapes is conveniently located at 386 Washington Street in Wellesley. Visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com or call 781.235.2262 for more information.

The Fells Branch Library is returning to its roots as a place for young learners. Originally a one-room schoolhouse, it is one of Wellesley’s oldest buildings, and in 1923 it became the Fells Branch Library.  The renderings of Johnson Roberts Associates have been brought to life by Sean Reidy of Charles River Custom Carpentry and Jason Sawtelle of Blackbeak Studios.  You are invited to explore, imagine, and enjoy this creative little library starting November 17, 2018.

Inbox Fall 2018

Hope and Comfort Inc was honored by the Wellesley-based New England 500 Clubs with a $20,000 grant at the organization’s recent “Night of 500 Stars” gala.  Founded in 2011 by Weston resident Jeff Feingold, Hope and Comfort is the only organization in Greater Boston solely dedicated to meeting the hygiene needs of youth living in poverty.  The nonprofit was nominated by board member Amy Reich Weil, and attorney at Kertzman & Weil, LLP in Wellesley. For more information, visit www.hopeandcomfort.org.

Wellesley Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Wellesley Bank, announced Garry R. Holmes is a member of the board of directors of the company and the bank. Holmes joined R.W. Holmes Realty, Co, Inc. in 1986 as a licensed commercial real estate broker and became president in 1995. Over the past three decades he has become one of suburban Boston’s top brokers and oversees all of the firm’s operations. For more information, please visit www.wellesleybank.com.

After more than 90 years on Church Street, the Page Waterman Gallery and Fine Framing has relocated to 592a Washington Street in Wellesley, behind the Century 21 Commonwealth office building. Customers may access their free convenient parking lot via the driveway across the street from Smith & Wollensky. For custom framing services, or if you’re in the market for a new painting, come visit Page Waterman in their new home. For more information, call 781.235.0430 or visit PageWaterman.com.

Darby Road HOME and Jan Luchetti Interiors are pleased to announce the opening of The Annex.  The Annex Warehouse Space is home to new and consigned furnishings and accessories, as well as vintage and unique finds collected from travels. Located at 1380 Main Street on the Weston border of 117 in Waltham, The Annex is sure to have something for everyone. The Annex is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.darbyroad.com and www.janluchetti.com.

Casabella Interiors was awarded “Best Home Furnishings Shop” from Boston magazine, and “Best in Design” from Houzz, and is now launching Bella, an online shop to better serve their customers. The virtual boutique will feature a variety of beautiful objects including furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories sourced from one-of-a-kind global brands that share Casabella’s reverence for elegance and simplicity. One found object at a time, Casabella is committed to bringing uncommon beauty to interiors near and far. Please visit www.casabellainteriors.com.

Nigohsian Carpet and Rug is celebrating 90 years of offering top-quality floor coverings. Nigohsian provides carpet and area rugs of exceptional quality along with outstanding service. When you visit Nigohsian Carpet and Rug at 57 Crawford Street in Needham you’ll work with a professional, highly-trained staff member—most likely, one of the owners—to help you select the product that’s right for you. Come in and experience the difference that three generations of experience makes. To learn more, visit www.nigohsiancarpet.com or call 781.444.RUGS.

For more than six years, CS Bailey Landscape’s horticulturalists, landscape architects, and contractors have been beautifying and maintaining some of the most admired properties in the Boston area. CS Bailey’s professionals know just what to plant to add color, texture, and beauty to your outdoor space. And now you can add seasonal cheer and welcome your guests to your home all year long with gorgeous outdoor containers and window boxes created by a talented CS Bailey designer. For more information, visit www.csbaileylandscape.com or call 339.368.2442.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently featured on CBS-Boston’s lifestyle show New England Living. The episode showcased the firm’s Modern Heritage residence with its unique blend of traditional and modern living. The show also included a visit from Chef Dave Becker of Juniper and Sweet Basil. For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects visit www.JanGleysteenInc.com or call 781.431.0080.

Patients are raving about Accurate Aesthetics’ two newest lasers: LaseMD, which improves tone, texture, and fine wrinkles; and Infini, which is microneedle radiofrequency for overall skin tightening and lifting. Besides the amazing results, what is exciting is that there is no downtime and patients can go back to work the next day. For more information, visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com or call 781. 263.0011.

Drs. Femina, Zarah, and Ejaz Ali of Wellesley Dental Group are excited for this year’s 11th annual Community Candy Drive. Please join them in their efforts by donating any extra candy after Halloween, either through local schools or directly to their office at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley. The candy will be assembled into care packages, along with oral hygiene supplies and handwritten cards, and shipped to US troops overseas. For more information, please visit www.wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was recently voted Best Architectural and/or Residential Design Company in Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s 2018 Best of the Vineyard Awards for the fifth consecutive year. Every year, the Best of the Vineyard Awards provide islanders and fans alike an opportunity to vote for the best in local food, shopping, entertainment, and more. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate (BMS) is pleased to announce that it has opened its fourth office, located at 420A Boston Post Road in Sudbury. Conveniently located on Route 20 in downtown Sudbury, the office will be serviced by several of the company’s experienced agents, many of whom live in Sudbury, including:  Elise Seibert, Fred Chi, Cheryl Chi, Debbie Sussman, John Malone, Melinda Johnson and Laura Bennos. A grand opening celebration is being planned for the fall. For more information, visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.

At Dana Hall’s 2018 commencement ceremony, four seniors were awarded the school’s first Global Scholar Certificates, representing their completion of a four-year program that focused both on gaining knowledge about the people of the world and an empathetic mindset.  The four-year Global Scholars curriculum has four components: activities, courses, travel, and programs. In their senior year, students enroll in a seminar class and choose from five lenses to explore their own topic for a Capstone Project. To learn more, visit www.danahall.org.

Sonya Masur is celebrating two years practicing Reiki at her studio in Dover and eight years as a Reiki master, although she says she has actually been practicing Reiki all her life.  Reiki is a non-touch healing therapy that, Sonya says, “helps people feel better at every level of their being.”  It is a peaceful, relaxing, and serene process. To learn more about how Sonya can share this healing modality with you, call 339.225.1389, email her at sonyamasur@gmail.com, or visit www.sonyamasur.com. Please see her ad on page 88.

Russo’s, located at 560 Pleasant Street in Watertown, is celebrating 100 years in business, providing the community with fresh, local produce and unique food items from around the world. Now their new website makes it easier than ever to enjoy all that Russo’s has to offer. Check out Mercato to order your favorite items online and have them delivered directly to you or pick them up in the store. And use BloomNation to have flowers and floral arrangements delivered. You can also buy Russo’s tote bags online and ship them to friends anywhere in the U.S. Visit www.russos.com.

Celebrating 39 years in business, Jesamondo Salon & Spa, the award-winning salon in the tony ‘burbs known for its hair cutting, salon, and spa services, is the best kept secret for kids, too. Take it from 11-year-old Charlie Montemayorwho refuses to let any other salon touch his mahogany locks and says, “There’s no other place I’d rather go than Jesamondo!” Fall is school picture time, so call 508.907.7171 to schedule your child’s next best haircut. For more information, visit www.jesamondo.com.

Be FIERCE at the Garage with Coach D in our new location, where we’re now offering morning and evening small group training classes specific for women’s bodies.  Join now to experience classes such as Tabata Tuesdays, G3 Wednesday, and Triple Threat Thursday.  All women. All ages. All destinations.  FIERCE at the Garage is located at 19 Tech Circle in Natick. Visit www.fiercebychoice.com, email coachd@fiercebychoice.com, or call 832.221.4966.

Over 170 Wellesley Historical Society members and guests gathered at the Wellesley Country Club in June for A Spring Celebration, honoring Joseph Grignaffini and family.  Board President Jared Parker and Executive Director Amanda Fisher welcomed all.  The Tollhouse Shop and silent auction garnered extensive interest. Wellesley resident Mike Dowling conducted the live auction and Curator Kathleen Fahey won bids for Fund an Archive.” Tory DeFazio, honorary director, presented Joe Grignaffini with a gift of appreciation.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton Wellesley hosted its first educational session for LipiFlow® dry eye treatment in June. The company hosted an educational talk, a tour of the LipiFlow® machine, and an observation of a treatment performed on one lucky winner of their free raffle.  LipiFlow® is designed to remove blockages from the Meibomian glands, allowing them to properly function and produce the oils that make up the top protective lipid layer of the tear film. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.

Charles River School (CRS), an independent school for Grades PreK−8 in Dover, will host Admissions Open Houses on Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and from 2 to 4:00 p.m. This spring, CRS completed construction on an incredible new middle school building that supports collaborative learning and the school’s innovative curriculum. For more information, contact Kat Whitten in the Admissions office at 508.785.8213 or kwhitten@charlesriverschool.org, or visit www.charlesriverschool.org.

Learn how to best accessorize your space with the change of the season. Join Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply on September 25 at 603 Pleasant Street in Watertown for an evening panel discussion for homeowners entitled “Refresh & Renew: Simple Ways to Update Your Home.” Panelists include interior designers Erin Gates and Barbara Hirsch. Visit www.designerbath.com for more information and to reserve your seat.

Century Bank Founder and Chairman Marshall M. Sloane is ranked by Bloomberg as the most senior active bank chairman in the world. Marshall, 92, founded Century Bank almost 50 years ago and remains active with the daily operation. Century is New England’s largest family-run bank, another rarity in today’s banking world. Marshall is joined at Century by his son, Barry R. Sloane, president and CEO; and his daughter, Linda Sloane Kay, executive vice president.

Lisa Abeles of Abeles & Associates Architects has curated the outdoor second annual “Sculpture in the Garden” exhibition running through early October at The Gardens at Elm Bank.  This year she shared the curation with friends and former clients Lisa Gieger of Wellesley and Marie Kieran of Dover.  As a new twist on the annual show, the sculptures were paired with floral arrangements for a “Sculptures in Bloom” show at the end of June.  Lisa Abeles, a former Trustee of MassHort, is happy to continue her involvement in the organization. Visit www.abelesandassociates.com.

