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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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Eric Chase Memorial Blood Drive, June 9

The 6th annual Eric Chase Memorial Blood Drive at Wayland High School is on June 9th from 8 am to 3 pm.  Blood mobiles from both Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute will be at Wayland High all day.  To plan your Saturday, you can sign up now for a specific time to donate blood at the following link:

Walk-ins are also always welcome.
Eric was a 2008 graduate of Wayland High.  Eric donated blood regularly until, at age 21, he was diagnosed with AML Leukemia.  During his illness he needed many blood products.  Team Eric organizes this annual Blood Drive to give back to the community.  Each pint of blood donated helps up to 3 patients.
Give the Gift of Life–donate blood on Saturday June 9th.
Thank you for your past support.  Don Chase & Nikki Fedele

Wayland Youth Fishing Derby raises funds for Vernon Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital

The Wayland Youth Fishing Derby 2018 was held on Saturday, April 28. Many of the town’s enthusiastic fishing families came out to take part in this annual event. Some participants even showed up early to stake out a prime spot on a warm and sunny morning. For 20 years, the annual derby has been organized and sponsored by the local company, Carpentry by Tom Antonellis. It was once sponsored by the Wayland Kiwanis Club but they disbanded in the 90’s and Antonellis made a personal pledge this fun event would continue for Wayland families. The Derby supports a charity or non-profit in the community each year, hoping to encourage the community to give back while having a fun time. For the last few years, the concession and adult raffle proceeds from the event raised money and awareness on behalf of The Vernon Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital. The Vernon Cancer Center was selected as it is close to the heart of the Antonellis family who has seen firsthand; through the care of family members and friends, how the center provides high-quality medical treatment and much needed support services to patients and families.

NWH representative Amy Hurley and Dr Larry Blaszkowsky were on hand to answer questions and share information about the Vernon Center’s programs. Each year, Mill Pond in Wayland is stocked with trout a few days before the Derby. This provides continued seasonal fishing at the pond but more importantly makes Derby day extra exciting. Children are invited to bring their own gear to try to catch that special winning fish. It is not just the young participants who are excited, but so are the parents proudly watching the kids bring their catch to get measured by volunteers like Dave Antonellis or have their picture taken by photographer Anna Meliones. Volunteers have been an important part of the Derby’s success because not only do they measure and take special photo memories each year but they run the concessions, prize and raffle tables. For two hours, young anglers cast their lines into Mill Pond for the fun of fishing and also hoping to win a prize. As in years past, categories included prizes for largest and smallest fish of the day, and first fish in each age group. Saving accounts, pizzas and lots of fishing gear was given this year as prizes. Throughout the morning, the kids (and their families) enjoyed donated yummy goodies. Chick-fil-A of Framingham sent their famous Mr. Cow to the Derby with breakfast sandwiches and coupons. All children were invited to stop by the special prize table to get their free prize. As in past years, all adults had opportunities to win fantastic gift certificate bundles to things like; manicures, reflexology, and restaurants in a fundraising raffle. Some other special raffle items this year were a Family Membership to Patriots Hall, a gift certificate from Pure Solutions and a Massachusetts Statehouse tour with Senator Ross. All the donations to the raffle and concession tables from people at the Derby resulted in a fantastic total in excess of $3000 to the Vernon Cancer Center! At the end of the morning, the members of the Weston Wayland Rotary Club gave out free trees for children to take home. This memorable event would not be possible without the volunteers who come and spend their Saturday morning helping each Wayland fishing family have the best time possible! They are the ones who come early to set up, give out food and prizes, keep everyone informed, dance around in a bobber costume and clean up when it’s done. See you next year! For more information and photos please see and don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

A gallery of photos from the event is online here:

The 2018 Wayland Youth Fishing Derby was made possible with the help and generous support of these local businesses and individuals who donated thousands of dollars in goods and services:

