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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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Happy 101st birthday to Jean Pratt

Image credit: WHS History Project (http://whshistoryproject.org/1950s/images/images_mrseverywoman/mrspratt.jpg)

Wayland Town Crier 8/17/19 Happy 101st Birthday to Jean Pratt.  Warmest congratulations to Jean Bates Pratt who just turned 101 in Wayland where she has lived since 1954. Pratt, long active in Wayland town government and civic groups such as The League of Women Voters, lives in her own condo in a seniors residence in Wayland. Jean was honored earlier this year at the State House in Boston as one of the Unsung Heroines of Massachusetts.

Wayland dad and daughter guiding forces on ukulele club

Wayland Town Crier 8/2/19: Wayland dad and daughter guiding forces on ukulele club. Outside the Sunrise of Wayland assisted living center Tuesday evening, members of the Wayland Ukulele Club gathered in the parking lot, armed with ukuleles and music stands. Standing in a semi-circle, they broke into a rendition of “Sweet Caroline,” by Neil Diamond.

Wayland’s Larry Orloff brings library books to the homebound

Wayland Town Crier 7/24/19: Wayland’s Larry Orloff brings library books to the homebound. Every two weeks Gloria Karas receives a surprise delivered right to her door. The reading enthusiast eagerly anticipates Larry Orloff’s arrival on her front steps as he drops off the latest mix of mysteries and courtroom dramas picked just for her by city librarians.

Par for the course: Wayland football hosted 13th annual golf tournament at Sandy Burr Country Club

Wayland Town Crier 7/23/19: Par for the course: Wayland football hosts 13th annual golf tournament at Sandy Burr Country Club. CJ Brown stood over the golf ball and lined up a putt on the green of the 10th hole at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. Although Brown usually lines up at center for the Wayland High football team, the senior captain was doing his best Tiger Woods impression at the 13th annual Wayland Warriors Football Golf Tournament on Friday.

Former Wayland athletic director wins $250K in whistleblower suit

Metrowest Daily News 7/23/19: Former Wayland athletic director wins $250K in whistleblower suit. A former athletic director for Wayland High School was awarded $250,000 Friday, after a federal jury in Boston found the schools and town violated the state’s Whistleblower Act when they did not renew his contract in 2015 following his allegations of unequal treatment of boys and girls sports teams.

Wayland-Weston crew members win national championship

Wayland Town Crier 7/19/19: Wayland-Weston crew members win national championship. Wayland-Weston Crew sophomores Darcy Foreman and Caroline Schuckel won the USRowing U17 National Championship in the pair, arguably the most difficult boat to row.

Wayland resident widens conversation on climate change

Wayland Town Crier 7/19/19: Wayland resident widens conversation on climate change. For some, the story of Atlantis, the island that sank beneath the waves, is just that – a myth or a story from the past. But for many Pacific island nations, it’s the future. Across the globe in Wayland, this still strikes home for climate activist Sabine von Mering, who is no stranger to rising sea levels and coastal erosion, having grown up on an island in the North Sea off the coast of Germany.