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Inbox Winter 2019/2020

Premier Dental Group of Wellesley P.C. welcomes the Boston Sports Institute to Wellesley. While visiting the new ice rink, be sure to check out the Premier Dental banner. The Premier team of healthcare providers is dedicated to alleviating discomfort, treating dental issues, and improving the lives of their patients. We can make a sports guard for any athlete in your family. To learn more about their comprehensive service offerings, call 781.237.3031 and visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com.

Sean Cutting, president of Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders, was honored to accept three Contractor of the Year awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The awards received were a 2019 CotY Gold Award for Residential Addition $220k+, a 2019 Silver Award for Whole Home Renovation $500k+, and a 2019 Coty Silver Award for Kitchen Renovation $100-150k. For more information, please visit www.thinkcuttingedge.com.

Wellesley Investment Partners is proud to announce that Tom LaHaise, managing director, has earned the Chartered Special Needs Consultant® (ChSNC®) professional designation from The American College of Financial Services. The ChSNC® designation provides professionals with the technical, collaborative, and quantitative skills necessary to help clients with special needs and disabilities. Chartered Special Needs Consultants are equipped with the tools needed to help parents and caregivers plan for the future with honesty, ethics, and compassion. For more information, visit www.wellesleyinvestmentpartners.com.

Amy Mizner of Benoit Mizner Simon, Eleni Kaplan of E.K. Sanford Builders, and Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders celebrate the Open House launch of 240 Westerly Road in Weston, built by Eleni Kaplan, a third generation builder and founder of E.K. Sanford Builders.

California-based home décor brand Serena & Lily recently opened their first Boston area design shop at Chestnut Hill Square. The Serena & Lily Chestnut Hill Design Shop showcases the brand’s signature breezy, coastal aesthetic which blends classic influences with casual, fresh sophistication. Known for its mix of original and curated designs, the brand inspires customers to cultivate their own personal style and express it with confidence. Categories include custom furniture, bedding, rugs, pillows, wallpaper, lighting, dining, and outdoor. For more information and to explore the collection, visit www.serenaandlily.com.

Architecture firm CambridgeSeven recently completed the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex at Babson College. The firm renovated and expanded the existing fitness center to a 175,000 SF private gym-quality facility, doubling the size of the overall complex. The expanded program will support not only the college’s robust recreational and varsity athletics, but also augment campus-wide academic needs by providing a space for examinations, social gatherings, and a facility that supports the college’s overall health and wellness initiatives.

Deep in your soul there is a wisdom that is as old as time: Motherhood is real work. That knowledge has been lost. Kumkum Pareek Malik, Psy.D is excited to offer The Copper Pot retreat series: weekend workshops in 2020 on February 8 and March 7 that are an opportunity to deepen your Motherhood journey. For more information, visit www.aboutmotherhood.com/events, or the Wellesley Free Library on January 14 and February 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kumkum practices in Wellesley. See her ad on page 25.

Belmont Landscape, a leader in residential and commercial landscape design, construction, and maintenance, is celebrating 32 years in business. Belmont’s in-house staff will manage your outdoor projects from start to finish, handling all phases of the design-build process including an initial home consultation, cost estimating, site preparation, earthwork, paving, masonry, lighting, irrigation, and planting. Their complete property maintenance will bring out the natural beauty of your yard today and in the years to come. For more information, visit www.belmlontlandscapeandtreeservice.com or call 617.489.1888.

The Donahue Maley & Burns team was nominated by fellow industry colleagues as “Best Team” in Boston Agent Magazine’s Agents’ Choice Award for the second year in a row. Along with this achievement, the team was also ranked as one of the top 20 teams by REAL Trends “America’s Best” in Real Estate. The team, now a group of eight sales associates, led by Lynn Donahue, Donna Maley, and Stephanie Burns, continues to exceed expectations one client at a time. For more information, call 781.591.0671 email dmbteam@compass.com, and visit www.donahuemaleyburns.com.

Less is more. Dr. William LoVerme says the new trend in cosmetic surgery is a very shapely breast rather than just larger. Many women are downsizing their implants and some are getting a reduction. But more frequently, women are adding a breast lift to those procedures to get the best shape to match a fit and toned body. Dr. Loverme is accepting new patients at his Wellesley office. Please call 781.263.0011 to make an appointment for a consultation and visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com.

After three months of construction, the renovation of Needham Bank’s Wellesley office, located at 458 Washington Street, is complete. The staff celebrated in June with an official ribbon cutting ceremony in the lobby of the branch. Needham Bank improved both the customer and employee areas of the branch by adding a new waiting area with a coffee station, private offices to increase customer privacy, an updated safe deposit room, and a new teller line. The outside of the branch was also updated. For more information, visit www.NeedhamBank.com.

AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring is proud to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital with a donation of 72 backpacks filled with supplies for the school year. As a family-owned business for over 40 years, AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring takes pride in giving back to the community year after year. Visit them at one of their three convenient locations in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus or online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Wellesley residents Lisa Abeles and Susan Pope of the Wellesley Gardener’s Guild are finishing a two-year tenure of chairing the Post Office Committee. This committee is responsible for the design and maintenance of the flower boxes at the post offices in Wellesley. Fran Morello of Fran’s Flowers of Natick has for many years has helped beautify the boxes with the Guild by providing specially ordered flowers.

Wellesley resident and architect, Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently honored with an American Residential Design Award (ARDA) from the American Institute of Building Design. His Modern Heritage Residence was recognized for design excellence at their summer conference. For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work, including their Modern Heritage Residence, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Elza B. Design was thrilled to participate in the third annual Heading Home to Dinner event held October 3 and October 4 at the Boston Design Center. Heading Home to Dinner is a dine-by-design event hosted by the Boston Design Community in an effort to raise funds for Heading Home, providing housing and aid to homeless families. Interior designer Barbara Elza Hirsch’s tablescape focused on literature and culture as nourishment as well as food.

Pam Kubbins, the owner and founder of her homegrown business Pam’s Pashminas in Wellesley, is looking forward to her annual design excursion to India where she creates and manufactures scarves. When she returns from her journey, she will feature her new collection at the 2020 Boston Flower Show held at the World Trade Center. Pam’s customers look forward to seeing the newly created designs on high quality natural fibers. Her original scarf designs feature her own nature and travel photography from around the world. Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.

Beauty and Main is pleased to announce two new hair care product lines: R+Co and Saints & Sinners. R+Co’s unique products deliver fantastic results that make your hair stand out and look its best. They’re a collective of some of the most forward-thinking hairstylists in the business. Saints & Sinners products have been receiving rave reviews across the country, and the company is committed to utilizing the latest in technological advances and the finest ingredients from around the globe. For more information, visit www.beautyandmain.com.

For the 16th year, the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group has been selected as the #1 Insurance Agency in Wellesley (Reader’s Choice Award). Corcoran & Havlin also won the Region Award, as the #1 Insurance Agency in the towns of Newton, Needham, and Wellesley. In addition, Corcoran & Havlin was recently presented with Chubb’s Cornerstone Award. With over 15,000 Chubb agencies worldwide, the Cornerstone program is Chubb’s vehicle to recognize those agencies that earned top premium and profitability results. For more information, visit www.chinsurance.com.

Landscape Architect Dan Gordon led a tour to New Hampshire’s Cornish Art Colony in August. The tour began at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site to view works of master American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The tour included several of the most treasured Cornish Colony estates. A private reception on the grand porch at “Crossways” was reminiscent of that bygone era of lazy summer afternoons spent among friends enjoying art and architecture in the shadow of Mount Ascutney. Visit www.dangordon.com.

The Wiese Company, a Sherborn-based design and construction, kitchen, and bath company, recently underwent a renovation of its own. The company’s familiar face has been working in the community for almost 30 years and is changing its look. Look for their new logo on the residential streets of Wellesley. For more information, visit www.wiese.com.

The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami has a new office in Hingham at 18 North Street, joining its other locations in Wellesley, at 40 Grove Street, and in Boston and Lexington. The firm specializes in real estate conveyancing and mortgage lending services and represents buyers, sellers, refinance borrowers, and lenders in all of their real estate and mortgage transactions. Selami Law also offers a full range of trust and estate services to their clients. For more information, visit www.selamilaw.com.

Don’t miss TROVE’s annual Ray Griffiths Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with champagne; Friday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, December 7 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. For more information, contact troveboutique@gmail.com or call 781.642.0484.

Local resident and architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, confirmed that his first monograph, Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living, was awarded Gold in the Art & Photography category at the 31st Annual Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards this year. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow them on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

Wellesley Dental Group is excited to announce that Dr. Mohammad Barra will be joining the team. Dr. Barra received his doctorate from Tufts University, where he also met his wife, Dr. Zarah Ali. His extensive training on digital smile design enables him to partner with patients to create the ideal smile based on facial analysis, pre-existing dental conditions, and individual preferences. Outside of work, Dr. Barra is an avid basketball player and world traveler.

Melissa Dailey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was once again honored by REAL Trends as one of the top 250 agents in the country. With over $79 million in sales in 2018, Dailey was ranked number 239 in the nation. Melissa is the number three agent in Coldwell Banker New England and has been the number one Coldwell Banker agent in Wellesley sales in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Kathryn Alphas Richlen of Coldwell Banker Weston and Melissa Dailey of Coldwell Banker Wellesley attended Boston Common and Modern Luxury Interiors Boston‘s “To Live and Dine” event to benefit The Home for Little Wanderers at the Four Seasons Hotel at One Dalton Street, Boston. The event was sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Tyler & Sash recently welcomed Johanne Thomas to their team as the new studio manager. Johanne comes to Tyler & Sash from many years in the luxury flooring industry. The Tyler & Sash Wellesley studio, located at 540 Washington Street, continues to grow as a collaborative space for homeowners to begin their projects and work with an expert staff on window treatments, wallpaper, and design services. Their focus on providing unique solutions for design problems seems to be just what the neighborhood needed. For more information, visit www.tylerandsash.com.

