Lynn Donahue, Donna Maley, and Stephanie Burns have been promoted to managing directors at Compass. For the eighth year in a row, the Donahue Maley Burns Team is ranked as the #1 Sales Team in Wellesley and ranked within the top 25 agents in Massachusetts. For more information on how the team can help you, call 781.591.0671, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.donahuemaleyburns.com.
ZW Foundation donated personal protection equipment (PPE) to local hospitals, nursing homes, and police and fire departments to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-founder Zomana Majid of Weston said the foundation tapped into its contacts worldwide to gather resources for the humanitarian cause of saving lives threatened by COVID-19. ZW Foundation’s mission is to provide support to help mitigate the humanitarian crisis happening around the world. ZW Foundation founders have also been involved in women empowerment, illiteracy eradication, human trafficking awareness, and nutrition programs.
The Wellesley Conservation Council’s membership recently changed the name of the non-profit organization to the Wellesley Conservation Land Trust. The new name more clearly reflects the nature of the organization: that of a land trust. In the past there has been confusion concerning the private or public nature and purpose of the “Council.” Established in 1958 by a group of 14 environmentally-minded citizens of Wellesley to protect, preserve, and conserve the town’s open spaces, it was incorporated as a private, nonprofit organization.
ETHIC, a wealth bank, with headquarters at 125 High Street in Boston, announced the appointment of Matt Morse, CFA, as chief investment officer of ETHIC Wealth Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor and Subsidiary of ETHIC, a Wealth Bank. A Wellesley native, Morse will lead the overall investment process which includes overseeing the global multi-asset platform and managing the firm’s proprietary equity and ESG strategies. He’s a seasoned investor with 20 years of portfolio management experience working with private clients as well as endowments and foundations.
Wellesley resident Bill Fine, only the fourth president and general manager in the history of WCVB-TV Channel 5—Boston’s ABC affiliate, -will retire later this year. Fine concludes a career in television broadcasting that began as a sports anchor and culminated in leading two of Hearst’s largest TV properties. Among the hallmarks of Fine’s career has been a commitment to WCVB’s prominent community-service role, exemplified recently by the station’s raising more than $13 million to provide relief for New England families hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis.
At AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring, your safety and the well-being of the community are their number one priority. That’s why they’ve put in place new safety protocols within their showrooms as well as with their installation teams to ensure that you have the best possible experience when shopping for your new floor. Visit www.ajrosecarpets.com or stop by one of their three stores located in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus.
Wellesley resident Gail Lockberg, CEO/principal of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Town and Country Real Estate (BHHSTNC), was appointed to the Greater Boston Real Estate Board of Directors for the fourth year in a row. She was also appointed as chairperson of the Rental Issues Committee for a two-year term (2019 and 2020) for the Greater Boston Association of Realtors. For more information, please visit www.bhhstownandcountry.com.
Karen Pappas is bringing decades of experience as a career strategist to her newest venture, CareerMode. She has helped countless people start and advance their careers, transition from one role to another, open a business, prepare for retirement, and more through employer-sponsored programs. Karen is excited to now offer professional career management and transition support services directly to individuals. For more information, please visit www.career-mode.com, call 617.585.3038, and view the company’s ad.
Traci Shulkin and Jared Wilk, principals of The Shulkin Wilk Group at Compass in Wellesley, are expanding their digital presence. “Live In The Know,” a new video series hosted by the cutting-edge real estate team, highlights industry professionals and local business owners and answers questions regarding current events and the buying and selling process. The series, which will later transition into a podcast, also includes interviews with local celebrities and tastemakers. New episodes are released weekly on the group’s YouTube channel and on @theshulkinwilkgroup Instagram’s IGTV.
Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley has stayed open during the global pandemic, and their team is continuing to see patients in person and via telehealth. Your safety is their top priority with every possible safety measure in place to protect patients and staff. When telehealth is not an option, your appointment in the office will be tailored to meet your needs while staying away from others in the office. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 617.796.EYES (3937) and visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.
FIERCE is proud to offer FIERCE on Demand—FIERCE workouts to do in the safety of your home, both live streamed and “press, play, and go!” Workout anytime, from anywhere to fiercely love the skin you’re in. Stay connected to the FIERCE tribe from home. Remember, you’re not alone. Gain full access to the FIERCE workout library with over 350 workouts. Visit www.fiercebychoice.com.
