Dedham Country Day (DCD) is excited to host a series of admissions events this year. Prospective families can visit for a classroom observation, schedule a personal tour, connect with the head of school for coffee and conversation, or hop on Zoom for an evening virtual learning spotlight. Check their website for a complete schedule of events and opportunities to explore DCD’s pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 program: https://www.dedhamcountryday.org/dcd-admissions-events-2022-23/.
Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen is singular. Clarke president (and Wellesley resident) Sean Clarke invites homeowners to schedule a complimentary chef demonstration of Wolf appliances to truly understand what each model can offer them when designing a new kitchen. Clarke chefs share unique features and benefits of cooking on Wolf, including induction and steam cooking, indoor grilling, and more. Plus, you’ll taste the results! Seats fill quickly, so reserve yours today. Visit www.clarkeliving.com/demo.
A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring has recently completed renovations for its Natick showroom. A part of the community for 45 years, the refreshed space features a more open and inviting layout that allows customers to shop their large and diverse flooring selection with ease and convenience. And if you can’t make it to the store, A.J. Rose now offers a shop from home program. Stop by their new and improved Natick location or visit www.ajrosecarpets.com to learn more.
FIERCE By Choice and Coach D. are now tapping into all facets of wellness with a girl’s program called “I AM FIERCE: Educating the mind through the body.” This program aims to educate, empower, and inspire young girls through physical and mental fitness to develop the confidence to believe in themselves and their abilities in all aspects of life. Programs start this fall! Visit https://www.fiercebychoice.com/iamfierce or contact Coach D. at 832.221.4966 for more information.
The design/build team of a Blade of Grass is happy to announce they won a National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) Gold Award of Excellence 2022 for their residential project in Duxbury. This award recognizes outstanding projects in commercial and residential landscape contracting, management, and design. Scott Cornish and Atilla Buzas attended the NALP conference in Orlando, Florida, to receive the award in September. They’re honored and proud of the entire team for their hard work and creative vision. To learn more, please visit www.abladeofgrass.com.
Attorney Deborah A. Katz has been selected again for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America©2023 as well as Boston magazine’s Top Lawyers for Divorce and Family Law in the 2022 Best Lawyers Edition. Best Lawyers is considered one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Attorney Katz has more than 24 years of experience advocating for her clients in complex divorce and family law matters with professionalism and compassion. To schedule a consultation, call 781.328.1133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIXT is now officially open and accepting new clients at 590 Washington Street in The Belclare Wellesley. A brand-new implant and aesthetic dental practice best known for their extreme cosmetic transformations with porcelain veneers and dental implants, FIXT is also here for anyone who values their smile. Whether you want to protect an already beautiful smile or create something brand new, their team of perfectionists are ready for you with commercial laboratory and master ceramists on location. For more information, visit www.fixtdental.com.
Lara O’Rourke and Chelsea Robinson are thrilled to announce the launch of The Lara & Chelsea Collaborative, a team of top producing brokers at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. Joining them are agents Rikki Conley and Meaghan Gay. With connections at the core of their business, Lara and Chelsea were previously partners on an award-winning team that sold a record $235M in 2021. Learn more at www.gibsonsothebysrealty.com and get in touch at 617.852.7018.
Alex Ablon and Karen O’Malley recently launched their boutique matchmaking firm, Ready to Partner. Alex and Karen work with their clients to determine their interests, passions, and the core values they seek in a mate. All candidates are vetted and confidentiality is highly valued. They save you valuable time and make the dating process stress free and enjoyable. Additional services include photo sessions, make overs, health and wellness coaching, and personal training. For more information call 617.213.0089 or visit www.readytopartner.com.
Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly highlights Nubia Lonsdale, renowned shaman, reiki master, marconics practitioner, massage therapist, and aesthetician. Many flock to Nubia for her superlative reputation with healing skills, but may not be aware of her 40-plus years of experience as an aesthetician—using her unique “hands-on” approach versus an over-reliance on technology. When you’re ready for an ethereal experience that’ll leave you completely refreshed, schedule a facial or body treatment with Nubia online or by calling 508.907.7171.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country‘s management team and sales associates attended a luncheon seminar at the Sheraton 4 Points Hotel on September 15. The topic, “The Forever Agent,” was presented by Allan Dalton of senior vice president of HomeServices of America and CEO of the Real Living Brand. The seminar included an information packed lecture and PowerPoint presentation on maintaining client relationships and bringing value to your clients after the transaction closes.
Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is celebrating one year in their new office at 40 Walnut Street, Suite 101 in Wellesley and patients are loving the convenience. In addition, Dr. Marc Leibole has been recognized by Boston magazine as a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology for 12 consecutive years. Dr. Leibole and his staff provide laser eye surgery as well as comprehensive eye care including general eye exams and treatment of eye pathology. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.