Meadowbrook Day Camp has completed the second year of Drobots Drone STEM Camps. The number of children participating doubled and the campers had a great time. Campers used rovers, bots, drones, and other autonomous creative technology to jump over obstacles, push down walls, toss energy balls, and navigate through mazes. Teams work together indoors and outdoors, utilizing life skills such as: design and systems thinking, collaborative problem solving, curiosity, mindfulness, and imagination. For more information, visit daycamp.meadowbrook-ma.org.

Darby Road HOME has partnered with Uncommon Threads, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower low-income women and domestic violence survivors through the use of clothing as a tool for boosting self-esteem. As a female business owner, Michelle Coppolo understands the importance of women empowering women. When you purchase a “Flikr,” which is a must-see mini fireplace, 20 percent of sales will be donated to Uncommon Threads. Visit www.darbyroad.com for more information and to see a video of the Flikr mini fireplace.

Celebrate the season mindfully and make New Year’s resolutions that stick. Michele Fronk Schuckel, nurse and co-founder of Mind Body Medical Associates of Weston, is enrolling clients for new holiday-focused, concierge wellness training. Give yourself the gift of presence in your holiday celebrations while learning practices like mindful eating and meditation, so you can live with resilience and set achievable goals. Learn about self-compassion and stress management skills you can use all year at www.MBMAhealth.com.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate celebrated 20 years in business with a party featuring Roxy’s Food Truck. The event was attended by colleagues, business partners, clients, employees, and agents. “It was important we thank our talented and dedicated sales agents and employees. Many started with us 20 years ago!” said Broker/Owner Gail Lockberg. “Our staff’s knowledge and passion for what they do makes owning and operating this business a pleasure.”

Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., was recently chosen as one of Banking New England magazine’s 2019 Women of Fire. The award honors the most talented, ambitious, innovative, and philanthropic women in finance, insurance, and real estate in New England.

Wellesley resident Ashley Kaye Bernon was just awarded the Who’s Who of Boston Real Estate for 2019 representing the Law Offices of Sonja Selami. Bernon has played an active role in the Boston real estate community for more than 20 years. Last year, she produced and hosted over 150 specialty broker open houses and real estate-based events sponsored by the Law Offices of Sonja Selami LLC. Clients turn to Bernon for guidance in the buying and selling process and to brand themselves in a highly effective manner.

Premier makeup artist Sarah Kosky is back at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics where she has recently launched her own line of lashes called Beautiful by Sarah. Elizabeth Renee Esthetics, located at 26 Grove Street just off the square in Wellesley, provides a soothing and nurturing escape and skin care experts who offer the most effective treatments and products available. You’ll leave the spa feeling wonderfully relaxed and donning beautiful, radiant, and glowing skin. For more information about Beautiful Lashes and other products and services, call 781.237.SKIN (7546) and visit www.elizabethrenee.com.

Look like a million for less than a hundred. Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces its Rising Stars Blowout Bundle for $99. Indulge in five blowouts that include a deep conditioning treatment and relaxing scalp massage for only $99 (value $225). You can select the same salon rising star— currently, Marissa, Emily or Whitney— for all five blowouts, or switch it up to try someone new with each visit. Buy your package online at www.jesamondo.com, or call 508.907.7171. Look spectacular every day.

After nine great years, Pine Straw will be closing its doors at the end of February 2020 (the Waban store will remain open thru April). New merchandise is still arriving daily, and there are several events planned to celebrate throughout the season. Pine Straw owner Tracy Cranley plans to run business as usual throughout the end of January and go out with a bang. Get on the store’s email list by finding the link at www.livegivepinestraw.com or follow Pine Straw on Instagram @shoppinestraw to be in-the-know. Stay tuned for details on a new online business launching next year.

DermWellesley is proud to welcome Barbara St.John, FNP to its clinical team. With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Barbara provides the highest quality care for all genders and age groups. She prides herself in her clinical skills and addresses the entire spectrum of dermatologic concerns. In addition, Barbara has many years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and enjoys skin rejuvenation while maintaining a very natural appearance. Barbara is accepting new patients.

This fall, The Cambridge School of Weston was proud to celebrate the launch of PACE: Promoting Awareness and Community Engagement, a four-year social-emotional and service-learning curriculum. The pioneering program is meant to equip students with strategies for addressing real-life challenges, like understanding the disparities between the digital universe of our cell phones and everyday life; what it means to engage in healthy romantic relationships; and strategies for navigating our increasingly diverse and complex world.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, managing director at RBC Wealth Management, will be participating in the Barrons Top Women Advisors Summit in Palm Beach in December. Gabrielle was also a guest speaker at North Hill Senior Living community in Needham presenting on the topic of wealth management and trust and estate planning.

Benchmark Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Benchmark Home Services, a premier home care company. Benchmark Home Services offers comprehensive maintenance programs designed to cover the entire home, from roof to foundation. They handle exterior and interior maintenance, electrical and plumbing, painting, and even emergency services—all delivered with the highest level of quality, detail, and service. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact them at 978.254.5595.

Timothy Barry is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). Tim is a partner in the Private Client Group of blumshapiro, a New England based accounting, tax and advisory firm. The AEP® designation is a graduate level, multi-disciplinary specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the various disciplines of estate planning. For more information, visit www.blumshapiro.com.

Century Bank is pleased to announce that Daisy Siddiqui has joined its team in Wellesley as vice president and branch manager. Siddiqui is a well-known face in the area. She has more than 40 years banking experience, many of which were gained serving Wellesley and the surrounding communities. Stop by 258 Washington Street to meet Siddiqui and experience the personalized service Century Bank is known for. Visit www.CenturyBank.com or call 781.235.6500.

PBF HOMES | Home Renovation & Interior Design just transformed a dated sprawling ranch in Weston into a modern farmhouse—inside and out. Take a look at www.pbfhomes.com. PBF HOMES provides a unique service: one expert project manager to lead the process, from designing a renovation that fits your lifestyle, soliciting bids, managing the team (architect, contractor, cabinetmaker), to handling every detail. PBF saves you time, money, and stress. Contact Pam Forman at pam@pbfhomes.com. See their ad on page 51.

At Charles River School (CRS) in Dover, children use intellect, experience, and optimism to see what’s possible—and then take action in and out of the classroom. Students recently donated 74 backpacks and supplies to Boston-area children in need. CRS students loaded backpacks for the local nonprofit Backpacks for New Beginnings to distribute this fall. This community service project, like the overall program and curriculum, helps children take responsibility for themselves and their communities. Visit www.charlesriverschool.org to learn more.

Dr. Touradj Ameli recently received another high-level achievement in the field of advanced clinical dentistry by becoming certified in microscopic enhanced dentistry. ARID Newton-Wellesley® Dental Specialty Group is one of the few microscopes centered practices in the world. Enhancing visibility ensures the highest precision when providing patient care from routine hygiene visits to restoring teeth and enhancing smiles to their natural beauty. To learn more about how to improve your overall health and smile, call 781.237.1190 and visit www.aridnw.com.

Wellesley Service League (WSL) members convened for their Fall Kick-Off Meeting at the Wellesley Country Club. WSL was founded in 1927 and is a not-for- profit organization established to provide volunteer services and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the Wellesley community. To learn more and on how to become a member, please visit www.wellesleyserviceleague.org.

Dean Poritzky, principal/license partner and broker of record at Engel & Völkers Wellesley, recently participated as a keynote speaker on a panel for the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) National Convention at the Boston Marriott. Dean and two agents from the Wellesley office of Engel & Völkers, Peace Nguyen and Jenny Qi, are members of the organization and Asian market specialists in the Greater Boston area.

Get fit for the holidays with MetTrimMD, located in Wellesley at 79 Central Street. “We’ve helped hundreds of men, women, and adolescents lose 10 to 70+ pounds,” says Madhavi Kamireddi, MD. “Our personalized weight loss programs provide rapid, healthy, and safe results,” adds Jessica Hennessey, APRN. Both agree: “With weight loss, expert personal support makes all the difference.” To learn more, schedule the next available Free, No-obligation Consultation. Call 978.635.0107, visit online at www.MetTrimMD.com/WellesleyMA and on Facebook @MetTrimMDActon. See their ad on page 86.

Get to know Dedham Country Day School (DCD) this winter! Join them for Off-Campus Admissions Coffees on December 11 and January 9 and/or experience what it’s like to be a student at DCD during their Classroom Observation on January 24. Visit www.dedhamcountryday.org for details.

Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders (C&M) were proud to finish their first project with the Room to Dream foundation, based in Newton. The project team, led by designers from C&M, gave a young cancer patient and her brother completely redesigned bedrooms to start the new school year. The rooms included new furniture, lighting, bedding, and décor. With thanks and support from many donors and project partners, the rooms were installed in a single weekend last month. For more information, please visit www.carpentermacneille.com and www.roomtodreamfoundation.org.

Krauss Dermatology is excited to announce that Dr. Deborah Goddard has joined its team. Dr. Goddard is a board-certified dermatologist who is also subspecialty board-certified in pediatric dermatology. A graduate of Harvard, MIT, and the University of California at San Francisco, she brings expertise in pediatric and adult dermatology, including medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Goddard shares the Krauss Dermatology mission of providing innovative and outstanding care to all patients in a safe and comfortable environment.

Rabbi Moshe Bleich of the Wellesley-Weston Chabad provided the invocation prayers in June when the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office graduated 13 new corrections officers. Sheriff Jerry McDermott swore the officers in during a ceremony in Quincy to mark their completion of the rigorous 10-week training academy. The new officers will staff the Norfolk County Jail and House of Correction in Dedham. Joining Sheriff McDermott were Special Sheriff Kirsten Hughes, as well as Superintendent Michael Harris.

