Karin Robison, account manager with NatureWorks Landscape Services, has been designated as a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional by the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals. Karin also holds designations as a certified horticulturist, a master gardener, and a rain garden specialist. NatureWorks provides year-round landscape management, fine gardening, arboriculture, and construction services for homeowners in Wellesley, Weston, and surrounding towns.
Mortgage Network Inc. announced that Pamela Steele Parker (NMLS #114462) has joined the company as a senior loan officer in its Wellesley office and will be responsible for serving customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Parker brings 15 years of mortgage banking experience with a personalized approach to each client, along with extensive knowledge of loan programs. Parker says, “I am especially excited about Mortgage Network’s wide assortment of mortgage options, including jumbo portfolio products.” Visit www.pamelasteeleparker.com.
Wellesley estate planning attorney Richard Feigenbaum has been named a Super Lawyer© for 2016. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice fields who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorney Feigenbaum focuses his practice of law on estate planning and trust law. For more information, visit www.elderlaw.com.
The MacDowell Company, a Weston-based landscape architecture and construction company, has received the Best of Houzz for Service Award for 2017. Beyond MacDowell’s ability to deliver exceptional design and construction services, this award recognizes its dedication to providing an outstanding project experience for its clients. Please visit TheMacDowellCompany.com or call 781.899.9393. For information on the Houzz award and to view some of The MacDowell Company’s projects, please visit Houzz.com/Pro/MacDowell.
Laurie Gorelick, the principal designer of Laurie Gorelick Interiors, a full-service interior design studio for residential and commercial spaces, is the recipient of the 2016 Best Custom Design Award from the New England Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA). Industry peers judged projects created by IFDA members based on functionality, creativity, and overall design. Gorelick earned the honor for her design of a bedroom space for a Junior League of Boston Showhouse. For more information, visit www.lauriegorelickinteriors.com.
Dan Hanlon is celebrating 20 years as camp director of the Meadowbrook Day Camp. Dan is a teacher at Lowell High School, and he coaches and is PTO president of Saint Bernard’s School. Dan is also a lead accreditation visitor for the American Camp Association. The Hanlon children, Alexandra, Victoria, and Daniel have all grown up at camp. Alex is an assistant counselor, Tory is a counselor in training (CIT), and Danny will be a CIT in 2017.
Sudbury Design Group is pleased to announce the relocation of its Cape Cod office in Cataumet to 749 Main Street in Osterville. The company’s continued presence on the Cape allows its professionals to more efficiently and effectively manage projects on the South Shore, Cape and Islands, as well as Rhode Island. The group is enthusiastic to bring its experience to customers in the design and permitting of coastal projects. For more information, visit www.sudburydesign.com.
A group of local women gathered in March for the second annual Wellesley Wellness Retreat. Sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the retreat took place at the Hunnewell Carriage House at Elm Bank in Wellesley. Activities included yoga, meditation, and workshops focusing on self care that supports wholehearted living and vibrant good health. The retreat was co-founded by Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD; Molly Shrewsberry, MPH, MS; and Cory Halaby, RYT. For information about future events, please visit www.wellesleywellnessretreat.com.
The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami P.C. have been providing legal real estate quality services for more than ten years. The firm opened a new office in Bedford in March to join its five other offices located in Lexington, Wellesley, Newton, Franklin, and Norwood. The new office will be a great addition to the firm, its clients, and their real estate agents. For more information about the Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami P.C., please visit www.selamilaw.com.
Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate recently announced the winners of the company’s annual B.O.L.D. (Building Our Legacy Daily) awards. The awards are given out each year to the company’s top sales producers. This year’s recipients included associates from the company’s Wellesley, Weston, and Needham offices: Traci Shulkin, Donahue Maley Team, Tanya Tanimoto, Noah and Lisa Pearlstein, Jared Wilk, Jared Parker, Jane Wemyss, Barbara Miller, Burns and Karpowicz Team, Jessica Allain, Theresa David, Leslye Fligor, Elise Siebert, Wyndham Flaherty, and Mary Wilson.
Cutting Edge Homes is proud to welcome Andrew Shveda Jr. AIA, NCARB as the senior architect to the firm. Shveda earned his BA in Architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Architecture and studied at Atelier Venezia in Venice, Italy. He is also the recipient of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s 2013 Bulfinch Award for new construction projects over 5,000 square feet and serves the community as the chairman of the Worcester Historical Commission. For more information please visit www.ThinkCuttingEdge.com or call 508.435.1280.
Alexandra Melignano of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Weston was recently recognized as the most stylish real estate agent in Boston Agent Magazine’s Top Ten MyStyles of 2016 feature. Melignano is a recent addition to the roster of talented brokers at Coldwell Banker Weston where she has been working alongside the equally stylish Rosemary McCready for the past two years.
