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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that their Wellesley branch has been acquired by Mona Kumar of Boston. The Totaros have owned four Massachusetts galleries (in Wellesley, Lexington, and Chatham). They have retained their Chatham gallery, renamed Chatham Fine Art, and a substantial inventory of original paintings. Bob said, "We intend to build another strong regional art brand." Chatham Fine Art is now in its third year. For details, visit www.ChathamArt.com. 3 The Wellesley Historical Society was awarded a grant from the Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club to support its "Winter Wednesdays" program for win- ter 2016. "Winter Wednesdays" are weekly programs for families that feature different historical topics. History is taught through hands-on activities, such as games and crafts. This generous grant will allow the Society to buy supplies and other necessary materi- als. The Wellesley Historical Society thanks the Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club for its support. 3 Pine Straw owner Tracy Cranley announced that Pine Straw will open a second store this month in Waban. The Waban location will carry much of the same merchandise as the Wellesley store, in a more modified version. Joining Pine Straw this fall are many new vendors including Nuthatch, G1, Tracey Reese, and Hartford. Tracy and her staff will be hosting a slew of Girls Nights Out with Vermont Farmhouse Pottery, The Captured Garden, Knit Collage, and Good Charma. Visit www.pinestrawshopwellesley.com. 3 Dr. Touradj Ameli and Lincoln M. Richards of the Wellesley Lodge of Masons attended the Wellesley High School Class of 2015 Senior Awards Ceremony on May 28 to present an award to graduating senior Chris Womack. The scholarship award is based on sustained com- munity service to Wellesley, strong academic endeavors, and financial need. For more informa- tion, please contact Dr. Ameli at 781.237.1190. 3 Designs in Blinds and Drapes has been serving MetroWest Boston for the last thirty-five years. In that time it has received the Angie's List Super Service Award for Customer Service on multiple occasions, including the most recent 2014 Award. The company offers a full line of custom window treatments, custom upholstery, and wallpaper. All custom work is meticulously done in its own work- room. For a free in-home consultation, please call 781.899.1811 or visit www.designsinblinds.com. 3 Tenacre School announces the opening of its new science center, with two state-of-the-art class- rooms, a greenhouse, and a tide pool to comple- ment a hands-on curriculum that encourages dis- covery and exploration from pre-kindergarten through grade six. Science lessons, which inte- grate STEM throughout the curriculum, progress from life cycles and raising chicks in pre-k and kindergarten to building balloon-powered vehicles, hot air balloons, and writing lab reports in later grades. For more information, call 781.235.2282. 3 Daisy and Frances are celebrating their second year as lead colorists at The Parlor Salon and Apothecary in Wellesley. They provide beautiful color 34 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 inbox Bob and Phyllis Totaro Dr. Touradj Ameli

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