Lots of congratulations this week!
Congratulations to the Wayland High School graduates in the Class of 2012!
Congratulations to Wayland-Weston Crew. The team had two boats place fourth in the National Championships this weekend.
Finally, congratulations to the WHS Boys Varsity Tennis team who won the Div II N sectional championship on Saturday. They face Sharon on Tuesday at Newton North High School to play for the Div II championship.
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In the News...
|News from the past week
- Wayland residents looking for answers from NStar. The sight and sound of heavy equipment taking down trees on NStar rights of way in Framingham, Wayland and Sudbury abruptly ceased Monday afternoon as the utility put a temporary halt to a controversial tree clearing program that has entire neighborhoods up in arms.
- Astrum Solar Selected as Solarize Mass installer for Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury. Solarize Massachusetts Wayland and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) are pleased to announce the selection of Astrum Solar as the Solarize Mass installer for Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury. In Wayland, Astrum Solar will work with Kaat Vander Straeten, the Solarize Mass Community Solar Coach, to implement the program in partnership with MassCEC. A "Solar 201" public meeting will be scheduled shortly to introduce the installer to the community, and answer questions from residents and business owners.
- Wayland High grads go the extra miles. For twins Bryanna and Tianna Moore, yesterday's graduation marked the end of 12 years of challenges, the least of which was waking up at 5am every day to catch a bus from Boston to the suburbs. The Mattapan seniors triumphantly raised their arms in the air and cheered yesterday as family greeted them on the Wayland High School football field after the ceremony.
- Friends of Wayland COA dedicate tree to Jonathan Strong. The Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging recently dedicated a maple sapling in back of the Town Building to the late Jonathan Strong, who died unexpectedly on June 11, 2011.
- Concerns on sodium levels in Wayland water. The Board of Health and Department of Public Works Director Don Ouellette agreed at a meeting last week that residents, especially those on low-sodium and salt-restricted diets, should be made aware of the relatively high levels of the chemical in the town's drinking water so that they can take appropriate measures. In samplings taken between February and April of this year, sodium levels at the wellheads ranged from a low of 26 parts per million at Baldwin Well No. 1 to a high of 72 parts per million at Happy Hollow Well No. 2.
- Volunteers needed for turtle-spotting program. It's no secret - turtles are slow, and when they sense danger they stop in their tracks and retreat into their shells. So with the region's busy roads slicing up their wetland homes, they can once again use a little help this egg-laying season - like that afforded by the annual Turtle Roadway Mortality Monitoring Program and volunteers like retired Wayland teacher Emily Norton.
- WayCAM awards two 2012 college scholarships to graduating Wayland High School SeniorsWayCAM, Wayland's Public Access Cable TV station presented its 2012 Annual Scholarship Award this June, to Wayland High School Seniors Evan Barber and Riley Star.
- Wayland students discover history in a briefcase found at the high school. LIVING THROUGH HISTORY: Last spring, Wayland High School social studies department head Kevin Delaney was purging and boxing up some 50 years of accumulated materials when he came across a circa-1975 briefcase. Inside he found an astonishing collection of primary sources describing the life and times of Lieutenant Colonel Martin W. Joyce, a subject Delaney's students have been studying all spring.
- Wayland 3, Reading 2: Good(man) job in Warriors' sectional final win. It all came down to Jon Goodman. The Division 2 North boys tennis final between Wayland and Reading was on the verge of being tied at two matches apiece and Goodman's match at second singles with Tyler Bova was headed into the third and deciding set. The pressure was on and the Wayland sophomore responded.
- Wayland poker player making donations for full houses. Professional poker player Bernard Lee is pleased to continue the second year of The Full House Charity Program, which will contribute a minimum of $20,000 this year to organizations across New England that focus on children.
- Wayland's Team Cure accepts award from JDRF. Wayland's Team Cure accepted an award from JDRF at its 30th annual gala on May 13. The gala raised more than $1.3 million for JDRF and diabetes research. Team Cure was honored for all their efforts over the past decade in raising more than $2.3 million toward diabetes research.
- Grant Awarded to Fight Teen Dating Violence in Wayland. The MetroWest Health Foundation announced today that REACH Beyond Domestic Violence Inc., a Waltham, Mass., nonprofit, is being awarded nearly $40,000 to reduce teen dating violence in Wayland. REACH plans to use the grant to educate 500 teens about building healthy relationships through classroom curriculum, parent training, training for school faculty and staff and by working with peer leadership groups.
- Wayland Middle School Accepted to MSBA Accelerated Repair Program. The Massachusetts School Building Authority has accepted Wayland Middle School into its Accelerated Repair Program for a project to replace the middle school's aging roof. According to the MSBA website, the Accelerated Repair Program is "primarily for the repair and/or replacement of roofs, windows and/or boilers." Wayland schools submitted a statement of interest to the MSBA earlier this year, and the MSBA decided to accept the project into the accelerated program rather than the Major Repair Program.
