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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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Wayland Dad to Run Boston Marathon for Daughter Who Beat Cancer

Paul Cincotta will run in the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16th in support of MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Cancer Team. He will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2-mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street. The funds they raise support pioneering research, clinical initiatives and quality of life services such as art and music therapy which help pediatric cancer patients cope emotionally and developmentally with their illnesses.

Paul’s connections to Mass General are personal – his daughter, Andrea, underwent treatment for leukemia in 2012. Because her follow-on care will continue for many years, the MGHfC clinic continues its vital role in caring for every aspect of her well-being.  Paul’s family knows firsthand the benefits of the pediatric cancer program’s comprehensive approach to care, both during and after treatment, and is committed to supporting their work with all families.

The team, made up of 102 runners – including former patients and parents, MGH employees and hospital supporters – has set a fundraising goal of $1 million. Thanks to a partnership with John Hancock, the Mass General’s Fighting Kids’ Cancer…One Step at a Time team will include 102 runners that range from former patients and parents, MGH employees and longtime program supporters. Since 1998, the pediatric cancer team has raised more than $13.5 million that directly support pediatric cancer care and research initiatives.

“I have a unique perspective into the lives of children undergoing lifesaving cancer treatment at MGHfC,” says Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC and 18-year captain of the pediatric team. “These runners, who dedicate so much of themselves to training and fundraising efforts, become partners in our mission to conquer childhood cancer. They go the extra mile and their support is essential to our continued holistic approach to cancer care.”

To learn more about the MGHfC Pediatric Cancer Team, visit

Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament Fundraiser, April 8

Hoops for Hope is Below the Rim Basketball Camp’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament in support of Jeff’s Place, a Children’s Bereavement Center in Framingham. Jeff’s Place offers free support groups and comprehensive bereavement services for grieving children, teens, and families. Jeff’s Place has helped over 500 individuals from 38 cities and towns manage their loss by making it easier to feel connected with each other and less alone in their grief journey. Jeff’s Place also provides individual and family counseling along with crisis intervention and professional educational trainings on childhood bereavement for local schools and organizations.

Sunday, April 8, 1-5pm at The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Hoops for Hope is open to Boys and Girls teams, Grades 1-12.
$99 Entry Fee per team. The team that raises the most $ for Jeff’s Place gets 4 box seats behind home plate for a Red Sox game!

CONTEST: The team that raises the most for Jeff’s Place gets 4 box seats behind home plate to a Red Sox game.

Sign up online here. To pay or donate:

Event flyer online here: Hoops for Hope’18 Flyer

Wayland Stuff-a-Truck for Cradles to Crayons, April 21

Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to do some Spring cleaning!  Go through your closets, toy boxes, and bookshelves to gather new or gently used children’s items and join us on April  21 for this year’s Wayland Stuff-a-Truck to benefit Cradles to Crayons.  Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit organization that provides clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys, books, and school supplies to children throughout Massachusetts living in low-income or homeless situations.  The 4th annual Wayland Stuff-a-Truck will be held on Saturday, April 21 at Claypit Hill School, 9am-12pm.  How can you help?  Tell your friends, gather your donations, and drop them off on April 21.  It couldn’t be easier!  The more items we collect, the more children we can help.

If you can’t make it on April 21, you can drop off donations anytime from March 28 through April 13 at the following locations: The Loker School (47 Loker Street), Happy Hollow School (63 Pequot Rd), Claypit Hill School (40 Adams Lane), and The Children’s Way (41 Cochituate Rd).  For a list of Cradles to Crayons’ accepted items and donation guidelines, visit  If you have questions or would like more information, contact Allison Kates at

First Parish in Wayland Rummage Sale – April 28

From toys to antiques, you’ll find a bit of everything at the First Parish in Wayland rummage sale! Photo credit: Brad Keyes

Please join First Parish in Wayland for our 75th annual rummage sale on April 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 225 Boston Post Rd., at the intersections of Routes 20, 27 and 126.