Dick’s Sporting Goods
Middlesex Savings Bank /Wayland
The Village Bank / Wayland
Wayland Variety And Deli
Panera Breads
Starbucks Coffee / Wayland
Rob Sullivan Studios
Metropolitan Cabinet & Counter Top
Shep’s Gas
Kirby Brothers Painting
The Villa Restaurant
Femiluxe Nails Bar
The Local
Dovercraft Contruction
Mel’s Commonwealth Café
Wayland Travel
Salon D’elegance
Lavins Liquors
B. L. Ogilvie & Son / Weston
Natick Outdoor Store
Jenna Carroll/ The Carroll Group
Donelan’s Supermarkets
National Amusements
Harvey Building Products
Wayland Recreation
Tri County Rvths
Gem Cleaners
Wayland Police
Mass Wildlife
Senator Richard Ross
Eagle Claw Fish Hooks
Wayland Dpw
Fluorolite Plastic
Dermatology Partners / Dr. Melissa Burnett
Wayland Cleaners
Peterson Remodeling
Custom Contracting, Inc.
Somerby’s Hair Salon
Pepper And Spice
Moodz Spa
Happy Feet Reflexology
Liberty Pizza
Christopher Woodley Co
Russell’s Garden Center
Dunkin Donuts
Stop & Shop
Karma Coffe
Frank Cannavino Plumbing
Blue Culture Aquaculture
Family Legal Partners
Laurie & Dave Antonellis
Nance Marshall
Tom Cavanaugh
Failla And Defrancesco Family Dentistry
Wayland & Weston Coldwell Banker Reality
Pure Solutions
Joanne Berry- Coldwell Banker
Weston / Wayland Rotary Club
Holly Veum
Anna Meliones Photography


HRS Annual Fundraiser, “Healing Lives, Strengthening Community” Hunnewell House, May 16

Support Mental Health, Strengthen Community, Help Others
The Human Relations Service holds its Annual Fundraiser, May 16th

Please join in celebrating and supporting the important work of The Human Relations Service by attending the 13th Annual Dinner and Auction on Wednesday, May 16th at Hunnewell House at Elm Bank of the Mass Horticultural Society, Wellesley.

HRS is our community, non-profit mental health agency, serving children and families from Wayland, Weston and Wellesley. Its mission is to heal lives and strengthen the communities by providing a wide variety of clinical services, consultation to local schools and agencies, as well as education and support to parent and civic groups. HRS never denies a resident services because of their inability to pay and is an important safety net when crisis and tragedy strike. The funds raised at this event help ensure that HRS can keep providing the highest quality care to those in need.

Enjoy an evening of delicious food, full bar, and fine wines. Taste some of the area’s best cuisine by visiting local celebrity chef stations. Sponsors include: Coach Grill, 110 Grill, Gustazo, Cafe Mangal, Bokx109, Captain Marden’s Seafood, Red Bird, Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, La Morra, Heritage of Sherborn, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Wasik’s Cheese Shop, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more. The cocktail reception and silent auction begins at 6pm followed by dinner and live auction at 7:30pm. Susan Wornick will be the Master of Ceremonies. To purchase tickets or to donate to The Human Relations Service, please visit:

Event flyer online here.

Thank you for your support.


The 50th Walk for Hunger
Phil’s 12th walk with his grandkids

We are walking 20 miles together to help Project Bread reach its goal of ending Hunger and food insecurity in Massachusetts.

If you’ve given before – Give a little more! Every contribution helps. Thank you for being generous. Click here:

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable to Hold Shower for Shelters

Carole Thompson of The Second Step loads donations from a previous Shower for Shelters into her car

The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable cordially invites you to participate in its annual Shower for Shelters. You can help families transitioning from a shelter to establish a new home by donating new household items. Your donations also help the shelter and transitional housing programs of local domestic violence agencies.