- Belmont Hill, Groton School, Wayland-Weston, and Bromfield/Acton-Boxborough crew teams earn berths at US finals, Henley Regatta. Rowers from Belmont Hill, Brookline High, and the Wayland/Weston and Bromfield/Acton-Boxborough co-op squads will participate at the youth nationals, held on Melton Hill Lake in Tennessee, while the Groton School also has crews heading to Henley.
- Wayland and Sudbury schools invited into MSBA program. Wayland Middle School and Nixon Elementary School in Sudbury are among the 15 schools in 10 districts invited into the Massachusetts School Building Authority's (MSBA) Accelerated Repair Program.
- Wind Turbines at Town Center Could Pose Zoning Issue. Wind turbines at Wayland Town Center were again up for discussion at a Planning Board public hearing Tuesday night. Representatives from Stop & Shop, which wants to erect the turbines as part of its efforts to achieve LEED certification, have made a significant change to their original plans as presented during a public hearing on March 27.
- Justice Hears Arguments Related to Pot Ballot Question. The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance (MAPA) expects to learn in the next week or two whether its lawsuit calling for clarified wording in a potential November ballot question will be successful. In May, MAPA filed a lawsuit asking that the wording of the ballot question itself as well as the voter information related to that question be modified for a potential question related to the legalization of medical marijuana in Massachusetts.
- Residents, Officials Demand Mitigation, Communication from NSTAR. Residents learned Monday that NSTAR will "take a breather" this week from clearing a right-of-way that runs through Wayland's Oak Hill and Meadowview roads neighborhood. The news came as residents from Wayland, Sudbury and Framingham gathered at the Wayland Town Building Monday afternoon to "speak for the trees" destined to be cleared from NSTAR's right-of-way running through those and other towns.
- Mass. residents unhappy with NStar's tree-clearing program. The power company NStar says it's stopping a controversial tree-clearing program in Massachusetts for now, but the battle is not over yet. An ominous blue utility company tag hanging in underbrush marks what one resident calls the scrimmage line behind his house.
- Wayland Goes ... Blue?. Many of Wayland's public spaces and ball fields are showing some new colors. Blue, to be exact, in the form of a new recycling bin next to the existing green trash bins. The new bins have replaced the old "buddy bins," the wire mesh containers for bottles and cans that former middle schoool teacher Pat Conaway installed and has been emptying for the past couple of years.
- NStar halts tree clearing in MetroWest. NStar has put a temporary halt to its controversial tree-clearing work in Framingham, Sudbury and Wayland, a representative for the power utility said yesterday. But the stoppage comes too late for some residents, who reported trees had already been reduced to stumps in their neighborhoods. "We've decided to temporarily hold off on our tree removal work on our rights of way," said NStar spokesman Michael Durand, "so we can further our discussions with the local towns about how we can best address their concerns."
- Wayland noise complaint leads to cop assault. A Wayland man armed with an ax handle told police he would take care of a noise problem on his own on Saturday. But, police say Paul Szabo assaulted a police officer who was there to try to help him, shoving him against the cruiser while holding the wooden ax handle in a position to hit the officer, according to a police report filed in Framingham District Court yesterday by Officer Sean Fitzgerald.
- Manager of Wayland branch of The Village Bank promoted. Patricia MacNeil of Newton, manager of The Village Bank's Wayland branch, was promoted to vice president by a vote of the board of directors at the recent annual meeting. MacNeil was also recognized for her 35 years of service to the bank, 30 of which have been served in the Wayland office.
- Keegan's life honored at memorial service. When the First Parish church in Wayland filled to its capacity of 400 on Saturday afternoon, over one hundred family members and friends braved the pouring rain to stand by a row of open windows and listen to the memorial service of Marina Keegan '12. Family and friends travelled from as far as Wyoming and Minnesota to pay respects to Keegan, who died May 27 in a car accident near Dennis, Mass. Several of Keegan's close friends spoke during the service, with most telling anecdotes about her writing, acting and influence on their own lives, and others performing songs in tribute. Keegan's father, Kevin Keegan, thanked attendees and said the outpouring of support from people around the country has helped his family cope with its loss.
- Rev. Ken Sawyer steps down from First Parish in Wayland. Rev. Ken Sawyer retires from First Parish Church in Wayland on July 31 after nearly 40 years, giving him the record for longest serving Unitarian Universalist minister in one place in the U.S. He delivered his last sermon on May 20, will attend his last service as pastor on June 10, and then looks forward to becoming minister emeritus.
|Philanthropy, Fundraising & Volunteering|
How you can help...
Planning Board Seeking Applicants for Design Review Board. Town Meeting in April approved the creation of a Design Review Board for the town of Wayland that will "review building designs, site plan approval, special permits, signs and variance applications for all non-residential uses involving new commercial construction." "The process represents a community effort to enhance our commercial districts and surrounding neighborhoods," reads a press release. The draft review guidelines are available online here. Wayland's Planning Board was charged with appointing five members to the new Design Review Board and is now accepting applications from interested Wayland residents. For details, click here.
