Jeff Dosdall is retiring as a trainer at One2One BodyScapes Wellesley, but he will continue as co-owner of the personal training center. Jeff spent 20 years as one of the many experienced trainers at One2One BodyScapes, whose mission is to motivate and educate you as you set and attain personal fitness goals. One2One trainers teach clients how to reduce risk factors, change unwanted habits, manage stress, and meet life’s milestones with optimism and vitality. For more information, please visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/wellesley.
JANSON, a unified branding and communications company, recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Natick-based nonprofit Family Promise Metrowest (FPM) for their Shelter program. FPM’s cornerstone Shelter program serves families with children who have lost their housing, providing safe shelter, meals, clothing, and supportive case management, so families can address the root causes of their housing instability and set goals for future sustainability. To learn more or donate, please visit www.familypromisemetrowest.org.
Acorn Tree & Landscaping, Inc. in Boxborough has been planting mature trees for over 35 years. Spring is a good time to plant mature trees and shrubs. Visit Acorn’s mature tree nursery in Harvard for a large selection of shade trees, mature shrubs, evergreens for privacy screening, and flowering ornamentals from 15- to 35-feet tall. Acorn is owner operated, and their certified arborists and horticulturalists also provide plant health care, plant loss appraisals, and horticultural consulting. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 978.635.0409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking for inspiration to put some spring into your landscape design? Be sure to check out www.charlesriverlandscape.com for examples of beautiful properties throughout MetroWest Boston. For 36 years, Charles River Landscape has been providing their residential and commercial clients with full-service landscape design, construction, and maintenance. Charles River Landscape staff members are especially proud of the outdoor living environments they’ve created that are purposefully designed to be cherished today and for generations to follow. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit their website or call 508.429.4688.
Designing a new kitchen to include world-class appliances? There’s no better way to learn why Wolf is considered the most trusted brand in cooking than attending a Product Demonstration at one of Clarke’s award-winning Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove showrooms. Enjoy a one-hour introduction to all Wolf has to offer or take a deep dive into the Wolf Convection Steam Oven, the most-requested addition to kitchen projects. You’ll learn so much in just one hour, with a Clarke chef answering your questions. Register at clarkeliving.com/demos now. These fill up fast.
Coldwell Banker Weston agents volunteered at Community Servings in Jamaica Plain. Community Servings provides home delivered meals and nutritional services for those with critical and chronic illnesses in Massachusetts.
Donahue Maley & Burns Team is proud to be recognized in The Wall Street Journal‘s Real Trends “The Thousands” as the #54 Team in the Nation and the #1 Team in Massachusetts for America’s Best Real Estate Professionals List, 2020 sales volume for medium-sized teams and sold over $150 million in the calendar year 2021. For more information on how the team can help you, call 781.591.0671, email email@example.com, and visit www.donahuemaleyburns.com.
Elizabeth Renee’s Longevity skincare line. Formerly located in Wellesley, you can now find all of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Boston Design District at 500 Harrison Avenue is now open. Located there is the First Rugs SoWa Boutique. Cynthia First is pleased to add the boutique to the First Rugs family and says to watch for exciting events in the months to come. The curated collection of four generations of hand-knotted rugs specialists includes exquisite antiques, creative custom rugs, vintage finds, and the only local collection of authentic Gabbeh rugs. You can also visit the new flagship First Rug Gallery of Acton at 13 Great Road and online at www.firstrugs.com.
Hedi’s Furniture, located at 572 Washington Street in Wellesley, regularly adds to its inventory, enhancing its magnificent selection of unique and beautiful furniture and accessories for the home. Interior designers are always welcome, and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find distinctive furnishings your clients will love. Spring is the perfect season for fresh updates, so be sure to swing by often and find the pieces you’ve been looking for. For more information, please visit www.hedisfurniture.com.
Capello Design is now open at 24 Church Street in Wellesley. Founded in 2001, Capello Design is a full-service interior design company that specializes in sophisticated residential spaces. Owner Tanya Capello strives to create spaces that will enhance her clients’ lives and ensure they’ll enjoy their homes for many years to come. The new location features thoughtfully curated and meticulously edited items to add style and beauty to the home. For more information, please visit www.capellodesign.com.
