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Inbox Winter 2022/2023

Dedham Country Day (DCD) is excited to host a series of admissions events this year. Prospective families can visit for a classroom observation, schedule a personal tour, connect with the head of school for coffee and conversation, or hop on Zoom for an evening virtual learning spotlight. Check their website for a complete schedule of events and opportunities to explore DCD’s pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 program: https://www.dedhamcountryday.org/dcd-admissions-events-2022-23/.

Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen is singular. Clarke president (and Wellesley resident) Sean Clarke invites homeowners to schedule a complimentary chef demonstration of Wolf appliances to truly understand what each model can offer them when designing a new kitchen. Clarke chefs share unique features and benefits of cooking on Wolf, including induction and steam cooking, indoor grilling, and more. Plus, you’ll taste the results! Seats fill quickly, so reserve yours today. Visit www.clarkeliving.com/demo.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring has recently completed renovations for its Natick showroom. A part of the community for 45 years, the refreshed space features a more open and inviting layout that allows customers to shop their large and diverse flooring selection with ease and convenience. And if you can’t make it to the store, A.J. Rose now offers a shop from home program. Stop by their new and improved Natick location or visit www.ajrosecarpets.com to learn more.

FIERCE By Choice and Coach D. are now tapping into all facets of wellness with a girl’s program called “I AM FIERCE: Educating the mind through the body.” This program aims to educate, empower, and inspire young girls through physical and mental fitness to develop the confidence to believe in themselves and their abilities in all aspects of life. Programs start this fall! Visit https://www.fiercebychoice.com/iamfierce or contact Coach D. at 832.221.4966 for more information.

The design/build team of a Blade of Grass is happy to announce they won a National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) Gold Award of Excellence 2022 for their residential project in Duxbury. This award recognizes outstanding projects in commercial and residential landscape contracting, management, and design. Scott Cornish and Atilla Buzas attended the NALP conference in Orlando, Florida, to receive the award in September. They’re honored and proud of the entire team for their hard work and creative vision. To learn more, please visit www.abladeofgrass.com.

Attorney Deborah A. Katz has been selected again for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America©2023 as well as Boston magazine’s Top Lawyers for Divorce and Family Law in the 2022 Best Lawyers Edition. Best Lawyers is considered one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Attorney Katz has more than 24 years of experience advocating for her clients in complex divorce and family law matters with professionalism and compassion. To schedule a consultation, call 781.328.1133 or email deborah@katzlegalgroupllc.com.

FIXT is now officially open and accepting new clients at 590 Washington Street in The Belclare Wellesley. A brand-new implant and aesthetic dental practice best known for their extreme cosmetic transformations with porcelain veneers and dental implants, FIXT is also here for anyone who values their smile. Whether you want to protect an already beautiful smile or create something brand new, their team of perfectionists are ready for you with commercial laboratory and master ceramists on location. For more information, visit www.fixtdental.com.

Lara O’Rourke and Chelsea Robinson are thrilled to announce the launch of The Lara & Chelsea Collaborative, a team of top producing brokers at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. Joining them are agents Rikki Conley and Meaghan Gay. With connections at the core of their business, Lara and Chelsea were previously partners on an award-winning team that sold a record $235M in 2021. Learn more at www.gibsonsothebysrealty.com and get in touch at 617.852.7018.

Alex Ablon and Karen O’Malley recently launched their boutique matchmaking firm, Ready to Partner. Alex and Karen work with their clients to determine their interests, passions, and the core values they seek in a mate. All candidates are vetted and confidentiality is highly valued. They save you valuable time and make the dating process stress free and enjoyable. Additional services include photo sessions, make overs, health and wellness coaching, and personal training. For more information call 617.213.0089 or visit www.readytopartner.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly highlights Nubia Lonsdale, renowned shaman, reiki master, marconics practitioner, massage therapist, and aesthetician. Many flock to Nubia for her superlative reputation with healing skills, but may not be aware of her 40-plus years of experience as an aesthetician—using her unique “hands-on” approach versus an over-reliance on technology. When you’re ready for an ethereal experience that’ll leave you completely refreshed, schedule a facial or body treatment with Nubia online or by calling 508.907.7171.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country‘s management team and sales associates attended a luncheon seminar at the Sheraton 4 Points Hotel on September 15. The topic, “The Forever Agent,” was presented by Allan Dalton of senior vice president of HomeServices of America and CEO of the Real Living Brand. The seminar included an information packed lecture and PowerPoint presentation on maintaining client relationships and bringing value to your clients after the transaction closes.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is celebrating one year in their new office at 40 Walnut Street, Suite 101 in Wellesley and patients are loving the convenience. In addition, Dr. Marc Leibole has been recognized by Boston magazine as a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology for 12 consecutive years. Dr. Leibole and his staff provide laser eye surgery as well as comprehensive eye care including general eye exams and treatment of eye pathology. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.

Lindsey Fay recently joined the Rutledge team of real estate professionals. Since 2016 Lindsey has helped many clients successfully navigate the home selling and buying process. She is especially sensitive to the needs of families relocating to the area. With her vast knowledge of local neighborhoods, schools, and resources, she can help make the transition into the area seamless. All this, coupled with her warmth, good humor, and grace makes working with her a pleasure. For more information, please visit www.rutledgeproperties.com or call 617.893.8337.

Rae McCalmont has been part of the PBF Homes team for one and a half years as the director of luxury home staging and décor. Rae brings a keen design eye to every project, creating stunning spaces that promote a quicker sale at a higher price. PBF Homes Staging excels in producing elevated interiors that showcase a high value residence to potential buyers. Rae and her team manage projects with creativity, attention to detail, and a commitment to client service. Please visit their website to review past clients’ projects at https://pbfhomes.com/home-staging.

Adriane Esthetics is celebrating two years at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick. In addition to her comprehensive line of skin care products and services, Adriane is now offering Procell, an anti-aging and corrective treatment that combines microchanneling and application of powerful stem cell and protein serum. Procell reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles across the face and tightens facial skin. It also works beautifully on acne, scarring, rosacea, and uneven or hyperpigmented skin concerns. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.

Boston Veterinary Clinic (BVC) will open its highly anticipated Wellesley location at 239 Washington Street in early 2023. The Fear Free certified primary care clinic, which treats dogs, cats, and exotic animals, recently celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art Brookline clinic at 1290 Beacon Street. Led by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Bourquin and his team of experienced veterinarians, BVC will continue to carry out its mission of helping pet guardians and their companions develop a powerful and enduring bond over a long and healthy life. Learn more at www.bostonveterinary.com.

Take care of your skin this winter and refresh and rejuvenate with Elizabeth Renee’s Longevity skincare line. Formerly located in Wellesley, you can now find your favorite products and discover new ones online at www.elizabethrenee.com. Elizabeth believes that beautiful skin will endure throughout one’s lifetime when utilizing the best that science and nature have to offer. For more information on how to keep your skin looking youthful, email beautifulskin@elizabethrenee.com or call 781.235.7546.

Debi Benoit recently announced her latest listing project, The Bristol Wellesley, a 23-unit luxury condominium building, with prices from $1.5 to $4 million, 60 percent sold as of October. Each unit features nine-foot ceilings, expansive windows, custom cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances. “With private balconies or roof deck access, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, and an ultra-chic common area, The Bristol Wellesley offers discerning buyers the opportunity to experience city life in the luxury of the suburbs,” noted Benoit.

If you’re going through the process of divorce or recently divorced and in need of positive closure, become inspired this winter with Wellesley resident Caren Stanley’s “Journey of Divorce.” This course helps people move forward in their lives during and after divorce with dignity and grace and provides tools and positivity, guidance, and support. Participants learn how they can acknowledge a new beginning for themselves and a new sense of normal. To learn more, please email caren@journeyofdivorce.com or call 617.794.9898.

Longtime Wellesley business owner and Weston native Paul Katsikaris is here to help you find your new winter retreat or retirement home in Naples, Florida today. Naples is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, and Paul and his team of top-producing real estate professionals will show you why. They have the knowledge and resources to help you seamlessly navigate the real estate buying process and make your dream home a reality. Give Paul a call today at 508.641.3961 or email him at pgkatsikaris@gmail.com.

Wellesley resident Pam Kubbins, owner of Pam’s Pashminas, is pleased to share her latest collection of scarves. Inspired by her own nature and travel photography and her original illustratons, Pam is debuting the Just Breathe Scarf and many more beautiful pieces. She will be featuring her collection as a Premier Merchant at the Wellesley Marketplace on November 19 and at the Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair on December 1. For more information, visit www.pamspashminas.com or follow her on Instagram.

Wellesley resident and photographer Lisa Neighbors recently launched her newly-designed website. A professional photographer for over 20 years, Lisa will be offering photography workshops for teens this spring and summer exploring Boston neighborhoods, night photography, pet photography, and more. Visit www.lisaneighborsphotographs.com for more information and to secure a spot. A workshop, headshot, or a family photo session would make a wonderful holiday gift that will be treasured for years. Lisa also specializes in senior portraits, family photos, and branding images for companies of all sizes.

Enrollment for the new summer programs at Meadowbrook will take place right before the holidays. Consider exploring their collection of traditional camp programs, enrichment offerings, academic discovery classes, trips, and teen leadership options—designed and implemented by Meadowbrook’s full-time Auxiliary Programs department. Hiring for summer staff will also begin soon for those interested in joining their team. Visit www.BranchesMeadowbrook.org for more details and exact dates.

As we head into the holiday season, let’s thank mothers for doing all the work that lies ahead. Dr. Kumkum Pareek Malik is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her practice, About Motherhood, is in Wellesley. It is founded upon respect for a mother’s invisible work, and the psychological connections between this daily invisibility and her emotional well-being. Dr. Malik can be reached by email at drmalik@aboutmotherhood.com and by telephone at 508.740.5361.

Benchmark Builders is excited to announce a new custom home project in collaboration with Flavin Architects. Tucked into the natural contours of the landscape, the home was designed to maximize views of the forest and distant pond. Features include walls of glass, a SieMatic kitchen, geothermal heating system, triple-glazed windows, and indoor/outdoor entertaining areas that flow seamlessly from one to the other. Contact Bill Andrews at 617.916.8302 to discuss your renovation or new home project.

