Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has appointed longtime financial services branding and marketing executive Jennifer Halloran as head of Brand and Advertising.  Halloran, a Wellesley native, is based in Boston and will oversee the collaborative development and implementation of the company’s brand marketing, community responsibility, digital content, and social engagement initiatives. In her new role she will also be responsible for managing the deployment of the MassMutual brand strategy as well as in the company’s community engagement efforts.  Visit

William LoVerme, M.D., at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C., now offers patients the brand new BTL Exilis Ultra™ machine, which is a revolution in skin tightening. It is the first non-invasive aesthetic device to simultaneously transmit radio frequency and ultrasound energy. By combining energies, the delivered therapy is safer and more comfortable, with consistent results for a wide variety of patients of various ages, body mass index, and skin type.  For more information, visit or call 781.263.0011.

Longtime Wellesley resident Margaret Boles Fitzgerald was recently honored with the Salvation Army’s Others Award for her generous and selfless service to the community and to “others” in need. Fitzgerald has been a member of The Salvation Army’s Massachusetts State Board of Advisors since 1998 and chairs its communications committee.  She also serves as Chair of the Board of the Henry Luce Foundation, with oversight of $30 million in international grant making, and she is a member of the board of Brookline Bank.

Karen Newman of Pentimento Interiors was awarded the Silver 2016 Prism Award for “Best Kitchen Renovation” of the Roger Babson house in Wellesley along with Design Associates. Combining elegant features such as a vintage 40-inch alabaster light fixture, floor to ceiling custom cabinetry, luxurious two-inch Cararra marble slabs, and natural brass hardware, the kitchen is a statement in both design and function, while honoring the original details of its 1920’s architectural plans. For more information about Pentimento Interiors, visit or call 617.840.4204.

Drs. Ali of Wellesley Dental Group have recently acquired the T-Scan Novus technology, which digitally records occlusal, or bite analysis.  It works on a diagnostic and preventative level by identifying bite discrepancies before they adversely impact the teeth.  It also has restorative applications, making sure that all dental work is in complete harmony with one’s bite, increasing the lifespan of any crown, bridge, or implant.

Medi Tresse recently announced that Dr. Mark DiStefano and Diana Gallerani, NP have joined its medical team.  Dr. DiStefano brings over 20 years of experience as the preeminent hair restoration specialist in New England, and is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, as well as the International Board of Hair Restoration surgery. Gallerani has an extensive medical background as both a registered nurse and nurse practitioner for almost 10 years.  Visit

In June, Dana Hall School in Wellesley will host its Girls’ Summer Leadership Program for girls who have completed eighth grade. The seven-day, six-night residential program offers specially-designed workshops and activities to help girls find the tools they need to navigate the transition to high school with confidence and self-awareness. Now accepting applications for the 2017 session (June 24-30). Find out more at

Christopher Dallmus of Design Associates, Cambridge and Nantucket is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Gold Prism award for the “Best Detached Home of 2,500 to 5,000 Square Feet” at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado and the Silver for the “Best Kitchen Remodel over $200,000 of the Kitchen, Family Room, and Mudroom” at the historic Roger Babson residence in Wellesley. To see photos, please visit the 2016 Gold and Silver Prism Award Winning Projects at

Elaine Bannigan, owner of Pinnacle Residential Properties, announced that Teri Adler is the company’s top agent for the ninth consecutive year.  “Teri is one of the most talented and skilled real estate professionals in New England as evidenced by her stunning sales results and the overwhelmingly positive testimonials she receives from her clients,” Bannigan said.  Adler is an area native and received her MBA from Babson College. She and her family currently live in Wellesley.  To reach Teri, call 617.306.3642.

Beginning in early 2017, J. Todd Galleries will be showing the work of famed Boston expressionist painter Giovanni DeCunto.  DeCunto’s bold, expressive works are both visually and intellectually engaging and sure to catch the eye of passersby when they see them in the gallery’s windows at 572 Washington Street in Wellesley.  The gallery plans to further bolster its offerings of more contemporary artists and will continue to showcase the traditional and transitional artists for whom they are best known. For more information, please visit

Forever Young Laser & Skin Center, located at 204 Worcester Street in Wellesley, is now offering Profound, a revolutionary energy-based facial treatment.  Profound is designed to create new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin smooth and elastic.  The treatment dramatically improves aging skin without surgery, fillers, or toxins.  To learn more about Profound and Forever Young’s other skin care options, visit or call 781.431.2110.

