Premier Dental Group of Wellesley P.C. welcomes the Boston Sports Institute to Wellesley. While visiting the new ice rink, be sure to check out the Premier Dental banner. The Premier team of healthcare providers is dedicated to alleviating discomfort, treating dental issues, and improving the lives of their patients. We can make a sports guard for any athlete in your family. To learn more about their comprehensive service offerings, call 781.237.3031 and visit

Sean Cutting, president of Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders, was honored to accept three Contractor of the Year awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The awards received were a 2019 CotY Gold Award for Residential Addition $220k+, a 2019 Silver Award for Whole Home Renovation $500k+, and a 2019 Coty Silver Award for Kitchen Renovation $100-150k. For more information, please visit

Wellesley Investment Partners is proud to announce that Tom LaHaise, managing director, has earned the Chartered Special Needs Consultant® (ChSNC®) professional designation from The American College of Financial Services. The ChSNC® designation provides professionals with the technical, collaborative, and quantitative skills necessary to help clients with special needs and disabilities. Chartered Special Needs Consultants are equipped with the tools needed to help parents and caregivers plan for the future with honesty, ethics, and compassion. For more information, visit

Amy Mizner of Benoit Mizner Simon, Eleni Kaplan of E.K. Sanford Builders, and Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders celebrate the Open House launch of 240 Westerly Road in Weston, built by Eleni Kaplan, a third generation builder and founder of E.K. Sanford Builders.

California-based home décor brand Serena & Lily recently opened their first Boston area design shop at Chestnut Hill Square. The Serena & Lily Chestnut Hill Design Shop showcases the brand’s signature breezy, coastal aesthetic which blends classic influences with casual, fresh sophistication. Known for its mix of original and curated designs, the brand inspires customers to cultivate their own personal style and express it with confidence. Categories include custom furniture, bedding, rugs, pillows, wallpaper, lighting, dining, and outdoor. For more information and to explore the collection, visit

Architecture firm CambridgeSeven recently completed the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex at Babson College. The firm renovated and expanded the existing fitness center to a 175,000 SF private gym-quality facility, doubling the size of the overall complex. The expanded program will support not only the college’s robust recreational and varsity athletics, but also augment campus-wide academic needs by providing a space for examinations, social gatherings, and a facility that supports the college’s overall health and wellness initiatives.

Deep in your soul there is a wisdom that is as old as time: Motherhood is real work. That knowledge has been lost. Kumkum Pareek Malik, Psy.D is excited to offer The Copper Pot retreat series: weekend workshops in 2020 on February 8 and March 7 that are an opportunity to deepen your Motherhood journey. For more information, visit, or the Wellesley Free Library on January 14 and February 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kumkum practices in Wellesley. See her ad on page 25.

Belmont Landscape, a leader in residential and commercial landscape design, construction, and maintenance, is celebrating 32 years in business. Belmont’s in-house staff will manage your outdoor projects from start to finish, handling all phases of the design-build process including an initial home consultation, cost estimating, site preparation, earthwork, paving, masonry, lighting, irrigation, and planting. Their complete property maintenance will bring out the natural beauty of your yard today and in the years to come. For more information, visit or call 617.489.1888.

The Donahue Maley & Burns team was nominated by fellow industry colleagues as “Best Team” in Boston Agent Magazine’s Agents’ Choice Award for the second year in a row. Along with this achievement, the team was also ranked as one of the top 20 teams by REAL Trends “America’s Best” in Real Estate. The team, now a group of eight sales associates, led by Lynn Donahue, Donna Maley, and Stephanie Burns, continues to exceed expectations one client at a time. For more information, call 781.591.0671 email, and visit

Less is more. Dr. William LoVerme says the new trend in cosmetic surgery is a very shapely breast rather than just larger. Many women are downsizing their implants and some are getting a reduction. But more frequently, women are adding a breast lift to those procedures to get the best shape to match a fit and toned body. Dr. Loverme is accepting new patients at his Wellesley office. Please call 781.263.0011 to make an appointment for a consultation and visit