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

Anderson’s Jewelers, located at 21 Grove Street in Wellesley, is celebrating 75 years in business. The family business offers a wide selection of estate and new fine jewelry. They are excited to announce their latest addition to their collection: Adel Chefridi, whose work is inspired by antique coins, old Roman mosaics, and ceramics. To keep up with the latest jewelry arrivals, follow Anderson’s Jewelers on Instagram @andersons.jewelers.

Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, located in Wellesley and Essex, is delighted to announce that Senior Architect Eric Inman Daum, AIA received the prestigious 2022 ICAA Bulfinch Award for Stewardship. The Bulfinch Awards, presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art New England Chapter (ICAA) “recognize practitioners from across the nation who are committed to promoting excellence in the classical tradition and allied arts in New England.”

Dana Lee joined Bodyscapes in 2020, making the Wellesley One to One studio her home in 2021. With an extensive background in athletics as a coach and a participant, Dana takes a thoughtful, methodical approach to her work with her clients. She keeps workouts varied with the right amount of challenge and focuses on stability and mobility to help her clients reach their fitness goals.

Kathy Kelley was congratulated by Andrew Undem, co-founder of Forever Agent and Allan Dalton, former CEO of Realtor.com, for her Chairman’s Circle Platinum performance at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Summit Conference, an invitation-only event for the top one percent of agents in the BHHS nationwide network. For more information, please visit wellesleyfinehomes.com or call Kathy at 781.710.1035.

Online shopping destination Milk Money has opened its first location in Wellesley. Visit them at 93 Central Street to shop clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and beauty items for all ages. Shop anytime at www.milkmoney.com.

Friends of the Weston Public Library are requesting your support. Communications Chair Sari Laberis shares, “Our sole mission at the Friends is to raise money for Library programming, services, and resources. Being a part of the Friends provides a meaningful impact on our community, since the library offers a place of enrichment, curiosity, and development.” Funds go directly to the Library enabling speakers, concerts, exhibits, and more. Join by visiting www.WestonLibrary.org/Friends. Thanks for your support!

The Community Fund for Wellesley (CFFW) is gearing up for this year’s Annual Appeal and their 2023 Grants Award Cycle. CFFW, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, is a permanent source of funding for local initiatives serving the needs of the Wellesley community. Thanks to the continued generosity of their donors, CFFW has recently provided critical financial support to improve access to mental health services, for COVID-19 relief and local artists initiatives.

Wellesley resident Chris Householder is celebrating 10 years at Perfect Postures in Newton. Perfect Postures helps clients eliminate pain by providing them with the tools to heal themselves. Their corrective exercise method concentrates on the underlying issue rather than the short-term solution. Perfect Posture evaluates a client’s posture and identifies muscle imbalances and skeletal misalignments. They look at the actual cause of the pain and develop a corrective exercise routine to address the causes. To learn more, please visit www.perfectpostures.com and call 617.244.6900 to schedule an appointment.

Wellesley welcomes husband and wife team, Dr. Jaime and Kelly Snead, the new owners of StretchLab Wellesley. Joining the StretchLab team at the open house were Select Board member Beth Sullivan Woods, and Charles River Regional Chamber’s VP, Membership & Development, Lise Elcock. StretchLab offers a variety of one-on-one personalized stretching services including a 25-minute stretch that concentrates on the client’s current stretching needs, and a 50-minute head-to-toe deep stretch that addresses all major muscle groups. For more information, call 339.217.0217 or visit www.stretchlab/location/wellesley.

Inbox Fall 2022

Premier Dental Group of Wellesley P.C. is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Epstein has joined their multi-specialty practice. A Wellesley resident, Dr. Epstein focuses on aesthetic dentistry, crowns, bridges, implant restorations, and temporomandibular disorder from sleep apnea. Outside of the office, Dr. Epstein enjoys skiing, golf, hiking, and photography. Premier’s team of healthcare providers is dedicated to alleviating discomfort, treating dental issues, and improving the lives of their patients. For more information, please visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com or call 781.237.3031.

Come see where smiles get FIXT. Located at 590 Washington Street in The Belclare, FIXT is the brand-new implant and aesthetic dental practice of Dr. Jason Tubo and his associates. Everything about the practice is absolute state-of-the-art from 3D imaging and smile planning to computer guided surgery. FIXT uniquely includes a commercial grade laboratory with a master ceramist on location and is managed by their talented Director of CAD and Robotics Yoan Raimondo. Check out before and after photos at www.fixtdental.com.

Woodworks Custom Homes recently moved to 868 Worcester Street in Wellesley. Woodworks specializes in home renovation and construction and offers specialized expertise for your next project. Owner Gil Mendes worked in construction for almost a decade before founding Woodworks in 2011. Today, their team of highly skilled carpenters, a project manager, and a personal organizer work together to deliver exceptional results and ensure that every detail is perfectly placed. For more information, please visit www.woodworkscustomhomes.com.

Employees of the Corcoran & Havlin (C&H) Insurance group recently raised over $3,700 for the women-focused shelter Rosie’s Place in Boston, by organizing a silent auction and raffle for employees in C&H’s Wellesley, Medfield, and Duxbury offices. Corcoran & Havlin’s donation comes at a critical time, as food insecurity continues to be a challenge for many residents of Boston. Members of the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group recently visited Rosie’s Place in Boston to deliver the worthy charity a $3,730 check.

Many New England designers recommend starting a kitchen design project with appliance research, since selections will significantly impact layout and cabinet choices. Couples find making a date out of attending a Wolf Product Demonstration at Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen, gives them a great overview of what is possible for their new kitchen. Clarke’s chef demonstrates different models, answers your questions and invites you to taste the results. A great “first date” on your kitchen design journey. For more information, please visit www.clarkeliving.com/demo.

Attorney Deborah A. Katz of Katz Legal Group LLC is proud to announce that she’s celebrating nine years since opening her boutique law firm in Wellesley. Deborah has 24 years of experience handling complex divorce and family law matters with a high level of professionalism and compassion. To schedule a consultation, contact Attorney Katz at 781.328.1133 or email deborah@katzlegalgroupllc.com.

Donahue Maley & Burns Team of Compass is proud to introduce its newest team member, Andrea Turner. Andrea’s real estate career began after an extensive background working in private wealth management. She utilizes her expertise to tailor the perfect real estate experience for each client. Andrea resides in Wellesley and is very active in the community. She can be reached at Andrea.Turner@compass.com.

Boston Veterinary Clinic (BVC) will open this fall at 239 Washington Street in Wellesley providing fear-free primary care services for dogs and cats. Led by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Bourquin and his team of experienced veterinarians, BVC will continue to carry out its mission of helping pet guardians and their companions develop a powerful and enduring bond over a long and healthy life. BVC currently operates three clinics in the city: Seaport, Bay Village, and Brookline. Sign up to receive updates on the Wellesley opening at www.bostonveterinary.com.

With the weather getting cooler this fall and the heat being turned up, it’s more important than ever to protect our skin from becoming too dry. Environmental Protection by Elizabeth Renee provides the perfect barrier against dryness and irritation for parched or compromised skin. This skin softening serum conditions and comforts your skin while imparting a beautifully smooth finish when worn alone or under foundation. It will flawlessly protect your skin this winter as well. For more information and to shop online, please visit www.elizabethrenee.com or call 781.235.7546.

If you’re looking for something different and beautiful to enhance your home, be sure to stop by Capello Design at 24 Church Street in Wellesley. Owner Tanya Capello’s interior design boutique studio represents and offers designer furnishings that aren’t normally found in the standard retail market. You’ll find furnishings from Oly Studios, Hickory Chair, Arteriors, and Palacek to name a few. You’ll also love Capello Design’s website where you’ll find a fabulous array of thoughtfully curated items to add style to your home. Please visit www.capellodesign.com.

Start today and get yourself set up for a healthy, strong, and athletic summer. Local resident and exercise science graduate Ben B. is the newest addition to the Bodyscapes Wellesley team, and he is well equipped to challenge your strength development like never before. One2One BodyScapes Wellesley has experienced trainers that will motivate and educate you so you can set and attain personal fitness goals. Give Bodyscapes a call at 781.235.2262 to book your first session and visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/Wellesley/ for more information.

Gail and Gary Lockberg, owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate, welcomed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Christy Budnick to their new office location at 310 Washington Street in Wellesley. The event celebrated their many award-winning agents for their accomplishments, and prepared and forecasted for what is sure to be an unprecedented year in real estate.

The Benoit | Robinson | O’Rourke team at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty hosted an exclusive shopping event with Louis Vuitton at their listing 5 Concord Road in Weston. During this private at-home styling session there was a curated assortment of Louis Vuitton’s exceptional pieces and their latest collections. For more information on 5 Concord Road, please call Rikki Conley at 617.413.0064.

A group of MetroWest real estate agents and members of the leadership team from Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty hosted a booth at “Celebrate Weston” in May. It was a great opportunity to join the community and celebrate the completion of the largest road project ever undertaken by the Town of Weston.

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects of Wellesley was recently awarded the Best Landscape Architect of Boston 2022 by Boston Home. The firm continues to help homeowners create elegant, timeless outdoor spaces. Please visit www.dangordon.com for more information or join the firm’s growing Instagram following @dangordonla.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly presents Whitney Taylor, master stylist and now the area’s finest hair extensions expert. Using only the finest natural hair products by Bellami, Harper Ellis, and Bombshell, she’ll transform dull, thinning hair into silky, voluminous, and more youthful-looking locks once again. Whitney will curate the perfect type of hair extensions and processes to use based on your desired goal and condition of hair. Schedule your free consultation today. Call 508.907.9191 or visit www.jesamondo.com.

Elza B. Design is excited to announce they have launched their new website and updated logo. The website features larger portfolio images, beautiful graphics, and a streamlined interface, better reflecting Elza B. Design’s aesthetic. In addition, they have created several design package options. Whether it’s full-service design, a kitchen or bath refresh, or VIP Design for a Day, clients can access these directly on their site. Visit www.elzabdesign.com and let them know how you like the new interface.

