Former Wellesley resident Mike Walsh is now part owner and chief executive officer of One2One BodyScapes Wellesley. Mike joined the company in 2002 as a personal coach and has helped many clients throughout the years achieve their fitness goals. One2One Bodyscapes has strict COVID-19 safety measures in place and a limited number of personal trainers work at one time to allow for social distancing. You can also participate virtually with Zoom training sessions and achieve maximum results in minimum time. For more information, please visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com or call 781.235.2262.
Dr. Geoffrey Burns of Renaissance Family Medicine in Wellesley is celebrating more than 20 years as a board-certified family physician and seven years as a concierge doctor in Wellesley. Dr. Burns opened his practice to provide patients with the care and respect they deserve. He sees all of his patients personally, is on call 24/7, and takes extra time to explain diagnoses and treatment plans thoroughly. His practice is open to patients interested in a more personalized level of care known as Concierge Medical Services. For more information, please visit www.rfmofwellesley.com.
Coldwell Banker Realty is pleased to announce that Melissa Dailey and Donna Scott have been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International Society of Excellence award for 2020. This is Coldwell Banker’s highest designation. In addition, Melissa was named #1 Sales Associate in New England. Coldwell Banker is also pleased to announce that Tom Aaron has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier award for 2020.
The Bay Club, of Mattapoisett, includes an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Brad Faxon/Brad Booth. Opened in 2004, this high-end, private country club community takes pride in delivering exceptional experience to members. Located on the south coast of Massachusetts, less than an hour’s drive from the Wellesley/Weston area, the golf course is a parkland design with native fescue strategically placed to provide challenges for all level of players. Contact General Manager Greg Yeomans at 508.207.9216 or email@example.com for membership information. Visit www.bayclubmatt.com.
Bob and Phyllis Totaro, founders of J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley, and now owners of Chatham Fine Art in Chatham on Cape Cod, celebrated 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 eighth 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.
Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty kicked 2021 off strong by welcoming six consummate real estate professionals to its Wellesley, Weston, and Needham offices as of March: Keenan Flynn, Aimee Greenfield, Liz Kincannon, Julie Panagakos, Sneha Patel and Adam Shoulkin. With 24 offices throughout MetroWest, Boston, Greater Boston, North Shore, South Shore and Cape Cod, the brokerage now has more than 400 sales associates who are experts in their markets and represent the global Sotheby’s International Realty brand. Visit www.gibsonsothebysrealty.com.
AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring recently established the Interior Design Affiliate Program. This program is designed to support and promote local interior designers’ members by offering rewards on qualifying purchases and referrals. As a family-owned business with over four decades serving the community, AJ Rose truly understands the importance of word-of-mouth referrals and supporting local businesses. Learn more at www.ajrosecarpets.com or visit one of their three locations in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus.
Auburndale Builders is celebrating 15 years building and remodeling high-performance homes in the MetroWest area. Owner Nick Falkoff and the Auburndale Builders team build new custom homes and also focus on renovations, additions, and historic restorations. Combining their knowledge of historic homes and leading-edge building science, Auburndale creates energy efficient, net zero homes powered by renewable energy. From the pre-construction meeting to the final finishing touch, Auburndale Builders is dedicated to turning your dream home into a reality. To learn more, please visit www.auburndalebuilders.com.
Pam Kubbins, the owner of her Wellesley based scarf design and manufacturing business, Pam’s Pashminas, featured her 2021 Spring Silk Collection at the May Day Market in Providence at the WaterFire Arts Center on May 1 and 2. Pam is looking forward to showcasing her lightweight, all-natural fiber sustainable scarves this spring and summer at outdoor shows throughout New England. For more information, please visit www.pamspashminas.com.
Local resident and architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, announced that his first book, TIMELESS, is now in its fifth printing since it was published, including sales in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Asia. For more information, visit www.patrickahearn.com and follow the firm on Instagram for daily updates @patrickahearnarchitect.
Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly welcomes Billy Noke to its roster of master colorists and stylists. Since 2016, when Billy entered the cosmetology industry, he’s had a passion for hair and coloring techniques. The cornerstone of his sterling reputation is in the form of “blonding” and where he’s earned his gold star. From balayage to simple foils, Billy delivers a distinctive creation that always reaches beyond his customers’ expectations. Schedule an appointment to rejuvenate your look today: www.jesamondo.com or 508.907.7171.
