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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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Spirit of Giving: 6 Nonprofits To Support In Wayland

Wayland Patch 11/25/17: Spirit of Giving: 6 7 Nonprofits To Support In Wayland.It’s easy to find a charity. Swing a stick and you’ll hit some organization, somewhere, raising money for some cause. But many want to keep it truly local, and help the neighbors around you or the charities that operate right in your community.

Patch lists:

  1. Dignity Matters
  2. German Shepherd Rescue of New England
  3. Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable
  4. Wayland Children and Parents Association
  5. Arts Wayland
  6. Bread of Compassion
  7. Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging

A complete list of IRS-recognized Wayland-based charities is online here.  WaylandeNews has a list with descriptions online here.

Wayland Community Fund chairman stepping away

Wayland Town Crier 11/24/17: Wayland Community Fund chairman stepping away. For 20 years, the Wayland Community Fund has helped people in need – from grandparents living on Social Security and raising toddlers to people facing chronic or terminal illnesses. The organization has provided more than $550,000 worth of help to Wayland residents, and Michael Patterson has been there throughout the years.

More communities move to ban plastic bags

Metrowest Daily News 11/19/17: More communities move to ban plastic bags. The age-old question of “Paper or plastic?” is increasingly vanishing from local stores. Soon more businesses around the region will be unable to give out single-use plastic bags at checkout counters. Buoyed by a desire to reduce littering and improve the environment, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Sudbury and Wayland are among communities that have adopted regulations on plastic bags through Town Meeting or the Board of Health. Some of the rules have yet to take effect.

Wayland to send 25 musicians to Eastern District Senior Music Festival

Wayland sent 56 students to audition for our Eastern District Senior Music Festival this past weekend at Milton High School. Despite stiff competition in the district, 25 Wayland High School students were selected to and will be representing Wayland at the festival in January. Of those 25 members, 13 scored high enough in their sections to earn and All State recommendation (indicated by *). These students are now eligible to audition for MA All-State Music Festival.

WHS 2018 Senior District Festival Members:
Samantha Baron, orchestra
Andrew Briasco-Stewart, band
Clarissa Briasco-Stewart, orchestra
Daniel Cai, chorus
Rachel Chau*, orchestra
Kara Chuang, band
Jen Curran, chorus
Julia de los Reyes*, orchestra
Will Gardner, chorus
Sid Iyer*, chorus
McKenna Kelemanik*, band
Rebecca Patsenker*, chorus
Connor Rader, orchestra
Dylan Rader*, orchestra
Matias Salama, chorus
Megan Sin, orchestra
Elizabeth Strehle, chorus
Andy Wang*, chorus
Jesse Wang*, orchestra
Tristan Wolff*, orchestra
Jack Wuerfl, chorus
Kanming Xu*, orchestra
Sarah Zhang*, orchestra
Alex Zhong*, orchestra
Alex Zhu*, orchestra

Fire Department bi-monthly newsletter

The Wayland Fire Department November 20017: newsletter is online here

State providing $1.7 million for Wayland, Weston rail trail

Wayland Town Crier 11/17/17: State providing $1.7 million for Wayland, Weston rail trail. The state is announcing today that it is spending $1.7 million to complete a section of the Mass Central Rail Trail in Wayland and Weston. The four-mile section of trail is being built as a partnership between the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Eversource Energy and the two communities.

Wayland Middle School Students Learn Senate Process In Boston

Wayland Patch 11/16/17: Wayland Middle School Students Learn Senate Process In Boston. Students from Wayland Middle School are coming to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate Thursday, Nov. 16, to learn the ins and outs of the entire Senate process.