John Paul Zelazny joined Carpenter & MacNeille (C&M) in 2022 as the construction manager for the firm’s growing Boston/MetroWest division located at 445 Washington Street in Wellesley. Before joining C&M, John Paul spent eight years managing fine residential and commercial projects in Palm Beach, Florida. John Paul now lives in Boston’s historic Back Bay and looks forward to contributing to C&M’s strong culture of craftsmanship and timeless homes in the New England vernacular. For firm details, please visit www.carpentermacneill.com and Instagram @carpentermacneille.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is pleased to announce the recent launch of their new website, where customers can not only shop their incredible selection of flooring products, but also learn about the latest flooring trends and technology and get inspired for their next project. The site features a built-in room visualizer that allows the user to design their own room remotely with their smartphone. Visit www.ajrosecarpets.com; one of three locations in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus; or shop from home.

As we transition into autumn and the weather changes, our skin reacts to the new temperatures, too, and can become dry and irritated. Adriane Esthetics, located at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick, can help with a variety of treatments and products to make your skin happy again. One of these is France Laure’s illuminate AHA Essential Renewal Serum. It regulates cell renewal, moisturizes, erases wrinkles, and reduces pigmentation spots. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.

If you’re a purpose-driven woman ready to nourish your body and soul from the inside out and create harmony between where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re headed then join FIERCE in the heart of the Berkshires for an energizing, empowering, and never-forgotten adventure. The FIERCE Pure Magic Seven Hills Retreat will take place in Lenox from October 16 through October 20, and they would love to see you there. View all details here: https://www.fiercebychoice.com/fpmsevenhillsretreat.

Wellesley resident Pam Kubbins, owner of Pam’s Pashminas, is pleased to share her latest collection of scarves. Inspired by her own nature and travel photography, Pam is debuting the Breathe Scarf, Ukrainian Scarf, Lenten Roses and Botanical Collection, and many more beautiful pieces. She will be featuring her collection at her home boutique in Wellesley, the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show, and the Fine Furnishings Show in Providence. For more information, visit www.pamspashminas.com and follow her on Instagram.

PBF Homes is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a thoughtful design office space expansion. PBF Homes is a full-service interior design company that specializes in comprehensive oversight of home renovation projects and interior design. With a deep understanding of project management and a sweet spot in gut renovation and interior design, owner Pamela Forman and her team manage projects with creativity, attention to detail, and a commitment to client service. Please visit their website to review past clients’ stunning projects at www.pbfhomes.com.

Coldwell Banker’s Deena Powell has added her daughter, Casey Cadden, to her team. After Trinity College, Casey worked in real estate in New York City and San Francisco. Now residing in the South End, Casey plans to expand her business to her hometown of Weston. This dynamic duo is clearly positioned for success with Deena’s 18 years of experience, keen eye for value, sharp negotiating skills, and exceptional market knowledge now combined with Casey’s forward-thinking vision and hustle. Call Deena at 781.718.6555 and Casey at 781.801.6001.

After 22 years on Route 20 in Wayland, New England Ballet has moved just down the road to a new home at 526 Boston Post Road in Wayland. In her second year as director, Caitlin Klinger looks forward to expanding NEB’s mission of providing technically centered dance education for ages 3.5 through adult while encouraging the joy of movement for each dancer. To learn more, visit neballet.org or email caitlin@neballet.org.

Engel & Voelkers (EV) Wellesley congratulates Renu Shukla on her five-year work anniversary as a luxury real estate advisor in the MetroWest Boston area. Combining her 25 years of area expertise, in-depth knowledge of top tier private schools, and extensive luxury industry experience, Renu offers an individualized approach for her clients’ real estate needs. A founding team-member at EV Wellesley since 2017, Renu has been recognized as the Elite Club Award Recipient for four consecutive years. For more information, please call 781.608.2604.

Amany Hanna, owner of Amany Design Studio, is celebrating three years in the business, after working for a high-end design build firm in Wellesley for a decade. Amany Design Studio is an interior design company that provides 3D renderings and specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, laundry rooms, basements, attics, powder rooms, fireplaces, and built-ins, with access to cabinet lines. Amany enjoys creating amazing spaces for her clients that they will enjoy for many years. Please visit www.amanydesignstudio.com.

Tyler & Sash is focusing on fall with a robust calendar of exciting projects. They’re also working on a refresh of the Wellesley studio and bringing in fabulous new collections of home décor products and designs. Tyler & Sash continues to be open by appointment for consultations and is continuing contactless consultations. Visit the Wellesley studio at 540 Washington Street and the Winchester studio at 880 Main Street. For more information, please call 781.729.6639 and visit www.tylerandsash.com.

Jane Does Well founders Sue Kisiday and Christina Pavlina are thrilled to announce EmpowHer, a women’s empowerment symposium to benefit Jane Does Well, a nonprofit that helps women navigate the challenges of divorce and move toward a positive next chapter. EmpowHer will feature a day of empowering speakers, high impact skill-building breakout sessions, networking, music, entertainment, and fun. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston. To register, please visit www.janedoeswell.org/empowher/.

Local residents Alex Ablon and Karen O’Malley are pleased to announce the launch of Ready to Partner—a boutique matchmaking firm for busy professionals in the local area. Certified by the Global Love Institute, the only accredited matchmaking program, Alex and Karen partner with their clients and discover the interests, passions, and core values they seek in a mate. All candidates are vetted and confidentiality is highly valued. Additional services include photo sessions, makeovers, health and wellness coaching, and personal training. For more information call 617.213.0089 or visit www.readytopartner.com.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA was recently voted Best Architectural and/or Residential Design Company at the 2022 Best of the Vineyard Awards. Every year, the Best of the Vineyard Awards provide local islanders and fans alike an opportunity to vote for the best in local food, shopping, entertainment, and more. Visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information.

Thayer Academy will host fall admissions open houses Saturday, October 22 (Middle School), and Saturday, October 29 (Upper School), from 9:00 a.m. until noon at 745 Washington Street, Braintree. Tour Thayer’s historic campus; hear presentations from Head of School Chris Fortunato, faculty, students, and parents; and enjoy refreshments. Feel free to stay for that afternoon’s athletic contests. Learn more at www.thayer.org/discover.

The women of Rutledge gathered at the home of Roberta Swenson to celebrate the Spring market and each other. The evening provided an opportunity to fete Roberta Swenson who owned Rutledge Properties for over 30 years and recently passed the reigns to Chrissie Lawrence and Betsy Kessler. Rutledge Properties is an independent real estate brokerage that has been helping clients in the Metrowest area buy and sell their homes since 1978. For more information about Rutledge Properties, please call 781.235.4663 or visit www.rutledgeproperties.com.

Dedham Country Day (DCD) is looking forward to hosting admissions visits and classroom observations this fall. Please check their website for a complete schedule of events and opportunities to explore DCD’s pre-kindergarten to grade 8 programs. Visit www.dedhamcountryday.org.

For the third consecutive year, Dean Poritzky, Founding Principal/LicensePartner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, was named as one of the Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ranking among the top 1.5 percent of 1.6 million real estate professionals in the United States, and earned a spot on Boston magazine’s Top Real Estate Producers list. Dean and his shop of extremely competent and successful agents are on track to gross in excess of $200M in sales this year. Congratulations to Dean and the entire team at Engel & Völkers Wellesley.

Coldwell Banker Realty is proud to congratulate Melissa Dailey and Kathryn Alphas Richlen, who are ranked among the nation’s top real estate professionals in the 2022 edition of
RealTrends | The Thousand. Their outstanding knowledge and commitment to excellence ensure an unsurpassed real estate experience.

Longtime Wellesley business owner and Weston native Paul Katsikaris is here to help you find your vacation or retirement home in Naples today. Naples is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, and Paul and his team of top-producing real estate professionals will show you why. Paul and his team have the knowledge and resources to help you seamlessly navigate the real estate buying process and make your dream home a reality. Give Paul a call today at 508.641.3961 or email him at pgkatsikaris@gmail.com.

Coldwell Banker Realty is pleased to announce Denise Mosher has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Society of Excellence award for 2021. This is Coldwell Banker’s highest designation. For more information, visit www.coldwellbankerhomes.com.

The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami has been named attorney of choice for the new Winthrop Center project. Located in Boston’s Financial District, Winthrop Center is designed to give new definition and vitality to this part of the city. The building will be a beacon on the Boston skyline, while showing deference for the adjacent One Winthrop Square and other neighboring Art Deco-era buildings built in the 1920’s and 1940’s. For more information, please visit www.selamilaw.com.

Weston native and registered nurse Evy Raleigh is opening a new practice at Dellaria’s new location in Wellesley at 67 Central Street. Evy is an aesthetic nurse trained in facial rejuvenation by one of Boston’s top plastic surgeons. She’s had many years of experience making clients appear fresh and youthful with Botox, fillers, Sculptra, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and threads. Start looking younger today with one of her treatments. For more information, call 508.364.0289 or email injectorevyrn@gmail.com.

Alice Miller, Wellesley resident, flutist, and Artist-in-Residence at Regis College, will be joined by musical colleagues on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. at Regis College in Weston to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. This organization provides medical humanitarian care to countries around the world, including Ukraine. The Regis concert will feature music for flute, piano, choir, and others from many genres, styles, and eras, particularly highlighting music from countries where Doctors Without Borders operates.

The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra has appointed Mark Latham as its fifth music director. A professor of music at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and music director of the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, he also conducts at the CAMMAC Orchestra of Quebec and the Atlantic Canada Chamber Music Institute of St. Johns. Dr. Latham brings broad experience, deep humanity, and a profound love of music to his new role. To learn more, please visit www.wellesleysymphony.org.

Summer 2022

Longtime real estate professionals Chrissie Lawrence and Betsy Kessler are pleased to announce that they began the new year as the proud new owners of Rutledge Properties. Rutledge was established in 1974 and Betsy’s mother, Sheila Cohen, owned the business from 1979 through 1990. Roberta Swenson had been the sole proprietor of the business since 1990, and she also happens to be Chrissie’s mom! Rutledge is a local, woman-owned business with 20 experienced agents who live here in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.rutledgeproperties.com.