Amir and Lily Ameli presented the Kathleen & Gerard Martin Award at the 2018 Wellesley High School Senior Class Awards Banquet to Gus St. Fort, who is known for being earnest, very kind, gentle, and good-natured. He will be attending Springfield College in the fall. The scholarship award is based on solid high achievement in academics, financial need, and acceptance to a four-year college. For more information on the Kathleen & Gerard Martin Award, contact Dr. Ameli at 781.237.1190.

Dedham Country Day School (DCD), an independent coeducational day school for children PreK−8, invites parents to explore their program this fall with an Open House on October 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Classroom Observations on October 24 and November 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Check their website for dates and times of additional admissions events. DCD is located minutes from the intersection of Routes 128 and 109. Visit www.dedhamcountryday.org.

Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley, is now carrying the Winky Lux makeup line. Winky Lux offers the latest trends, innovative packaging, and luxurious ingredients without parabens, sulfates, gluten, phthalates, and animal testing. Their cruelty-free, high pigment colors provide real results. In other news, Amanda Bibo is back at Beauty and Main as the makeup artist for Trish McEvoy. To schedule an appointment, and for more information, call 781.237.1685 and visit www.beautyandmain.com.

Wellesley Reads Together is Wellesley Free Library’s annual community reading program.  The 2018 choice is a 200th anniversary edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, pairing the original 1818 version with annotations and essays exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity.  Read this unique and accessible edition of Shelley’s timeless tale, one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written.  Fall library programs will include lectures, films, and a presentation by editor David Guston.

Interior designer Susan Grubaugh of Zimmans (Best of Boston 12-time winner) in Lynn describes her style as “updated traditional.”  With over 12 years of experience as a designer and several years prior at Home Portfolio, Susan brings a tremendous amount of experience to each of her clients’ projects.  From furniture and fabric selections to window treatments, rugs, and lighting, Susan can take your project from start to finish. Contact her for an in-home consultation today at susan@zimmans.com.

Wellesley Municipal Light Plant has partnered with National Grid to help Wellesley reach its 2018 energy savings goal. At no cost to you, an Energy Specialist will evaluate your entire home to identify where energy saving improvements can be made. You will receive a no-cost lighting retrofit with LED bulbs, two power strips, an infrared scan of home (if conditions allow), faucet aerators, and low-flow showerheads. Natural gas customers, please call 855.891.9899. All other customers, please call 888.772.4242. For more information, see their ad on page 68.

Dr. Kumkum Malik is a senior psychologist celebrating 15 years of practice in Wellesley. She specializes in motherhood and is a published author and popular speaker. Kumkum’s life work as a coach and psychologist is founded on the principle that a mother’s work is real work and deserves respect. She helps mothers create a framework that supports this work, accesses strengths to meet challenges, and enhances self-respect. Kumkum works within a calm, Eastern world-view that allows for harmony even within confusion, and generates deep wisdom.  For more information, visit www.aboutmotherhood.com and see her ad on page 39.

AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring is excited to announce the winner of their third annual Dream Room Makeover sweepstakes. Follow @AJRoseCarpeting on Facebook and @AJRoseCarpetsFlooring on Instagram to see how the room of one lucky Boston area resident is transformed from floor to ceiling with thousands of dollars in flooring from AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring. Visit one of their three convenient locations in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus, or online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

The Deland, Gibson Giving Committee is proud to have established the Deland, Gibson Fund. This was started as a vehicle to help fulfill the company’s mission of “Giving back to the communities where we live and work.” Money raised and donated by Deland, Gibson is distributed to local communities, people in need, and charities. The fund is powered by The Foundation for MetroWest, helping maximize the impact of local giving. For more information, visit www.delandgibson.com.

Elizabeth Renee Esthetics is celebrating 27 years in Wellesley. Founder Elizabeth Kosky is a pioneer in the skincare industry. Her methodology takes into account each individual’s heredity, hormone levels, stress levels, age, diet, and lifestyle factors to create a personalized skincare routine that offers superior results. She and her team have also developed “Game Changers,” little miracle treatments that improve your skin in a big way. Visit Elizabeth Renee at 26 Grove Street in Wellesley or online at www.elizabethrenee.com. Or call 781.237.SKIN.

Forever Young Laser and Skin Center is offering a new non-invasive procedure called the Excel V Laser System. Rosacea, leg or facial veins, scars, and sun damage pigmentation are just a few of the conditions that can be corrected with this treatment. Forever Young also offers CoolSculpting, a noninvasive treatment for unwanted fat—the perfect way to get you ready any time of year. For more information, visit www.frvryoung.com or call 781.431.2110.

Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner at Engel & Völkers Wellesley, welcomes Peace Nguyen to the growing team at the office in Wellesley Square. Peace is a licensed real estate advisor serving Boston and the western suburbs. A New England native, Peace currently resides in Wayland with her husband and two children. Her passion for real estate, in-depth knowledge of the community, strong financial background, and negotiation skills enable her to represent her clients with the highest level of service.

Wellesley resident Kitt Sawitsky, managing partner of Goulston & Storrs, was honored as one of three local family champions at Somerville-based Parenting Journey’s first annual Breakfast of Family Champions benefit. Sawitsky has dedicated many years of pro bono legal services and has been a devoted partner to Parenting Journey. The benefit dinner honored members of the community who, like Sawitsky, share Parenting Journey’s mission to uplift families to foster vibrant communities.

As they do for all high school teams in their branch towns that win a state championship, Needham Bank purchased jackets for the Wellesley High School Girls Hockey Team to commemorate their State Championship win over Canton this year. Daisy Siddiqui, Needham Bank’s Wellesley private banker, presented the jackets to the team at a brief ceremony at Wellesley High School on June 21. Needham Bank, with a location at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley, is a member FDIC and SIF.

The Wellesley Mothers Forum announced the start of the 2018−2019 membership year at its recent kickoff event held at the Wellesley College Club. Co-Presidents Bettina Janco and Ariane Misialek are leading the Wellesley Mothers Forum this year, with 65 dedicated volunteers. The new board of directors and committee volunteers are proud to provide opportunities for over 500 local mothers to come together with the goal of establishing a long-term support network. To join, please visit www.wellesleymothersforum.com.

Compass is excited to announce the opening its first MetroWest location at 450 Boston Post Road in Weston. Stop by for a visit and let Compass help you find your place in the world. The Donahue Maley Burns Team of Compass is honored to be named “Best Team” by Boston Agent Magazine. “We owe our success to those clients who have entrusted us with one of life’s most significant financial undertakings—the purchase or sale of a home,” the team says. Call 781.739.2640 or visit www.compass.com.

Katz Legal Group LLC of Wellesley is pleased to announce that Attorney Deborah A. Katz received the 2018 10 Best Attorneys in Massachusetts award for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys; the 2017 National Advocates awards for Top 100 Attorneys in Massachusetts; and Top 30 for Matrimonial and Family Law.

A number of local residents joined Kate Walsh, president and CEO of Boston Medical Center (BMC), for an engaging luncheon at the Wellesley Country Club in May. Kate led a panel discussion on adolescent addiction that featured special guests Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center; Dr. Sarah Bagley, founder and director of CATALYST CLINIC, a BMC program for adolescents and young adults with substance abuse disorders; and Jamie Chisum, principal of Wellesley High School.

Pam Kubbins’s locally owned and homegrown Wellesley business, Pam’s Pashminas, is now featuring some of Pam’s original travel photography on her gorgeous artisanally crafted fabrics. She was invited to debut her work this spring at the Boston MFA’s Art in Bloom Marketplace. Pam is very excited to once again be showcasing her new designs at the WHJWC’s Wellesley Marketplace just in time for the holiday season. Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.

People’s United Advisors is proud to welcome three new members to their newly expanded Massachusetts team. Joining in senior leadership roles in the region are Scott Harrison, senior wealth management advisor, Timothy Woolston, senior portfolio manager, and Robert Tyler, senior fiduciary officer. The combined expertise of these key individuals strengthens our team’s ability to deliver custom wealth and investment solutions to the Boston region. For additional information on their offerings please visit www.peoples.com/insights.

The ninth annual St. Jude Runway to Miracles event raised $315,000 at the Wellesley Country Club in May. Bloomingdale’s and Gretta Luxe provided the latest spring fashions for women and children to model while raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More than 350 people attended the event chaired by Dalia Nuwayhid of Wellesley and Kristie Zaccagnino of Weston and emceed by Susan Wornick.

Thayer Academy, a co-educational day school for grades 5 through 12 in Braintree, is hosting open houses this fall. The Middle School (grades 5−8) is hosting an open house on Saturday, October 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and the Upper School (grades 9−12) on Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Thayer Academy offers a rigorous academic program in a supportive and balanced environment. Bus service is available from Needham. For more information, visit www.thayer.org.

Looking for something to do Saturday afternoons? The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents free drop-in public tours on Saturdays at 2:00 pm from September 22 to December 15. Each month features dynamic themes such as archaeology, art, ecology, and the female gaze. The Davis also offers monthly stroller tours, gallery talks, artist talks, symposiums, and much more! Visit www.theDavis.org for more information. Free admission to permanent galleries and parking.

Inbox Summer 2018

Wellesley resident and architect Jacob Lilley recently received Best of Houzz 2018 for design and service. This is the third straight year being recognized for the award. Jacob Lilley Architects is thrilled to be consistently acknowledged as a top design firm that meets the needs of their clients. For more information, visit www.jlaarchitects.com or call 781.431.6100.

Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Coutu, licensed real estate agent, to the team at the Wellesley office located at One Abbott Street. With 15 years of experience working for Sudbury Design Group, a top landscape architecture and construction firm in Massachusetts, Greg has developed a passion for real estate and a true appreciation for quality construction and design that makes him uniquely qualified to advise his clients on the purchase and sale of real estate. Visit https://wellesley.evusa.com/en.

