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Lost and Found

Miniature Dachsund Missing from Riverview area home


Rosie is a long-haired miniature dachshund who has been missing since Wednesday evening (May 25) from her home near Riverview ball field. She is very small (about 7 pounds), and has brown fur. She is wearing a green collar and has Wayland town tags. She is friendly, and is not afraid of strangers. If anyone has seen Roxie, please call us at 508 314 3094, or an email to scm971@yahoo.com.   Click here for full-sized photo. 


Found: Mountain Bike. Nice adult mountain bike found abandoned near Dudley Pond. Call Jennifer Steel at 508-652-1952 or email her at jennifermsteel@gmail.com


Mini Golden-doodle missing from Sedgemeadow Area


20110531-024451.jpgCookie is an 18-month old neutered male Tiny Golden-doodle. He weighs about 18 pounds and stands about 12 inches at the shoulder. He has the yellowish coloring of a Golden but looks more like a Miniature Poodle otherwise. He is recently shaved with a plume on his tail. He is very friendly and will come when called, his disappearance is very uncharacteristic. The picture was taken last week. He has been missing since Tuesday morning, May 31 on the Sedgemeadow in Wayland which is between Rt. 27 and Rt. 126 just north of Glezen Ln.  Cookie was seen the evening of Wednesday 6/1 (the day after his disappearance) on two separate occasions near the intersection of Glezen Lane and Rt. 126. Sadly Cookie did not come to calls and disappeared again. This was the night of the terrible storms that brought tornadoes to our western neighbors and frightening lightning, thunder, and destructive winds to our neighborhoods, so it is anyone's guess where Cookie is today. To not come when called was out of character for Cookie and leads us to believe he is operating on survival instinct and may fear people as potential predators. If you see cookie please do not call to him or approach him but call Ben Clifford immediately at 508-524-1056. Email: geekanin@gmail.com  



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In the News...

