Visit Meadowbrook Day Camp’s website at daycamp.meadowbrook-ma.org to see their Drobots and STEM program weeks, new Fiber Arts Camp, camp summer sessions for K – 7th graders, and Teen Adventure programs for students in 8th or 9th grade. Meadowbrook Day Camp facilities include two pools, playing fields galore, plus indoor computer, woodworking, and art studios. There’s also a free bus to Wellesley. Enroll now for first-choice sessions. Join Meadowbrook to make the summer of 2020 the best summer ever!
Jacob Lilley Architects is honored and humbled to be awarded Best of Boston for 2020 by Boston Home magazine. The award recognizes architectural firms, landscape architects, and interior designers at the forefront of their respective fields. Jacob Lilley Architects emphasizes the use of natural materials and quality craftsmanship, resulting in a special and well-crafted design. As a small firm, Jacob Lilley provides individualized attention from the initial design sketch through construction. For more information, please visit www.jlaarchitects.com.
Sonia Hale, the nationally award-winning Boston artist, who specializes in official and family portraiture, was selected to paint the official portrait of Karen Van Winkle, president of the Harvard Club of Boston. The unveiling took place at the club’s 111th Annual Dinner with accolades, as this is the first official portrait of a woman to hang on the HCB walls. For more information on Sonia’s work, please go to her website at www.soniahale.com.
Betsy Kessler was recently named the 2019 Top Producer at Rutledge Properties in Wellesley. Betsy has been with Rutledge for 20 years and has been a consistent leader in the Wellesley market. By offering a unique combination of knowledge, integrity, and enthusiasm, Betsy has ensured her loyal clientele successful completion of their real estate transactions in today’s turbulent market. Her enthusiasm and cooperative spirit have made her widely respected by her peers and clients. For more information, visit www.Betsykessler.com or call 617.306.6884.
Paul Wilson, a recognized C-level sales leader at several of the fastest growing digital marketing agencies including iProspect and RKG/Merkle, has joined COMPASS, a technology driven real estate company, as a real estate advisor. Paul and his wife, Mary Shea Wilson, a 15-year real estate veteran, have formed a new team, The Wilson Group, to provide superior, concierge style service to their sellers and buyers. For more information, call 781.608.8208 or email email@example.com.
On April 26, 2020, the Wellesley Historical Society will celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday Tea at the Wellesley Community Center. This tea will include a brief performance of a scene by the Wellesley Theatre Players, commentary by Jeanie Goddard about the language of the Bard, and a recitation of lines from attendees. Of course, guests will also enjoy tea and treats, with each leaving with a tea cup. For more information relating to this event, including sponsorship, please visit www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.
Gail Lockberg of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town & Country Real Estate recently accepted the Brookfield North American Broker Network Platinum award for superior Customer Satisfaction. Alongside Gail were several top members of HSF Affiliates, LLC including Rosalie Warner, vice-president of HSF Affiliates LLC. For more information, please visit www.bhhstownandcountry.com.
AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring is teaming up with Cape Ann Animal Aid, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter based in Gloucester. From veterinary care to pet food supply and adoption programs and events, Cape Ann is one of the premier animal aid organizations in the state. As a sponsor, AJ Rose hopes to help generate awareness of animals in need. Stop by AJ Rose in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus, or online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.
Kickoff 2020 the FIERCE way with FIERCE in Natick! They’re now offering 18 classes each week ranging from weight training to yoga to Pilates to kickboxing to metabolic conditioning. You can experience it all at FIERCE in the new year. Your first class is always complimentary. For more information, visit www.fiercebychoice.com.
2019 was another successful year for the Donahue Maley & Burns Team. For the eighth year in a row, they’re ranked as the #1 Sales Team in Wellesley, with nearly $100M in sales for 2019 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 and visit donahuemaleyburns.com.
