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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 alum presents King Philip’s War Wayland Documentary

Written, produced, directed, and presented by Andrew Rakich, class of 2009 WHS, BA Fine Arts 2013 University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  His film chronicles the local events of King Philip’s War (1675): The Most Important American War You’ve Never Heard Of.

Wayland native looks to hit the big time in web series “Killing it!”

Wayland Town Crier 9/23/18: Wayland native looks to hit the big time in web series “Killing it!”. Marianne Bayard has always wanted attention. It’s been that way since she competed with her three brothers at the dinner table in Wayland to see who could tell the funniest story. Bayard, 38, is getting attention and laughs in her web series Killing it! She plays Mares, a character like herself, struggling to make it as an actress.

Wayland-Weston crew alum rows her way to world’s best

Wayland Town Crier 8/31/18: Wayland-Weston crew alum rows her way to world’s best. Former Wayland-Weston crew member Sarah Maietta was a figure skater for most of her childhood. Now, she can call herself a World Champion rower after taking the top spot along with her partner, Caroline O’Brien, in the lightweight women’s pair at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Poland in July.

‘I’m alive’: Mass. company helping Puerto Ricans contact loved ones

Boston Globe 10/5/17: ‘I’m alive’: Mass. company helping Puerto Ricans contact loved ones. The phones started buzzing right after the system started working. After more than a week with only limited connections to the outside world, residents on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques were hearing news of their loved ones for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit. A system donated by the Lexington company Vanu, Inc. (founder: Vanu Bose, WHS ’83) had restored cell service to a hard-hit part of the US territory that continues to endure widespread utility outages more than two weeks after the deadly storm.

WBUR 10/5/17: Lexington Company Helps Restore Cell Service In Puerto Rico. As of Thursday, two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, only about 15 percent of the U.S. territory has cell service. That’s kept people all over the island isolated and unable to even tell family elsewhere that they’re OK. But thousands of Puerto Ricans are able to contact people by cellphone, thanks to the work of a Lexington company.

Wayland High grad, MassBay student competes in golf national championship

Wayland Town Crier 7/10/17: Wayland High grad, MassBay student competes in golf national championship. For Nick Barber, competing at a recent National Junior College Athletic Association Division III golf national championship was unlike any other tournament.

Wayland’s Morgan Fletcher receives her just reward

Wayland Town Crier 5/21/17: Wayland’s Morgan Fletcher receives her just reward. Morgan Fletcher received her diploma from Hamilton College on Sunday, and it was but the latest instance of hearing her name called. For the 2013 Wayland High grad, that ever-important piece of paper was the capper to a four-year stay at the Clinton, N.Y., school that would be tough to match. On Thursday, Fletcher received the 2017 Jack B. Riffle Award at Hamilton College’s senior varsity athlete awards dinner, given to the top senior female athlete.

White House speechwriter visits

Wayland Town Crier 4/13/17: White House speechwriter visits. Sarah Hurwitz’s experiences on a Wayland school trip to Washington, D.C., helped shape her career path. In politics, “I knew you could actually do a lot to help people,” said Hurwitz, a Wayland High School graduate who served as a speechwriter for the Obamas during their eight-year tenure in the White House. Hurwitz, who is now a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, returned to her middle school on Thursday to answer questions from current eighth-graders who are preparing for their own trip to the nation’s capital next month.