MetTrimMD has opened a second location in Wellesley at 79 Central Street. “For three years, we’ve quietly helped hundreds of men, women, and adolescents lose 10 to 100+ pounds,” says Madhavi Kamireddi, M.D. “As medical weight loss providers, we’re able to diagnose/treat medical conditions that contribute to weight gain so you can lose weight rapidly, prescribe the right food/nutritional plan to ensure you lose weight healthfully, and provide expert personal support so you lose weight safely.” Schedule your free no-obligation consultation. Call 978.635.0107 and visit

Cabot & Company is pleased to announce that Rene Rodriguez has been named #1 in multi-family and building sales in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and South End neighborhoods for the fourth year running. With building sales volume of more than $75 million and more than 21 years experience in the Boston market, he is the go-to resource for real estate in town. The majority of his buyers are empty nesters from Wellesley and Weston.  Visit for more information.

 The Lagasse Group offers a hands-on team performing high-end home construction, renovation, and customization work. Over the past year, the firm has won awards including a PRISM Gold Award for Best Showroom or Sales Center: “One Dalton Gallery,” and a PRISM Gold Award for Best Millwork: “Wellesley Transitional Library.” The Lagasse Group excels in large, small, city, and suburban construction. The firm’s Post-Construction and Home Care team maintains excellence and quality even after the project is completed. For more information, please visit

Sheryl Simon and Amy Mizner of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. were recently honored by REAL Trends, America’s Best. The Mizner Simon Team’s transaction volume exceeded $105 million, ranking them #4 in Massachusetts for total sales volume.  Mizner and Simon have been Weston’s top team since 2005 with over $1 billion in total career sales.

Kumkum Malik, Psy.D, and her psychology practice About Motherhood in Wellesley, is celebrating the ancient meaning of spring: a time of deep renewal and new directions. Older cultures mark this symbolically by burning the husks of bygone harvests, preparing the ground for a new season. As mothers, we forget that we too need renewal. For more information, visit, call 781.943.3922, and see the ad on page 41.

Ladies, take control of your wealth. You are cordially invited to attend Embrace Your Value (EYV) with Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA, AEP, managing director, RBC Wealth Management.   EYV is a complimentary wealth management educational series designed to educate women about investing, building wealth, protecting yourself in the event of divorce or widowhood, and moving forward with financial confidence.   Please call 617.725.1702 or email for more information and to register. Seats are limited to 15 women.

Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently recognized at the 2018 PRISM Awards. His Modern Heritage Residence was awarded a Silver Award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston for excellence in kitchen design. This is the firm’s ninth PRISM Award. For more information on Jan Gleysteen Architects visit or call 781.431.0080.

Visit Meadowbrook Day Camp’s new website,, to see its new Drobots and STEM program weeks, day camp summer offerings for campers in kindergarten through 7th grade, and Teen Adventure programs for students in 8th or 9th grade next fall. Meadowbrook Day Camp recently opened new facilities including two pools, playing fields galore, and indoor computer, woodworking, and art studios. Enroll now for early bird registration savings and make the summer of 2019 your best summer ever!

Seasons Four, The Outdoor Living Store, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Selling beautiful outdoor furniture, unique plants, garden accessories, and home décor, the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection is now displayed in their showroom. Come in now to take advantage of extra discounts on their terrific selection of in-stock furniture and special order your custom frame and fabric options, just in time for the warm weather. For more information, please call 781.861.1200 or visit

Eleanor M. Uddo, Esq., has been elected as a member of the board of directors of Sleeping Children Around the World, a Canadian nonprofit (with a U.S. affiliate) that annually provides bed kits in 34 countries. This organization has raised over $40,000,000 since its inception in 1970 and every dollar raised has gone toward the creation and delivery of items needed to provide a safe and comfortable night’s sleep to children all over the world. Anyone interested in donating may do so at

Drs. Ali and the Wellesley Dental Group team are excited to share that Dr. Hassan Barra is joining the team as a part-time general dentist. Dr. Barra grew up in Northern Virginia before moving to Boston for dental school at Tufts University, where he met his wife, Dr. Zarah Ali. He loves to travel, go to spin class, and watch football. He’s still a Redskins fan at heart, but always shows some love for the Patriots too.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was recognized by Boston Home’s editorial team as Best of Boston Home 2019 for Vernacular Architect. Please visit for more information and follow them on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

This spring Darby Road HOME will celebrate its fifth anniversary in business. They are so grateful for community and trade support. To show their appreciation they will host a gala event with home furnishing experts straight from the spring furniture market. The event, to be held the first weekend in May, will include door prizes, live music, and delicious food! For more information, please visit

