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Inbox Winter 2023/24

Designers recommend starting a new kitchen design with appliance research as your selections impact layout and cabinetry. At Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showrooms, a culinary staff including Executive Chef Shelby Grigoriadis demonstrates a variety of Wolf appliances, answers all your questions, and even has you taste the results! It’s the most delicious way to gain kitchen confidence when building or remodeling. Clarke showrooms are located in the Boston Seaport and Milford. For more information, please visit www.clarkeliving.com.

Debi Benoit, senior vice president of William Raveis Real Estate, recently announced two new additions to her growing team: Darah Joyce, operations manager; and Laurin Shields, sales associate. Joyce, a former lance corporal in the Marines, was a real estate agent with Compass and an associate manager with William Raveis’s Hingham office. Shields, a Wellesley resident and licensed real estate agent formerly with Coldwell Banker, has participated in over $100 million in career sales.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new flooring showroom in Needham. Located at 120 Highland Avenue near Panera Bread, the new store features 2,200 square feet of flooring solutions ranging from luxurious carpet to durable hard surface products. And if you can’t make it to the store, A.J. Rose now offers a Shop From Home program. Stop by their new Needham location or visit www.ajrosecarpets.com to learn more.

Prepped and Polished, a leading educational services provider for students in grades K through adult, has relocated to a larger and more accommodating facility at 462 Washington Street in Wellesley. This exciting development represents a significant milestone for the company as it aims to provide an enhanced learning environment and expand its ability to assist more students. Alexis Avila, a licensed guidance counselor, founded Prepped and Polished in 1999. The firm offers tutoring, test preparation, and executive function coaching. For more information, please call 781.753.9951 and visit www.preppedandpolished.com.

The West Suburban YMCA’s new Wells Ave Y is celebrating its first-year anniversary. Just minutes away at 135 Wells Avenue in Newton, the totally renovated location offers four indoor full-size basketball courts, daily pickleball, free group exercise classes, all new strength and cardio equipment, a four-lane indoor pool, work lounge, free childcare, and summer day camps. Members can also visit the Needham branch at 276 Church Street. For more information, visit wsymca.org or stop by for a tour.

The MacDowell Company, a Weston-based landscape architecture firm, welcomes Christopher D. Patzke to the team. Christopher graduated from the University of Virginia with a master’s degree in landscape architecture and has been a Massachusetts Registered Landscape Architect for over ten years. Pursuing what has been a lifelong passion in this field, he now has over two decades of experience designing a diverse range of the finest landscapes in the Boston area. The MacDowell Company is honored to have him as part of the team and family.

Gail Lockberg, broker owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate, was recently awarded the Andrew F. Hickey Award for Distinguished Service by the Greater Boston Association of Realtors at a brunch held at the Wellesley Country Club. Gail was recognized as a prominent leader within the REALTOR association, real estate industry, and her local community. Throughout her 25 years of service, Gail has served on the Board of Directors, the Arbitration and Mediation Committee, and a variety of special committees, task forces, and work groups.

Dedham Country Day (DCD) is excited to host a series of admissions events this fall and winter. Prospective families can observe a classroom, schedule a personal tour, connect with the head of school for coffee and conversation, or hop online for an evening virtual learning spotlight. Check their website for a complete schedule of events and opportunities to explore DCD’s pre-kindergarten through grade 8 program. Visit https://www.dedhamcountryday.org/admissions/.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA®, AEP® and managing director Private Wealth Management was named 2023 Best-In-State and Top Woman Wealth Advisor by Forbes and 2023 Woman to Watch by AdvisorHub. Her goal is to educate and empower her clients to make sound, critical financial decisions with the future in focus. Gabrielle’s highly acclaimed new book Marriage is About Love, Divorce is About Money (Plumage Press, 2023) is available on Amazon. To learn more, email gabrielle.clemens@rbc.com or call 617.725.1702.

Jan Gleysteen Architects (JGA) is pleased to announce that Alix Sara Israel has joined the firm after managing a design team for a local design/build company. She is a graduate of Connecticut College and the Boston Architectural College. She will be heading up marketing and will undertake design and management of upcoming residential projects. For more information, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.comJan Gleysteen Architects’ “Modern Farmhouse” is one of the covers featured on the current issue of the Boston Design Guide (BDG). The Weston house is a gracefully proportioned juxtaposition—a horizontal barn board angled garage with a vertical exterior of the main house. For more information, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com.

One2One Bodyscapes Wellesley, the preeminent personal training and Pilates studio in Wellesley, is celebrating 24 years. With decades of combined experience, their skilled professionals know how to get you to achieve your best and have mastered the personal in personal training and Pilates. If you’re looking to get the most out of your workouts, give them a call at 781.235.2262 for special offers and to book your first session. Visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/Wellesley for more information.

Attorney Deborah A. Katz is honored to announce that her firm, KATZ LEGAL GROUP LLC, was once again recognized in the 2024 Best Law Firms® rankings in the area of family law. Best Lawyers uses globally renowned and respected purely peer review methodology. Deborah and her team have extensive experience handling complex divorce and family law matters with the highest level of professionalism and compassion. To schedule a consultation, contact Attorney Katz at 781.328.1133 or email deborah@katzlegalgroupllc.com.

The Sarkis Team is expanding its footprint in Boston’s MetroWest communities. With over 60 years of combined experience, The Sarkis Team is Douglas Elliman‘s #1 team in Massachusetts and #5 nationwide. The team is committed to elevating the art of buying and selling real estate through strategic partnership, collaboration, innovation, and storytelling. Their mission is to leverage their vast network, real estate expertise, and regional knowledge to help their clients.

Lara O’Rourke and Chelsea Robinson are thrilled to celebrate one year since the launch of The Lara & Chelsea Collaborative, a team of top-producing brokers at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. The team additionally includes agents Rikki Conley, Meaghan Gay, and Sneha Patel. With connections at the core of their business, Lara and Chelsea are amongst the Top 100 agents of the Sotheby’s International Realty network worldwide. Contact Lara and Chelsea at 617.852.7018 or tlcc@gibsonsir.com.

Zoë Forbes and Fleuri recently hosted the filming of “Julia at Home”—a show following Julia Collin Davison, best-selling cookbook author and longtime host of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country.” The filming at Fleuri features a segment with Chef Marc Sievers, cookbook author and cast member of “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation.”

Anderson’s Jewelers, located at 21 Grove Street in Wellesley, is celebrating 76 years in business. Recently, they have expanded their estate jewelry collection into ten display cases. From antique jewelry made during the Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco eras to contemporary pre-owned designer jewelry, there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Their selection is constantly changing with new pieces added daily. Find Anderson’s on Instagram @andersonsjewelers.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is excited to share that they now offer in-house LASIK Refractive Surgery. They offer the latest technology on the Wavelight platform. Just like your fingerprints, your corneas are unique to you. Contoura Vision by Wavelight maps their individual shape to create a totally personalized procedure for personalized results. They are here to help their patients live life to the fullest, without the hassle of glasses and contact lens. Please call the office at 617.796.3937 to book a free consultation.