Now that spring is here, it’s time to think about your summer tan. Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley, offers the highest-quality spray tan, safe for all skin types, with all-natural, eco-friendly ingredients. Their state-of-the-art tanning spray will leave your skin looking prettier and feeling healthier. Beauty and Main also welcomes Karen Gomes to the staff. Be sure to check out two new fragrance lines by Skylar and Riddle. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 781.237.1685 and visit www.beautyandmain.com.
Bob and Phyllis Totaro, founders of J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley, and now owners of Chatham Fine Art in Chatham on Cape Cod, are celebrating 40 years in business in 2020. While the Wellesley gallery was sold to a new owner in 2015, the couple still operates their Chatham gallery, where they are beginning their 8th season this spring. The Chatham gallery exhibits over 700 works by over 50 top-tier regional artists. The Totaros invite you to stop by to say hello.
Thank you to Lyn Evans boutique for hosting a shopping event in November, donating 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the Wily Network, a local non-profit that provides a critical safety net for students who are navigating college independently. Wily offers clinical coaching, financial assistance, community-building, and networking opportunities to students. It was a successful evening filled with holiday shopping, a generous raffle with items donated by local businesses, and awareness building for the organization.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Morgan Herman as executive vice president. “We are delighted to welcome Morgan on board,” said Timothy Armour, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s president and CEO. “She brings outstanding experience in health-related fundraising and is committed to our mission. She also understands the importance of continued support for the groundbreaking research we fund.” Herman will lead all fundraising efforts to support the organization’s mission of funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease. Visit www.curealz.org.
The team of architects and builders at Carpenter & MacNeille has received the 2020 Best of Boston Home award for “Best Custom Home – Design/Build.” This is the fifth time the firm has been recognized with the distinction given annually by the editors of Boston Home magazine. Featured portraits of architect and Founding Principal Rob MacNeille and Site Supervisor Mark Pellegrini were printed in the issue, showcasing the faces of Greater Boston industry talent.
Pam Kubbins, the owner and founder of her homegrown business Pam’s Pashminas in Wellesley, is excited to debut her fresh new Spring/Summer 2020 Botanical Scarf Collection at the Boston Flower Show being held at the Seaport World Trade Center in March. Her high-quality, all-natural fiber scarves feature unique images of Pam’s world-wide travel photography as well as images from her own local, organic home garden. All of her original designs are on gorgeous artisanally crafted fabrics. Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.
Master Aesthetician Julie Flavin has relocated to DermWellesley, a premier medical and cosmetic dermatology practice within the Wellesley Office Park. Julie has over 17 years of experience within the aesthetic space and specializes in medical grade peels, adult and teen facials, dermaplaning, Dermalinfusion, and numerous other procedures that maximize skin vitality with minimal downtime or discomfort. She has helped thousands of patients achieve their skin health goals while optimizing patient comfort and safety. Visit www.dermwellesley.com for more information or call 781.591.4234.
On December 5, 2019, Cambridge Trust and Wellesley Bank announced their intent to merge, expanding their commercial banking, private banking, and wealth management presence in Greater Boston. The merger is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020, when the two banks will unite under one brand name: Cambridge Trust. Wellesley’s President and CEO Tom Fontaine will assume the role of chief banking officer when the merger closes.
Darby Road HOME is excited to offer a quick ship program as part of a unique design solution for their clients. Instant gratification is becoming more relevant in the world of design, and they hear you! Stop by the Darby Road HOME showroom at 1395 Main Street in Waltham on 117 West to see what’s new and how they can help you create a beautiful space. For more information, visit darbyroad.com.
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 them on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.
Wellesley Books is thrilled to receive the 2019 Independent Spirit Award, given by the Book Publishers Representatives of New England to honor the best independent bookstore of the year. The Independent Spirit Award is presented in conjunction with the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), the local trade association and source of both education and community. For more information, please visit www.wellesleybooks.com.