U.S. News & World Report recently announced its 2019-20 hospital rankings, highlighting Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) as fifth in the Boston Metro area, sixth in the state, and “high-performing” in geriatrics, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and lung cancer surgery. The hospital’s ranking was the highest of all community hospitals evaluated by U.S. News in Massachusetts. U.S. News compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions to create the annual rankings.

Burns & Levinson announced that partner and executive committee member Lisa Cukier, who lives in Weston, has been named a 2019 “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) for her “accomplishments in the legal field.” MLW singles out an elite group of “exceptional” women lawyers each year. Cukier’s practice is split between complex trust/estate litigation and complex strategic and high asset divorce/custody cases, family business/family asset disputes, and a niche practice in mental health law and addiction/eating disorder strategic intervention matters. For more information, visit www.burnslev.com.

Wellesley Books is thrilled to receive the 2019 Independent Spirit Award, given by the Book Publishers Representatives of New England to honor the independent bookstore of the year. Book publisher representatives are extremely well-read, well-informed individuals who keep the employees at Wellesley Books up-to-date on all of the newest books. The Independent Spirit Award is presented in conjunction with the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), the local trade association and source of both education and community. For more information, please visit www.wellesleybooks.com.

Fall 2019

Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank, announced that Michael Fung, CFA has been appointed as chief investment officer and John Balder as global strategist.  Fung has over 20 years of investment experience that includes managing individual client portfolios, building investment strategies, and covering numerous market sectors as an equity analyst. Balder is an accomplished professional who has held positions at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. For more information, please visit www.wellesleyinvestmentpartners.com.

Beauty and Main owner Cathy Varetimos has brought the Fresh® skincare collection back to her Wellesley store, located at 79 Central Street.  Beloved for its luxurious, artisanal products, this Boston- born brand is dedicated to crafting rich, potent skin care, fragrance, and body care products that transform everyday routines into extraordinary rituals. The store is also now carrying the Amika line of hair care products.  The products in this line are like a good friend—straightforward, dependable, and fun to spend time with.  For more information, visit www.beautyandmain.com.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, New England’s leading residential real estate brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that Global Luxury® specialist Kathryn Alphas Richlen of Weston ranked as the No. 1 Coldwell Banker® agent in New England out of nearly 4,000 affiliated agents for her 2018 sales accomplishments.  In addition, she earned the Coldwell Banker International Society of Excellence award for 2018 with over $116 million in closed sales volume.  For more information, please visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

Tyler & Sash is now representing Massachusetts-based textile designer Ellisha Alexina for both retail and trade for the greater Boston area.  Alexina is known for her original interpretation of historic and contemporary pattern references infused with a proprietary technique of hand-blended colors. Tyler & Sash is a unique combination of a full-service window treatment gallery and a design studio specializing in fine fabrics and wallpaper.  You can browse their large selection of fabrics, wallpaper, and Hunter Douglas products in their beautiful showroom located at 540 Washington Street in Wellesley.  For more information, please visit www.tylerandsash.com.

Compass is excited to announce the opening of its Wellesley office at 161 Linden Street, Suite 102 in Linden Square. The Wellesley office is home to 37 of the area’s top real estate agents. This office is the sixth Compass location in Greater Boston and the second in MetroWest.

With 25 years of combined top-producing real estate experience, Lisa Curlett, Maura Dolan, and Tricia Parmele have joined forces at Compass representing clients buying or selling in the Greater Boston area. Clients unanimously say this team epitomizes results-driven professionalism with their energy, authenticity, and integrity. Through their extensive marketplace knowledge, Compass-powered market analytics, and local expertise, the team empowers their clients with valuable information and provides them with a positive and seamless transaction. Get in touch at 781.365.9954.  For more information, please visit www.compass.com.

Genius is the newest energy-based device at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery. An upgrade from the Infini device, it takes RF Microneedling to a new level. Dr. William LoVerme, the medical director at Lutronic laser company and chief of plastic surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, directs all noninvasive treatments. Genius tightens the skin in a few visits with almost no downtime. It can be combined with other treatments giving Total Skin Solution for tightening; improvement of tone texture; and pigment of face, neck, and décolleté. Visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com.

Stuart Swan, the former owner of Stuart Swan Furniture Company, is now living and working in Williamsburg, Virginia where he sells real estate for Howard Hanna Williamsburg.  If you’re looking for tasteful resort living, add Williamsburg to your retirement considerations.  Enjoy elegant planned communities such as Governor’s Land at Two Rivers Country Club on the banks of the James River.  Choose from several planned communities offering custom homes at prices that are not to be believed in the Northeast.   For more information, email stuartswan36@gmail.com.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was recently voted Best Architectural and/or Residential Design Company at the 2019 Best of the Vineyard Awards for the sixth consecutive year. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow him on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Santiago Villazon has joined Dr. Marc Leibole to care and treat for their patients in need of cataract surgery.  Dr. Villazon graduated cum laude from Yale College and received his medical degree from Yale University Medical School. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine. He will see patients at the 2000 Washington Street Suite 548-White location and will operate at the Dedham Cataract Laser Center.  Please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.

Benchmark, a human connection company and leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, announced that its founder, chairman and CEO, Tom Grape, has received the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association’s (Mass-ALA) inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Grape, a Weston resident, was honored for his pioneering efforts over the last 30 years, which have led to the establishment and growth of the assisted living industry in Massachusetts and nationally.  Based in Waltham, Benchmark offers independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, and continuing care retirement communities in eight states.

reTREAT yourself in a FIERCE way on Martha’s Vineyard! Coach D is heading to the beautiful grounds of the Vineyard Arts Project October 4-6 for the ideal fit female weekend getaway and is inviting you! You’ll enjoy yoga, bootcamp workouts, meditation, and delicious meals.  Think girls’ weekend meets yoga retreat meets solo time meets adventure meets soul work creating the perfect combo getaway.  Reset, recharge, refocus, and remember who you are!  Email coachd@fiercebychoice.com with questions or to sign up.

Thayer Academy, an independent, co-ed day school in Braintree for Grades 5-12, will host two open houses this fall. The Middle School Open House is Saturday, October 26, and the Upper School Open House is Saturday, November 2. Both events will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Thayer’s Center for the Arts. Thayer Academy offers rigorous academics in a supportive, balanced environment. Bus service is available from Needham. For more information, visit www.thayer.org.

Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders is pleased to announce the expansion of their property services department into Boston. Reliable and ongoing care and management is particularly helpful to homeowners with multiple residences, and the firm has now added staff and services to support key neighborhoods including Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the South End. Learn more about their single source for reliable home care at www.carpmac.com.

Charles River Wine Cellars is excited to announce the expansion of their showroom in Walpole.  Now the largest wine cellar showroom in New England, it features 1,000 square feet dedicated to the most innovative design solutions in wine cellar storage, in addition to extensive traditional storage options.  The showroom is open by appointment for clients and design/build professionals interested in creating a distinctive, custom wine cellar.  Contact them at www.charlesriverwinecellars.com or 508.660.2502 to arrange an appointment.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA®, AEP® is excited to announce the Marriage is about Love, Divorce is about Money™ monthly workshop in Wellesley.  Please join her to learn more about divorce, financial planning, and best practices from a panel of the top practitioners in Massachusetts.  Contact Clemens at gabrielle.clemens@rbc.com for more information and workshop dates. Clemens is managing director of private wealth management at RBC Wealth Management in Wellesley.  Visit their website at https://us.rbcwealthmanagement.com/clemenswmg.

Founded by long-time Wellesley board certified dermatologist Emily Wise, MD, DermWellesley is a new dermatology practice conveniently located within Wellesley Office Park at 20 William Street. As a Partners Healthcare affiliated practice, DermWellesley treats the entire spectrum of skin problems for all ages and genders. They also specialize in cosmetic treatments including injectables, laser, facial rejuvenation, sweat elimination, and more.  Urgent access appointments are available for more emergent concerns. To schedule, please call 781.591.4234 or visit www.dermwellesley.com for more information.

A house designed by Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc. was one of the featured properties on this year’s Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, presented by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club.  The Wellesley residence is an example of how Jacob Lilley Architects emphasizes the use of natural materials and quality craftsmanship, resulting in a special design that is well crafted, purposeful, and that will be loved today and in the years to come.   For more information, visit www.jlaarchitects.com.

Stonegate Gardens is excited to announce that their new stone greenhouse is open.  The greenhouse is filled with antiques, unique driftwood pieces, and an incredible selection of plants.  It also features a stunning 20-foot-tall fireplace indoors and another stone fireplace and patios outdoors.  Greenhouse and annuals manager Barbara Hoey curated the selection of indoor plants and pottery and was instrumental in decorating the greenhouse.  Visit Stonegate Gardens at 339 S. Great Road in Lincoln and online at www.stonegategardens.com.

Sean Cutting, president of Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders, recently participated in a panel at the Wellesley Free Library with Colin Hand, of a Blade of Grass; Jackie Hemple, of Finding Lovely; and residential real estate expert Jamie Grossman.   Cutting, who has renovated some of Massachusetts’ oldest and most beautiful homes, and the panelists shared their tips and secrets to a successful home renovation.  Current homeowners and prospective homebuyers gained valuable insight into navigating the renovation process. For more information, please visit www.thinkcuttingedge.com.

Get fit for fall with MetTrimMD, located in Wellesley at 79 Central Street.  “We’ve helped hundreds of men, women, and adolescents lose 10 to 70+ pounds,” says Madhavi Kamireddi, MD.  “Our personalized weight loss programs provide rapid, healthy, and safe results,” adds Jessica Hennessey, APRN.  Both agree:  “With weight loss, expert personal support makes all the difference.”  To learn more, schedule the next available Free, No-obligation Consultation.  Call 978.635.0107, visit online at www.MetTrimMD.com/WellesleyMA and on Facebook @MetTrimMDActon.