Grant Associates, LLC is helping homeowners with their home improvement projects. From major renovations to smaller home remodels, planning and attention to detail are always prioritized. Owner Robert Grant spent much of his college years and early adulthood in Minnesota, then moved back to Massachusetts and started his remodeling company. A graduate of Weston High School, Grant is interested in getting started with plans, designs, and approvals for your renovations or remodeling project. For more information, please call 617.775.7651.

Anthony Frausto, AIA, an accomplished senior architect, recently joined the award-winning firm Mellowes & Paladino Architects. With more than 25 years of experience in high-end residential architecture, he has garnered expertise in crafting bespoke designs across a diverse geographic range. A native Californian, Anthony embarked on his architectural journey on the West Coast in Montecito before further honing his skills. Holding a degree from Boston Architectural College, he is a registered architect in Massachusetts, LEED AP certified, and an esteemed member of the American Institute of Architects.

Exceptional Health is now open in Needham at 140 Gould Street and is accepting new patients. Dr. Li Tso, M.D. has joined the practice and is dedicated to redefining primary care at Exceptional Health. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a physician for the New England Patriots since 2010. Exceptional Health also welcomes Christine Harrington, M.D., who brings over two decades of experience to the practice as an internal medicine and primary care physician. Visit www.exceptionalhealthmd.com or call 781.772.5500.

a Blade of Grass is happy to announce they won two National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) Gold Awards of Excellence 2023 for their residential project called “Form to Table.” These awards recognize the outstanding projects in commercial and residential landscape contracting, management, and design. In September, Heather Lashbrook Jones and Miriam Hellweg attended the NALP conference in Dallas, where they received the awards. They’re honored and proud of the entire team for their hard work and creative vision. To learn more, please visit www.abladeofgrass.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa has added master stylist and make-up artist Tatiana Zhweiss to their team. She brings over 20 years of experience from leading Newton area salons. Jesamondo has also expanded their luxury hair care product lines to include Kérastase and its Fusio-Dose system. These highly customizable hair treatments target problem areas unique to each customer. Call 508.907.7171 to schedule your appointment or book online at www.jesamondo.comJesamondo Salon & Spa is pleased to announce and welcome master stylist Gulnara (Gula) Zaytsev to its expanding staff. Gula brings more than 25 years of experience from her salon in Brookline, spending the last three years at Bella Santé in Wellesley. Her passions include color, men’s cuts, bobs, and pixie-style haircuts. Jesamondo has also added nail technician and reflexologist, Daysy Benavides. Cheri Siebert-Wright and Nikki Borghesi have both returned from their leaves of absence. Call 508.907.7171 to schedule an appointment, or book online: www.jesamondo.com.

Get your holiday glow going at Elizabeth Renee, now celebrating 32 years. Elizabeth Renee’s skincare products contain the best ingredients that science has to offer. Moisture C is a lightweight moisture fluid that adds an extra Vitamin C boost to your skincare program. It improves hydration, enhances the brightening effect of your Vitamin C serum, and improves collagen stimulation when used paired with another serum. For more information on how to keep your skin looking youthful, email beautifulskin@elizabethrenee.com or call 781.235.7546.

Copper Leaf Development is celebrating 14 years in the home building business. Owner David Silverstein, a Wellesley resident, started the company with the idea of building houses influenced by classic architectural details that fit into their neighborhoods and are built with care and determination. Living and raising his family in Wellesley makes his work all the more important to Silverstein, and his caring staff and subcontractors truly care about their product. Please visit www.copperleafdevelopment.com for more information.

Carpenter & MacNeille is honored to receive a 2023 Bulfinch Award for their project, Gentleman’s Farm.” Presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), the Bulfinch Award is one of the highest achievements within Classical and traditional architectural design. They are grateful to the New England ICAA for this significant recognition. To learn more about the firm, please call 781.694.4044, visit www.carpmac.com, and follow along on Instagram.

Designer Sashya Thind Fernandes, LEED AP, a Weston resident, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her interior design business, Sashya Thind, located in Wellesley. Her eponymous firm’s main focus is designing spaces that nourish the soul through her trademark philosophy of “warm minimalism.” She is now working with clients who are relocating and those renovating their vacation homes outside of Boston. To learn more, please visit www.sashyathind.com.

Dean Poritzky, founding owner/principal, and Paige McVay, vice president, Engel & Völkers Wellesley are celebrating seven years in business and recently attended Engel & Völkers Leadership Exchange in Scottsdale, Arizona; an annual event that brings together shop leaders throughout the Americas for two days of learning, collaborating, and sharing. The epitome of the E&V culture of leadership, attendees left the event with new ideas, fresh perspectives, and even more relationships that make the Engel & Völkers network unlike any other.

Pam Forman, principal of PBF Homes, was asked to participate and be one of the 21 chosen designers to create a tablescape for To Live & Dine Boston 2023. Presented by Modern Luxury Interiors Boston and The Mandarin Oriental, Boston, the event featured New England’s leading designers showcasing their talents. As part of a partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank, the event’s goal was to raise awareness and funds for those in need within our community. For more information about PBF Homes, please visit www.pbfhomes.com.

Patrick Ahearn FAIA was recently hosted by Syracuse University for a book talk and signing on his latest published work, History Reinterpreted (ORO Editions, 2023). The book details the dramatic architectural transformation of Duxbury’s Myles Standish Hotel into a grand dame residential estate and sold out its first printing. A member of the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board for the Syracuse School of Architecture, Ahearn’s ongoing contributions include the Ahearn Workshops, which are geared to fortify undergrads’ understanding of the business of architecture.

Wellesley resident Pam Kubbins, the owner of Pam’s Pashminas, is celebrating 20 years of providing her loyal customers with beautiful scarves. She is also pleased to announce the debut of her new wool and cashmere collection. Inspired by her own nature and travel photography, Pam reproduces her beautiful and unique images on all natural and sustainable fibers including merino wool, cashmere, cotton, and silk. For more information, please visit www.pamspashminas.com, go to her Instagram page @pamspashminas.

The holiday season can be especially stressful for those who are recently divorced. Wellesley resident Caren Stanley is entering her third year of helping clients who are going through the process of divorce or are divorced and are still struggling to move forward. Caren’s “Journey of Divorce” course provides bonding and connection with six to eight fellow journeyers and tools and valuable resources to help you move forward in your life with dignity and grace. To learn more, please email caren@journeyofdivorce.com or call 617.794.9898.

Weston resident and long-standing top real estate professional Deena Powell is proud to announce her move to Advisors Living. Deena is joined by her daughter Casey Caso. This dynamic duo is known for their superior client services and local expertise. For more information, see their ad on page XX. You can reach Deena at 781.718.6555 and Casey at 781.801.6001.

FIXT Dental, located at 590 Washington Street in Wellesley, just celebrated its first anniversary. The practice is also expanding this winter to create additional lab space at its Belclare location. FIXT is recognized as one of the most advanced cosmetic and implant dental practices in the world. The team also includes an oral surgeon and periodontist who offer the very latest dental implant technology to patients who previously had to rely on dentures. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit www.FIXT.com.