Wayland Habitat Project suggests Father's Day Brick Gift. It wasn't too difficult to figure out what to give Mom for Mother's Day-a beautiful bouquet, a pretty scarf, a trip to the MFA. But, then comes Father's Day. What do you do for Dad? A new tool, another shirt that he doesn't wear, or a book he doesn't read? The Wayland Habitat Project can solve your problem! Buy your father (and father-in-law) foundation blocks for the two duplexes that will be built on Stonebridge Road. It is big and showy but the certificate he will receive doesn't take up a lot of space. It appeals to his engineering/handyman instincts (the blocks fit together like Legos and you can build the whole foundation with them). He will know that he brought you up well because you spent your money wisely (a two-for-one-a gift for him and support for a worthwhile project). And it is easy for you to do. We can even provide you with a card for Dad. For details, click here.
Wayland High School Summer Community Service Program. Have fun this summer doing community service with your peers. For students entering grades 9 through graduating seniors. The High School Summer Community Service Program, which will be led by WHS nurse Amy Schoeff, kicks off on Thursday, June 21 and winds up on August 9. All students from entering freshmen to graduating seniors are welcome to participate. Students meet weekly on Thursday evenings from June 21 to August 9 at the Senior Center from 6-7pm to plan projects; the community service takes place on weekdays, evenings, and some weekends. You may bring your own project ideas. Projects in the past have included:
- Gaining Ground-organic farming
- Cradles to Crayons
- Community Gardens
- Parmenter Food Pantry-packing and delivering food
- A Place to Turn-food drive
- Salvation Army-making sandwiches
- Assisting elderly residents-chores and yard work
- Wayland Conservation-trail maintenance
You can participate in as many activities as you want and for as many weeks as you want. NOTE: transportation is provided by students and parent drivers. Parents are needed to chaperone and drive in order for this program to run. For more information, contact Amy Schoeff at email@example.com. The fee is $75 and registration is through the Recreation Department. Scholarships are available.
New "Mass Central Rail Trail - Wayland" teeshirts are now on sale at the Wayland Depot. For $20 you can show your enthusiasm for the multi-use trail now being planned along the former right-of-way. Your entire contribution goes towards the ongoing volunteer work to improve the trail. Get yours now!
|Upcoming Meetings |
See the Town Website's Calendar online here. Check there for the latest updates, as meetings noted below could have been updated since we captured them.
Preview of the June 11 Board of Selectmen Meeting:
The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Town Building.
After reviewing the agenda for the public and receiving public comment, the Board will conduct a liquor licensing public hearing for Bertucci's Restaurant, which plans to open at Town Center later this year.
At approximately 7:30pm, Selectmen will interview a citizen interested in appointment to the Historical Commission, as well as citizens interested in reappointment as members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Finance Committee and Conservation Commission.
Next, the Selectmen will review the status of discussions involving residents of Oak Hill and Meadow View Road neighborhoods, NStar officials and town staff and state officials regarding the planned tree removal and vegetation management program in the easement and right-of-way involving electric transmission lines from Framingham, through Wayland and into Sudbury. Company officials have pledged to negotiate mitigation measures with individual property owners following the completion of the tree removal program.
At approximately 8:35 p.m., Selectmen will consider follow-up action required to implement the votes taken at the 2012 Annual Town Meeting. The Board will discuss the appraisal process for disposing of four parcels of Town-owned land - 26 Lakeshore Drive, 52 Hawthorne Road, and 4 and 8 Sycamore Road - and designate an appraiser to review the value of the property in order to determine the method of disposing of the property.
After considering the consent calendar and reviewing correspondence, the Board will then hear the report of the Town Administrator before offering their own reports and concerns. During this segment, members will consider reappointments for citizens with terms expiring on June 30, continue discussion on updates to the Board's guiding principles and adding a code of conduct, and select the date, time and location for office hours in June to be hosted by Selectmen Ed Collins and Joe Nolan.
The meeting begins at 7pm in the Selectmen's Meeting Room.
Meetings for the upcoming week. Note: all meetings are scheduled for Town Building unless noted.
Monday, June 11
- Board of Selectmen, 7pm. See preview above.
- Board of Health, 7:30pm. Meeting agenda includes upgrades for septic repair at 104 E. Plain St. and 28 Riverview Circle, and an update from the Public Health Nurse/School Nurse Leader
- Historical Commission, 7:30pm. Agenda includes maintenance review of Stone's Bridge, and updates on the Freight House and Railroad, Temporary Policy Committee, Archaeology, Wayland 375, WMS Ceremonial Site and Monuments and Signs Project. Also, review of the WHC Budget and web page.