Casabella Interiors is celebrating its seventh anniversary. Shop owner and interior designer Michele Chagnon-Holbrook opened Casabella in 2011 to offer all the things she coveted for the home but couldn’t find in New England. Today she combines her passion for curating one-of-a-kind objects of desire with creating high style to bring her clients’ design dreams to life on the Cape and in Wellesley, Weston, and beyond. Visit the shop on 389 Route 6A in East Sandwich. For more information, call 508.888.8688 or email info@casabellainteriors.com.

Wellesley Free Library will create a play space geared for 0−6 year-olds at Fells Branch Library that brings current research about early learning to life. Fells will close in June 2018 for interior renovations and will reopen in early November as a reimagined space with increased hours and an engaging environment. And, it will still be the neighborhood place for adults to pick up holds and browse popular materials. To donate to the project, contact the WFL Foundation by emailing jseidman@minlib.net.

Liz (Luongo) O’Hearn, who now works for renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Miller at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, is offering an exciting new choice in facial rejuvenation at the center’s Brookline location at One Brookline Place, #427. Clear + Brilliant™ is a non-ablative laser treatment that’s powerful enough to restore and refresh aging skin and gentle enough to treat the most delicate areas of the face, neck, chest, and hands. For more information, visit www.leonardmillermd.com or call 617.735.8735 to schedule an appointment.

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents a retrospective of one of the most influential American photographers in Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895−1925. An important figure in early 20th-century photography, White played vital roles in the worlds of fine art and commercial photography. Tickets are required for this special exhibit, which runs through June 3, 2018. The Davis is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anna Thurber is gearing up for summer with tons of new blooms to freeze and photograph from her garden. The stunning pieces will be available on her website for purchase at www.annathurber.com. Have a special event or wedding this summer? Reach out to Anna for a custom piece using flowers from your event to create a lasting memory. Contact annathurber@mac.com for more information.

Vox Cambridge College Consulting is offering a four-day College Quest workshop July 30 through August 2 to be held at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge. Students will start senior year with their college applications well under control and also learn how to master the college interview, complete college essays, get started on the common application, and more. Space is limited. For information and to enroll, visit www.voxcambridge.co or call 617.320.2724. Also see their ad on page 45.

The MacDowell Company, a Weston-based landscape architecture company, welcomes Michael Nowicki, RLA to the team. Mike graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture and regional planning and has been a Massachusetts Registered Landscape Architect for over 10 years. Pursuing what has been a life-long passion in this field, he now boasts nearly two decades of experience as a designer and team leader on some of the most diverse and finest projects in the Boston area.

The 2017 Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation donations were in excess of $200,000 to 104 selected local nonprofit organizations in the following communities: Wellesley, Weston, Newton, Needham, Natick, Framingham, Waltham, Roxbury, Cambridge, and Boston. The foundation directed a significant portion of the donations toward low- to moderate-income organizations, at-risk youth, education, and community organizations. “We are thrilled that our foundation is able to financially support so many wonderful organizations within the communities we serve,” said Maureen Sullivan, foundation president.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC is pleased to announce the elevation of Michael Tartamella AIA to managing principal. This new role in the firm recognizes Tartamella’s significant contributions and foreshadows both his and the firm’s continued success. Since joining Patrick Ahearn Architect in 2005, Michael has excelled in providing outstanding design and project management on many of the firm’s most significant projects, and he has demonstrated a profound aptitude and commitment to the firm’s unique approach to creating timeless architecture. For more information, visit www.patrickahearn.com.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is a proud sponsor of the 2018 YMCA Metro North Road Race Series. Five unique races are featured across our communities to motivate, inspire, and promote the YMCA’s mission of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Come join us for a fun-filled day of exercise and local community involvement. Find out more at http://www.ymcametronorth.org/support/road-race-series and visit www.ajrosecarpets.com. Find A.J.Rose, your local flooring expert, in Natick, Burlington, and Saugus.

Jonathan Penta joins an elite group of business advisors as he recently earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation through the Exit Planning Institute. The CEPA Program is the most widely accepted and endorsed professional exit planning program available, focused around cross-functional consulting and value acceleration. This achievement will help Jonathan to better prepare his clients for the transition of their business as this has become a rapidly growing need in the marketplace. For more information, visit http://financialservicesinc.ubs.com/team/pentawealthmanagement.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce Melissa Dailey was the #1 affiliated agent in New England for 2017. Dailey brings 15 years of real estate expertise working with clients ranging from first-time homebuyers to seasoned real estate investors. “Melissa is a great agent and we’re incredibly proud of her success. Her dedication to her clients and hard work has garnered her an impeccable reputation among her peers and clients,” said Merit McIntyre, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

The Wiese Company will celebrate its seventh year donating their expertise, design service, and skilled labor for a public service project. This year’s project will help Voices Against Violence to renovate the kitchen in a shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The company hopes to help make the difficult stay for the residents of the home as pleasant as possible. If interested in supporting this renovation through a charitable contribution, please visit www.wiese.com/voicesagainstviolence.

The Wellesley Historical Society is delighted to welcome Amanda Fisher as its new executive director. Fisher assumed her role in March and Kathleen Fahey, the interim executive director and curator, has been working closely with her to ensure a smooth transition and is resuming her role as curator. Fisher has a Bachelor of Arts in history and American culture studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Arts in history from the University of Maryland-College Park. She has worked extensively in the advancement and nonprofit sectors.

For the twelfth year in a row, Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co Real Estate (BMS), has been named the #1 broker in Wellesley. In addition to Benoit’s personal success, the company’s Wellesley office is celebrating its first-place finish in this highly competitive market. BMS’ three offices, Wellesley, Weston, and Needham, are managed by company principals Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon. With the close of 2017, Benoit emerged as the #1 broker in Massachusetts for single-family homes. For more information, please visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.

Carpenter & MacNeille (C&M) recently celebrated two new Bulfinch Awards from the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). The C&M project teams will be honored at a gala at the Harvard Club of Boston on Saturday, April 28. The firm will receive top honors for the highest levels of mastery in both architectural design and craftsmanship. In 2013, C&M also won best in Residential Renovation of a Peabody & Stearns barn. For more information visit www.carpmac.com.

Former Weston resident Lori Meagher and her business partner, Janice Duplisea, announced the launch of Class2Career. An online tool that bridges the gap between the classroom and the workplace, Class2Career gives students a competitive edge during the interview process to prepare, align with employers, and network to land their dream job. Class2Career is also working with another Wellesley organization, KeynectUp, supporting students and organizations in the international education/study abroad field. For more information, please visit www.class2career.com or email info@class2career.com.

Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply, New England’s longest-standing provider of fine fixtures and accessories for the bath and kitchen, will host its annual tent sale at its Beverly showroom, located at 97 River Street, on Saturday, June 16 with deep discounts, prize opportunities, and family-friendly activities. A summer sale at Designer Bath’s Watertown showroom, located at 604 Pleasant Street, also kicks off on June 16 and will continue in both showrooms through June 30. For more information, visit www.designerbath.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces Thuy Do as its newest nail technician. With more than 10 years of experience, Thuy most recently worked at St. Tropez Salon & Spa and is excited to work with the extensive range of manicure and pedicure services that Jesamondo offers. Whether it’s an express manicure or intensive mani-pedi pamper package, Thuy and Donna Tognacci—Jesamondo’s expert nail technicians—are at your service to provide tranquility and beauty. Visit www.jesamondo.com or call 508.907.7171.

ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Specialty Group hosted a group of physicians in February for their third lecture series on the evidence for an etiological association between poor oral health and overall health. Dr. Touradj Ameli, a board-certified prosthodontist and implantologist, communicated the commonness and severity of bronchiectasis in patients with COPD due to increased sinus and airway inflammation. To attend the upcoming lecture series Oral Candidiasis: The Relation Between Dental Implant Prosthesis and Systemic Diseases, email info@aridnw.com.

Suzanne Alyward, formerly of Wellesley and owner of SUSU’s, is now the creative director at Petticoat Row Bakery, located in the heart of historic downtown Nantucket at 35 Centre Street. If you’re missing Susu’s famous brownies or coconut cakes, stop by when on the island or order online and have them shipped to you. Petticoat Row is a year-round boutique bakery that provides grab-and-go box lunches, soups, and other light fare in addition to breakfast pastries and signature sweets. Call 508.228.3700 or email info@petticoatrowbakery.com for more information. Also, see their ad on page 155.

George Doherty, president of the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group of Wellesley, was recently honored and awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) annual Big Event conference in Boston. Corcoran & Havlin, a member of Cross Insurance, is celebrating its 50th year anniversary. Since its founding in 1967, the company has grown dramatically and added offices in Medfield and Duxbury in Massachusetts. The agency is also a recipient of the prestigious Five Star Insurance Agency Award of Distinction. Visit www.chinsurance.com.

Longtime Weston residents Lillian and David Kingsbury celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in February with all of their children, grandchildren, and great grandson in attendance, along with friends and neighbors. The celebrators enjoyed Champagne punch, a seafood luncheon, and a three-tiered cake.

Premier Dental Group of Wellesley, P.C. is now offering a second option to their in-house dental membership plan. Patients can subscribe to either a preventative or comprehensive plan. This program is designed to help individuals without dental insurance get the affordable dental care they want and need. Please call their office at 781.237.3031 to find out more about these wonderful options. Visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com.

The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami held their first Valentine’s Day media meet-and-greet in February at the stunning Wellesley home of co-host Ashley Bernon. Amid the beautiful floral arrangements and Valentine’s Day decorations, a lively crowd came together over Champagne and the music of Boston band Almost Owen to discuss happenings in the world of Boston real estate and media.

Elza B. Design, Inc. was recently awarded Best of Houzz in Interior Design for 2018 in addition to being named Best of Houzz in Service for the sixth year in a row. On top of those accolades, the firm was named one of the Top Ten Interior Design firms by Boston Architects. For more information, contact Barbara Elza Hirsch at bhirsch@elzabdesign.com.