Derith Cass and the team from FIERCE are sponsoring a six-week girls’ health and fitness program called “I AM FIERCE” to educate, inspire, and empower girls aged 11-14 through physical and mental fitness. I AM FIERCE emphasizes the link between physical and mental strength, boosting confidence and self-esteem. Participants gain improved fitness, nutrition knowledge, enhanced confidence, and better stress management skills. Join the FIERCE team to empower girls on their journey to self-belief and strength. Learn more at https://www.fiercebychoice.com/iamfierce.

Times change and so does the Women’s Community League of Weston. The new name for this 104-year organization is the Weston Community League (WCL), which its members found to be more welcoming to those in Weston and the surrounding towns. The WCL provides dynamic social, philanthropic and educational programming that benefits the Weston community and has contributed more than $1.5 million in scholarships and community projects over the years. For more information on the WCL, please visit www.wclweston.org.

Compass and the Jill Finkelstein & Associates Team is proud to welcome Audrey Fenton to the Wellesley office. Audrey’s background is in the financial services industry in Boston and New York, with institutional sales and marketing experience at Fidelity, Marsh & McLennan, and Mercer. She is committed to providing a seamless and superior customer experience to make buying or selling a home as enjoyable and rewarding as possible for her clients. Audrey can be reached at Audrey.Fenton@compass.com.

 

Inbox Fall 2023

Jodi Swartz, founder and principal designer of KitchenVisions, recently won two 2023 Gold PRO Awards at the annual PRO New England Awards Gala held at the Clarke showroom in Milford. A primary suite in Acton won in the new category Primary Suite $100K-$200K. “Bakers Best,” a Wayland kitchen renovation, won in another new category for Open Concept Kitchen + Sunroom. Jodi and the KitchenVisions team provide inviting design elements and thorough project coordination for homeowners. The results have won multiple accolades and awards. To learn more, please visit www.kitchenvisions.com.

Luisa Cestari, a 25-year veteran Wellesley real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Wellesley, has earned her real estate license in Naples, Florida in Collier County; where she’s also with Coldwell Banker. Luisa has listed and sold over $500 million in property sales in the Greater Wellesley market and can now help her clients, old and new, in Naples, Florida. She is listing and selling in both markets. Contact her at 781.820.3350.

Embark on an extraordinary women’s retreat this fall in North Conway, New Hampshire. Join Derith Cass and the team from FIERCE October 17 through 21, 2023 for a transformative journey of self-discovery and connection with nature. Awaken your spirit, find balance, and create lifelong friendships as we explore the stunning landscapes, hike through picturesque trails, and indulge in moments of solitude along the Saco River. This unforgettable experience will nourish your mind, body, and soul. Visit https://www.fiercebychoice.com/fpmnorthconway for more information and to reserve your spot today.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery offers IPL (intense pulse light) and Optimal Pulse Technology for dry eye disease (DED), a common, chronic, and potentially vision impairing condition. DED requires long-term management and, most often, a combination of treatments. For patients who require treatment beyond topical eye drops, IPL could be an excellent option and Eye Care and Laser Surgery’s team of highly skilled doctors and technicians are here to help. Schedule an evaluation to find out if you’re a candidate for this advanced treatment option. Please call 617.796.3937.

MD²(pronounced MD squared), the most sought after group of luxury concierge medical practices in the country, opened their first concierge practice in Wellesley. Two distinguished internists, Dr. Elisabeth Brewer and Dr. Francis Wang, will care for just 50 families each, allowing for unparalleled personalized care. Patients receive access to an exclusive nationwide network of renowned doctors and top medical institutions. To inquire about becoming one of MD² Wellesley’s 50 families, please email Wellesley-info@md2.com or call 781.226.2317. For more information, visit www.md2.com.

One2One Bodyscapes Wellesley, the preeminent personal training and Pilates studio in Wellesley, knows how to get you to achieve your best. With decades of experience, they have mastered the personal in personal training and Pilates. There are 38 years of experience at this very location alone. If you’re looking to get the most out of your workouts, give them a call at 781.235.2262 for special offers and to book your first session. Visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/Wellesley for more information.

Dedham Country Day (DCD) is excited to host a series of admissions events this fall. Prospective families can learn more with a classroom observation, 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 eight program. Visit https://www.dedhamcountryday.org/admissions/.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is pleased to introduce their new Enhanced Stocking Program, bringing customers exceptional value and convenience. Say goodbye to lead times, as these traditional wool and patterned carpets are readily available. But that’s not all. A.J. Rose goes the extra mile by offering custom fabrication to fit any size or shape requirement. Experience the luxury of quality carpets without the wait. Come see them in Natick, Burlington, or Saugus or visit www.ajrosecarpets.com to learn more.

Boston Veterinary Clinic (BVC) is now accepting new patients in Wellesley and all locations. The state-of-the-art practice is located at 239 Washington Street with free designated parking spaces for clients. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Bourquin and his team of experienced veterinarians treat dogs, cats, and exotic animals and help pet guardians and their companions develop a powerful and enduring bond over a long and healthy life. BVC has also rolled out a referral program where pets can refer their pet friends. Please visit www.bostonveterinary.com.

Pam Forman, principal of PBF Homes, was thrilled to be a panelist at the recent Serena & Lily interior design event at the Chestnut Hill Store. PBF Homes specializes in comprehensive oversight of home renovation projects and interior design. The firm recently expanded its projects and portfolio reach to include Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Their extensive experience and unique custom approach allow them to lead and manage complex projects of any size that transform homes through a seamless and stress-free process. For more information, please visit www.pbfhomes.com.

Patrick Ahearn is thrilled to announce that the first printing of his second book, History Reinterpreted, sold out in less than one month. Detailing the dramatic transformation of the tired 1871 Myles Standish Hotel into a grand dame seaside estate, the book is a case study in narrative-driven design and Ahearn’s architectural process. Those wishing to purchase may do so at future book tour stops or may preorder copies of the next printing on Amazon.

Adriane Esthetics now offers Procell, an anti-aging and corrective treatment that is another fabulous way to refresh your skin this fall as it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles across the face and tightens facial skin. Fall is the perfect time to treat your face to a massage at Adriane Esthetics. Facial massage encourages blood flow and lymphatic drainage and improves the overall appearance of the skin for a more youthful look. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to welcome Wellesley resident Ritu Chawla to its office at 54 Central Street in Wellesley. An active community member, Ritu harnesses years of experience in finance and economics to serve clients throughout Greater Boston. The firm has 27 offices across Eastern Massachusetts and more than 450 sales associates who are experts in their markets and represent the trusted Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. Contact Ritu at 339.204.8883 or ritu.chawla@gibsonsir.com.

FLEURI is celebrating one year in its new space at 165 G-1 Linden Street in Wellesley’s Linden Square. Fleuri is a destination floral and lifestyle boutique specializing in bespoke fresh and faux florals, container gardens, and home decor. Owner Zoë Forbes started the business over 15 years ago and has been designing for homeowners, interior designers, home stagers, and commercial properties ever since. Pay Fleuri a visit and experience life in the garden. Please visit www.fleuridesigns.com for more information.

