Compass Real Estate is excited to announce the opening of its Wellesley office at 161 Linden Street, Suite 102 in Linden Square. The Wellesley office is home to 37 of the area’s top real estate agents. This office is the sixth Compass location in Greater Boston and the second in MetroWest. For more information, please visit www.compass.com.
Barrows Custom Window Treatments is celebrating more than 50 years as a leading provider of window treatments in the area. The Barrows’ team provides attention to detail and develops personal relationships with each and every customer. Visit their beautiful showroom at 365 Boyslton Street (Route 9) in Newton and schedule an in-home consultation to find the window treatments that best suit your needs. Barrows also offers expert fabric services for all of your drapery needs. Visit www.barrowscwt.com.
Schofield Elementary School invites all runners to the 26th annual 5K Road Race and Fun Fair on Sunday, June 2. Registration and check-in begin at 8:00 a.m., and race time is at 9:30 a.m. The Kids Fun Run and Fun Fair follow. Runners of all ages will enjoy this USATF certified course. Registration is $30 and t-shirts are free for the first 300 registrants. Proceeds benefit the Schofield PTO. To register and for more information, visit www.www.schofieldroadrace.org.
Gretchen Larkin, head of Charles River School, is the recipient of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Division I Chief Executive Leadership Award. Larkin is one of only two elementary school heads to receive this award, traditionally given to leaders of colleges or universities. Read more at http://bit.ly/LarkinCASE and visit www.charlesriverschool.org.
The Premier Dental Group of Wellesley team recently celebrated the New England Patriots with a team spirit celebration at the office. The team also recently celebrated a combined number of years working together at the office: The six doctors combined have been in practice in Wellesley for 104 years, and the full/part time team members have been together for a combined 154 years! To learn more about Premier Dental and how its staff can improve your dental health, visit www.premierdentalgroupofwellesley.com or call 781.237.3031 to schedule an appointment.
Donahue Maley Burns Team from Compass is proud to introduce their newest member, Claire Hoyt. Claire lives and breathes all things Needham where she helps her clients deftly navigate the market by applying the skills she acquired working in the San Francisco Bay Area’s competitive real estate market. There she was a top producer at a leading luxury brokerage. Her breadth of experience allows her to bring a suite of skills to her clients and to each real estate transaction. Claire can be reached at email@example.com.
On April 27, Wellesley resident and local classical architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA was awarded a Bulfinch Award for Residential (New Construction) Under 5,000 square feet by the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art at their Ninth Annual Dinner & Ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow him on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.
Update your spring wardrobe with a #GIRLGANG subscription box from Wellesley’s Sloane & Ivy. When you choose the #GIRLGANG box you’ll receive more than six clothing items that reflect your individual style. You’ll also know that 10 percent of the profits from each box will go to Flying Kites; all brands are women-owned, eco-sustainable, and made in North America; and each item is selected by stylists who use their skills to carefully choose the items that are right for you. For more information, visit www.sloaneandivy.com.
Tyler & Sash custom window treatments has recently opened a second location in Wellesley. With a staff of design experts who lead each client through the selection process, Tyler & Sash aims to add a personal touch at every turn. The new store has a finely curated selection of fabric, wallpaper, and window treatments ready for homeowners and designers. They are conveniently located at 540 Washingston Street in the heart of Wellesley Square. For more information, visit www.tylerandsash.com.
The Traci Shulkin Group was recently recognized as 2018’s #1 sales team by Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. This marks the 5th time in the last 7 years that Traci Shulkin has received this recognition. Traci and her group pride themselves on their ability to collaborate, both with clients and their fellow agents, and to provide cutting edge concierge service with the utmost integrity and confidentiality.
Get summer slim with MetTrimMD, now in Wellesley at 79 Central Street. “We’ve quietly 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. Both agree: “With weight loss, expert personal support makes all the difference.” To learn more, schedule the next available Free No-obligation Consultation. Call 978.635.0107 and visit www.MetTrimMD.com/WellesleyMA.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 marked Century Bank’s 50th anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since the bank opened its doors, which in 1969, were actually attached to a trailer. When you visit their branches—in Wellesley or any of their other 26 locations—you’ll see how much they’ve accomplished. Stop by the Wellesley branch at 258 Washington Street to meet manager Dara Delaney and see how the bank has grown.