News from the past week

  • Wayland boy flown to Mass General Hospital. A 10-year-old boy was flown via LifeFlight helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday afternoon after falling from a fence at a playground on Maple Street. Wayland Deputy Fire Chief Vincent Smith said paramedics responded to a 4:49 p.m. call after the boy fell from the fence. Smith declined to talk about the boy's specific injury, but said it was not life-threatening. "They're obviously serious enough that a community hospital was probably not the best choice," said Smith. "(Mass. General) is a trauma center, so that's why we went there."
  • Alumni launch their own start-ups. After graduation, many students hope to attend college, earn a degree and find a job. However, three Wayland High School alumni took a slightly different path. Alex Schultz, George Keeler and Max Gredinger decided to take their careers into their own hands and start their own companies. Gredinger, 20, a Wayland Public Schools student from first through eleventh grade, started a business called Hold My Coat. Hold My Coat represents young, talented musicians. Schultz and Keeler graduated WHS in 2005, then reconnected after college. They then created George Guest, a company that makes high-end backpacks.
  • State System Helps Keep Emergency Response 'Organized and Appropriate'. People throughout Massachusetts and across the country are watching as tornado-devastated towns begin the recovery and rebuilding process, and they aren't doing it alone. In addition to the many civilian volunteers, firefighters and emergency personnel from across the state are lending helping hands. Unlike those civilian volunteers, however, there is a strict and well-organized process for getting emergency personnel in place after a crisis. Wayland Fire Chief Robert Loomer explained that the emergency responders that arrive to help in emergencies are not there by chance - they have been specifically requested and assigned as part of state mobilization plan that is based on a military model.
  • Tom Conroy has announced his candidacy for US Senate:
    • Wayland Patch: Rep. Conroy of Wayland Announces U.S. Senate Candidacy.   Tom Conroy becomes fifth candidate for 2012 U.S. Senate seat. State Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) is throwing his hat in the 2012 U.S. Senate race according to an announcement posted on his website.  According to the announcement, posted today by Jon Saxton, who the Patriot Ledger is reporting has been tapped to run Conroy's campaign, the campaign's theme is "Your Voice in the U.S. Senate."   Conroy joins a pool of challengers for incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown's seat. Other candidates include Marisa DeFranco, Bob Massie, Setti Warren and Alan Khazei.
    • Town Crier: Wayland rep joins growing field of Dems in U.S. Senate race. State Rep. Thomas Conroy, a third-term Democrat from Wayland who also represents the town of Lincoln and Sudbury, has joined the field of Democrats vying to challenge U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in the 2012 election, adding to the list of relatively little-known Democrats hoping to topple the well-financed Republican incumbent. Conroy, a risk management consultant who first ran for the House in 2006 and defeated a Republican incumbent, made the decision to throw his hat in the race a few weeks ago, according to his new campaign manager, and has taken steps to set up a federal campaign account with the Federal Elections Commission.
  • Differing opinions on proposed playing fields. If the Recreation Commission and Board of Selectmen aimed to ascertain community opinion on the proposed addition of two athletic fields at the Middle School, they certainly received a definite answer. Even if it may not have been exactly what they were hoping for. The panel at last week's forum consisted of Anna Meliones, Brud Wright and Asa Foster, all of the Recreation Commission, Nancy McShea, director of recreation programs, and Town Administrator Fred Turkington. Those in attendance, many of whom lived near the proposed site such as on Joyce Road, almost unanimously opposed the project. Forming the backbone of their argument were the concerns of damage to surrounding ecosystems (vernal pools and woodlands), effect on abutting properties, providing adequate drainage, and if more fields is the correct solution.
  • Wayland-Weston Crew Repeat State Champions. The Wayland-Weston crew team extended its winning streak at the State Championships. For six straight years the team has brought home the state championship trophies for girls, boys and overall. Complete results from Regatta Central are posted online here.
  • Hannah Williams Parking Will Remain Along Main Street. The Planning Board Monday night approved a general layout for the Hannah Williams Park and Playground redesign project, which allows the renovations of the south Wayland public space to move forward. The approved plan features parking along Main Street, much where it is now, with two entrances to the lot and one-way traffic flow. The lot will be about 40 feet wide and will include spaces for about 18 vehicles. Department of Public Works Director Don Oullette, who has headed up this project, has said from the beginning of renovation discussions that parking and traffic at Hannah Williams were major concerns of the residents with whom he spoke. Oullette was not convinced that one-way traffic was the safest option, but said he would accept the Planning Board's recommendation.
  • Wayland Firm Selected to Design New Hingham Middle School. The Hingham School Building Committee has decided on the architectural firm Ai3 of Wayland as the designer for the proposed new Hingham Middle School. The committee met with four designers on May 18 and 19. Each designer had 75 minutes to give a presentation, and the School Building Committee was most impressed with the designers Ai3.
  • Script to Screen hosts first WHS Movie Festival. This year, Wayland High School students have had the opportunity to participate in a new elective called Script to Screen. By the end of the year, students in this class showcased their movies at the WHS Movie Festival on Wednesday, June 1st. The course brings together the talents of both student actors and directors. The movie making process combines the work of two different classes. One class, led by Mary Barber and Erin Dalbec, focuses on writing movie scripts. The other class, taught by Richard Weingartner, performs a select few of the written scripts with his Dramatic Arts II course.
  • Wayland resident competes in Regional Robotics Competition. Alexander Borgestedt of Wayland competed in the 2011 Boston FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) Regional Robotics Competition on April 7 to 9 at Agganis Arena as a part of the team for Boston University Academy (BUA), where he is a junior. The BUA team was awarded the Regional Chairman's Award, the highest honor the competition offers.
  • New president of Wayland Historical Society ready to serve. Longtime Wayland resident Jan Dunn has been elected president of the Wayland Historical Society, following in the big footsteps of Jane Sciacca, who served in that position for the past eight years. After retiring five years ago from a career in human resources (she worked at both GE and Honeywell as well as a couple of smaller enterprises), Dunn began looking around for ways that she could contribute in Wayland.
  • Wayland resident awarded Xerox Corporation scholarship. Anil Singhal of Wayland has been awarded a Technical Minority Scholarship by the Xerox Corporation. He is one of 125 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country recognized for their high academic achievement in the fields of science, engineering and technology. A former student at Wayland High School, Singhal is the child of Amy and Vijay Singhal. He is a sophomore studying chemical engineering at the Cornell University College of Engineering in Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Latest update on Wayland High School building project. The Wayland High School Building Committee (HSBC) is scheduled to meet on Thursday, June 9 at 7pm in the School Committee conference room on the second floor of Town Building. The community is welcome to attend all HSBC meetings. Project information is available online (http://waylandhsbc.org).
  • Achieving personal best at Katie Lynch Purple Shoes Challenge. The opening ceremony for the third annual Katie Lynch Purple Shoes Challenge, an athletic event for individuals with physical and sensory limitations, was wrought with emotion as family, friends and volunteers gathered to welcome this year's athletes. Paralympic bronze medalist Anjali Forber-Pratt began the festivities with a high-speed lap around the Newton South Gymnasium and then led the parade of athletes through a tunnel of applauding, admiring and tear-filled fans. During the procession, Jacques LeDuc, the starting line announcer for the Boston Marathon, introduced each athlete. Fueled by deep admiration, the cheering was loud and prolonged. The events were under way!
  • Habitat for Humanity Project in Wayland Keeps Moving. Fifteen volunteers came to the Large Hearing Room at the Wayland Town Building last Thursday to hear about the next steps - and how they could help take them - in the Habitat for Humanity project planned for Wayland. Beth Rust, community housing specialist with the Town of Sudbury, is the liaison between Wayland's still-forming local Habitat team and the regional Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter, of which Wayland is a part. Rust explained that while the regional chapter of Habitat had resources to support Wayland's project, the Habitat model is really designed to be a local, community project.
  • 'Mr. Wayland' loved being involved. George Lewis taught for 35 years at Boston University, where came to be known as Mr. Boston. At home, he was a three-term selectman, co-founder of the Sudbury Valley Trustees and author of the book on the town that called him Mr. Wayland. "He enjoyed getting involved - he just dove in," said his son, Peter. "It was his sustenance and gave meaning to his life. It was built into his genes." Until the beginning of the year, when his health began to fail, Lewis was vibrant and kept busy with the Sudbury Valley Trustees and the Unitarian Church, where he was a member, said his daughter, Pamela Sway of Wayland. A memorial service is scheduled on Wednesday for Lewis, who died May 14 at the age of 88.
  • School gardens sprouting across region. A new trend is taking root in the region this spring as more and more schools start their own vegetable gardens. The practice, popular on the West Coast, has been slow to spread to the comparatively chillier New England, where most of the growing season occurs after the school year ends, school leaders said. But heavy focus on environmental awareness and healthy eating at local schools has now led many to consider gardening as a way to have lessons on both. "We want it to be integrated with everything," said Debbie Bearse, principal at Claypit Hill School in Wayland, which has been gradually expanding its garden over the past two years. "Some kids have written papers about it. They take it back to the classroom." Later this fall, Claypit Hill's garden will become part of a pilot program for on-site composting, Bearse said.
  • Selectmen proclaim June 12 as Race Amity Day
  • Police and Fire Articles:


    • Experimentation with Matches Likely Cause of Sunday's Fire. A Sunday afternoon fire that started in a bedroom at 21 Leary Street in Wayland caused minimal damage, but did send two individuals, not three as originally reported, to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Wayland Fire Chief Robert Loomer said the fire started in a mattress and was largely contained by the residents, though they sustained burns and some smoke inhalation in the process. There were three people in the home, a property of the Wayland Housing Authority, when the fire started, Loomer explained. The mother, her boyfriend and her son attempted to put out the fire.
    • 911 Hangup Leads to Overnight Arrest in Wayland. A 911 hangup call took police to 20 Three Ponds Road at 12:39 a.m. Monday, and led to the arrest of a Wayland man.
    • Needham man, facing child porn charge, arrested after Wayland housebreak. A 19-year-old Needham man arrested in April on possession of child pornography now faces charges stemming from a Wayland break-in on Lake Road on May 25. Matthew J. Pruneau, of 54 Horace St., was interviewed and arrested Wednesday just before noon at the Wayland Police Department on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony and larceny from a building. Other coverage from Wayland Patch is available here. The WPD Press Release is online here
    • With trooper's death, drunken driver could face new charges. With the death yesterday of state Trooper Ellen Engelhardt in a nursing home, the local man who as a drunken teenager slammed his car into her parked cruiser may now face manslaughter or murder charges, the head of the state police said. Engelhardt, a Marshfield native and longtime trooper at the time of the crash, suffered severe brain damage and other injuries on an early morning in July 2003. William Senne, then an 18-year-old Boston College student from Wayland, hit her parked police car at high speed in the Rte. 25 breakdown lane in Wareham.
  • Bear Sighting in Wayland Has Schools Taking Precautions. A bear sighting on Main Street in Wayland has schools in the area taking precautions to keep children indoors for the time being. Superintendent Gary Burton said it appears the bear is moving out of town toward Framingham, but "As a precautionary action, we've sheltered in place children in the middle school, Happy Hollow and Loker." Shelter in place means the children are not going outside the school right now, but are moving freely throughout the school building.
Meetings/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 on June 5 at 7am.  
Meetings for the upcoming weeks posted as of June 5, 2011: 