Compass Real Estate congratulates agents Paul and Mary Wilson of The Wilson Group for representing the sellers on the significant sale of 15 Valley Road, a landmark property in Wellesley Farms. The property sold for $10,500,000—the highest sale in Wellesley year to date and the second highest single family property sale ever in Wellesley per MLS. For more information about The Wilson Group, please visit www.thewilsongrouprealtors.com.

Joanne Powell, AIA, joined Carpenter & MacNeille in 2022 as a project architect based in their Wellesley office. Practicing for over 15 years in high-end residential design, Joanne has an affinity for historically inspired design and is a dynamic addition to C&M’s MetroWest team. Joanne holds a Master of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and in her free time works restoring her family’s 140-year-old home. Please visit www.carpentermacneille.com or call 781.694.4044 for firm details.

Thayer Academy recently appointed Peter Brooks as its inaugural assistant head of school for academics. For 12 years Brooks served in several administrative and teaching roles at the Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill. Head of School Chris Fortunato called Brooks an exceptional educator and welcomed him to Thayer, a coed independent day school in Braintree for grades 5 through 12.

Wellesley resident and local architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA served as a judge for the Pro Awards 2023” for the Pro Remodeling Organization New England. The awards event was held at the Clarke Showroom in Milford on May 10.

Come get your holiday shopping done early and visit Pam Kubbins, owner of Pam’s Pashminas, at the Wellesley Marketplace on Saturday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m. at Wellesley High School. The Wellesley Marketplace is an annual retail favorite featuring more than 200 vendors and artisans. Pam will be featuring her latest scarf creations and will be donating a portion of her profits to the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC), a nonprofit organization that supports the Wellesley community through grants and college scholarships.

Designer Sashya Thind Fernandes, LEED AP, a Weston resident, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her interior design business, Sashya Thind. Her eponymous firm’s main focus is designing spaces that nourish the soul through her trademark philosophy of “warm minimalism.” She recently attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City and the Luxury Design Summit in Chatham. Both events helped expand her design network to areas that span out of Massachusetts and even the East Coast. To learn more, please visit www.sashyathind.com.

Woodworks Custom Homes owner Gil Mendes is celebrating his ten-year anniversary as a contractor. Construction has always been Gil’s passion, dating back to his childhood. Seeing his dream become a reality is one of his most fulfilling accomplishments, and he finds joy in transforming his clients’ visions and inspirations into tangible structures. Woodworks creates beautiful and unique homes and takes great pride in serving the community with exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. To learn more, please call Gil at 617.510.8821 or visit www.woodworkscustomhomes.com.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA®, AEP® and managing director Private Wealth Management has been named a Top Women Advisors to Watch again for 2023 by AdvisorHub. Gabrielle was also recently named a Forbes 2023 Top Woman Wealth Advisor and Forbes Best In-State Wealth Advisor. Her goal is to educate and empower her clients to make sound, critical financial decisions with the future in focus. To learn more, email gabrielle.clemens@rbc.com or call 617.725.1702.

Wellesley resident Caren Stanley is entering her third year of helping clients who are going through the process of divorce or are recently divorced and are still struggling to move forward. Caren’s “Journey of Divorce” course provides bonding and connection with six to eight fellow journeyers and tools and valuable resources to help you move forward in your life with dignity and grace. To learn more, please email caren@journeyofdivorce.com or call 617.794.9898.

Grant Associates, LLC is helping homeowners complete their home improvement projects. Owner Robert Grant, having spent much of his college years and early adulthood in Minnesota, moved back to Massachusetts and started the company. A graduate of Weston High School, Grant started his building career at Ogilvie’s almost 23 years ago, stocking paint and building materials. From major renovations to smaller home remodels, attention to detail is always prioritized. For more information, please visit www.grantassociate.com.

Wellesley-based Jacob Lilley Architects was recently featured on the Marvin Windows segment of New England Living TV: “Suburban Contemporary Living Bringing the Outdoors In.” For the past 16 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.

Medspa810 is now open on Boston Post Road in Sudbury. Glowing skin is in your future at this advanced technology medical aesthetic facility that delivers the highest level of treatments available today with a carefully curated set of medical grade skin care treatments and products. Their very experienced staff includes licensed nurses and aestheticians, all under physician supervision. “Be Your Own Kind of Remarkable” and contact medspa810 to schedule your free prescriptive consultation at medspa810.com or call 978.338.3838.

Debi Benoit, Wellesley’s #1 broker for 16 consecutive years with over $2 billion in sales, is proud to announce she has joined William Raveis Wellesley. Debi is a consummate professional dealing in luxury real estate, with an intensive understanding of the Wellesley marketplace. Her boundless work ethic has forged a loyal client referral base for over 32 years. The real estate professionals at William Raveis Wellesley are honored to have her join their company and are eager to support Debi and continue the record-breaking success of her real estate legacy.

Dentists and dental lab technicians from around the county have been visiting Dr. Jason Tubo and the team at FIXT Dental to learn about their state-of-the-art surgical and digital workflow techniques. The FIXT team also includes an oral surgeon and periodontist who offer the very latest dental implant technology to patients who previously had to rely on dentures. FIXT is recognized as one of the most advanced cosmetic and implant dental practices in the world, and it’s right here at 590 Washington Street in Wellesley. To learn more, visit www.FIXT.com.

Capello Design is celebrating two years at 24 Church Street in Wellesley. Owner Tanya Capello started her company in 2001, and she earned her master’s degree in interior architecture at the New England School of Design at Suffolk University. Her boutique interior design studio also doubles as a showroom for retail clients where unique furnishings can be purchased from the floor that aren’t offered within the standard retail market. You’ll also love Capello Design’s website where you’ll find a fabulous array of thoughtfully curated items. Please visit www.capellodesign.com.

Rutledge Properties and E.A. Davis & Co. by MAHI GOLD Outfitters recently joined neighborhood forces for their first “Sip & Shop” event. For more information, please visit www.rutledgeproperties.com or call 617.893.8337.

The nonprofit organization Hope & Comfort held its Inaugural Event at the deCordova Museum in June. The organization was founded by Weston resident Jeff Feingold, to provide essential hygiene products like soap and toothpaste to people in need. The event was a huge success with over 220 people attending. The program featured a panel of partners who work with Hope & Comfort including Josh Kraft, president of the New England Patriots Foundation; Cheryl Schondek, COO of the Greater Boston Food Bank; and Josh Morton, retired CEO of YMCA of Greater Boston.

Dean Poritzky, principal/owner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley was recently awarded accolades from both Boston magazine and RealTrends + Tom Ferry, ranking among the top real estate professionals in 2022 in Boston and the U.S. respectively. With an international heritage that spans over 45 years, Engel & Völkers Wellesley has been successfully managing home sales and purchases for our valued clients since 2016. Congratulations to Dean, and thank you to the colleagues, community, and clients who have made these achievements possible.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa is overjoyed to announce the addition of Daysy Benavides to its premier spa staff. Daysy brings more than 15 years of experience as a manicurist and reflexologist at Bella Santé, and Jesamondo looks forward to seeing her magical talents as she joins them. Jesamondo is also pleased to announce the addition of the Kérastase line to its existing luxury hair products offerings. Schedule your next appointment to experience all the finest in beauty at Jesamondo. Call 508.907.7171 or visit www.Jesamondo.com.