Suzanne Bates, founder of Bates Communications, a leader in executive development, leadership coaching, and consulting, recently announced the acquisition of her company to BTS Group in Sweden, a leading global strategy implementation firm. With revenues exceeding $7 million and an experienced team of 23 employees, Bates Communications was acquired due in part to its solid performance and resilience during the pandemic. Suzanne will manage BTS’ Boston office, giving the company a significant Northeast market presence.
NatureWorks Landscape is opening a studio office in Wellesley’s Church Square this summer to be closer to the community it serves. Currently under renovation, the space will ultimately be staffed by their account management team, putting them just a stone’s throw from many of their properties, and enabling them to be more accessible for design and landscape consultations. The public is welcome to stop in and ask horticulture or design questions. The team expects to host some fun events, so stay tuned for invitations. For more information, please visit www.natureworkslandscape.com.
ID8 Design Studio recently moved to Wellesley and was recognized as Best of Boston Home 2021 by Boston magazine. Principal Designer and Founder Sashya Thind Fernandes LEED AP, a Weston resident, created the company in 2012 to enable the lifelong journey of learning and forming connections with interesting people. She experiments with ways to design spaces that will ultimately nourish the soul. Her favorite projects involve both renovations and furnishings. To learn more, please visit www.id8designstudio.com. Warm Minimalism™
Wellesley resident and architect, Jan Gleysteen, AIA, is pleased to have been awarded “Best of Houzz” for 2021. Gleysteen’s work has been recognized for design excellence by Houzz.com consistently since 2013, garnering over one million saves and making him a Houzz influencer. 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.
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Congratulations to Kathy Kelley, who continues her Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country “Legend Award” winning status. Kathy was recently recognized at The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 2021 Virtual Convention “UNSTOPPABLE” once again, as a Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award winner. This award honors the top one percent of over 50,000 BHHS agents nationwide. An amazing accomplishment in a difficult year.
Christopher P. Williams Architects, PLLC has been designing and building environmentally sensitive homes in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for more than 37 years. Their LEED-certified architects have been honored with awards from the Green Building Council, AIA New Hampshire, PlanNH, and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. They have always focused on the principle of working to provide architectural solutions that complement their settings, are tailored to client needs, and minimize environmental impact.
Wash Me Auto Detailing rolls into its 12th year proudly servicing the Weston-Wellesley community and Boston’s MetroWest. With convenience at the forefront, Wash Me provides high quality mobile car cleaning and detailing services at your preferred location. Owned and operated by former Weston native Brendan Meagher, Wash Me makes enjoying a clean vehicle year-round as easy as possible. Call 781.467.9272 or visit www.washmedetailing.com to schedule an appointment.
Pear Associates, LLC, a Wellesley consulting firm that helps nonprofit organizations and government entities become fruitful, is pleased to announce Caroline Conlin’s promotion to vice president, operations and administration. Caroline joined Pear Associates in January of 2020 to support the company’s operations and project management. As the firm has rapidly grown over the past year, her responsibilities have expanded to include human resources, finance/accounting, and client management.
PBF HOMES was recently awarded 2021 Best of Houzz. “We are honored to be selected for 2021 Best of Houzz for the third year in a row” said Pam Forman, principal of PBF HOMES. “This award is selected by thousands of consumers who are searching for inspiration for their home renovations and interior design projects. We love that our work is inspiring to both our current and future clients.” Thinking of renovating or adding interior design elements to your home? PBF HOMES can handle every detail. Visit www.PBFHOMES.COM.
Adriane Miranda is pleased to announce that she is now carrying the France Laure brand of skincare products at Adriane Esthetics Spa Boutique, located at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick. For three generations, France Laure has been drawing from natural resources to create products in perfect symbiosis with the skin. Users of their products stimulate the original beauty of their skin through science. Visit Adriane’s lovely and serene oasis where you’ll be pampered, rejuvenated, and refreshed. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.
