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Marina Keegan of Wayland died yesterday in a car crash on Cape Cod. She graduated last week from Yale. She wrote a version of this piece for a special edition of the Yale Daily News distributed at the class of 2012's commencement exercises.  We send our condolences to her family.


Tomorrow is Memorial Day.  For details of today's Memorial Day Events in Wayland, click here.  Road closure information is available here.  You can join Troop 1 in the morning for their Annual Pancake Breakfast.


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It's egg laying season for the turtles, so for safety's sake when driving watch out for them crossing the roads.   For information on turtles and their road crossing habits, click here.





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In the News...

News from the past week 
  • Wayland Woman Killed in Cape Highway Crash. A 22-year-old Wayland woman died in a single car crash Saturday afternoon in Dennis. Marina Keegan, a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene by Dennis Emergency Medical Services.  She was featured in a Wayland Town Crier article back in 2007 here.  She graduated from Yale University last weekend, and wrote this piece for commencement.

  • Benefit organized for Natick man with ALS. Family and friends of a local man battling ALS are organizing a benefit to support him while trying to raise awareness about the fatal disease and the need to support research to find a cure. Stephen Malieswski, an avid outdoorsman who grew up in Wayland and lived in Natick for five years before he couldn't maneuver around his home, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, last summer.

  • Wayland Woman Faces Drug and Check Fraud Charges. A Wayland woman is facing multiple charges ranging from larceny to drug posession following a police investigation that began about 10 days ago. On Thursday, police arrested Megan Sutherland, 19, of Commonwealth Road after an investigation into a fraudulent check cashing scheme that is believed to have started in April. After Sutherland's arrest, police found her to be in posession, without prescriptions, of Suboxone, a Class A drug often used to fight opiate dependency, and Percocet, a narcotic pain reliever, Det. Sgt. Jamie Berger said.

  • Wayland Recycling Goes Single Stream on Saturday. Visitors to the Wayland Transfer Station Saturday might not notice a change immediately, but they certainly will when it comes time to drop off their recycling. Beginning Saturday, residents can stop separating their recyclables into glass; comingled plastic, cans and foil; and paper and cardboard. Thanks to an agreement with a new processing company, Casella Waste Systems, all those items can go in a single bin come Saturday (May 26).

  • BU, Emerson students among those chosen to 1st US national Quidditch team. A student from Boston University and another from Emerson College are among 21 first-string players named to the United States' first national team in the Harry Potter-derived sport of Quidditch. The squad will compete at an international tournament planned to be held near London shortly before this summer's Olympic Games, though the Quidditch sport is not part of the actual Olympic Games, according to the International Quidditch Association, which is organizing the games. Kedzie Chase Teller from Boston University and Allison Gillette from Emerson were selected for the first string group from more than 150 nominations "based on their skills on the pitch and ability to be a good ambassador for the sport and the United States," the association's website says. Brendan Stack (WHS '10), from BU, and Rebecca Der, from Emerson, were also chosen as reserves for the US national team, according to the site.

  • Wayland Schools to Receive Security Upgrades. The Wayland School Committee Monday night authorized the installation or upgrade of various security features at Wayland's elementary schools. Public Buildings Director John Moynihan told School Committee members that he wanted to complete a project originally approved during the 2009 Town Meeting. The funds allocated for the project remain available.

  • Happy Hollow second graders help buy supplies for school in Jamaica. A second-grade class at Happy Hollow Elementary School recently received a very big "thank you" from the students of Somerset Primary School in Somerset, Jamaica. The students thanked Ms. Mozdiez' and Ms. Rogers' class via YouTube for their fundraising efforts that allowed volunteer Kathryn Keane to buy much needed supplies for the school's second-graders.

  • Mass. will open 40 miles of MWRA trails to public. 'No trespassing' signs along a historic ribbon of land from Clinton to Boston will be removed over coming months, after state officials announced Tuesday they would make a network of trails over a century-old system of aqueducts accessible to hikers, bikers, or anyone seeking a stroll in the woods. The 40 miles of land, long used surreptitiously by residents, will become accessible as the communities are granted permission to share the land with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.

  • The Present and Future of the Wayland Rail Trail. Paved roads aren't the only way to get from Wayland to a couple of surrounding towns. And the Friends of the Wayland Rail Trail hope that those connections get even better in the coming few years. Larry Kiernan, an organizer with the Friends of the Wayland Rail Trail, explained that the Mass Central Rail Trail spans 104 miles throughout the state. Of those miles, the 26-mile stretch from Waltham to Berlin, passing through Wayland on the way, is currently under the control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

PhilanthropyPhilanthropy, Fundraising & Volunteering

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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.


HabititWayland 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 21and 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 amy_schoeff@wayland.k12.ma.us. 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!





MeetingsUpcoming 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.   