Times change and so does the Women’s Community League of Weston (WCL). The new name for this 104-year organization is the Weston Community League (WCL), which its members found to be more welcoming to those in Weston and the surrounding towns. The WCL provides dynamic social, philanthropic and educational programming that benefits the Weston community and has contributed more than $1.5 million in scholarships and community projects over the years. For more information on the WCL, please visit www.wclweston.org.

Peter Feinmann, president of the award-winning design-build firm, Feinmann, Inc., was distinguished as the 2023 Mentor of the Year by the Professional Remodeling Organization (PRO) New England. Feinmann has served as a design and construction industry leader for decades and is known for his disciplined approach to business. As a member of PRO New England’s Board, he became a champion for programs that encourage members to grow both professionally and personally. He is well known for his creation of ‘Mindful Directions,’ a mindfulness meditation program for both employees and industry liaisons.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital has been named among the top 100 cancer hospitals in America, according to new rankings released by Newsweek.  “This recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts of every member of our remarkable team,” said Ellen Moloney, president and chief operating officer, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “As an organization, we are committed to excellence in providing compassionate, cutting-edge cancer care close to our patients’ homes.” Newton-Wellesley was ranked 96th of the 175 hospitals that made the list. Newsweek compiled the rankings, with global market research and consumer data firm Statista, based on three data sources: a nationwide online survey, hospital quality metrics, and patient experience.  For more information, please visit www.nwh.org.

Fall is the time to get your wardrobe up to date and stay current with the latest fashion trends. Wellesley resident and local fashion advisor and personal stylist Liza Adib is here to help you do that with Trés Chic. Trés Chic’s services include wardrobe updating, closet organizing, personalized shopping guidance, and special occasion outfit selection. The first hour of consultation is free of charge. To learn more, please call 908.399.4694 or email treschic.liza@gmail.com.

Inbox Summer 2023

Summertime is the perfect 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.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA recently published his second book, History Reinterpreted (ORO Editions, 2023), showcasing the reimagination of the north wing of the 1871 Myles Standish Hotel in Duxbury. This volume details the design and construction process of its dramatic transformation into a grand dame seaside estate, including Ahearn’s own hand drawings, before and after floor plans, and countless full-page photographs. Please visit www. patrickahearn.com for more information and follow the firm on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

Gail and Gary Lockberg, owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country, announced that Kathy Kelley has been named to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ esteemed Chairman’s Circle Platinum level for 2022 and named the Top Producing Agent for Berkshire Hathaway Town and Country, marking 20 consecutive years as the top agent in the company. The Chairman’s Circle Platinum level is awarded to the top one percent of the network’s sales professionals based on commission income. For more information, please visit www.bhhstownandcountry.com.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA®, AEP® and managing director Private Wealth Management has written Marriage is About Love Divorce is About Money (Plumage Press, 2023). The book is a guide to help individuals navigate divorce and protect themselves financially. Gabrielle was also recently named a Forbes 2023 Top Woman Wealth Advisor and Forbes Best In-State Wealth Advisor. Her goal is to educate and empower her clients to make sound, critical financial decisions with the future in focus. To learn more, email gabrielle.clemens@rbc.com or call 617.725.1702.

The team of experts at Woodworks Custom Homes is celebrating the company’s first anniversary based in Wellesley. Woodworks creates beautiful and unique homes that reflect their clients’ lifestyles and personalities, and takes great pride in serving the community with exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. The entire team is passionate about helping you create the home of your dreams, and they’re always here to answer your questions and listen to feedback. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please visit www.woodworkscustomhomes.com.

Boston Veterinary Clinic (BVC) is open in Wellesley. The new state-of-the-art practice is located at 239 Washington Street with free designated parking spaces for clients. The fear-free primary care clinic led by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Bourquin, treats dogs, cats, and exotic animals. Dr. Brian and his team of experienced veterinarians continue to carry out their mission of helping pet guardians and their companions develop a powerful and enduring bond over a long and healthy life. BVC, your other family doctor, has three additional locations in Boston, and will be opening a new clinic in Charlestown this spring. To learn more, please visit www.bostonveterinary.com.

Williston Weaves is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new flooring showroom in Needham. As a full-service flooring company catering to Boston area interior design professionals, Williston Weaves offers a carefully curated but extensive selection of luxury carpet and flooring products. The Williston team is eager to meet its new neighbors. Visit www.willistonweaves.com to schedule an appointment at the showroom to stop by and say “hello.”

Are you looking for inspiration for your landscape design this summer? Be sure to check out www.charlesriverlandscape.com for examples of beautiful properties throughout MetroWest Boston. For 37 years, Charles River Landscape has been providing 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.

Coldwell Banker Realty is pleased to announce that Melissa Dailey and Denise Mosher have been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International Society of Excellence award for 2022. This is Coldwell Banker’s highest designation. In addition, Melissa was named one of the Top 10 Sales Agents Nationwide and the #1 Sales Agent in Massachusetts.

Refresh your skin this summer with cosmetic microneedling at Elizabeth Renee. Cosmetic microneedling boosts the production of collagen and elastin and thickens the epidermis, which reduces lines and wrinkles. It also helps reboot cell to cell communication to normalize skin function. 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.

The Pinnacle Group’s award-winning real estate sales and marketing team recently joined Douglas Elliman Real Estate, one of the largest independent residential real estate brokerages in the country. Established by Elaine Bannigan, the highly skilled eight-person team also includes Cece Yan, Elyse Marsh, Jane Neilson, Susan Bevilacqua, Danielle Comella, Maureen McCaffrey, and Susan Lyman. The team will be based out of Elliman’s brand-new Wellesley office located at 40 Central Street and Douglas Elliman’s fourth in the state. For more information, please visit www.elliman.com/massachusetts/sales/wellesley-ma-usa.

Take charge this summer and make some positive changes in your life. If you’re going through the process of divorce or recently divorced, become inspired this summer 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.

Grant Associates, LLC is helping homeowners complete their home improvement projects. Owner Robert Grant, having spent much of his college years and early adulthood in Minnesota, moved back to Massachusetts and started the company. A graduate of Weston High School, Grant started his building career at Ogilvie’s almost 23 years ago, stocking paint and building materials. From major renovations to smaller home remodels, attention to detail is always prioritized. For more information, please visit www.grantassociate.com.

Designer Sashya Thind LEED AP, a Weston resident, is celebrating 10 years in the interior design business. She created the company to enable the lifelong journey of learning and forming connections with interesting people and their environments. She experiments with ways to design spaces that will ultimately nourish the soul through her philosophy “warm minimalism.” She would like to thank her family, friends, clients, and collaborators for their support throughout the years. To learn more, please visit www.sashyathind.com.

Summer is the perfect time to treat your face to a massage at Adriane Esthetics. Facial massage encourages blood flow and lymphatic drainage and improves the overall appearance of the skin for a more youthful look. Adriane Esthetics also offers Procell, an anti-aging and corrective treatment that is another fabulous way to refresh your skin this summer as it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles across the face and tightens facial skin. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.

