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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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Wayland holds off Duxbury to capture Division 2 crown

Boston Globe 2/16/19: Wayland holds off Duxbury to capture Division 2 crown. For the Wayland girls’ swimming team, it was worth the wait. The Warriors captured the Division 2 state title — their first since 2014 — at Boston University on Saturday. In a neck-and-neck race with two-time defending champ Duxbury, the Warriors had to wait nearly 45 minutes after the last swimming event before the final results were announced.

Developer appeals ZBA ruling on affordable-housing project

Metrowest Daily News 2/15/19: Developer appeals ZBA ruling on affordable-housing project. The developer of a proposed 60-unit affordable housing project on Boston Post Road has appealed to the state, saying the local Zoning Board of Appeals’ recent approval of his development comes with too many conditions.

Wayland teen to perform at national piano competition next month

Wayland Town Crier 2/14/19: Wayland teen to perform at national piano competition next month. Kyle Chen closed his eyes and slowly swayed his head and torso as his fingers smoothly moved across the keys of the shiny, black Steinway piano. He was in a zone, and he likes it that way. Chen, a 17-year-old junior at Wayland High School, plays for the love of music, not to win competitions. But he’s won a lot of them lately.

Wayland clock repairman ticks away at his craft

Wayland Town Crier 2/12/19: Wayland clock repairman ticks away at his craft. Working in his Boston Post Road shop, Lee Smith has been able block out the ticks, tocks, tinkles and bongs.

Students must feel more welcomed

Wayland Town Crier 2/13/19: Students must feel more welcomed. The school district will take a greater effort, including recruiting minority teachers, to make students of all races feel more welcome, School Superintendent Arthur Unobskey told parents and staff this week. Dr. Unobskey’s full letter is posted online here.

Child care demand less than anticipated

Wayland Town Crier 2/13//19: Child care demand less than anticipated. The number of additional students needing after-school child care next year due to a shift in school start times is now estimated to be about half the 100 the School Department had originally projected. About 40 to 50 more kindergarten through fifth-graders will need child care, according to Patricia Keefe, who runs the district’s Before/After School Extension (BASE) program. Officials determined that figure after further analysis of the spike in demand, she said.

Samuel French Announces Winners of ’Razzle Dazzle Competition’ for Chicago: High School Edition

Playbill 2/11/19: Samuel French Announces Winners of ’Razzle Dazzle Competition’ for Chicago: High School Edition. Samuel French, Inc. has announced the ten winning high schools that will receive a royalty-free license agreement to produce John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Chicago: High School Edition. Wayland High School is one of the ten schools.

Created in celebration of Chicago composer Kander’s 90th birthday, the “Razzle Dazzle Competition” asked how students “razzle dazzle” their school community, by demonstrating how musical theatre impacts their lives, inside and outside the school community. The entries were adjudicated by representatives from Samuel French, Right On Cue Services, iTheatrics, and the Educational Theatre Association.

Wayland High School Theatre Ensemble just announced they will be producing the show in the fall.