After three months of construction, the renovation of Needham Bank’s Wellesley office, located at 458 Washington Street, is complete. The staff celebrated in June with an official ribbon cutting ceremony in the lobby of the branch. Needham Bank improved both the customer and employee areas of the branch by adding a new waiting area with a coffee station, private offices to increase customer privacy, an updated safe deposit room, and a new teller line. The outside of the branch was also updated. For more information, visit

AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring is proud to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital with a donation of 72 backpacks filled with supplies for the school year. As a family-owned business for over 40 years, AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring takes pride in giving back to the community year after year. Visit them at one of their three convenient locations in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus or online at

Wellesley residents Lisa Abeles and Susan Pope of the Wellesley Gardener’s Guild are finishing a two-year tenure of chairing the Post Office Committee. This committee is responsible for the design and maintenance of the flower boxes at the post offices in Wellesley. Fran Morello of Fran’s Flowers of Natick has for many years has helped beautify the boxes with the Guild by providing specially ordered flowers.

Wellesley resident and architect, Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was recently honored with an American Residential Design Award (ARDA) from the American Institute of Building Design. His Modern Heritage Residence was recognized for design excellence at their summer conference. For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work, including their Modern Heritage Residence, please visit or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Elza B. Design was thrilled to participate in the third annual Heading Home to Dinner event held October 3 and October 4 at the Boston Design Center. Heading Home to Dinner is a dine-by-design event hosted by the Boston Design Community in an effort to raise funds for Heading Home, providing housing and aid to homeless families. Interior designer Barbara Elza Hirsch’s tablescape focused on literature and culture as nourishment as well as food.

Pam Kubbins, the owner and founder of her homegrown business Pam’s Pashminas in Wellesley, is looking forward to her annual design excursion to India where she creates and manufactures scarves. When she returns from her journey, she will feature her new collection at the 2020 Boston Flower Show held at the World Trade Center. Pam’s customers look forward to seeing the newly created designs on high quality natural fibers. Her original scarf designs feature her own nature and travel photography from around the world. Please visit

Beauty and Main is pleased to announce two new hair care product lines: R+Co and Saints & Sinners. R+Co’s unique products deliver fantastic results that make your hair stand out and look its best. They’re a collective of some of the most forward-thinking hairstylists in the business. Saints & Sinners products have been receiving rave reviews across the country, and the company is committed to utilizing the latest in technological advances and the finest ingredients from around the globe. For more information, visit

For the 16th year, the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group has been selected as the #1 Insurance Agency in Wellesley (Reader’s Choice Award). Corcoran & Havlin also won the Region Award, as the #1 Insurance Agency in the towns of Newton, Needham, and Wellesley. In addition, Corcoran & Havlin was recently presented with Chubb’s Cornerstone Award. With over 15,000 Chubb agencies worldwide, the Cornerstone program is Chubb’s vehicle to recognize those agencies that earned top premium and profitability results. For more information, visit

Landscape Architect Dan Gordon led a tour to New Hampshire’s Cornish Art Colony in August. The tour began at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site to view works of master American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The tour included several of the most treasured Cornish Colony estates. A private reception on the grand porch at “Crossways” was reminiscent of that bygone era of lazy summer afternoons spent among friends enjoying art and architecture in the shadow of Mount Ascutney. Visit

The Wiese Company, a Sherborn-based design and construction, kitchen, and bath company, recently underwent a renovation of its own. The company’s familiar face has been working in the community for almost 30 years and is changing its look. Look for their new logo on the residential streets of Wellesley. For more information, visit

The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami has a new office in Hingham at 18 North Street, joining its other locations in Wellesley, at 40 Grove Street, and in Boston and Lexington. The firm specializes in real estate conveyancing and mortgage lending services and represents buyers, sellers, refinance borrowers, and lenders in all of their real estate and mortgage transactions. Selami Law also offers a full range of trust and estate services to their clients. For more information, visit

Don’t miss TROVE’s annual Ray Griffiths Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with champagne; Friday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The renowned designer will bring an extensive collection of jewelry using his intricate 18-karat gold crown work setting of gemstones, diamonds, and pearls. TROVE, located at 542 Boston Post Road in Weston, features fine jewelry, handbags, accessories, home furnishings, gifts, and other luxuries from around the globe. For more information, contact or call 781.642.0484.