Husband and wife team Kevin and Azi Griffin of Griffin Building & Development announced their recent completion of E.A. Davis & Co by Mahi Gold Outfitters’ storefront renovation in Wellesley. They offer high-end residential and commercial services from architectural development to construction to interior design. Managed by a single team of talented professionals, they deliver personalized service that includes continuous collaboration from start to completion. The company serves MetroWest, Plymouth, and Cape Cod. Visit www.GriffinBuild.com for more information.

The Donahue Maley & Burns Team of Compass is proud to introduce its newest team member, Danielle Senzer. After relocating back to the Boston area, Danielle is excited to bring her passion for real estate, design, and new construction to MetroWest. Throughout her career, service, drive, and a deep sense of caring have made her successful. Coupled with her community engagement and deep knowledge of the area, she’s ready to help you find your new home in Needham, Dover, and beyond. Danielle can be reached at Danielle.Senzer@compass.com

Bardorf Legal Marketing, a full-service online marketing agency, announced a partnership with John Harmon of Sandy Sandwich Productions. Principal, internet marketing strategist, and Wellesley resident Ian Bardorf is partnering with local photographer John Harmon to offer headshots, website photos, and videos to Bardorf’s clients. John’s visual storytelling and vibrant imagery strengthen Bardorf’s expertise in digital marketing, social media, advertising, search engine optimization, online reputation management, and mobile apps. To learn more about these local businesses, visit bardorfmarketing.com.

Just in time for summer, Jeremy McCulla, manager of Clarke New England’s official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom in Boston’s Seaport, will help guide you through the newest outdoor kitchens that perform like your primary kitchen. Explore how 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. Their warming drawers help keep entire meals warm and towels toasty by the pool. Visit www.clarkeliving.com for more information.

FIERCE is introducing its new summer success bundle for women. Do you know why summer is the ideal time to invest in your health? Because you have more time, a more flexible schedule, and less stress! This means your body (and mind) are primed to respond better to consistent workouts and learning healthy habits. Summer Success Bundle: Group Fitness Classes + Personal Habit Coaching = Your BEST Summer Yet! Go to www.fiercebychoice.com/summerbundle to grab the details.

Come stop in and see what the buzz is about. Dr. Jason Tubo and the team at FIXT Dental at 590 Washington Street in Wellesley have already transformed dozens of smiles this year. But the answers to two of the most common questions they hear: Yes, FIXT can be your dentist; and yes, we do cleanings, too. FIXT is Dr. Tubo’s flagship practice and is already recognized as one of the most advanced cosmetic and implant dental practices in the world. For more information, visit www.FIXTdental.com.

Brian LaBau recently joined Carpenter & MacNeille as a senior architect based in their Wellesley office. With over 30 years of project architect experience on high-end residential homes and historic restorations, Brian brings a wealth of experience to C&M’s expanding MetroWest team. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and resides in Arlington. For more information, please call 781.694.4044 and visit www.carpmac.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa is excited to announce a new add-on service called Color Seal Treatment. This 15-minute treatment maintains the integrity and vibrancy of your color, sealing the hair cuticle and rebalancing hair pH levels. The result is shiny, smooth, and more vibrant hair for up to six weeks. It’s the perfect introduction to a Keratin treatment if you’ve never experienced the luxurious richness of this hair service before. Call Jesamondo at 508.907.7171 to add Color Seal to your next color or blow out service.

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.

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 Postures 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.

If you’d like to start your summer with a new relationship, Alex Ablon and Karen O’Malley of Ready to Partner matchmaking are here for you. They’ll guide you through the process of finding your best matches and work with you to assess relationship goals, interests, and the qualities you seek in a mate. Every candidate is vetted and your privacy is guaranteed. 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.

Rutledge Properties is thrilled to announce the addition of two new agents: longtime Wellesley residents Heather Steele and Brian McMahon. Both are experts in the local area with a deep understanding of the community. Their passion for the industry combined with their commitment to the community, make them valuable additions to our team. The Rutledge team is excited to have Heather and Brian on board and looks forward to their contributions in helping clients find the perfect home in the area. For more information, please visit www.rutledgeproperties.com.

Celebrating their 42nd year in business, Sanford Custom Builders, under the direction of Marc Kaplan, is about to start construction of a 13,430 square-foot home for sale at 21 Chestnut Street in Weston. The Federal-inspired home was designed by Marcus Gleysteen of MGa Architects. According to Marc Kaplan, “the team of Sanford Custom Builders and MGa Architects excel in complex, one-of-a-kind projects such as this estate style home.” For more information, please visit www.sanfordcustom.com.

Sudbury Design Group is celebrating 64 years helping clients improve the look of their outdoor spaces. Gardens are places for beauty that also assist in sustaining the life around us. To achieve a successful garden, you’ll need to consider exactly what you’ll be planting and where to plant to enhance your personal surroundings. Sudbury Design Group’s careful planning and construction management process can bring your vision to life, and their estate care team can keep it maintained. Please visit www.landscapearchitectureboston.com for more information.

Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. of Wellesley is pleased to announce that its “Modern Colonial” home design has been awarded Silver for Best in American Living by The National Association of Home Builders. For more information, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com.

Wellesley resident and photographer Lisa Neighbors is 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. A professional photographer for more than 20 years, Lisa also specializes in senior portraits, family photos, and branding images for companies of all sizes.

Employees of the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group recently held several fundraisers to help benefit No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit committed to ending childhood hunger. In addition to donations collected, there was a silent auction for several gift baskets (assembled and donated by employees), as well as raffle for an extra vacation day! In addition, carrier partner Arbella Insurance contributed a donation in the amount of $1,500. Altogether, the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group raised $3,200 for No Kid Hungry.

Guardian Home & Concierge Services is excited to announce that they are accepting a limited number of new clients. Guardian is a unique family-run company that provides comprehensive hands-on care of your home and property, as well as personal assistant services for your entire family. Simply put, they handle everything from essential maintenance to minor errands, so that you are able to plan and live your day uninterrupted and stress-free. For more information go to www.guardianestate.net or contact Ron at 774.573.5105.

Local nonprofit Wildflower, Inc. has been awarded a grant of $22,500 from the Parmenter Foundation as a renewal of their previous 2022 grant. Wildflower is dedicated to serving children and families who have experienced the death of a parent. It provides the gifts of camp, enriching experiences, and consistent, long-term support to help families strengthen their resilience and create positive opportunities for the future. The Parmenter Foundation, like Wildflower, is committed to helping families cope, heal, and build resilience. For more information, please visit www.wildflowerforkids.org.

Beth Miller is happy to announce her recent appointment to the Founders Board of Cancer Cartel. Cancer Cartel is a nonprofit founded by three female cancer survivors that provides financial resources and relief to individuals fighting against cancer. They focus on tearing down the financial barriers to wellness by assisting with costs ranging from groceries to mortgage payments. The organization combines their love of luxury fashion and lifestyle with helping cancer warriors in need. To learn more please visit www.cancercartel.org.

