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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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Help brighten the holidays for a child who won’t be with a family this Christmas.

Wayland Middle School PTO is asking for your help this holiday season.  Did you know that there are tweens and teens in Metrowest who don’t live with their own families or foster families? These kids reside at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, an organization that provides housing, support, and education to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma. And for the first time, the Wayland Middle School PTO invites you to join them in a new way to give to those in need!
 
With this specially created Amazon.com wish list, you can help make the holidays brighter, one child at a time, by selecting a gift chosen by a child and having it shipped directly to Wayside. Take a look at the list—it has footballs, nail polish, hoodies, and all the other things kids aged 11-17 dream of getting for the holidays. Most gifts are under $40, and all are 100% tax deductible.
 
 
“For the last few years, I’ve been a volunteer special education advocate with the Federation for Children with Special Needs, representing kids whose parents have had their parental rights terminated, usually because of severe abuse and neglect,” said Colleen Mornewick, Wayland Middle School PTO President.  “Because teenagers are often difficult to place in foster homes, and these kids often have behavioral issues that make placement even more difficult, they end up living in group homes or sometimes in more institutional settings. During the holidays, which they spend in group homes or residential treatment centers with staff, many have no family contact at all.”
 
“I learned that during past holidays, the staff has been pooling their own money to buy gifts for the kids, and that’s where the Middle School PTO has stepped in, with a new gift drive to purchase presents that the kids have selected. This is not a group of kids that gets a lot of attention, and they can be hard to deal with—those of us with tweens and teenagers can understand that all too well. But every kid deserves to have something special at the holidays, something they want, and to know that someone out there cares.  Please take a look at the list and pick out an item or two—or even better, have your own children join you.”

Press Release from Wayland Treasurer/Collector’s Office regarding property tax prepayment

In anticipation of the passing of the proposed federal tax legislation, the Treasurer/Collector’s office will begin accepting prepayments of your third and fourth quarter real estate tax bills on December 18, 2017. You may remit funds either directly to this office during business hours (see below), or use the drop box that is located in the front hallway of Town Hall. Our offices will close at 12:30pm on December 29th, 2017. Any payments placed in the drop box after 12:30 on December 29 but before the open of business on January 2, 2018 will be credited with a payment date of December 31, 2017. Due to software limitations, you will NOT be able to pay your bills on-line or via Century Bank’s lockbox in Medford. Additionally, please keep in mind that state law prohibits us from honoring postmarks. If you choose to make your payment using an e-check process through your bank , be sure you allow for enough mailing time. Finally, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 508-358-3635.

The following is a detailed schedule of our office hours during this two week period:

  • Monday 12/18/17 8am-7pm
  • Tuesday thru Thursday 12/19/17-12/21/17 8am-4pm
  • Friday 12/22/17 8am-12:30pm
  • Monday 12/25/17 Closed
  • Tuesday 12/26/17 8am-7pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday 12/27/17-12/28/17 8am-4pm
  • Friday 12/29/17 8am-12:30pm

Booster Store Holiday Hours at Wayland High School

Wayland Boosters will be selling apparel and gear at the High School Store on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning December 12th. We are offering a new jogger pant, a black Under Armour hoodie, and a great new plush blanket! Our favorites are also restocked, so come get your pom-pom hats, baseball hats, camelbak bottles, grey distressed hoodies, and duffle bags!

Hours at the high school store will be 11am – 1pm, December 12th, 15th, 19th and 22nd, come early for best selection!

The Wayland Depot will also carry a selection of Booster items. Hours at the Depot are Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.

54th Annual Santa’s Ride through Wayland, December 20-22

Santa (escorted by the Wayland Firefighter Association) will make his 53rd annual ride through Wayland Wednesday-Friday, December 20, 21, and 22.  Come celebrate this holiday tradition no matter your age. The schedule for his tour through Wayland is as follows:

Wednesday, December 20

Red Barn at Gray Birch 5:00 To 5:10
Marshall Terrace at #16 5:15 To 5:25
Campbell Road at #17 5:30 To 5:40
Oxbow Road at Sherman Bridge Road 5:45 To 6:00
Moore Road at Sedgemeadow Road 6:05 To 6:20
Bow Road at #27 6:25 To 6:35
Millbrook Road at Plain Road 6:40 To 6:55
Three Ponds Road at Sears Road 7:00 To 7:10
Sears Road at Squirrel Hill Road 7:15 To 7:25
Highland Circle at Ripley Lane 7:30 To 7:40