Local resident and architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, confirmed that his first monograph, Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living, was awarded Gold in the Art & Photography category at the 31st Annual Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards this year. Please visit for more information and follow them on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

Wellesley Dental Group is excited to announce that Dr. Mohammad Barra will be joining the team. Dr. Barra received his doctorate from Tufts University, where he also met his wife, Dr. Zarah Ali. His extensive training on digital smile design enables him to partner with patients to create the ideal smile based on facial analysis, pre-existing dental conditions, and individual preferences. Outside of work, Dr. Barra is an avid basketball player and world traveler.

Melissa Dailey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was once again honored by REAL Trends as one of the top 250 agents in the country. With over $79 million in sales in 2018, Dailey was ranked number 239 in the nation. Melissa is the number three agent in Coldwell Banker New England and has been the number one Coldwell Banker agent in Wellesley sales in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Kathryn Alphas Richlen of Coldwell Banker Weston and Melissa Dailey of Coldwell Banker Wellesley attended Boston Common and Modern Luxury Interiors Boston‘s “To Live and Dine” event to benefit The Home for Little Wanderers at the Four Seasons Hotel at One Dalton Street, Boston. The event was sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Tyler & Sash recently welcomed Johanne Thomas to their team as the new studio manager. Johanne comes to Tyler & Sash from many years in the luxury flooring industry. The Tyler & Sash Wellesley studio, located at 540 Washington Street, continues to grow as a collaborative space for homeowners to begin their projects and work with an expert staff on window treatments, wallpaper, and design services. Their focus on providing unique solutions for design problems seems to be just what the neighborhood needed. For more information, visit

Meadowbrook Day Camp has completed the second year of Drobots Drone STEM Camps. The number of children participating doubled and the campers had a great time. Campers used rovers, bots, drones, and other autonomous creative technology to jump over obstacles, push down walls, toss energy balls, and navigate through mazes. Teams work together indoors and outdoors, utilizing life skills such as: design and systems thinking, collaborative problem solving, curiosity, mindfulness, and imagination. For more information, visit

Darby Road HOME has partnered with Uncommon Threads, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower low-income women and domestic violence survivors through the use of clothing as a tool for boosting self-esteem. As a female business owner, Michelle Coppolo understands the importance of women empowering women. When you purchase a “Flikr,” which is a must-see mini fireplace, 20 percent of sales will be donated to Uncommon Threads. Visit for more information and to see a video of the Flikr mini fireplace.

Celebrate the season mindfully and make New Year’s resolutions that stick. Michele Fronk Schuckel, nurse and co-founder of Mind Body Medical Associates of Weston, is enrolling clients for new holiday-focused, concierge wellness training. Give yourself the gift of presence in your holiday celebrations while learning practices like mindful eating and meditation, so you can live with resilience and set achievable goals. Learn about self-compassion and stress management skills you can use all year at

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate celebrated 20 years in business with a party featuring Roxy’s Food Truck. The event was attended by colleagues, business partners, clients, employees, and agents. “It was important we thank our talented and dedicated sales agents and employees. Many started with us 20 years ago!” said Broker/Owner Gail Lockberg. “Our staff’s knowledge and passion for what they do makes owning and operating this business a pleasure.”

Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., was recently chosen as one of Banking New England magazine’s 2019 Women of Fire. The award honors the most talented, ambitious, innovative, and philanthropic women in finance, insurance, and real estate in New England.

Wellesley resident Ashley Kaye Bernon was just awarded the Who’s Who of Boston Real Estate for 2019 representing the Law Offices of Sonja Selami. Bernon has played an active role in the Boston real estate community for more than 20 years. Last year, she produced and hosted over 150 specialty broker open houses and real estate-based events sponsored by the Law Offices of Sonja Selami LLC. Clients turn to Bernon for guidance in the buying and selling process and to brand themselves in a highly effective manner.