Dean Poritzky, principal/license partner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is pleased to announce the addition of Nathan Berkowitz, licensed real estate agent, to the team at the Wellesley office located at One Abbott Street. With a focus on large commercial transactions in non-traditional assets classes such as golf and resort, urban parking, and life science, Nathan has successfully transacted several billion dollars in business for key clients. His well-rounded view of the residential marketplace and his professional approach provide unique personal service to buyers and sellers.

Tom Skelly, vice president of sales and strategy at Deland, Gibson Insurance, has been awarded the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agent’s (MAIA) 2017 Pace Setter Award, the highest honor that MAIA bestows. The Henry F. Barry, Jr. Memorial Pacesetter Award is given annually to a person who is “setting the pace” and who has contributed his or her talent, time, and energy for the betterment of the agency system. It recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the agency community and the public.

On March 3, friends from the Wellesley High School class of 1999 hosted Plunge for Elodie, the first Boston-area fundraiser for the rare genetic disorder epidermolysis bullosa (EB). The event was inspired by 18-month-old Elodie Kubik, who suffers from EB. Watching Elodie’s mother, Wellesley native Emily St. Thomas Kubik, courageously face life with a child with EB motivated her hometown friends to turn their sadness into action. All proceeds will benefit the EB Research Partnership (EBRP). Visit www.plungeforelodie.org to donate.

Dr. William LoVerme and his team at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C., provide non-invasive body countering. Vanquish Fat Removal has no downtime, is a FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment, and is easier than Cool Sculpt. You can lose two to four inches and the treatment can be done up until the day of vacation. Get ready for summer now! Visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com or call 781. 263.0011.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently honored by the National Association of Home Builders with a Best in American Living award for kitchen design. The award was presented at the International Builders Show over the winter. The winning design was also recognized by the Clarke Kitchen Design Contest. For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Pine Straw shops are filled with great gifts for Mother’s Day, graduations, Father’s Day, and summer travel. Owner Tracy Cranley recently added shoes to the mix, and you’ll love the great selection of summer apparel. While shopping at the Wellesley store, don’t forget to grab some fresh flowers. Bouquets are available at just about any time and custom arrangements can be made to order with just a day or two’s notice. Pine Straw is located at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley. Visit www.livegivepinestraw.com.

Greg Miller, CEO and co-founder of Wellesley Asset Management, has earned Massachusetts #1 ranking from Barron’s, featured in The Wall Street Journal, for four years in a row. Trusted advisors to high net worth individuals, Wellesley Asset Management is an SEC registered investment advisory firm with assets under management exceeding $2.5 billion. The firm specializes in the management of convertible bonds through separately managed accounts, mutual funds, and a private fund. For more information, visit www.wellesleyinvestment.com.

Meadowbrook Day Camp has announced new programs for 2018. Drobots, for grades 3 and higher, provides campers with a unique opportunity to engage in real-world STEM applications, drone flying, coding, and drone safety. The Leadership & Naturalist Training Program, for students in grade 8 or 9, teaches the ecology of New England’s landscape and develops essential skills that characterize strong leaders. The program contains an outdoors-based service learning project as well as a chance to earn CPR certification

Eye Care and Laser Surgery (ECLS) of Newton-Wellesley recently welcomed Jennifer Barberio as their new practice administrator. Jennifer started with Dr. Leibole and the team in September 2017 when she joined ECLS with close to 25 years of managed health care experience. Jennifer is a lifetime resident of Newton and extremely familiar with Newton-Wellesley Hospital having worked at the Newton-Wellesley Physician Hospital Organization as a manager for the past 10 years. Visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com or call 617.796.3937 to schedule an appointment.

For the first time, Needham Bank is partnering with Babson College as part of the school’s Management Consulting Field Experience program. John Whittaker, Erica McLaughlin, and JT Sarno from the Bank’s marketing team are pictured here with the team of Babson undergraduates at their midterm presentation. Needham Bank, with a Wellesley office located on 458 Washington Street, is a member FDIC, SIF, and Equal Housing Lender.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce Kathryn Alphas Richlen as the #2 affiliated agent in New England for 2017. Richlen brings 18 years of real estate expertise working with clients ranging from first-time homebuyers to seasoned real estate investors. “Kathryn has once again gone above and beyond. Her commitment responding to her client’s needs and executing a plan is unrivaled,” said Merit McIntyre, president, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. For more information, visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

Dana Hall School is pleased to welcome Dr. Lauren Goldberg as the new director of the middle school. Previously the curriculum coordinator at the Foote School in New Haven, Connecticut, Goldberg is a career educator with more than 30 years of experience in classroom instruction, curriculum design, teacher training, research, and supervision. Located in Wellesley, Dana Hall’s Middle School is an independent day school for girls in grades 5−8.

Local photographer Andrew Kessler held a pop-up photography show called “Guards & Gardeners,” that featured local crossing guards and gardeners from the North 40 Victory Gardens. The event, held on March 1 at 77 Central Street in Wellesley, was open to the community. Andrew’s daughter, Kess Kessler, wrote the accompanying piece to the show. Profits from the show were donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, through the Pan Mass Challenge, which Kessler is hoping to ride again this year for the 15th time.

The Barber Real Estate Group of William Raveis Real Estate in Wellesley, featuring Ken and Stephanie Barber along with team members Stephanie Parkhurst, Anna Borelli, and Gina Anderson, hosted an exclusive viewing of their custom-designed listing at 62 Ledgeways Road in Wellesley.

Fastachi, one of the country’s top purveyors of artisanal roasted nuts, is now open at 24 Church Street in Wellesley. Fastachi owners Souren and Susan Etyemezian roast the nuts by hand, in small batches, and in steel drums for the very best flavor. The shop also carries handmade chocolates, gourmet snacks, and great gift items. To learn more, visit www.fastachi.com.

FLX Training is excited to announce their move to 159 B Linden Street in Wellesley. With more space, the team will be hosting events and workshops for the community. FLX specializes in group personal training and coaching, offering the perfect combination of individual attention and motivating group energy. The FLX Training Program is a progressive, ongoing strategy fit for all levels of experience. Whether you seek weight loss, strength gains, athletic improvement, or an overall healthy lifestyle, FLX will set you up for success.

One Wingate Way will welcomeAmerican foreign policy during the lecture, highlighting trends and predictions for the future. Dukakis was the longest serving governor in our state’s history and is an expert in political science. One Wingate Way is a luxury independent living community located at the crossroads of Needham, Newton, and Wellesley. For more information, visit www.onewingateway.com.

Wellesley Dental Group is excited to announce the addition of Kor Whitening to its arsenal of cosmetic procedures and enhancements. Kor Whitening is perfect for patients who have always struggled with deep staining that is resistant to other types of whitening, as well as patients who report significant sensitivity to traditional methods. It’s a great option for anyone looking for safe, effective, and significant improvement to the color of their teeth.

Forever Young Laser and Skin Center is offering a new non-invasive procedure called the Excel V Laser System. Rosacea, leg or facial veins, scars, and sun damage pigmentation are just a few of the conditions that can be corrected with this treatment. Forever Young also offers CoolSculpting, a noninvasive treatment for unwanted fat–the perfect way to get you ready for the summer months. For more information, visit www.frvryoung.com or call 781.431.2110.

Garage Headquarters is proud to announce the addition of Black Walnut to their Custom Wood Door Collection. These premium residential doors are meticulously handcrafted to your specifications with exceptional workmanship, superior woods, and professional hardware to create an impressive door and increases your home’s curb appeal and value. Look for their new ads featuring Baseball Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, whose home received an upgrade with Custom Garage Doors from Garage Headquarters. Visit www.GarageHeadquarters.com for more information.

Darby Road HOME (DRH) is excited to be celebrating its four-year anniversary and the opening up of their Annex space. Throughout the month of May, they will be celebrating with prizes and discounts. To kick off the celebrations, DRH hosted an open house for all of their industry friends and family. It has been exciting venture for owner Michelle Coppolo as she has elevated the brand and brought great success to the design and custom upholstery side of the business. See their ad on page 23.

People’s United Bank is celebrating 175 years of providing financial services to the local communities they serve. From checking and savings to wealth and retirement services, People’s United has the expertise you need to help you reach your financial goals. Visit their convenient Wellesley branch at 200 Linden Square and chat with Jim Molla and see what their know-how can do for you. People’s United Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

The Inspired Bath of Waltham hosted their first “Leave Your Mark” event in the showroom on March 22. Designers, architects, contractors, and industry professionals mingled while learning about new products and marking their favorites in the showroom. The Inspired Bath team along with representatives from Mr. Steam, Robern, Dornbracht, and Duravit were in attendance to answer questions about the featured products.

During the month of May, Chase Young Gallery will hold a New Artist Exhibit, showcasing three new artists. In June, they will host a month long exhibition for renowned artist, Bernd Haussmann. Haussmann is a local artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally for many years. Chase Young Gallery was established in 1990 with a continued dedication to the exhibition of exceptional contemporary painting and photography. They also offer in-home art and design consultations. For more information, email mail@chaseyounggallery.com or visit www.chaseyounggallery.com.

Elizabeth Renee Esthetics is celebrating 27 years in Wellesley. Founder Elizabeth Kosky is a pioneer in the skincare industry. Her methodology takes into account each individual’s heredity, hormone levels, stress levels, age, diet, and lifestyle factors to create a personalized skincare routine that offers superior results. She and her team have also developed “Game Changers,” little miracle treatments that improve your skin in a big way. Visit Elizabeth Renee at 26 Grove Street in Wellesley, online at www.elizabethrenee.com, and call 781.237.SKIN.

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Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Coutu, Licensed Real Estate Agent, to the team at the Wellesley office located at One Abbott Street. With fifteen years of experience working for Sudbury Design Group, a top landscape architecture and construction firm in Massachusetts, Greg has developed a passion for real estate and a true appreciation for quality construction and design. Greg’s skill set and first-hand knowledge of home building and design make him uniquely qualified to advise his clients on the purchase and sale of real estate in his hometown of Sudbury and surrounding communities.