Century Bank is excited to announce that its newest branch, opening this summer, will be located in Needham at 1433 Highland Avenue. This full-service branch will be fully equipped to assist you with all of your financing needs. The Needham location may be new, but it will be staffed with experienced bankers providing the friendly, personalized service Century Bank is known for.
Artist Carolyn Mackin is excited to now offer her popular Cape Cod Stripes Workshop (CCSW) virtually for individuals and groups. You will learn a variety of professional painting techniques and create unique artwork that you will be proud to hang in your home or give. Absolutely no experience is needed. The CCSW is perfect for events such as birthdays, girls’ nights, bachelorette parties, team building, client outreach, and baby showers. Learn more and enroll at www.carolynmackin.teachable.com.
Gabrielle Clemens, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA*), JD, LLM, Accredited Estate Planner (AEP*), Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management – U.S. and Managing Director at Clemens Private Wealth Management Group and Seaport Boston Private Wealth Management, has been named to the Forbes’ 2021 “Best-in-State Wealth Advisor” List. According to Forbes, each advisor—selected by SHOOK Research—is chosen based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including in-person interviews, industry experience, compliance records, revenue produced, and assets under management.
Meet one of Boston’s top college admissions experts, Kevin March. Kevin has helped over 200 students through the college admissions process with over 20 Ivy League acceptances. Kevin is a senior college admissions consultant at Firat Education and an author of the recently published The Firat Guide for Private High School Admissions: New England Edition. Contact email@example.com to learn more about the The Firat Guide or how he can help your child find the perfect high school and college fit.
Dan Gordon Landscape Architects is proud to be celebrating their 25th year of providing award-winning landscape architecture to Greater Boston, the Cape and Islands, and beyond. It has been their pleasure to create beautiful and enduring landscapes for their clients. For more information about Dan Gordon Landscape Architects, please visit www.dangordon.com or inquire directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert S. MacNeille, AIA, founder and design principal of Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders (C&M), with offices in Wellesley and Essex, is celebrating 25 years in 2021. Unifying the highest levels of architectural design and construction craftsmanship in one source, C&M provides award-winning architecture and the highest quality construction, along with comprehensive interior design, custom cabinetry and millwork, and dedicated, ongoing property services. To learn more, visit carpentermacneille.com or call 978.768.7900.
Kells Construction is celebrating 30 years building and renovating homes for local homeowners. Founded by Martin Deane, Kells Construction has built a reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction with a team of professionals who work tirelessly to bring your vision to life with excellent craftsmanship and careful project management. To see some of their latest work, please visit www.kellsconstruction.com.
The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami recently announced the opening of their spacious new office in Hingham on the South Shore. This new office, located at 18 Shipyard Drive, has been configured to provide a comfortable and safe post-pandemic work setting. All offices remained open throughout the pandemic and adapted their business practices to accommodate the unprecedented activity in the real estate industry. Providing a safe environment for clients and employees will continue to be a top priority. For more information, please visit www.selamilaw.com.
New Seabury, an upscale community that embraces a Cape Cod seaside lifestyle, is excited to announce their newest luxury gated community: Okway Village. Featuring new home construction with all of the modern conveniences for today’s lifestyles, Okway Village is complemented by world-class neighborhood amenities. Amenities include private deeded beach rights, championship golf, a tennis complex, fitness center, oceanfront pool, private neighborhood pool, amazing restaurants, beach bars, and much more. There is a limited time incentive for new purchases. To learn more, call 508.539.8200 or email info@NewSeabury.com.
Freshman Fresh Start, a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is celebrating its tenth year of supplying low-income, high-achieving, college-bound high school seniors with packages of dorm room essentials and school supplies. To date, they have provided over 600 students with goods. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to supplying students. For more information or to join this year’s efforts, please visit www.freshmanfreshstart.org .
The Vine Brook Group at Morgan Stanley is pleased to announce that Jordan King has earned the Family Wealth Advisor (FWA) designation at Morgan Stanley. Financial Advisors who hold the FWA designation have demonstrated their ability to work closely with families to understand their circumstances—not just their finances, but also their individual and collective goals and how they may impact one another. Jordan has nearly 30 years of investment management experience. Please see their ad on page xx. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Is a Member SIPC.