Needham Bank announced that Wellesley resident Bill Darcey has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. In addition to his work with Needham Bank, Darcey is the president and chief executive officer of Provider Group Insurance.  He is also the treasurer of Wellesley Youth Hockey, was a coach for Wellesley lacrosse and baseball teams, and is a governor for Wellesley Country Club. Needham Bank, with a location on 458 Washington Street in Wellesley, is member FDIC and SIF.

For 90 years, local realtors have chosen M. Annis Home Enhancement to help prepare homes before they’re listed for sale with window, gutter, and roof cleaning and other home repair needs.  The company has recently received many awards including an Angie’s List “A+ Super Service” award, “Pulse of the City Best Company,” BBB A+ rated “No Complaints” award, and a “Best Pick Reports” company. Visit

On March 29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., psychotherapist and author Lynn Lyons will lead a workshop called “Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: How to Stop the Worry Cycle at Home and School.” Lyons will teach seven concrete strategies that normalize worry and help families respond and react to worry in a different way. This event will be held at Charles River School in Dover, an independent PreK-8 school, located in Dover.  It is open to the community and free of charge.  Visit

Dean Poritzky, principal and license partner at Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is delighted to announce the addition of six new advisors to the shop including: Sari CoduriJen CubellJennifer LozadaRob MacLeodKeith Magnus, and Paige McVay. Engel & Völkers is the leading international real estate firm based in Hamburg, Germany and nationally in New York City. Further expanding its rapidly growing footprint in New England, the new shop is located at One Abbott Street in Wellesley Square.

Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design, Inc. was thrilled to participate in the Concord Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 3 to benefit the Concord Museum. She decorated a grand Craftsman home with rustic and organic Christmas décor including abundant fresh greens, birch logs, flowers, colorful fruit, burlap, and pinecones to bring a festive feel to the home. Barbara especially loved creating the dining room table setting with a fresh floral arrangement, antique china, and a limed-oak candelabra.

Dave Schofield has joined Wellesley’s Deland, Gibson Insurance, bringing with him many years of insurance sales and entrepreneurial experience.  In other news, Deland, Gibson’s Alexis Kimball won the 2016 James O. Herrick Jr. Memorial Young Agent of the Year Award.  Each year, the award is presented to a young independent insurance agent who “demonstrates a commitment to the industry and their insurance education by going above and beyond in their agency and community.”  For more information, please visit

Krauss Dermatology offers innovative, non-surgical options to gain a more contoured neck.  CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat.  Kybella ® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.  Krauss Dermatology can custom fit a treatment to meet your specific needs. Come see which option is best for you.  Call 617.416.3500 or email

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recognized at the 2016 PRISM Awards.  His Colonial Charm Residence was awarded two Gold Awards and one Silver by the Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association of Greater Boston for excellence in renovation, historic renovation, and kitchen design.  For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Gregory Lombardi Design recently completed the landscape architecture at the Woods Hole Golf Club clubhouse. While historically focused on residential estates in the Greater Boston area, the firm’s recent acquisition of Bill Madden, a seasoned landscape architect with numerous award-winning projects, has allowed the firm to grow in new directions.  Madden is leading his design studio with a focus on country clubs and resorts, civic open spaces, and corporate landscapes.

Betsy Kessler was Rutledge Properties’ Top Producer for 2016.  Now beginning her 19th year at Rutledge, Kessler has been the top listing agent since 2008.  Kessler grew up in Wellesley, attended Hunnewell and Dana Hall Schools, and still lives here today.  She uses her lifelong knowledge of Wellesley to help her clients make informed decisions when purchasing a home.  For more information, visit or call 781.235.4663.

Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Architecture and Interiors received the 2016 Pinnacle Merit Award for the restoration and design of 9 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. The highly coveted Pinnacle awards are given to projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone. Built in 1861, 9 Commonwealth Avenue is a seven-story French Academic style townhouselocated steps away from the historic Boston Public Garden. The firm is led by John Meyer, Jr., AIA, LEED AP and Laura Brooks Meyer, IIDA. Visit

Meadowbrook Day Camp will be hosting an open house on Sunday, March 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Drop in to take a tour of the wonderful camp facilities, gyms, and pools and ask questions of Director Dan Hanlon.  Children are welcome to come with their parents. Meadowbrook Day Camp opens June 26, 2017, runs through August 18, and is for kids 4.6 to 12.6 years of age. Teen Adventure programs are also available. For more information, visit

Lisa Abeles, Wellesley resident and president of Abeles & Associates Architects, Inc., is happy to announce that her full-service firm is now including landscape design for their architectural clients. “The fact of life in New England is that a lot of our landscape appreciation is enjoyed from the inside looking out,” Abeles notes. “The architecture and landscape need to be fully integrated from the beginning of the design process, incorporating composed views from each window.”

Bella Santé in Wellesley, Lexington, and Boston is adding four new facials to the spa’s treatment menu: a plumping Moisturizing Facial to detoxify and plump, an Anti-Pollution Facial designed to counteract the destructive effects of pollution, an Illumination Facial  for hyperpigmentation and age spots, and a Youth Revealing Facial for instant results of firm, smooth skin. All facials are between 50 and 80 minutes long. To book an appointment, please call 617.424.9930. Visit Bella Santé in Wellesley at 190 Linden Street and online at

On April 12, The Chestnut Hill School will host its annual spring open house from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. There will be an opportunity to tour the school and to speak with faculty, administrators, trustees, current families, and students. Please call 617.264.1342 for more information. There is no need to RSVP.

Principals Debi BenoitAmy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon of real estate powerhouse Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS), welcome seasoned brokers Annie Bauman and Sandy B. Tobin–in addition to The Pearlstein Team–to the company’s roster of experienced associates who will soon be working out of BMS’ new Needham office at 936 Great Plain Avenue. With the addition of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.’s Needham location, the company’s roster size will exceed 100 sales associates in 2017.

Patrick Ahearn, FAIA has recently been awarded eight PRISM Awards hosted by Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and five BRICC Awards hosted by Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. Please visit for more information and links to social media.

Neiman Marcus Natick hosted a holiday-inspired cosmetics runway event called Project Beauty on November 19.  Neiman Marcus Special Events Manager Chuck Steelman flew in from Dallas to emcee the show and nine cosmetic and fragrance lines participated. Even Santa made a guest appearance down the runway.  Following the show that was funded by Master Card, attendees enjoyed an after party which included  a photo booth, makeovers, skincare consultations,  refreshments, and more.  Attendees also relaxed in the Master Card Lounge which housed the Lalique Trunk Show.

Royal Barry Wills Associates, Architects has moved its main office to Wellesley.  The 91-year-old firm, led by Jessica and Douglas Wills-Lipscomb, designs traditional homes for the Wellesley and Weston communities as well as Cape Cod and mid-coast Maine.  The firm’s new office is located at 318R Washington Street.  The firm was recently recognized by Ocean Home Magazine as one of the Top 50 Coastal Architects of 2016.

In celebration of their ninth anniversary in Wellesley, FLX Training is debuting a brand-new lineup to show how your workout can be the best part of the day.   Clients can now experience their diverse culture, professionalism, and lightheartedness through an unlimited group personal training membership, “FLX’D;” a couples program; and FIERCE, a women’s only monthly health challenge.   All options at FLX allow clients to sweat and smile with people who feel like family.  FLX Training is located at 443 Worcester Street in Wellesley.  Visit .

