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Disclosure: Waylandenews Executive Director Kim Reichelt is a member of the Wayland School Committee. Her work on this site, however, is as an individual, not as a member of the School Committee.

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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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2020 Kindergarten Information is now available

The Wayland Public Schools have begun planning for Kindergarten registration for September 2020.  Letters have been mailed home to families with children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31. There will be a Kindergarten Choices and BASE Information meeting on Thursday February 27 at 7pm at Claypit Hill School.  The Intent to Enroll process begins on March 9.  More information is available on the WPS Kindergarten Information website:  https://www.wayland.k12.ma.us/district_info/kindergarten_information.

Famous Cast Words Episode 1: Amber Gray

Famous Cast Words 2/5/20: Episode 1: Amber Gray. In “Famous Cast Words,” stars from stage and screen join host Lynne Marie Rosenberg (HBO’s “High Maintenance”) to discuss issues of representation and inclusion facing the entertainment industry. Hear how actor Amber Gray from “Hadestown” navigates being a mother while juggling a Broadway schedule.

Famous Cast Words is PBS production hosted by Lynne Marie Rosenberg.  Both Rosenberg and Gray are Wayland High School graduates.

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 Boosters Annual Appeal & Brick Engraving

Thank you for considering a donation to support Wayland athletics. This year, as a thank you for larger gifts over $300, Wayland Boosters are pleased to offer bricks engraved with the text of your choice. The bricks will be installed at the Wayland High School athletic complex in the Spring of 2020. These enduring tributes are a great way to show your support for Wayland team sports or for your favorite athlete. If you would like to make a donation in addition to, or in lieu of, a brick engraving request, please use the “other donation amount” field below. If you would like to engrave more than 5 small or 3 large bricks (thank you, wow!), you will need to fill out the form again for additional requests. We thank you for your contributions, no matter how big or small, and for supporting Wayland student athletes.

Visit here for donation form

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.

MISSING CAT: Sydney is a black cat last seen at Old Connecticut Path & Woodridge

Missing Cat posted on Helping Lost Pets: Sydney. Sydney is a small, female, adult black cat, last seen at Old Connecticut Path & Woodridge. She has a few white hairs under her chin. She is friendly, but skittish. She has been missing for over two weeks. Contact her owner via the Contact link on this 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.

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.