Melissa Dailey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was once again honored by Real Trends as one of the top 250 agents in the country. With over 93 million dollars in sales in 2017, Dailey was ranked number 164 in the nation. Melissa is the number one agent in Coldwell Banker New England and has been the number one Coldwell Banker agent in Wellesley Sales in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Four members of Charles River School’s faculty attended the People of Color Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by the National Association for Independent Schools. Diversity, inclusivity, and cultural competency are essential parts of Charles River School’s curriculum and community, and are central tenets of its mission statement. Learn more about the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion at

Sudbury Design Group, established in 1959, is celebrating its 60th year in business as one of New England’s premier landscape architecture design/build firms. In addition, the firm is happy to announce two of its project managers as newly registered landscape architects. In an industry that is constantly evolving, Sudbury Design Group works closely with its clients and contractors to create distinct and timeless environments to enjoy through the seasons. Visit and call 978.443.3638.

Jesamondo introduces the HydraFacial™ Elite System to its roster of non-invasive treatments for acne, adult pimples, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. This state-of-the art facial is ideal for all skin types—removing toxins while it deep cleans, moisturizes, strengthens, and firms the skin. It’s an ideal treatment with fast results—perfect for your next big event! Danielle, Nubia, Judi, and Usha are among Jesamondo’s most highly trained aestheticians who’ll be delighted to assist you. Call 508.907.7171 or visit to schedule your appointment today.

Deborah A. Katz is pleased to announce that Attorney Meghan A. Goldberg has joined Katz Legal Group LLC as Of Counsel.   Goldberg has extensive experience litigating sophisticated domestic relations and divorce matters. She also has estate planning and administration experience and will be an excellent addition to the office. Attorney Goldberg is looking forward to working with the firm and providing Wellesley residents with exceptional legal services.

Susan Dearborn Interiors Inc. has recently received a 25-year achievement certificate from the Boston Better Business Bureau and was asked to be part of a new publication called Presidential. Dearborn’s firm has also received two Houzz customer service awards and an Angie’s List “A” rating. Her current projects include working with clients updating residences from traditional to a modern 2018 look, project managing for clients downsizing, and assisting clients who are purchasing and renovating second homes.

a Blade of Grass has been named “Best Landscape Design/Build, West” by Boston magazine and will be featured in their 2019 Best of Boston Home issue. The landscape design firm is honored to be recognized by such a respected institution, and share the stage with so many talented designers, artists, and architects. For more information, visit or call 508.358.4500.

On November 7, William Raveis Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline offices held a joint benefit for the William Raveis Charitable Fund, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Held at Seasons 52 in Chestnut Hill, the event raised more than $11,000 to support innovative scientists working to prevent, detect, and treat all forms of cancer.

Like most of you, the staff at Pine Straw is looking forward to the return of the warm weather and spring activities. Their flower shop will be back open in time for Easter (April 21) and prom. Call 781.235.1844 to place your order. Looking for corporate employee or client gifts? Give Pine Straw a call. Follow them on Instagram (@shoppinestraw) to keep up with store events and sales and visit

Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley, is pleased to announce that Camelia Lafauci has joined the team as a make-up artist. Cathy Varetimos is celebrating three years as Beauty and Main’s owner, and her team provides clients with 10 to 15 years of professional make-up artist experience. Contact Beauty and Main for make-up lessons and applications for your next wedding, special event, or private party. For more information, visit or call 781.237.1685.

Coach D has shared the FIERCE story and experience with the women of the MetroWest area. Beginning this summer, the FIERCE experience will be available to young girls. Coach D is offering the “I AM FIERCE” summer program to girls ages 13 to 17 this June and August to connect the dots between fitness, nutrition, confidence, and community. Please contact Coach D at 832.221.4966 or coachd@fiercebychoice for details.

Pam Kubbins, owner of her Wellesley-based company Pam’s Pashminas, is celebrating spring with her 2019 scarf collection at five upcoming flower shows. She will debut her fresh and unique designs inspired by her original photography and crafted from real fiber. Pam is excited to be featured at the Connecticut, Boston, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Museum of Fine Arts Flower Shows. For more information, please visit

Wellesley residents and husband-and-wife team Charlie and Elizabeth Malafaia, and their son, Marcel, are celebrating 25 years as the owners of International Builders, Inc. Proudly serving the entire Greater Boston area, the company has earned a renowned reputation in the construction industry. Masters of commercial and residential renovations, the owners are available to clients 24/7 and personally supervise every aspect of the job. For more information, call 617.859.7623 or visit

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Town and Country Real Estate is pleased to announce that Kathy Kelley has been honored as #1 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Agent in Massachusetts for dollar volume per MLSpin data. Kathy is a BHHS Legend Award winner and perennial Chairman’s Circle designee. It’s no wonder Kathy’s name is “the name you see all over town!”