Monday, June 6

  • School Committee, 7pm, School Committee Room.  Agenda includes Technology Task Force Math and Science 1:1 Pilots, a review of the 2011-2012 calendar, appointment ot the Youth Advisory Committee and briefing report for the new superintendent.
  • Board of Public Works, 7:30pm, Town Building.  Agenda includes water issues at six addresses and Transfer Station Sticker Price and bag revenue. 

Tuesday, June 7

  • Council on Aging, 7pm
  • Planning Board, 7:30pm, Town Building.  Agenda includes a site plan approval public hearing for Hannah Williams Park at 7:35pm, and a Town Center update.

Wenesday, June 8

Monday, June 13

Tuesday, June 14

Wednesday, June 15

Thursday, June 16

PhilanthropyPhilanthropy, Fundraising & Volunteering

How you can help... 


The 2nd annual Cheyenne Morrell Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday June 8, at Golf on the Village Green, Rt 9, Natick from 3:30-7pm.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will be split between the Cheyenne Memorial fund (Bank of America in Wayland) and The American Cancer Society Relay for Life (through - Chy's team). Cheyenne was a fifth grader at Claypit Hill School in Wayland when she lost her battle with Sarcoma Cancer which is a very rare form of cancer, especially in children.  She was a great friend to everyone and we all miss her very much.   She touched so many people with her courage and her grin while fighting this disease. To pre-register, call Golf on the Village Green at 508-653-4671 the cost is $7.00 per person and can be paid at the time you golf.  If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Dorothy @ pugglerocker@gmail.com or call 508-358-9651.  There will be prizes, food and lots of fun.  I hope you can join us. 


The High School Summer Community Service Program starts June 23.  The High School Summer Community Service Program, which will be led by WHS nurse Amy Schoeff, kicks off on Thursday, June 23rd and winds up on August 11th. All students from entering freshmen to graduating seniors are welcome to participate. Students meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 to plan projects; the community service takes place on weekdays, evenings, and some weekends. Contact the Recreation Department at 508-358-3660 to register, or you can register online at their website: http://www.activityreg.com/selectactivity.wcs  Over 10 options are currently available, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and organic farms and gardens. Students may bring their own ideas as well. Join up and bring your friends!


The spring campaign of HATS Off (Honor and Appreciate Teachers and Staff) has officially begun.  Parents, students and friends of the school system may wish to consider honoring special teachers, administrators and staff members with a gift to the Wayland Public Schools Foundation's HATS Off program. Honorees will receive certificates acknowledging that a donation has been made in their honor with your personalized message. The amount donated will not be disclosed.  This spring, HATS Off is pleased to celebrate the retirement of Wayland Superintendant Gary Burton, as well as the retirements of Wayland High School teachers Emily Norton and Mike Rumrill. A donation to the Wayland Public Schools Foundation is a perfect way to say, "Thank you!"  For over 25 years, the Wayland Public Schools Foundation has supported our schools by funding teacher-led classroom innovations and creative units of study not covered by the regular school budget. In these challenging economic times, these additional funds are more important than ever. Donations also qualify for matching gifts at participating companies.  Please visit the foundation's website for more information and to learn about specific grants for the 2010-11 school year.  Donations may be made online or mailed to P.O. Box 97, Wayland MA 01778. The deadline for donations is Friday, June 17.  For more information contact Sue Mitrano or Jen Murray.


WHS grad working with Peace Corp seeks donations for Africa.  David Glovsky (WHS '04) is a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal working to bring computers to students through an NGO, World Computer Exchange.  If you would like to contribute to this project, you can donate to the project online (http://worldcomputerexchange.org/greatest-need-senegal). Click on Network For Good link, not the Donate link on the right, and please designate you would like your donation to go to Senegal. 

