Wellesley resident and local classical architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was awarded a Bulfinch Award for Residential (Restoration, Renovation, or Addition) by the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art at their Tenth Annual Dinner and Ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston. Ahearn also launched his new website including new projects as well as his first online class: Patrick Ahearn’s Studio. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow them on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.
NatureWorks Landscape is making your neighborhood quieter. Again this spring, they will install over 30 mowing robots that are virtually silent, truly green machines that replace traditional mowing. Mow robots eliminate noise and emit zero pollutants. While cutting, they return micro-clippings to the soil, which feed the lawn naturally. Custom- run schedules keep grass a consistent height so lawns never have that “need a haircut” look, and yards are always ready for the next family cookout. For more information, call 508.660.3139 and visit www.natureworkslandscape.com.
AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring is once again proud to support the YMCA of Metro North as a sponsor of the 2020 Road Race Series, promoting health and wellness to the surrounding community. All proceeds go to the YMCA of Metro North Annual Campaign that provides more than $1.2 million in financial assistance to families in need. Stop by AJ Rose in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus, or online at www.ajrosecarpets.com.
For 40 years, W.F. Healey Co. has been turning back time for their many local clients who rely on the company to restore and enhance their antique furniture and art. Owner Bill Healey is an expert in the antiques and restoration field and has worked with the most discerning private collectors, antique dealers, interior designers, and museums. The company also offers estate appraisals for insurance and antique sales. To learn more and to schedule an estimate, call 781.820.3256 and visit www.wfhealey.com.
Krauss Dermatology has expanded and added an additional suite focused on aesthetic procedures and treatments. Visit them in their new space, located conveniently across the hall from their Wellesley Hills office at 1 Washington Street, Suite 401A. The team is committed to providing innovative and outstanding care to all patients in a safe and comfortable environment. They are passionate about delivering an exceptional experience, whether medical, surgical, or aesthetic.
A year ago Tyler & Sash joined the neighborhood at 540 Washington Street and transformed a former package store into a light-filled design studio. Next door, Wellesley Bakery founder and owner Mara Nuon and manager Sam Nuon liked what they saw and recently partnered with Tyler & Sash to give the 25-year neighborhood fixture a well-deserved facelift. Led by Tyler & Sash designer Josh Bogart, the team’s goal is to create a fresh space for the bakery that reflects the owners’ heritage. Visit www.tylerandsash.com.
Just in time for summer, Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley, is pleased to reintroduce the Beauty and Main Loyalty Card. Purchase five services and the sixth one is free. Services include custom spray tanning and makeup applications. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 781.237.1685 and visit www.beautyandmain.com.
Dean Poritzky, principal/license partner at Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is honored to announce that the following agents in the Wellesley office earned Elite Club Award status for exceptional sales in 2019: Veronika Bulkin, Sari Coduri, Karen Kirk, Rob MacLeod, Keith Magnus, Peace Nguyen, and Renu Shukla. Awards were presented at Exchange, the annual meeting of 1,000 members of the Engel & Völkers Americas network, which took place at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. Congratulations to all and best of luck in 2020!
The Wellesley Historical Society (WHS) has made great progress this past year and is now one step closer to being able to effectively use their new property at 323 Washington Street, also known as the Stanwood House. Thanks to fundraising efforts, an ADA-compliant bathroom has been added on the main floor, areas have been painted, and repairs have been made. The WHS has also been working closely with town officials to have the Stanwood House designated as a Single Building Historic District. For more information, please visit www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.
Debi Benoit, whose company Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was recently acquired by Gibson Sotheby’s, has been named senior vice president of Sotheby’s International Real Estate Company. Benoit exceeded $120 million in sales in 2019. She has maintained her status as one of the nation’s top real estate producers for more than a decade and the #1 broker status in Wellesley for 14 consecutive years. Statewide, Benoit ranks as one of the top producers for single-family home sales.
Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces new people on the management team. Joining Matt Traiger, owner, manager, and longtime iconic figure behind the brand, are Artistic Directors Michelle DeCosta and Jenna Rose Pasquale; and Front Desk Coordinators Brittany Dillworth and Jessica Andrade. With new salon and spa expansions just a whisper away from completion, stay tuned as exciting new changes continue to emerge. Visit www.jesamondo.com or call 508.907.7171 to schedule your salon visit or spa-cation.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate (BHHS) recently honored Kathy Kelley with the Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award for her excellent sales performance for 2018 placing her in the top one percent of all BHHS agents nationwide. Kathy was also honored with the Berkshire Hathaway HS Legend Award for her many consecutive years of award-winning performance. Kelley just celebrated 25 years as one of Wellesley’s top real estate agents. “The name you see all over town!”
Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is pleased to introduce their new front desk administrative staff. With a focus on exceptional patient experience, triaging medical issues, and making timely appointments, the staff has extensive managed care and medical practice experience and is eager to meet and help care for you. Eye Care and Laser Surgery provides laser eye surgery (LASIK, Advanced Surface Ablation, PRK, and LASEK) as well as comprehensive eye care. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.
Needham Bank stepped up to the plate and gave a $10,000 sponsorship to the Wellesley Softball Field of Dreams project. The donation provided grandstands at Lee Field, where the Wellesley High School Varsity Softball team will play their home games. Needham Bank wishes the team many winning seasons on the new field!
The owners and staff at a Blade of Grass are proud to announce that Irrigation and Lighting Manager Abdul Abuhajeb achieved the status of Certified Irrigation Technician from the Irrigation Association this past winter. His passion for reducing water waste and improving system efficiency has led him to create the company’s new SMART Irrigation Plan. It’s based around understanding site specifics, multiple checks per season, using appropriate materials, and utilizing WIFI controllers that connect to local weather stations.
DermWellesley is excited to welcome Caren Droesch, MD to their team. Dr. Droesch, a Massachusetts native, will be seeing both medical and cosmetic patients of all ages and genders. She treats the entire spectrum of skin disease, performs skin cancer examinations, and is highly skilled in both laser therapy and injectables. She’s accepting new patients and will also offer urgent access appointments throughout the week for any patient that may have a more immediate need. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 781.591.4234 and visit www.dermwellesley.com.
One Wingate Way is celebrating its third year providing luxury independent living to seniors who seek full independence with peace of mind. One Wingate Way, located at 235 Gould Street in Needham, features AQUA by Wingate, an engaging active lifestyle experience, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. Residents enjoy smart-tech fitness equipment, a heated salt-water pool, yoga classes, massage therapy, a salon, and much more. Other luxuries of leisure include cultural programs, continuing education, and museum trips, to name just a few. To learn more, please visit www.onewingateway.com.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce that Melissa Dailey has been recognized with the Coldwell BankerR International Society of Excellence Award for 2019. This is Coldwell Banker’s highest designation. In addition, Melissa was named one of the Top 10 Sales Associates Nationwide. Coldwell Banker is also pleased to announce that Donna Scott and Tom Aaron have been recognized with the Coldwell BankerR International President’s Premier Award for 2019.
Wellesley resident and architect Jacob Lilley, of Jacob Lilley Architects, is pleased to once again be awarded “Best of Houzz ” for 2020, in Design and Service. The award is chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals. For more information, please visit www.jlaarchitects.com. http://www.jlaarchitects.com
Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently named “Best of Houzz” for 2020. This is the sixth time the firm has received the honor, granted to the top three percent of Houzz.com’s over two million professionals. 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.
Owner and Certified Master Gardener Michele Fronk Schuckel, a Weston resident, works with her team to design and install four season gardens and containers, which always incorporate native plants. The designs draw pollinators (birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects) and are built to be climate resilient. With your health in mind, Natural Selections practices organic fine gardening. Schedule a consultation at NaturalSelectionsGardens.com. Mention WellesleyWeston Magazine and receive a 10 percent discount on container gardens and urns in 2020.
Amy Mizner of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, architect David Boronkay of Slocum Hall Design Group, Jeff Capello of Concept Building, Inc., and Jessica Tolman and Anne Mueller of Briar Design are featured in a new video called “Modern Trailblazers: Reimagining the Prairie Style.” Created by Boston Design Guide, the video is Part One of a series documenting the land acquisition, design, and construction of a magnificent MetroWest private residence inspired by the prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neajGFkiNIk.
Sonja B. Selami, ESQ., owner and CEO of Sonja Selami Law Offices P.C., and Marketing Director Ashley Bernon recently attended a private event at Tiffany’s Newbury Street store to celebrate International Women’s Day. The women attending the breakfast and round table discussion were international business leaders who work here in Boston. The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami is a leader in real estate law with offices in Boston, Wellesley, Lexington, and Hingham. For more information, please visit www.selamilaw.com.
FIERCE is celebrating two years at the Garage Gym. Experience what it feels like to live fiercely through fitness, fuel, fulfillment, friendship, and fun. FIERCE offers brand-new classes and new coaches to bring you the best of the best in women’s fitness and well-being! Your first class is complimentary. From small group training classes to one-on-one personal training, to behavior coaching, FIERCE by Choice has you covered. Visit www.fiercebychoice.com for more information.