The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) is pleased to present Evelyn Davis-Walker—House + Wife Revisited, on exhibit through March 15 in the school’s Thompson Gallery, located in the atrium of the Garthwaite Center for Science and Art. The artist will be in residency at CSW between February 25 and 26, and a reception will be held on Tuesday, February 26, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition converts the Thompson Gallery into a 1940s home, replete with period objects, littered with collages that critically explore advertisement imagery.

Jacob Lilley Architects of Wellesley is pleased to announce the addition of two new architects to the practice. Joining are Annie Chow and Michele Adrian. Both architects have spent their careers working in high-end residential and bring a wealth of talent and creativity to the firm. In addition, Annie will help bolster the firm’s interior work as she holds a degree in interior design. For more information, visit

The Sage School of Foxboro is the leader in gifted education for Preschool through Grade 8 students from the Greater Boston and Providence areas. Bus transportation is now available from Wellesley, Newton, Needham, and Sherborn. Sage offers bright, young students a challenging program delivered at an accelerated pace. Classical studies are delivered through an interdisciplinary approach that includes STEAM (STEM+Arts), Fine & Performing Arts, and Foreign Language. Visit for more information.

The Donahue Maley Burns Team from Compass is proud to introduce the expansion of the team with their newest member, Amy Weed. Amy graduated from Boston College Law School and practiced investment law for 14 years. She is an active member of her local community and civic organizations in Newton and Chestnut Hill. Her attention to detail, can-do approach, and negotiation savvy give her clients an advantage, whether moving locally or relocating. Amy can be reached at

Forever Young Laser & Skin Center, located in Wellesley, is now offering Secret RF, a novel, fractional radio frequency (RF) micro-needling system for tissue coagulation and hemostasis, designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address the common signs of aging. It’s ideally suited for use on patients who wish to revitalize and refresh the appearance of their skin. Secret RF can be tailored to address each patient’s individual concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and photoaging. For more information, visit or call 781.431.2110.

The second annual Plunge for Elodie, a fundraiser for the rare genetic disorder epidermolysis bullosa (EB), will take place on March 2 at Morses Pond. The event is inspired by two-and-a-half-year-old Elodie Kubik, who suffers from the disease and is the daughter of Wellesley native Emily St. Thomas Kubik. Come plunge (or cheer), and/or do a “virtual plunge” into any body of water betweeen February 23 and March 9 and post your video to Instagram using #plungeforelodie and #healeb. For more information or to donate, visit

Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design was a guest speaker at an Interior Design panel event at Designer Bath‘s Watertown showroom in September, talking about ways to update your space. The panel was moderated by The Boston Globe Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief Veronica Chao, and she answered interior design questions alongside designer Erin Gates and Designer Bath’s Mindy Sevinor. She also had the opportunity to showcase one of her chair designs for Dowel Furniture (the Royale armchair) at the Designer Bath event.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate is proud to announce that 2019 begins its twentieth year as a trusted leader in the local real estate market. “We attribute the achievement of two decades of success to our commitment to innovation and of course to our agents strong dedication to superior service,” says Broker/Owner Gail Lockberg. The company will commemorate the occasion with a number of events throughout the next 12 months.

Needham Bank announced that Wellesley resident Carrie Vargas has joined the bank as a senior vice president, retail reporting to Executive Vice President Eric Morse. In her new role, Vargas will oversee the bank’s nine branch locations, including the Wellesley office at 458 Washington Street. Needham Bank is a member FDIC, SIF, and Equal Housing Lender.

Dr. Touradj Ameli of ARID Newton-Wellesley Dental Specialty Group and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, recently hosted a team of medical specialists to discuss the importance of alternative biological dentistry as an integrative medicine that can contribute to resolving chronic diseases. To learn more about how modern alternative dental medicine can improve your overall health and smile, the ARID team invites patients and physicians to join their practice and experience the difference. To make an appointment, call 781.237-1190, or visit

Dr. William LoVerme at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C., has created and offers a number of medical skin care products and treatments integral to a healthy skin care program. You can now purchase these products online at his new eStore. Accurate Aesthetics also offers a free skin care evaluation and will customize your regimen. Call 781.263.0011 and visit

