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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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