Payne Bouchier Fine Builders has been building, restoring, and renovating fine homes throughout New England since 1981.  The firm brings to your project a process that marries your unique vision and imagination with their experience, expertise, and artisanship.  Working in the art of historic renovation yet well versed in the forms, systems, and materials of new construction, Payne Bouchier can maneuver effortlessly between traditional and modern builds.  For more information, visit www.PayneBouchier.com.

Coldwell Banker Wellesley is pleased to announce that Melissa Dailey, Donna Scott, Tom Aaron, and Joni Shore have been included in Boston magazine’s list of Top Real Estate Producers.  For more information, visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com and www.ThePlaceToBeCB.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces its new HydraFacialT Elite System for treating acne, adult pimples, sun-damage spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles in a quick, non-invasive and non-irritating way. This painless and non-invasive treatment quickly vacuums out pores while adding antioxidants to nourish the skin. The result is hydrated, clearer skin with less redness and wrinkles. It’s a perfect treatment for fast results needed before a special event or for regular maintenance. Schedule an appointment online at www.jesamondo.com or call 508.907.7171.

About Motherhood, a psychology practice in Wellesley dedicated to supporting mothers, is excited to announce retreat style workshops for mothers in early 2020.  These “only for mothers’” workshops will be offered on weekends within a holding environment of care and nurturance. Watch for details here in the winter issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine, go to www.aboutmotherhood.com/events, after November, or attend a free, interactive Storytelling Theater Event at the Wellesley Free Library on October 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Touradj Ameli of ARID Newton-Wellesley | Dental Specialty Group, presented the Kathleen & Gerard Martin Award at the 2019 WHS Senior Class Award to Maalik Sinclair, whose life is defined by,  “Success is not final; failure is not fatal.  It is the courage to continue that counts.”  Maalik was on this past year’s football team and also did well in the classroom.  He plans to play football at John Carroll University in the fall.  For more information on the K&G Martin Award, contact Dr. Ameli at 781.237.1190.

In addition to a successful retail business and showroom, Darby Road HOME (DRH) is expanding its Interior Design Services.  The DRH team includes four in-house designers ready to assist with any project including an entire house or a single room.  A beautiful 5,000 square foot showroom sets DRH apart from other design studios, featuring over 75 established makers in the home decor industry. Truly one-stop shopping for the discerning client.  Open to the public.  For more information, visit www.darbyroad.com.

The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) recently honored Jane Moulding, outgoing head of school, for her 17 years of advancing CSW’s mission as a leader in progressive education. During the celebration, the Jane Moulding Fund for Leadership in Progressive Education (“Jane’s Fund”) was launched with a lead gift of $1 million by Diane Garthwaite to celebrate Moulding’s wise and caring leadership of CSW. “The Cambridge School of Weston is a beautiful place. It changed my life,” said Moulding.

A new Experience Center for The St. Regis Residences, Boston is now open just steps from where the building is under construction on Boston Harbor. The Elkus Manfredi-designed tower will open in early 2021 as the last residential waterfront development in the Seaport, offering a highly curated living experience with 114 condominium homes featuring signature architecture, dramatic harbor and city views, bespoke amenities, and legendary St. Regis butler service. For more information, visit www.srresidencesboston.com.

Forever Young Laser & Skin Care in Wellesley on Route 9 now offers Fraxel DUAL laser treatment.  This procedure targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing and resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy cells from the inside out. Visit www.frvryoung.com for more information.

Bobby Morgenstern of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Wellesley, has been chosen to join the Leadership Council of Rosie’s Place. Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the US. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives. Bobby also sits on the committee for Funny Women, Serious Business, a luncheon that will be held on October 16 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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.com for more information.

Dean Poritzky is proud to welcome Jenny Qi, licensed real estate advisor, to Engel & Völkers Wellesley. Jenny is a top-producing real estate agent in the Greater Boston area and an exceptional Asian market specialist. Her success is based on her deep knowledge of the market, outstanding customer service skills, and a commitment to 100 percent customer satisfaction. Jenny has deep connections in the Asian community, which enable her clients to transition to their new neighborhoods with ease.

PBF HOMES | Home Renovation & Interior Design recently completed another extensive kitchen and master suite renovation for a busy Wellesley family.  PBF Homes provides homeowners with a unique service: one expert project manager to lead the process from start to finish.  From designing a renovation that fits your lifestyle, soliciting competitive bids, managing the team (architect, contractor, cabinetmaker) to handling every detail—PBF Homes saves you time, money, and stress.  For more information, email Pam Forman at pam@pbfhomes.com.

Wellesley resident and architect, Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was pleased to have his Modern Farmhouse featured on this year’s WHJWC Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour.  The annual event was a great success, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club.  For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work, including their Modern Farmhouse, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Wellesley author Elizabeth Suneby has a new book out this fall called NO ROOM FOR A PUP!  The proverbial “I-want-a-dog story” meets Yiddish folktale It Could Always Be Worse. In this fun read-aloud, Mia and her grandma invite several furry and feathered friends for a visit in hopes of convincing Mia’s mom there’s always room for more. But will the yowling, squawking, snorting, snuffling chaos convince mom there’s room for one pup?  Available at Wellesley Books and on Amazon.

Gretchen Larkin, head of school for Charles River School, was awarded the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the annual conference. Larkin is one of only two elementary school heads to receive this award, traditionally given to leaders of colleges and universities. Charles River School is an independent PreK-8 school in Dover that challenges and engages students through its hands-on approach to learning.

On April 15, Needham Bank hosted their annual reception for customers along the Boston Marathon route at their Wellesley office located at 458 Washington Street, just before mile marker 14. Over 200 people enjoyed a catered barbecue under the tent while cheering on this year’s runners. Pictured are Wellesley residents Joe Campanelli, president and CEO of Needham Bank, and his wife, Carolyn. Needham Bank is a member FDIC and SIF.

Page Waterman, Gallery and Framing in Wellesley Square will host Windswept, Impressions of the Cape & Islands by renowned artist Peggy Ellis. The show spans September 20 – 28, and includes a Reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.PageWaterman.com or call 781.235.0430.

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 honored to debut her work this spring at the Diana Conference at Babson College, where she connected with other inspirational women entrepreneurs from all over the world. During this event, Pam donated a portion of her proceeds to Project Glimmer, a foundation determined to helping young girls believe in themselves.   Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.

Heather Kelly, Wellesley resident and founder of The Writers’ Loft, a nonprofit community of writers and illustrators based in Sherborn, is excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the publication of An Assortment of Animals: A Children’s Poetry Anthology. From anteater to vulture, the collection introduces various animals using different poetic types and art mediums. The joyful, page-turning safari has something for everyone, and is available in local book stores and online. For more information on The Writers’ Loft, and how you can join, please visit www.thewritersloft.org.

The Wiese Company annually awards a local nonprofit with their Impact in Our Community service project. In April, the company completed a much-needed kitchen renovation for Voices Against Violence, a MetroWest emergency shelter, serving victims of domestic violence. With a fundraising benefit held at The Wiese Company showroom in Sherborn that paid for most of the cabinetry, the Wiese team and their longtime partners provided the remainder of the materials and services at no cost to the shelter. For more information, please visit www.wiese.com.

A home represented by Robert Kinlin of Robert Paul Properties has been selected as a finalist in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held each year on HGTV.com, featuring extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories. The Robert Paul listing was selected by HGTV’s editors as a finalist in the Waterfront Homes category. The stunning, custom-designed waterfront home is located in the village of Osterville on Cape Cod.  For more information, please visit www.robertpaul.com.

Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was recently ranked #40 in the nation for individual sales volume by REAL Trends, The Thousand in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. Benoit’s transaction volume exceeded $176 million in 2018. This is the 10th consecutive year Benoit has been honored by REAL Trends. With over $1 billion in total career sales, Benoit has been the #1 Broker in Wellesley for 13 consecutive years.

Several of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.’s brokers were recently featured in Boston magazine’s Top Real Estate Producers June issue, based on 2018 residential sales volume. Of the Best Performing Agents, principal Debi Benoit was named the #2 individual producer and principals Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon ranked among the top teams in Massachusetts. In addition, Jessica Allain, Noah and Lisa Pearlstein, Traci Shulkin, Susan Sullivan, and Jared Wilk also appeared on the magazine’s prestigious list.

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects was honored at the 2019 BSLA Awards Gala on May 22 as a recipient of a Merit in the Design Category from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA). This year’s award recognized his work on Pond’s Edge located in Chestnut Hill.  For more information, please call 781.237.5751 or visit www.dangordon.com.

Affinity Builders is celebrating 15 years of experience in project and construction management.  The firm provides effective completions of high performance residential construction projects for architects and clients with the main goals being to deliver every project as designed, on time, and on budget.  Affinity Builders believes that any building that claims to be recognized as great architecture should also qualify as high performance building.  For more information about their projects in Wellesley, Weston, and surrounding towns, please visit www.affinitybuilders.net.

Wellesley resident and artist Deborah Friedman has her artwork featured on the cover and in an eight-page article in the April/May 2019 issue of International Artists Magazine.  In addition, she has a drawing juried into the Cato Institute’s inaugural exhibition, “Freedom: Art as the Messenger” in their Washington D.C. headquarters from April to June 2019.  For more information visit www.dlfriedman.com.