You’ll find top-quality toys, antiques, books and clothing for all ages, furniture, jewelry, linens, kitchenware and housewares, lawn and garden, small appliances and sporting goods. In The Dollar Shop, nothing costs more than a dollar! The Bake Shop will offer coffee and baked goods to enjoy while you shop, plus homemade treats to take home.

The gates open at 9:00 a.m. — at the stroke of our Paul Revere bell — and the Sale closes at 1:00 p.m. Admission from 9-9:30 a.m. is $6 and then it’s reduced to $3. Children are free with an adult. Except for several handicap parking spots, parking is NOT available in the church parking lot. Please park in the public parking lot behind the Wayland Town Building. A police officer will help visitors cross the street to the Sale. Our buildings are fully accessible, with ramps to our side entrance and an elevator that provides access to both buildings.

Complete details online here:


The Wayland Depot is Open

Shop local for wonderful, unique Mother’s Day, graduation, and spring occasion gifts at The Depot, now open Tuesday through Saturday10am to 4pm.
Volunteer staff are happy to help you select the perfect present for any event, or perhaps pick a creative piece of new jewelry for yourself.   Locally crafted wooden boxes, pottery pieces, handmade scarves along with Massachusetts maple products, books by local authors, and an assortment of Wayland Booster apparel can all be found at The Wayland Depot.
A portion of the proceeds are donated to Wayland charities each spring.  Last year $6,000 was contributed to the Wayland Community Fund, Wayland Neighbor Brigade, and the Parmenter Food Pantry.
Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday10am  – 4pm
One Cochituate Road (Rte. 27)

Wayland City Limits – Concert for a Cause, March 24 at Sandy Burr

Wayland City Limits – Concert for a Cause
Saturday, March 24th, 8-11PM, Sandy Burr Country Club Lounge.

Wayland has a vibrant musical community, and a group of local musicians have come together to host a benefit concert for Wayland Community Fund. You’ll hear rock, blues, R&B, roots, and want to dance your shoes off! Each of the rotating bands hitting the stage has been performing for years in the area and you can be assured a great time with friends, with some terrific music! And all for a great cause.

The Wayland Community Fund provides short-term emergency financial assistance to Wayland residents. 100% of all donations go to helping Wayland residents. $10 at the door.

With performances featuring: Peter Lavenson, John McGah, Steve Robb, Bob Salitsky, Hartley Waggener, Tim Eskey, Brent Clark, Leslie Moloney, joe Oneschuck, Peter Tomasello, Jim Medvedeff, Bob Cramer, Dave D’Orlando, Chris Reynolds, and others!

Support Late Night 2018 to keep our students safe after prom

Each year, Wayland High School parents and community businesses come together to create a fun, safe, alcohol and drug-free chaperoned party for the Junior Prom attendees. “Late Night,” as it’s known, is a 20+ year Wayland AFTER-prom tradition, and is entirely funded by tax-deductible contributions from our community. Late Night 2018 will be held immediately following the Junior Prom on Saturday, May 12th.

Donations from families, individuals, local businesses, and organizations are needed now to plan and secure entertainment, activities, food, and favors. Please consider making a donation to this important annual event. Donations can be made online at or by mailing a check made out to Wayland PTO, c/o Michelle Vanslette, Treasurer, 14 Hidden Springs Lane, Wayland, MA 01778.

Please help to keep Wayland’s kids safe on Prom Night.

Thank you to the many families who have already donated and to the following businesses and organizations that have partnered with Late Night 2018 by providing generous donations:

Roche Bros. / Sudbury Farms
The Village Bank
Wayland Police Association
Wayland Power Equipment
Baldwin Insurance Agency
Charles River Insurance Brokerage
Chisolm Insurance
Dudley Chateau
Eileen Balicki, Realtor
Good Shepherd Parish
Home Helpers
LaBelle Roofing
Leonard Carapezza
Lynch Landscaping
Noxon Orthodontics
Pearl Vision Assoc., Inc.
Scotland Painting
Simply Done
Senior Paperwork Solutions, Inc.
Sheps Mobil
Sudbury Farms
The Robbs Photography
Village Bank
Wayland Animal Clinic
Wayland Dental
Wayland Pediatrics
Wayland Travel