Jesamondo Salon & Spa continues to flourish and expand and has added three new members to its staff: Diane Gable, master stylist and colorist; Ryan Marion, master stylist and balayage expert; and Heather Ericson, massage therapist. Each individual brings numerous years of experience and a long roster of skills to the salon and the staff is honored to have them join their incredible team. Check out what’s new at Jesamondo for the spring and visit

Trove, located at 542 Boston Post Road in Weston, recently held a trunk show for Ray Griffiths, one of the world’s most gifted jewelry designers.  Griffiths creates exquisite gold crownwork settings that reflect his early training fabricating the intricate substrata of tiaras and crowns.  Based in New York City, the Australian-born designer has been creating timelessly elegant jewelry for more than thirty years, and his technical skills can be seen in his signature collections as well as custom pieces.  For more information, visit

Cutting Edge Homes is pleased to announce that they will again serve as a Gold Sponsor for Boston Design Week, March 29 – April 9, 2017. This will be the fourth year for the 12-day citywide festival, which in 2016 had 80+ events throughout greater Boston and attracted an estimated 11,000 participants. “This festival brings together the design community, and we are honored to be involved again this year,” remarks Sean Cutting, president of Cutting Edge Homes. For more information visit or call 508.435.1280.

Alba Boutique is thrilled to announce the opening of their third location at 22 Church Street in Wellesley.  Alba features an assortment of contemporary and chic women’s apparel and accessories.  The store made its mark in fashion in New Jersey in 2013, and now founder Jeanna Bruno has teamed up with Boston native Kate Phelan to bring more than two decades of industry experience and style to Church Square.  Alba offers monthly events and trunk shows with global designers and serves chilled champagne every Saturday.  Follow the Alba journey via Instagram @albaboutique.

In order to better serve her clients, Gabrielle Clemens, CDFA, has opened an office at the UBS branch in Wellesley Office Park, located at 55 William Street, 3rd floor. As an Elite Woman Financial Advisor recognized by Barron’s, Clemens attended the Barron’s Top 100 Women Advisors conference in Palm Beach.  She obtained the UBS Wealth Advisor designation, which is offered to a select group of successful advisors to handle complex wealth management solutions for individuals, families, and corporate entities.  Visit

Pinnacle Residential Properties is pleased to announce that top-producing agent Lisa Curlett has created a new logo and redesigned her website: Not only is her website now easier to navigate, it’s also packed with important and interesting information for consumers. Lisa has more than 14 years in the real estate business and has lived in Weston for more than 18 years. To speak with her about buying or selling a home, please contact her at or visit

Sea-Dar Construction recently won a PRISM award from the Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association of Greater Boston for a home renovation they completed in Wellesley.   The firm was also named Best of Boston this year and received the Home Builders Association of Cape Cod’s BRICC award for their building and renovation projects on Cape Cod.  This award-winning builder is now focusing on their Cape and Islands service group, which can prepare or renovate summer properties in time for the warmer months.  For more information, visit or call 508.419.7372.

Boston Home magazine acknowledged Dayton Home in its 2017 Best of Boston issue, adding to the company’s 2016 Wicked Local Readers Choice award and the 2013 Best of Boston endorsement.  Although the retail showroom closed in mid-January, the interior design services continue with DH Design.  In early spring, DH Design will open an interior design studio in Concord and see clients by appointment.  Email for more information.

Kathryn Russo, NP, has partnered with Destination Beauty MedSpa in Framingham tooffer the most up-to-date therapies in anti-aging and beauty. Her favorites right now are IV vitamins, Bioidentical Hormones Replacement therapy, and platelet rich plasma. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit her at or call 508.879.2222.

Di Antonio/ Boston Platinum & Diamonds of Newton, a full-service jewelry store specializing in gold, platinum, and diamond jewelry for over 25 years, announces a new line of handmade jewelry by artist and designer April Chestnut.  Chestnut has worked with Anthony DiAntonio on numerous projects and designs, and learned metalwork from DiAntonio while working as an apprentice.  All of her pieces are handmade and signed one-of-a-kind productions inspired by the Art Nouveau style. Follow DiAntonio on Instagram at Bostonplatinum and on Facebook at DiAntonio/Boston Platinum & Diamonds.

Dr. Touradj Ameli was invited by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry® to speak at the 2016 Southern Districts Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida about the science and practice of implant dentistry. His eye-opening presentation mainly focused on the effect of poorly designed dental implant treatments on overall health leading to other diseases, including cancer and diabetes. To learn more about dental implants, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Ameli by calling 781.237.1190.