Tyler & Sash recently introduced two new high-end Italian fabric collections to their stores: Dedar Milano and Hermès. Located at 540 Washington Street in Wellesley and 880 Main Street in Winchester, Tyler & Sash is a collaborative space for homeowners to begin their projects and work with an expert staff on window treatments, wallpaper, and design services. Their focus on providing unique solutions for design problems seems to be just what the neighborhood needs. For more information, please visit www.tylerandsash.com.
Eden Pond – swim + leisure, located at 93 Main Street in Concord Center, is now your year-round destination for distinctive swimwear, cover ups, and accessories. You’ll find classic maillots from Karla Colletto as well as brands like Paula Beachwear, Araks, and Eberjey. Owner Amanda Hillery will help you find the perfect suit that marries form and function. You’ll also find Mexican market bags, French canvas beach totes, South African hand-loomed beach towels, and much more. For more information, visit www.edenpondswim.com and see their ad on page 83.
Wellesley architect and resident Jan Gleysteen was recently honored with two PRISM Awards for his Modern Farmhouse Residence. His design was recognized for both the house and landscape designs. The PRISM Awards are presented each year for excellence in residential design by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. For more information on this and other projects please visit www.JanGleysteenInc.com or call 781.431.0080.
Wellesley Service League (WSL) members Judy Terpilowski and Cindy Worrall recently helped out at the Mobile Market at MassBay Community College. To find out more about WSL, please visit www.wellesleyserviceleague.org.
On December 6, Debi Benoit hosted her annual holiday toy drive for MassGeneral Hospital for Children at the Wellesley Country Club. The toy drive was an overwhelming success and another record number of toys were delivered to the children at Mass General. Debi’s special guest, New England Patriot Linebacker Kyle Van Noy, was on hand to sign memorabilia and chat with guests.
Jackie Biancuzzo, vice president at Needham Bank, has joined the bank’s Wellesley office at 458 Washington Street as branch manager. Jackie has been with Needham Bank for five years and has over 20 years of banking experience. Jackie models the bank’s values of customer-first service and is eager to help prospective and existing clients in Wellesley with their banking needs. Needham Bank is a member FDIC, SIF and Equal Housing Lender.
Dover Rug and Home recently introduced the Santorini Collection, inspired by timeless rug designs and executed with today’s colors. These beautiful hand-knotted wool rugs are created to fit any lifestyle. Come and see this collection in all sizes in Natick, Boston, and Burlington. Visit www.doverrug.com to find out more.
Top Wellesley, Weston, and Needham real estate brokers, Traci Shulkin and Jared Wilk, proudly introduce The Shulkin Wilk Group at Compass. The Shulkin Wilk Group is a full-service realty team of nine catering to luxury market residential buyers and sellers in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland, Needham, Newton, Natick and beyond. For more information, please visit www.shulkinwilkgroup.com. The group will be working out of Compass’ Wellesley office.
Lisa Abeles, Wellesley resident and president of Abeles & Associates Architects Inc., is pleased to be celebrating 28 years in business. Lisa Abeles, Kevin King, and Melissa Greenlaw would like to thank all of their Wellesley and Weston clients who have made it a great year. For more information, please visit www.abelesandassociates.com.
Wellesley resident Lauren Shaw Rosenberg of LSR Styling specializes in closet organization, personal shopping, and styling. Lauren’s mission is simple: to empower you to feel confident in a wardrobe that works for every day of your life. She takes a highly individualized approach by supporting clients through day-to-day dressing, major life events, and everything in between so they will never another “I have nothing to wear” moment. Please visit www.lsrstyling.com for further information and schedule a complimentary phone consult by emailing email@example.com.
About Motherhood and Kumkum Pareek Malik Psy.D invite you to The Copper Pot Series—retreat style workshops at Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn. The workshops are Reframing Motherhood-1 Making our work visible: Baby Steps, on March 7; and Reframing Motherhood-2 The Wisdom of Emotions. You are not crazy, on April 4 and May 2. Dr. Malik has a private practice in Wellesley. For retreat details and more information, visit www.aboutmotherhood.com/events.
Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon, principals at Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., were recently named to the 2019 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts for the third time. The Commonwealth Institute and the Boston Globe Magazine partner annually to name the most noteworthy companies and nonprofits helmed by women. In addition, Debi Benoit was recently named by a REAL Trends Special Report ranking national independent agents by sales volume. She was one of five national independent agents to make the list with just over $176 million in sales.
TROVE held its annual Ray Griffiths Jewelry Trunk Show December 5 – 7. The renowned designer brought an extensive collection of jewelry using his intricate 18-karat gold crown work setting of gemstones, diamonds, and pearls. TROVE, located at 542 Boston Post Road in Weston, features fine jewelry, handbags, accessories, home furnishings, gifts, and other luxuries from around the globe. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781.642.0484.
Jesamondo Salon & Spa has had a facelift. With updated décor and brighter lighting, the lobby welcomes clients with New York-style flare and elegance. You’ll notice new product lines, including Color WOW (of Kardashian fame), and R + Co. Jesamondo is closed on Mondays and is now open Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You’ll find the industry’s finest educators at the salon as they continually keep the staff on trend with cutting-edge techniques. Book online at www.jesamondo.com or call 508.907.7171.
Medical supervision at MetTrimMD will make you thinner—faster. “We’ve helped hundreds of men, women, and adolescents lose 10 to 70+ pounds,” says Madhavi Kamireddi, MD. “Our personalized weight loss programs provide rapid, healthy, and safe results,” adds Jessica Hennessey, APRN. To learn more, schedule the next available Free No-obligation Consultation. Call 978.216.4943. Visit MetTrimMD at 79 Central Street in Wellesley and online at www.MetTrimMD.com/WellesleyMA and on Facebook@MetTrimMDActon.
Forever Young Laser & Skin Center is thrilled to announce that they have moved their new main office in Wellesley to a larger facility. The new office, located at 170 Worcester Street, is just three doors down from the 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.
Burns & Levinson announced that partner and executive committee member Lisa Cukier, who lives in Weston, has been named a 2019 “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) for her “accomplishments in the legal field.” MLW singles out an elite group of “exceptional” women lawyers each year. Cukier’s practice is split between complex trust/estate litigation and complex strategic and high asset divorce/custody cases, family business/family asset disputes, and a niche practice in mental health law and addiction/eating disorder strategic intervention matters. For more information, visit www.burnslev.com.
Architecture firm CambridgeSeven recently completed the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex at Babson College. The firm renovated and expanded the existing fitness center to a 175,000 SF private gym-quality facility, doubling the size of the overall complex. The expanded program will support not only the college’s robust recreational and varsity athletics, but also augment campus-wide academic needs by providing a space for examinations, social gatherings, and a facility that supports the college’s overall health and wellness initiatives.
Best of Boston 2020 winner, Cutting Edge Homes, boasts a diverse portfolio of custom-home craftsmanship, but their expertise lies in blending the old with the new. The firm’s three award-winning 2019 projects include an 1879 Victorian they revamped in Wellesley, a modern addition forged inside a nearly 200-year-old Lincoln manse, and a bold kitchen remodel in Dover. Cutting Edge’s commitment to community service shines just as brightly as its designs. Talk about building a better home. Visit www.thinkcuttingedge.com.
The Wellesley Gardeners’ Guild (WGG) would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for their annual “Deck the Halls” raffle. This fundraiser supports the many town-wide beautification projects that the WGG manages. From the window boxes at the Wellesley Hills and Square Post Offices, to the planters at the front and back of the Main Library and the Town Square Clock plantings and Fells sitting area, every member of the guild serves by planting and maintaining these beautiful arrangements throughout town.
Local art historian Dr. Robert Savage will discuss the life and art of Wellesley resident Isaac Sprague, IV. Sprague was a major 19th century artist and naturalist who worked closely with John James Audubon, the ornithologist and painter; and with Asa Gray, Harvard professor and America’s premier botanist at the time. Sprague’s son, Isaac Sprague, V, would become one of the most influential figures in Wellesley’s civic development. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, May 7at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellesley Free Library.