The 2019 Chinese New Year Gala organized by Wellesley Chinese Language School (WCLS) and Wellesley Chinese American Network was held on Saturday, February 2 at Regis College Fine Arts Center. The Year of the Pig was celebrated with traditional Chinese shows including folk dances and musical instrument performances. WCLS was established in 2009 to increase the diverse culture awareness of the community through teaching Chinese language and culture. For more information, visit www.wellesleychineseschool.org.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is proud to announce that Wellesley resident Jennifer Madden and Weston resident Jeff David, agents affiliated with the company’s Wellesley office, have officially launched their real estate partnership. Madden and David, with 25 years of combined experience, will provide real estate services in Wellesley and Weston, as well as surrounding communities including Dover, Natick, Needham, and Wayland. The team will continue to deliver their clients the high-quality service that they have come to know and expect. For more information, visit www.maddendavidgroup.com.
Enjoy the warm summer nights at the Davis Museum’s fourth annual Summer Film Series! Art activities and museum tours begin at 7:00pm, and movies begin at dusk. Enjoy free snacks and beer (21+)! Plus free admission and parking. Bring your own folding chairs and blankets. Rain will move the screenings indoors. June 27: A Wrinkle in Time, July 11: Back to the Future, July 25: WALL-E, August 8: The Fifth Element. For more information, visit www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu.
Wellesley native Lauren (Wetherbee) Williams of the nonprofit Overlook FARM in Rutland, Massachusetts, announces the launch of a fundraising campaign for their exciting new agricultural education organization. Lauren notes, “Overlook FARM will be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn, eat, work, and grow together – but we need your help to make it happen! Visit us on Facebook (@overlookfarmrutland) or our website (www.overlookfarmrutland.org) to watch our video, learn more, and donate.”
The flower shop at Wellesley’s Pine Straw is filled with beautiful blooms. Stop by to grab a bouquet or call ahead for a custom arrangement. A nice selection of Free People clothing is also in stock with new items arriving weekly. And if you’re traveling to visit friends this summer, remember that Pine Straw has a great selection of hostess gifts. Stop by the store at 466 Washington Street in Wellesley, or have the gift shipped directly to your destination. Call 781.235.1844 and visit www.livegivepinestraw.com.
Gail and Gary Lockberg, owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate (BHHS), recently attended The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales “All In” convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. BHHS Corporate leaders Gino Belfari and Chris Stuart presented information on technology advances and other corporate initiatives.
Dr. William LoVerme and his team at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, P.C. have increased their hours for MedSpa personal care services including facials, hair removal, pigment reduction, skin tightening, and fat reduction. Please call to make an appointment with their nurse or medical aesthetician at 781.263-0011. Visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com.
The Wellesley Board of Public Works has appointed Dave Cohen as the new director of public works (DPW), succeeding Mike Pakstis who retired. Dave most recently served as assistant director of public works and began his career with the Department of Public Works 23 years ago. As director, Dave will oversee all DPW operations including maintenance and improvement of all assets and infrastructure under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works. Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 781.235.7600 x3300.
As they do for all high school teams in their branch towns that win a state championship, Needham Bank purchased jackets for the Wellesley High School Girls Indoor and Outdoor Track Team to commemorate their State Championship wins in the 2018 season. Needham Bank, with a location at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley, is a member FDIC and SIF.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce Melissa Dailey has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Society of Excellence award for 2018. This is Coldwell Banker’s highest designation. In addition, Melissa was named one of the Top 50 Sales Associates in New England. Coldwell Banker is also pleased to announce that Donna Scott and Tom Aaron have been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier award for 2018. In addition, Donna and Tom have been named as Top 50 Sales Associates in New England.
The Wellesley Repertory Theatre will present This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing June 6 through June 30 at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre. Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by Marta Rainer, this moving modern-day fable features triplet sisters who are left in a forest by their father and forced to find their own way in the world. Years later, they meet again. For more information, call 781.283.2000 and visit www.wellesleyrep.org.
