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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland DPW announces end of water usage restrictions

END OF WATER USAGE RESTRICTIONS – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Massachusetts Drought Task Force reports that all drought indicators currently show normal or mostly normal conditions in all drought regions. As a result, the Wayland Water Division is ending water usage restrictions, effective immediately.

State agencies continue to intensely monitor and assess the drought situation and environmental and agricultural impacts.

The state asks the public to be mindful of the amount of water they are using, and to eliminate or greatly reduce outdoor water use to ensure essential needs such as drinking water, fire protection, and crop hydration are being met.

For more information, visit the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs online here.

Dignity Matters runs feminine product drive at Wayland Library

You can buy cupcakes with Food Stamps but not tampons.  Dignity Matters is having a drive at the Wayland Public Library. Please drop off feminine hygiene products: tampons and pads as well as new underwear and bras in the bins at the library.  For further information visit dignity-matters.org.

Flyer online here:

Pumpkin Painting Party and Yeti Raffle to support WPSF

Please join Ace Wayland Home & Design and Wayside Gourmet in supporting our community and all five Wayland Public Schools. On Saturday, October 21st, 15% of all Ace Rewards sales will be donated to the Wayland Public Schools Foundation. There will be pumpkin painting for the children and a YETI raffle for the adults. Every Rewards purchase qualifies for a raffle entry to win a YETI Rambler Tumbler. Purchases over $100 will be entered to win a coveted YETI cooler! Sales must be with an Ace Rewards Card between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Ace Rewards Cards are free.

Please support our schools and our business partner, Ace Wayland Home & Design by liking Wayland Public Schools Foundation and Wayland Home and Design on Facebook to learn more about our events and to invite your friends!

Ace Wayland Home and Design and Wayside Gourmet is located at 70 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778 and can be contacted at (508)358-0155. The business encourages customers to park by their front entrance which can be accessed by turning into the Boston Sports Club parking entrance off Andrew Avenue. There is a large parking lot right in front of Ace.

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia?? We can help.

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. This 6-week program is offered by BayPath Elder Services, Cargiving MetroWest and Royal Wayland Nursing and Rehab Center. Please see the program flyer for BayPath’s free Savvy Caregiver Program and registration information. 

Royal Wayland Nursing& Rehabilitation Center, 188 Commonwealth Road, Wayland
Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.
October 17 to November 21, 2017

FREE respite is available, to enable Caregivers to attend.

Savvy Caregiver will help you:

  • Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person you are caring for.
  • Learn the skills you need to manage daily life.
  • Take control and set goals.
  • Communicate more effectively.
  • Strengthen family resources.
  • Feel better about your caregiving.
  • Take care of you.

For more information or to register, call 508-573-7239.  Registration is required.

The workshop will be facilitated by certified instructors Alicia Rego, the BayPath Elder Services Caregiver Specialist, and Douglas Flynn, the Caregiving MetroWest Program Manager.

WHSTE presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Tickets are on sale for WHSTE’s Little Shop of Horrors

Wayland High School Theater Ensemble proudly presents Little Shop of Horrors. Over 50 students are involved, both onstage and off! Performances are November 16, 17, and 18; at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults, and $10 for Students and Seniors. Available online at www.showtix4u.com. (Tickets will be $18 at the door.)

Get your tickets today!! Contact Mr. O’Hara with any questions — aidan_ohara@wayland.k12.ma.us

Wayland Walks Month

October is Wayland Walks month, with Walk to School days, Walk to Worship events, and public walks to explore Wayland’s trails. Wayland Walks is a project of Transition Wayland that began as a project of Wayland 375.

The Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association joins Wayland Walks in sponsoring Walk-to-Worship month during the month of October. Wayland houses of worship are encouraging members of their communities to walk to their church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship. If the walk is too far, they are invited to walk to their neighbor’s house and carpool, or to ride their bicycles to either their neighbor’s house or their house of worship.

Wayland Walks to School will focus on the three elementary schools, each of which is working with the Wayland Police to provide a day in October when all children will be encouraged to walk to school. Each school has a different plan, based on their location and sidewalk accessibility, as well as other factors about their populations.

  • Children at Happy Hollow will walk together from Hannah Williams Park on Friday, October 20, with a rain date of Monday, October 23.
  • Claypit Hill School students will walk from Adams Lane to school on Tuesday, October 24, with a rain date of Wednesday, October 25.
  • Students at Loker School will be encouraged to walk or ride their bicycles to school on Wednesday, October 18, with Thursday, October 19 as the rain date.

Community-wide walks to explore Wayland’s trails will also be held during the month of October, and are open to the public.

  • On Monday, October 16, at 5:00 PM, Katy Allen will lead an evening walk at Sedge Meadow Conservation Area. The trail follows the boundaries of fields and through woods and is flat and easy walking. Meet at the parking lot off Moore Road, between mail boxes 46 & 47.
  • On Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 AM, Larry Kiernan will lead a walk along the rail trail. Meet at the Wayland Depot to walk the rail trail through the town center, past Russell’s Garden Center, and as far as the group would like to go. It is about a mile and a half to the Sudbury town line, with beautiful views of the Sudbury River and Great Meadow Wildlife Refuge.
  • On Saturday, October 28, at 2:00 PM join Fran Pollitt for a leisurely ramble beside the water and through the woods at Upper Mill Brook Conservation area, with reflections on healing, gratitude, courage, mindfulness, patience. Bring a reading or reflection to share if you would like. Meet at the back of the parking lot beside Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Road.

 

Wayland Walks is a part of Transition Wayland’s focus on community and its efforts to encourage people to transition toward a more resilient community. Transition is about neighbors helping neighbors move beyond fossil fuels and build a sustainable, resilient local economy and community in the face of peak oil and climate change. For more information and to keep up to date about Wayland Walks, visit https://blog.transitionwayland.org/category/wwalks/.

Spotlight on Loker Synthetic Turf Field Warrant Article: Arguments Pro and Con

The Recreation Commission is proposing a new, synthetic turf field be built at the Loker Conservation and Recreation Area, the old Dow Chemical site on Route 30 in Cochituate. The Commission will be asking Special Town Meeting, in November, to approve $154,000 in design funds. In the first segment of our program, Recreation Commission Chair, Asa Foster, and Vice-Chair Brud Wright will walk us through their proposal for the new field, tell us why they think it’s so important, and respond to concerns that have been raised about it. In the second segment, we’ll talk to Tom Maglione. He’s a long-time Wayland resident and one of the local residents who opposed the expansion of Dow Chemical on the site back in 1988, helped get the 1-A level chemical waste site cleaned up, and supported the town’s purchase of the land to create the current conservation and recreation area. He’s one of a number of local residents today opposed to plans for the new field.

The Buzz airs on Sundays and Tuesdays, at 10am and 6pm on your Public cable channel (Comcast Ch. 8; Verizon Ch. 37), and online on-demand anytime at WayCAM.tv/buzz