Meetings for the upcoming week.  Note: all meetings are scheduled for Town Building unless noted.  
Tuesday, May 29
  • Personnel Board, 7pm.  Agenda includes:  request for per-diem paramedic supervisor, review of firefighter and AFSCME job descriptions.
  • Board of Health, 7:30pm.  Agenda includes irrigation well permit at 27 Woodland Rd., sodium level in town water, septic system designs in environmentally sensitive areas, 9 Lake Road Terrace variance for new septic system

Wednesday, May 30

  • Economic Development Committee, 7:30pm.  Agenda includes: outreach for new member, Route 20 Septage Facility / DPW Site senior housing proposal, update on solar efforts with Wayland Energy Initiatives Committee, Route 20 sidewalks, wastewater solution for Wayland Center
Monday, June 4
Tuesday, June 5





New Wayland Community Grass Volleyball Net.  The Wayland Community Pool, in conjunction with the WHS volleyball teams, announces the opening of an outdoor grass volleyball net for the Wayland Community. Everyone is welcome to use the new net which will be up spring through the summer and fall, through the end of November, closing at sundown daily.   The net is located right next to the Community Pool building at the corner of the Old Connecticut Path entrance to the Wayland High School, on the grass. There are two volleyballs available at the desk in the Community Pool. To check out a volleyball just leave one form of ID or card at the desk, or bring your own volleyball. The court does not have lines so bring something to mark the court corners. Please do not hang on the net.   The Wayland Community Pool is located at 258 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland, MA 508 358 8999.   Thank you to the Community Pool, the boys varsity WHS volleyball team and parents for making this court available to everyone. Have fun!

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.

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.


Selectmen invite citizens to submit information to State Auditor regarding Town Meeting approved audit. At last Monday's meeting, the Board of Selectmen discussed the transmittal letter to the State Auditor advising of the vote of Town Meeting to request an audit of school fee-based programs under Article 28. Selectmen agreed to invite petitioners and other interested citizens to submit any information they deem useful to help the State Auditor reach a determination on the request. Information should be sent to the Office of the State Auditor, One Ashburton Place, Room 1819, Boston, MA 02108 by May 30, 2012.  [The date was extended from May 25 because of an error in the room number of the address previously posted.]  Details are available online here.


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. 


Upcoming Book Groups: The Library's Evening Book Group will be discussing The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri on Monday, June 4, at 7pm. The next meeting of the Noontime Book Group is at 12 noon on Friday, June 8, and the book to be discussed is Waiting by Ha Jin. New members are welcome at both book groups.


Library's Employment Workshops Postponed. The final two employment workshops with Gary Gekow, originally scheduled for May 12 and 26, have been postponed until the fall when we will run the entire four-part series of workshops on jump-starting your job search.


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!


Art Exhibits:

  • Brawerman Photos. The May exhibit in the library foyer features recent photographs by George and Ruth Brawerman. Their work includes pictures taken in the local area as well as on Cape Cod and in the Sarasota area of Florida. George and Ruth are particularly interested in summer and early fall shapes and colors.
  • Arts/Wayland Art Show. Arts/Wayland members will have an art show in the Raytheon Room during May. 

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.


News and Events from the Council on Aging:

  • Healthy Back (starts Monday, May 7)
  • Zumba and Conditioning (starts Wednesday, May 9)
  • Brown Bag Seminar Series (Wednesday, May 9): speaker is researchers from MIT's Age Lab
  • "Cuba: Socialism with a Salsa Beat" with photojournalist Barry Pell, Thursday, May 10
  • Questions about Medicare, Wednesday, May 30
  • Wayland COA Cafe, Wednesday, June 6
  • Sudbury Valley New Horizons Jazz Band, June 14
For details, click here.


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.


Save the Date


WW FootballWayland 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!


SVNHBSudbury 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.


Touch a Truck7th 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 vcomeau@wayland.ma.us. Other Activities: Moonbounce, Obstacle Courses, Entertainment, Roaming Railroad, Face Painting, Local Business tables, Free raffle, Food and drinks and Lots of vehicles.  

EventsEvents & Happenings 


View our online calendar.

Upcoming Events: 


Monday, May 28, 5th Annual Boy Scout Troop 1 Cochituate Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast, St. Zepherin's Parish Hall, 7:30-10am. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family. The menu is pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. This event is put on by the Boy Scouts and enjoyed by all. Come have breakfast and then watch the parade. Tickets can be purchased from Peg Straube 508-358-2639. 

Wednesday, May 30, E-Reader E-vening, Wayland Library, 7pm.
 Have you purchased or received an electronic reading device?  In addition to the content available for purchase, the library has thousands of electronic titles available for lending.  We have both e-book content to read and e-audiobook content to listen to.  Would you like to know how to access library and/or other free content?  Bring your devices and your questions and Matt Amory, computer specialist and reference librarian, will do his best to answer them for you!  