ARID Newton-Wellesley® Dental Specialty Group recently welcomed Adriana Goranova, RN, to its team. Adriana is a dental nurse and patient liaison and is a perfect fit for ARID’s board-certified specialists’ group that provides unparalleled care to their patients and referring doctors. She is talented and empathetic and is fluent in Bulgarian, German, and Russian. To learn more about how ARID can improve your overall health and smile, visit their practice and experience the difference. Call 781.237.1190 to schedule an appointment and visit www.aridnw.com.
Pure Glow Organic Spray Tanning is now open at 22 Church Street in Wellesley. Lauren Rampello founded Pure Glow in 2014 after seeing a need for a genuinely safe sunless tanning experience that looks and performs like the real thing. Pure Glow uses only certified organic and nontoxic ingredients to create a beautiful and natural looking tan. Lauren’s Newbury Street studio opened in 2015, and she recently announced plans to begin expanding her concept nationally. For more information, visit www.PureGlow.com.
Elizabeth Renee Esthetics recently introduced Growth Factor Serum, a medical grade product derived from stem cell media. Elizabeth Renee’s Growth Factor Serum produces dramatic results for increased firmness, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances skin tone and texture. Five drops, twice a day, will gradually repair your skin so it looks and acts younger. The serum can also be infused into the skin via the new Cell Youth Facial and via Microchanneling. For more information, please visit www.elizabethrenee.com.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage once again hosted cupcake decorating for Wellesley Family Sunday. This year, a record 250 cupcakes were decorated, and guests were treated to carols by three Wellesley choral groups. Thanks to all the staff members and associates who contributed cupcakes, decorating supplies, and refreshments for the afternoon. Special kudos to Marcey Hunter, Beth Petrone, Moira Lown, Patricia Pizzi, and Konstantinos Petridis, who were the special elves that day.
Wingate Healthcare has named Marc Cohen to lead Wingate Residences at Needham, a continuum of care senior living campus featuring a separate, luxury independent living community, One Wingate Way. Cohen brings more than 35 years’ of leadership experience in healthcare and senior living. As executive director, Cohen will oversee the community’s daily operations, including safety procedures, staffing decisions, and enrichment programming. One Wingate Way is located at 235 Gould Street in Needham. Cohen is a Massachusetts native and longtime Needham resident. Visit www.onewingateway.com.
Janet McCormick, CFA of Dover (formerly of Sherborn) has joined The Toomey Waterman Group at Morgan Stanley in Boston and is accepting new clients. Janet leverages decades of investment experience at Fidelity Investments to help individuals manage their wealth. She brings empathy from her own difficult life transitions to help others in similar situations. Janet can be reached at 617.748.5880 or email@example.com. For more information, visit advisor.morganstanley.com/the-toomey-waterman-group.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital recently announced that seven new primary care physicians have joined the organization: Brittanie Dillon, DO, DMD; Christine Harrington, MD; Jennifer Schwartz, MD; Jessica Platt, MD; Rana Eletriby, MD; Renee Jacobs, MD; and Whitney Kress, MD. With a shortage of primary care physicians expected over the next decade, Newton-Wellesley is proud to bring this new cohort of outstanding PCPs into its community. All physicians are welcoming new patients and offering next-day appointments. For more information, visit www.nwh.org/primary-care or call 866.NWH.DOCS.
StretchLab recently announced the grand opening of its Wellesley location in Linden Square, the first Boston area location for the national franchise. Owners Soosie Lazenby and her husband, George Spowart, aim to spread the message and wisdom of assisted stretching not only for increased range of motion and flexibility but also decreases in pain and muscle tension. StretchLab provides the highest quality assisted stretching services to clients of all fitness levels, ages, and body types. To learn more, visit www.stretchlab.com or call 339.217.0217.