Wellesley resident and architect, Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently featured in The Boston Globe magazine and Forbes magazine. Both publications featured his “Modern Colonial” residence in Wellesley lauding the breakthrough style as a reinvention of the traditional colonial residence. For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.
Amy Kodak is celebrating four years with Gulf Coast International Properties and 10 years of selling luxury real estate in Naples, Florida. Amy’s passion is helping northern residents find their dream homes from golf communities to the beach. Originally from the Boston area, with her summers spent on Cape Cod, Amy has been a resident of Naples for over 10 years. Contact her to learn the tax benefits of becoming a Naples resident. Email email@example.com or call 239.877.6319.
Local resident and architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, presents his first online class, Patrick Ahearn’s Studio, where he teaches his philosophy on architecture, density, and scale in 15 episodes. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com/patrick-ahearns-studio for more information and follow him on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.
Calling all moms. In response to coronavirus and the associated stressors, Mind Body Medical Associates (MBMA) of Weston is offering Mindful Moms, an online, nurse-led, mindful parenting series. Each weekly session will have a different focus or theme and will provide connection and community for you in these hard times. Sessions will offer science-based information and tips and practical coping strategies to help you survive and thrive being a mom in the era of COVID-19. For more information and to enroll, please visit www.MBMAhealth.com.
PBF HOMES was recently awarded 2020 Best of Houzz. “We are honored to be selected for 2020 Best of Houzz,” said Pam Forman, principal of PBF HOMES. “This award is selected by thousands of consumers who are searching for inspiration for their home renovations and interior design projects. We love that our work is inspiring to both our current and future clients.” Thinking of renovating or designing your home? PBF HOMES handles every detail. For more information, visit www.PBFHOMES.COM.
It is with great sadness that Premier Dental Group announces the passing of their friend and colleague Dr. Jeff Damon on March 27,2020 of cancer. Dr. Damon was a highly valued member at Premier Dental Group. He was respected not only for his amazing skill and attention to detail as a dentist, but also for his ability to put patients at ease. He always had a smile and a laugh for you and could talk about anything. “Dr. D” will be terribly missed.
Foundation for MetroWest, the community foundation serving the MetroWest region of Greater Boston, announced it has received a $25,000 donation from the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation. The donation will be matched by Jack and Carol O’Neil, who pledged to match all corporate gifts up to $50,000 given to the Foundation during the month of May. The funding will help support vulnerable populations across MetroWest during this unprecedented time. To learn more about the Foundation and how to support its efforts, visit www.foundationmw.org.
Boston-based designer Marc Langlois continues to “weekend” in Vermont’s Green Mountains, where many of his Wellesley-Weston clients own homes where their design vision was realized under his guidance. In addition to his design expertise, Langlois’ carefully curated concierge service ensures that clients can arrive to a well-stocked fridge, a blazing fire, and dinner in the oven. Langlois has established an outpost in Stowe for current and prospective clients, providing them with luxury and the comforts of home. For more information, please visit www.mr-marc.com.
Gabrielle Clemens, CDFA, JD, LLM, AEP, financial advisor at RBC Wealth Management, and managing director at Clemens Private Wealth Management Group and Seaport Boston Private Wealth Management, has been named to Forbes’ “Top Women Wealth Advisors” list. Although she has a broad-based clientele, Gabrielle primarily works with high net worth and divorced or divorcing individuals and couples. She offers divorce financial planning seminars and workshops throughout New England and is a frequent guest on local and national media outlets. For more information, go to https://us.rbcwealthmanagement.com/clemenswmg/about-our-team.
Enter Jesamondo Salon & Spa and notice its renovated lobby and fresh air. They’ve added an extra layer of silent protection with a state-of-the-art air filtration system called the Synexis Microbial Reduction System that’s proven to be effective against both surface and airborne contaminants such as viruses (including COVID-19, E. Coli, Staph, Norovirus, H1N1, and more), bacteria, and mold. They’re safe and can’t wait to see you! Call 508.907.7171 or book your appointment online at www.jesamondo.com.
The Law Offices of Sonja Selami honored their essential employees on June 5. The real estate industry has been outstanding in these challenging times, and the employees of the Law Offices of Sonja Selami have remain focused and dedicated to each and every real estate transaction despite the challenging days we have all had to face. The firm also kicked off summer 2020 with an award ceremony for honoring Marsha Gomez for her extraordinary leadership. For more information, please visit www.selamilaw.com.