Tuesday, June 12
Thursday, June 14
Got solar? Interested in solar for your home or business? Wayland, together with Lincoln and Sudbury, have selected the one Installer who will be working with our towns under the Solarize program. It is Astrum Solar ( http://www.astrumsolar.com/) and their price is unbeatable. And the more people sign up, the more the savings to us all. But... the offer expires on September 30, 2012. You can give them a call to do an on-phone site assessment: 1-800-903-6130, check for important updates on our website at www.solarizelsw.com, or contact the Wayland solar coaches: Kaat at firstname.lastname@example.org and Anne at email@example.com.
WayCAM urgently needs camera volunteers. You might already be aware that WayCAM was unable to record and preserve the Town's Memorial Day Celebration this year. The reason is lack of volunteers. WayCAM URGENTLY needs residents to help us record important Town government meetings and some Library programs. Requirements:
- Desire to inform the public about important Town issues and programs.
- Ability to devote about 2 hours, sometimes up to 4 hours per shoot, for 1 to 4 times per month (you choose).
- Interest in learning a new skill.
- Usually evenings - you choose based on when you can do it.
- No prior experience required.
If you can help, please email Jim Mullane; 508-358-5006.
Yard Sale Listings. Huge Yard and Estate Sale, Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, 91 Claypit Hill Rd, 10am-4pm. Have a yard sale to list? Try out our Classifieds from which we will draw these listings.
Affordable Housing Opportunities at Wayland Commons. The application period for Phase 2 of Wayland Commons is now open. These four new construction condominium units are being offered for sale through the State's affordable housing program at $159,900. These large units are well designed, come with market rate finishes, and have a deck and a two-car garage. Flyers and contact information is available on the Affordable Housing page.
Wayland Library Long-Range Planning Survey. The Wayland Free Public Library is in the middle of a long-range planning process to plan for library services for the next five years. We need to hear from people of all ages in our community, whether they currently use the library or not. Part of the planning process includes conducting a 20-question online community survey. The library staff and trustees hope that you will take this quick survey to let us know how we can serve you better and what you would like to see in an "ideal" library of the future. Upon completing the survey, participants may choose to be entered into a raffle for a gift card to a local coffee establishment. You can get to the survey by following this link above, or by visiting the library's website.
Hands-On Composting in Action, June 11 at Claypit. Are you interested in learning more about how composting works at school and possibly for your home? Would you like for your children to have a better understanding of how food is grown? Please join the Green Team on Monday June 11th at 4pm at the Claypit Hill School compost bins to see the results of a year's worth of composting, and help us move the fresh material to the Claypit Garden. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a shovel and a wheelbarrow if you can. Learn more at www.waylandgreenteam.org.
Lost: Silver Pandora Bracelet, lost on Memorial Day in parade area. Silver Pandora bracelet lost on Memorial Day. It has about 5-7 charms on it, mostly silver, including a fish, a green shamrock, and a shell. It has lots of sentimental value. It was lost somewhere between the Middle School, Cochituate ball field, Einstein Bagels and Lakeview Cemetery. If you have any information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-460-1531. A $50 reward is being offered. The bracelet looks something like the photo to the left (but with different charms).
News and Events from the Council on Aging, including:
- Free outdoor community concert (June 14)
- Zumba and conditioning class (Wednesdays)
- 2nd Wednesday Brown Bag Series: Accupuncture Demo and Naturapathy (June 13)
- Chair / Gentle Yoga (Wednesdays)
- Mindful Movement for Balance and Fall Prevention (Wednesdays)
- Applications for FY13 Property Tax Work-Off Program
- Taxi Vouchers colors are changing; green vouchers only good until July 31
- Friday Movie Matinee (The Perfect Game on June 15)
Complete details are available online here.
Library Summer Hours: Our Summer Hours (Saturdays 10-1, closed Sundays) will start on June 23. The library will be closed Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.
Summer Art Workshops for Adults and Teens. During July and August this summer, the library will be offering some free summer studio art workshops for adults and teens.
- Janet Armentano: On Wednesday, July 11, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wayland High School art teacher Janet Armentano will offer a Teen Art Workshop. On Friday, July 13, 9:30-11:30am, Ms. Armentano will offer a second workshop for adults (or teens who are very serious about art). In the two-hour workshops, participants will begin by designing strong compositions in order to develop successful artwork. A variety of media such as pencil, charcoal and conte crayon will be used to develop thumbnail sketches with the goal of creating asymmetrical balance in the work. Analyzing negative space and using techniques such as sighting will aid in accurately representing the subject. Participants will learn about color, the effects of light, and how to develop a shadow on color without the use of black. Soft pastels and/or oil pastels with turpenoid will be explored in the second hour of the workshop. If weather permits, we will work en plein air, which is working outdoors in the natural light. In case of rain, we will work indoors on observational drawings. Participants in the teen workshop must be at least 13 years of age. Registration required and each workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register through our online event calendar at waylandlibrary.org and please register for only one workshop.
- Cecilia Sharma. Later in July, we will also be offering two free painting workshops with artist Cecilia Sharma. The dates for Ms. Sharma's workshops will be announced next week.