Lindsey Fay recently joined the Rutledge team of real estate professionals. Since 2016 Lindsey has helped many clients successfully navigate the home selling and buying process. She is especially sensitive to the needs of families relocating to the area. With her vast knowledge of local neighborhoods, schools, and resources, she can help make the transition into the area seamless. All this, coupled with her warmth, good humor, and grace makes working with her a pleasure. For more information, please visit www.rutledgeproperties.com or call 617.893.8337.
Rae McCalmont has been part of the PBF Homes team for one and a half years as the director of luxury home staging and décor. Rae brings a keen design eye to every project, creating stunning spaces that promote a quicker sale at a higher price. PBF Homes Staging excels in producing elevated interiors that showcase a high value residence to potential buyers. Rae and her team manage projects with creativity, attention to detail, and a commitment to client service. Please visit their website to review past clients’ projects at https://pbfhomes.com/home-staging.
Adriane Esthetics is celebrating two years at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick. In addition to her comprehensive line of skin care products and services, Adriane is now offering Procell, an anti-aging and corrective treatment that combines microchanneling and application of powerful stem cell and protein serum. Procell reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles across the face and tightens facial skin. It also works beautifully on acne, scarring, rosacea, and uneven or hyperpigmented skin concerns. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.
Boston Veterinary Clinic (BVC) will open its highly anticipated Wellesley location at 239 Washington Street in early 2023. The Fear Free certified primary care clinic, which treats dogs, cats, and exotic animals, recently celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art Brookline clinic at 1290 Beacon Street. Led by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Bourquin and his team of experienced veterinarians, BVC will continue to carry out its mission of helping pet guardians and their companions develop a powerful and enduring bond over a long and healthy life. Learn more at www.bostonveterinary.com.
Take care of your skin this winter and refresh and rejuvenate with Elizabeth Renee’s Longevity skincare line. Formerly located in Wellesley, you can now find your favorite products and discover new ones online at www.elizabethrenee.com. Elizabeth believes that beautiful skin will endure throughout one’s lifetime when utilizing the best that science and nature have to offer. For more information on how to keep your skin looking youthful, email email@example.com or call 781.235.7546.
Debi Benoit recently announced her latest listing project, The Bristol Wellesley, a 23-unit luxury condominium building, with prices from $1.5 to $4 million, 60 percent sold as of October. Each unit features nine-foot ceilings, expansive windows, custom cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances. “With private balconies or roof deck access, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, and an ultra-chic common area, The Bristol Wellesley offers discerning buyers the opportunity to experience city life in the luxury of the suburbs,” noted Benoit.
If you’re going through the process of divorce or recently divorced and in need of positive closure, become inspired this winter with Wellesley resident Caren Stanley’s “Journey of Divorce.” This course helps people move forward in their lives during and after divorce with dignity and grace and provides tools and positivity, guidance, and support. Participants learn how they can acknowledge a new beginning for themselves and a new sense of normal. To learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.794.9898.
Longtime Wellesley business owner and Weston native Paul Katsikaris is here to help you find your new winter retreat or retirement home in Naples, Florida today. Naples is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, and Paul and his team of top-producing real estate professionals will show you why. They have the knowledge and resources to help you seamlessly navigate the real estate buying process and make your dream home a reality. Give Paul a call today at 508.641.3961 or email him at email@example.com.
Wellesley resident Pam Kubbins, owner of Pam’s Pashminas, is pleased to share her latest collection of scarves. Inspired by her own nature and travel photography and her original illustratons, Pam is debuting the Just Breathe Scarf and many more beautiful pieces. She will be featuring her collection as a Premier Merchant at the Wellesley Marketplace on November 19 and at the Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair on December 1. For more information, visit www.pamspashminas.com or follow her on Instagram.
Wellesley resident and photographer Lisa Neighbors recently launched her newly-designed website. A professional photographer for over 20 years, Lisa will be offering photography workshops for teens this spring and summer exploring Boston neighborhoods, night photography, pet photography, and more. Visit www.lisaneighborsphotographs.com for more information and to secure a spot. A workshop, headshot, or a family photo session would make a wonderful holiday gift that will be treasured for years. Lisa also specializes in senior portraits, family photos, and branding images for companies of all sizes.
Enrollment for the new summer programs at Meadowbrook will take place right before the holidays. Consider exploring their collection of traditional camp programs, enrichment offerings, academic discovery classes, trips, and teen leadership options—designed and implemented by Meadowbrook’s full-time Auxiliary Programs department. Hiring for summer staff will also begin soon for those interested in joining their team. Visit www.BranchesMeadowbrook.org for more details and exact dates.