Melissa Dailey of Coldwell Banker Wellesley has been ranked the No. 2 top-performing sales associate out of over 4,000 Coldwell Banker New England sales professionals. Melissa was recognized with the Society of Excellence Award, a coveted honor reserved for top Coldwell Banker-affiliated sales associates nationwide. Only 40 real estate agents received this award. This is the second consecutive year she has achieved this award for her sales accomplishments. For more information, call 617.699.3922 or email Melissa.Dailey@NEMoves.com.
Darby Road HOME, a fine home furnishings store located on the Waltham Weston line, was named Boston magazine’s Best of Boston® Home 2017 Best Accessories for the Home, West. DRH is excited to team up with the Alzheimer’s Innovation Fund founded by Matt and Jenna Vettel, to help raise critical seed money aimed to research Alzheimer prevention. DRH will be donating up to 20 percent of all sales for the month of June to support the Alzheimer’s Innovation Fund. For more information, visit www.darbyroad.com.
Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, recently attended Exchange, the company’s annual networking and awards presentation event. Held in Miami, this year’s event marked the 40th anniversary of Engel & Völkers worldwide. Poritzky was named the #9 Top Producer in the US, he received the President’s Circle Award as a top-producing agent for 2016, and he was inducted into the company’s Private Office network, the highest category of service reserved for the most distinguished clientele and properties.
Drs. Ali of Wellesley Dental Group are proud to announce the addition of a new CEREC® Omnicam, a cutting-edge technology that scans teeth, allows for customized design, and fabricates natural-looking porcelain crowns, bridges, and implant restorations. With the help of this technology, patients can comfortably address their restorative needs in a single visit, achieving long-lasting and aesthetic results.
Kertzman & Weil LLP kicked off the spring real estate season by welcoming more than 120 guests at a book launch event at Babson College. Christine Lennon, former editor at Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and now an LA-based freelance writer, shared her personal experiences that led her to write her first novel The Drifter. Lennon read passages from her book and autographed copies for attendees, who had the opportunity to connect with others in the local market.
Expanding on their selection of handcrafted artisan jewelry, J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley is now offering an increased selection of designs by Ruta Reifen. Reifen is noted for her contemporary jewelry designs and signature coral-like textures accented by precious stones. The designs, complemented by a synergy of form and surface, are handcrafted in 14K gold and use gemstone color combinations to convey an ongoing romance with the sea. For more information, visit www.jtodd.com.
After many months in the making, Dan Gordon Landscape Architects is proud to present its new website and firm identity: DanGordon.com. The new website captures the essence of the firm and what they bring to each project as landscape architects. The firm was also honored as one of Ocean Home magazine’s 2017 Top 50 Landscape Architects and received the 2017 Best of Boston Home Award for Best Landscape Architect – West.
Premier Dental Group of Wellesley, P.C., formerly Drs. Thiel Wang & Associates, Inc., is moving. By the end of the summer, their new office will be located at 70 Walnut Street in Wellesley. There is plenty of parking and the new suite is on the first floor. Patients can now find Premier Dental Group on social media as well. Be sure to “like” and “follow” them on Facebook. For more information on how to make a positive difference in your oral healthcare, visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com.
This summer, two teachers from Dana Hall School will visit the South African Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG), as part of an ongoing partnership called the Strengthening International Sisterhood Through Education, Relationship-building and Service (SISTERS) program. SISTERS is based on joint service missions, curriculum sharing, collaborative online research projects, and faculty and student exchange programs. Dana Hall students visit OWLAG as part of a biannual curriculum-based trip to South Africa, and the Wellesley school has hosted educators and students from the Academy.
The 40th anniversary of A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is this year, a proud milestone for the company. As a family-owned business, A.J. Rose offers award-winning customer service with a seasoned staff of flooring specialists and a broad selection of products at competitive prices. From wool carpets to luxury vinyl tile, hardwood, and renewable flooring options, A.J. Rose has you and your floor covered. Visit them at one of their three great locations or online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.
Maura Wayman Photography is excited to announce the addition of Robin Davis as account manager/new business development manager. Robin brings a strong visual and production background as well as great energy. Maura and Robin worked together as video producers for Cramer Productions, and, after a long hiatus they have teamed up again. If you’re looking for corporate imagery, headshots, or family photography check out their new website at www.maurawayman.com.
Wellesley resident and local architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was recognized by Ocean Home magazine as a Top Coastal Architect of 2016, the only architect based in Massachusetts to receive the honor. Ahearn specializes in classical architecture and is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and links to social media.
