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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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56th Annual Santa’s Ride, December 20-22

Santa (escorted by the Wayland Firefighter Association) will make his 56th annual ride through Wayland Friday-Sunday, December 20, 21, and 22.  Come celebrate this holiday tradition no matter your age.

The schedule for his tour through Wayland is as follows:

Friday, 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

Saturday, 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

Sunday, 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


Holiday Gift Drive to benefit Patients of Boston Medical Center’s Pediatric Department

Holiday Gift Drive to benefit Patients of Boston Medical Center’s Pediatric Department. This holiday season please support the 8 Strangers’ 2019 Gift Drive for the Pediatrics Department of Boston Medical Center (BMC). Unwrapped toys can be dropped off until December 15th at any 8 Strangers drop off location (see list below or online). There will be a “Fill the Trailer” drop-off event on Saturday December 14th from 10AM-12PM, sponsored by BJH Services, with the 8 Strangers Crew & Ace Hardware (Town Center), there will be light refreshments and holiday cheer!  No Time for shopping? Gifts can also be ordered online with Henry Bear’s Park (They will collect toys and you receive 20% off!) or via the BMC Amazon Wish List. If you order via Amazon, please use this link and make a note on the receipt along with the order reading “8 Strangers”. Local drop off locations can be found online (bottom of page).

Wayland Community Fund Urgently Needs Your Help – Please Donate

The Wayland Community Fund (WCF) is experiencing heavy demand for help this year and we need your support! Donations are down by 50% while requests are up by 21%.

WCF provides short-term emergency financial assistance to Wayland residents for basic needs such as utilities, rent, food, medical bills, and other living expenses. These are our neighbors, who are struggling financially due to job loss, illness, death of a family member, or other financial crisis.  Some have no oil for winter, no electricity, little food or are threatened with eviction. Often these residents do not appear to be in financial difficulty and do their best to keep up appearances. They are however, in serious need.

“Requests for help increased sharply this past year and donations are significantly down” according to Wayland Community Fund Chair, Lynn Dowd. The committee has quietly been working to help Wayland residents for over 22 years.

During the 2018-19 fiscal year, WCF provided over $37,000 in assistance to Wayland residents (up 21% from 2017-18) with the payment of 66 bills including 29 utility payments, 11 rent payments, and 26 payments for other items including food and medical bills.

WCF receives no public funding. It relies primarily on contributions from Wayland residents and a few businesses, supplemented by a small trust fund created 20 years ago. Managed by five appointed volunteer professionals, it has no overhead or administrative expenses.

Please consider supporting this vital Wayland community organization by sending a charitable donation to: The Wayland Community Fund, ℅ Treasurers’ Office, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 or Donate online.

Residents must apply with a formal request for assistance and if eligible, payment is made directly to the vendor or supplier of service.  If you know a Wayland resident who needs financial help, please ask them to call 508-358-3624.

More information can be found on the Town of Wayland website.

Wayland Police collecting Toys for Tots

The Wayland Police Department is excited to announce we will be collecting toys donated this year for the United States Marine Corp Reserve “Toys for Tots” program.

You can drop off your new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at the Wayland Public Safety Building lobby from today, until the last collection day, December 13, 2019.

Please only donate new, unwrapped, non-violent toys!

If you have any questions, please contact Detective Sergeant Jamie D. Berger, Wayland PD, 508-358-1722 or

Support Project Pajama

“The children were nestled, all snug in their beds…”

Are you looking for a great way to get your kids involved in giving back this holiday season? Please consider supporting two Wayland moms in providing pajamas for underserved children in Lowell, MA.

Program flyer online here

5th Annual Project Pajama
Kim Bruno and Giselle Shardlow founded Project Pajama after Kim learned that a high school classmate of hers, who is now a teacher in Lowell, needed help collecting pajamas for her students. Their aim is to provide 350 pairs of children’s pajamas to families in need. They hope to provide warmth and comfort to ensure a better night’s sleep that will lead to a more healthy and productive life.

How to Help: Kim and Giselle are collecting brand-new, unwrapped girls and boys pajamas, sizes 6 to16, from November 21 through December 12. Please place donations of new pajamas in the holiday wrapped boxes outside of their homes or at local participating schools. May we all be a bit warmer this season—whether it is
because of a new pair of pajamas or because of doing a good deed.

Donation Locations

  • Kim Bruno: 1 Pheasant Run
  • Giselle Shardlow: 22 Shaw Drive

What the Children Say

  • “I have never slept in a pair of pajamas.” ~ Fourth-grade girl, jumping for joy over not having to sleep in her clothes again.
  • “Oh my, I’ve never won anything before. Can I try them on?”   ~ Kindergarten boy upon receiving his pajamas.
  • “This is the best day of my life ever!” ~ Second grade girl after receiving her pajamas.

Our 2019 goal is to collect 350 pajamas. Feel free to forward on to anyone who might also be interested.

Thank you so much!
Giselle & Kim

Police seek help identifying credit card thief

Help the @WPD25 identify and locate this suspect involved in a Theft case. Please use this link for additional information or to provide a tip!

Hate to trash food scraps but can’t compost yourself?

Want to reduce your household waste by up to 50%? Not have a smelly trash bin? Get quality compost? Reduce your ecological footprint? Save your septic? There are many reasons to sign up with Black Earth Compost for a reliable weekly curbside pickup service of all your organics, including newspaper, flower cuttings, meat, grease, cheese and even bones.

The starting price is $99.99 for 6 months ($3.85 per pickup). When we hit 300 Wayland subscribers, the price will go down to $69.99. At 600 signups it will only be $49.99, so tell your friends and neighbors!

Sign up on their site by following this link.

This is an initiative of Energize Wayland. Read more about it here.