FUNdraiser for Wayland Community Pool. Join us on Saturday, June 18th for a fun-filled outing to Mohegan Sun and help raise funds to support the Wayland Community Pool. This day long excursion includes:

  • R/T via private motor coach departing from Wayland High School
  • Wine/beer and cheese & crackers served on way to casino
  • 5 hours at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino
  • Steak dinner at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville
  • $20 gaming package (two $10 FREE bets)
  • Free concert at The Wolf Den featuring Johnny Rivers
  • Discount admission to spa and health club at Mohegan Sun
  • Tax & Gratuities (driver, trip leader & wait-staff)

All this for just $69 per person! What's more, with a full bus the outing will help raise more than $1,000 to support the Wayland Community Pool.  Tell your friends and neighbors and be sure to respond quickly as space is limited to the first 50 to sign up.  For more information, or to register, contact Annie Cundari at amcundari@comcast.net or 508-736-4571. Download the event flyer here.


Whole Foods 5% Day, Tuesday, June 7.  Shop at Whole Foods in Wayland and 5% of their next sales goes to the Wayland Green Team's School Gardens and Composting project.  The Green Team is working with Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Wayland Middle School to establish on-site kitchen and cafeteria composting and school gardens.


Wayland Green Team Invites Help with Composting Project. Over the last two years, the Wayland Green Team has worked hard to improve recycling efforts in the schools, reduce car idling in driveways, promote school gardens and on-site kitchen and cafeteria composting, promote use of school water fountains, and to find efficiencies in green purchasing for the schools. It organized the Earth Day celebration and also proudly presents a new website: www.waylandgreenteam.org. One of the projects for this summer is Gardens and Composting. The Green Team is working with Claypit Hill School to establish on-site kitchen and cafeteria composting and school gardens. On Tuesday, June 7, shop at Whole Foods in Wayland and 5 percent of the net sales will go to the Wayland Green Team's School Gardens and Composting project. The proceeds will help fund the materials (timber, mesh, hardware) for the permanent compost bins, which will be built July 12-15.


8th Annual Steve Henley Memorial Golf Outing, Friday, June 10th.  The Steve Henley Memorial Golf Outing continues to raise money to give back to the Wayland Athletes.   Starting at 1pm, check-in at Noon.  Sandy Burr Country Club - 508-358-7211.   18 Holes of Golf, Hot Dogs 12-4, Dinner, Prizes & Raffles.  $145 per person or
In lieu of attending, consider a donation for the Wayland Athletes.  Deadline June 1st
(Please send list of names with check).  Please make checks payable to Steve Henley Memorial Golf Tournament, c/o June Henley-Dunbar, 197 Stonebridge Road, Wayland, MA 01778.  Questions - call Mike Henley 508-922-9699 or Mark Henley 508-788-1481.  Sports groups interested in benefiting from the fund should contact henleyslandscaping@verizon.net.




The Library's Summer Hours (Saturday 10-2 and closed on Sundays) start the weekend of June 25.   The Library will be sloed July 2-4 over Independence Day weekend. 


State Representative Conroy Announces Upcoming "Ask the Rep" Show on Local Cable.  Representative Thomas Conroy is pleased to announce the next broadcast of "Ask the Rep" on Wednesday, June 22nd from 7:00 - 7:30 pm.  "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 21st to Thomas.Conroy@mahouse.gov.  The show will broadcast on Comcast channel 9 and Verizon channel 37 for Wayland residents, and will be rebroadcast in all three towns.  For more information visit www.tomconroy.org.

State Representative Conroy Announces Upcoming District Office Hours.  Representative Thomas Conroy is pleased to announce his local office hours in Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland for the month of June 2011.  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 17th are as follows:
2:30-3pm -Lincoln Public Library, 3 Bedford Road, Tarbell Room
3:30-4pm - Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland
4:30-5pm -Goodnow Public Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury


Upcoming Youth Programs at the Library

  • Shadow Puppet Workshop for Kids, Thursday, June 30, 10-12 noon.  Kids can jump-start their imaginations and have fun while learning about the Balinese artistic tradition of "Wayan Kulit" or Shadow Puppetry. In this workshop we will read Balinese folktales, watch some puppetry, and discuss ideas for new folklore characters and tales. Each kid will create a movable shadow puppet by mixing animal traits together to invent a unique folklore creature. The workshop will be run by Celia Knight, who currently teaches elementary art in the Acton Public Schools and during college travelled to Indonesia to study Balinese culture and traditional arts. Grades 2-5 only. Spaces are limited, so please register through our event calendar at waylandlibrary.org.
  • Sing Along with Hugh Hanley, Tuesday, July 12, 10am.  Kids ages 2-7 and their sibling are invited to come to the library to participate in Hugh Hanley's "Circle of Song." Hanley has been singing with young children for some 25 years in his work as an early childhood educator, music specialist, and entertainer. He plays guitar and banjo and his repertoire of songs, finger-plays, and music activities are drawn from a variety of folk traditions. Hanley will get us to raise our voices, move our bodies, and join in the merriment of making music together.
  • Teen Writing Workshop. On Fridays in July from 10-12 noon, starting on July 8, library staff member Emily Tersoff will conduct a creative writing workshop for teens. Emily is a writer who is currently studying at Simmons College to get certified as a library media specialist. She is a 2009 graduate of Bard College. This year Emily had one of her own stories accepted for publication at Strange Horizons, a weekly web-based magazine of and about speculative fiction. Teens only. Register through our event calendar at waylandlibrary.org.

Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group's Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner is Thursday, June 9, 2011   at 6pm.  The topic is Hinduism and speakers are Mr. Bharat Dave and Dr. Bijoy Misra.  The meeting will be held at the Congregational Church of Weston, UCC, 130 Newton Street, Weston, MA.  For details including speakers' biography and RSVP information please see the event flier.

The Wayland XC Festival will be held on Sunday, October 9.  An exciting cross country race through fields and wooded trails benefiting the Wayland Cross Country teams.  With a youth race and an open race, this event provides one of the few cross-country running opportunities for kids and adults in Massachusetts.  Whether you are new to cross-country or a veteran of the trails, this is a race for you!  Three Great Events!  A 3K Race For Ages 11 to 14, A 3K Race For Ages 10 and Under and A 5K Open Race.  This is not only a great race to run; it's also a great race to watch!   Spectators can see the competitors during many parts of the races.   Visit http://www.waylandxc.com/ for complete details.


The Wayland Community Pool is now open for the summer! We offer daily family swims from 9am until we close, now through Labor Day. We have summer swim lessons, diving, aqua-fit, masters swim program, swim team, S.C.U.B.A and more! visit us at www.waylandcommunitypool.org  


News and Updates from the Council on Aging, including listings for:

  • British Romantic Poetry with Dr. Eugene Narrett- four Mondays starting June 6
  • Musuem of Fine Arts Early Admission/Tour: Chihuly through the Looking Glass, Thursday, June 23
  • Tour Boston, Thursday, June 23
  • Set Sail from Gloucester on the Schooner Thomas E Lannon, Tuesday, August 2
  • Watercolor Workshop "En Plein Air" with David Lang and Bill Sterling - five Thursdays starting June 30
  • The Hall at Patriot Place, Tuesday, July 19
  • Summer Drawing Workshop with Margret Krakauer (four Thursdays starting July 14)
  • Tanglewood Overnight, Sunday-Monday, August 28-29
  • Friday Movie Matinees:
    • June 10: Burlesque
    • June 24: Iron Will
  • Property Tax Work-off Program
  • Medical Taxi Tickets

New Spring items at the Wayland Depot.  Join the retro craze and spring into Spring with new wildly colored handmade hula hoops-all sizes for all size folks! Also, the Wayland Depot has an exclusive on the newest baseball jewelry: cool baseball necklaces and bracelets handmade out of the leather of baseballs and softballs. These necklaces and bracelets, made in Rockland, MA, are great for birthday presents, party favors, or for wearing to the next Red Sox game! They are the perfect Spring attire for adults and kids. Be sure to buy some for your favorite coaches, players, or Dads for Father's Day. Hurry in to the Wayland Depot, located near the Wayland Library on Route 27. The Depot is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 and will close for the Summer on June 13th.   