Bill Andrews is pleased to announce the launch of Andrews & Company, a premier home management and concierge company serving clients in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland, West Newton, and Concord. The company handles errands and shopping, appointments, auto maintenance, luxury travel, opening and closing of second homes, and contractor management. Their detailed and proactive approach ensures that all activities and home maintenance are handled on a consistent and timely basis. For information, contact Bill directly at 781.956.8325 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, of Jan Gleysteen Architects recently participated in a panel presentation “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” alongside fellow designers discussing the pros and cons of renovating your home. The event, hosted by the Boston Design Guide and Black Horse Real Estate, was well attended by local homeowners and. For more information on the firm and their work visit www.JanGleysteenInc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects at 781.431.0080.
The Wellesley Historical Society received a generous grant from the Wellesley Community Preservation Committee in 2016 to process a large part of its individual and family archives. The project, which began in July 2016, involves organizing and describing the archives, placing them in acid-free folders, and creating finding aids which are made available online. Once a collection is processed, it is available to researchers. These projects allow the Society to better serve the community and preserve Wellesley’s history. For more information, email email@example.com or call 781.235.6690.
Founded by former Weston residents Alyssa and Gabriella Melignano, two sisters with a love of fine jewelry, Sixty Stax is a Boston-based contemporary jewelry brand specializing in handcrafted and custom-beaded bracelets. Always representative of the ever-changing fashion and color trends, Sixty Stax paves the way for a new kind of accessorizing, encouraging customers to mix and match their ‘stax’ to create different looks. Each bracelet is 100 percent handmade with high-quality materials from the US. For more information, visit www.sixtystax.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pine Straw is fully stocked with gift options for Mother’s Day, graduation, and Father’s Day. Need ideas? Pine Straw’s staff is ready to help you put together something special. Stop by the Wellesley store on May 16 for a Chan Luu Trunk Show that will include great graduation and confirmation gifts. Need a beach cover up or a tote? Pine Straw has you covered there, too. Visit the Wellesley store at 466 Washington Street, the Waban store at 1625 Beacon Street, and go online at www.livegivepinestraw.com.
Nancy Haas is celebrating five years as the store manager at Lux Bond & Green Jewelers’ Wellesley store, located at 60 Central Street. She has been creating special memories for her Lux Bond & Green customers for more than 20 years. The LBG family understands that community is a partnership and they are proud to support the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Fund Gala, “A Night of illumination,” and the Wellesley Little League. The company is also the official jeweler of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.LBGreen.com.
Joan Roover, MSW, J.D., owner of A Thoughtful Move, is pleased to announce her induction in the Diamond Society of the National Association of Senior Move Manager’s prestigious Circle of Service. Servicing Wellesley, Weston, and surrounding areas, A Thoughtful Move assists with downsizing, home staging, and being the catalyst needed in planning for the next stage of life. Learn about services and how A Thoughtful Move can help you by visiting www.athoughtfulmove.com.
Vanquish Fat Removal is the newest addition to Dr. William LoVerme’s non-surgical body contouring options at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C. With no downtime, this FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment can be done up until the day you leave for vacation. Vanquish is easier than Cool Sculpt and can help you lose two to four inches. Get ready for summer now! Visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com or call 781. 263.0011.
One2One Bodyscapes, located at 386 Washington Street, is celebrating 17 years in Wellesley. Visit its newly renovated training studio and updated, private Pilates studio. One2One’s experienced trainers will motivate and educate you so you can set and maintain your personal fitness goals. You’ll learn how to reduce health risk factors, change unwanted habits, manage stress, and meet life’s milestones with optimism and vitality. Call 781.235.2262 to schedule a consultation and begin working on a customized fitness program that’s perfect for you.
Jesamondo Salon & Spa, located at 154 East Central Street in Natick, is offering Balayage, the hottest and most popular trend in hair coloring because it’s flattering on all hair types. It’s also low maintenance due to lack of foil lines and is customizable to create both natural and unique looks by feathering in pops of color. Jesamondo stylists have reached new levels of training taught by leading national educators, bringing cutting-edge techniques in Balayage to the salon. Visit www.jesamondo.com to enjoy a 15 percent discount now.
Barbara Elza Hirsch, award-winning interior designer and principal of Elza B. Design, Inc., led a Q&A at Boston Design Week titled “Designing a Furniture Collection–What does it take to create your own line of furniture?” Barbara recently designed the Bois et Couleur Collection for Dowel Furniture. The furniture line, comprised of two chic dining chairs and their corresponding armchairs, a statement-making living room armchair with accompanying ottoman, three end tables that also serve as nightstands, and two versatile counter stools, will officially launch in May 2017.
