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Non-Profit Spotlight:
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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Troop 1 Annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

A fun way to end a long weekend is with a delicious breakfast served by friendly faces! Please join us for the 11th annual Boy Scout Troop 1 pancake breakfast on Monday May 28. The breakfast is before the town parade at St. Zepherin’s Rectory (99 Main St). It’s the Troop’s largest community building event and fundraiser of the year. Scouts and leaders will be serving up chocolate chip, blueberry and plain pancakes, sausages, fruit juice, coffee and cocoa. The doors open at 7:30am for the early birds and will end at 10am in time for the parade. The cost is a bargain at $5 per person and $20 per family. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Boy Scout or look for our tables at Donelan’s and Dunkins/China Rose on weekends. Walk-ins are always welcome. Don’t miss out on a yummy breakfast with friends while supporting your local Troop 1!

MAPC and MWRC seek residents’ opinions on Town Meeting

Your town, along with other MetroWest communities, wants to know what you think about Town Meeting and how Town Meeting might be improved. This survey is confidential, and everyone is encouraged to take it. You are not required to answer everything or anything, but your help is very much appreciated.

This 100% grant-funded project is being run in collaboration with Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Natick, Southborough, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston through the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and its local arm, the MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC).

If you have any questions, please contact the project manager, Laurie Zivkovich, MAPC Municipal Services Specialist.

Their survey is online here.

Memorial Day Schedule of Events

The Public Ceremonies Committee Announces
May 28, 2018

Wayland’s Memorial Day Parade will form at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Wayland Middle School, 201 Main Street. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. and will proceed along Route 27 to Route 30 to the Lakeview Cemetery in Cochituate.

Please Note the Early Moming Schedule Changes Below

Brief Tributes to Veterans in each Cemetery

8:30 a.m. Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Town Building 8:50am. Ceremony at North Cemetery (Route 27 North)

9:00 am Ceremony at Biet Olam West (Route 27 North) 9:15am. Ceremony at South Cemetery (Route 27 South)

9:45 a.m. Ceremony at Lokerville Green \M/Vll Memorial (Route 30 East) 10:00 am Ceremony at ST Zepherins Cemetery (Bent Ave)

11:30 a.m. MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE at the Cemetery Master of Ceremonies Richard P Turner USN Retired Combat Vietnam Veteran.

Invocation MAJ Gerald w. Woodford Jr.


Wayland Board of Selectmen

Carmine Gentile State Representative

Alice H. Peisch, State Representative State

Senator Richard J. Ross

Boy Scouts with Flags

American Legion Post #133, Wayland Color Guard and Firing Detail

Gettysburg Wayland High School Student Address

Keynote CSM Michael Pintagro US Army Solider Systems Center Natick Mass Address

12:00 p.m. Flag Raising by Commander American Legion Post 133 Wayland, and Grand Marshal

Award Freedom Richard P. Turner Chairman Wayland Public Ceremonies Committee Prize

Musical Selection Patriotic Music, Joseph Oneschuk, Conductor

Salute American Legion Firing Detail
Echo Taps Wayland High SchoolTrumpeters
Closing Prayer MAJ Gerald W. Woodford Jr.

ln the event of rain, the service will be held n the Middle School Gymnasium at 11 :00 a.m. Outside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at 11:30 am if no change is made to the schedule due to weather. For confirmation, please call Richard Turner at (508) 358-4294 after 9:00 a.m. on May 28,2019

NOTE: The Council on Aging Van will depart the Wayland Town Building rear parking lot, at the rear door of the Senior Center, at 8:00 a.m. for the early morning ceremonies and non-marching Veterans. Additional non-marching Veterans may board at the parade staging area at the Middle School.

See event flyer online here: 2018 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Shedule Revised

Registration Now Available for Youth in Philanthropy Summer Institute

Do you know a middle or high school student in MetroWest looking for something fun to do this summer while giving back to the community? Registration is now open for the Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy Summer Institute. The Foundation is offering separate sessions for middle school and high school students this summer from June 25 to June 29. Sessions are held at Framingham State University and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The Youth in Philanthropy Summer Institute is a five-day leadership development experience that offers MetroWest area students a unique way to get involved in their community, make new friends and build skills that will help in school, college and beyond.

During the summer program, students learn about the diverse needs in the MetroWest community. Students make site visits to local nonprofit organizations and ultimately discover that they can make a big impact in their community. At the end of the program, the students – now philanthropists – give back to their community by gifting $2,500 to the organization of their choice.

Registration will be open online through May 25 or until program spots are filled and can be found at: Students living in MetroWest in grades 6 through 12 are eligible to register. You can find more information about the Youth in Philanthropy program here or by emailing Julie Williams at

About Youth in Philanthropy

Since 1997, the Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy program has been inspiring youth to give back and to truly become invested in the MetroWest community. Key to the future success of our region, Youth in Philanthropy is one of the largest youth philanthropy education programs in the country. The program has educated more than 1,250 teens who have granted $1.1 M to over 140 youth development organizations in our backyard.

About Foundation for MetroWest

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofits and enhance the quality of life for all our residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $15 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $22 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please or call 508-647-2260.

Wayland Community Pool running Pre-Season Sale

The Wayland Community Pool is having their annual pre-season sale.  Sign up for a summer pool pass before May 25 to take advantage of sale prices.  Discounts are available on the Family, Adult and Senior summer pool pass.  We have great plans for the summer and the bubble will be off.  Summer swim team, swim lessons and monthly rates are also available.  To register call (508) 358-8999 or go online to WWW.WCPSWIM.ORG  We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Wayland Garden Club – Annual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 19

Wayland Garden Club – “Annual Plant Sale”,  Saturday, May 19, 9am-1pm at the REAR of the Town Building.  Come early to have your pick of locally grown perennials from our member’s gardens! All proceeds from the Plant Sale help fund our civic beautification and outreach programs which include Garden Therapy at our Council on Aging, year-round plantings at several sites in Wayland,  garden-related workshops, decorating our historic Museum for its Holiday Open House and more.

Location: Plant Sale located at the rear of the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, which is at the intersection of routes 27/126 and route 20.
Contact: Sherilyn Burnett 908-963- 2037 for Plant Sale information.  If you would like more information about the Wayland Garden Club, please contact Gretchen Schuler  WGC President at or 508-358- 7980 for membership details.

Missing Cat: Cheese is missing from Oak St area

Cheese is a female black and white cat. She is approximately 4 years old but she is small. White fur under chin and on her chest.
Lost somewhere around Oak Street/ Valley View and Oak Street/Timber Lane, Wayland.
She is fairly friendly.
She is not wearing a tag or collar.
Please contact Paula at or 617-830-6883