Angie O’Donnell and Wellesley resident Sue Williamson, executive coaches and founders of 3D Leadership Group, a Boston-based leadership development firm, recently commemorated  their firm’s 10th anniversary by taking their executive coaching team to New York City to participate in a two-day workshop facilitated by Leaders’ Quest, a social enterprise with a charitable foundation that works with leaders from business, government, and civil society to catalyze change by developing wise, compassionate, and adept leaders. For more information, please visit www.3dleadershipgroup.com and  www.leadersquest.org.

Wellesley resident and architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was awarded a Citation Award for “Excellence in Architecture” at the 2017 AIA New England Awards.  Senior Associate Michael Tartamella received the award on the firm’s behalf at the award ceremony. Visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information.

Dr. William LoVerme at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C., is ushering in a new era in women’s intimate health with the BTL Ultra Femme 360 machine, the first of its kind. This brand new feminine rejuvenation machine tightens and raises the labia, decreases the vaginal opening width and canal, and improves natural lubrication, urinary stress incontinence, menopausal dryness, and satisfaction. The procedure is done in their office with no pain/downtime and is non-invasive. For more information, call 781.263.0011 or visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com.

The Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation recently announced a ten-year $50,000 commitment to the Wellesley Council on Aging, Tolles Parson Center. “We are thrilled to invest in the Tolles Parson Center, which we believe will add great value to the quality of life for the seniors in our community,” said Maureen Sullivan, president of the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation. In honor of the pledge, the art room in the  Center will be named after the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation.  For more information, visit www.wellesleybank.com.

Save the date! The 2018 Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour will be on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The doors to six gorgeous homes will be open, caterers will serve gourmet bites, pop-up boutiques will offer Mother’s Day gifts, and design experts will answer all of your questions. Last year’s tour was the most successful in the event’s history—more than $65,000 was raised for scholarships and grants for local nonprofits.

Family owned and operated since 1977, A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring continues its local outreach as a proud sponsor of Kate’s Voice.  Kate’s Voice is a local nonprofit that provides music therapy services to students with special needs. Through interactive sessions, music therapy offers students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in social, self-expression, communication, and gross/fine motor functions.  For more information, visit www.katesvoice.org and www.ajrosecarpets.com and visit A.J. Rose, your local flooring experts, in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus.

Drs. Ali of Wellesley Dental Group celebrated their 10th Annual Candy Drive! Every year, the drive has grown in size and scope. What started as a small candy buy-back with a handful of local children has morphed into an endeavor that spans the Metrowest.  This year, 41 schools participated, along with numerous businesses and organizations. Best of all, they collected more candy than ever before: just over 10,000 pounds.

Cathy Varetimos is celebrating her three-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 new product lines KORRES, Patchology, Lavanila, and Moroccanoil.  Visit www.beautyandmain.com.

Jan Gleysteen Architects of Wellesley is honored to be named “Best Traditional Architect – Boston” 2018 by Best of Boston HOME Magazine. This achievement marks the first “best of” honor for the firm.  Boston HOME publishes the home industry’s “best of” every year in their winter issue, recognizing companies they see as exceptional in their respective field.  Jan Gleysteen Architects builds homes of grace and distinction in its hallmark New Traditional architectural style, adding a modern flair.  For more information, call 781.431.0090 or visit www.jangleysteeninc.com.

Jared Wilk of Benoit, Mizner, Simon & Co., was recently chosen to be featured on the HGTV show My Lottery Dream Home.  On each episode, host David Bromstad takes recent lottery winners on extravagant house hunts to help them find their dream homes.  For a recent episode featuring a Massachusetts’ lottery winner, the producers chose Wilk’s listing in Natick as one of the three finalists to be viewed on the show, and Wilk was the only agent showcased.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. recently hired eight new associates to its growing group of quality real estate agents.  Three of these eight associates have been hired specifically to the Wellesley office and four to the Weston office. Christine Tin, Claudia Perkins, and Susan M. Sullivan are the new Wellesley office agents and Danielle Meade, Francesca Mills Purcell, Jeanne Racioppi, and Laura Bennos are the new Weston office agents. Beth Klencheski is the one new Needham office hire.

Bonsoir Fine Linens has launched a new website: www.bonsoirfinelinens.com.  Visit Bonsoir online or in the new showroom at 873 Worcester Street (Route 9 West), Suite #1, where you’ll find an exquisite collection of luxury home linens with a personalized touch. Bonsoir draws upon 25 years of experience to create bespoke bed, bath, and table linens that are uniquely yours.  You’ll find embroidery, jacquard, and print patterns from around the world in the highest quality fabrics including Egyptian Giza cotton, modal, silk, linen, wool, and cashmere.

Church Street in Wellesley was home to two celebrations in November.  Candace Evans Lucas, owner of cosmetics store The Candy Bar, celebrated her store’s five-year anniversary at the 20 Church Street location.  Kate Phelan, owner of Sloane & Ivy, a women’s clothing store, held a styling event at her 22 Church Street boutique.  For more information, visit www.candybarcosmetics.com and www.sloaneandivy.com.  About Town in this issue has photos from both events.

Brimmer and May, an independent, co-educational school serving Pre-K to 12th grade students in Chestnut Hill, has opened the Hastings Center, a two-story addition to one of their existing buildings. The Center is named after the Hastings family, members of whom are Wellesley residents and supporters of the Brimmer community. The new addition will house state-of the art innovation, STEAM, media, and Maker Labs where students will innovate and experiment with creative ideas in order to develop their problem-solving skills.

FLX Training is celebrating a decade of connecting, inspiring, and improving lives in our Wellesley community.  Their newest addition, Community CORE, is a group training class offered the first Saturday of every month that gives back to a local charity in need.  FLX Training is located at 443 Worcester Street in Wellesley.  For more information, call 781.235.2733 or visit www.flxtraining.com.

Construction continues on Charles River School’s (CRS) new middle school building, with occupancy expected for the 2018−2019 academic year. This new building will support the school’s progressive, innovative curriculum. To learn more about CRS, an independent school for Grades Pre-K−8, contact Director of Admissions Kat Whitten at 508.785.8213 or kwhitten@charlesriverschool.org and visit www.charlesriverschool.org.  New transportation options will be available for the 2018−2019 academic year.

Citizens Bank is pleased to announce that Jeff Page (NMLS# 697300) has recently joined the Home Mortgage Division as a Sales Manager. Jeff was previously a mortgage loan officer and sales manager at Citizens for 15 years. Jeff is available for mortgage consultations at the Wellesley branch at 182 Linden Street. For questions about mortgage financing, please reach out to Jeff at 617-910-8238 or by email at jeffrey.page@citizensbank.com.

Jane Gladitsch has joined Berkshire Hathaway Town and Country Real Estate.  Jane is an award-winning interior designer offering a unique skill to showcase a home’s vision and value. With a background in corporate management and expertise in contract negotiation, relationship development, and sales, she prides herself on making all her clients feel like they are the only clients.  For more information, visit www.bhhstownandcountry.com.

Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders participated in the Junior League of Boston 2017 Designer Show House.  In-house designers Anu Shah and Laura Custodie presented their stunning transformation of the Grand Foyer to thousands of visitors during the month of October. They were among 20 of the area’s top designers selected to make over rooms at the 1853 William Flagg Homer House.  Proceeds raised from the Show House support the Junior League of Boston’s mission. For more information, call 508.435.1280 or visit www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com.

There is new leadership at the Dana Hall School of Music in Wellesley. Executive Director Michelle Kiehl brings an extensive background in business management and a strong commitment to the growth and advancement of students through music education. She is joined by Artistic Coordinator Genevieve Marino. In addition to her new responsibilities, Marino teaches classical voice, acoustic guitar and beginner piano. The School of Music provides high quality music instruction to students of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, visit www.danahall.org/som.

VIVIDS Hair Color Dyes are now at Jesamondo Salon & Spa. A galaxy of color options including Fireball, Mermaid, Cupid, Lemon, Absinthe, Lilac, and numerous others can be streaked or balayaged to create an array of looks to suit any modern fantasy. Donning the crowns of celebs and locals alike, they’re ideal for any season. Go for a simple splash of color to amp up your style or full-on unicorn. Call 508. 907.7171 for details and visit www. Jesamondo.com.

Coldwell Banker Wellesley office Sales Associate Ellen Walsh is celebrating 30 years in the real estate business with $400 million in sales. Ellen’s extensive experience and dedication to customer service have helped earn her position among the company’s top real estate professionals. Having lived in Wellesley for over 40 years, Ellen has extensive knowledge of Wellesley and surrounding communities, she has also been recognized by Wellesley Weston Magazine for her interior staging and flower expertise.

Darby Road HOME (DRH) is expanding its design services beyond Boston, the Cape, and New Hampshire to Quechee and Woodstock, Vermont. DRH owner and operator Michelle Coppolo owns a vacation home in Quechee so it is only natural to include her design services there as many of the second homeowners are from the Boston area.  Because she is in Quechee so frequently, she can offer the same design services on site throughout the year that she offers her other clients.  For more information, call 781.899.6900.

Weston resident Tiina Smith recently opened Tiina Smith Studios, offering a collection of fine jewelry to the discriminating buyer. Tiina fell in love with jewelry more than two decades ago and began assembling her collection. After receiving inquiries from admirers about her pieces, she decided to help others acquire unique and elegant jewelry. Please view a sample of the collection at TiinaSmithStudios.com and email her at tiina@tiinabsmith.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 30 years, and his technical skills can be seen in his signature collections as well as custom pieces.  For more information, visit www.raygriffiths.com.

ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Specialty Group recently hosted a group of cardiologists, infectious disease specialists, and primary care physicians for their second lecture series on the etiological association between poor oral health and overall health.  Dr. Touradj Ameli, a leading prosthodontist in implant dentistry, discussed the interrelation between dental implants and idiopathic cardiomyopathy; a legitimate concern for infective endocarditis. To attend the upcoming lecture series on poor oral health and respiratory diseases, contact ARID at info@aridnw.com.