FLX Training coached a fundraiser class for all ages and fitness levels to benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England and to honor Annie Rolincik who is on the Boston Marathon Team, Running For Cover. FLX is also debuting their new in-house fitness tracker, MYZONE, which displays your real-time heart rate, energy utilized, and your percentage of effort during your workout. MYZONE will motivate you to set goals and push yourself to the next level. Find your ZONE at FLX training, located at 443 Worcester Street in Wellesley. www.flxtraining.com
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 www.posiesofwellesley.com or call 781.237.9669.
Jenn Shotkus was named vice president of merchandising and buyer for Lyn Evans last January. Jenn grew up in the fashion industry alongside her late mother, Linda Shotkus, who was her mentor. Jenn graduated from Weston High School in 2008. Thereafter, she attended Lesley University and studied marketing. Today, the store is excited to introduce “NexJenn,” a multi-generational shopping experience. Jenn will bring a new attitude and a younger vibe to the Lyn Evans brand. See www.lynevans.com for more.
The Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation announced that Maureen E. Sullivan has been named president of the foundation. Sullivan previously served as a director on the foundation board. Sullivan will continue to perform in the position of executive vice president, chief marketing and human resources officer at Wellesley Bank. The Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation supports 200 various non-profit organizations in Wellesley, Weston, Natick, Needham, Newton and Boston. It was formed in 2011 for the purpose of giving back to the communities in which the bank serves.
Ellen Curran Design’s new slogan, “New Designs Where Modern Meets Convention,” embodies the sleek, modern, and functional style that Ellen creates. “Effectively bridging the gap between conventional and minimalist styles, results in an up-to-date and highly functional version of what has been known as the ‘traditional home.’ Respect for convention, and restrained modernism, brings life to this new vision, through streamlined traditional elements, and subtle changes in shapes, colors and materials”.
Cathy Varetimos is celebrating her second anniversary as the new owner of Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley. Beauty and Main’s latest product lines include Patchology, Coola Organic Suncare and Self-Tanning, Coastal Salt and Soul, and the Smith and Cult Nail Line, to name just a few. Other popular lines include Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier, Bare Minerals, Pai Shau, and more. Beauty and Main offers in-house and off-site makeup services, parties, and workshops, and also complimentary curbside pick-up. Call 781.237.1685 for details and information.
Joe Campanelli, chairman of the Tufts Medical Center Board of Directors, addressed the large crowd of attendees at the 2017 Working Wonders for Tufts Medical Center event held on March 28th in the Boston innovation district. The event raised more than $1.2 million while highlighting the incredible work of Tufts Medical Center’s CardioVascular Center. A longtime resident of Wellesley, Mr. Campanelli also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Needham Bank.
The first time Dara Delaney jumped out a perfectly functioning plane, she set a precedent for the rest of her life – from skydiving, marathon running and falling in love. She believes that taking the leap is almost always worthwhile. As the new branch manager for Century Bank’s Wellesley office, Dara brings a unique and deep understanding of “risk management” to her and her clients’ personal, professional and financial decisions. Recently married, Dara loves her family life and helping people achieve their personal and business financial goals. Visit her at the Century branch at 258 Washington Street or call 781.235-6500. CenturyBank.com.
S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is pleased to be named “Best Contractor – New Construction” 2017 by Best of Boston HOME from Boston magazine. This achievement marks the eighth “Best of” honor for S+H. A multi-award winning firm, S+H Construction collaborates with architects and other design professionals to offer residential renovations, custom building, historic restorations, site work, and landscaping solutions. For more information, visit www.shconstruction.com.
Perry Brokerage, a full-service commercial brokerage firm serving Boston, its suburban markets, and the South Shore is pleased to announce the appointment of industry leasing expert Jeremy Roy as senior vice president. In this senior role, Roy, a Wellesley resident, will focus on representing tenants and landlords in the downtown Boston office markets. Most recently, Roy was managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF). He is an active member of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA).
Mark Calandrello, better known as Cali, comes to Bach to Rock music school as site and marketing director. Cali comes from the world of radio where he spent the last 20 years as a marketing director and on-air personality. He started his career as an intern at Kiss 108 and has worked at 104.1 WBCN, 100.7 WZLX, and stations in Palm Beach and Tampa. Cali was thrilled when the opportunity arose to help kids make music a part of their lives.
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 to all adults aged 55 or higher living within a 20-mile radius of Needham. Visit www.NorthHill.org.
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 www.commonmoves.com.
Bella Santé in Wellesley, Lexington, and Boston is adding four new facials to the spa’s treatment menu: a 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 www.BellaSante.com.