Art Exhibits at the Library:

  • Sharma Art Student Exhibit.  During June, the library's Raytheon Room will feature an exhibit of landscapes and still life paintings by the students of Cecilia Sharma. Cecilia's workshops are designed to help student painters at all levels learn how to create meaningful art and stretch the limits of their creativity. Workshops include painting demonstrations that teach how to create more excitement in finished works. Students get hands-on instruction with an emphasis on developing wash, values and textures, variety of color, edges and shapes, as well as creating the illusion of light.
  • Melnicove Artwork:  This month the library foyer contains the work of Harold Melnicove. At the age of 95, Melnicove still enjoys his lifelong hobby of painting.  His only formal training was at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., which he attended from 1934-35.  He gave up his art studies to get a job, but he has never given up his art.  During his 40 years with the Hecht Co. (now Macy's), he went from display artist to vice chairman in charge of merchandising.  His sense of color and composition, eye for detail, and appreciation of art's impact on the retail business served him well, whether he was trimming windows, planning ad campaigns, or building new branch stores.  His recent acrylic paintings are accented with rhinestones, which catch the light and make the images sparkle, and often include butterflies-an image inspired by his wife of 73 years, Rhona, who passed away in January.  This exhibit, put together by their daughter, Wayland resident Margo Melnicove, is in Rhona's honor. 

Poetry Workshops.  This month's workshops meet on Wednesday, June 8, and Wednesday, June 22, both at 2pm in the Library's Raytheon Room. New members are welcome.
What's New at the Library?  A lot, that's what! Librarians are adding things to the collection every day. To find out what they are, just go to the Library's home page, put your cursor on "Reader's Corner," and click on "New Items." From there, you'll find lists of everything we put in the library in the previous month-every book, Book on CD, Playaway, ebook, DVD, and music CD. Click on the item's title and go right to the catalog page, where you can put it on hold by using the "Request" button. Everything new, right there for you.
Needlework Group.  The next meeting of the needlework/handwork group will be on Thursday, June 9, at 10am.  It's a group for quilters, decorative sewers, and knitters to socialize, work on hand projects (no machines), share ideas, and explore resources. All are welcome.


JCC Early Learning Center adds full day option.  In order to meet the changing needs of more families, starting in the fall of 2011 the JCC Early Learning Center, Wayland will offer a full day option in addition to the current partial day program. Toddlers and preschoolers starting at age 15 months will have the opportunity to attend school Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm and Friday, 9am-4pm with the option of early drop-off at 8am.  JCC Early Learning Center, Wayland at Temple Shir Tikva 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland.  wayland-elc@jccgb.org or 508-358-5331.  The JCC Early Learning Center, Wayland is one of six JCC Early Learning Centers operated by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. Other locations include Acton, Brookline/Brighton, Hingham, Newton, and Sharon. Enrollment now open for Summer 2011 and Fall 2011-2012 school year. Visit jccearlylearning.org for more information.


Summer Reading Program.  This year's summer reading theme is "One World Many Stories" for children and "You Are Here" for teens. We'll be exploring themes of travel, language, multiculturalism and storytelling. Kids should come in and pick up their summer inspiration bags, which will become available the week of June 20, and will include information about the program, events, and suggested reading lists, as well as thematic bookmarks and temporary tattoos. During the summer we will have a bookmark-making station and fun handouts that will change each week. Special events at the library will include a Haiku program with bookmaking, a Balinese shadow-puppetmaking workshop, music with Hugh Hanley, and stories from around the world with Mary Jo Maichack. Library staff member Emily Tersoff will hold a weekly creative writing workshop for teens.  In August, there will be weekly storytimes at Russell's Farmer's Market.



EventsEvents & Happenings

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Upcoming Events: 


Monday, June 6, Library Evening Book Group, 7:30-9pm. Newcomers are welcome at both our book groups. The evening group will meet on Monday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. and will be reading Road Home by Rose Tremain. For more information, contact Andy Moore at 508-358-2311. The group meets in the library's Raytheon Room. 

Tuesday, June 7, Whole Foods 5% Day.  Shop at Whole Foods in Wayland and 5% of their next sales goes to the Wayland Green Team's School Gardens and Composting project. The Green Team is working with Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Wayland Middle School to establish on-site kitchen and cafeteria composting and school gardens.