The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami, P.C. is excited to have Kimberly Kosanovich join the firm. Kimberly has specialized in real estate law since 2001. She is an expert at representing lenders, buyers, and sellers. Kimberly is a certified mediator with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Supreme Court of Florida. She prides herself on interpersonal relationships and strives to make every transaction a positive experience. You can find Kimberly in their Boston, Wellesley, or Hingham offices. Visit www.selamilaw.com.
Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders (C&M) were recognized with a new award from the lifestyle platform Houzz for Best of Houzz 2019 Design. Out of millions of designs and the nation’s top professionals on the site, C&M was recognized for their outstanding work for the fourth year in a row. Follow them on Houzz, Instagram, and Facebook for more about their integrated design and craftsmanship services. Visit www.carpentermacneille.com.
The Candy Bar in Wellesley is proud to introduce new products for spring. Bioderma, an effective skincare line which has long been a French pharmacy staple now graces the shelves here. New face and lip products from Becca, By Terry, and Smashbox are a must see. New jewelry arrivals are also in store from Spain’s premier jeweler Uno de 50, as well as Chan Luu and Ela Rae. Stop by The Candy Bar at 20 Church Street and find your style. Visit online at www.candybarcosmetics.com.
This year a Blade of Grass is celebrating 25 years of designing, installing, and maintaining award-winning properties throughout Boston and the MetroWest area. Owner Jim Douthit and founder Heather Lashbrook Jones would like to thank their clients and team. “We could not have of done it without our amazing clients, their creative projects and, of course, our incredible team. Thank you!”
Dan Gordon Landscape Architects is honored, once again, to be the recipient of the Bulfinch Award for Landscape Architecture by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. This year’s award recognizes their work on Charles River Estate, located in Dover. Dan received the Award at a gala celebration at the Harvard Club of Boston on April 27th.The project was featured this spring in New England Home Magazine. For more information, please call 781.237.5751 or visit www.dangordon.com.
The Wellesley Historical Society held its annual fundraiser “Swing Into Spring” cocktail party on Thursday, May 9 at Wellesley Country Club. This year the Society honored the Anderson family of Anderson’s Jewelers in Wellesley. This fourth-generation family in the jewelry business is well noted for their quality and professional service, in addition to their generous outreach to the community. For more information, please visit www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org or contact Executive Director Amanda Fisher at 781.235.6690 or email@example.com.
Once a year, the very best in real estate from across the Americas come together to collaborate, celebrate, and share in being members of Engel & Völkers’ truly unique and highest-caliber network. At EV Exchange, professionals from the Wellesley office have the privilege of experiencing the power of Engel & Völkers’ reputation and its people as they connect and learn from passionate real estate professionals and industry game-changers who all share an unwavering commitment to being and serving as the best.
Beth Shedd Photography is celebrating its fifth year in Wellesley. Specializing in portraits, events, and finding the beauty in every day, Shedd’s lens is always focused on capturing and encouraging connection. Her “Wellesley Wednesdays” photo-blog series will be featured at the Wellesley Free Library during the month of October, and she encourages you to visit and connect. To learn more, please visit her website and follow her on Instagram and Facebook. www.BethShedd.com.
The House and Garden Club of Wellesley celebrated its 60th anniversary in December. This volunteer organization is responsible for the creation and beautification of Central Park (at the corner of Grove and Central Streets), the Butterfly Gardens at Wellesley’s elementary schools, and the December decorating of the Town Hall and Bell. Their annual ‘Geranium Sale’ provides the funding necessary for these projects each year. For more information: www.gcfm.org/wellesleyhouseandgardenclub .
Wellesley Bakery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Owned and run by Mara Nuon, this family-run business specializes in delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, pies and pastries, all of which are made on site with the finest ingredients. Dine in or take out. Open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Order your fresh pies for Thanksgiving early – they sell out fast!