Renjeau Galleries, located at 79 Worcester Street in Natick, is celebrating 46 years as one of the premier art galleries in the Boston area. Renjeau is looking forward to the arrival of exciting new works of stunning contemporary and traditional fine art to add to its wide-ranging collection this spring. The gallery also offers custom framing and art restoration. Plus, Renjeau’s e-commerce website allows you to filter and save favorites from approximately 3,000 works of art by subject, style, color, and more. Visit www.renjeau.com.
The winter months can be hard on our cars, so be sure to give your vehicle the thorough spring cleaning it needs. The team at Wash Me Auto Detailing is proud to serve their customers year-round. Let their experts provide you with a convenient, at home, low-water solution. Looking for gift ideas? A gift certificate for Wash Me Auto Detailing services is an excellent gift idea for family and friends any time of the year. Call or text 781.467.9272 to schedule a free consultation or visit www.washmedetailing.com.
Former Weston resident and River School and Georgetown University alum Meghan Duplisea would like to help simplify your life and get you organized this spring. Meghan’s passion for organizing led her to start You, Organized in 2019. Her goal is to help simplify your home in a realistic and attainable way. And she wants the entire process to be fun and fulfilling. No matter how large or small the project, Meghan will help create realistic organization solutions that bring ease to your home. For more information, please visit www.youorganized.com.
This spring, let’s not forget mothers and all the work that they do. They deserve extra attention after a long winter. Kumkum Malik is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her practice in Wellesley, About Motherhood, is founded upon the recognition of a mother’s invisible work. Everything changes when a mother’s work is respected as real work. Dr. Malik can be reached at email@example.com.
Wellesley resident Molly Shively recently launched a new business called A Pretty Neat Place. With expertise in both home decor and organization, Molly aims to make her clients’ homes feel more beautiful and functional. She helps clients with a variety of home projects to overcome whatever styling, disorganization, or stress-inducing challenge they’re facing. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please visit www.aprettyneatplace.com
Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is pleased to announce that Dr. Marc Leibole has been recognized by Boston magazine as a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology for 12 consecutive years. Be sure to check out the February 2022 magazine and visit Eye Care’s new location at 40 Walnut Street, Suite 101 in Wellesley. Dr. Leibole and his staff provide laser eye surgery as well as comprehensive eye care including routine eye exams and treatment of eye pathology. For more information, please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com
With traditional camp programs, enrichment offerings, academic discovery classes, trips, and teen leadership options coming together under one brand, The Meadowbrook School is excited to introduce Branches at Meadowbrook: a collection of summer programs launching in 2022. Branches is intended to represent its summer programs as an extension of the school’s mission and values, the opportunity to reach higher, and the goal for children and young adults to “branch out” exploring new interests and ideas. Visit www.BranchesMeadowbrook.org
Slim and beautify your face and treat yourself to something new this spring at Forever Young Laser & Skin Center. Simply go to https://frvryoung.com/treatedconditions/. Click on the Your Concerns page and look at the options that work best for you. Owner Tracy Korby and her team continue to introduce promising new treatments for wrinkles, fine lines, acne, redness, dark circles, hollow cheeks, sagging skin, and more. They also combine tried-and-true therapies with new technology to create customized treatment plans for you this spring and all year long.
Jan Gleysteen, AIA, recently sponsored a presentation to the Wellesley High School Architecture Club. The firm’s senior associate, Joanne Powell, made a short presentation followed by a lively Q&A session with the group. Although the group is in their inaugural year, they are expecting great things! For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or follow on social media @jan_gleysteen_architects.
Chrissie Lawrence and Betsy Kessler are pleased to announce that they are taking over the helm of Rutledge Properties. Rutledge was established in 1974 and Betsy’s mother, Sheila Cohen, owned the business from 1979 through 1990. Roberta Swenson has been the sole proprietor of the business since 1990, and she also happens to be Chrissie’s mom! Rutledge is a local, woman-owned business with 20 experienced agents who live here in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.rutledgeproperties.com.
Sonja B. Selami Law Offices partnered with Community Servings / Pie in the Sky charity to help raise money for families in the Greater Boston area at risk for food insecurity. Set at Davio’s in the Seaport, another proud partner of Community Servings, Sonja helped sell more than 400 pies at the event. The sale of those 400 pies provided 2,800 meals to families-in-need for the holiday season. Sonja B. Selami Law Offices have locations in Boston, Wellesley, Lexington, and Hingham.