Thursday, May 31, Solar 101 Presentation, Lincoln-Sudbury High School Auditorium, 7pm. The Mass CEC will present information on solar PV systems, the Solarize program and what it means for our towns. The Solar Coaches will be there as well and lots of take-home information. L-S Regional High School is located at 390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury. Plenty of parking is available. Complete details are available online here.


Diane MuffittSaturday, June 2, Retirement Celebration for Diane Muffitt, Wayland Middle School.  Diane Muffitt, our extraordinary Band Director and General Music Teacher, is retiring after 32 years at Wayland Middle School. From present middle school, high school, and college students, to adults now in their twenties, thirties, and forties, all of Diane's former students are invited back to participate in our celebration --"The Diane Muffitt Alumni Band." Alumni will spend the morning of June 2 catching up with Diane and rehearsing selected musical pieces. At 1:30pm, Diane will conduct this amazing Alumni Band in concert on the Middle School stage, followed by a casual reception. Diane Muffitt, our extraordinary Band Director and General Music Teacher, is retiring after 32 years at Wayland Middle School. From present middle school, high school, and college students, to adults now in their twenties, thirties, and forties, all of Diane's former students are invited back to participate in our celebration --"The Diane Muffitt Alumni Band." Alumni will spend the morning of June 2 catching up with Diane and rehearsing selected musical pieces. At 1:30pm, Diane will conduct this amazing Alumni Band in concert on the Middle School stage, followed by a casual reception.  Please click here for complete details and to RSVP.


Sunday, June 3, Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, Wayland Art Center, 2-4pm. If your child is interested in joining the school band in the fall, here is a chance to experiment with instruments such as the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn and percussion, violin and cello. Introduce your child to the world of music and actually play some popular band instruments. Join us for a fun and informative afternoon. Demonstration is at 2pm and then try the instruments. With Mike and Becky Leonard of Leonards Music At Wayland Art Center (Corner of Rte. 27 & W. Plain St. in Cochituate fire station building) No charge but you must register online at www.wayland.ma.us or call 508-358-3660. Seating is limited so be sure to register early.


Sunday, June 3, Temple Shir Tikva presents the 19th Annual David Snyder Memorial Concert, Temple Shir Tikva, 7pm. The concert features the incomparable Joshua Nelson, the Prince of Kosher Gospel. Temple Shir Tikva is located at 141 Boston Post Rd., Wayland.  Refreshments will follow. Click here for information on purchasing tickets tickets.


Newsletter 2012 04 30Thursday, June 7, Neighbor Brigade's Party in the 'Hood, Weston Golf Club, 7pm. Tickets are now on sale for Neighbor Brigade's "Party in the 'Hood," an auction and trivia event to benefit Massachusetts non-profit Neighbor Brigade, which is based in Wayland and for which founder and Wayland resident Pam Washek serves as executive director.  Tickets are available for $40 to attend, and trivia teams pay a $1,000 fee to participate in the competition. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, desserts, raffles, and both silent and live auctions. Sponsors for the event are Lynch Landscape, Washek Electric, Especially for Pets, Collins & Collins, Judy Boyle Re/Max Signature Properties, Tier One Partners LLC and Help Around Town.  The event will take place June 7 at 7pm and the Weston Golf Club, 275 Meadowbrook Road, Weston.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Neighbor Brigade's website


Friday, June 8, WCPA's Annual Beach Concert and BBQ, Wayland Town Beach, 5:30-8pm. Pack your kids, a blanket and/or lawn chair for an evening of entertainment, food, and fun. This year's concert will feature live music by award winning musician, Ben Rudnick and Friends. There will be top notch BBQ available for purchase or families can pack a picnic basket. Admission price is $7 per WCPA member and $10 per non-member and includes free ice cream, face painting, and tattoos (kids under 2 are free and per family limits of $28 for WCPA members and $40 for non-members apply). Enjoy watching and participating in beach games, take a chance on a "Wayland basket" raffle, and more. Please note there is no swimming allowed. Sponsored by Get In Shape for Women, Craig the Plumber/Gardens by Renee, and TD Bank, this event is open to all and should not be missed! For more details, please visit waylandwcpa.org


Saturday, June 9, Student Fashion Show, Performing Arts Connection, Sudbury, 4pm. betty blatt designs presents Rock the Runway, a student fashion show in the Black Box Theater at the Performing Arts Connection, 31 Union Avenue #6, Sudbury. Tickets are $10 per person/$12 at the door. Ticket price includes a gift bag for every fashionista under 16! Ticket holders can receive 10% off first time class or camp registration. Please contact beth@bettyblattdesigns.com with any questions about tickets or the sewing studio.


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"Happy birthday to Mr. T, who turned 60 years old today. You can tell he is getting old. Today he pitied the fool who couldn't get Barry Manilow tickets."

      -- Jimmy Fallon






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