As we head into the holiday season, let’s thank mothers for doing all the work that lies ahead. Dr. Kumkum Pareek Malik is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her practice, About Motherhood, is in Wellesley. It is founded upon respect for a mother’s invisible work, and the psychological connections between this daily invisibility and her emotional well-being. Dr. Malik can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by telephone at 508.740.5361.
Benchmark Builders is excited to announce a new custom home project in collaboration with Flavin Architects. Tucked into the natural contours of the landscape, the home was designed to maximize views of the forest and distant pond. Features include walls of glass, a SieMatic kitchen, geothermal heating system, triple-glazed windows, and indoor/outdoor entertaining areas that flow seamlessly from one to the other. Contact Bill Andrews at 617.916.8302 to discuss your renovation or new home project.
Wellesley resident and local classical architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was awarded a Bulfinch Award for Residential (New Construction) Under 5,000 SF by the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art at their Twelfth Annual Dinner & Ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow @patrickahearnarchitect on Instagram for more updates.
Anderson’s Jewelers, located at 21 Grove Street in Wellesley, is celebrating 75 years in business. The family business offers a wide selection of estate and new fine jewelry. They are excited to announce their latest addition to their collection: Adel Chefridi, whose work is inspired by antique coins, old Roman mosaics, and ceramics. To keep up with the latest jewelry arrivals, follow Anderson’s Jewelers on Instagram @andersons.jewelers.
Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, located in Wellesley and Essex, is delighted to announce that Senior Architect Eric Inman Daum, AIA received the prestigious 2022 ICAA Bulfinch Award for Stewardship. The Bulfinch Awards, presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art New England Chapter (ICAA) “recognize practitioners from across the nation who are committed to promoting excellence in the classical tradition and allied arts in New England.”
Dana Lee joined Bodyscapes in 2020, making the Wellesley One to One studio her home in 2021. With an extensive background in athletics as a coach and a participant, Dana takes a thoughtful, methodical approach to her work with her clients. She keeps workouts varied with the right amount of challenge and focuses on stability and mobility to help her clients reach their fitness goals.
Kathy Kelley was congratulated by Andrew Undem, co-founder of Forever Agent and Allan Dalton, former CEO of Realtor.com, for her Chairman’s Circle Platinum performance at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Summit Conference, an invitation-only event for the top one percent of agents in the BHHS nationwide network. For more information, please visit wellesleyfinehomes.com or call Kathy at 781.710.1035.
Online shopping destination Milk Money has opened its first location in Wellesley. Visit them at 93 Central Street to shop clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and beauty items for all ages. Shop anytime at www.milkmoney.com.
Friends of the Weston Public Library are requesting your support. Communications Chair Sari Laberis shares, “Our sole mission at the Friends is to raise money for Library programming, services, and resources. Being a part of the Friends provides a meaningful impact on our community, since the library offers a place of enrichment, curiosity, and development.” Funds go directly to the Library enabling speakers, concerts, exhibits, and more. Join by visiting www.WestonLibrary.org/Friends. Thanks for your support!
The Community Fund for Wellesley (CFFW) is gearing up for this year’s Annual Appeal and their 2023 Grants Award Cycle. CFFW, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, is a permanent source of funding for local initiatives serving the needs of the Wellesley community. Thanks to the continued generosity of their donors, CFFW has recently provided critical financial support to improve access to mental health services, for COVID-19 relief and local artists initiatives.
Wellesley resident Chris Householder is celebrating 10 years at Perfect Postures in Newton. Perfect Postures helps clients eliminate pain by providing them with the tools to heal themselves. Their corrective exercise method concentrates on the underlying issue rather than the short-term solution. Perfect Posture evaluates a client’s posture and identifies muscle imbalances and skeletal misalignments. They look at the actual cause of the pain and develop a corrective exercise routine to address the causes. To learn more, please visit www.perfectpostures.com and call 617.244.6900 to schedule an appointment.
Wellesley welcomes husband and wife team, Dr. Jaime and Kelly Snead, the new owners of StretchLab Wellesley. Joining the StretchLab team at the open house were Select Board member Beth Sullivan Woods, and Charles River Regional Chamber’s VP, Membership & Development, Lise Elcock. StretchLab offers a variety of one-on-one personalized stretching services including a 25-minute stretch that concentrates on the client’s current stretching needs, and a 50-minute head-to-toe deep stretch that addresses all major muscle groups. For more information, call 339.217.0217 or visit www.stretchlab/location/wellesley.