The Weston Garden Club presents its 2022 Garden Tour on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Twelve unique gardens will include native plants, pollinators, garden rooms, water features, and more. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Program pickup and day-of-tour sales begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Josiah Smith Tavern, 358 Boston Post Road in Weston Center. Purchase advance tickets and find updates about the tour at www.westongardenclub.org.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA is pleased to have been awarded “Best of Houzz” for 2022. Gleysteen’s work has been recognized for design excellence by Houzz.com eight times, garnering over one million saves and making him a Houzz influencer. For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or follow on social media @jan_gleysteen_architects.

Jimmy Kane, a personal trainer at One2One BodyScapes Wellesley, is one of the few Boston area trainers certified to provide golf specific fitness assessments. The TPI assessment is a 13-point evaluation that addresses physical capabilities and limitations to help the golfer better understand how these affect their body during the golf swing. By improving physical limitations in the body, injury can be prevented and player performance can be enhanced through increased power, distance, accuracy, and enjoyment. For more information, please visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/wellesley.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is making it easier to shop for a new floor with their convenient new Shop at Home service. Customers may set up an appointment online or over the phone, and after a brief phone consultation an A.J. Rose flooring expert will bring samples to their home, answer all their questions and provide a no cost quote. Call 855-4-AJRose or visit www.ajrosecarpets.com/shop-at-home to schedule your appointment today.

Sean Clarke, Wellesley resident and president of Clarke, New England’s official Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove showroom and test kitchen, invites you to explore your outdoor kitchen options at Clarke’s South Boston Showroom at 7 Tide. “Beyond an extraordinary great gas grill, Wolf and Sub-Zero will make your outdoor kitchen perform like its indoor counterpart,” says Clarke. Sub-Zero outdoor refrigeration and ice makers keep fresh foods and cold drinks at your fingertips. Achieve predictable cooking performance with Wolf outdoor grills, side burners and ventilation. Visit www.clarkeliving.com for more information.

With spring here and summer around the corner, now is a great time to prune your shrubs and trees and install new plantings for privacy and shade. It’s also the right time to add flowering ornamental shrubs and trees to enhance your landscape and transplant shrubs and trees to better locations within your property. Acorn Tree and Landscaping, Inc. offers total plants care programs and mature tree and shrub installations up to 35-feet tall. To learn more, visit www.acorntreeandlandscape.com.

Capello Design is now open at 24 Church Street in Wellesley. If you enjoy shopping online, you’ll love Capello Design’s website where you’ll find a fabulous array of thoughtfully curated and meticulously edited items to add style and beauty to your home. Founded in 2001, Capello Design is a full-service interior design company that specializes in sophisticated residential spaces. Owner Tanya Capello strives to create spaces that will enhance her clients’ lives and ensure they’ll enjoy their homes for many years to come. Please visit www.capellodesign.com.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is pleased to call 40 Walnut Street, Suite 101 in Wellesley its new home. In addition, Dr. Marc Leibole has been recognized by Boston magazine as a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology for 12 consecutive years. Dr. Leibole and his staff provide laser eye surgery as well as comprehensive eye care including routine eye exams and treatment of eye pathology. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.

After a long winter, the spring and summer months are the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate with Elizabeth Renee’s Longevity skincare line. Formerly located in Wellesley, you can now find your favorite products and discover new ones online at www.elizabethrenee.com. Elizabeth believes that beautiful skin will endure throughout one’s lifetime when utilizing the best that science and nature have to offer. For more information on how to keep your skin looking youthful, email beautifulskin@elizabethrenee.com or call 781.235.7546.

First Rugs SoWa Boutique is now open in the South End at 500 Harrison Avenue in the new Boston Design District. Cynthia First is pleased to add the boutique to the First Rugs family and says to watch for exciting events in the months to come. The curated collection of four generations of hand-knotted rugs specialists includes exquisite antiques, creative custom rugs, vintage finds, and the only local collection of authentic Gabbeh rugs. You can also visit the new flagship First Rug Gallery of Acton at 13 Great Road and find them online at www.firstrugs.com.

Donahue Maley & Burns Team of Compass is proud to introduce its newest team member, Cheryl Cotney. While Cheryl has been at the Compass Chestnut Hill office since 2017, she has been helping clients find their place in Boston, Brookline, Chestnut Hill, and Newton for over 20 years. With an MBA from Babson College, Cheryl has a high-level understanding of each transaction and brings a passion for collaboration, ensuring a best-in-class real estate experience. Cheryl can be reached at cheryl.cotney@compass.com.

Madrona Brothers Landscaping is celebrating 28 years of outstanding landscape services that include exceptional gardens, hardscape installation, maintenance, and truly amazing planters and window boxes. They are also pleased to announce the addition of Tom Fletcher as director of landscape services. Formally of a Blade of Grass, Tom brings his friendly style, interactive designs, and deep commitment to every relationship he builds. Madrona Brothers welcomes him to the team and looks forward to his fresh perspective. Visit www.Madronabros.com or call 508.620.9369.

Adriane Esthetics Spa & Boutique is celebrating two years at their South Natick location at 21 Eliot Street. Treat yourself this summer by renewing and refreshing your skin at this little oasis, where you can indulge yourself with the best ingredients, receive a magical massage, and be pampered and rejuvenated. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com, call 508.975.3019, and see their ad on page 102.

This coaching experience packs it all in. At FIERCE, we’ll work together to uncover what’s holding you back by assessing habits, current physical health, stress levels, and nutrition to identify the areas you want to change, the steps to make those changes, and the strategy that allows you to fully integrate these steps into your life. FIERCE’s habit transformation coaching is 100 percent customizable so that your program is the exact fit you need to feel fit, FIERCE, and fabulous! Learn more at www.fiercebychoice.com.

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to announce its two newest real estate professionals. Christina Santangelo has joined the Mizner + Montero team in Weston and Meaghan Gay is the newest member of the Benoit | Robinson | O’Rourke team in Wellesley. Both Christina and Meaghan are known for their superior client services, local market knowledge, and strategic thinking. To reach Christina, call 617.593.0889 or email ChristinaS@GibsonSIR.com. To reach Meaghan, call 508.596.8574 or email Meaghan.Gay@GibsonSIR.com.

Coldwell Banker Realty is pleased to announce that Tom Aaron and Melissa Dailey have been recognized with the Coldwell BankerR International Society of Excellence award for 2021. This is Coldwell Banker’s highest designation. In addition, Melissa was named the #6 Sales Agent in the US and the #1 Sales Agent in Massachusetts and New England. For more information, please visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

Eleni Kaplan, president of E.K. Sanford Builders, Inc. recently completed an interior remodel and addition to a private residence in Waban. The stylish home is bright and inviting and shows the level of detail rendered by all team members including David Boronkay of Slocum Hall Design Group and Jill Litner of Kaplan Interiors.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA, AEP, has been recognized by Forbes as a 2022 Best-In-State Wealth Advisor and Top Woman Wealth Advisor. Gabrielle focuses her practice on helping individuals make smart financial decisions as they go through divorce. Marriage is About Love, Divorce Is About Money(TM). For more information, email gabrielle.clemens@rbc.com or call 617.725.1702.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was recognized by Boston Home‘s editorial team as Best of Boston Home 2022 for Restoration Architect. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow the firm on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

Congratulations to Kathy Kelley, named Top Producer at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Town and Country Real Estate congratulates Kathy Kelly, who was recently named a top producer. Kathy is also a Chairman Circle platinum award winner, honored as one of the top one percent of BHHS agents nationally. Congratulations also to Erik Pearson and Erica Lockberg Sullivan, who were named Chairman Circle Gold Award Winners, recognized in the top two percent of agents nationally for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Barry Mann joined Carpenter & MacNeille in 2022 as a senior construction manager, heading up the firm’s fast-moving Boston/MetroWest construction operations. A graduate of the North Bennet Street School Preservation Carpentry program in Boston (where he is now an advisor), Barry has worked in residential construction for over 20 years and has a keen knowledge of the nuances and challenges of residential design and construction. Please visit www.carpentermacneille.com for firm details and follow on Instagram @carpentermacneille.

Jared Wilk, a broker with The Shulkin Wilk Group at Compass has been elected the vice president of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR)for 2022. Serving the membership of more than 10,000 residential real estate agents, Wilk will help govern the association’s policies, programs, and business activities, while also acting as a liaison between GBAR and state legislators through participation in “calls for action” on legislative and regulatory issues important to the real estate industry.

Dean Poritzky, founding principal/license partner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, and several advisors from his office recently traveled to Las Vegas for EVX. 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 global and highest-caliber network. For the second consecutive year, Dean was awarded the Chairman’s Circle Elite Club distinction, the highest level of achievement for annual sales in excess of $1M gross commission income.

Masks might be in our rearview mirrors, but what do we see in our reflections? After wearing masks and suffocating our pores, ravaged skin may be the result. Fortunately, Jesamondo Salon & Spa is offering rejuvenating treatments including an assortment of facials, HydraFacials, spot removal, and more to renew skin to its splendid perfection. Celebrate and be proud to reveal your beautiful face again. Schedule an appointment online at www.jesamondo.com or by calling 508.907.7171.

If you’re recently divorced, become inspired this summer with Wellesley resident Caren Stanley’s “Journey of Divorce” courses. These courses help people move forward in their lives during and after divorce with dignity and grace, and provide tools and positivity, guidance, and support. If you want to heal from your divorce and want to be better and not bitter, then this course is for you. All small group sessions are currently being taught on Zoom. To learn more, please email caren@journeyofdivorce.com or call 617.794.9898.

Enrollment for the new summer programs at Meadowbrook is filling up as families and children look forward to summer. Consider exploring their collection of traditional camp programs, enrichment offerings, academic discovery classes, trips, and teen leadership options—designed and implemented by Meadowbrook’s new full-time Auxiliary Programs department. Hiring for summer staff is also in full swing for those interested in joining their team. Visit www.BranchesMeadowbrook.org for more details.

Needham Bank is committed to doing its part to build a more sustainable and healthier future. With the leadership of Wellesley resident James Daley, SVP-director of structured finance, Needham Bank has expanded into the renewable energy industry and has closed deals that finance commercial solar and wind farms, which provide clean energy to our communities and help drive the global energy transition. Needham Bank is located at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley.