Martel Metellus is a 2019 Babson alumnus turned tech entrepreneur who founded Soko, a discovery network app for the Black community to connect, collaborate, and find new opportunities in employment and business ventures. The first version of Soko will be launching by the end of the summer. Feel free to email Martel to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 480.719.9358.
NatureWorks now uses leaf “duff” instead of traditional bark mulches almost exclusively on their properties because it offers many benefits over bark mulch. Many traditional mulches are dyed with chemicals that leach into soil and offer little nutritive value. Leaf duff is made from partially decomposed leaves, twigs, stems, and bark, and releases nutrients into the soil. With a finer texture than bark mulch, there’s no hard crust, and it still suppresses weeds and helps the soil retain moisture. For more information, visit www.natureworkslandscape.com.
Lauren Rampello, owner of Pure Glow, a popular organic spray tanning studio with its original location at 176 Newbury Street in Boston, is opening a second tanning and wellness studio at 22 Church Street in Wellesley’s Church Square. Exclusively at Pure Glow in Wellesley, the studio will offer wellness services such as Pure LED Light Therapy and Pure Infrared Sauna treatments. For more information or to book an appointment online, please visit www.pureglow.com.
Betsy Kessler is celebrating 20 years selling real estate at Rutledge Properties, an independent real estate brokerage serving clients in Wellesley and Boston’s western suburbs for more than 40 years. Rutledge is proud to be a local, woman-owned business. Their single, well-established boutique office is home to 25 experienced agents who live locally and have access to valuable, historic information about nearly every home in town. To learn more about buying or selling your home with Betsy Kessler, email email@example.com, call 617.306.6884, and visit www.betsykessler.com.
Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders recently completed an 11,000-square-foot Weston home that features amenities homeowners are now searching for to complement their modern lifestyles, including working from home. The custom home features a sizeable first floor private office as well as a smaller office area off of the kitchen and a lower level custom wine bar and entertainment area. Currently, Sanford is working on a nearby 10,000-square-foot contemporary renovation with specific custom requests.
Catherine Truman is celebrating seven years in business as an architect and designer focusing on preservation, new design, and both historically sensitive and modern interiors. She works closely with each client to determine the best design solution for their personal, spatial, and aesthetic needs. Her work is characterized by great attention to detail, materials, and craft; and to keeping historic spaces relevant to contemporary life without compromising their history, legacy, or character. For more information, please visit www.truman-architects.com.
Like the rest of us, Tyler & Sash has been working a little differently these days. With a few tweaks to their regular operations, the team is ready to deliver the same beautiful results with a slightly more socially-distanced approach. Even though their studios are currently closed to visitors, Tyler & Sash is offering their full range of services: window treatments, wallpaper, custom pillows and cushions, and interior design. Visit their website for more information at www.tylerandsash.com.
Now that you’re working from home, consider doing so in style and at a fraction of the cost of the Boston suburbs. Governor’s Land in Williamsburg, Virginia offers several beautiful communities and luxurious amenities. Contact Stuart Swan, a buyer’s agent for Howard Hanna Williamsburg, for an all-day tour of the area. Then join him and his wife, Georgette, for dinner at Two Rivers Country Club on the banks of the James River. For more information, call Stuart at 774.368.5797 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tara D’Amato and Grace Glynn have joined Engel & Völkers Wellesley, at One Abbott Street. Both Tara and Grace are accomplished real estate advisors with exceptional records of business in their areas of expertise including Holliston, Hopkinton, and Natick for Tara; and Boston, Wellesley, and Weston for Grace. “The addition of these two talented, high-touch professionals will add a new depth to our already very active agent roster and provide extensive, hyper-local market knowledge in their areas of specialization,” said Principal/License Partner Dean Poritzky.
Tamara Luck, RDN, LDN is the new director of nutrition at Johnson Compounding & Wellness, a family-owned pharmacy and wellness store in Waltham. Tamara sees clients one-on-one to help them uncover and address root causes behind gut, hormonal, and weight imbalances. She also curates the nutritious array of healthy snacks and natural supplements in the wellness store. Visit www.naturalcompounder.com for more information on Tamara or Johnson Compounding & Wellness.
Kathryn Alphas-Richlen has earned the distinguished achievement of being ranked among the top 1,000 real estate agents and teams in the United States, as announced in the 2020 REAL Trends “The Thousand” report published in The Wall Street Journal. Alphas-Richlen is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Realty office in Weston. REAL Trends ranked Alphas-Richlen #27 on the list of the Top 250 real estate agents in the U.S. based on achieving $155,476,791 in closed sales volume in 2019.