Nimble Hill Timberworks has launched a new concept in outdoor living: away-spaces.  Whether used for entertaining family and friends; a quiet retreat for reading, writing, yoga, or gardening; or a bunkhouse for your children and their friends, away-spaces provide an affordable, artistic extension to your backyard or vacation home. Owned by Michael Russell of Wellesley, Nimble Hill specializes in designing and constructing custom timber frame away-spaces that fit your backyard and budget. Learn more at www.nimbletimber.com.

Brimmer and May, an independent, co-educational school serving PK-12th grade students, has appointed Emily Miller as its new Head of Lower School. Miller brings to Brimmer over 20 years of experience in school administration and in-classroom teaching, most recently serving as the Head of School at PK-8 Nantucket Lighthouse School. Miller will be responsible for overseeing Brimmer’s PK- 5th grade program and will uphold the school’s high standards for academic excellence while enhancing the joys and wonders of childhood.  For more information, visit www.brimmer.org.

Inbox Summer 2019

Compass Real Estate is excited to announce the opening of its Wellesley office at 161 Linden Street, Suite 102 in Linden Square. The Wellesley office is home to 37 of the area’s top real estate agents. This office is the sixth Compass location in Greater Boston and the second in MetroWest. For more information, please visit www.compass.com.

Barrows Custom Window Treatments is celebrating more than 50 years as a leading provider of window treatments in the area. The Barrows’ team provides attention to detail and develops personal relationships with each and every customer. Visit their beautiful showroom at 365 Boyslton Street (Route 9) in Newton and schedule an in-home consultation to find the window treatments that best suit your needs. Barrows also offers expert fabric services for all of your drapery needs. Visit www.barrowscwt.com.

Schofield Elementary School invites all runners to the 26th annual 5K Road Race and Fun Fair on Sunday, June 2. Registration and check-in begin at 8:00 a.m., and race time is at 9:30 a.m. The Kids Fun Run and Fun Fair follow. Runners of all ages will enjoy this USATF certified course. Registration is $30 and t-shirts are free for the first 300 registrants. Proceeds benefit the Schofield PTO. To register and for more information, visit www.www.schofieldroadrace.org.

Gretchen Larkin, head of Charles River School, is the recipient of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Division I Chief Executive Leadership Award. Larkin is one of only two elementary school heads to receive this award, traditionally given to leaders of colleges or universities. Read more at http://bit.ly/LarkinCASE and visit www.charlesriverschool.org.

The Premier Dental Group of Wellesley team recently celebrated the New England Patriots with a team spirit celebration at the office. The team also recently celebrated a combined number of years working together at the office: The six doctors combined have been in practice in Wellesley for 104 years, and the full/part time team members have been together for a combined 154 years! To learn more about Premier Dental and how its staff can improve your dental health, visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com or call 781.237.3031 to schedule an appointment.

Donahue Maley Burns Team from Compass is proud to introduce their newest member, Claire Hoyt. Claire lives and breathes all things Needham where she helps her clients deftly navigate the market by applying the skills she acquired working in the San Francisco Bay Area’s competitive real estate market. There she was a top producer at a leading luxury brokerage. Her breadth of experience allows her to bring a suite of skills to her clients and to each real estate transaction. Claire can be reached at claire.hoyt@compass.com.

On April 27, Wellesley resident and local classical architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA was awarded a Bulfinch Award for Residential (New Construction) Under 5,000 square feet by the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art at their Ninth Annual Dinner & Ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow him on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

Update your spring wardrobe with a #GIRLGANG subscription box from Wellesley’s Sloane & Ivy. When you choose the #GIRLGANG box you’ll receive more than six clothing items that reflect your individual style. You’ll also know that 10 percent of the profits from each box will go to Flying Kites; all brands are women-owned, eco-sustainable, and made in North America; and each item is selected by stylists who use their skills to carefully choose the items that are right for you. For more information, visit www.sloaneandivy.com.

Tyler & Sash custom window treatments has recently opened a second location in Wellesley. With a staff of design experts who lead each client through the selection process, Tyler & Sash aims to add a personal touch at every turn. The new store has a finely curated selection of fabric, wallpaper, and window treatments ready for homeowners and designers. They are conveniently located at 540 Washingston Street in the heart of Wellesley Square. For more information, visit www.tylerandsash.com.

The Traci Shulkin Group was recently recognized as 2018’s #1 sales team by Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. This marks the 5th time in the last 7 years that Traci Shulkin has received this recognition.   Traci and her group pride themselves on their ability to collaborate, both with clients and their fellow agents, and to provide cutting edge concierge service with the utmost integrity and confidentiality.

Get summer slim with MetTrimMD, now in Wellesley at 79 Central Street. “We’ve quietly helped hundreds of men, women, and adolescents lose 10 to 70+ pounds,” says Madhavi Kamireddi, MD. “Our personalized weight loss programs provide rapid, healthy, and safe results,” adds Jessica Hennessey, APRN. Both agree: “With weight loss, expert personal support makes all the difference.” To learn more, schedule the next available Free No-obligation Consultation. Call 978.635.0107 and visit www.MetTrimMD.com/WellesleyMA.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 marked Century Bank’s 50th anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since the bank opened its doors, which in 1969, were actually attached to a trailer. When you visit their branches—in Wellesley or any of their other 26 locations—you’ll see how much they’ve accomplished. Stop by the Wellesley branch at 258 Washington Street to meet manager Dara Delaney and see how the bank has grown.

The 2019 Chinese New Year Gala organized by Wellesley Chinese Language School (WCLS) and Wellesley Chinese American Network was held on Saturday, February 2 at Regis College Fine Arts Center. The Year of the Pig was celebrated with traditional Chinese shows including folk dances and musical instrument performances. WCLS was established in 2009 to increase the diverse culture awareness of the community through teaching Chinese language and culture. For more information, visit www.wellesleychineseschool.org.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is proud to announce that Wellesley resident Jennifer Madden and Weston resident Jeff David, agents affiliated with the company’s Wellesley office, have officially launched their real estate partnership. Madden and David, with 25 years of combined experience, will provide real estate services in Wellesley and Weston, as well as surrounding communities including Dover, Natick, Needham, and Wayland.  The team will continue to deliver their clients the high-quality service that they have come to know and expect. For more information, visit www.maddendavidgroup.com.

Enjoy the warm summer nights at the Davis Museum’s fourth annual Summer Film Series! Art activities and museum tours begin at 7:00pm, and movies begin at dusk. Enjoy free snacks and beer (21+)! Plus free admission and parking. Bring your own folding chairs and blankets. Rain will move the screenings indoors. June 27: A Wrinkle in Time, July 11: Back to the Future, July 25: WALL-E, August 8: The Fifth Element.   For more information, visit www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu.

Wellesley native Lauren (Wetherbee) Williams of the nonprofit Overlook FARM in Rutland, Massachusetts, announces the launch of a fundraising campaign for their exciting new agricultural education organization. Lauren notes, “Overlook FARM will be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn, eat, work, and grow together – but we need your help to make it happen! Visit us on Facebook (@overlookfarmrutland) or our website (www.overlookfarmrutland.org) to watch our video, learn more, and donate.”

The flower shop at Wellesley’s Pine Straw is filled with beautiful blooms. Stop by to grab a bouquet or call ahead for a custom arrangement.   A nice selection of Free People clothing is also in stock with new items arriving weekly. And if you’re traveling to visit friends this summer, remember that Pine Straw has a great selection of hostess gifts. Stop by the store at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley, or have the gift shipped directly to your destination. Call 781.235.1844 and visit www.livegivepinestraw.com.

Gail and Gary Lockberg, owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate (BHHS), recently attended The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales “All In” convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. BHHS Corporate leaders Gino Belfari and Chris Stuart presented information on technology advances and other corporate initiatives.

Dr. William LoVerme and his team at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C. have increased their hours for MedSpa personal care services including facials, hair removal, pigment reduction, skin tightening, and fat reduction. Please call to make an appointment with their nurse or medical aesthetician at 781.263-0011. Visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com.

The Wellesley Board of Public Works has appointed Dave Cohen as the new director of public works (DPW), succeeding Mike Pakstis who retired. Dave most recently served as assistant director of public works and began his career with the Department of Public Works 23 years ago. As director, Dave will oversee all DPW operations including maintenance and improvement of all assets and infrastructure under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works.  Dave can be reached at dpw@wellesleyma.gov or at 781.235.7600 x3300.

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 Indoor and Outdoor Track Team to commemorate their State Championship wins in the 2018 season. Needham Bank, with a location at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley, is a member FDIC and SIF.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce Melissa Dailey has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Society of Excellence award for 2018. This is Coldwell Banker’s highest designation. In addition, Melissa was named one of the Top 50 Sales Associates in New England. Coldwell Banker is also pleased to announce that Donna Scott and Tom Aaron have been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier award for 2018. In addition, Donna and Tom have been named as Top 50 Sales Associates in New England.

The Wellesley Repertory Theatre will present This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing June 6 through June 30 at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre. Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by Marta Rainer, this moving modern-day fable features triplet sisters who are left in a forest by their father and forced to find their own way in the world. Years later, they meet again. For more information, call 781.283.2000 and visit www.wellesleyrep.org.

The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami, P.C. is excited to have Kimberly Kosanovich join the firm. Kimberly has specialized in real estate law since 2001. She is an expert at representing lenders, buyers, and sellers. Kimberly is a certified mediator with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Supreme Court of Florida. She prides herself on interpersonal relationships and strives to make every transaction a positive experience. You can find Kimberly in their Boston, Wellesley, or Hingham offices. Visit www.selamilaw.com.

Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders (C&M) were recognized with a new award from the lifestyle platform Houzz for Best of Houzz 2019 Design. Out of millions of designs and the nation’s top professionals on the site, C&M was recognized for their outstanding work for the fourth year in a row. Follow them on Houzz, Instagram, and Facebook for more about their integrated design and craftsmanship services. Visit www.carpentermacneille.com.