Yvonne Posa Watercolors. Yvonne Posa will be exhibiting new watercolor paintings at the library during the month of June. Posa has been painting for 14 years, having studied with Nancy French, Ray Doyle, Andrew Kusmin, Paul George, and Nan Rumpf. She paints in watercolors, because she finds the medium to be especially challenging in terms of keeping her paintings "fresh" and free from being overworked. Her work is based in realism, but she believes in the premise that less is more and enjoys letting colors flow into each other.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM. This year's summer reading theme is "Dream Big-READ!" for children and "Own the Night" for teens. Registration for Dream Big-READ! begins the same day as the kick-off events (6/28). Children can sign up at the library and pick up their "Dream Big-READ!" goodie bag, which will contain a listing of the summer programs as well as a prize. Children may also register online by following the Summer Reading link on the left side of the Children's' section of our website (waylandlibrary.org). Children are encouraged to keep track of their summer reading online or (if they prefer) on paper reading logs. Registration for the teen summer reading program "Own the Night" also starts on Thursday, June 28.
Summer Kids Events. The kick-off events for "Dream Big-READ!" will be a magic show (for children ages 3+) at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. That same day there will be a balloon sculpting workshop (for children ages 8+). Registration is required for the balloon sculpting. For information about the balloon workshop, call the Children's Room at 508-358-2308. Other planned summer highlights include a visit from live owls on Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. and a shadow puppet show on Tuesday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m. We have scheduled many pre-school storytimes on Tuesday mornings in July and August. For more information, check out our online event calendar at waylandlibrary.org. All Summer Reading Program participants will be invited to an ice cream party on Tuesday, August 14.
GENEALOGY RESOURCES ONLINE. Are you curious about your forebears and your family tree? We have access to genealogy resources that can help you find records and personal histories, even if you don't know exactly where an ancestor came from. You can find these resources by clicking on the "Research Databases" link at waylandlibrary.org. "Heritage Quest" searches U.S. census records 1790-1930, over 28,000 local history and genealogy books from libraries all over the country, as well as over 2 million local history and genealogy articles and government documents. Best of all, you can use it from home! We also subscribe to the Library Edition of "Ancestry.com" which has access to more census data and some international information. Ancestry.com is for use from library computers only.
PAJAMA STORYTIME/STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER. On Wednesday July 11, from 7-7:30 p.m., kids can come to the library in their pj's with their favorite stuffed animal and listen to stories. If they wish, they can leave their stuffed animal at the library for a "Stuffed Animal Sleepover." When they pick up their stuffed animals the next morning, they can see pictures of what the stuffed animals did overnight!
DREAM QUILT. Kids! On Thursday, July 12, from 3-4 p.m., come to the library to listen to stories about quilts and about big dreams. Then paint a quilt square for our Wayland Free Public Library Dream Quilt. For children ages 4 and up.
Drop-in Crafts for Kids. Welcome in the summer on Tuesday, June 22, from 2-4pm at a drop-in "summer craft" program for ages 4 and up, led by Children's Librarian Elise Katz. We've planned lots of afternoon craft programs for kids this summer, so be sure to check out our online events calendar to find out more about them.
Register online now for Recreation summer programs and Wayland Town Beach.
- Adult Programs Include: Yoga on The Beach, Golf Lessons, Zumba, Yoga for Your Back, Drawing, Painting & Watercolor, Bonnie's Boot Camp (2 summer sessions 8:30am or 9:30am and Monday Drop-In)
- Pre-School Programs Include: Pre-K T-Ball, Pre-K Minisports, Kiddiecat Jam, Tennis, Pre-Ballet, Hippity Hop Dance, and Tennis.
- Youth Programs Include: Dance Explorations, Multi-Media Art-Wild Things, Hip Hop Dance, Filmmaking, Jedi Master, Make It and Take It, Top Secret Science, Wicked Cool Med School, Wicked Phab Physics Lab, Archery, Basketball, Canoe & Kayaking, Challenger Adventure, FAST Supersports, Field Hockey, Golf, Tennis, Thundercat Soccer and Sports Jam, Tournament of Champions, Track & Field, U.S. All Sports, Football
Purchase your beach tags now. Tag holders can register for swimming lessons (ages 3 and up) and sailing lessons (ages 10 and up). Many of our Beach Buddies, Summer Adventure, and Wayland Escapes sessions are full, but there are a few weeks still available or register for the waitlist. Sign up now! To register for these programs and other summer Wayland Recreation programs, please go to Wayland Recreation Department Online or call the office at 508-358-3660.