Tyler & Sash is open for walk-in visits and appointments. Visitors will enjoy a refreshed assortment of home décor products and new collections of wallpaper, including Phillip Jeffries natural grasscloths, classic Cowtan & Tout patterns, and bold designs by Schumacher, along with a handful of specialty lines. Tyler & Sash is located at 540 Washington Street in Wellesley and 880 Main Street in Winchester. For more information, please visit 781.729.6639.

Led by “Boston Top Doctors” Dr. Christopher J. Kwolek and Dr. R. Todd Lancaster, Board-certified vascular surgeons with a combined experience of over 40 years, The Vascular Care Group’s Wellesley office is a state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot facility designed to provide comprehensive vascular and vein care. The nationally accredited facility includes advanced imaging suites to perform outpatient procedures, ultrasound rooms, training and educational facilities, as well as access to cutting-edge technology, including participation in clinical trials.

Terrazza and Advisors Living recently celebrated their dual Grand Opening. The new luxury Terrazza condominiums, developed by TRAX, are now available to purchase. Advisors Living is the residential real estate brokerage subsidiary of Boston Realty Advisors. Merit McIntyre is the president and CEO of Advisors Living and Janice Dumont is the CEO of the New Development Sales and Marketing division. Sales offices for Terrazza and Advisors Living are located at Linden Square.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Sonja B. Selami Law Offices hosted a private dinner at the new Quin House in Boston to toast the many remarkable female leaders on her team and within the Boston real estate community. International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. Guests enjoyed a curated menu by the Quin House’s new executive chef, Amber Lancaster—a new bright light on the Boston culinary scene.

Wellesley resident and photographer Lisa Neighbors recently launched her newly-designed website. A professional photographer for over 20 years, Lisa is now offering kids’ photography workshops this summer and fall. Visit www.lisaneighborsphotographs.com for information about the various workshops offered from weeklong and drop-in summer camps to one-day workshops featuring night photography, pet photography, trips to Boston, and more. Lisa also specializes in senior portraits, family photos, and branding images for companies of all sizes.

The MacDowell Company would like to recognize Mike Nowicki for his upcoming four-year work anniversary. Mike is a registered Landscape Architect in Massachusetts, serves as lead designer at The MacDowell Company and has over 20 years of professional design experience. The MacDowell Company is a landscape architecture firm that has been designing award winning projects in New England from more than 50 years.

Architect Jacob Lilley and his team at JLA have been headquartered at Hathaway House, 103 Central Street, in Wellesley for the past 12 years. Interior Designer Sashya Thind will be collaborating with JLA and sharing the expanded office suite. With the new reception area, added conference rooms, and kitchenette, the JLA-Sashya Thind space will welcome clients by appointment in style.

Fallon Custom Homes and Renovations, a local luxury home builder, established an internal comprehensive woodworking shop 19 years ago. The award-winning firm recently announced that Carlos “Ricky” Barbosa, who has been with the company for over 11 years, will be managing the shop and its talented team of craftsmen. Barbosa’s promotion ensures the company’s continued success in crafting custom-designed furniture, cabinetry, millwork, and historically accurate reproductions.

Avid4 Adventure summer camp is coming to Weston this summer. Avid4 Adventure empowers kids to choose active, healthy lifestyles in the outdoors and offers day camps and overnight camps, with programs for PreK through 12th grade students. The Avid4 Adventure experience enables kids to gain confidence, make new friends, and develop decision-making skills that will translate to every aspect of their lives. For more information on Avid4 summer camps, visit www.avid4.com.

Wellesley retailer London Harness is now selling the world’s first single-use mask made using plant-based materials. The G95 Oceanshield biodegradable masks are now available in store or online. “Everything from the ear loops to the nose bridge and the G95 filtration technology built-in are all made out of plant-based materials,” said Demian Wendrow, owner of London Harness. “They are lab tested and certified to biodegrade in approximately 90 days in comparison to the 400 years it takes for cloth and surgical masks to biodegrade.” For more information, call 781.237.5950 or email demian@londonharness.com.

Wellesley resident Molly Shively recently launched a new business called A Pretty Neat Place. With expertise in both home decor and organization, Molly aims to make her clients’ homes feel more beautiful and functional. She helps clients with a variety of home projects to overcome whatever styling, disorganization, or stress-inducing challenge they’re facing. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please visit www.aprettyneatplace.com.

The Elizabeth Seton Residence, a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Wellesley, has been recognized as a “Best Nursing Home” for 2021-2022 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the tenth consecutive year the Elizabeth Seton Residence has earned top honors.  The Elizabeth Seton Residence is a Catholic, nonprofit skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, offering short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. As a Ministry of the Sisters of Charity (Halifax) they are deeply committed to delivering quality person-centered care in a welcoming environment.

Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) student Alex Irwin won a Freddie G award for Outstanding Performance by an Individual. Wellesley Theatre Project students won other recognition and earned praise at the 2022 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta. The monumental weekend dedicated to rewarding and celebrating student-driven musical theater programs happened online and in-person in January. WTP students Arabella Hardgrave, Lydia Harrison, and Andrew Ho made it to the callback for future video shoots for “how-to” choreography videos. Students Lexi Greeley and Alex Ho were distinguished as All-Stars.

Spring 2022

Jeff Dosdall is retiring as a trainer at One2One BodyScapes Wellesley, but he will continue as co-owner of the personal training center. Jeff spent 20 years as one of the many experienced trainers at One2One BodyScapes, whose mission is to motivate and educate you as you set and attain personal fitness goals. One2One trainers teach clients how to reduce risk factors, change unwanted habits, manage stress, and meet life’s milestones with optimism and vitality. For more information, please visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/wellesley.

JANSON, a unified branding and communications company, recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Natick-based nonprofit Family Promise Metrowest (FPM) for their Shelter program. FPM’s cornerstone Shelter program serves families with children who have lost their housing, providing safe shelter, meals, clothing, and supportive case management, so families can address the root causes of their housing instability and set goals for future sustainability. To learn more or donate, please visit www.familypromisemetrowest.org.

Acorn Tree & Landscaping, Inc. in Boxborough has been planting mature trees for over 35 years. Spring is a good time to plant mature trees and shrubs. Visit Acorn’s mature tree nursery in Harvard for a large selection of shade trees, mature shrubs, evergreens for privacy screening, and flowering ornamentals from 15- to 35-feet tall. Acorn is owner operated, and their certified arborists and horticulturalists also provide plant health care, plant loss appraisals, and horticultural consulting. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 978.635.0409 or email acorntree@me.com.

Are you looking for inspiration to put some spring into your landscape design? Be sure to check out www.charlesriverlandscape.com for examples of beautiful properties throughout MetroWest Boston. For 36 years, Charles River Landscape has been providing their residential and commercial clients with full-service landscape design, construction, and maintenance. Charles River Landscape staff members are especially proud of the outdoor living environments they’ve created that are purposefully designed to be cherished today and for generations to follow. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit their website or call 508.429.4688.

Designing a new kitchen to include world-class appliances? There’s no better way to learn why Wolf is considered the most trusted brand in cooking than attending a Product Demonstration at one of Clarke’s award-winning Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove showrooms. Enjoy a one-hour introduction to all Wolf has to offer or take a deep dive into the Wolf Convection Steam Oven, the most-requested addition to kitchen projects. You’ll learn so much in just one hour, with a Clarke chef answering your questions. Register at clarkeliving.com/demos now. These fill up fast.

Coldwell Banker Weston agents volunteered at Community Servings in Jamaica Plain. Community Servings provides home delivered meals and nutritional services for those with critical and chronic illnesses in Massachusetts.

Donahue Maley & Burns Team is proud to be recognized in The Wall Street Journal‘s Real Trends “The Thousands” as the #54 Team in the Nation and the #1 Team in Massachusetts for America’s Best Real Estate Professionals List, 2020 sales volume for medium-sized teams and sold over $150 million in the calendar year 2021. For more information on how the team can help you, call 781.591.0671, email dmbteam@compass.com, and visit www.donahuemaleyburns.com.

Elizabeth Renee’s Longevity skincare line. Formerly located in Wellesley, you can now find all of your favorite products and discover new ones online at www.elizabethrenee.com. Elizabeth believes that beautiful skin will endure throughout one’s lifetime when utilizing the best that science and nature have to offer. For more information on how to keep your skin looking youthful, email beautifulskin@elizabethrenee.com.

The new Boston Design District at 500 Harrison Avenue is now open. Located there is the First Rugs SoWa Boutique. Cynthia First is pleased to add the boutique to the First Rugs family and says to watch for exciting events in the months to come. The curated collection of four generations of hand-knotted rugs specialists includes exquisite antiques, creative custom rugs, vintage finds, and the only local collection of authentic Gabbeh rugs. You can also visit the new flagship First Rug Gallery of Acton at 13 Great Road and online at www.firstrugs.com.

Hedi’s Furniture, located at 572 Washington Street in Wellesley, regularly adds to its inventory, enhancing its magnificent selection of unique and beautiful furniture and accessories for the home. Interior designers are always welcome, and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find distinctive furnishings your clients will love. Spring is the perfect season for fresh updates, so be sure to swing by often and find the pieces you’ve been looking for. For more information, please visit www.hedisfurniture.com.

Capello Design is now open at 24 Church Street in Wellesley. Founded in 2001, Capello Design is a full-service interior design company that specializes in sophisticated residential spaces. Owner Tanya Capello strives to create spaces that will enhance her clients’ lives and ensure they’ll enjoy their homes for many years to come. The new location features thoughtfully curated and meticulously edited items to add style and beauty to the home. For more information, please visit www.capellodesign.com.

Renjeau Galleries, located at 79 Worcester Street in Natick, is celebrating 46 years as one of the premier art galleries in the Boston area. Renjeau is looking forward to the arrival of exciting new works of stunning contemporary and traditional fine art to add to its wide-ranging collection this spring. The gallery also offers custom framing and art restoration. Plus, Renjeau’s e-commerce website allows you to filter and save favorites from approximately 3,000 works of art by subject, style, color, and more. Visit www.renjeau.com.