Premier makeup artist Sarah Kosky is back at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics where she has recently launched her own line of lashes called Beautiful by Sarah. Elizabeth Renee Esthetics, located at 26 Grove Street just off the square in Wellesley, provides a soothing and nurturing escape and skin care experts who offer the most effective treatments and products available. You’ll leave the spa feeling wonderfully relaxed and donning beautiful, radiant, and glowing skin. For more information about Beautiful Lashes and other products and services, call 781.237.SKIN (7546) and visit

Look like a million for less than a hundred. Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces its Rising Stars Blowout Bundle for $99. Indulge in five blowouts that include a deep conditioning treatment and relaxing scalp massage for only $99 (value $225). You can select the same salon rising star— currently, Marissa, Emily or Whitney— for all five blowouts, or switch it up to try someone new with each visit. Buy your package online at, or call 508.907.7171. Look spectacular every day.

After nine great years, Pine Straw will be closing its doors at the end of February 2020 (the Waban store will remain open thru April). New merchandise is still arriving daily, and there are several events planned to celebrate throughout the season. Pine Straw owner Tracy Cranley plans to run business as usual throughout the end of January and go out with a bang. Get on the store’s email list by finding the link at or follow Pine Straw on Instagram @shoppinestraw to be in-the-know. Stay tuned for details on a new online business launching next year.

DermWellesley is proud to welcome Barbara St.John, FNP to its clinical team. With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Barbara provides the highest quality care for all genders and age groups. She prides herself in her clinical skills and addresses the entire spectrum of dermatologic concerns. In addition, Barbara has many years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and enjoys skin rejuvenation while maintaining a very natural appearance. Barbara is accepting new patients.

This fall, The Cambridge School of Weston was proud to celebrate the launch of PACE: Promoting Awareness and Community Engagement, a four-year social-emotional and service-learning curriculum. The pioneering program is meant to equip students with strategies for addressing real-life challenges, like understanding the disparities between the digital universe of our cell phones and everyday life; what it means to engage in healthy romantic relationships; and strategies for navigating our increasingly diverse and complex world.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, managing director at RBC Wealth Management, will be participating in the Barrons Top Women Advisors Summit in Palm Beach in December. Gabrielle was also a guest speaker at North Hill Senior Living community in Needham presenting on the topic of wealth management and trust and estate planning.

Benchmark Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Benchmark Home Services, a premier home care company. Benchmark Home Services offers comprehensive maintenance programs designed to cover the entire home, from roof to foundation. They handle exterior and interior maintenance, electrical and plumbing, painting, and even emergency services—all delivered with the highest level of quality, detail, and service. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact them at 978.254.5595.

Timothy Barry is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). Tim is a partner in the Private Client Group of blumshapiro, a New England based accounting, tax and advisory firm. The AEP® designation is a graduate level, multi-disciplinary specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the various disciplines of estate planning. For more information, visit

Century Bank is pleased to announce that Daisy Siddiqui has joined its team in Wellesley as vice president and branch manager. Siddiqui is a well-known face in the area. She has more than 40 years banking experience, many of which were gained serving Wellesley and the surrounding communities. Stop by 258 Washington Street to meet Siddiqui and experience the personalized service Century Bank is known for. Visit or call 781.235.6500.

PBF HOMES | Home Renovation & Interior Design just transformed a dated sprawling ranch in Weston into a modern farmhouse—inside and out. Take a look at PBF HOMES provides a unique service: one expert project manager to lead the process, from designing a renovation that fits your lifestyle, soliciting bids, managing the team (architect, contractor, cabinetmaker), to handling every detail. PBF saves you time, money, and stress. Contact Pam Forman at See their ad on page 51.

At Charles River School (CRS) in Dover, children use intellect, experience, and optimism to see what’s possible—and then take action in and out of the classroom. Students recently donated 74 backpacks and supplies to Boston-area children in need. CRS students loaded backpacks for the local nonprofit Backpacks for New Beginnings to distribute this fall. This community service project, like the overall program and curriculum, helps children take responsibility for themselves and their communities. Visit to learn more.