Architect and interior designer Stefan Castellucci is here to help you get your house ready for summer in style. Stefan attended Wellesley High School and earned his degree in architecture from Syracuse University. Growing up on the fabric samples of his mother, Stefan’s design education started young. His approach focuses on holistic sensibilitiespaying attention not only to the physical architecture, but also how the interior spaces should cater to the lifestyle of each client. Call Stefan at 781.974.2097 or visit www.scastellucci.com.

Amplify Latinx, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, recently announced Wellesley resident Eneida Román as its new president and chief executive officer. Román is the co-founder of Amplify Latinx and will take a sabbatical from her private law practice to help lead the organization’s mission to connect and champion Latinx civic and business leaders through high-impact initiatives that support their advancement and representation in leadership roles across sectors. A nationally recognized business leader, Román brings more than 20 years of experience in organization development, conflict resolution, cultural competence, and public affairs.

Behl Designs, a bespoke textile fabric producer located in Wellesley is pleased to announce the release of three new patterns to their textile design portfolio. Behl Designs is the product of textile designer Priyanka Behl’s love for people, places, and cultures. The company offers 31 interior design textile fabric patterns and four textile wallcovering patterns. Window treatments and customized pillows and shower curtains are also available in all the textile patterns. To learn more, please visit www.behldesigns.com.

Inbox Spring 2023

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Senior Vice Presidents Lara O’Rourke and Chelsea Robinson have ranked among Sotheby’s International Realty’s Top 100 Agents and Teams Worldwide in 2022. They are proud of their success and to be part of the world’s leading luxury real estate network. Please contact Lara and Chelsea of The Lara & Chelsea Collaborative at 617.852.7018 email TLCC@gibsonsir.com.

Alex Ablon and Karen O’Malley are here to help single people embrace spring with new beginnings. Their boutique matchmaking firm, Ready to Partner, will help you determine your interests, passions, and the core values you 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, makeovers, health and wellness coaching, and personal training. For more information call 617.213.0089 or visit www.readytopartner.com.

Still looking for that perfect fit for your child’s education? Dedham Country Day School accepts rolling admissions applications through March 1. Connect with their admissions team to have your questions answered or to schedule a personal tour. It’s not too late to learn more and join the fun. For more information, visit www.dedhamcountryday.org.

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) proudly announces the Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, which will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The tour will showcase six gorgeous homes, where guests will be invited to visit the first floor, in addition to a few bonus areas at select homes. All tickets must be pre-purchased at www.whjwc.org for $65 and will go on sale on Tuesday, March 14.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is pleased to announce that Dr. Glenda Savitz has joined their team. Dr. Savitz is a third-generation optometrist. She has been in practice for more than ten years and makes it a priority to stay up to date with the latest technology in eye care in order to provide the most accurate exams. She focuses on comprehensive eye care and contact lens evaluations, with a special interest in dry eyes. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFAR, AEPR and Managing Director Private Wealth Management, was recently named the #1 Woman Advisor to watch by AdvisorHub. She was also named Forbes Best In-State Wealth Advisor in 2021 and 2022 and Forbes Top Woman Wealth Advisor in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Gabrielle works with you to create custom financial solutions and strategies. Her goal is to educate and empower her clients to make sound, critical financial decisions with the future in focus. To learn more, email gabrielle.clemens@rbc.com or call 617.725.1702.

Boston Veterinary Clinic (BVC) will open late winter 2023 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. Sign up to receive updates on the Wellesley opening at www.bostonveterinary.com.

The Engel & Völkers Wellesley team celebrated the holidays and another successful year in real estate at Smith & Wollensky in Wellesley.

The NWH Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic at 978 Worcester Street in Wellesley is now open all year, except for Christmas day. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Ortho Walk-In is available to anyone in the community with no appointment necessary. Visits have a quick turnaround, with most patients in and out within an hour. There is an x-ray machine onsite, along with additional imaging equipment, allowing them to care for even more patients.

Wellesley resident and architect, Jan Gleysteen, AIA, is pleased to have been awarded a Gold PRISM Award for his ‘Modern Colonial” residence. The PRISM Awards are awarded annually for design excellence by the Builder’s and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. The project was also recently recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the first colonial style reinventions of the 21st century; commented by noted author Virginia Savage McAlester. For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or call 781-431-0080.

Spring is the season for making positive changes in your life. If you’re going through the process of divorce or recently divorced, become inspired this spring 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.

Wellesley resident and photographer Lisa Neighbors is celebrating 20 years as a professional photographer. 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, family photo session, or updated branding images for your business are wonderful ways to welcome spring. And be sure to book your high school and college senior portrait sessions early.

The MacDowell Company was named Best of Boston Home 2023. For more than 50 years, The MacDowell Company has been designing and constructing major landscape projects across New England. Their attention to site design and architectural detail enables them to fulfill the most specific and diverse needs of their clients. Whether it’s a small terrace and garden or a large-scale, multi-faceted master plan, The MacDowell Company is here to help you achieve your vision. For more information, please visit www.themacdowellcompany.com.

Mellowes & Paladino Architects and Lien Custom Builders won the 2022 PRISM Award for Excellence for Best Detached Home 4,500 to 5,000 Square Feet in the home building industry. For more than 25 years, Mellowes & Paladino Architects have been designing custom residences, new additions, and renovations of existing homes locally and throughout New England. Each project represents a process of exploration, synthesis, and innovation. The firm achieves excellence through insightful and sensitive design solutions reinforced with a constant refinement of detail. For more information, please visit www.mellowespaladino.com.

Sudbury Design Group is celebrating 50 years as one of the leading landscape architectural firms in the region. Their collaborative approach and award-winning architecture, construction, and garden services teams make them unique in the industry. The firm strives to produce spaces that balance form with function to create harmony between homes and their surroundings. Discover how Sudbury Design Group’s careful planning and hands-on management can transform your property into a stunning landscape. Please visit www.landscapearchitectureboston.com.

a Blade of Grass is happy to announce that their design/install team has earned another award. At the PRISM Awards Gala hosted by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), the team received a silver award for “best design for outdoor living.” For 28 years, a Blade of Grass has been designing, building, and maintaining beautiful outdoor residential living spaces throughout the Boston area. Find out how a Blade of Grass can transform your property. Please visit www.abladeofgrass.com.

Adriane Esthetics is now offering Procell, an anti-aging and corrective treatment that combines microchanneling and application of powerful stem cell and protein serum. Procell is a fabulous way to refresh your skin this spring as it 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.

Refresh your skin this spring with cosmetic microneedling at Elizabeth Renee. Cosmetic microneedling boosts the production of collagen and elastin and thickens the epidermis, which reduces lines and wrinkles. It also helps reboot cell to cell communication to normalize skin function. 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.

Pam Kubbins, the owner and founder of her homegrown business Pam’s Pashminas in Wellesley, is excited about the debut of her fresh new Spring/Summer 2023 Scarf Collection at the Connecticut Flower Show being held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford in February. Her high-quality, all-natural fiber scarves feature unique images of Pam’s worldwide travel photography, as well as images from her local organic home garden. All of her original designs are on gorgeous artisanally-crafted fabrics. Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.