The Shower for Shelters will be held from Sunday April 22nd through Sunday, May 6th. This is the perfect opportunity to make a donation in honor of someone special in your life for Mother’s Day. New unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury, the Wayland Public Library or the Lincoln Public Library. Gifts may also be dropped off at the Roundtable’s Libations and Donations free wine tasting event at Sudbury Wine and Spirits, located in Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Boston Post Road (Rt. 20) in Sudbury, on Friday, April 20th starting at 7 PM.

Requested items include: twin size sheets and pillowcases, twin summer blankets, twin comforters, bed pillows, crib sheets, bath towels and face cloths, unscented cleaning products and laundry detergent, laundry baskets, kitchen utensils, flatware, dishes, drinking glasses, and small kitchen appliances. Gift cards are also welcome. For a complete list of requested items, please visit the Roundtable website at

All gifts collected are donated to clients of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence.

Sudbury Wine and Spirits Hosts Complimentary Wine Tasting for the Sudbury-Wayland- Lincoln Domestic Violence

Roundtable’s Shower for Shelters

Enjoy an evening of fine wine, tasty treats, and great company and help survivors of domestic violence establish a new home. Please join members of the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable for a free wine tasting to support its annual Shower for Shelters. The wine tasting will be held at Sudbury Wine andLiquors, Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Boston Post Road, Sudbury on Friday evening, April 20, 2018, at 7 PM. Light refreshments will be provided by the Roundtable.

Families transitioning from shelters appreciate gifts of new household items to help them establish their new homes. These generous donations also help the Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs of Reach Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. Please bring a new, unwrapped housewarming gift to the event.

Requested items include: twin size sheets and pillowcases, twin summer blankets, twin comforters, bed pillows, crib sheets, bath towels and face cloths, unscented cleaning products and laundry detergent, laundry baskets, kitchen utensils, flatware, dishes, drinking glasses, and small kitchen appliances. Gift cards are also welcome. For a complete list of requested items, please visit the Roundtable website at

Late Night 2018 final fundraising push!

Spring is Prom Season and Wayland’s Junior Prom is Saturday, May 12th, a night in which memories will be made that last forever – please help us make sure these memories are all good ones!

“Late Night” is a popular Wayland tradition — each year the Wayland High School parents organize a fun, safe, chaperoned party for our juniors and their guests immediately following the prom. Late Night is 100% funded by parents and the greater Wayland business community. Through the generosity these parents and the businesses noted below, we are closing in on our fundraising goal, but we still need your help to reach it!

Please help keep our kids safe by making a tax-deductible donation TODAY. The event is free to the students to make their attendance as easy as possible, but donations are needed NOW to plan and secure entertainment, food and activities.

You may donate either online at or mail a check to Late Night 2018, c/o Michelle Vanslette, Treasurer, 14 Hidden Springs Lane, Wayland, MA 01778. Donations of all sizes are accepted and greatly appreciated.

The Late Night Committee thanks the following businesses for their generous support of the Late Night program:

Charles River Insurance Brokerage
Main Street Property, Inc.
Middlesex Savings Bank
The Village Bank
Sudbury Farms/Roche Bros.
Wayland Police Association
Wayland Power Equipment
Labelle Roofing
Lynch Landscape & Tree Service
Shepard’s Service
Good Shepherd Parish
Joseph Warren-Soley Lodge
Baldwin Insurance Agency
Pearl Vision Eye Care Center
Noxon Orthodontics
Wayland Animal Clinic
Wayland Travel Inc.
Wayland Dental LLC
Leonard Carapezza, DMD PC
Home Helpers
Eileen Balicki Realtor – Coldwell Banker
Chisholm Insurance Agency
Dudley Chateau, LLC
Senior Paperwork Solutions, Inc.
Wayland Pediatrics
The Robbs Photography
Simply Done
Scotland Painting
Cook’s Automotive
Camp Caribou for Boys
Dominic D’Amico, DMD

The Late Night committee thanks you for helping to keep our students safe on Prom night 2018!