The Candy Bar in Wellesley is proud to introduce new products for spring. Bioderma, an effective skincare line which has long been a French pharmacy staple now graces the shelves here. New face and lip products from Becca, By Terry, and Smashbox are a must see. New jewelry arrivals are also in store from Spain’s premier jeweler Uno de 50, as well as Chan Luu and Ela Rae. Stop by The Candy Bar at 20 Church Street and find your style. Visit online at www.candybarcosmetics.com.

This year a Blade of Grass is celebrating 25 years of designing, installing, and maintaining award-winning properties throughout Boston and the MetroWest area. Owner Jim Douthit and founder Heather Lashbrook Jones would like to thank their clients and team. “We could not have of done it without our amazing clients, their creative projects and, of course, our incredible team. Thank you!”

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects is honored, once again, to be the recipient of the Bulfinch Award for Landscape Architecture by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. This year’s award recognizes their work on Charles River Estate, located in Dover. Dan received the Award at a gala celebration at the Harvard Club of Boston on April 27th.The project was featured this spring in New England Home Magazine. For more information, please call 781.237.5751 or visit www.dangordon.com.

The Wellesley Historical Society held its annual fundraiser “Swing Into Spring” cocktail party on Thursday, May 9 at Wellesley Country Club.  This year the Society honored the Anderson family of Anderson’s Jewelers in Wellesley.  This fourth-generation family in the jewelry business is well noted for their quality and professional service, in addition to their generous outreach to the community. For more information, please visit www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org or contact Executive Director Amanda Fisher at 781.235.6690 or director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.

Once a year, the very best in real estate from across the Americas come together to collaborate, celebrate, and share in being members of Engel & Völkers’ truly unique and highest-caliber network. At EV Exchange, professionals from the Wellesley office have the privilege of experiencing the power of Engel & Völkers’ reputation and its people as they connect and learn from passionate real estate professionals and industry game-changers who all share an unwavering commitment to being and serving as the best.

Beth Shedd Photography is celebrating its fifth year in Wellesley. Specializing in portraits, events, and finding the beauty in every day, Shedd’s lens is always focused on capturing and encouraging connection. Her “Wellesley Wednesdays” photo-blog series will be featured at the Wellesley Free Library during the month of October, and she encourages you to visit and connect. To learn more, please visit her website and follow her on Instagram and Facebook. www.BethShedd.com.

The House and Garden Club of Wellesley celebrated its 60th anniversary in December. This volunteer organization is responsible for the creation and beautification of Central Park (at the corner of Grove and Central Streets), the Butterfly Gardens at Wellesley’s elementary schools, and the December decorating of the Town Hall and Bell. Their annual ‘Geranium Sale’ provides the funding necessary for these projects each year.  For more information: www.gcfm.org/wellesleyhouseandgardenclub .

Wellesley Bakery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Owned and run by Mara Nuon, this family-run business specializes in delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, pies and pastries, all of which are made on site with the finest ingredients. Dine in or take out. Open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Order your fresh pies for Thanksgiving early – they sell out fast!

Wellesley Bank, a premier bank and wealth management company, announced that David Bourret has been appointed as senior vice president, commercial lender. David will be located in the bank’s Boston office at One Federal Street where he will be responsible for business development that will contribute to the continued growth of the bank. David has over 30 years in the banking industry, most recently as senior vice president, relationship manager with Customers Bank. Visit www.wellesleybank.com.

Deland, Gibson Insurance of Wellesley established the Deland, Gibson Fund in 2018. The Deland, Gibson Fund is a 501(c)(3) Donor Advised fund administered by the Foundation for Metro West and run by the Deland Gibson Giving Committee, whose mission is to give back to the communities where we live and work. This January the Deland, Gibson Fund made its first donation to spikesk9fund.org in loving memory of DG teammate Colleen Herrick. To learn more about Deland, Gibson, visit www.delandgibson.com.

John C. Ricotta & Associates of Chatham, established in 1989, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary as one of Cape Cod’s premier full-service real estate sales and vacation rental agencies. President and principal broker John Ricotta and his associates have worked to develop and retain their exceptional reputation among both clients and the community. Learn more about John and the agency by visiting www.ricottarealestate.com or calling 508.945.5000.

Chris Raveis and office manager Jon Lynch, along with the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce, several agents, and office staff cut a ribbon to kick off the grand opening of the new William Raveis Real Estate Wellesley office. Located at 75 Central Street which is next door to the old office location, the new office features an open, modern look with glass-walled offices and conference rooms plus several comfortable work stations for the agents.

Wellesley resident and artist Deborah Friedman has her artwork featured on the cover and in an eight-page article in the April/May 2019 issue of International Artists Magazine. In addition, she has a drawing juried into the Cato Institute’s inaugural exhibition, “Freedom: Art as the Messenger” in their Washington D.C. headquarters from April to June 2019. For more information visit www.dlfriedman.com.

Get ready for the summer months or a special occasion with a fabulous spray tan, now available at Beauty and Main at 79 Central Street in Wellesley. Beauty and Main offers the highest-quality spray tan, safe for all skin types, with all-natural, eco-friendly ingredients. Their state-of-the-art tanning spray will leave your skin looking prettier and feeling healthier. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 781.237.1685 and visit www.beautyandmain.com.

Engel & Voelkers Wellesley congratulates Renu Shukla, a third-year advisor for the firm, for her recent award at the EV Exchange 2019 held in Atlanta. Presenting the distinction award for her milestone performance was the EVUSA President Anthony Hitt. Renu is grateful for the acknowledgement and she is proud to showcase Engel & Voelkers iconic brand globally. Please reach Renu directly at 781.608.2604 to discuss your real estate goals.

Simplify your makeup routine when you try Jesamondo‘s newest service—a Keratin Lash Lift. It’s like a perm for your lashes—shaping, lifting, and giving the appearance of longer, fuller lashes that frame your eyes exquisitely. The process takes about 60 minutes and lasts four to six weeks. Add their ever-popular eyelash tint and kiss your mascara and eyelash curler goodbye. Welcome curly, defined, natural eyelashes. Visit www.jesamondo.com or call 508.907.7171 to schedule your appointment.

Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.’s top 15 producing agents were appointed to the company’s 2019 Senior Leadership and Ambassador Teams. The Senior Leadership Team will meet quarterly and provide market intelligence and guidance to colleagues. The Leadership Team includes: Traci Shulkin, Jared Wilk, Team Pearlstein (Lisa and Noah), Jessica Allain, Susan Sullivan, Shell Yu, Peter Hill, Annie Bauman, Elise Siebert and the M3 Group (Nancy Moore, Jane Migdol and Kate Moynihan). Company Ambassadors are Christina Santangelo, Alyson Karpowicz, Theresa David, Paula Callanan, and Danielle Meade.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, is proud to once again sponsor the Historic Newton House tour. The annual event features a collection of private residences with a focus on historic homes in the city of Newton. This is the third year Gleysteen has sponsored the event which will take place on Sunday, May 19. 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.

ARID Newton-Wellesley | Dental Specialty Group wishes their four 2016-2019 interns the very best. They are: Victoria Liu and Zeynep Yozgyur of Wellesley College, Joanne Nasr of Boston University, and Dr. Leila Barikbin of Iran. ARID’s internship program offers graduate or undergraduate students unique real-world experience in interdisciplinary dental medicine practice. Their interns gain exposure to real projects and challenges in a vibrant environment and get unparalleled experience as they work with the brightest and best in the field and participate as a member of the team. To learn more about the internship program, please call 781.237-1190 or email info@aridnw.com.

FIERCE is celebrating their one-year anniversary at the Garage Gym in Natick. FIERCE is grounded in the belief that when women come together, an extraordinary energy is created that’s so powerful there’s no choice but to succeed in health, business, and life. Now is the time to break through what has been holding you back by choosing YOU and prioritizing your health before summer is here!   Small group training classes and private training summer specials are available May 15. Call 832.221.4966, email coachd@fiercebychoice.com, and visit www.fiercebychoice.com.

Coldwell Banker‘s top-producing agents across New England were honored for their outstanding 2018 sales accomplishments ranking them among the top producers nationally. Among them were Weston’s Denise Mosher, Kathryn Richlen, and Rosemary McCready. Coldwell Banker’s Weston office is located at 426 Boston Post Road. For more information, call 781.894.5555 and visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

Charles River Aquatics (CRA) is the premier aquatics program currently serving the greater Boston area and soon expanding to Wellesley and the MetroWest area. CRA’s unique competitive, technique-based teaching method not only ensures each swimmer’s growth in the water, but also fosters a life-long passion for the sport of swimming. Between their lessons program, competitive youth and masters’ swim teams, and summer camp programs, they have your entire family covered from tiny tots to triathletes. (photo)

Darby Road HOME (DRH) is excited to celebrate its five-year anniversary this May. The 5,000 square foot showroom, located at 1395 Main Street in Waltham, has expanded its collection of fine furniture, exceptional case goods, and an eclectic collection of art and accessories over the years, becoming a destination for discerning shoppers and designers from Boston, MetroWest, and beyond. Come see why DRH has been named Best of Boston Home for 2019. For more information, visit www.DarbyRoad.com.

Nimble Hill Timberworks has launched a new concept in outdoor living: away-spaces. Whether used for entertaining family and friends; a quiet retreat for reading, writing, yoga, or gardening; or a bunkhouse for your children and their friends, away-spaces provide an affordable, artistic extension to your backyard or vacation home. Owned by Michael Russell of Wellesley, Nimble Hill specializes in designing and constructing custom timber frame away-spaces that fit your backyard and budget. Learn more at www.nimbletimber.com.