Wellesley-based Jacob Lilley Architects was recently honored by the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) with a BSA Design Award. The award is in the Small Firms category for Ocean’s Edge on Martha’s Vineyard. The BSA honors projects that embody critical values that advance architecture, equity, and the environment. For the past 15 years, Jacob Lilley Architects has been creating unique custom homes that range from traditional to modern. For more, follow @jacoblilleyarchitects and visit www.jlaarchitects.com.
A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring can now bring their showroom to you with the announcement of their new Shop at Home Program. After a brief phone consultation, Eastern Massachusetts customers will be able to set up an appointment for an A.J. Rose flooring expert to bring samples to their home, answer questions, and provide a no-cost quote. Visit them now to schedule a free appointment at www.ajrosecarpets.com/shop-at-home.
FIERCE is going to Taos, the land of enchantment, for their Blue Sky Retreat—and you’re invited. Join FIERCE from April 20 to 24 in New Mexico’s “Soul of the Southwest,” a place with a different pace far away from the everyday. You’ll nourish your soul, laugh with new friends, and enjoy a mix of hiking, soaking, solo time, and girl time. Ah, the endless delights of Taos! Hosted by Coach D. & Soni Masur. Learn more at fiercebychoice.com/blue-sky.
Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to announce that real estate veteran Rikki Conley has recently joined their Wellesley office. With expertise that spans both city and suburb, Rikki is poised to help clients seamlessly transition between Boston and the MetroWest.
Mary Beth Grimm is now affiliated with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s Needham office. Mary Beth brings 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, along with designations of accredited buyer representative and seller representative specialist. She is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and possesses extensive knowledge of the distinctive home markets in Wellesley, Needham, and MetroWest. She also founded “Completely You,” a makeup and skin care program for patients undergoing cancer treatment at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Local luxury home builder, Fallon Custom Homes and Renovations was honored with a Gold PRISM award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB). The PRISM Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of professionals in the home building industry. Winning a PRISM Award is a sign of excellence in the field and recognition of truly exemplary work.
If you’re recently divorced, become inspired this spring with Wellesley resident Caren Stanley’s “Journey of Divorce” courses. These courses help people move forward in their lives during and after divorce with dignity and grace and provide tools and positivity, guidance, and support. The bonding and support of others is crucial during the divorce process and is as important as the curriculum itself. All courses are currently being taught on Zoom with eight to ten people in each session. To learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.794.9898.
Elza B. Design is excited to announce Dominique Fowler has joined the staff as a full-time assistant. She joins Amy Stearns who does the important behind-the-scenes work and assists long distance. We will be launching their newly designed website this winter, and the firm is now offering convenient boutique packages for smaller design projects. Please visit www.elzabdesign.com.
Carpenter & MacNeille, with offices in Essex and Wellesley, was pleased to be voted Best Architectural Firm/Traditional and Best Woodworking/Millwork North Shore Magazine‘s annual Best of Awards for “homes that look to both the past and the future, using historical style, and details to create designs that will endure for years to come.” Please visit www.carpentermacneille.com for firm details and Instagram @carpentermacneille.
Every season is magical, but spring brings new leaves and flowers, and it’s also a perfect time to renew and refresh! To do so, come to Adriane Esthetics Spa & Boutique, a little oasis where you can indulge yourself with the best ingredients and a magical massage. Visit Adriane’s lovely and serene spa at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick, where you will be pampered and rejuvenated. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com or call 508.975.3019.
Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces its newest talents— Marcellina Taranto and Firona Beshay. Marcellina, a graduate of Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, specializes in updos, wedding hair artistry, balayage, and precision haircutting for men and women. Firona, a masterful make-up artist, joins the team to create a complete package option for anyone attending that special occasion when they wish to look their absolute finest. Schedule your appointment online: jesamondo.com/book-an-appointment or call 508.907.7171.
Wellesley resident Susan J Noonan, MD, MPH is celebrating the first year of Noonan Wellness Coaching, a virtual and discrete mental health and wellness coaching practice. Dr. Noonan has counseled patients for more than ten years and received an award from Massachusetts General Hospital in 2006. She offers firsthand knowledge and understanding of mental health as well as professional expertise and experience as a physician, peer specialist, patient, and author of six books on mental health. Contact email@example.com for a free initial visit.
Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner at Engel & Volkers Wellesley is pleased to announce the addition of Cindy Laughrea to the office at 1 Abbott Street in Wellesley. Cindy is a very relatable, personable agent who prides herself in building community and connections with and for her clients. Her passion for real estate includes nearly 20 years of combined real estate development, sales, and renovation experience in Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, please visit www.evrealestate.com
Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was awarded Best of Boston Home 2022 for Best Vernacular Architect. Boston Home magazine states, “Patrick Ahearn and his team of experts are architects by trade, but they also consider themselves to be storytellers, all deeply committed to honoring their projects’ historical roots.” For more information, visit www.patrickahearn.com and follow the firm on Instagram for daily posts@patrickahearnarchitect.
After a long career, Irene Gaudet has retired as office manager of Sudbury DesignGroup. For 43 years, Irene greeted every client, contractor, and vendor with warmth and respect. As the face of the organization, she was often the first point of contact. You only had to speak to her once and she would forever greet you by name any time you called SDG. The Sudbury Design family wishes Irene all the best in the next chapter of her life.
Wellesley resident Pam Kubbins, the owner of Pam’s Pashminas, is pleased to announce the debut of her original Floral Scarf Collection. Inspired by her own nature and travel photography, Pam reproduces her beautiful and unique images on all natural and sustainable fibers such as merino wool, cotton, cashmere, and silk. She is currently featuring this collection at the Flower and Garden Show in Hartford and at Pam’s Home Boutique in Wellesley. For more information, visit www.pamspashminas.com and follow her on Instagram@pamspashminas.
Wellesley-Weston Lifetime Learning program, now entering its 46th year, has long led the way. Offering ten different tracks of courses each spring and fall for a modest $25 registration fee, this all-volunteer organization attracts over 200 seniors in such diverse courses as “Great Trials That Changed History” and “Poetry for the People.” Monday mornings from March 14 through May 23 by Zoom broadcast. See www.wwllcourses.org.
Needham Bank recently pledged $15,000 to the MassBay Community College Foundation’s Emergency and Food Assistance Fund. This donation will help students at the College’s Wellesley campus deal with unexpected financial needs and food insecurity—ensuring all members of the MassBay community have the support they need to be successful. Needham Bank is located at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley.
PBF Homes’ division of Premier Home Staging celebrates being a finalist in 2021 RESA’s Home Staging Industry Award for “Best Rising Star Home Stager.” Contact them to discuss staging your home or your client’s home in 2022. Visit www.pbfhomes.com or connect with Pam Forman by calling 617.285.1165.
Deborah A. Katz is pleased to announce that Attorney Peri S.Kutchin has joined KATZ LEGAL GROUP LLC as Of Counsel. Attorney Kutchin has extensive experience in sophisticated domestic relations and divorce matters. She was nominated as a “Rising Star” in 2021 and 2020 by Super Lawyers Massachusetts. She will be an excellent addition to the office, and she’s looking forward to working with the firm and providing Wellesley residents with exceptional legal services.
Judy Nitsch of Weston, has been elected as chair of the Boston Architectural College (BAC) Board of Trustees, with Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd appointed vice chair. They both bring truly formidable qualifications: Judy, a retired civil engineer is founding principal of Nitsch Engineering, the largest women-owned business enterprise civil engineering firm in Massachusetts. Marilyn, a city planner, is former CEO of MASCO, the nonprofit organization providing indispensable programs and services in Boston’s Longwood medical and academic area.
Valerie Achorn and her team at Simplified Lives recently celebrated 10 years of helping extraordinary clients in Wellesley and Weston. The team specializes in complex moves to multiple locations. A current client said, “It is such a relief to have a company that provides this level of intelligent move management services. We were losing sleep over how we would accomplish our complicated, multiple-state move, until we hired Simplified Lives!” For more information visit www.SimplifiedLives.com.
Rutledge Properties is pleased to announce that Rachel Stocker has joined the firm and will be leading its expansion into new markets throughout MetroWest including Sudbury, Wayland, Concord, Acton, and Hudson. A detail-obsessed real estate professional, Rachel appreciates the significance of selling and buying a home and treats each client with compassion, understanding, and a keen sense of what it takes to get the job done. In today’s competitive market, Rachel has successfully helped her many buyers win bidding wars. Visit www.rutledgeproperties.com.
The Shulkin Wilk Group is excited to welcome Wyndham Flaherty to their team at Compass. Wyndham, a longtime Wellesley resident, brings a wealth of knowledge and 17 years of real estate experience to the team. Wyndham consistently provides her clients the utmost care and attention to detail while giving them a true hands-on experience. The Shulkin Wilk Group finished 2021 with $173 million sold and pending in real estate sales.