While seniors were home for Thanksgiving break, Needham Bank recognized the Wellesley High School girls’ golf team’s achievement of winning the state championship last June by presenting jackets to the team. The entire team was in attendance in the school’s atrium along with coach, Ken Bateman, Needham Bank’s Wellesley Branch Manager Stephen Walls, and the bank’s president and CEO, Wellesley resident Joe Campanelli. “We are very appreciative of Needham Bank for going above and beyond to celebrate the team’s victory,” commented Coach Ken Bateman.

On December 13, the Wellesley Sonja Selami Law Offices hosted a holiday celebrationof their new location at 40 Grove Street in Wellesley.  The event benefitted the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and featured food by celebrity Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Dragon, a silent auction, and live music with Almost Owen.  More than $10,000 was raised, totaling over  $20,000 for the firm’s 2017 commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Laurie Gorelick, principal at Laurie Gorelick Interiors in Natick, is pleased to announce that she is the recipient of the Design Excellence and Achievement (DEA) award from Inmod and has been named by Modenus as one of Design Hound’s Top 100 Influencers. The 2017 Inmod Design Excellence and Achievement award recognizes designers of the highest level of professionalism whose commitment to the field of interior design and to modern design in particular is exemplary.  For more information, visit www.lauriegorelickinteriors.com or call 508.651.8330.

New England’s award-winning shop and design studio Casabella Interiors is launching an online boutique this spring. A go-to destination for all things home, you’ll soon be able to shop their sophisticated East Coast aesthetic 24/7. Get ready for a high-style mix of one-of- a-kind global furnishings, accessories, lighting, rugs, and art–all curated by company founder and principal designer Michele Chagnon-Holbrook. Visit www.casabellainteriors.com.

The Gardens at Elm Bank 2018 Calendar has arrived! This beautiful calendar features images of The Gardens at Elm Bank and the Elm Bank Reservation taken by Wellesley photographer John Harmon. Each month contains advice from Elm Bank horticulturists intended for growers in our region–tips for gardens, lawns, houseplants, and more.  Order yours at www.masshort.org.

The MacDowell Company, a Weston-based landscape architecture and construction company, has received the Best of Boston Home award for Landscape Design/Build, West for 2018. The MacDowell Company is honored to receive this award and for the recognition of their dedication to the highest quality in design, construction and client experience. Please visit www.TheMacDowellCompany.com or call 781.899.9393. For more information on the Boston Home award pick up the Winter 2018 issue.

Weston resident Liz Darling, a veteran of the real estate sector, recently joined LEVATUS, a newly-launched wealth services company.  Darling is part of the founding team and will serve as senior client advisor to LEVATUS’ clients.  The LEVATUS founding team has almost 100 years of combined experience that they use to pursue positive change, offering a simplified, direct approach to investing.  LEVATUS LLC is a registered investment advisor with offices at 129 Newbury Street, Boston. For more information, visit www.LEVATUSWEALTH.com.

Chris NorcrossJon Lynch, and Wendy Beaulieu of William Raveis Real Estate proudly supported the research and treatment advancements being made at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber during the “Beyond Boston Luncheon” at Wellesley Country Club.  It’s estimated the event raised over $200,000 to benefit the women’s organization.

Charlene Nigohsian Fallon, president of Nigohsian Carpet & Rug (www.nigohsiancarpet.com), is in her tenth volunteer year as a ski instructor at Loon Mountain for New England Disabled Sports, a nationally-recognized program that 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, and access to equipment and instruction.  Nigohsian Carpet & Rug is located at 55 Crawford Street in Needham.

Pam Kubbins, owner of Pam’s Pashminas, just returned from working with her creative team in India on some beautiful and unique textile designs. She will be featuring her new pieces in her online boutique at www.pamspashminas.com and at the World Trade Center for her tenth anniversary at the Boston Flower and Garden Show in March.

Elaine Bannigan, owner of Pinnacle Residential Properties, announced that Teri Adler is the company’s top agent for the tenth consecutive year and continues to be among the top agents in the state. Teri is a local native, received her MBA from Babson College, and she and her family currently live in Wellesley.   For more information, visit www.pinnaclehouses.com or call 781.237.5000.

Temple Beth Elohim of Wellesley welcomed Shanna Zell as the new assistant cantor. Shanna is a singer/songwriter turned cantor who believes in creating a warm, uplifting community of song open to all seekers and lovers of Judaism.  She graduated from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College in June and was also a cantorial intern for Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn. Cantor Jodi Sufrin notes that she is delighted to welcome Shanna as a partner in making sacred music.

Theo & Isabella Design Group owners Susan Schaub and Scott Bell created “Wunderkammer, Cabinet of Curiosities,” a room in the 2017 Junior League Designer Show House in Belmont.  The firm also received the Junior League of Boston’s Pineapple Award for their work in the community.  Based in Sudbury, Theo & Isabella designs homes throughout the MetroWest area and all along the Atlantic coast.  The firm’s client base also extends into New Hampshire and  Florida.  For more information, call 978.505.1616 or visit www.theoandisabella.com.

Precision Built, Inc. is celebrating its 11-year anniversary. Kris Kolligian started his business with a referral, and can proudly say 100 percent of the business has been earned thanks to satisfied customers who have spread the word. The company’s attention to detail is unparalleled, ensuring everything has been completed exactly as they dreamed. From historic renovations to island estates, Precision Built brings their clients’ vision to life. For more information, visit www.precisionblt.com or call 508.655.0778.

Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill, located at 30 Boylston Street, introduces the new intense and unique training program, Spartan Strong. Designed by Spartan and Life Time, this first-of-its-kind race course meets group fitness studio crossover to bring the grit of the obstacle course mentality into the studio for exercise that will challenge the body and mind.  For more information, visit www.lifetime.life.

Brimmer and May, an independent, co-educational school serving Pre-K to 12th grade students in Chestnut Hill, has opened the Hastings Center, a two-story addition to one of their existing buildings. The Center is named after the Hastings family, members of whom are Wellesley residents and supporters of the Brimmer community. The new addition will house state-of the art innovation, STEAM, media, and Maker Labs where students will innovate and experiment with creative ideas in order to develop their problem-solving skills.

Margolis & Bloom, an estate, special needs, and long-term care planning law firm, recently expanded its office locations in the Metrowest area, opening in the Wellesley Office Park and moving its Boston location to the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street.  Over the past 25 years, Margolis & Bloom has worked with its clients to find the best estate planning or elder law solution for each client. The firm’s nationally recognized attorneys make sure that each client’s unique needs are met.  To learn more, visit  www.margolis.com.

Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program was awarded $30,000 from the Weston Reunion Fund, Inc.  Founded in Weston in 1988, and now located in Lincoln, Lovelane is recognized by the Boston pediatric medical community for its innovative approach in providing therapeutic horseback riding to 130 children with disabilities each week. Lovelane is one of several nonprofits selected by members of Weston High School’s Class of 1971 who initiated a fundraising campaign to not only benefit others in the community, but to make their 50th reunion impactful.

Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Inc. recently announced its new joint venture with Sterling Design, forming a synergistic pairing that merges world class architectural and interior design services. Founded in 1958, Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Inc. (morehousemacdonald.com) specializes in custom high-end residential architecture. Sterling Design (sterlingdesigninteriors.com) is a boutique firm founded in 1997 by the highly acclaimed designer Shelby E. Simes, ASID.

Wellesley-based F.L.Putnam Investment Management Company announced that Weston resident Abby Psyhogeos has joined the firm as senior vice president and private client advisor. She will be based in Portland, Maine, expanding the firm’s local presence. Psyhogeos joins F.L.Putnam from Bainco International Investors, a registered investment advisor based in Boston, where she spent nearly 30 years working with high-net-worth clients. F.L.Putnam provides investment management and financial planning advice and services to high-net-worth clients, endowments, and foundations.  For more information, visit www.flputnam.com.

Wellesley resident Dr. Robert Savage participated in a panel discussion at the 21st Annual Boston International Fine Arts Show at the Cyclorama in October. The show is the largest fine art show of its kind in New England. Dr. Savage practiced medicine in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Wellesley/Boston area for more than 35 years. Since retiring from medicine in 2016, Dr. Savage has dedicated his time to his other passions: art collecting and art history.

Keyes Drug in Newton, a pharmacy that provides prescriptions, compounded medications, medical supplies, high quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, and vaccines, has just announced it will partner with Newton at Home (NAH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping seniors living in their homes safely.  “Partnering with Newton at Home to bring important health information to older adults throughout the city of Newton seemed like a perfect community collaboration,” said Weston resident Ray Dinno, co-owner of Keyes Drug.

Inbox Winter 2017/2018

Inbox Winter 2017/18

Precision Built, Inc. is celebrating its 11-year anniversary. Kris Kolligian started his business with a referral, and can proudly say 100 percent of the business has been earned thanks to satisfied customers who have spread the word. The company’s attention to detail is unparalleled, ensuring everything has been completed exactly as they dreamed. From historic renovations to island estates, Precision Built brings their clients’ vision to life. For more information, visit www.precisionblt.com or call 508.655.0778.

Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Inc. recently announced its new joint venture with Sterling Design, forming a synergistic pairing that merges world class architectural and interior design services. Founded in 1958, Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Inc. (morehousemacdonald.com) specializes in custom high-end residential architecture. Sterling Design (sterlingdesigninteriors.com) is a boutique firm founded in 1997 by the highly acclaimed designer Shelby E. Simes, ASID.

Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program was awarded $30,000 from the Weston Reunion Fund, Inc.  Founded in Weston in 1988, and now located in Lincoln, Lovelane is recognized by the Boston pediatric medical community for its innovative approach in providing therapeutic horseback riding to 130 children with disabilities each week. Lovelane is one of several nonprofits selected by members of Weston High School’s Class of 1971 who initiated a fundraising campaign to not only benefit others in the community, but to make their 50th reunion impactful.

MassBay Community College is pleased to announce that Governor Charlie Baker has reappointed longtime Wellesley resident Thomas E. Peisch as Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees. Peisch has served on the MassBay Board of Trustees since his appointment by former Governor Deval Patrick in July 2012. In November of 2012, he was elected to Vice Chair, and Governor Baker appointed Peisch as Chairman of the Board of Trustees in November, 2015. He is a founder of Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP.