Brimmer and May, an independent, co-educational school serving PK-12th grade students, has appointed Emily Miller as its new Head of Lower School. Emily brings to Brimmer over 20 years of experience in school administration and in-classroom teaching, most recently serving as the Head of School at PK-8 Nantucket Lighthouse School. Emily will be responsible for overseeing Brimmer’s PK – 5th grade program and will uphold the school’s high standards for academic excellence while enhancing the joys and wonders of childhood. For more information, visit www.brimmer.org.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is proud to announce that its Physician Hospital Organization (NWPHO) has once again been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s (HPHC) “Physician Group Honor Roll” for excellence in disease prevention and treatment of acute and chronic illness for adult and pediatric patients. While 61 physician practices in New England received this recognition, Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s PHO was one of only 12 that achieved recognition “with distinction” for exceeding the National Committee of Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) 90th percentile in all areas. For more information about Newton-Wellesley Hospital, visit www.nwh.org.

The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts presented three awards at the 2019 Boston Flower & Garden Show held in March. The winners were Samantha’s Gardens, Inc., Paul Massad Landscaping LLC, and Interiors by MS. The theme of this year’s show was “The Beauty of Balance.” The LDC panel of judges was made up of Regina Hajjar of Weston, Mary Bowen Nokes of Lexington, and Frances Y.J. Wheeler of West Boxford. Organized in 1963, the LDC of Massachusetts operates under the auspices of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC).

Page Waterman Gallery is thrilled to announce they are representing Wellesley and California based artist Michelle Jung. If you are in the neighborhood please stop by to see her spectacular coastal oil paintings. The exhibit will be held June 1-8, with an artist reception on Saturday, June 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Page Waterman Gallery is located at 592a Washington Street (Route 16) in Wellesley. For more information, please call 781.235.0430 and visit www.pagewaterman.com.

Inbox Spring 2019

MetTrimMD has opened a second location in Wellesley at 79 Central Street. “For three years, we’ve quietly helped hundreds of men, women, and adolescents lose 10 to 100+ pounds,” says Madhavi Kamireddi, M.D. “As medical weight loss providers, we’re able to diagnose/treat medical conditions that contribute to weight gain so you can lose weight rapidly, prescribe the right food/nutritional plan to ensure you lose weight healthfully, and provide expert personal support so you lose weight safely.” Schedule your free no-obligation consultation. Call 978.635.0107 and visit www.MetTrimMD.com/ActonMA.

Cabot & Company is pleased to announce that Rene Rodriguez has been named #1 in multi-family and building sales in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and South End neighborhoods for the fourth year running. With building sales volume of more than $75 million and more than 21 years experience in the Boston market, he is the go-to resource for real estate in town. The majority of his buyers are empty nesters from Wellesley and Weston.  Visit www.cabotandcompany.com for more information.

 The Lagasse Group offers a hands-on team performing high-end home construction, renovation, and customization work. Over the past year, the firm has won awards including a PRISM Gold Award for Best Showroom or Sales Center: “One Dalton Gallery,” and a PRISM Gold Award for Best Millwork: “Wellesley Transitional Library.” The Lagasse Group excels in large, small, city, and suburban construction. The firm’s Post-Construction and Home Care team maintains excellence and quality even after the project is completed. For more information, please visit www.thelagassegroup.com.

Sheryl Simon and Amy Mizner of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. 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.

Kumkum Malik, Psy.D, and her psychology practice About Motherhood in Wellesley, is celebrating the ancient meaning of spring: a time of deep renewal and new directions. Older cultures mark this symbolically by burning the husks of bygone harvests, preparing the ground for a new season. As mothers, we forget that we too need renewal. For more information, visit www.aboutmotherhood.com, call 781.943.3922, and see the ad on page 41.

Ladies, take control of your wealth. You are cordially invited to attend Embrace Your Value (EYV) with Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA, AEP, managing director, RBC Wealth Management.   EYV is a complimentary wealth management educational series designed to educate women about investing, building wealth, protecting yourself in the event of divorce or widowhood, and moving forward with financial confidence.   Please call 617.725.1702 or email gabrielle.clemens@rbc.com for more information and to register. Seats are limited to 15 women.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently recognized at the 2018 PRISM Awards. His Modern Heritage Residence was awarded a Silver Award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston for excellence in kitchen design. This is the firm’s ninth PRISM Award. For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects visit www.JanGleysteenInc.com or call 781.431.0080.

Visit Meadowbrook Day Camp’s new website, https://daycamp.meadowbrook-ma.org, to see its new Drobots and STEM program weeks, day camp summer offerings for campers in kindergarten through 7th grade, and Teen Adventure programs for students in 8th or 9th grade next fall. Meadowbrook Day Camp recently opened new facilities including two pools, playing fields galore, and indoor computer, woodworking, and art studios. Enroll now for early bird registration savings and make the summer of 2019 your best summer ever!

Seasons Four, The Outdoor Living Store, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Selling beautiful outdoor furniture, unique plants, garden accessories, and home décor, the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection is now displayed in their showroom. Come in now to take advantage of extra discounts on their terrific selection of in-stock furniture and special order your custom frame and fabric options, just in time for the warm weather. For more information, please call 781.861.1200 or visit www.seasonsfour.com.

Eleanor M. Uddo, Esq., has been elected as a member of the board of directors of Sleeping Children Around the World, a Canadian nonprofit (with a U.S. affiliate) that annually provides bed kits in 34 countries. This organization has raised over $40,000,000 since its inception in 1970 and every dollar raised has gone toward the creation and delivery of items needed to provide a safe and comfortable night’s sleep to children all over the world. Anyone interested in donating may do so at www.scaw.org.

Drs. Ali and the Wellesley Dental Group team are excited to share that Dr. Hassan Barra is joining the team as a part-time general dentist. Dr. Barra grew up in Northern Virginia before moving to Boston for dental school at Tufts University, where he met his wife, Dr. Zarah Ali. He loves to travel, go to spin class, and watch football. He’s still a Redskins fan at heart, but always shows some love for the Patriots too.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was recognized by Boston Home’s editorial team as Best of Boston Home 2019 for Vernacular Architect. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow them on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

This spring Darby Road HOME will celebrate its fifth anniversary in business. They are so grateful for community and trade support. To show their appreciation they will host a gala event with home furnishing experts straight from the spring furniture market. The event, to be held the first weekend in May, will include door prizes, live music, and delicious food! For more information, please visit www.darbyroad.com.

Melissa Dailey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was once again honored by Real Trends as one of the top 250 agents in the country. With over 93 million dollars in sales in 2017, Dailey was ranked number 164 in the nation. Melissa is the number one agent in Coldwell Banker New England and has been the number one Coldwell Banker agent in Wellesley Sales in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Four members of Charles River School’s faculty attended the People of Color Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by the National Association for Independent Schools. Diversity, inclusivity, and cultural competency are essential parts of Charles River School’s curriculum and community, and are central tenets of its mission statement. Learn more about the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion at www.charlesriverschool.org.

Sudbury Design Group, established in 1959, is celebrating its 60th year in business as one of New England’s premier landscape architecture design/build firms. In addition, the firm is happy to announce two of its project managers as newly registered landscape architects. In an industry that is constantly evolving, Sudbury Design Group works closely with its clients and contractors to create distinct and timeless environments to enjoy through the seasons. Visit www.sudburydesign.com and call 978.443.3638.

Jesamondo introduces the HydraFacial™ Elite System to its roster of non-invasive treatments for acne, adult pimples, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. This state-of-the art facial is ideal for all skin types—removing toxins while it deep cleans, moisturizes, strengthens, and firms the skin. It’s an ideal treatment with fast results—perfect for your next big event! Danielle, Nubia, Judi, and Usha are among Jesamondo’s most highly trained aestheticians who’ll be delighted to assist you. Call 508.907.7171 or visit ww.jesamondo.com. to schedule your appointment today.

Deborah A. Katz is pleased to announce that Attorney Meghan A. Goldberg has joined Katz Legal Group LLC as Of Counsel.   Goldberg has extensive experience litigating sophisticated domestic relations and divorce matters. She also has estate planning and administration experience and will be an excellent addition to the office. Attorney Goldberg is looking forward to working with the firm and providing Wellesley residents with exceptional legal services.

Susan Dearborn Interiors Inc. has recently received a 25-year achievement certificate from the Boston Better Business Bureau and was asked to be part of a new publication called Presidential. Dearborn’s firm has also received two Houzz customer service awards and an Angie’s List “A” rating. Her current projects include working with clients updating residences from traditional to a modern 2018 look, project managing for clients downsizing, and assisting clients who are purchasing and renovating second homes.

a Blade of Grass has been named “Best Landscape Design/Build, West” by Boston magazine and will be featured in their 2019 Best of Boston Home issue. The landscape design firm is honored to be recognized by such a respected institution, and share the stage with so many talented designers, artists, and architects. For more information, visit www.abladeofgrass.com or call 508.358.4500.

On November 7, William Raveis Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline offices held a joint benefit for the William Raveis Charitable Fund, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Held at Seasons 52 in Chestnut Hill, the event raised more than $11,000 to support innovative scientists working to prevent, detect, and treat all forms of cancer.

Like most of you, the staff at Pine Straw is looking forward to the return of the warm weather and spring activities. Their flower shop will be back open in time for Easter (April 21) and prom. Call 781.235.1844 to place your order. Looking for corporate employee or client gifts? Give Pine Straw a call. Follow them on Instagram (@shoppinestraw) to keep up with store events and sales and visit www.livegivepinestraw.com.

Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley, is pleased to announce that Camelia Lafauci has joined the team as a make-up artist. Cathy Varetimos is celebrating three years as Beauty and Main’s owner, and her team provides clients with 10 to 15 years of professional make-up artist experience. Contact Beauty and Main for make-up lessons and applications for your next wedding, special event, or private party. For more information, visit www.beautyandmain.com or call 781.237.1685.