The winter months can be hard on our cars, so be sure to give your vehicle the thorough spring cleaning it needs. The team at Wash Me Auto Detailing is proud to serve their customers year-round. Let their experts provide you with a convenient, at home, low-water solution. Looking for gift ideas? A gift certificate for Wash Me Auto Detailing services is an excellent gift idea for family and friends any time of the year. Call or text 781.467.9272 to schedule a free consultation or visit www.washmedetailing.com.

Former Weston resident and River School and Georgetown University alum Meghan Duplisea would like to help simplify your life and get you organized this spring. Meghan’s passion for organizing led her to start You, Organized in 2019. Her goal is to help simplify your home in a realistic and attainable way. And she wants the entire process to be fun and fulfilling. No matter how large or small the project, Meghan will help create realistic organization solutions that bring ease to your home. For more information, please visit www.youorganized.com.

This spring, let’s not forget mothers and all the work that they do. They deserve extra attention after a long winter. Kumkum Malik is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her practice in Wellesley, About Motherhood, is founded upon the recognition of a mother’s invisible work. Everything changes when a mother’s work is respected as real work. Dr. Malik can be reached at drmalik@aboutmotherhood.com.

Wellesley resident Molly Shively recently launched a new business called A Pretty Neat Place. With expertise in both home decor and organization, Molly aims to make her clients’ homes feel more beautiful and functional. She helps clients with a variety of home projects to overcome whatever styling, disorganization, or stress-inducing challenge they’re facing. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please visit www.aprettyneatplace.com

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is pleased to announce that Dr. Marc Leibole has been recognized by Boston magazine as a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology for 12 consecutive years. Be sure to check out the February 2022 magazine and visit Eye Care’s new location at 40 Walnut Street, Suite 101 in Wellesley. Dr. Leibole and his staff provide laser eye surgery as well as comprehensive eye care including routine eye exams and treatment of eye pathology. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com

With traditional camp programs, enrichment offerings, academic discovery classes, trips, and teen leadership options coming together under one brand, The Meadowbrook School is excited to introduce Branches at Meadowbrook: a collection of summer programs launching in 2022. Branches is intended to represent its summer programs as an extension of the school’s mission and values, the opportunity to reach higher, and the goal for children and young adults to “branch out” exploring new interests and ideas. Visit www.BranchesMeadowbrook.org

Slim and beautify your face and treat yourself to something new this spring at Forever Young Laser & Skin Center. Simply go to https://frvryoung.com/treatedconditions/. Click on the Your Concerns page and look at the options that work best for you. Owner Tracy Korby and her team continue to introduce promising new treatments for wrinkles, fine lines, acne, redness, dark circles, hollow cheeks, sagging skin, and more. They also combine tried-and-true therapies with new technology to create customized treatment plans for you this spring and all year long.

Jan Gleysteen, AIA, recently sponsored a presentation to the Wellesley High School Architecture Club. The firm’s senior associate, Joanne Powell, made a short presentation followed by a lively Q&A session with the group. Although the group is in their inaugural year, they are expecting great things! For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or follow on social media @jan_gleysteen_architects.

Chrissie Lawrence and Betsy Kessler are pleased to announce that they are taking over the helm of Rutledge Properties. Rutledge was established in 1974 and Betsy’s mother, Sheila Cohen, owned the business from 1979 through 1990. Roberta Swenson has been the sole proprietor of the business since 1990, and she also happens to be Chrissie’s mom! Rutledge is a local, woman-owned business with 20 experienced agents who live here in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.rutledgeproperties.com.

Sonja B. Selami Law Offices partnered with Community Servings / Pie in the Sky charity to help raise money for families in the Greater Boston area at risk for food insecurity. Set at Davio’s in the Seaport, another proud partner of Community Servings, Sonja helped sell more than 400 pies at the event. The sale of those 400 pies provided 2,800 meals to families-in-need for the holiday season. Sonja B. Selami Law Offices have locations in Boston, Wellesley, Lexington, and Hingham.

Wellesley-based Jacob Lilley Architects was recently honored by the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) with a BSA Design Award. The award is in the Small Firms category for Ocean’s Edge on Martha’s Vineyard. The BSA honors projects that embody critical values that advance architecture, equity, and the environment. For the past 15 years, Jacob Lilley Architects has been creating unique custom homes that range from traditional to modern. For more, follow @jacoblilleyarchitects and visit www.jlaarchitects.com.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring can now bring their showroom to you with the announcement of their new Shop at Home Program. After a brief phone consultation, Eastern Massachusetts customers will be able to set up an appointment for an A.J. Rose flooring expert to bring samples to their home, answer questions, and provide a no-cost quote. Visit them now to schedule a free appointment at www.ajrosecarpets.com/shop-at-home.

FIERCE is going to Taos, the land of enchantment, for their Blue Sky Retreat—and you’re invited. Join FIERCE from April 20 to 24 in New Mexico’s “Soul of the Southwest,” a place with a different pace far away from the everyday. You’ll nourish your soul, laugh with new friends, and enjoy a mix of hiking, soaking, solo time, and girl time. Ah, the endless delights of Taos! Hosted by Coach D. & Soni Masur. Learn more at fiercebychoice.com/blue-sky.

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to announce that real estate veteran Rikki Conley has recently joined their Wellesley office. With expertise that spans both city and suburb, Rikki is poised to help clients seamlessly transition between Boston and the MetroWest.

Mary Beth Grimm is now affiliated with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s Needham office. Mary Beth brings 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, along with designations of accredited buyer representative and seller representative specialist. She is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and possesses extensive knowledge of the distinctive home markets in Wellesley, Needham, and MetroWest. She also founded “Completely You,” a makeup and skin care program for patients undergoing cancer treatment at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Local luxury home builder, Fallon Custom Homes and Renovations was honored with a Gold PRISM award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB). The PRISM Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of professionals in the home building industry. Winning a PRISM Award is a sign of excellence in the field and recognition of truly exemplary work.

If you’re recently divorced, become inspired this spring with Wellesley resident Caren Stanley’s “Journey of Divorce” courses. These courses help people move forward in their lives during and after divorce with dignity and grace and provide tools and positivity, guidance, and support. The bonding and support of others is crucial during the divorce process and is as important as the curriculum itself. All courses are currently being taught on Zoom with eight to ten people in each session. To learn more, please email caren@journeyofdivorce.com or call 617.794.9898.

Elza B. Design is excited to announce Dominique Fowler has joined the staff as a full-time assistant. She joins Amy Stearns who does the important behind-the-scenes work and assists long distance. We will be launching their newly designed website this winter, and the firm is now offering convenient boutique packages for smaller design projects. Please visit www.elzabdesign.com.

Carpenter & MacNeille, with offices in Essex and Wellesley, was pleased to be voted Best Architectural Firm/Traditional and Best Woodworking/Millwork North Shore Magazine‘s annual Best of Awards for “homes that look to both the past and the future, using historical style, and details to create designs that will endure for years to come.” Please visit www.carpentermacneille.com for firm details and Instagram @carpentermacneille.

Every season is magical, but spring brings new leaves and flowers, and it’s also a perfect time to renew and refresh! To do so, come to Adriane Esthetics Spa & Boutique, a little oasis where you can indulge yourself with the best ingredients and a magical massage. Visit Adriane’s lovely and serene spa at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick, where you will be pampered and rejuvenated. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces its newest talents— Marcellina Taranto and Firona Beshay.  Marcellina, a graduate of Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, specializes in updos, wedding hair artistry, balayage, and precision haircutting for men and women. Firona, a masterful make-up artist, joins the team to create a complete package option for anyone attending that special occasion when they wish to look their absolute finest. Schedule your appointment online: jesamondo.com/book-an-appointment or call 508.907.7171.

Wellesley resident Susan J Noonan, MD, MPH is celebrating the first year of Noonan Wellness Coaching, a virtual and discrete mental health and wellness coaching practice. Dr. Noonan has counseled patients for more than ten years and received an award from Massachusetts General Hospital in 2006. She offers firsthand knowledge and understanding of mental health as well as professional expertise and experience as a physician, peer specialist, patient, and author of six books on mental health. Contact snoonan@noonanwellness.com for a free initial visit.

Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner at Engel & Volkers Wellesley is pleased to announce the addition of Cindy Laughrea to the office at 1 Abbott Street in Wellesley. Cindy is a very relatable, personable agent who prides herself in building community and connections with and for her clients. Her passion for real estate includes nearly 20 years of combined real estate development, sales, and renovation experience in Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, please visit www.evrealestate.com

Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was awarded Best of Boston Home 2022 for Best Vernacular Architect. Boston Home magazine states, “Patrick Ahearn and his team of experts are architects by trade, but they also consider themselves to be storytellers, all deeply committed to honoring their projects’ historical roots.” For more information, visit www.patrickahearn.com and follow the firm on Instagram for daily posts@patrickahearnarchitect.

After a long career, Irene Gaudet has retired as office manager of Sudbury DesignGroup. For 43 years, Irene greeted every client, contractor, and vendor with warmth and respect. As the face of the organization, she was often the first point of contact. You only had to speak to her once and she would forever greet you by name any time you called SDG. The Sudbury Design family wishes Irene all the best in the next chapter of her life.

Wellesley resident Pam Kubbins, the owner of Pam’s Pashminas, is pleased to announce the debut of her original Floral Scarf Collection. Inspired by her own nature and travel photography, Pam reproduces her beautiful and unique images on all natural and sustainable fibers such as merino wool, cotton, cashmere, and silk. She is currently featuring this collection at the Flower and Garden Show in Hartford and at Pam’s Home Boutique in Wellesley. For more information, visit www.pamspashminas.com and follow her on Instagram@pamspashminas.

Wellesley-Weston Lifetime Learning program, now entering its 46th year, has long led the way. Offering ten different tracks of courses each spring and fall for a modest $25 registration fee, this all-volunteer organization attracts over 200 seniors in such diverse courses as “Great Trials That Changed History” and “Poetry for the People.” Monday mornings from March 14 through May 23 by Zoom broadcast. See www.wwllcourses.org.

Needham Bank recently pledged $15,000 to the MassBay Community College Foundation’s Emergency and Food Assistance Fund. This donation will help students at the College’s Wellesley campus deal with unexpected financial needs and food insecurity—ensuring all members of the MassBay community have the support they need to be successful. Needham Bank is located at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley.