Needham Bank announced a $5,000 donation to the Wellesley Education Foundation to support their “See Yourself in STEM” campaign, aimed at encouraging youth from all backgrounds to pursue STEM careers. “Needham Bank is committed to supporting education in the community, and we are happy to help this amazing organization and their mission to advance innovation in Wellesley’s public schools,” said Wellesley Branch Manager Jaclyn Biancuzzo. Needham Bank is located at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley.
Shagun Sharma is pleased to announce the launch of her brand, Naytra, and online business www.NaytraCouture.com. Naytra offers 100 percent pure mulberry silk tunics and scarves based on the vibrant, exclusive artwork created and sourced directly from the artisans. Naytra is based on three pillars: empowering female artisans, championing sustainable products, and providing the gift of eyesight. Each purchase from Naytra, gives someone the gift of eyesight. This is their gift to the world.
Forever Young Laser & Skin Center is offering Plasma Pen, the newest and most advanced non-invasive skin lifting, tightening, and rejuvenation device to treat wrinkles, boost sagging skin, and brighten tone. This FDA-approved device performs fibroblast therapy, a technique used to super charge the body’s production of collagen in the skin to treat crow’s feet, lip lines, and other areas of concern. Visit www.frvryoung.com for more of the latest procedures, services, and tips of the week.
Marc Kaplan, president of Sanford Custom Builders, is celebrating more than 40 years in business. Currently, he is building an 11,600-square-foot home at 21 Chestnut Street in Weston. The home has the potential for a swimming pool, cabana, and car barn. Designed by Marcus Gleysteen, AIA, the Federal style home reflects the golden period of American architecture in the early 19th century, considered a forerunner of modern architecture. The home will be presented by Amy Mizner, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty.
A Blade of Grass is celebrating ten years. In April, their senior designer, Tom Wilhelm, presented to the Country Garden Club of Weston. The focus was on curb appeal and highlighted garden elements along with showcasing transformations of their many projects. To view before and after images, please visit https://abladeofgrass.com/transformations/.
Advisors Living, a full-service residential brokerage and advisory firm, announced that it has engaged Merit McIntyre as the CEO of its growing brokerage business. McIntyre will work alongside Janice Dumont, CEO of New Development Sales & Marketing, as they collaborate and scale an unprecedented premium business to serve residential brokerage and new home development sales and marketing throughout Massachusetts and beyond. “Advisors Living is a distinct residential brand and with Merit leading residential brokerage, our footprint and unique brand is unmatched in the marketplace,” said Dumont.
The two premiere Wellesley family law firms of Gibbs & Heinle LLP and Maiona & Maiona PC are pleased to announce their merger. Laura Gibbs, Cal Heinle, and Justin Maiona will continue to provide litigation, arbitration, and mediation services exclusively in domestic relations together as Gibbs Heinle Maiona LLP. For more information, please visit www.ghmllp.com or call 781.371.4940.
The Foundation for MetroWest, the only community foundation serving the MetroWest region of Greater Boston, announced that Jay Kim has been named the organization’s new executive director. Kim previously led day-to-day operations as the Foundation’s chief operating officer and replaces Judy Salerno who served as executive director for 15 years. Salerno has retired from this leadership role, but will continue to work for the Foundation in a part-time capacity and help to ensure a smooth leadership transition. To learn more, please visit www.foundationmw.org.
Legacy Lifecare announced that it will provide management, operational development, and consulting assistance to Sisters of Charity-Halifax’s campus in Wellesley, which includes the Elizabeth Seton Residence, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, and the Marillac Residence, a Level IV Rest Home. “We are excited to partner with Legacy Lifecare,” said Sister Margaret Mary Fitzpatrick, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Charity-Halifax. “By joining a network of nonprofit elder care organizations, we are better prepared to deal with today’s increasingly complex healthcare landscape while retaining our mission and community focus.”
Family Promise Metrowest, a Natick-based nonprofit that offers a community response to family homelessness, announced that it has received a $25,000 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (EBCF). The grant is part of a commitment from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to provide financial support to local organizations focused on COVID-19 relief. The grant will provide funding for programs to assist families that have lost their homes or are facing eviction in MetroWest Boston.