The Wellesley Historical Society is pleased to announce its new Treasurer and Board Member, Maria Bunker. Maria is a partner with Livingston & Haynes in Wellesley, and works with clients in a range of diverse industries including nonprofit organizations. Maria is a CPA who received a Master of Science in Accounting from Bentley University. She brings valuable financial expertise that will be important to the Board and the membership as it continues to grow.

Wellesley-based F.L.Putnam Investment Management Company announced that Weston resident Abby Psyhogeos has joined the firm as senior vice president and private client advisor. She will be based in Portland, Maine, expanding the firm’s local presence. Psyhogeos joins F.L.Putnam from Bainco International Investors, a registered investment advisor based in Boston, where she spent nearly 30 years working with high-net-worth clients. F.L.Putnam provides investment management and financial planning advice and services to high-net-worth clients, endowments, and foundations.  For more information, visit www.flputnam.com.

Wellesley resident Dr. Robert Savage participated in a panel discussion at the 21st Annual Boston International Fine Arts Show at the Cyclorama in October. The show is the largest fine art show of its kind in New England. Dr. Savage practiced medicine in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Wellesley/Boston area for more than 35 years. Since retiring from medicine in 2016, Dr. Savage has dedicated his time to his other passions: art collecting and art history.

Keyes Drug in Newton, a pharmacy that provides prescriptions, compounded medications, medical supplies, high quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, and vaccines, has just announced it will partner with Newton at Home (NAH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping seniors living in their homes safely.  “Partnering with Newton at Home to bring important health information to older adults throughout the city of Newton seemed like a perfect community collaboration,” said Weston resident Ray Dinno, co-owner of Keyes Drug.

The Law Offices of Sonja Selami, P.C. held a client appreciation dinner to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital. Hosted at the Elm Bank Gardens in Wellesley, the event raised over $10,000 for the foundation. Sonja Selami has provided the Greater Boston area with quality real estate legal services for more than 10 years. Sonja and her team of skilled attorneys work closely with homebuyers, sellers, lenders, and other real estate entities in a variety of estate transactions. Learn more at www.selamilaw.com.

Cutting Edge Homes, Inc., is proud to announce Laura Custodie as senior interior designer, a new position within the firm. Custodie earned her M.A. in Interior Design from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University and joins the Cutting Edge team with expertise in residential interior design with luxury boutique firms across Massachusetts. The inclusion of an interior design department builds on Cutting Edge Homes’ reputation as an all inclusive boutique firm. For more information, call 508.435.1280 or visit www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com.

Longtime community leaders and Wellesley Council on Aging activists John and Dwin Schuler and Mary Bowers are being recognized as outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to the Town and to the Council on Aging over many years.  Two prominent rooms at the new Tolles-Parsons Center will be named in their honor:  The John and Dwin Schuler Multi-Purpose Room and the Mary Bowers Café.  The Wellesley Board of Selectmen unanimously approved this request by the New Era Fund, a program of the Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging.

Drs. Femina and Ejaz Ali, and the team at Wellesley Dental Group celebrated their 20th year of delivering healthy and beautiful smiles to Wellesley and the surrounding communities. They were also awarded recognition as Boston’s Top Dentists in the August 2017 edition of Boston magazine.  They look forward to many more years of serving as smile ambassadors, especially now that their team is growing with the addition of their daughter, Dr. Zarah Ali, a general dentist, as well as a group of dedicated specialists.

Dana Hall School in Wellesley is hosting the Forum at Dana Hall School, a public symposium series designed to examine a topic of particular relevance to girls and girls’ education. As a leader in girls’ education, Dana Hall School is well suited to lead an informative and practical discussion on topics that are timely and relevant to the parents of adolescent girls. The Forum events are held in the fall and spring, and they are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.danahall.org.

Lisa Abeles, president of Abeles & Associates Architects, Inc. and a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, curated an inaugural sculpture event called “Gifts from the Garden” that was held at Elm Bank in Wellesley. The gardens were symbiotically transformed, incorporating 37 intriguing sculptures by New England artists.  “It was exciting to re-visit my education in art and architectural art history, and satisfying to spend time evaluating sculptures, meeting with artists, and situating the artworks in the gardens,” Abeles shared.

FLX Training of Wellesley is introducing a unique experience called FLX Recharge.  The wonderful benefits of exercise come from the quality of our body’s ability to recover, rebuild, and recharge. FLX Recharge is a special class to help us release physical and mental tension, enhance mindfulness, and refocus our body’s natural strength. If you are ready to recharge your mind, body, and soul, please visit www.flxtraining.com or call 781.235.2733.

a Blade of Grass, a company offering a fresh perspective in landscape design, has moved to Sudbury.  Heather Lashbrook Jones, MCH and her team are excited to have a new space where they can stretch their legs.  The new location, at 9 Old County Road, offers a natural light design space, display gardens, and an expansive area for their vehicles and plants.  Stay tuned for news of an open house and visit www.abladeof grass.com for more news.

Ivette Mesmar, longtime member of the Lions Club and branch manager of the Brookline Bank Wellesley Hills office, successfully revived the local Lions Club in July. Thanks to Mesmar’s recruiting efforts, the charter already has 22 members  and is looking to continue its growth and service in the community. For more information about the Wellesley Centennial Lions Club, call 774.245.2472 or email wellesleylionsclub@gmail.com.

Wellesley resident John Harmon of John Harmon Photography is one of 50 artists who will be displaying their work at Francesca Anderson Fine Art’s 33rd Annual Almost Miniatures Show mid-November through January 13, 2018. Located in Lexington, the gallery’s hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, visit www.FAFineArt.com, email Francesca@PortraitsNorth.com, or call 781.862.0660.

Premier Dental Group of Wellesley has moved to a new location.  Now at 70 Walnut Street, Suite 102, in the Newton-Wellesley Executive Office Park in Wellesley, Premier Dental Group provides patients with a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments to help them achieve beautiful, healthy smiles.  Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Tina Wang and her team, and discover your options for achieving optimal oral health.  For more information, please visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com or call 781.237.3031 to schedule an appointment.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently appointed as board member to the Wellesley Historical Commission. Gleysteen brings many years of experience in residential design and renovation to the position along with his passion for historical architecture. For more information on his firm and their work, please visit www.JanGleysteenInc.com or call 781.431.0080.

Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, New England’s longest-standing provider of fine fixtures, furnishings and accessories for the bath and kitchen, recently opened a new 7,000-square-foot showroom at 604 Pleasant Street in Watertown. Siblings, President Jason Sevinor and Showroom Brand Manager Mindy Sevinor, and the Designer Bath team bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and expansive product selection to homeowners, designers, builders, and architects in the Greater Boston area. For more information, visit www.designerbath.com.

Construction is underway on Charles River School‘s new middle school building, which will support the school’s progressive, innovative curriculum. Project completion is anticipated this spring. To learn more about CRS, an independent school for Grades PreK−8, join them for one of their monthly Information Sessions. Contact Director of Admissions Kat Whitten at 508.785.8213 or kwhitten@charlesriverschool.org, or visit www.charlesriverschool.org. CRS will also offer new transportation options for the 2018−2019 academic year.

Gail Lockberg, a Wellesley resident and broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate has identified a need in the marketplace for managers who care deeply about developing individuals on their team. For this reason, Gail has recently completed the Brian Buffini mentoring program and the company proudly announces that she is now a certified mentor.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa is now offering a way to add a final touch of glamour before your next special event with an organic airbrushed spray tan from Aviva Labs Natural Spray Tanning products—the best in organic sunless tanning. Jesamondo’s experts have been trained by national and local educators in the latest trends in hairstyle techniques and makeup artistry to help their clients look their best for cotillion, prom, black tie galas, and other special occasions. Schedule an appointment today by calling 508.907.7171 and visit www.jesamondo.com.

Local architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA published his first monograph, TIMELESS, available November 2017. TIMELESS reveals how Ahearn’s historically motivated, human-scaled designs have advanced the art of place-making in some of America’s most affluent and storied destinations including his hometown of Wellesley. Revealing the stories behind the 18 iconic houses and public environments handsomely depicted in its pages, TIMELESS captures Ahearn’s singular vision, creative process, and deep expertise. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information.

Wellesley-based tech firm KeynectUp is excited to be moving to a new office at 30 Grove Street. Come visit! KeynectUp creates “app-less” technology to simplify the way organizations connect and communicate with their constituents. The company began with a unique contact-saving service, but now serves as a comprehensive communication platform. KeynectUp’s customers include over 90 of America’s top colleges and universities, as well as auto manufacturers, professional services, recruitment companies, and more.

Kertzman & Weil, LLP announced that Amy Reich Weil, founder and managing partner, has been appointed to the Board of Advisors at North Hill, the leader in senior living communities in Massachusetts. Weil was asked to join the board because of her close ties, both professionally and personally, to the Needham and Wellesley communities. Ms. Weil’s firm provides attorney services for both residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Forever Young Laser & Skin Center is now offering Microblading, one of today’s top trends for creating the perfect brow. Forever Young’s trained clinicians apply colored pigment to mimic hair on the eyebrow.  A form of semi-permanent makeup, the results can last up to 18 months.  If you’re thinking about brow enhancement that would eliminate the need to apply daily makeup, schedule an appointment by calling 781.431.2110 and visit www.frvryoung.com.

Wellesley resident Joseph Campanelli, president and chief executive officer of Needham Bank, announced a reorganization of the executive team to further support the bank’s recent growth and continued rapid influx of new customers. This included the hiring of Salvatore Rinaldi to the position of chief administrative officer, and the promotions of Eric MorseLaura Dorfman, and Stephanie Maiona to executive vice president. Needham Bank, with an office at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley, is a Member FDIC, SIF and Equal Housing Lender.

JB Sash & Door recently opened a Marvin Window and Door showroom. Owners Rick and Ron Bertolami invite homeowners to explore their unprecedented 3,000-square-foot space where a Marvin Personalization Station acts as a giant “dream board,” and Marvin pavilions exemplify creative installations that inspire new thinking. Visit www.jbsash.com/marvin for more information.

