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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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Sarah Hurwitz: Speechwriter for Judaism

Forward 12/20/19: Sarah Hurwitz: Speechwriter for Judaism. What are Democrats to do in the Trump era? Sarah Hurwitz, who spent seven years as Michelle Obama’s chief speechwriter after doing the same for President Obama and candidate Hillary Clinton, decided to write for herself. Her book, “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism,” was published in September.Born in Wayland, MA, Hurwitz, 41, brings her approachable style to the religion she loves, but didn’t always know so much about.

At Wayland and Dartmouth, Alex Jenny learned ‘we is more important than me’

Boston Globe 10/9/19: At Wayland and Dartmouth, Alex Jenny learned ‘we is more important than me’. Over three seasons at Wayland High — two as a starter — Alex Jenny set school career passing records of 4,679 yards and 49 touchdowns that still stand. The most dramatic of those 49, recalled the 31-year-old Jenny, was a fourth-down toss to teammate Scott Colantropo in the final seconds to defeat Silver Lake in 2005.

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.