State Representative Conroy Announces Upcoming District Office Hours. Representative Tom Conroy is pleased to announce his local office hours in Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland for the month of June, 2012. Constituents are encouraged to come meet the Representative, share their views on relevant topics, and bring important issues to the Representative's attention. No appointments are necessary and meetings are held on a first come, first serve basis. Office hours and locations for Friday, June 15 are as follows:
- 2:30-3pm - Lincoln Public Library, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln Historical Room
- 3:30-4pm - Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Raytheon Room
- 4:30-5pm - Goodnow Public Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury - Small meeting room, 2nd floor
State Representative Conroy Announces Upcoming "Ask the Rep" Show on Local Cable. Representative Tom Conroy is pleased to announce the next broadcast of "Ask the Rep" on Tuesday, June 12, 7:30-8pm. "Ask The Rep" is a live call-in show that provides constituents with the opportunity to ask questions on-air regarding local and state issues. Call in during the show at 508-358-3472 or email your questions before June 11 to Thomas.Conroy@mahouse.gov. The show will broadcast on Comcast channel 8 and Verizon channel 37 for Wayland residents, and will be rebroadcast in all three towns.
Summer Reading Program. This year's summer reading theme is "Dream Big-READ!" for children and "Own the Night" for teens. The kick-off events for Dream Big-READ! will be a magic show (for children ages 3+) and a balloon sculpting workshop (for children ages 8+), both on Thursday, June 28. Other program highlights include a visit from live owls and a shadow puppet show. Registration for Dream Big-READ! begins the same day as the kick-off events (6/28). Children can sign up at the library and pick up their Dream Big-READ! goodie bag, which will contain a listing of the summer programs as well as a prize. Children can also register online by following the Summer Reading link on the left side of the Children's section of the Library's website. Children are encouraged to keep track of their summer reading online or (if they prefer) on paper reading logs. All participants in Dream Big-READ! will be invited to an ice cream party on Tuesday, August 14. Registration for the teen summer reading program "Own the Night" also starts on Thursday, June 28. Teens will be able to register online at the Teen section of our website. Teens are encouraged to keep track of their reading online. All teens who register will be entered into a raffle for a gift basket full of prizes. The raffle will be held at a pizza party on Wednesday, August 15.
Enjoy Outdoor Museums and Parks. The Friends of the Library provide some great passes that allow you to explore the great outdoors, as well as many area museums. Passes for outdoors exploration include: Davis Farmland, Drumlin Farm, Franklin Park/Stone Zoos, Garden In The Woods, Massachusetts State Parks, Roger Williams Park Zoo, and Tower Hill Botanic Garden. And the following museums have both indoor and outdoor venues: DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, the Ecotarium, and Fruitlands Museum. Passes may be reserved up to 21 days in advance online at waylandlibrary.org or by phoning the library at 508-358-2311.
Some Novel Ideas. Looking for a "good read"? Here are some books that library staff members recently enjoyed: Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks, The Affair by Lee Child, Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos, The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, The Information by James Gleick, Arcadia by Lauren Groff, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, How It All Began by Penelope Lively, The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan, Vultures' Picnic by Greg Palast, Reamde by Neal Stephenson, and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.
Shakespeare with Helen Whall. On Tuesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. Professor Helen Whall will return to give her final program (on The Merry Wives of Windsor) in this year's Shakespeare series.
Wayland Reads Poetry in 2013! Planning for the next "Wayland Reads" community-wide reading event is underway. The Wayland Reads theme for 2013 will be poetry. If you have ideas or suggestions or would like to help plan programming for Wayland Reads Poetry 2013 please contact Ann Knight at the Library or Sally Cartwright.
Opportunities to Serve on Town Boards and Committees. Citizens interested in serving on a town board or committee should visit the list of vacancies posted here. The list will be expanded later this month to include vacancies that are created by the expiration of terms for a number of positions on June 30, 2012, so be sure to check back around Memorial Day for an updated list of opportunities.
Writing Workshop. Attention recreational writers. The library is considering hosting a self-directed memoir/short story writing group to meet either once or twice a month at the library, schedule permitting. The group could be as small as four or as large as eight. If you are interested in participating in this type of group, please contact Maxine Weintraub or the library. Happy writing!
Exhibitors Needed. Are you an artist or a photographer who enjoys sharing your work with others? If so, we have openings in our exhibit schedule for the Raytheon Room this summer during July and August. If you are interested in exhibiting your work there, please call Jim Zebrowski at the library at 508-358-0834.
WSCP Programs Available for Viewing on WayCAM's Video on Demand. To view WSCP programs, click here, then go to "All Folders" at top of page and scroll down to "Pegasus Programs" or "WS BASE Programs." Now showing: Annual Variety Show and PSAs. WSCP and WayCAM - WayCAM's new studio in the Wayland High School Field House presents learning opportunities for students as well as adults in the Wayland community. BASE children have produced PSAs using the new virtual sets and teleprompter, and Pegasus will have TV Production for children in Grades 3 through 7. Whether in front of the camera or behind it, children gain confidence, poise, and enhanced competence through involvement in this creative and exciting pursuit. For more details, click here.