Tueday, June 7, Informational Presentation: Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance, Traditions of Wayland, 4:30-7pm.  Parmenter Community Health Care and Traditions of Wayland are co-sponsoring an informational session on understanding long-term care insurance. Linda Thalheimer, CLTC, CSA, OTR/L, MSA has over 25 years of experience in professional and personal long-term care products and will explain the various benefit triggers, policy variations, coverage options and more. This will take place at Traditions of Wayland, 10 Green Way, Wayland, MA on Tuesday, June 7 at 5:00pm. Light refreshments starting at 4:30pm. Please RSVP to Parmenter at 508-358-3000 x252, Walk-ins Welcome.


Wednesday, June 8, Wayland High School String Orchestras and Troubadors Chorus Concert, WHS Little Theater, 7:30pm.  The Wayland High School String Orchestras and Troubadors Chorus will perform their final concert of the yearEveryone is invited to Sundresses, Shorts and Sundaes Casual Concert. Following the performance, stay to make your own sundae under the Fine Arts awning!  Visit https://sites.google.com/a/wayland.k12.ma.us/wayland-high-school-orchestra/

Friday, June 10, 8th Annual Steve Henley Memorial Golf Outing, Sandy Burr Country Club, 12-4pm.  The Steve Henley Memorial Golf Outing continues to raise money to give back to the Wayland Athletes. 8th Annual Steve Henley Memorial Golf Outing Friday, June 10th, 2011 1:00 p.m. Check-in at Noon Sandy Burr Country Club - 508-358-7211 18 Holes of Golf, Hot Dogs 12-4, Dinner, Prizes & Raffles $145 per person or In lieu of attending, consider a donation for the Wayland Athletes Deadline June 1st (Please send list of names with check) Please make checks payable to Steve Henley Memorial Golf Tournament c/o June Henley-Dunbar 197 Stonebridge Road Wayland, MA 01778 Questions - call Mike Henley 508-922-9699 or Mark Henley 508-788-1481 Sports groups interested in benefiting from the fund should contact henleyslandscaping@verizon.net

Friday, June 10, Library Daytime Book Group, 12-2pm.  Newcomers are welcome at both our book groups. The daytime group will meet next on Friday, June 10, at 12 noon and will be reading Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner. For more information about the daytime book group, contact Kathy Powers at 508-358-2311. The group meets in the library's Raytheon Room. 


Friday, June 10, WCPA 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 at the Wayland Children and Parents Association's annual Beach Concert and BBQ on Friday, June 10th at the Wayland Town Beach from 5:30-8:00pm. This year's concert will feature live music by award winning musician, Wayne Potash. 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 and more; please note there is no swimming allowed. Sponsored by Fitness Together, Oh Deer Inc, and Seeking Sitters, this fun kick-off to summer event is open to all and should not be missed! For more details and rain date information, please visit www.waylandwcpa.org.


Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, Riverfest 2011, events all over the region.  RiverFest is a celebration of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers (a part of America's Wild and Scenic River System). It brings together more than 40 organizations sponsoring events in 11 communities from Framingham to Lowell.  For details, click hereIn Wayland celebrate the river with Brian Donahue, Professor of History at Brandeis and expert on the history of our river, for a History Paddle. Meet on Saturday, June 11th at 9am at the new Route 20 boat launch, built with the sponsorship of the Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council, with your canoe or kayak. 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. Check the RiverFest website for a list of all events and their location or join us on Facebook ("SuAsCo RiverFest"). On Saturday from 10 to 2, join Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge staff and Mass Wildlife's Angler Expert, Jim Lagacy, for a day filled with fishy fun! Learn how to fly-cast, spin-cast, and even tie your own fly. All equipment will be provided. On Sunday, at SVT's Wolbach Farm, learn about protecting Blanding's turtles (12 noon), who's hiding in vernal pools (1 pm), and snakes in New England and the world (2:30). Local artist and teacher, Cecilia Sharma, will be displaying her students' works of watercolors inspired by the local rivers in the barn 12-5pm.

Wednesday, June 15, 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 to waylandopenmic@gmail.com). 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 17, Great Decisions: Germany Ascendant, Wayland Library, 9:15-11:30am.  The next Great Decisions program will be Friday, June 17, at 9:15 a.m., and the topic will be "Germany Ascendant." Germany has emerged from both the financial crisis and the Eurozone crisis as the dominant economic and political power in Europe, in particular setting the tone for dealings with Russia, Eastern Europe and Iran. How important is it for U.S, interests to enhance relations with Germany, and how should the U.S. react when German and U.S. interests fail to align?



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