Thursday, December 21

Blossom Lane at Westway Road 5:00 To 5:10
Lundy Lane at Sylvan Way 5:15 To 5:30
Lee Road at Wheelock Road 5:35 To 5:45
Winthrop Road at Winthrop Place 5:50 To 6:00
Jeffrey Road at #20 6:05 To 6:15
Woodridge Road at Black Oak Road 6:25 To 6:40
Wayland Hills Road at Linn Lane 6:45 To 6:55
Old Tavern Road at Bald Rock Road 7:00 To 7:10
Brooks Road at Carpenter Road 7:15 To 7:30
Keith Road at Joyce Road 7:35 To 7:45
Dudley Road at Bayfield Road 7:50 To 8:00

Friday, December 22

Winter Street behind St. Zepherin’s Church 4:40 To 5:00
Maguire Road at Grace Road 5:05 To 5:15
Knollwood Lane at Pine Needle Road 5:20 To 5:30
Lake Road Terrace at Morrill Drive 5:35 To 5:45
Edgewood Road at Ridgefield Road 5:50 To 6:00
Russell Road at Emerson Road 6:05 To 6:20
Stonebridge Road at Overlook Road 6:30 To 6:40
Meadowview Road at Oak Hill Road 6:45 To 7:00
Anthony Road at Highgate Road 7:05 To 7:15
Pequot Road at Juniper Lane 7:20 To 7:30
Old Farm Road at Rolling Lane 7:35 To 7:45
Davelin Road at Cole Road 7:50 To 8:00

The Town of Wayland wants you!

Are you interested in volunteering on a town board (or commission or committee), but concerned that you don’t have enough time, the right skills, or sufficient information? The town has a variety of volunteer opportunities that call for light, medium, or heavy time commitments and for specific skills or no particular skills at all, only an interest in the board’s work and willingness to learn. We—the Board of Selectmen—are providing you with information that we hope will pique your interest. This column is the first of a series to familiarize you with opportunities to serve and the expectations of you as a town volunteer

Representative to the Wayland Housing Partnership

The Wayland Housing Partnership (WHP) is the town board that advocates for creating affordable housing by working with developers and raising awareness of the need for more housing for low- and moderate-income people. The WHP meets about one evening a month for around 1 ½ hours. The committee is looking for a thoughtful individual who recognizes the need for additional low- and moderate-income housing and is willing to spend about 18 hours per year helping to realize the town’s affordable housing goals.

One member of the WHP is designated by the Wayland Housing Authority (WHA, the board responsible for overseeing the subsidized housing in town) to serve as its representative. This is the position to be filled. Bear in mind that this is not a seat on the WHA Board, but instead serving as a delegate to the Housing Partnership on the WHA’s behalf.

If you’re interested in affordable housing, can spare approximately 18 hours per year, and would like to be considered for this position, please contact WHA Executive Director Brian Boggia at bboggia@waylandhousing.com. Questions about the WHP? Call Rachel Bratt, chair, at 508 358-7539.

Future articles will describe opportunities to serve on boards such as the Community Preservation Committee, Audit Committee, and Youth Advisory Committee. Download the complete list online here.

If you have questions now or are interested in being considered to fill a town board position, please contact MaryAnn DiNapoli in the Selectmen’s office at MDiNapoli@wayland.ma.us. We look forward to hearing from you!

USRowing Announces 2017 Under 23 National Team

Source: USRowing

Row2k 7/7/17: USRowing Announces 2017 Under 23 National Team. USRowing is pleased to announce the 69-person roster for the 2017 Under 23 National Team that will compete July 19-23 at the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Selected again for the team is Molly Pierce (WHS ’15), Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls – Union Boat Club (Wayland, Mass.; University of Notre Dame)

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Needed

If you would like to volunteer to become involved and help your community, you may be interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The MRC is a great group of people and we are always looking for more volunteers. You do not need to be in the medical field to join the MRC. For more information, or to fill out an application, please contact PHN/Nurse Leader Ruth Mori at rmori@wayland.ma.us