Ever wish you had a personal chef to answer your questions about how to convert an old family recipe to today’s technology? At Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom, a culinary staff, including Executive Chef Shelby Gregoriadis, is available to help you learn all about Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances before you buy. Once you complete your kitchen, Clarke’s Ask the Chef service offers complimentary private sessions in person, or via Facetime or Zoom, to answer all of your culinary questions. Please visit www.clarkeliving.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces Keratin Max hair treatments in the salon. This amazing hair straightening treatment takes approximately 90 minutes to perform and lasts from three to five months on average. Unlike regular Keratin treatments, the results are cumulative and build upon themselves each time. For smoother, straighter hair with noticeably reduced flyaways, try the new Keratin Max today. Schedule online at www.jesamondo.com or call: 508.907.7171.

Cindy Henry recently joined the PBF Homes team. As director of operations/logistics, Cindy will be managing office operations as well as design logistics including purchasing, tracking, client support and billing. She brings more than six years of experience to this role. Her experience, coupled with a keen attention to detail and go to attitude will ensure smooth operations at PBF Homes. For more information on PBF Homes’ full-service home renovation and interior design services, visit www.pbfhomes.com.

Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, located in Essex and Wellesley, was awarded Best of Boston Home 2023 for “High-End Home Remodeling, North” by Boston Home‘s editors. The firm continues to enthusiastically serve its clients throughout New England by designing, building, and restoring homes that create architectural legacies. Please visit www.carpentermacneille.com for firm details and follow them on Instagram@carpentermacneille.

Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. of Wellesley is pleased to announce that Aaron Peabody, AIA has been promoted to senior associate. Aaron has been a project architect on many JGA projects of note. For more information please see www.jangleysteeninc.com.

Start spring healthier and stronger with Pilates at One2One BodyScapes Wellesley. Danielle Kalfon joined BodyScapes last year and specializes in classical Pilates. She’ll customize a program to fit your needs and level and welcomes all ages, genders, and levels of experience—from athletes to older individuals working on improving balance. Danielle and One2One BodyScapes Wellesley’s experienced trainers will help you set and attain personal fitness goals. Give Bodyscapes a call at 781.235.2262 for special offers and to book your first session. Visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/Wellesley/ for more information.

Art Wellesley, an organization that connects art and community, has many exciting events planned for 2023. They’ll be hosting monthly artist events at the Wellesley Recreation Center and offering art studio tours and gallery visits. Artist talks will be accessible to all, with no experience necessary. To learn more about Art Wellesley and to register for events, please visit www.artwellesley.org, follow them on Instagram, and sign up for their newsletter at the bottom of their website. Be sure to register early as space is limited.

Jodi Swartz, founder and principal designer of KitchenVisions, recently won a 2022 Silver PRISM award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) for Newton Gambrel Primary Bath. The builder is Asher Nichols & Craftsmen. Jodi marries her design talents with a desire to create more livable and inspirational homes for her clients. Jodi and the KitchenVisions team provide inviting elements and thorough project coordination for homeowners. The results have won multiple accolades and awards. To learn more, please visit www.kitchenvisions.com.

Grant Associates, LLC is helping homeowners complete their home improvement projects. Owner Robert Grant, having spent much of his college years and early adulthood in Minnesota, moved back to Massachusetts and started the company. A graduate of Weston High School, Grant started his building career at Ogilvie’s almost 23 years ago, stocking paint and building materials. From major renovations to smaller home remodels, attention to detail is always prioritized. For more information, please visit www.grantassociate.com.

David and Robert Hobaica, owners of Easton Pool and founders of Plunge+, currently service the Wellesley/Weston area. They recently announced their new partnership with Swavi Osev and the launch of Northshore Plunge Pool Co. Plunge+ is the new way to pool. Impeccably engineered for any space, these pools fit perfectly and transform even tricky spaces into backyard oases. Made with premium materials and designed for simple upkeep, they’re installed in weeks, not months. For more information, please visit NorthshorePlungePools.com.

Premier Dental Group of Wellesley partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank to feed our neighbors in need across Eastern Massachusetts. They spent the afternoon together sorting and packaging food for distribution to hungry families in the eastern part of the state. For more information, please visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com.

Known for timeless architecture that lives seamlessly for today’s modern family, Patrick Ahearn Architect is proud to have received awards for two sensitive renovations of historic Wellesley properties. Honoring the architectural history of Wellesley, the awards are granted by the Wellesley Historical Commission and identify projects that preserve the town’s character and indicate the excellence to which all renovation or new construction in town can aspire. To learn more, please visit www.patrickahearn.com.

FIXT Dental is now open in Wellesley. This is the dental practice where people who value their smiles go. Whether you simply want to keep your smile healthy with routine cleanings and checkups or if you need a full mouth rehabilitation, this is the place. Their advanced technology and training have enabled them to change the way dentistry is done. Call Erika to schedule your appointment today at 781.474.4444. Visit www.fixtdental.com.

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to acknowledge Senior Vice President Debi Benoit, who has been recognized as one of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Top 100 Agents and Teams Worldwide in 2022. This designation is a testament to Debi’s commitment to her clients and drive to be at the forefront of the real estate industry. Debi can be reached at 617.962.9292 or Debi.Benoit@gibsonsir.com.

Husband and wife team Kevin and Azi Griffin of Griffin Building & Development announced their recent completion of E.A. Davis & Co by Mahi Gold Outfitters’ storefront renovation in Wellesley. They offer high-end residential and commercial services from architectural development to construction to interior design. Managed by a single team of talented professionals, they deliver personalized service that includes continuous collaboration from start to completion. The company serves MetroWest, Plymouth, and Cape Cod. Visit www.GriffinBuild.com for more information.

Wellesley Asset Management has been providing alternative fixed income solutions to families and institutional clients since 1991. Headquartered in Wellesley, the impact their people have on the community has always been something the company strongly values. In that regard, Wellesley Asset Management prioritizes giving back. This year, their employees were thrilled to partner with Globe Santa and the Boston Bruins to help families and, most importantly, children faced with hard times and challenges, enjoy the holiday season. Visit www.wellesleyassetmanagement.com.

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.

The team at Rutledge is thrilled to unveil their newly redesigned office space at 572 Washington Street in Wellesley. The updated layout is designed to foster collaboration and productivity for their team of over 20 agents and their clients. The space features ample natural light and a variety of green elements, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. You’re invited to stop by, tour of the new office, and see for yourself the exciting changes they’ve made.

Madrona Brothers Landscaping, celebrating 28 years of outstanding landscape services, is pleased to announce the second-year anniversary of Tom Fletcher, director of landscape services. Formally of a Blade of Grass, Tom has brought his friendly style, interactive designs, and deep commitment to every relationship he builds. The company enjoys his ongoing commitment to their team and continued ability to share a fresh perspective. Visit www.Madronabros.com or call 508.620.9369.

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to welcome Wellesley resident Ritu Chawla to its office at 54 Central Street in Wellesley. An active community member, Ritu harnesses years of experience in finance and economics to serve clients throughout Greater Boston. The firm has 24 offices across Eastern Massachusetts and more than 450 sales associates who
are experts in their markets and represent the trusted Sotheby’s International Realty brand. Contact Ritu at 339.204.8883 or ritu.chawla@gibsonsir.com.

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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.

Spring 2024