Dr. Touradj Ameli recently received another high-level achievement in the field of advanced clinical dentistry by becoming certified in microscopic enhanced dentistry. ARID Newton-Wellesley® Dental Specialty Group is one of the few microscopes centered practices in the world. Enhancing visibility ensures the highest precision when providing patient care from routine hygiene visits to restoring teeth and enhancing smiles to their natural beauty. To learn more about how to improve your overall health and smile, call 781.237.1190 and visit

Wellesley Service League (WSL) members convened for their Fall Kick-Off Meeting at the Wellesley Country Club. WSL was founded in 1927 and is a not-for- profit organization established to provide volunteer services and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the Wellesley community. To learn more and on how to become a member, please visit

Dean Poritzky, principal/license partner and broker of record at Engel & Völkers Wellesley, recently participated as a keynote speaker on a panel for the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) National Convention at the Boston Marriott. Dean and two agents from the Wellesley office of Engel & Völkers, Peace Nguyen and Jenny Qi, are members of the organization and Asian market specialists in the Greater Boston area.

Get fit for the holidays with MetTrimMD, located in Wellesley at 79 Central Street. “We’ve 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, visit online at and on Facebook @MetTrimMDActon. See their ad on page 86.

Get to know Dedham Country Day School (DCD) this winter! Join them for Off-Campus Admissions Coffees on December 11 and January 9 and/or experience what it’s like to be a student at DCD during their Classroom Observation on January 24. Visit for details.

Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders (C&M) were proud to finish their first project with the Room to Dream foundation, based in Newton. The project team, led by designers from C&M, gave a young cancer patient and her brother completely redesigned bedrooms to start the new school year. The rooms included new furniture, lighting, bedding, and décor. With thanks and support from many donors and project partners, the rooms were installed in a single weekend last month. For more information, please visit and

Krauss Dermatology is excited to announce that Dr. Deborah Goddard has joined its team. Dr. Goddard is a board-certified dermatologist who is also subspecialty board-certified in pediatric dermatology. A graduate of Harvard, MIT, and the University of California at San Francisco, she brings expertise in pediatric and adult dermatology, including medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Goddard shares the Krauss Dermatology mission of providing innovative and outstanding care to all patients in a safe and comfortable environment.

Rabbi Moshe Bleich of the Wellesley-Weston Chabad provided the invocation prayers in June when the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office graduated 13 new corrections officers. Sheriff Jerry McDermott swore the officers in during a ceremony in Quincy to mark their completion of the rigorous 10-week training academy. The new officers will staff the Norfolk County Jail and House of Correction in Dedham. Joining Sheriff McDermott were Special Sheriff Kirsten Hughes, as well as Superintendent Michael Harris.

U.S. News & World Report recently announced its 2019-20 hospital rankings, highlighting Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) as fifth in the Boston Metro area, sixth in the state, and “high-performing” in geriatrics, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and lung cancer surgery. The hospital’s ranking was the highest of all community hospitals evaluated by U.S. News in Massachusetts. U.S. News compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions to create the annual rankings.

Burns & Levinson announced that partner and executive committee member Lisa Cukier, who lives in Weston, has been named a 2019 “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) for her “accomplishments in the legal field.” MLW singles out an elite group of “exceptional” women lawyers each year. Cukier’s practice is split between complex trust/estate litigation and complex strategic and high asset divorce/custody cases, family business/family asset disputes, and a niche practice in mental health law and addiction/eating disorder strategic intervention matters. For more information, visit

Wellesley Books is thrilled to receive the 2019 Independent Spirit Award, given by the Book Publishers Representatives of New England to honor the independent bookstore of the year. Book publisher representatives are extremely well-read, well-informed individuals who keep the employees at Wellesley Books up-to-date on all of the newest books. The Independent Spirit Award is presented in conjunction with the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), the local trade association and source of both education and community. For more information, please visit