Coach D has shared the FIERCE story and experience with the women of the MetroWest area. Beginning this summer, the FIERCE experience will be available to young girls. Coach D is offering the “I AM FIERCE” summer program to girls ages 13 to 17 this June and August to connect the dots between fitness, nutrition, confidence, and community. Please contact Coach D at 832.221.4966 or coachd@fiercebychoice for details.

Pam Kubbins, owner of her Wellesley-based company Pam’s Pashminas, is celebrating spring with her 2019 scarf collection at five upcoming flower shows. She will debut her fresh and unique designs inspired by her original photography and crafted from real fiber. Pam is excited to be featured at the Connecticut, Boston, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Museum of Fine Arts Flower Shows. For more information, please visit www.pamspashminas.com.

Wellesley residents and husband-and-wife team Charlie and Elizabeth Malafaia, and their son, Marcel, are celebrating 25 years as the owners of International Builders, Inc. Proudly serving the entire Greater Boston area, the company has earned a renowned reputation in the construction industry. Masters of commercial and residential renovations, the owners are available to clients 24/7 and personally supervise every aspect of the job. For more information, call 617.859.7623 or visit www.intbuilders.com.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Town and Country Real Estate is pleased to announce that Kathy Kelley has been honored as #1 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Agent in Massachusetts for dollar volume per MLSpin data. Kathy is a BHHS Legend Award winner and perennial Chairman’s Circle designee. It’s no wonder Kathy’s name is “the name you see all over town!”

The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) is pleased to present Evelyn Davis-Walker—House + Wife Revisited, on exhibit through March 15 in the school’s Thompson Gallery, located in the atrium of the Garthwaite Center for Science and Art. The artist will be in residency at CSW between February 25 and 26, and a reception will be held on Tuesday, February 26, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition converts the Thompson Gallery into a 1940s home, replete with period objects, littered with collages that critically explore advertisement imagery.

Jacob Lilley Architects of Wellesley is pleased to announce the addition of two new architects to the practice. Joining are Annie Chow and Michele Adrian. Both architects have spent their careers working in high-end residential and bring a wealth of talent and creativity to the firm. In addition, Annie will help bolster the firm’s interior work as she holds a degree in interior design. For more information, visit www.jlaarchitects.com.

The Sage School of Foxboro is the leader in gifted education for Preschool through Grade 8 students from the Greater Boston and Providence areas. Bus transportation is now available from Wellesley, Newton, Needham, and Sherborn. Sage offers bright, young students a challenging program delivered at an accelerated pace. Classical studies are delivered through an interdisciplinary approach that includes STEAM (STEM+Arts), Fine & Performing Arts, and Foreign Language. Visit www.sageschool.org for more information.

The Donahue Maley Burns Team from Compass is proud to introduce the expansion of the team with their newest member, Amy Weed. Amy graduated from Boston College Law School and practiced investment law for 14 years. She is an active member of her local community and civic organizations in Newton and Chestnut Hill. Her attention to detail, can-do approach, and negotiation savvy give her clients an advantage, whether moving locally or relocating. Amy can be reached at amy.weed@compass.com.

Forever Young Laser & Skin Center, located in Wellesley, is now offering Secret RF, a novel, fractional radio frequency (RF) micro-needling system for tissue coagulation and hemostasis, designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address the common signs of aging. It’s ideally suited for use on patients who wish to revitalize and refresh the appearance of their skin. Secret RF can be tailored to address each patient’s individual concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and photoaging. For more information, visit www.foreveryoung.com or call 781.431.2110.

The second annual Plunge for Elodie, a fundraiser for the rare genetic disorder epidermolysis bullosa (EB), will take place on March 2 at Morses Pond. The event is inspired by two-and-a-half-year-old Elodie Kubik, who suffers from the disease and is the daughter of Wellesley native Emily St. Thomas Kubik. Come plunge (or cheer), and/or do a “virtual plunge” into any body of water betweeen February 23 and March 9 and post your video to Instagram using #plungeforelodie and #healeb. For more information or to donate, visit www.plungeforelodie.org.

Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design was a guest speaker at an Interior Design panel event at Designer Bath‘s Watertown showroom in September, talking about ways to update your space. The panel was moderated by The Boston Globe Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief Veronica Chao, and she answered interior design questions alongside designer Erin Gates and Designer Bath’s Mindy Sevinor. She also had the opportunity to showcase one of her chair designs for Dowel Furniture (the Royale armchair) at the Designer Bath event.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate is proud to announce that 2019 begins its twentieth year as a trusted leader in the local real estate market. “We attribute the achievement of two decades of success to our commitment to innovation and of course to our agents strong dedication to superior service,” says Broker/Owner Gail Lockberg. The company will commemorate the occasion with a number of events throughout the next 12 months.

Needham Bank announced that Wellesley resident Carrie Vargas has joined the bank as a senior vice president, retail reporting to Executive Vice President Eric Morse. In her new role, Vargas will oversee the bank’s nine branch locations, including the Wellesley office at 458 Washington Street. Needham Bank is a member FDIC, SIF, and Equal Housing Lender.

Dr. Touradj Ameli of ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Specialty Group and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, recently hosted a team of medical specialists to discuss the importance of alternative biological dentistry as an integrative medicine that can contribute to resolving chronic diseases. To learn more about how modern alternative dental medicine can improve your overall health and smile, the ARID team invites patients and physicians to join their practice and experience the difference. To make an appointment, call 781.237-1190, or visit www.aridnw.com.

Dr. William LoVerme at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C., has created and offers a number of medical skin care products and treatments integral to a healthy skin care program. You can now purchase these products online at his new eStore. Accurate Aesthetics also offers a free skin care evaluation and will customize your regimen. Call 781.263.0011 and visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com.

The Donahue Maley & Burns Team, Wellesley’s #1 Sales Team from Compass, celebrated their annual client appreciation party at the Wellesley Country Club. Donations were made to support Birthday Wishes, a local charity that provides birthday celebrations for homeless children. For more information visit www.donahuemaleyburns.com.

JM Construction Co., a premier home remodeling company, recently hosted a “Sherborn Kitchen Tour,” featuring three newly renovated homes. Guests from Wellesley, Sherborn, and Dover explored these new spaces and left with loads of kitchen design ideas. For more information, visit JMConstructionCo.com.

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.  Owner Cynthia Tsang and her expert staff have won numerous awards over the years including Best of Boston in 2016 and 2017, Boston’s Best Lash Spa by The Improper Bostonian in 2018, and Best Eyelash Extension Spa by Allure magazine in 2018. For more information, visit www.lashlamour.com.

The Tremont Group at Morgan Stanley is proud to announce that Janet McCormick, CFA has joined the team.  Janet is a current resident of Dover (formerly of Sherborn) and spent 27 years at Fidelity Investments prior to joining Morgan Stanley.  Janet joins David Typermass, CFA, and Kyle Cox, CFA.

Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner and Broker of Record of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is pleased to announce the addition of Veronika Bulkin as licensed real estate advisor. Bulkin graduated magna cum laude from Smith College and completed extensive graduate work at Boston Architectural College. She has been involved in real estate for much of her professional life. An avid equestrian, she regularly fox hunts with the Norfolk Hunt Club. Bulkin lives in Sherborn with her husband and two children.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) is pleased to announce that Anand Prabhakar, MD, MBA, has been named Chair of Radiology.

“Dr. Prabhakar’s strong clinical expertise, vision for quality assurance and innovation in radiology services, and ability to work collaboratively in a large integrated health care system make him the ideal individual for this role,” said Dr. Michael R. Jaff, president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Prabhakar previously held positions as a staff radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and as assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Benchmark (www.BenchmarkSeniorLiving.com), a leading provider of senior living and aging-well services in the Northeast announced that its chairman and CEO, Weston resident Tom Grape, advised other top senior living executives as the keynote speaker for the 2018 InterFace Seniors Housing Northeast, an industry conference this past November. Grape founded Benchmark in 1997 and, under his leadership, it has become the largest senior housing company in the Northeast. In 2017, Governor Charlie Baker tapped Grape to serve on the first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.

The Wellesley Historical Society held its first Craft Beer Experience event on October 13, 2018 at the Wellesley College Club with 92 attendees. Narrangassett, Mayflower, Jack’s Abby, and Peak Organic served great brews. Sponsored by (in no particular order) Harrison McPhee, Coldwell Banker-Wellesley, Christine Mayer, Judy Harrington, and North Hill, the event gave away a beer of the month club membership, a Barleycorn’s Craft Brew brewing experience, Cooks Window gift certificates, and beer glasses from Harrison McPhee. For more information, visit www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Weston sales office sold Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings. Each fall, Community Servings enlists volunteers to sell Thanksgiving pies to raise money for its programs as part of its Pie in the Sky fundraiser. This year, through the hard work and dedication of local bakers, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and staff, $760,000 was raised to provide nutritious, medically tailored meals for individuals who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves—while sending the message to those in greatest need that someone cares.

For more than 40 years, family owned and operated A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring has been proudly offering flooring solutions for every need, style, and budget. With an experienced and friendly sales staff and an expert installation team, it’s no wonder customers throughout Greater Boston have been referring friends and family back to A.J. Rose year after year. Visit A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring, your local flooring experts, in Burlington, Natick, or Saugus and online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.

Forbes named Wellesley resident Philip Stathos, partner at Mayflower Advisors, LLC to their “Best-in-State” list of Massachusetts Wealth Advisors for 2018. For over 20 years, Stathos has been helping families achieve their investment and financial goals using a disciplined approach to asset management and investment planning. Only 96 standout financial advisors from Massachusetts are selected to the list, and Stathos was honored to be named among the best. For more information, please visit www.MayflowerAdvisors.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.

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.

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