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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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The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable Provided Valentine Gift Bags to Survivors of Domestic Violence

On Tuesday, February 11, members of the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable and community members gathered at the Wayland Public Safety Building to fill Valentine gift bags for clients of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. Approximately 75 gift bags, decorated by students at Sudbury Extended Day were filled and donated to the three organizations. The Roundtable would like to thank Roundtable members, the parents and staff of Sudbury Extended Day, Wayland Creative Preschool, and members of our three local communities for their generous donations. These bags brightened the lives of families living in domestic violence shelters and transitional housing and let them know that they are supported in their efforts to rebuild their lives free of abuse.

Wayland student honored for her short story

Wayland Town Crier 2/10/20: Wayland student honored for her short story. Wayland Middle School eighth-grade student Kally Proctor has won a regional Gold Key in the 2019-20 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her fictional short story, “Dark Chocolate.” The competition is open to students in grades 7 to 12.

Three-peat for Wayland boys swimming

Boston Herald 2/10/20: Three-peat for Wayland boys swimming. With only a handful of events remaining, the hill appeared too steep. At that moment, it appeared Wayland’s dominant run was in severe jeopardy. Yet, no matter how bleak things appeared, or how treacherous the road ahead seemed, the Warriors never quit Sunday night. Sam Cahaly brought his team within reach with a second-place finish in the diving competition, and junior Jiming Xu notched a massive victory in the 100-yard breaststroke event late, rallying Wayland’s boys swimming program from a 60-point deficit to capture its third straight North sectional title at MIT.

Boston Globe 2/10/20: Wayland, Natick claim boys’ swimming titles. It’s a three-peat for the Wayland boys swimming and diving team. Trailing by close to 40 points with three events remaining, the Warriors stormed back late — with a huge help in diving — to clinch a third straight North sectional title with 348 points, narrowly beating out St. John’s Prep (341) Sunday at MIT’s Zesiger Pool. The next closest team behind the Warriors and Eagles was Newton South (168).

With passion, daring, and sweat, community theaters make the show go on

Boston Globe 2/7/20: With passion, daring, and sweat, community theaters make the show go on. The community theater, a hyper-local staple of affordable entertainment for many years, finds itself competing for attention today with an array of formidable entertainment outlets. That includes not only traditional broadcast TV, hundreds of cable channels, and a plethora of streaming services, but some of the finest professional theaters in the country in what is one of the country’s most vibrant theater scenes. Community theaters have responded by challenging their audiences with works involving complex themes and strengthening their already strong local ties.

Wayland Nordic skiing not your average program

Boston Globe 2/8/20: Wayland Nordic skiing not your average program. It’s a common ritual for every Nordic skier — wax your skis before you race. Waxing keeps the bottom of the skis slick enough to glide through snow on race day. The Nordic team at Wayland High has found a way to make the chore fun: The Warriors host “waxing parties” — group sessions at a team member’s house to do the deed.

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.

Small Wayland nonprofit addressing climate emergency

Wayland Town Crier 2/5/20: Small Wayland nonprofit addressing climate emergency. Wayland is home to a small nonprofit with big ideas. MassEnergize, formed in 2019 by two activists from Wayland and one from Concord, is poised to make a difference in how communities get organized in the face of the climate emergency.