WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2016

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 The 2015 Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation dona- tions were in excess of $160,000 to 94 selected local non- profit organizations in the following com- munities: Wellesley, Weston, Newton, Needham, Natick, Framingham, Waltham, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Boston. The Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation was formed in 2011 for the purpose of giving back to the communities the bank serves. Organizations wishing to request funding from the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation may contact Maureen Sullivan, Director, Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation at 40 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or call 781.489.4531. Please visit www.wellesley- bank.com/company/community-commitment. 3 Wellesley Interior Designer Mollie Johnson is featured on the popular website One Kings Lane with an article called "8 Ways to Make Neutral Rooms Anything But Boring." The article tours one of Mollie's projects and provides read- ers with advice on how to make monochromatic rooms work for them. To read the article, visit www. onekingslane.com/ live-love-home/decorating-with-neutrals/. Contact Mollie Johnson Interiors at 781.431.2289 and visit online at www.MollieJohnsonInteriors.com. 3 Jonathan Schmid, the Director of Innovation and Technology at the Meadowbrook School of Weston, was presented with the MassCUE Pathfinder Award at the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference. The award is given to a Massachusetts educator and leader whose efforts have greatly enhanced the field of educational technology. A true pioneer in the technology edu- cation community, Schmid is credited with spear- heading a collaboration with the MIT Edgerton Center to create the EurekaLab, a Meadowbrook School makerspace featuring 3D printers, laser cutters, soldering, and high-speed photography. 3 Needham Bank announced that it will provide a total of $40,000 in funding, spread among four school districts serving five local communities, to enable them to continue full METCO participation during the 2015 -2016 school year. METCO, which has been in existence since 1966, is the country's oldest continuously operating voluntary desegrega- tion program. It facilitates opportunities for inner city youth to attend suburban schools. The program was hit with significant spending cuts recently as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts struggled to balance its budget. Visit www.NeedhamBank.com. 3 Cathy Varetimos is the new owner of Beauty and Main, located at 79 Central Street in Wellesley. Cathy has been a professional makeup artist for more than 20 years and uses her expertise to edu- cate her clients in skincare and makeup applica- tions. Stop by Beauty and Main and let Cathy and her experienced staff help you update your cos- metics bag with new products from Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy, Phytomer, Bare Minerals, and more. Visit www.beautyandmain.com. 3 Theo & Isabella Design Group is celebrating five years in business this April. Owners D. Scott Bell and Susan Schaub pride themselves on their attention to detail. Every project is personally managed, and they work hand-in-hand with drap- ery and upholstery workrooms, craftsmen, and specialized dealers to assure the highest quality craftsmanship. They also incorporate art, family heirlooms, and objects that have personal meaning to make rooms meaningful, comfortable and, of course, beautiful. For more information, call 978.505.1616 and visit www.theoandisabella.com. 3 Shari Ameli of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Dr. Touradj Ameli, a leading dentist and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, have pledged $40,000 to support the American College 26 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 recent news briefs covering wellesley and weston people, places, and businesses inbox A local Wellesley mom has baked up a thriving small business called sugar. Kelly Meraw offers a customized menu, personalizing your table with flavors and designs of your choice. You can order the perfect edible piece of art for your next party at www.sugarwellesley.com. Mollie Johnson R O G E R P E L I S S I E R P H O T O G R A P H Y B L O N D E T U L I P P H O T O G R A P H Y Amanda Bowen Comeau, Natalie Havrylik, Cathy Varetimos, Lisa O'Connor, and Tulin Grossman Tom Fontaine, Wellesley Bank President and CEO Mark Whalen, CEO of Needham Bank, David Lussier; Wellesley Superintendent of Schools, Kalise Wornum; Wellesley METCO Director; and Jack McGeorge, Chairman of Needham Bank.

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