The Donahue Maley & Burns Team, Wellesley’s #1 Sales Team from Compass, celebrated their annual client appreciation party at the Wellesley Country Club. Donations were made to support Birthday Wishes, a local charity that provides birthday celebrations for homeless children. For more information visit

JM Construction Co., a premier home remodeling company, recently hosted a “Sherborn Kitchen Tour,” featuring three newly renovated homes. Guests from Wellesley, Sherborn, and Dover explored these new spaces and left with loads of kitchen design ideas. For more information, visit

Lash L’Amour is now open in Wellesley at 576 Washington Street C in the Belclare.  For the past eight years, Lash L’Amour has been specializing in eyelash extensions, lash lifts, and brow shaping at their locations in Boston and Newton.  Owner Cynthia Tsang and her expert staff have won numerous awards over the years including Best of Boston in 2016 and 2017, Boston’s Best Lash Spa by The Improper Bostonian in 2018, and Best Eyelash Extension Spa by Allure magazine in 2018. For more information, visit

The Tremont Group at Morgan Stanley is proud to announce that Janet McCormick, CFA has joined the team.  Janet is a current resident of Dover (formerly of Sherborn) and spent 27 years at Fidelity Investments prior to joining Morgan Stanley.  Janet joins David Typermass, CFA, and Kyle Cox, CFA.

Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner and Broker of Record of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is pleased to announce the addition of Veronika Bulkin as licensed real estate advisor. Bulkin graduated magna cum laude from Smith College and completed extensive graduate work at Boston Architectural College. She has been involved in real estate for much of her professional life. An avid equestrian, she regularly fox hunts with the Norfolk Hunt Club. Bulkin lives in Sherborn with her husband and two children.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) is pleased to announce that Anand Prabhakar, MD, MBA, has been named Chair of Radiology.

“Dr. Prabhakar’s strong clinical expertise, vision for quality assurance and innovation in radiology services, and ability to work collaboratively in a large integrated health care system make him the ideal individual for this role,” said Dr. Michael R. Jaff, president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Prabhakar previously held positions as a staff radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and as assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Benchmark (, a leading provider of senior living and aging-well services in the Northeast announced that its chairman and CEO, Weston resident Tom Grape, advised other top senior living executives as the keynote speaker for the 2018 InterFace Seniors Housing Northeast, an industry conference this past November. Grape founded Benchmark in 1997 and, under his leadership, it has become the largest senior housing company in the Northeast. In 2017, Governor Charlie Baker tapped Grape to serve on the first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.

The Wellesley Historical Society held its first Craft Beer Experience event on October 13, 2018 at the Wellesley College Club with 92 attendees. Narrangassett, Mayflower, Jack’s Abby, and Peak Organic served great brews. Sponsored by (in no particular order) Harrison McPhee, Coldwell Banker-Wellesley, Christine Mayer, Judy Harrington, and North Hill, the event gave away a beer of the month club membership, a Barleycorn’s Craft Brew brewing experience, Cooks Window gift certificates, and beer glasses from Harrison McPhee. For more information, visit

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Weston sales office sold Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings. Each fall, Community Servings enlists volunteers to sell Thanksgiving pies to raise money for its programs as part of its Pie in the Sky fundraiser. This year, through the hard work and dedication of local bakers, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and staff, $760,000 was raised to provide nutritious, medically tailored meals for individuals who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves—while sending the message to those in greatest need that someone cares.

For more than 40 years, family owned and operated A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring has been proudly offering flooring solutions for every need, style, and budget. With an experienced and friendly sales staff and an expert installation team, it’s no wonder customers throughout Greater Boston have been referring friends and family back to A.J. Rose year after year. Visit A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring, your local flooring experts, in Burlington, Natick, or Saugus and online at

Forbes named Wellesley resident Philip Stathos, partner at Mayflower Advisors, LLC to their “Best-in-State” list of Massachusetts Wealth Advisors for 2018. For over 20 years, Stathos has been helping families achieve their investment and financial goals using a disciplined approach to asset management and investment planning. Only 96 standout financial advisors from Massachusetts are selected to the list, and Stathos was honored to be named among the best. For more information, please visit

Foemmel Fine Homes is celebrating its second anniversary. Owner Kim Foemmel is a top-producing real estate broker in the MetroWest area who provides clients with the very best marketing resources and also serves as a property manager for your home. When preparing your house, she’ll help make it look better than ever by advising and overseeing improvements to make your biggest investment sell fast and for more money. For a free home consultation and market analysis, visit or call Kim Foemmel at 508.808.1149.