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Wayland Football Alumni, Family and Friends Golf Tournament, July 27. Join us on Friday, July 27, 10am at Sandy Burr in Wayland. If you don't golf, you can still support the team by sponsoring a hole or a banner. If you can't golf, please feel to join us for a steak and shrimp dinner and raffle opportunities on the July 27th at 4pm. For golf registration or sponsorship, please click here. We look forward to seeing you there!
7th Annual Touch a Truck, Saturday, September 22 at Wayland Middle School. Touch a Truck returns! Little kids and big kids enjoy a morning of fun behind the steering wheel of a: big rig, front end loader, pickup truck, ambulance, fire engine, police cruiser, backhoe, and more. There will also be a dunk tank, moon bounce and other inflatables, snow cones, food, entertainment, face painter, balloons and the Roaming Railroad.. Look for more details in our fall brochure mailed in mid-August. Climb in and on town trucks while department employees explain the vehicles' "bells and whistles." Meet your friends and have fun. In past years, we have had 1,600 in attendance at our Touch a Truck events. If you would like to be a sponsor, or you are a community group that would like to get involved in the Fall 2010 event, please contact the Recreation office at 508-358-3660 or email email@example.com. Other Activities: Moonbounce, Obstacle Courses, Entertainment, Roaming Railroad, Face Painting, Local Business tables, Free raffle, Food and drinks and Lots of vehicles.
WCPA Beach Concert and BBQ POSTPONED! The WCPA has decided to postpone the June 8th Beach Concert and BBQ due to the weather forecast. We will be having the Beach Concert and BBQ on Friday, September 7. Mark your calendars now! It will be a great way to reconnect with friends and neighbors after a busy summer!
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Tuesday, June 12, Shakespeare with Helen Whall, Wayland Library, 7:30-9pm. Professor Helen Whall will return to give a program on The Merry Wives of Windsor to complete this year's Shakespeare series. Though Falstaff is always a rascal and sometimes a rogue in Shakespeare's plays, he has long won the hearts of audiences. For many years, it was rumored that Queen Elizabeth asked that he be "resurrected" and shown in love. Verdi constructed an opera around him and a St. Louis brewing company named a beer for him. This series will trace his fate through three of Shakespeare's' plays--two histories and a comedy which may not show the big man in love but does show him chasing the ladies of Windsor. The final book covered in the series is The Merry Wives of Windsor. For details, click here.
Wedesday, June 13, Ice Cream Social & Band Concert, Weston Town Green, 6pm-7:30pm. Music by the Sharon Community Band. The Sharon Community Band was founded in 1988 by the late Roy Scott of Sharon, Mass, under the auspices of the Town's Recreation Department. The Band has grown from a handful of Sharon residents to over 55 musicians, ranging in age from early teens to their nineties. Their outdoor summer concerts are fun for the entire family, and include Broadway show tunes, patriotic melodies, stirring marches and familiar favorites.
Thursday, June 14, Celebration for Retiring Teachers, Wayland Middle School, 2:30-3:30pm. Come and Celebrate With Kathy Hawkins, Vangie Jones and Diane Muffitt on their retirement! We will be having cake to celebrate their combined 84 years of teaching in Wayland and give them a chance to visit with all those students they have known over the years. Any questions contact Alexia Obar 508 647-0881.
Sudbury Valley New Horizons Jazz Band free outdoor concert, Thursday, June 14. Sudbury Valley New Horizons Jazz Band is giving a free community outdoor concert. Thursday, June 14 at 7pm, Town Building Courtyard (Hearing Room in case of rain). Don't miss this! You'll find yourself toe tapping, singing or dancing to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Bring a folding chair or a blanket to position on the lawn... or take advantage of the available seating. Members of this jazz band have rediscovered the love of music and their instruments. Don't miss the contagious joy this event will bring. Reservations appreciated to help us plan. Bring your neighbors, friends and relatives. Our thanks to the New Horizons Jazz Band for coordinating this event with the Council On Aging to bring back the community "concerts in the courtyard" at the Town Building.
Friday, June 15, Great Decisions: Exit from Afghanistan and Iraq, Wayland Library, 9:15am. The topic will be "Exit from Afghanistan and Iraq." Ten years after September 11, 2001, the U.S. is winding down its military commitment in Iraq and slowly pulling out of Afghanistan. What exit strategy will help Afghanistan and Iraq build stable democratic nations? How can the U.S. continue to achieve its counterterrorism goals? What is the role of the U.S. in the future of the Middle East?
Friday June 15, Friday Flicks on the Hatch Shell: "Happy Feet Two", Boston Esplanade, at sunset (8:23 pm). For complete details on this event, and the Friday Flicks series, click here.
Saturday, June 16th, Opening Day Beach Party, Wayland Town Beach, 11am-2pm. Wayland Recreation welcomes all Wayland residents to join in on the fun - free of charge for the day. Come check out our new beach house! Enjoy live music from Wayland's first "all dad band", the Wayland Daddios, who will be playing a unique style of pop and rock music. Kids will love the moon bounce, games, prizes and other activities. First day for the snack bar and we'll also fire up a grill for hamburgers, hot dogs and other items for purchase. Bring the whole family! Don't miss the fun!