Wellesley resident and architect Jacob Lilley, AIA LEED, of Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc., was recently appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve as a board member on the Wellesley Historic Commission. The Commission oversees the preservation and protection of the architectural, cultural, and social history of the town. The Board also reviews all demolition permits for tear-downs that meet the town’s new bylaw criteria.

Pine Straw is ready for the holiday season. New this year, you’ll find fresh flowers and centerpieces for your holiday tables. Be sure to stop by for festive holiday events including the Holiday Stroll, complete with giveaways, Prosecco, and cheeses from Wasik’s. And don’t miss the Chan Luu Pop Up on December 6 where you’ll find lots of fabulous gifts for those on your holiday list. Visit Pine Straw in Wellesley at 466 Washington Street and online at www.livegivepinestraw.com.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is excited to announce the 2017 winner of the Dream Room Makeover: Scott Morin. Morin’s “before” photo received more online votes than any of the other contestant’s in this year’s contest. Stay tuned for an “after” photo once his Dream Room is complete.  A.J. Rose is Greater Boston’s go-to flooring expert. Visit one of their convenient locations: Burlington, Natick, or Saugus and online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Courtney Tritta of Courtney Tritta Beauty, located at 471 Washington Street in Wellesley, is celebrating one year in Wellesley. Nicknamed the “Brazilian Wax Queen” because of a technique she has perfected over the past 10 years, Tritta is able to quickly and painlessly remove unwanted hair.  She is also a brow expert and now offers microdermabrasion. Tritta uses Eminence Organics skin care products that are chemical-free and suitable for most complexions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 401.369.2982 or email info@courtneytritta.com.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. announced that principals Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon were once again honored by REAL Trends, a trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987. The Mizner Simon Team’s transaction volume exceeded $115 million, ranking them #203 of the top 250 RE teams in the nation. In Massachusetts, the Mizner Simon Team ranks #4 in total sales volume. In addition, Sheryl Simon was selected as one of Banker & Tradesman’s 2017 Women of FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate).

Darby Road HOME will be hosting its annual Interior Designer Luncheon on November 30 to celebrate the end of another successful year. In an effort to continue its support of the Alzheimer’s Innovation Fund, one of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s cutting edge researchers will lead a discussion on the current landscape of early prevention of Alzheimer’s disease that can affect someone we know. For more information please call 781.899.6900.

Dedham Country Day School (DCD), an independent coeducational day school for children Pre-K through Grade 8, invites parents to come see the school in action during our Classroom Observation days on November 30 and January 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Registration on our website is required.) Also, check our website at www.dedhamcountryday.org for dates and times of our Off-Campus Admissions Coffees. DCD is located minutes from the intersection of Routes 128 and 109.

Don’t miss TROVE‘s annual Ray Griffiths Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, December 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with champagne; Friday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, December 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The renowned designer will bring an extensive collection of jewelry using his intricate 18-karat gold crown work setting of gemstones, diamonds, and pearls. TROVE, located at 542 Boston Post Road in Weston, features fine jewelry, handbags, accessories, home furnishings, gifts, and other luxuries from around the globe.

Krauss Dermatology welcomes Dr. Suzanne Mosher, Mohs surgeon, to the practice. Dr. Mosher is board certified in dermatology and specializes in removal of non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma. She and the team at Krauss Dermatology understand that skin cancer surgery, particularly on your face, can be intimidating. Dr. Mosher is an expert surgical oncologist whose reassuring manner and superb surgical skills can calm even the most anxious of patients. For more information, call 781.416.3500 in Wellesley or email cosmetics@kraussderm.com.

Engel & Völkers Wellesley recently celebrated its grand opening at One Abbott Street in Wellesley Square. Engel & Völkers Wellesley is one of the newest shops in the residential real estate division of Engel & Völkers AG founded in 1977 with world headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. As part of the opening celebration, the firm donated $1,000 to the local Massachusetts chapter of Special Olympics to help advance the Play Unified campaign and Engel & Völkers’ own effort to help create more respectful communities.

Building another bridge from medicine to dentistry, ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Specialty Group is the first dental clinic in the U.S. to introduce Digital aMMP-8 Biomarker Diagnostics. This tool strengthens preventive services by implementing early detection and prevention of oral inflammation leading to advanced gum disease, periodontal disease, and peri-implant inflammation. Dr. Touradj Ameli is a member of the Federal Association of Dentists (BZÄK) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Prävention und Anti-Aging Medizin. For more information, call 781.237.1190 or email info@aridnw.com.

Laurie Gorelick, the principal designer of Laurie Gorelick Interiors, a full-service interior design studio for residential and commercial spaces, was thrilled to participate in the Junior League of Boston’s recent 2017 Designer Show House, held at the 1852 William Flagg Homer House in Belmont. Gorelick joined 20 other designers who donated their time and materials to demonstrate their talents while still maintaining the property’s original character. The Show House is a charitable event to benefit community programs. For more information, visit www.JLBoston.org.

Dr. William LoVerme and his team, at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C., are happy to announce that their practice has been named a Center of Excellence for BTL Exilis™ and BLT Vanquish™.  Exilis is for patients who are seeking to reduce wrinkles and have more a youthful looking face and body without undergoing the knife. Vanquish Fat Removal has no downtime, is a FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment, and is easier than Cool Sculpt. You can lose two to four inches. For more information, call 781.263.0011 and visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com.

Katherine Macdonald, president and executive director of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, announced that the 8th Annual Festival of Trees and Snow Village will take place November 24 to December 10, 2017. Featuring over 70 beautifully decorated trees, Santa, horse drawn wagon rides through Elm Bank, and the magical Snow Village and Trains, it’s a holiday family event for all to enjoy. Check out www.Masshort.org/festival-of-trees for a detailed schedule.

Mortgage Equity Partners announced that Amy Tierce has accepted the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Tierce has a lengthy and celebrated career in the mortgage banking industry spanning more than 30 years and has held leadership and governance positions at the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association. In her new role, Tierce will be responsible for the look and feel of Mortgage Equity Partners and will be the mentor and manager of their sales and marketing teams.

Deborah A. Katz if pleased to announce that Attorney Daniel J. Shanahan has joined Katz Legal Group, LLC as Of Counsel. Shanahan has spent 17 years focusing on litigation. He has been a faculty member and contributor to legal education programs sponsored by MCLE and the National Business Institute.  His extensive experience at both the trial court and appellate level will be an excellent addition to the office. Attorney Shanahan is looking forward to working with the firm and providing Wellesley residents with exceptional legal services.

Pam Kubbins, Wellesley-based entrepreneur and owner of Pam’s Pashminas, is excited to debut her 2018 Spring Scarf Collection. The new collection is online at www.pamspashminas.com and will be featured at the upcoming Boston Flower Show at the Seaport World Trade Center. Pam will be celebrating her 10th year at the Flower Show and always looks forward to seeing her wonderful customers there.

Eleni Kaplan is highlighted in the 2018 Boston Design Guide feature “Breaking Ground.” Eleni, daughter of Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders, is a third generation builder and owner of E.K. Sanford Builders. Her custom home construction company excels in crafting thoughtfully designed homes with finely executed details and skillfully works within the allocated budget and timeframe. Eleni can be reached at eleni@sanfordcustom.com.

Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank, is proud to announce their inclusion on Financial Advisor magazine’s list of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firms in the country based on 2016 asset growth. Wellesley Investment Partners qualified for the list with $307.15M in assets under management as of December 31, 2016, with growth exceeding 30 percent from prior year-end numbers. The firm is one of just two Massachusetts RIAs to make the list.  For more information, visit www.wellesleyinvestmentpartners.com.

The Wellesley Mothers Forum announced the start of the 2017−2018 membership year at a kickoff event held in the fall at the Wellesley College Club. Co-Presidents Kim Markelewicz and Sita Merchea are leading the organization this year, with 65 dedicated volunteers. The new board of directors and committee volunteers are proud to provide opportunities for over 500 local mothers to come together with the goal of establishing a long-term support network. Membership is open to residents of Wellesley and surrounding towns. Visit www.wellesleymothersforum.com.

This year, Whitla Brothers Builders celebrates its 30th anniversary. Founded by Wellesley natives Stuart and Douglas Whitla, the company specializes in custom residential construction in both the Wellesley/Weston area and Chatham. Since Stuart’s passing in 2007, Douglas has carried on the brothers’ guiding principles of infusing passion, excellence, integrity, and fun into every Whitla Brothers project. For more information, visit www.whitlabrothers.com or call 508.359.4292.

Carpenter & MacNeille, Architects and Builders, is pleased to announce the opening of its new location at 445 Washington Street in Wellesley. The celebrated team offers a full suite of in-house design, construction, woodworking, and home service programs for fine residences from Maine to Nantucket. Founding Design Principal Robert S. MacNeille, AIA and Managing Director Michael T. Gray, AIA are thrilled to offer this new location dedicated to serving their growing list of clients in the Wellesley and Weston area. Visit www.carpentermacneille.com or call 781.694.4044.

Owned and managed by Weston residents Linda and Stan Shotkus for 39 years before closing last spring, Lyn Evans celebrated a Grand Re-Opening shopping event this fall at its three locations in Norwell, Concord, and New Canaan, CT. South Shore resident Charlie White has invested  in the brand and reopened the business. Helping preserve her family’s legacy is Jenn Shotkus, the daughter of Linda and Stan, who is serving as buyer for Lyn Evans. To learn more, read “Carrying On” in the Business department on page 122 in this issue.

Former longtime Wellesley residents Mark and Gwenn Snider, co-owners of The Nantucket Hotel, invite you to spend the holidays at their award-winning hotel that was named the #1 Hotel in the United States by TripAdvisor. Stay for Thanksgiving and enjoy a traditional buffet feast, experience the famous Christmas Stroll, or celebrate 2018 at their Gala New Year’s Eve Snow Ball with an orchestra and champagne. This year’s theme is “A Winter Wonderland.” Visit www.thenantuckethotel.com for more information.

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