WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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the talented and accomplished people who live in our towns never cease to amaze me. When I read about amazing neighbors, I am always struck by their ambition and tenacity in working toward achieving their goals — whether in business, philanthropy, or education. When they share their perspectives and philosophies, I always pay attention to what they have to say. In this issue, Dusty Rhodes' words really hit home for me. She says, "A successful event starts with vision, then you make the frame, and then you fill in the picture." I've found Dusty's comments on the creative process applicable in experiences as diverse as a drawing class that I took this past summer and starting this magazine ten years ago. The drawing class taught me how to first conceptualize what I wanted to draw, then create a frame on the blank page, and finally construct the image within the frame. On a much larger scale, starting this magazine ten years ago followed a similar process. I began with a vision based on another magazine that I admired. The frame was getting the structure in place to make my vision come to life: a sales team, an editorial team, a production team, and the advertising and editorial content to get things started. Over the last decade, the picture has been filled in time and time again with fresh, exciting articles, photography, and new advertisers to join those who have been with us from the very beginning. This issue is filled with people who had passion and a great idea that they ran with to create something meaningful in their lives and the lives of others. Dusty Rhodes had a big idea as a young woman at a time when female entrepreneurs were virtually nonexistent. Today she runs New England's largest event plan- ning firm. We also meet three Weston women who discovered what they loved to do later in life and created successful businesses from those interests. And we talk with a couple of Wellesley moms who, unsatisfied with the computer programming options for their young children, decided to create their own coding acad- emy. On the philanthropy side, Weston businessman Jeff Feingold found the time in his busy life to create Hope and Comfort, an organization that provides homeless and needy adults with personal care products. As the fall season gets underway, I hope you can take the opportunity to think about your vision, make the frame, and fill in the picture. Happy fall! 12 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 publisher's letter B E T H F U R M A N beth@wellesleywestonmagazine.com C A R O L Y N R O S S WellesleyWeston Magazine's blog is the talk of the towns with the latest event photos, calendar listings, and conversations for the people who make things happen in Wellesley and Weston. Log on today and you might see yourself in our expanded About Town and Inbox section. Post a comment by going directly to wwmblog.com or visit our Web site at www.wellesleywestonmagazine.com and click on About Town or wwmblog.

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