Saturday, June 16, Memorial Mosaic to be dedicated in honor of Lauren Dunne Astley on Saturday, Wayland High School Courtyard, 12-2pm. Raindate: Sunday, June 17. A memorial mosaic will be dedicated in honor of Lauren Dunne Astley. The event will be a celebration of Lauren's life. We are inviting the entire Wayland community to the event: residents, parents, students,alumni, teachers and staff from each of the schools to join us to celebrate Lauren's life. There will be a performance by the Wayland High School Muses as well as a dedication and unveiling of the memorial. Carpooling is recommended because parking will be limited. Overflow parking will be at Happy Hollow. Please contact David Schmirer at Wayland High School if you have any questions.
Tuesday, June 19, Wellesley Concerts on the Town Hall Green, 7-8:30pm. Awesome Express "School's Out For Summer- Annual Youth Concert" (Rain date Wednesday June 20).
Wednesday, June 20, Weston Concerts on the Green: Dale & the Duds, Weston Town Green, 7-8:30pm. Dale & the Duds perform a varied mix of classic rock n' roll from the 50s and 60s. The band has been appearing in concerts, night clubs and functions across New England since 1972. Using guitars, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals, Dale Julius, Randy Julius, Paul Ayers, Bob Ferrante and Mitch Mackiewicz entertain audiences of all ages with their unique style and artistic blend of material.
Wednesday, June 20, Open Mic Night at the Chat, Dudley Chateau, 8-11pm. Come to play, come to listen! From Blue Grass to Jazz, Rock to Irish Traditionals, you never know what you'll hear! Guitarist, singers, instrumentalists (solo or duo only without advance notice) are encouraged to attend and will have 20 minutes to perform to a very supportive audience! Everyone's musical tastes and abilities will be met with warm applause! Musicians may show up any time that evening and sign up for an available time block (or sign up in advance via e-mail). All are encouraged to come early, and stay late, to enjoy the great food and drink that The Dudley Chateau has to offer, and to hear talented musicians. Vocalists requesting accompaniment may send music in advance to same e-mail - guitar only. Microphones and PA will be set up. All musicians 16+ are welcome to perform. After 9pm all musicians must be 18+.
Friday, June 22, Drop-in Craft, Wayland Library, 2-4pm. Drop-in summer crafts program for children ages 4 and up. Led by children's librarian Elise Katz.
Friday, June 22, Framingham Concerts on the Green: Coco Cabana, Village Green at Framingham Center, 6:30-8:30pm. Coco Cabana plays Tropical Caribbean. Concert cancellation and information 508-532-5488. For more details on the concert series, click here.
Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, Riverfest. Mark your calendars! The 11th annual RiverFest celebration will be held June 23 and 24. Over 30 fun, family-friendly events will take place on and along the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers - in 11 towns. Local organizations host events - and there will be something for everyone. Bird watching, canoe trips, picnics, wild animal displays, boat tours, art, music, history lectures and more. All events are free and open to the public. In Wayland: Do you know when the Wayland Sewer Commission was attacked by an armed protest mob in Billerica? When were salmon last seen in the Sudbury? Why was the river "dammed at both ends and cursed in the middle?" Celebrate the river with Brian Donahue, Professor of History at Brandeis and expert on the history of our river. Meet at 9 am at the new Route 20 boat launch, built with the sponsorship of the Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council. Bring your canoe or kayak and PFD (required). We will paddle to Sherman's Bridge (Sherman's Bridge Road) through the wide meadows that prompted the founding of Wayland and Sudbury, with frequent stops to hear stories of a fascinating and sometimes lurid past. Cars will be available at Sherman's Bridge to ferry you back to the launch site. If you plan to come and have space in your boat, or if you need space in someone else's boat, or have any questions, call 508-358-2980. Details online here. Riverfest is a celebration of the nationally designated Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers which flow through our communities. Come to any Riverfest event and discover what makes these rivers so special. Visit www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org to view a full listing of events, or call 978-369-3956. Visit us on Facebook at Suasco RSC, Riverfest.
Saturday, June 23, Show of Champions, Emerson Umbrella Theater, 7pm. Two Wayland residents, Don Davis and Carl Mikkelsen, will be performing in the "Show of Champions" on June 23rd. They sing with the Sounds of Concord, a local Barbershop-style chorus, and winner of the Northeastern District annual competition. The Sounds of Concord shares the stage with another championship choir, the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir from Newcastle Austrailia. They are the 2010 World Choir Games Champion, and are on tour as they head to Cincinnati to defend their title. Come to the Emerson Umbrella Theater on Saturday, June 23 for the concert at 7pm. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating, or $20 for general admission. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (866) 537-1584 (toll free), or speak with an member of Sounds of Concord. Proceeds will help with the costs of the chorus competing in Portland, Oregon this July. The program's flyer is available online here.
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