The North Suburban Chamber of Commerce (NSCC) recently honored Wellesley resident Gail Fine at with the NSCC Spirit Award recognizing outstanding leadership for her work at the nonprofit organization, the Ellie Fund, which provides support for both patients undergoing breast cancer treatment and their families. Fine’s leadership at the Ellie Fund has had tremendous impact on the organization’s ability to care for its network of breast cancer patients and their families. Fine was promoted to executive director in March 2015. For more information, visit

Premier Dental Group of Wellesley, P.C. announced that they now offer impressionless dentistry with the Trios Scanner, a digital imaging system.  This system enables the dentists to create high-quality impressions without patients experiencing an unpleasant taste or gagging.  The dentists’ group is also now participating with Cigna dental insurance in order to expand access to dental care and to better serve the community.  They will continue to be in-network providers with Delta Dental of MA and BC/BS of MA.  For more information, visit or call 781.237.3031.

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, the number one family-owned real estate company in the Northeast that also has offices in Florida, has announced a freshening of the firm’s brand, including next-generation branding along with launches of state-of-the-art technology tools and promotional publications.  Among the additions are, a digital, interactive lifestyle magazine and property showcase; and Raveis 365, a powerful, digital portal developed in partnership with Microsoft to assist the agency’s 4,000 real estate agents.  To learn more, visit

Scandia Kitchens is continuing its partnership and expanding its presence with Clarke, the New England distributor of Subzero, Wolf, and Asko. Scandia Kitchens has completed its displays in the new Boston showroom located in the Seaport District and is currently installing a new substantial display in the Milford showroom. The factory/showroom is located just five minutes from the Clarke Milford location, making it convenient for their clients to visit both showrooms to plan their dream kitchens. For more information, visit or call 508.966.0300.

The Wellesley STEM Expo 2017 will be held on April 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  High school students will be hosting a “hack-a-thon” for 6th through 12th graders where participants will use App Inventor to create an android application to solve a local problem.  All students are encouraged to enter the STEM Sustainability Challenge and submit a drawing, story, poem, video, or essay that portrays their vision of renewable energy.  Please visit to learn more and for scholarship and exhibitor opportunities.  

Elizabeth Renee Esthetics is celebrating 25 years of providing clients with a wide variety of the latest solutions for beautiful skin.  More new treatments are on the way for 2017 including CryoClear Freeze Treatment for age spots, sun spots, and skin tags.  The Skin Sculpting Microcurrent Treatment tones, tightens, and lifts tired skin.  And the LED Light Treatment calms redness and strengthens sensitive skin.  Visit Elizabeth Renee Esthetics at 26 Grove Street in Wellesley or call 781.237.SKIN (7546) to schedule an appointment.

Posies of Wellesley is celebrating two years in its new location at 158 E. Central Street in Natick, just before Jesamondo.   Owned and operated by Margaret Becla, Posies offers the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by friendly and prompt service. The dedicated staff will always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.  Posies will liven up any birthday party with a festive bouquet with local and nationwide delivery.  For more information, visit or call 781.237.9669.

The Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) Dispute Resolution recently welcomed Wellesley resident Eliane Markoff to REBA’s Dispute Resolution panel of neutrals.  With a high emotional intelligence, Markoff brings creative solutions to workplace conflicts.  She has mediated business disputes within corporations, employment conflicts, and conflicts among family members over will and estate contests.  Visit

North Hill has hired Janice Masi as executive director of a new “Home and Community Based Services” (HCBS) division. Masi comes to North Hill, Massachusetts’ leading senior community, with three decades of experience in healthcare operations. Masi’s role will be to launch several new HCBS initiatives. HCBS brings the opportunities and services once available only to residents living at North Hill’s campus out to adults aged 55 or higher living within a 20-mile radius of Needham. Visit

CENTURY 21 Commonwealth, a leading resource for home buyers and sellers throughout Eastern Massachusetts, announced the opening of their new office in Needham at 1060 Great Plain Avenue. The Needham location signals a return to a community which is important to the business and its partners. CENTURY 21 founding partners George Patsio and Nick Patsio are 30-year Needham residents, and Needham sales manager Bill Dermody has also lived in the community for many years. For more information, please visit