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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3 Needham Bank's Board of Directors announced the election of Mark Whalen as Chief Executive Officer, Paul Totino as President, and Barry Whittaker as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the $1.7 billion community bank headquartered in Needham. Jack McGeorge, the former Chief Executive Officer, has retired from that role but remains as Chairman of the Needham Bank Board of Directors. For more information, please visit www.NeedhamgBank.com. Needham Bank is a member of FDIC and SIF. 3 Congratulations to Christine Norcross and her team on receiving the distin- guished award of #6 William Raveis Team for 2014, as well as the 2014 Top Producing Team in Sales Volume in the Wellesley Office. Chris received her awards from Bill Raveis at the Annual 2015 William Raveis Convention. Visit www.raveis.com. 3 The international home furnishings brand Roche Bobois has relocated its Natick store. Offering greater visibility and accessibility in a free-standing showroom less than a mile from its former location, the new store is at 395 Worcester Street/Route 9. Fashioned after their flagship stores in Paris and New York, the new building will provide an even better shopping experience with a larger show- room footprint along with a design studio. Visit www.roche-bobois.com. 3 The Boston Estate Planning Council last week selected Weston resident William F. Leisman for its 2015 BEPC Excellence Award, the organiza- tion's highest honor awarded annually. Leisman's accomplishments span a 42-year career. As an independent insurance advisor for more than 1,000 individuals, families, and businesses, Leisman has had a long-lasting impact on his clients. To date, he has helped create 800 life insurance trusts funded with over $5 billion of life insurance, providing critical funds for clients' busi- ness and estate planning. 3 One2One Bodyscapes now has three expert instruc- tors teaching Pilates. Debbie Levy has been teaching Pilates for several years at One2One, bringing with her fifteen years of prior experience. Mary Guarante, the former owner of Wellesley's Body in Motion, joined One2One recently, bringing a high level of professionalism and more than ten years of experi- ence. Ellen Bloom-Fields is the latest addition to the staff. Ellen takes pride in preserving the classi- cal Pilates method and tailors programs to meet each of her client's individual needs. Visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com/wellesley. 3 Joakim Wahlstrom is the new Chief Operating Officer of Roomscapes Luxury Design Center. Born in Sweden and educated in Europe and the United States, he has worked on three continents. A creative decision maker with more than 20 years of demonstrated professional achievements and a global perspective, Joakim is focused on ensuring the continuous delivery of the premier design-build firm's top quality services while over- seeing the company's 22 employees. Visit www.roomscapesinc.com or call 781.616.6400. 3 Tony Coutlis, owner and operator of Aerobic Dog, is a first class pet care provider serving Wellesley and Weston families since 2004. Aerobic Dog spe- cializes in play groups, pet and house sitting, dog walking, private in-home puppy training, and cat vis- its. Aerobic Dog is veterinary recommended, certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross, proud member of Pet Sitters International, and fully bonded and insured. Tony can be reached at 508.380.3380 or visit www.aerobicdog.com. 3 On a beautiful summer night, the merchants and restaurants of Wellesley came together to support the Joey Perdoni Family Trust at the Lyn Evans store on 8 Church Street. Joe Perdoni, Sr., Joey's father, came to personally thank Lyn Evans, Candy McLaughlin, Georgia Jenkins, Jenn Shotkus, and Alexis Van Tilburg for their efforts in organizing the event. The support from Wellesley merchants, restaurants, and residents was overwhelming. Food, wine, music, and raffle and auction items were all donated to raise money for the Perdoni Family Trust. 38 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 For more Inbox news, please visit wwmblog.com PLEASE SEND YOUR INTERESTING NEWS ITEMS to jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com. E-mail submissions only please; jpeg photos are welcome at 300dpi. Visit wwmblog.com for more Inbox news featuring Brothers Marketplace, Siobhan Derrickson, Gustare Oils and Vinegars, Natick VNA, Needham Bank, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club, Wellesley Players, Windover Construction, and more. Christine Norcross Ellen Bloom-Fields Lyn Evans, Stan Shotkus, Candy McLauglin, and Georgia Jenkins Barry Whittaker, Mark Whalen, and Paul Totino

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