The jewelry experts at A.M. DePrisco are excited about their newly remodeled store, located at 571 Washington Street in Wellesley. Inspired by love, the new setting showcases A.M. DePrisco’s passion for designing diamond rings and fine jewelry. As always, their special services continue with redesigning existing pieces, evaluating and purchasing estate jewelry, fine watch repair and restoration, and up-to-date, certified appraisals for insurance. For more than 40 years, A.M. DePrisco has provided customers with trust, quality, and value. For more information, please visit www.amdeprisco.com.
Landscape design company a Blade of Grass recently won the 2020 APLD International Landscape Design Gold Award for the grounds of a Lincoln estate designed by company founder Jim Douthit. In addition to creating award-winning landscapes for 25 years, a Blade of Grass also puts together beautiful fall planters to complement your entryway. Contact them to discuss options and place your order. Call 508.358.4500 and visit www.abladeofgrass.com.
Needham Bank announced that James Daley of Wellesley has joined the commercial and industrial lending team as senior vice president. Daley will play a key role in the growth of the bank’s middle-market and structured finance portfolio. Needham Bank is positioned to offer and maintain comprehensive and customizable debt instruments for a wide range of businesses specific to each company’s profile. The commercial and industrial lending team focuses on building strong relationships and partnerships with underlying borrowers. Needham Bank is a Member FDIC, DIF, and Equal Housing Lender.
Wellesley Dental Group has completely re-opened and is welcoming all patients for dental procedures and regular cleanings. To combat the transmission of all infections, including COVID-19, they’ve also welcomed additional safety equipment into their office: UV-sanitizing HEPA air purifiers, extra-oral aerosol suctions, sterilizing UV lamps, and hospital-grade H-VAC filters and ionizers. They’re happy to answer any questions you may have about these safety measures or dental inquiries at 781.237.9071 or visit www.WellesleyDentalGroup.com to learn more.
Have you ever tried a massage chair at the mall or nail salon? Nothing special, right? Dave and Chris Laidman of LaidBack have a new store at 588 Washington Street in Wellesley and invite to you stop by for a free trial massage to see what a premium massage chair can do! You’ll know why they say, “No matter how things are going at home or in the office, it’s nice to be kneaded.” For more information, call 508.934.7971 or visit www.laidbackMA.com.
Annette WELL Co. owner and registered yoga instructor Annette Goubeaux has created a boutique fitness concept devoted to keeping clientele looking and feeling their best right at home. Annette is known for a highly personalized and effective approach to addressing the body’s intricacies and its imbalances through the practice of yoga, resulting in improved health by stretching and toning muscles and calming the mind through meditation. Schedule an in-home consultation today by visiting www.annettewellco.com.
Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, located in Wellesley, is pleased to announce that Managing Director/Senior Architect Michael T. Gray, AIA, LEED AP will assume a new ownership role as partner/managing director with Founding Principal Robert S. MacNeille, AIA. Gray joined the company in 2006 and has more than 25 years in the field, including new custom residential design and construction, historic preservation, residential restoration and renovation, and green building. Gray is a member of AIA, BSA, NCARB, and the NE ICAA Board. For more information, visit www.carpentermacneille.com.
Steve Snider, founder of real estate development firm Green Phoenix Development (GPD), is proud to announce that GPD’s latest project at 346 Highland Street in Weston is a recipient of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Homes Award in the Outstanding Single Family Project category. This LEED Platinum® home blends classic craftsmanship with state-of-the-art building technology to create a sanctuary tailored for contemporary living. It pioneers a new standard for ultra-efficient and sustainable luxury home design.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital announced Sareh Parangi, MD, FACS, as the hospital’s new chair of the department of surgery, effective May 1, 2020. Dr. Parangi is a dynamic surgeon with a national and international reputation and is highly sought after for her expertise in treating thyroid and parathyroid tumors. Dr. Parangi previously served as an endocrine surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and is also a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. For more information, please visit www.nwh.org.
Forever Young Laser & Skin Center is now seeing patients in their new and renovated office at 170 Worcester Street, just three doors down from their former facility. Forever Young Laser & Skin Center was founded by Tracy Korby in 2005. Tracy and her staff understand the relationship between looking great and feeling good and teach patients the latest techniques to repair and care for their skin. For more information, please visit www.frvryoung.com.