Wellesley Bank, a premier bank and wealth management company, announced that David Bourret has been appointed as senior vice president, commercial lender. David will be located in the bank’s Boston office at One Federal Street where he will be responsible for business development that will contribute to the continued growth of the bank. David has over 30 years in the banking industry, most recently as senior vice president, relationship manager with Customers Bank. Visit www.wellesleybank.com.
Deland, Gibson Insurance of Wellesley established the Deland, Gibson Fund in 2018. The Deland, Gibson Fund is a 501(c)(3) Donor Advised fund administered by the Foundation for Metro West and run by the Deland Gibson Giving Committee, whose mission is to give back to the communities where we live and work. This January the Deland, Gibson Fund made its first donation to spikesk9fund.org in loving memory of DG teammate Colleen Herrick. To learn more about Deland, Gibson, visit www.delandgibson.com.
John C. Ricotta & Associates of Chatham, established in 1989, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary as one of Cape Cod’s premier full-service real estate sales and vacation rental agencies. President and principal broker John Ricotta and his associates have worked to develop and retain their exceptional reputation among both clients and the community. Learn more about John and the agency by visiting www.ricottarealestate.com or calling 508.945.5000.
Chris Raveis and office manager Jon Lynch, along with the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce, several agents, and office staff cut a ribbon to kick off the grand opening of the new William Raveis Real Estate Wellesley office. Located at 75 Central Street which is next door to the old office location, the new office features an open, modern look with glass-walled offices and conference rooms plus several comfortable work stations for the agents.
Wellesley resident and artist Deborah Friedman has her artwork featured on the cover and in an eight-page article in the April/May 2019 issue of International Artists Magazine. In addition, she has a drawing juried into the Cato Institute’s inaugural exhibition, “Freedom: Art as the Messenger” in their Washington D.C. headquarters from April to June 2019. For more information visit www.dlfriedman.com.
Get ready for the summer months or a special occasion with a fabulous spray tan, now available at Beauty and Main at 79 Central Street in Wellesley. Beauty and Main 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. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 781.237.1685 and visit www.beautyandmain.com.
Engel & Voelkers Wellesley congratulates Renu Shukla, a third-year advisor for the firm, for her recent award at the EV Exchange 2019 held in Atlanta. Presenting the distinction award for her milestone performance was the EVUSA President Anthony Hitt. Renu is grateful for the acknowledgement and she is proud to showcase Engel & Voelkers iconic brand globally. Please reach Renu directly at 781.608.2604 to discuss your real estate goals.
Simplify your makeup routine when you try Jesamondo‘s newest service—a Keratin Lash Lift. It’s like a perm for your lashes—shaping, lifting, and giving the appearance of longer, fuller lashes that frame your eyes exquisitely. The process takes about 60 minutes and lasts four to six weeks. Add their ever-popular eyelash tint and kiss your mascara and eyelash curler goodbye. Welcome curly, defined, natural eyelashes. Visit www.jesamondo.com or call 508.907.7171 to schedule your appointment.
Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.’s top 15 producing agents were appointed to the company’s 2019 Senior Leadership and Ambassador Teams. The Senior Leadership Team will meet quarterly and provide market intelligence and guidance to colleagues. The Leadership Team includes: Traci Shulkin, Jared Wilk, Team Pearlstein (Lisa and Noah), Jessica Allain, Susan Sullivan, Shell Yu, Peter Hill, Annie Bauman, Elise Siebert and the M3 Group (Nancy Moore, Jane Migdol and Kate Moynihan). Company Ambassadors are Christina Santangelo, Alyson Karpowicz, Theresa David, Paula Callanan, and Danielle Meade.
Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, is proud to once again sponsor the Historic Newton House tour. The annual event features a collection of private residences with a focus on historic homes in the city of Newton. This is the third year Gleysteen has sponsored the event which will take place on Sunday, May 19. For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.