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art has awarded Dan Gordon Landscape Architects a Bulfinch Award for their work on The Pond’s Edge Estate. This once cherished garden, located in historic Chestnut Hill, had fallen into disrepair. The renovation has transformed and revitalized the property into a thriving ecosystem and inspiring environment for owners and community to enjoy once again.
Boston-based interior designer Marc Langlois, a long-recognized fixture on the Wellesley-Weston landscape, has been busy helping clients update their vacation homes in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Many of Marc’s clients are heading north earlier this year and have asked him to update their weekend retreats along the slopes of Stowe and the surrounding countryside. Langlois is known for working closely with each homeowner to bring a fresh perspective to their design views. For more information, please visit www.mr-marc.com and follow on Instagram @marcjlanglois.
Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, a premiere architect and design firm headquartered in Osterville, is honored to be named one of the “Top Fifty” coastal architects 2020 by Ocean Home Magazine. Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, founded by Doreve Nicholaeff, approaches architecture in the analysis of the context, the site, its characteristics/topography, geology, indigenous vegetation, wind direction, orientation, surrounding houses, borrowed view paths, and the architectural vocabulary. For more information, visit www.nicholaeff.com or call 508.420.5298.
The Portland Group is proud to announce that they are celebrating 90 years of business in 2020. Nationally recognized as New England’s leading wholesaler of plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning, The Portland Group prides itself on the quality and variety of products offered to customers, providing top brand names in a warehouse space exceeding 300,000 square feet. The company’s signature showroom, SPLASH in Newton features the industry’s premier brands and coveted designs. For more information call 617.332.6662 or visit their website at www.splashspritzo.com.
Stuart Swan, the former owner of Stuart Swan Furniture Company, is now living and working in Williamsburg, Virginia where he works as a buyer’s agent for Howard Hanna Williamsburg. If you’re looking for tasteful resort living, add Williamsburg to your retirement considerations. Enjoy elegant planned communities such as Governor’s Land at Two Rivers Country Club on the banks of the James River. Choose from several planned communities offering custom homes at prices that are not to be believed in the Northeast. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engel & Voelkers Wellesley congratulates Renu Shukla, an award-winning luxury segment advisor for her third work anniversary! Renu’s demonstrated expertise in navigating various life transitions through critical real estate decisions continues to enable best possible results for her clients. A past Tenacre, Rivers, and The Roxbury Latin School parent, Renu is grateful for her deep roots in this community. Please reach Renu directly at 781.608.2604.
The sixth annual Lunch with Kate was held in March and celebrated Boston Medical Center’s (BMC’s) Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family. Special guest and First Lady of Massachusetts Lauren Baker joined BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh and the center’s Executive Director Dr. Megan Bair-Merritt for a discussion about how the center is revolutionizing care for pediatric patients and their families. More than $86,500 was raised in support of the incredible work being done to give all children equal opportunity to be healthy.
Wellesley Dental Group is excited to welcome board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and Wellesley native Dr. Jonathan Stephens to their team. Dr. Stephens received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University. He completed his general surgery internship at Tulane University, and oral surgery residency at Mt. Sinai/ Jacobi in New York City. He is a clinical instructor for oral surgery at Tufts University with the philosophy to deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to all patients.
Wellesley College is now offering an innovative approach to providing health care services to its more than 2,400 students. Through a collaboration between Wellesley College and Newton-Wellesley Collegiate Health, a service of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, hospital providers are based at Wellesley’s campus, providing students with convenient access to top-quality health care. This is a novel approach in Massachusetts for addressing the health needs of students. Highly-specialized care is also available through Newton-Wellesley Hospital and the broader Partners HealthCare network, including Mass General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Bridgitte Carroll, a local integrative and functional dietitian, is celebrating two years at Johnson Compounding & Wellness in Waltham. In this role, she has worked with hundreds of individual clients, acquired new products for the store, and helped customers pick out personalized supplements. By practicing nutrition using a functional medicine lens, she is able to get to the root cause of any dysfunction. She is accepting new clients.
Mature Caregivers, a division of Age Friendly Ventures, announced that Gayle Thieme has joined the team as director of client care. Thieme comes to Mature Caregivers after 16 years with the Wellesley Council on Aging. Mature Caregivers provides companionship and personal care to elders in their homes. For more information, please visit www.agefriendly.com.