PBF Homes’ division of Premier Home Staging celebrates being a finalist in 2021 RESA’s Home Staging Industry Award for “Best Rising Star Home Stager.” Contact them to discuss staging your home or your client’s home in 2022. Visit www.pbfhomes.com or connect with Pam Forman by calling 617.285.1165.

Deborah A. Katz is pleased to announce that Attorney Peri S.Kutchin has joined KATZ LEGAL GROUP LLC as Of Counsel. Attorney Kutchin has extensive experience in sophisticated domestic relations and divorce matters. She was nominated as a “Rising Star” in 2021 and 2020 by Super Lawyers Massachusetts. She will be an excellent addition to the office, and she’s looking forward to working with the firm and providing Wellesley residents with exceptional legal services.

Judy Nitsch of Weston, has been elected as chair of the Boston Architectural College (BAC) Board of Trustees, with Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd appointed vice chair. They both bring truly formidable qualifications: Judy, a retired civil engineer is founding principal of Nitsch Engineering, the largest women-owned business enterprise civil engineering firm in Massachusetts. Marilyn, a city planner, is former CEO of MASCO, the nonprofit organization providing indispensable programs and services in Boston’s Longwood medical and academic area.

Valerie Achorn and her team at Simplified Lives recently celebrated 10 years of helping extraordinary clients in Wellesley and Weston. The team specializes in complex moves to multiple locations. A current client said, “It is such a relief to have a company that provides this level of intelligent move management services. We were losing sleep over how we would accomplish our complicated, multiple-state move, until we hired Simplified Lives!” For more information visit www.SimplifiedLives.com.

Rutledge Properties is pleased to announce that Rachel Stocker has joined the firm and will be leading its expansion into new markets throughout MetroWest including Sudbury, Wayland, Concord, Acton, and Hudson. A detail-obsessed real estate professional, Rachel appreciates the significance of selling and buying a home and treats each client with compassion, understanding, and a keen sense of what it takes to get the job done. In today’s competitive market, Rachel has successfully helped her many buyers win bidding wars. Visit www.rutledgeproperties.com.

The Shulkin Wilk Group is excited to welcome Wyndham Flaherty to their team at Compass. Wyndham, a longtime Wellesley resident, brings a wealth of knowledge and 17 years of real estate experience to the team. Wyndham consistently provides her clients the utmost care and attention to detail while giving them a true hands-on experience. The Shulkin Wilk Group finished 2021 with $173 million sold and pending in real estate sales.

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Abeles & Associates Architects is proud to announce their 30th anniversary. The firm has enjoyed three decades of providing architectural, interior, and garden design services for their residential clients. Lisa Abeles started the company in 1991 and was joined by Kevin King in 2001 and Melissa Greenlaw in 2005. They look forward to continuing to build on this successful relationship with each other and their clients. Reach out to them at www.abelesandassociates.com to see how you can work together.

Breana Falcucci has joined Tracy Korby and the team at Forever Young Laser & Skin Center as a nurse injector. A graduate of UMass Boston and Northeastern University, Breana also takes care of critically ill patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. At Forever Young, she combines her clinical training, expertise, and caring nature with her love of cosmetics to help patients achieve their esthetic goals through safe and effective treatments. For more information, please visit www.frvryoung.com.

Elizabeth Renee has launched a new skincare line called Longevity by Elizabeth Renee. Formerly located in Wellesley, you can now find all of your favorite products online at www.elizabethreneee.com. Elizabeth believes in longevity skincare—the idea that beautiful skin will endure throughout one’s lifetime when utilizing the best that science and nature have to offer. For more information on how to keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant, email beautifulskin@elizabethrenee.com or call 781.235.7546.

Celebrating 36 years of excellence, Charles River Landscape is a full-service design, construction, and maintenance landscape company serving commercial and residential clients in MetroWest Boston. Now you can see examples of their beautiful work on their new website at www.charlesriverlandscape.com. The outdoor living environments the firm creates are purposefully designed to be cherished by their clients both today and for the generations that follow. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit their website or call 508.429.4688.

Weston residents Dava and Masayuki Muramatsu are reopening their eponymous boutique MATSU at 76 Charles Street in Boston. The creative team behind Eastern Accent and Thirteen Crosby in Soho and store owners on Newbury Street for 35 years, MATSU offers a curated selection of outstanding imported luxuries that include artisan-crafted products for the home from Japan, Italy, and France. Discerning clients will also enjoy shopping for unique gifts and fashion-forward items including clothing, jewelry, bags, and scarves. For more information, please visit www.matsu-boston.com.

The Women’s Community League of Weston (WCL) is kicking off its annual membership drive. The group has completed an extraordinary year of social activities and philanthropic efforts despite the pandemic. Members of the WCL are more committed than ever to the League’s mission of providing social, philanthropic, and educational benefits to the Weston community. Those seeking to strengthen their connections to other dynamic women can get more information and join/renew at www.wclweston.org.

Power brokers Debi Benoit, Chelsea Robinson, and Lara O’Rourke of Benoit | Robinson | O’Rourke are 12-time recipients of REAL Trends The Thousand, a national ranking advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The team was named the #1 Team in Wellesley, #1 Team in Massachusetts, #1 Sotheby’s International Realty Team in Massachusetts, and #33 Team Nationwide By Volume Category. Benoit | Robinson | O’Rourke sold over $217 million in 2020. Learn more at www.benoitrobinsonorourke.com.

This September, Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is relocating to 40 Walnut Street, Suite 101 in Wellesley. The newly renovated office features a spacious waiting room and convenient, free parking. Dr. Marc Leibole and his staff provide laser eye surgery (LASIK, Advanced Surface Ablation, PRK and LASEK) as well as comprehensive eye care including routine eye exams for glasses and contact lenses and treatment of eye pathology such as dry eye, glaucoma, retinal disorders, and diabetic eye care. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.

Fall is a great time to transplant your trees and shrubs. You may also want to consider planting new ones to enhance the beauty of your yard. Acorn Tree and Landscaping, Inc. can help with a free consultation and a wide variety of choices. Need inspiration? Visit their website at www.acorntreeandlandscape.com to view photos from their nursery and take a look at their transplanting video. To schedule a consultation, call 978.635.0409 or email acorntree@me.com.

Former Weston resident and Rivers School and Georgetown University alum Meghan Duplisea would like to help simplify your life and get you organized this fall. Meghan’s passion for organizing led her to start You, Organized. in 2019. Her goal is to help simplify your home in a realistic and attainable way. And she wants the entire process to be fun and fulfilling. No matter how large or small the project, Meghan will help create realistic organization solutions that bring ease to your home. For more information, please visit www.youorganized.com.

Get a head start on the holiday entertaining season by sprucing up your home this fall. Tyler & Sash makes it easy with contactless consultations for window treatments, wallpaper, and full design services. After missing out on so many special events last year, we’re happy to help homeowners put the finishing touches on their homes to welcome guests again. In addition to contactless consultations, clients are now able to schedule showroom and on-site appointments. For more information, please call 781.729.6639 and visit www.tylerandsash.com.

Adriane Miranda is pleased to announce that Adriane Esthetics Spa & Boutique, located at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick, is celebrating its first year in business. Visit Adriane’s lovely and serene oasis, where you will be pampered, rejuvenated, and refreshed. She is also now carrying Secret Glowing Fluid from the France Laure brand of skincare products. This serum, enriched with orchid flower and saffron stem cells, illuminates the skin with a natural glow. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.

Art Wellesley, with support from the Town Celebrations Committee, the Community Fund for Wellesley, and Linear Retail presented a pop-up exhibition at 90 Central Street in Wellesley featuring the work of seven area photographers. Exhibitors included Eric Barry, Beth Furman, Lisa Neighbors, Gayatri Pardhan, Frank Schneider, Beth Shedd, and Christina Van Dyke. Art Wellesley was founded by Annie Newman, Laura Robert, and Julie Vari-Nikolewski to support community art projects.

a Blade of Grass is celebrating 27 years creating award-winning landscape design, installation, and maintenance throughout Boston and the MetroWest area. Tom Wilhelm, who is celebrating ten years with the company, recently presented to the Country Garden Club of Weston. The focus was on curb appeal and highlighted garden elements along with showcasing transformations of their many projects. To view before and after images, please visit www.abladeofgrass.com/transformations.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was voted Best Architectural and/or Residential Design Company at the 2021 Best of the Vineyard Awards. Every year, the Best of the Vineyard Awards provide local islanders and fans alike an opportunity to vote for the best in local food, shopping, entertainment, and more. Visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow the firm on Instagram @patrickahearnarchitect for daily posts and more news.

AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring is excited to announce the revival of the Dream Room Makeover Sweepstakes starting this fall. Enter to win monthly prizes and a chance to receive free flooring for the room of your choice. This year AJ Rose is partnering with leading flooring brands Mohawk and Karastan to provide a selection of trendy styles of all kinds. Visit www.ajrosedreamroom.com or visit one of their three stores in Burlington, Natick, or Saugus to learn more.

Gail and Gary Lockberg of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate and their agents have helped thousands of people move, and now it’s their turn. The company will be moving down the street to 310 Washington Street next to Green’s Hardware this Fall. For more information, please visit www.bhhstownandcountry.com.

Loren Howard, architectural designer at Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders (C&M), works out of their Wellesley office, primarily on projects in Boston’s MetroWest region. Closing out his second year with C&M, Loren previously owned a local firm specializing in residential renovations and new constructions. Skilled in all phases of the design process as well as construction, Loren strives to deliver precise, uniquely-suited design solutions to his clients. To learn more about all C&M has to offer, visit www.carpentermacneille.com.

Weston resident Sashya Thind Fernandes LEED AP, principal designer and founder of ID8 Design Studio, spent the summer working on several waterfront vacation homes that were recently completed. Her work was also recently featured in Architectural Digest Italy. She is also looking forward to collaborating with Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc. on a new custom home in Wellesley, combining Lilley’s contemporary vernacular with ID8’s warm minimalism. For more information, please visit www.id8designstudio.com.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, is pleased to have his “Modern Colonial” Residence featured in Prelude. Blending a traditional massing with modern detailing, Gleysteen’s innovative design has also been featured in The Boston Globe and on Forbes.com. 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.