ARID Newton-Wellesley | Dental Specialty Group wishes their four 2016-2019 interns the very best. They are: Victoria Liu and Zeynep Yozgyur of Wellesley College, Joanne Nasr of Boston University, and Dr. Leila Barikbin of Iran. ARID’s internship program offers graduate or undergraduate students unique real-world experience in interdisciplinary dental medicine practice. Their interns gain exposure to real projects and challenges in a vibrant environment and get unparalleled experience as they work with the brightest and best in the field and participate as a member of the team. To learn more about the internship program, please call 781.237-1190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIERCE is celebrating their one-year anniversary at the Garage Gym in Natick. FIERCE is grounded in the belief that when women come together, an extraordinary energy is created that’s so powerful there’s no choice but to succeed in health, business, and life. Now is the time to break through what has been holding you back by choosing YOU and prioritizing your health before summer is here! Small group training classes and private training summer specials are available May 15. Call 832.221.4966, email email@example.com, and visit www.fiercebychoice.com.
Coldwell Banker‘s top-producing agents across New England were honored for their outstanding 2018 sales accomplishments ranking them among the top producers nationally. Among them were Weston’s Denise Mosher, Kathryn Richlen, and Rosemary McCready. Coldwell Banker’s Weston office is located at 426 Boston Post Road. For more information, call 781.894.5555 and visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com.
Charles River Aquatics (CRA) is the premier aquatics program currently serving the greater Boston area and soon expanding to Wellesley and the MetroWest area. CRA’s unique competitive, technique-based teaching method not only ensures each swimmer’s growth in the water, but also fosters a life-long passion for the sport of swimming. Between their lessons program, competitive youth and masters’ swim teams, and summer camp programs, they have your entire family covered from tiny tots to triathletes. (photo)
Darby Road HOME (DRH) is excited to celebrate its five-year anniversary this May. The 5,000 square foot showroom, located at 1395 Main Street in Waltham, has expanded its collection of fine furniture, exceptional case goods, and an eclectic collection of art and accessories over the years, becoming a destination for discerning shoppers and designers from Boston, MetroWest, and beyond. Come see why DRH has been named Best of Boston Home for 2019. For more information, visit www.DarbyRoad.com.
Nimble Hill Timberworks has launched a new concept in outdoor living: away-spaces. Whether used for entertaining family and friends; a quiet retreat for reading, writing, yoga, or gardening; or a bunkhouse for your children and their friends, away-spaces provide an affordable, artistic extension to your backyard or vacation home. Owned by Michael Russell of Wellesley, Nimble Hill specializes in designing and constructing custom timber frame away-spaces that fit your backyard and budget. Learn more at www.nimbletimber.com.
Brimmer and May, an independent, co-educational school serving PK-12th grade students, has appointed Emily Miller as its new Head of Lower School. Emily brings to Brimmer over 20 years of experience in school administration and in-classroom teaching, most recently serving as the Head of School at PK-8 Nantucket Lighthouse School. Emily will be responsible for overseeing Brimmer’s PK – 5th grade program and will uphold the school’s high standards for academic excellence while enhancing the joys and wonders of childhood. For more information, visit www.brimmer.org.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is proud to announce that its Physician Hospital Organization (NWPHO) has once again been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s (HPHC) “Physician Group Honor Roll” for excellence in disease prevention and treatment of acute and chronic illness for adult and pediatric patients. While 61 physician practices in New England received this recognition, Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s PHO was one of only 12 that achieved recognition “with distinction” for exceeding the National Committee of Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) 90th percentile in all areas. For more information about Newton-Wellesley Hospital, visit www.nwh.org.
The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts presented three awards at the 2019 Boston Flower & Garden Show held in March. The winners were Samantha’s Gardens, Inc., Paul Massad Landscaping LLC, and Interiors by MS. The theme of this year’s show was “The Beauty of Balance.” The LDC panel of judges was made up of Regina Hajjar of Weston, Mary Bowen Nokes of Lexington, and Frances Y.J. Wheeler of West Boxford. Organized in 1963, the LDC of Massachusetts operates under the auspices of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC).
Page Waterman Gallery is thrilled to announce they are representing Wellesley and California based artist Michelle Jung. If you are in the neighborhood please stop by to see her spectacular coastal oil paintings. The exhibit will be held June 1-8, with an artist reception on Saturday, June 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Page Waterman Gallery is located at 592a Washington Street (Route 16) in Wellesley. For more information, please call 781.235.0430 and visit www.pagewaterman.com.