Local resident Jacob Lilley, AIA, welcomes three staff members to his Wellesley-based residential design practice. Michael Finch, AIA, brings 15 years direct experience to his role as managing architect. Architects Laura Van Hise and Nawal Benneouala offer expertise in custom homes in New England and coastal and mountain resort communities. The firm will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2022. For updates on JLA’s unique designs that foster indoor-outdoor relationships, follow @jacoblilleyarchitects and visit www.jlaarchitects.com.

JESAMONDO Salon & Spa is pleased to announce the addition of Sukie Hoang as its latest full-time nail expert to its professional roster. With over 15 years of experience, Sukie specializes in dip manicures now featured at Jesamondo. Dip powder manicures can last up to five weeks versus gel, which generally last two to three weeks with proper maintenance. Double the fun by scheduling a Couple’s Mani/Pedi. Visit www.Jesamondo.com or call 508-907-7171.

Shagun Sharma is pleased to announce the launch of luxury retail brand Naytra Couture. Naytra’s debut collection includes 100 percent mulberry silk tunics, tops, and scarves that feature Madhubani art created exclusively for Naytra. Naytra is a female-founded and female-run business that empowers female artists and promotes slow sustainable fashion. Naytra also donates a portion of the proceeds from each purchase to help cure blindness. For more information, please go to www.naytracouture.com or visit the Instagram page @NaytraCouture.

Needham Bank has completed another successful summer internship program, with 14 college-age students working to gain valuable real-world experience. Over the past three years, the bank hired interns to work in lending, risk management, finance, analytics, marketing, project management, human resources, and information technology. The program provides young adults with the opportunity to determine whether banking is the right field for them while providing an eager pool of talent to help with bank projects.

Jimmy Kane, the studio manager of One2One BodyScapes in Wellesley, joined the company in 2016 and has helped many clients achieve their fitness goals. He recently completed a golf specific training certification with Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). One2One BodyScapes, celebrating its 20th year, offers clients the opportunity to work in person and remotely with experienced personal trainers who will design a customized program that’s perfect for you. For more information, to book a workout, or schedule your TPI assessment, please visit https://www.one2onebodyscapes.com/wellesley/ or call 781.235.2262.

In this issue’s Artist Profile, learn more about local artist and manager at

Wellesley Square’s own Page Waterman Gallery, Ryan Black. Ryan is currently showcasing his Boston paintings as well as his newest Nantucket and coastal New England landscapes. Learn more at https://pagewaterman.com/ryan-black/.

The Wellesley Service League (WSL) announced that five graduating high school seniors were awarded the Centennial Youth Service (CYS) Award for distinguished community service. WSL has named three recipients and two co-recipients for 2021. The three recipients, all from Wellesley High School’s 2021 graduating class, are Grace Rodrigue, Seth Tobin, and Ben Workman. The co-recipients are Alex Abdelal and Jake Merritt, of the 2021 graduating classes of Nobles and Greenough School in Dedham, and Wellesley High School, respectively.

Engel & Völkers Wellesley’s Dean Poritzky has been recognized by Boston magazine as one of the Top Real Estate Producers in 2021. He has also been ranked #34 this year by the Wall Street Journal’s REAL Trends as a top individual by sales volume and was also included in the top 1.5 percent of America’s realtors. Dean is a wonderful leader and mentor, continuing to impress every year.

Wellesley resident and former Hardy School librarian Lisa Rogers has received the Julia Ward Howe award from the Boston Authors Club for her picture book, 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and “The Red Wheelbarrow” (Schwartz & Wade/Penguin Random House, 2019). Featured in The New York Times Book Review, Lisa’s book has received starred reviews, is a Junior Library Guild selection, and has been named to several select book lists. Her most recent picture book, Hound Won’t Go (Albert Whitman & Co., 2020), was inspired by her rescue coonhound, Tucker.

Gabrielle Clemens, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Accredited Estate Planner (AEP), Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management—U.S., and Managing Director at Clemens Private Wealth Management Group and Seaport Boston Private Wealth Management, recently received the 2021 Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors Award. This prestigious recognition reflects her consistent and outstanding excellence in serving her clients.

As children head back to school this fall, let’s recognize mothers and the extra work they have done. It takes a toll. Kumkum Pareek Malik is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her practice in Wellesley, About Motherhood, is founded upon the recognition of a mother’s invisible work. Everything changes when a mother’s work is respected as real work. Dr. Malik can be reached at drmalik@aboutmotherhood.com.

Pam Kubbins, owner of Pam’s Pashminas, is currently meeting with her customers to help them select and coordinate pieces from her scarf collection to match outfits for special occasions. In October she is looking forward to debuting her 2021 Fall/Winter Scarf Collection at the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show. She is especially excited about the Fine Furnishing Show in November, where her gorgeous collection of unique scarves and shawls will be showcased at the historic and spacious WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.

The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami recently co- hosted an open house for a $20 million oceanfront property in Beverly, Massachusetts. Other hosts were The Sarkis Team from Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Guaranteed Rate Mortgage. The firm is also pleased to announce the relocation of their Hingham office to 18 Shipyard Drive, Suite 1H. For more information, please visit www.selamilaw.com.

FIERCE By Choice and Coach D. are now tapping into all facets of wellness with a girl’s program called “I AM FIERCE: Educating the Mind through the Body.” This program aims to educate, empower, and inspire young girls through physical and mental fitness to develop the confidence to believe in themselves and their abilities in all aspects of life. Programs start this fall. For more information, visit www.fiercebychoice.com or contact Coach D. at 832.221.4966 for more information.

Wellesley-based Freshman Fresh Start is one of 140 local nonprofits to be awarded a $100,000 grant from The Cummings Foundation. Freshman Fresh Start provides dorm room essentials and school supplies to low-income, high-achieving college-bound freshmen, helping to lessen family financial burdens and ease the transition to campus life. Distributed over six years, this grant will allow Freshman Fresh Start to provide an additional 28 students each year with the goods they need for campus living.

Wash Me Auto Detailing, best known in the community for its convenient mobile car cleaning and detailing, is proud to announce its expansion. The Wash Me brand will now be offering power-washing, soft-washing, hardscape, and exterior house cleaning services to its menu. Convenience, relationship building, and customizing a holistic approach to your needs is what continues to make Wash Me a community favorite. Call or Text 781.467.9272 to schedule a free consultation or visit www.washmedetailing.com.

Dan Gordon of Dan Gordon Landscape Architects (DGLA), in association with Donaroma’s Nursery, led a private garden tour on Martha’s Vineyard this past July. The tour was donated to raise funds for Possible Dreams, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services’ largest annual fundraiser. DGLA was thrilled to be part of this event, which provided a unique experience for donors, while supporting the island community. For more information about DGLA, please visit www.dangordon.com or inquire directly at info@dangordon.com.

PBF Homes is now offering full home staging along with its extensive interior design and home renovation services. For all home staging projects, the company strives to excel in producing elevated interiors that showcase a high-value residence to potential buyers. PBF Homes has invested in a large collection of current and unique pieces and has the inventory to create stunning spaces that stand out from other homes on the market. Promote a quicker sale at a higher price by emailing pam@pbfhomes.com.

The Community Fund for Wellesley’s (CFFW) COVID-19 Relief Fund was created in partnership with the Wellesley Select Board to identify and address community needs during the coronavirus crisis. With the support and generosity of its neighbors, CFFW was able to grant over $125,000 in emergency relief funding in critical areas. The COVID Relief Fund was made possible by neighbors caring for their neighbors, and CFFW is incredibly grateful for the community’s support throughout the pandemic.

RAX Development and EMBARC hosted a groundbreaking celebration on June 23 to launch TERRAZZA Wellesley, the town’s new bespoke residential project at 100 Linden Street, scheduled to open in spring 2023. The three-story, 82,000 square-foot residential project offers a new level of luxury for those who seek unparalleled sophistication in a comfortable, suburban landscape. The homes feature carefully considered amenities including a concierge service, valet, sports simulator, fitness center, and private event spaces to name a few. To learn more, please visit www.terrazzawellesley.com.

Thayer Academy, an independent coed day school in Braintree for grades 5 to 12, will host two open houses this fall: a Middle School open house on Saturday, October 23 and an Upper School open house on Saturday, October 30. Held from 9:00 a.m. until noon on campus, both open houses offer a great opportunity to meet new Head of School Chris Fortunato. Thayer offers bus service from Needham. Learn more at www.thayer.org/discover.

The Wellesley Mothers Forum (WMF) is proud to kick off the 2021-2022 membership year with almost 300 members and over 40 dedicated volunteers. Co-Presidents Rachel Dulberg and Margaret Donahue, along with a new board, look forward to re-instating opportunities for social gatherings, kids’ events, playgroups, and couples’ nights, as well as time-honored gatherings like the fall carnival, while adhering to all recommended CDC guidelines. WMF is open to mothers from Wellesley and surrounding towns. To join the WMF, please visit www.wellesleymothersforum.com/join or email them at membership@wellesleymothersforum.com.

Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) announced that the Wonder Run & Kitchen and Home Tour will take place this coming year and will be larger than in years past. The Wonder Run will be held on October 2 as part of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend while the Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour is scheduled for May 7, 2022. Wellesley Marketplace will not happen this fall but will return in 2022. WHJWC relies on all three events to raise funds for many area charitable organizations. Visit www.whjwc.org.

Family Promise Metrowest, a Natick-based nonprofit that offers a community response to family homelessness, announced that it has received a $3,000 grant from the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) for housing subsidies for families who are in the SAIL (Sustaining Achievements for Independent Living) program. SAIL supports families transitioning out of shelter into permanent housing by providing resources that assist them in establishing long-term stability and independence. WHJWC members also support Family Promise Metrowest by volunteering throughout the year. For more information, visit www.familypromisemetrowest.org.

Jim Grimm, a real estate agent at Pinnacle Residential Properties, was inducted into the Wellesley Rotary Club in May 2021. A Wellesley resident for 30-plus years, Jim’s community activities have included many positions within Wellesley Youth Hockey, Friends of Wellesley High School Hockey, and the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League. Jim is also a volunteer for the MassBay Community College Pathways to Success Business Mentoring Program, which helps first-generation students achieve lasting success in college and beyond.

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